Thank you to all those who attended and to the many volunteers who helped make the St. John Lutheran Church & School Daddy/Daughter Dance an enjoyable evening on Friday, February 8 at 6:30 PM. This event was hosted hosted by PTL and Family Ministry.
St. John Rochester Students Sing For Rochester Nursing Home Residents
St. John Lutheran School students visited residents of several area nursing homes this past week, singing Christmas carols to share the love of Jesus. The middle school Choraliers and Music Director Mr. Kwapis visited residents of Waltonwood, sharing selections from the recent St. John Lessons & Carols Christmas concert. The 1st grade students and Mrs. Nelson sang several traditional favorite Christmas Carols for the residents of Medilodge. 3rd grade students with Miss Laubsch visited their year-long pen pals at Bellbrook, singing a few Christmas songs accompanied by Mr. Kwapis. Throughout the year, students are given service opportunities and a chance to connect with the community.
St. JOHN ROCHESTER CROSS COUNTRY TEAM EARNS SPOT IN 2017 NATIONALS
October 7, 2017: The Cross Country Team from St. John Lutheran School in Rochester will head to Nationals for the second year in a row. The team competed at the State Meet on Saturday, October 7 at Oakland University. The boys qualified for Nationals by placing 3rd and the girls qualified by placing 2nd. In addition there were two individual boys medals in the 4th - 6th grade category - Jack Hehl, 2nd place and Henry Barge, 7th place, four individual girls medals in the 4th - 6th grade category - Abby Rice, 2nd place and Lily Myers, 8thplace, and in the 7th – 8th grade category, Madeleine Barge, 5th place and Emma Burrell, 7th place. Coached by Todd Bauer and Paul Rice, the team will compete on October 21 in Mequon, Wisconsin, at the 8th Annual Concordia University Wisconsin National Lutheran Cross Country Championships. For more information, visit www.stjohnrochester.org/school. Go Eagles!
Lutheran Schools Combine to form Football Team!
The Lutheran Mustangs is a new 4th-8th grade tackle football program with students from Immanuel, Macomb; St. John, Fraser; St. John, Rochester; St. Peter, Eastpointe; St. Peter, Macomb; and Trinity, Clinton Twp. Teams are divided into 4th grade, 5th-6th grade and 7th-8th grade and compete in the Catholic Youth Organization (CYO) throughout Saturdays this fall. The combined-school concept was conceived by a school parent who was interested in helping boys learn football, and about playing the game properly to help prevent injuries, before entering high school.
St. John 8th grader Jacob Griswold (#44) is on the 7th/8th grade team with a sticker showing that he represents St. John Rochester on the combined Lutheran schools team. For additional information, email
St. John Cross County Team Competes at Nationals
Congratulations to the Cross Country Team from St. John Lutheran School for a great job at the National Lutheran Cross Country Championship on Saturday, October 22, at Concordia University in Mequon, Wisconsin!
This was the school’s first appearance at Nationals, with the girl’s team placing 5th and the boys taking 14th. In addition, Madeleine Barge, Abby Rice and Emma Burrell earned All-American Honors! Thank you to the teams’ coaches - Todd Bauer and Paul Rice - for their dedication and hard work.
To God be the Glory!
Boys’ and Girls’ Cross Country Teams from St. John, Rochester, Earn 2016 State Championships; Sixth Grader Earns First Place in Girl’s Division
The Boys’ and Girls’ Cross Country teams from St. John Lutheran School won the Lutheran State Cross Country Meet on Sunday at Oakland University. Coached by Todd Bauer and Paul Rice, St. John also had four students place in the top eight for boys (two in the fourth-sixth grade division and two in the seventh-eighth grade division)and six girls (three in the fourth-sixth grade division and three in the seventh-eighth grade division) place in the top eight for girls. In addition, St. John students earned first and second place in the fourth-sixth grade Girls category, finishing just two seconds apart.
The Eagle Express
Communication with our families is very important to us. In addition to our teacher's classroom communications, we prepare the 'Eagle Express', a weekly which includes a Principal's devotion, a calendar of key upcoming events, and updates from various departments such as Admissions, Athletics, Academics, Field Trips, Parent-Teacher League programs, and more. Parents are welcome to submit school-related articles for the Express.