Weekly Parent Newsletter
September 18, 2019
Sept. 18
Outdoor Movie Night

Sept. 20

Sept. 21
Homecoming Dance

Sept. 24
Enrollment Information Session

Sept. 27
Dad's Day Breakfast
News & Events
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!
Hearing Tests for Sophomores
Sophomores will be having hearing tested on Thursday, Sept. 26 and Friday, Sept. 27 during their Theology classes. These are the only two days that testing will take place. Please contact Monica Meyer at mmeyer@bishopchatard.org if you have any questions.
Sophomore Ring Orders
A representative from Herff Jones will be back at BCHS on Sept. 24 during all lunch periods and after school until 7 p.m. to collect sophomore ring payments. Please make sure that your student has turned in his or her payment by the end of the day.
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
Promote BCHS with an Open House yard sign!
It's almost Open House time! Let's get our community ready by  displaying a Bishop Chatard Open House sign at your home and/or a visible area.  Yard   signs can be picked up  inside door #1 and door #10. Please pick one or two up today! 
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 Friday, Sept. 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 Parents Gift Gathering Party
Parents of the BCHS Class of 2020 are invited to a Chatard-A-Bration Gift-Gathering Party on Saturday, Oct. 18.  Click here  to make a donation.  More details to come!

Junior Parents Gift Gathering Party
Parents of the BCHS Class of 2021 are invited to a Chatard-A-Bration Gift-Gathering Party on Saturday, Sept. 28, at 7 p.m.  Click here  for more information or u se this link  to make a donation.  
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.
Volunteer Opportunity: Cathedral Soup Kitchen
Help is needed this week to make and serve lunch at the Cathedral Soup Kitchen on Saturday, Sept. 21 from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Please meet at BCHS at 9 a.m. as transportation will be provided. This does counts as Outreach hours, so sophomores, juniors, and seniors are strongly encouraged to attend. Students who are interested should see Mrs. Pam Nixon in guidance for more details.
From the Counseling Office
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!
College fair registration
Local college fairs offer a great opportunity for families to learn more about colleges and universities nationwide. Mark your calendar and plan to attend as your schedule allows. Before attending, it's best to make your fair experience better by registering at  https://app.strivescan.com/students . Visit the counseling website for more information here!
College and Career Information
Counselors will be distributing Learn More student guides to all freshmen & sophomores, and IN Next guides to juniors & seniors this week. These valuable guides contain pertinent information about high school, the college search, financial aid, and career exploration. Parents and students can also access  learnmoreindiana.org  for related resources from the Indiana Dept. of Education and the Indiana Commission for Higher Education. Click here to learn more about the student guide books!
PSAT/SAT Information
All students in grades 9 - 11 will take the PSAT on Wednesday, October 16 . Although this test is not required, it is a tremendous opportunity to practice the SAT. It is paid for by the state of Indiana. Juniors can qualify for the National Merit Scholarship program by attaining high scores (details in student guides). Parents are asked to not schedule doctor or dentist appointments for your students during this testing time. Students will be dismissed for the day around 11:30 a.m. Find more information on PSAT/SAT testing here!

New this year! Bishop Chatard will offer the SAT on October 16 for Seniors only. Information about the test has been emailed to seniors by Mr. Reilly.
"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 .  
Alumni Lunch Presentation
Students are invited to visit with Mike Jansen '81 on November 20 during all lunch periods in the St. Benedict Center Conference Room. Mr. Jansen will be presenting on his career journey as a video producer, voice talent and stadium announcer for the Indianapolis Colts. Your student must register with his or her BCHS gmail account to attend during the scheduled lunch period. Click here to sign up!
2019 Golf Outing!
October 4
The BCHS golf outing will tak e 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.
Save the Date! BCHS Fall Theatre 
Bishop Chatard thespians will present "The Complete Works of William Shakespeare, Abridged" on Thursday, Oct. 24, at 7 p.m. and on Saturday, Oct. 26, at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Ticket sales begin soon.  Visit our Theatre webpage  to learn more about this unique presentation of Shakespeare's complete works!
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
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!
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.