March 11th Newsletter

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

Another great week here at Delphos St. John’s.  A group of Juniors chose to take a practice ACT Test, sponsored by Sylvan Learning Center, the Seniors conducted a very successful fundraiser for their Senior Class Trip, SADD/FTA raised funds through a Bake Sale, and our 8th Graders participated in their Confirmation Retreat, with some wonderful upperclassman leaders.  A busy week, but a productive week, leading up to a very special and important event taking place this Sunday.

Sunday, our 8th Graders will complete the Sacrament of Confirmation, here at St. Johns.  The Sacrament of Confirmation builds on the Sacraments of Baptism, Penance, and Holy Communion, and completes the process of initiation into the Catholic Church.  It establishes young adults as full-fledged members of the faith, confirming and strengthening the faith bestowed in Baptism.  Being confirmed means accepting responsibility for your faith and destiny.  This signifies that as a young adult one must do what is morally correct, not for the recognition or reward, but merely because it is the right thing to do.  This rite is what I hope will be one of your child’s lasting memories from their 8th-grade year at St. John’s.

As a reminder, for the Confirmation Ceremony, candidates and their sponsors should wear “appropriate attire”.  This is a sacred Sacrament and our dress should reflect our respect of this Sacrament.

The C D of A Winners for 2016

Big congratulations to the following…

Poetry

Division 1: 1st place- Ella Wilson, Grade 4,   2nd place- Avery Mueller, Grade 4
Division 2: 1st place- Marcus Freewalt, Grade 6,   2nd place- Adam Bockey, Grade 8
Division 3: 1st place- Evan Mohler, Grade 12,   2nd place- Derek Anthony, Grade 12
Division 4: 1st place- Doris Lindeman

Essay
Division 1: 1st place- Jake Bonifas, Grade 5   2nd place- Maya Elwer, Grade 4
Division 2: 1st place- Jenia Freewalt, Grade 8   2nd place- Leah Hays, Grade 8
Division 3: 1st place- Caroline Kopack, Grade 9

Note: Banquet information and invitations to follow. (Will be in May)

Below is a little information about Ohio Has Talent, TutorMe ACT Course, Church Camp, Local Scholarship Opportunities, a Tuition Scholarship Opportunity, Youth Group, Junior Class Mulch Sale, Band Plant Sale, Zumba Class, Special Teams Camp, 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 – Two-Hour Delay for Staff In-Service on Monday the 14th

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

 NOSF Scholarship Fund.pdf

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.

 Local Scholarships.doc

Junior Class Mulch Sale

The Junior Class is selling mulch to help fund their post-prom event.  Triple cut premium black hardwood mulch and double cut red cypress mulch are $5.50 a bag.  One bag covers two cubic feet.  Mulch is available for pick up at St. John’s on Saturday, April 30th, from 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM or delivery is free with the purchase of 10 bags or more within a ten-mile radius.  Orders must be received by April 5th.  Please contact any Junior for more information.

 Mulch Sale.pdf

Church Camp

Church Camp is 4 days and 3 nights of fun and fellowship at Camp Palmer, near Bryan, Ohio.

Attached below is a registration form, as 8th Grade and High School Students are needed as counselors.  If you are interested in attending, please review the attachment below.  Your help is greatly appreciated.

 Church Camp – Registration Form .pdf

Band Plant Sale

The annual Delphos St John’s Band Plant Sale starts on Monday, March 7, 2016, and runs until Monday, April 4, 2016.

Annuals, perennials, hanging baskets, are available.  Please contact any band member to place your order, or check it out at dsjband.com.  Thank you for your continued support of the Band!!

Prom Information

Attached below are the Guidelines that we will be instituting for this year’s Prom, hosted at St. John’s High School.  These guidelines must be looked over and followed to 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.

Reminder – All Dresses must be submitted for approval, to gain access to Prom.  Please refer to the guidelines on how to complete this process.

It can feel good to be looked at, but remember do they really see the true you.  In dressing modest young women can be known for who they are and not what they wear.  Humility is the sentiment and modesty is how we live our lives so that God can bless us.

 Prom Guidelines.doc

Zumba Class

Join St. John’s PTO for a fun morning of Zumba with two of our local instructors.  Whitney Clark and Angie Bonifas will be hosting a Zumba Class on April 2nd in the All-Saints Building.  Attached below is a registration sheet with more information.

 Zumba Class.pdf

Math-a-Thon

Junior High students will have a $1.00 Blue and Gold Jean Day Tuesday, 3/15, with the money raised going to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.  In addition, that day, during their Math class, the best class of the day (according to Mrs. Closson), the students will be participating in Math-a-Thon activities.

Ohio Has Talent

Below is a video of our students performing at the Ohio Has Talent competition held this past weekend in Van Wert.  The field of competitors started at over 70, was whittled down to 18, and our students finished 4th.  Big congratulations to them on this amazing accomplishment, that they completed outside of school, on their own time, while still managing to continue their academics and their extra-curricular activities.

 Ohio Has Talent

Special Teams Skills Camp

Attached below is a registration form and information for a Football Special Teams Skill Camp, which will take place here in Delphos, and hosted by former graduates and coaches.  Helping players develop some of the skills necessary for Special Teams, such as kicking, long snapping, holding, and punting.  For more information, please refer to the attachment.

 Special Teams Skill Camp.docx

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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