Celebrating St. John Catholic School

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St. John Catholic School will be hosting a Come and Go reception on Thursday, June 5, 2014 from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. to allow alumni, students, staff, parents and other members of the school community to reminisce on the sixty years of Catholic education St. John provided to Sault Ste. Marie.

The Churchill Street school, which opened in 1954, will close its doors for good on June 27, 2014 with students in Junior Kindergarten through Grade 7 moving to Our Lady of Lourdes School in September.

“I have very fond memories of the school where my teaching career began in 1976 and where my career in education will end. It is appropriate that, with the closing of St. John, I have decided to retire. It was a difficult and emotional decision, but it feels right at this time,” said St. John Catholic School Principal, Roseanne Lamon.

“I graduated from St. John school and now, my youngest daughter will be part of the last graduating class. It will be an emotional day for our family. I also look forward to the Come and Go reception, as it will allow many to bid a fond farewell to a special school,” said Catholic School Council co-Chair, Maria Murtha.

“St. John Catholic School has a long and storied reputation. I know this is an emotional time for everyone in the school community, past and present. The school will live on in the hearts and souls of those who attended and worked at the school for each of its sixty years,” said Huron-Superior Catholic District School Board Director of Education, John Stadnyk.

Light refreshments will be offered at the Come and Go reception. If you plan on attending, please RSVP to stjohn@hscdsb.on.ca or call 705-945-5529.