Weekly Wire, Jan. 16, 2012

Bishop Manogue Catholic High School

Educating Through Faith, Leadership, Knowledge, and Compassion

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Classes will resume, and the new semester will begin, tomorrow, Tuesday, January 17, 2012.   Welcome back!

There will be no school Friday, January. 27. Faculty will be attending an accreditation workshop.

Catholic Schools Week will be celebrated January 28-February 5, 2012.

An All Diocesan Schools Mass will be held at St. Rose of Lima on February 1.  Mass will begin at 10 am all families and community members are welcome.

The Winterfest Dance will be held January 21, immediately following the basketball game until 10 pm.  Dress code is casual “matching”—long pants only! Congratulations to our Winterfest royalty candidates: Demmi Elder, Sarah Fincher, Samantha Kelly, Becca Maloy, Gabby Rainoldi,  Bryce Hallam, Austin Burkett, Louie Damonte, Chris Leron, and Tony Teglia.

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

Manogue Lacrosse is holding a Taco Feed on Friday, February 3.  Cost is just $5 per person, or $20 for a family of five. Have a delicious meal of tacos, beans, salad and dessert (YUM!), then catch some basketball action (which is almost as great a sport as lacrosse) as your Miners take on the Douglas Tigers!

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.


You’re invited to celebrate Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada as “Charity of the Night” at the Reno Bighorns game on January 20. Bring your family, friends, and neighbors to join you the excitement of a Reno Bighorns game! Click here for details and a ticket order form.


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.

There are tutoring opportunities at Little Flower School. If your child is interested in earning service hours this way, please have them contact Mrs. Kehoe-Rasmussen at 775-336-6010 or krissy.kehoe@bishopmanogue.org.


Is your student suffering from disappearing uniform syndrome? Are their white polos ink-stained after a semester of hard studying?  Do those khakis look less than crisp?  If so, check out the fairly extensive collection of uniforms-up-for-grabs that we house in the front office.  Many parents have generously donated gently used uniform pieces back to the school, and anyone is welcome to put them to good use.  Just stop by the front office and the staff will be happy to help you.


The Diocesan School Board Essay contest is open to all students and we encourage everyone to participate.  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.


All photos and complete payment for Senior Tribute ads MUST be received no later than this Friday, January 20. Click here for details and for a link to the necessary forms. Contact Ms. Verzola at carol.verzola@bishopmanogue.org or 336-6000 if you have any questions.


Seniors should begin completing 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.

Attention Juniors!! Open to academically talented and civic minded students is the opportunity to be chosen as 1 of 40 students nationally to participate in The Notre Dame Leadership Seminar.  The deadline to apply is February 15, 2012.  Applications and more information are available at precollege.nd.edu.

Attention seniors who have made a commitment to attend UNR:   Please sign up on Ms. McClintock’s door to be nominated for a possible scholarship.  The Oppio Memorial and Savitt Family Scholarships are ONLY for UNR students, so this school MUST be your confirmed number one choice.  The deadline for sign-ups is Friday, January 27.

There are also other scholarship opportunities available for graduating seniors. Follow the link or visit our website.


Manogue is currently in the lead for the 2011-2012 Award of Excellence, considered to be the NIAA’s highest honor.  The contest looks at teams’ performances in academics, athletics and sportsmanship.  Bishop Manogue won the award in 20090-2010 and Reno High was last year’s winner.  Go Miners!

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