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Bishop Montgomery High School

Parent Newsletter March 2014 5430 Torrance Boulevard Torrance, California 90503 (310) 540 - 2021 www.bmhs-la.org

From the Principal: Ms. Rosemary Distaso-Libbon, Principal Dear Parents, I write this letter one day after the conclusion of our WCEA/WASC accreditation visit. There are many thoughts and emotions at this point—gratitude for my wonderful faculty, staff, students, and parents—relief that it is over (no matter how many years I am a Principal this is always a stressful event because I care so much about the school)—and joy in the wonderful outcome! It could not have been a better accreditation visit. I was so proud to have the committee see our wonderful students as they went about the daily business of their day and to see our amazing teachers and staff as well. I want to say thank you, too, to Mrs. Laura Fabbri, our accreditation chair for all of her hard work. She, along with the faculty, the staff, and the students and parents who were on the focus groups, are to be thanked and congratulated for their wonderful work! Thank you to all of you who completed the online evaluation of the school. I want you to know that we appreciate the time you invested in the process which helps us to evaluate the present and plan for the future. Your input is very important. Please continue to pray for our seniors and their parent as they await admissions decisions from colleges. Seniors receive their letters beginning in March and April and they await these letters with anxiety. We pray for the Class of 2014 as they near the end of their journey as high school students. There are a few dates on the March calendar that I would like to highlight: • March 3: Faculty Meeting, 8:45 a.m. start • March 4: ASB Elections • March 5: Ash Wednesday • March 7: Faculty Faith Formation In-Service, Student Holiday • March 10: 8:45 a.m. start • March 14: Faculty In-Service, Student Holiday • March 18: Christian Service Awards Mass, Cathedral • March 19: Feast of St. Joseph • March 28: Re-Registration Day, Mandatory, 8:00-11:30 a.m., Senior Holiday We observe Ash Wednesday, the first day of the Lenten Season in the Church calendar, on March 5th. This begins a time of reflection for all of us. For me, it is about how I can become a better person and about what more I can and should be doing for others. It is, as I often remind the students, our work to strive to become whole in Christ, to answer our own individual calls to sanctity, to allow ourselves to be transformed by the power of the Resurrection. But we don’t do that alone—we do it in community—We search for sanctity together, we participate in that search for God with others, we share that desire to be transformed, We do all of this in concert with others and with God. And so I share the following meditation by Cardinal Newman with you. It is one of my most favorite meditations. God has created me to do Him some definite service; He has committed some work to me which He has not committed to another. I have my mission— I may never know it in this life, but I shall be told it in the next. I am a link in a chain, a bond of connection between persons. He has not created me for naught.


I shall do good—I shall do His work; I shall be an angel of peace, a preacher of truth in my own place, while not intending it, if I do but keep His commandments. Therefore, I will trust Him. Whatever I am, I can never be thrown away. If I am in sickness, my sickness may serve Him; in perplexity, my perplexity may serve Him; if I am in sorrow, my sorrow may serve Him. He does nothing in vain; W G T H He knows what He is about. He may take away my friends, He may throw me among strangers, He may make me feel desolate, make my spirits sink, hide my future from me—still He knows what He is about. I am a link in a chain, a bond of connections between persons. He has not created me for naught. I shall do good—I shall do His work; I shall be an angel of peace, a preacher of truth in my own place, while not intending it. HERE

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I have my mission. We are each bound together as we strive for sanctity, bound in God’s love. Know that I pray for each of you as you live your mission especially during this Lenten season. I hope that you will pray for me.

