December 12th Newsletter

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

We are beginning our Third Week of Advent; it is truly hard to believe that Christmas is only 13 days away.

Tomorrow will mark the end of our first round of testing for End of Course Exams for students that participated in these courses last school year, and now is a requirement of the graduating class of 2018 and beyond.  The feedback from the students has been mixed, but once we receive the scores it will allow us the opportunity to examine what is needed to ensure success for our students on these exams so graduation is a reality for all.  Thank you for all of your help and cooperation in this change.

Congratulations to our Lego Robotics Teams, and advisors Lois MacLennan and Mel Rode.  This past Saturday at the Sylvania Stem FLL (First Lego League) Qualifier, there were 26 teams competing, with the top 9 advancing to the Bowling Green Districts on January 14th.  The 6th-Grade team, The Quackers, won first place in robot design.  The 7th-Grade team, Golden Tech-Jays, won first place in robot performance.  All 3 teams are advancing to Bowling Green.


Our 7th-Grade students were issued their One to One Devices on Thursday, ushering in a new opportunity for our students and staff to explore various ways to bring the curriculum to our students.


We would like to thank Cathy Harris, the members of SADD/FTA, and the students for all their hard work bringing in items to benefit the Samaritan House and the Delphos Community Christmas Project, and those less fortunate this Christmas Season.

We would also like to thank Lynette Haehn and Chrissy Elwer (Mission Society Advisors), Mission Society, and the students for bringing in clothing items to help those that may go without this winter and Christmas Season.

We would like to thank the Dienstberger Foundation for their generous grant to St. John’s of $50,000, which will be used to help advance Professional Development for our staff, provide technology and books for our students, and continue to provide opportunities we may not otherwise be able to achieve.

A few of the items below include the weekly calendar and schedule reminders, Ministry Scheduler, Yearbook Sale, Christmas Pageant, PTO Newsletter, and Lego Robotics Survey Results.

Weekly Calendar

Please refer to 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


December 12, Delphos Community Christmas Project Jean Day

December 13, Spelling Bee at 1:00 PM in the Robert A

December 15, Band Christmas Concert at 7:00 PM in the Robert A

December 16, Junior Career Day at Rhodes State

December 20, 1:30 PM Dismissal for Christmas Break

December 21 to January 3, Christmas Break

January 4, School Resumes

Reschedule – Christmas Choir Concert will be rescheduled for a time yet to be determined, more information will follow.

Ministry Scheduler Pro

The schedule for December, January, and February has been emailed.  We need lectors, greeters, servers, and Eucharistic Ministers for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Masses.  If you are a member of any of these ministries, please sign into your account and volunteer for any of these Masses.  We appreciate your continued service.

2016-2017 Yearbook for Sale – Great Christmas Gift Idea

Need a Christmas idea for your son or daughter?   The 2016-2017 Yearbook capturing all of your son or daughter’s memories in one lasting place is a priceless gift idea!  This year’s theme is jOURney. The yearbook staff is working hard to capture every student’s journey.

Yearbook Order Form

Win a Free Yearbook

Yearbook is trying something new to encourage students to submit pictures.  The yearbook staff works hard to capture as many people and events as they can, but they aren’t always at the same places or making the same memories as other students.  Students are encouraged to submit the pictures they are already taking.  If a student submits a picture, and the picture is used in the yearbook, their name will be entered into a contest to win a free yearbook!  Already paid?  You’ll be refunded or we can apply the payment to next year’s book (your choice).  Your son or daughter will be receiving more information about how to submit pictures in their religion classes.  Yearbooks are a great and lasting treasure, but why pay when you can win one for free!  Contest will only take place if at least twenty students participate.  Encourage your son or daughter to submit their images to have a chance to win!

Christmas Pageant

Everyone involved in the 4:30 PM Christmas Eve pageant has a practice in church at 1:45 PM on Tuesday, December 20th.  It will last approximately one hour.  Please have children picked up by 3 PM. Those involved include the high school youth choir, actors, and narrators, grade school children’s choir, angels, and shepherds.  Thank you for your help.

PTO Newsletter

Attached below is the December PTO Newsletter.

PTO December Newsletter

Shop with Your Heart
Here are the results from the quick survey that many of you filled out for our 7th grade Lego Robotics team.

90.6% usually buy meat from the grocery store.

56.8% do not think about the type of farm the animal came from.

100% have never asked what type of farm the animal came from.

This team designed unique car air fresheners with QR Codes on the back to scan and learn about farm animal welfare. They have been studying farm animal welfare and would like to share their information so everyone will start thinking about what type of farm the animal came from.  See the attached flyer and scan the codes!  Thanks for your participation.

Have a great week.

Go Jays and God Bless,


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