May 1st Newsletter

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

Good Afternoon.

It is hard to believe that we are beginning the month of May and the end of the school year is right around the corner.  There are only 14 days of school left for Seniors and 22 for Underclassmen and the Junior High.  Where has the year gone?

Our Seniors and Chaperons departed for New York City on their Class Trip Friday.  Please keep them in your prayers as they enjoy themselves and travel safely around the big city and back home today.

It is always hard and never easy to replace a legend and institution such as Coach Dan Grothouse, who gave the Lady Jays 28 years of dedicated and passionate service.  We will never forget all Coach Grothouse did for his players and St. John’s and wish him the best as he moves onto to the next adventure in his life.  This past week we confirmed the passing of this torch and program to Nathan Stant.  We wish Coach Stant the best as he begins to guide the Lady Jays.

Congratulations to Faith Ezzell, our Optimist Student of Month for April and the Freshman Class.  Throughout this year, Faith 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.  Faith exemplifies what it means to be the Optimist Student of the Month.

We would like to congratulate and thank Mrs. Slawinski, the Maintenance Department, the Ashby’s, the parents who helped with the set design, decorating, and costumes, Mrs. Hershey and Mrs. Druckemiller for ticket sales, and our amazingly talented cast and crew, for putting on a fantastic production of Seussical.  Though our school may be small in number, we are vast in talent, and it was very apparent this past week.  Congratulations to all who made this year’s musical a success.

Thank you to everyone that made the Benefit Auction such a success for our Parish and School.  The show of support was incredible and continues to be an example of how special it is to be a member of the Blue Jay Family.  A special thank you to those that organized, planned, and helped make this event possible.

A few of the items below include the Weekly Calendar and Schedule Reminders, State Testing, Bingo Help, YMCA Swim Team, Talk with Students, New Student Organization, and Yearbook Orders.

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

Reminders…

May 2, AP Physics Exam

May 3, AP English Literature Exam – 7th Grade Leadership Conference in Toledo

May 4, Algebra I End of Course Exam – Two-Hour Delay Schedule – Students can come at regular time

May 5, American Government End of Course Exam – Two-Hour Delay Schedule – Students can come at regular time – Dr. Scherger Presentation for the Juniors and Seniors

May 8, Geometry End of Course Exam and Two-Hour Delay – Students can come at regular time – Band Plant Delivery

May 9, AP Calculus Exam

May 10, Spring Band Concert

May 11, AP Statistics Exam

May 12, 2:00 PM Early Dismissal for Festival Ticket Sales – If students do not have transportation, they are welcome to remain at school until they do.

May 13, Prom

Suicide Education/Prevention Talk

Beginning this week we will have a specialist from the Partnership for Violence Free Families talking with our students, discussing with them a topic that is overlooked or difficult to discuss.  The attached letter explains the program the students will be receiving.  We hope this helps our students better understand and help themselves or those that may need someone to speak up for them.

Due to scheduling issues, we were unable to provide this for our Juniors or Seniors.

Letter to Parents

State Testing

State Testing began this week, with our Sophomores and Freshman taking their End of Course Exams in English.  This testing will continue after Easter, where students currently enrolled in Biology, American History and Government, Algebra, and Geometry will complete their State mandated requirement for graduation.

We will be running a two-hour delay schedule during all the tests, but English.  Therefore, any students that do not have to take an exam will need to report on a two-hour delay schedule, on these days.  If students require transportation to school before this time, teachers will be here to help supervise those students that may need to ride the bus and come to school at the regular time, who are not taking the test.  Only students who need to take an exam on the assigned day will need to report at regular time.

If you have any questions please let us know.

New Student Organization

We are in the beginning stages of adding a new organization for our students to take part, the Future Business Leaders of America.  Below is an attachment providing details about the group.

If you have any questions please let us know.  We look forward to developing this organization and giving our students another opportunity to become involved in something they love and our community.

FBLA Student Letter

Bingo Help Needed

Please see the attached letter regarding Bingo Help.

Thank you for taking your time to help our students and school.

Bingo Help Needed

Yearbook Sales

The deadline for purchasing a 2016-2017 yearbook is approaching.  The final opportunity to guarantee a yearbook is May 19th.  The final cost is $65.00.  Any extra books will be available on a first come, first sold basis.  Your son or daughter’s selfie won’t be around in 30 years, but their yearbook will!  Order today!

Yearbook Order Form

YMCA Summer Swim Team

Attached below is information regarding the YMCA Summer Swim Team.

2017 YMCA Summer Swim Team

Have a great week.

Go Jays and God Bless,

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