BISHOP MONTGOMERY High School
PARENT NEWSLETTER May 2017
From the Principal: Ms. Rosemary Distaso-Libbon, Principal Dear Parents,
The 2016-2017 school year is almost over and the seniors, as always, are counting down the days. There are very few regular school days left for them! I know we all pray for them as they look forward to new beginnings and for their parents for whom this time is so bittersweet. Our children grow in age and grace both with our help but also in spite of us. I look at our seniors and I see the children who came to us in freshman year and at the same time see the young men and women of today as well as the persons they will become in the future. Their growth is miraculous, really, and each of them is such a gift. Do keep them and their parents in your prayers. The following are important dates to note in May: · May 1, Faculty Meeting, 8:45 am start · May 2-May 12, AP Exams · May 11, Thursday, May Crowning and Senior Mothers’ Mass, 8:00 am, gym · May 5, Friday, Senior Luau, 1:00-3:00 gym · May 17, Wednesday, Graduation Practice, 7:15 am · May 18, Baccalaureate Mass, 7:00 pm, American Martyrs Church · May 22, Teacher Appreciation Day · May 25, Senior Awards by invitation, 10:00 am, gym · May 26, Graduation, 10:30 am, Knight Stadium, buy ticket only; Student Holiday · May 29, Memorial Day Holiday, campus closed · May 30, Faculty Meeting, 8:45 am start · June 5-7 Final Exams Thursday, May 11th, is our May Crowning Mass celebrating Mary, Jesus’ mother and our seniors’ mothers who will be our guests. This is a special Mass, our last opportunity as the 2016-2017 school community to join in prayer together in the gym before our seniors leave us. I hope many of our seniors’ mothers will be present, but if you cannot attend, know you and your intentions will be in our prayers.
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BE YOU. Just a reminder that each senior will receive nine graduation tickets. In addition, during the month of May, I’ll draw two senior names and those seniors will win an additional graduation ticket. I ask you again for prayers for our seniors, the Class of 2017, during their last weeks as students of Bishop Montgomery. We pray that they fully enjoy every graduation event, that they each make good decisions, and that they remain safe. During the senior assembly, the administrators met with the class and emphasized the importance of safety as well as following parental and school rules and directives. I want to remind you that Bishop Montgomery does not support, sponsor or supervise any gatherings, trips, or parties that are not officially listed in the school calendar. It is important for your protection to note that any parties you host for a group of students at your home encumber you with the liability for the safety of those students at the party and for their safety after they leave your home. There are so many choices for our seniors during these event and we want to do everything we can to support their good decisions and their well-being. Life is fragile (we are so aware of this as adults) but we know that our students don’t always remember this in the moment because they are young and feel invincible. They need our support and our reminders! Finally, thank you, parents, for your support and for your children. You, the students, the faculty, and the staff—as I tell you so often—are a daily source of thanksgiving in my life. As we approach the end of the school year, I offer this prayer for you—one that I pray for you at the end of every school year with the hope that you will come to understand and experience the depth of God’s unconditional love for each of you. I pray that Christ will be more and more at home in your hearts, living within you as you trust in Him. May your roots go down deep into the soil of God’s marvelous love; and may you be able to feel and understand….how long, how wide, how deep and how high His love really is; and to experience this love for yourselves, though it is so great that you will never see the end of it or fully know or understand it. And so at last you will be filled up with God Himself.
Rosemary Libbon Principal
Guidance & Curriculum: Ms. Yvette Vigón-Morffi - Vice Principal - ext. 231, Mrs. Casey Dunn - Guidance/Studies Coordinator - ext. 226 GUIDANCE & CURRICULUM With the school year quickly drawing to a close, we are now preparing for our Senior Awards Ceremony. The event is scheduled for Thursday, May 25 at 10:00am in the gym. This ceremony is by invitation only. Students and parents will receive invitations in May. Students taking AP exams during May – please note that the College Board’s policy regarding cell phones and other electronic communication devices. These items should not be brought into the testing location at all. All cell phones and other items must be turned off and stored in a locker or backpack during testing hours. Questions? Please do not hesitate to contact Mrs. Casey Dunn or your student’s guidance counselor.
