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The official student newspaper of St. John's School.

The Review

The official student newspaper of St. John's School.

The Review

Volunteers spent time along the coast outside Liberia before teaching at local schools.

St. John’s resumes Costa Rica service trip after three-year break

Kate Johnson September 2, 2023

The mid-summer community service trip that has sent students to Costa Rica since 2006 is an important piece of St. John’s history—and this year was no exception.  The community service trip has...

Every summer, SJS students volunteer at the Houston Museum of Natural Science and the Houston Zoo.

Students volunteer at Zoo Crew, Ecoteen

Eshna Das and Finn Brewer October 4, 2022
On a typical summer day in Hermann Park, teenagers help aspiring kindergartner astronauts put on their space suits and embark on a journey through the solar system, while, across the street, other teenagers teach visitors about animals and advocate for animal rights.
Students gather in the Plaza to help with the holiday drive.

Students help Afghanistan refugees in this year’s holiday drive

Emma Chang and Mia Hirshfeld December 16, 2021
Student Affairs Council representatives and Community Service officers come together annually to run a holiday drive. This year, advisories collectively donated over $17,600 of cash and checks to support four Afghan refugee families.
Before COVID, student tutors and refugee tutees met in person during the summer.

Upper School students tutor refugee children, host Summer Express on Zoom

James Li, Staff Writer September 16, 2021
In 2006, sophomores Laynie Johnson (‘08) and Johnny Leader (‘08) sought to bridge the gap in academic achievement between wealthy and low-income children. This June, Summer Express was held over Zoom due to COVID, and tutors worked with a total of 28 kids.
This year, advisories chose between filling a laundry basket with staples such as flour, rice and toilet paper for a family at Small Steps Nurturing Center or buying items off of an Amazon wishlist for a family at the Ronald McDonald House. 

Advisories donate holiday gifts to Small Steps Nurturing Center, Ronald McDonald House

Natalie Boquist and Lydia Gafford December 8, 2020
This year, Community Service is partnering with Small Steps Nurturing Center and the Ronald McDonald House. 
The Turville and Hegeman advisories weeded and covered invasive plants at the Don Green Nature Park.

Freshmen participate in Day of Service, give back to community

On Oct. 16, the Class of 2023 participated in a Day of Service by giving back to the Houston community.
Freshmen read Seeds to Pumpkins to students at KIPP SHARP.

KIPP SHARP Lower School

Natasha Janssens, Staff Writer November 13, 2019

Twenty students at KIPP SHARP Lower School scrambled to plant their pumpkin seeds and impatiently waited for them to grow. KIPP SHARP is a public charter school that serves families in Southwest Houston....

The Turville and Hegeman advisories weeded and covered invasive plants at the Don Green Nature Park.

Don Greene Nature Park

Cameron Ederle, Staff Writer November 13, 2019

The Turville and Hegeman advisories dirtied their hands while weeding and covering invasive plants at the Don Greene Nature Park. The small park is home to a large variety of exotic plant species and a...

Freshman Chethan Shultz practices flashcards with a student at Etoile Academy.

Etoile Academy

Alice Xu, Staff Writer November 13, 2019

On most days, the students at Etoile Academy spend their break time in silence. On Oct. 16, their quiet break was interrupted when 20 SJS freshmen entered with packs of multiplication flashcards. Etoile...

The athletes donate gently used shoes to less fortunate children.

Boys’ basketball teams up with Episcopal, gives back to the community

Afraaz Malick, Staff Writer February 17, 2019
Boys' basketball teamed up with Episcopal to donate shoes to the Sharing Shoes organization.
Freshman Gaby Jammar reads books to children at the Nehemiah Center.

Freshmen volunteer at Nehemiah Center, host toy drive and book fair

Afraaz Malick, Staff Writer January 31, 2019
On Jan. 14, a group of freshmen hosted a toy drive and book fair at the Nehemiah Center.
Junior Mira Thakur promotes her project, Kindergarten Science, at the Fair on Jan. 23.

Community service fair showcases student-led projects

Ashley Yen and Chloe Zhao January 30, 2019
On Jan. 23, students promoted their community service projects at the first Community Service Mini Project Fair.
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