May 13th Newsletter

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

There are only 5 days of school left for Seniors and 13 for Underclassmen and the Junior High.  But who’s counting?

The Class Trip, according to the students and chaperones was a great success, as they enjoyed visiting New York City.  The students enjoyed their time participating in a number of events and activities.  A big thank you to the students, the chaperones, Mrs. Hershey, Mrs. Clark, and Mrs. Honigford for all of their help.

As you know, May 18 will be our Service Day to Delphos.  We have received a good deal of personal requests and a number from local organizations around town.  Being that this is our first ever, and not last, way to show our support and appreciation for all that Delphos does for us, we would like to thank a few people for helping with this major undertaking.  A big thank you to Mrs. Honigford, Mr. Desenberg, Mrs. Closson, Mr. Miller, Mrs. Stiffey, and Mrs. Ledyard for all of their help.  We would also like to thank to Delphos Community for all of their support and dedication to our School and Parish.

Congratulations to Evan Krites, on earning his State Degree in FFA.  A State and American (the highest you can receive) degree are very difficult and only members that are truly committed and put forth the effort and hard work will receive these degrees.  There are roughly 28,000 FFA members in the state of Ohio.  This year only 837 received the State degree, which comes out to a little under 3%.  An American degree is a national award and usually only about 1% of all members across the country will receive this award.  Evan is going to pursue his American degree after graduation.

Congratulations to Hunter Clawson, our Optimist Student of the Month for April.  Throughout the year, Hunter has exhibited the qualities necessary to earn this award, whether it be through his academic achievement, participation in class, or his willingness to help staff or students.  Hunter exemplifies what it means to be the Optimist Student of the Month.

Please keep Seminarian Tony Coci in your prayers, as he will be ordained a Deacon on Saturday morning at 11:00 a.m. at the Rosary Cathedral in Toledo.  Tony will be back in our Parish this summer, and will have one more year of study in preparation for the Priesthood.

Below is a little information about Tuition Information, Prom, Sub Sale, Cadet Program, Special Teams Camp, and Basketball Camp.

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 – Last Day for Seniors will be May 20.

Junior High and High School Spring Choir Concert and Awards will be on May 15 at 4:30 pm a Church.

Junior High and High School Spring Band Concert will take place on Tuesday, May 17, at 7:00 in the Robert A.

Please come out and watch our amazingly talented students perform one more time this year.

Important 2016-17 Tuition Information

If you have not submitted any application for a Scholarship for the 2016-17 school year, please do so as soon as possible.  The Parish/Community Member Scholarship Application is attached below.  All families who have submitted a Parish or Community Member Scholarship so far have received an Award Letter and Tuition Worksheet from the Parish Office.  Many families still need to submit their Tuition Worksheet, to select your payment plan and to accept your award.  Once you return this information you will then receive a Tuition Statement from SMART Tuition showing your Tuition Bill for the 2016-17 school year.

If you have questions about what you need to submit, please call the Parish Ministry Center, 419-695-4050, the Elementary School Office, 419-692-8561, or the Junior High/High School Office, 419-692-5371, and we will be glad to assist you.  Thank you for helping us keep the cost of Catholic Education an excellent value at St. John’s.

Tuition Application

Prom

This coming weekend, May 14, the Junior and Senior students will celebrate Prom in the All-Saints with a Post-Prom at the Kangaroo Cave.  This is a very special time for these Upperclassmen, a time to come together as a class, as a school, to enjoy a safe and entertaining evening, free from the distractions of life and the pressures that come with being 16, 17, 18 years old in Delphos.

I want to thank you all, though you may not have agreed with, but respected the policies laid out for this special event.  As a Catholic School I feel we have an obligation to our students in helping them make choices that will benefit them now and later in their lives.  It may not be the popular choice, but I think it is the right choice, as they move closer to adulthood.

Delphos St. John’s Summer Church Camp Sub Fundraiser

This fundraiser is to help benefit the Delphos St. John’s Summer Church Camp.  This camp is from July 21 to July 24 at Camp Palmer near Bryan, Ohio.  The camp is open to students in Grades 3 to 8, and High School students may sign up to be camp counselors.  Registrations are still being accepted.

Below is the Order Form, your support is greatly appreciated.

Sub Order Form

Delphos Fire Rescue’s “Cadet” Program

Do your future plans keep you living and working in Delphos?

Do you want to give back to the community in a unique way?

Consider becoming a volunteer firefighter.  More information attached below.

Cadet Flyer

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

Basketball Camps

Attached below are sign-up/registration sheets for this year’s Boys, Girls, and Skill Camps.  If you are interested in participating please complete the forms below and return them to the High School Office.

STRICTLY SKILLS CAMP 2016

GIRLS CAMPS 16

BOYS CAMPS 16

Thank you for your support of our Basketball Programs.

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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