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Month: August 2022

In Memoriam ~ Fr. Bernadine Ness, OSB ’56

Father Bernadine Ness, OSB ’56   Father Bernardine Ness OSB, 84, died on August 26, 2022 Alvin John Ness was the older of two children born to Alvin and Marian (Diegel) Ness in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on February 16, 1938. He attended Groveland Elementary School and then enrolled in Saint John’s Preparatory School in 1952, graduating […]

In Memoriam ~ James Piché

James Piché  ’84 Brother of John, Joe ’82, Mary ’85, and Gloria ’89   James “Jimmy” Piché, age 57, surrounded by family, passed away on August 17, 2022 following a courageous battle with prostate cancer. He was born in Minneapolis to Jack and Joanne Piché, smack dab in the middle of 2 brothers and 2 […]

In Memoriam ~ Eunice Froehlich

Eunice Froehlich, wife of Scott Froehlich ’66 Froehlich, Eunice Bonde “Euni” of Waconia, MN, age 74, passed into the loving arms of Jesus on Thursday, August 4, 2022. Euni was born March 13, 1948, in Renville, MN. She graduated from Renville Public School in 1966 and earned her associate degree in nursing at Abbott Hospital […]

What Is a Prep School?

While it’s possible in many states for any private school to call itself a prep school, generally speaking, a prep school is designed to better prepare students for entering post-secondary education, including the most selective colleges and universities. Of course, every high school is tasked with getting its students ready for their next steps. However, […]

MakerSpace to generate new innovations in 3D design, coding and robotics

Saint John’s Prep’s New Maker’s Space dubbed the “Hacklab Project”This fall we’ve opened a new maker’s space in the Learning Resource Center (LRC). Under the leadership of Br. Dan Morgan, the cleverly named “Hacklab Project” will amplify STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) learning and engagement at Prep. This space will generate new innovations in […]

Saint John’s Prep Launches new partnership with the Wirth Center

Wirth Center PartnershipReflecting our strong commitment to creative expression and the performing arts, we are thrilled to announce that beginning this fall we will collaborate with the Wirth Center to bring piano and voice lessons to students at school during their open period or study hall. This partnership is in addition to our instrumental and voice lessons currently offered […]

In Memoriam ~ James Nordlund ’57

James Nordlund ’57  Dr. James Nordlund died at age 82 years on July 24, 2022, after a long battle with cancer. He was born to Lenart and Florence Nordlund in St. Paul, Minnesota, one of five children.   He went to college at St. John’s University in Collegeville, MN and subsequently graduated from medical school […]