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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 education in an 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 Mrs. Sally Nieman Director of Athletics Mrs. Ann Wozniak Director of Admissions Mrs. Irene Anderson Dean of Students Mr. Kelsey McCall Dean of Students Mrs. Tessa Rivera Dean of Students Mr. Kenny Sanchez 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, not just of students and faculty/staff, but parents, grandparents, alumni and friends. Find out how you can become a member of this community! Admissions Workshop Lecture Hall 325 Do you have questions regarding the admission process? Attend one of the Admissions Workshops to find out the information that you are seeking. Sessions are at 1:15 and 2:15 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 Tuition Assistance Presentation Lecture Hall 325 Bishop Gorman High School offers need-based Tuition Assistance. To explain the process, our Director of Finance, Mrs. DeidrĂŠ Roberts, will host a presentation at 1:45 p.m.
Bishop Gorman Advancement table in the Gym to find out what the GAEL experience is all about!
33% of our current freshman class have 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 Find out about theatre, musical theatre, directing, technical theatre, vocal music, instrumental music, dance, the workshops and speech and debate & broadcast media. Please see below for a schedule of performances by master classes students participating in our Performing & Communicative Arts. open to any interested 12:50 – 1:05 p.m. Main Entrance student! Members of the Varsity Band will be in uniform at the main entrance playing pep music from their repertoire. 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Room 106 Students from our Speech and Debate Team will be presenting the following current tournament events: Impromptu Speaking, Original Oratory and Spontaneous Debate. 1:10 – 1:40 p.m. Theatre Gaels on Broadway Varsity & JV, Heart & Soul, Directing Practicum, KnightenGaels, and the Worship Choir will present production numbers from their repertoire including Nicest Kids in Town from Hairspray, Work This Out from High School Musical 2, Loser Like Me from Glee, A Musical from Something Rotten, Do Your Own Thing from Bring it On: The Musical, and a moving rendition of God Bless America. 1:30-2:15 p.m.
The Orchestra will perform in Senior Plaza. Visit with our Instrumental Music Director for information on our String Orchestra, Jazz Ensemble & Tri-Music Honor Society. 1:55 – 2:25 p.m. Theatre Advanced Theatre 1, Advanced Theatre 2 & Theatre Practicum will present scenes from William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest, and Jane Wagner’s The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe. Our students 2:40 – 2:55 p.m. Theatre can take a Gaels Theatre Guild presents their interactive mini musical revue, The 25th Annual Putnam County performing arts Spelling Bee. class or participate in our programs as an 1:30, 2:00, 2:30 p.m. BGTV Studio and Control Room Visitors will have the opportunity to see how our students gain hands-on Broadcast Media experience extracurricular producing all aspects of their own weekly television show. Come and see where students learn to activity direct live multi-camera telecasts, as well as edit news packages and short films.
INTERESTED IN WATCHING THE CREW OF GAELS THEATRE GUILD? Come to the Theatre in between scheduled performances and watch the technical transitions!
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 fulllength, main-stage productions of Godspell and Lost in Yonkers.
Be sure to visit the art exhibit in our Activity Foyer to see what our students have been creating
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, Jewelry Club, National Art Honor Society and Photo 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.
Our Art and Science
Computer Graphics and Computer Programming Room 208 Students will be working on various Computer Graphics projects and coding for the Programming classes.
Departments recently participated in a co-curricular field trip to Zion National Park
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.
Digital Photography Room 507 Digital Photo students will be working on current class projects, or their own self-driven photo 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 Photo 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 3-5 year-olds in Colombia! Our online gallery: www.bg-va.com showcases student work, provides course information, faculty artist statements, and our official Visual Arts blog. We put the HEART in Art!
Did you know we have National 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. See how our school newspaper, The Lance, is produced and find out about our AP English course offerings and results.
Honor Society? Our English faculty can fill you in on this wonderful program
Publications Room 206 Stop by to visit with students working on The Archive (yearbook). They will share their experiences in creating this enduring publication.
Ask about our Creative Writing Club and our success with the Scholastic Writing and Art Competition
The BGHS IMET Center has more than 60 electronic research
Information Media & Educational Technology (IMET) Library Center It’s the age of the internet, the age of Google. Why do students need libraries? Libraries, library services, and the roles of librarians in schools have changed in recent years, but they can—and do—play key roles in the high school student’s academic experience. Colleges expect that students will come to them knowledgeable about the digital library experience. Find out how we prepare students with our electronic resources such as OverDrive, ebrary and EBSCO to name a few. Our librarian will be available to demonstrate various apps and programs used by our teachers and students to access the resources available to them. While visiting, see how our library staff teaches BGHS students proper source acknowledgment, citation format, copyright and fair use policies, and how to avoid plagiarism.
With media so readily available on the Internet, students often mistake ability to access such media for permission to use it.
Understanding citation, copyright, and fair use policies provides important insight into avoiding plagiarism and copyright infringement when preparing a research project and selecting sources, whether in high school or college.
databases and a streaming video collection with almost 20,000 full-length educational videos
Mu Alpha Theta Find out about this program when visiting Room 502!
Curriculum Overview Room 502 Join us to have the following questions answered: •
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.
Representatives of Micro Bank and Investment Club are available in the gym! Ask about our Future Business Leaders of America program when visiting room 502.
Do you love math? Then we have the program for you: 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
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Students from our Robotics Club are available in the Gym 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. Stop by Room 320
Chemistry Honors, Scholars and Advanced Placement (AP) Room 316 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.
to find out whatâ€™s happening with Science Club
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.
