November 8, 2017
Upcoming Events

November 14,  December 6, 2017    
       Eagle Mentoring Network -  Mentor Informational Meetings
November 15, 2017  
       Mothers' Club Fall Dinner at Wedgewood Country Club
        CLICK HERE to register.
December 1, 2017    
        Athletic Hall of Fame Nomination Forms Due
        CLICK HERE  for nomination form.
December 30, 2017  
        Ron Shay Alumni Basketball Tournament
        CLICK HERE  to register.
January 3, 2018     
       Eagle Mentoring Network -  Mentee Informational Meeting

January 6, 2018
Hockey Alumni Game: Join us as the Eagles take on Upper Arlington at 6:00 at the Ohio Health Ice Haus, 200 W. Nationwide Blvd.

March 10, 2018     
       Men's Night in honor of Msgr. Kenneth Grimes
        Guest Speaker Youngstown State President, Jim Tressel

Alumni Department Launches Eagle Mentoring Network
Are you a graduate of Bishop Watterson or a parent of an alum or current student?
Are you established in your chosen field?
Do you ever think about using your professional experience to help young people getting started, or someone with a great interest in your
The Bishop Watterson Alumni Department is launching the Eagle Mentoring Network to assist members of the BWHS family in establishing a
career or a new career. To do this we need mentors in the Columbus community. If you are willing to mentor a BWHS grad through networking, etiquette coaching, interview coaching, and resume/cover letter review in addition to being a sounding board and offering suggestions and encouragement, please contact us!

  CLICK HERE to get involved.
Scott Manahan, Alumni Director
(614) 268-8671 ext. 239


Photo from our Mentor Informational Meeting held on  October 26th.

Looking for a Mentor? Mentee Meeting is January 3
Are you a college student, or a recent college graduate who is looking for some advice regarding your future?

Are you a BWHS alum who is looking for a change in your career?

We are currently looking for mentees who could benefit from our new Eagle Mentoring Network.

We currently have professionals from the following professions and areas of expertise on board:

Corporate Retail - Product Development and Sourcing
Sales and Marketing - Hospitality
Sr. Content Specialist - Marketing
Advertising Media Planner/Buyer
Strategic Account Executive
Wealth Advisor
Financial Advisor
Banking/Commercial Lending
Health Care
Registered Nurse
Physician Assistant
Opthamalogist/Oculoplastic Surgeon
Senior Health Care
Owner of a Design, Build/Remodeling firm
Spa Owner/Hair Designer
Athletic Trainer
IT Security
Human Resources
Journalism Professor/Journalist
Construction Project Manager

An informational meeting for Mentees will take place at BWHS in Dominican Hall on January 3, 2018 at 7:00 pm.  If you are interested in participating in our Eagle Mentoring Network as a mentee, please  CLICK HERE .

Update your Information
We would like to hear how you are doing.

Change of Address? New Job?
Marriage?  Baby?

Please update your information 
on our website or by clicking here. 

Planning a Reunion?
Planning a Class Reunion in 2017 or 2018? We would be happy to help promote your event.
Please contact Terri Kernan at and we will put the details in our Eagle Extra and on our website. We can also furnish you with the contact information that we have on file.
Please remember to take photos and send some to us so that we can share!

Fall Dinner Last Call!

It's not too late to sign up for our annual Mothers' Club Fall Dinner. We would love for you to join us!
Social Hour 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Dinner will be served at 7:00 p.m.

The deadline to register has been extended to Thursday, November 9.
Class Reunions - Save the Date!

Class of 1958   -   60th Reunion
Saturday, August 11, 2018
Claudina's Italian Restaurant
8475 Sancus Blvd.
Columbus, OH  43240
Details coming soon!

Class of 1968   -  50th Reunion  
Saturday, August 4, 2018
Bishop Watterson
Dominican Hall
Details coming soon!  

Save the Date!

