STUDENT LIFE HEADLINES
Mission: Rally – Camo Carnival - Sunday, February 26th - 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Students, alumni, parents, faculty, and staff! Please join us for the inaugural Mission: Rally Camo Carnival, 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament! We have three different divisions; Future Friars (junior high/middle school students), Current Students, and Former Friars (alumni, parents, faculty, staff). The winners of the Former Friars and Current Student divisions will receive tickets to a suite at a Dallas Mavericks game. The winners of the Future Friar division will be given free admission to a Bishop Lynch summer camp of their choosing. All proceeds go to the need-based tuition assistance fund. Follow the link below to register!
Please visit www.bishoplynch.org/missionrally for all event information. Hope to see you there! #LetsRally
Spotlight Story - Girls Scouts Gold Award, Brianna Corrie
A number of Bishop Lynch High School Girl Scouts from Troops 1562, 2432 and 1433 have been working extremely hard on their Gold Award projects. Each week, we will cast the spotlight on one of these stellar young ladies and recognize them for their incredible effort by letting them tell their story.
“My project involves promoting literacy and the enjoyment of reading for people in difficult situations, including children under the care of Child Protective Services, and for people living in homeless and domestic abuse shelters, military veterans, etc. I created a Literacy Club at Bishop Lynch to focus on various literacy advocacy projects, conducted book drives through St. Thomas Aquinas Church and the Lakewood neighborhood collecting over 2,500 books to date. We’ve donated 210 new books to children under CPS care through coordination with Community Partners of Dallas, donated 250 leveled chapter books for the reading center at Truett Elementary, a low-income school; coordinated with Reading Partners to conduct training for high school students to provide one-on-one tutoring with struggling second and third grade students at Truett Elementary and created a schedule to staff tutors each week to these children throughout the school year. Our Literacy Club plans to provide bean bag chairs to the Truett Reading Center to create a more comfortable reading environment and we plan to continue collecting and donating books to various groups, including children in Guatemala through a mission trip.” — Brianna Corrie, Sophomore
Congratulations to our German students!
At the end of January, German II, III, and IV students participated in the 2017 AATG National German Exam for High School Students. Over 20,000 students participated in the program this year. The AATG salutes the hard work the students did and would like to commend the following students with these awards:
Stephanie Hirschbrich - Level 2
Helena Lykke - Level 3
Maddie Lane - Level 2
David Bennett - Level 2
Evan Rozsa - Level 2
Connor Chen - Level 2
Hannah Goodwyn - Level 2
Kadia Kice - Level 2
Lauren Dieter - Level 3
Ryan Malin - Level 4
Friar Friends Rosary
As Lent begins, please join us to pray the rosary for our Bishop Lynch Community next Friday, March 3rd. We will begin after the 7:40 a.m. Mass in the chapel. Thank you also to Mr. Rebuck for inviting us to a continental breakfast afterward in the Bistro!
"Lent is like a long 'retreat' during which we can turn back into ourselves and listen to the voice of God..." -- Pope Benedict XVI
On Ash Wednesday we hear the call to "return to the Lord with your whole heart" and through prayer, almsgiving (acts of charity), and fasting (self-denial) we move closer to being the people God intends us to be. Lent is a time when we can focus on God and on love of neighbor. These guidelines are provided to help us make the most of this blessed season.
Deadline to buy a yearbook is ticking….sales close on February 28 at midnight.
The February Yearbook Sale is ongoing through February 28 for $65. You do not want to miss out on having your personal copy of Veritas which chronicles all the important events and memories of the year! We DO NOT order extra books, so you really do not want to miss out on this sale! Just follow this link online and reserve your copy today.
Calling all Artists and Art collectors!
We are gathering better and fine art for the Lone Star Auction. Would you please consider donating to this very worthy cause?
For Artists – this is an excellent way to get exposure and be seen! Our guests at this event are looking for wonderful additions to their personal collections.
For collectors – do you have anything you would consider donating? Perhaps you have moved and downsized, or simply do not have the perfect space for “something fabulous” anymore. We would love to use your donations to build our Bishop Lynch scholarship fund. Various mediums are gratefully accepted.
Please contact Mary Garcia – email@example.com – 214-282-1061 or Rose Ann Collier firstname.lastname@example.org - 469-222-6744.
