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BISHOP MONTGOMERY HIGH SCHOOL

PARENT NEWSLETTER

5430 Torrance Boulevard•Torrance•California•90503•(310)540-2021•www.bmhs-la.org

APRIL 2018

Ms. Rosemary Distaso-Libbon - Principal

Dear Parents, I want to begin this letter with congratulations! An Nguyen and Markus Raad have distinguished themselves with their concern for others, their willingness to serve, and their witness to faith in action. They, along with representatives from each of our other Catholic High Schools were honored at a special Mass at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels on March 20th. Congratulations as well to all of our undergraduate awardees, especially our Students of the Semester for the fall semester of this year. Class of 2021 Lisa Akrabian*Shadi Rabadi*Hudson Polich Class of 2020 Clare Houston*Aidan Emerson Class of 2019 Katie Miyamoto*Matthew Wilson Class of 2018 Jenna Yu*Markus Raad th

Featured Speaker Markus Raad


Kennedy Dierks Boys’ State Will Crawford*Quinn Henry

I also wanted to let you know of an exciting purchase we made for our science department. We have just ordered an “Anatomage Table” for use in all levels of Biology, Anatomy and Physiology and Sports Medicine and Exercise classes. This is the most technologically advanced dissection table for anatomy education. These tables are used in many colleges and medical schools, but very few high schools have one. I’m very excited that we will have one this year at Bishop Montgomery. It was my goal this year to purchase this table and have it delivered before the end of the year and I am so happy to tell you that it’s happening! If you click on this link, you can find out more about this amazing piece of equipment. www.bmhs-la.org/anatomage/ The next step is to create a space to house the Table as well as our new DNA lab equipment that we also purchased for the AP Biology and Biology classes. That will happen early this summer. We have also ordered a statue of St. Anthony which will be placed opposite the statue of Father Serra in between the first and second buildings as well as Stations of the Cross which will be installed on the outside wall in the Retreat Center Garden. We have so much to be thankful for and to be proud of! Please note the following dates on the April calendar: •

April 1st, Easter Sunday

April 10th, School Resumes, Faculty Meeting 7:45, 8:45 start

April 13th, Grading Period Ends

April 20th, Report Cards Mailed

April 23rd - April 26th, Arts Fest

April 27th, Prom at the Biltmore, Senior Holiday

April 30th, Faculty Meeting 7:45, 8:45 Start

Ms. Rosemary Distaso-Libbon - Principal

Girls’ State

LETTER FROM THE PRINCIPAL

I also want to congratulate the newest inductees of the National Honor Society and our Girls’ and Boys’ State Representatives.

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Let us be grateful when we are able to give, for many do not have that privilege. Let us be grateful for all those who share their gifts, for we are enriched by their giving. And let us be grateful even for our needs, so that we may learn from the generosity of others. On behalf of the Administration, Faculty, and Staff, I want to wish you a Happy Easter. The life of Jesus doesn’t end with the Crucifixion but is fulfilled in the glory of the Resurrection, the greatest celebration of the Church. How blessed are we! I wish you a joyous Easter.

PRINCIPAL

As we celebrate Easter and the promise of new life, I am reminded that our rebirth in Christ, the new life we have through His Resurrection, is the most powerful sign of spring. Our students are always full of life, full of promise, full of love—each of them a sign of the hope that we can all become new in Christ by committing ourselves to our mission to love others as God has loved us— and to love life itself. This simple prayer is one I pray often for all of the many blessings I receive every day here at Bishop Montgomery.

You are, as always, in my prayers.

