September 4th Newsletter

Dear Parent(s) and/or Guardian(s):

One week is in the books, and this week has been rough physically and mentally due to high temperatures and humidity, but the students and staff persevered, and we hope there is a break next week.

A wonderful tradition took place this week, with the school year starting a little later, and that was our Homecoming voting.  I would like to introduce our Homecoming Court for 2015.

Queen – Lexie Hays Escorted by Evan Mohler and Jordan Mohler

Senior Attendants – Olivia Kahny and Rachel Pohlman Escorted by Derek Anthony and James Buettner

Junior Attendants – Ally Gerberick and Courtney Wrasman Escorted by Ryan Dickman and Lucas Hoffman

Sophomore Attendants – Kennedy Clarkson and Elizabeth Csukker Escorted by Matthew Dickrede and Isaac Musser

Freshman Attendants – Josie Schulte and Taylor Zuber Escorted by Lucas Metcalfe and Jared Wurst

A special congratulations to Queen Lexie and her Court.

A few of the things that are happening here in the future are outlined in the newsletter below.  Including, 2005 State Champ Recognition, College Credit Plus, See the Change (Middle School Physics), Homecoming Guidelines, 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 http://delphosstjohns.org/hs-calendar/ 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 http://delphosstjohns.org/sports-calendar/

Reminder – No School Monday for Labor Day

2005 Football State Championship Recognition

The 10 Year Recognition of St. John’s 2005 State Championship team will be held Friday, September 18th at Stadium Park.  The Blue Jays play host to Ft. Recovery at 7:30 PM that night.

All players, coaches, managers, and cheerleaders of the 2005 team are invited to come to the game for a pregame recognition.  All those returning are asked to be at the home bench by 6:50 PM with recognition starting at 7:05 PM

Student Gmail Accounts

A concern has been raised on whether or not students will be able to receive Spam Mailings to their Delphos St. Johns Email Account.  The answer at this time, and from the tests we have run is no they will not.  At this time, the students will only be able to communicate in the St. John’s domain, or in other words, email fellow students and teachers who have a @delphosstjohns.org account.  They will not be able to email anyone, at this time, who does not have an account ending in @delphosstjohns.org.  If you have any further questions please let us know.

Internet Acceptable Use Policy

In relation to student email accounts, as a reminder, we will be requiring students and parents to complete an Internet Acceptable Use Policy.  Attached to the email you will find this Policy.  Please read it over and become familiar with it.  Once you have done so please have your student and yourself, sign and date the bottom of the last page.  Cut off the signature section and please have your student bring this to the office so that their account can be activated.  We are only missing a few from each grade level, so please complete the form as soon as possible so access can be granted to those we have not received yet.

College Credit Plus

Great news, we have recently found out that all of our students, who were funded or not, that have requested to participate in College Credit Plus, will be able to participate here at St. John’s and earn credit through Rhodes State, free of charge.

Students that have not taken an ACT Test will be required to complete a Compass Test that will be administered here at St. John’s on September 9th.  If a student earns a passing score they will be registered at Rhodes State, and as long as they meet the requirements from Rhodes, they will earn college credit.

If they do not receive a qualifying score, they will remain in the class and earn credit just as they would for any other High School Class.

Should you have any questions please let Mr. Unterbrink or myself know.

Mission Society T-Shirt Fundraiser

The St. John’s High School Mission Society is sponsoring a “Blue Jay Pride” t-shirt sale in order to raise money for their annual spring trip to McKee, Kentucky.  The cost is $12.00 for a blue or gold, short sleeve, screen print t-shirt and $22.00 for a blue or gold, short sleeve, glitter t-shirt.  Sizes range from youth small to 5XL.  There is the option to include a name on the back for an additional fee of $3.00-$5.00.  An order form is attached below or may be picked up in the high school office and are due by September 14th.  Please support this sale in order to benefit the underprivileged families in this Appalachian community!

See the Change Parent Invite

Attached below is an invite to parents, concerning our new Middle School Physics Program – See the Change.  See the Change looks to bring Physics to our Middle School students, 6th through 8th grade.  This program is a curriculum that is taught in the student’s current Science Class, which allows for a blending of physics and STEM information to the students, to encourage students to enter fields related to science, technology, engineering, and math.  This program prides itself on bringing this information to students at a young age to encourage development in these fields.

If you are interested in learning more about this Program and what it can offer your student(s) there will be an information meeting after our teacher training, from 3:30 to 4:00, here at school.  All are welcome to attend.

Should you have any other questions about the Program do not hesitate to ask.

Homecoming Guidelines

Attached below you will find the Homecoming Guidelines.  They have not changed from last year.  The U.S. Bishops state that “as Christians we should dress in a modest manner, wearing clothing that reflect our reverence for God and that manifest our respect for the dignity of the liturgy and for one another.”  I do wish that you exercise modesty and sound judgments as you shop for dresses, for our formal Homecoming Dance and Celebration.

How to Sign Up for Instant Alerts

There have some questions about signing up for Instant Alerts and I just wanted to take a moment to explain the process and an added sign-up I would like you to complete.

Steps…

1.)  Go to http://www.ohioalerts.org/

2.)  Select Delphos St. John’s

3.)  Click “Subscribe to Alerts”

4.)  Enter Your Name

5.)  Enter a Subscription Expiration Date when you would no longer like to receive Messages (this is optional)

6.)  Select Alert Method, Text or Email, and follow the corresponding instructions.

7.)  Select Lists to Subscribe to.  Be sure to select the “Delphos St. Johns Alerts-Schools” and this is the new part, please select the graduating class of your student or students currently enrolled in the Junior High/High School.  This will allow me to send Alerts that will be affecting those grades directly, rather than school wide.  Please spread the word in letting others know to sign up, including students, so we can keep the lines of communication open.

8.)  Enter Characters Shown

9.)  Check the Box

10.)  Click Subscribe, and you are now added to our Text/Email Alert System.

If you have any questions please let me know.

Yearbook Pick-Up

The 2014-2015 Yearbook is in!  They will be available in the office during normal office hours.  If you have any questions please let me know.

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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