All Current News
Wednesday, October 22, 2014Track the progress of Founders Hall
The construction of Founders Hall has been progressing quickly throughout the fall. You can check out regularly updated photos from the construction site on the Saint John's Flickr album
Friday, October 17, 2014Raffle Drive winners announced!
During lunch, the winners of the 2014 Raffle Drive were selected from the thousands of tickets purchased in support of Financial Aid.
Wednesday, October 15, 2014Grandparents Day 2014
Hundreds of grandparents visited their freshman grandsons' new school at the 2014 Grandparents Day Brunch. See photos from the brunch and student-led tours
Sunday, October 12, 2014Saint John's chaplain celebrates 40 years as priest
Fr. Edward Niccolls '66, who has spent many years working with Saint John's on liturgies and prayer services, celebrated 40 years as an ordained priest today. Congratulations, Father Ed!
Friday, October 10, 2014No School Tuesday, October 14
Because of the remarkable success of the 2014 Raffle Drive, which brought in a total of $132,420
for Financial Aid, the students earned a day off from classes on Tuesday, October 14. Good work, Pioneers!!
Wednesday, October 08, 2014Saint Francis Xavier Society Appreciation Dinner
The 2014 Saint Francis Xavier Society Appreciation Dinner was held in the Coaches Pavilion on the evening of Thursday, October 9.
Friday, October 03, 2014October Headmaster's Newsletter
The October issue of the Headmaster's Newsletter has been sent. Read the headmaster's address to the school community and other news, including a listing of all 2014 AP Scholars.
Thursday, October 02, 2014Acoustic Night at Saint John's
This Friday, Saint John's will host the first Acoustic Concert of the year. All are invited to enjoy this free showcase of an array of student talent.
Tuesday, September 30, 2014Largest ever Golden Pioneers Brunch brings alums together30 Sept 2014
On September 28, alumni who graduated fifty or more years ago gathered at Saint John's for Mass and brunch with their fellow Pioneers and guests.
Friday, September 26, 2014National Honor Society members inducted26 Sept 2014
14 seniors and 94 juniors were inducted into the Brother Campion Chapter of the Saint John's NHS. These students were recognized for their outstanding academic performance and exemplary character and leadership.
Thursday, September 25, 2014Freshman Parent Social25 Sept 2014
Nearly 200 parents of the class of 2018 gathered at Assumption College as hosts Francesco and Filomena Cesareo welcomed both new and returning parents into the Saint John's community. Check out photos from this wonderful event.
Thursday, September 18, 2014Seniors receive Merton Award for service & faith 18 Sept 2014
During the annual Mass of the Holy Spirit, four outstanding seniors were recognized for exemplifying faith and service to others with the Thomas Merton Award. See pictures from the Mass.
Thursday, September 11, 2014SJ alum, Notre Dame professor shares physics research11 Sep 2014
Professor Michael Hildreth '84 returned to his alma mater to meet students, spend time with some of his old teachers, and give a lecture on his current research at CERN and the path that brought him there.
Friday, September 05, 2014Information regarding first dance of the year5 Sep 2014
The first Saint John's Dance of the year will be held Friday, September 12, 2014. Admission is $10. Find more information about this event here.
Tuesday, September 02, 2014Saint John’s to host Notre Dame professor lecture2 Sep 2014
On Wednesday, September 10, Saint John's is offering a free lecture from distinguished University of Notre Dame physics professor and SJ alum to all interested students, alumni, faculty, and families.
Saturday, August 30, 2014Founders Hall progress continues30 Aug 2014
Alongside the start of school, cement is poured as Founders Hall exterior walls form.
Friday, August 29, 2014Saint John's community jumps into the new year29 Aug 2014
The 2014-15 academic year is off to a strong and busy start with Class of 2018 Orientation, Freshman Retreat, and the first day of classes.
Thursday, August 28, 20142014-2015 Student and Parent Handook29 Aug 2014
Access the online version of the 2014-2015 Student and Parent Handbook
Tuesday, August 26, 2014Saint John's welcomes new faculty26 Aug 2014
This fall, five new full-time faculty members join the Saint John's community as teachers in the English, Religion, Math, Science, and World Languages departments. Read about these and several other faculty changes.
Friday, August 22, 2014August/September Headmaster's Newsletter22 Aug 2014
The first issue of the Headmaster's Newsletter for the 2014-15 school year has been sent out. You can read this newsletter and archived issues here
Tuesday, August 19, 2014SJLI leadership retreat bonds senior class19 Aug 2014
For four days in August, 229 rising seniors, grad leaders, and faculty members joined together for the Saint John's Leadership Institute.
Monday, August 11, 20142014 Summer Update for Students and Parents11 Aug 2014
Important information relative to the start of school at Saint John's.
Monday, August 04, 2014Fall 2014 sports tryouts4 Aug 2014
Find information about tryouts for Fall 2014 sports here
2014-2015 School Calendar and Calendar Outline4 Aug 2014
Download the 2014-2015 School Calendar here
, and the 2014-2015 School Calendar Outline here
Friday, July 18, 2014Saint John’s names new Chair of the Board18 Jul 2014
Mr. Carl Rapp '78 will assume his new role as Chair of the Saint John's Board of Trustees in August.
Thursday, July 17, 2014Transportation for the 2014 - 2015 school year17 Jul 2014
Registration for bus transportation for the 2014 - 2015 school year is due on Friday, July 25, 2014. Find more info about bus routes and other forms of transportation at Saint John's
Tuesday, July 15, 2014Saint John's Fund experiences record-shattering year15 July 2014
Thanks to the wonderful generosity of alumni, families, and friends of Saint John's, more than $1,130,000
was raised to support today's students and countless SJ programs.
Friday, July 11, 2014Progress continues on Founders Hall11 July 2014
Construction crews have been hard at work all summer laying the foundation for the new arts and academics building. See some photos of the progress throughout the weeks
Monday, June 30, 2014Football staff works with special needs children, Patriots30 Jun 2014
The SJ football coaching staff teaming up with Patriots alums to work at a free clinic tailored for special needs children last week.
Wednesday, June 25, 2014Saint John's community breaks ground on Founders Hall25 Jun 2014
Students, teachers, trustees, "Temple-Streeters" and other alumni gathered to break ground on the new arts and academics building.
