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to be a e W t n a Bishop Gorman W ! u o Y Gael Bishop Gorman High School
5959 S. Hualapai Way
Las Vegas, 89148
Your Journey Starts Here Bishop Gorman High School opened in 1954 and for over 60 years has provided students with an unparalleled college preparatory environment distinguished by Catholic values. We have guided thousands of students in finding their path, and look forward to demonstrating the opportunities that Bishop Gorman has to offer your family. As you visit with members of our community, our hope is that you see how we incorporate our values of God, Accountability, Excellence, Leadership and Stewardship in all that we do. Please reach out to our Administrators as you make your way around campus: Mr. John Kilduff
Mr. Kevin Kiefer
Ms. Virginia Cunningham
Assistant Principal for Academics
Mr. Tracy Goode Assistant Principal for Student Services Mrs. Bridget Michlik
Director of Advancement
Mrs. DeidrĂŠ Roberts
Director of Finance
Mr. Grant Rice
Director of Athletics
Mrs. Aurora Driscoll Barker Admissions Director
Mrs. Irene Anderson
Dean of Students
Dr. Tessa Rivera
Dean of Students
Mr. Kenny Sanchez
Dean of Students
Mr. Michael Wright
Dean of Students
If you are interested in a guided tour of our campus by our student leaders, please proceed to the Chapel Courtyard
Become Part of This Community Bishop Gorman is a community of, not just students and faculty/staff, but parents, grandparents, alumni and friends. Find out how you can become a member of this community! Admissions/Tuition Assistance Presentation Lecture Hall 325 Do you have questions regarding the admission process? Did you know that Bishop Gorman High School offers need-based tuition assistance? Come to one of the presentations by our Admissions Director, Aurora Driscoll Barker and Director of Finance, Mrs. Deidre Roberts, to get more details. Sessions are at 1:15 and 2:20 p.m. Parent/Student Information Gym Would you like to hear about Bishop Gorman from the perspective of current parents and students? Drop by anytime and have your questions answered.
Visit the Bishop Gorman Advancement table in the Gym to find out what the GAEL experience is all about!
33% of the Class of 2021 has an alumni connection â€“ start your family tradition! $1.1 million dollars in need-based tuition assistance was awarded to 30% of current students
Performing & Communicative Arts Are you interested in focusing on the performing and communicative arts? We offer courses in theatre, musical theatre, directing, technical theatre, vocal music, instrumental music, dance, speech and debate & broadcast media. Please see below for a schedule of performances by students participating in our Performing & Communicative Arts. Marching Band Main Entrance Members of the Marching Band will be in uniform at the main entrance playing from their repertoire.
54 of our theatre students recently visited the Utah Shakespeare Festival and Tuacahn Amphitheater.
Speech & Debate Room 106 Students from our Speech and Debate Team will be presenting the following current tournament events: Impromptu Speaking, Original Oratory and Spontaneous Debate. 1:30 - 1:45 p.m. Theatre Gaels on Broadway Varsity & JV, Heart & Soul, and Directing Practicum, will present production numbers from their repertoire including Heart and Soul from Camp Rock 2; 96k from In the Heights; America from West Side Story with Worship Choir finale, America The Dream Goes On. 2:00 – 2:15 p.m. Theatre Advanced Theatre 1, Advanced Theatre 2 & Theatre Practicum will present scenes from William Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing. 2:40 – 2:50 p.m. Theatre Gaels Theatre Guild presents their interactive mini musical revue, Aladdin. Broadcast Media Black Box Theatre Visitors will have the opportunity to see how our students gain hands-on Broadcast Media experience producing all aspects of their own weekly television show, BGTV. Come and see where students learn to direct live multi-camera telecasts, as well as edit news packages and short films. 1:30, 2:00, 2:30 p.m. String Orchestra Student Commons Visit with our Instrumental Music Director, Geoff Neuman, for information on our String Orchestra, Jazz Ensemble & Tri-Music Honor Society.