High School Musical on Stage - Tickets to the Blackfriars production of Disney's HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL are on sale NOW!
Tickets to the Blackfriars production of Disney's HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL are on sale NOW!
Performances will be March 3, 4, 9, 10, 11* @ 7:00 PM AND March 5** and 12 @ 2:00 PM.
Tickets are $10 each, general admission, and may be purchased online athttps://www.bishoplynch.org/BlackfriarsSpringMusical. Group Rates and Reserved Seating are available. For more information, please call 214-324-3607 ext. 4131.
RESERVED SEATING LEVELS:
FRIEND - $25 = One Reserved Seat
SPONSOR - $100 = Two Reserved Seats in Center Section
BENEFACTOR - $200 = Four Reserved Seats in Front Row of Center Section
*All Alumni are invited to attend the Blackfriars DINNER/THEATRE on Saturday, March 11. The cost is $30 per person and includes a nice meal and RESERVED SEATING for the show! The dinner begins at 6 p.m. and will be held in the Atrium. Please RSVP to Terry May.
**On Sunday, March 5 we invite Disney fans to join us for the show! We will have a separate party for the kids in the BL Bistro during intermission. Please reserve your spot NOW for this event!
We’ll see you at the show!
The BL Book Club invites you to join us for our March book club meeting.
Date: Wednesday, March 22, 7:30 PM
Place: Terry Hopkins home, 7323 Tophill Lane, Dallas 75248
Book: A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseni
Driver's Ed Sign-up
More information can be found here: http://www.bishoplynch.org/driversed
February 24, 7:40 a.m.
Mass & Reconciliation, Priest from St. Pius X Parish
March 1, 11:00 a.m.
All School Mass, Ash Wednesday, Bishop Kelly
March 3, 7:40 a.m.
Mass & Reconciliation, Priest from St. Pius X Parish
Risse Brothers School Uniforms 25% off all in stock logo'd and plaid items for Bishop Lynch High School during the months of January & February.
Two easy ways to shop this discount:
1. Shop In-Store
2. Place your order over the phone and pick your items up at our retail location at your convenience.
Risse Brothers School Uniforms
15048 Beltway Drive
Addison, TX 75001
Tues. 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Wed. Sat. 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
*Discounts not available for online purchasing.
*Call anytime for availability and pricing.
Meet the Class of 2020
ATHLETIC INFORMATION AND HEADLINES
STATE BASKETBALL INFO
The boys will begin first with their semifinal game Thursday at 6 p.m. The girls’ semifinal will be played Friday at 6 p.m. The boys’ final is Friday at 5 p.m., while the girls’ final is Saturday at 5 p.m. The bracket for both tournaments is attached.
The boys’ tournament takes place at Abilene Christian University (1600 Campus Ct., Abilene, 79601) and the girls’ tournament is minutes away at McMurry University (1400 Sayles Blvd., Abilene, 79605).
TICKETS & PASSES
Tickets are sold at the arenas for $10 (adult) and $5 (student and seniors). TABC and TAPPS state passes (white) will be accepted. TAPPS district passes (pink) will not be accepted.
All tournament games will be available for live streaming via the NFHS Network. This is a pay site, and the fee is $10. The link to watch is http://www.nfhsnetwork.com/associations/tapps.
All updates will be posted through our athletics Twitter account. Follow @blathletics to stay connected.
BL students are asked to sit behind our team bench during all contests. The boys will be the HOME team Thursday and the girls will be the VISITING team Friday. Info on tournament finals (home/away) will be posted via Twitter.
Let’s take our BL pride on the road this weekend and BLACK OUT every game we can. Be sure to bring all of your black BL gear and make as much noise as possible for our teams as they attempt to #SweepState.
WOMEN'S SOCCER PLAYOFFS
Lady Friars (16-5) host St. John XXIII (12-9-1)
Friday, February 14th
MEN'S SOCCER PLAYOFFS
Bishop Lynch at Houston St. Thomas
Saturday, February, 25th
For sports updates, please see below:
GUIDANCE & LEARNING CENTER HEADLINES
• Thursday/ Friday and Monday/Tuesday (Feb. 23/24 and 27/28) - Students register for 2017-2018 course selections online in the Library during Theology classes
• Parents must have completed the online registration process for 2017-2018 before students can register for classes!