Here is a quick glance of dates for the 2017 – 2018 school year. Please review these dates and consider them when planning vacations. A vacation absence outside of scheduled vacation dates is considered unexcused.
Thursday, August 17 Friday, August 18 Monday, August 21 Monday, September 4 Wednesday, October 11 Friday, October 27 Saturday, October 28 Friday, November 10 Thursday & Friday, November 23 - 24 Monday, November 27 Saturday, December 2 Wednesday, December 13 – Friday, December 15 Monday, December 18 Monday, December 18 – Friday, January 5 Monday, January 8 Monday, January 15 Monday, January 29 – Sunday, February 4 Wednesday, February 14 Monday, February 19 Monday, March 19 Thursday, March 22 Thursday, March 29 – Monday, April 9 Tuesday, April 10 Monday, May 7 – Friday, May 18 Monday & Tuesday, May 21 - 22 Tuesday, May 22 Wednesday, May 23 Thursday, May 24 Friday, May 25 Monday, May 28 Tuesday, June 5 - Thursday, June 7 Friday, June 8 Wednesday, June 13
Classes begin for Grade 9 only Classes begin for Grades 10 - 12 Back to School Night Labor Day – Student Holiday PSAT Test day Homecoming Homecoming Dance Veterans’ Day Observed – Student Holiday Thanksgiving Holiday Classes resume Mothers’ Club Christmas Luncheon Finals – Wednesday, Thursday & Friday Semester grades due Christmas Vacation Classes resume Martin Luther King Jr. Day – Student Holiday Catholic Schools Week Ash Wednesday Presidents’ Day – Student Holiday Incoming Freshmen Registration Day Re-registration Day Easter vacation Classes resume AP Exams Senior Finals – Monday & Tuesday Baccalaureate Mass Senior grades due Senior Award Ceremony Home-study Day – No Classes. Graduation. Memorial Day Holiday Finals – Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday Grades due Summer School begins
IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM THE TUITION OFFICE REMINDER TO ALL SENIOR PARENTS FINAL PAYMENT The final tuition payment for Seniors is due Monday, May 1, 2017. PAST DUE ACCOUNTS Past due accounts must be paid with a credit card, money order, or cash. No personal checks will be accepted at this late date for past due accounts. FINAL EXAMS All accounts must be paid - in full – by Monday, May 8 for student to be eligible to sit for final exams. DIPLOMAS A student’s diploma will be held until his or her account is paid in full. REMINDER TO All PARENTS OF 9, 10 AND 11 GRADE STUDENTS FINAL PAYMENT The final tuition payment for grades 9, 10, and 11 is due Monday, May 1, 2017. PAST DUE ACCOUNTS Past due accounts must be paid with a credit card, money order, or cash. No personal checks will be accepted at this late date for past due accounts. FINAL EXAMS All accounts must be paid - in full – for student to be eligible to sit for final exams beginning Monday, June 5, 2017.
Discipline: Ms. Betty Behen - Dean of Women - ext. 234, Mr. Lee Flores - Dean of Men - ext. 232 DETENTIONS With a small number of days left in the school year, there are even less detention days. Detentions take precedence over athletic practices. Arrangements can be made for missing detention due to illnesses, medical appointments, athletic games/meets, and tutoring. Remember that disregard for an assigned detention is cause for a referral and may result in probation (Parent-Student Handbook, page 15) Seniors must serve outstanding detentions prior to attending any senior events.
Bishop Montgomery does not sponsor, condone, nor accept responsibility for trips, cruises, excursions not sanctioned by the school. There may be a current trip that may be disguised as a Bishop Montgomery â€œSenior Trip.â€? BMHS has nothing to do with organizing, sponsoring, or chaperoning any Senior trips. Any student distributing fliers that advertise these trips will be reprimanded. (Parent-Student Handbook, pg 22)
Please refrain from parking at the Little Company of Mary Parking Lot across the street and the parking lots of the neighboring businesses the day of the graduation. Vehicles parked in these parking lots are subject to towing and the owners of those vehicles may be subjected to fines by the City of Torrance. The community will appreciate your cooperation.
