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Making space for Christ to teach

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd program engages children in learning a love of God By Emily Booker “My teaching is not mine, but his who sent me.” — John 7:16 There are lots of methods and theories about how to best teach a child, but when it comes to religious …

Making a difference in someone else’s life

The gift of life from St. John Neumann School’s director of admissions saves the lives of four people By Matt Batcheldor Vanderbilt University Medical Center Mary Marlowe couldn’t have known it at the time, but her decision in January 2021 to give a kidney to a total stranger set off …

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Schools work to include special-needs students

Diocese of Knoxville educators accommodate children with a wide range of learning needs                  By Gabrielle Nolan The Diocese of Knoxville has been serving students with special learning needs for more than 20 years. The Office of Catholic Schools’ Special Services Handbook, which is revised every five years, is “a living …

St. John Neumann School presents St. Joseph award to Sophie Meyer

St. John Neumann School in Farragut celebrated a special votive Mass on Dec. 10 to commemorate the conclusion of the Year of St. Joseph. The school thought it would be a good opportunity to celebrate a student who has consistently demonstrated the qualities of St. Joseph throughout the last year. …

SJNS sixth-graders stand out at science fair

The Southern Appalachian Science and Engineering Fair (SASEF) took place last spring at Thompson-Boling Arena in Knoxville. St. John Neumann School in Farragut was represented extremely well this year, and the students are directed by middle school science teacher Brett Shaffer. This year’s Junior Division Grand Champion (first place overall) …

SJNS seventh-graders achieve on ACT exam

St. John Neumann School in Farragut congratulated four seventh-graders for outstanding achievement on the ACT exam for the Duke Talent Identification Program (Duke TIP). Three students, Ella Myers, Isabella Ramos, and Alonso Vela, received state recognition for their scores. These students scored at or above the national average of recent …

History honors for St. John Neumann students

Two students at St. John Neumann School in Farragut who created a documentary on desegregation of Tennessee schools won first-place honors in a state competition and advanced to a national competition in Maryland. Kaylie Pomerantz and Laila Stempkowski created a documentary titled “Exploration of Tennessee’s Journey to Desegregate Schools and …

KISL basketball: A true underdog story

St. John Neumann School’s boys varsity basketball team claimed the 2012-13 Knoxville Independent School League tournament championship in the large school division, defeating Episcopal School of Knoxville in the championship game. The Mustangs, who finished second in the KISL regular season, were led by tournament most valuable player Joseph Fluker, …