Rosemary Libbon Principal

From the Principal:

Ms. Rosemary Distaso-Libbon, Principal


Guidance & Curriculum: Ms. Yvette Vigón-Morffi - Vice Principal - ext. 231

Mrs. Casey Dunn - Guidance/Studies Coordinator - ext. 226

Re-registration will take place on Friday, March 28th. Re-registration Day is a mandatory school day for all students grades 9-11. Please do not make appointments or travel plans on this day before 1:00. Between March 11th and March 28th, please review your child’s course selections for next year and affix your signature at the bottom of the course request sheet. Your help in these matters is greatly appreciated. Seniors: As I mentioned last month, many local organizations are now publishing and distributing their scholarship applications. Those students who have attained high academic marks and are involved in the school and the community are strongly encouraged to apply for these grant awards. Also, the FAFSA must be submitted or postmarked no later than March 2nd. We have submitted GPA verifications electronically to the California Student Aid Commission. If we have your student’s social security number on file, the verification has been received. Hopefully, both you and your child have applied for and received a pin number to be used as the electronic signature for the FAFSA if you will be submitting online. If you have any questions regarding these matters, please do not hesitate to contact me at cdunn@bmhs-la.org or your student’s counselor. Sincerely, Casey Dunn Guidance/Studies Coordinator

GRADUATION 2014 Graduation for the Class of 2014 will be held on Friday, May 30 in Knight Stadium. Admission to the ceremony will be by ticket only, and each graduating senior will receive seven tickets. These tickets will be distributed at graduation practice in May. All seniors should have turned in their graduation orders, including cap and gown size, to the Jostens representative who was on campus last week. If your senior did not turn in his/her order, contact Dione Dierks at ddierks@bmhs-la.org immediately. Orders received past Jostens deadline could result in a senior not receiving his/her cap and gown in time for the graduation ceremony. Questions? Please email Dione Dierks at ddierks@bmhs-la.org.


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Calendar FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FOR 2014-2015 The deadline to apply for financial assistance for the 2014-2015 school year was February 5th. Anyone applying after February 5th will be placed on a wait list to be considered if and when funds are available. All tuition accounts must be paid in full at the end of this school year in order to be considered for financial assistance in the 2014-2015 school year.

TUITION OFFICE PROM: All accounts must be current in order to purchase a Prom bid. Prom bids go on sale Wed. March 19, 2014.


Discipline: Ms. Betty Behen - Dean of Women - ext. 234

Mr. Lee Flores - Dean of Men - ext. 232

From the Discipline Office.... Student Drop-off and Pick-up: Thank you for your cooperation with the Student Drop-off and Pick-up procedures. The Traffic Division of the Torrance Police Department and Bishop Montgomery HS appreciate your efforts in keeping our students and our community safe. Please continue to pick-up and drop-off your student at the pick-up and drop-off zone located in the east parking lot adjacent to the school. *****STUDENT DROP-OFF & PICK-UP PROCEDURES***** Drop-off Procedures Parents driving west on Torrance Blvd. 1. Parents driving west on Torrance Blvd., who are making a left turn, can come into the campus. 2. Parents may not make a left turn into the East Parking Lot. 3. Parents must drive onto the campus and continue driving until they have arrived to the designated drop-off point located in the East Parking Lot. 4. Drop-offs are prohibited in front of the school. Parents must drop-off students in the designated passenger drop-off points located in the East Parking lot adjacent to the school. Parents will enter the East Parking Lot through the northeast entrance by the marquee. 5. The Security staff will be available to control traffic Parents driving east on Torrance Blvd. 1. Parents driving east on Torrance Blvd. cannot enter the campus. All parents driving east on Torrance Blvd. must proceed to enter the East Parking Lot in order to drop-off their students in the designated drop-off points. Students may not be dropped-off on Torrance Blvd. Please note that U-turns are not permitted. The only legal place to make a U-turn is on Torrance Blvd. and Prospect. Exiting the East Parking Lot 1. All drivers exiting the East Parking Lot must make a right turn only. Cars may not proceed onto the street until they have stopped at the stop sign. 2. Please do not merge to make a left on Henrietta, as attempting to do so will cause a delay for the other parents who are attempting to exit. Picking-up and Dropping-off Off-Campus: All parents should pick-up and drop-off their students on-campus. To avoid the last minute rush, we encourage you to arrive before 7:30AM. The traffic flow on Torrance Blvd. is heavier after this time and may affect how quickly you are able to exit the campus. If you decide to pick-up or drop-off your students anywhere else, please refrain from picking up or dropping off your students at our neighboring businesses or residential driveways as this creates an inconvenience for our neighbors. Please respect the property of our neighbors by refraining from moving trashcans, taking property, littering, or parking or pulling into our neighbors’ driveways. Also, please make sure to drop-off your students in areas that are safe and legal. We have received many reports that there have been BMHS parents or carpools driving recklessly on Palos Verdes Boulevard and students are being dropped-off by their parents/carpool drivers illegally by the red curb zones, in front of fire hydrants or in the middle of the street. In the interest of the safety of all pedestrians and drivers and as a courtesy to our neighbors, students should be dropped-off on campus. Students whose parents fail to comply with the pick-up and drop-off procedures will be dealt with on campus. The Torrance Police Department has also been contacted and they have informed us that they will be citing drivers along Torrance Boulevard, Henrietta and Palos Verdes Boulevard. It is essential to give our neighbors the same respect and courtesy


