January 15th Newsletter

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

We experienced our first winter weather of the year, which resulted in two delays and a cancelation, this week. A pretty good week for the students, with today (Friday) and Monday (Martin Luther King Day) off as well. Though most has melted away, it looks as if we are in store for cooler weather early next week, hopefully the snow stays away so that we can maximize our educational time.

This week was a quiet week, but next week brings a number of activities to our building and for our students. Starting Tuesday with the Vantage Representatives visiting our Sophomores before their tour on February 3rd. Mid-Term Exams begin Wednesday, and will finish on Thursday. The students selected to attend the March for Life will leave Thursday evening and return Sunday. Please pray for their safe travels as they fight for the rights of the unborn. The First Semester/Second Quarter ends on Friday. Report cards will be going home the following week. Hard to believe, but the school year is half over.

Below is a little information about Local Scholarship Opportunities, a Tuition Scholarship Opportunity, Youth Group, Mascot Clock, Employment Opportunity, Safer School Hotline, Run Your Ashes Off, Instrument Rental Night, and Prom.

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 – There will be No School, January 18th to celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

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 for 2016-17
With a new year on the horizon, it’s time to begin thinking a little about the 2016-17 school year. Please follow the link for information about a scholarship opportunity your children may be eligible for through the Northwest Ohio Scholarship Fund. Remember it never hurts to try.

http://goo.gl/forms/oZqUaCUAAM

Part-Time Cafeteria Position
St. John’s School Cafeteria is looking for Part-Time workers to assist in the cafeteria from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM. If you are interested in applying for a position, please contact Cafeteria Manager Anita Kaverman at (419) 692-8561, Ext 1132 orakaverman@delphosstjohns.org.

Prom Information
Attached below are the Guidelines that we will be instituting for this year’s Prom, hosted at St. John’s High School. Please take an opportunity to look them over and help support our position of creating an atmosphere that lives up to the Catholic Values and Beliefs we try to instill in our students on a daily basis. If you have any questions regarding the Policy, please let me know. These will also be going home with your son or daughter’s grade card if they are a Junior or Senior.

Mascot Clock
Vantage Career Center, has created a mascot clock for every participating home school. Attached below is a flyer of what the clock looks like and when it will be raffled off. We are pre-selling chances in the Junior High/High School Office and the night of the Marion Local game, 1/29, if you are interested in winning.

All proceeds will go to benefit our Athletic Department.

Youth Group
The Youth Group will meet Sunday, January 24th. Our activity that day will be bowling!! We will meet at Delphos Recreation at 4:00 PM. We will bowl for one hour. The cost is $6.00 which includes bowling and shoe rental. Bring extra money if you want to buy snacks. Please sign up outside Mrs. Honigford’s office by January 21st. Any student grades 7 – 12 are encouraged to attend. Hope to see you there!!

New Tip/Safer School Hotline
With our former TIPS Line no longer active we felt the need to discover a new means to allow parents/students the ability to notify us of situations detrimental to the school or other students in an anonymous format.

An attachment below, further outlines the program and how it works to benefit the school and students. The following website is the link https://saferschools.ohio.gov/content/tip_line_information, which is also included on our homepage (www.delphosstjohns.org). Students will be given information brochures in their Religion Class with further details.

Please remember that if there are any issues you would like to make us aware of our door is always open as we would love to hear from you.

Run Your Ashes Off
Ash Wednesday is right around the corner and with that comes our Prayer Service and 5K Race/Walk. All proceeds go to benefit the St. Vincent DePaul Society. A registration form is attached below, including contact information should you have any questions.

Instrumental Rental Night
There will be an instrument showing and rental night for all beginning band members at DSJ. Students and parents can get an instrument set up for their child at this time. The date of the instrument showing is Wednesday, January 20th, 6:00-8:30 PM in the DSJ Band Room.

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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