Eagle Gala
On Eagle's Wings
Sunday, April 22, 2018
The Grand Event Center at Grandview Yard
The Eagle Gala is replacing the Eagle Auction.
Proceeds benefit tuition assistance and the Dominican Program.
Dinner, music, raffle, live and silent auctions, and more.
Sponsorship opportunities will be available.
Class of 1958 Gathers for Breakfast
The  Class of 1958 stays in touch by meeting regularly for breakfast at Bob Evans at Graceland.  Nineteen classmates gathered at their last meeting on September 17.
Below are photos from that breakfast reunion.  
The next breakfast is scheduled for November 30, 2017 at 9:30 am at Bob Evans.
All are welcome!

Ron Shay Alumni Basketball Tournament December 30
It is time to gather your team and register for our annual Ron Shay Alumni Basketball Tournament. 
This holiday tradition will be held on Saturday, December 30 at BWHS. The tournament begins at 10:00 am.
Once again, pizza, wings, and refreshments will be available after the games in Dominican Hall.
We are looking for players and sponsors.
T-shirt sponsorship is $150.
Court sponsorship is $75.
Participant cost is $25.
 *This includes a shirt and all you can eat pizza, 
   wings, and refreshments.
Please email coordinator Steve Devlin at with questions.
CLICK HERE to register online.

Athletic Hall of Fame Nominations Due December 1
Do you know of someone who you would like to see in our Athletic Hall of Fame?
Nominations for the Class of 2018 are due on December 1.  All nominations must be submitted on the proper form. CLICK HERE to review nomination criteria.
To nominate someone, CLICK HERE . Please contact Scott Manahan at with any questions.

Annual Fund Mailing Arriving in Homes 
Were you one of the generous donors who gave to the Annual Eagle Fund last year? If so, you helped us provide more than 300 students with scholarships, grants, and tuition assistance benefits.  
Each gift to the Annual Eagle Fund makes a lasting impact for one of our current or future students. You can make a difference!
You can give by mailing a check in the envelope provided in the mailing or by clicking here
"Never worry about numbers. 
Help one person at a time, and 
always start with the person nearest to you."

--St. Teresa of Calcutta 
Seeking Military Service Information

We are in the process of compiling a database of military service of our alums.  
Please contact Mike Roark at with information including your name, graduation year, branch of service, etc. We are very grateful and proud of all of our alumni who have given service to our country. 
Alumni in the News
Cody Calhoun '14 
Cody Calhoun '14 is a semifinalist for the William V. Campbell Trophy, commonly referred to as the academic Heisman, an award that recognizes the best college football scholar athlete. Calhoun is a senior safety and kick returner at Case Western Reserve, where he is a Biology/Pre-Med major. This is his second year as a captain of the Spartan team. As a multi-sport student athlete at Bishop Watterson, Calhoun was a member of the 2013 State Champion Boys Basketball Team, the 2014 State Runner-Up Boys Basketball Team and the 2014 State Champion 4x100 Relay team.
Kelly Lombardo '03 Matthews Recognized by Italian Consulate
BWHS Italian teacher Kelly Lombardo '03 Matthews was honored at the Italian Consulate in Chicago, where she was presented with the Midwest Award for Leadership in the Teaching of the Italian Language and Culture.
"Your efforts in the promotion of the Italian language and culture through instruction are evident in the excellent results achieved by your students of Italian at Bishop Watterson High School," said Maria Manca, Consul of Italy in Detroit. "With the sincere hope that your dedicated efforts in the promotion of the Italian language may continue to inspire students at Bishop Watterson High School as well as the local community and groups, I renew my sincere congratulations to you on this well deserved honor."  

In Service to Others - St. Lawrence Haven

This month we will be assembling Thanksgiving meals at St. Lawrence Haven on Monday, November 20 from  9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Please email Terri Kernan at if you would like to help.
The Alumni Department provides service at St. Lawrence Haven on the second
Wednesday of each month, preparing and packaging meals for the daily lunch line. We normally volunteer from 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 

St. Lawrence Haven is the St. Vincent de Paul-run sack lunch program, located behind Holy Cross Church at the corner of Rich and Main streets downtown. Approximately 300-500 meals are served each day. The staff at St. Lawrence Haven is very appreciative of the assistance we provide and we are very thankful for the alumni and friends who have taken time out of their busy schedules to help with this service endeavor!  
If you are interested in helping, please email Terri Kernan at We would love to have you join us!
2017-18 Alumni Association Board

