Alumni Happenings

A note from the Director of Advancement

Welcome! As a member of the St. John's staff it is a privilege for me to work among those who have played a role in our rich history. Our alumni are such an important part of our past, present and future.

SJS AlumniAs a graduate you would be proud to know that our pursuit of academic excellence continues at St. John's today. SJS has consistently been a top-ranked school among all Ken-Ton schools (public and private) over the past decade. Moreover, graduates have been offered more than $1,000,000 in scholarships to Catholic and private schools in the last five years alone!

I am pleased to report on several projects in the Advancement Office. For the past few years, St. John’s has been designated as a Diocese of Buffalo STREAM Initiative School. This designation shows our commitment and dedication to providing our students with a 21st century education, with a focus on collaboration, critical thinking, and problem solving. Additionally, the STREAM School designation has allowed us to apply for grant funds through the Foundation of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Buffalo. The STREAM grant, coupled with alumni support through our Annual Appeal, has allowed us to make several changes and improvements to our campus and our curriculum. We have expanded our science lab, updated the library, and created new STREAM learning spaces, including the Interactive Room and Makerspace. We have also purchased state of the art science equipment and kits, updated technology, and robotics programs for our students. Students are more engaged in their education than ever before and all of this was made possible through the generous support of our alumni, parishioners, and friends.  

Another one of our key objectives is promoting networking with our alums and their families!  We are fortunate that our alums and families continually return to share their talents with our community.  

Finally, graduating classes continue to return to our campus to partake in reunions with fellow alums - who are able to reconnect and share in the traditions of our St. John's Community! Alumni celebrations include tours of the school, alumni Masses and receptions on the campus grounds.

I invite you to further explore our website more information. So many exciting things are happening here at St. John's School! Stop in for a tour to see what has changed and how many time-honored traditions have remained the same. Be sure to follow us on Facebook for our most current news! 

You can reach me at (716) 877-6401 or msalemi@stjohnskenmore.com.

Most Sincerely,

Michelle Salemi

Director of Advancement

"We built this to be used and we will push out the walls in order to keep the children here, because when they are here, they are only a step away from the House of the Lord."
Rt. Rev. Msgr. Charles A. Klauder