September 9th Newsletter

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

It was a short week, but it was a week of high temperatures and our first cancellation, tying the total, we had all of last year.  Though we only had three full days of education, I want to thank the staff for their dedication and determine to work through the heat while still working to provide the academic rigor necessary for our students to succeed.  I would like to thank the students for dealing with the heat in a professional and positive manner, knowing there is not much we can do, but working to make the best of the situation.  This is truly, what makes St. John’s so great.  Go Blue Jays.

As I am sure, some of you know we were thrown a second curveball this week, with the sudden resignation of our second Spanish Teacher this year, who we hired on Wednesday and resigned on Thursday.  I wanted to let all of you know that at this time we need to move forward with a decision that will benefit our school and students.  Moving forward with Spanish II and III…

We will be providing our students with a self-paced online course, provided by the Diocese, paid for by the school and parish, led by a teacher, and monitored by an individual in the classroom to help the students as much as possible while ensuring the students are working to complete their course.

Moving forward with Spanish I…

We do have some options available; however, I do not want to put the cart before the horse in providing what those options are.  If those options do not work, we will be looking to move all Spanish I students to another course, and providing them with Spanish I next school year.  Please pray that one of our options works out for the best.

In no way are these the dream scenarios we envisioned for the start of school, but pray that whatever decision is made is with the best intentions of the students and school in mind.  Should you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me.

2016 Homecoming Court

We would like to congratulate the 2016 Delphos St. John’s Homecoming Queen and her Court…

Queen – Jessica Geise, Escorted by Lucas Hoffman and Jaret Jackson.

Senior Attendants – Brooke Richardson Escorted by Robby Saine and Abby Sheeter Escorted by Brett Vonderwell

Junior Attendants – Madison Ellis Escorted by Richard Cocuzza and Mykenah Jackson Escorted by Troy Schwinnen

Sophomore Attendants – Halle Hays Escorted by Luke Reindel and Erin Pohlman Escorted Curtis Schwinnen

Freshman Attendants – Reagan Clarkson Escorted by Lincoln Mueller and Hannah Elwer Escorted by Braeden Parrish

Below you will find Registration Information, Graduation and Class Rings Information, Financial Aid Meeting, Homecoming Guidelines, Football Tickets, a 5K, Kewpee Cups, and School Pictures.

Senior Band Night

Congratulations to Mr. Newell, the Senior Band members, the parents, and all of our Band Members for all they do for our program.  Though we only take one night to recognize them, what they accomplish every Friday night is amazing.

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/

How to Sign Up for Instant Alerts

Steps…

1.)  Go to http://www.ohioalerts.org/

2.)  Select Delphos St. John’s

3.)  Click “Subscribe to Alerts”

4.)  Enter Your Name

5.)  Enter a Subscription Expiration Date when you would no longer like to receive Messages (this is optional)

6.)  Select Alert Method, Text or Email, and follow the corresponding instructions.

7.)  Select Lists to Subscribe to.  Be sure to select the “Delphos St. Johns Alerts-Schools” and this is the new part, please select the graduating class of your student or students currently enrolled in the Junior High/High School.  This will allow me to send Alerts that will be affecting those grades directly, rather than school-wide.  Please spread the word in letting others know to sign up, including students, so we can keep the lines of communication open.

8.)  Enter Characters Shown

9.)  Check the Box

10.)  Click Subscribe, and you are now added to our Text/Email Alert System.

If you have any questions please let me know.

Student Registration Forms

Reminder to all parents, if you have not submitted your student forms through OneView please do so by Monday, September 12.  If you have any questions regarding your OneView account please contact the office so we may assist you.

Instructions are attached.

OneView Parent Letter

Instructions for Creating an Account in OneView

Financial Aid Meeting

A financial aid meeting has been scheduled for Monday, October 10, at 7:00 PM in the Delphos Jefferson Senior High School cafeteria.  This program is sponsored by the Delphos St. John’s and Jefferson guidance departments and will feature Mr. Chris Fowler, Director of Financial Aid at Bluffton University.  Mr. Fowler will explain the college financial aid process and how to fill out the various financial aid forms for all parents no matter where your child plans to attend college.  Financial Aid is constantly changing.  Mr. Fowler will be discussing all of the changes in financial aid, as well as how to complete the FAFSA, for the 2017-18 school year.  This program will be especially helpful for parents of seniors who will be attending college in the fall of 2016.

Jostens

Below is information regarding class rings.  Jostens will be rescheduling their meeting with the Seniors and students interested in a class ring, to Monday, September 12th.

http://www.jostens.com/email/class-meeting.html?utm_source=exacttarget&utm_medium=email&utm_term=SCH_MER346_GRAD_NCD_TRAD_1of4_01062016&utm_content=Main-CTA-Img&utm_campaign=SCH_MER915_CLASSMTG_VIDEOMOM_07122016

School Pictures

Picture Day is coming and will take place, for the Junior High and High School on Thursday, September 15.  If you would like to order your pictures online, please visit https://my.lifetouch.com/mylifetouch/#/ and enter the Picture Day ID: AW016506Y0.

If you have any questions please let us know.

Vancrest 5K

Vancrest would like to invite you to help kick off their Grandparents Day festivities with a 5K on Sunday, September 11, 2016.  This is a great way to bring some smiles to the resident’s faces.  Please see attachment for registration and details.

Vancrest 5K

Football Tickets

Several reserved seats are still available for the 2016 football season, tickets will be pro-rated for the remaining games. If you would like a ticket please call the High School Office at 419-692-5371.

7th or 8th-grade football parents if you would like to have reserved seats for next year contact the high school office to reserve your seats for the 2017 season.

Homecoming Guidelines

The Homecoming Guidelines have not changed from last year.  The U.S. Bishops state that “as Christians we should dress in a modest manner, wearing clothing that reflect our reverence for God and that manifest our respect for the dignity of the liturgy and for one another.”  I do wish that you exercise modesty and sound judgments as you shop for dresses, this summer and fall.  I understand the challenges we face, adhering to our Catholic Faith while trying to shop in an environment that does not always share our beliefs.  However, know that your help is greatly appreciated in supporting the message that we work to accomplish together each day.

Homecoming Guidelines

Kewpee Cups

St. John’s Kewpee Cups are now available.  Stop by the Kewpee to support your favorite Blue Jays.

Should you have any questions about any of the above-mentioned changes, please do not hesitate to ask.

Good luck to all the St. John’s 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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