Monday, June 23, 2014See the impact of the 2014 Saint John's Fund
Tuesday, June 17, 2014Flavian Hall to make way for Founders Hall17 Jun 2014
Flavian Hall was demolished today, opening space up for the new academics and fine arts center Founders Hall, to open in Fall 2015.
Friday, June 13, 2014Students travel to Spain to absorb language & culture
13 Jun 2014
A group of students from all levels of Spanish classes are exploring Spain with teachers Mr. DeLuca and Ms. Mahowski. Follow their progress as they travel around several cities in the south of Spain.
Washington D.C. alumni reception13 Jun 2014
More than fifty Pioneers and their guests gathered together at the Palm in Washington D.C. on June 12 for a reception hosted by Jay Killeen '70. See pictures from this reception
, as well as many other SJ alumni events
Friday, June 06, 20142014 - 2015 Bus Transportation6 Jun 2014
Find information regarding bus routes for next year, and fill out a Bus Transportation interest form.
Thursday, June 05, 2014Fall Sports Tryouts information5 Jun 2014
Have questions about 2014 Fall Sports? Find more information on the Athletics
Monday, June 02, 2014Annual Book Sale day & SJ Bookstore Clearance Sale2 Jun 2014
On Friday, June 13 the annual SJ Bookstore clearance sale will take place alongside the 2014-15 Used Book Sale in the Salem Student Commons. Find more information about the event.
Friday, May 30, 2014Feast of the Ascension Mass30 May 2014
The 2014 Feast of the Ascension marked the dedication of the new Pioneer Field and the final service of the school year at Saint John's. See photos of the Mass
and blessing of symbols of Pioneer Field.
Tuesday, May 27, 20146th & 7th Grade Preview Day brings hundreds to SJ27 May 2014
Miss the Admissions Preview Day? See photos
of the informational afternoon and student-led tours, and check out more from the Saint John's Admissions Office
Monday, May 19, 2014108th Saint John's High School Commencement19 May 2014
On Sunday, May 18, the class of 2014 graduated at the Hart Center at the College of the Holy Cross. Leo Pagano of Worcester gave the valedictory address to his classmates, faculty members, and Saint John's families. See photos of 2014 graduation here
Sunday, May 18, 2014Class of 1964 gathers back at SJ18 May 2014
Many members of the class of '64 gathered to celebrate their 50th reunion back at Saint John's last weekend. Find pictures here
Friday, May 16, 20142014 Pioneer Awards honor student athletes16 May 2014
Outstanding students were recognized for their contributions to Saint John's athletics at the 2014 Pioneer Awards Banquet. See photos
of the award recipients, their coaches, and families.
Wednesday, May 14, 2014Construction to begin on Founders Hall14 May 2014
Beginning after the end of classes this spring, Saint John's will break ground on a new arts and academics building that will transform the campus and expand program offerings.
Members of SJ community work across Worcester county on Service Day14 May 2014
The 13th Annual Service Day sent 400 Saint John's students, parents, and alumni to 37 sites and organizations around the Greater Worcester area last weekend.
Tuesday, May 13, 2014Spring Arts Night13 May 2014
Last weekend, student artists had the opportunity to display their artwork to the SJ community prior to the acoustic concert in Remillard Hall. See photos of the artists with their selected works
at the student art show in the Ryken Center.
Monday, May 12, 2014Two Pioneer alumni selected in 2014 NFL Draft12 May 2014
Richard Rodgers '11 and Rob Blanchflower '09 made some history as former teammates who were chosen in the same NFL Draft last weekend.
Friday, May 09, 2014Third Quarter Honor Roll9 May 2014
The Honor Roll for the 3rd Quarter of the 2013-14 school year has been posted. Congratulations to all students for their achievements last semester!
2014 Awards Convocation 9 May 2014
Every spring, the Awards Convocation recognizes students who have excelled in both academics and extracurricular activities during their time at Saint John's. See photos of the ceremony here.
Thursday, May 08, 2014May Headmaster's Newsletter8 May 2014
The May 2014 issue of the Headmaster's Newsletter has been posted. Read here
Tuesday, May 06, 2014Pioneer Awards Banquet6 May 2014
The 2014 Pioneer Awards Banquet will be held in the Coaches’ Pavilion on Thursday, May 15 at 6:30 pm.
Monday, May 05, 2014Pioneers from across 5 decades gather for reunion night5 May 2014
Members of the classes of 1969, 1974, 1979, 1984, 1989, 1994, 1999 and 2004 reunited on Saturday for the "Great Eight" Reunion night at Saint John's! Check out photos from the reunion
Friday, May 02, 2014SJ Global Encounter returns to Bethlehem Farm and Ecuador
2 May 2014
During April vacation, two groups of students and teachers traveled to Durán, Ecuador and Bethlehem Farm in West Virginia as part of Campus Ministry's Global Encounter program
Thursday, May 01, 2014Summer Studies Registration 1 May 2014
Learn more about registering for Saint John's summer studies, including Pre-Secondary Summer Studies, SAT Readiness, and Fundamentals of Computing.
Junior Prom - Saturday, May 31 May 2014
A reminder to juniors: the 2014 Junior Prom will be held this Saturday, May 3 beginning at 7:00 p.m. at Mechanics Hall.
Wednesday, April 30, 2014Rwandan genocide survivor shares powerful message of forgiveness30 Apr 2014
e Ilibagiza gave the 11th annual Abdella Center for Ethics lecture at Saint John's, captivating students, alumni, and families with her remarkable story.
Sunday, April 27, 2014Pioneer Field Dedication Ceremony photos27 Apr 2014 See photos of the dedication ceremony at Pioneer Field
, where legendary coaches John "Ace" Case 'H and Bill White '60 were honored for their dedication to Saint John's and contributions to the SJ baseball program. The Darling family was also recognized for their instrumental involvement with getting the project off the ground.
