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Message from Deacon Campbell

It's time to finish strong, Eagles!
Class of 2020 Valedictorians

Bishop Watterson has announced the valedictorians for the Class of 2020. These graduating seniors achieved a cumulative grade point average of 4.0 or greater and have taken a minimum of 12 accelerated, honor or Advanced Placement courses over the four years of high school: Kara Baetz, Thomas Bair, Abigail Bergman, Caroline Bouchard, Mia Brown, Bridget Dougherty, Megan Eberts, William Erkman, Jacques-Charles Geoffrion, Abigail Giesler, Gabriela Greene, Isabella Hoffman, Cassandra Kasberg, Zachary Kubatko, Maria Lamb, Michael Reis, Bridget Saia, Alexander Vassel, Rachel Weaver, Meredith Wehrly.
 
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Service Cord Recipients

The Service Charity Cord celebrates seniors who have completed 250+ hours of community service above the Sophomore Service requirement during their time at Bishop Watterson. The Service Charity Cords, first awarded in 2017, are blue and white in honor of St. Teresa of Calcutta, who was canonized during the 2016-17 school year.
2020 recipients: Chiara Baker, Margaret Baur, Sophia Cramer, Megan Eberts, Gabriella Fortkamp, Abigail Giesler, Allison Gleason, Ruth Heston, Cassandra Kasberg, Maria Lamb, Megan Mullahey, Riley Neville, Annemarie Silleck, Troy Stemen, Aubrey Swart, Rachel Weaver, Sylvia Woodruff, Abigail Zetzer.

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Google Stats

As we finish our last week of distance learning, we wanted to share some average numbers.
Dominican Program Nominated for OSU Award

Bishop Watterson’s Dominican Program was nominated for a Field Award from Ohio State’s College of Social Work for the positive impact we have made on their students placed to work with our team for the 2019-20 school year: Mary Kate Crimmel ’15 and Zach Johnson. 

Our Dominican Program staff deserves an extra shout out for their work during online schooling. They have conducted: 422 zoom meetings/google hangouts/conference calls and 25 virtual IEP meetings in addition to 60 virtual office hours.
Scrip Program Continues During Closure

Did you know that the Scrip Wallet is a very easy way to keep track of gift cards, add funds to reloadable cards and order SCRIP Now e-gift cards?

A portion of every Scrip order goes to the tuition assistance fund. Earn tuition credit and do something to help others when you purchase gift cards through the Scrip program!

To check out the current bonuses   click here.

T he next order deadline is Sunday, May 24. The following deadline, June 7, is the last to earn tuition credit for the 2020-21 school year. Families can continue to order throughout the summer and those rebates will apply to the 2020-2021 school year. NOTE: For those new to the program, you must register for PrestoPay at least two days before placing your order.  

For instructions and a list of future order deadlines, click here.

For more information, contact Scrip Coordinator Wendy McPherson at  wmcpherson@ecole-maison.com .
Summer Camps Cancelled

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic and the closure of our school buildings, we have decided to cancel our scheduled summer camps for sports and the arts. We will be issuing refunds in the next few weeks. Thanks to all for your patience.
Bishop Brennan Letter on Reopening Churches

Bishop Brennan has released a letter regarding the opening of churches in the Diocese of Columbus.
Click on the button below to read his letter.
Spring Scholar Athlete Awards

Congratulations to the following seniors who earned the top GPA in their sports.

Baseball: Noah Truax
Boys Lax: Max Ritchey
Girls Lax: Abigail Giesler
Softball: Moira O'Reilly
Boys Track: Zach Kubatko
Girls Track: Bridget Dougherty
Worth Repeating
End of School Year

We have decided to forgo the traditional 90-minute, cumulative final semester exam format for this year. Instead, teachers have the choice whether or not to have an abbreviated end-of-year assessment (again, not a full exhaustive exam). We are also going to follow the same schedule that we use for quarterfinals so that students are not overwhelmed with more than two tests in one day.

Grades 9-11
The last day of instruction for underclassmen will be  Friday, May 22 .
Test Calendar for underclassmen:
Wednesday, May 20: Science and World Language
Thursday, May 21: Math and Non-core A ( Music, Health, PE, Ind. Art, Social Studies Electives)
Friday, May 22: Non-core B ( Business, Art, Computer Science, English Electives)
We plan to leave the week of May 26-29 for locker clean out procedures and textbook turn in (more guidelines and logistics will be forthcoming). 
Cheer Tryouts Postponed

Cheerleading tryouts for the 2020-21 school year have been postponed. Watch for more information at a later date.
Keep Pandemic Prayers Going

Each school day morning we post our traditional prayer for that day on our social media accounts. In the evening we post about a patron saint, asking for intercession for us during this time. These prayers can also be found on a special page on our website, along with other faith-related resources and pandemic communication and links.
Tuition for 2020-21  

Participating Member of a Parish
1st student - $10,175 
2nd student - $9,975
3rd student and on - Free

Non-Participating
1st student - $11,665 
2nd student - $ 11,465 
3rd student and on - Free

Additional Fees
Building Facility Fee: $200.00
Technology Fee: $100.00

Your parish determines whether or not you are a participating member. If you have changed your parish, please email Traci Byas, tbyas2 @cdeducation.org .  
 BWHS Family Businesses Open Now
 
On our website you will find a list of businesses owned by Bishop Watterson alumni and families which are operating during the COVID-19 shelter-at-home order. If you have a business to list, please contact Alumni Director Scott Manahan, smanahan@cdeducation.org.
Senior Graduation Banners

The BWHS Band Boosters will be selling graduation banners again this year through Instant Signs, which is owned by Rob Rosati, a parent of two BWHS alumni.

 Uniform Sale

School Closet/School Days will have summer sales.
August 17: Freshman Orientation 
August 20: First Day of School
September 7: No School/Labor Day
November 25-29: Thanksgiving Break
December 14-18: Semester Exam week
December 19-January 3: Christmas Break
January 18: No School/Martin Luther King Jr. Day
February 15: No School/Presidents’ Day
March 15: No School
April 1-11: Easter Break
May 20: Baccalaureate
May 22: Graduation
May 24-27: Grades 9-11 Finals
May 27: Last Day of School
Calamity make-up days if needed: 2/5, 3/15, 5/28, 6/1
Support Bishop Watterson When You Shop
Support Bishop Watterson when you order from Amazon!
We are participating in the Amazon Smiles program and will
receive a percentage back when you shop at the link below.
Bishop Watterson participates in the Kroger Community Rewards program.
To sign up, go to kroger.com, log into your account and under Savings & Rewards click Kroger Community Rewards. Search for Bishop Watterson. Our number is VG154.
Bishop Watterson participates in the Giant Eagle Apples for the Students program. Each time your Giant Eagle Advantage Card is scanned, your purchase earns funds for Bishop Watterson for educational needs. Register your Giant Eagle Advantage Card at the link below, entering school ID 4654.