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National Honor Society Induction

The newest members of the Saint John School Chapter of the National Honor Society (NHS) were inducted on November 14. Congratulations to (L to R): Giana DeCato '23, Emily Gruey '24, Rylee Schor '24, Grace Lockwood '24, Grace DiSalvatore '24, Isabel Martinez '24, Nicholas McClure '24, Mary Catherine Ducro '24, Lisa Bosley '24, Alyssa Cevera '24, Kiden Housel '23, Olivia Sposito '24 and Fallon Luhta '24. Developing Scholarship. Deepening Faith. Inspiring Leadership.

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November Students of the Month

The Saint John School students of the month for November: These students focused on Habit 2-Begin with the end in mind. To Begin With the End in Mind means to start every endeavor with clearly defined outcomes. These students have the ability to envision, see potential, and create with their mind what they cannot presently see with their eyes. Pictured L to R: Vinny Church, 4th grade, Pranav Adigopula, PK, Layci Bowman, 2nd grade and Emma Phillips, 8th grade. Congratulations Heralds!!

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Herald Double Day!

Today is Herald Double Day! Your gift to the Herald Fund impacts every aspect of the Saint John student experience for each and every one of our 545 students. All gifts received by Thanksgiving will be matched up to $50,000! Text the word "Give" to 440.294.8020 or donate online at

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Tennis dominates All-County

The entire starting lineup for Saint John Girls Tennis Team has been placed on the first team All-County Tennis Team with seven players being recognized! Singles: Alyssa Cevera, Colleen Andersen and Mickey Zheng. Doubles: Kiden Housel, Christina Bellios, Maddie Blenman and Grace DiSalvatore. Coach Nassief was also named Coach of the year. Congratulations Heralds!!

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Students of the Month

Congratulations to this month's leaders and September students of the month. These students are being recognized for always being proactive leaders! Pictured left to right: Kim Roxberry, grade 12, Sebastian Giuliani, grade 1, Sylas Moore, grade 4 and Nicole Zheng, grade 6.

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The Sweet 16 and regional bound!

The varsity volleyball team has won the district title again and have qualified for regional play. One of the final 16 teams still playing in the D-IV State tournament, the Heralds will face Wellsville on Thursday, November 3 at Strongsville High School.

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2022 Homecoming Royalty

Congratulations to the 2022 Saint John Homecoming Queen and King: Colleen Andersen and Jimmy Severino.

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ACMC Academy

Seniors Maddie Blenman and Eva Oster successfully completed the ACMC Academy this summer and both received scholarships for their efforts!

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Volleyball Seniors

Celebrating our Volleyball Seniors before a 3-0 sweep over Windham. Thank you Madison, Giana, Harley, Eva and Brittaney!

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Colleen Andersen sets school record!

Senior tennis player Colleen Andersen recently won her 89th career varsity tennis match to break the school record previously held by Emily Cevera '20.

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Senior tennis players

Congratulations to our senior tennis players: Kiden Housel, Maddie Blenman and Colleen Andersen. The ladies defeated previously unbeaten Andrews Osborne 5-0 to highlight the senior night festivities!

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2022 Homecoming Court

The 2022 Saint John School Homecoming Court is (left to right) Madison Fortune, Riley Beatman, Colleen Andersen, Cienna Wojcieck and Maddie Blenman. Back row: Jacob Timonere, Matt Miller, Jesus Hernandez, Tom Miller and Jimmy Severino. The Queen and King will be crowned prior to the Homecoming Football game with Mathews on Friday, September 23 at the Spire.

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The Class of 2035

A Saint John School tradition is to provide the kindergarten class with their class shirts and take a group photo. The class shirts can be worn on dress down days, field trips and special events. The Class of 2035 has 43 students!

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Welcome back Heralds!

The 2022-23 academic year is off to a great start with 535 students in grades PK-12. This marks the tenth consecutive year of growth for Saint John School. Leadership starts with us!!

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Under Construction

Our Depot Road campus gets bigger and better everyday. There could not be a better time to Be a Herald!

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2022 Saint John Prom Court

The 2022 Saint John School Prom Court: Back (L to R) Kaden Johnston, Andrew Grippi, Andrew Williams, Tommy Kirk, and Nathan Wilms. Front (L to R) Natalie Fowler, Anya Shevchik, Lily Nagy, Adriana Gonzalez and Arianna Hernandez.

