St. John’s values the many “extra” activities that enhance a child’s education. In fact, we feel the added benefit of these activities merit the term co-curricular. Therefore field trips, athletics, theatre productions, clubs, and social activities are all considered an important part of the child’s education. The significance of and impressive learning that occurs outside of the traditional classroom should not be overlooked.
St. John’s Clubs & Activities
National Lutheran Schools Week – This is a week of celebration. We are celebrating nationwide in Lutheran Schools the mission of proclaiming Jesus Christ and his plan of salvation for us. We have various activities each day and evening that include the whole family. One of the highlights being when grandparents join us for a Grandparents Breakfast on Wednesday before chapel. Dressing up as our favorite book character the day we have a national children’s book author come to speak is a special moment in the week. Various other events such as “favorite sports team day” with a class competition generate healthy competition between classmates. The Variety Show, Red & White Night, faculty versus student basketball game, a pep-rally, and a school roller skating party all contribute to a magnificent week of celebration.
Variety Show – This exciting show has been held during Lutheran Schools Week and is open to all. Participants have included alumni, parents, and grandparents, and friends who have contributed as singers, rock bands, comedians, karate demonstrations, and dance presentations. Some years have included dinner, or maybe a dessert and coffee. This event is open to the public. Come and enjoy this wonderful time and celebrate the many gifts demonstrated at the show.
Social Activities – St. John’s provides a wonderfully exciting environment for families to interact socially. Various social events are planned throughout the year to support school families. Some of these annual events include The School Picnic to kick-off the school year, The Fall Carnival (open to the public), The Daddy-Daughter Dance (open to the public), and The Mother-Son Jamboree (open to the public). Additional events are announced from time to time.
St. John’s Field Trips
Field trips are an integral part of the quality education a St. John’s. They assist the teacher by enhancing the subject matter, providing a deeper understanding, and bringing to life all the learning of the traditional classroom. Our high academic standards combined with field trip learning experiences provide the kind of academic experience one has come to expect from a private school. Here are some of the many field trips that our students experience.
- Discovery Place
- North Carolina Shakespeare Festival
- UNCG Opera Outreach Program
- Class Trips: 8th (Washington, D.C.)
- Lazy 5 Ranch
- The Asheboro Zoo
- The Children’s Museum of Winston-Salem
- Stone Mountain Hike
- Colonial Day
- Field Days – Parks
- Horne Creek Farm
- The Children’s Theatre of Winston-Salem
- Winston-Salem Symphony
- The Museum of Anthropology: Native American Field Trip
- Mrs. Hanes Cookie Factory
- Fort Dobbs
- Dixie Classic Fair
- Strawberry/Pumpkin Patch Visit
- Town Creek Indian Mound
- Salem Assisted Living
- Reed Gold Mine
St. John’s Dining
- Lunch Time: We are excited about the developments in our school lunch program. Our kitchen staff is working to provide a balance between raising the quality of food provided and preparing food that the students will want to eat. The school dining program is an elective program. Each student will have the option to choose “hot lunch” and the homeroom teacher records that into our online parent information system (NetClassroom). At the end of each month parents are billed for the number of lunches their child selected (For the preschool students in the Full Day and School Day programs lunches are included in their tuition fee schedule.). Lunch menu’s are provided a month in advance.
- Snack Time: A snack time is provided daily for all students. Students in Kindergarten through 8th grade are responsible to bring their own snacks. Of course we recommend health choices. Please see the parent handbook for more information on this topic. Preschool students will have their snacks provided. If a preschool student is registered as Full Day there afternoon snack will also be provided.
St. John’s Partner Program
For 25 years St. John’s students have enjoyed the Partner Program. Our preschool and kindergarten students are carefully matched with older students, who become their partner for the year. Each week the children meet with their new friends to visit, read, write, and create special projects. Partners also worship together on Wednesdays during our chapel services. For the younger children, the partners become an older brother or sister and a role model. The older partners have a chance to be a mentor and truly make a difference in a young child’s life. The Partner Program is a blessing to our school and a wonderful way to serve the Lord.