School News: September 18, 2018



School pictures will be taken tomorrow, Wednesday, Sept 19th. Order forms were sent home last week with students. There are extra forms outside the office. All students will be photographed for the school yearbook and identification purposes whether pictures are purchased or not. All portrait orders must be PREPAID using the envelope that will be provided. Make checks payable to Inter-State Studio. You may also order online at and use the code: 32265ZB. NOTE – The school dress code is relaxed that day. However, jeans are still not allowed since they do not appear in the photos. Also, printing on any shirts must be in agreement with our school values.


This quarter's offerings will be designated to RODS (Racing for Orphans with Down Syndrome). To learn more about RODS, click here. Please help us teach our students the principles of good stewardship and the joy of giving by talking with them about their offering for each Wednesday morning Chapel. Don’t forget, parents are welcome every Wednesday morning to join us.


St. John is selling school themed, “Real. Present. God” shirts. The cost for these shirts are $7 for short sleeve and $12 for long sleeve. You may send exact cash or a check made out to St. John and return the order form into the office. You also have your choice of many different colors. These shirts are acceptable wear for Friday spirit days, too. The flyer went home yesterday and is due back by Wednesday, September 26th.


We still have stock, so please keep selling. Continue to pay in the office or via Fast Direct and Cynthia will make contact with you to get them delivered. The selling contest has however ended. A big shoutout to the contest winners of the 6th grade class and the Rothe Family! Great job!
If you have any questions, please contact Cynthia Lipkovitch at


Our Eagles are finally home! Tonight, the Soccer and Volleyball teams get to play on their home turf and in their home gym. The Soccer and Reserve Volleyball games will face the Holy Cross Blaze starting at 5. On Thursday, all teams will stay home to face the Trinity Trojans. Once again, the games will start at 5. Then on Friday and Saturday, our Varsity Volleyball team will travel to Trinity as they play multiple games in the Trinity.
Did you know one of our Reserved Volleyball teams walked away with a 4th place finish last weekend at the Our Shepherd tournament? Way to go Eagles!

We would love to receive pictures from these sporting events. If you take pictures, please share them with Heidi Mielke at



Our next Dine to Donate will take place on tomorrow, Wednesday, September 19th. Join us at Portillo’s on US 31 in Greenwood from 5-8 pm. Be sure to mention St. John when ordering and 20% of your order will go right back to our school.


You are invited to join us for our 2nd Annual Oktoberfest on Sunday, September 30th at noon. School students will sing at the 10:30 combined church service. A German-themed lunch will be served in the Gym at noon. We will have corn-hole, adult sized trikes, bounce houses, and face painting. Click here to RSVP.


If you need to get out of your car to help your child at drop off or pick up, please park in the SOUTH parking lot and walk up. Please do not get out of your car if you are in the car line. This helps the cars move more efficiently and helps to ensure everyone’s safety.


Vision screenings for grades 1, 3, 5 & 8 as well as hearing screenings for grades 1, 4 & 7 will be conducted by the Marion County Health Department on Thursday, Oct. 11th and Friday, Oct. 12th.


The St. John Youth Group is selling laundry detergent. The detergent comes in 5-gallon buckets and is comparable to Tide and Gain. You can also purchase liquid Fabric Softener. Laundry pods and Dishwasher pods are available for $45. We are also selling trash bags. To purchase any of these items, please click here. All proceeds will go towards the 2019 National Youth Gathering.