STUDENT DROP-OFF & 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. DROP OFF PROCEDURES Parents driving west on Torrance Boulevard: 1. When making a left turn into the west entrance onto campus may drive on to the campus. 2. There is no left turn into the east parking lot. 3. Please drive onto the campus and continue driving until you have arrived at the designated drop-off point located in the east parking lot. 4. There is no student drop-off in front of the school. Please drop-off students in the designated passenger dropoff points located in the east parking lot only. Parents will enter the East Parking Lot through the northeast entrance by the marquee. 5. Our safety officer are available to direct and control traffic
Parents driving east on Torrance Boulevard: 1. When driving toward the campus, please do not drive onto campus. Parents are to drive east along Torrance Boulevard and enter the east parking lot when dropping of students in the designated drop-off zone. Students are not to be dropped-off on Torrance Blvd. Please note - U-turns are not permitted. The only legal place to make a U-turn is at the intersection of Prospect Avenue and Torrance Boulevard. Exiting the east parking lot 1. The only legal exit out of the east parking lot is a right turn towards Palos Verdes Boulevard. All drivers exiting the east parking lot must make a right turn only. 2. Please do not merge to make a left on Henrietta, as attempting to do so is dangerous and causes delays for other parents attempting to exit. PICKING-UP & 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 Boulevard 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 student(s) anywhere else, please refrain from doing so our neighboring businesses, apartment complex, 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 student(s) 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 safety for 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 pickup 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 yellow or red and 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 and to most of all pay attention to their surroundings.
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Please send your carpool requests to email@example.com and we will include it in the next parent newsletter.
In the interest of our studentsâ€™ 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 studentsâ€™ 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. We have also been informed by our school resource officer that as of January 1, 2014, a 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.
As a reminder, using a cellphone or any hand-held device is prohibited by law while driving. It is also important to remind your student of the importance of paying attention to their immediate surroundings when using their cellphone as well as while walking or waiting for pick-up. Students should only use their cellphone when it is safe to do so.
Activities: Mrs. Milana McDermott - Dean of Student Life - ext. 273 The month of May is filled with some important student activities. The first section pertains to underclassmen and the second section is outlined specifically for seniors. Please encourage your student to plan appropriately so they can participate. I hope these make for an enjoyable and memorable end to this school year!
ASB AND CLASS OFFICERS FOR 2017-2018
Elections for next year’s ASB and Class Officers were held last month. Congratulations to the following students who will be serving the student body in the following positions: President – Carolyn Vaimoso Vice President – Frankie Gregoris Secretary – Katie Miyamoto Treasurer – Anthony Cicchini Publicity – Piper Twombley Parliamentarian – Carolina Gonzalez Historian – Drake Velasco Commissioner of Elections – Krissi Tassone Commissioner of Spirit – Tina Levine Commissioner of Religious Affairs – Nikala Cunningham Commissioner of Athletics – Bobby Eubanks Commissioner of Activities – Tessa Sharpe Commissioner of Clubs – Caitlyn Kester Commissioner of Community Service – Victoria Lopez Senior Class Co-Presidents – Kevin O’Donnell & Ryan Simone Senior Class Senators – David Flores, Brenna Starkey & Jack Thatcher Junior Class Co-Presidents – Sophie Celis & Matt Norambuena Junior Class Senators – Jason Hilliard, Madison Price & Eddie Valdovinos Sophomore Class Co-Presidents – Rae Bennett & Andrea Zamora Sophomore Class Senators – Alyssa DiPadua, Meagan Moore & Daisy Rodriguez
CLUBS APPROVED FOR 2017-2018
Bishop Montgomery’s clubs and organizations help to fulfill the many social interests of our students. Bishop Montgomery has a wide variety of clubs and organizations, with at least one sure to match the interests of each student. A full list of clubs and organizations will be publicized for the students next fall, along with information on activities and meeting times.