that we expect from each other on campus. Lastly, in the interest of our students’ safety, we also would like for you to remind your children to obey all traffic and pedestrian laws. Many students are crossing the street when the signal light is red or are not using the appropriate crosswalks. We have received phone calls from parents, faculty, and residents concerned over our students’ safety. Please remind them to follow all traffic and pedestrian laws.

Discipline:

Ms. Betty Behen - Dean of Women - ext. 234 Mr. Lee Flores - Dean of Men - ext. 232

Jackets: Have we forgotten? The ONLY logo jackets acceptable to wear during the school day are official BMHS jackets or BMHS athletic team jackets. Students wearing logo jackets or jackets with graphics and emblems that are not affiliated with Bishop Montgomery High School or a BMHS athletic team will be receiving violations/ detentions. Sweatshirts: BMHS sweatshirts are the ONLY sweatshirts that are allowed. They DO NOT SHRINK, please purchase a size appropriate for your student. During the 2nd Semester, Seniors are allowed to wear a non-hooded college sweatshirt of the college they will be attending. Prom Time. Prom is just around the corner. As per the Parent-Student Handbook pg. 20, “The school does not permit the renting of hotel rooms or other facilities for students’ use for activities pre- or post- Bishop Montgomery dances... The school does not assume responsibility or liability for damages, loss of property, or injury caused when such rental agreements are incurred by students or their parents.” Prom Dance: Remember that your student must fill out the Prom Bid when bringing a non-BMHS student to the dance. The Guest Pass must be signed by the Discipline Office & turned in to the Bookstore by the deadline. The bid must also include a signature from the dean of the student’s school along with a stamp of the school seal. The Deans reserve the right to refuse any non-BMHS student from attending the Prom. All students and their guests are required to bring and show a picture ID card from their school. YOU are responsible for the behavior of your student’s guest. Prom Dress Attire. The dance is formal. Gentlemen are required to wear tuxes or suits. Ties are required unless dress shirts with a mandarin collar are worn. Gentlemen may not wear earrings, sunglasses, hats, gloves nor may they carry canes. Ladies may wear two pairs of earrings but may not wear earrings in the upper earlobe. Fitted dresses may not be excessively tight. Dresses should be comfortable for dancing and sitting. The slit on the dress may not exceed two inches above the knee. The length of the dress MUST BE AT THE KNEE (MAY NOT BE ABOVE THE KNEE). Sleeveless and strapless dresses are permitted provided that the bodice appropriately covers the chest and back. Backless dresses are NOT PERMITTED AND may not fall below mid-back. Ladies are reminded that the display of excessive cleavage is inappropriate and unbecoming. Dresses may not show a bare midriff or contain cutouts, which expose the torso (FRONT OR BACK). Additionally, the dress material which covers the chest to KNEE area must be opaque not transparent (mesh or chiffon style material is not permitted in this area). Dress shoes are required for ladies and gentlemen. The hotel requires that shoes remain on at all times while on the premises. Students’ attire should be appropriate, modest and in good taste. Please do not assume any liberties with these guidelines when you or (in the case of gentlemen with guest passes) your date purchase dress attire. All non-BMHS guests are required to conform to these guidelines. Anyone not adhering to the above stated guidelines will not be permitted to enter the dance, and will be sent home. In these cases the bid money will not be refunded. Freshmen may not attend the Senior Prom dance. The school reserves the right to refuse admittance to any person not properly attired.


