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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.

March 21, 2023
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February 28, 2023
February 21, 2023
February 14, 2023
February 7, 2023
January 31, 2023
January 24, 2023
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
Wednesday, March 15, 2023
Wednesday, March 8, 2023
Wednesday, March 1, 2023
Wednesday, February 22, 2023

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Mrs. Renee Barnett received the 2018 Excellence in Education Award for the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Region.  This award is presented annually to one private/parochial school educator by the Cincinnatus Association and the Schools of Education at Mount St. Joseph University, Northern Kentucky University, the University of Cincinnati, and Xavier University.

Wear pink in support of Breast Cancer Awareness month and bring in shampoo, soap, lotion, and other toiletries for Matthew 25: Ministries.


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Wear pink in support of Breast Cancer Awareness month and bring in bottled water and juice for Matthew 25: Ministries.


Wear pink in support of Breast Cancer Awareness month and bring in toothpaste, toothbrushes, and other toiletries for Matthew 25: Ministries.


Book Fair will be held in the school library.  Book Fair will be open to parents during fall conference time.  Students will visit the Book Fair with their homeroom or reading class during school.  


Students are off school today due to a teacher inservice.

Once a year the faculty members vote on a Staff Member of the Year for St. James School.  While this decision is always a tough one, each year one of the many stellar staff members at our school is recognized for her hard work, spirit, and dedication to the students of St. James.  This year, our school is proud to announce that first grade teacher, Mrs. Renee Barnett, has been selected for this honor.

To be eligible, a staff member must have worked at St. James School during the previous school year.  Besides this, the staff member should represent the values of the Catholic faith and St. James School.  This staff member should be held in high regard by peers, students, and parents and be an integral part of the St. James community. 

Mrs. Barnett is known for her positive attitude, quick smile and laugh, and her energy.   She works hard on a daily basis to encourage and challenge her students.  Beyond her classroom, she helps mentor new teachers, serves as a team leader, and is a member of the school’s Leadership Team.  Now in her 13th year of teaching, we are proud that she has spent ten of those years at St. James. 

Renee has been married to Scott for nearly 24 years and is the proud mother of Dylan and Camryn.  Both of her children are graduates of St. James School. 

Mrs. Barnett was surprised with this recognition at the end of an all school mass on Wednesday, September 7, 2016.  After receiving the award she thanked her colleagues and students and said, “I am blessed to work with such wonderful people and in a place that is committed to students and their learning.  This means so much coming from the people that I think so highly of!”

Meet the Teacher for students in grades 5-8.  The evening begins at 7:00 p.m. in the classrooms.
Picture Day - Students are permitted to be out of uniform.
Meet the Teacher for grades K-4 will begin at 7:00 p.m. in the classrooms.
St. James Parish Picnic at Stricker's Grove
St. James School will begin the 2016-2017 school year on Wednesday, August 24.
All students and their parents are invited to attend the school's Kick Off Day from 4:00-6:00 p.m.
Last Day of School - Early Release at 1:05 p.m.
Graduation Mass begins at 7:00 p.m., followed by graduation ceremonies, and a celebration in the Church Hall.
No School - Memorial Day
Kindergarten & 1st Grade Screening Day from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
This is a day off for our Panther Prowl walk.
We will be walking and having fun for our Panther Prowl! 
Teacher Inservice Day
Students will be dismissed at 1:05 p.m.
Easter Break runs from March 24-29, 2016.
Christian Service Spirit Day supports the Boys & Girls Club of Cincinnati
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Parent-Teacher Conferences 1:50-7:30
St. James Celebrates Catholic Schools Week from January 31 to February 6! 

