Expansion Update

We are pleased to inform you that the School Board unanimously voted to affirm enrollment to include two classes at each grade level (Kindergarten through 8th Grade). Pursuit of this course of action has been authorized by our parish and school administration.

We will continue to offer PreKindergarten opportunities for those families who are interested. It is anticipated that the expansion plan will be implemented as follows:

• 2018-19: SJE enrollment to include an additional 6th grade
• 2019-20: Growth will accommodate two 7th grade classes
• 2020-21: Full-capacity anticipated when we have two 8th grade class

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December Athletics Schedule

Dear Thunder Family:

A reminder that tomorrow's games begin at 4:00 at St. John's. Varsity Boys Volleyball will be played in the Courtyard, while JV Boys Volleyball will be played at the outdoor volleyball court. 

Varsity Girls Basketball and JV Girls basketball will practice as usual. 

December Schedule

Varsity Volleyball 

  • Tuesday, December 5. HOME vs. St. Cyril's.
  • Tuesday, December 12. HOME vs. St. Ambrose.
  • Looking to add one or two scrimmages for the Monday or Tuesday (12/18 and/or 12/19).

JV Boys Volleyball

  • Tuesday, December 5. HOME vs. St. Cyril's.
  • Tuesday, December 12. HOME vs. St. Ambrose.
  • Monday, December 18. AWAY @ OMOS (JV-6)
  • Tuesday, December 19. AWAY @ OMOS (JV-5)

JV Girls Basketball

  • Tuesday, December 12. AWAY @ St. Ambrose
  • Thursday, December 14. AWAY @ St. Cyril's
  • Monday, December 18. HOME vs. OMOS (JV-56)
  • Monday, December 19. HOME vs. OMOS (JV-45)

Varsity Girls Basketball

  • Saturday, December 910:00 a.m. vs. St. Ambrose. (at St. Augustine HIGH SCHOOL).
  • Saturday, December 169:00 a.m. vs. St. Joseph's.  (at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton school)
  • Looking to add one or two scrimmages on Monday (12/18) and/or Tuesday (12/19).

The January schedule is still being tweaked mainly due to location considerations. That will be released once it has been confirmed.

-Coach Anderson

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Roses for Mary Fundraiser

Join us for Our Lady of Guadalupe Prayer Service on

Date:  Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Time: 1:45 pm


Please help support the 8th Grade Students in their efforts to fundraise

for their Washington D.C. Eighth Grade Trip

$2.00 Donation

For a Fresh Cut Rose

to present to Our Lady of Guadalupe

View the Flyer

Deadline for Orders is Friday, December 8, 2017

Homeroom Teacher will collect donations.


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Save the Date Posada Navideña / Guarde la Fecha Posada Navideña

PosadasPlease save the date and join us for our school Posada Navideña. All are welcome! This event is free of charge and includes food, yummy sweets and tons of fun! 

We cannot make this event possible without your help. Please make sure to check in with your teacher/room parent to see what your child’s grade is in charge of donating. 

We are also in need of help the day of the event for set-up, serving, and tear down. If you are in need of parent volunteer hours, please contact Ms. Rodriguez in the school office. 

We can’t wait for you to join us! 


Por favor, guarde la fecha para nuestra Posada Navideña. ¡Todos son bienvenidos! ¡Este evento es gratis e incluye comida, deliciosos dulces y mucha diversión!

No podemos hacer que este evento sea posible sin su ayuda. Por favor, asegúrese de verificar con el maestro / padre de salon para ver cuál es la donación que ocupa traer.

También necesitamos ayuda el día del evento para decorar, servir y limpiar al final. Si necesita horas voluntarias, comuníquese con la Srta. Rodríguez en la oficina de la escuela.

¡No podemos esperar a que se unen a nosotros!

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2017 Varsity Volleyball and Basketball Tournaments

Dear Parents:

The tournament schedule/bracket was just released. The brackets for each tournament are below, as is a summary of rules and the schedule.

Varsity Volleyball Bracket Varisty Basketball Bracket

Overall (from the League Director)

  • Both days of the tournament will be held at Immaculate Heart Academy. (Magee, East of Oracle)
  • Student-athletes must be in full, correct uniforms (jersey w/correct number, solid shorts,  proper shoes, WHITE socks).
  • Tournament is quasi-double-elimination. 
    • Once a team loses, they cannot get back to the winner's side of the bracket.
    • Teams can still earn higher placing until they lose a second time.
  • I will work on a schedule for table duties.
  • I am requesting that ADs do NOT keep score during the CHAMPIONSHIP game for either basketball or volleyball- you should be readily available to help coaches and/or address parent/spectator issues.
  • Absolutely no signs, no bullhorns, no pompoms, no balloons, etc. will be allowed in the gym (as stated in our handbook). One warning will be given. If it is not corrected, individuals will be told to leave.
  • Please note: No food or gum is allowed in the gym. Food can be eaten in the dining area or outside.


