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Parents,

We continue to miss seeing the students every day and are making plans for the conclusion of the 2019-20 school year during this remote learning period. At this point, final decisions on numerous things such as graduation, book return and locker clean out, among others, will hinge on decisions by Governor DeWine regarding social distancing and the re-opening of the state.

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we work through this time. We continue to pray for the well-being of every Bishop Watterson family and for the leaders guiding our state and nation through this pandemic.

Deacon Chris Campbell
Principal
Deacon Campbell's latest message
to our students.
Athletics
 
Ten Bishop Watterson seniors signed to play college sports on April 15, 2020.
Nathan Brown , football, Otterbein University, Immaculate Conception School and Parish
Megan Eberts , soccer, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Immaculate Conception School and Parish
Amy Emswiler , softball, Wilmington College, St. Timothy School and Parish
Jonah Fortkamp , football, Ohio University, Our Lady of Peace School and Parish
Natalie Garrett , track & field, Ohio Northern University, Immaculate Conception School and Parish
Max Graham , lacrosse, Otterbein University, Ridgeview Middle School
Mason Graney , football, Ashland University, Our Lady of Peace
School and Parish
Moira O’Reilly , softball, Babson College, Immaculate Conception School and Parish
Noah Truax , baseball, Ohio Northern University, St. Mary Delaware School and Parish
Ben Wilson , lacrosse, Ohio Northern University, St. Brigid School and Parish

“Although individual players are frequently recognized for good sportsmanship, ALL of my teammates at Watterson have displayed this kind of behavior. I don’t doubt that this originates from our Catholic education at Watterson, where we learn how to fundamentally respect everyone – including our opponents. Furthermore, the Bishop Watterson community has taught me not only how to be passionate about athletics but also how to be passionate about service. For this reason, I am tremendously excited to play soccer at MIT, where the community is just as dedicated to serving others and serving the world.” --Megan Eberts
 
“From the very first moment I walked into the locker room, I will never forget seeing the quote from St. Augustine prominently posted up on the wall, ‘Work as if everything depends on you, pray as if everything depends on God.” I see this quote almost every day and it instilled in me a sense of fearlessness and a passionate desire to do everything in my power to make a difference. It reminds me that the ultimate work is God’s own.” --Noah Truax
Liam Lenzotti Earns Eagle Scout

Congratulations to senior Liam Lenzotti for earning the rank of Eagle Scout! Liam did his Eagle Scout project at Trinity United Methodist, reorganizing the choir library for Ryan Jenkins and creating a digital catalog. He was the first in his troop to have a “virtual” board of review instead of the normal celebration. 
Grace Ortega Chosen for Ballet Met Program

Congratulations to sophomore Grace Ortega, who has been accepted to BalletMet’s 2020-21 Year-Round Trainee Program and 2020 Five-Week Summer Intensive Program. Grace, who has been dancing since 2009, has performed in seven BalletMet productions since 2016, including four productions of The Nutcracker. In addition, she has been inducted into the National Honor Society for Dance Arts for demonstrating outstanding artistic merit, leadership and academic achievement in the field of dance.
Guidance News

Distance Learning Tips
Mrs. Frantz has prepared a document to help Bishop Watterson families navigate remote learning. It includes helpful information on expectations, establishing routines, resources, distractions and many other topics.
Check-In Form for Students
The counselors have created a google form for students to request assistance. All students received a link to it in their BWHS email and it is also available in the Counselor Unified Classroom page.
Seniors: Scholarship Letters Due May 4
Please email a copy of your scholarship award letters by May 4 to your counselor from all colleges you applied to (not just the one you are attending). We will accept a copy of the award letter you received in the mail or a screenshot of your online portal showing the scholarship name and amount.
Online Stats

Activity on our bwhs.org email accounts for students and staff for April 13-19.
We sent an email to students yesterday regarding grading of assignments and assessments as well as taking advantage of teacher office hours.
Tuition for 2020-21  

Families that applied for tuition assistance through the Columbus Diocese
will be receiving their award letters via email the week of May 4. Additional scholarship and financial aid awards from Bishop Watterson will be sent
in the mail.

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 .  
Parking for 2020-21  

Primary registration for the 2020-21 parking lottery will be held digitally via Google form May 5-7. Only rising juniors and seniors are eligible for a Bishop Watterson parking lot spot. Only carpools with three or more students may be registered during this window.

Instructions for carpools of fewer than three students will be issued after the initial registration window. Please note any primary driver must have a valid license by October 31, 2020 to be considered for a spot. 

Instructions and necessary forms will be published on the BWHS website on the afternoon of Friday, April 24. 
Worth Repeating
Special Topics
Mr. Schwieterman on fourth quarter academic considerations.
Mrs. Pore on AP courses.
Mr. Schwieterman on
state testing.
Keep Pandemic Prayers Going

Each school day morning we post our traditional prayer for that day on our social media accounts. These can also be found on a special page on our website, along with patron saints to ask to intercede for us during this time, and other faith-related resources.
 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.
Junior Zoom Meeting with College Admissions Counselors April 28
In an effort to help ease our junior students' and families' concerns, the counseling department put together a panel of college admission representatives to answer questions about the COVID-19 pandemic's impact on the college admissions process. The panel will also answer any other questions you may have about college admissions.
SIGN UP at the link in the email sent to junior students and parents on Monday, April 13.

Panel guests include:
Thomas Giles - The Ohio State University
Rae Ann DiBaggio - Case Western Reserve University
Tyler Bradshaw - Miami University
Jacob Westover- University of Kentucky
Theresa Popelar - University of Dayton
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.

Theatre Camp Save the Date

Bishop Watterson will host a Summer Theatre Camp August 10-14 from 9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Registration information will be coming soon!
Summer Activities
 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.