Rosemary Libbon Principal

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GUIDANCE/CURRICULUM

BISHOP MONTGOMERY HIGH SCHOOL

Ms. Yvette Vigón-Morffi - Vice Principal - ext. 231 Mrs. Casey Dunn - Guidance & Studies: Freshmen/Director of Admissions - ext. 226

Guidance & Curriculum We ask that you keep our seniors in your prayers as they await their college notifications. They are certainly a competitive group and we are confident that many will be admitted to their first-choice schools. Please be aware that most colleges and universities require students to submit a Statement of Intent to Register (SIR) form by May 1 for the school they will attend. Waiting until May 1 is often a prudent decision, as you will likely have an opportunity to attend an admitted student’s reception and are able to more fully analyze offers of financial aid. All students submitted their 2018 – 2019 Course Request sheets for approval on March 21st. The Course Request sheets will be returned to them on April 13th in order to complete the registration process in class during 1st period. Summer school course registration should have been completed prior to the Course Request sheet submission in order to ensure proper placement in the next school year. Advanced Placement exams will take place Monday, May 7 through Friday, May 18. All morning tests will begin at 8:00am and all afternoon tests at 12:00pm. For the specific dates of each exam, please refer to the updated May calendar included in this newsletter. Please note the AP Computer Science exam is on Tuesday, May 15th at 12:00pm. Also, if a student is late for an exam, he/she will not be allowed to sit for the exam and we will not be able to order another exam. AP students will receive further details in April. th

As always, please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.


Thursday, August 16 Friday, August 17 Monday, August 20 Monday, September 3 Friday, September 21 Saturday, September 22 Wednesday, October 10 Monday, November 12 Thursday & Friday, November 22 - 23 Monday, November 26 Tuesday, November 27 Saturday, December 1 Saturday, December 8 Wednesday, December 12 – Friday, December 14 Sunday, December 16 Monday, December 17 – Wednesday, January 2 Thursday, January 3 Monday, January 21 Monday, January 28 – Sunday, February 3 Monday, February 18 Wednesday, March 6 Monday, March 18 TBA Thursday, April 18 – Monday, April 29 Tuesday, April 30 Monday, May 6 – Friday, May 17 Thursday, May 16 Monday & Tuesday, May 20 - 21 Wednesday, May 22 Thursday, May 23 Friday, May 24 Monday, May 27 Tuesday, June 4 - Thursday, June 6 Friday, June 7 Wednesday, June 12

Classes begin for Grade 9 only Classes begin for Grades 10 - 12 Back to School Night Labor Day – Student Holiday Homecoming Homecoming Dance PSAT Test day Veterans’ Day Observed – Student Holiday Thanksgiving Holiday Bishops’ Holiday – no classes Classes resume 8th grade Open House 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 Presidents’ Day – Student Holiday Ash Wednesday Incoming Freshman Registration Day Re-registration Day Easter vacation Classes resume AP Exams Baccalaureate Mass Senior Finals – Monday & Tuesday Senior grades due Senior Award Ceremony Home-study Day – No Classes. Graduation. Memorial Day Holiday Finals – Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday Grades due Summer School begins

CALENDAR

Here is a quick glance of dates for the 2018 – 2019 school year. Please review these dates and consider them when planning vacations. A vacation absence outside of scheduled vacation dates is considered unexcused.

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DISCIPLINE

BISHOP MONTGOMERY HIGH SCHOOL

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

UNIFORMS Please review pages 32-34 of the Parent-Student Handbook with your child to ensure that there is a clear understanding of the uniform policy. Students may leave the house looking one way, but appear differently when they come on campus. There is no change in any policy. Students are constantly reminded: • to properly hem the bottom of his/her pants so that they do not bunch up on top of the shoes. If a parent is worried that the pants will be too short as their son/daughter grows, a temporary stitched hem can still be sewn in and let down as he/she grows. • that pants need to be worn at the natural waist, not drooping at the hips or lower. Some young men have pants drooping so low that their underwear is exposed. Many students are wearing pants that are 4” - 6” bigger in the waist than they should be. The waist needs to be taken in if the pants are large. • that both polo shirts and oxford shirts should be tucked in all the way. Many students leave their shirts untucked and fold them under so that they only appear tucked in. • that the only jackets allowed are Bishop Montgomery jackets. The only acceptable sweatshirts are official BMHS sweatshirts. • Page 17 of the handbook clearly states that the flagrant disregard for the dress code is grounds for a referral or more severe repercussions. The uniform policy is strictly enforced by faculty and administrators. • that a student will be detained in the Attendance Office if the dress code infraction cannot be corrected. The Attendance Office will make an attempt to contact the parent so that the uniform item that is missing will be brought to the student before the student is allowed to return to class (Parent-Student Handbook, page 13).