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PARKING SPACE APPLICATIONS
Applications for parking spaces for the 2017-2018 school year will be available to current juniors beginning Monday, May 8 at the Student Store. Parking spaces for the rest of the student body will be available Monday, May 15. Parking spaces are assigned by the Student Store when both completed application and payment are submitted. Please note that due to the limited number of student parking spaces on campus, parking will only be sold to students with a driver’s license (not a permit) and registration information for the car he or she will drive to school. Students are permitted to purchase one spot. More information will be included in the parking application which is also posted on the BMHS website.
The senior prom will be held at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel on Friday, April 28. Seniors are advised to refer to the prom bid contract for details and guidelines on this special event.
The Senior Luau is a long-standing tradition at Bishop Montgomery High School. This year’s luau will be held in the gym on Friday, May 5 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm. Lunch is catered by King’s Hawaiian, and seniors will enjoy Polynesian entertainment and a viewing of the senior class slideshow. This exclusive event is complimentary for all seniors who RSVP’d by the deadline of April 6. All registered seniors are expected to attend the entire event. Any senior who needs a special exception must get approval from the deans’ office by Wednesday, May 3.
Specific information regarding senior events, including prom and graduation, was sent home in a detailed letter the middle in March. This information is also posted on Bishop’s website. Please pay special attention to dates and deadlines so that you do not miss out on these important activities. See Mrs. McDermott in the Activities Office if you did not receive a copy of the letter, or if you have any questions.
Athletics: Mr. Eric Wood - Athletic Director - ext. 269, Mr. Ed Hodgkiss - Assistant Athletic Director - ext. 260, Ms. Camille Buckley - Assistant Athletic Director - ext. 262 BOYS’ BASKETBALL WINS STATE TITLE The Bishop Montgomery Boys’ Basketball team completed an incredible season by capturing the State Open Division title with a 74-67 win over Woodcreek High School. The Knights finished the season 31-2 under head coach Doug Mitchell. In addition to winning the state title, the Knights also won the Del Rey League title, the CIF-SS Open Division title, the Southern California Regional title, and three tournament titles during the season (Westchester, Mission Prep, D1Bound). The CIF title was the 7th for the program, and the State Championship Title was its 4th. THOMPSON NAMED 1ST TEAM ALL-AMERICAN Bishop Montgomery senior Ethan Thompson ‘17 earned a First Team All-American by MaxPreps. Thompson is one of only five players named to the first team. Thompson, who is headed to Oregon State in the fall, helped lead the Knights to both the CIF-SS Open and State Open Division titles. He averaged 22.8 points as the Knights finished 31-2 on the season. DOUG MITCHELL & NOELLE QUINN NAMED COACH(S)-OF-THE-YEAR Both the boys’ and girls head basketball coaches Doug Mitchell and Noelle Quinn have been named CIF Coach-of-the-Year respectively. Congratulations to both of them! SUMMER CONDITIONING PROGRAM Bishop Montgomery summer conditioning programs are highly encouraged and recommended, although not mandatory, for students interested in participating in Bishop Montgomery High School Athletic programs. Special arrangements to accommodate limited family vacations can be made with the respective coach. Please see our Bishop Montgomery website for additional information, including sport, dates and times. SPRING SPORTS Come out and support your Knights. Please refer to back of this newsletter for dates and times of all spring sports. Go Knights!
