February 21st Newsletter

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

Good Morning.

With the extended weekend and nice weather, we all hope you had a chance to enjoy a little time outside.  Hopefully, it is a sign of things to come, but as we know, weather in Northwest Ohio can change on a dime.

This week was an amazing week at St. John’s.

It started with a fundraiser, led by Senior Carleigh Ankerman, that brought to the attention of our students and staff a place and a couple in Columbus that look to help those in a way we may often forget or take for granted.  They help support families through lodging, gas cards, and meals, that are struggling to find a way to pay for these items as their loved ones receive treatment at the James Cancer Center at Ohio State.  And though sometimes we may think of this as a world away, it touched close to home when a young resident from Delphos needed their help.  We will conclude our fundraising efforts for them this week with our Change Stall, but hope that does end our contributions to this amazing couple, Jane and Kevin Clark.  If you have an opportunity please check out their website or the article in the Lima News.  We may all know someone one day that could benefit from their support and generosity.



We would like to thank Father Wagner (http://fatherwagner.com/) for his upbeat, energetic, and powerful message to our students and staff.  Father Wagner echoed so many of the things that we look to achieve each day, but it is great to hear that message from someone outside our building.

A big thank you to Mission Society for delivering flowers on Valentine’s Day.  Just a small way that we could brighten someone’s day.

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

Congratulations to the Scholar Athlete of the Week, Madilynn Schulte.  Madilynn demonstrates what it means to be a Lady Jay, with her dedication on the court and in the classroom.


A few of the items below include the weekly calendar and schedule reminders, New Website, Prom Guidelines, Little Angles Music, Yearbook Orders, Kindergarten Screening, Ed Choice Program, Couples Night Out, Run Your Ashes Off, 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 21, Senior Ecumenical Retreat

February 23, Junior Class Parent Meeting to discuss Post-Prom and Mulch Sale, 7:30 PM in the Robert A

February 27, Jostens will be here to hand out graduation items to Seniors – 8th Grade/Next Year’s Freshman (Class of 2021) Scheduling Orientation Meeting at 6:30 PM in the Robert A

March 1, Ash Wednesday – Band Plant Sale Kick-Off

March 3 and 4, OMEA Band/Choir Contest

March 7, The Alpha Program Begins – http://www.delphosstjohnparish.org/protected/ArticleView.aspx?iid=50UUAB&dasi=4GA00

March 9, Lenten Penance Service at 9:45 AM

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.

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.


Married Couples/Couple’s Night Out

Attention young, married couples!  What makes marriage work?  According to For Your Marriage.org it’s communication, commitment, and faith.  Our parish is offering support to young parents in their vocations as married couples and parents. The Couple’s Night Out program provides childcare services to families and children ages 3 months to 6th grade.  Families are able to leave their child (ren) at the Annex one evening per month from 6:00 to 9:00 PM.  Each family pays $3 per child, per night to cover costs.  Each couple is required to volunteer one Friday, complete the Virtus online training and background checks.  For more information contact Mikie Ricker at 419-863-0249 or mikiericker@yahoo.com.

Run Your Ashes Off

Ash Wednesday and Lent are right around the corner, and with that comes our Annual Run Your Ashes Off 5K.

Attached below is more information.

Run Your Ashes Off

Have a great week.

Go Jays and God Bless,



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