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Month: November 2017

In Memoriam ~ Paul Jennissen ’61

Paul M. “Pitchfork” Jennissen, age 74 of Sauk Centre, passed away peacefully after a courageous battle with cancer on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at his home in Kandota Township, Todd County, Minnesota. A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, December 1 at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Sauk Centre […]

Athletics and Activities Update November 27th

Girls’ Hockey The River Lakes Stars girls’ hockey team opened the season last Tuesday against Buffalo and were defeated 6-4 playing without SJP senior goalie Jordyn Tomaszewski. Jordyn ’18 returned to the line-up Saturday against powerhouse Roseau. In the game Jordyn had 51 saves and kept the team in the game throughout. One spectacular save […]

Saint John’s Prep Raises $70,000 on Give to the Max Day

Grateful. Grateful. We are profoundly grateful for your help in raising over $70,000 for Saint John’s Prep students on Give to the Max Day, November 16, 2017.  145 alumni/ae, parents, faculty and friends gave via our website, on the phone and in the mail. By 2:00 p.m. on Nov. 16, with the help of our […]

In Memoriam ~ William Cofell, Father-in-law of Patrick Dwyer

William L. Cofell, 97 St. Joseph, MN Father-in-law of Patrick Dwyer Grandfather of Emerson Cofell-Dwyer. Liam Cofell-Dwyer & Kieran Cofell-Dwyer Nov. 22, 1919 – Nov. 13, 2017 Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, November 20, 2017 at St. John the Baptist Abbey Church in Collegeville for William L. Cofell, age […]

Athletics and Activities Update November 20th

Boys’ Soccer Awards Granite Ridge All-Conference Honorable Mention  Ben McGee ’19 – Ben’s calm and steady play at the center midfield position resulted in solid control of many matches.  Zander Haws ’18 – Zander often had the unenviable task of defending the opposition’s biggest threat. Zander played consistently tough the entire season.  Nick McGee ’18 […]

Athletics and Activities Update November 13th

Girls’ Swimming and Diving Head Coach Jen Daiker The Girls’ Swim and Dive Team have had a busy week with sectionals held on Thursday, Friday and Saturday! Thursday night the girls had their section preliminaries to qualify for finals on Saturday. While the team as a whole did fantastic, Justine Meyer ’20, Sophie Hwang ’22, Ari […]

4 Reasons Saint John’s Prep Is The Best Private School

Let us show you why Saint John’s Prep is the best private school in Central Minnesota, and how we can help your student join! Once you’ve read our blog, be sure to get in touch with the admissions team to learn more and answer any of your questions. Two students jumping during their private school […]

Prayer and Blessings Mark the end of our 160th Celebrations

Saint John’s Prep wrapped up a year of celebrating our 160th birthday with a prayer service with Abbot John’ Klassen, OSB ’67.  During the last year we’ve commemorated the start of our school with speakers, special events and concerts. Abbot Klassen, who graduated from Saint John’s Prep in 1967, shared a special blessing with students, […]

Bob Ellenbecker Named Assistant Coach of the Year

Saint John’s Prep is proud to congratulate Bob Ellenbecker for being named the Prairie Conference Assistant Coach of the Year for his work with the Saint John’s Prep Track Team. Mr. Ellenbecker is being recognized in particular for his work with shot put and discus athletes. Mr. Ellenbecker received his award at the annual Prairie […]

Athletics and Activities Update November 6th

Congratulations to Bob Ellenbecker!! Prairie Conference Assistant Coach of the Year Mr. Ellenbecker received the Prairie Conference Assistant Coach of the Year for his work with the discus and shot put athletes at Saint John’s Prep. The award was presented at the Prairie Conference Coaches Banquet on November 1st at the Clarissa Ballroom. Mr. Ellenbecker […]