• Wednesday, March 22, Naviance training for sophomore parents
• TSI Testing: March 28th & 30th and April 6th
TSI Testing at Bishop Lynch
TSI testing at Bishop Lynch for dual enrollment is Tuesday, March 28th Thursday, March 30th, and Thursday, April 6th.
Deadline to complete paperwork and sign up for the test is Friday, march 10th.
Course Selections FOR 2017-2018
Parents: please ask to see the Course Selection Worksheets that your student received on 2/16/17
Every freshman, sophomore, and junior received course selection materials on Thursday, February 16. If students were absent, they must pick up the materials from their counselors.
After teachers have signed for English, Math, Science, History, and Foreign Language, students must fill in the rest of the worksheet with other courses needed for graduation and electives, such as Speech, Health, Computer/Business courses, Fine Arts courses, and Sports/PE.
Parents should sign the form after all teachers have signed and other courses have been entered, indicating approval. Be aware that a student taking three or more Honors, AP, or Advanced (dual enrolled) courses will be facing a serious commitment of time. Please count on extra hours of preparation in addition to sports or other extra-curricular commitments, and let your counselor know if there is a need to adjust some course levels.
Students are to bring their completed Course Selection Worksheet--with all required teacher signatures and parent signature--with them when their Theology class goes to the Library beginning Feb 23rd to enter courses into the computers. Two criteria must be met for a student to enter courses in the computer system:
• The registration form and fee for 2017-2018 must be completed online and paid to the Business Office by February 21, 2017.
• The student must have a completed Course Selection Worksheet —signed by teachers and parent--to enter courses and turn into their counselor.
A complete list of the 2017-2018 course offerings can be found in the Course Selection packet on the Guidance website.
Summer School Registration begins online Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017. This may be found on the BL website at http://www.bishoplynch.org/SummerAcademics
Counselors are available to help students with a Four-Year Plan of Courses for graduation if this has not already been done. It is invaluable for students to know in advance when specific courses will be taken, especially for students who have sports, Brigade, choir, and/or band every year on their schedule.
Eastfield College Dual Credit Enrollment Instructions
General requirements for the Dual Enrollment Program
• Student must have a 3.0 GPA (80)
• Pass the TSI assessment exam OR be exempt (see below)
SAT score of at least 500 on both the Critical Reading & Math sections with a combined score of 1070 (DUKE Program SAT/ACT scores can be used).
ACT score of 19 on both the English and Math with a composite score of 23.
PLAN score of 19 on both the English and Math with a composite score of 23.
• Students may still need to take the CLEP for placement purposes if they plan to take high-level math, science or language classes.
• Upon completion please print the letter of acceptance/confirmation page with your Eastfield College Student ID number. If you are given a pending status you must still print this page and contact Mrs. Malouf in Guidance or Elizabeth Cruz at Eastfield (972-860-7024) to retrieve your ID number. You must have this number in order to complete #4 on this list. Make sure you keep this number in a safe place; you will need it in the future!
• DCCCD High School Enrollment Form
-Print full name and Eastfield Student ID at the top.
-Leave the course name & number box blank.
-The student and parent/guardian must sign and date at the bottom of the form. Parent/Guardian signatures are not required if the student is 18.
• Consent to Emergency Treatment Form (only required if student is under 18)
• Parent/Guardian Access to Official Student Records Proxy Form
3. Official high school transcript with qualifying SAT or ACT scores if applicable. (Bishop Lynch will supply this)
4. Once all application materials have been completed the student must:
• Setup and access their econnect account http://www.econnect.dcccd.edu/index.jsp
• Complete the PAA (pre-assessment activity) which includes watching an informational video and taking a short quiz in the econnect account. Student must print the confirmation page displayed at the end of the quiz. The PAA activity can be completed individually or during a scheduled time on the Bishop Lynch campus.
Deadline for new Dual Enrollment students paperwork is Friday, March 3rd
Requirements for Currently Dual Enrolled Students
If you were dual enrolled in a class during the Fall 2016 semester OR the Spring 2017 semester AND intend to dual enroll in the Fall 2017 semester, please fill out a High School Enrollment Form and return to Mrs. Malouf in Guidance. You do not need to complete the entire application process again.
• If you dual enrolled in the Fall 2016 semester but not the Spring 2017 semester AND do not intend on dual enrolling until Spring 2018, you WILL need to complete the entire application packet again.