Monday: Community Day
Tuesday: A Day of Thanks
Wednesday: Faith in Action
Thursday: School Staff Day
Friday: Student Day
Join us for the St. James Open House on Sunday, January 24 from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
The PTO Spirit Shop will be open from 1:30-7:00 p.m. on December 10.  The PTO will also be selling gift cards.  Stock up for all of your Christmas gifts!
Join us for the PTO Winter Carnival at St. James School!  The Carnival will be open from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
The PTO Spirit Shop will be open during the Winter Carnival on Saturday, November 14 from 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.
There will be no school on Monday, November 2 due to a teacher inservice.
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2:00-7:00 p.m.
Students will be dismissed at 1:05 p.m.  Lunch will not be served.
Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held from 3:30-7:30 p.m.
The Scholastic Book Fair will be held in the school library.  The Fair will be open to parents during parent-teacher conferences.
Parent and Candidate Meeting will be held at 7:00 p.m. in the Church Hall.
Students will be dismissed at 1:05 p.m.  Lunch will not be served.  Students should bring a healthy snack.
School will be closed in honor of Labor Day.
For parents with students in grades 6-8
For parents of students in grades K-5
2015-2016 School Supply List
Welcome to the 2015-2016 school year!
Join us on August 24 from 4:00-6:00 p.m. to meet your teachers, visit classrooms, drop off supplies, check out what's new in the school, and get a snow cone!

St. James Parish Festival

July 24-26, 2015


Teacher Inservice Day - No School
Early Release Day at 1:05 p.m.
Christian Service Spirit Day - donations support Fernside
St. James Wellness Challenge

Students, teachers, families, and friends are invited to take part in a March to improve your health.  For more information about this challenge, click here

The St. James All-Star Raffle is now underway!  Win tickets to the biggest event of 2015! 

Tickets are only $50 each of 3 for $100.  All proceeds benefit St. James School.

The grand prize is two tickets to the 86th MLB All-Star Game at Great American Ball Park on Tuesday, July 14. 

Additional chances to win include:
Two tickets to All-Star Sunday on Sunday, July 12 which includes the All-Star Futures Game and the All-Star Legends & Celebrity Softball Game

Two tickets to the All-Star Workout Day and Home Run Derby on Monday, July 13

Two tickets to the All-Star Fanfest at Duke Energy Convention Center from July 10-14 (2 chances to win)

Bonus drawings for Reds regular season tickets are held every Friday at the St. James Fish Fry, beginning February 20.

For more information or to purchase raffle tickets, click here or visit the All-Star Raffle website


The St. James Parish Fish Fry begins with the first Friday of Lent on February 20 and will continue each Friday until March 27.  Please plan to join us in the Church Hall from 4:30 - 8:00 pm.  You will be able to enjoy fried or baked fish dinners, shrimp dinners, sandwiches, North College Hill Bakery bread, LaRosa's pizza, Servatii's pretzels and so much more.  In addition to the good food, come and enjoy the companionship of fellow parishioners.  It is always a nice social occasion and we hope to see you there!  Please bring your friends, neighbors and family.  For more information, including a menu and pricing, visit
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We celebrate Catholic Schools Week this week!

The St. James Open House is on Sunday, January 25, 2015, from 1:00-4:00 p.m.  Families interested in St. James School for their child are invited to attend.  One on one tours will be provided and there will be lots of activities to do throughout the school. 

Registration for the 2015-2016 school year kicks off at Open House as well. 

One lucky family in attendance will win an iPad.

We hope to see you there!


Please join us for the St. James School Open House on Sunday, January 22 from 1:00-3:30 p.m.  All are invited!  Tours will be available for families wanting to learn more about St. James.  We hope to see you there!

Enjoy a little Christmas cheer with these two songs recorded by our very own St. James students.  The first is by our first graders and will be included in the First Grade Christmas Pageant.  The second song was recorded by the Praise and Worship student choir. 
Come visit the Spirit Shop during special holiday hours on Tuesday, December 9 from 3:30-8:00.

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Report cards for the first quarter will be distributed on Wednesday, November 12.
Please vote for the St. James first graders in the Q102 Jeff & Jenn Christmas Choir Competition!   

