300 East 11800 South
Draper, UT 84020

Office: 801-984-7108
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Welcome to the 2014-2015 School Year!

Welcome to Saint John the Baptist Elementary!  On behalf of the administration, faculty and staff we are looking forward to collaborating with you in the development of the whole child as prescribed by the school’s mission - Saint John the Baptist Elementary educates the whole child through our Catholic faith – in addition to the schoolwide learning expectations of being Christians, learners, communicators and citizens.

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IXL Study in the Sun – Summer Usage Contest

IXL Summer

Saint John the Baptist Elementary has joined IXL's Study in the Sun contest - a summer competition to see which students, classrooms, and schools in the United States can answer the most questions on IXL.  Each winning school will receive a $500 gift card, winning classrooms will receive a pizza party, and the top students will receive an Android tablet.

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"Soaring" through Summer with Accelerated Reader


The amount of time a student spends reading during the summer months directly impacts his/her academic performance when school resumes.  Studies have repeatedly shown that students who read during the summer months typically outperform students that do not read.  In fact, students who do not read during the summer may regress as much as a year in their academic performance.  This regression is often referred to as the “summer slide.”  In order to avoid the effects of the “summer slide,” all students, grades 2-5, are strongly encouraged to participate in “Soaring” through Summer with Accelerated Reader at Saint John the Baptist Elementary. The purpose of “Soaring” through Summer with Accelerated Reader is to encourage students to meet the schoolwide learning expectation of being life long learners and to help students maintain and improve upon the reading skills that they have developed.  According to Stephen Karshen, author of The Power of Reading (Libraries Unlimited, 1993) “Reading is the most powerful tool available for building vocabulary, as well as the ability to read, write, spell and comprehend.” 

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