Weekly Parent Newsletter
August 14, 2019
Upcoming Schedule
Wednesday, August 14  
6:00 p.m. - Back-to-School Night 
Check-in and pick up your student's schedule between 6:00 and 6:25 p.m. Classroom visits between at 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, August 15
9:40 a.m. - All-School Mass

Friday, August 16
In order to promote school spirit or celebrate events during the school year, Fridays are designated as spirit days on which students may wear any Bishop Chatard shirt and uniform pants or shorts.  
Dismissal at 2:11 p.m.

Monday, August 19
Arrival at 8:55 a.m.
6:30 - 7:30 p.m. - Senior Parent Meeting
An important message from Principal Joe Hansen
For the past two days, Bishop Chatard’s concession stand has been vandalized with offensive graffiti. Both acts of vandalism have resonated with our students, but today’s graffiti was especially hurtful due to its insensitivity.

Please know that Bishop Chatard takes this issue very seriously, understands the hurt it causes to our students, and is removing the offending graffiti. We have determined that these acts occurred during the night when no student activities were happening on campus, and we are working diligently to identify those who committed this crime and prevent it from reoccurring in the future.

If you have concerns or information that may assist us in our investigation, please contact Principal Joe Hansen at  jhansen@bishopchtard.org or 317-251-1451, ext. 1900.
News & Events
Music Department's NYC Trip: Kickoff Meeting
The BCHS Music Department will be hosting the NYC Kickoff Meeting for the spring trip to New York City on Monday, Aug. 19 . The meeting will be held at 7:30 p.m. in the Band Room, 115 (following the Senior Parent Meeting!). A representative from Music Travel Consultants will be on hand to discuss the itinerary, trip sign-up, details and logistics of the trip, cost and payment options, and more. Any student-musician interested in the trip to NYC should attend the meeting with a parent or guardian. Questions? Contact Mark Duray at mduray@bishopchatard.org.
Fall Play Casting Call
The Bishop Chatard Theatre Department has announced that its Fall Play will be "The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)." Auditions for the Fall Play will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 20, at 3:30 p.m. in the Kyle Guyton Theatre. All BCHS students are invited to audition!

An Audition Prep Session is being held after school today (Aug. 14) from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the Kyle Guyton Theatre. This is an opportunity to hear from the directors and ask questions about the play before auditions. If you have questions about the prep session or the auditions, contact Mr. Cockrum at tcockrum@BishopChatard.org.
Student Directory
BCHS is using DirectorySpot again for this year’s Student Directory. Parents may access this directory through an iPhone, Android, iPad, iPod Touch, or directoryspot.net. If you do not want your student's information in the directory, please fill out this form by Monday Sept. 2. Click here for further information!
Student Service Hour Opportunities:

BCHS Home Football Game Concession Stand
Students can earn 2 or 4 service hours working in the BCHS concession stand during home game nights. The first home game and service opportunity is on Friday, Aug. 23. Students have the option to work the entire evening, from 6:30 p.m. until end of game to earn 4 service hours, or earn 2 service hours by working one of two shifts: 6:30 p.m. through halftime OR halftime until the end of the game. A portion of the proceeds for the evening goes to support BCHS trips to El Salvador. Please contact Deacon Rick at  rwagner@bishopchatard.org  if interested. 
Cathedral Soup Kitchen: Service Opportunity
Help is needed at the Cathedral Soup Kitchen on Saturday, Aug. 17, from 8 a.m.- 2 p.m. to make and serve lunch. Students are to meet at BCHS at 8 a.m. to take the bus to and from the soup kitchen. This event will help students get a jump start on service hours and it also counts towards the Outreach requirement for upperclassmen service hours. Please see or email Julia Hasbrook at jhasbrook@bishopchatard.org for more details.
Study Tables are Now Open
Study  Tables provide a quiet work environment for students before and after school. All students are welcome! Study tables are open Monday morning starting at 7:30 a.m. in the Academic Resource Center and Monday through Thursday u ntil 4:30 p.m. in room 212. Please email Catherine Welch at cwelch@bishopchatard.org with questions.
Freshman Grandparent Mass & Reception is Aug. 22
Bishop Chatard invites all grandparents of freshmen students to join us on Thursday, Aug. 22, for a special Mass and reception. Check-in begins at 8:15 a.m, and the Mass begins at 9 a.m, with the reception immediately following. Parents are asked to RSVP for grandparents. Click here for parking information, other details and to RSVP.

