SJS in the News

We have a lot to talk about, so be sure to check our News page often. Here we will share details about upcoming events, provide important reminders, and tell you all about the things and people that make us great.


Iowa Assessments

St. James School begins the Iowa Assessments on Monday, April 23. The Iowa Assessments assess student achievement in vocabulary, word analysis, reading, listening, language (spelling, capitalization, punctuation, and written expression), mathematics, computation, social studies, and science. The Iowa Assessments core includes all tests except social studies and science. Questions are read aloud with the exception of the vocabulary and reading tests and portions of the computation, social studies, and science tests. All questions are in multiple-choice format. The principal will receive the results by the end of June.  


Teacher Appreciation Week

Teacher appreciation week is on Monday, May 7 through Friday, May 11. Please take a moment to show your appreciation to our wonderful teachers.


National Junior Honor Society Induction

The National Junior Honor Society induction is on Tuesday, May 15 at 1:00 p.m. at St. James Church. We look forward to celebrating this wonderful achievement with our students and their families.


April Vacation

April vacation is on Monday, April 16 through Friday, April 20. School resumes on Monday, April 23. Have a safe and relaxing break.


Middle School Dance

The middle school dance is on Friday, April 27 at 6:00 p.m. in the school cafeteria. We are looking forward to an enjoyable evening!


Parent Satisfaction Surveys

Please complete the parent satisfaction surveys. The primary goal of the parent surveys is to collect and understand parent opinions, perspectives, attitudes, and perceptions toward the school, students, and education in order to improve the learning environment in general or specific ways. This is an important step because, as many studies have proven, parent involvement in schools has a significant impact on student performance. Thank you!


Killingly Festival

We are participating in the Killingly Festival on Saturday, May 19. We are looking for a tent and a table in order to have a booth in Davis Park. If you can help, please contact the main office. We are also looking for a flatbed truck so we can decorate. We have a school banner. We would like to get a representation of students, parents, faculty, and staff to parade down Main Street including athletes, student council, National Honor Society, and class officers.


Altar Servers Class

Our altar servers class meets on the fourth Saturday of every month at 3:30 p.m. Please call ahead to schedule. We will train you, and you will serve your first mass at 4:00 p.m. with Mr. Stepalavich. For information, or to sign up, please call Mrs. Stepalavich at (860) 630-0680.