Reminders and news from Archbishop McNicholas High School--July 2019
Mr. Dave Mueller
Principal's Corner

Please click here for information on EdChoice changes, the 2019-20 schedule, important dates, and uniform guidelines.
News and reminders

4th Quarter Honor Roll
Congratulations to all students who earned Dean's List, First Honors, and Second Honors during the fourth quarter of the 2018-19 school year. Please click here for a list.

Summer Office Hours
In July, the McNicholas school office will be open 8 a.m. to noon Monday through Thursday and closed on Friday. The office also will be closed on Thursday, July 4 for the holiday.

2019-2020 School Calendar
Please click here to access important dates for the next school year.

Final Forms open for back to school and athletic forms
Archbishop McNicholas High School uses Final Forms, an online forms and data management service, to complete and sign mandatory school and athletic forms. For your convenience, Final Forms saves data from season-to-season and year-to-year, so you will not need to enter the same information twice. Final Forms also pre-populates information, wherever possible, for each of your students. For your student's safety, Final Forms provides quick access for school personnel and coaches to your student's emergency information.
 
Forms for all students must be complete and electronically signed by parents and students no later than the first day of school. Forms for FALL ATHLETES must be complete and electronically signed by parents and *students by July 26 for all fall sports. 
 
Please click here to follow the directions to fill out your mandatory back-to-school forms. If you run into problems with Final Forms, click the Use Support button at the bottom of any Final Forms page and submit an email inquiry. If you need help from McNicholas, please contact Susan Rohlfs at  srohlfs@mcnhs.org.
 
You will update and sign all forms at the beginning of the school year. This year there will be another sign off date for the student-parent handbook. You will receive an email when that signature is required. You can use your login credentials at any point during the school year to update your student's information. If there is a change in address, medical history, insurance, etc., please update in Final Forms as soon as the information is available.
 
*Please note: Incoming freshmen will not be able to complete the forms through their school email until they have set up their McNicholas email accounts at their tablet pick-up in August.

Tablet pick up days
Class of 2020, 2021 and 2022
Tablets will be available for pick up in the library only during the following dates/times: July 8--9:00 am - 1:00 pm
July 9--5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
July 10--9:00 am - 1:00 pm
July 11--5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
July 12--9:00 am - 1:00 pm
July 15--9:00 am - 1:00 pm
July 16--9:00 am - 1:00 pm
July 17--5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
July 18--9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Class of 2023
Mandatory tablet pick up for incoming freshman and parents will be held in August in the Library. Students must register for one session, and be accompanied by their legal guardian. The sessions will address the following:
  • Setting up student email account
  • Introduce the student to the tablet
  • Tablet and network policy; students and parents will sign the Acceptable Use Policy
Students will receive more in-depth tablet training during freshman orientation.  Click here to register for a session Questions or concerns? Contact Mr. Ey, Director of Technology, at  aey@mcnhs.org


2019-2020 parking spots
Applications and payments for parking spots in 2019-2020 areon sale. They should be turned in to Mrs. Rohlfs in the athletic office.  You must show your valid driver's license in order to purchase a spot. Please note: The upper lot will be reserved for seniors. Click here for the application.
 
Bus transportation for Forest Hills families
If you live in the Forest Hills School District and intend to ride a Forest Hills bus for transportation, please fill out this  Private and Parochial Transportation request form The form should be submitted to the Forest Hills office preferably no later than June 30.  Please contact 231-3600 if you have any questions.

The Big Read 2019


Summer reading selections announced for all students

The English and Science Departments are excited to announce this year's Big Read for Summer 2019, a school-wide reading experience.

Freshmen and Sophomores will read The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer

Juniors and Seniors will read The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

Students will be assessed through a variety of assignments for both English and Science that will be available on Schoology by June 1, 2019. There will be no cumulative test given this year. Please click here for details, deadlines, and additional information.

Please note that students enrolled in an Honors or AP English class will have additional reading and assessments for English. 

In making these choices for our students, we wanted to keep in mind our calling as Catholic Christians to work for the life and dignity of all human persons, as outlined in the Catholic Social Teachings.

Q uestions? Please contact English Department Chair Angie Noble at  anoble@mcnhs.org  and Science Department Chair Regina Goines at rgoines@mcnhs.org .

Note for Class of 2023--
Freshman parents should have received an email with the student login information for Schoology. Students will use that username and password to temporarily log in to Schoology. Students will receive the rest of their log in information at their tablet pickup date.





On Campus

McNick Library Book Bingo
Join other students and faculty in in a fun (optional) summer reading program for books read during the summer up until August 21. Participants will receive a prize and an entry into a drawing for a $50 Amazon gift card. Click here for your bingo card



Rockets Night Out
Friday, July 26 from 7 to 10 p.m.
McNicholas Courtyard

Open to all men and women 21 years and older
Rocket moms/dads, sisters/brothers, aunts/uncles, grandmas/grandpas, neighbors, alumni, and friends!
 
$25 per person
Includes beer, wine, pop & appetizers
 
Amazing raffle items
Free Gift at the door with pre-registration
 
 
Proceeds benefit the McNicholas Football program

Athletics

Fall Sports 2019
If your son or daughter would like to participate in any of the following fall sports--cheerleading, cross country, dance, football, golf, soccer, women's tennis or women's volleyball, please complete the following forms on Final Forms by July 26:  
  • Emergency medical Authorization
  • Transportation Form
  • Concussion Form
Please click here to download a copy of the OHSAA physical to be completed by your physician.  This form must be presented to your student's coach or the athletic office by July 26.  
 
Fees:  Due by August 5.  First sport is $225. per athlete.  One-time booster fee per family, per school year is $50.  
 
Important fall dates
July 26-All forms complete in Final Forms; physical complete and turned into coach or the athletic office
August 1-Fall sports begin
August 5-Fees fees due
August 6-Meet the Coach
August 10-Fall sports picture day

Athletic Passes for 2019-20 events now available
Support McNicholas athletes by purchasing an all season athletic pass, which would allow you one admission to all home athletic events at all levels for the 2019 - 2020 school year, except OHSAA tournament games. McNicholas will host over sixty events during the 2019 - 2020 school year. If you attend even a third of our events at pre-sale prices, you save money. Individual passes are $75, and family passes for 4 or more immediate family members (parents and siblings) are $400. Passes may be ordered through Final Forms or by clicking here.

Booster Golf Outing-Sat., Sept 21
The Athletic Boosters will host their Golf Outing on Saturday, September 21 at Legendary Run Golf Course. Registration, lunch, and driving range starts at 11:30 a.m. with a 1:30 p.m. shotgun start. Dinner, awards, and auction will be at 6 p.m.  Click here to register.

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