May 8th 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.

We have wrapped up State Testing requirements, in the form of End of Course Exams, and are looking forward to seeing the scores and sharing them with our students and families.  Our students have consistently scored well and surpassed expectations on such State Tests, and we expect no different.

A big thank you to Mrs. Closson and Mrs. Recker for leading our 7th Grade Students on their Leadership Retreat in Toledo.  It was an opportunity for our 7th graders to work with students from other schools and develop their leadership skills, which we hope will continue to develop as they move through 8th grade and High School.

A few of the items below include the Weekly Calendar and Schedule Reminders, Touching Safety Program, Bingo Help, 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 8, 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

May 15 to the 18, Suicide Prevention Speaker for Grades 6 and 10

May 17 and 18, Senior Exams

May 19, Last Day for Seniors, May Crowning, Vantage Senior Awards, DSJ Service Day to Delphos, May Day Games, and Junior High to the Bowling Alley.

May 21, Junior High/High School Choir Concert

May 23, Senior Retreat

May 24, Graduation Picture and Practice

May 25, 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

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

Touching Safety Program

A new requirement that has been placed upon all schools within the Diocese is the Touching Safety Program, developed by Virtus (virtusonline.org).  This requirement is an effort to help students in grades K to 12 develop the tools necessary to overcome the advances of someone who intends to harm them.

An overview of the lesson is attached below.  With the program comes the opportunity for families to opt out if they so wish.  Attached as well is a Parent Opt Out Form with more details.

Should you have any questions please let us know.

Touching Safety Opt Out Letter – Spring

Touching Safety Overview

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!

 

Have a great week.

Go Jays and God Bless,

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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,

April 18th Newsletter

Dear Parent(s)/Guardians(s) and Students:
Good Afternoon and Happy Easter.
We hope that everyone had a relaxing and blessed Holy Week/Easter celebration.  That you had time to spend with family, friends, and loved ones.  As we look ahead to the calendar, the school year is quickly coming to an end, if you have any questions, about anything, please do not hesitate to ask.
We would like to thank Mrs. Harris and all of the student helpers for their work today to help make our Blood Drive successful.  All of their help, coupled with the generous donations from our donors saved countless lives and helped to earn a St. John’s Senior a scholarship of $250.00.
St. John’s will present “Seussical the Musical” on Thursday, April 27th and Friday, April 28th in the RA Gymnasium.  Tickets are on sale in the office.  There are general admission and reserved seating for both shows.  Come see all of your favorite Dr. Seuss characters come to life in this fun-filled musical based on his most famous stories.
I would like to extend a huge thank you to Mrs. Elwer, Mrs. Haehn, and the parent chaperones for their time and dedication in making the Mission Society Trip to Appalachia such a success.  After speaking with Mrs. Elwer and Mrs. Haehn, they could not stop talking about how great our students were and the praise they received from those the students were helping.  We would just like to extend a thank you to the students that participated, Jessica Geise, Ally Gerberick, Ryan Dickman, Lucas Hoffman, Carleigh Ankerman, Brooke Richardson, Courtney Wrasman,  Troy Elwer, Cole Reindel, Connor Hulihan, Hannah Benavidez, Ellie Csukker, and Mykenah Jackson.
Congratulations to our student lead group comprised of our Allen County Youth Leadership Members, Casey Sanders, Haley Rode, and Adam Schneer, otherwise known as “The Nest.”  They completed a change war fundraiser/movie reward to help spread the word about their organization and raise some funds to help make their goal a reality.  This fundraiser was extremely successful as they raised over $800.00.  The goal of this group will be to provide support to those who have been a victim of bullying or negative actions from other students.  A place where students can go, outside of school, to share their stories and coping techniques.  This is a great way to help students that struggle with these issues.
A few of the items below include the Weekly Calendar and Schedule Reminders, State Testing, Prom Guidelines, Bingo Help, YMCA Swim Team, Yearbook Orders, 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
 
