St. John-Emmanuel Lutheran School

"Sharing Christ through Academic Excellence"

February 28, 2018

School Calendar of Events

March 12- 17 IREAD testing

March 17- Middle School Dance

March 21- Honors Luncheon

March 26-28- Accreditation visit

March 30- Good Friday- NO SCHOOL

April 2-6- Spring Break

Enrolling Soon!

We are very excited to announce that we will be offering online application and enrollment for the 18-19 school year. Along with that will come a switch to FACTS/Renweb tuition assistance and FACTS tuition management. You will be able to pay all tuition and fees online including lunch, athletic and other fees online on any device.

Because of this significant change, we need to move current family enrollment to mid-April and new families will be able to apply and enroll two weeks after that. The enrollment deadline for current families is May 30th.

If you want more information, please contact Axel Gruen at 260-639-0123 or email to

Girls Varsity Basketball Has Great Season

The girls varsity basketball team had a great season this year. They ended the year finishing second in the LSAA tournament and 5th in state in the ILSAA tournament held last weekend. Congrats to all the girls and coaches for an awesome season!

SJE Hosts First Home Meet of Season

Huge crowd in hand last night as SJE hosted their first wrestling meet of the year. SJE hosted LSUS, Wyneken, Holy Cross and St Vincent. Anyone with a boy that might be interested should come out and check out a meet. The wrestlers are at home again on Tuesday, March 6. Thanks to the coaches and volunteers for all the work they put in making hosting a home meet possible.

Detergent for Dollars

SJE is having a Detergent for Dollars fundraiser that will benefit our school's endowment fund. A letter and order forms have been sent home that explains all the details.

If you can help with organizing product for pickup, let Cari Rohrbach know at

3rd Quarter Chapel Offering Project

Our 3rd quarter chapel offering project is almost over. The last day is March 9th, the end of the 3rd quarter.

Please consider donating the items on the list or cash for the chapel offering. We will use the cash to buy what we need to complete kits. Here is a link to the site so you can see what is needed and other details. Here is the link: Lutheran World Relief.

There is Still Time to Donate to SGO

This year our SGO donations are continuing to come in! The school's need this year is about $18,000, of which we already have over $14,000. We have over 30 students who benefit from this scholarship annually. It was projected the credits would be gone by Christmas, but good news, there are still some left!

Our final date to request our funds for the SGO scholarships is just prior to March 15th. Prayerfully the balance we need will be donated. I will be putting in the request for funds (whatever is in the account at the time) prior to that date and if there is not enough, figure out how to allocate what we do have.

If you do not know what an SGO is, it is a scholarship fund solely dependent on individuals, businesses and farmers who donate to the fund and direct it to the school(s) of their choice. Donors receive a 50% Indiana state income tax credit and if the donation is larger than your tax in a given year, you can roll it over for up to 9 years. This year the tax credits were increased from $9 million to $12.5 million.

There are so many way to give. Make sure you take advantage of your opportunity to receive not only a tax credit but a great feeling that your gift helps students continue to receive a Christian education.

Please tell others about this great opportunity and consider giving yourself. Go to www.lutheransgo,org to find out more and donate to SJE.

SJE Endowment

The SJE endowment fund has been around for some time. It is finally at a point that the school can begin using it. That means more now than ever before. contributions made to this fund, make a difference. Also, at the beginning of this school year, the Lutheran Foundation ties grant funds the school receives to donations made to our endowment. In other words, every dollar donated to the SJE endowment is, one, matched into our endowment and, second is a dollar available for the school via the day school grant. In the past that amount has averaged $23,000 each school year. The funds were used for technology upgrades as well as any other classroom or school needs.

This grant, and the endowment fund have become very valuable to the school. So, please consider giving to our endowment fund so that the school has money to apply for to be used in an upcoming school year and long term from our endowment fund. If you have any questions about the endowment, please contact Axel Gruen in the school office at 260-639-0123 or email to