Tuesday, April 22, 2014World-renowned humanitarian and peace lecturer to address SJ community22 Apr 2014
Next Tuesday, April 29 at 6:30 p.m., Rwandan genocide survivor Immaculée Ilibagiza will give a talk entitled "Faith, Hope, and Forgiveness." This event is free but registration is requested by April 25. Learn more about her inspiring story at immaculee.com
Thursday, April 17, 2014Holy Week Prayer Service17 Apr 2014 See photos from the 2014 Holy Week Prayer Service
, during which outstanding reflections were given by teacher Chris Benestad and seniors Matt Sears, PJ Browne, and Peter Robinson, who shared the crosses that they bear in their lives and how individuals have walked with them to help carry their burdens.
Wednesday, April 16, 2014Students meet their benefactors at Scholarship Reception
16 Apr 2014
Current students receiving financial aid met with the families whose scholarships have given them the opportunity to attend Saint John's.
Monday, April 14, 2014NYC event brings together Pioneers from 1950s through today14 Apr 2014
Dan Gilligan '90, Chad Kopp '92, Mike Pikiel '95, and Tim Slavin '90 hosted the 2014 NYC Alumni Reception at the Penn Club, and more than 60 Pioneers gathered to enjoy the fantastic event. Browse through photos of the reception
Tuesday, April 08, 20142014 "See the Impact" Gala draws hundreds to Saint John's7 Apr 2014
The 12th annual Gala, held on April 5, was a wonderful success thanks to the efforts and support of the entire Saint John's community. All proceeds donated through the silent auction, Giving Tree, and sponsorships support Financial Aid at SJ! Browse through photos of the Gala
Sunday, April 06, 2014Spring Show "The Comedy of Errors" to open this week6 Apr 2014
The Drama Club presents Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors
in the Black Box theater this Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Get your tickets today!
Thursday, April 03, 2014Preview the 2014 Gala Silent Auction Book!3 Apr 2014
Before this weekend's See the Impact Gala
, take a peek at the items that will be offered at the silent auction, from Pioneer pride items to great getaway packages!
Register for the New York City Alumni Reception
2 Apr 2014
Attention NYC-area alumni and friends! You are invited to attend the 2014 SJ NYC Reception on Thursday, April 10
at the Penn Club. Learn more about the event and sign up here
Wednesday, March 19, 2014Student Council Book Drive19 Mar 2014
In support of "Worcester, the City that Reads,” the SJ Student Council is collecting children’s books this week.
Thursday, March 13, 2014Computer Science students get firsthand look at information technology facility13 Mar 2014
AP Computer Science students toured the State Street Data Center for an insider's look at how information technology relates to data processing.
Wednesday, March 12, 2014Thank you to all students and faculty for contributing to another successful SJ Blood Drive!12 Mar 2014
61 students and faculty donated 60 pints of blood to the Red Cross, continuing the great Blood Drive tradition at Saint John's.
Monday, March 10, 2014California Pioneers gather10 Mar 2014
Saint John's alumni gathered in Palo Alto, San Diego, and Los Angeles last week and reconnected with fellow Pioneers of all ages.
Sunday, March 09, 2014Senior Peter Robinson placed 3rd at NE Wrestling Championships9 Mar 2014
Congratulations to Peter Robinson '14 on his great performance at the 50th annual New England Interscholastic Wrestling Championships in Providence, RI. SJ Wrestling finished its season with a ranking of 42 out of 425 New England high schools
Friday, March 07, 2014Saint John's presents 2014 Abdella Center for Ethics lecturer7 Mar 2014
Bestselling author and Rwandan genocide survivor Immaculée Ilibagiza will address the Saint John's community on April 29, 2014. Immaculée is regarded as one of the world's leading speakers on faith, hope and forgiveness, and she has shared this universal message around the world.
Academic Decathlon team takes home medals from last weekend's tournament5 Mar 2014
Congratulations to the SJ AcDec team, which placed fifth in the state finals of the 2014 Academic Decathlon tournament. Several students were recognized with medals for their performance.
Thursday, March 06, 2014March/April Headmaster's Newsletter6 Mar 2014
The March/April issue of the Headmaster's Newsletter has been posted.
Wednesday, March 05, 2014It's March Madness time again!5 March 2014
You can DOUBLE your impact on Saint John's academics, arts, athletics, and extracurricular programs when you donate to SJ during the $100,000 March Madness Challenge.
Tuesday, March 04, 2014Saint John's celebrates National Language Week4 Mar 2014
The World Languages department has organized a week of activities that recognize the importance of language and culture in our world and school. See photos of the Language & Culture Festival
Friday, February 28, 2014Second Quarter Honor Roll28 Feb 2014
The Honor Roll for the second quarter of the 2013-2014 academic year has been posted.
St. John’s to host New England High School Powerlifting Championship28 Feb 2014
On March 9, Saint John's will host the 4th annual Ryan Moore New England High School Powerlifting Championship meet, which will bring more than 60 high school athletes from all over New England together to showcase their abilities.
Wednesday, February 26, 2014SJ returns to Haiti orphanage, donates computers
26 Feb 2014
Last fall, Saint John's donated 35 computers to the Be Like Brit orphanage, which has been a Global Encounter site for two years. The SJ group was lucky enough to be in Haiti when the computers arrived to unload and deliver them during their stay.
Tuesday, February 25, 2014Model UN attends University of Chicago Conference for 26th consecutive year25 Feb 2014
37 SJ Model UN-ers completed yet another successful trip to Chicago in February for one of the longest-running traditions of the club!
Wednesday, February 19, 2014SJ Global Encounter groups kick off service trips19 Feb 2014
Groups of Saint John's students and faculty are in Grand Goave, Haiti
and Camden, New Jersey
Friday, February 14, 2014French Club in Quebec for world's largest Winter Carnival 14 Feb 2014
The Saint John's French Club, along with French teacher Ben Lizotte '89 and school nurse Mary Iuso is exploring Quebec City this weekend to practice their French and explore the world's largest winter carnival!
Friday, February 07, 2014Saint John's alumni receptions bring Pioneers together around Texas7 Feb 2014
Alumni and friends of Saint John's gathered at events in Houston, Austin, and Dallas during the first week of February. See photos of the receptions on the SJ alumni flickr page.
Thursday, February 06, 2014Save the date for the 2014 Gala!6 Feb 2014
Learn about volunteer opportunities, program sponsorships, the silent auction, and this year's honorees of the See the Impact Gala!