Reminders…
April 19, Juniors Taking the ACT and Organ Donation Presentation for the Seniors and Freshman
April 21, Seniors Taking CPR and Academic Luncheon
April 24, Two-Hour Delay for Staff In-Service
April 25, Biology End of Course Exam
April 26, American History End of Course Exam
April 28, Seniors Leaving for Class Trip to New York City and 7th Grade Retreat to Toledo
April 26 to 28, School Musical
April 28, 7th Grade Retreat to Toledo
April 29, Benefit Auction
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
May 5, American Government End of Course Exam – Dr. Scherger Presentation for the Juniors and Seniors
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.
Bingo Help Needed
There is a great opportunity available to you to help your child pay for their senior class trip and/or the trip to Washington for the March for Life.  Not only would you earn money for your child’s trip(s), you would also help keep a very vital program going strong.  Every Wednesday and Saturday evening, we are in need of help in the bingo concessions.  These concessions are a very big part of the bingo program itself.  If we do not have concessions, our attendance at bingo will suffer and so will the income we make from this program.  We cannot afford to lose 10’s of thousands of dollars a year because we did not have the people to work the concessions.
PLEASE CONSIDER HELPING!
Each night pays out a total of $50.00 that would be applied to your child’s trip.  If 2 students work, it can be divided between them.  It takes 4 people, and at least 1 adult to run the concessions.  Your work starts at 4:30 PM and you are done by 9:00 PM.  You get the food ready, sell it and clean up when finished.
Please call Jo or Ted at the Ministry Center, 419-695-4050, for more details.
WE NEED YOU!
 
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!
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.  Must be submitted by May 1st. 
It can feel good to be looked at, but remember do they really see the true you.  Indressing modest young women can be known for who they are and not what they wear.
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.
 
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.
 
YMCA Summer Swim Team
Attached below is information regarding the YMCA Summer Swim Team.
Have a great week.
Go Jays and God Bless,

April 7th Newsletter

Dear Parent(s)/Guardians(s) and Students:
Good Afternoon.
On Sunday, we celebrate the first joy of the season, as we celebrate Our Lord’s triumphant entrance into Jerusalem where he was welcomed by crowds worshiping him and laying down palm leaves before him.  It also marks the beginning of Holy Week, with the greatest tragedy and sorrow of the year.  Come join our celebrations throughout the week.
Tenebrae at 7:30 PM on Wednesday
Holy Thursday at 7:30 PM
Good Friday at 1:45 PM and 7:30 PM
Easter Vigil at 8:30 PM
It is wonderful to celebrate our students’ accomplishments but when we can celebrate our teachers, it is just as special.  Today we received some great news in regards to one of our teachers being awarded the Golden Apple from the Toledo Diocese.  We would like to congratulate Jaime Elwer on being chosen as one of the nine Golden Apple Award winners this year.  Mrs. Elwer is an outstanding teacher and deserving of this award for all of her hard work and dedication, especially to those students with special needs.  Mrs. Elwer’s accomplishments during her time at St. John’s include leading the Child First Team, starting the Susan Barton Reading program for students with dyslexia, and giving many hours outside of the regular school day to help individuals who need extra help.  Thank you to those who nominated Mrs. Elwer and congratulations to Mrs. Elwer for being selected as a Golden Apple Award winner.
A few of the items below include the Weekly Calendar and Schedule Reminders, State Testing, Calamity Days, Prom Guidelines, Yearbook Orders, 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
Reminders…
April 8, Recycle
April 9 to 12, Mission Society Appalachia Mission Trip
April 9 to 15, Holy Week
April 10, School Musical Tickets Go On Sale
April 14 to the 17, Easter Break
April 18, Blood Drive – 8th Grade to the Van Wert County Jail
April 19, Juniors Taking the ACT
April 21, Seniors Taking CPR and Academic Luncheon
April 24, Two-Hour Delay for In-Service
April 25, Biology End of Course Exam
April 26, American History End of Course Exam
April 28, Seniors Leaving for Class Trip to New York City and 7th Grade Retreat to Toledo
April 26 to 28, School Musical
April 29, Benefit Auction
 
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.
 