Our students can take a performing arts class or participate in our programs as an extracurricular activity
INTERESTED IN WATCHING THE CREW OF GAELS THEATRE GUILD? Come to the Theatre in between scheduled performances and watch the technical transitions! Technical Theatre opportunities for students include design, management, lighting, video, audio, set, set decor, properties, painting, costumes, hair & makeup, house management, and production assistants.
Gaels Theatre Guild has been nationally recognized at the International Thespian Festival with National Championships in Acting, Musical Theatre and Technical Theatre as well as full length main stage productions of Godspell and Lost in Yonkers. Information regarding the International Thespian Academic Honor Society is available from Ms. Ferrante-Martin in the theatre.
Our Bi-annual art show will be set up in the Activity Foyer in between the Gym and the Theatre!
Whether you already love creating artwork or want to try something new, find out about our Visual Arts program. We offer Art 1(Intro to Art), Art 2(Drawing), Art Media 1 & 2, Advanced Ceramics, AP Art Studio: Drawing, AP Art Studio: 2D Design, AP Art Studio: 3D Design, Black & White Photo, Digital Photo, Computer Graphics, Computer Programming, Art Club, Ceramics Club, Jewelry Club, National Art Honor Society and Photography Club. Find out about our Visual Arts program by visiting the rooms noted below and our clubs located in the gym:
Drawing, Painting, Mixed Media, and AP Studio: Drawing and 2D Design Room 117 Ceramics and AP Studio: 3D Room 110 Students will be working on various projects during Open Studio. Visitors will be able to see the range of approaches, technical abilities, and artistic vision of our amazing visual art students! Members of National Art Honor Society and Art Club will be on hand to answer any questions about extra-curricular activities fueled by our creative energy. Computer Graphics and Computer Programming Room 208 Students will be working on various Computer Graphics projects and coding for the Programming classes.
Black and White Photography Darkroom Visitors to the darkroom will have an opportunity to view student work, speak with students and instructors and learn about the photography program offered at Bishop Gorman.
Our Art and Science Departments recently participated in a
co-curricular field trip to Digital Photography Room 507 Digital Photo students will be working on current class projects, or their own self-driven photo Zion National Park projects. Students may currently be enrolled in Photo 2 (Introduction to Digital Photography), Photo 3 (Advanced Digital Photography), or a member of this yearâ€™s Photography Club. Please visit and enjoy the artwork weâ€™re creating and see what photo processing techniques students are utilizing.
See work from the Memory Project, a program that organizes art students to provide portraits to orphans in needy areas. Currently, students are creating work for young refugee children in Serbia! We put the HEART in Art! 4
English English Curriculum Overview Room 201 What is the difference between English 1 College Prep, English 1 Honors and English 1 Scholars? Meet with our English faculty to discuss the learning goals for each level and find out about our AP English course offerings and results.
Did you know. . . ? Bishop Gorman has a chapter of the National English
Publications Room 206 Stop by to visit with students working on our yearbook publication, The Archive. They will share their experiences in creating this year-long project.
Honor Society Our English Department faculty can fill you in!
Ask about our Creative Writing Club and our success with the Scholastic Writing and Art Competition.
BGHS Information Media & Educational Technology (IMET) Library Center The Bishop Gorman IMET Library Center provides services and resources for our college-bound students. Students have access to a broad and multi-faceted collection that includes some of the most reputable electronic databases and eReference libraries available, as well as numerous print and electronic fiction and high-interest nonfiction choices. Our Flipster digital magazines round out the collection. While visiting, learn how our library staff teaches BGHS students proper source acknowledgment, and adherence to copyright and fair use policies in order to avoid plagiarism. Our librarian will be available to demonstrate and discuss various collections used by our faculty and students.
With media so readily available on the Internet, students often mistake ability to access such media for permission to use it.
Representatives of Micro Bank and Investment Club
Curriculum Overview Room 502 Join us to have the following questions answered:
are available in the Gym!
How will my child be placed in mathematics?
How does this placement affect which courses are taken during high school?
