Thanksgiving Fun

Our students have been participating in lots of fun, educational and faith-based, Thanksgiving activities over the past few weeks.  Here are some pictures of Mrs. Moran's 3rd graders with their letters from "Tom Turkey" declining an invitation to Thanksgiving dinner...

3rd Grade Reading Café

Third grade students were surprised (and excited!) to come to school today to find their two classrooms transformed into “Reading Cafés” – each with a roaring fireplace (on the smartboard), decorated tables, and...

SJS Celebrates our Veterans

Happy Veterans Day to all those who have served and continue to serve our Country!  Today Saint James School celebrates and honors you. (open to watch video)

Cross Country Team Banquet

Our Cross Country team officially wrapped up their season yesterday afternoon with a special luncheon in the gym. Special thanks to our Cross Country Coach Jen O’Neill for another great season, along with...

Cross Country Congrats

Congratulations to the 11 Cross Country runners that were selected to compete in the CT Middle School State Championships this past Saturday at Wickham Park. Our runners competed

Trunk or Treat 2021

Thank you to all the families who participated in our Trunk or Treat event yesterday afternoon!

Halloween Dress Down

Thank you to all our students and staff who participated in the $1.00 Fall/Halloween dress down day today.  Together we raised over $450 for the Alzheimer’s Association! 

Brian Bags Service Project

Yesterday afternoon, several of our 7th & 8th grade students stayed after school to work on assembling “Brian Bags,” special care kits designed with members of the local homeless community in mind.  Under the guidance of Mrs. Donna Finneran and using supplies purchased by our local Knights of Columbus...

5th Graders Design Space Shelters

During their weekly STREAM class, SJS 5th graders have been learning about the Engineering design process (Ask, Research, Imagine, Plan, Create, Test, Improve) and implemented each step as part of the Ultraviolet Light Shelter Challenge.  For this project...

Congratulations SJS Cross Country

Congratulations to the Saint James Cross Country team on a strong performance at their meet yesterday versus Illing Middle School and East Hartford Middle School.  Our boys finished first out of the three teams, sweeping...

Fall Fun

Today we spotted our Pre-K4 cuties having a leaf hunt (lots of different colors and shapes!) and Mrs. Gangloff’s Kindergartners using nature to draw self-portraits. This weather is perfect for being outside for some Fall Fun! Great job Sabers!

Chess Club Fun

Our Tuesday afternoon chess club is back in action! Here are some pictures from their first meeting yesterday...

Kindergarten Candy Corn Spider Webs

During their Art Special last week, Saint James School Kindergarten students learned about Dutch painter Piet Mondrian and made Mondrian-inspired spider webs in Candy Corn colors just in time for Fall!

Congratulations SJS XC

Congratulations to the SJS Cross Country team on a great first meet yesterday against the Bolton and Vernon Middle School teams.  Our top finisher for the boys was...

1st Grade Special Visit to St. James Church

This afternoon, SJS 1st grade students received a special tour of St. James Church with Father Jaime to learn more about the Holy items they have been discussing during religion class. 

Student Government Elections Held Today

SJS middle school students running for a spot on the Student Council addressed their peers today to share ways in which, if elected, they plan to make a difference within the school community.  All...

1st Grade STEM Club Fun

For yesterday's after-school STEM Club, SJS 1st grade students were tasked with various building challenges - both independently and as a team.  Great job Sabers!

Saint James School Foundation Golf Tournament Thank You!

A HUGE Thank You to everyone who came out to support the Saint James School Foundation’s 27th Annual Golf Event last Thursday!  We are extremely fortunate to have such a supportive community here at Saint James School - with numerous SJS parents, alumni, and alumni families all coming together for a fun day of golf, a delicious dinner, and raising money for the Foundation.

Kindergarten Intro to Coding

During their weekly STREAM special, Kindergarten students have been learning very basic coding skills, which – today – involved using our fun Code-A-pillar robots and the Code-a-pillar Application on their school-issued iPads. Great work Sabers!!

2nd Grade Architects

The lesson began with discussing the book, "The World is Not a Rectangle: A Portrait of Architect Zaha Hadid" and viewing various structures from all over the world (using the classroom ViewBoards).  Over the three weeks, students...