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As we approach spring break, please remember that exaggerated hairstyles and colors are not permitted. Furthermore, boys must have their hair cut above the eyebrows, (mid) ears, and collar. This includes sideburns. Students who do not comply with this requirement will not be allowed to attend classes.


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). Remember, life is much easier when there is no detention to serve in the first place.

PROM

Prom is just around the corner. As per the Parent-Student Handbook pg. 22, “the school does not permit the renting of hotel rooms or other facilities for students’ use for activities before or after 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.” All students 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 guest student’s school along with a stamp of the school seal. The Deans reserve the right to refuse any non-BMHS student from attending prom. All students and their guests are required to bring and show a current, picture ID from his or her school. Please remember, you are responsible for the behavior of your student’s guest.

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

DETENTIONS

DISCIPLINE

Earrings are not allowed for men and only 2 pair of earrings is allowed for ladies. (Parent-Student Handbook, page. 33)

DRESS CODE – PROM 2018

Please adhere to the following dress code for prom. Please do not assume any liberties with these guidelines when you or an invited guest purchase dress attire for the event. All BMHS and non-BMHS guests are required to conform to these guidelines. Anyone not adhering to these guidelines will be asked to leave and will not be permitted to enter the dance. If you are asked to leave, bid money will not be refunded as well as you may leave yourself open to disciplinary action from the Deans. BMHS reserves the right to refuse admittance to any person not properly attired.

GENTLEMEN • A tuxedo or suit is required. • Ties are required unless dress shirts with a mandarin collar are worn. • Dress shoes are required. • Please no earrings, sunglasses, hats, gloves, or canes. LADIES • Two pairs of earrings may be worn in the lower lobe. Sunglasses are not permitted. • The length of the dress should be in accordance with the stated uniform dress code guidelines for skirts and shorts as stated on page 33 of the BMHS Student Hand-

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Just a reminder that the hotel requires that shoes remain on at all times while on the premises. Student attire should be appropriate, modest, and in good taste. Freshmen, as well as guests over the age of twenty (20) are not allowed to attend prom.

DISCIPLINE

book. Dress must be solid material throughout. Dresses may not show a bare midriff or contain cutouts, which expose the torso (front or back). Fitted dresses may not be excessively tight. Dresses should be comfortable for dancing and sitting. Neither backless nor strapless dresses are permitted. The back of the dress may not fall below mid-back. Ladies are reminded that the display of excessive cleavage is inappropriate and unbecoming.

CARPOOLS • Carpool needed for son after school to 1536 West 170th Street, Gardena California 90247. Please contact Deborah Felix at (310)982-9404 • Carpool needed after school to Westchester area. Mon, Wed, Fri regular time and/ or Tues, Thurs after 3:30pm. Willing to pay or exchange for driving mornings zero period. Please contact Jeannette (310)210-2701 or lecarrotjeannette@gmail.com th

*Please email jhong@bmhs-la.org to add or delete a carpool request.


ACTIVITIES

BISHOP MONTGOMERY HIGH SCHOOL

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

Spring brings the 2018-2019 ASB and class officer elections, Spirit Squad tryouts, Spring Spirit Week, Arts Fest and senior activities. It’s a busy time on campus, so please remind your students of these dates and don’t let them pass up these opportunities to get involved!

STUDENT LEADERSHIP DAY FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENST

Bishop Montgomery partnered once again with The Association of Catholic Student Councils to host a Student Leadership Day (TACSC) on Friday, March 16. Almost 200 middle school students from all over the Archdiocese visited our campus and participated in workshops facilitated by Bishop Montgomery students. These presentations encourage middle school students to step forward and lead, practice teamwork, and apply their leadership skills. Students learned about programs that serve underprivileged communities and how to put our Catholic Faith into action.