Wednesday, February 05, 2014The Importance of Being Earnest - Feb. 6 - 85 Feb 2014
The Saint John's production of Oscar Wilde's play will run from Thursday, February 6 through Saturday, February 8. Can't make it? Browse through photos on the SJ Flickr page
Friday, January 31, 2014February Headmaster's Newsletter1 Feb 2014
The latest issue of the Headmaster's Newsletter has been sent out. Read it here
, and find archived issues here
Thursday, January 30, 20148th Annual Hockey Classic vs. SPM30 Jan 2014
Tickets are now on sale for the 8th Annual Hockey Classic vs. St. Peter-Marian at the DCU Center on Saturday, February 1 at 4:00. Tickets can be obtained in the Dean of Students Office ($13 in advance, $16 at the door). Read about SJ hockey in the news
Monday, January 27, 2014Students march for life in D.C.27 Jan 2014
A group of Saint John's students traveled to Washington, D.C. last week to participate in the 2014 March for Life, explore the nation's capital, and engage in daily prayer and reflection.
Thursday, January 23, 2014SJ hosts first ever powerlifting meet 23 Jan 2014
Students from several schools across Massachusetts came to Saint John's this week to participate in a powerlifting meet. Saint John's senior Jack Anastasi won the Best Lifter medal for his performance at the meet.
2014 Worcester County Young Writers Conference deadline approaching!23 Jan 2014
The 2014 conference, held at Saint John's, will feature sessions hosted by local writers and academics specifically geared toward aspiring young writers. Author Juliette Fay will be the keynote speaker. The deadline for registration has passed, and registration for the event is now closed.
Wednesday, January 22, 2014Gala Volunteer Meeting22 Jan 2014
REMINDER: The volunteer meeting for the 2014 Saint John's Gala will be held on Thursday, January 23
in the Salem Student Commons. Hope to see you there!
Thursday, January 16, 2014Drama Club and Parents Association Dinner Theater16 Jan 2014
Calling all parents, relatives and friends to a night of fine dining and Saint John's Drama Club Black Box Theater production of The Importance of Being Earnest
hosted by the Saint John’s Parents Association on Saturday, February 8.
Tuesday, January 14, 2014Junior Parent Info Night14 Jan 2014
On Thursday, January 16, the Saint John’s Counseling Office
will conduct the second Junior Parent Informational night. This very important event is targeted to the parents of juniors and will focus on the upcoming college application process. The event will begin at 7:00 p.m. in the Salem Student Commons. All parents of our junior students are strongly encouraged to attend
Monday, January 06, 2014Class of 2013 Wingfest8 Jan 2014
The first official alumni gathering for the class of 2013 was on Wednesday, January 8 in Campus Ministry. The most recent graduates of Saint John's came back to Shrewsbury to enjoy some wings, see old friends, and chat with old teachers.
2013 Yearbooks have arrived!6 Jan 2014
The 2013 Saint John's yearbooks are in! If you ordered one you can pick it up in the Dean of Students Office or in Room 217. Orders can also be placed for those still interested in purchasing a yearbook.
Friday, December 27, 2013SJ families, community members pack gym for Matt Maher concert27 Dec 2013
The sold-out concert was the first of its kind at Saint John's, as students, faculty, families and friends of SJ, and members of the community gathered to celebrate Advent and pray in a unique way at a concert in the Coaches Pavilion. See photos of the concert here
Thursday, December 26, 2013Saint John's students share stockings with the children of Pine Ridge26 Dec 2013
In the weeks leading up to Christmas, Saint John's students worked tirelessly after school gathering toys to stuff in stockings for the children of the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota.
Monday, December 23, 2013Merry Christmas from Saint John's!23 Dec 2013
Friday, December 20, 2013TONIGHT - Matt Maher concert at Saint John's20 Dec 2013
Singer-songwriter Matt Maher
is performing with Audrey Assad and Tim Timmons at Saint John's as part of their Advent of Christmas tour.
Advent Prayer Service20 Dec 2013 See photos of the 2013 Advent Prayer Service
, in which the five winners of the Xaverian values awards were recognized and math teacher Lina Long shared her story of how her faith in God through hardship in her life led her to where she is today. Representatives from the South Worcester Neighborhood Association and St. Vincent de Paul organizations thanked the SJ community for their efforts and generosity in recent Christmas drives.
Sunday, December 15, 2013December 2013/January 2014 Headmaster's Newsletter15 Dec 2013
The most recent issue of the Headmaster's Newsletter has been mailed and is now available online
. PSAT scores for juniors, sophomores, and freshmen were sent home with the newsletter.
Monday, December 09, 2013Third annual Christmas Tree Lighting brings SJ families together9 Dec 2013
The Christmas tree on the green was lit while the Saint John's chorus led families and friends of SJ in Christmas carols. A visit from Santa and the Holiday Concert wrapped up this annual celebration of the start of the Christmas season at Saint John's. See pictures of the evening's events
Friday, December 06, 2013Worcester reception draws alumni of all ages6 Dec 2013
More than 150 Worcester-area alumni, spanning the classes of 1944 to 2013, gathered at Worcester Country Club for this wonderful event. See photos of the Worcester Alumni Reception
The Saint John's community celebrates its Xaverian roots6 Dec 2013
Annual Founder's Week celebrations, held during the week of the Feast of Saint Francis Xavier, include Founder's Day Mass, Belgian Waffle Breakfast, and week-long recognitions of how different members of the SJ community live out Xaverian values.
Thursday, December 05, 20132013 Christmas Gift Drive5 Dec 2013
The Christmas Gift Drive
has begun. Please consider making Christmas wonderful for children in the Main South area of Worcester. You can help in many ways, from bringing a gift to packaging and delivering gifts. Contact Student Council President Mark Sullivan or Mr. Linde in Room 217. Merry Christmas!
Stop by SJ for the Bookstore Christmas Sale!5 Dec 2013
Miss the last weekend Bookstore sale? Come to the Salem Student Commons from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Saturday, December 14
to stock up on all of your favorite SJ items in time for Christmas.