  • First game: 9:00 a.m. vs. SEAS
  • Second game: 11:00 or 1:00.
  • Third game (if qualified): Sunday - 12 noon or 2:30.
  • Each school needs a coach present for the mandatory meeting on Saturday, 11/4 @ 8:15 a.m.
    • A.D. cannot substitute for a coach at the meeting, per handbook.


  • First game: 2:30 p.m. vs. San Xavier
  • Second game: 4:30 or 5:30
  • Third game (if qualified): Sunday at 9:00 or 10:00 a.m.
  • Fourth game (if qualified): Sunday at 11:0012:00, or 1:30
  • Each school needs to have a coach present for a mandatory meeting on Saturday 11/4 @ 1:30 p.m. 
    • A.D. cannot substitute for a coach at the meeting, per handbook.

The fine for missed meetings in $30. 

I hope this is every bit of information we need. Let's get behind our young men and women as they look to climb to the top of this mountain. Go Thunder!!!

-Coach Anderson

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Mandatory Parent Meeting - Monday, October 2

Mandatory 8th Grade Parent Meeting
For: Parents Interested in Washington DC Trip
Date: Monday, October 2, 2017
Time: 4:00 PM
Place: TBD

Registration and deposit for DC trip is due by Friday, October 6th. Log on to GerberTours.com click on participants in the upper right-hand corner of the page and follow the simple steps.

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8th Grade DC Fundraiser

PIZZA FUNDRAISER DC TRIP St. John the Evangelist Tucson

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San Miguel Vipers Day Tour for Catholic Schools

Thursday, October 5, 2017
8:00 am - 1:00 pm
6601 S. San Fernando Rd

Join us for a tour of the school! You will get to meet our students and staff. Experience what it is like to be a student at San Miguel High School!

Students are responsible for their own transportation!
San Miguel does not provide transportation!

Enrolling Now!

Entrance Exam:
Saturday, November 18, 2017
7:30 am - 12:00 pm
San Miguel High School Gym
Call (520) 294-6403 for more information or visit us online at www.sanmiguelcristorey.org

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Family Ready Now - February 27, 2017

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Ready Now - February 13

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Ready Now - January 29

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Join Us for Our Open House on January 29th

To kick-off Catholic Schools Week, a national celebration of Catholic education, St. John the Evangelist Catholic School is hosting an Open House on Sunday, January 29, 2017. We invite you to visit with our teachers and learn more about our excellent spiritual, academic, and extracurricular activites that will put your child on the path to college and heaven. The Open House is intended for current and prospective families and for friends and alumni of St. John's to see the great work being done at our school.

The 3rd grade class will be hosting the 10 AM Family Mass. During Mass, the 7th grade students will receive the Rite of Introduction. Following Mass, the Folklorico and Mariachi will perform in the cafeteria and the Pre-Kindergarten through 8th grade teachers will be present to showcase student work and answer any questions you have about St. John the Evangelist.

We hope to see you there!

What: St. John the Evangelist Catholic School Open House
When: Sunday, January 29, 2017 from 10 am - 1 pm
Where: 600 W Ajo Way, Tucson

13 14 CSW Logo Circle CMYK


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Family Ready Now - January 9, 2017

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2016-2017 School Year PTO Meetings

St. John the Evangelist PTO (Parent Teacher Organization)

Meeting Dates for the 2016-2017 School Year

Meetings begin at 6 pm.


September - Wednesday, September 7

October - Wednesday, October 5

November - Wednesday, November 9

December - Wednessday, December 7

January - Wednesday, January 11

February - Wednesday, January 1

March - Wednesday, March 1

April - Wednesday, April 5

May - Wednesday, May 3

All parents are welcome to attend meetings. Room parents are required to attend.

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Family Ready Now - September 5, 2016

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School Picture Day is September 14

School Picture Day

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

San Juan Evangelista
Día de Fotos
Miércoles, 14 de septiembre 2016

Please make checks payable to: LIFETOUCH

Por favor haga los cheques pagaderos a: Lifetouch

All students will be photographed for the yearbook however, only students paying in advance will receive a school portrait package. Parents wishing to purchase school pictures must return their payment envelope to their child’s teacher on or before picture day.


Todos los estudiantes serán fotografiados para el anuario sin embargo, sólo los estudiantes que pagan por adelantado recibirán un paquete de retratos de la escuela. Los padres que deseen comprar fotos escolares deben regresar el sobre pago a la maestra de su hijo a más tardar el día de las fotos.