Are you interested in STEM? Check out our Science/Technology offerings:
Members of our
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) program. Mock Trial Room 200 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.
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
Thinking about a career in business or law? These opportunities are available to you: AP World History AP US History AP US Government
opportunity to visit the Holy Land in the summer of 2017 and travel to the places that Jesus did. Find out more at the Travel Program table in the GYM!
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
While visiting Room 305, find out about the St. Thomas Aquinas Honor Society and the activities that have taken place this fall
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 Catholic 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, Praise & Worship group 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 Cádiz, 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 200 Hallway Alcove 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 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 assistance is available to help students experience success in a collegepreparatory 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 teenage issues.
This fall, the Associate Director of Undergraduate Admissions from Boston 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 2:30 p.m., demonstrating applications and programs used in the classroom. Internship Program Gym Another Partnering with organizations in the fields of business, banking, opportunity for law, medicine, engineering, broadcast journalism, marketing, design and more, this program offers Bishop Gorman students students to get ahead is by a first-hand look into a career field of interest during the participating in our summer prior to their senior year. Stop by to find out how Summer Enrichment program, your child can benefit. designed to allow students to receive academic credit Stop by the Hammes Campus Store to view through on-site and online student uniform options and other exciting summer courses
spirit gear for the whole family!
Would you like to tour the Athletic Training Center? Tours will be available from 2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
The following sports will be represented in the Gymnasium
Please meet in the Activity Foyer
SPORT: COACH: Fall Season: Cheerleading Cross Country Football Golf (Women’s) Soccer (Women’s) Soccer (Men’s) Tennis (Men’s) Tennis (Women’s) Volleyball (Women’s)
Mrs. Donna White Dr. Nick Savatgy Mr. Kenny Sanchez Mr. Jim Stanfill Mr. Doug Borgel Mr. Tommy Tate Mr. Craig Witcher Mr. Gordon Hammond Mr. Ed Van Meetren
Mr. Kevin Nixon Mr. Grant Rice Ms. Amy Dawson Mrs. Donna White Mr. Ricky Lundell
Spring Season: Baseball Golf (Men’s) Lacrosse (Women’s) Lacrosse (Men’s) Softball Swimming & Diving Track & Field Volleyball (Men’s)
14 of our sports have Freshman and/or JV teams in order to allow more
Winter Season: Basketball (Women’s) Basketball (Men’s) Bowling Cheerleading Wrestling
Did you know. . .
Mr. Gino DiMaria Mr. Jim Stanfill Mr. Tod Lower Mr. Ian Devlin Mr. Kevin Smith Mr. Ron Aitken Mr. Scott Cooley Mr. Kyle Krauss
students to get involved!
Clubs CLUBS: MODERATOR: Arts: Art Club Ceramics Club Creative Writing Club Dance Team Fashion Club Gaels Theater Guild Jewelry Club Journalism Marching Band National Art Honor Society Photography Club Romantic Comedy Club Speech & Debate The Lance School Newspaper Tri Music Honor Society Worship Choir Yearbook
Mrs. Lora Feely GYM Ms. Amy Dawson GYM Mrs. Christi McEachern ROOM 201 Mrs. Tessa Rivera GYM Dr. Mary Vance GYM Ms. Elena Ferrante-Martin THEATRE COMPLEX Mr. Kevin Calkins GYM Mrs. Kathy Keating Room 201 Mr. Geoff Neuman THEATRE COMPLEX Ms. Amy Dawson / Mrs. Lora Feely GYM Mr. Greg Cava / Mr. Kevin Calkins GYM Dr. Mary Vance GYM Ms. Chrissy Scoville GYM Mrs. Kathy Keating ROOM 201 Mr. Geoff Neuman THEATRE COMPLEX Ms. Elena Ferrante Martin THEATRE COMPLEX Mr. Marc Sayre ROOM 206
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 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 / Mrs. Marissa Delgado / Mr. Jacob Moore GYM Mr. Kerry Lieb GYM Mr. Robert Crisp / Mr. Nathan Radzak ROOM 200 Mr. John Goertemiller ROOM 310 Mr. Jay Bonar ROOM 310
Languages / Culture ASL Club (American Sign Language) French Honor Society History Club National English Honor Society Spanish National Honor Society
Dr. Mark Hancock ROOM 508 Ms. Jeanette Dixon ROOM 105 Mr. Chuck Fiore ROOM 310 Dr. Mary Vance ROOM 201 Ms. Suzanne Wilson GYM
Math / Science Environmental Club Medical Society Mu Alpha Theta 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 Mrs. Jocelyn Rice GYM Mr. Andrew Giger ROOM 320 Dr. Karen Alessi ROOM 316
Philanthropy / Theology Aquinas Theology Honor Society Best Buddies Matthew 25 Board Philosophy Club Â Praise and Worship Choir
Mrs. Michelle Healy ROOM 305 Mrs. Nicole Davis GYM 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 10, 2016 Saturday, January 7, 2017 8am check-in time Complete the online application and register for the Placement Exam at bishopgorman.org
Winter Arts Extravaganza December 2 & 3, 2016
Deadline to apply for Tuition Assistance February 17, 2017 View further information under the Admissions tab at bishopgorman.org
The Winter Musical Thoroughly Modern Millie February 24 â€“ March 5, 2017
New Student Registration March 20 â€“ 24, 2017
Spring Arts Spectacular April 28 & 29, 2017
Bishop Gorman High School 5959 S. Hualapai Way Las Vegas, NV 89148 702.732.1945