Spring Break: March 21-29
Easter Break: April 9-13
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Class of 2024

Welcome! The Watterson Wednesday News is our weekly communication with parents. We hope you will find this newsletter helpful as you prepare for the 2020-21 school year! 
40 Days for Life Begins Today

40 Days for Life begins on Ash Wednesday, February 26 and ends on Palm Sunday, April 5. We will be praying in front of Planned Parenthood, located at 3255 E. Main St., on Sunday, March 8 and Sunday, March 29 from 1:00-2:00 p.m. on both days. The clinic is closed on Sundays. Parking is available on the side street just east of the center.
           Please join us for a peaceful, prayerful and meaningful experience! Even if it's for 15 minutes, come out and show your support for the most vulnerable members of the human family: the unborn. Bring a friend and bring a rosary. 
Fill Up the Truck Starts March 6

March 6: Team Spring/Summer vs.
Team Fall/Winter
Fill Up the Truck is BACK! Fill Up the Truck is our friendly competitive food drive to see which team can raise the most food and toiletry items for local Catholic Charities. This year we will be supporting St. Stephen's Community House (March 6) and St. Francis Outreach (April 4). Both agencies have asked for a big push of toiletry items, pasta, cereal and peanut butter. Any monetary donations will be collected for the Bottom's Up Diaper Drive and the MoMM Foundation. We thank you in advance for your support of these student-driven collections!   
ACT-SAT-PSAT Prep
 
ACT 5 hour course
Monday, March 16: English/Reading/Essay, 3:10-5:15 p.m.
Tuesday, March 17: Math/Science, 3:10-5:15 p.m.
Monday, March 30: Timed testing/Overview, 3:10-4:15 p.m.
ACT Turbo
March 31: 3:10 - 5:15 p.m.
 
SAT Turbo
April 28: 3:10 - 5:15 p.m. 

Check our website ( Student Life-Forms & Flyers ) for registration forms and the complete list of upcoming classes.
Athletics
Attention Senior Athletes
If you would like to be considered for any end-of-year Scholar Athlete Scholarships and meet the requirements listed below, contact Ms. Byas for a form by Friday, March 6.
  • Must be a graduating senior, class of 2020
  • Have a minimum GPA of 3.25 or higher
  • Have taken either the ACT or SAT tests
  • Have received a minimum of 3 varsity letters in the same sport or 4 varsity letters combined of any two or more sports.
  • You are not receiving any athletic scholarships (full or partial) to a NCAA Division I or II institution
  •  You are not an appointee to a military academy
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Track Meeting
We will hold a parent and athlete informational meeting February 27 at 7:00 p.m. in the cafeteria for anyone interested in running outdoor track. We expect a parent to attend with each athlete.
Swim Team at States
Congratulations to Mia Brown, Lucia Cherok, Olivia Oyster, Teagan Price, Grace Rider and Michael Vondran for qualifying and competing in the OHSAA State Swimming & Diving Championships held in Canton, Ohio. The girls 200 medley relay team took 9 th  place with the 400 free relay team placing 11 th . Top individual swims include Mia Brown placing 12 th  in 50 the free, Olivia Oyster placing 4 th  in the 50 free and 7 th  in the 100 free, and Grace Rider placing 12 th  in the 100 breast. Overall, the Bishop Watterson girls team finished 11 th  out of all Division I high schools in Ohio. Great job, Eagles, for your success and achievements! 
Spirit Wear Pop-Up Sale
When: Friday, February 28 from 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. and Saturday, February 29 from 9:00 a.m. to noon.
Where: The Sullivan Company Office 130 Graphic Way, Westerville. They have hats, hoodies, jackets, quarter zips, tees, and even a few bags. Most have BWHS logos on them. Check or credit card accepted.  
Blue Dress Down Day

Friday March 6
$3 Donation to Paso a Paso Club
Did you know in Guatemala attending school is mandatory only through the 6th grade? At this age, many children have no choice but to start working in order to help support their families. They often end up working in dangerous conditions for little money. Last year Paso a Paso Club raised $2500 to fund one year of private education for a Guatemalan student, and our goal is to raise that same amount again. This includes the cost of tuition, but also helps to support the child's family so they are not missing out on the income he or she could be earning through work.
Students who would like to support the Paso a Paso Club’s effort can bring $3 donation to homeroom on Wednesday March 4. Then on Friday, March 6 they can wear blue (the main color of Guatemala’s flag) to support continuing education and a brighter future for the youth of Guatemala!
Choir Notes