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Family Ready Now - August 22, 2016

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Mrs. Solarzano - Short Bio

Mrs. Minh Solarzano

Education:Bachelor of Music at Cal. State Long Beach; Post Bach. Elementary Education K-8 at Cal State Long Beach; Masters Educational Leadership at University of Arizona

Professional Experience: I was employed by the City of Carson, California in the Special Interest Dept. as the assistant coordinator for Fine Arts related events. I become a teacher in early education for grades Kinder and first, as well as the K-8 grade music teacher for St. Lucy Catholic School prior to relocating to Tucson, AZ. I taught first and second grade at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic School before transitioning into the administrative role. I served as Assistant Principal for two years at St. John the Evangelist Catholic School prior to becoming the Principal in the 2016-17 school year.  I was blessed with the opportunities to collaborate with other teachers and administration within the Diocese of Tucson on various curriculum related projects and training.

Hobbies and Interests: I am also a professional musician. I enjoy spending as much time with my family. We love to spend our time reading as a family and going on excursions. Health and nutrition is very important to me. I love to run and weight lift.



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Family Ready Now - August 15, 2016

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Welcome to the 2016-17 School Year

Dear Staff and Families,

It is with great pride and excitement that I write this letter of introduction to you as the newly appointed Principal of St. John the Evangelist Catholic School for the 2016-2017 school year.  I possess over fourteen years educational experience spanning grades K-8 with a specific concentration in multiple subject elementary education, K-8 music education, and curriculum and instruction planning.  My most recent administrative experience has been shaped by two years of successful leadership as an Assistant Principal here at St. John. I am elated to bring my skills as an educational leader to your son/daughter’s school and to work with you as a partner in education to ensure your child’s success.

Along with staff, I will work hard to continue the legacy of success established at St. John by building strong relationships with parents, students, staff, and community partners.  We will focus on strengthening our Catholic identity, 21stCentury skills, fostering a nurturing safe environment for children, use of data to inform instruction, consistent implementation of newly adopted student led conferences and Academic Parent Teacher Training (APTT), and providing exciting and challenging enrichment opportunities for all students.

I anticipate a most successful year as St. John teachers and staff support the academic, social, and emotional growth of your child.

During the course of the year, it is my hope that we will work together to provide the students of St. John the best possible opportunities in preparing them to be faith filled citizens ready to master the challenges they will encounter on their journey towards ‘College and Heaven’ with a solid foundation created here at our school.  As Principal, my door is always open and I welcome your input. Please feel free to stop in or call to make an appointment to discuss any concerns, suggestions, or ideas to help make this the best year yet!  I look forward to working with you and your child.

United in Christ,


Minh Solórzano, M.Ed.
St. John the Evangelist Catholic School
University of Notre Dame ACE Academy


Estimados Padres de Familias y Personal de la Escuela,

Con gran orgullo y emoción escribo esta carta para presentarme como la recién nombrada directora de la Escuela Católica San Juan el Evangelista para el año escolar 2016-2017. Tengo más de catorce años de experiencia educativa en los grados de K-8 con una concentración específica en la enseñanza en diferentes materias en primaria, en clases de música con niños de K-8, y en la preparación de planes y programas de estudios. Mi experiencia administrativa más reciente ha sido formada por dos años de liderazgo exitoso como una subdirectora aquí, en San Juan. Estoy muy contenta de poder utilizar mis habilidades de liderazgo educativo en la escuela de su hijo/hija y trabajar con usted en equipo en la educación de su hijo/hija para asegurarle su éxito.

Junto con el personal, voy a trabajar duro para continuar con el legado de éxito establecida en San Juan mediante la construcción de relaciones sólidas con los padres, los estudiantes, el personal y los socios de la comunidad. Nos centraremos en el fortalecimiento de nuestra identidad católica, habilidades del siglo 21, el fomento de un entorno seguro para los niños, el uso de los datos para informar la instrucción, la aplicación coherente de los estudiantes en nuestro recién adoptado programa de conferencias y Formación Académico de Padres y de Profesores (APTT), y proporcionar con mucha emoción y desafío, las oportunidades para enriquecimiento para todos los estudiantes.

Creo que este año será exitoso en St. John con el apoyo de los maestros y el personal en el crecimiento académico, social y emocional de su hijo.

Durante el transcurso del año, es mi esperanza de que vamos a trabajar juntos para proporcionar a los estudiantes de San Juan las mejores oportunidades posibles en su preparación y para prepararlos como personas de fe dispuestos a superar los retos que se encontrarán en su camino hacia la 'universidad y el Cielo 'con una base sólida creada aquí en nuestra escuela. Como directora, mi puerta está siempre abierta y yo le doy la bienvenida siempre que usted desea entrar. Por favor, siéntase libre de pasar o en llamar para hacer una cita para consultar todas sus dudas, sugerencias o ideas para ayudar a hacer de este el mejor año todavía! Espero con interés trabajar con usted y su hijo.

Unidos en Cristo,


Minh Solórzano, M. Ed
Director de escuela
Escuela Católica San Juan el Evangelista
Universidad de Notre Dame Academias ACE

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