October 16, 2014 is designated as World Food Day. The students of Delphos St. John’s decided to do their own twist to recognize this important day. A food drive has taken place in our Preschool, Elementary and Junior High/High School. Our Blue Jays collected 1,415 non-perishable food items. All of these items were donated to the St. Vincent DePaul Society food pantry. Sydney Fischbach, President of the Liturgy Team commented, “We wanted to help our little corner of the world. It is great to help people all over the world, but there are people suffering right here in Delphos.” Ralph Lauser of the St. Vincent DePaul Society was extremely pleased with this donation. “The shelves were pretty bare before this generous donation” said Lauser. Denny Hickey, treasurer of the St. Vincent DePaul Society commented “The society helps between 500-600 families a year. As of October 1, 2014, the society has aided almost 500 hundred families with food, rent, utilities or prescriptions. We are funded totally by donations from the public. One hundred percent of the donations we receive, goes to helping those in need.” Hopefully we have made our little corner of the world a better place to live!
To celebrate the end of our Project Based Learning Unit on Apples, the students had a celebration! On Friday, September 26th (Johnny Appleseed’s Birthday) all three kindergarten classes celebrated Apple Day in their classrooms. They played apple games, sung apple songs, made apple art projects and ate apple snacks. This picture is a sneak peak at one of our apple art projects.
Kindergarten students made a book about Johnny Appleseed and Apple glasses. They also learned about the parts of an apple.
JCDA will be hosting a Junior High dance this Saturday September 27th from 8-10 pm at the Annex. Admission is $4. Pizza, pop etc will also be available for purchase. This is an opportunity for the teens to have a positive social event to attend!
The dress code should be modest, reflecting the values of our Catholic Beliefs and School.
On Thursday, September 9, 2014, Bradley Wannemacher, Delphos St. John’s alumnus (’09), visited the St. John’s High School Choir to speak to the students. While attending St. John’s Brad was very active in the vocal music department and was a four year member of the DSJ Choir. Brad moved to Los Angeles this past May to pursue a career in music performance. He is currently acting, modeling, and working hard to fulfill his dream of a recording contract with a major label. Most recently, Brad was contacted by an LA talent agent and personally invited to audition for the acclaimed singing competition show, American Idol. His initial audition took place in LA after his trip to New Orleans to audition in front of the celebrity panel of judges which included Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban, and Harry Connick, Jr. The St. John’s Choir members had many questions for Brad and were truly inspired by his candid account of recent accomplishments. Season 14 of American Idol will air January 2015, and Delphos community will have to tune in to see how far our hometown favorite, “Bradlee” goes on his journey to become “the NEXT AMERICAN IDOL”!
Submitted by Susie Slawinski, DSJ Choir Director
The third graders in Sr. Joella’s room acted out the play, “Anansi Wins Back The World’s Stories” for the Kindergarten students and office staff last week. The students did an excellent job with their speaking parts and with the sound effects, as well as with the acting! Can you find the fox eating bananas, the wasps hiding in the pumpkin, the snake and the sky? The two spiders are Anansi and his wife.
Sr. Joella Marie, SND
Our 3rd grade students in Mrs. Myers, Mrs. Osting & Sr. Joella’s classrooms learned about the tragedy in America on September 11, 2001…. several years before any of them were born. They each designed a “quilt square” showing what 9/11 means to them. The quilt is displayed in their hallway for all to see.
Today our 2nd graders in Mrs. Holdgreve’s and Mrs. Koverman’s classes attend the local Bunge Safety Day. The students learned about several different safety measures on farms, water and the workplace. Two of our students, along with two from each school who attend, were chosen in a bicycle giveaway!
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