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Message from Deacon Campbell

Deacon reminds us that the Serenity Prayer can be very helpful during
this time.
Parking for 2020-21  

NOTE: When completing the parking form, if you have incoming freshmen in your carpool you will not be required to enter their ID#.
The parking registration window is now open for students with two (2) or more members in their carpool. We do anticipate a waitlist with this next round, so please note that a spot is not guaranteed. Please use the form sent to the student email via BWHS Parking. Please remember to fill out the parking form using ONLY your BWHS email.
Parking window will close May 14 at midnight! 
Cheer Tryouts Postponed

Cheerleading tryouts for the 2020-21 school year have been postponed. Watch for more information at a later date.
Eagle Gala DAYS OF GIVING

THANK YOU for making The Eagle Gala and the Days of Giving a huge success. Our total raised was $88,670 . This money goes towards tuition assistance and our Dominican Program. While we were not able to have this fundraiser in person, thank you to everyone who supported by contributing to the dress down day deal, sponsorships, ticket purchases, and donations. We are extremely thankful for everyone’s generosity.
Guidance News

Our counselors will be holding a Wellness Session for freshmen, sophomores and juniors on Wednesday, May 13 at 12:30 p.m. Students should fill out the google form at the button to sign up to attend the session.
The PowerPoint from the Senior Wellness Session has now been posted on our website. Click on the button or go to Guidance News.
Google Stats

It was another busy week of online learning for our Eagles!
Luncheon and Style Show Cancelled

D ue to the unknown time frame for the ban on mass gatherings to be lifted, it is with great sadness that we announce that our Mothers’ Club Luncheon and Style Show is now cancelled. We are disappointed for everyone, especially for our graduating seniors and parents who have looked forward to this event for years as it is a much-anticipated and heartwarming gathering enjoyed by so many. The proceeds earned each year are the primary funding that enables Mothers’ Club to provide events, services and support to the students and staff of Bishop Watterson High School.

An email has been sent to everyone who registered, offering a refund or donation opportunity.   
 
We are so incredibly grateful for your support of Bishop Watterson High School and the BWHS Mothers’ Club events!

Wishing you peace and good health during this challenging time. 
Scrip Program Continues During Closure

Our Scrip program is continuing through the school closure, with our dedicated volunteers delivering 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.

The 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. 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 .
Dance Team Tryouts End May 17
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.

Seniors
The last day of instruction for seniors will be  Friday, May 15 . If a senior has an A in the course (both full-year and semester classes) they would normally be exempted from the final exam. We are going to extend this privilege to them for any assessment teachers might be planning to give that last week.  
 
Test Calendar for seniors who do not have an A in the course (subjects modified due to AP test schedule during this week) updated May 6:
Wednesday, May 13: Science and World Language
Thursday, May 14: Math and ( Music, Health, PE, Ind. Art, Social Studies Electives)
Friday, May 15: Non-core B ( Business, Art, Computer Science, English Electives)
Grades 9-11
The last day of instruction for underclassmen will be  Friday, May 22 .
Test Calendar for underclassmen:
Monday, May 18: Theology 
Tuesday, May 19: English and Social Studies
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). 
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.