Calamity Day Information
Please take the time, to read the attachment titled “Calamity Letter” to see our plan if we have any more cancellation days due to weather.  Let us pray we do not have to worry about missing any more school due to bad weather, but if we do, please refer to the attached plan for the remainder of the school year.
Bingo Help Needed
There is a great opportunity available to you to help your child pay for their senior class trip and/or the trip to Washington for the March for Life.  Not only would you earn money for your child’s trip(s), you would also help keep a very vital program going strong.  Every Wednesday and Saturday evening, we are in need of help in the bingo concessions.  These concessions are a very big part of the bingo program itself.  If we do not have concessions, our attendance at bingo will suffer and so will the income we make from this program.  We cannot afford to lose 10’s of thousands of dollars a year because we did not have the people to work the concessions.
PLEASE CONSIDER HELPING!
Each night pays out a total of $50.00 that would be applied to your child’s trip.  If 2 students work, it can be divided between them.  It takes 4 people, and at least 1 adult to run the concessions.  Your work starts at 4:30 PM and you are done by 9:00 PM.  You get the food ready, sell it and clean up when finished.
Please call Jo or Ted at the Ministry Center, 419-695-4050, for more details.
WE NEED YOU!
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!
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.  Must be submitted by May 1st.
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.
Bottle Caps
All bottle caps need to be turned into Mrs. May by April 13th.  We will no longer be accepting bottle caps after this time.
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.
Shoe Carnival Coupon
Attached below is a friends and family event coming up this weekend, April 7th to the 9th.  In store customers will be able to receive 25% off their total purchase on regular, sale, and clearance-priced merchandise.
Have a great weekend.
Go Jays and God Bless,

March 27th Newsletter

Dear Parent(s)/Guardians(s) and Students:
 
Good Afternoon.
 
It is always sad when good things have to come to an end, but what an exciting week it was to be a Blue Jay.  However, with the end of anything always comes the beginning of something new.
 
Congratulations to Coach Elwer, his staff, the players, and cheerleaders on an amazing season.  A season where we saw this team win 18 of their last 20 games.  A season that brought home a Sectional, District, and Regional Championship, and solidified themselves as one of the best four teams in the entire State of Ohio in Division Four Basketball, out of 200 schools.  A team that will go down as one of the best, in the rich history of St. John’s.
 
Keep in your thoughts and prayers our student band members, parents, and Mr. Newell, as they will be in Florida this week to perform at Disney.  Every four years this is an opportunity for these students to display their talent and dedication.  After working hard for four years raising the money necessary to achieve this goal, it is a nice reward to them for all of their efforts.  While having the opportunity to do what they love and spreading a little Blue Jay spirit.
 
Today brings an end to the Third Quarter.  It is hard to believe but only 9 weeks remain in our school year.  Grade Cards will be going home as soon as possible.
 
With the end of one season, a new season is ushered in, whether that be Spring or the start of our Baseball, Track, and School Musical seasons.  We wish all of our students participating in anything this Spring the best of luck.  Make the most of each and every opportunity. 
 
A few of the items below include the Weekly Calendar and Schedule Reminders, PTO Information, Church Camp, Open House, Prom Guidelines, Yearbook Orders, Ed Choice Program, Mulch Sale, 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
 
Reminders…
March 26 to April 1, Band Will be in Florida to Perform at Disney
 
March 27, End of the Third Quarter
 
April 2, FFA Banquet
 
Change of Date – April 3, End of the Junior Mulch Sale
 
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
 
April 9 to 12, Mission Society Appalachia Mission Trip
 
April 9 to 15, Holy Week
 
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.  
 
 
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.  
 
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!  
 
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. 
 
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.
 
 
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.
 