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 ANNUAL REPORT We send our sincerest thanks to all of those who made a contribution to Bishop Montgomery so far this year. Your support is important to the success of the students and the school. The 2016-17 fiscal year closes on June 30. If you have not already contributed to BMHS, please consider making a gift to any of our scholarships, programs, or projects. More information can be found on the “Support BMHS” tab on the home page at www. bmhs-la.org. You can also make a secure gift online by clicking the “Give Now” button on the home page of the website. Another great way to support BMHS is by having your company match your gift. Please contact the HR Department at your work for more information. Each year, BMHS receives many matching gifts from companies such as Boeing, Raytheon, Northrop Grumman, Mattel, Toyota, and many others. As always, all gifts to Bishop Montgomery are tax-deductible as we are a 501(c)(3) organization. ALUMNI PARENTS You may not be receiving our magazine, Veritas. If you do not receive Veritas or know of fellow alumni who does not, please contact the Development Office so that we may update our database. Please call 540-2021 ext. 246 or e-mail: amarafino@ bmhs-la.org. TARGET Do you have their REDcard? Support BMHS by simply shopping at Target or Target.com and use your REDcard. Visit https:// www-secure.target.com/redcard/tcoe/view-or-change and register your card and support BMHS. The Bishop Montgomery High School code is 2783. Through their Take Charge of Education program, Target will donate 1% of every purchase back to the school! AMAZON SMILE Who doesn’t love Amazon.com? Now you can support Bishop Montgomery each time you shop at Amazon. Go to www.smile. amazon.com and login with your Amazon account information. Type in “Bishop Montgomery High School” when prompted to select a charitable organization. On the next page, click “select” and you are ready to shop and support BMHS. Amazon will donate .5% of every purchase back to BMHS! OFFICIAL BISHOP MONTGOMERY APPAREL Are you looking for some cool Bishop Montgomery gear for you or your kids? The official Bishop Montgomery online store has many great items and styles available for adults and kids. Visit www.bmhs-la.org and click “SHOP” at the bottom of the home page. Kinecta Federal Credit Union Bishop Montgomery is now a partner with Kinecta Federal Credit Union. If you are looking for a great credit union for you and your family, consider Kinecta. www.kinecta.org. Thank you to our corporate sponsor, Rob McGarry, BMHS Class of 1991.
Performing Arts: Mr. Eric Hankey - Instrumental and Vocal Music Director Knight Band & Guard, Jazz Band, Drumline, Music Ministry, Music Production and Video Production MAY - THE SEASON OF ENDINGS & NEW BEGINNINGS Congratulations to all of our groups! · Winterguard - for their successful season in Winter Guard Association of Southern California - moved up a competition class! · Indoor Drumline - for their return to competitions in Drums Across California · Jazz Band - for their excellent performances at the Santa Cruz Jazz Festival, Riverside Jazz Festival, and Redondo Beach Jazz Festival · Jazz Combo - for their outstanding performances at these venues, including a rating of II at Santa Cruz! · Thanks to all of our students that put in extra time preparing for solo festivals - especially Thomas Li, SCSBOA Command Performance, and Jeremiah Deomano and Kenneth Dixon, Santa Cruz Jazz Festival Outstanding Performers SPRING CONCERT - FRIDAY, MAY 5 7:00-8:00pm Concert Band, Winterguard, and Indoor Drumline are presenting their annual Spring Concert in the BMHS Gymnasium on Friday, May 5th, at 7:00pm. It’s a free concert, open to the public, and includes dessert come check out all of our groups! ARMED FORCES DAY PARADE - SATURDAY, MAY 20 1:30-3:00pm The BMHS Knight Band & Guard will be performing in this year’s 58th Annual Torrance Armed Forces Day Parade. Come out and join the audience for the best small-town parade around! MUSIC DEPARTMENT BANQUET - TUESDAY, MAY 23 6:00-9:00pm This year, we celebrate over 30 graduating seniors - thank you, all, for your years of dedication and hard work, making this Music Department the home of great performances! All are welcome to join us at the Banquet - for more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
KNIGHT MUSIC BOOSTER CLUB The Knight Music Booster Club represents the Band, Jazz Band, Drumline, Music Production, Video Production, and Music Ministry. Their meetings are usually on the same Monday nights as Athletic Booster Club and Mother’s Club at 6:00 pm in Room 318 – additional meetings are scheduled as needed. Please join them to help keep the many projects they organize rolling. MUSIC DEPARTMENT HOURS We are always practicing, planning, and organizing school concerts, local performances, competitions, parades, tours, and many other important things – come on in any day before or after school between 6:30 am - 3:30pm (although we’re often there earlier and later). To get in touch with Mr. Hankey, please call the school or email at email@example.com.
