STUDENT LIFE HEADLINES
Please note, Wednesday, February 1, 2017, is an 8:15 a.m. start time as noted in the planner.
“Bringing together a diverse community . . . where students are taught to strive for excellence, seek truth, and work for justice in the world.”
Approximately 1/3 of Bishop Lynch students are currently receiving some sort of financial aid, still, the financial aid presently available does not meet the needs of current students, not to mention prospective students who may not even apply or be able to attend given the resources. How can the Bishop Lynch community help…
Kick-Off Assembly – Thursday, January 19, 2017
Mission: Rally Game Plan
100% of the proceeds from Mission: Rally will go to the Tuition Assistance Program, for need-based financial aid, helping to make Bishop Lynch the special place it has been for over 50 years!
School Goal - $150,000
Student Quota - $120.00 = 6 books @ $20.00 per book (4 tickets per book)
Grand Prize: Truck
Second Prize: Laptop
Third Prize: Visa Gift Card
Holidays: (for quota sellers only)
Friday, April 7 School Reaches: $125,000
Friday, April 21 School Reaches: $150,000
Friday, April 28 School Reaches: $200,000
1st Quota 6 Books – By Feb. 2 Mission: Rally T-Shirt
Bonus Day 6 Books – By Feb. 2 Day Off - March 20
2nd Quota 12 Books – By Feb. 10 Wear Rally T-Shirt Thru March
3rd Quota 18 Books Group Lunch Outing to Top Golf
4th Quota 24 Books Original Lynch Locker Gift
5th Quota 30 Books Field Trip to Dallas Sporting Event
Thank you for supporting Bishop Lynch, our mission, and the students who benefit from a Bishop Lynch education. Together, we can…
Attention Senior Girls Considering Sorority Recruitment
It's time to prepare for 2017-2018 sorority recruitment!
Get Ready to Go Greek - Potential New Member Recruitment Information Meeting
Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Bishop Lynch High School in the Student Commons
This meeting is designed to assist BL girls and their mothers as they prepare for sorority recruitment! If you have any questions, please contact Mary Ann Hadden - firstname.lastname@example.org
Special Catholic Schools Week Parent Presentation
All parents are invited to join us for a special Catholic Schools Week Parent Presentation on Tuesday, January 31st at 7:00 pm in McGonigle Theatre featuring Joe Melendez.
Melendrez is a professional youth minister, inspirational speaker and Catholic performer who welcomes new opportunities to bring forth the Kingdom of God. Since 2008, he has dedicated his life to helping others, especially youth, grow deeper in prayer and stronger in faith.
Joe travels across the country and around the world, speaking and performing, and we are honored to welcome him!
For more information about Joe Melendrez, please visit his website: http://www.joemelendrez.com
Please note: This presentation is for adults only. Students will have a special presentation on Wednesday, February 1st during the school day.
BLHS PARENTS - Reserve a YEARBOOK!
Now is the time to reserve your copy of the Bishop Lynch Veritas Yearbook! The current sale will run from now until midnight on January 27, 2017. Don’t miss out on owning your personal copy of the 360-page, all-color, memory-filled history book that captures all the important events of the 2016-17 school year. Your BL student will cherish these memories through the pages of the yearbook and revisit their high-school experience for the rest of their lives. But don’t delay! The January sales ends on the 27th . Yes, there will be more sales opportunities, but the price will go up! The cost of the book during this sale is $60. Please follow this link and reserve your copy today. http://jostensyearbooks.com/?REF=A08178740
ATTENTION SENIORS!!!! Senior Activities Listing
Seniors and parents,
Seniors have two weeks to complete your student activities form. This is the information that is printed underneath your formal portrait in the yearbook. It is a listing of all the BISHOP LYNCH activities you have participated in during your years at BL. The electronic form will be available on your FriarNet account. The form will be live the day we return from break. Senior -- It is YOUR responsibility to fill out this form before the deadline of January 27. We will make the announcements on BLLive, Friar Facts and in your senior English classes. After January 27, it will be too late as these pages are due to the printer at that time. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Veritas Yearbook Adviser at Michele.email@example.com.
January 19, 7:50 a.m.
Morning Prayer, Liturgy of the Hours
January 20, 7:40 a.m.
Mass & Reconciliation, Priest from St. Pius X Parish
January 25, 8:40 a.m.
Mass & Reconciliation,Fr. Tuan Le, St. Patrick Parish
January 26, 7:50 a.m.
Morning Prayer, Liturgy of the Hours
January 27, 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.
MESSAGE FROM SCHOOL NURSE
Help Keep Your Child Healthy and “Flu-Free”
We are at the mid-point of the current Influenza (flu) season and the number of cases in North Texas is rising. Here are some tips to keep your child healthy and minimize the severity of flu symptoms in the event that the virus hits your family.
- Know the difference between cold and flu. Flu symptoms usually come on suddenly and symptoms include high fever, severe head, muscle and body aches, chills, sore throat, exhaustion and dry cough. Children may also have nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. Cold symptoms tend to come on gradually and they include stuffy nose, sneezing, sore throat and hacking cough. Note that some people with influenza may not have a fever.
