Weekly Update
February 19, 2020   
Brave Venture Auction

Come enjoy an evening with the Brave community, Saturday, March 14. Please register
here .
Tables seat 8 or 10 guests.

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

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

At this time, we can only accept cash

We need your help! Please consider volunteering the week of the auction and/or the night of the event.  Sign up here. Thank you!
From the Athletic Department

Congratulations to the Boys Swim Team for finishing 11th at the District Championship and qualifying swimmers for the State Meet this Friday. The following swimmers will be competing this weekend at the King Country Aquatic Center:

Ben Culala '21 - 100 breaststroke 
Chris Sellers '23 - diving 
Owen Heffernan '20, Max Gillespie '20, Ben Culala '21, Michael Martin '21 - 200 Medley Relay
Michael Martin '21, Max Gillespie '20 Owen Heffernan '20, Evan Martin '21 -   200 Free Relay
Michael Martin '21, Max, Gillespie '20, Owen Heffernan '20, Evan Martin '21 - 400 Free Relay
Will Gillespie '22, Jake Langley '21,  Sly Marona '23 - Alternates
Go Braves!

Congratulations to Emmanuel Sanchez '21 who qualified at the 195 weight class by placing 4th at the Regional Tournament at Eastside Catholic. State will be held this weekend at the Tacoma Dome. Good luck Emmanuel!

All spring sports begin on Monday, March 2 (except Girls Lacrosse begins on February 24.) In order to participate, all information on FamilyID must be completed and signed, including uploading a current physical and medical history form, for athletes to be eligible. Please click here to register. If you have already registered for a Campus Ministry Program or a fall or winter sport, please continue to use the same email that you originally signed up with to expedite the process. When registration has been completed, the Athletic Office will send an email confirming that everything has been completed properly. BBHS no longer issues yellow cards.

Spring cut-sports consist of boys baseball, boys soccer, girls softball, boys and girls tennis. Spring non-cut sports are boys and girls lacrosse and boys and girls track and field. Tryout and practice schedules will be posted on the school calendar. Please reach out to the Athletic Office if you have any questions.  

The schedule for our Brave Summer Camps has been released. We are offering 14 different camps for rising K-9 students in computer programming, cheer, STEM, study skills, volleyball, flag football and more! Please share this information with grade schoolers in your life! More information and registration are available here.

From the Activities Office

Please join us on Tuesday, March 24 at 7:00 p.m. in the Norcliffe Student Commons as the Bishop Blanchet Parent Association presents a free screening of  LIKE LIKE is a  documentary that explores the impact of social media on all of our lives and the effects of technology on the brain. This timely film explores the meaning of social media and how to use it as a tool to connect, share and care as opposed to it dominating our kids' lives. View the trailer here Please RSVP for this free event by clicking  here

From the Performing Arts Department

CHOIR FOR 2020-21
Do you know a Brave student who loves to sing, or is curious about choir?  Please encourage them to forecast for choir, and audition for an advanced ensemble for the 2020-2021 school year. Auditions are all done online this year -- join Google Classroom code  nb6zdyj to upload your audition tracks! The deadline for auditioning is Friday, February 21, 2020. Please email Mrs. Cummings with questions at jcummings@bishopblanchet.org.

The Bishop Blanchet spring musical, The Addams Family - with music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa and book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, is well underway. Student actors are busy learning their dances, songs and lines while the many-faceted crews are engaged in designing, styling, sewing, building and marketing. 

The Marketing and Pub Crew are already taking ads for the performance program.  You play a big part in the success of our ad sales. If you feel called to support this incredible artistic effort which so engages and grows our students, please reach out to our Marketing and Pub Crew Advisor, Dr. Twi McDonell at  tmcdonell@bishopblanchet.org  and sign up to place your company's ad in our Addams Family program. More details to come!

From the Office of Diversity and International Student Services

The  registration   deadline  has been extended to February 28! Also, for students who are worried about only being able to attend one of the days, you are  still  welcome to  attend!   I t will be a valuable experience even if you are only able to attend  part of DLS . Additionally, financial assistance is available,  don't allow the registration fee to keep you from signing up.

Parents, we would love your help in encouraging your student to sign up for this event. Please have them complete this registration form by February 28. Registration is $25. 

All students are invited to register for our third annual BBHS Diversity Leadership Summit! This year, the DLS is getting even bigger and better, with the return of Christian Paige plus 6 new facilitators for a conference-style weekend event! We are also inviting students from other local Catholic high schools to join us for an even more epic DLS experience.

DLS will be held at BBHS on Friday, March 20, 2020 from 4:00-8:00 p.m. and Saturday, March 21, 2020 from 9:00-1:00 p.m. A flyer with event details can be found here

This summit is designed for ALL students from all grades and all backgrounds. Students who are interested in developing their leadership skills through understanding diversity, equity and identity are encouraged to attend. Returning DLS participants are encouraged to attend again! 

Last week, the BBHS Legacy Council was invited to the Clear Sky/Urban Native Education Alliance 12th Annual Celebration at North Seattle College. Seven of our students attended, witnessing performances by the 206 Drum Group, Haandei I Jin Dance Group and comedian Mylo Smith. The event was also catered by campus favorite Off the Rez. Our students were able to connect with the Clear Sky Native Youth Council and make plans for future events to continue strengthening a relationship between our communities.

From the Senior Class Advisor

For parents of the class of 2020, the end is near. On Monday, February 24, the yearbook will close sales of the Senior Tributes. Located 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. Eight and a half pages are still available. The remainder of the spots are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Help us fill these pages while keeping down the price of Senior Prom.  Please click  here  for the link to information on how to place your order. 

From the Counseling Center
Juniors and their parents/guardians are invited to join BBHS counselors and a variety of college presenters on Tuesday, March 3 at 7:00 p.m. in the Ernie Rose Main Gym. An email was sent out last week to junior parents and students with details and registration information.
Students received their forecasting materials and instructions on February 6, and are meeting individually with their counselors throughout this month. If you missed the forecasting presentation to parents and guardians on February 12, please review the presentation and handouts on the BBHS Counseling page of our website.

As your senior receives scholarship offers from colleges, please send a copy of all scholarship offer letters to Ms. Moehring in the Counseling Center so we can recognize their 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.
From the Parent Association
St. Patrick's Day is around the corner and so is our next BBHS Faculty and Staff Appreciation Luncheon. On  March 10 , let's show them how lucky we are to have them! Please join our Freshman class hosts in providing a sandwich and salad bar for the March luncheon. 
Please click  here  to sign up! 

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