August 18, 2019
"Situations can change; people can change. Be the first to seek to bring good. Do not grow accustomed to evil, but defeat it with good." - Pope Francis

This Week
Tomorrow! - New student orientation will begin tomorrow morning starting with breakfast snacks in the Student Community Center (SCC) from 7:50am - 8:10am, followed by a prayer and welcome from Mrs. Thoreson. New students will take their school pictures, learn about the new technology program, enjoy a uniform fashion show from the student council, and find out what to expect this year as Miners. Students may show up in khakis with a green, white, or black polo shirt. The day will end at 12:00 pm.

No school for returning students until Tuesday at 8:00am.

For Students
Need a Counselor Letter of Recommendation?

Please make sure to fill out and return your Brag Sheet, accessible HERE to
SAT and ACT Dates

This year's SAT and ACT testing dates can be found here.

Activity Fee
  • Senior Activity Fee of $300 is due by Monday, August 26th. Payment or partial payment is required in order for students to receive his/her senior sweatshirt. If you have any questions, please contact Kari Woodhead at

  • There will be a final on-campus opportunity for senior portraits on August 22 from 1pm-3pm in the Knowledge Center.

For Parents
With the support of Fr. Tom and President Schambari, Campus Ministry we will be launching a Mother's Club and a Father's Network to expand existing Manogue programming (like the weekly Rosary group) and create new opportunities for parents to connect and communicate together in faith. Stay tuned for more information and mark your calendars for the first Mother’s Club event!  

Mother’s Club Mass: Wed. September 11 at 9am.  
Mother's and Guardians are invited to come together for Mass at the Bishop Manogue Chapel followed by coffee in the lobby.  

If you are interested in volunteering to help with Mother's Club and Father's Network events this year, please email
Green and Gold Auction Items

The silent auction at this year's Green and Gold will include prizes that will benefit parents, students, and families.
A few of these auction items are:
  • An evening of whiskey and cigars with Father Tom
  • A BBQ lunch cooked by the administration team for your student and three friends
  • Mass and dinner at your own home for your family with Father Tom
  • A 20-person dinner at the 50 yard line, home plate, center court, or center circle
Athletics & Co-Curricular Activities
Cross Country Parent Meeting
A parent meeting for the Cross Country team will be held on Thursday, Aug. 22nd at 6pm in room B204. This is for both new and returning parents.
Women's Field Hockey Club

Looking to join a fun and energetic club this year? Field Hockey club is starting at Bishop Manogue!

Field Hockey Club will launch mid-September through early November. The club will work around students' Fall sport schedule, as this is a "pick-up game" styled club sport. No experience necessary.

Meet at the JV softball field on August 23, 2019 from 3:30 - 4:30
Bring a mouth guard (a stick and shinguards will be provided).

Club coordinator: Frank Lazarek (775) 336-6021
Parent sponsor: Melinda Lister (847)257-3325

Contact Maddy or Liv Lister at (704)962-9299 or email them at if you're interested in joining or have any questions.

Scholarships, Special Programs and College Visits
The Perry Outreach Program
This program is a free, one-day, hands-on experience for high school girls who are interested in pursuing careers in medicine and engineering. Students will hear from women leaders in these fields and try it for themselves by performing mock orthopedic surgeries and biomechanics experiments. Find out more here.
Nevada Promise Scholarship
The Nevada Promise Scholarship application is live! It provides students a last-dollar scholarship to cover registration and mandatory fees not covered by gift aid and can be earned at any of the four community colleges in Nevada. Please feel free to visit TMCC's website for more information.
Davidson College Fly-In Program
Access Davidson will be held November 3-5, 2019. Visiting Students will arrive Sunday evening for a two-night visit and will return home Tuesday evening. In addition to staying overnight in a residence hall, students will attend class and interact with current Davidson students, faculty, and staff. Apply here.
Christian College Fair
William Jessup University Admissions invites you to meet Christian Colleges across the nation. You are invited to bring the whole family to the Sacramento Christian College Fair, Monday, September 23rd, 6-8pm at Destiny Christian Church in Rocklin, California. Students and parents are invited to attend this FREE event, which will feature opportunities to talk to representatives from many different Christian Colleges, as well as sit in on a financial aid session. Click here to Register and receive a barcode. 
Scheduled College Visits:  

9/12/19: Vanderbilt University - 10:05am 
9/20/19: Dartmouth College - 1:00pm
10/17/19: Colgate University - 10:05am 
10/18/19: Colorado Christian University - 9:30am 
10/18/19: Portland State University - 10:30am
10/21/19: Hillsdale College - 8:30am 
10/21/19: Montana State University, Bozeman - 8:30am 
10/21/19: Willamette University - 9:30am 
10/22/19: The University of Arizona - 9:15 am  
10/22/19: University of Portland- 11:19 am and 12:53pm 

Location TBD, most college visits will take place in the Knowledge Center or Student Community Center.
Service Hours

Community Health Alliance is a federally qualified health center proving comprehensive health services to all. We are open Monday-Friday 7am-6pm and are looking for compassionate, motivated students who want to get some experience or want to help the community by volunteering their time. They will have to plan in advance since they will need a TB test. We cover the cost of that but the results take about a week. It’s a simple blood draw. We also ask for a parent permission slip.
If you are interested, please contact Sierra Kelly at or call 775-336-3079.

The Community Health Alliance is hosting their annual Wine and Ribs fundraiser on Saturday, August 24th at 5pm at Idlewild Park. They need volunteers to assist with set up, selling raffle tickers, and showing guests to their tables.This would be a great opportunity gain service hours.
Contact Jane Festa at 775-336-6061 or at for more information.

We need parents to help with set-up, check-in, clean-up, and other roles at Green and Gold. Sign up for a shift here. Contact Jane Festa at 775-336-6061 if you have any questions.

If you would like to volunteer in the school's lunchroom, contact Greg at (775) 225-1391 or Jane Festa at (775)336-6061
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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