2nd Graders enter Engineers Foundation of Ohio Contest

When the Allen County Engineers visited our 2nd graders at Delphos St. John’s, they were given the opportunity to enter into a design contest sponsored by the Engineers Foundation of Ohio & Ohio Society of Professional Engineers.  Three of our students took home awards.  Dillion Shough, our 1st place winner, had his drawing submitted to Ohio Engineer Magazine.  We are proud of our “little engineers” and continue to support their interest in future education & careers they may pursue.

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First Grade Teacher-Minister Opening

Delphos St. John’s has a First Grade Teacher-Minister opening available for the 2014-2015  academic year. Applicants must be a faith-filled, practicing Catholic,  and have a passion for the ministry of elementary education, a strong  knowledge of technology, creative/effective teaching methodologies, a strong desire for teacher collaboration and  an aptitude for compassionate and effective discipline. In addition to  these prerequisites, applicants must hold or be eligible for a current P-3 or K-8 license, including a BCI/FBI background check, and “Protecting  Youth/Shielding the Vulnerable” certification completion. Applicants who possess the qualifications indicated above are encouraged to submit a  cover letter, resume, and three professional references by May 2 to:

Nathan Stant

Elementary Principal

St. John’s Elementary and High School



Mission Trip to Appalachia

Delphos St John’s Mission Society returned to St. Paul Catholic Mission in McKee, Kentucky again this year for it’s annual service trip.  While there, 10 students and 6 adults painted, built a handicap ramp, visited and prayed with local people and learned about Appalachian culture.  This partnership not only benefits local residents but also our Blue Jays as experience Jesus in the people we meet and work with.

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Anatomy, Reading & STEM, Oh My!

Our students and staff have been busy learning and discovering!  We are approaching the end of the school year and the days continue to be full.

8th grade STEM Class!
-students completed research on canoes and presented their findings to the class
-students had to build a canoe that could float and hold weight
-canoe was made out of every day materials
-the canoe that could hold the most weight was engineered by Cole and Derek and held 20.3oz.
-the students were then curious -if they had to pick one material – which one would be the best material to build a canoe-
-each group picked one material to build their canoe-their choices were foil, plastic wrap, popsicle/craft sticks, masking tape
-the canoe that was able to hold the most weight was made of foil and was able to hold 112.45 oz. and was engineered by Benjamin and Brice
-in 2nd place-the canoe was made by Marie and Jessica, made of plastic wrap and held 45.15 oz.

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Our 7th grade students visited our 1st graders!  They read books that they created with the 1st grade students.

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Our 2nd graders and their parents attended meetings in church.  They walked throughout our church and learned about the various sacred areas of the church.

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High School Anatomy students are working on learning the muscles and parts of the body by dissecting cats.  This will give preparation to students advancing to medical school and other various fields.  Physics students were able to use any materials they wanted and create mobiles.  Chemistry students completed a dehydration lab!

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Mrs. Holdgreve’s 2nd grade class made Ants on a Log, following directions and using step by step to create them.



Student’s sell McDonald’s Peelers & donate to Ronald McDonald House Charities

The PTO recently sponsored the McDonald’s Peeler sale.  Students had the opportunity to sell the cards for $10 each.  The students helped the PTO raise $1,894 to be used toward teachers needs in the classroom, problem based learning & k-12 technology needs.  Delphos St. John’s donated over $400 to the Ronald McDonald House Charities!

The students sold 421 cards, including the Top Three Sellers shown below.

Landen Grothaus- 45 peelers, Victoria Stemen- 26 peelers & Caden Wright- 20 peelers.  Thank you to all students who sold peelers to make these donations to the PTO and Ronald McDonald House possible!


Mrs. Dew’s 5th grade Students “Taste the Rainbow”

5th grade students are learning Health class can be fun and hands on, as well as informative!  The students created a rainbow with several different types of fruits.  They were able to sample the various fruits, voted on their favorites and then created a rainbow poster highlighting the fruits and the benefits that we get from each type.  Mrs. Dew wanted to emphasize on the importance of eating foods of all different colors as part of an overall healthy lifestyle.

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St. Jude’s Mathathon

St. John’s Elementary students participated in the St. Jude’s Mathathon.  The students raised $9,846.08 for St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospitals by completing a booklet of math facts and then asking family & friends to sponsor them with monetary donations.  The top three donations were made by 3rd grader Lillian Vonderwell, 1st grader Evie Vonderwell and 1st grader Rory Youngpeter, who raised $405.00 each and tied for the top three students.  Thank you to everyone who participated.  The students who were able to participate will be given a “jean day” this Friday.