Lastly, in the interest of our students’ safety, we also would like for you to remind your children to pay attention while either walking home or waiting for their rides. We have received numerous phone calls from parents, faculty, and residents concerned over our students’ safety. We have heard reports of students being distracted while listening to their mobile device, texting while walking or waiting, and not paying attention to their surroundings. Please remind all students to be aware of their surroundings and be conscious to what is going on around them. WHERE GREAT THINGS HAPPEN

We have also been informed by our school resource officer that as of January 1st, 2014, a new law went into effect prohibiting underage drivers from using any mobile device while driving. This includes all hands-free and Bluetooth devices. Please remind your children to adhere to all traffic laws when driving.

Discipline:

Ms. Betty Behen - Dean of Women - ext. 234 Mr. Lee Flores - Dean of Men - ext. 232


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Activities: Mrs. Milana McDermott - Dean of Student Life - ext. 273 Winter Spirit Week/Catholic Schools Week The Bishop community celebrated Winter Spirit Week during Catholic Schools Week, January 27th-31st. We recognized our winter varsity athletic teams and enjoyed performances by our spirit squads. Students showed their class spirit on class color day, celebrated together at Lunchapalooza on Thursday, and Black and Gold Day on Friday. One of the highlights was the ever-popular student vs. teacher volleyball game on Friday. The week culminated with BMHS faculty working behind the counter at McTeachers Night at McDonald’s, which was sponsored by the senior class. Thanks to everyone for their spirited participation! National Honor Society Induction Ceremony The National Honor Society honors students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of Scholarship, Leadership, Service, and Character. We held our second induction ceremony on February 12th, and are happy to announce that we inducted 48 students into our chapter. Congratulations to these students on this wonderful achievement. More information can be found on the website under “Academics.” HOBY Conference Representatives The Hugh O’Brien Youth (HOBY) Leadership Conference is a three-day conference for high school sophomores. The sophomores that attend HOBY are specially selected because of their leadership abilities and roles. Approximately 160 sophomores from all around Southern California will attend this conference. The goals of the conference are: · To seek out, recognize, and develop leadership potential · To encourage and assist students in their quest for self-development and self-identification · To introduce potential leaders to today’s recognized leaders · To explore America’s incentive system, the democratic process and community service Congratulations to the following students who have been selected to represent Bishop Montgomery High School at this year’s conference: Lourdes Lidzbarski and James Serrano We would also like to congratulate the following students for being selected as alternates: Emily Blair Anna Leoncio Tommy Rocca Applications for 2014-2015 ASB and Class Officers This is an important time as students select their student government leaders for the next school year. Student government provides an excellent opportunity for students to hone leadership skills and take an active role in their school community. Please encourage your students to run for an office and get more involved in their school next year. ASB OFFICERS: Applications were distributed on Tuesday, February 11th in the Activities Office. Elections for ASB Officers will take place on Tuesday, March 4th. CLASS OFFICERS: If your student is interested in running for class office, they should attend a mandatory informational meeting on Tuesday, March 18th. Application packets will be distributed only at this meeting and will be due on Tuesday, March 25th. Elections for Class Officers will take place on April 3rd.


Blood Drive with Providence Little Company of Mary Hospital Key Club will sponsor our annual blood drive on campus Tuesday, February 25th. This is a great way for our students, faculty and parents to help support important needs in our local community. Thanks to all the students, faculty and parents who participate this year, and who help us reach our goal of 100 pints.