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Dear St. James Families,

St. James School has registered to take part in the 25 Day Challenge presented by SPARK and Lets Move, Active Schools.  The Challenge is simple!  Students can choose to pledge to get at least 60 minutes of physical activity per day for 25 days.  (This can include recess, PE class, team practice time, etc.)  The goal is 60 minutes per day, for at least 5 days per week.  It’s okay if they miss a day as long as they have 25 done at the end of the month.  The Challenge takes place September 29th – October 31st.   Our goal is to have the highest percentage of participation within our school!  To participate, students simply fill out a Pledge Form and Physical Activity Log and turn them in to their homeroom teacher on Monday Nov. 3rd.  Our school has a chance to WIN between $2,500 and $25,000 worth of equipment, curriculum and training supplies to help continue to make St. James a healthy place to learn!

Thank you in advance for your participation! 

Dan Wallace
Physical Education Teacher
St. James School

Congratulations to Mrs. Annie Muddiman who has been named the 2014-2015 St. James School Staff Member of the Year!
The St. James Spirit Shop is now selling pink ribbon St. James shirts.  Proceeds will benefit the Pink Ribbon Girls.  For more information, click on the flyer and the order form.
Check out all of the new items in our PTO Spirit Shop!
The first day of school is Wednesday, August 27. 
St. James School will host a Kick Off Day for all students and parents on Monday, August 25 from 2:00-4:00 pm.  You are encouraged to come visit your classrooms, meet your teachers, pick up your class schedule and other paperwork, and drop off supplies. 

You can also come by to see the new lockers and the renovated cafeteria. 

The PTO will have SnoBug on site for a great treat!

As a reminder, students should be accompanied by adults at all times.  And, while we love alumni who come back to visit, it's important for this day to be for our current students having time to meet their new teachers. 

We hope to see you there!
The St. James Parish Festival is being held on the weekend of July 25-27.  Once again, the teachers and staff of St. James School will be volunteering in the Chuck-a-Luck booth.  We encourage you to stop by to say hello and try your luck!
Check out our fourth graders and their wax museum of famous Ohioans.

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If you didn't have a chance to see the 8th grade play, The Little Mermaid, or if you want to see it again, check out the videos below:

Act I -

Act II -

Hit a homerun with the Votto Lotto!

You and 15 of your friends can win:

- On-field batting practice

- Meet Joey Votto on the field for pictures and autographs

- Enjoy the game in a suite with all you can eat food and soft drinks

- Fireworks show after the game

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The St. James Panther Prowl walk-a-thon will be on May 1.  We're excited to raise funds for the renovation of the cafeteria space for our students.  Thank you for your support and generosity!

The St. James PTO Carnival has been moved due to the impending bad weather.  The new date is Saturday, March 8 from 1:00-3:00pm. 

Click here for a registration form.

Click here for volunteer form.

St. James School is now enrolling for the 2014-2015 school year.  To register, please contact the school office at 513-741-5333.

If you would like to find out more information about St. James or to schedule a tour, please contact Jeff Fulmer, Assistant Principal, at 513-741-5333 or by email at



We celebrate Catholic Schools Week this week! 

Sunday - Mass & Open House

Monday - Community Recognition Day

Tuesday - Parent and Volunteer Recognition Day

Wednesday - Faith in Action Day 

Thursday - School Staff Day

Friday - Student Day


Join us for the St. James Open House on January 26, 2014, from 1:00pm to 4:00pm.  For more information, click on the flyer below.
Check out the great 4th grade production of A Pirate's Christmas!

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Merry Christmas from our first graders!

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The St. James PTO Spirit Shop will be open on Monday, December 16 from 3:30pm-7:00pm to meet all of your Christmas shopping needs.
St. James School is closed today for a snow day.
Happy Thanksgiving from our kindergarten students!

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Congratulations to Josh, an 8th grader, who has been named Channel 9 WCPO Student of the Week!  We are very proud of all of Josh's accomplishments!

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Mrs. Sue Zapf, one of our kindergarten teachers, was recently named an Outstanding Educator by Cincy Magazine.  The magazine recognized several area K-12 educators from both private and public schools.  The magazine stated that, "Each nominee takes teaching to a higher level, going above and beyond the standard of teaching and care for our students inside and outside the classroom."  This is certainly true for Mrs. Zapf.  She is a wonderful and caring teacher.  We are so proud of her and excited for the rest of the city to know what we have known about her for awile.  Congratulations Mrs. Zapf! 
All students and their parents are invited to attend the School Kick Off Day on August 26 from 2:00-4:00 pm.  Students can meet their teachers, visit classrooms, and drop off their school supplies.  The PTO Spirit Shop will also be open during this time as well.  We hope to see you there!
The 1st day of school is August 28.  We look forward to welcoming all of our students for another great school year!
Congratulations to our raffle winners!

