Contact Father at least six months before your wedding. Couples are required to take an “Enrichment Program of the Engaged.” Both parties will need certificates of Baptism and Confirmation. View Marriage Planning and Preparation Guidelines.
How do I arrange for my child’s baptism?
Contact the parish office at (920) 892-4006 to schedule a baptism. Baptisms are celebrated during Mass. Couples attend a 1 1/2-hour Baptism Preparation Class which includes a light dinner and socializing.
How do I arrange for a funeral?
Father will meet with you and the funeral director of your choice. Together you will plan the funeral. Contact Father at (920) 892-4006.
How do I join St. John the Baptist?
We welcome you and look forward to the opportunity to meet you and register you as a member of our parish family. Please complete the confidential parish registration form and return it to the parish office.
Are there “membership” dues?
At St. John the Baptist we consider ourselves as being a part of a parish family. As a member of a family, we know our obligation to contribute to its upkeep. Each member decides with his/her God what is their appropriate response for His Blessings in their lives.
How do I become Catholic?
The Church has established the RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults) for those who have been called to become a Catholic. Contact the parish office at (920) 892-4006 for more information.
What types of clubs/groups do you have?
A wide variety of programs are available, including: sports activities, service, charity, education and ministry oriented programs. Please call the parish office at (920) 892-4006 to inquire about your particular area of interest.
Do you offer daily Mass?
Weekday Mass is offered Monday/Tuesday/Thursday mornings at 8:00 am. View the bulletin for our full Mass schedule. We look forward to having you join in the celebration.
When is the Sacrament of Reconciliation celebrated?
The Sacrament of Reconciliation is offered the second and fourth Saturdays of the month from 9:30-11:00 am. Father is also available for private confessions by appointment. Call our parish office at (920) 892-4006 to schedule a private confession.
How do I have a Mass offered for a loved one?
Contact the parish office at (920) 892-4006 to schedule a Mass intention. In the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, the customary stipend offering is $10.
Frequently asked questions
What are the directions to the school?
St. John the Baptist Catholic School is located at 116 Pleasant Street in Plymouth, Wisconsin. Take Highway 23 to the Highway 67 exit. Go south on Highway 67 to Mill Street. Turn right (west) on to Mill Street. Take Mill Street two blocks to the top of the hill, turn right on to Pleasant Street.
What are school hours and dismissal times?
School begins at 7:35 am. Dismissal is at 2:35 pm. Safety of the children after school is the parent/caregivers responsibility and students are expected to leave for home with their parent/caregiver immediately following dismissal. For the safety of our students, children whose parent/caregiver are not on the playground with them when the final bell rings (approximately 7 minutes after the dismissal bell) will be expected to come into the school building and wait to be picked up inside the building.
How many students are enrolled at SJB?
There are 130 students enrolled at St. John the Baptist for the 2020 - 2021 school year with classes from 3 and 4-year-old Early Childhood through 8th Grade.
What is your dress code?
St. John the Baptist School takes pride in its long tradition of excellence. The attire of our students reflects both personal and school pride and fosters an environment that is appropriate for an academic environment. Student clothing should always be neat, clean, and free of tears, frays, or holes and should fit well. Parents/Guardians are the best judges of the appropriateness of clothing and should monitor clothing daily. The school principal will make the final determination on the appropriateness of clothing and will approve or disapprove any item not addressed in the dress code. The dress code is outlined in our SJB Parent Handbook.
How do I find out about school closings and emergencies?
St. John the Baptist Catholic Church and School follows the decision of the Plymouth School District in regard to school closings due to severe weather. Please visit the Plymouth Joint School District Website, or listen to local radio and television broadcasts for school closing information. View Inclement Weather Policy
How do I find out about in-service days and vacations?
Visit our calendar for the most up-to-date information on in-service days and vacations.
What if my child becomes ill at school?
In case of an illness or an injury, the child will be cared for temporarily in the Health Room by a volunteer or staff member. Parents will be contacted to come and pick up the child. An updated emergency card must be on file in the school office. If a parent is unreachable and hospitalization is required, school officials will take needed action based on the authority of the parent signature/authorization on the student’s emergency card.
What if my child will be absent from school?
If your child is ill, please contact the school office (920)893-5961 prior to 9:30 am. When returning to school after an illness, a note must be brought from home, signed by the parent/guardian, stating the reason for the absence.
Are parents allowed to visit?
Yes, parents are welcome to visit the school. Please sign in at the office upon entering the school. We do ask that you do not interrupt the teaching going on in the classroom. If you are interested in discussing a matter with your child’s teacher or need to take your child out of the classroom, please contact the teacher or the school office to make the necessary arrangements.
How can parents become more involved?
St. John the Baptist School welcomes and encourages the involvement of parents and caregivers. To learn more about the Home and School Association and adult Involvement, visit our Get Involved page.
