December 11th Newsletter

Dear Parent(s)/Guardians(s) and Students:

I have said it before and I will say it again, there is never a dull week at DSJ.  This week was especially exciting.  Having the opportunity to celebrate the feast of the Immaculate Conception, receiving a more than generous grant from the Dienstberger Foundation for the benefit of our school and students, collecting items to benefit the Samaritan House in Lima, and welcoming Bishop Thomas to St. John’s.  Just your average week in December at DSJ.

From all the faculty, staff, and students we would like to extend another thank you to Bishop Thomas for celebrating Mass with the entire school and parish, answering questions posed by our Juniors and Seniors, and taking time out to eat lunch and meet with our staff.

The Bishop plans to visit each of the 14 High Schools in the Diocese over a two-year cycle.  Due to weather last year our visit was canceled.  As a result, we ended up being the last school he visited.  And the old saying held true, “save the best for last.”  The Bishop commended our Juniors and Seniors on asking some amazing thought provoking questions, and reiterated to them that this was the best question and answer session out of all the 14 High Schools in the Diocese.

This is an amazing testament to the parents, the students, and the staff, on how well everyone has worked together in laying a foundation to practice our faith, develop the social skills necessary to be successful in our community, and be the best versions of ourselves day in and day out.

Thank you again to everyone that made this visit so successful.

Below is a little information about Local Scholarship Opportunities, a Tuition Scholarship Opportunity, Student Council Fundraiser, Blood Drive, Youth Group, Yearbook Orders, Blanket Raffle, Hour of Code, and a PTO Jingle Jog Walk.

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 – Two-Hour Delay for Monday, December 14th and 1:30 Dismissal for Friday, December 18th.

Local Scholarships

Mr. Unterbrink would like all Seniors and their parents to be attentive to the attached list of local scholarships.  The majority of these scholarships have deadlines in the spring of the year.  For nearly all of these scholarships, Mr. Unterbrink has yet to receive this year’s application.  Upon receipt of each of these scholarship applications, Mr. Unterbrink will be announcing them, and the criteria required to the Seniors during school.

Scholarship Opportunity

The Northwest Ohio Scholarship Fund is available to private school families from grades K to 8.  Attached below is an information sheet and application that could qualify you for up to 75% of your tuition or a maximum of $1,500.

The best part is, that if one child in your family is award a scholarship, additional children in your family may be entitled to scholarship assistance as well.

Please take a look to see if you qualify, it never hurts to try.

Student Council Fundraiser for Delphos Community Christmas Project

Students in Grades 7 to 12 will be able to wear an ugly Christmas sweater and jeans for $2 on Friday the 18th.

Student Council will also be selling large pizzas for $10.00 for lunch that Friday.  If students do not purchase a pizza, they will have to pack a lunch.   Orders can be placed during 1st on Monday.

Classes on Friday will run until 11:15.  At 11:15 the pizza will be delivered for lunch.  After lunch, the students will have a chance to watch one of four movies, A Christmas Story, Elf, Home Alone, or The Santa Clause.  Buckets will be put in Study Hall and the bucket with the most money will be the movie the students watch.  Popcorn will also be sold for $1 during the movie.  All money raised will be donated to the Delphos Community Christmas project.  Thank you for your support.

Blood Drive

St John’s will be holding a Blood Drive on Thursday, December 17th from 8:15-1:00.  There will be a sign-up sheet in the office if you are interested in donating.   All students age sixteen and up are eligible to donate.  Sixteen-year-olds will need to have the parental consent form signed and returned to school.  Forms are in the Junior High/High School Office if you are interested in donating.

PTO Jingle Jog/Walk 5K

The Delphos St John’s PTO is sponsoring a Jingle Bell Jog/Walk 5K on Sunday, December 13th beginning at 1:00 PM.  All are invited and encouraged to participate to help support the PTO.  See the attached form for details.  Registration forms are available in the Junior High/High School Office.

Youth Group

The Youth Group will be meeting on Sunday, December 20th.  Plans are being made to go Christmas Caroling and to share some fellowship.  More details to come in the near future.  Youth Group is open to any parishioner of Delphos St. John’s and Landeck parishes who are in grades 7 – 12.  Come check us out!!

Yearbook Orders

The Delphos St. John’s Yearbook is available for sale! This year’s theme is An Inside Look! For the first time ever, it will offer video footage of the year’s events as well as the traditional coverage!  The Christmas Sale price is $50.00 and is available until January 7th!  As of January 8th, the price will increase to $57.50.  Order early to save!  Make checks payable to Delphos St. John’s.  The order form is attached below.

Blanket Raffle

An adult size, red and gray plaid fleece blanket is being raffled.  The money from the raffle will be used to purchase supplies to make blankets of varying sizes and colors which will be donated to the Children’s Hospital. Tickets can be purchased in the school library until December 11th.  Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5.  The drawing will be Dec 18.  Thanks for your support of Girl scouts, Emma Reindel, Brianna Altenburger, Courtney Ebbeskotte, and Rylee Pohlman.

Hour of Code
All computer classes from grades K to 12 joined millions of other students from around the world to participate in the Hour of Code.  The Hour of Code is held during Computer Science Education Week and is the largest learning event in history.  Each student had the opportunity to create technology that is changing our world.  Computer Science supports creativity and problem-solving skills, and prepares students for any future career.

Movie Night Thank You

Thank you for all who attended the Movie Night and helped raised money for the Humane Society. We appreciate all of your help and thank you for supporting our Silver Award group.

Thanks,

Elizabeth Gerow, Michaela Shawhan, and Renee Unland

Good luck to all the St. John Students, that are competing this weekend in one way or another, bring home a win, as you have already made the Blue Family so proud of you.

Go Jays and God Bless,

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