$20,000 Grand Prize Winners - Perky & Bonnie Phillips

2nd Prize - Jim Humbert

Free Tuition - Scott & Kelley Greene

Thank you to everyone for supporting our raffle this year!
Saint James is proud to unveil a new alumni Facebook page!  We invite you to "like" your decade of graduation and stay in touch with all of your fellow alumni.  We will be posting alumni news here often.  You can help us spread the word and get your classmates connected with this page as well.  Feel free to share your news and reconnect with your fellow Panthers!

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Help St. James by voting for our school in the Go Bananas Challenge!

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Saint James was proud to host a Naturalization Ceremony.

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2nd Quarter Circle of Excellence

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Saint James School Nissan Car Raffle

You are invited to take advantage of an exciting opportunity to make a difference in the future of our youth.  The purchase of a raffle ticket will help us pave the road for the future success of quality Catholic education and give you the chance to drive away in a brand new Nissan!  The grand prize winner will have a choice of a 2013 Nissan Sentra, Cube, or Juke, or $20,000 cash!  In addition to the grand prize drawing, a second prize drawing of $3,000 will be given away.

Tickets are $100

Enter now at

Saint James school families who sell 2 or more tickets will be entered into a raffle for tuition for one child for one year! 

Proceeds help keep the cost of tuition down for all of our school families.

Thank you for your support of Saint James School!


The 8th Grade Leadership Council saw a problem and decided they could do something about it.  The Council decided to adopt JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) as its charity to support.  The students know that there are several students in the school who have diabetes and have to deal with it on a daily basis.  The group set a goal to raise funds to help support JDRF and show their classmates that they stand with them.  The group sold JDRF shoes for $1.00 for one week.  In about a week's time, the group had collected $1,145.50 from the generosity of teachers, students, and their families. 

As a result, our school cafeteria is covered in shoes!  It is a great visual reminder of the generosity and giving spirit of this school community.  Thank you to everyone for your support!

Need some Christmas gift ideas?  Why not shop at the PTO Spirit Shop and get something for everyone? 


There is something for everyone this Christmas!

It's an All-Star Book Fair: Every Reader Is a Star! – Our book fair is fast approaching!  Students will be visiting the Fair during the school day with their classrooms.  A detailed information letter and flyer will be coming home with each student.  There are many wonderful offerings this year, so please consider supporting the fair, which in turn, supports our school library!  The Book Fair will even be held right upstairs in our library this year!

Reading is vital to every child’s success, so please make plans to visit our Book Fair.  We hope to see you there!

Book Fair Dates: November 5th - 13th, 2012, in the St. James School Library

Our Special Family Event will be Sunday, November 11th, 9:30 am - 1:30 pm - Please come in before or after Sunday Mass and join us for donuts and juice!
Parents, are you worried about having WAY TOO MUCH Halloween candy in your house after trick-or-treating? On November 1 & 2 the Saint James Leadership Council will be collecting excess Halloween candy to donate to our troops overseas. What a great way to help show support for our troops and limit the amount of candy our kids are eating!

The candy will be given to the Hyde Park Pediatric Dentistry.  They will be shipping the candy to OPERATION GRATITUDE.  They will create individual packages and will ship them to our soldiers stationed in war zones overseas. 
The St. James PTO is pleased to announce our October Charity Event for Our Daily Bread located in Over the Rhine.

About: Serving Stability & Hope to Those in Need

Our Daily Bread is an Over the Rhine (Cincinnati, Ohio) ministry of hospitality dedicated to serving the needs of the neighborhood residents and those who frequent the area. 

The ministry provides stability and hope for its guests and the neighborhood community. It is a place where guests are invited to share a warm meal, receive social services, and to socialize in a caring, supportive and welcoming environment. In 2011, they served almost 200,000 hot meals, snacks and cups of coffee, with an average of about 500 hot meals a day. 

