Weekly Parent Newsletter 
March 18, 2020
News & Events
Current news from BCHS
Bishop Chatard is committed to keeping you up to date with changes impacting our school that result from efforts to contain COVID-19. Throughout this health crisis, Bishop Chatard will continue to send the weekly parent newsletter, providing you the latest information available. In addition, we encourage you to check the Bishop Chatard website regularly, including our Coronavirus webpage, to be sure that you have seen all emails and messages.

This webpage is a resource for you to access Bishop Chatard documents as well as emails that have been sent pertaining to how BCHS is addressing this evolving issue. The page will be updated as this situation progresses. Click the blue bar below to view this page.
Tech Counter hours during e-learning
The BCHS Tech Counter will be available “in the cloud” from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on school days. Email  gethelp@bishopchatard.org  with school technology questions. This is available for teachers, students and parents. A response will be provided as quickly as possible. 
Achievement Award Nominations now being accepted  

Bishop Chatard High School presents its Achievement Awards at the school’s Annual Fund Dinner to honor faculty and staff, alumni, community members and parent volunteers who epitomize the Catholic mission and values lived out daily at the Archdiocese of Indianapolis North Deanery High School. Presented annually since 1994, the Achievement Award is Bishop Chatard’s highest non-academic honor. It recognizes the important role the extended community plays in educating, nurturing and forming today’s students — tomorrow’s leaders.

Nominations for the 2019-2020 Achievement Awards are being accepted through Wednesday, April 1. Click here to read more about each category, view a list of past recipients and submit your 2019-2020 nomination.
From the Counseling Office
Senior College Counseling Newsletter
The March Senior College Counseling Newsletter is now available. Please contact Pam Nixon at pnixon@bishopchatard.org with questions. Click here to view the newsletter.
Junior College Counseling Newsletter
The March Junior College Counseling Newsletter is now available. Please contact Pam Nixon at pnixon@bishopchatard.org with questions. Click here to view the newsletter. Class of 2021, please complete the Next Steps section as your schedule allows.
Course Registration
School Counselors continue to work on course registration for next year, and counselors will be contacting students via email throughout the e-learning school closure to finalize course selections.  
Please note counselor assignments for registration:
Summer Programs: FBI Leadership Academy
Attention Juniors who are interested in the FBI! Check out this free summer opportunity on the BCHS College Counseling Website. Applications are due April 1 . Click  here  for more information on the FBI Leadership Academy!
Campus Ministry
Service Hour Requirement Changes
Due to the current unprecedented health crisis, Bishop Chatard Director of Campus Ministry Steven Patzke, service coordinators Jeff and Jackie Bach, and Vice President of Mission & Ministry Deacon Rick Wagner have altered the BCHS 2019-2020 service hour requirements. 

The decision has been made to  waive the service hour requirement for the 2019-2020 school year . All students will receive a ‘C’ (C = complete) on their final grade report. 

Many agencies the students would normally serve are not accessible at this time and may not be accessible for the foreseeable future. In addition, it is important to comply with the concept of social distancing, not wanting to put students in potentially unsafe situations. Click here for more information. If there are questions regarding service or MobileServe, please contact Jeff Bach at  jdbach@bishopchatard.org  or Jackie Bach  jbach@bishopchatard.org .  
Drivers Education Registration
Drivers Education registration is still open, and at this time the plan is to proceed as scheduled. If that plan changes, we will communicate that as soon as possible. Register here .
BCHS Summer Camp
Early Bird Registration ends March 20!
Bishop Chatard is offering over a wide variety of sport and enrichment camps this summer, and registration for all camps is now open. There is something for every interest! Visit Bishop Chatard's  Summer Camp Webpage  to view a list and description of camps, along with details about camp dates, age ranges, cost, available discounts and access to our camp registration page. Early Bird rates end this Friday -- don't miss the best prices of the season!

Bishop Chatard uses the ACTIVE Online Software for camp registration. If you have registered campers in the past, you will sign in using your username and password. New users will be prompted to create an account when completing their first camp registration. We look forward to seeing your child this summer at Bishop Chatard! 
BCHS Easter Egg Hunt
The Bishop Chatard Easter Egg Hunt, scheduled for April 11, has been canceled.
Athletic News & Events
Football Spring Passing Camp
Bishop Chatard Football will conduct a two-session camp on the turf at Bishop Chatard High School that will instruct participants on every aspect of the football passing game. Players will learn proper throwing, catching, and route-running techniques that will help improve their performance. There will also be a grade level appropriate competition league that will take place at the end of each session. Come join us for a lot of learning, competition, and FUN!

  • When: Two Sundays, May 3 and May 10; 4:00-5:00 p.m.
  • Who: For quarterbacks and receivers, grades 5-8 (Fall 2020 grade)
  • Where: BCHS Football Stadium
  • Cost: $20 for both sessions
  • Check-in begins 20 minutes before the camp

Click here to register! Questions? Contact Eric Quintana, BCHS Football Coach, at equintana@bishopchatard.org.
Support BCHS Boys Soccer
Night at Chipotle
Come to Chipotle in Broad Ripple on Wednesday, April 8, from 4-8 p.m. to support your Bishop Chatard boys soccer program. Bring this flyer or show it on your phone and 33% of the proceeds will go to the program. Click here to view the flyer.
Good News to Share
Art Club Creates Memories for Children in Pakistan
Looking for some uplifting moments in the midst of our world's health crisis? Here it is ...

The Bishop Chatard Art Club members recently sent their artwork to Pakistan as part of the annual Memory Project. In the project, personal photos from a Memory Project participating school are sent to BCHS, where our students sketch the portraits and then send them back to the children at the school. Sometimes these sketches are the only photos a student will have of themselves.

Sketches from the 2019-2020 Memory Project were of children in Pakistan. The joy on the faces of these lovely children illustrates the healing power of art. Click here to watch the video.
Community News
Attend CYO Camp 
Camp Rancho Framasa in Nashville, Indiana, has summer camping opportunities for ages 7-19. Established in 1946, CYO Camp is an inclusive, residential camp offering three- and six-day sessions. For more information please go to  www.campranchoframasa.org . Camp brochures are available in the main office. 
Help to advocate for Catholic schools! 
Support the Indiana Non-Public Education Association.  Visit the INPEA website  to read about the latest happenings at the Indiana Statehouse and how you can help.