Weekly Update
January 22, 2020   
From the President's Office

Dear BBHS Families,
Next week we will celebrate Catholic Schools Week by each day honoring a different group within our community that contributes to making Bishop Blanchet such a remarkable school. On Friday, January 3 1, we will honor parents and guardians  in the Norcliffe Student Commons from 8:15-9:30 a.m. 

On behalf of all of our faculty and staff, I invite you to join me and Principal Sam Procopio for coffee and conversation at the Brave Cafe.  Stop in for a few minutes, or stay and join our students for an all -school mass celebrating Catholic Schools Week starting at 9:35 a.m. in the Ernie Rose Gymnasium. We are deeply grateful for the opportunity to serve you and your family as we celebrate the gift of a Catholic education.


Tony DeSapio

Athletic Department

Congratulations to John O'Leary, Head Varsity Boys Cross Country Coach, and Tom Albes, Varsity Boys Assistant Cross Country Coach, who were recognized last Friday as the 3A Cross Country Coaches of the Year. Coach O'Leary and Coach Albes guided the varsity boys team to a Metro Championship, a District Championship and a 2nd place finish at the WIAA State Cross Country Championships. Thank you Coaches!

From the Athletic Handbook:  " The student/athlete cannot be failing more than one class and must have a 2.0 GPA to be eligible for interscholastic competition. This standard must be met at both the end of each semester as well as at the midpoint of the semester.  If the student/athlete fails to meet the Athletic Eligibility Standards at the end of the first semester, the student/athlete will be ineligible to participate in any athletic contests for a period of five weeks. The student/athlete may practice with his/her team during this period of ineligibility. If after five weeks the student/athlete has met the standards, the student/athlete regains full athletic eligibility."

The next Spirit Bag order deadline is Friday, February 7, 2020. Please click here for the order form. 

Registration for spring sports will begin on Monday, February 3 through FamilyID. Please stay tuned for more details and check our website and calendar for tryout information as we get closer to that date. Sports that are offered in the spring are: Baseball, Softball, Boys Lacrosse, Girls Lacrosse, Boys Soccer, Tennis and Track. 

We would like to offer a sincere thank you to everyone who contributed and attended the 2020 Surf Turf. Special thanks to the Booster Board, Development Office and Facilities Staff for all of their work in making this event so successful. 

This Friday,  January 24 , the Braves will be taking on O'Dea and Holy Names in a Quad night at home.
We expect attendance to reach our capacity and we may have to turn people away, so please arrive early to ensure your entrance. Parking will be limited on campus. Please park carefully and respectfully in our neighborhood.

4:00 p.m. - JV Girls
5:30 p.m. - JV Boys
7:00 p.m. - Varsity Girls
8:30 p.m. - Varsity Boys
*In order to manage the crowds, t here will be no in/out privileges for these games.

Brave Venture Auction

Deadline extended to February 1, y ou can fulfill your commitment in the following ways:
  • Make a monetary donation of $350 or apply your monetary donation to an amazing package created just for our auction. Please click  here to make a cash donation.
  • Donate an auction item(s) with a value of $350 or greater. Complete an online procurement form  here, which will be electronically sent to the Development Office. 
  • Shop our  Amazon Gift Registry and your purchase will be sent directly to BBHS in your name.
Gentlemen, grab your fedoras and skinny ties. Ladies, dust off your pearls and party dresses. Come enjoy an evening at the Brave Piano Lounge followed by dinner and auction. Tables can seat 8 and 10 guests. Please r egister for the auction here

$100/ticket - Only 100 tickets will be sold - Need not be present to win!  If you cannot attend auction, please click  here  to enter your contact information and a BBHS representative will contact you for payment.

Help underwrite the expense of the auction by becoming a sponsor. There are a variety of sponsorship levels, many which would fulfill your procurement obligation. Learn more about sponsorship levels and/or become a Sponsor  here.

We are in need of desserts for the Dessert Dash the night of the auction. If you have not met your procurement obligation, this is a great way to contribute. Please consider baking or purchasing desserts. Click here to sign up.

This custom glassybaby  was specially designed for our Brave Venture Auction. Each one is unique! "Be Kind" is yellow with green swirls. They make wonderful graduation and teacher gifts. You can purchase one for $100 in our main office.

From the Activities Office

Winter Ball is on Saturday, January 25 , at the Nile Country Club in Shoreline. Dress for this dance is semi-formal. Please review the BBHS handbook  to ensure your student's attire meets the Bishop Blanchet dress code for dances. Tickets are $20 per person. Students can buy tickets during lunch in the Norcliffe Student Commons and before/after school from Frau Willoughby in room 223. Guest pass requests for non-BBHS students are available online and in the Counseling and Activities Offices. Completed forms must be received prior to purchasing guest tickets. Parent assistance is needed for this dance. Please sign up here to volunteer.