Campus Ministry: Dorothy Morski - Co-Campus Minister - ext. 243, Amy Hendry - Co-Campus Minister - ext. 236, Fr. Ken Deasy - Chaplain - ext. 236 CAMPUS MINISTRY
“A mother is a person who seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five people, promptly announces she never did care for pie anyway.” – Tenneva Jordan. In the month of May, we look forward to welcoming the mothers of our senior students to the May Crowning Mother’s Mass on Thursday, May 11th. It will be our last school Mass with our seniors and a beautiful way to share in communion with them one last time. April was National Child Abuse Prevention Month - a time to recognize that we all play an important role in protecting our children and young people. In the retreat center, Choices spoke to all grade levels on this topic as well as how to cope or avoid violence against them.
Please continue to pray for all of our students who attended a retreat this year. We pray that they may continue to use their experience to grow and remember God’s love for them. We also pray that all Senior Kairos Retreatants may continue to live their Fourth Day!
Thank you to all students and families who donated to the April Denim Day. As we look to our May Denim Day, your generosity is always appreciated for each cause we are supporting. Thank you for bringing in your $2 or more to help. May God bless you for your generosity of giving prayers and financial support to others in need.
Athletics Booster Club Welcome to the 2017 BMHS Booster Club! The BMHS Booster club is designed to provide support for ALL BMHS athletic programs. Joining the Booster Club is easy and fun! Membership is open to all BMHS families, not just those with student-athletes. Members of the Booster Club volunteer their time at many athletic functions by working in the snack stand, helping with the 50/50 raffle, selling BMHS merchandise and helping to get new members like you! They also provide great support to the Athletic Director, Coaches and Student-Athletes. Whether you are a new Bishop parent or a returning seasoned one, please plan on attending our monthly meetings. Please mark your calendar for our upcoming May 15 at 6:30pm in the BMHS Library. See you there! See you there! Congratulations to the 2016 Damien Mendoza Scholarship Winners: Carlos Bernal, Class of 2017 and Erin Hall, Class of 2018! Carlos & Erin both received one-month free tuition! The Damien Mendoza Scholarship is awarded to one male and one female student-athlete who submit the winning essay of “What It Means to be a Student-Athlete at Bishop Montgomery.” Essays for the 2017 Damien Mednoza Scholarship are due to BMHS Athletic Director Mr. Wood no later than April 28. Winners of the 2017 Kelly Nolan Scholarship Winners will be announced soon! Congratulations to the 2016 Kelly Nolan Scholarship Winners: Bernard Amofa, Football and Briana Martin, Girls’ Volleyball. Bernard and Briana both received $100 for the Fall Sports Fee. BMHS Athletic Boosters has funded amazing items for our school with your support: From 2015 to 2017 Boosters has donated $21,953 to our school athletics. We are definitely making a substantial difference and it is all because of you! Our teams have new uniforms, we have a trainer flat bed cart, a new baseball wind screen, and we have given many scholarships to our amazing athletes. Thank you for all of your support we couldn’t do it without you and it means so much to our school and our children!
