St. John Haiku Contest – Attention Students

Flex your writing muscles! Tell us the coolest facts about our school! Stun us with your language! Win prizes with your words!  We all know writing Haikus are as simple as retrieving 17 syllables from your brain and plopping them on the page. They don’t even need to make sense!

Like this Haiku by Rolf Nelson:

Haikus are easy
But sometimes they don’t make sense.

Write a Haiku or 2 or 3 for the school wide St. John Haiku Contest.


  1. Follow the Haiku form:
    1. Line 1:  5 syllables
    2. Line 2:  7 syllables
    3. Line 3:  5 syllables
  2. The Haiku must be about St. John
  3. Give entries to your homeroom teacher by Tuesday at 3:00pm.
  4. You may also write haikus for the contest at the Parent Association Author Night on Tuesday, April 12th.
  5. We’ll announce the winner at Author Night.
  6. Have fun!

Here are some examples:

Mr. Tice’s Room
Shirts like four empty
shells hang by the elements,
a chart of despair.

Forgotten Pizza $
Pizza day today
Mom forgot, I have a lunch
Don’t know who’s more mad

Indoor Recess
Cold and rainy day
Another Indoor recess
Yeah! More time to draw

Where’s My Shirt?
Dress uniform day
Where’s my clean white polo shirt?
Don’t say in the wash

Breaking the Rules
Mom parked in front for
Just a sec to drop off lunch
Pablo not happy

Mom’s Out of Town
Dad’s in charge this week
Seeing Mrs Q again
To get a late note