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2022 Eagle of the Cross recipients

Congratulations to seniors Devyn Mercilliott and Anya Shevchik, Saint John School recipients of the Eagle of the Cross award and Ian Fuentes, Assumption Parish Eagle of the Cross recipient. The Eagle of the Cross is an award given annually in the Diocese of Youngstown to outstanding junior and senior high school students who show particular zeal in the improvement of their own parish ministry programs, high school ministry team or youth work in general.

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Delaney Tirotta wins contest!

Sixth grader Delaney Tirotta recently entered the Northeastern Chapter Ohio Middle School Brochure contest and won! Her brochure will now go to the Ohio Society to be judged alongside other students from all over Ohio. She had to create a brochure that discussed one of the five founding documents. She chose the Articles of Confederation. She said she chose it because, "It was something new that I didn't know much about and wanted to learn more about it!" Great job Delaney!!

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April Students of the Month

April students of the month were recognized for their leadership. Front: Clare Moncrief, grade 1, Joseph Crawford, grade 6, and Livy Davis, grade 2. Back: Emma Call, grade 7. Congratulations Heralds!

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March Students of the Month

Saint John School Students of the Month for March 2022 were chosen using the core value of kindness. Left to Right: Jaxon Baker, Kindergarten, Ryan Williams, grade 9, Aiden Lee, grade 4, Jayden Steele, grade 3. Congratulations Heralds!

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February Students of the Month

Saint John School Students of the Month for February 2022 were chosen using the core value of friendship. Left to Right: Averyanna Tackett, grade 2, Isabel Martinez, grade 10 and Legend Lampela, PK. Not pictured is Leahamaya Afanador, grade 5. Congratulations Heralds!

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Kindergarten Assessment is April 1

Our first Kindergarten Readiness Assessment (KRA) for students who wish to enter the Saint John Class of 2035 is set for Friday, April 1. Please contact Mr. Keith Corlew at 440.997.5531 X 226 or to schedule your appointment. **This KRA day is for students who will be new to Saint John School and not currently enrolled in our PK.

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2022 St. Patrick's Day Raffle

The St. Patrick's Day Raffle and 7 Lucky Nights has started! Play and Win online this year. Early bird raffles February 28-March 4, bidding begins on March 5. Go to to get registered. Direct your questions to Christy Garrod Kovacs at 440.998.5531 X 223.

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Saint John School Spelling Bee

Victoria Valentic '26 and Makade Kanicki '26 were the two finalists in the Saint John Middle School Spelling Bee competition. Victoria will move on to represent Saint John at the Ashtabula County Bee competition on February 3.

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January Students of the Month

The mission of Saint John School is to Develop Scholarship, Inspire Leadership and Deepen Faith in all of our 503 students. The January students of the month were chosen for their dedication to deepening their faith. Congratulations to Brooklyn McCabe (grade 3), Lincoln Severino (grade 6), Cienna Wojcieck (grade 11) and Jesse Collins (grade 1).

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Power of the Pen

Four Saint John students have advanced to the regionals of the Power of the Pen competition. Rylee Frasure '27, Josie Hall '27, Malena Gottwig '26 and Natalee Schor '26 will all compete in the virtual event hosted by Hudson Middle School on March 5.

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Herald Double Day

Herald Double Day is November 10. All gifts made prior to Thanksgiving will be matched. Consider making your Herald Fund gift now. Your gift is tax deductible. This year your gift will enable us to increase safety and security across the campus and update the entrance to the school.

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2021 Homecoming Court Announced

The 2021 Saint John School Homecoming Court. Queen candidates L to R are Adriana Gonzalez, Arianna Hernandez, Natalie Fowler, Lily Nagy and Anya Shevchik. King candidates L to R are Anthony Keck, Dominic Keck, Rodrigo Llamas, Devyn Mercilliott and Tyler Cathcart. Queen and King will be announced before the home football game with Beachwood on Friday, October 1 at Spire.

