Bishop Chatard
Alumni Newsletter

December 2021
Thank you to all who attended Christmas on Crittenden on December 3!
Chatard-A-Bration 2022: On the Red Carpet
Purchase your tickets & join us On the Red Carpet! Come dressed to impress in your best semi-formal attire and enjoy the night's entertainment by The Bishops.
  • February 12, 2022
  • 5:30 – 11:00 p.m. 
  • Tickets are $125/person or $1250/table of 10
  • Ticket sales close Jan. 26

Win the $10,000 Grand Prize!
Purchase your Chatard-A-Bration Raffle Tickets for a chance to win the $10,000 Grand Prize! Raffle Tickets are $50 each or 3 for $125. Click here to fill out the form to reserve your raffle tickets. 

Tickets purchased before January 10 will be entered into the Early Bird Drawing. The Early Bird Drawing will take place on January 13 and we've doubled the prize this year!  The lucky Early Bird Winner will take home $1,000! 

The Grand prize will be drawn live during Chatard-A-Bration on Feb. 12. 2022. You need not be present to win. Only 625 tickets will be sold. Early bird winner will be included in the grand prize drawing. All proceeds benefit BCHS tuition assistance and teacher compensation. License # 000572

For further information, contact

Donate to the auction. Experiences you enjoy, so will others -- a week at the lake, an RV rental, tickets to your favorite teams’ competitive events -- what makes you smile, makes others smile. Share your joy and donate to the auction. Check out our Wish List. for more information.

If you are interested in putting together a table with your classmates, please reach out to Anne Homan at
Balding Eagles Improv Team Christmas Special: Dec. 18
Watch our Improv Comedy Team perform their way through a retelling of the classic Christmas special in Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town: Unscripted Christmas Comedy Show. Fun for all ages!

The show will be held on Saturday, Dec. 18, at 2:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. in the Kyle Guyton Theater. Admission is pay what you can. Only 100 tickets per show — click here to place your online order today! 
Class of 2020 & 2021 Athletic Wall of Fame inductees honored
Graduates of Bishop Chatard's classes of 2020 and 2021 who qualified for the school's Athletic Wall of Fame will be recognized in an induction ceremony on Saturday, Dec. 18, at BCHS. The ceremony will occur in the Varsity Gym at the conclusion of the JV Girls Basketball game (approximately 7 p.m.).

Click here for game information and click here to view a list of graduates being honored.
Holiday shopping in the BCHS Spirit Shoppe!
This Christmas, give the Trojan fan on your shopping list the gift of Bishop Chatard spirit wear! Lots of new items and some old favorites are available through the BCHS Spirit Shoppe, either in the store or online!

Spirit Shoppe December Hours
  • Friday, Dec. 17 – 5:30-7:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Dec. 21 – 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Holiday Delivery Info
Orders placed online have the following options for delivery:
  1. Shipped for a flat $10 fee.
  2. This is a Gift – Pick up in the Store for FREE: This option is only available for the remaining December hours when the Spirit Shoppe is open (see above). The customer will be notified when their item is ready to be picked up in the Spirit Shoppe.

The online store will be open all month, however the last day to choose the “Pick up in the Store” option will be December 21. After that, all online orders must choose the shipping option until school resumes on January 5. Follow the BCHS Spirit Shoppe on twitter to get the latest info on new items, sales and special store hours.

Click here to access Bishop Chatard's online Spirit Shoppe and to learn more about the products offered! Questions? Contact Dawn Koers at
Girls Basketball Alumni Night
Bishop Chatard was pleased to welcome back over 60 girls basketball alumnae and coaches at their Alumni Girls Basketball Recognition Night on November 24.

Former players enjoyed the evening of reminiscing, socializing, and recognition. The women were introduced to the sell-out crowd between the JV and Varsity girls basketball games vs Cathedral that evening. Check out the program of the evening and the bios from the alumnae here.
Lily Cridge wins second place in Nationals
Congratulations to BCHS junior Lily Cridge, as she finished second in the Garmin Running Lane National Meet in Huntsville, Alabama, on Dec. 4. She ran the 5000m course in 16 minutes, 22.81 seconds.

The previous girls Indiana cross country record was 16:52.25, set by Mishawaka’s Anna Rohrer in 2015. Lily’s previous best was 17:04.6 at the Shelbyville Semistate on Oct. 23. Lily won the 2021 state cross country title on Oct. 30, at Terre Haute, winning by 31 seconds in a time of 17:32.7 on a slow, rain-soaked course.

The winner of the national race, Natalie Cook from Flower Mound, TX, won the event with a time of 16:03.93. The top twenty in the nationals all ran under 17 minutes.
Patrick Countryman receives Academic MVP Award
BCHS senior Patrick Countryman received the Kiwanis Colts Academic MVP Scholarship at the Kiwanis International’s 65th Annual Marion County High School Football Awards held on December 3. According to Trojan Football Coach Rob Doyle, this award is based on GPA and citizenship and is the top academic award presented to a football student athlete in Indianapolis.

Countryman, a defensive back and wide receiver on the Trojan football squad, has a GPA of 4.6. This is the second consecutive year that a Bishop Chatard student has won this award.
Share Your News with your Classmates
We are so proud of our Bishop Chatard Alumni! We are continuously adding new and exciting updates from our Trojan Alumni on our website. Check out the latest updates below and continue reading more about our alumni on our BCHS alumni page. Updates will also be included in the winter issue of Bishop Chatard's Trojans Today magazine.

Are you celebrating a new addition to the family? New job? Marriage? Accomplishment? Honor? We’d love to hear from you! Click here to submit your latest news and updates.
Job Opportunities
BCHS currently has job openings for a variety of positions. Click here to learn more! 
Class Reunions
It's never too late to start planning your class reunion! If your graduation year ends in a 2 or 7, it's time to plan your reunion. Please reach out to Anne Homan '06 at if you are interested in helping.
Thank you our Sponsors!

Golf Outing Title Sponsors
Merchants Capital & Merchants Bank of Indiana
CAB Sponsors

All Event Premiere Sponsors
Benefit Solutions US, LLC
Printing Partners

All Event Trojan Sponsors
Mike and Heather McGinley

Royal Sponsors
Crowe LLP and the Nickerson Family
ECO Parking Technologies
Ed and Trina Stonner Family
Trained in the Trenches, Kyle Koehne and Reed Family
Van Vliet Family

White Sponsors
James Babcock Inc.
Birge & Held Asset Management
BuySellLoveIndy - Kristi Gaynor, F.C. Tucker Company
CRG Residential
Danco Roofing Services, Inc.
The Drew Family
Mike and Carly Dury
Guymon Family
Huntington Bank
Ice Miller LLP
Klipsch Marketing & Advisors
The Konvolinka Family
Mike '65 and Carla Leppert
Marian Inc.
Marian University
O'Brien Automotive Family
Jeff and Aileen Puno
Schaefer Technologies, Inc.
Shiel Sexton
Thiele Heating & Air Conditioning
Tyler Automotive
Zink Distributing Company
If you have questions or would like information about reunions or other alumni events, visit the BCHS Alumni Website at
5885 Crittenden Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46220
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