August 2nd Newsletter

Good Morning Parent(s)/Guardians(s) and Students:

As we begin August, we look forward to the start of a new school year.  A year of new beginnings, challenges, victories, and continuing to develop in our faith and education.  Over the next few weeks, emails will be going home with valuable information about the start of school, important dates, and other information to keep you well-versed and up to date.

If your email has recently changed please contact the Junior High/High School office so we can update our records, to ensure you receive the information.

Attached below you will find the changes that have been made to the Student Handbook, the Teacher Supply List, Registration Information, Cross Country Information, Footwear Options for the Junior High, and other items.  Please remember that if you should have any questions, do not hesitate to call, email, or stop in the office, our goal is to not make this more challenging, but rather make your back to school shopping and transition to the 2017-18 school year as smooth as possible.

Thank you for all of your help and support as we institute these changes.  Without your faith in St. John’s, we would not be able to accomplish our mission.

Weekly Calendar

Please refer to http://delphosstjohns.org/hs-calendar/ 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://delphosstjohns.org/sports-calendar/

Reminder – Many important dates for next year have already been updated on the School Calendar.  If any dates are of particular interest, which are not on the calendar please do not hesitate to ask.

Substitute Teachers

Did you know having a bachelor’s degree can qualify you to be a substitute teacher?  You can earn up to $85.00 per day.  We are looking for qualified substitute teachers for the 2017-2018 school year.  If you are interested please contact the High School Office for more information.

Junior High Uniform Footwear

St. John’s has partnered with Shoe Carnival in Lima to provide footwear for our Junior High Students.  We have pre-selected footwear that meets the footwear/uniform guidelines as outlined in the Student Handbook.  Please review the approved footwear options listed for the 2017-2018 School Year.

Shoe Carnival will be hosting a Catholic School Shopping Event on August 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, and 20 for an additional 30% savings as listed below.  Shoe Carnival also offers a program called Shoes 2U.  Any shoe on the list can be ordered in store and shipped directly to your home.  Shoe Perk members will get free shipping for purchases over $30.00.  The Shoe Perk reward card is a free program to sign up for.

If your student’s shoes from last year still fit them and are in good condition, please feel free to wear those this year as well.  Future shopping events will take place throughout the school year, in case another pair is needed.

30% Coupon 8-11 and 8-13

30% Coupon 8-18 and 8-20

Junior High Uniform Shoe Selection 17-18

Sales Tax Holiday for 2017

The holiday starts on Friday, August 4 at 12:00 AM and ends on Sunday, August 6 at 11:59 PM

During the holiday, the following items are exempt from sales and use tax:

  • Clothing priced at $75 per item or less
  • School supplies priced at $20 per item or less
  • School instructional material priced at $20 per item or less

Student Handbook Changes

Below you will find the abbreviated changes that have been made to the Student Handbook for the 2017-18 School.  Please be sure to read the entire Handbook, when it comes home after registration, for the complete descriptions.  Your help is instrumental in ensuring the policies and guidelines outlined are achieved.

2017-18 Handbook Changes

School Supply List

Attached below you will find the supply list for your student(s), and the classes they are enrolled in.  If you do not see a teacher your child has on this list, then there are no supplies they will need to have or they will be informed of anything they need on the first day of school.

Supplies for the 2017-18 School Year

St. John’s Junior High/High School Registration 2017-18 School Year

The One View registration is open and has all the forms necessary for registration or to make any changes.  You will need to log in to your account and save and submit these forms for the 2017-18 School Year to complete the registration process.

Attached below is a list of registration fees.  If you should have any questions please do not hesitate to ask.

Registration Fees 2017-2018

The registration dates and times are as follows…

Tuesday, August 15th            7th Grade from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.

Tuesday, August 15th            8th Grade from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.

Wednesday, August 16th        Freshman from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.

Wednesday, August 16th        Sophomores from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.

Thursday, August 17th            Juniors from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.

Thursday, August 17th            Seniors from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.

All Season Student Pass Information

Due to several inquiries about the All Season Student Pass, the passes will include grades K-12 to purchase tickets.  The pass will allow the pass holder to attend all St. John’s Junior High and High School home sporting events during the 2017-2018 school year at no additional cost.

The pass will cost $55.00. (Replacement Value of $10.00)

If you have already purchased a student ticket for football, you may return the ticket and use the cost of the ticket towards the purchase of an All Season Student Pass.

Tickets may be purchased by returning the Football ticket mailing or on August 9 and 10 from 7:30 AM to 12:00 PM and 12:30 PM to 4:00 PM in the High School Office.

Attached below is a complete list of all Fall Sport Ticket information.  If you have any questions please contact the High School Office.

2017-18 Fall Ticket Sale Information

Cross Country

If there is any Junior High or High School students still interested in running Cross Country this Fall please contact Coach Steve Hellman at 419-233-1870 to let him know you are interested in running.  He is especially looking for two more High School Boys and one more Junior High Boy so both teams can compete as teams at the meets.

Athletic Boosters Purse Bingo

The St John’s Athletic Boosters will be hosting a Purse Bingo Fund Raiser on August 19, 2017.  Please contact Julie Rode at (419) 230-3485 if you would like more information.

Thank you for your continued support of our Boosters and Athletic Programs.

Concussion Testing

With the continued education and advancement in concussion testing, diagnosis, and prevention, Dr. Tom Morris is offering an optional program for all students.

Information about this program is attached below.