Activities:

Mrs. Milana McDermott Dean of Student Life - ext. 273

Club Proposals for 2014-2015 Bishop’s active club program continues to be a great way for students to become more involved at student life. Club proposals for next school-year will be accepted this spring. If students are interested in proposing a new club, they must attend the lunch meeting on Wednesday, February 26th in the Activities Office. Approval for all 2014-2015 clubs will be finalized by the end of March. Further details on dates and deadlines will be given in morning announcements. Spirit Squad Applications for 2014-2015 Is your student interested in trying out for the Spirit Squad? If so, there is a mandatory meeting at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 27th in the Student Activity Center. Both new and returning members are required to attend in order to pick up an application. Spring Spirit Week Planning is underway for Spring Spirit Week April 7th-11th. We look forward to honoring our spring varsity athletes, and will have more opportunities for students to school spirit at Class Color Day, and Black & Gold Day. Highlights of this week will include the Battle of the Bands during lunch, and Friday night’s spring dance, “Sadies in the ‘80s.” Students should listen to announcements for more details. Show your spirit, Knights! Bishop Ambassadors Bishop Ambassadors is a leadership organization that promotes student involvement in marketing our school to prospective families. Bishop Ambassadors are actively involved Back to School Night, Open House, HSPT Testing Day, Freshman Registration, Feeder School Visits and Shadow Days. Applications will be distributed this spring for 2014-2015. Interested students should listen to announcements for more details on application dates and deadlines. Senior Actitvities Specific information regarding senior events, including Senior Luau, Prom, Baccalaureate Mass and Graduation, is sent home in a detailed letter the beginning of March. Watch for your letter and contact the Activities Office if you do not receive one. Please pay special attention to dates and deadlines so that you do not miss out on these important senior activities. There are many upcoming activities this spring for all Knights! Please encourage your students to participate in these upcoming events. Their involvement in these activities makes for great high school experiences and wonderful memories for years to come!


Athletics: Mr. Steve Miller - Athletic Director - ext.

Mr. Ed Hodgkiss - Assistant Athletic Director - ext. 260 Mr. Arnold Ale - Assistant Athletic Director - ext.

Three Student-Athletes Sign Letters-of-Intent Torrance, CA (February 5, 2014): Three more Bishop Montgomery student-athletes signed national letters-of-intent to continue their playing careers in college at a ceremony in the gymnasium today at lunch. Louie Soto ‘14, a three-year starter as quarterback for the football team, signed with the University of San Diego. During his time at BMHS, Soto led the Knights to the playoffs all three years. In 2013, he was a 1st Team All-Del Rey League selection after passing for 1,544 yards and 10 touchdowns. He also rushed for 5 TD’s. He recently played in the West Torrance Lions All-Star Football Game where he threw a touchdown pass to help his team win. Bryce Watts ‘14, a 4-year member of the girls’ soccer team, signed with the University of California, Berkeley. She was a 2nd Team All-Del Rey League selection as a freshman. So far this season, Watts has helped lead the team to a 11-6-3 record. Tatiana Zuvic ‘14, also a member of the girls’ soccer team, signed with Cal State, Los Angeles. Zuvic was named 2nd Team All-Del Rey League as both a sophomore and a junior.

Tuesday, February 11 as we celebrated our senior girls’ basketball players on “Senior Night. The Lady Knights beat St. Bernard.

Hunter Howard ‘14 Erik Medina ‘14 Jordan Rodriguez ‘14 Ryan Torres ‘14

The 2013-14 Seniors are:

Girls Soccer hosted Senior Night with win vs Mary Star.

Courtney Keaton ‘14 Janelle Odionu ‘14 Tyler Quinn ‘14 Hanna Romero ‘14

Girls Soccer Seniors

The lone Bishop Montgomery boys’ basketball senior, Justin Bibbins ‘14, played his final regular season home game on Monday, February 10, 2014 when the Knights beat La Salle. The boys’ soccer team honored its seniors prior to their Del Rey League showdown with Cathedral.

Bryce Watts Kylie Prentice Katie Atkinson Tatiana Zuvic Katelyn Taira Rachel Quast Good Luck to all our Winter Sports teams as the advance to the playoffs.. Go Knights!