Congratulations to our March 10 basketball game 50/50 winner Brennan Elming
WANTED Do you consider yourself a team player? Are you willing to help out when needed? Are you able to lead a dynamic group of experienced parents? Then you may be the next Athletic Booster Club President, Co-President or 50/50 Coordinator! Board member positions will be open for the 2017-2018 school year, so come attend our next Booster meeting on Monday, May 15 at 6:30pm in the BMHS Library to learn more! Board Members Co-Presidents – Scharmel Watanabe & Jeff Fraley Vice President – Susan Farr Treasurer – Gerrick Cardenas Secretary – Susie Fraley Membership – Gay DeRusha & Anne Marie Lamp-Galullo Snack Bar – Gina Cicchini & Patty Schiappa Merchandise – Susie Fraley 50/50 Coordinator – OPEN Communications – Tracey Cloud BMHS Athletic Director – Eric Wood
Whether you are a new Bishop parent or a returning seasoned BMHS veteran, Mothers’ Club is the place to be to get your PSI hours! Please attend our next meeting, Monday, May 15 at 7:00pm in the Faculty Center building next to student drop-off parking lot. This is a great way to build fellowship with other BMHS parents, learn about our school and most importantly, get involved in your child’s education. In addition, you have an opportunity to earn PSI hours while meeting new people. There are twelve (12) Mothers’ Club events during the year that offer opportunities to fulfill your hours, either by chairing and event, working at one, or set up & clean up duty.
Join us for our Monday, May 15 7:00pm meeting where we will dine and celebrate our new 2017-2018 Mothers’ Club Board! We will also discuss: Senior Luau: Teachers’ Appreciation Lunch: Senior Awards: Graduation Decorating: Graduation Ceremony:
New Date - Friday, May 5 at 1:00pm Monday, May 22 at 11:45am Thursday, May 25 at 10:00am by invitation only Friday, May 26 Friday, May 26 10:30am admission by ticket only
Please begin donating candy for the senior candy jars. PSI hours will be given for donated candy. Donated candy should be “miniatures,” so is will fit in a mason jar.
Congratulations to our new BMHS Mothers’ Club Board Members! Co-President Abbey Wagner
Co-President Regina Berdiel
Co-Vice-President Evelyn C. Diggs
Co-Vice-President Marlicia Woods
Co-Treasurer Cheryl Drews
Co-Treasurer Gina Paredes
Co-Secretary Carmen Fraga
Co-Secretary Cindy Quinones
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14 Mother’s Day
1 p. 2
Mon #2 2 p. 1
9 p. 2
Luau rsvp due Student Store
10 p. 1
8:00am AP Eng. Lang. & Comp. 12:00pm AP Italian 12:00pm AP Macroecon. Gym closed @ 6:00pm
4 p. 5
12:00pm AP Statistics
#5 18 p. 5,6,1
5 p. 4
8:00am start/12:45 Dismiss
12—9pm Jazz to Redondo
#4 6 SAT
8:00am AP US Hist. Sr. Luau/slideshow 1—3pm Gym 5:00—7:00pm Drama year end Grade updates due to VP Spring Concert 7—8pm Gym
8:00am start/12:45 Dismiss
26 27 Student Holiday 10:30am Graduation— Knight Stadium By
#5 19 p. 1 7:00pm Bacc. Mass American Martyrs Church NHS Service hours due
10:00am Sr. Awards by invitation only
25 p. 3
Lab Days Sr. Finals 8:45am—2:20pm
17 p. 2,3,4
24 p. 4
#2 31 p. 1
11 p. 6 #8 12 p. 5 #4 13 8:00am May Crowning 8:00am start/12:45 Dismiss 12:00pm AP Latin Sr. Mothers’ Mass Sr. College dec (Eng.)
8:00am AP Eng. Lit. & Comp. 8:00am AP US Govt. 12:00pm AP Physics 2 Sr. shirt design due
3 p. 6
23 p. 5
30 p. 2
7:45am Fac. Mtg. 8:45am Start
Music Dept banquet
Yearbook Distr. (9th-12th) @ 7:15am Grad pract. lunch Sr. locker clean out Denim Day
16 p. 3
8:00am AP Calc AB/BC 12:00pm AP French Lang 12:00pm AP Span Lit
Tuition Due 8:00am AP Comp. Sc. 8:00am AP Chemistry 8:00am AP Span. Lang. & 7:45am Fac. Mtg. Culture 8:45am Start 12:00pm AP Physics 1 Final exams due to Dept. Chairs Computer lab/Lib closed College Sweatshirt Day Info. night for Music students 6pm 7:15am—1:00pm
8 p. 3 8:00am AP Biology 8:00am AP Music Theory Parking app avail. (11th) Final exams due to copy ctr.
