January 23rd Newsletter

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

With the end of the Second Quarter/First Semester, also comes the end of the first half of the school year.  Mid-Terms are complete and a fresh start to a Third Quarter/Second Semester begins today.  As a bit of advice to the Seniors, enjoy the next 18 weeks, as they will go by in a blur, with activities and practices at every turn, take time to make these last four months memorable, leaving your indelible mark on St. John’s.

With the start of the second half of the year, we are also rolling out something new for our families, students, and potential families, a new and updated website.

Please visit delphosstjohns.org to browse our new site.  The site is not perfect, nor will it ever be, as we want this site to be ever changing, displaying the great things happening at St. John’s, while also providing you with as much helpful information as possible.

Our hosting company is working out the last pieces of the site that are currently in their beta form.  If some of the links to do not work today, please be patient, they should be working soon.

To place a shortcut on your phone for our new site, please use the following website as a guide.  This new website is mobile friendly and will convert to a more manageable view when you are using your phone.


Congratulations to Derek Lindeman, our Optimist Student of Month for January and the Junior Class.  Throughout this year, Derek has exhibited the qualities necessary to earn this award, whether it be through his academic achievement, participation in extra-curricular activities, his willingness to volunteer at organizations outside of school, or his willingness to help staff or students.  Derek exemplifies what it means to be the Optimist Student of the Month.

A few of the items below include the weekly calendar and schedule reminders, Open Houses, Prom Guidelines, Little Angles Music, Travel Opportunity, Kindergarten Screening, Golden Apple Award, and the Northwest Ohio Scholarship.

New or Prospective Families

The link below is an invitation/RSVP to our Open Houses, taking place February 1st and 6th at 6:00 PM, in the Media Center.  These Open Houses are for families that are interested in learning more about St. John’s, with the possibility of St. John’s becoming the school/parish for their child(ren).  A meal will be provided by Dick’s Steakhouse, followed by casual conversation about what we have to offer and allowing the families to tour our facilities.

The best and most successful means we have available to spread the word about St. John’s and what we have to offer is you, our families.  If there is anyone that you know that is looking for an educational change or starting their child’s education out on the right foot, please share with them this opportunity and join them one of these evenings.

Included is our Transfer Advantage Program, that all new families who have a student entering 1st through 12th grade are eligible to receive.  Moreover, if you refer a family that decides to choose St. John’s, you will receive a $500 tuition credit for your family as well.

Again, we thank you for all of your support and dedication to St. John’s.  You help ensure our Faith, Traditions, and Excellence remain possible.


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/


January 27 to the 29, March for Life in Washington D.C.

January 29 to February 4, Catholic Schools Week, schedule of events is below.

Catholic Schools Week 2017

January 31, Junior High History Fair – Parents, friends, teachers, staff, students, and community are all invited to the Seventh Grade History Day Fair.  The students will be presenting their projects to the public from 2:15 PM – 2:45 PM.  Please come and see their amazing work.

February 1, Sophomore Visitation to Vantage

February 2, All School Mass for Catholic Schools Week and Senior Week Pep Assembly

February 3, Blessing of the Throats and Catholic Schools Week Pep Assembly

February 11, OMEA Band/Choir Contest and Recycle

February 13 to the 15, Parish Mission with Father Wagner – Join St. John’s for our mission, “Bringing Heaven to Earth!”  A Three-Night Parish Mission.  Presented by Father Joshua Wagner, Roman Catholic Priest of the Diocese of Columbus, Ohio, this mission will be held on February 13th, 14th, and 15th at 7:00 PM (Confessions will be offered following the Mission on February 14th).  The talks will be conducted in Church.  Three nights, three incredible topics – February 13th – Making Christ Present in the Family; February 14th – Healing our Relationships; and February 15th – Inspiration in the Spirit: Imitating the Blessed Mother. For more information about Fr. Joshua Wagner or the parish mission, please visit www.FatherWagner.com/delphos

Prom Guidelines

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

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.

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!

Yearbook Order Form

Little Angles Music

Little Angels by Making Music Praying Twice will start again on Monday, February 20th at 6:30 PM in the school basement.  Visit www.makingmusicprayingtwice.com for more information or call Lynn Bockey at 419-235-1083.

Registration forms are attached and available at Church and the Ministry Center.

Little Angels Sign-Up

Travel Opportunity

Our students currently have two travel opportunities available to them, one that will be taking place during the 2018 Summer.  This is a European travel experience to Spain, France, and Italy.  If you are interested, more information can be obtained by contacting the Office.

There is also an opportunity to travel to Costa Rica this summer.  If you would like details on this, please contact the Office.

Kindergarten Screening

St. John’s Elementary Kindergarten Screening and Registration for 2017-18 will be on Tuesday, March 7, Thursday, March 9, and Tuesday, March 14 in the Robert A. Arnzen Gym at St. John’s Elementary and High School.  Children who turn 5 before September 30, 2017, are eligible for this year’s Kindergarten Screening.  Appointments are available on those dates between 8:30 AM and 2:30 PM, and you can sign up for an appointment by calling St. John’s Elementary between 8:00 AM and 3:30 PM at 419-692-8561.  If you’re unable to call during those times, please e-mail stant@delphosstjohns.org or suever@delphosstjohns.org, with a preferred date and time and we will reply with a confirmation for you.

Golden Apple Award

The Golden Apple Award has been established to honor outstanding individuals who devote their lives to teaching in Catholic schools.  The 2016-2017 school year marks the twelfth consecutive year that this prestigious award has been presented in the Diocese of Toledo.

This Award is given to seven (7) elementary school teachers and two (2) secondary teachers each year. The award consists of…

Cash award of $5,000

Certificate of Achievement

Golden Apple with 24 karat gold cross

Golden Apple lapel pin

Individual Photo with the Bishop

Group photo with the other awardees and the Bishop

Video of the Golden Apple Award winners

Please click the link below for more details and to nominate a teacher.


Northwest Ohio Scholarship Fund

Even though we are only halfway through this school year, it is never too early to begin thinking a little about the 2017-18 school year.  Please follow the link below for information about a scholarship opportunity your children may be eligible for through the Northwest Ohio Scholarship Fund.

It never hurts to try.


Have a great week.

Go Jays and God Bless,


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