October 2018
Red & Gold is an email for Bishop Watterson's feeder school families.
You are receiving this email because you have children in a school
in the Bishop Watterson area as defined by the Diocese of Columbus.
The Red & Gold will keep you up-to-date on what is happening at
your Catholic high school.
Welcome to the Bishop Watterson family!
Join Us Friday Night!
It will be a big night at Hagely Field with Feeder School Night and Homecoming combined this year!

Feeder School Student Admission $3.00
Adult Admission $7.00

All 6th, 7th and 8th graders will receive tickets for free admission at their feeder school!
National Merit and Commended Scholars
Congratulations to our 2018 National Merit and Commended Scholars! Four Bishop Watterson seniors have been named National Merit or Commended Scholars based on their scores on the 2017 Preliminary SAT (PSAT). Gabe Vidal is our National Merit Scholar.
Left to right – Erin Dawson, Gabe Vidal, Lizzy Steffensmeier, Meggie Davis.

Click here for more information on these talented students.
Seniors Interned with Italian Festival

Seniors Kiernan Clegg and Olivia Ray did an internship with the Columbus Italian Festival over the summer, creating the central display for the event. Kiernan and Olivia assisted the Marketing and Communications Director, Landa Masdea-Brunetto, with research and preparation of materials pertaining to this year's theme, Italian Americans in Sports. Great job!
Serra Club Luncheon
Twenty-three Bishop Watterson students participated in the annual Serra Club Luncheon this year at the Pontifical College Josephinum. The Serra Club promotes vocations to the priesthood and religious life in Columbus.
Empty Bowls Project
A first-quarter project in Mr. Maurer's Ceramics I class combined learning with service. Students made bowls which were then donated to the Empty Bowls Project 2018, an international fight against hunger which has raised more than $236,000 over the past 19 years for the Mid-Ohio Foodbank.
Alumna Tish Gauntner ’98, stopped by Bishop Watterson recently to visit with the students who made bowls to donate to the event. Ms. Gauntner, a Recreation Supervisor at the City of Columbus Tuttle Park Community Center, plans an Empty Bowls event at the center each year. For $10, attendees receive a handcrafted bowl and enjoy homemade soups, bread and drinks with all proceeds going to the Mid-Ohio Food Bank. The Empty Bowls project is a collaborative effort between the Columbus Recreation and Parks Department, churches, businesses and sponsors.
Alumni in Ohio State Band
Three Bishop Watterson alumni are members of the Ohio State marching band this year! From left: Austin Hare, Sam George and Bryan Hare.
Calculus Calculations
Mrs. Law's calculus class calculated the height of our flag pole on Cooke Road so that veterans could donate the appropriate size flag. We thank the veterans for the flag and for their service!
Eucharistic Adoration
Eucharistic Adoration will be held November 7 beginning at 7:30 a.m. and ending with Benediction at 2:45 p.m. Our feeder school parents are welcome! Park in the visitor spots on Foster Street and press the button at the main door on Cooke Road to come in and spend a holy hour with Our Lord. Students and faculty are also invited to come to the chapel during lunchtime, study hall or Theology class.
2018-19 Important Dates for Future Eagles

November 8     8 th Grade Visit Day
November 18    Open House, 1:00-3:30 p.m.
January 31        Class of 2023 Registration Deadline
February 9 Entrance Exam #1*
February 23 Entrance Exam #2*

* Choose one Entrance Exam date
Save the Date
Save the date for our annual Parents in Partnership meeting on Monday, October 29 from 7:00-9:00 p.m. We invite parents of students in all grades to join us for this evening of sessions with guest speakers on topics of interest to parents of teens.

Workshop topics include:
  • Social Media & Technology
  • Helping Your Teen Deal with Stress
  • How to Help Your Teen Without Rescuing
  • Walking with Young People on their Faith Journeys
  • Insights from the 2018 Synod on Youth
Mothers' Club

All Bishop Watterson moms -- past, present and future -- are invited to join us for our annual Fall Dinner on Wednesday, November 14 at Wedgewood Country Club. Get a group of friends together and register today!

We just wrapped up our Back Field Renovation Project and are looking forward to starting construction next May! Thanks to a generous donor matching gifts up to a total of $250,000, we made it across the finish line. We appreciate the many families in our community who have given during this time and had their gifts doubled! We are truly blessed by the strength of our Bishop Watterson community!