What is the difference between the levels that Bishop Gorman offers?
How do BGHS students perform on the Advanced Placement (AP) Calculus and Statistics exams?
Presentation times: 1:00, 1:30, 2:00, and 2:30 p.m. E-Texts and Online Homework Platforms Room 503 If you are wondering what the move to online textbooks and homework platforms looks like in the Math Department at Bishop Gorman High School, make sure to attend this presentation. Presentation times: 1:10, 1:40, 2:10, and 2:40 p.m. iPad Math Apps Room 506 iPads are a great tool for learning mathematics! The math faculty will demonstrate a variety of iPad apps that engage the students during daily lessons in the classroom. Presentation times: 1:20, 1:50, 2:20, and 2:50 p.m.
Ask about our Future Business Leaders of America program when visiting room 502.
Do you love math? Check out our math classes, clubs, and programs for math enthusiasts: Scholars Algebra Scholars Geometry Pre-Calculus Honors AB & BC AP Calculus AB & BC AP Statistics Programming Computer Graphics Future Business Leaders of America Investment Club Micro Bank Mu Alpha Theta
OTHER A BOYS LOCKER ROOM
GYM / THEATER ENTRANCE
ATHLETIC TRAINING CENTER
ST. V SEN PLA
FIRST FLOOR ARTS STUDY AREA
TELEVISION STUDIO ART COURTYARD
110 108 106
ADMINISTRATION BUILDING VISITOR RECEPTION
ATHLETIC TRAINING CENTER
ATHLETIC FIELDS GIRLS LOCKER ROOM
403 WRESTLING ROOM
STUDENT COMMONS 402
401 STUDENT COMMONS
ATHLETIC/ ACTIVITIES VIATOR OFFICES NIOR AZA 208
315 GAEL COURTYARD DARK ROOM
LECTURE HALL 300 LECTURE HALL
LECTURE HALL 303
302 301 LEARNING CENTER
PAI WAY 8
Students from our Robotics Club are available in Room 208 to show you what they have been working on
Biology Honors, Scholars and Advanced Placement (AP) Room 318 Our Biology students have been busy this fall. Visit to view their projects and videos; let them tell you what the Biology program is all about at BGHS. Chemistry Honors, Scholars and Advanced Placement (AP) Room 317 Guests can drop in throughout the afternoon to see a double replacement reaction demonstration and find out why this is important. Our faculty will be available to answer questions regarding our curriculum and the different class levels available.
Stop by the Gym to find out whatâ€™s happening with
Human Physiology Room 320 Visit to see our students construct a disarticulated skeleton. You can also find out what is being studied in our freshman Health classes.
Physics Honors and Advanced Placement (AP) Room 508 Stop by to see the Van de Graaff generator in action and find out what else is electrifying our physics students this year.
Members of our
Are you interested in STEM programs? Check out our Science and Technology offerings:
Honor Society provide peer
the school year
Science National Honor Society
Social Studies Social Studies Curriculum Overview Room 310 Department faculty members will walk visitors through the course offerings and expectations. Textbooks, syllabi and student projects will be available to view. Stop by to get all of your questions answered regarding our Advanced Placement (AP) programs. Mock Trial Room 513 Our award winning Mock Trial Team will conduct a live practice session; drop in throughout the afternoon to witness their preparation and get information on this program.
Thinking about a career in business or law? These opportunities are available to you:
Our Speech and Debate team is off to a great start this season Watch them practice in Room 106
Interested in travel? Our students will have the opportunity to visit
AP World History
Italy and Switzerland in the
AP US History
summer of 2018
AP US Government AP Economics AP Statistics Constitutional Government Criminal Justice Psychology Speech and Debate Associated Student Government Future Business Leaders of America GAELS of Justice Law Club Investment Club Micro Bank Mock Trial
Room 305, find out about the St. Thomas Aquinas Honor Society
Ask about our Philosophy Club
Theology Curriculum Overview Room 305 Visit to find out about the Theology program and course options, and learn about some of the exciting ways that our Theology teachers are supporting and enlivening the Christian mission of the school. Through an innovative blending of traditional Catholic theological instruction alongside direct Christian ministry, our students are living and learning the Gospel on a daily basis. Sample texts and syllabi will be available to preview and Theology faculty will be on hand to answer any and all questions!
when visiting Room 305
Campus Ministry Chapel Stop by to learn more about how you and your child can become involved in one of our Campus Ministry programs. Information will be available regarding retreats, liturgy involvement, the Campus Ministry Team and our community service program.
