St. John's math teacher and Northborough resident Chris Benestad, who ran in the 2013 Boston Marathon, spoke at the beginning of this event.
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Shriver gives a talk that is open to the public.
Mark Shriver, senior vice president for strategic initiatives and senior advisor to the CEO of Save the Children, visits St. John's High School to present an "inspirational and uplifting message." "We especially encourage participation across generations, including Saint John’s students, their parents and grandparents, as well as alumni and their parents and/or children," reads the message on St. John's website. "Mr. Shriver has much to offer as we strive to shape the next generation of 'good men.'" Shriver is the son of Sargent Shriver, and was advisor to presidents Kennedy and Johnson, as well as the founder and director of the Special Olympics. He speaks at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 3, at St. John's High School
Sunday, March 10, 2013
Milford defeated St. John's in the D1 championship game at WPI Sunday afternoon.
The game was still undecided in its final minute when Milford led St. Jonh's 53-50 in the D1 championship at WPI with 60 seconds left on the clock. During a back-and-forth matchup, Milford was able to take the small lead in the fourth thanks to a few clutch three-point scores. That lead held though the game's finish with Milford taking the championship title by a score of 56-54.
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Madeleine Albright will give a talk at St. John's.
Dr. Madeleine K. Albright presents "The Courage to Listen: Maintaining Civility in Discourse, Discussion and Decision-Making in the Years Ahead at St. John's High School on Wednesday, Jan. 23, at 7 p.m. As it says on St. John's website, Dr. Albright "was ambassador to the United Nations from 1991 until 1997, when she became Secretary of State during the Clinton administration until 2001. She was the first woman to hold that office. Dr. Albright has also served on the National Security Council. She is currently a Professor of International Relations at the Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. In May of 2012, Dr. Albright received the Presidential Medal of Freedom. " The Community Advocate reports that Albright "will …
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
More than 1,000 students head back to school at St. John's High School.
Press release submitted by St. John's High School More than 1,000 students returned to the Main Street campus of St. John’s High School for the first day of classes last week on Sept. 2. Enrollment at St. John’s remains robust, even during challenging economic times, a testament to the value that Central Massachusetts and MetroWest parents place on a Catholic, Xaverian education even during an economic downturn. “Through the dedication of our faculty and staff, St. John’s continues to offer an outstanding college preparatory education rooted in the traditional values of the Xaverian Brothers,” Headmaster Michael Welch said. “St. John’s continues to be accessible to all Central Massachusetts and MetroWest families because of the support our…
Thursday, July 14, 2011
A 7-year-old child is involved.
Worcester District Attorney Spokesman Paul Jarvey confirmed there was a near-drowning of a 7-year-old day camper at St. John's High School this afternoon. He said he could not confirm any other information at this time. Stay tuned to Shrewsbury Patch for more information as it becomes available. Resident and St. John's neighbor Chelsea Pajder said she went to the camp as a child and was "astounded" any incident could have happened. She said there were always several people watching the pool. "I can't imagine anyone taking their eyes off the pool," she said this afternoon. St. John's Public Relations Manager Michael Ballway declined to comment referring press to the Worcester County District's Attorney's Office. Camp St. John is a summer …
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
This summer, three concerts are scheduled on the lawn at St. John's.
All are invited to the new Campus Green at St. John’s High School for three evenings of music outdoors in July. Outdoor concerts will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays, July 12, 19 and 26, at 378 Main St., Shrewsbury. Bring a blanket or lawn chairs and enjoy a summer evening outdoors with fine music. In the event of rain, the concerts will be held indoors in Remillard Hall, part of the Ryken Center building adjacent to the Campus Green. Admission and parking are free. Performers on July 12 will be students from the Saint John’s Jazz Combo. On July 19, the Jazz Combo will be joined by the Saint John’s Chorus. For the final concert, July 26, musicians from the Saint John’s faculty will perform. This is the first summer for the Saint John’s …
Thursday, June 16, 2011
Pioneers fall in extra innings to Minnechaug Regional.
With a district title already in its back pocket, the St. John’s baseball team was looking for more Wednesday night at Tivnan Field at Lake Park. The Central Mass. Division 1 champion Pioneers battled Western Mass. Division 1 king Minnechaug Regional in the State Semifinals and despite a solid effort, dropped a 6-5 decision in 11 innings. With the win, the Falcons (15-10) advance to the Massachusetts Division 1 Finals where they will take on North champion Lincoln-Sudbury, a 16-2 winner over South champion Franklin in Wednesday’s other semifinal matchup. The Pioneers wrap up the season with a 19-8 record. St. John’s entered Wednesday night’s game on the heels of its ninth Central Mass title with a 5-3 win over Westborough on Monday night, …
Friday, June 10, 2011
Alex Freilich, a 2010 graduate of St. John's and a freshman at WPI, has built upon the success he experienced wrestling with the Pioneers in high school.
Sometimes it takes a little push from one’s parents to achieve success in all aspects of life, especially sports. That was the case for Alex Freilich, a 2010 graduate of St. John’s High School and current freshman at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, who was encouraged by his father to take part in the sport of wrestling. “My first experience with wrestling was in seventh grade,” Freilich said. “My dad was actually working on one of the Hudson High School wrestling coaches’ houses.” “He was talking about it, and then I met the coach. He said he wanted me to get into it, so I first came to practices [at Hudson High] and just kind of stuck with it ever since then,” he said. It’s a decision that Freilich certainly doesn’t regret, as he’s …
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Daniel Bateman shares his story of milestones and successes through obstacles.
In the course of our lives, we all make connections, it's what makes us human. This column is about the stories we tell, the things that make us all tick. It is a way of reminding everyone that our lives matter. St. John's Class of 2011 member, Daniel Bateman, 18, has many stories to share for such a young man. He's learned the importance of hard work, teamwork and persistence. He has had many experiences that have made him a stronger young man, and he agreed to share his story. Let's start with his Eagle Scout project which he completed less than a month ago, with but a week to spare to his deadline. "I learned that time moves by quickly," Bateman said. "My Eagle project, which I thought I had plenty of time for, came with a series of …