May 23rd Newsletter

Dear Parent(s)/Guardians(s) and Students:
Good Afternoon.
With the year continuing to wind down and a number of events taking place from now until the end of the year, please do not hesitate to call/email/stop by if you have any questions about anything.  We want to ensure we are ending the year on a positive and productive note.
Last Friday was the last day of school for our Seniors, the Class of 2017, the 102nd Graduating Class of St. John’s.  This Senior Class has been a pleasure to work with, as they have strived to challenge themselves, personally, academically, and through their faith.  There is no doubt that each and every one of them will go on to accomplish great things.  They will be missed, but they will not be forgotten.
Thank you to Mrs. Honigford, Mrs. Stiffey, Mrs. Ledyard, Mr. Miller, Mrs. Closson, and Mr. Desenberg for working to help make our Service Day to Delphos and the Community such a success.  The logistics of planning and sending out over 300 students and staff to various locations around the community is daunting, but listening to reflections and hearing how the service projects affected the lives of those we helped, including the students and staff is truly what it is all about.  Providing an opportunity to give back to a community that gives us so much.  We look forward to offering our service again next year.
Thank you to Mrs. Elwer, Mrs. Haehn, and the Mission Society Representatives for all of their hard work and time in preparing and running May Crowning and May Day Games.  May Crowning is way for us to honor Mary and the Marian devotions held in the Catholic Church.  While May Day Games is a great way to bring a little fun to the end of the year, and gear up for the last few days of school.  Congratulations to our Volleyball, Dodge Ball, and Cornhole Champions.
Thank you to Mrs. Slawinski for putting on a spectacular Choir Concert this past weekend.  I know I repeat myself often, but we are so blessed to have the talent we do here at St. John’s.  These students are amazing and are led by an amazing director.
Delphos St. John’s Graduate Andrew Wellman, was ordained Saturday as a Transitional Deacon in the Diocese of Toledo.  Congratulations and continued prayers for Andrew as he prepares for the Priesthood.  He is a great example for our students.
Good luck to Cole Reindel, Gunnar Stemen, Canyon Scirocco, Isaac Musser, and Jill Gemmer, who will all be competing at the Track Regionals in Troy tomorrow.  You have made the Blue Jay Family proud and there is no doubt you with represent St. John’s with pride tomorrow.
A few of the items below include the Weekly Calendar and Schedule Reminders, Bingo Help, Exploration Garden, Underclass Exam Schedule, Athletic Booster Fundraiser, Cross Country Meeting, Girls Basketball Meeting, College Credit Plus, Vacation Bible School, and Red Cross Blood Drive.
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 23, Senior Retreat
May 24, Graduation Picture and Practice
May 25, 10:00 AM Senior Awards
May 28, Commencement
May 29, Memorial Day – No School
May 30 to June 1 – Underclass Exams
June 1, 8th Grade Promotion/Underclass Awards – 1:30 Dismissal – Last day of School
June 4, 9:15 Mass, will be the first Mass of Father Tony Coci at Delphos St. John’s.  A reception at the K of C will follow Mass.  Father Tony will give a special blessing to all who attend the reception.
June 11, 11:30 Mass at Delphos St. John’s for the 25th Jubilee for Father Dennis as a Priest.  Reception from 12:30 – 2:30 PM at Landeck will be an outdoor Picnic.  Please RSVP to Ministry Center if attending the reception for a food count.
Exploration Garden
We are in need of your help.  We are looking for volunteers to help with the Exploration Garden this summer.  The attachment below provides more information and dates if you are able to help care for it.
Thank you.
College Credit Plus
Students who are taking a College Credit Plus course next year should be receiving their award letters very soon.  A copy of your award letter needs to be sent to Rhodes State College with attention to Kitt Horn.
