St. John Neumann marks end of year

By Joyce Baca Anderson, principal
As we come to the end of the school year, it is a time to celebrate all our students’ growth in mind, body and spirit. It’s a busy and fun time of year as we culminate our learning activities through celebrations, recognition assemblies, fun enrichment activities, and student-led conferences.

At the parent-teacher-student May conference time, we conduct student-led conferences so that each student shares with his/her parents the individual academic growth as well his/her overall total progress.
Additionally, all our students read, read, and read. The SJNCS 5th graders are the Battle of the Books Reading City Champions. They read 40 novels and competed against other 5th grade teams from public and private schools. This is the second year St. John Neumann Catholic School was crowned the winner.

Also, all kindergarten through 8th grade students reached their reading goals. The older students read many books from the diverse genre areas. In March and April, our K-8 students read 655 books from our small school library. We give a big shout-out to our school library volunteers, Kathy Bell and Joyce Stephens, who ensure that our students are continuing to read a variety of books.