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Mr. Michael Owen » Welcome to 7th Grade!

Welcome to 7th Grade!

Welcome, Mr. Owen, as our 7th grade teacher starting in the 2016-17 school year!

Mr. Michael Owen was born Daly City, CA in 1979.  In the early 1980's Mr. Owen’s family moved to Napa where he attended St. John's Catholic School and was a Gael from 1st grade through 8th grade.  Graduating in 1993, Mr. Owen continued his Catholic education at Justin-Siena High School where he took pride in his education, graduating with honors in 1997.  Mr. Owen continued his education at Napa Valley College where he earned an AA in Social and Interpersonal Communications.  During his two years at NVC, Mr. Owen was named an All-Scholar Athlete for having above a 3.5 GPA while playing basketball for the school.

During a short career in sales, Mr. Owen met his wife in 2007.  By 2009, Michael and Erika Owen were married and in 2010 they had their daughter, Isabella who is now 5 years old.  Mr. Owen also has a step-daughter who is 12 years old.

In 2011, Mr. Owen went back to college at Notre Dame de Namur University, a private Catholic university.   He finished his Bachelor's degree in Business Management in 2013.  Mr. Owen graduated at the top of his class by earning a cumulative GPA of 3.99.  He was named to the National Honors Society and was the President of the school's chapter.

Through the process of completing his degree, Mr. Owen realized he wanted to follow his heart and become a teacher.  Mr. Owen began his credentialing program and started working as a substitute teacher at Menlo Atherton High School.  Mr. Owen taught and coached at Menlo Atherton High School for 3 years before deciding to move home to Napa.  Mr. Owen and his wife, Erika, wanted their girls to have the same opportunities he had growing up in our wonderful town and thus decided to move back in June of 2015.

Since returning, Mr. Owen has been substitute teaching and coaching at Justin Siena High School and loves being back in the community that raised him.  Mr. Owen has continued his education and is working towards a Master’s Degree in Educational Counseling and both a Single Subject Math and a Pupil Personnel Services credential.  Mr. Owen takes a humanistic and holistic approach to teaching in the classroom.  He wants to educate the whole child.  Although Mr. Owen specializes in mathematics, he uses his faith-based teaching practices to help children develop with great consideration for the individual needs of each student.  Mr. Owen brings a level of excitement and commitment to the community that will motivate students to want to learn more in his classes.

Mr. Owen is very excited to once again be a part of the St. John's community and looks forward to giving back to the community that gave him so many skills and helped him to realize he was capable of achieving great things.



Recent Posts

Monday 6/5/17

 Hello all,
Please bring all textbooks and supplies bowered from Mr Owen to school tomorrow as I will be taking inventory of all our classroom textbooks and supplies.  
Also, there seems to be some confusion with the students.  Tomorrow, Monday June 6th is a full day of school and students are required to wear their regular uniforms.  Tuesday is a regular half day release time and Wednesday is 10:30 am release.  
Mr Owen

Free Dress Friday 5/26/17

Tomorrow is Free Dress.  Please be aware of our school policy on tardies and free dress last Friday of the month.  Any questions please feel free to email.  Other than that happy almost Friday everyone.
Mr. Owen


TK/K are hosting a bake sale on Tuesday, May 16th
All items are only $1 and will be sold during all recesses in hallway near office.
Proceeds go to fund their field trip to the zoo next week.  
Thanks for the support.
Mr Owen

Easter Break is here!

Hello All,
At this very Holy time of year I would like to reach out to all of you and wish you all a Happy Easter.  I pray that all of you get to spend time with family and friends and enjoy some time off from school.  
When we return we only have about two months left, actually a little less than that.  We are going to have a lot of events happening in the near future that I want to prepare all of you for.  Please see the schedule below:
Easter Break:  4/14-4/23
Ministry Fair: 4/23
7th Grade Mass: 4/26
Father/Daughter Dance: 4/28
1st Sunday Family Mass: 5/7-8th grade
7th Grade Morning Assembly: 5/8-5/12
Aladdin: 5/18-5/19
No School: 5/29
Field Day: 6/2
1st Sunday Family Mass: 6/4
Yearbook Signing: 6/5
Last Day of School: 6/7
I am sure I forgot some events but that should take us through the end of the year.  My hopes are that all the kids will be refreshed after the break and ready to learn and grow more.
Thanks again and Happy Easter,
Mr Owen 


Hello all,
Our 7th and 8th grade Exploratorium trip is coming up.  I just sent home permission slip forms with the students in both classes today.  
Parents, please sign and have your son or daughter return the forms with $10 by Friday 3/10/17.  The trip itself is on Thursday, 3/23/17.  We are still in need of chaperones.  I need 9 total and have 3 or 4 already.  So that means we need at least another 3 or 4 chaperones to volunteer. We will leave St. Johns at 9:30am and should leave SF by 3:00 to return to school by 4:30pm.  Please make sure someone is available to pick up your child promptly at 4:30pm unless they are going to extended care.  If you would like to chaperone please let me know asap and make sure all proper paperwork is done through the office so that you can chaperone no later than next Friday.
Thank you for all your support and look forward to this exciting and fun field trip with all my scientists and engineers.
Mr Owen

