St. John Neumann student receives state History Day contest award

Helen Liulevicius, a student at St. John Neumann School in Farragut, earned a third-place award in the junior individual performance category at this year’s virtual Tennessee History Day contest. Her project was titled “Nellie Bly: Breaking Barriers Worldwide.” Helen’s teacher for the project is Joe Caldwell. Helen was one of …

SJNS ‘Tiny Saints’ commissioned to serve

The St. John Neumann School St. Vincent de Paul Youth Ministry celebrated its commissioning ceremony on April 26 at the all-school Mass. “The Tiny Saints,” a SVDP Youth Conference, has been established at SJN, and 44 students participated in the celebration as they became official lifetime members of the St. …

‘Tiny Saints’ are living their faith at SJN

By Jessica Tarentino and Richard Tabler The Society of St. Vincent de Paul Conference at St. John Neumann Parish in Farragut now has a group of student affiliate members from St. John Neumann Church and School. These students joined together with the goal of helping the needy and vulnerable in …

SJN band performs at State Concert Festival

On April 28 the concert band from St. John Neumann School in Farragut performed at the Tennessee Music Education Association (TMEA) State Concert Festival at the George and Sharon Mabry Concert Hall on the campus of Austin Peay State University in Clarksville. A total of 30 middle and high school programs …

St. John Neumann School students show love by lopping off locks

With a drum roll from music teacher Jonathan Leichman, 21 girls at St. John Neumann School in Farragut on Jan. 29 continued a four-year tradition of donating their ponytails to benefit cancer patients. As the student body looked on in the gymnasium, parents and friends began snipping the locks, some …

St. John Neumann students donate hair to aid cancer patients

Annual gift of locks continues to grow in popularity as more girls, mothers take part in service project  “I want to donate my hair because I want to make a tribute to my grandma and my neighbor and all others who were diagnosed with cancer.” “I’m in fourth grade and …

Catholic schools exhibit a flair for education

Catholic Schools Week in the Diocese of Knoxville showcased the talents of students, faculty and parents who exhibited flairs in a variety of areas—from singing, dancing and playing instruments, to fashion design, cooking and even stand-up comedy. And there were volleyball, basketball and dodge ball feats thrown in for good …

Diocesan educators, students prepare for Catholic Schools Week

Catholic Schools Week in the Diocese of Knoxville will kick off Sunday, Jan. 26, at many parish schools with Mass and open houses. Superintendent Sister Mary Mary Marta Abbott, RSM, has been collecting information on all the events occurring in the diocese’s 10 schools. This will be her third year …

St. Joseph, St. John Neumann teams win titles

Diocesan middle schools St. Joseph and St. John Neumann fared well in Knoxville Independent School League basketball tournament play in February. St. Joseph’s boys varsity team completed its season with a 21-0 record, claiming the KISL small school regular-season and tournament championships. The Bulldogs’ perfect season included wins over St. …

St. John Neumann program highlighted in magazine article

A program at St. John Neumann School in Farragut was featured in the August-September issue of Today’s Catholic Teacher magazine. St. John Neumann is the first Catholic school in East Tennessee to be a part of HABIT (Human Animal Bond in Tennessee), a nonprofit program of the University of Tennessee …