EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITES AT ST JOHN THE BAPTIST SCHOOL:
Part-time Custodian (year 'round)
Help our school look and smell amazing! Your experience cleaning, attention to details, and dependability will ensure our school is ready for the start of the school year, and that it's clean and presentable all year 'round. Set your own schedule: early morning, after school, or evening hours. Mon-Fri, 4 hrs/day. Immediate tasks include approx 6 weeks of annual, deep summer cleaning. During the school year, clean classrooms, bathrooms, and other spaces; sweep / mop / vacuum floors, rugs, and carpets; dust book cases and light fixtures; clean glass surfaces and windows. Please contact Earl Wagner at 651-829-1863 for information and a detailed listing of daily tasks.
Part-time, Summer Custodial Helper (16 yrs +)
Plan to be around this summer? Our school needs a motivated, thorough, responsible individual to help with approx 6 weeks of annual deep summer cleaning. Help our custodian move classroom furniture before and after stripping and waxing of floors, dust light fixtures, and wash windows and walls. Please contact Earl Wagner at 651-829-1863 for information.
|Mike Strommen named new principal at St. John's|
Click here to read official announcement from Father Cole.
St. John's students. . .
. . . bring home the hardware from Regional Science Fair
St. John the Baptist Catholic School welcomed back 17 students from competing in the 65th annual Southern Minnesota Regional Science & Engineering Fair, held at Minnesota State University-Mankato on the last weekend in April. Representing the school's 3rd-6th grades, these students advanced from their local school science fair held in March. The Vermillion students competed against 842 other student research projects, representing 92 schools. Student projects covered the science and engineering categories of Chemistry and Biochemistry; Family & Consumer Science; Microbiology; Medicine, Health Sciences & Human Performance; Behavior & Social Sciences, Engineering, Physics & Astronomy; Earth & Planetary Science; Energy & Transportation; and Environmental Science.
Third Grade: Clara Wilson, purple ribbon and gold medal in category, plus Young Scientist Award as top project among all competing 3rd graders; Mary Strommen, purple ribbon; Brooke Kuhn, blue ribbon; Scott Thorkildson, purple ribbon and gold medal in category; Aaron Kirby, purple ribbon and gold medal in category; and Wyatt Matz, purple ribbon and bronze medal in category.
Fourth Grade: Chloe Hanson, purple ribbon, bronze medal in category, and Mankato Area Pharmaceutical special award; Amanda Bauer, purple ribbon and gold medal in category; Jacob Wagner, purple ribbon; Jack Sieben, purple ribbon and gold medal in category; and AJ Werner, purple ribbon.
Fifth Grade: Abigail Strommen, purple ribbon and gold medal in category; Elisa Kurzawski, blue ribbon; Billy Wilson, purple ribbon and gold medal in category; David Petit, blue ribbon; and Tyler Kuhn, blue ribbon.
Sixth Grade: Allison Wentzler, purple ribbon
"I'm proud of our students and how well they represented themselves, their school, and our community," commented in-coming principal Mike Strommen.
"These results speak for themselves. Our students clearly have the skills to take their projects from ideation to compelling results. This requires creativity, rigor and effective presentation skills."
St. John the Baptist Catholic School provides PreK-6th grade education and is located in Vermillion, 5 miles southwest of Hastings, MN.
|St. John's awarded $50,000 challenge grant!|
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||Press release explaining grant|
|Wait 'til You Hear This!
Did you know that St. John the Baptist Catholic School in Vermillion received a $50,000 grant? But wait, there's much more! Click here to listen to the radio show, then call the school office at 437-2644 for your family tour!
Faculty now have Web pages.
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|Tri-parish children's choir looking for voices
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St. John's: a tradition|
of academic excellence
St. John the Baptist Catholic School is fully accredited by the Minnesota Non-Public School Accrediting Association. The parochial school has been part of the Vermillion community for more than 50 years and has a long tradition of academic excellence. During that time, numerous families have witnessed three generations of students proudly graduate and then perform exceptionally well at Hastings Middle School and Hastings High School, a continuing testimony to the school's quality education. Parishioners have firmly supported their school since they began building it in 1957. In October 2005, a new $1.1 million, 8,200-square-foot addition was completed. The addition includes a new classroom/science room, library/music room, conference room, a large community room and office space.
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|Options for your preschooler
St. John the Baptist School in Vermillion offers Extended Day and Everyday options for preschool families. The (optional) afternoon preschool day ends at the same time as grade K-6th dismissal at 3:30 p.m. for parent pick up and bus loading. Call the school office to signup, 651-437-2644. Please tell your friends!
|Students attend STARBASE program
Thanks to a federally funded program, all 4th and 5th grade students at St John the Baptist School in Vermillion attended the science, technology, engineering and math-based STARBASE Minnesota Program in September. The full-day, week-long STEM program exclusively offered only to students in six Twin Cities school districts, introduced many new, real-life science and engineering experiences to the St. John's students.
"We have heard about this amazing program for several years and are grateful for the opportunity for our students to participate," said Sr. Navya, 4th grade teacher, "Our small class sizes and our eager parent volunteers make us a good candidate for attending STARBASE when a rare opening presents itself." Click here to view photos our our STARBASE students in action. Click here to view STARBASE photo album.
STARBASE is a non-profit organization that is provided free to school and is funded jointly through the Department of Defense (Minnesota National Guard) and several STEM corporations and foundations, including Delta Airlines, 3M Corporation and Toro Corporation. Click here for more information on STARBASE.
|We provide busing farther than you think|
Our busing service was expanded in 2012. With the encouragement of Superintendent Tim Collins, our parish and school purchased "add-on" service to our already-existing Hastings School District bus service. This additional service helps us reach the communities of Vermillion Township, Marshan Township, portions of Ravenna Township, Miesville, New Trier, Hampton and far eastern parts of Empire Township. It is provided by the Hastings Bus Company, and services only St. John the Baptist School students in grades K-6. Parents are encouraged to contact parent volunteer Julie Strommen with any questions. Click here to email, or call 651-438-0938.
|Before & After|
School Child Care
St. John the Baptist Catholic School in Vermillion offers before and after school child care program on school days, Monday through Friday. Join us for morning and afternoon supervised fun, games, homework and play. Open to all students in preschool through 6th grade, 7-8:45 a.m., and 3:30-5:30 p.m.. Please call the school office at 651-437-2644 for fee and registration information.
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We are now taking registrations
for the 2015-2016 school year
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"Partners in Faith"
A newsletter to help children grow in their Catholic faith
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We welcome non-Catholic
students to our school
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to choose Catholic schools.