May 22nd Newsletter

Dear Parent(s)/Guardian(s):

Today was the last official school day for our Seniors, the Class of 2015. These Seniors will be sadly missed, as we continue through the rest of next week their energy and excitement will be absent in the halls. They have brought leadership, guidance, and spirit to our school and have been an absolute pleasure to work with. They will always have a special place in my heart and in the history of St. John’s.

A special thank you to Mrs. Elwer, Mrs. Haehn, and the Mission Society Members for putting on a beautiful May Crowning celebration on Wednesday.

Just a few of the things that are happening here in the future are outlined in the newsletter below. Including, the Spring Choir Concert, the many events taking place next week, including Exams, Senior Retreat and Awards, Junior High Bowling Trip, 8th Grade Promotion, 100th Anniversary Dinner, Senior Pictures for the Yearbook, Total School, Cross Country Meeting, to name a few. If any of these interest you and I hope they do, please keep reading for more information.

There will be no cafeteria service on Wednesday the 27th. Students will need to pack their lunch for that day, or purchase a sub from the sale taking place for Bible Camp.

School will be dismissed at 1:30 on Thursday to end the school year.

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

Spring Choir Concert
The Spring Choir Concert has been rescheduled for this Sunday, the 24th at 7:00 PM, in Church. This is a great opportunity to watch some of our very talented students perform and perfect their craft.  Good luck to all.

Underclass Exams
Next week Underclassmen (not Junior High students, unless notified by their teacher) will be taking exams, Tuesday through Thursday.

Senior Retreat
Seniors will have their spring retreat on Tuesday the 26th, at Stadium Park. They are to arrive at the park by 9:00, dressed for the weather.

Senior Awards Ceremony
Wednesday at 10:00 we will look to recognize our Seniors for their accomplishments throughout High School, at our annual awards ceremony.

Junior High Bowling Trip
On Wednesday, the 27th, from 10:00 to 2:00 the Junior High Students will be heading to the bowling alley for their annual picnic day.

8th Grade Promotion/Underclass Awards
On May 28th, beginning at 12:30 we will be conducting our 8th Grade Promotion/Elevation coupled with our Underclass Awards Ceremony. Concluding with the dismissal of school for the summer.

100th Anniversary Alumni Dinner
Tickets for the DSJ Alumni Dinner/Dance will be available through Tuesday, May 26 at the Ministry Center. Tickets are $25 each for the dinner/dance on Saturday, May 30. Join us in celebrating our 100th graduating class!

Senior Picture for the Yearbook
As you may be preparing for your senior pictures this summer, we would like to explain the new expectations for the formal pictures that will be included in the yearbook and newspaper (end of the year graduates insert). Although senior pictures are a great time to capture unique images that represent you, the yearbook needs one image meeting specific requirements for uniformity and consistency as those are paramount qualities in creating the yearbook. Please refer to the attached document below for the detailed guidelines.

Total School
Do you know about Marriage and the Church? These questions are the focus of our Total School effort for May and June. Over the next two months, Total School will examine some of the everyday questions in our lives, and give us the tools necessary to help begin the understanding of the Marriage and the Church. I encourage you to join us as we participate in this event at Mass over the next two months. For further information, please visit the following link

Cross Country Meeting
There will be an informational meeting for the parents and runners on Monday June 2nd at 7:00pm in the shelter house at Stadium Park for those that are interest in running cross country in the fall. In you have any questions you can contact Coach Steve Hellman at 419-233-1870 or by email at

Tennis Camp
The 2nd Annual Tennis Camp will be held at the Stadium Park tennis courts from 9:00 AM till Noon, on August 4, 5, and 6th. The event is sponsored by the Delphos Herald again this year. The instructors will come from Westwood Tennis and Fitness Center in Lima. The event is open to all school aged children. They will learn tennis techniques, courtesies, and other tennis lessons.

The event is open to the public, and all school aged children are encouraged to attend. If you don’t have a tennis racquet, come and use of that the tennis pros provide. There is no for this cost to any participant.

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 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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