Weekly Parent Newsletter
August 28, 2019
Upcoming Schedule
Wednesday, Aug. 28
5:30 p.m. Annual Fund Dinner

Monday, Sept. 2
Labor Day - No School
News & Events
Attention Class of 2022 parents
Just a reminder ... if your son or daughter is attending the Sept. 8 Sophomore Retreat, permission slips (BCHS and CYO) are due to Campus Ministry by Aug. 30th. Click here for forms. The complete roster of attendees is also located on that page.
Fall Play Crew Call-Out Meeting
There will be a call-out meeting for crew for the Fall Play on Thursday, Aug. 29, during Seminar in the Kyle Guyton Theatre (Room 102). Students interested in participating in any area of the crew should attend and complete an interest form so we can begin assigning jobs. All interested crew are welcome to attend the first cast read-thru on Tuesday, Aug. 27, from 6-8 pm. It is not required for crew but would be an opportunity to hear/see the full play. If you have questions, contact Mr. Cockrum at tcockrum@bishopchatard.org or Stage Manager Katherine Board.
"Exploring" Your Career
"Exploring" is a unique career exploration program that provides students with opportunities to learn about a wide variety of career fields and network with professionals already working in those fields. Local partner businesses and organizations initiate Explorer "Posts," ongoing regularly scheduled classes/interactive programs, by matching their staff and program resources to the interests of young people, and provide hands-on and interactive character and career activities facilitated by career professionals. BCHS students may receive invitations (via email or U.S. mail) to Explorer Post open houses based on a questionnaire they took last spring. Find information about the program and Posts at  www.CentralIndianaExploring.org .  
Program for girls interested in engineering
On Saturday, Oct. 5, Girls Inc. of Greater Indianapolis, along with the Women in Engineering at Lilly, will be teaming up to provide girls age 9 to 16 with exciting program activities in the field of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM). Click here for more information. Register here!
Study Tables are Now Open
Study  Tables provide a quiet work environment for students before and after school. All students are welcome! Study tables are open Monday morning starting at 7:30 a.m. in the Academic Resource Center and Monday through Thursday u ntil 4:30 p.m. in room 212. Please email Catherine Welch at cwelch@bishopchatard.org with questions.
Trojan Class of 2024 Admissions Opportunities
A variety of information sessions and educational opportunities exist for prospective students to learn about Bishop Chatard High School. Student Shadowing, Parent Information Nights, Wednesday Walk-Thru sessions and our Annual Open House give families a chance to ask questions and visit either in the evening or during the school day. Sessions begin in September!
If you have a middle school student who would like to shadow or attend one of these sessions, please visit our Enrollment webpage to learn more and register. We also certainly appreciate you sharing this information with families in your parish or community who have younger children. To learn more about BCHS, students are encouraged to take our online Prospective Student Journey .
2020 Spring Break Europe Trip Meeting
Planning is underway for the 2020 BCHS Spring Break Europe Trip. The 2020 trip will embark on an adventure featuring the “Culture and Religion of Portugal and Spain.” The trip is open to all BCHS students, family members and alumni. There will be an informational meeting on Thursday, Sept. 19, at 6 p.m. in the BCHS Art Room to find out more about this spiritual and educational opportunity. This is an opportunity for students to learn and grow on this meaningful and history-rich Spring Break trip. Click here for more information and to RSVP for the meeting. Questions? Contact BCHS art teacher Lisa Johnson at ljohnson@bishopchatard.org
Student Directory
BCHS is using DirectorySpot again for this year’s Student Directory. If you do not want your student's information in the directory, please fill out this form by Monday Sept. 2.
Job Opportunities
BCHS is currently accepting applications for a variety of job opportunities including Coordinator of Special Events and Alumni Relations, cafeteria positions, a speech team assistant and several coaching positions. Learn more about each of these positions and how to apply here!
Meal Programs at BCHS
Breakfast and lunch are available for purchase by students at BCHS! Request special dietary needs, view menus, and read about payment options and an app offered through My Mealtime. Read more about qualifications for Free & Reduced Meals or access the application to apply.
Calling all Trojan Football State Champions ... Join us Sept. 6!  
Bishop Chatard invites all football alumni who played on one of the school's 13 state championship teams to be our guest on September 6 at the Bishop Chatard vs. Roncalli game on the Trojan home field.  Click here for more information about the night's festivities and to RSVP!
Girls Basketball: Preseason Workouts
Girls Basketball preseason workouts for any girl interested in playing basketball this season are beginning soon. These workouts are intended for those not participating in a Fall sport and are NOT mandatory. Click here to see the dates and times. Email Coach Katie Fisher with any questions at kfisher@bishopchatard.org .
Save the Date: Jr. Trojan girls basketball tryouts
Tryouts are being held at Bishop Chatard on Sunday Sept. 29, for the girls Jr. Trojans winter league. This league is for girls in grades 5 - 8. Cost for the season is $150 per player. Schedules will be provided after the game schedule is set, and games will be held at various locations throughout the season.

Grades 7 and 8 will try out from 1 - 2 p.m. and grades 5 and 6 will try out from 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. Grades 5 - 8 will be a true tryout with at least one team per grade level. Please email Coach Katie Fisher at kfisher@bishopchatard.org with any questions. Go Jr. Trojans!
2019 Golf Outing!
October 4
The BCHS golf outing will take place at Highland Country Club, and many ways to support this annual event are still available! If you’d like to support the outing by becoming a sponsor, contact Margaret Ruffing at  mruffing@bishopchatard.org or phone 317-251-1451, Ext. 2242. Make your reservation to play and view additional details for the 2019 Golf Outing  here .
Community News & Events
The Shroud Encounter" hosted at Christ the King
Christ the King Parish, in partnership with the other North Deanery churches, will sponsor "The Shroud Encounter" with Russ Breault on Saturday, Sept. 28, at 6:30 p.m. in Christ the King's Tuohy Hall. Click here to learn more and register.
2019 National Catholic Youth Conference
Join 25,000 teens from around the country for an exciting, three-day experience of prayer, community, and empowerment for Catholic youth, grades 9-12. The schedule includes general sessions, workshops, and opportunities for reconciliation, daily liturgy, and special activities such as concerts, a dance and comedy club. Those interested in attending the conference should contact Kyle Murphy at kmurphy@ihmindy.org. For further information on the event, please click here.