Teens In Public Service (TIPS) is now accepting teen intern applications for their 2020 summer internship program. TIPS hires teens, ages 15-19, and provides them with paid summer internships working at a selection of nonprofit organizations in the Greater Seattle area, supporting community based initiatives and participating in leadership trainings, service activities and public speaking events. The application is available online here. Applications are due by February 28 . For more information, please refer to their Program For requirements and internship FAQ  here .
Cutler Delestine '20 just earned his Eagle Scout rank with Troop #186. Only 4% of Scouts nationally achieve Eagle Scout, which is the highest achievement in Boy Scouts of America. Congratulations Cutler!

From the Performing Arts Department

Congratulations to the Advanced Acting and Advanced Theatre Production Classes on an incredibly successful One-Act Festival. Despite losing two days of technical rehearsals to snow - directors, cast and crew delivered two excellently produced evenings of shows. Bravo, Braves!

The Addams Family is coming - and it is going to be great! Please mark your calendars for    
May 1-3 at the Moore Theatre.  

From the Office of Diversity and International Student Services

There are still a few tickets left! Don't miss the chance to see Just Mercy , based on the book by Bryan Stevenson. The private movie screening is hosted by the Multicultural Affairs Committee (MAC) and will be on Monday,  January 27 at the AMC Oaktree Theater.  $10 pre-sale tickets are available by clicking here. Join us for a night of community and connection (and popcorn and prizes)! Check out the movie trailer here. Students, parents and ALL members of the BBHS community are welcome!


The Bishop Blanchet International Program is in need of host families for the 2020-21 school year. If you are interested in a cultural experience, are excited to welcome a high school student into your home, can provide a private bedroom and quiet study space for your host student to study, this could be for you! A generous monthly stipend is provided. (The 2019-2020 stipend is $1075 per month.) Current international students are from China, Chile, Italy and Vietnam. 

Host families do not need to have a student at BBHS - so please pass this information on to anyone you believe would make a good host. Please click here for more information or contact Janah Valenzuela at jvalenzuela@bishopblanchet.org or 206-527-7718.

Class of 2020

Attention Class of 2020 parents! L ocated in the section of the yearbook reserved for the senior class, Senior Tributes give parents a chance to honor their child's accomplishments over the last 18 years.
The yearbook still has 11 pages available for senior tributes, but time is running out to get your spot. Please click here for information on how to place your order. The final deadline is February 21, 2020. 

From the Counseling Center
Senior parents, per our policy, BBHS will submit Common Application Mid-Year Reports and 7th Semester Transcripts to all schools that received an initial transcript, unless the student expressly declines this service prior to the end of the first semester of their senior year. 7th Semester Transcripts will also be added to the NCAA portal for those students who have registered. These will be submitted in early February, once the first semester grades are finalized.

Some of our seniors are already receiving admission decision letters from colleges. As your senior receives scholarship offers, please send a copy of the scholarship letter to Ms. Moehring in the Counseling Center so we can recognize your senior's achievement in the end of the year programming.

There are several different organizations that offer test prep for both the SAT and ACT. Here are a few:
  • Mazor Test Prep sessions are beginning soon. Please see their website for information on classes and tutoring for upcoming SAT and ACT administrations. BBHS students receive a $100 discount!
  • Test prep sessions are also offered through the University of Washington Women's Center. Please click here for more information.   
  • ACT Academy provides students with personalized study plans to help them prepare for the ACT.
The Summer Leadership and Character Development Academy (SLCDA) is a week-long immersive experience for sophomores and juniors at the Marine Corps Base in Quantico, VA. While exposing students to a diverse range of peers and Marine Corps leaders, the academy challenges them to step outside their comfort zone and strengthens their confidence and leadership skills. This year's academy runs June 15-20. Applications close January 31, 2020. Please apply here.

Colleges and universities offer a variety of summer programs for high school students at all grade levels. Students can stop by the Counseling Center to find out more about these fun enrichment opportunities. They can also check out the Job Board in the Norcliffe Student Commons and the Service Opportunities listings outside of Campus Ministry.

Volunteers Needed

Parent/guardian help is needed to make Winter Ball run smoothly. Please click here for more information and to sign up. Thank you!

Valentine's Day is coming soon and so is our next BBHS Faculty and Staff Appreciation Luncheon on February 4! Let's celebrate our faculty and staff sweethearts by letting them know how much we adore them. Please sign up 
to join our Sophomore Class hosts in providing a Taco Bar Fiesta for their February 4 luncheon. Thank you!

Job Openings

Please  visit our  website to view open positions and for details on how to apply.

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