School News: September 19, 2017


School pictures will be taken tomorrow, Wednesday, Sept 20. 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 was provided. Make checks payable to Inter-State Studio. You may also order online at and use the code: 21473KB. 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.


Placard time has finally arrived! If you pick up students by the EAST school doors, Mr. Willig will have a placard for you starting Wednesday. The placard will have the student’s last name.
Once you have the placard, we ask that you help our teachers know who you are picking up by displaying it where the teachers can see it in the passenger car window or holding it as you walk up. Our goal is to safely dismiss your students as quickly as possible. While we have been blessed with teachers that know many of you and your vehicles, that will not always be the case (teachers are out of school for various reasons).
If you need several to accommodate multiple persons picking up, please send a Fast Direct message to Mr. Willig indicating the number of additional placards you need.



We’ve heard about the devastation in Southern Florida after Hurricane Irma and our school students have once again, asked how they can help. As a school community, we have adopted the Lutheran organization, Amigos Center. This center has 3 locations in Florida and has been established to help immigrant families get the help they need. As a school community, our goal is to move the Barometer, found in the hall, to a 5. Each number represents $100. Let’s show the residents of Southern Florida that “It’s Still All About Jesus.” To learn more about the Amigos Center, click here.


Lunch monitors are still needed this week. For those that do not know, each month we ask for volunteers to sit in classes during the students' lunch time, so that the teachers can enjoy their lunch together.
If you, or someone you know, has time on Thursday early afternoon, we would appreciate your help.
Grades still needed as of this posting are: 3rd, 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th. To sign up, click here.


St. John is selling school themed, “It’s All About Jesus” shirts. The cost for these shirts are $5 for short sleeve and $10 for long sleeve. You may send exact cash or a check made out to St. John and return the order form into the office, or pay online here. The flyer is going home today and is due back by Friday, September 29th.



Our St. John Eagles Volleyball teams will take on the Holy Cross Blaze at home on Tuesday at 5 PM. The Soccer and Volleyball teams will be back in action on Thursday at 5 PM home against Trinity. Congratulations to Kathryn G. for winning 2nd place in the Serving contest down in Seymour this weekend.


The September PTL meeting is next Tuesday, September 19th at 7 pm in the Teacher Workroom. Everyone is welcome to come and share their ideas and see how they can become more involved in the school.




Our Pre-K class took a trip to Pleasant View Orchard last week. While there, they learned all about the letter A, and were able to pick some apples. Our 7th-8th grade students traveled to Lutheran High School on Thursday for Saints for a Day. While there, they shadowed other High School students and experienced what it would be like to be a Lutheran High School student.


Plans have been drawn up to develop a nature center in the area where the teacher house was removed last year. We hope it will be a blessing to our students and our community, BUT WE NEED YOUR HELP. The project will require funds and we are seeking corporate sponsors of all sizes to help.  If you have any contact information for any of our area business that could be approached, please share that information with Mr. Willig. Please do not make that initial contact, we just need a foot in the right doors. We thank you in advance for any information you can provide. We are very excited about the many possibilities this will provide to our school, church, and community.


Mark your “Kalendar” for Oct. 1 as we celebrate the 165th anniversary of St. John and the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation.  We will have an authentic German Menu and homemade desserts for our picnic lunch. There will be Special German heritage music, bounce house, corn hole, Adult Tricycles, and much more for an afternoon of fellowship and fun. Tickets for adult beverages will be available at the door.  Register here to join us from 12:00-2:00 PM. (after the combined worship service at 10:30) in the school gymnasium and playground area.


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. 12th and Friday, Oct. 13th.


We have lots of lost and found items in the office. Please come see if any items belong to you. All items left in Lost and Found through Friday will be donated to Goodwill.

A huge thank you to the over 40 families that came to Fazoli's for Dine to Donate. We raised $138 for our school. Join us next month, October 11th at Chicago's Pizza and Red Line Yogurt.