Student Addresses Company’s Use of Masculine Pronoun

Rhys F., Gr. 4 recognized a problem with an article in the Achieve3000® curriculum and decided to pen a note to the publisher: “I am a fourth grader at St. John School in Seattle Washington and I use Achieve 3-5 days a week for school. I love all the articles Achieve provides except for one: … Continue Reading »

7th Graders Explore WA State with Custom App

          St. John App Rewards Student Exploration of Washington State 7th graders spent last week exploring Washington State with the help of the mobile app they built together in history class. The group of 52 students visited the State Capitol, Yakima, Spokane, Leavenworth and historic places along the way, earning points at … Continue Reading »

Photo Essay Contest

Congratulations to the over 50 students submitting entries for the Photo Essay Contest!  The judging was extremely difficult, with three judges independently reviewing over several days.  All entries deserved a prize, but it was unanimous – First Place – Hyett M., Grade 3 (prize of Photo Basket) and Second Place – Lucy B., Grade 6 … Continue Reading »

Haiku Contest – Literacy Day

The following students will receive Gift Certificates to Phinney Books for their winning Haiku: Pablo’s Beard The great beard that grows Makes school look so much smaller We’re lost in a beard. -Annabelle F. The Gift of Water Sunlight on water Dapples the riverbed where Hides the Spotted Trout -Olive S. A Destroyed World A … Continue Reading »

WA State Geography Bee & Seattle Camino de Santiago

Q.  In which country did unrest in late 2016 and early 2017 in the city of Kinshasa result after President Joseph Kabila decided not to step down? Q.  Some of the earliest rugby balls were made out of pig bladders near the river Avon in this country. These questions and many others were part of … Continue Reading »

Little Free Library Dedication

Mrs. Ocampo’s Enrichment Class cut the ribbon dedicating the new Little Free Library – Father Crispin blessed the library and the Snoopy was put in place on top!  All are encouraged to enjoy the books students collected and chose for inclusion, and feel free to add something to the shelves! Visit the Little Free Library … Continue Reading »

Lending Library Dedication

Mrs. Ocampo’s Enrichment classes have been busy planning, organizing, building and stocking the new Neighborhood Lending Library.  It is now up and running and ready for everyone to share books!  Special thanks to Jeff Miles for building the dog house, and to Steven D’Amelio, Sean Laverty, and Ryan Roach for lots of help given! Located … Continue Reading »