Wednesday, December 04, 2013Honor Roll posted4 Dec 2013
The Honor Roll for the first quarter of the 2013-2014 academic year has been posted. Congratulations to all of the hardworking students who have been recognized this term!
Support your Pioneers at the Super Bowl this Saturday!5 Dec 2013
Be sure to get your tickets to see the Pioneers face off against Mansfield at the MIAA Football Super Bowl this Saturday, December 7 at Gillette Stadium.
Tuesday, December 03, 2013Religion teacher Richard Monroe recognized with 2013 Ryken Award3 Dec 2013
The award, which commends a member of the faculty and staff for living out the mission for the students of Saint John's in an exemplary way, was presented at the celebration of the Feast of Saint Francis Xavier. See photos of the Mass here
Sunday, December 01, 2013Christmas Tree Lighting at Saint John's1 Dec 2013
Join us Sunday, December 8
at 4:30 on the Saint John's campus green for the annual Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony. Be sure to stop by the Salem Student Commons after the tree lighting for hot chocolate and a visit from Santa! The Christmas concert will be held at 6:00 in Remillard Hall.
Saturday, November 30, 2013Class of 2009 celebrates their first reunion as alumni30 Nov 2013
Alumni Director Warren Hayden '81, Headmaster Michael Welch '78, and Matt LaBove '09 welcomed the '09ers into the alumni community and spoke of the special brotherhood of the class of 2009 and Saint John's alike that continues long after graduation. See photos of the class of 2009's 5th reunion as Pioneer alumni
Thursday, November 28, 2013Listen to the live stream of the Thanksgiving Day football game28 Nov 2013
Aren't able to make it to the Saint John's vs. St. Peter-Marian Thanksgiving Day football game at Holy Cross this year? Listen live to WTAG's broadcast of the game
beginning at 10:30 a.m.
Tuesday, November 26, 2013What are you thankful for, Saint John's?26 Nov 2013
Monday, November 25, 2013Thanksgiving weekend events at Saint John's25 Nov 2013
Saint John's is gearing up for a packed holiday weekend! From Thanksgiving Day traditions to alumni events, SJ is ready to celebrate its community. See photos of the Thanksgiving Interfaith Prayer Service
, Alumni Turkey Trot
, and Thanksgiving Day football game
Thursday, November 21, 2013Don't miss your chance to purchase Matt Maher concert tickets!22 Nov 2013
If you haven't yet, be sure to get your tickets
for the December 20 Matt Maher concert at Saint John's! Tickets are open to the public starting November 23. Student tickets - $10, adult tickets - $15, groups (10+) - $12. If available, tickets at the door will be $18.
Tuesday, November 19, 2013Thanksgiving Food Drive 19 Nov 2013
Our annual Thanksgiving Food Drive has begun! Please bring in any canned food items and place them in the boxes in homeroom. Learn more about this year's Food Drive challenge.
Monday, November 18, 2013Pioneers have a victorious weekend18 Nov 2013
Congratulations to the Varsity Football Team, who took home the title of Central Mass Football Sectional Champions last weekend, and to the Cross Country team for finishing 4th in the Cross Country State Division 1 Championship.
Thursday, November 14, 2013Pioneers face Leominster in Central Mass Football Sectional Championship14 Nov 2013
Support the Saint John's Pioneers as they travel to face Leominster at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, November 15! Tickets are $7 for students and $10 for adults.
Wednesday, November 13, 2013110 alumni fill Harpoon Brewery for Boston event13 Nov 2013
Dan Kenary '78 hosted a full house of SJ alumni from across six decades at Harpoon Brewery for this year's Boston-area alumni reception. See photos from the event here
Monday, November 04, 2013The Drama Club Presents: Babes in Arms12 Nov 2013
Miss the Saint John's Drama Club's performance of the classic Babes in Arms
? See photos of the show here
Trip to Spain - Information Session November 74 Nov 2013
Come to Flavian Hall 404 on Thursday, November 7 at 7 p.m. to learn more about the Spanish Club's exciting 2014 trip across Spain!
Friday, November 01, 2013Saint John's remembers at All Saint's Day Mass1 Nov 2013
As part of the annual Liturgy of the Feast of All Saint's Day, alumni, friends and families of Saint John's gathered to remember their loved ones at a memorial liturgy for members of the Saint John's community who passed away this year. Browse photos of this Mass
and other SJ services
Thursday, October 31, 2013SJ Model UN hosts 400 students at annual conference31 Oct 2013
Nearly 400 high school Model UN-ers from 25 schools around Massachusetts and Connecticut came to Saint John's to participate in the 26th annual SJMUN Conference. Atty. James Mattus '01 gave the keynote address to a packed Salem Student Commons. Browse photos from the conference
Wednesday, October 30, 2013MIAA Football Playoff game - this Saturday!
30 Oct 2013
Come to Assumption College this Saturday, November 2 to support the Pioneers in the MIAA Football Playoff game, as Saint John's faces off against North Middlesex at 7 p.m! Tickets are $5 for students and seniors and $7 for adults.
SJ students recognized for performance in National Merit Scholarship Program 30 Oct 2013
One Saint John's senior has been named a semifinalist for the 2014 National Merit Scholarships, and thirteen other students were sent letters of commendation for their qualifying test scores. Congratulations to those students for their outstanding achievements!
Monday, October 28, 2013Saint John's history teacher to give talk on Abraham Lincoln 28 Oct 2013
On October 29 at 7:00, Saint John's faculty member Dr. Russ McClintock presented a talk entitled "The Essence of Anarchy: Lincoln, Secession, and the Constitution" at the Worcester Public Library.
Wednesday, October 23, 2013College Financial Aid informational night 23 Oct 2013
Learn more about the College Financial Aid Night sponsored by the Counseling Office, in addition to finding news regarding this fall's PSAT and SAT.
Friday, October 18, 2013Raffle Drive winners announced18 Oct 2013
Thank you to everyone
who supported this year's Financial Aid Raffle! From ticket sellers to ticket purchasers, everyone provided wonderful support for the school in helping to raise more than $127,000. Saint John's expresses sincere gratitude to those who participated in the drive and congratulates the winners.