15 p. 4 Parking app available (10th)
6:00pm Band Bst. Mtg.—Rm. 316 6:30pm Ath. Bst. Mtg.—Lib. 7:00pm Mothers’ Club Mtg.—Fac. Ctr.
22 p. 6
Teacher Appreciation Day 5 min off 4,5
11:59m Sr. grades due
Memorial Day—School Holiday
8:00-9:15am Per. 5 9:35-10:50am Per. 6
Thu 2 p. 6
8:00am start/12:45 Dismiss
#4 3 SAT
Locker Clean-out (special schedule) 12:45pm dismissal
17 Athletics physicals 9:00am—12:00pm— Gym
ASB planning days
1st semester courses end
8 10:00am Grades Due Grading period ends
June 2017 Tue
8:00-9:15am Per. 1 9:35-10:50am Per. 2
20 1st Day of Summer
5 8:00-9:15am Per. 3 9:35-10:50am Per. 4
Rept. Cards mailed/CIF BMHS SS refund deadline 8:00am Summer Classes eligibility less $100/course begin 8:00am Acad. Rev. Board BMHS SS Reg. deadline Sports & Spirit Squad conditioning begins
18 Father’s Day
ASB planning days
30 8:00am start of 2nd semester courses Progress reports distributed
July 2017 Thu
4 Independence Day— Holiday
10 Newsletter Due
Uniform sales 2:00 –6:00pm SAC SAC closed @ 12:00pm
18 Summer classes end 12:00pm grades due
Academic Inactive Period School Closed through 8/11/17
28 p. 1
August 2017 Tue 1 Tuition Due UC and Common Applications open
Band Training in Knight Stadium ONLY
Assumption of Mary
17 p. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
8:45am Start/12:45pm Dismissal Classes in session for all grades Class Assemblies (10th-12th) 12:45 Dismissal SEE SCHEDULE
#1 25 p. 2,3,4,5,6,1 8:00am Start 12:45pm Dismissal
7:30am school open for 9th grade students ONLY. SEE SCHEDULE 8:45am 9th grade classes resume ONLY Frosh Class Assembly 8:30am—9:30am Freshman Parent Welcome in Retreat Center 12:45—1:30—Frosh. Kick-off— (lunch area)
#1 31 p. 4
8am Admin 9:00am Fac. Ret./Mass 10:15am Fac. Mtg. 12:00pm Lunch/Dept. Mtg. 12:00—1:30pm Class Changes
23 p. 4,5,6,1,2,3
30 p. 5
ID Pictures (SAC)
18 p. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
School Closed: Classrooms/TMH/Ceramics/Band/Spirit Squad through 8/11/17 8 9 10 11
Inservice—Curr/Dept. 10:00am Intl. Stud. Orient. (Ret. Ctr.) 8:00am—9:00am Curr. Mtg. 9:15am—12pm Curr./Dept Mtg.—ALL Faculty prep 8am—1pm
Class Changes 10am—12pm
22 p. 5,6,1,2,3,4
School Closed: Classrooms/TMH/Ceramics/Spirit Squad through 8/11/17
#1 29 p. 6 #1 7:00pm Mothers’ Club Mtg.—Fac. Ctr.
6:00pm Band Bst. Mtg.—Rm. 316 6:30pm Ath. Bst. Mtg.—Lib.
Sr. Parent info 5:30pm Gym Back to School Night 6:30pm Gym
Gym closed at 3:00pm
10:00am New Teacher Mtg.
6 7 Latin/Mythology Field Trip—TBA
13 Student Store Hours: 8/14—8/15: 7:30-1pm 8/16-8/18: 7:30-12:30pm
8/28—9/1 Sr. t-shirt orders @ Student Store