elearning/ Professional Development Day

Our first day back to school was on Wednesday, January 4, 2023, but included an eLearning Day. The teachers and staff received some wonderful professional development including a presentation by Dr. Debra Farrar-Schneider of Behavioral Specialist of Indiana (BSI). As a result, our teachers and staff will be better able to complete Functional Behavioral Assessments as situations with students develop and better discern an appropriate response.

Student Council

St. John’s Student Council has been busy this fall.  The students voted and decided that they wanted to earn money so that they could put in a gaga pit for the entire school to use at recess or at gym times.  They started by having a coin war.  They earned  $259.25 over one week.  Additionally, the Student Council members decided upon a service project that they wanted to complete.  Each month they will be completing a new service project.  Members voted and decided to ring the Salvation Army Bell.  They rang the bell in front of Wal-Mart in LaPorte for November.  This month the Student Council will be presenting at a chapel service and will be making Christmas cards for the elderly living in nursing homes so that they receive a small handmade card and candy cane from the students.