Boys’ Soccer Seniors: Antonio Aguilar ‘14  Adam Balderas ‘14 Cody Biernat ‘14 Kenny Campbell ‘14 Marc Falcon ‘14 Marc Gehrig ‘14


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Development: Mr. Andy Marafino - Director of Development and Alumni - ext. 246

Mrs. Amy Traxler - Assistant to the Director of Development and Public Relations - ext. 249

Veritas Magazine The new issue of Veritas Magazine is complete. If you have not already received your copy, it should be in your mailbox soon. We did something a little different with this issue. Instead of a cover story and a few feature stories, we dedicated most of this issue to our theme of “Discover Your Magnum Opus.” We profiled 12 people in our community (students, teachers, and alumni) who are doing their “great work.” There are, of course, many more stories to tell, but we hope you enjoy reading about the people profiled in the magazine. This issue also includes our annual report. It reflects gifts made during the 2012-13 fiscal year (July 1 – June 30. We thank you for making an investment in Bishop Montgomery High School. Queen of Angels Tuition Assistance Fund Once again, we would like to thank all of you who have made a gift to the Queen of Angels Tuition Assistance Fund. Since the fund was created in February 2012, over $310,000 has been raised for this important tuition assistance program. Each gift to this fund, no matter the size, directly (and immediately) helps a Bishop Montgomery student. Our total goal is to raise $600,000 for this fund. If you have not made a gift to the Queen of Angels Fund, please know that donations are accepted throughout the year and that every gift to BMHS is tax-deductible. Again this year, we are asking for a contribution of $50-$100, but if you are able to contribute a smaller or a larger amount, please know that we will be grateful for whatever amount you choose to send. Each amount, large or small, is a gift and will make a difference in a student’s life. You can mail your contribution to the school or contribute directly through our website (click on the “Give Now” button on the home page), whatever is most convenient. It is our goal to have 100% participation from you, our parents. Once again, thank you for your generosity and for your support of Bishop Montgomery High School.


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Performing Arts: Mr. Eric Hankey - Instrumental and Vocal Music Director We’re very excited for the Santa Cruz Jazz Festival / San Francisco Tour, March 13-16th! The Jazz Band and “Happy Tones” will be performing at the Santa Cruz Jazz Festival on Friday, where we’ll also join master classes and see an awesome evening concert with several famous guest jazz artists. On Saturday, we’ll be heading to San Francisco to perform in Golden Gate Park’s famous Temple of Music, then do some great SF sightseeing – including Alcatraz Island, Pier 39, Lombard Street, and the Golden Gate Bridge. Congratulations to our new Knight Band Leadership for 2014! Drum Majors: Nia Liggins and Yidan Yuan Drumline Captain: Nathaniel Irby Section Leaders: Paulina Barba, Daniel Muncherian, Nathan Quast, Jasmine Shin, Sean Ward Through the course of several meetings and trainings, the decision has been made to forgo band competitions for the Fall 2014 marching band season - instead, the leadership will shift the band’s focus to creating exciting performances of popular and contemporary music & choreography. Also, for the first time ever, Band Camp will be offered during summer conditioning time, on scheduled days after summer school. This Band Camp will allow our musicians and performers to be completely prepared for our home football games and school performances, right from the beginning of the year! We’ll be distributing information about our Spring Commitment Time before Spring Break – we’re looking forward to a great Fall 2014 season, and we hope to see many new faces! Sincerely, Mr. H ehankey@bmhs-la.org


Campus Ministry: Dorothy Morski - Campus Minister - ext. 243

Fr. Richard Sunwoo - Chaplain - ext. 236

Blessings upon the Bishop Community! Lent is right around the corner Wednesday March 5th. Lent is a time of fasting, prayer and alms giving. Campus Ministry will put “Lenten Action” change of heart ideas in the hall ways for Lent. These will be slips of actions/ideas one may take to either fast, pray or do an action to help others. Also don’t forget that we have morning prayer led by Bishop students every morning at 7:45AM and Fr. Richard is here for Mass every Wednesday at 7:30AM All are welcome! We just came back from our February Kairos. Fifty three seniors attended and it was a spiritually enriching experience. In the words of Jolene Blee, “I had a really good time. I got to know my classmates on a deeper level. Kairos was eye opening. It’s like I know my faith, but on this retreat we got to look back on our entire life and really experience that God was always present. Kairos was a great time to reinforce the fact that life is sacred!” Our next Kairos is March 26th -28th. There are still a few spaces open. If you are interested there are permission slips in the Campus Ministry office. Christian Service Awards are March 18th at the Cathedral. Bishop Awardees are Kelley Henderson and Matt Kurata. Congratulations to both Kelley and Matt; they are fine examples of what it means to follow Christ in service to others. May your family be renewed during this Lenten season!