Last year our student-run Matthew 25 Board distributed over $58,000 to those in need in the Las Vegas valley. Find out how to get involved in this worthwhile mission.
World Languages Spanish and French Curriculum Overview Room 105 Join the World Languages department faculty to learn more about our language curriculum, honor societies, and the summer language immersion trip to Spain.
Our summer Language Immersion program allows students to spend time experiencing the culture of Spain while earning academic credit
La Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica (Spanish Honor Society) and La Société Honoraire de Français (French Honor Society) offer tutoring to students in all levels of the languages. 11
Ask about the summer College Application Camp offered by our Counseling
Counseling Gym Our guidance counselors will be available to explain how they successfully guide BGHS students in finding their path. If you have questions regarding class placement, summer enrichment, testing or anything else pertaining to your childâ€™s academic future, plan to stop by. Our college counselor will also be available to answer questions regarding college planning as well as Naviance, a web-based program designed to help students navigate every aspect of the college admission process. The Learning Center Room 301 This program offers services for students with diagnosed mild learning differences. A variety of options for assistance is available to help students experience success in a college-preparatory curriculum. Stop by to meet the Learning Center staff.
Our full-time Wellness Counselor assists students with topics such as stress, balance, grief, family and other common issues that teenagers experience.
This fall, the former Associate Director of Admissions from Dartmouth College met with our junior and senior students to discuss the college application process and the college essay.
Student Life 1:1 iPad Program and Technology in the Classroom Room 326 Visit with our Director of Instructional Technology to find out about our 1:1 iPad program and how the use of technology enhances the educational program available to our students. Presentations are offered at 1:30 and 2:30pm, demonstrating applications and programs used in the classroom. Internship Program Gym Partnering with organizations in the fields of business, banking, Another law, medicine, engineering, broadcast journalism, marketing, design and more, this program offers Bishop Gorman students opportunity for a first-hand look into a career field of interest during the students to get ahead is by summer prior to their senior year. Stop by to find out how participating in our your student can benefit. Summer Enrichment program, designed to allow students to Stop by the Hammes Campus Store to view receive academic credit student uniform options and other exciting through on-site and online spirit gear for the whole family! summer courses
Would you like
to tour the Athletic Training Center? Tours will be available from 2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Please meet in the Activity Foyer in between the Gym
The following sports will be represented in the Gymnasium
and the Theater
SPORT: COACH: Fall Season: Cheerleading Cross Country (Women’s) Cross Country (Men’s) Football Golf (Women’s) Soccer (Women’s) Soccer (Men’s) Tennis (Men’s) Tennis (Women’s) Volleyball (Women’s)
Mrs. Sandy Young Ms. Bree Thorpe Mr. Dennis Eberhart Mr. Kenny Sanchez Mr. Jim Stanfill Mr. Doug Borgel Mr. Tommy Tate Mr. Craig Witcher Mr. Gordon Hammond Mr. Ed Van Meetren
Winter Season: Basketball (Women’s) Basketball (Men’s) Bowling Cheerleading Wrestling
Mr. Kevin Nixon Mr. Grant Rice Ms. Amy Dawson Mrs. Sandy Young Mr. Ricky Lundell
Spring Season: Baseball Golf (Men’s) Lacrosse (Women’s) Lacrosse (Men’s) Softball Swimming & Diving Track & Field Volleyball (Men’s)
Mr. Gino DiMaria Mr. Jim Stanfill Ms. Marie Mills Mr. Kevin Smith Mr. Ron Aitken Mr. Scott Cooley Mr. Kyle Krauss
Did you know. . . ? 14 of our sports have Freshman and/or JV teams in order to allow more students to get involved!