ASB AND CLASS OFFICER ELECTIONS

Elections for ASB Officers have been held, and elections for class officers will take place March 21 and 22. Newly elected officers will join in regular ASB and class officer meetings once they are elected. Officers are also required to attend the summer leadership training and planning meetings in May and June.

SPIRIT SQUAD 2018-2019

Applications for our Song Team were distributed at informational meetings on March 7, and applications are due by March 26 in order to participate in workshops and tryouts in April. Students can stop by the Activities Office for more information.

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Bishop celebrated Spring Spirit Week the week of March 19 - 23. This week included opportunities to show class and school spirit while spring varsity athletes were recognized. The Battle of the Bands was rescheduled to May due to weather, and the BMHS Chapter of the National Honor Society sponsored a sock drive to donate to St. Margaret’s Center in Lennox. Students enjoyed an extended lunch period on Thursday for Lunchapalooza, which featured performances by student


Bishop Ambassadors is a leadership organization that promotes student involvement in marketing our school to prospective families. Bishop Ambassadors are actively involved in Back to School Night, Open House, HSPT Testing Day, Freshman Registration, Feeder School Visits and Shadow Days. Applications will be distributed this spring for the 2018-19 school year. Interested students should listen to announcements for more details on application dates and deadlines.

SENIORS

Specific information regarding senior events, including Senior Luau, Prom, Baccalaureate Mass and Graduation, sent home in a detailed letter on March 12. Infromation is also posted on the BMHS website. If you did not receive your letter, please contact the Activities Office in order to receive a copy. Please pay special attention to dates and deadlines so that your student does not miss out on these special senior activities. There are many upcoming activities this spring for all Knights! Please encourage your student(s) to participate in these upcoming events. Their involvement in these activities makes for a great high school experience and wonderful memories for years to come!

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

BISHOP AMBASSADORS

ACTIVITIES

bands, and the week’s activities ended with a “Meme-ingful” Sadie Hawkins Dance on Friday.

GRADUATION 2018 Graduation for the Class of 2018 will be held on Friday, May 25 in Knight Stadium. Admission to the ceremony will be by ticket only, and each graduating senior will receive nine tickets. These tickets will be distributed at graduation practice in May. Jostens will be on campus in March to distribute graduation announcements. All seniors will receive 10 graduation announcements as part of the senior graduation fee paid through SmartTuition. Seniors who have ordered extra graduation items (announcements, souvenir tassels, etc.) may also pick up those items. All outstanding balances must be paid in full for pick up. Questions? Please email Dione Dierks at ddierks@bmhs-la.org.

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ATHLETICS

BISHOP MONTGOMERY HIGH SCHOOL

Mr. Eric Wood - Athletic Director - ext. 269 Mr. Ed Hodgkiss - Assistant Athletic Director - ext. 260

BOYS’ BASKETBALL Senior guard David Singleton ‘18 was named Gatorade State Player of the Year for California. He is the first BMHS boys’ basketball player to receive this honor. SUMMER CONDITIONING Summer athletic conditioning is an excellent opportunity for incoming freshmen to acclimate to BMHS, meet other new student-athletes, and get to know our seasoned ones. Life-long friendships are often sparked and fostered during a student’s first summer on campus. Many of Bishop Montgomery’s sports offer summer conditioning. For information about each sport’s summer conditioning courses and dates, please see the schedule included in this packet. For our fall sports, including football, girls’ volleyball, and co-ed cross country, summer conditioning helps coaches evaluate student-athletes and select their teams. Students who would like to participate in a fall sport are highly encouraged to join us for summer conditioning. Per each program, special arrangements may be made to accommodate limited family vacations.

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The registration deadline for summer conditioning is Tuesday, June 12. To participate, students must submit the $175 participation fee for each sport and register for Athletic Clearance through www.athleticclearance.com.


