April 8th Newsletter

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

There is never a dull or boring week here at St. John’s.  Below are just a few of the great things the students have accomplished, just this week…

Each year the Lima Exchange Club requests each Allen County school to nominate a student to represent their school as “Youth of the Year”.  This year, the committee of faculty members choose Lexi Hays to represent Delphos St. John’s.  Each school’s selection is then asked to enter an essay contest to determine the “Lima Exchange Club Youth of the Year”.  This year, we are proud to announce that Lexi Hays’ will represent Allen County as the “Lima Exchange Club Youth of the Year” as well as receive a $500 scholarship.  Lexi’s essay was chosen as the top essay among all those written from individuals in the other Allen County Schools.  CONGRATULATIONS LEXI!!  Her essay will now be submitted for further consideration at the District level.

Congratulations to Maddie Pohlman, who was the 1st Runner-Up (Second Place) of the Peony Queen Festival in Van Wert this past weekend.  She earned an $800 Scholarship.  Maddie performed a dramatic reading of Shel Silverstein’s poem “Messy Room” as her talent.

Congratulations to Jacob Youngpeter and the Varsity Baseball Team.  Jacob threw a no-hitter, the first of his career, against Shawnee Monday night.

I am sure there are a number of other amazing accomplishments taking place and I am sorry if I missed any, but who can say Delphos is boring, with great things like these taking place.

Below is a little information about Interesting Speaker, Church Camp, Tuition Letters, Local Scholarship Opportunities, a Tuition Scholarship Opportunity, College Credit Plus, Youth Group, Class Play, Special Teams Camp, Baseball Concession Stand, 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 – School will be on a Two-Hour Delay for Monday the 11th for a Staff In-Service and Junior High Students will begin their MAP Testing on Monday.

Report Cards have been mailed home, if you did not receive your son and/or daughters, please call the Office.

Speaker for the Students on Friday

In order to break the routine and try to offer the students a different perspective on a number of topics that may affect their lives, we strive each and every day to find something that will have a lasting impact.  On Friday, Wayne Campbell will be coming to speak with our students, to equip them with the information and resources to help choose a drug-free life.

We cannot ignore the issues facing Delphos and therefore our children every day, and the Campbell Family has experienced this heartache first hand.  We pray that their message resonates with the students as they may be faced with these challenges already or in the future.

For more information, please visit the link below.


Tuition Letters

For those of you that have had the opportunity to turn in you Scholarship Applications for the 2016-17 school year, your Award Letters will be coming home very soon.  Please keep your eye out for them as they may be passed onto your student, to save on the cost of postage, or sent through the mail.  If you have not completed your Application, please contact Ted Hanf at the Ministry Center (419) 695-4050 for more information.

Interesting Speaker

John Rosemond, a family psychologist, will be speaking in Lima on April 13th from 6:45-8:45 at the Shawnee Country Club.  Rosemond writes articles in more than 200 newspapers that focus on parenting into today’s society.  In Lima, he will be speaking about “Parenting with Love and Leadership.”  Contact Laura Meyer for tickets at 419-234-6048 or email atlaura@heartlightpharmacy.com.  Prices are $20 each or $30 per couple, proceeds will benefit a local women’s/children charity.

Service Opportunity

We are in need of your Service Jobs.  On May 18th, the Junior High and High School students will be performing acts of service for the Delphos Community, as a way to show our support for all the Delphos Community does for us.

Below is more information on this day and a chance for you to request an act of service.

We look forward to doing what we can to help you.

Service Day Opportunity

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

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.


NOSF Scholarship Fund

Class Play

Tickets will go on sale Monday, April 11th for the Spring Musical Footloose.

Reserved Seats are $8.00 and General Admission tickets are $5.00

Performances are Thursday, April 28 and Friday, April 29 at 7:30 PM each night.

You can purchase tickets in the High School Office or from any cast member.

Come and enjoy an amazing evening, provided by our extremely talented students.

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

College Credit Plus

The following is an update on College Credit Plus regarding deadlines for applying to the college, registering a SAFE account and completing the “Letter of Intent to Participate”.  The Ohio Department of Education has made these changes for nonpublic school students.

St. John’s students who have registered for, and intend to take, Web Page Design, Introduction to COBOL, Medical Terminology/Growth and Lifespan Development, or Computer Applications in the Workplace next school year, and wish to take the course as a College Credit Plus course, now have until Friday, April 22nd to establish a SAFE account and apply for funding.  This deadline replaces the original April 8th deadline.

We are now told that the SAFE account must be in the parent’s name, not the student’s name.  The Ohio Department of Education will allocate the College Credit Plus funding prior to May 15th.  Students who are awarded funding will receive funding award notifications through their parents’ SAFE accounts by May 15th.

The following are links to help create the account and answer any questions.




If you have any further questions please contact Mr. Unterbrink.

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

Youth Group

The Youth Group will be going to Van Wert Cinemas to see God’s Not Dead 2 on Sunday, April 17th.  We will meet at the breezeway at 3:45 PM.  The cost of the movie is $5.00.  Any student grades 7 – 12 is invited to attend.  Hope to see you there!!!

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

Baseball Concession Stand

The Athletic Boosters will be having a concession stand at the St. John’s High School Baseball games.  Proceeds will benefit the new scoreboard that will be installed at the park.  If you are able to volunteer during a game please contact Julie Rode at 419-230-3485 or Linda Schulte at 419-549-6933.  Your help is greatly appreciated.  Please stop out and support St. John’s Athletics!!

Thank You!!

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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