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2021 Eagle of the Cross Recipients

The Eagle of the Cross award was originally created by the National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry (NFCYM), and is the highest honor the Diocese of Youngstown presents to youth who show particular zeal for the improvement of their parish youth ministry program, high school ministry teams or other ministries within the diocese. Recipients must be practicing Roman Catholics and exemplify the qualities of moral integrity, prayerful/spiritual life, personal outreach to church and community, contribution to parish and/or school programs, and Christian leadership. Involvement in diocesan programs is also considered. The award is not geared toward quantitative service hours, but to the integrity of the individual and how well she or he is perceived as an outstanding Catholic Christian. Since 1999, 583 youth have received the Eagle of the Cross Award, including a few who have gone on to become priests, seminarians, postulants, parish ministers, parents, and outstanding Catholic witnesses in their college and work lives. We are thrilled to announce that Saint John seniors Morgan Anderson and David DiSalvatore have been named Eagle of the Cross recipients for 2021.

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Welcome Bishop David J. Bonnar!

We are happy and blessed to welcome Bishop-Elect David Bonnar as Bishop of the Diocese of Youngstown. Bishop Bonnar was installed on January 12, 2021. Bishop-elect David J. Bonnar was born in Pittsburgh the fourth of five children to George and Mary Bernadette (Wilson) Bonnar, both of whom are deceased. His dad was a butcher and meat manager for Thorofare Markets and his mom was the consummate homemaker. He attended Saint Gabriel of the Sorrowful Virgin School and graduated from Seton LaSalle High School. Bishop-elect Bonnar is a graduate of Duquesne University with a B.A. in Social Communications. He received his S.T.B. from the Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome and was ordained a priest for the Diocese of Pittsburgh on July 23, 1988.Bishop-elect Bonnar served as a parochial vicar at St. Vitus, New Castle, St. Rosalia, Greenfield and St. Thomas More, Bethel Park. He served as pastor of St. Bartholomew, Penn Hills, St Bernard, Mt Lebanon and Administrator of Our Lady of Grace, Scott Township. He is presently pastor of St. Aidan, Wexford. He served as Rector of Saint Paul Seminary, Director of Pre-Ordination Formation, Director of Vocations and the Director of the Permanent Diaconate. For the Diocese of Pittsburgh he served as Secretary of Parish and Ministerial Leadership and the Vicar of Clergy. For 12 years Bishop-elect Bonnar was chaplain of the Pittsburgh Steelers and is currently editor of The Priest Magazine which is a national publication for priests published by Our Sunday Visitor.

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NHS inducts six new members

Congratulations to the newest members of the Saint John School National Honor Society (NHS) inducted last night. Group photo left to right: Anthony Keck, grade 11, Anya Shevchik, grade 11, Andy Grippi, grade 11, Lily Nagy, grade 11, and Dominic Keck, grade 11. Not pictured is senior Dru Hathy, who participated via Zoom.

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Mrs. Bethanie Cox--New Kindergarten Teacher

Entering her fourth year at Saint John School, Mrs. Bethanie Cox isn't new to Saint John, but she is new to Kindergarten. After recently completing her degree from Youngstown State University, Mrs. Cox has moved across the hall from Pre-K to join Ms. Zullo in our Kindergarten. Mrs. Cox lives in Conneaut with her husband (Kris) of 15 years, daughters Rory '30 and Raelyn '32, two Siamese cats and a new Great Pyrenees/Shepard puppy. A member of Corpus Christi Parish, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling and the outdoors. Mrs. Cox truly loves the sense of family at Saint John, including students, parents, faculty and staff. She feels blessed to be a Herald and even more loves that her children are also in the Herald family. Thank you, Mrs. Cox!

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Student Council Officers Named

Student Council 2020-2021 Student Body Officers: President: Morgan Anderson Secondary Officers: Hanna McClure and David DiSalvatore Senior Class 2021 President: Katie Kovach Secondary Officers: Olivia Passerell and Julianne Sheldon Junior Class 2022 President: Lily Nagy Secondary Officers: Anastashia Shevchek and Tyler Cathcart Sophomore Class 2023 President:Cienna Wojcieck Secondary Officers: Kiden Housel, Eva Oster, Jacob Timonere Freshman Class 2024 President: Nicholas McClure Secondary Officers: Lisa Bosley, Grace DiSalvatore and Rylee Schor

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Bishop David J. Bonnar installed

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21-22 Student Body Officers

Students in grades 7-12 named Student Body Officers for the 21-22 school year are Anthony Severino, Donald Crawford, Dominic Keck, Lily Nagy, Andy Grippi and Tyler Cathcart.