Weekly Parent Newsletter
September 11, 2019
Sept. 12
Enrollment Information Session - 6:30 p.m.

Sept. 16 - 20
Homecoming Week

Sept. 21
Homecoming Dance
News & Events
This Thursday we host the first of many Bishop Chatard Information Nights. Prospective families will make their way into our school and hear all about the great things going on at Bishop Chatard High School. Continue reading here...
Emergency Notification Test
Bishop Chatard will conduct a test of its Emergency Notification System (SchoolMessenger) on Saturday, Sept. 14 at 1 p.m. A message will be sent to parents/guardians via email, phone call and/or text message at that time (using the contact information each family provided in PowerSchool). 

Important notice for parents of freshmen and other students new to BCHS in 2019-2020:
Parents of freshmen and other students new to Bishop Chatard must "opt-in" to our SchoolMessenger system in order to receive urgent notifications  via text message  from BCHS. This would include notification of weather-related delays or cancellations, or any other time-sensitive situation that the school needs to communicate to you. Please Note: Parents are automatically registered to receive emails and phone calls. This additional step is required only to receive text messages.

To register your number, text "Y" (for "yes") to 67587. You should receive a response that says you are registered. 

Parents who have changed their mobile phone number in the last year must also go through the opt-in process to receive mobile calls and texts at the new mobile phone number. 

Homecoming 2019
Sept. 16 - Sept. 20
The 2019 Homecoming Week theme is "Destination Homecoming" and students are invited to participate in dress up days, as well as join fellow Trojans for special activities such as an outdoor movie night and the Homecoming Dance. Click here to see the themes for each one of the dress up days!
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
Theatre Booster Meeting to Welcome New Directors!
The Bishop Chatard Theatre Boosters will meet on Monday, Sept. 16 , at 6:30 p.m. in the Kyle Guyton Theatre (Room 102) to officially welcome our new directors. All are welcome!
Click here to learn more about Bishop Chatard Theatre.
Dad's Day Breakfast
The first Dad’s Day Breakfast, a program affiliated with the national organization All-Pro Dad ( www.allprodad.com ), will be held on September 27. Dad’s Day Breakfast program is a great opportunity for dads to share a meal with their children before heading off to work for the day. The first guest speaker will be BCHS Football Coach Rob Doyle. Click here for more information and to RSVP! Contact Deacon Rick Wager at rwagner@bishopchatard.org with any questions.
Senior Directed One-Act Plays
Applications for the Senior Directed One-Acts are now available. Seniors wishing to direct a one-act play need to complete the application by Friday, Oct. 4 . Auditions to perform in the one-act plays will be held Tuesday, Oct. 29, with the performances taking place in the Kyle Guyton Theatre on Saturday, Dec. 7. Click here for more information. Questions? Contact Troy Cockrum at tcockrum@bishopchctard.org or click here for more information.
iPad Software Update
There is a new software update available for students iPads. Parents are asked to help in assisting their children to update their iPads to version 12.4.1 by tapping Settings > General > Software Update > Instal l update. Please make sure the iPad is connected to power using the iPad Power Adapter. If you are running into any concerns, please reach out the the Tech Counter at  GetHelp@bishopchatard.org .
Mock Trial Coach needed
One or two lawyers are needed to serve as Attorney Coaches for Bishop Chatard's Mock Trial team. The commitment would require meeting and working with students two to four times per month beginning in mid-November. The Regional Competition is Feb. 15. This is an outstanding way to share your legal expertise with the next generation of lawyers! For more information, contact Catherine Welch at cwelch@bishopchatard.org.
Lunch with an Alumni
Mike Jansen 81' will be joining us on November 20 during all lunch periods in the St. Benedict Center Conference Room. Mr. Jansen is a video producer, voice talent and stadium announcer for the Indianapolis Colts. Students are asked to sign up if they are able to attend during their regularly scheduled lunch period. Students will not miss any class. Lunch will be provided. Click here to sign up!
From the Counseling Office
September College Counseling Newsletters
The September College Counseling Newsletters are available on the BCHS School Counseling website. Newsletters are available for Seniors, Juniors, Sophomores and Freshman. Contact BCHS College Counselor Pam Nixon at  pnixon@bishopchatard.org   if you have questions.
Check out Bishop Chatard's redesigned  College Counseling webpage  to find up-to-date information on College Prep, Testing, Careers, Scholarships and more!
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 welcom e! Study Tables are open until 4:30 p.m. in Room 215 Mondays & Tuesdays, Room 201 Wednesdays & Thursdays, and starting at 7:30 a.m. in the Academic Resource Center on Mondays. Please email Catherine Welch at cwelch@bishopchatard.org with questions.
"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 .  
Save the Date! BCHS Fall Theatre 
Bishop Chatard thespians will present "The Complete Works of William Shakespeare, Abridged" on October 24 - 26 at 7 p.m. Ticket sales begin soon.  Visit our Theatre webpage  to learn more about this unique presentation of Shakespeare's complete works!
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! Make your reservation to play and view additional details for the 2019 Golf Outing  here .

Proceeds from the golf outing benefit BCHS students in need of financial aid. Your sponsorship helps make that possible. If you would like to talk with someone about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Director of Fund Development Margaret Ruffing at  mruffing@bishopchatard.org or phone 317-251-1451, Ext. 2242.
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 a sk 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 .
Job Opportunities
BCHS is currently accepting applications for a variety of job opportunities including 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.
Athletic News & Events
North Deanery Girls Soccer Night
All North Deanery girls are invited to join the Trojans on  Tuesday, Sept. 17 , when we host Covenant Christian in the BCHS home stadium. JV plays at 6 p.m.; Varsity at 7:30 p.m.
North Deanery girls will have the opportunity to meet with players and coaches prior to the game, serve as ballgirls and, of course, receive Bishop Chatard SWAG! No RSVP needed ... just bring your Future Trojan Pass and join us at the game!
Order Personalized BCHS Jackets
The BCHS Athletic Booster Club is selling personalized sideline jackets and blankets for all sports! The jackets are knee-length and fleece lined. The blankets are wind/water resistant on one side and fleece on the other side. There is an option to personalize the jacket with a name, number and/or sport, and the blanket with a sport graphic under the Trojan helmet.
Orders can be emailed or dropped off at the Athletic Office. Form and payment is due by Sept. 30, 2019 . Order here!
Girls Basketball: Preseason Workouts
Girls Basketball preseason workouts for any girl interested in playing basketball this season are underway. 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!
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.