To view your award letters, log into your SAFE account.  Note that the sign-in page has been updated, but all other sections of the application will remain the same as when you applied.  Click on the “College Credit Plus” link and choose “College Credit Plus Nonpublic”.  Search for your student by last name and open the application by clicking on the magnifying glass under the “Details” column.  In the “Award Details” table, click on the “Award Letter” link to view the letter.  Provide a copy of the award letter to the college or university in order to register for classes.
If you submitted the funding application with a “conditional” letter of acceptance, please email the final acceptance letter to beth.lewis@education.ohio.gov by May 30, 2017.
Please note that all funds have been distributed, and the Ohio Department of Education does not anticipate another round of funding for the 2017-2018 school year.
If you have any questions please contact Mr. Unterbrink.
Underclass Exam Schedule
We are going to be trying something new this year, in regards to our Underclass Exam Schedule.  Attached below will be the schedule we will be using for the last week of school.  We hope the change helps bring closure to the end of the school year and helps to better utilize the time and attention of our students and teachers.
If students do not have transportation, this is not an issue, as staff are still required to be at school for the full day, and will help monitor any students without transportation home.
There is one correction included in the schedule below…
***Students cannot come and go for exams.  Students must be here to start the day as a normal school day at 7:50.  Students will not be excused for the day until the end of the last exam period for that particular day.***
Should you have any questions please let us know.
Vacation Bible School
Join Delphos St. John Catholic Church for Maker Fun Factory VBS!  June 12-15 at 6:00 – 8:30 PM.  We begin and end each day at church.  Children age 4 through 4th grade are invited to join the fun.  At Maker Fun Factory, kids discover not only that God made them the way they are, but for a purpose too.  The week is filled with Bible-learning experiences, Sciency-Fun gizmos, team-building games, cool songs and tasty treats.  Suggested donation of $10 per child is payable anytime during the week.  We will also be collecting money for Heartbeat of Lima.  Please register online at https://vbspro.events/p/bluejays or call 419-695-4050.
Athletic Boosters
Mark your calendars!
The St John’s Athletic Boosters will be hosting a Purse Bingo Fund Raiser on August 19, 2017.  This year we will be having a new opportunity for businesses, families, and friends to get involved in raising money for this event.  We are looking for “Purse Sponsors,” you can do this in “Honor or Memory of Someone Special”, it could be from “The Graduating Class of ….”, “Remembering an Event at St John’s”, or as “Advertising for your Business”.  Please contact Julie Rode at 419-230-3485 if you would like more information on becoming a sponsor.
Thank you for your support.
Bingo Help Needed
Please see the attached letter regarding Bingo Help.
Thank you for taking your time to help our students and school.
Red Cross Blood Drive
The Red Cross has a new program for a fundraising opportunity this summer.  Any high school club, team, group or organization is eligible.  If a group will hold a Blood Drive during the summer months and get a minimum of 30 good units, they will receive an award to be used with any third party vendor of their choice.  This award could be used for uniforms, supplies, instruments, books, etc.
If you are interested, please contact the office for more details.  Thank you so very much for your time and consideration.
Cross Country
Our Junior High and High School Cross Country Coach Steve Hellman will be holding a parents’ and runners’ informational meeting for any students that will be in 7th – 12th grade in the fall that is interested in running Cross Country in the fall.  The meeting will be held at 6:30 PM on Tuesday, June 6th at the Shelter House at Stadium Park.  He is also in need of at least one more Junior High boy and High School boy to run so the boys can also compete as a team.  In addition, if any student is interested in helping do stats during the meets he is in need of one more person.
Any question please contact Steve at 419-233-1870 or email at smhellman92@watchtv.net.
Girls Basketball
There will be a Parents meeting for any Girls’ Basketball Player’s parents on Thursday evening at 6:30 PM in Room 25.  This is for parents of any girl in Grades 7-12 planning to play basketball in 2017-18 school year.
If parents are unable to attend please let Coach Stant know.
Have a great week.
Go Jays and God Bless,
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