Wednesday, October 16, 2013Record number of freshman grandparents visit Saint John's16 Oct 2013 See photos from this year's wonderful Grandparents Day brunch
. This year Saint John's welcomed over 380 grandparents of the freshman class - a record for this already popular event! Following the brunch and the PSAT, the class of 2017 hosted tours of their new school.
Monday, October 14, 2013Communicating with Saint John's - Yahoo Email Accounts14 Oct 2013
For families with Yahoo email accounts who have had trouble viewing or have not yet received Interim Reports, please find more information on obtaining Interim Reports here.
Wednesday, October 09, 2013Alumni, parents, and friends of Saint John's gather at SFX Dinner
On October 8, major benefactors of Saint John's were welcomed to campus for the annual Saint Francis Xavier Society dinner. Faculty member Cedrick Boursiquot '09 addressed the attendees with his own story of how Saint John's helped shape his life journey. See photos of the event here
Monday, October 07, 2013Final week of the 2013 Raffle Drive!
Students should be sure to sell their raffle ticket books this week
to support financial aid at Saint John's and earn a day off on Friday, October 11! Raffle tickets are available for $10 each from any Saint John's student. Top sellers are eligible for prizes, including a half-tuition voucher.
Friday, September 27, 2013123 Juniors and Seniors inducted into National Honor Society
On September 26, juniors and seniors were inducted into the Saint John's Brother Campion Chapter of the NHS for their commitment to scholarship, character, leadership, and service. See photos from the ceremony here
Thursday, September 19, 2013Merton Award winners recognized at annual Mass of the Holy Spirit
At the Mass of the Holy Spirit on the campus green, four members of the senior class (Tim Bibaud, Brian Tomlinson, Mike Smalanskas, and Jacob Dubois) received the Thomas Merton Award for demonstrated faith and exemplary service. See photos of the celebration
Wednesday, September 11, 20132014 French Club Trip to Quebec
Join the French Club as they travel to the world's largest Winter Carnival. Students interested in the trip to Quebec City in February 2014 can find more details here.
Thursday, September 05, 2013Class of 2017 Grandparents Day
All Grandparents of our freshman class are cordially invited to our Grandparents Day celebration on Wednesday, October 16, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. in the Saint John's Coaches Pavilion.
Wednesday, August 28, 2013Class of 2017 arrives at Saint John's!
The newest Pioneers have been introduced to Saint John's. Today, the freshmen were greeted by "Big Red" senior leaders, met their classmates and teachers and prepared for the exciting year ahead. Check out the Saint John's online photo album
for updates as our students make their way back to campus.
Monday, August 26, 2013"How Teens Think" Parent Lecture
Come to Saint John's on September 17
to learn the science behind "how teens think"! This parent-centered talk focuses on the practical implications of recent brain development research on adolescent learning and culture. Click here to learn more
Thursday, August 22, 20132013-2014 Student and Parent Handbook
Please click here
to access the Official 2013-2014 Student and Parent Handbook.
Wednesday, August 21, 2013Back-to-School 2013 Headmaster's Newsletter
Read the August 2013 issue of the Headmaster's Newsletter
for information about the start of the 2013-2014 school year. Find archived issues of the monthly newsletter here
Wednesday, August 14, 2013Principal's Summer Update 2013
Please click here
to access Dr. Conca's summer update, which contains important "Start of School" information.
Sunday, August 11, 2013Record percentage of senior class participated in 2013 SJLI retreat
The Saint John's Leadership Institute (SJLI) was held August 12-15 at Assumption College. 163 rising seniors attended the retreat, bringing the class of 2014 to 70% participation, the highest yet. Check out the SJ flickr photostream for photos from SJLI 2013
Friday, August 09, 2013Cape Cod reception
Alumni, families, and friends of Saint John's gathered in Chatham for the 2013 Cape reception. See photos of the event on our alumni photo collection
Thursday, July 11, 2013Honor Roll Posted
The Honor Roll for the Fourth Quarter of the 2012 - 2013 school year has been posted.
Tuesday, July 02, 20132013 Fall Sports Information
Find tryout information, forms, and calendar dates for the 2013 Fall Sports season here
Monday, June 10, 2013Alums played through the rain at the 2013 Golf Classic
Alumni of all ages met at Wachusett Country Club for the 29th annual Golf Classic, and stayed the course despite afternoon rains. See photos of the players and honorary degree recipients Anthony Amorello, Dan Perron, and Rev. Paul O'Connell here
Sunday, June 09, 20132013 Summer "On the Green" Series
Please join us for theater on the green in front of the school Wednesday, July 10
for the next installment of the annual On the Green
performance series! See photos
and find more details of this show and future performances here.
Friday, June 07, 2013Saint John's students kick off the summer as world travelers
French teacher Ben Lizotte and a group of students are kicking off the summer by practicing their French and experiencing the culture firsthand in travels around Paris, Normandy, Mont Saint Michel, the Loire Valley, and the French Alps. Follow their trip around France in photos!
Chinese teacher Ann Shi, along with Mr. Mike Marsan, and Mr. Ming Lu are spending time with students in Beijing, Xian, Hangzhou, and Shanghai before returning to the states. See the most recently updated photos from China here!
Wednesday, June 05, 2013Five recent St. John's graduates accepted into military academies
Read here about five members of the class of 2013 who have plans to move on to four service academies: James Goljan (U.S. Air Force Academy), John Wick (U.S. Military Academy), Connor Kurtz (U.S. Coast Guard Academy), Evan Maranto, and Matt Walsh (U.S. Naval Academy).
Wednesday, May 22, 2013Congratulations to the Class of 2013!
The 252 members of the graduating class of 2013 will be matriculating to over 160 different colleges and universities.
Friday, May 17, 2013Senior athletes honored for their achievements
On May 16, standout senior athletes were honored at the 2013 Pioneer Awards Banquet. Find photos of the winners on the SJ photostream
. Congratulations to all
Saint John's student athletes on the 2012-13 seasons!
SJ students, faculty, alumni & friends give back at 11th Annual Service Day
of members of the Saint John's family traveled to sites around the Worcester area to participate in service work and community outreach projects. Thank you to all who continue to be the difference
here at Saint John's and out in our community.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013Saint John's actors receive recognition for work in theatrical productions
Peter Hodskins '13, Taylor Nardonne '13, and Luke Dombrowski '15 were recently recognized for their work with Theater at the Mount Youth Award (TAMY) "Best Featured Actor" nominations. The 2012-13 Saint John's productions Godspell
and Guys and Dolls
garnered nominations in six categories.
