BMCHS Wire, May 2, 2016

May 2, 2016
Bishop Manogue Catholic High School

Educating Through Faith, Leadership, Knowledge and Compassion

“A Christian should be an Alleluia from head to foot.” –
St. Augustine

Calling all loving BMCHS families!

We have a German foreign exchange student who would love to join the 
BMCHS family for the 2016-17 academic school year. Rika will be a junior and had made Manogue
 her first choice of the many high schools she was able to choose from. She loves
 reading, acting and theater. She has also swam competitively and enjoys short distance running. 

We, at Manogue, would love to offer Rika the opportunity to spend the academic year with us, but we can only do so if we find her a host family. All that is required of you as a host family is a safe, caring home with a private or shared bedroom, 3 meals a day, and local transportation. Think about the wonderful friendships, cultural knowledge and experiences that hosting Rika can bring to your family. 

Rika’s acceptance and placement needs to happen as soon as possible. If interested, please contact Katie Hurst at or (775) 336-6026.

Important Dates: 
  • May 2-13, AP Testing, see schedule.
  • May 4, Late Start, 9am
  • May 6, Campus Ministry guest speaker during CLT, Parents Welcome!  
  • May 11, Late Start, 9am
  • May 12, Blood Drive – 8am-1pm @ Small Gym, Parents Welcome! This is our 6th annual blood drive for UBS Northern Nevada challenge; winning school receives a $1,500 grant for Leadership.
  • May 13, Trig Star Exam – 7:30-9am @ SCC
  • May 13, Class of 2020 Dance, 6-8pm @ Small Gym – more info here.
  • May 18, Late Start, 9am
  • May 25, Spring Sports Physicals for 2016-17 season, 2:45pm @ Small Gym (appt. required, $25)
  • May 27, Senior Farewell Celebration Service, 8am-9:30am @ Big Gym
  • May 27, Early release, 11:30am – Administrative Office closes @ 1pm
  • May 30, Memorial Day holiday, NO SCHOOL
  • May 31-Jun. 2, Finals week/Early release, Begin at 8am, released at 11:30am

Calendar has more …

You’ve Been Upgraded!

Great news – Due to the popularity of the “Win a Volvo” raffle launched at BASH, we have upgraded the prize to a brand new silver BMW 3 Series, thanks to Bill Pearce BMW!
If you have already purchased tickets, you have automatically been carried over for your chance to win the new prize.
Only a limited number of tickets are available
, so now is the time to stop by the BMCHS front office to purchase yours! Tickets are $100 each, and the drawing will be held in December 2016. The winner need not be present to win. Good luck!

Graduation Updates!
As the school year winds down, graduation activities gear up – and you don’t want to miss a moment!
  • Tuesday, May 24 Senior Awards Night in Main Gym at 5:00 pm. If your child is being honored, you will receive an invitation. 
  • Thursday, May 26 Senior Sunset 7:00 pm on the Student Plaza. 
  • Tuesday, May 31 Final exams begin on Friday, May 27. 
  • Thursday, June 2 Last day of school. 
  • Thursday, June 2 Baccalaureate practice at St. Rose of Lima following the 7th period final & Baccalaureate Mass at St. Rose of Lima at 5:30 pm. 
  • Thursday, June 2 Baccalaureate dinner at the Peppermill Resort in the Tuscany Ballroom immediately following Mass. Purchase tickets online here
  • Friday, June 3 Graduation practice on the stadium field at 10:00 am. Practice is mandatory and will last approximately 90 minutes. 
  • Friday, June 3 Commencement on the stadium field at 6:00 pm. All seniors should meet in the Chapel by 5:15 pm with their cap, gown, and any cords/stoles. 
  • Friends & family of BMCHS can receive a discounted rate at the Hilton Garden Inn for Commencement, for more information, click here
For the complete Graduation Letter and details, please click here

Invitations packets for the epic All-Night-Grad-Party will be handed out May 24 at Senior Awards and on May 25 to seniors in their Religion classes. Parents/guardians: We need packets signed and returned to school by May 27. Class of 2016 graduates will leave immediately after graduation to the All-Night-Grad-Party. Please plan to pick up your graduate at 6:00 am on Saturday, June 4. Details will be in the Invitation Packets. Questions? Send them to

Keyser Foundation Faculty Award

Each year BMCHS recognizes an outstanding faculty member that embodies the mission of educating through faith, leadership, knowledge, and compassion. S
tudents, parents, faculty and administration may nominate candidates for this award based on their outstanding service to students and education. Please take a moment and nominate one of our fantastic faculty members. Nomination requirements are as follows:
  • Teacher must have a minimum of 2 years teaching at BMCHS
  • Nomination must be in the form of a narrative essay with a minimum of 500 words

Email nominations to Rick Harris by May 16.

