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.
Weekday Mass Schedule
Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday at 8:00 am.
Weekend Mass Schedule
Saturday, 4:00 pm / Sunday, 9:30 am
At St. John the Baptist Church we offer two types of seating:
Open Seating: The majority of seating in the church room is open to every pew, with facial coverings optional.
Distanced Seating: The center section located to the right when entering the main church room (section four), is reserved for socially distanced seating. Seating in section four is open to every other pew and facial coverings are optional. Pews with a white sash are closed.
Anyone who desires to receive Communion on the tongue should position her/himself at the end of Father Phil’s line - even behind the ushers.
The Saturday 4:00 pm Mass is viewable live on YouTube.
If you prefer to view Mass at a different time, the recording will be available after the live stream has ended. We invite those viewing live-stream Mass to pray The Act of Spiritual Communion (located in the video description on YouTube).
Degree: Bachelor of Science Elementary Education / Master of Educational Administration
Teaching Philosophy: 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 by 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 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.
First through Eighth Grade Art Teacher
Degree: Bachelor of Fine Arts
Teaching Philosophy: 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
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 here at SJB!
Pre-K through Eighth Grade Learning Support
Degree: Bachelor of Arts in Special Education CD K-12
Teaching Philosophy: 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.
Child Care Staff
Second Grade Teacher
Degree: Bachelor of Science Elementary Education
Teaching Philosophy: Every child is unique and learns differently. It is my responsibility, as a teacher, to teach in a way that employs a variety of teaching strategies. To make each students feel safe, secure, comfortable and loved while experiencing the best learning environment for them. My teaching should enrich their gifts, foster their learning, and meet each child’s individual needs. For each child is a gift from God and have been placed in my care to grow academically, spiritually, and morally. I sincerely believe: ” That every child is a different kind of flower and all together make this world a beautiful garden.” unknown
Pre-K through Eighth Grade School Counselor
Degree: Bachelor of Science, Psychology / Master of Science, School Counseling
Teaching Philosophy: 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.
Lunch Room and Playground Supervisor
Building Maintenance Director
Food Service Assistant
First through Eighth Grade Learning Support Aide
Degree: Bachelor of Science Elementary/Early Childhood Education
Teaching Philosophy: 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, Education, English, Minor -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.
First through Eighth Grade Physical Education Teacher
Degree: Bachelor of Science, Physical Education / Master of Science, Outdoor Education
Teaching Philosophy: 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 motivation to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
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.
Teacher Aid, Childcare Director
Grades 1-8 Spanish Teacher
Degree: Bachelor of Science, 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.
Pre-K Teacher Aid
Middle School Science and Religion Teacher, Seventh Grade Homeroom and Athletic Director
Degree: Bachelor of Science, Education
Teaching Philosophy: 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, English / Secondary and Elementary Education
Teaching Philosophy: 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.
First Grade Teacher
Teaching Philosophy: I believe it is important to build healthy relationships with students so they can grow and develop in a positive way. In class, we learn to be kind, respectful, responsible, safe and Good Disciples of Christ. We use our talents and faith in God to help us learn and grow each day.
4 Year Old Preschool Teacher
Early childhood education has been my lifelong passion. Each day brings new and exciting experiences!
Young children learn through exploring their world with hands-on meaningful experiences and opportunities to learn through play. I believe that providing a safe environment in which to explore is the best way to help children succeed.
I look forward to a wonderful year of playing, praying, growing, learning and fun!
3rd Grade Teacher
All children have the ability to learn in their own unique and special way. In order to accomplish this and unpeel the layers of student’s special gifts, I need to allow them to see and develop the strengths in life that God has given them. All children are unique and special in their own way. Developing strong relationships with students is very important to me, along with developing them in their faith and as children of God. I believe that modeling my strong morals and values is also a relevant component in a student’s life as well as academically. Teaching students to have strong attributes of character allows them to be the best student that they can be, and embracing them for who they are is critical to their success as an educator. All children are like flowers that will blossom in their own time, among the fields of the unknown opportunities that lie ahead.
Pre-K Teacher Aid, Middle School Exploratory Instructor
Degree: Bachelor of Science, Interdisciplinary Degree in Human Development
Teaching Philosophy: 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.
Fifth Grade Teacher
Degree: Master of Art and Teaching, and Therapeutic Recreation
Teaching Philosophy: 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
Fifth through Eighth Grade Band Instructor
Lunch Room and Playground Supervisor
Middle School Math Teacher, First through Eighth Grade Math Resource and Middle School Exploratory Instructor
Degree: Bachelor of Science, Elementary Education, Mathematics Minor
Teaching Philosophy: 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.
Maintenance and Food Service
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