The Catholic High School of Baltimore
Sponsored by the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia Since 1939

September News and Updates from the Office of Alumnae Relations
Letter from the President

Dear Alumna,

Catholic High's doors opened on August 30, 2021 for the start of the 2021-2022 school year! We were excited to welcome our students back to Catholic High through our brand new student entrance that includes a beautiful green canopy. Our students were also happy to see our brand new picnic tables on the campus, donated by many alumnae like yourself!

We are looking forward to seeing you at the many events we have planned this fall. This Saturday, we are hosting our 2nd annual Homecoming Fall Festival outside on our Western Campus from 1:00 - 4:00 PM. We are also excited to bring back our Alumnae Luncheons throughout the year. Catholic High invites our alumnae living in the Ocean City and Delaware areas to attend our Ocean City Luncheon on October 14 at Seacrets from 12:00 - 3:00 PM. Then in November, Catholic High celebrates the Roaring 20's at our annual Gala from 6:00 - 11:00 PM at the Boumi Shrine Center. I hope you will attend one or more of these exciting events!

As we begin this school year unlike any other, it fills me with pride as a Daughter of Catholic High to watch our students walk through the same halls as we did for four years, and emerge as empowered young women! In this issue of the Alumnae Monthly Update, please enjoy reading about the great traditions that continue at Catholic High and reflect on the many events that took place during September. I hope to see you in the coming months!

Lux Tua Luceat,
Barbara D. Nazelrod, Ph.D. '68
From the Archives
Hello Day in 1989!
Hello Day surely has evolved over the years! When the tradition first began decades ago, it was called Big Sister Little Sister Day, and Freshmen and Seniors enjoyed breakfast together in the Dining Hall. Through the years, Freshmen received baby themed gifts from their Big Sisters. These were replaced by more appropriate items and Catholic High themed gifts which are given today.

Hello Day remains a fan favorite tradition! As done in the past, Catholic High continues to conclude the day with funny and enjoyable Hello Day skits performed by our students!
Pictured: Rena Machin Creamer '93, Gina Monaldi Springstead '93, and Melanie McCready '93 pose for a picture with their teddy bears on Hello Day in 1989.
Currently at Catholic High
Sundae Mondays
Thanks to our alumnae, benefactors, and friends of Catholic High who sponsored a Sundae Monday, we are able to provide our students with ice cream sundaes every Monday of the school year!

The idea of Sundae Mondays originated from Dr. Nazelrod’s family tradition of going out for ice cream sundaes with her mom every Monday after school.
80th Campaign Salute to Excellence
On September 10, the Catholic High community celebrated our commitment to excellence at the Salute to Excellence Assembly and President's Reception! Our amazing Chamber Winds, Advanced Choir, new Marching Band, and new Dance Company performed at the event.

At the President's Reception, we honored Catholic High's biggest cheerleader and President, Dr. Barbara D. Nazelrod, by naming the Catholic High Gallery in her honor. The 2021-22 school year marks the 21st year of Dr. Nazelrod's presidency, making her the longest-tenured head of any secondary school in the Archdiocese of Baltimore. In a recently conducted sit-down interview, Dr. Nazelrod discussed her life-long relationship with Catholic High, as well as her hopes and plans for the school as it enters its 83rd year of service.

Hello Day 2021
On September 24, the Catholic High community celebrated our traditional Hello Day to welcome Freshmen and transfer students! Seniors greeted the Freshmen and Cub Buddies in the morning with matching shirts to wear throughout the day. At lunch, Seniors gave baskets filled with candy and gifts to their Freshmen and Cub Buddies. At the end of the day, laughter filled the auditorium as Student Council and Faculty members put on creative skits for the school community!
Alumnae News and Events
Catholic High Reunions
If you are having a class reunion or planning a class reunion, please contact Beth Frevel with the Chair names of the your Reunion Committee at Please include the date, time, and place in your email. Thank you!
The Class of 1971's 50th Reunion
Saturday, November 6, 2021
12:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Pappas Restaurant and Sports Bar
1725 Taylor Ave, Parkville, MD 21234

Please contact Angela Oriente '71 at 443-604-6740 or Debbie Bach Bertram '71 at 410-218-8980 for tickets and more information.
Representing Catholic High in the Workplace!
Proud alumnae, Jennifer Lotterer Kaptain '03 and Kristine DeGuzman Marianetti '04, who work in Radiation Oncology at Franklin Square, posed for a photo during the hospital's spirit week!

We love to see Catholic High friendships carry on after leaving TCHS!
Pictured Left to Right: Jennifer Lotterer Kaptain '03 and Kristine DeGuzman Marianetti '04
The Alumnae Giving Project
Back-to-School Donations
At the beginning of the 2021-2022 school year, the Alumnae Giving Project filled a total of 70 backpacks with school supplies which went to Assisi House, a Title 1 Elementary School, the Crisis Center (for abused families) and the Family Emergency Shelter near Franklin Square.

How To Donate
If you would like to make a donation to the Alumnae Giving Project, please feel free to call Bonnie Bures Lee ‘60 at 410-284-1520 or send an email to

Stay safe,

Bonnie Lee ‘60
Homecoming Fall Festival
Saturday, October 2 | 1:00 - 4:00 PM

Join us outside on Catholic High's Western Campus for our 2nd annual Homecoming Fall Festival this Saturday, October 2! Students, parents, alumnae, and friends of TCHS are invited to enjoy great food, games, a petting zoo, awesome vendors, and so much more! Lunch is included in the General Admission ticket. Children under 5 are free.

Click the link below to purchase tickets!
Roaring 20's Gala
Friday, November 12 | 6:00 - 11:00 PM

Catholic High celebrates the Roaring Twenties! Join us for our Roaring 20's Gala on Friday, November 12 from 6:00 - 11:00 PM at the Boumi Shrine Center.

Enjoy a sit down dinner, open bar, raffle auctions, and so much more! Please join us to support the continued education and empowerment of our young women!

Click the link below to purchase tickets!
The Prayer Corner
The Prayer Corner is open on our website and ready to welcome your prayer intentions. All intentions should be emailed to our Director of Mission, Sr. Ann Dutrow, OSF:

Support Catholic High
Join the Alumnae Association Executive Board

The Alumnae Association is responsible for planning Alumnae Socials throughout the year, promoting the school, volunteering at events, and much more! The Executive Board holds meetings three times a year at The Bowman Restaurant in Parkville, when possible, or virtually.

If you would like to join the Board, please contact Beth Frevel or visit the Alumnae page for more information.

Looking for Class Ambassadors!
Catholic High is seeking Class Ambassadors to keep your fellow classmates up-to-date with reunions, events, and more! If you are interested in becoming a Class Ambassador, please contact Beth Frevel at
Shop on AmazonSmile

Did you know that when you shop for the holidays or year round at AmazonSmile, they donate to The Catholic High School of Baltimore?