September 18th Newsletter

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

It was a very subdued yet eventful week here in the Junior High/High School.  The students participated in Picture Day on Tuesday, celebrated Constitution Day on Thursday, Jostens spoke with the Seniors about Graduation and the rest of the student body about class rings on Friday, along with the 7th graders having a Jean Day compliments of Chuck and Sue Hempfling and the Benefit Auction.

However, this might have been a perfect segue, as next week will bring about a number of activities and happenings, as we celebrate Queen Lexi Hays and her Court, during Homecoming Week.  This weekend is an opportunity to welcome back Alumni from all corners of the world, and to celebrate what so many of us hold dear to our hearts, the St. John’s Parish and School.  Whether you are an Alumni or simply a supporter of the St. John’s Community, thank you for all you do to make St. John’s a special place for our students, staff, families, and Alumni far and wide.

Below is a little information about the Food Drive and 2005 Football Recognition Tonight, T-Shirt Fundraisers, Homecoming Information, a College Fair, and the Traveling Rosary.

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 – There will be a Two-Hour Delay for an In-Service on Monday, September 21st.

Cafeteria Menu Change – Next Monday and Tuesday we will switch the menu.  Monday, Sept 21st we will be having Chicken Strips and Tuesday will be Rotini.

Homecoming Information

With Homecoming taking place next weekend, I just wanted to attach the Homecoming Guidelines Form as a reminder of the expected behavior and dress during the dance.

Should you have any questions please be sure to ask.

College Fair

Several of the Van Wert County schools are sponsoring a College Fair conducted at Vantage Career Center on September 23rd from 6:30-8:00pm.  Over 60 Ohio colleges and universities will be represented.  This can be a great opportunity for Juniors and Seniors and their parents to explore, ask questions and gather information from the various colleges.  It is not required that you come at 6:30 and stay until 8:00.  You are welcome to arrive at any time and spend as much, or as little, time as you wish.

If you have any questions please contact Mr. Unterbrink.

Seniors Taking the ACT

Seniors will have an opportunity to take the ACT here at school on September 29th in the morning.  This is optional, but if they are interested they have received registration information to complete, in order to secure a test.

This is a great chance for the students to take the exam in a familiar environment, on a routine day.  If your son or daughter is interested please have them contact Mr. Unterbrink.

Traveling Rosary

Bishop Daniel Thomas is asking every member of the Diocese to pray the rosary every day during the 54-day novena (Aug. 15-Oct. 7) for the intention of holy marriages and holy families.

One way the novena will be prayed in the Diocese of Toledo is with a “Bishop’s Traveling Rosary,” which is to make its way through the 19 counties of the entire diocese, visiting a different Catholic church/school each day.  There, the rosary is to be prayed by the entire church/school community together.

Our opportunity to participate will take place on September 27th and 28th.  On the 27th the K of C will be hosting a Praying of the Rosary at Church starting at 2:00, all are welcome to attend.  On the 28th, the entire school (K to 12) will be Praying the Rosary at the start of school.  What a wonderful opportunity to come together as a parish and school and pray for marriages and families.

Proud to be a Catholic T-Shirt

Proud to be Catholic shirts on sale now!!!  Attached, you will find an order form for these wonderful shirts.  Is there any better way to show support for what we so strongly believe in.

Orders can be turned in at the Junior High/High School office.

Food Drive

Vince Koza here….Childers Media Group is once again partnering with the Basement Doctor to benefit the West Ohio Food Bank during high school football and basketball season …this has been a very successful venture, and we appreciate all of the schools and the communities that have helped raise money, non-perishable food items, and awareness of the West Ohio Food Bank needs locally!

Our opportunity to participate will take place tonight.  Let’s show the community how supportive and giving St. John’s is to those in need.

Thank you for your support.

2005 Football State Championship Recognition

The 10 Year Recognition of St. John’s 2005 State Championship team will be held tonight at Stadium Park.  The Blue Jays play host to Ft. Recovery at 7:30 PM.

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

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!

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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