September 16th Newsletter

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

We hope everyone had a chance to enjoy Canal Days and support the Delphos community.  Our first full week of school is complete and it is hard to believe that we will be beginning our fourth week today.  This year is going fast, but we are accomplishing a lot.  Jostens helped our Seniors prepare for graduation, the underclassman the possibility of a class ring and we took school pictures on Thursday, and the coming weeks are no different.  Whether it be Retreats, Homecoming, Church Festival, or anything in between, the calendar is full of upcoming events.  Please remember, if you have a question about anything coming up or uncertain about anything, do not hesitate to call, email, or stop in the office, we want to help in any way we can, while ensuring everyone is informed and on the same page.  We are Blue Jays.

A few of the items below, future schedule reminders, Senior Walking Tour, Instant Alerts, Student Registration, Prayer Group, College Financial Aid, Football Tickets, and Homecoming.

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/

Reminders…

On Monday the 26th the Freshman will be participating in their Retreat

On Tuesday the 27th the Sophomores will be participating in their Retreat

Both will be conducting by the National Evangelical Team (NET Team)

Senior Walking Tour of Delphos

The Annual Senior Walking Tour of Delphos will be taking place on September 28th, and you are invited to attend if you would like and/or available.  This will be an opportunity to learn a little more about the history of Delphos, while spending a little time with Seniors from both Schools.  If you are interested in taking part in this walking tour, please contact…

Jo Ann Smith

(419) 692-1621 (Work)

(419) 233-3264 (Cell)

for more information.  Please sign-up no later than September 23rd.

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 as soon as possible.  If you have any questions regarding your OneView account please contact the office so we may assist you.

https://delphosstjohnsoneview.esvportal.com/

A text alert was sent on Friday with this reminder.  If you have already filled them out, thank you.  If not please do so soon, so that we can have the correct contact and demographic information on file in case of an emergency.

Instructions are attached.

Instructions for Creating an Account in OneView

OneView Parent Letter

Empowered Through Prayer

Let us enrich our own prayer life as well as others by sharing how we pray as well as learning new ways to pray.  Through this new ministry may we also come to feel empowered to make a difference in the world around us knowing who it is that gives us that courage and strength.  If interested please contact Mary Lou Pohlman at 419-303-8019 or email mlpohlman24@gmail.com.  Be prepared to give available days and times so that a time can be worked for everyone interested.

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 2017.

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

Mission Society Fundraiser

Mission Society will be selling spirit wear to benefit their trip to Appalachia this year.  Order forms have been sent home with students today or you can pick up an order form in the high school office.  All orders must be turned in by September 30!!  Thank you for supporting our mission!!

Mission Society Fundraiser

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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