March 20th Newsletter

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

Good Afternoon.

What a week to be a Blue Jay. From wrestling to basketball to cheerleading to student recognition from a number of organizations, to the great things that will be taking place this week, there is never a dull moment at St. John’s.

Congratulations to our 8th Grade Students who have completed their Confirmation. The Sacrament of Confirmation builds on the Sacraments of Baptism, Penance, and Holy Communion, and completes the process of initiation into the Catholic Church. It establishes young adults as full-fledged members of the faith, confirming and strengthening the faith bestowed in Baptism. Being confirmed means accepting responsibility for your faith and destiny. This signifies that as a young adult one must do what is morally correct, not for the recognition or reward, but merely because it is the right thing to do. This rite is what I hope will be one of your child’s lasting memories from their 8th-grade year at St. John’s.

Congratulations to Coach Elwer, his Staff, and the Boys Basketball Team on their Regional Championship at Toledo, this past Friday. 2 – 4 – 6 – 8 the Blue Jays are going to State. In addition, good luck to them as they take on Lutheran East, Thursday at 5:15 PM in Columbus, during the State Semi-Finals.

Congratulations to our Competition Cheer Team, who placed 1st in Non-Tumbling, Tumbling, and Highest Points Non-Tumbling at Nationals. Great job girls.

Congratulations to Medical Office Management Senior Shelby Wilhelm who placed 5th in the Integrated Office Applications contest at the Ohio Business Professionals of America (BPA) State Competition. With her top 5 finish, Shelby qualifies for the National BPA Competition in Orlando, Florida on May 10-14.

Congratulations to Chase Martin who placed 6th at the 164-pound weight class in the Junior High State Wrestling tournament this weekend in Youngstown, Ohio. Congratulations Chase.

Thank you to everyone who helped to make our ACT Boot Camp such a success this past Wednesday, especially Mr. Jason Bockey and Mrs. Chrissy Elwer for organizing the event. We hope this ACT Boot Camp helps the students as they take the ACT in the future and something we can continue to offer.

A few of the items below include the Weekly Calendar and Schedule Reminders, PTO Information, Open House, Prom Guidelines, Yearbook Orders, Bottle Caps, Ed Choice Program, Church Camp, Mulch Sale, and the Northwest Ohio Scholarship.

Schedule for the coming week….
With the Boys Basketball Team participating in the State Tournament, we have a few items and schedule changes we would like to bring to your attention

Wednesday – Senior Chicken/Pork BBQ Dinners can be picked up in the Breezeway between 4:00 PM and 7:00 PM

At 7:30 PM there will be a Community Pep Rally for Basketball Team in the Robert A. Gymnasium.

Thursday – We will be on a 12:30 Dismissal Schedule. Buses will still be running at normal time, but students will be dismissed at 12:30. If a student does not have a ride, staff will be remaining at school to help ensure all students are supervised and cared for.

Friday – Will be a normal school day.

Sunday – At 4:00 PM in the Robert A. Gymnasium, we will have a community welcoming home ceremony for the Boys Basketball Team.

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

For Lunch please follow this link

March 21, Juniors Taking the ACT at School

March 22, Senior Dinner Sale Pick-Up at School in the Breezeway from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM – Community Pep Rally at 7:30 PM in the Robert A. Gymnasium – Family Stations of the Cross at 7:30 in Church

March 23, School will be dismissed at 12:30 PM, buses will be on a regular schedule

March 24, Regular School Day

March 25 and 26, Christ Renews His Parish Retreat – We are asking to please avoid the East End of the Building and also near the Sisters Chapel during this time. We want the participants of the retreat to get the most out of their time with minimal distractions. Thank you for your cooperation.

March 26, Community Welcome Home to the Basketball Team at 4:00 PM

March 25, There Will Be No DASL or Progress Book Access the Entire Day, Due to the A-Site Moving.

March 26 to April 1, Band Will be in Florida to Perform at Disney

March 27, End of the Third Quarter

March 29, End of the Mulch Sale

April 2, FFA Banquet

April 4, End of Course Exam – English 9 – Educational Tours Parent Meeting for Europe Trip at 6:30 PM

April 5, Open House for Prospective Families, more information below

April 6, End of Course Exam – English 10

April 8, Recycle

Open House
We are in need of your help.

The link below is an invitation/RSVP to our Open House, taking place April 5th at 6:00 PM, in the Media Center. This Open House is 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 family. 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 can provide 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 on April 5th.

Attached 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, Tradition, and Excellence remain possible.

Bottle Caps
We need your help. In cooperation with the Optimists and the Kiwanis, Mrs. May’s Fourth Grade students are collecting bottle caps and other items for benches to be put at the splash pad. The benches are made from recycled plastic caps.

The fourth graders have been collecting plastic caps for two years. However, in order for this to be successful by the time summer rolls around, we need more plastic caps. Caps can be turned into the Elementary Office, Mrs. May’s Classroom, or through any fourth-grade student.

More information is attached below.

Bottle Caps

PTO Information
Attached below you will find the PTO Newsletter for March. With that, you will also find a PTO Nomination Form and information about the upcoming PTO Quarter Auction.

Thank you to the PTO for all they do for our school and teachers. If you are interested in supporting or becoming a member of the PTO, please check out the attachments below.

PTO Nomination Form

Quarter Auction for PTO

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

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 will not be around in 30 years, but their yearbook will!

Yearbook Order Form

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:

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.

Church Camp
Attached below are Registration Forms for Students and Counselors, for Church Camp, at Camp Palmer.

Should you have any other questions please feel free to contact Brenda Miller or Sue Hempfling.

Church Camp Counselor Registration Form 2017

Church Camp Registration Form 2017

Mulch Sale
Delphos St. John’s High School Junior Class is selling mulch to help fund their Post-Prom event.

Triple cut premium black hardwood mulch and double cut red cypress mulch are $5.50 per bag. One bag covers two cubic feet. Mulch is available for pick up at DSJ on Saturday, April 29 from 8:00 to 11:00 AM or delivery is free with the purchase of 10 bags or more within a ten-mile radius.

Orders must be received by March 29. Please contact any DSJ Junior or call Amie Buettner at 567-204-0553 or Lynn Odenweller at 419-303-1917.

Thank you for supporting the Junior Class.

Have a great week.

Go Jays and God Bless,


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