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Month: January 2017

Caitlin Skahen Named to Minnesota Honor Jazz Band

Saint John’s Prep is proud to congratulate sophomore Caitlin Skahen ’19 for being selected as a member of the MBDA State Jazz Honor band sponsored by the Minnesota Band Directors Association. She will be participating in the Jazz Honor Band featured performance on Friday, February 17 at the Minneapolis Convention Center. Caitlin is the daughter […]

Father Thomas J. Ryan ’46, brother of James Ryan ’52

Father Thomas J. Ryan ’46 May 2, 1928 ~ January 17, 2017 The Reverend Thomas J. Ryan, a priest of the diocese of Sioux Falls, died in Johnston, Iowa on January 17, 2017 at the age of 88. His body was donated to the Creighton University Medical School of Omaha. His Memorial Mass will be […]

Saint John’s Prep Ranked In Top 10 Best Private High Schools In MN

Thanks to our wonderful students and their parents, along with extraordinary work by our teachers and staff, Saint John’s Prep has been ranked #9 on the list of Best Private High Schools in Minnesota for 2017 by the school rankings website Niche! The list of best private high schools in Minnesota is based on a rigorous analysis […]

In Memoriam ~ John Niedzielski, Jr. ’47

John Niedzielski, age 87, of Gilman, died Monday, January 16, 2017 at Lakewood Health Care Center in Staples.  Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 AM Thursday, January 19, 2017 at SS. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Gilman. The Rev. Michael Wolfbauer will officiate. Burial will be in the Parish Cemetery.  Friends may call from 9:00 […]

Cold Temperatures Don’t Deter Winter Wildlife!

Wildlife sightings are common on the Saint John’s Prep campus- even in winter. Our school is located on the scenic 2,7000 acre Saint John’s Abbey Arboretum, so our students see animals in the woods, marshes and trails surrounding the school each day. This week an owl has taken roost nearby our main building. Prep parent Ann McGee snapped a photo of […]

Edwin M. Neisen, 89, Father of Michael ’71, Dave ’73 & Pat ’81

Edwin M. Neisen, 89 Father of Michael ’71, Dave ’73 and Pat ’81  Sept. 1, 1927 – Jan. 4, 2017 Mass of Christian Burial celebrating the life of Edwin M. Neisen, 89 of Maple Grove, formerly of Cold Spring and Watkins, will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, January 7, 2017 at St. Anthony […]

Community Enrichment Night: Preparing for College Starts Early!

Practical Suggestions on How to Prepare, Pick, and Pay for College Join us for an educational evening about preparing for your child’s college, both financially and academically. Join experienced admissions, financial aid, and investment professionals on Monday, January 9, 2017 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Marcus Parkwood Theatre in Waite Park. This free event is […]

Saint John’s Prep School Students Earn 2017 AAA Award

Collegeville, MN:  Seniors Yichu ‘Sterling Chen’ and Alexandra ‘Alex’ Lee are the Saint John’s Prep recipients of the “Triple A (Academics, Arts and Athletics) Award” by the Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL).  According to the MSHSL, the purpose of this program is to recognize and honor high school seniors who have excelled in the […]