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Updated 8:00AM, friDay, APRIL 20, 2018

Attention all current freshmen, sophomores and juniors: You will be getting your preregistration forms and instructions on how to make your requests online for next year during your English classes starting this Friday. The online registration will be open starting Wednesday, April 25 at 3pm and will close Monday, April 30 at midnight. You will need to access your PlusPortal student account in order to submit your course requests for next school year. If you cannot open your student account, please see Mrs. Petrie in the main office for your login information.

Interested in running for SGA next year? Pick up application form from Mr. Hayes’ office and return by Monday, April 23.

Applications are available for anyone wanting to join Campus Ministry Team for next year: They are due at the end of May. The applications can be found right outside Mrs. Dickerson’s office.

Prom 2018: The theme is A Midsummer Night’s Dream and the date is April 27 from 8-11 p.m. All students attending prom must be in school all day until 12noon on Friday, April 27. You must be at Richland Country Club, 50 Glenbrook Dr. Middletown, MD 21769 by 9 p.m. and have your ticket to be admitted to the dance. Tickets on sale now during all lunches. Tickets are $25 per person- cash and check only. SJCP Seniors are free but must get a ticket at lunch to be admitted. If you are bringing someone from another school, you must have a ticket and a waiver for admittance filled out and returned to Mr. Hayes for approval. See Mr. Hayes for a form.

Come out and support 12 of our seniors as they compete for the title of Mr. Viking! The 2018 Mr. Viking Pageant is set to take place on April 21. Doors open at 6:30 and the pageant starts at 7:00. It is $2 for students and $5 for adults. All proceeds from this fun event will  go towards the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. We hope to see you here on April 21!

Another service hour opportunity: This Saturday before going to Mr. Viking, why not help out The Knott Scholars on their service day. On Saturday, April 21 from 9 – 1, volunteers are meeting the Knott Scholars at St. Casimir Catholic School on Kenwood Ave in Baltimore for a big cleanup. You must rsvp so see Mr. Ross for the contact information or check out the flyers around school. Even if you can’t attend, they need donations of cleaning supplies, construction paper, board games, jump ropes, basketballs or gift card from places like Walmart or Target. You can give those items to Mr. Ross. Questions? See Mr. Ross.

Want to be a Student Ambassador next year? There will be a brief meeting in the gym during FLEX on Thursday, April 26th for any freshmen, sophomores, or juniors interested in applying to be a Student Ambassador for the 2018-2019 school year.  If If you cannot attend this meeting but would like to apply, please see Mr. Schultz in the Admissions Office.

Saint John’s will be holding its annual Spring Open House on Sunday, April 29th from 10 AM – 12 PM and we are looking for student volunteers.  If you would like to help out with the open house and earn community service hours, please see Mr. Schultz or Ms. Kurtyka and sign up outside the Admissions Office

Service hour opportunity and/or run and raise money for the Student Homelessness Initiative Project right here in Frederick: SJRCS needs help with their Blue Ribbon Run/Walk on Saturday, April 21st at Baker Park in downtown Frederick. Proceeds will benefit SHIP students right here in Frederick. They need a lot of volunteers to make this happen. Things kick off with a 1K run/walk at 9:00am for $ 10 and a 5K at 9:30 for $ 30. Your whole family can run/walk together for $ 90 for 4-6 participants. See Mrs. Petrie for contact information or an entry form.

Come get your main college essay done over the course of 3-days in August! Mr. Minsker is hosting his annual “College Essay Workshop” at Saint John’s Catholic Prep on:

Thursday, August 16, 10:00 to 11:00 AM

Tuesday, August 21, 10:00-11:30 AM

Thursday, August 23, 10:00 AM-11:00 AM

All students are welcome!!!   The cost is $30.00 for SJCP students and $50.00 for all other students. The registration deadline is August 1, 2018. Register by emailing Mrs. Anders, college counselor, at Checks should be payable to Saint John’s Catholic Prep and can be brought to the first day of the workshop.Students should attend all three sessions, though it is possible to miss one session and still get enough out of the workshop.Mr. Minsker is the principal of SJCP. He holds a BA in English from the University of South Carolina and an MA in English from Appalachian State University. Mr. Minsker has taught high school English for over 18 years, including AP English Literature and Composition.


Girls’ Lacrosse: Away game vs. IND at COPPERMINE DUBURNS (Baltimore) at 4:00pm. Early dismissal at 1:45 and the bus leaves at 2:00pm.

JV Girls’ lacrosse: Away game at Frederick high at 4pm. There is no early dismissal and they are transporting via parent carpool.

Softball: Away game at NDP at 4:00pm. Early dismissal at 1:30 and the bus leaves at 1:45pm.

TENNIS: Early dismissal at 2:20pm and the bus leaves at 2:30pm.

Interested in playing Girls Soccer in the Fall? Please sign up in the front office at Mrs. Heier’s desk for summer training.

Cheerleading interest meeting, workshop and tryouts: Want to try out for cheerleading for football, basketball and/or competition cheer next year? There will be an interest and sign up meeting right after school in the gym at 2:50pm on Tuesday, April 24 for all interested in cheering next year. You then must attend the workshop on Saturday, April 28 from 1 – 3pm on campus to learn the material for tryouts. Tryouts will be on Saturday, May 5 from 2 – 4pm in the SJCP gym.

Medication at school: If your student needs to take any medications at school from a cough drop to Epipens for allergies or asthma inhalers, you will need to have your doctor fill out the HealthLink medication at school form each school year and the asthma action plan, diabetes protocol or allergic reaction plan if your student is diabetic or needs to carry an inhaler or Epipen at school. All medications must be left in the main office (exceptions are Epipens and inhaler) and cannot be administered without proper documentation. Each medication must have a separate form. Your child's doctor must sign off on your student carrying an inhaler or Epipen and a separate action plan must accompany each order. Please contact Mrs. Petrie with any questions. The forms are available from the school website,, click on the Parents tab, click on Forms/Policies and then General Forms and Policies.