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Girls On The Run begins in August and will last for 10 weeks, leading up to a regional 5K on November 3! The girls follow a social, emotional and physical curriculum promoting health and happiness for 3rd-5th graders. Laurie Wallace, SJCS Guidance Counselor, facilitates the program on the St John campus. All girls of this age group are welcome to join!

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St. John Catholic School has participated in the Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl (HRRB) since 2015. The HRRB is a reading competition that was started by a media specialist from Dekalb County in 1986. It has grown into an annual statewide series of quiz bowl-like competitions. Students from all over Georgia participate in the bowls on different levels, and winning trophies are presented at the annual HRRB state competition at the Georgia Children’s Literature Conference every year. The booklist for the competition are the 20 books that have been nominated for a Georgia Book Award each year.

The HRRB has an elementary and a middle school level, and SJCS only has a middle school team. SJCS has had a lot of success in the local and regional HRRB competitions since first forming a team. In 2017, SJCS came in 3rd in the regional competition. In 2018, SJCS came in first in the local HRRB. More importantly, our HRRB teams have had a great time bonding with each other over high-quality books they wouldn’t necessarily have read otherwise, honed their memory skills, and learned about teamwork and competing in a very intense academic setting.

 SJCS begins obtaining and reading books for the next year’s competition when the Georgia Book Award nominees are announced in February. If you are a rising 6th-8th grader for the school year 2019-2020, consider joining next year! Ms. Tift, the SJCS media specialist, is the HRRB coach.

2018-2019 Book Selection

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The student council is a student elected organization that focuses on developing life skills in organizing events, provide leadership opportunities, and develop professional skills to prepare them for work.

4th thru 8th grade may serve, 2 from each class with 6th, 7th, and 8th grade running a campaign and the lower grades being appointed by the teachers. Officers will include president, vice president, secretary, and treasurer. 

Student council begins in January.

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