Whether you are new to St. John the Baptist, new to the community, or new to Christianity,
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Degree: Bachelor of Science Elementary Education / Master of Educational Administration
I believe that all children can and will learn with the proper tools and guidance. Though there are a variety of knowledge levels and backgrounds within each classroom, a teacher needs to meet each individual level and background to the best of their ability. This can be accomplished by working one on one, learning to be more multicultural-minded, discovering individual strengths and interest levels, building a positive rapport with students and their families, as well as, providing students with a variety of hands-on experiences. In summary, as a responsible, well-rounded veteran teacher, I will work to provide each child a chance to grow, meeting both their academic and spiritual needs. I feel that in my role as Principal, I can motivate teachers to be the best that they can be by encouraging positive attitudes, supporting the use of technology to enrich lessons, fostering the best teaching practices that support differentiated instruction and offering teachers the chance to grow through professional learning opportunities. I will remain open and willing to change for the benefit of the students. I will model faith and service by working to cultivate and maintain a faith-centered environment. I will do my best to listen to and communicate well with parents, students, and staff members. I believe that in my role as Principal, my experience, creative ideas, and overall love for St. John the Baptist School community will assist me in sending forth responsible, Christ-centered young people.
1st - 8th Grade Art Teacher
Degree: Bachelor of Fine Arts
In the art classes we try to expose the children to multiple mediums and techniques and also art in religion, culture and history. We also emphasize and encourage instilling basic art skills, creativity, problem solving and craftsmanship. These are skills that will serve them well in many areas of their lives for years to come.
4th Grade Teacher
Degree: Bachelor of Science in Early/Elementry Childhood Education
I’m a big fan of hands-on learning, critical thinking, and kindness. I like to act silly, make-up songs, and make learning meaningful. I don’t like to do the same things over and over again, so I often switch it up and try new things with my students. While I have taught several grade levels over the course of my education and career, 4th grade has been my favorite and I am so excited to be back at SJB!
Pre-K - 8th Grade Learning Support
Degree: Bachelor of Arts in Special Education CD K-12
I believe that an effective teacher provides a welcoming and safe environment that is interactive and collaborative and promotes problem-solving and critical thinking skills. Building a daily atmosphere through respect and care is essential to reinforce and to help students grow their Christian values to become respectful, compassionate, thoughtful individuals. I believe all students learn differently and have various strengths and weaknesses. An effective teacher realizes individual student learning styles, and facilitates learning through organization and careful planning, while being flexible to allow students to develop and grow both academically and personally.
Food Service Assistant
Teacher Aide, Childcare Coordinator
Pre-K - 8th Grade School Counselor
Degree: Bachelor of Science in Psychology / Master of Science in School Counseling
All children are unique and must have a stimulating educational environment where they can grow physically, mentally, emotionally, and socially. It is my responsibility to help create this type of environment so that students can reach their full potential. In addition, I will help to provide a safe learning environment where students where students are invited to share their ideas and take risks. Every classroom has their own unique community, and my role as the school counselor will be to assist each student to develop his/her unique potential through a variety of learning activities, skill application and hands on experiences. I aim to bring an open mind, a positive attitude, and high expectations to school each day. I believe I owe it to the students and the school community to bring consistency, diligence, service, and warmth to my job in the hope that I can ultimately encourage and inspire such traits in others as well. In conclusion, my role as a school counselor is to build relationships with students of all backgrounds, help to foster a nurturing school environment & a service-minded attitude, advocate for student success, and collaborate with other school professionals and parents.
5th Grade Teacher, Childcare Staff
Degree: Bachelor of Science in Early/Elementry Childhood Education
I believe successful teachers are caring, consistent, compassionate and collaborative. I believe that a student must know that you care for them before they will care about what you are teaching them. Students must witness the teacher’s caring attitude towards every child in the class in order for students to learn to care for others. Students must see consistency in the teacher’s behavior towards every student AND they must experience consistently high expectations in order to succeed. Showing compassion for people in and outside of the classroom must be witnessed and taught by sharing the love that Christ has for us.
Lunch Room and Playground Supervisor
Building Maintenance Director
Food Service Assistant
Pre-K - 8th Grade Learning Support Aide
Degree: Bachelor of Science in Elementary/Early Childhood Education
I feel that children should build on their curiosity and explore the world around them, whether through hands-on materials and investigations or engaging in meaningful conversations about how and why things happen. I believe our Catholic faith should be the very foundation of our classroom, Therefore, by focusing on faith, knowledge, discipline, morals and love, students will develop the skills they need in order to interact with their friends and adults. I believe collaboration is the key to success. With teachers, parents and students working together, success is inevitable!
Middle School English/Language Arts Teacher
Degree: Bachelor of Science in Education and English, Minor in Theatre
Teaching is both a fun and challenging career that has appealed to me my whole life. It is important to me for the students I work with to make connections with the work we do, the real world, and our faith. I strive to create an environment where the different learning styles are met and can thrive, even in areas they didn’t think they could. Each lesson should have a significance that is going to help the student grow in some way. They may not care about, or ever use, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe after sixth grade, but when they are learning how to analyze, develop, and express opinions and think critically they are taking something out of the lesson that they can use their whole life.