BMHS ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT Summer Conditioning 2018 Wednesday, June 13 - Tuesday, July 17 LEVEL

DAYS

TIME

LOCATION

Baseball

Varsity & JV Frosh

Monday - Thursday Monday, Wednesday, Friday

1:30pm - 3:30pm 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Baseball Field Baseball Field

Basketball - Girls

Varsity JV & F/S

Monday - Thursday Friday Monday - Thursday

2:30pm - 4:00pm 1:00pm - 2:30pm 1:00pm - 2:30pm

SAC SAC SAC

Varsity All Levels

Monday - Friday Monday - Friday

10:30am - 1:00pm 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Main Gym Main Gym

Basketball - Boys

Monday, July 9 - Friday, August 3 Cross Country - Co-ed

All Levels

Monday - Friday

2:00pm - 4:00pm

Monday, June 18 - Thursday, July 12

Track

Football

All Levels

Monday - Thursday

1:00pm - 3:00pm

Weight Room & Lower Field

Soccer - Boys

All Levels

Monday - Thursday

3:30pm - 5:30pm

Upper Field

Monday, June 18 - Friday, July 13 Golf - Co-ed

All Levels

Monday, Wednesday, Friday

1:30pm - 3:30pm

Alondra Golf Course

Wednesday, June 13 - Tuesday, July 17 Soccer - Girls

All Levels

Monday - Thursday

1:00 - 3:00pm

Upper Field

Volleyball - Girls

All Levels All Levels

Monday, Wednesday, Friday Tuesday & Thursday

4:00pm - 6:00pm 1:00pm - 2:30pm

Main Gym & SAC Weight Room

Monday, June 18 - Tuesday, July 17 Tennis - Co-ed

All Levels

Monday - Thursday

3:00pm - 5:00pm

Tennis Courts


ONLINE ATHLETIC CLEARANCE STEP-BY-STEP INSTRUCTIONS 1. Visit www.athleticclearance.com 2. View brief tutorial. 3. Register. Register with a valid email username and password. There will be a code provided for you to type in to verify that you are human and not a robot. If this step is skipped, the account will not activate. This email and password will be used each school year for athletic eligibility. 4. Login using the email address and password you used to register. 5. Select New Clearance to begin the process. 6. Choose the School Year in which the student plans to participate (e.g., football in August 2018 will be the 2018-2019 school year). Choose Bishop Montgomery as the school. Choose the Sport. 7. Complete all required fields for the Student Information section. Click “Save” to continue the clearance process. 8. The next step is proof of physical and insurance. This is not mandatory to continue. These items may either be uploaded at this step or a copy may be submitted to the BMHS Athletic Department. Click “Save” once again to continue. 9. Complete required fields for the Medical History section. Click “Save” again. 10. Complete required fields in the Parent/Guardian Information section. Click “Submit” to continue. 11. Complete required fields in the Signature section. Click “Submit” to continue. 12. A Confirmation Message should appear. Before printing, scroll to the bottom of the page and check the box for each sport your student is interested in participating. Electronic signatures will be applied to the additional sports/activities that are selected. Next, check the “I, the parent/guardian of the student…” Before clicking “Submit,” be sure to print this page. Do not click “print friendly page” unless your student is only playing one sport/activity. The confirmation page should show each sport that was selected. Print, sign, and turn this page into the BMHS Athletic Department. Click “Submit.” 13. All of this data will be electronically filed with Bishop Montgomery’s Athletic Department for review. When your student has been “cleared” for participation, you will receive an email notification.


DEVELOPMENT

BISHOP MONTGOMERY HIGH SCHOOL

Mr. Andy Marafino - Director of Development - ext. 246 Mrs. Amy Traxler - Events and Communications Coordinator - ext. 249

VERITAS MAGAZINE

We are putting together the next issue of the BMHS Magazine, Veritas. If you have any children who are alumni and they have a different address than yours, please let us know so we can update the BMHS alumni database. Email us at alumni@bmhs-la.org.

ANNUAL GIVING / QUEEN OF ANGELS FUND

We would like to thank everyone who made a gift so far to BMHS. Giving in the month of December was incredible and we are so blessed. All gifts received before June 30, 2018 will be listed in the BMHS Annual Report. Consider making a gift to the Queen of Angels fund, or any other area of your choice. All gifts to Bishop Montgomery are tax-deductible. Remit envelopes were sent home in November or can be found in Veritas magazine. You can also make a secure gift online by clicking the GIVE NOW button on the home page at www.bmhs-la.org.

