Alumni Happenings

A note from the Director of Advancement

Welcome! As a member of the St. John's staff it is a privilege for me to work among those who have played a role in our rich history. Our alumni are such an important part of our past, present and future.

SJS AlumniAs a graduate you would be proud to know that our pursuit of academic excellence continues at St. John's today. SJS has consistently been a top-ranked school among all Ken-Ton schools (public and private) over the past decade. Moreover, graduates have been offered more than $1,000,000 in scholarships to Catholic and private schools in the last five years alone!

I am pleased to report on several projects in the Advancement Office.  Our inaugural Annual Appeal in 2014 has provided the funds to accomplish the necessary structure improvements to the science lab and to furnish it with state-of-the-art technologies.  Our technology initiative has allowed classrooms in the entire school from Kindergarten to grade 8 to be equipped with SmartBoards, STREAM Education Kits, and STREAM Academies.  Moreover, we have acquired Chrome Books for student use and furnished our Music Department with additional instruments, including a classroom set of keyboards.  The success of our subsequent Annual Appeals, in conjunction with proceeds from the Alumni Walkway and the stewardship of Rev. Michael Parker, our pastor, have afforded us the ability to continue our reputation for excellence!  And of course, the walkway project has further beautified the exterior of the property and continues to generate much needed revenue for the school.

Another one of our key objectives is promoting networking with our alums and their families!  Assisting in those efforts is our Executive Board of the St. John's School Alumni Association who I closely work with to further our efforts. We are fortunate that our alums and families continually return to share their talents with our community.  One such project includes our Alumni Newsletter, The Advocate, which has been so well received by all!  This publication highlights the accomplishments of our St. John's community including our talented alums, students, parishioners, families and friends.

Click here for a copy of the latest edition.

Finally, graduating classes continue to return to our campus to partake in reunions with fellow alums - who are able to reconnect and share in the traditions of our St. John's Community! Alumni celebrations include tours of the school, alumni Masses and receptions on the school grounds.

I invite you to explore the subject tabs above more information. So many exciting things are happening here at St. John's School! Stop in for a tour to see what has changed and how much of it has remained the same. And, be sure to follow us on Facebook for our most current news! 

You can reach me at (716) 877-6401 or

May God bless you.

Michelle Salemi
Director of Advancement

"We built this to be used and we will push out the walls in order to keep the children here, because when they are here, they are only a step away from the House of the Lord."
Rt. Rev. Msgr. Charles A. Klauder