Songs of Our Journey
All are welcome to join the BWHS Concert Choir and Mixed Choir on Tuesday, March 10 for a concert sharing songs of our journey through life. The concert will begin at 7:00 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church. This is a FREE event. We will be hosting composer Matthew Emery as the Concert Choir will perform the world premiere of his new composition,  The Road I Trod . Both choirs will also be performing the American premiere of another composition by Mr. Emery.
“I am really looking forward to coming to Bishop Watterson High School to work with the choir on a brand new piece,” said Mr. Emery. “It will be an honor to meet and engage with the musicians as we bring the new piece to life!”
Mothers' Club Corner
Registration Open
Mothers' Club Luncheon and Style Show
 Saturday, March 14
Villa Milano

Volunteer and donation opportunities: 
  • Donations of peanut butter, powdered sugar, and butter. (Can be dropped off at the school office until March 4)
  • Buckeye making on March 7 and 8 in the school cafeteria from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  • Purse donations are still needed.

Click here to sign up, then click on the Shutterfly Site button.
Password: wattymoms
Scrip Order Deadline is Sunday, March 1

Earn tuition credit when you purchase gift cards through the Scrip program!
To check out the current bonuses  click here.

The next order deadline is Sunday, March 1. NOTE: For those new to the program, you must register for PrestoPay at least two days before placing your order.  
Participants are emailed when cards are available for pickup in the school's main office.
For instructions and a list of future order deadlines, click here  .

For more information, contact Scrip Coordinator Wendy McPherson at  wmcpherson@ecole-maison.com .
Band Notes

Sub Sale: Orders due Friday
These delicious submarine sandwiches, made by the band students, with ham, salami, pepperoni and provolone cheese, all on a freshly baked 9" Auddino's buns. They are only $5. Double meat subs are available for $6.50 The students will deliver them to you on March 14. They make an easy emergency lunch or dinner because they freeze well. Also, if you want to help but can't eat a sub, consider donating one or more to the Holy Family Soup Kitchen. We have been able to donate more than 400 subs each time we have a sale. Orders are due this Friday, February 28. Questions: Kristi Houser at  sciencerd@gmail.com . Thank you for your support!
Annual Eagle Fund

The Bishop Watterson Annual Eagle Fund helps families in need of financial assistance to pay tuition. Please prayerfully consider a gift. We would love to have every family contribute a gift of any size. Together we can all make a difference. You can give by mailing a check to the school or by clicking below.
Eagle Gala 2020

You're Invited!
Gather your friends and purchase tickets to the Eagle Gala on Sunday, April 19 at The Exchange at Bridge Park. Enjoy an evening of fun featuring dinner, raffle, auctions, and more. All proceeds benefit tuition assistance and the Dominican Program.  

Dress Down Deal for March 12-13
Have you purchased the Eagle Gala Dress “Down Day Deal” yet? The $25 donation goes towards Classroom Gift Baskets for the silent auction. As a thank you, participating students will receive two dress down days on March 12 and 13 and be entered into a raffle for a chance to receive a set of Apple Airpods. Please click the link below to contribute online or bring cash to your homeroom rep. All proceeds benefit tuition assistance and the Dominican Program.
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Guidance News
Trip to Spain Signups Open

Here is your chance to see Madrid (the capital city), Toledo (the medieval city), and Barcelona (the jewel of the country). Sra. Geers is offering a trip to Spain June 7-14, 2021. Sign up by February 20 for early registration pricing See Sra. Geers for trip information packets or email her at  mrs.geers@bwhs.org  with questions. The trip site is:  www.educationaltravel.com/Geers-.2021 .
Diocesan Catholic Youth Conference

The Diocesan Catholic Youth Conference (DCYC) is the official Catholic conference of the Diocese of Columbus for grades
9-12 on March 8. All high school-aged youth are welcome to participate in this event which includes keynote speakers, workshops, praise and worship, skits, service, prayer, small group time, lunch and Sunday Mass. BWHS will be taking a group but students are also welcome to participate with their parishes. See Mrs. Simmonds for more information, mrs.simmonds@bwhs.org.
Senior Scholarship Letters

Please turn in a copy of all scholarship award letters to the guidance office, even for colleges you will not be attending , so that the information can be listed in the graduation program, graduation slides, and compiled for the class statistics.
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
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Science Trip to Bahamas

Students interested in marine biology, aquatic habitats, oceanic life, and more should plan to attend an informational meeting with parents on March 5 at 6:30 p.m. Mrs. Gruver and Mr. Schwieterman will lead this science-based trip in the summer of 2021 to the Forfar Field Station in Andros, Bahamas.  A representative from the Forfar Institute will be on hand and we will have information on finances, itinerary, etc.
Face Forward Service Awards

For the 8th consecutive year, the Office of Vocations and Face Forward are offering two $500 Service Awards. Two students attending schools in the Diocese of Columbus in grades 8-12 will be awarded $500 each for their outstanding service activities within their community and parish. The deadline is March 20. Click here to apply.
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.