August 16, 2020

Upcoming Schedule




To see the complete 2020/2021 student and bell schedule, click HERE.

Office hours are 7am-3pm, Monday-Friday.
Download the BMCHS app on the App Store or Google Play Store by searching "Bishop Manogue Catholic High School" for the most up-to-date calendar of BMCHS events!

In case you missed the welcome message from Principal Thoreson, you can find it HERE

Find information about the 2020-2021 School Year on the Bishop Manogue website HERE

  • New Students - Don't panic if your uniforms aren't here yet! Wear a school-colored shirt and appropriate uniform bottoms. We can do picture re-takes when your uniforms arrive!
  • Returning Students - Come in appropriate free dress for Monday's class meetings! Remember your MASK! Check the 2020-2021 page for guidelines.
  • Parents/Guardians - watch for welcome letters from all of your teachers. These contain Google Classroom Codes. Google Classroom has all of the login and class access information for ALL students - virtual and physically present. 

Students will be required to fill out the Daily Health Check Form every day before coming to campus. Students may fill out the form using either the URL Link or QR code below.
Father Bobin Babu, Chaplain

I came to the United States on June 22, 2018. I have been serving as the parochial Vicar of St. Rose of Lima and St. Mary’s in the Mountains in Virginia City. I am originally from the state of Kerala in South India. I was ordained a priest on February 14, 2014 at the age of 26. Before leaving India I was the pastor of two parishes and then served as the Secretary to Cardinal Baselios Cleemis. I am so happy to be appointed as the chaplain of Bishop Manogue High school. My new appointment will once again give me the opportunity to work with youth.
Sofia Anxo, Math Teacher

I am Sofia Anxo and I was raised here in Reno. I attended Manogue, as did the rest of my family, and graduated in 2010. I then attended and played volleyball at both the University of Nevada and The College of Idaho where I received my bachelor's of science. I then proceeded to get my master's of education from St. Joseph's University and have returned to Manogue as both an alumni as well as a math teacher. I am so excited to be home and at the school that I love so much!
Sarah Johnson, English Teacher

I am a Reno native and 2012 Manogue alumna. I graduated from the University of Nevada, Reno with a BA in Linguistics with minors in Dance and Medieval & Renaissance Studies in 2016 and an MA in English Literature in 2019. You may have seen my face around campus for a few years -- I have been a sub since 2017! I am so excited to reconnect with the Manogue family in a more permanent way and learn with you all!
Brian Festa, Long-Term Substitute Teacher

I graduated from BMCHS in 2016 and continued on to study Microbiology at the University of California, Irvine. Along that path, I discovered a love for teaching through serving as a TA for one of my professors. It was such a great experience that I felt called to pursue a major in Education. In addition to attending UCI, I began teaching English at a local high school in Irvine. Now I've come full circle to rejoin Bishop Manogue as a long-term sub for one of my favorite high school teachers! As we all know, once a Miner, always a Miner!

For Students
Summer Reading Assignments

Please refer to this document for the summer reading assignments! There are only summer reading assignments for AP English classes. Please review the links below early so students have ample time to complete the assignments.

Picture Days

Picture days begin tomorrow! Please follow the Bishop Manogue appearance code.

August 17th - New students - Small gym 
August 20th - Full time virtual students by appointment only via a link 3:00pm-6:00pm at Johnstones' Studio. Check your email for information.
August 31st - Juniors and sophomores - Small gym  
September 2nd - Juniors and sophomores - Small gym
September 21st - Make-up picture day grades 9-11 - Small gym
September 23rd - Make-up picture day grades 9-11- Small gym 

For questions, call or email Lisa Guzzo at 775-336-6009 or
Senior Pictures

Seniors, it's your last chance to schedule your senior picture with Johnstone Studios/Photo House, our official photographer. Spots are limited so please schedule your in-studio session for September 8, 9, and 10 today by using this link. Select Bishop Manogue Senior Portrait Sitting.

For questions, call or email Lisa Guzzo at 775-336-6009 or

For Parents
Carpool Request

As we are preparing for campus to reopen, we also know that you are preparing as well. In order to assist families with finding carpools within their areas, we are asking that if you are searching for a carpool to email the following information to Bonnie Hansen at This information would be shared with other families in your area so that they contact you directly and discuss the possibility of a carpool.

Parent Name:
Student Name:
Parent Phone Number:
Parent Email Address: 

We also understand that many families may have already organized a carpool for their students, but with our Hybrid Reopening Plan, their last names may not have them attending on-campus classes on the same day. In order to help accommodate as many families as possible, we are asking that you notify us of your need for an accommodation. Please email Mrs. Thoreson with the following information so that she can start planning on making accommodations for carpool.

Parent Name: 
Student Name:
Please list all student names organized in the carpool:
2020 - 2021 BMCHS Online Bookstore

BMCHS' online bookstore is now open! You may access it by going to: Follow the directions HERE to complete your order. 

If you want to shop around for the best prices, a final book list can be found HERE. Please know that any purchases made through another vendor are the sole responsibility of the parent/guardian. Bishop Manogue is unable to troubleshoot digital issues or assist with purchasing/return questions through other vendors. 

You may purchase print or digital books. We highly encourage the purchase of digital books this year. If you purchase digital books, please know that you may not return those once purchased. Please be certain that your child's schedule is final before purchasing textbooks. Schedule changes can be made starting on August 4th by emailing your counselor. 

Athletic Clearance

Remember that all athletes need to complete NIAA and Bishop Manogue Clearance requirements before they can participate in sports. Updated details and deadlines are HERE. Contact Jackie Cavilia at if you have any questions.

Service Hours

Still want to volunteer during Quarantine? You can! Reno Alliance is looking for High School Students who would be interested in offering virtual tutoring for Elementary and Middle School students. Find out more HERE!

We need parent volunteers for school lunches! Volunteers will need to undergo COVID-19 training and contact Bonnie Hansen at (775)336-6000 or Greg at (775)336-6098 to confirm availability.
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. Contact Bonnie Hansen at  or 775-336-6000 with questions.

Parents will have to enroll in Protecting God's Children through Virtus and stay up to date on monthly bulletins for two years. After the two years, you have completed all the necessary bulletins. This transfers over from any of the Diocesan schools. If you are still receiving bulletins after two complete years, contact Elda Juarez at  to be removed from the update list.

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