Dan Clark Tournament Donations

Hello All,
in support of our Dan Clark Basketball Tourney we are collecting donations of cases of waters and baked goods for the snack stand at the games.  We need a donation from each family on Friday, 3/10/17.  Please bring donations to the office.  We need all families to help on this one.  Thanks!
Mr Owen

Hot Air Balloon LAB Coming Soon

Hello All,
The 8th graders are going to start a new STEM Lab where they have to create hot air balloons that can fly from normal materials that can be found around the home.  This message is to ask for any supplies that your family could provide to make this lab possible.  The list of supplies I need to fill are:
small to large plastic bags, preferably lighter in weight or density
birthday candles-at least 40 candles total
plastic straws-I have some but more would be helpful
wire-copper or thin lightweight wire
popsicle sticks-have some need about 50-100 more
hot glue guns-will be returned after the week we do the project
Elmer's glue -need 5 or 6 bottles 
pipe cleaners
scotch tape-need a few rolls
If you or your family could donate it would be greatly appreciated.  I would like to start this lab on Monday, 2/13/17.

Catholic Schools Week

Hello All,
Tomorrow is Thursday and the students are allowed to wear sports jerseys over the school uniforms for sports day.  Normal school uniforms and please make sure that your son or daughter is dressed according to our handbook policy.  Lately, we have noticed an increase in student's out of dress code.  
Tomorrow is also our Open House.  Thank you to those who have donated their time or money.  The Open House starts at 5:30 pm and we encourage you all to invite friends who may be considering St. John's for their children.  I hope to see some of you and some new faces as well.
Thank you and God Bless.
Mr Owen


Dear St. John Families,
For the safety of our school families and staff, the school will be closed tomorrowMonday, January 9, due to inclement weather, flooding, and road closures.
School should resume on Tuesday, however, stay tuned for updates as we will keep you posted should we need to remain closed.
Mr Owen

Zumba Tomorrow

Hello all,
I did not get a chance to tell the kids that we will have Zumba even though it's a half day and church day.  Please have your son or daughter come to school in their usual Mass attire and bring their PE uniform to change in to for Zumba.  Also, if everyone could donate $1 for the instructor as she volunteers but we'd like to show her some gratitude for her time.
Thanks and God Bless,
Mr Owen


Hello all,
I am searching for a flower connection. My 7th grade science class is learning about plant reproduction and would like to do a lab with them with real flowers.  I would love to have 2 sets of different types of flowers. We need 13 of the same type of flowers and another 13 of a different type of flowers.  Please email me to let me know if one of you parents can help with this.  I'd like to get them asap and will go spend money if I have to but this was my last ditch effort.
Mr Owen

Halloween Carnival

Hello All,
If your son or daughter is on the list below we still need to collect $5 for the Halloween Carnival which is Monday!  Please have them bring the money to me tomorrow morning.
Marcus                                  Diego           
Francisco                              Erik K
Avery                                    Araceli
Asher                                    Yahaira
Lili                                         Teresa
Estrellita                                Jamie
Adam                                    Alyssa
Eric G.                                  Gaby
Thank you for all of those that took part in the surprise today.  It was very special and I can not express my gratitude enough with your children.  They are all special and we will continue to learn and grow.  Thank you again!
Mr Owen

Marin Headlands

Hello All,
The 7th graders are very excited about our trip to the Marin Headlands.  We leave Monday morning at 7:30am.  Please have your son or daughter here at school no later than 7:15 so that we can leave on time and get the most out of our trip.  I also sent home another clothing and equipment list for packing.  Remember, it is only 1 overnight and we will return Tuesday around 5:00pm.  If you have any further questions regarding the trip please feel free to email me.  I checked the weather today for Monday and Tuesday and there should be no rain but please pack for it just in case.  Thanks again to all the chaperones who will be joining us and to the parents who are drivers!  We could not do this without your support.
Mr. Owen

Immunization Records

Hello All,
There are still some students with whom the school does not have their immunization records and we need to have those on file ASAP (as soon as possible)!  Please have your son or daughter turn these in to me or Mrs. Garcia at the front desk.  Thank you for your quick response to this.  Any questions or concerns please email me.
Mr. Owen

Willy Wonka Field Trip Forms and $5

Hello Parents,
There are still a few students who have not turned in their forms for the Willy Wonka Play field trip on October 27th.  We need all permission slips turned in as soon as possible.  If we do not receive a permission slip for your child, they will not be able to join the rest of their class.  And, related to the same field trip, each student was supposed to bring in $5.  I have received some field trip forms without the money and I would appreciate it if you could send the money in tomorrow with your son or daughter.  This is helping take care of some of the cost for this trip.  If you have any questions regarding this or anything from my class please feel free to email me.
Mr. Owen