First grade students collected 66 sets of pajamas for the Pajama Program, which partners with Scholastic Books to provide a set of pajamas and a book to children in need for the holidays.
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At St. John's, we guide students to discover a passion for learning and for life, teaching compassion, creativity, exploration and collaboration. We are dedicated to supporting the growth of our students throughout their time with us, which is often the result of trying something new, giving extraordinary effort, and acting with an attitude of discovery. To recognize these traits, we present the Penguin Award to students from each Middle School grade each trimester. The recipients have shown they are willing to plunge into a new project, topic, subject, assignment or area of study. Through their actions, they have been an inspiration to others, and they have demonstrated qualities we value in our graduates, such as tenacity, resiliency, optimism and genuine curiosity. We congratulate the seventh and eighth grade Penguin Awards winners: Riley Breedlove, Maddox Dunbar, and Luke Laczkowski.
After almost two months of practice, twenty-four dedicated middle school students participated in the St. John’s Episcopal School annual spelling bee on December 3. Congratulations go to this year’s winner, seventh grader Roman Childress. Roman won after 15 rounds by spelling the word “vowel” after battling it out for four rounds with runner-up Kelsey Montgomery (sixth grade). Henry Muns, Emmy Potter, and Mary Kate Dillon finished in the top five.
Roman will progress to the Dallas County Private School Spelling Bee at Good Shepherd Episcopal School on Tuesday, February 18. Two winners from that competition will advance to the Dallas Regional Spelling Bee in March.