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Weekly Wire, Jan. 23, 2012

Bishop Manogue Catholic High School

Educating Through Faith, Leadership, Knowledge, and Compassion

UPCOMING AT BMCHS

Changes….the Interfaith Service scheduled for Wed. Jan. 25 has been cancelled.  Therefore we will be on a regular (block) schedule for that day. The Blood Drive posted in the planner for Jan. 26 has been rescheduled for Feb. 14.

There will be no school for students on Fri., Jan. 27. Parents however are invited to a Brown Bag Lunch with President Whitty on that day, 12 pm to 2 pm in the school’s library.  Please bring your lunch, drinks will be provided, and rsvp to carol.driscoll@bishopmanogue.org

Catholic Schools Week will be celebrated January 28-February 5, 2012.  In recognition, an All Diocesan Schools Mass will be held at St. Rose of Lima on February 1.  Mass will begin at 10 am and all families and community members are welcome.

The next Parents Association meeting will be Jan. 31at 6:30 pm. All parents are encouraged to attend.

Parents are invited to join our students as Melissa Ohden brings her powerful story of hope, healing, and forgiveness to Bishop Manogue. Ohden will speak on Friday, Feb. 3 at 10:15 am in the Main Gym. This talk is sponsored by Pro-Life League of Nevada, Bishop Manogue Parents’ Association, and Respect Life Commission of the Diocese of Reno. Click here for the details.

Manogue Lacrosse is holding a Taco Feed and Tamale Sale on Friday, February 3 from 5 pm to 8pm in the Community Center.  Get a terrific deal on a delicious meal! Click here for all the details!

Let’s pack the house! “Broadway Bits”—directed by Janet Lazarus and featuring BMCHS students Ashley Laughlin, James French and Charlie Manoukian—is donating half the box office of their Saturday, February 4, 7:30 pm performance to our Tuition Assistance Program.  You’ll love the show, and at the same time you’ll help some deserving students become part of the Bishop Manogue Family. Download a flyer here and help us spread the word, or get all the details on our website.

The next Senior Lunch is Feb. 7 and will feature chili, cornbread, salad and dessert.  If you would like to help make chili or provide side dishes, please contact Kathy Garrett, bluemommas@aol.com. Remember that you can receive service hours, one for every $25 spent, for donating to our senior lunches.

PLEASE HELP

During Catholic Schools week (Jan. 30 – Feb. 3), all of the schools in the diocese are teaming up to help out Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada by collecting hygiene items. Needed items include: shampoo, soap, toothpaste, deodorant, combs, and brushes. Donations can be brought to the main office. THANK YOU!

POLITICAL ASPIRATIONS?

Election packets are now available for all students wanting to run for office in the 2012-2013 school year. Pick up a packet outside B202 and see Mrs. Huggins if you have questions. Packets are due Jan. 26

FRIENDLY REMINDERS

Students must be in uniform each day, and have haircuts that fall within school guidelines. (See pages 25 and 26 of the Parent/Student Handbook.)  Students found to be out of uniform will be sent to the office to change into uniforms available there.  Students out of haircut compliance will be sent home.

FROM THE COUNSELING OFFICE

Please check www.nevadafund.org for local scholarships specific to Nevada high school seniors.  Most deadlines are Feb. 28.  There is also a new local Elks Club Scholarship available. Visit our senior scholarships page for details.

If you are a senior who has committed to attend UNR, please sign up with Ms. McClintock to be nominated for a possible scholarship. The deadline is Fri., Jan. 27.

Seniors should be submitting the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  Even if you don’t think you will qualify for student aid, most scholarships require this.  Start the process at www.fafsa.gov and contact our counseling department, 775-336-6027 or 6029, with questions.

Juniors, if you are academically talented and civic minded, you could be one of 40 students in the nation to participate in The Notre Dame Leadership Seminar. To apply, go to www.precollege.nd.edu. The deadline is Feb. 15.

COLLEGE ACCEPTANCES

As those acceptance letters and scholarship offers come in, please remember to make a copy and forward it to Mrs. Jaureguito or to the Counseling Office. This information is collected for statistical and publicity purposes, plus, we love hearing about your achievements!

ACCREDITATION UPDATE

We are very close to the end of our Accreditation Process. On Wed., Feb. 29 at 1:15 pm in the Student Community Center, the Visiting Team will present our final Accreditation Report, outlining their findings and recommendations. We invite the entire school community—parents, alumni, students, faculty, staff, and board members—to attend this important event.  For more information, contact Mrs. Lacombe at lauren.lacombe@bishopmanogue.org.

BASH 2012 WANTS YOU!

Our premiere fundraising gala B.A.S.H. (Building a Scholastic Heritage) will be held on Friday, May 4.  We’re excited about the return of Greg London, the always-fabulous Eldorado dinner and, new this year, a special after-party sponsored by Roundabout Catering.  Of course to make BASH a success, we need you.  Here are a few ways you can help:

  • Volunteer to help with one or more of the many aspects of the event: planning, gathering donations, organizing auction items, set up, cleanup, etc.
  • Donate items for our silent and live auctions, or let us know of people who might.
  • Sponsor a table, or let us know of someone who might.

Of course, all time donated to BASH counts toward your Parent Service Hours. To volunteer, donate, or inquire about sponsorships, please contact JoAnn Bryant at 775-336-6016 or joann.bryant@bishopmanogue.org and watch for more information coming soon!

NEWS FROM PARISHES AND SCHOOLS

St. Michael Catholic Church in Stead is holding a Mardi Gras Madness Mystery Dinner Theater on Friday, February 10, 7 pm.  Test out your crime-solving skills and enjoy dinner, cocktails and prizes while supporting St. Michael’s Building Fund. Get the details here.

Manogue student who are alumni of Little Flower School are helping spruce up the interior walls of the school. Click here to see photos of the fun!

ESSAY CONTEST

The Diocesan School Board Essay contest is open to all students.  This year’s theme is “Faith. Academics. Service.” Students’ essays should address the topic of what a Catholic Education means to them and how their Catholic education has benefited them.  It should be 500-750 words long and is due on January 25 to Ms. Kehoe. If you have questions, please email Krissy Kehoe-Rasmussen at krissy.kehoe@bishopmanogue.org.

SPORTS NEWS

There will be a boy’s lacrosse player/parent meeting on Wed., Jan. 25, 5 pm in the Student Community Center. We will go over practice and game schedules, equipment, spirit packs, and our upcoming fundraiser (Feb. 3, Taco Feed and Tamale Sale.) If you’re new to the game, this is a great opportunity to talk to some players, meet the coach and find out what it’s all about.

UNIFORMS AVAILABLE

Is your student suffering from disappearing uniform syndrome? If so, check out the fairly extensive collection of uniforms-up-for-grabs that we house in the front office.  Just stop by the front office and the staff will be happy to help you.

CLICK HERE…

…to view and download our 2011 Annual Report

This entry was posted on Monday, January 23rd, 2012 at 8:00 am and is filed under Weekly Wire.

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