Retreat Programs

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  • Freshmen: Our Lasallian Identity

    In the spring semester, groups of St. John’s freshmen gather for day-long retreats at the National 4-H Youth Conference Center in Chevy Chase, MD. The freshman retreat carries the theme “Our Lasallian Identity.” As students reflect the heritage of Lasalle and how that will affect their high school years to come, they consider questions such as “Who can I depend on in difficult times?” and “What is God’s plan for my life?” During talks from faculty and Peer Ministers, freshmen learn that the highs and lows of high school are a journey toward adulthood and adult faith - a journey that they make with the support of classmates, family, teachers and their faith in God.

    2017-2018 Schedule

    February 6
    HR 100B Murphy
    HR 113 Martin
    HR 118 Martinez

    February 8 
    HR 100A Salkeld
    HR 106 Schaefer
    HR 109 Smith, J.
    HR FA110 Faircloth

    February 20
    HR 102 Petersen
    HR 107 Wixon, C.
    HR 116 Petraiulo

    February 22
    HR 104 Choi
    HR 105 Brillante
    HR FA010 Tieman

    *Permission slips will be distributed in homeroom and posted here closer to the retreat*
  • Sophomores: Prayer

    Prayer is the main theme of the sophomore retreat, held at Hallowood Retreat Center. Sophomores break into small groups and learn different types of prayer to take with them as they continue their journey at St. John's. Topics discussed through activities and talks is the way that prayer has affected their peers and the faculty leaders.

    2017-2018 Schedule

    November 2 - Cooper periods 1 & 2

    November 3 - Bro. Mark periods 1, 2, & 5

    November 6 - Leonard periods 1, 3, & 5

    November 13 - Macklin periods 5, 7, & 8 

    November 14 - Sheridan periods 6, 7, & 8

    *Permission slips will be distributed in classes and posted right here closer to the retreat*

  • Juniors: Road to Emmaus

    The junior retreat is about choices. Junior year marks a new step in St. John's retreat program, because students stay overnight at Priestfield Retreat Center in Kearneysville, WV. After juniors arrive in the evening, they meet in small groups to discuss both simple and complicated choices and how they can learn from their choices, whether good or bad. The central goal of the retreat is to become more aware of the ways each choice a student makes affects not only them, but those around them. Through reflection, students gain a more inclusive picture of their contributions to the world and the ways that God manifests himself.

    2017-2018*
    October 18-19
    February 21-22
    March 21-22

    *These retreats are first come, first served. There are not enough spots for every junior to attend. Permission slips will be distributed in the Office of Mission & Ministry closer to each retreat date.
  • Seniors: The Kairos Retreat

    While the Kairos Retreat has been utilized by St. John’s since 2002, the retreat has a history of more than 40 years. Kairos is the Greek word that means “God’s time.” 

    According to Trinity College in Washington, Kairos was first utilized as a Christian Awakening Program by the Diocese of Brooklyn (NY) in 1965. The program was adopted as a Cursillo program for teenagers. As Kairos was instituted at Catholic schools in the Midwest, the program underwent several changes. The current Kairos format was developed in 1979 at Loyola Academy, a Jesuit high school in Wilmette, IL. By the mid-1990s, 20 Jesuit schools used the Kairos Program. At the same time, non-Jesuit schools around the world began to discover Kairos. 

    The Kairos Retreat continues to be a highlight for seniors. Four Kairos retreats are offered each year in order to accommodate each student's academic and extracurricular activities. The retreats are held at the Loyola Retreat House on the shores of the Potomac River in southern Maryland.

    2017- 2018 Schedule*
    October 10-13
    December 5-8
    February 13-16
    April 17-20

    *These retreats are first come, first served. No in-season athletes may attend. There are not enough spots for every senior to attend.  Permission slips will be distributed in the Office of Mission & Ministry closer to each retreat.

Seminar Programs

These seminars are a response to the concerns of St. John's faculty and the evident needs of our student body. They are meant to be structured, but “living” programs that provide time and space for students to learn about, wrestle with and be guided to appropriate conclusions regarding issues and concepts that are relevant to their particular culture and stage of life and development. 

The curriculum is designed to evoke a Christian response - a sense of responsibility out of gratitude for love, privilege and giftedness rather than a response based in fear and selfishness.

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  • Freshman Seminar Schedule 2017-2018

    SESSION I
    INTRODUCTION TO LASALLIAN EDUCATION
    September 18, Homeroom and 2nd period (class assembly)
    Br. Jack Curran, FSC, Lasallian Volunteers and students of Manhattan College
     
     
    SESSIONS II, III and IV
    October 11, 8 A.M. – 11:45 A.M.  (PSAT day)
     
    Time Management and Disciplined Use of Technology
    Allie Downey and Shannon O’Laughlin
     
    CHARACTER and LEADERSHIP
    Joe Casamento and Jeff Mancabelli
     
    COMMUNITY BUILDING
    Campus Ministry and Peer Ministry
     
     
    SESSION V
    KNOWING SELF and RELATING TO OTHERS
    November 13-14, Scripture Classes
    Karl Danso, Courtney Bell, Donna Moga and Kevin Morse 
     
     
    SESSION VI
    STUDY SKILLS AND WHAT COLLEGES ARE LOOKING FOR
    December 11-12, English Classes
    Mary McAndrews
     
     
    SESSION VII
    HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS
     January 29-30, Scripture Classes
    Karl Danso, Courtney Bell, Donna Moga and Kevin Morse 
     
    SESSION VIII
    BULLYING
    February 26-27, Scripture Class
    Allie Downey, Michelle McIntosh-Peters and St. John’s Seniors
     
     
    SESSION IX
    STRESS AND ANXIETY
    March 26-27, Scripture Classes
    Counselling Center
     
     
    SESSION X
    DRUGS AND ALCOHOL
    April 30, May 1 and 3, Scripture Class
    Allie Downey
  • Sophomore Seminar Schedule 2017-2018

    SESSION I
    DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP
    October 16-17, English Classes
    Beth Hals
     
    SESSION II
    MENTAL HEALTH - Depression
    November 20-21, Jesus and Church Classes
    Jen Lodico and Michelle McIntosh-Peters
     
    SESSION III
    HUMAN REPRODUCTION
    December 4-5, Science Classes
    Seth Brown, Ryan Longton, Nancy-Kerr Lynch and Erin Regan
     
    SESSION IV
    WHAT DOES YOUR GPA SAY?
    February 8-9, English Classes
    College Counselors
     
    SESSION V
    DRUGS AND ALCOHOL
    March 19-20 Jesus and Church Classes
    (Parent-evening of March 20)
    Caron Treatment Center Staff and The Washington Regional Alcohol Program