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  • May Crowning at St. Pius X

    Posted May 12, 2017

    The students dressed up for the May Crowning that was held at the St. Pius X School on May 12. Each student brought a flower to honor the Blessed Mother.

  • May Crowning

    Posted May 12, 2017

    The students at St. John the Evangelist celebrated May Crowning today. Students processed up to Mary with flowers. What a beautiful way to Honor our Blessed Mother.

  • Frank Klauda Visits St. John the Evangelist

    Posted May 10, 2017

    On April 28th Frank Klauda, a man who was in Europe during WWII and eventually made his way to America, came to enhance our students understanding of what World War II was like from someone who lived through it. Frank’s story was such an inspiration. He had our students mesmerized, connected, and helped our students really understand that history is alive. It is such an honor to have Frank come into our school and the students were so happy to have him.

  • St. John the Evangelist at the State History Day Competition

    Posted May 10, 2017

    Saturday April 29th a team of four girls from St. John the Evangelist participated in the State History Day competition at the University of Minnesota. Sophie Boes, Ellie Cox, Sarah Crowley, and Bachthy Nguyen were one of between 40-50 junior performance participants from around the state to compete for the chance to go to nationals. These girls performed at 11:00 and made it through the first round and into the finalist bracket. They competed again in the afternoon and had another amazing performance which resulted in an honorable mention at the State competition. Although they did not make the final two, they did an amazing job preparing, performing, and represented our school with pride, conviction, and tremendous drive. We are so proud of these students and all the hard work that they did in preparing for and performing a ten minute performance. I want to congratulate these amazing students, the parents who worked with them to prepare and drive them, as well as all others who helped make this year a special one for our history day team.

    Ryan Todd
    History Day Advisor

  • St. John/St. Pius School Carnival

    Posted May 10, 2017

    The St. John the Evangelist and the St. Pius X School Carnival was held on Friday, May 5, 2017 at the St. John the Evangelist campus. There was a dunk tank, games, bake sale and food. The weather was beautiful and the students, parents and friends had a great time!

  • Celebrating Rochester Catholic Schools

    Posted May 9, 2017

    RCS celebrates another great school year!

    Show your RCS Spirit by wearing purple and gold on Friday, May 19! This spirit day will be a non-uniform day for students in preschool - grade 12!

  • RCS Summer Academy Lit Camp is Filling Fast!!

    Posted May 2, 2017

    Summer Academy’s Lit Camp has only a few spots remaining! Lit Camp is a 4 week, half day experience for students entering grades 3, 4, and 5. Campers will be immersed in reading and writing all in a fun camp-like setting! The Lit Camp model is based on literacy skills, social-emotional development and engagement. The curriculum is based around 7 strengths: belonging, friendship, kindness, curiosity, courage, and hope. Of course, no camping experience would be complete without games, songs and snacks! Lit Camp is offered July 10 August 4 (M-F) at Lourdes High School from 9:00-11:30 a.m. The camp leader is Mrs. Robin Erickson. Click here to register!

  • PE Uniforms, School Sweatshirts, and RCS Gear - PRE-ORDER for Fall 2017

    Posted May 2, 2017

    It is time to pre-order RCS apparel for the 2017-2018 school year. Students entering grades 7-10 are required to purchase the RCS PE Uniform. In addition, RCS crew and 1/4 zip sweatshirts are available, along with numerous apparel and novelty items. Please click here to view the attached order form.

    Payment and order forms are due to your school office by June 7th. For questions, please contact the Spirit Shop at spiritshop@rcsmn.org.

  • Register for Extended Day AM and PM Supervision Programs - 2017-2018 School Year

    Posted May 1, 2017

    Because real life can be busy and demanding, Rochester Catholic Schools offers both Extended Day AM and PM supervision programs for students in kindergarten through grade eight at Holy Spirit Catholic School, St. Francis of Assisi School and St. John the Evangelist/St. Pius X School. From quiet homework time to physical and social activities, school-age children balance learning and fun.

    To learn more about our programs visit our website or to register, please click here. Registration is due by May 5, 2017.

    Please look for additional communication regarding these programs in the near future. If you have any questions please feel free to contact your school office.

  • Olmsted County Public Health Advisory: Measles Outbreak

    Posted April 21, 2017
  • St. Patrick's Day

    Posted March 17, 2017

    The Kindergarteners at the St. Pius X campus of St. John the Evangelist/St. Pius X school learned about the shamrock and how St. Patrick used it to teach about the Holy Trinity-one Father, one Son, and one Holy Spirit. The students really enjoyed this project.

  • SE Regional History Day Competition

    Posted March 14, 2017

    On March 13th a group of 10 students from St. John the Evangelist/St. Pius X school participated in the SE Regional History Day at Winona State University. We had students competing in group junior exhibit (Meagan Watts, Hannah Roth, Cristina Peña, Autumn Arcand, Emily Erickson, and Annabel Boughey) and group junior performance (Sarah Crowley, Bachthy Nguyen, Ellie Cox, and Sophie Boes). Our Junior performance group qualified for the State History Day competition at the University of Minnesota on April 29th! Congratulations to all our students who competed this year!

  • We Want to be Your Friend! RCS is Now on Instagram!

    Posted March 7, 2017

    One of the best ways you can learn about the happenings at Rochester Catholic Schools is to follow us on our social media sites - Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and our most recent addition - Instagram!