Our Daily Bread’s Kid’s Club is an after school program for neighborhood children, ages 5-13, three afternoons a week. Within their facility, a large open room is dedicated to this program.  Inside, children are supervised by our Kid’s Club Coordinator and provided with an after school snack, computer access, and arts and crafts projects.

How Can St. James Help?

Our Daily Bread can use all types of donations and we are asking St. James families for the various items listed below! To make it fun and meaningful for the kids the PTO is conducting a CONTEST (weekly & overall) winners for the most items/money raised by HOMEROOM. Contest winners will enjoy a pizza party along with a special guest.

Items needed by week are as follows:
Week 1 (10/1-5): Change – bring in all your loose change!
Week 2 (10/8-12): Personal hygiene items (shampoo, soap, etc.)
Week 3 (10/15-19): Canned goods
Week 4 (10/22-26): School supplies (crayons, markers, pencils, etc.)

Please contact Sara Richards at if you have any questions.


For more information on Our Daily Bread, please visit:

Saint James School was recently awarded a $1,000 Learning Links grant from The Greater Cincinnati Foundation. The grant is for our project, "The Spanish Language and Culture throughout Our School".

For the past several years Saint James School has offered Spanish classes to the students in 7th and 8th grade. Now, we are excited to be able to offer this opportunity for all of our students. Mrs. Jennifer Streicher teaches students from kindergarten through 8th grade in weekly Spanish classes. These classes focus on the Spanish language and Hispanic culture.

In order for these classes to be more effective, additional funds are needed. Our school applied for this grant last spring so that we can purchase materials and supplies to be used by Mrs. Streicher and the students. Having manipulatives in the classroom can strengthen comprehension and understanding.

Mrs. Streicher is looking forward to purchasing these items for our Spanish classes in the coming weeks to help strengthen our new Spanish program. We are grateful for the generosity of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation and thank them for their support.

Anyone* (not previously approved) who coaches, volunteers, or any person who regularly has contact in any capacity with the children of Saint James needs to meet the following Archdiocese requirements and be approved before you can begin coaching, volunteering, etc.

(*NOTE: Anyone who has already been approved and been previously certified on the “Decree on Child Protection” is grandfathered into the program, BUT will eventually need to attend a “VIRTUS” Session before June, 30, 2014.)

These are: 1) that you attend a “VIRTUS” Protecting God’s Children Workshop and 2) *that you be fingerprinted and 3) the parish receives an approval letter from the Archdiocese. This could take 2-3 weeks for the parish to receive the results. *Per the new Archdiocese policy, ANY employee and/or volunteer must have a completed Archdiocese of Cincinnati Background Check Release Form signed by a designated Parish representative. You need to have this form with you or you will be required to pay cash on the spot before any of the OTHER fingerprinting sites will fingerprint you. You can stop by the Parish Office during business hours to pick up a form if you plan on being fingerprinted at another location. Other fingerprinting sites are listed on the Archdiocese Web Page. See our links page or go to:

Visit the parish's website at and click on the Parish Info tab, then the Archdiocese Child Protection Policy for fingerprinting days and times and instructions for preregistration for the VIRTUS class. Preregistration is required.  Saint James will be having a class for Saint James staff and/or parishioners only on Saturday, September 15 at 9:00 am in the Marian Room, located in the Parish Center Building.  For other class days, times, and locations, visit
First Day of School

Please plan on joining us for the Kick-Off Day on August 17 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm.  Parents and students are invited to visit their new classrooms and meet their new teachers.  Students may bring in some of their classroom supplies.  Parents can stop by the PTO Spirit Shop and the Uniform Closet. 

All students must be accompanied by an adult. 

We hope to see everyone there!

Please join us for the Saint James Parish Festival.  The festival will be held on July 27-29.  The Saint James School teachers and staff will be stationed at the Chuck-A-Luck booth.  Be sure to stop by and say hi to some of your teachers and to play a few games.  We hope to see you there!
The College of Wooster in Wooster, Ohio, was the site of the 28th Annual Power of the Pen State Competition for Young Writers. The event was held on May 25, 2012.