Attention Freshman Parents: Freshman Day of Reflection Information
Freshmen Day of Reflection will be held on Thursday, Aug. 22 , immediately following the Freshman Grandparent Mass. On that day, freshmen students are asked to meet promptly at 7:50 a.m. in the cafeteria. Students should come dressed in their school uniform but are welcome to change into BCHS spiritwear shirts and casual shorts/pants following the Freshmen Grandparents Mass & Reception. The day will be full of faith, friends, and fun! Lunch will be provided. Please contact Cathy Dolan at  cdolan@bishopchatard.org concerning any dietary restrictions. The day will conclude at the regular school dismissal time.
Save the Date: Jr. Trojan girls basketball tryouts
Tryouts are being held at Bishop Chatard on Sunday Sept. 29, for the girls Jr. Trojans winter league. This league is for girls in grades 5 - 8. Cost for the season is $150 per player. Schedules will be provided after the game schedule is set, and games will be held at various locations throughout the season.

Grades 7 and 8 will try out from 1 - 2 p.m. and grades 5 and 6 will try out from 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. Grades 5 - 8 will be a true tryout with at least one team per grade level. A sign-up form for g rades 3 and 4 will be sent out at a later time. Please email Coach Katie Fisher at kfisher@bishopchatard.org with any questions. Go Jr. Trojans!
Sign up today for Senior Portraits!
Attention parents of seniors: The sign-up form to select a time for your student's senior yearbook portrait is open. Every senior needs to sign up to have a picture taken. More details can be found on the Bishop Chatard website  Senior Page . Any questions, contact publications adviser Mrs. Tracy Luke at  tluke@bishopchatard.org. Click here to make your appointment!
Job Opportunities
BCHS is currently accepting applications for a variety of job opportunities including, Coordinator of Special Events and Alumni Relations, cafeteria positions, a speech team assistant and several coaching positions. Learn more about each of these positions and how to apply here!
Meal Programs at BCHS
Breakfast and lunch are available for purchase by students at BCHS! View menus and read about payment options and an app offered through My Mealtime.
Annual Fund Dinner & Achievement Awards
Bishop Chatard friends and alumni are invited to celebrate and support BCHS at our Annual Fund Dinner. The 2019-2020 Annual Fund Dinner will be held on  Wednesday, Aug. 28 . Check-in and appetizers begin at 5:30 p.m. The program begins at 7 p.m. Featured at this dinner is recognition of this year's Achievement Award honorees.  RSVP here.
Join us for the Yacht Rocks Party!
September 7
If you enjoyed last year's Chatard-A-Bration and want more Yacht Rock, or if you missed the evening and would like a second chance to  Come Sail Away , you are in luck! Purchase your tickets and  Escape  to Yacht Rocks! at the home of Bryon & Christine Konvolinka (4900 Buttonwood Crescent, Indianapolis) on Saturday, Sept. 7, beginning at 7 p.m. Tickets are limited, so  Ride Captain Ride  and purchase your tickets today! Tickets are $50 per person, and food, libations and fun are included! Purchase your tickets  here!
2019 Golf Outing!
October 4
The BCHS golf outing will take place at Highland Country Club, and many ways to support this annual event are still available! If you’d like to support the outing by becoming a sponsor, contact Margaret Ruffing at  mruffing@bishopchatard.org or phone 317-251-1451, Ext. 2242. Make your reservation to play and view additional details for the 2019 Golf Outing  here .
2019 National Catholic Youth Conference
Join 25,000 teens from around the country for an exciting, three-day experience of prayer, community, and empowerment for Catholic youth, grades 9-12. The schedule includes general sessions, workshops, and opportunities for reconciliation, daily liturgy, and special activities such as concerts, a dance and comedy club. Those interested in attending the conference should contact Kyle Murphy at kmurphy@ihmindy.org. For further information on the event, please click here.