’57 CLUB

Inside the annual giving letter, we included information about the newly established ’57 Club. This club is a monthly giving program which provides added benefits to both BMHS and you, our donors. There are three levels from which to choose and you can have your gifts directed to any area of your choice (scholarships, music, technology, an athletic program, etc.). See the card that arrived in the mail or visit www.bmhs.la-org/57club/

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Are you looking for some cool Bishop Montgomery apparel 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” on the bottom of the home page.


Mr. Andy Marafino - Director of Development - ext. 246 Mrs. Amy Traxler - Events and Communications Coordinator - ext. 249

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!

DEVELOPMENT

AMAZON SMILE

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CAMPUS MINISTRY

BISHOP MONTGOMERY HIGH SCHOOL

Dorothy Morski - Co-Campus Minister - ext. 243 Amy Hendry - Co-Campus Minister - ext. 236 Fr. Ken Deasy - Chaplain - ext. 236

REFLECTION

Happy Easter! In this celebratory season in the Church, there are two quotes upon which to reflect. Jesus said: I am the resurrection. Anyone who believes in me, even though that person dies, will live, and whoever lives and believes in me will never die...John 11:25-26 “A man who was completely innocent, offered himself as a sacrifice for the good of others, including his enemies, and became the ransom of the world. It was a perfect act.” -Mahatma Gandhi During this Easter season, we pray that we find time to rejoice in all the blessings that have been bestowed upon us. May we continue to recognize not only the sacrifice Christ made for us, but the everyday sacrifices made by those around us- parents, teachers, children, students. So many do so much. Here in Campus Ministry we are so grateful and appreciative for the sacrifices you make to send your children here. We are blessed with the opportunity to help them grow in their faith journeys.

PRAYERS

We continue to prayer for the intentions of our Bishop Montgomery students and families. We pray also for our seniors who will attending the April Kairos.

SENIORS

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You are welcome to attend daily Mass in the chapel with us at 7:30 a.m. every morning.


SERVICE

More prayers of thanks for all of the parents, students, and faculty who donated on our school Denim. Our next Denim Day is Wednesday, April 11. May God bless you and your generosity!

CAMPUS MINISTRY

MOTHERS OF SENIORS Senior student’s mothers are invited to our May Crowning Mass and Senior Farewell. We honor Mary and all mothers for Mothers’ Day on our school wide Mass on Thursday, May 3.

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PERFORMING ARTS

BISHOP MONTGOMERY HIGH SCHOOL

Mr. Eric Hankey - Instrumental and Vocal Music Director

BMHS KNIGHT MUSIC DEPARTMENT WENT TO JAPAN! On April 2, 2018, 18 students and 9 chaperones went on a fantastic eight-day tour to Tokyo, Kashiwa, Toyota City, Kyoto, and Hiroshima! Here’s what we got to do: • Met and performed with students at Kashiwa School • Visited Hiroshima International Peace Memorial and met “Hibakusha” (A-bomb survivor) • Toured Toyota Automotive & Robotic Factory and Lab • Toured Kyoto Golden Palace, Kabuki Theater, Tsukiji Fish Market, Yasukuni Shrine, Akihabara, and Harajuku • Experienced both guided and small-group tours of Tokyo and Kashiwa • Rode the bullet train, local trains, subways, and busses • Enjoyed our final dinner on a cruise of Tokyo Bay JAZZ NIGHT THURSDAY, APRIL 26 WITH BMHS ARTS FEST Come enjoy great music and desserts at the 4TH annual BMHS Jazz Night in the new BMHS Learning Commons (former library) on Thursday, April 26 from 6:30-8:30pm. Hear our awesome Jazz Band and Jazz Combo, as well as special guests “Zamar,” an excellent professional jazz combo who has supported the BMHS music department for many years! Admission is free, and there will be a raffle for fun prizes. See you there! th

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 Boosters and Mothers’ Club at 6:00 pm in room 318 – addition-


Mr. Eric Hankey - Instrumental and Vocal Music Director

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 6:30am - 3:30pm (although we’re often there earlier and later). To get in touch with Mr. Hankey, please call the school or email at ehankey@ bmhs-la.org.

