January 22nd Newsletter

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

This Newsletter is extensive, with a number of attachments, so I will be brief in my opening.

With the beginning of next week, we will begin the Second Semester and Third Quarter.  Mid-Terms are completed and will be moving on to a calmer week, at least, we hope.  Grade Cards will be going out next week, and will include a few other important items for your information.

As you know due to the Blizzard Watch/Warning that has been issued for Washington D.C. this weekend, we will not be attending the March for Life.  The safety of our students and staff is our number one priority.  It is disappointing, but the students will be able to get a refund for the trip.  Thank you to all who signed up to go.  Underclassmen will automatically go next year. Thank you for your understanding.

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, 7th Grade History Fair, Golden Apple Award, Best Lent Ever, Uniform Fleece, St. John’s Tie, 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/

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.


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 or akaverman@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 homeschool.  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.  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.

Golden Apple Award

The Golden Apple Award has been established to honor outstanding individuals who devote their lives to teaching in Catholic schools. The 2015-2016 school year marks the eleventh consecutive year that this prestigious award has been presented in the Diocese of Toledo.

This Award is given to seven (7) elementary school teachers and two (2) secondary teachers each year. The award consists of…

Cash award of $5,000

Certificate of Achievement

Golden Apple with 24 karat gold cross

Golden Apple lapel pin

Individual Photo with the Bishop

Group photo with the other awardees and the Bishop

Video of the Golden Apple Award winners

For more information please refer to the PowerPoint or link below.

Golden Apple Overview – https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/18BElu1CZG-LU-4oxXEguwi3Em_nOVKBP-VuXxPUwhoE/edit?usp=sharing

If you feel there is a teacher that is deserving of a nomination, please complete the nomination form through the link or the attachment below.

Golden Apple Nomination Form – https://docs.google.com/document/d/1a0fplGXdPL1Jv-cs8b9u7e4BpW2k999cL788W9sB67A/edit?usp=sharing

Best Lent Ever

Have you ever had a memorable lent?  More importantly, have you ever had a life-changing Lent?

Attached below is an informational sheet, provided by the Dynamic Catholic and Matthew Kelly, that could answer the questions above.  Please take a chance and sign-up.  Who knows, it could make for the Best Lent Ever.

7th Grade History Fair

On February 2nd, the 7th Grade students will be participating in a History Fair.  We are extending an invitation to all families and the community, starting at 2:10 PM and lasting until 2:50 PM. For anyone who would like to come and see the displays developed by our students and celebrate a little history.

Uniform Fleece

The Junior High and High School students now have the opportunity to purchase uniform jackets/pullovers to be worn with their uniforms.  Order forms will be mailed home with student report cards, as well as attached below.  This is not a requirement, but just another option to go along with our existing uniform policy.  There are two options for males, full zip and half zip, and they can be ordered in royal or gray.  The females have the option of full zip, but can order the male half zip if they desire.  We will continue to monitor a pull-over option for the girls, and make it available, should one present itself.  These options come in royal and gray as well.  We are excited about this new addition to our uniforms, especially for our students in the winter months!!  For girls, it is a substitute for a sweater or vest, and must be worn throughout the day. For boys, who rarely wear a sweater, it provides an option for the days the building may be a little chilly.

Proceeds from all sales will benefit St. John’s.

St. John’s Tie

We are now offering, as part of the uniform, but not required, a tie option for boys.  For $15.00 the boys can add a little school spirit to their uniform, picture attached below.  This could also be a great gift, for birthdays, graduation, or any special occasion.  If you are interested please stop in the office or call, all sale proceeds benefit St. John’s.

SJ TieBest Lent Ever

Local Scholarships

Mascot Clock

Run Your Ashes Off Registration Form

Uniform Fleece Order Form

Golden Apple

Nomination Form Golden Apple 2016

Prom Guidelines

Safer Schools Information

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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