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Technology: John Hong - Technology Committee Chair - ext. 276 The following are some areas that the Technology Committee has been working on: • The English Department is using turnitin.com as an online resource for plagiarism for their students’ writing assingments. They will be conducting a workshop for all faculty members to utilize this website. • The library has an online database for academic research. EBSCO is available for all our students to use. Go to the technology section on the BMHS website for info on how to login and use EBSCO. • Also available to our students is the World Book Online which is an online encyclopedia. Also go to the technology section on the BMHS website for info on how to login and use World Book Online. • Students in the Computer Design class have been using Adobe Illustrator to create business cards and greeting cards. • The Auction for Education Online Event is currently going on. All proceeds from this event will go towards upgrading the technology at our school. Please support this event by bidding on the items or making monetary donations. Go to www.biddingforgood.com/bmhs


MARCH ON…… JOIN US ON MARCH 31st @ 7 PM! We have so much left to do, and so little time to do it  Our March 31st meeting will be filled with looking for volunteers for the rest of the events, including choosing chairpersons for Teachers’ Appreciation and Luau. Be sure and come to the meetings to get your PSI hours filled for the Spring… 1) Senior Luau – Friday, May 9th 10:30am-3pm

2) Teachers’ Appreciation Lunch – Wednesday, May 14th 3) Senior Awards – Thursday, May 29th 9:30am-11:30a 4) Graduation Decoration – Friday, May 30st 8:30am- 11:30am

Our April 14th meeting will include the filling of the Senior Candy Jars!! This is an ‘after the Meeting’ event from 8p-9pm and will give you 1 PSI hour for filling jars and 1 PSI hour for donating $17.50 worth of wrapped candy. We will also make our nominations and choose the new 2014-2015 board  Our May 12th meeting is the last official MC Meeting & pre-paid installation dinner. We will be taking pre-paid reservations for $12 per person at the March & April meetings.

MARCH “Just Desserts” will be provided by SOPHOMORE moms... PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CONTACT US IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS: Monica Swafford or Judy Tolin

bmhsmothersclub@bmhs-la.org

1 Corinthians 9:23-24 (New International Version 1984, ©1984) “I do all this for the sake of the gospel, that I may share in its blessings. Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize. 25 Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last; but we do it to get a crown that will last forever.”


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3:00 PM GSoc-Var @ SoCal Regionals

3:00 PM GSoc-Var @ SoCal Regionals

3:00 PM Glf @ Cantwell

3:00 PM BSoc-Var @ SoCal Regionals

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3:15 PM Tr(2) @ Serra

3:00 PM Glf v. S t. Mo nica

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3:00 PM Base-JV@Pioneer

7:00 PM BBB-Var @ State Regionals

4:00 PM BVB(3) v. LaS alle

3:15 P M Soft-Var @ B ishop Amat

3:15 PMB ase-Var@St.B ernard

3:00 P M Ten-Var @ LaS alle

7:00 PM BBB-Var @ State Regionals

4:00 PM VB(3)@Redondo

3:15 PM Soft-Var @ LaSalle

3:15 PM Base-Var v.Hawt hor ne

3:00 PM Ten- Var v. Bosco Tech

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3:00 PM B Soc-Var @ SoCal Regionals

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BSoc-Var @ CIF-SS Finals

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GSoc-Var @ CIF-SS Finals

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7:00 PM GBB-Var @ State Regionals

7:00 PM BBB-Var @ State Regionals

3:15 PM Base-JV v. Hawthorne

3:00 PM GSoc-Var @ SoCal Regionals

3:00 PM BSoc-Var @ SoCal Regionals

GBB-Var @ CIF-SS Finals

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GSoc-Var @ CIF-SS Finals

2:30 P M Soft-Var v. Redo ndo

3:00 P M BS oc-Var @ S oCal Regionals

3:00 P M GS oc-Var @ S oCal Regionals

S TUDENT HOLIDAY

22

7:00 PM BBB-Var @ State Regionals

21

7:00 PM GBB-Va r @ State Regionals

Soft-Var @ Whittie r Trny.

