February 13th Newsletter

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

Good Morning.

We hope you all had a wonderful weekend and for those that may be ill an opportunity to rest and recover.  Last week was a quiet week, in comparison to Catholic Schools Week, but with a delay and cancellation, still a productive and successful week.

This week will hold a couple of exciting events, from the Parish Mission with Father Wagner starting tonight and running until the 15th, to a presentation by Hope Hollow accompanied by a Change Stall, beginning tomorrow and running until next Thursday, to benefit this amazing organization.

Congratulations to the all who participated in the OMEA Solo and Ensemble contest this past weekend.

A few of the items below include the weekly calendar and schedule reminders, Parish Mission, New Website, Prom Guidelines, Little Angles Music, Yearbook Orders, Kindergarten Screening, Ed Choice Program, and the Northwest Ohio Scholarship.

Weekly Calendar

Please refer to http://www.delphosstjohns.org/JuniorHighHighSchoolCalendar.aspx 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://www.delphosstjohns.org/AthleticCalendar.aspx

For Lunch please follow this link http://www.delphosstjohns.org/LunchMenu.aspx


February 13, Hope Hollow Presentation – Fundraiser Kick-Off

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

February 17, Parents of 8th Grade students are reminded Confirmation papers are due to Mr. Miller by this date.

February 18, Saturday Day School

February 19, Junior High Dance at the Annex from 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM

February 20, No School President’s Day

March 1, Ash Wednesday

March 3 and 4, OMEA Band/Choir Contest

New Website

With the transfer to our new website, the St. John’s App that you may have downloaded to your smartphone, will no longer be working.  The new website is designed to be user-friendly with your handheld device.

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.


Progress Book Access on Your Mobile Device

Have you ever wanted to put a short-cut to Progress Book on your mobile device?  Attached below are the instructions if you would like to utilize this option on your phone, whether it be an Apple or Android device.

We hope this helps.

Progress Book Access On Your Mobile Device

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

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

Yearbook Orders

The Delphos St. John’s Yearbook is available for sale! This year’s theme is jOURney!  The price is currently $58.00 and will remain at $58.00 until March 2nd.  At that time the price will increase to the final price of $65.00.  Order early to save!  The yearbook staff is working hard to capture the journey of all students. Your son or daughter’s selfie won’t be around in 30 years, but their yearbook will!

Yearbook Order Form

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.

EdChoice Expansion Scholarship News for 2017-18

The application window to apply for the EdChoice Expansion Scholarship for the 2017-18 school year is now open for new and renewal applications, and remain open until April 28.  The applications are available for you to begin filling out, and attached below.  You can go to the following link to read more information about the poverty guidelines and eligibility requirements for the EdChoice Income based Scholarship:  http://education.ohio.gov/Topics/Other-Resources/Scholarships/EdChoice-Scholarship-Program.  The EdChoice Expansion is available to students going into Grades K-4 in 2017-18 and have a household income that falls below 200% of the poverty line.  For example, a family of five would need to be below $57,650 to qualify.

2017-2018 EC Request Form

2017-2018 EC Income Form

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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