April 2, 2020
From Your Counselors: 

Dear Bishop Manogue,  

Report Cards are available Friday! Check My Backpack , under “My Documents” to access your
child’s Report Card. Contact your child’s teacher directly if you have any questions about
Virtual Learning FAQ

Please take a look at our FAQ page HERE regarding questions you may have about virtual learning, conferences, testing, graduation, etc. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we navigate these adjustments.
Attention Parents of Seniors!

Please submit a copy of all college acceptance and scholarship award letters to Lauren McBride as soon as possible. If you (the parent or grandparent) graduated from Bishop Manogue, your graduating senior is eligible for a Tradition Award. Please complete the online Tradition Award application no later than April 17. Click HERE for the application.

Seniors who ordered graduation announcements, please contact Mary Ann Michels .

Attention Parents of Juniors!

Click HERE for an updated College Checklist.

Senior year is coming soon! We begin taking senior yearbook photos in late May. Johnstone Studios Photo House will be photographing seniors by appointment at their studio starting the week of May 26th. There is no charge for taking the yearbook photo. Click HERE to schedule your appointment now.
Worried about Financial Aid for Your College-Bound Senior Amid
  • The FAFSA form remains open until June 30, 2020. Any student or family who has not yet completed a FAFSA may still do so.

  • For those who have completed a FAFSA, and whose financial circumstances have changed considerably, we encourage you to reach out to your institution’s financial aid office. Financial aid administrators are afforded a degree of professional judgment under the law for state and federal aid, as well as for institutional aid, and can work with students and families whose incomes have been negatively affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Need to appeal your financial aid decision? Click HERE for resources and letter templates.

  • Read about how the University of California has temporarily adjusted admissions requirements to help students and families in wake of Covid-19 HERE.
Featured Articles
New Research Finds That Character Counts In College Admission

It has been said that character is who one is, or what one does when nobody is watching. When it comes to college admission, everyone seems to be watching and according to a recent survey, character counts. This week, the  National Association for College Admission Counseling  (NACAC) and the  Character Collaborative  released a  research brief   entitled Character and the Admission Process, which includes results from a survey of trends in college admission. For the first time, the annual survey added a section on the use of character attributes in the application process, and the results highlight what many professionals have known all along: character attributes are a factor in admission.
Avoid These Big College Application Mistakes
U.S. News

Admissions staffers from across the U.S. offer advice on what not to do when applying to college.

Applying to college can be a stressful process, but being aware of what mistakes to avoid can help ease the burden for students. 

What are some mistakes that drive college admissions staffers crazy – and sometimes send an application to the rejection pile? U.S. News asked pros from around the country to weigh in on what they'd prefer applicants not do. Here are some of the highlights.

  1. Text a friend you haven't talked to in a while.
  2. Play a game over FaceTime such as Heads Up, Yahtzee, Go Fish, Truth or Dare.
  3. Choreograph a brand new TikTok dance.
  4. Make postcards and send them to friends.
  5. Use the "1 second everyday" app to record each day.
  6. Take turns making dinner with the rest of your family.
  7. Help younger siblings feel included (set up Skype for them to see friends, build forts, bake, etc.)
  8. Encourage your younger siblings to reach out to people they don't usually connect with, someone who might not have as many people checking in on them. Text them and say hi!
  9. Participate in exercise challenges and free online classes.
  10. Get your school sports team together and do virtual group workouts.
  11. Send your friends voice memos to let them know what you appreciate most about them. Then they can save and replay it!
  12. Watch live-feed online concerts together (a lot of musicians are holding these)
  13. Write down your thoughts, fears, and ideas in a journal. Encourage others who feel disconnected and anxious to do the same.
  14. Learn or teach someone a new craft.
  15. Start a Zoom book club.
  16. Challenge friends over video games.
  17. Get a group of friends together and start a 30-day challenge. Check in and hold each other accountable.
  18. Create a podcast with friends.
  19. Make something for a friend and send it to them in the mail!
  20. Connect with friends over a video project.
Check In
We understand how stressful this time is both academically and socially, and we want to provide you with every tool we can offer. It is crucial that we all take every opportunity we can to connect with one another. Please take some time to check in with your school counselor if you need to talk, even just to let us know that you're doing all right. Your counselors are here for you, Miners!
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Louis & Genevieve Capurro Foundation Graduating Senior Scholarship

Click HERE for information on eligibility and how to apply.

College Events & Programs
Smallwood Multimedia Boot Camp

With the summer season beginning to become more top of mind, the University Libraries at the University of Nevada, Reno is now accepting applications for the 2020 Smallwood Multimedia Boot Camp. This year’s camp is scheduled for June 9-19. High school juniors with an interest in digital media in Washoe County, Carson City and Douglas County are encouraged to apply for and participate in this innovative scholarship-based program. The University Libraries’ Smallwood Multimedia Boot Camp is funded by a generous grant from the Smallwood Foundation. 

The two-week camp offers rigorous instruction from across the University curriculum taught by University faculty covering a wide-range of media and research topics. The Boot Camp takes place in the Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center, and provides students with access to immersive, hands-on training across a range of multimedia equipment and software. Click HERE for more information. 
Virginia Tech Summer Program for Black/African American Students

Virginia Tech invites talented, high-achieving and intellectually curious rising high school juniors and rising seniors to apply to participate in a summer, residential, academic leadership program at the Virginia Tech main campus in Blacksburg, Virginia.
Black College Institute (for rising seniors) will offer five-day sessions twice during the summer of 2020: June 14 -June 19 and June 21- June 26.

Black College Institute (for rising juniors) will offer a three-day session for the summer of 2019: June 28 - July 1.

All programs are FREE of cost to students!

*Students must arrange their own transportation to and from the Virginia Tech, Blacksburg campus.*

Application closes: April 1, 2020
Notification of acceptance: April 25, 2020
Confirm attendance: May 10, 2020
Unofficial Transcripts due: May 20, 2020
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