|St. John the Baptist welcomes new teacher|
St. John the Baptist Catholic School faculty, staff and families welcome Mrs. Melissa Dunlay as the school's new 5th/6th grade teacher. She brings a wealth of talents and experiences to our school community. Mrs. Dunlay grew up in Rochester, MN, where she attended Catholic schools through high school. She graduated from Iowa State University and recently completed her Master's degree in elementary education at the University of Minnesota, followed by a full-year of student teaching in White Bear Lake. Mrs. Dunlay has already hit the ground running and will begin to set up her classroom and prepare for students beginning August 25th. If you're in the area please stop by to introduce yourself. She will also be available during the all-school open house event on September 1st, 3-5 p.m. and 6-7:30 p.m. Welcome, Mrs. Dunlay! Mrs. Dunlay, above, receives keys to her new 5th/6th grade classroom at St. John the Baptist Catholic School from Principal Mike Strommen.
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|We're looking for a part-time custodian
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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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