GBB-Va r @ Sta te Champio nship

BBB-Var @ State Championship

29

3:00 PM Ten-Var @ Bishop Amat

28

3:15 PM BVB(3) v. Torrance

BBB-Va r@ Sta te Championship

Soft-Var @ Whittie r Trny.

27

1:00 PM Swim(2) @ Preview Meet 3:00 PM Ten-Var v. Cathedral 5:00 PM BVB(2) v Bosco Te c h

GBB-Var @ S tat e Championship

3:15 PM Soft-Var v. St. Joseph

20

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BMHS ATHLETIC CALENDAR (Check Monthly Newsletter for Updated Schedules)

S 3 10 17 24

25

18

11

4

2 9 16 23

3:00 PM Glf v. B ishop Am at

3:00 PM BSoc-Var @ SoCa l Regionals 3:00 PM Glf v. Cathe dral

3:00 PM GSoc-Va r @ S oCal Regionals

17

3:00 PM Glf @ La Salle

3:00 PM Golf @ St. Paul

24

3:00 PM Glf v. Ma ry Sta r

31

6:30 PM Athletic Booster Club-Library


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Sun

Tue

Wed

Thu

Fri

March 2014 Academic Mon

New club proposals due @ lunch Getty Villa

Denim Day—10th grade

special sched. 12 p. 5, 6, 1

#5 13 p. 2, 3, 4

High School notification letters mailed

#5 14

1 *

Sat

Tuition Due

Indoor Drumline

15 Santa Cruz Jazz Festival

Competion (IDL) * 3/1/14 Sr. tuition must be current in order to purchase prom bid and attend prom 3 p. 5 #2 4 p. 4 5 p. 3 6 p. 2 7 8 Ash Wednesday—Service in ASB Candy Sales End Faith Formation Inservice— 7:45am Fac. Mtg ASB Elections p. 4 Latin/Italian field trip to Student Holiday Undergrad Awards (p. 6, 1) Religion 8:45am Start SAT Pennies for Patients begins

11 p. 6

20 p. 1

21 p. 6

#2

Soph. Retreat

10 p. 1

19 p. 2

9

Faculty Inservice Student Holiday

Soph. Retreat

8:00am start/12:45 Dismiss Pennies for Patients ends Frosh Reg/Uniforms SAC closed until 4:00pm

27 p. 2

28

IDL Competition

29

IDL Competition

#4 22

Religious Ed Congress (REC)

18 p. 3

Feast of St. Joseph Prom bid sales begin Monologues @ lunch

8:45am Start Soph. reg. rev (Rel)

3rd per. Repeat 8:00am Curr. Mtg. Youth Day Re-reg mtg. p. 2 2:30 & 6:00pm Fac. Talent Show 8:00am Fac./Dept. Mtg. Sr. assembly p. 2 Improv @ lunch Newsletter Due 2:30 & 6:00pm Fac. Talent Show

17 p. 4

Class Offcr app distrb. Christian Service Awards Mass BMHS S.S. priority begins Music @ lunch

26 p. 3

Interfaith Panel Rel. Dept. Lab Days 8:45am—2:20pm

Feast of St. Patrick

25 p. 4

Tuition Late Fee

Prom/luau sig clearance begins Films @ lunch (TMH)

Class Offcr apps due

Re-reg Day—Mandatory 8:00am—11:30am Sr. Holiday

Sr. Retreat Kairos

3:30pm Incoming 9th gr. Spirit Squad/band info mtg

Arts Fest Week—Art Displayed all week in Retreat Center

24 p. 5

31 p. 1

Denim Day Class Offcr camp begin

Daylight Savings Time Begins

16 REC

23 Winter Guard competition

30

6:00pm Band Bst. Mtg.—Conv. 6:30pm Ath. Bst. Mtg.—Lib. 7:00pm Mothers’ Club Mtg.-Fac. Ctr.


Parent Newsletter March 2014