Last Parents Association Meeting

The last Parents Association meeting of the school year will be held May 3 at 6pm.  Join us in the SCC to recognize Principal Rick Harris with our gratitude for his involvement in the Parents Association.  All parents are welcome; we have great plans for the 2016-2017 school year – you can also meet our new Officers and Committee Leads!
Emergency Contact Information

Because the safety or your children is our primary concern, please designate at least one emergency contact person other than a parent who can be reached in the event that we are unable to contact a parent. This information can be added in MyBackPack when updating your profile. Follow these steps:

  •  Go into MyBackPack  and click on “Enrollment/Reenrollment Documents.” Under My Forms and Documents, then click on “Review Profile”
  • Scroll down and click “edit,” then scroll down to “Add Additional Contact.” Enter the name, phone number(s) and relationship of the contact person.
  • If you are unable to provide the information in MyBackPack, please email it to the registrar:

New Donation Drop-Off Center

Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada & The St. Vincent’s Programs have opened up a new drop-off center in South Reno at 80 E. Patriot Boulevard, located next to Kelly-Moore Paints. This new location offers a closer option for those located in south Reno to drop off donations.  
100% of the profits from their thrift stores go right back into their programs to assist the less fortunate locally, thanks to the generous donations made by those from the community. 

Summer School

BMCHS will be holding Summer School for students needing
Physical Education credits. For more information you can access the packet online
here or pick one up in the main office.  A Summer Weights class will be available as well, and for more information you can access the summer weights packet online
here or pick one up in the main office. 
ESA Application Information

Parents who still need to sign up for an Educational Savings Account will have from May 2
 until June 30
 to fill out their application. For more information on ESAs, event dates and the application process, please visit their website

Teacher Appreciation Contest 

With Teacher Appreciation week approaching, Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers is excited to announce their Facebook contest!  The winners will receive free Cane’s for the entire faculty and staff. Please visit their
Facebook page for more information and to enter BMCHS to win! The winners will be announced May 6. 
Admissions & Enrollment: News & Dates
  • Please make sure students – new & returning – apply for the Nevada Choice Scholarship program. More information can also be found on the BMCHS website. Applications are being accepted on The deadline is June 1. 
  • BMCHS International Program: We are currently looking for volunteer host families from the BMCHS community to host international students. For the 2016-2017 school year, we currently have students from Switzerland and Germany. If you are interested or have questions, please contact Katie Hurst at or at (775) 336-6026.

College Corner
  • Textbook Brokers
    is giving away 30 scholarships to those in attending college classes this Fall. The award is not based on GPA and all graduating seniors are welcome to apply. Sophomores and Juniors who are taking High School classes at TMCC are encouraged to apply as well. There is no deadline, but it is highly recommended to apply as soon as possible before July 9. To apply, fill out this questionnaire here
  • Graduating seniors: 
    Congratulations on your college acceptances! Please remember to turn in hard copies of your acceptance letters and merit scholarship offers to Mrs. Welmerink in the Counseling Office.
Sports in Season
  • Spring sports are wrapping up, so make sure to finish out the school year supporting BMCHS! For post-season tournament dates and information for spring athletics, please visit this
  • Cheerleading
     is happy to welcome our new Coach, Jean Carven! To learn more about her, click here. More information on the pre-season dates can be found here.

  • Save the date, Wed., May 25,  for our annual Sports Physical Day. This is an opportunity for current and incoming student-athletes to get their physicals for the 2016-17 school year right here on campus. Cost is $25 and proceeds support our Sports Medicine program. More details to come!
  • The Soccer field will be closed from May 10 to June 24.
  • Questions regarding academic clearance/eligibility?
     Contact Jackie Allen at
Service Hours – A Community of Opportunity
  • There are still a few spots open for the Catholic Heart Work Camp July 4-9 at BMCHS. The cost is $295 and you will earn 20 service hours. Find more information here.
  • The Athletics Department is in need of volunteers to take ticket at Softball Regionals (May 12-14) and Baseball State (May 19-21). You can view shifts and sign up here.
  • We need Physicians, Physician’s Assistants, Nurse Practitioners and RNs to help with our annual Sports Physical Day on May 25, from approximately 2 to 6 pm.  Your service hours can count for NEXT year, so this a great way to get a jump on things! Contact Jackie Allen at if you’d like to help. 

  • Campus beautification Parents needed for cleaning windows, cleaning exteriors of lockers and other misc. work. Work may be done Mon-Sat, 8am-3pm. Please contact Bonnie Hansen to schedule,   

Remember, the Diocese of Reno has mandatory requirements for volunteering at all Diocesan schools, including Bishop Manogue, and you cannot earn service hours until those requirements have been met. 
Click to review the requirements.
Contact Bonnie Hansen at
or 775-336-6000 with questions.


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Bishop Manogue Catholic High School

110 Bishop Manogue Drive, Reno, NV  89511 775.336.6000
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