Front row:  Emily Manahan, Kathy Bryant, Mark Flanagan, Heather Weekley, 
Carolyn Ritchey Hayzlett
Back row:  
Scott Manahan, Greg Cunningham, Monsignor John Cody, Leo Grimes, 
Carol Judy Stewart, Mike Rea
- Mark Flanagan '97
Vice President - Leo Grimes '73
Secretary - Steve Devlin '96
Advisory Position - Shawn O'Reilly  '88
Chaplain - Reverend Msgr. John Cody  '64
Alumni Director - Scott Manahan, 
Alumni Assistant - Terri Kernan, 
Board Members
Corey Shubitowski Barrett  '05
Kathy Bryant '80
Sean Campbell  '07
Greg Cunningham '08
E. J. Davis '75
Jonathan Fortkamp '88
Carolyn Ritchey Hayzlett '92
Joe Hill  '63
Brad Kernan '06
Emily Manahan '08
Mike Rea  '62
David Stein  '92
Carol Judy Stewart  '64
Heather Weekley '07

School News
Time to Soar! New Admissions Video

Get To Know Bishop Watterson
Did you know Bishop Watterson offers 159 courses? We want our students to excel and find their strengths and interests en route to their future careers. We do that by offering courses -- from the arts through world languages -- that meet their needs and abilities as well as their interests!

Did you know Bishop Watterson offers 21 Advanced Placement (AP) courses and 19 honors courses? This is more than other Catholic and private schools in the Columbus area.

Bishop Watterson has been providing a variety of services for students with identified learning needs and our Dominican Program continues to be an area of growth and evolution for us. This year we are happy to announce that our Intervention Lab has a new home in room 325 and the number of intervention specialists has increased to four. May St. Dominic, St. Pius X and St. Thomas Aquinas guide us as we continue to expand these services!
Student-teacher ratio is a statistic that has been getting attention for many years. The assumption around this ratio: the smaller the ratio, the better the school.
When we determine our ratio, we include every staff member who teaches classes or works directly with students to help them achieve their academic goals, such as guidance or intervention staff. Using this criteria, Bishop Watterson
's student-teacher ratio is 11:1.  
Cross Country Team Makes it to States

Bishop Watterson's boys cross country team qualified for the OHSAA State Championship race for the first time since 1981. In addition, senior Nick Kuraly earned All-State honors and the team finished 18th overall.
St. Joseph of Arimathea Society

Thirty-three young men were inducted to the BWHS St. Joseph of Arimathea Society at our All Saints Day Mass. The St. Joseph of Arimathea Society, which assists at the burial of the departed, is in its sixth year. For more information and a complete list of inductees, click here.

Five Seniors Sign to Play College Sports

Five Bishop Watterson seniors announced their intent to play college sports November 8, 2017.
Left to right, first row: Karlyn Hannewald, volleyball, University of Missouri St. Louis, St. John Neumann Parish; Cecilia Moore, swimming, Ball State University, St. Brigid School and Parish; Erin Korn, golf, Bowling Green State University, St. Andrew School and Parish; second row: Nate Meyer, baseball, University of Cincinnati, St. Brigid School and Parish; Cole Andrews, baseball, Miami University, St. Brigid School and Parish.

Sister Mary Hope Inducted to Hall of Fame

Sister Mary Hope Sieron, who retired in 2016, was inducted to our Homecoming Hall of Fame in celebration of the 35 years she dedicated to Bishop Watterson . Sister served in numerous roles here at Bishop  Watterson. Her favorite, and the one for which is is most cherished, was being an English teacher.  
To read more about Sister's Hall of Fame induction, click here. 

National Merit, Commended Scholars

Congratulations to our 2017 National Merit and Commended Scholars! Six Bishop Watterson students have been named National Merit or Commended Scholars based on their scores on the 2016 Preliminary SAT (PSAT). Joshua Cho is our National Merit Scholar.
Left to right -- Jack Davidson, Patrick Mulligan, Nina Buoni, Noah Weaver, Joshua Cho and John Stimpfl. 
To read more about these students,   click here.