Concussion Roulette.jpg

Senior Class T-Shirt Fundraiser
The Delphos St. John’s Senior Class Fundraiser is now underway.  Please see the attached form to place your order.  Orders can be dropped off at the High School Office.  There will be a sample of the shirt available in the High School Office.

Thank you for your support.

Senior Class Fundraiser

Wild at Heart Tour

Join Delphos St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church on August 8, from 7:00 to 9:00 PM for the Wild At Heart Tour. This is a night of live worship music and prayer with worship leader John Trabbic along with special guest Andrew Laubacher.  This is a free event for all ages with doors opening at 6:30 PM.  For more information on the Wild At Heart Tour as well as the artists, please visit www.johntrabbicmusic.com and click on The Tour. We hope to see you there.

Have a great week.

Go Jays and God Bless,

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June 1st Newsletter

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

Good Afternoon.

As we close the 2016-17 School Year, we want to recognize our Seniors and all they have done our Parish, School, and Students. They have been a great example for the Underclassmen of how a class can come together and support one another, in order to accomplish their goals. The Seniors were able to celebrate some of their last moments together this past week, at their Senior Retreat, Graduation Practice, and Senior Awards, with Sunday marking the last time they will all be together as a class. With graduation concluded, each of them will begin to go their separate ways and begin a new chapter in their lives. We wish each and every one of them the best as they continue on their journey through life, but want them to remember that once a Blue Jay, always a Blue Jay. Should they need anything we are here for them. Congratulations Class of 2017.

Congratulations and good luck to Jill Gemmer, who placed first in the Discus at the Track Regionals in Troy, and earned a spot to compete at State this weekend. You have made the Blue Jay Family proud and there is no doubt you will represent St. John’s with pride in Columbus.

A few of the items below include the Weekly Calendar and Schedule Reminders, Bingo Help, Exploration Garden, Athletic Booster Fundraiser, Cross Country Meeting, Vacation Bible School, Summer Hours, 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…
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.

June 12-16, Report Card Pick-Up from 7:30 to 3:30

Summer Hours
Attached below are the Summer Hours for the Junior High/High School Office. Please know that if you need anything we are only a voicemail or email away. Though the office may be closed at different times throughout the summer, we want to do everything we can to help meet your needs.

Summer Hours for the High School Office 2017

Scholarship Applications
Parents, if you have not returned both the Scholarship Application and the Tuition Contract forms, please do so as soon as possible.  Your tuition statement is generated after both forms have been signed and returned.  Forms may be mailed to the Ministry Center at 201 North Pierce Street, or dropped off at either the Elementary/High School office or the Ministry Center.

Thank you for choosing St. John’s.

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

General Garden Volunteer Request

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.

Bingo Help Needed

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. Coach 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 coach is in need of one more person.

Any question please contact Steve at 419-233-1870 or email at smhellman92@watchtv.net.

Alpha Program
Attached below is information regarding the Summer Alpha Program.

Alpha Flyer

Have a great weekend and a wonderful summer.

Go Jays and God Bless,

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,

May 16th Newsletter

Dear Parent(s)/Guardians(s) and Students:
Good Morning.
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.
Thank you to everyone, especially Mrs. Hellman, Mrs. Gillespie, and the Junior Class and their Parents, that helped to make Prom and Post-Prom such a success.
Congratulations to Mr. Newell and the 5th through 12th grade Band, as they concluded the year with a wonderful Spring Concert.
Congratulations to Coach Jackson, his staff, and the baseball team on their first tournament victory.  Good luck tomorrow (5/17) verse Minister.
A few of the items below include the Weekly Calendar and Schedule Reminders, Touching Safety Program, Bingo Help, LED Sign, Seniors Talking with 8th Graders, Exploration Garden, Underclass Exam Schedule, Choir Concert, Suicide Prevention Talk, Athletic Booster Fundraiser, 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 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
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
Gaga Pit Fundraiser
Please see the attachment below in regards to a fundraiser to help with the building and addition of a Gaga Pit for our school and students.
New LED Sign
You may or may not have noticed that we have been blessed with a generous donation from the Golf Outing Committee and all of those that participate, the Class of 1966, and the Class of 2016, in purchasing a new LED Message Board for our school.
Without this gift, we would not be able to purchase such an item and continue the development and upgrading of our Parish and School.
We look forward to utilizing this sign to help recognize our students and keeping everyone informed of the great things happening at St. John’s.
 
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.
Seniors Talking to 8th Graders
This week a group of Seniors is volunteering their time to talk with the 8th Graders about preparing for High School.  Their talk will focus on various topics, including faith formation, academics, extra-curricular activities/organizations, and what to expect when entering High School.
All in the hopes of hearing a message from the Seniors that ignites a passion and better understanding of the challenges and rewards High School will hold.
Choir Concert
This coming Sunday the Vocal Music Department Spring Concert and Awards will take place at 5:00 PM at St. John’s Church.  The Junior High and High School Choirs will perform and we will honor the Seniors and their parents with flowers and the singing of the DSJ Alma Mater.  As is a tradition for the Spring Concert, former members of the High School Choir, under the direction of Mrs. Slawinski are invited to join the choirs as they sing “Just a Single Voice” and music will be provided for any Alumni that wish to sing.  At the conclusion of the concert, the Choir awards will be given out by Mrs. Slawinski, DSJ Choir Director.
Suicide Education/Prevention Talk
Continuing 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 to Parents” 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.
 
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.
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,

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,

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,