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 April 3.  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,

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 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…
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.

https://goo.gl/forms/Fc6HznA0c0riq3F92

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:

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.

http://nosf.org/scholarships/application-process

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,

March 13th Newsletter

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

Good Afternoon.

What a week to be a Blue Jay. From wrestling to basketball 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 Coach Sterling, his Staff, and Brett Vonderwell the Division III, 170-Pound State Wrestling Runner-Up. Brett wrestled arguably the best wrestler in the state of Ohio and maybe the nation Saturday night, and represented the Blue Jay Family with pride. We are so proud of everything Brett has accomplished.

Congratulations to Coach Elwer, his Staff, and the Boys Basketball Team on their District Championship at Elida, this past Friday. In addition, good luck to them as they take on Holgate tomorrow night at 8:00 PM in Bowling Green.

Congratulations to Kelly Krites for being selected to receive a Regional R.A. Horn Outstanding Achievement Award from the State Support Team Region 6. Kelly was nominated by her teachers and administrators at St. John’s for her achievements in Music, Choir, Band, 4H, FFA, and her overall positive attitude she brings to school every day.

Congratulations to our Competition Cheer Team who qualified for the State Championship at the Ohio Association of Secondary School Administrators Regional Competition. Though they will not be competing at the State level, we wish them the best of luck as they travel to Lake Buena Vista, Florida this week to compete in the AmeriCheer National Competition. The girls have represented St. John’s with pride and dedication all year and will do the same, as they look to bring home a National Title. Good luck girls.

Congratulations to our Buckeye Boys State Delegate – Adam Schneer and our Buckeye Girls State Delegate – Hannah Benavidez and Annette Klausing as the alternate.

A few of the items below include the Weekly Calendar and Schedule Reminders, PTO Information, Prom Guidelines, Yearbook Orders, Kindergarten Screening, Stations of the Cross, Band Plant Sale, Bottle Caps, Ed Choice Program, Couples Night Out, Eucharistic Adoration and Benediction, Church Camp, Mulch Sale, 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

Reminders…
March 15, ACT Boot Camp (For Those That Signed Up)

March 17, Confirmation Retreat

March 19, Confirmation at 2:00 PM in Church

March 20, Band Plant Orders Due

March 21, Juniors Taking the ACT at School

March 23, Senior Dinner Sale Pick-Up at School in the Breezeway

March 24 and 25, Christ Renews His Parish Retreat

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

Family Stations of the Cross
During the Lenten Season, Stations of the Cross will be prayed every Wednesday at 7:30 PM in church. On Wednesday, March 22nd, 15 families in the parish will lead the Stations of the Cross. Each family will be assigned a station where the parent(s) and child(ren) read how the station relates to family life. If your family would like to help this year, please contact Lynn Bockey at 419-235-1083.

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

PTO Newsletter for March

Quarter Auction for PTO

Band Plant Sale
The annual Band Plant Sale starts Wednesday, March 1st and will run until March 20th. Please contact any Band Member to place your order or go to dsjband.com to check it out. If you have any questions contact Chairperson Sue Vonderwell at 419-236-5400. Thank you for supporting our Delphos St John’s Band Program!!

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

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 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.

http://nosf.org/scholarships/application-process

Married Couples/Couple’s Night Out
Attention young, married couples! What makes marriage work? According to For Your Marriage.org its 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.

Eucharistic Adoration and Benediction
Students from the Franciscan University of Steubenville will be leading a Scriptural Rosary and reflection on the importance of Adoration during this season of Lent. Please bring a rosary, a Bible and family and friends. The date is Monday, March 13th at 7:00 PM in church. Everyone is invited to attend.

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 Registration Form 2017

Church Camp Counselor 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.

Delphos Optimist Club
On March 19 the Delphos Optimist Club will be bringing the Danger Circus to Delphos. Please check out the attachment below for more details.

Proceeds of this event will help support local children events, supported/hosted by the Delphos Optimists.

Thank you for your support.

Danger Circus

Have a great week.

Go Jays and God Bless,