St. John the Baptist Catholic Elementary School

School Address: 702 East Poplar Street, West Frankfort, IL 62896

Phone: (618) 937-2017



"Lighting The Way"



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Handbook Pre-k

Handbook K-6

Handbook Extended Care

Parish Verification Form

Eye Exam Form

Certificate of Health Form

SMART Tuition Form

School Wellness Checklist

St. John the Baptist School


At St. John The Baptist Catholic school, God is the center of our education. Our school is open to ALL students of any denomination and boasts a strong Christian-based education that caters to families of all backgrounds and religious beliefs. Your child will be allowed to express themselves individually while learning about foundational lessons in prayer, loving one another, walking with Christ and attending services to worship and learn about the common God we all share.

August Newsletter

St. John the Baptist School
August 2019

"Through reflective and collaborative practices, we will create a positive, safe and inspiring learning environment that promotes a sense of community and ensures child-focused decision making to develop confident, motivated students who love reading and learning"

Dear Parents:
It is hard to believe that we have started school. Everyone seems to have come in ready to learn and settle into the daily routine. Please remember that you play a vital role in your child's success at school. You can help by asking about his/her day, having a positive attitude about learning and reading to or with your child every night. You would be amazed what 20 minutes of reading with your child each night will do for his/her language development and reading skills. Thank you for all your support at home! Thank you for choosing St. John the Baptist for yourchild's education.
Debby Powell and Sue Ann Webb, Interim Co-Principals

Thank you for your efforts to get your children to school on time each day!. Our school day starts at 8:05 and instruction begins right away. Please remember to call the office if your child will not be here or will be tardy. 618-937-2017

Upcoming Events
Aug 16-30: Laundry Fundraiser
Aug 27: Father's Jubilee Anniversary (we will celebrate in September)
Sep 2: Labor Day (no school)
Sep 8: Ice Cream Social (5-7 PM)
Sep 13: Midterm (reports go home 9/19)
Sep 23: Iowa Basic Testing begins.

Please remember to enter the parking lot through either of the two FRONT gates and exit through the SIDE gate.

Seeking Applications for Position of Catholic School Principal

St. John the Baptist Catholic School in West Frankfort, IL is currently seeking applications for the position of Principal to begin the 2019-2020 school year.
St. John the Baptist Catholic School is a Pre-K thru 8th grade school comprised of students from the local and neighboring communities.
St. John the Baptist Catholic School provides an exceptional academic and faith formation program.
The principal provides academic leadership in providing a technologically integrated curriculum, staff development, and faith formation.
The principal will work closely with the Pastor of St. John the Baptist Parish and the School Board to enhance the school both academically and spiritually.

Applicant must be a practicing Catholic in good standing, possess a Master's Degree in School Administration or be willing to obtain said degree, within a designated timeframe, and have a minimum of 3 years teaching experience in a classroom setting.
This is a full time, 12 month position that offers a competitive salary with excellent benefits.

Please mail a cover letter and resume complete with three professional references to:

Superintendent of Schools
Mr. Jonathan Birdsong
2620 Lebanon Ave.
Belleville, Il. 62221

Support SJS With Your Kroger Card

Link your Kroger card with our school!
Feel free to have your family do the same. It costs you no extra money.

1️⃣. go to Kroger’s website ( and sign in with your card.
2️⃣. click community and then community rewards.
3️⃣. you are a customer.
4️⃣. use the search option to type in the organization name shown below.
5️⃣. click enroll and feel awesome for helping SJS! Kroger Page

Lunch Menu

Click Here To See August Cafeteria Menu

Laundry Detergent Fundraiser

Announcing our annual Laundry Detergent Fundraiser. BIG buckets of items that you can use all year long.
The order forms will be sent home with the students on August 16 and are due back on August 30.
This event is chaired by Jessica Levanti.

Click Here For Laundry Detergent Order Form

Ice Cream Social

St. John's School Annual Ice Cream Social
Sunday, September 8 - 5:00 to 7:00 P.M.
St. John the Baptist parking lot
Tickets: $6.00 (includes ice cream and dessert, drinks sold separately)
Bounce house, games, and other fund things for the kids
A ton of raffle items are available as well.
Dave and Tara Chambers are the chairs for this event.

2019-2020 School Calendar

St. John the Baptist Catholic School
2019/2020 School Calendar
(Dates are subject to change)

8-Meet The Teacher Night at 5:30 P.M.
12-No school- Teacher in-service
13-1st day of school (2:30 dismissal)
16-Laundry detergent fundraiser starts

2-No school - Labor Day
13-Midterm (1:15 dismissal This is the last day of early dismissal)

4-Teacher Convention - No school
7-10 Book fair
9-Picture Day
9-End of 1st quarter
10-Parent/Teacher Conferences (4pm-6pm)
11-No school-Parent/Teacher Conferences (8:00am- 12:30pm)
14-No school - Columbus Day
25-No school- Teacher Convention

8-Midterm (1:15 dismissal)
11-No school- Veteran's Day
18-Picture Retake Day
22-Grandparent's Day (12:30 dismissal)
26-1:15 dismissal
27-29 No school- Thanksgiving Break

13-Teacher in-service (1:15 dismissal)
20-End of 2nd quarter (12:30 dismissal)
23-31- No school- Christmas Break

1-2 No school- Christmas Break
3-No school- Teacher in-service
6-Classes resume
20-No school-Martin Luther King Jr. Day
26-31- Catholic Schools Week

7-Midterm (1:15 dismissal)
17-No School- President's Day

13-End of 3rd quarter (1:15 dismissal)

8-1:15 dismissal
9-17- Easter Break
24-Midterm (1:15 dismissal)

22-Last day in attendance (Tentatively without any snow days taken)
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