Duel Enrollment Questions:
Jan Hublein, Dual Enrollment Coordinator, 214-324-3607, ext. 4132
Pam Malouf, Guidance Registrar/Administrative Assistant, 214-324-3607, ext. 4113
Seniors: Weekly Update on College Admissions and Scholarships
As of February 23, 2017, 95% of seniors have submitted applications for colleges, and many have already received acceptance letters and offers of scholarships.
What Seniors Need to Do
Reminder: Seniors, please let your counselor know if any of your colleges require a mid-year transcript (which includes senior year fall semester grades).
- When you receive an answer from a college, please indicate on Naviance the result by going to the “Result” column and clicking on the pencil.
- When you receive an acceptance letter and scholarship offer from colleges:
- Bring a copy of your acceptance letter to Dr. Iden so that he can give you a banner to create for displaying.
- Bring a copy of scholarship offers to Mrs. Malouf in Guidance so that the scholarship can be recognized at Honors Convocation.
NHS Tutoring 2016-2017
Please Note: NHS TUTORING had moved to a new location. Tutoring is held in the tutoring rooms located inside of the commons.
7:45-8:10 a.m. — Tutoring rooms located inside of the commons.
Late Arrival Days: 8:45-9:15 am— Rm. 102
3:45-4:15 p.m. — Tutoring rooms located inside of the commons.
SAVE THE DATE!
TUITION & MY KIDS SPENDING NEWS
An Important Reminder from the Department of Tuition and Registration
Tuition, Technology and Senior Fee is due by 5/31/17
2017/2018 Tuition and Fees
$415 single/$530 multiple
$80 late registration fee
International Student Registration Fee $7,500
(Class of 2017)
(Freshmen & Transfers only)
Late Tuition Fee
Registration for current students opened January 31, 2017, and closes February 21, 2017. All current students must be registered in order to participate in course selections for the 2017-2018 school year.
Financial Aid Deadline is February 14, 2017: Decision Letters will be mailed March 2017 to all families that applied on time for financial aid for the 2017-2018 school year. Please submit your 2015 tax return and 2016 W-2. PLEASE APPLY EARLY! Please refer to our website for more information.
Have you made your monthly payment?
ACH debits are processed on the 15th of each month, with the last debit taking place on April 17, 2017. At any time, you may make additional payments payable to Bishop Lynch to reduce your monthly amount. Below is the list of dates the accounts will be drafted. Please mark your calendars and plan accordingly.
February 15, 2017
March 15, 2017
April 17, 2017
If you pay monthly to the Business Office, please make sure you are current with your payments to avoid any disruptions.
2017/2018 school year funding option:
Method 1 - Monthly ACH Debit
ACH debit from checking or savings - Deadline 4/12/17. 11 monthly payments 6/15/17 thru 4/16/18. The annual enrollment fee of $100 will be debited (separately) with the first month’s tuition payment on 6/15/17. The technology fee and/or the senior fee will be rolled together with the tuition if they are not paid by May 31, 2017. If you are currently enrolled in the ACH program, you will be automatically enrolled for the 2017/2018 year. If you choose not to fund via this option for the next school year, it is the financial responsible parties obligation to contact the Department of Tuition to cancel this option.
Method 2 - Check, Cash** or Money Order
Check/Cash**/Money Order - Deadline 5/31/17. Cash must be exact change.
**Bishop Lynch High School must submit Form 8300 to the IRS for receipt of any cash or money order for tuition payment of/or equal $10,000 or more. Please be prepared to submit Social Security Number and a form of I.D. for reporting purposes. Further information can be found here.
Method 3 - Your Tuition Solution
Your Tuition Solution - Deadline 5/31/17. A 3rd party loan option with 24-84 month extended payment plans. Visit www.yourtuitionsolution.com, or download their brochure or info sheet for more information.
Dates to Remember:
January 31st – Current Student Registration begins
February 14th – Financial Aid applications due
February 21st –Current student registration due
March – Admissions acceptance letters and financial aid letters mailed
April 12th –New ACH forms due (this is only if you are not currently enrolled)
May 31st – Tuition Due in Full
Please direct any questions or concerns to Betsy Arciniega x 4104 or email@example.com. Thank you!
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