- Make sure your family members get a flu vaccine! Flu season peaks from December through March, so it is not too late! Note: For the 2016-2017 season, CDC recommends the use of the flu shot for everyone, including children age 6 months and older. Per the CDC, the nasal spray flu vaccine should not be used during 2016-2017 as it does not effectively protect against the spread of this year’s virus.
- Encourage healthy habits: Washing hands frequently with soap and warm water; cover mouth and nose when sneezing or coughing-preferably into the inside of the elbow or with a tissue and disposing of the tissue immediately into the trash; avoid sharing drinks, water bottles, eating utensils and cell phones; avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth. You can help prevent the flu from spreading at home by disinfecting frequently touched surfaces and commonly shared items. Get plenty of rest, eat healthy and drink lots of fluids to stay healthy!
- Prevent spreading illness to others by keeping your sick children at home until they have been without fever for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medications (Advil, Tylenol, etc.) It is very important for your sick child to get rest and drink plenty of fluids in order to maintain the strength to combat the virus.
- People with the flu may infect others from 1 day prior to getting sick to 5-7 days after. Children and those with weakened immune symptoms can shed the virus for longer and might still be contagious past 7 days.
- Some may benefit from an antiviral medication, which can be prescribed by a doctor to help lessen the number of days that a person is sick with the virus. To be effective, antiviral medication should be taken within 12-48 hours after the flu symptoms begin. A doctor may also prescribe the antiviral to prevent someone from getting the flu. If taken within the first 12-48 hours of exposure to the flu virus there is a 90% chance the medication will keep him/her from getting sick.
- While influenza strikes the very young, the elderly and those with chronic health conditions the hardest, anyone can experience complications from influenza: pneumonia, dehydration, ear and sinus infections and secondary bacterial infections. Flu symptoms typically peak around the 3rd day of illness and should subside within 5-7 days. Return to your physician if symptoms persist or worsen after 7 days.
- Always consult with and follow the advice of your physician regarding the best course of treatment should the influenza virus strike you and/or your family members.
ATHLETIC INFORMATION AND HEADLINES
Lady Friars lead most competitive district in TAPPS Div. I
There's no doubt where the best soccer in TAPPS Division I is played as District 1 boasts six Top 10 teams in the latest TAPPS Coaches Poll, led by top-ranked Bishop Lynch.
The Lady Friars (9-3-0 overall, 5-0-0 district) are ranked No. 1 for the second straight time, followed by district foes Ursuline (2nd), Nolan Catholic (3rd), Parish Episcopal (4th), Liberty Christian (7th) and TCA-Addison (9th).
For more of the story: http://www.blfriars.org/sports/wsoc/2016-17/releases/20170117mae0wk
Friars rout Liberty, make debut in TAPPS statewide poll
An offensive outburst Monday might have been what the Friar soccer club needed to get back on track, getting four goals to rout Liberty Christian on the road, 4-1.
Senior Will Gates notched a hat trick for the Friars (4-4-1 overall, 2-2-0 district), who sit fourth in TAPPS Division I District 1 with 10 matches remaining, all against district opponents.
For more of the story: http://www.blfriars.org/sports/msoc/2016-17/releases/20170117lksy3d
Red-hot Friars set sights on playoffs, district title
They've already surpassed last season's win total, but now the Bishop Lynch Friars have sights set on the postseason as they head into the second half of the district schedule.
The Friars (22-7 overall, 5-2 district) won just 16 games a year ago and missed the playoffs, but this year's version is more experienced and certainly more driven to make a trip to the postseason, riding a nine-game win streak as they head to Sachse tonight for a non-district contest.
For more of the story: http://www.blfriars.org/sports/mbkb/2016-17/releases/20170117kn7wb5
Lady Friars seek momentum heading into home stretch
The first half of Bishop Lynch's district schedule will come to an end today when the top-ranked Lady Friars travel to Ursuline, and a tight race to the finish could be on the horizon as the regular season enters the home stretch.
Bishop Lynch (20-4 overall, 6-1 district) suffered a setback last week, falling to Prestonwood at home to end an 18-game home win streak, but more importantly, giving the Lady Friars their first district loss.
For more of the story: http://www.blfriars.org/sports/wbkb/2016-17/releases/20170117iytrx7
TUITION & MY KIDS SPENDING NEWS
An Important Reminder from the Department of Tuition and Registration
Financial Aid 2017/2018
Financial aid applications are now open for the 2017-2018 school year. You will need to provide 2016 W-2(s) and 2015 tax return. The deadline is February 14, 2017. PLEASE APPLY EARLY! Please refer to our website for more information.
• The online registration form and $415 fee for CURRENT STUDENTS will be due February 21, 2017.
• Invoices will NOT be mailed.
• Instructions for registering your current student will be in the upcoming issues of Friar Facts.
• Students may not participate in course selections for the 2017-2018 school year until the registration fee is paid and the form completed.
