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School Clubs

In addition to a sound academic curriculum, St. John the Baptist School provides a wide range of enriching student activities, including...

Art Club

This club meets weekly after school until 2:45pm under the direction of Tara Hauer (Art Teacher). Signup forms for each grade level will be posted here:

Current Club: 

Newspaper Club

Students in grades 6-8 are invited to participate in the School Newspaper Club, which produces the monthly Panther Press! Mrs. Jasinowski oversees this club with the Middle School students who meet twice monthly, on Tuesdays. "Some of the columns we include in our newspaper are: important student council information, middle school advice, sports updates, teacher and student interviews, fun page/crafts, movie reviews, food/cooking, animal of the week, STREAM updates, and a short story. The students take turns with which column they want to run for whatever week we are releasing a newspaper. Our club is very student guided with little help from the teacher. Once students finish writing their article, they are free to help other students with any editing and revisions they may need. All of the articles are shared with the teacher and they set up on a Google Doc to convert into our Newspaper!" This club requires students to use writing skills, teamwork, patience, delegating, collaboration, and commitment. The club is a great way to express creativity, create new friendships, and work on writing skills. Ultimately this helps the students grow into lifelong learners, providing them with an experience they will remember and be able to use for many years to come!

Panther Press Editions:    January 2018   March 2018 

Service Club

The Service Club is open to all students in grades 6-8. We help with various projects throughout the school year. In the past, students have helped with Soup Suppers, the Thanksgiving Food Drive, worked with the students at the school's after-school program, and made Valentine's Day cards for veterans. Students can learn about upcoming events from the website and the Service Club board in the 7th grade homeroom.

Yearbook Club


Little Flowers Club

Little Flowers is a virtue-training club for girls in grades 1-5. It is called “Little Flowers” after St. Therese of Lisieux who is nicknamed The Little Flower of Jesus. Meetings are every 1st & 3rd Tuesdays of the month (usually) during the school year from 2:00 to 3:30 PM in the art room. Each month, the girls will learn about a new virtue through the lives of the Saints, Scripture and Catholic Church teaching - and how to apply that virtue to daily living. Meetings will include music, prayer, a snack, a talk about the virtue & a saint that lived out the virtue, & a craft project. Parent/Guardian attendance & participation is welcome & encouraged! Please see the flyer below for meeting dates and craft/snack assignments!



Youth Choir – Open to singers in grades 2-5. This group will lead liturgy by singing. While learning the music for Mass, we will work on vocal production and technique. If your child has a desire to sing, work with others in leading worship, and sharpen their vocal skills, this group is perfect for them!

Contemporary Group – Open to singers and instrumentalists in grades 6-8. This group will lead liturgy by singing and accompanying the music for Mass. While learning the music for Mass, we will work on vocal production and technique and contemporary ensemble technique.  Any student looking for a leadership opportunity in music ministry that sings or plays an instrument is encouraged to join!

Rehearsals will take place on Tuesdays from 2 pm – 3 pm and will be on a rotating basis, so that each group will meet bi-weekly.

January - March 2018 Rehearsal and Mass Schedules PDF

Youth Nights

All SJS 6th - 8th grade students are welcome to join us at our Youth Nights from 6:30pm to 8:30pm in the school gym.

Youth Nights 2017-2018 PDF