2nd Grade Teacher
Degree: Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and Master of Arts in Reading and Learning Disabilities
SJB is a place where students, teachers, and families work together to ensure each student’s academic and spiritual growth. Students will be challenged each day and will be given the tools needed for academic success along with a strong foundation of faith formation. My classroom is a place where parents are encouraged to participate in both the academic and religious education of their child. 2nd grade is a joyous year of academic and spiritual growth and there is much to celebrate with the two sacraments of Reconciliation and First Holy Communion being brought forth into the students’ lives. It is my goal to make each student feel valued, successful and confident as both a student and a Disciple of Christ. I believe that through consistent instruction and application of learning strategies in all areas, students will develop the skills to become independent learners. I will accomplish this by fostering meaningful relationships with students, creating engaging and motivating lessons and establishing a safe and Christ-centered classroom where students feel loved.
5K- 8th Grade Physical Education Teacher
Degree: Bachelor of Science in Physical Education / Master of Science in Outdoor Education
My goal is to instill in my students the importance of having an active, healthy lifestyle. I want them to find ways to be active throughout their lives by teaching them activities where they can succeed while having fun. I want to help them find the motivation to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
*Shared teacher with Christ Child Academy, Sheboygan
5K - 8th Grade Music Instructor
I am a multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, and avid music lover. To me, music is my life, but I strongly believe in creating a great musical foundation for all students to learn from. Our music classes will be fun, educational, and interactive.
*Music and Band Instructor at Christ Child Academy
5K - 8th Grade Spanish Teacher
Degree: Bachelor of Science in Spanish
I believe each child is a gift from God and deserves a stimulating and meaningful learning experience. My duty as a teacher is to provide my students with that experience and guide them as they grow academically, personally, and spiritually. I recognize that all children learn at different paces and in different ways, especially when it comes to learning a second language. Therefore, I incorporate a variety of methods of instruction and provide engaging, hands-on activities that meet the students where they are at and help them get where they need to be. My goal is not only to get my students excited about learning the Spanish language, but also get them ready and confident to use the language in their everyday lives.
3K Pre-School Teacher and Child Care Staff
My philosophy of education is that all children are unique gifts from God. I strive to have a classroom environment that is welcoming to all of my students and parents. I believe children learn thru play as well as hands-on activities. Teachable moments are abundant in the early years and I seek out those moments each day.
Food Service Assistant
Pre-K Teacher Aide
Middle School Science and Religion Teacher, 7th Grade Homeroom, Athletic Director
Degree: Bachelor of Science, Education
I believe that Science is a subject best learned with hands-on activities and lab experiments. I draw from a wide variety of materials and investigations designed for students to experience Science in action and learn the material best. Some of these include marble races, identifying mineral samples, building a functioning windmill, a balloon-powered race car, and an egg drop. I believe that a relationship with Jesus and understanding the importance of receiving the body & blood of Christ is central to our Catholic Faith. In Religion class we do a variety of exercises to help develop our faith.”
Middle School Social Studies Teacher, Eighth Grade Homeroom Teacher
Degree: Bachelor of Arts in English / Secondary and Elementary Education
At the root of who I am as an educator is the belief that every child is a unique individual created in the image and likeness of God. Creating an environment in my classroom that reflects that belief is core to creating a safe learning environment where ideas can be explored. Within my classroom, I strive to build relationships with my students that are based on mutual trust and respect. Upon that foundation, success is achieved through recognizing that every child works and learns differently and providing my students with a variety of educational opportunities in order for every learner to be curious and grow academically, emotionally, socially and spiritually.
1st Grade Teacher
Degree: Bachelor of Science in Elementary and Middle School Education (1-8)
Every child is a beautiful and unique individual created by God. In my classroom, we work on building relationships based on trust and respect. All learners will have opportunities to grow academically, emotionally, socially and spiritually in their own individual way. We will work on being respectful, being responsible, being safe and being disciples of Christ. With Jesus in our hearts, we can do anything!
Pre-K Teacher Aide, Middle School Exploratory Instructor
Degree: Bachelor of Science Interdisciplinary - Human Development
Teaching is about making some kind of dent in the world so that the world is different than it was before I taught. It’s about leaving a love of learning within others. To achieve this I try to make learning enjoyable and relevant to the student. I’m a strong believer in happiness and how it affects us as learners. I believe that when students are happy and it makes sense, they retain knowledge.
5th Grade Teacher
Degree: Master of Art and Teaching, and Therapeutic Recreation
I believe that every child is a unique individual who needs a consistent, caring, and motivating environment to fully reach their emotional, intellectual, social, and physical potential. My goal as an educator is to guide students to reach this full potential by establishing a classroom community that is supportive, engaging, and safe so that each child has the opportunity to experience success
5th - 8th Grade Band Instructor
Lunch Room and Playground Supervisor
Middle School Math Teacher, 1st - 8th Grade Math Resource and Middle School Exploratory Instructor
Degree: Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education, Minor - Mathematics
As an educator, my goal is to put students first, make a difference in each of their lives and creatively teach them through hands-on activities. It is my responsibility to educate children to set goals, help them reach their dreams and prepare them for the real-world. I incorporate critical thinking, collaboration and technology within my classroom to prepare students to be successful lifelong learners and challenge each student to strive for their best.
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