School News: September 25, 2018


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. All orders are due by tomorrow.


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.


Our Volleyball Eagles play their last home game tonight. Join us for 8th grade night! Tonight, the Volleyball teams will face the Warriors of Zion. The Reserve Volleyball game will start at 5. The Varsity Volleyball game will start at 6 pm. Come cheer on your Eagles.

Due to the rain, the Soccer game is cancelled and is being rescheduled for Thursday.

This weekend our Soccer team will travel to Calvary to play in the Annual Calvary Tournament. Our first game is at 4:30.

Congratulations to our Varsity Volleyball team on their 2nd place finish in the Trinity Tournament. It was a long day and our Eagles played hard to the finish.

Did you know our Varsity Volleyball team is going to State!!! They are 1 of 2 Indianapolis teams selected to compete in the Indiana Lutheran School Volleyball Tournament. Games will be next weekend in Indianapolis.

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


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.


Conferences for Pre-School through Grade 4 are scheduled for after school on Wed., Oct. 10 and Thurs., Oct. 11. Students will bring home a sign-up sheet today. These request forms must be returned to the classroom teacher. NOTE: Instead of the traditional Parent-teacher conferences that will be used in our lower grades, grades 5-8 have transitioned to a different system. The system in place now allows teachers to request a conference with any student/parent at any time. These conferences can be utilized to discuss: spiritual life; exemplary performance; and may also include opportunities for improvement in spiritual, educational, behavioral or emotional areas. We know that we often speak to you at back-to-school events, at drop off or pick up, or via Fast Direct. We will continue to touch base if there is an issue that needs to be dealt with in a time-sensitive or serious manner.
As always, if you would like to meet with a middle school teacher, please contact them directly to schedule a meeting.


Did you know we provide snacks and a meal for our teachers during conference evenings? This is a simple one-time event for you to help out. If you can provide a snack or help with the meal, please sign-up here.


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.