School News: December 5, 2017


This Tuesday our Lady Eagles travel to Holy Cross to take on the Blaze. Reserve Girls’ game starts at 5 and the Varsity game follows. On Thursday night, our Boys’ basketball teams will play the Calvary Knights at home. The Reserve boys will play at 5 and the Varsity team will play after. Don’t forget all St. John students get into Home games for FREE.



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Please join us on Wednesday’s @ 7 PM during Advent for worship services led by our students. Advent services will take place in the Dwelling Place at St. John Lutheran Church and School.
Wed., Dec. 6 – “Love Came Down” led by Junior Choir and students in Gr. 6-8
Wed., Dec. 13 –“ God’s Promises” led by students in PS, PK and K.
Wed., Dec. 20 - "Echos of the Manger" led by students in Gr. 1-5. 


Congratulations to the following students who earned membership in a new AR Point Club during the month of November:
Olivia K., Kyle S., Jackson B., Jesse B., Reagan F. (Bronze Club 500 Pts.)
Jamie D., Maddie G., Dakoda F., Sydney M., Sophia S. (250 Pts.)
Katie W., Ryan W., Sophia S., Ian S. (100 Pts.)
Ayden C., Cayden H., Nash T. (50 Pts.)
Bailey J., Luke D., Susanna S. (25 Pts.)



NOEL HOUSE will be open on Mon., Dec. 11th and Tues., Dec 12th. Volunteers will be available to help your child shop and will also help with wrapping. A NOEL HOUSE envelope will be sent home with the students TODAY that will help our volunteers know your child’s shopping list and funds. There are no online payments this year, cash or check only.




We need volunteers to help with the Noel House Christmas shop on December 11 & 12th. We need people to help the younger kids select gifts for their parents, grandparents and siblings. If you can help please contact: Anita Peterson 317-506-3240 or sign up here


Purchase a candy gram for $.50 and send it to your favorite student or faculty member, or fill out an order form for $5 and send 10! Students and parents can send as many as they wish to their friends and faculty. Order forms will be sent home with students TODAY, and more are available in the hallway. Money must be submitted with order form. One order form per sender. All money and order forms must be submitted to your classroom teacher, with EXACT Change, by Wednesday December 20th in order for the candy gram to be delivered on Friday December 22nd. Any questions, please contact Cynthia Lipkovitch at  



Put on your aprons and start baking. We would like to do something special for the staff at St. John Lutheran this Christmas Season, and we need your help to make this possible. On Thurs., Dec. 21, the PTL is sponsoring a lunch for all of the teachers. We would also like to have a cookie event for the staff members and fill the workroom with plates of homemade goodies. Then, each staff member will get a box and fill it with an assortment of goodies that they choose. (Items do not have to be homemade) Sign up here to donate cookies or food for the meal. Any questions please contact Michelle Smith 317-432-6057 or via Fast Direct.


Thanks to everyone that ate at BW3’s earlier this month. We raised over $218.38 for the school. Join us Wednesday, December 13th at Jack’s Donuts on Southport Rd. for our next Dine to Donate. All proceeds all day will support St. John so make sure to mention us when checking out.


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For only $15, your child is able to wear jeans with a school appropriate polo or a St. John t-shirt EVERY Friday. (Family maximum of $30)
All proceeds benefit the St. John Athletics program, Scrabble teams, and the Robotics Team. Order form is going home TODAY. If you already paid your $30 at the beginning of the year, you are covered. This is for those that would like to participate this 2nd semester.
How can you seize this amazing opportunity?

  1. Send cash or a check made out to St. John and hand to your child’s teacher.
  2. Pay online via Fast Direct. Just add your amount in the General Fees Section
  3. Please remember no patches, rips, or tears, in the jeans.



Learn and see how are students are getting involved in Community Ministry


If your child is going to Extended Care, the office needs to know. If you text your child to let them know that they are to go to Extended Care after school, you need to also call the office to inform them. Extended Care plans how many workers they need as well as snacks based on the office numbers. Thank you for your help to make this run smoothly.


In the event that school must be closed or delayed, parents will find out about it in two ways:
1. St. John App (download yours today).
2. Local channel- WRTV 

Please be careful in the parking lot on days with ice or snow. We have a plowing contract for the lot, but we rely on volunteers for the sidewalks and ice removal. We recommend you drop off at the west door on days when snow or ice appears to be a problem in the lot.


We are excited to announce that we have a new worship time on Saturday evenings. We would love to have you join us at 4:30 PM in place of the 6:00 PM Saturday service time.


LHS has begun accepting applications for new students. Let your high school adventure begin with us as we explore faith, academics, extra-curriculars, and beyond!  Find out how the opportunities available at Lutheran High School help prepare you for life ahead. To register visit



On this Friday afternoon, the St. John Robotics teams will host the robots from the Indianapolis Bomb Squad. This is a special program only for the robotics teams. They will have a hands-on experience with operating robots. We are informing you about this event so that if you see the bomb squad vehicle or officers entering/leaving the school in their gear that day to not be alarmed because it is a planned event.