**Important Dates to Remember**
January 31, 2017 – 2017-2018 Tuition rates announced and Registration opens
February 14, 2017 – Financial Aid Applications Due
February 21, 2017 – Registration due
March 10, 2017 – Financial aid letters emailed
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.
January 17, 2017
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.
Please direct any questions or concerns to the Business Office – Betsy.Arciniega@bishoplynch.org. Thank you!
GUIDANCE & LEARNING CENTER HEADLINES
PSAT Score Reports
PSAT score reports will be handed out to students during all lunches on Friday, January 20th. Any score reports not picked up will be held in the guidance suite with your student’s counselor. Please be on the lookout for this document to come home with your student this weekend.
Counselors will be calling in students who failed a class for the Fall semester. They will be talked to about one or more of the following expectations:
· mandatory summer school
· academic probation (2 or more classes)
· final pass information
· Mandatory study halls (required if a student failed a class for the 2nd quarter or the semester and has an Early Dismissal or Late Arrival on their Spring schedule)
February 16 Career Fair for Juniors - Call for Parent Volunteers!
Bishop Lynch is hosting a "MajorEdge Career Fair" that we will be conducted for all junior students from 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM on Thursday, February 16, 2017, in the Competition Gym, and we need your help to ensure the success of this event for the Class of 2018. Many thanks to those of you who have already volunteered to be part of this great program for our students!
Volunteering as a Career Coach is easy and is one of the greatest ways that you can help the BLHS Class of 2018 create a positive future. All that is required of you is to make a brief, informal presentation to small groups of students about the preparation and job requirements of your chosen career, and then interact with them in a brief question and answer session. You can preview the questions that the students will be asking you, as well as the time schedule for the Career Fair, in the attachments at the end of this email.
If you would like a brief overview of our Career Fair, take a look at the following video produced by Michele Longoria and BLHS broadcast journalism students: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jYw4apW9juY
Ready to volunteer? It is easy for you to sign up by going to this link:
Our goal is to secure at least 50 volunteer career coaches for this year's fair. Early sign-ups are highly encouraged to help us plan, but we have to stick with a final sign-up date of January 31st to allow time for printing and distributing maps, and a final Career Coach list for student sign up.
Please feel free to contact Tim Schmitz from MajorEdge with any questions regarding the sign-up process. Tim can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or via his cell phone (214-597-3187), and he will try to respond to your inquiries as soon as possible.
If you are unavailable to volunteer, please consider passing this information along to someone in your workplace who you think might be interested - we always have volunteers at our career fairs who come to us via parent referrals.
Freshman Parents Guidance Program
Please mark your calendars for Wednesday, February 8th in the Theater, for the important Guidance Program about course selections for sophomore year classes. Freshman parents will learn about Dual Enrollment (how to earn college credit), honors level courses, procedures for signing up for classes, and important updates.
Please note: Beverly Brin sent out the power point that will be covered at the February 8th meeting. This will give you all the information needed for the course selection process/dual enrollment, etc. The meeting on the 8th will be a follow up for more detailed information and for questions to be answered.
Information about GPA’s, Dual Enrollment, and Summer School Remediation:
• BL awards credit by semester. Students who pass fall semester courses with a grade of 70 or higher will be awarded .5 credit for each course on their transcript. In year-long classes, a failure in the fall semester must be made up in Summer School, regardless of whether the student passes the spring semester of the class. The only exceptions to this rule are math, chemistry, and foreign language classes. If a student fails the fall semester, he can forego Summer School if he makes a 77 or higher in the spring semester. Any spring grade lower than 77 in math, chemistry, and foreign language will require that the failed first semester be remediated in summer school. A maximum of two classes may be retaken in Summer School.
• GPA’s are figured at the end of each semester, not after each quarter. In the spring, unofficial transcripts can be viewed on FriarNet that reflect the most recently calculated GPA and quintile range (1st – 5th) and a notation on the transcript if the student is in the top 10% of his class. Quintiles are not printed on students’ official transcripts. However, if a senior is in the top 10%, counselors add a letter to the official transcript giving the rank which is required by Texas public universities for automatic admission.
Seniors: College Admissions and Scholarships
As of January 12, 2017, 91.2% of seniors have submitted applications for colleges, and many have already received acceptance letters and offers of scholarships.
• Seniors, please let your counselor know if any of your colleges require a mid-year transcript (including senior year fall semester grades). Mid-year transcripts will be ready in early February to be sent to colleges which seniors indicate a need to receive it.
• Once you have applied to a college, you must indicate on Naviance that:
(1) you have submitted your application, and (2) request your transcript be sent.
Counselors can then send the transcript and recommendation letters once these important two steps are completed in Naviance.
• Next, you must request your SAT and/or ACT scores to be sent from the testing companies (ACT and College Board) to all the colleges where you have applied.
• 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
7:45-8:10 a.m. — Rm. 102
Late Arrival Days: 8:45-9:15 am— Rm. 102
3:45-4:15 p.m. — Rm. 205
THE LYNCH LOCKER HEADLINES
TOMORROW'S THE DAY!!
Don't forget to stop by The Lynch Locker on Friday, January 20 from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. for 25% off all women's apparel!
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