May 8th Newsletter

Dear Parent(s)/Guardian(s):

Another exciting week here at DSJ, one that might be a little more exciting than most considering a helicopter landed in our parking lot. This week has been very eventful, but I also hope very informative for our students.

Our Seniors returned from their trip to New York, safe and sound, and besides the bus breaking down on Monday, the students and chaperons both expressed how great of a trip it was. They had an opportunity to visit and explore New York, and be together one more time as a class, before graduation. Thank you to the chaperons and students who truly made this trip a success.

Our 8th Graders had the opportunity to visit the Van Wert County Jail and Courthouse and see local government in action on Tuesday. This was a great opportunity to bring learning to life for them, and hopefully encourage them not to return, at least to the Jail portion of the field trip.

On Thursday SADD, advised my Mrs. Harris, conducted a Mock Car Crash, to help bring awareness to students about being safe as they travel this Prom and Summer Season. A big thank you to the Delphos Police, Fire, and Emergency Medical Departments, along with Eric Schier (Harter and Schier Funeral Home) and Life Flight.

The Band held a beautiful Spring Concert, where the very talented and skilled musicians of St. John’s continued to prefect and display their craft. Congratulations to Ms. Hare and everyone that made the Band Concert so successful.

A big thank you to Dr. Scherger and his wife for presenting to our Juniors and Seniors on Friday, about a subject that is difficult for anyone to talk about. Being not afraid to show the reality of our decisions and how those decisions can affect our lives with God and our future.

Saturday will mark the 2015 Prom. Prom is a great opportunity for students to forget about the challenges of their school work and everyday lives and enjoy each other’s company in a formal, safe, and responsible environment, through the policies that have been established and will be in place. We wish all prom goers an enjoyable evening that is filled with fun, laughs, and excitement.

A few of the things that are happening here in the future are outlined in the newsletter below. Including, Personnel Changes, Mulch Delivery, Mock Car Crash (Tentative), Dr. Scherger Presentation, Spring Band Concert, and Yearbook Orders. If any of these interest you and I hope they do, please keep reading for more information.

Weekly Calendar
Please refer to for the most up-to-date information about the happenings taking place in the Junior High and High School.

For Athletic Information please follow this link

Reminder – The 7th Graders will be having their Retreat on Friday, to LCC, to learn more about he Holy Vocations.

Senior Graduation Picture
Friday, the 15th, the Senior Class will be taking their Graduation Picture in their Caps and Gowns. Cost for an 8×10 will be $10.00 and can be paid for up until the time the picture is taken. If you are interested please have your money turned in Thursday.

Tuition Assistance
The PSAS 2015-2016 Tuition Assistance forms have arrived. Paper forms may be picked up at the Ministry Center or a PDF version can be emailed to you. Please send an email to and the form will be returned promptly.

Scholarship Opportunity
The Northwest Ohio Scholarship Fund has expanded this year to include all 19 counties in the Toledo Diocese, for any Catholic School Students, attending Grades K-8. Visit to obtain more information. The application deadline is Friday, May 29, 2015. We have been very fortunate this year with the number of opportunities for scholarships and tuition assistance than ever before, so please share this information with families who may be hesitant to attend St. John’s due to financial limitations.

Shoe Drive to Help Alumni Aaron Hellman and his Cross Country Team
Who: Heidelberg Men’s and Women’s Cross Country Teams

When: Plug in your own date. Just as long it is before the school year ends

Purpose: The organization is Funds2Orgs, they want our no longer worn, out of style footwear. These pieces provide an amazing economic boost by creating micro-enterprise opportunities in developing nations like Haiti and many parts of Africa. Instead of holding on to the items you no longer wear or use, give them new life and re-purpose them to change lives in remote communities around the globe.

What is Acceptable: It can be any type of shoe, sandal, slippers, high heels, flip flops, or boots that are mildly worn. Pairs Only!

Requirements: The shoes must be in pairs and must be tied or rubber band together.

If you have any old shoes that you would like to get rid of to help Aaron and his Cross Country Team at Heidelberg please bring them to the Junior High/High School Office.

Thank you for your support.

Good luck to the Baseball Team verse New Bremen tomorrow during the Sectional Tournament.

Good luck to all the St. John Students, that are competing this weekend in one way or another, bring home a win, as we are, Blue Jays.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Go Jays and God Bless,


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