A huge thank you to Liz and Jake Udall! Their work in the High School gym foyer is amazing!
Urgent Help Wanted: The High School is looking for part-time Special Education Aides. You’d get to work with and help some of the best kids on the planet! Contact Mr. Palmer or the District Office to fill out an application. (928)337-2221
Middle School football has started! We still need more 8th grade boys out. We are trying to have both a 7th and 8th grade team. If you have an 8th grade boy, have them come out. It should be a great year!
Please note that the August Board meeting will be moved to the SJHS Library due to the District Office and Board Room being under construction. If you have any questions please call Katelyn Stumbaugh at 928-337-2255
St Johns High School has an immediate opening for a Zero Hour Choir Teacher. Applications can be pick up and turned in to the District office. Applications will be accepted until 8/5/2022.
Want a great way to help out at the schools while making some extra cash? Come join our team as a substitute teacher! Our substitute teachers play a critical role in our district. For those interested, we are holding a Substitute Teacher Information Meeting. When: Tuesday, August 2, from 6-7pm Where: In the High School Library Why: Because we always need great substitute teachers! At this meeting, we will provide an overview of what is required of a substitute teacher, as well as all of the paperwork needed to get started with subbing. A person could leave that meeting well on their way to subbing in our schools. Our subs make up to $120 a day while helping build young people. We would love to have you join us on Tuesday. Bring a friend!
Just a reminder. We would love to see you there! (original post: https://fb.watch/ex5do0UjkX/) SJUSD Community, We need your input! This Summer, our administration team and staff have been working on several ideas (watch video). We would love to hear your thoughts, ideas, questions, etc. on these ideas and any others you have to inform what we do as we prepare for the upcoming school year. For this reason, we are holding two community "Listening Sessions" next week and would love for you to come out and share. When: Wednesday, July 27th, from 4-6pm OR Thursday, July 28th, from 6-8pm Where: High School Library Why: To get community input! This is a casual, come-and-go-as-you-want event. You do not need to be there the entire time. We would love to just have you come in, share ideas, ask questions, or just listen to some of the things we are currently working on.
The District Office will be closed today and tomorrow 7/26/2022 - 7/27/2022 from 8:30am to 3:30pm for staff training. Staff is available via email. Superintendent Patterson - email@example.com Finance Director Ginger Wiltbank - firstname.lastname@example.org Human Resources Kate Stumbaugh - email@example.com Payroll Susan Thompson - firstname.lastname@example.org
SJUSD Community, We need your input! This Summer, our administration team and staff have been working on several ideas . We would love to hear your thoughts, ideas, questions, etc. on these ideas and any others you have to inform what we do as we prepare for the upcoming school year. For this reason, we are holding two community "Listening Sessions" next week and would love for you to come out and share. When: Wednesday, July 27th, from 4-6pm OR Thursday, July 28th, from 6-8pm Where: High School Library Why: To get community input! This is a casual, come-and-go-as-you-want event. You do not need to be there the entire time. We would love to just have you come in, share ideas, ask questions, or just listen to some of the things we are currently working on. See you next week!
As many of you know, school meals have been free the last couple of years due to the pandemic. This year, the government is having us go back to charging for meals. As a district, we will resume meal prices at the same rate as pre-pandemic. Here are those amounts. Breakfasts--$2.00 Lunch --Coronado: $2.45 --Middle School: $2.70 --High School: $2.95 Your child may qualify for free or reduced-price meals based on your income. An application for free or reduced-price meals can be picked up at any of our schools.
FYI: The District Office is under construction. Please use the side entrance off of Redskin Drive to enter.
Our students did amazing this year on their state tests! As you can see from the table, each of our grades scored above (often, well above) state averages for both English Language Arts and math. We are blessed to have great teachers, principals, aides, and other staff members who work tirelessly to help students succeed. Well done students and staff!
Some have asked us about our eligibility requirements for extracurricular activities in the district. Here they are. Our plan for the given year will be to continue to allow students to participate in extracurricular activities that SJUSD offers as long as the student maintains their full-time status as a student in our district. Homeschoolers are protected by statute and so also may participate in such activities. When a student falls below full-time status in SJUSD in order to attend another school (not homeschool), they would no longer be eligible to participate in extracurricular activities (band, orchestra, choir, sports, etc.) at SJUSD, as they would at that point be attending a different school. There would be no “pay to play” option, similar to how a student attending one public school in person would not be able to pay to play at another neighboring school. We are encouraging all homeschool families to verify their homeschool status by filling out the paperwork at the Apache County Superintendent's Office. Thank you!!
A fun reunion coming up!
We are currently accepting applications for the following positions. We hope to fill both of them ASAP. ---Executive Secretary --Payroll Tech Both positions include Arizona State retirement, as well as medical, dental, and vision insurance. Come join our team! If interested, please email Katelyn Stumbaugh at email@example.com or swing by the district office at 450 S. 13th W.
School year 2021-2022 was a busy one in the district! As we look back on the many accomplishments of this year, we are so proud of our students, teachers, administrators, staff, and so many others who made this an amazing year! Here are just a few of the highlights. (for more highlights, check out the following link to our website: https://www.sjusd.net/article/762374) At the District Level --At a time when other districts are struggling with learning loss due to Covid, every one of our grade levels scored above (often well above) the state averages on State testing. As an example, 86% of our 3rd graders scored proficient or highly proficient on the math portion of the state (AASA) test, while the average around the state was only 39%. -Broke away from the County consortium and established our own consortium (Arizona Rural Schools Consortium), providing a savings of around $70,000 -Completed a full renovation of the middle school cafeteria, foyer, bathrooms, and gymnasium --New batting cages were installed at the middle school thanks to the following people: PERKINS CINDERS: donated aggregate, the cement and labor DW DUSK: donated labor for cement and finish work TEP, SRP and TRISTATE: donated the poles EW PARKER: set the poles Other various contractors donated money for the pitching machines, nets and hardware. Kasey Nelson hung the lines and nets and organized and orchestrated the project (thank you!!) -Named football stadium, Mike Morgan Stadium -Created a district-wide writing program, with a paper and digital format -Installed new playground at the middle school -Pursued and received the Final Mile Project grant, allowing for high-speed internet in St. Johns -Created a new app for the district that will help parents, teachers, and community members keep up-to-date on all things SJUSD -Updated our district website -Transitioned to a new point of sale software that will make it easier to track money in the district -Revised our professional leave policy -Installed district-wide security system -Created and offered ACT prep class at the high school, along with life-prep class focused on helping students apply to college, fill out FAFSA forms, learn basic financial literacy skills, etc. -Utilized grant money to purchase new computers for teachers (to be purchased in batches over the next few years)
Our office will be closed on Monday, May 30th.
Here are the summer hours for the High School. We are going from having 3 full-time + 1 part-time people in the office this summer (besides the Admin) to 1 full-time person + 2 part-time. For this purpose, I have included the contact information for the different summer roles. Please feel free to email and we will do our best to respond promptly. Have a great summer!!!
GENERAL ADMISSION TICKETS to Graduation will be available at 4:45 on Friday, May 27th in the auditorium lobby. We only have 200 general admission tickets left and tickets are given on a first come, first serve basis so please plan accordingly!