This tournament is the culmination of twenty-eight District and twelve Regional competitions held throughout the State of Ohio. Approximately 700 writers from 276 schools in Ohio participated in the all-day writing tournament.

Students from grades seven and eight competed in four 35-minute writing rounds and a “Power Round”, vying for trophies, certificates, savings bonds, cash prizes, and college scholarships valued at more than $100,000 for demonstrating excellence in writing. All writing is in response to prompts not known in advance.

Representing Saint James School at the State Tournament were Patrick Raneses and Hannah Smith who successfully competed at District and Regional tournaments to qualify for the State Tournament.

Patrick Raneses placed an amazing 11th in the eighth grade level.

The Power of the Pen Tournaments and the Ohio Interscholastic Writing League, which honor excellence in creative writing, are ideas originated and developed by Lorraine Merrill of Richfield, Ohio, who now administers the statewide program. Power of the Pen works with 500 middle schools throughout Ohio, and generates 25,000 pieces of writing annually.

Camp Invention is coming to Saint James School!  The camp will be held on June 18-22, 2012, at Saint James School.  For more information, please click on the link to a flyer about this great opportunity.

We would like to congratulate the following 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students on their speech team results from a recent competition at St. Ignatius. Each memorized and performed a speech from various categories. The students have been preparing for quite some time and have put a lot of effort into perfecting their speeches.

In 6th Grade:
Madison Stone won a white ribbon for her serious monologue.
Madison Weber and Erica Fries won trophies for their serious dialogue.
Meghan McCreary and Renee Wood won white ribbons for their humorous dialogue.

In 7th Grade:
Olivia Ritter and Marisa Peters won white ribbons for their humorous dialogue.
Josh Woodward and Layne Frederick won blue ribbons for their humorous dialogue.
Mary Beiter and Maddie Munro won red ribbons for their serious dialogue.

In 8th Grade:
Haley Gillman won a white ribbon for her humorous monologue.
Andy Girmann won a trophy for his humorous monologue.
Zach Brueneman won a blue ribbon for his storytelling.
Patrick Hobing won a blue ribbon for his storytelling.
Meghan Lanter won a blue ribbon for her serious monologue.
Casey Pickens won a blue ribbon for her serious monologue.
Sarah Elchynski won a blue ribbon for her serious monologue.
Heidi Sohngen and Molly Boeckermann won white ribbons for their humorous dialogue.

Congratulations to all of these students! They represented Saint James well!

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.
Join us for the Open House on Sunday, January 27 from 1:00-3:00 pm.

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This is a reminder that Saint James will have an Early Release Day on Thursday, September 20.  Students will be released at 1:05 pm.  Lunch will not be served on this day.  Students are encouraged to bring a healthy snack to eat during the day.  Buses will pick up the students at 1:05. 

If you have any questions, please contact the school.

Thank you!


Child Care Program
St. James School Child Care program is seeking a dynamic and energetic team members for the 2022-2023 school year.  The ideal candidate can relate to children, has experience working with children, and has a positive attitude.  Hours are from 3:00-6:00 p.m. and days can be flexible between Monday through Friday when school is in session.  This is a great position for a college student!  Candidates must have a high school diploma or greater, and have fingerprints, background check, and child protection training current with the Archdiocese of Cincinnati prior to starting the position.  Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to Eminely Broerman, Child Care Director, via email at 

Substitute Teachers
St. James is in need of additional substitute teachers.  You can dictate the days, subject areas, and grade levels you are interested in working.  For more information on how to be added to our sub list, please contact Missy Schroeck at or 513-741-5333.


Join us for the St. James School Open House on Sunday, January 19, 2020, from 1:00-3:30 p.m.


Join us for the St. James Open House on January 17 from 12:00-2:30 p.m.


Join us for the St. James School Open House from 1:00-3:30.


Giving Tuesday is on Tuesday, November 27.  Help support St. James School by giving to our Giving Tuesday drive!  Click here to visit our giving page.  Thanks for your support!