From the Principal

Christmas circles around the idea of gifts and giving. Jesus Christ, God’s gift to us, calls us to come to a greater realization of the many gifts that we too often take for granted. With the recent challenges and losses experienced by members of our SJS families, the comfort and warmth from the community has been a gift to them.

One of my greatest gifts is the St. James community. The annual outpouring of appreciation by families and parishioners affirm for me the fact that God continues to steer me to where He wants me to be. I know our faculty and staff feel the same way!  We are all very grateful for your generosity and support all year round!

The entire faculty and staff of St. James School wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy, Healthy New Year!!  God bless us all as we share our gifts with others!

Mrs. Judy Pappas

Many thanks to Mrs. Luehr, Mrs. McDermott,  Mrs. Ellis, and all of the teachers for their diligent preparation of all of Christmas programs presented by the school children! BRAVO!!




          Jan. 4    Classes Resume, NO BUS SERVICE

          Jan. 5   NO BUS SERVICE

                                                      Jan. 8  Pizza With A Purpose

                                                      Jan. 12  Midterm, Special Lunch

                                                       Jan. 15  No Classes, Martin Luther King Day

Masses on December 23-24,  4th Sunday of Advent
5:00pm Saturday, 12/23—Parish Center
7:00am Sunday, 12/24—Church
8:30am Sunday, 12/24—Church
10:00am Sunday, 12/24—Parish Center


The 5th– 8th grade Social Studies students participated in the National  Geographic  Geography Bee.  Congratulations to the students who won their class-level competition and participated in the school finals – Anthony Fontanetta (5th), Sophia Braun (5th), P.J. McLeod (6th), John Hutchison (6th), Michael Kelly (7th), Samantha Bell (7th), Michael Masson (7th), Jimmy Zafiris (8th), Cole Hutchison (8th), and Danny Crawford (8th). Also worthy of recognition is Caleb Wadley (6th) who missed the school competition due to absence.  Congratulations to the school champion P.J. McLeod!  He will now attempt to qualify for the state-level competition, which takes place in April.