Spring ISST Success

The spring athletic teams competed at the International School Sports Tournaments (ISST) and did the school proud! Tennis – St. John’s won the gold medal in boys singles (Oskar Olin) and boys doubles (Arnaud Steiner and Joshua Tewes-McCoy), sweeping both boys competitions. We also won the silver medal in mixed doubles (Rebecka Olin and Ignacy Szweczenko). Our boys finished second overall (silver medal), the girls fifth, and the team combined fourth. These are wonderful results. Baseball – The boys narrowly missed out on third place and a bronze medal, losing to Cairo 9-6. They won their games against Cairo and … Continue reading Spring ISST Success

The Flame Challenge

St. John’s is participating in the Flame Challenge’s World Wide Assembly on May 9, hosted by Alan Alda. The Flame Challenge is an international science cotest sparked by an editorial Alan Alda wrote in the journal Science.  Scientists from all over the world have submitted answers to the question Alan asked as an 11-year-old, “What is a flame?”  Hundreds of their answers have been judged by panels of 10- to 12-year olds from 131 schools, from California to Western Australia, including your local school.   The judging process will culminate on May 9 in a Worldwide Assembly, a video conference of 10 schools, … Continue reading The Flame Challenge

The Rachel’s Challenge Organisation visits Middle School

Rachel Joy Scott was the first person killed in the Columbine High School tragedy in 1999. Immediately after the tragedy, her father Darrell began to speak around the U.S. and used writings and drawings from Rachel’s many diaries to illustrate the need for a kinder, more compassionate world. On Thursday Rachel’s sister, Dana, visited Middle School as part of the Advisory Program, her aim in speaking to our children was to equip and empower every person to create a permanent positive culture change in our school, home and community by starting a chain reaction of kindness and compassion. Dana quoted … Continue reading The Rachel’s Challenge Organisation visits Middle School

Message in a Bottle has been placed into the Sea of Success!

IB Visual Art Show and Auction on Friday the 27th of April wowed the visitors and showed them the skills and uniqueness of each artist. Three words, ‘outstanding,’ ‘interesting,’ ‘unique,’ those three words would be the best ones to describe the work of the IB Visual Art year two students. However, the first question would be, why was it called a message in a bottle? While I was interviewing the teacher, mentor, and person who organized this show, Mr. Alan Mitchell, he told me that “a message in a bottle is a way to communicate to people from different distances, … Continue reading Message in a Bottle has been placed into the Sea of Success!