Friday, May 03, 2013SJ runs and walks in solidarity with victims of the Boston Marathon
| ||On Friday May 3, the SJ community gathered at the track to pay tribute to the Boston Marathon victims. Over 100 gathered to run a mile in honor of those affected by the tragedy. Math teacher Chris Benestad, who ran in the 2013 Boston Marathon, gave a talk at the start of the walk/run on the unbelievable solidarity and positivity that resulted not only in the Boston area but around the world. |
Tuesday, April 30, 2013Students encounter faith and service on spring break immersion trips
Groups of students and faculty spent their spring breaks at sites across the country, engaging in service work and community outreach programs. Peruse photos from this year's Spring Global Encounters trips to Camden, New Jersey
, Bethlehem Farm, West Virginia
, and Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota
Friday, April 05, 2013Senior Chris Ellis hopes for another strong season
The Varsity Tennis player who has been to the Division 1 State Final each of the last three years with the team, was featured in the Worcester Telegram & Gazette describing his hopes and high expectations for the strong group of Pioneers in 2013.
The Drama Club Presents Godspell
Miss your chance to see the Saint John's Drama Club's production of Godspell
? See some pictures of the show
Thursday, April 04, 2013Mark Shriver challenges SJ community to be contemplatives in action
Mark Shriver, author of A Good Man: Rediscovering My Father, Sargent Shriver, visited Saint John's to address students, their families and friends of the SJ community on April 3. Reflecting on stories of his father's work in the public eye as a constant advocate for the marginalized, Mark's message was one of maintaining faith, hope, and love in our daily lives. See photos of the lecture, reception and book signing that followed Mark's talk. Mark also came back to Saint John's for a fishbowl discussion with students the next day in Campus Ministry.
Tuesday, March 26, 2013Saint John's Academic Decathlon Club hosts State Finals and takes home awards
On Saturday March 2, Saint John's and the 2012-13 AcDec Team played host to high schools from across Massachusetts for the Academic Decathlon State Finals. Senior James Goljan received two medals and Saint John's finished fifth in the Large Schools Division. SJ also finished highest among the Catholic high schools. Congratulations to everyone who participated! Pictures of the competition are on the Saint John's Photostream
Saturday, March 02, 2013Local author inspires Young Writers' Conference attendees with his story
Matthew Quick, local author of the New York Times bestseller The Silver Linings Playbook
(which was recently adapted into an Oscar-winning film) spoke candidly to a packed Remillard Hall about his struggle to realize his dream of becoming a writer and finding his voice. Aspiring writers from grades 7-12 participated in the 23rd year of the program in which they worked with professional local writers, poets, and professors.
Wednesday, February 27, 2013Local Author and Young Writers from around Massachusetts at SJ this Saturday
Local writer Matthew Quick, author of Silver Linings Playbook
and Boy 21
, will be the keynote speaker at the 2013 Worcester County Young Writers' Conference this Saturday March 2 at Saint John's. Aspiring writers will spend the day learning from and writing with authors, poets, professors, and nationally-recognized local writers during this popular annual program! Quick talks about his writing process and road to national recognition here
Tuesday, February 19, 2013SJ Swimming & Diving Places 3rd at States!
In a historic meet, the Saint John's Varsity Swimming & Diving team captured the third place title at the Division I States at Harvard.
Monday, February 18, 2013Global Encounters 2013 Haiti
A group of eight students led by Campus Minister Mike Nicholson and faculty member Timothy Williams spent February vacation building roads, painting fences, and making new friends in Haiti. They worked with the locally-founded organization Be Like Brit, an orphanage that is in its first months up and running in Grand Goâve, Haiti.
See more photos here!
Saint John's students also held a dress down day to sponsor the BeLikeBrit foundation that raised $3300!
Thursday, February 14, 2013The Saint John's Drama Club presents Pygmalion
Thursday 2/14 through Saturday 2/16, come see Saint John's interpretation of George Bernard Shaw's classic. Performances are at 7:30 pm in the Black Box Theater. Tickets are $7.00 per person and will be available at the Bookstore this week. For more information, please contact Director John Deedy at email@example.com
Monday, January 28, 2013Madeleine Albright pays SJ Model UN a visit
Prior to her lecture on January 23, former UN ambassador Madeleine Albright surprised the Model UN Club, which was hosting its 40th Anniversary celebration
. See some moments
from the visit here!
Thursday, January 24, 2013Former Secretary of State Dr. Madeleine Albright Reminds Saint John's Community to Listen
On January 23, 2013 Dr. Albright visited Saint John's as part of the Abdella Center for Ethics Lecture Series. Follow this link for more information about Dr. Albright and her talk, "The Courage to Listen."
Thursday, January 17, 2013Basketball Coach Bob Foley Reaches 800th Win
Coach Bob Foley, the all-time winningest coach in Massachusetts, who on January 15th reached his 800th career win, brought the Pioneers to an 80-37 victory over Holy Name. He has been the Saint John's Head Basketball Coach since 1980, and is in his 50th year as a high school basketball coach. Check out ESPN's High School Report for Coach Foley's post-game interview
Tuesday, December 18, 2012Class of 2012 Wing Fest! Sign up here
The Class of 2012 is welcomed back to Saint John's on January 9th
at 2:45 p.m
. for the annual Wing Fest to reconnect with former classmates and teachers! Sign up now for friends and food at the after-school hours social for SJ's most recent grads.
Monday, December 10, 2012Senior Runner Places 22nd at Nationals
Congratulations to senior Cross Country runner Jonathan Green, who placed 22nd at the National Championship Race in San Diego on December 8th. He qualified for Nationals after placing second at the Footlocker Northeast Regionals in New York last month.
Thursday, December 06, 2012Former Abdella Center speaker Professor Michael Sandel named in Foreign Policy's Top 100 Thinkers of 2012
Professor Michael Sandel, who addressed the Saint John's community in April 2012, was recently recognized in Foreign Policy's top 100 Global Thinkers of 2012
for his bold exploration of ethics and inequality in the world today and the worldwide popularity of his lectures. FP Magazine's annual list profiles the most prominent thinkers and ideas from around the globe.
