Educators at SJE use technology in the classroom to give students every advantage to learn in a dynamic environment. Integrating technology into the daily lives of our students positively impacts their education process. Students experience technology through Promethean boards in the classroom, iPad learning centers in preschool through fifth grade, individual iPads in middle school, a state of the art server-based computer lab, STEM program with robotics & coding curriculum, and Vex competition team, as well as weekly Computer Science classes.
Learning Spanish at SJE is more than simply learning a second language. It is also about learning cultural differences and customs that make it unique and special. Students in kindergarten through eighth grade learn Spanish through weekly classes utilizing traditional methods as well as hands on activities such as song and prayers. We prepare students by making them comfortable and ready to use a new language in everyday life.
Students are learning that singing praise to the Lord is a great way to sing our joy! With Promethean boards, students are able to really experience a song by viewing pictures to understand what they lyrics mean. Seeing the lyrics on the screen help the students understand to stop and talk about what the songs mean to us.
Learning music is a universal language that can help us communicate our feelings, and express ourselves. Students learn that music and art walk hand in hand helping us understand time periods, culture, how people used to be, and how we have grown to the communities we are now.
SJE offers a before and after school care program known as Oasis. Oasis provides professional care, security, supervision, recreation and enrichment activities for children of working parents within a Catholic environment.
Oasis is open from 6:45am to 7:30am, and 3:00pm to 6:00pm every school day including early dismissal days. The Oasis program is not open during Fall break, Thanksgiving break, Christmas vacation, Spring break or Easter vacation. Oasis is held in the TFC Life House which is located across the street from the school.
Oasis is open to all St. John the Evangelist students in Pre-4 through eighth grades. Four year old preschoolers may attend the afternoon program. The supervisory ratio does not exceed 20 students to one employee. An emergency information form for each student and $25.00 registration fee per family must be submitted before utilizing the program. Costs are $5.00 per hour per child. Any part of an hour will be considered an hour. Overtime charges are also assessed as outlined in the Oasis Program Handbook.
SJE provides the option for a hot lunch to all of our students in first through eighth grade. Daily menu options are available by accessing the Lake Central School Corporation website. To add funds to an account, parents can send money to the school's office in a sealed envelope with the student's name and amount for deposit. Please allow 1-2 days for accounts to be updated. If students are late to school, please submit a lunch order to Sherry Milbrath by 8:30am.
Students are eligible for bus service within designated Lake Central boundaries. To find out if your child is eligible, please contact the Bus Barn at (219) 365-3141 Monday though Friday 6am-5pm.