October 27, 2019
"Whatever troubles may be before you, accept them bravely, remembering Whom you are trying to follow. Do not be afraid. Love one another, bear with one another, and let charity guide you all your life. God will reward you as only He can." - Blessed Mary MacKillop

A Message from Principal Thoreson
Dear Bishop Manogue Community, 

Thank you for all your continued prayers for our school. Many of you have reached out to offer support and extend resources to our community, for which we are extremely grateful. Our team is ready to return to school on Monday to pray, learn and be together as a Bishop Manogue Family. 

Throughout the week, the number: 775-336-6013 will be a dedicated call line to help you with anything you may need. It will be active beginning at 8:00am Monday morning on October 28, 2019.

Here are some important landing pages that will be updated regularly with information and resources for our student and parent community: 

FOR IMPORTANT MENTAL HEALTH OR CRISIS RESOURCES, visit: 
This page includes immediate resources that are available 24/7/365 and will be updated regularly as we continue to work with area professionals. 

FOR INFORMATION ON PERTUSSIS (WHOOPING COUGH) visit: https://www.bishopmanogue.org/whooping-cough-information/
This page has the most recent information from the Washoe County Health District and also includes an FAQ page that is updated regularly. 

We are so thankful to this community for the continued love, prayers, support and understanding. 

God bless, 

Bri Thoreson, Principal 

For Students
Halloween Dress-Up
Students will be allowed to dress up for Halloween on Thursday, October 31 if they wish. Please keep in mind that costumes should still be appropriate for an academic setting and must comply with the BMCHS appearance code.
Educational Costa Rica Trip
Are you looking for something to do over Spring Break? Come to Costa Rica with Coach Patti and learn about the unique ecosystem and conservation of the Costa Rican Rainforest. There will be a brief student meeting Monday Oct. 21st 1st and 2nd lunch and a parent meeting Monday Oct. 28th at 6pm in Coach Patti's room A118. Contact Coach Patti at patti.brouhard@bishopmanogue.org if you have any questions.
Thanksgiving Food Drive
The Thanksgiving Food Drive  runs through  Nov. 4 and is a Boys vs. Girls competition!  Bring in boxes and cans of food to help families in need, and earn service hours! Earn 1 service hour for every $15 worth of food brought to 1st period classes (5 hours max). Bring completed service form with receipt or estimated value to your Religion teacher. Please check expiration dates. 

Requested non-perishable food items:
  • Thanksgiving food items: cranberries, stuffing and mashed potato mixes, gravy, canned yams and canned pumpkin, crust mix, dessert mixes, canned milk.
  •  Canned tuna and canned chicken
  • Soups, stews, ravioli, chili
  • Bags of dry pasta
  • Spaghetti sauce
  • Mac n' cheese
  • baby food
  • breakfast bars
  • cereals
  • Canned veggies
  • Canned fruit
  • Peanut butter
  • etc.
For Parents
Lunch Account Review
Please ensure your student's lunch account balance is current by November 1. There is a high number of outstanding balances and the lunch providers are no longer able to provide lunch "on credit."
Parent Association Meetings
The Parent Association Meetings will take place in the Knowledge Center. For each meeting you attend, you will receive two service hours. Days and times are as follows:

Wednesday, November 6th at 6:00pm
Tuesday, February 4th, 2020 at 6:00pm
Tuesday, May 5th, 2020 at 6:00pm

Athletics and Extra Curriculars
Athletic Clearance for Winter Sports

If your child plans to participate in a Winter sport, they must complete the Athletic Clearance process on or before November 13, 2019. Instructions and required documents are here. 
If you have already turned in your athlete's documents and physical, remember that you must also REGISTER THEM FOR A SPORT at registermyathlete.com  before those documents can be uploaded and the clearance process completed. 

If you have questions or need assistance, contact Jackie Cavilia at jackie.cavilia@bishopmanogue.org or 775-336-6017.
Ski Team Meeting: 11/6

All skiers interested in racing for the Bishop Manogue team, please attend the sign up meeting with a parent on November 6th at 5:30pm in the SCC. At this meeting we will go over requirements for the team, the practice/race schedule, order swag, and fill out contact information. Contact peggy.gant@bishopmanogue.com with any questions.

Community Opportunities
Dodgeball for D.O.R.S.
Get your team of 5 players together for the DODGEBALL FOR D.O.R.S. tournament on November 17th. Proceeds benefit the  D.O.R.S. Scholarship program .






The tournament begins at 10am. Sign up  here.
Lexie's Gift

If you have any formal wear (homecoming dresses, shoes, jewelry, etc.) that you no longer need, please consider donating them to Lexie's Gift. Lexie was a shining light whose life was cut tragically short in a car accident in August 2016. Lexie’s Gift was established as an outlet for Lexie's parents, family and friends to celebrate her short life by continuing her legacy of helping those who need it the most. Visit www.lexiesgift.com to find out more about this incredible charity.

Service Opportunities
Students:

Build On
Build On is a service organization that builds schools globally. If you would like to participate in an upcoming trip, please visit BuildOn.org .

The Thanksgiving Food Drive
The Thanksgiving Food Drive   runs through Nov. 4 and is a Boys vs. Girls competition! Bring in boxes and cans of food to help families in need, and earn service hours! Earn 1 service hour for every $15 worth of food brought to 1st period classes (5 hours max). Bring completed service form with receipt or estimated value to your Religion teacher. Please check expiration dates. 

Requested non-perishable food items:
  • Thanksgiving food items: cranberries, stuffing and mashed potato mixes, gravy, canned yams and canned pumpkin, crust mix, dessert mixes, canned milk.
  •  Canned tuna and canned chicken
  • Soups, stews, ravioli, chili
  • Bags of dry pasta
  • Spaghetti sauce
  • Mac n' cheese
  • baby food
  • breakfast bars
  • cereals
  • Canned veggies
  • Canned fruit
  • Peanut butter
  • etc.
Parents:

School Lunch
Need parent volunteers to help at lunchtime on Mondays, from 11:18 am - 11:48 am and then at 12:06pm - 12:36pm. Please contact Greg @ 775-225-1391 or Jane Festa @ 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  bonnie.hansen@bishopmanogue.org  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  eldaj@catholicreno.org  to be removed from the update list.

The BMCHS Wire is your weekly guide to news and upcoming events at Bishop Manogue Catholic High School. Events and times may change after publication. Please check the   Daily Announcements   for the most current schedules. 

To submit news for the Wire, e-mail  bmchsinfo@bishopmanogue.org or fill out this form . Submissions must be received by the Thursday morning prior to Monday publication. Notable headlines submitted after Thursday morning may not appear in the Wire until a later publication.

If you would like to recognize a BMCHS student or group for the quarterly Student Spotlight newsletter, please e-mail  bmchsinfo@bishopmanogue.org .  
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