  • 3rd Annual History Night at St. John the Evangelist

    Posted March 7, 2017

    On Thursday, February 23rd the 6th and 8th-grade students of St. John the Evangelist/St. Pius X, St. John’s campus came together to present Fort Snelling (6th-grade) and Taking a Stand in History (8th-grade) independently created exhibits, models, websites, performances, papers and drawings related to our class themes. Our 6th-grade students focused on Fort Snelling a historical place of importance in our Minnesota History class which we will be visiting on May 18th. Our 8th-grade students focused on the Minnesota Historical Society's History Day theme for 2016-17 which was Taking A Stand...in history in which they selected a person or group who took a stand for change, justice, and improvements in our world throughout history. This amazing work shows the true depth, work ethic, and determination of our students to apply the skills they have and will learn towards a higher level of academic thinking and creation. Thank you all for your help in coordinating the time outside of our academic day to support your students in this adventure.

  • I Love to Read Month

    Posted March 6, 2017

    Students at St. Pius X enjoyed Fr. Collins and Mr. Mike Brennan reading to them during the "I Love to Read Month" the week of February 27th. February has been such a wonderful month for the students with all of the guest readers.

  • Winding Down Guest Readers at St. Pius X

    Posted February 28, 2017

    Well, February, the "I Love to Read" month is winding down. Last week Mayor Brede came to read to one of our second grade classes and our Kindergarten classes. This week St. Pius X first and third grade students listened to Mr. Peters. The students have enjoyed listening to these readers

  • RCS Jr. High Band Festival

    Posted February 27, 2017

    The Rochester Catholic Schools Jr. High Band traveled to Lake City on Wednesday, February 22nd to participate in the Lake City Jr. High Band Invitational Band Festival. Eleven bands from SE Minnesota performed throughout the day for other band students, band directors and clinicians. After the performance, the RCS band was coached by a clinician in a private session. It was a great day and the musicians had a wonderful performance! - Wendy Hanson, Band Teacher

  • St. John the Evangelist/St. Pius X School Present Their Spring Play - "The Emperor's New Clothes"

    Posted February 23, 2017
  • Rochester Catholic Schools will be closed February 24, 2017 due to inclement weather conditions. Please stay safe!

    Posted February 23, 2017
  • Guest Readers

    Posted February 21, 2017

    On February 13th St. Pius X Kindergarteners and 1st grade students enjoyed listening to Mr. Paul Menard, Principal at Lourdes. On February 16th, Preschool, 3rd and 4th graders enjoyed listening to Mr. Don Valentine, past Principal of St. John the Evangelist/St. Pius X during "I love to read month"

  • Valentine's Day at St. Pius X

    Posted February 17, 2017

    Our students at St. Pius X were enjoying Valentine's Day, with games and having some treats. YUM!

  • St. Pius X Mystery Reader

    Posted February 17, 2017

    Ms. Heydon's Kindergarten class at St. Pius X had the pleasure of Dr. Katie Post read to them as their mystery reader. Dr. Post also spoke to the children about dental health. The student's really enjoyed having Dr. Post read to them.

  • Astronomy Misconception Museum

    Posted February 14, 2017

    This past Monday, the 8th graders at St. John the Evangelist hosted the first ever "Astronomy Misconception Museum" where they researched topics in Astronomy that are often misunderstood and created interactive museum exhibits to show what they learned. Topics ranged from black holes to the greenhouse effect on venus to the star cycle. About 100 people toured the exhibits between 5-6:30 and we were very impressed with the student's ability to explain these difficult topics.

  • I Love to Read Month

    Posted February 13, 2017

    Samm Adams from KROC came to read to some of our 1st, 2nd and 4th graders here at St. Pius on February 9th. The students are really enjoying the mystery readers this month.

  • I Love to Read Month-Guest Readers

    Posted February 8, 2017

    Some of the St. Pius X students from 1st, 2nd and 3rd grades had the pleasure of Caitlin Alexander, Anchor at KTTC come and read to them during the February "I Love to Read Month". The students enjoyed listening to her and Caitlin was also once a student here and was taught by our own Sue Smith and Kathy Schroeder. How exciting for everyone to meet once again. There will be more guest readers as the month goes on.

  • Math Counts Competition

    Posted February 7, 2017

    Several St. John the Evangelist students participated in the Math Counts Competition on February 3 at RCTC. The St. John team placed 8th. Congratulations to all of the students who participated!

  • Winding Down Catholic Schools Week

    Posted February 3, 2017

    What an enjoyable week this has been at St. Pius X. Students have been making "Thank You" cards, we have "Decade Day and Movie Day" Friday and "Family Fun Night" was held Thursday evening. The students will not forget the fun they have had during Catholic Schools Week.

  • More Fun Catholic Schools Week

    Posted February 2, 2017

    What an enjoyable Catholic Schools Week everyone is having here at St. Pius X. There has been mismatch/bad hair day on Tuesday, with Hagen's Heroes, Pajama Day on Wednesday, along with the "I Love to Read Month" kickoff assembly with our own Mrs. Sobotka and Mr. Amundson dressed as Jack and Annie from the Magic Treehouse books.

  • Catholic Schools Week Photos

    Posted February 1, 2017

    Students are enjoying Catholic Schools Week at St. John with Mis/Match Bad Hair Day on Tuesday and Pajama Day on Wednesday. Creativity at its finest.

  • Catholic Schools Week - Kindergarteners

    Posted January 31, 2017

    During Catholic School Week the St. Pius X Kindergarteners were busy making cards for Fr. Collins. They certainly seem to be enjoying themselves.

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