Wednesday, December 05, 2012Mrs. Mary Iuso Receives 2012 Ryken Award
During the Feast of Saint Francis Xavier Mass, which kicked off Founders Week, Mrs. Mary Iuso was recognized for truly embodying the Xaverian charism of compassion in her unfailing commitment to the students and Saint John's community as a whole.
The Mass was celebrated by Bishop Robert McManus.
Saint John's Celebrates its Xaverian Roots with Belgian Waffles!
As a part of Founders Week celebrations and reflections, Campus Ministry hosted a breakfast of Belgian Waffles for over 200 students.
Tuesday, November 27, 2012Christmas Tree Lighting and Holiday Concert
On Sunday, December 2 at 4:30, Saint John's hosted the Second Annual Tree Lighting on the Green, followed by the Holiday Concert.
Check out photos of Saint John's kicking off the Christmas season!
Monday, November 26, 2012First Quarter Honor Roll Posted
The Honor Roll for the First Quarter of the 2012-13 Academic Year has been posted.
View the full list here.
Wednesday, November 21, 201230th Annual SJ Thanksgiving Turkey Trot
The annual alumni Cross Country race will be held on Thanksgiving Day at 9 AM. All are welcome! See Coach Laborde with any questions.
Tuesday, November 20, 2012Academic Decathlon Takes Home Awards
Congratulations to the Ac-Dec Team for a great performance at last weekend's tournament. The team took home a Gold in the Economics category and Silver in the Language and Literature category. Saint John's will be hosting the State Finals Academic Decathlon in March.
Monday, November 19, 20122012 Food Drive
This year's Student Activities Council Food Drive
to benefit Saint John's Parish in Worcester is on Monday, 11/19/12 and Tuesday, 11/20/12.
Donations of nonperishable food items will be collected during homeroom periods.
Wednesday, November 14, 2012Thanksgiving Day Football Game - Get Your Tickets Now!
Attention students, alumni, parents, and friends - the Pioneers face St. Peter Marian on Thanksgiving Day at 10:30 a.m. Come support Saint John's at Holy Cross on Thursday!
Friday, November 09, 2012Winter Sports starting Monday 11/26/12Winter Sports tryouts will begin on Monday, 11/26/12.
All interested students should be sure to have their forms completed by then. Follow this link for more information.
Auditions for Pygmalion will be held Wednesday, November 14 in the Black Box Theatre. Call backs, if necessary, will be Friday, November 16. Actors should prepare a one minute dramatic monologue. See Mr. Deedy in Room 205 with any questions.
Thursday, November 01, 2012Guys and Dolls
Miss the Drama Club's production of Guys and Dolls
Friday, October 26, 2012Saint John's Model UN Conference
Saint John's Model United Nations welcomed over 250 students from 20 area schools to its first conference of the year. Clark Professor Srinivasan Sitaraman gave the keynote address. Follow this link to read a student-written press release regarding the conference.
Thursday, October 18, 2012Grandparents Day 2012
Over 300 grandparents and other family members of the Class of 2016 gathered at Saint John's for a brunch and grandson-driven tours of the school. Senior Brian Adams addressed the freshmen grandparents on October 17th before students gave their families an inside look at their new school. Find pictures of the students and their family members during the program and exploring campus on our flickr account
Monday, October 15, 2012Class of 2017 Open House
Miss last weekend's Open House? Come up to Saint John's on Sunday, October 21 to learn more about the opportunities and experiences offered by a Saint John's education. Program begins at 1:00 PM
Raffle Drive Winners Announced
Thank you to everyone who supported this year's Financial Aid Raffle! Everyone at Saint John's expresses sincere gratitude to those who participated in the drive and congratulates the winners.
Thursday, October 11, 2012Pizza, Pioneers, and Prayer
Last night, Campus Ministry sponsored the first monthly "P-Cubed" event of the year!
Monday, October 01, 2012Golden Pioneer Brunch & Stone Dedication
Saint John's "Golden Pioneers" gathered on Sunday, September 30 for Mass and a reunion brunch. Prior to Mass, returning members of the class of 1953 and the Foley family witnessed the dedication of the old Saint John's cornerstone.
Monday, September 17, 2012Mass of the Holy Spirit - Thursday, 9/20
The Annual Mass of the Holy Spirit was held on the morning of September 20th on the Campus Green. The Thomas Merton Award Recipients were recognized at the Mass.
Thursday, September 13, 2012The Saint John's Raffle Drive Gears Up for 2012
Students at Saint John’s are selling raffle tickets through early October to raise money for financial aid. Ten dollars buys a chance at the $10,000 grand prize and other cash prizes.
Monday, September 10, 2012Junior & Senior Parents College Nights
For more info on this week's Parents College Info Nights, click here
Friday, September 07, 2012Fall Sports in Full Swing on the First Weekend Back to School
Keep up with the 2012-13 Pioneer sports seasons. Click here for more information.
Friday, August 31, 20122012-2013 School Year Kicks Off with Service
Students arrive at Saint John’s ready for the school year and eager to give back.
Monday, August 27, 20122012-2013 Student and Parent Handbook
The official 2012 – 2013 Student and Parent Handbook contains all of the policies and procedures relevant to Saint John’s High School. Please Click Here
to access the document, as all parents and students are expected to be familiar with its contents.
Thursday, August 09, 20122012-2013 Health Forms
Please click on the heading above to learn more about the required health forms at Saint John's.
2012 Summer Update
Please Click Here
to access the 2012 Summer update from Saint John's.
Monday, August 06, 20122012-2013 Official Calendar
Please Click Here
to access the official 2012-2013 school calendar.
Tuesday, July 31, 2012Bus Routes for 2012-13 Announced
The bus routes for 2012-2013 have been set. View the full article for more information.
For more information on bus transportation at Saint John’s, contact Dr. David Lizotte at 508-842-8934, ext. 222, or firstname.lastname@example.org
, or Dr. John Morse at 508-842-8934, ext. 230, or email@example.com