PERFORMING ARTS

al meetings are scheduled as needed. Please join us to help keep the many projects they organize rolling.

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TECHNOLOGY

BISHOP MONTGOMERY HIGH SCHOOL

John Hong - Technology Committee Chair - ext. 276 Brian Adams - Technology Curriculum Integration Specialist - ext. 272

BMHS FAMILY FINANCIAL SURVEY The “No Child Left Behind Act of 2001” provides supplemental educational services to students in public and private schools. The purpose is to provide additional help for children so they can acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to meet the challenging student performance standards that children are expected to meet.   Included in your student’s Emergency Packet which will be distributed in May, is a Bishop Montgomery High School Financial Survey.  Please take a moment to complete the family survey. All answers are strictly confidential, and it is important that all families participate. Answers to this survey help BMHS continue our participation in Title I supplemental programs, such as subsidizing the cost of technology infrastructure upgrades. Your tax dollars are paying for these programs, completing the survey helps to direct those tax dollars back to BMHS.  You will find the 2018/2019 Family Financial Survey in your student’s Emergency packet which will be distributed in May 2018. 

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NEARING THE FINISH… NEXT MEETING: Monday, April 23 @ 6:30 PM Please join us for our monthly meeting in the Faculty Center located on the east side of campus by the faculty parking lot. Our meeting will include the filling of Senior Candy Jars – one for each graduating senior. Please bring $17.50 worth of individually wrapped candy ($17.50 for one hour of PSI credit, $35.00 for two, etc). Don’t forget to bring your receipt with you! Candy must be individually wrapped, and candy from previous holidays (Halloween, Christmas, Valentine’s Day, etc.) cannot be accepted.

2017 – 2018

CO-PRESIDENT

REGINA CONSTINE BERDIEL rrcberdiel@gmail.com ABBEY WAGNER abbeywagner@mac.com

CO-VICE PRESIDENT EVELYN DIGGS MARLICIA WOODS

CO-SECRETARY

CARMEN FRAGA CHERYL MARINO-DREWS

CO-TREASURER CINDY QUINONES GINA PAREDES

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MEETING DATES 3/26, 4/23 INSTALLATION DINNER 5/14/2018 _____________________________

CLASS REPRESENTATIVES If you’d like to join the Mothers’ Club Board, please let us know. Talk to a current board member to discuss various opportunities to make a difference! We have many more opportunities to volunteer in order to complete our yearly duties:

Class of 2018 Sophia Kall sophia.d.kall@kp.org Ingrid Sharpe ingridsharpe1@verizon.net

Class of 2019

SENIOR LUAU – Friday, May 18th, 9:30am to 3:00pm SENIOR AWARDS – May 24th, 9:30am to 11:30pm

Neelita Bali neelitabali@yahoo.com Bernadette Clemente Ditasgc2000@yahoo.com

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Like us on Facebook… “BMHS Mothers Club” – to find all our latest info.

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Carmen Alvarado lva21@prodigy.net Catherine Keller catherinekeller@earthlink.net

Class of 2021 Rosie Dominguez rosie@sanchez.tv Sandra Fitts angelofcairo@aol.com


Sun 2

Mon

9 Easter vacation

16 p. 1

23 p. 3

30 p. 4

#2

6:30pm Mothers’ Club Mtg.—Fac. Ctr.

Band apps due 6:00pm Band Bst. Mtg.—Rm. 316 6:30pm Ath. Bst. Mtg.—Lib.

