Weekly Newsletters

Panther Pride Newsletter
Each week our school sends out the Panther Pride, a newsletter about all of the great things happening at our school.  This newsletter also contains alumni news.  Feel free to click on any of the most recent editions below.

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February 28, 2023
February 21, 2023
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January 31, 2023
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January 17, 2023
January 10, 2023

Wednesday E-Envelope 

Each week our school sends home important information through our Wednesday E-Envelope to keep our parents informed about upcoming events, activities, and other useful information.  By sending this information electronically, we are limiting the amount of paper used.  Feel free to click on any of the most recent editions below.

Wednesday, March 22, 2023
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Wednesday, March 1, 2023
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Latest News

Entries for April 2012

Congratulations to 6th grade student Cole Tereck! Cole submitted artwork for the LaSalle High School Art Fair held on Saturday, April 28. Cole was awarded the 6th grade first place ribbon. Cole’s piece that won is a pencil drawing of a dragon titled “Fear Itself”. We are very proud of Cole’s artistic accomplishments!

Cole is the son of Nancy Tereck.

We did it!  The students have reached and surpassed our goal for the Panther Prowl walk-a-thon.  To date, over $17,000 has been collected to support our goal of classroom renovations.

Students have earned Friday, May 4 off school!

Thank you to everyone for their support of Saint James School!

Students, honor your favorite teacher by entering Panera’s Top Teacher video and essay contest. Honor your favorite teacher by creating a video up to one minute long or writing a 100-200 word essay, and upload it on Panera’s website. You and your teacher could win a Tablet, $1000 for your school and more. Enter by May 1. For more information, please visit Panera’s website.


Some of our most talented 8th graders are busy preparing for the 8th grade talent show. The show will be held for the students on May 17 at noon.  Parents and family members can enjoy a wide variety of entertainment during the 7:00 p.m. performance that evening.  Under the direction of music teacher Mrs. Kristie Beasley-Jung, this is sure to be an entertaining event!
Thank you to everyone who participated in the St. James School Nissan Raffle and congratulations to our grand prize winners, James Massey, Gary Miller, Mike Burns & Frank Buschelman. In addition to this grand prize, six others won $500 each in our early bird and bonus drawings. The complete list of winners includes:

Grand Prize: James Massey, Gary Miller, Mike Burns, & Frank Buschelman
$500 Winners: Ed Schindler, Renee Westrich, Jeff Arling, Paul Byrne, Pete & Jeanne Olding, & Nick Panagis
Tuition Winner: Brian & Kathryn Hickey

This raffle was a big success for our school, contributing over $25,000 to our budget for next school year. This money will help to make St. James more affordable for the children of our community. Thank you for your support and generosity!

Congratulations to 6th grade student, Gracie Clark, for the winning Olympic Day t-shirt design.  After the votes were counted, Gracie’s design was the clear winner as voted on by the students throughout our school.  Thank you to the other students who created excellent designs as well.



We are excited to announce that students in grade K-8 will be taking Spanish next year!  Students in K-6 will take Spanish one day a week as a “specials” class.  Students in 7 & 8 will continue with the current program, testing into it as an elective option.

On Thursday, May 3, 2012, the students of Saint James will be participating in our Third Annual Panther Prowl Walk-a-thon.  Students will be joined by their teachers, families, and friends as they walk the paths of a neighborhood park. 

In celebration of our school building's 100th Anniversary, we are raising funds for classroom updates.  Our goal this year is to raise $15,000. 

We are hoping that you can help us meet our goal with a gift.  Any donation is greatly appreciated.  Your donation will help Saint James School become an even better place for our students to learn. 

Thank you for making a difference for the students of Saint James School.   

Congratulations to all of our students who earned the Circle of Excellence for the 3rd quarter.  To see a complete list of students, please click here.