Clubs CLUBS: MODERATOR: Arts: Art Club Mrs. Lora Feely ACTIVITY FOYER Ceramics Club Ms. Amy Dawson ACTIVITY FOYER Chess Club Mr. Barrett Henzel ROOM 502 Creative Writing Club Mrs. Christi McEachern ROOM 201 Dance Team Dr. Tessa Rivera GYM Gaels Theater Guild Ms. Elena Ferrante-Martin THEATRE COMPLEX Jewelry Club Mr. Kevin Calkins GYM LARP (Live Action Role Play) Mr. Nathan Radzak GYM Marching Band Mr. Geoff Neuman MAIN ENTRANCE National Art Honor Society Ms. Amy Dawson / Mrs. Lora Feely ACTIVITY FOYER Photography Club Mr. Greg Cava / Mr. Kevin Calkins GYM Romantic Comedy Club Dr. Mary Vance GYM Speech & Debate Ms. Chrissy Scoville ROOM 106 Tri Music Honor Society Mr. Geoff Neuman STUDENT COMMONS Worship Choir Ms. Elena Ferrante Martin THEATRE COMPLEX Yearbook Mr. Marc Sayre ROOM 206 Yoga Club Ms. Krystal Jackson GYM
With over 40 clubs and organizations on campus, there is something for everyone to participate in at Bishop Gorman
Business / Leadership / Legal: ASG (Associated Student Government) Future Business Leaders of America Gaels of Justice Investment Club Link Crew Micro Bank Mock Trial Model UN National Honor Society Varsity Quiz
Mrs. Michele Young GYM Mr. Barrett Henzel ROOM 502 Mr. Kevin Nixon GYM Mr. Ryan Pietranton GYM Mrs. Michele Young / Mr. Jacob Moore GYM Mr. Kerry Lieb GYM Mr. Robert Crisp / Mr. Jacob Moore ROOM 513 Mrs. Chrissy Scoville ROOM 106 Mr. John Goertemiller GYM Mr. Jay Bonar ROOM 310
Languages / Culture Book Club French Honor Society History Club National English Honor Society Rho Kappa (Social Studies Honor Society) Spanish National Honor Society
Dr. Mary Vance ROOM 201 Mrs. Janu Tornell-Ferraro ROOM 105 Mr. Chuck Fiore ROOM 310 Dr. Mary Vance ROOM 201 Ms. Mary-Kate McCann ROOM 310 Ms. Suzanne Wilson ROOM 105
Math / Science Environmental Club Medical Society Mu Alpha Theta (Math Honor Society) Robotics Club Science Club Science National Honor Society
Mr. Ian Devlin / Ms. Arlene Kam ROOM 318 Mrs. Michelle Truitt GYM Mr. Barrett Henzel ROOM 502 Dr. Joseph Haller ROOM 208 Mr. Andrew Giger GYM Dr. Karen Alessi GYM
Philanthropy / Theology Aquinas Theology Honor Society Matthew 25 Board Philosophy Club Praise and Worship Choir
Mrs. Michelle Healy ROOM 305 Mrs. Susie Portz GYM Mr. Len Urso ROOM 305 Mr. Michael Brown ROOM 305
Important Dates Online Application View information under the Admissions tab at bishopgorman.org
Placement Exam Dates (for current 8th grade students)
Saturday, December 9, 2017 Saturday, January 20, 2018 8:00am check-in time Complete the online application and register for the Placement Exam at bishopgorman.org
Winter Arts Extravaganza December 8 & 9, 2017
Deadline to apply for Tuition Assistance February 16, 2018 View further information under the Admissions tab at bishopgorman.org
The Winter Musical Little Shop of Horrors February 23 â€“ March 4, 2018
Spring Arts Spectacular April 27 & 28, 2018
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