Music Solo perf. @ lunch

11:59pm Grades Due

Club shirts design due Short Flags clinics

Prom bid sales end

Music Tour to Japan

1 Easter Tuition Due

8

15 Earth Week 4/16—4/21

22

29

7:45am Fac. Mtg. 8:45am Start Final exams due to Dept. Chairs College sweatshirt/t-shirt day

3

Tue

Wed 5

12 p. 3

Thu 6

13

Fri

Spec. sched. P. 1 12:45 dismiss

Per, 1,2,3,4,5,6,1 Re-reg bubble sheets in period 1 12th grade student dismissal 12:10

Prom/Luau sig deadline Grading period ends

7

14 ACT

#4 21

27 p. 5 #4 28 Prom—Sr. Holiday

Rept. Cards mailed/CIF eligibility

#5 20 p. 4

Improv Show

Newsletter due Junior parent info night 6— 7pm (Library)

8:00am Dept. Mtg.

#5 19 p. 2,3,4

Music Tour to Japan Easter Vacation

18 p. 5,6,1

Short Flags clinics

Sr. Retreat Kairos

Art view—extend lunch 5 min off 4,5

26 p. 6

Lab Days 8:45am—2:20pm

Student films @ lunch

25 p. 1

8:00am Curr. Comm. Mtg. Improv @ lunch Short Flags clinics

Denim Day King/Queen vote

#2 11 p. 4

4

April 2018 10 p. 5 7:45am Fac. Mtg. 8:45am Start

17 p. 6

Band/Colorguard apps distr @ lunch

ASB banquet Short Flags clinics

Naviance reg. 9th Rel.

24 p. 2

Poetry @ lunch TMH

Sr. Honors @ Entrance scholar & Art Show 5:30pm Library Jazz night 6:30pm-8:30pm Library Merit Scholarship deadline Sr. Dept. Awards Due NHS Service hours due for seniors

Arts Fest Week/Spirit Squad try-outs

Sat


6

Sun

13 Mother’s Day

20

27

7 p. 5

Mon

8:00am AP Chemistry 8:00am AP Span Lit

1 p. 3

Wed 2 p. 2 Denim Day Gym closed @ 6:00pm

Thu Sr. shirt design due

11 p. 1

18 p. 2

Fri

25 Student Holiday

#4 5 SAT

#4 12

Graduation—11:00am Knight Stadium by ticket only

26

#4 19

Sr. College dec (Eng.) Drama year end event 5:00—7:00pm

8:00am AP US Hist. 12:00pm AP Comp. Sc.

Spring Concert 7—8pm gym Grade updates due to VP

#8 4 p. 6 8:00am May Crowning Sr. Mothers’ Mass

10 p. 2

7:00pm Bacc. Mass American Martyrs Church

24 p. 5

10:00am Sr. Awards by invitation only (Gym)

31 p. 2

Home study day—no classes

12:00pm AP Statistics Grade updates due to VP Yearbook Distr. (9th-12th) @ 12:00pm AP Latin lunch Sr. Luau/slideshow 1—3pm Gym

17 p. 3

8:00am AP Eng. Lit. & Comp. 8:00am AP US Govt. 12:00pm AP Physics 2

16 p. 4

9 p. 3

3 p. 1

May 2018 Tue Tuition Due Luau RSVP due Student Store

8 p. 4 Computer lab/Lib closed 7:15am—1:00pm 8:00am AP Span. Lang. &

15 p. 5

8:00am AP Eng. Lang. & Comp. 12:00pm AP Italian 12:00pm AP Macroecon.

Sr. Grades due 10:00am

#2 30 p. 3

Teacher Appreciation Day 5 min off 4,5

Music Dept. Banquet 6—9 pm

#5 23 p. 6

8:00am AP Calc AB/BC 12:00pm AP French Lang

Culture Parking app avail. (11th) Final Exams due to copy ctr. 12:00pm AP Physics 1

14 p. 6 8:00am AP Biology 8:00am AP Music Theory Parking app available (10th)

#5 22 p. 4,5,6

6:00pm Band Bst. Mtg.—Rm. 316 6:30pm Ath. Bst. Mtg.—Lib. 6:30pm Mothers’ Club Mtg.—Fac. Ctr.

21 p. 1,2,3

Sr. locker clean out

Denim Day 7:15am Grad pract. NHS Service hours due

Lab Days Sr. Finals 8:45am—2:20pm

8:45am Start

28 29 p. 4 Memorial Day Holiday 7:45am Fac. Mtg.

Sat


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