Dear Bishop Lynch Family,
We have some exciting BL Barn Party Gala items which are still available!
There's still room at the party to join Chris and Melony Rebuck along with
Chad Riley and his wife Caryn for a catered reception on June 8, 2017.
Be among the first to get to know our new Bishop Lynch Principal.
This exciting evening will include dinner and cocktails at
The 19th Hole at Inwood Bank, an exclusive private dining club!
$500 per couple/10 spots available
If you'd like to share in this special evening, please contact
Beth Arsenault as soon as possible at email@example.com
or 214-324-3607 ext. 4120
Would your student love to have a premium parking space for the 2017-2018 school year? If so, they're in luck.
We still have two spaces available - with an added bonus for next year - the students will be able to personalize their space!
There will be a designated area, within the parking space, for them to decorate.
A special "decoration day" will be held.
$2000 per space
Contact Beth Arsenault at firstname.lastname@example.org or
214-324-3607 ext. 4120 if you're interested in this item!
STUDENT LIFE HEADLINES
Jessica Taylor, Senior — Ambassador, Troop 1433
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.
Jessica helped the community learn more about White Rock Dog Rescue, a non-profit organization that saves the lives of dogs scheduled for euthanasia in area shelters by placing them in foster homes until they can be adopted. Jessica produced three informational videos explaining the purpose of this life-saving organization, the importance of foster homes and the great need that exists to help control the stray dog population in our community. The organization is using the videos on their website and social media. Jessica also put in many hours volunteering at WRDR adoption events and even started a White Rock Dog Rescue Club at BL for fellow dog-lovers and recruited members, friends and family to volunteer their time to help the organization.
Please note the following important calendar update:
Tuesday, May 2nd is Mid-Day Schedule, we will have all-school Mass
Wednesday, May 17th is Regular Schedule, senior exams
The following 2017-2018 school year calendar has been approved by the Catholic Diocese of Dallas.
>>> Download the 2017-2018 School Calendar
Blood Drive - Wednesday, May 10th
Mark your calendars! Bishop Lynch will hold a blood drive in conjunction with Carter Blood Care on Wednesday, May 10th from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. in the Legacy Gym. If you are a regular donor, we would love to have you join us in participating in this life-saving event!
To reserve a donation time, please contact our campus nurse Patty Barton at email@example.com or call 214-324-3607 ext. 4141.
Senior Outside Christian Service due May 3rd
SENIOR REMINDER: Outside Christian Service for SENIORS is due next week, May 3rd.
Online Bus Registration
Online bus registration will open May 15th for the 2017-2018 school year.
Friar Friends Rosary
Join us next Friday, May 5th, we will pray our last rosary for this school year. We meet right after the 7:40 a.m. Mass. All parents, family, friends, teachers and staff are welcomed to join us as we pray for all our Bishop Lynch community...especially our soon-to-be-graduates! After the rosary, we are invited to coffee and a continental breakfast in the Bistro. Feel free to come even if it's your first time!
Adamcik/Dooley Memorial Awards Nominations
The Athletic Booster Club is once again asking for your help in selecting this year’s recipients of the John Adamcik/Diane Dooley Memorial Scholarship awards.
John Adamcik Award description
The John Adamcik Award was established by the Athletic Booster Club in the mid-1980s to honor a member of the Bishop Lynch community. Mr. John Adamcik was a detective for the city of Dallas Police Department, who volunteered much of his time at Bishop Lynch as president of the Booster Club, and as a vocal supporter of the school. It was through his assistance that Bishop Lynch continues to have a very good and close working relationship with the Dallas Police Department. He was an outstanding example of a leader for his three children, Mark Adamcik BL Class of 1982, Gary Adamcik BL Class of 1984 and Kimberly Adamcik BL Class of 1992. He succumbed to cancer on December 31, 1985. His legacy lives on through his children and through this award named in his honor.
The male nominee for the Adamcik Award is a current Bishop Lynch senior who excels in Community Service, maintains a high grade point average and reflects good citizenship.
Diane Dooley Award description
The Diane Dooley Award was established by the Athletic Booster Club in March 2016 to honor a dedicated three-year board member of the Bishop Lynch Athletic Booster Club. Ms. Dooley taught kindergarten in a Dallas ISD classroom for 30 years and earned accolades as Teacher of the Year. But, her greatest accomplishment was raising her one and only child, Ryan Dooley, BL Class of 2014 and current student at Texas A&M University in College Station. Diane spent countless hours volunteering for anything that bettered the BL community while setting an excellent Christian example for not only her son but for the rest of us. She lived her life showing others how to treat one another and love unconditionally. If you had a son or daughter that was involved in our basketball program, chances are some of the photographs you cherish from game nights were taken by Diane as she became the unofficial photographer for the teams. She proudly served for three years as one of the Booster Club Sports Pass co-chairs. Her dedication to the BL community did not stop after Ryan graduated, and she served her third and final year in the 2014/2015 school year. In August 2015, Diane was diagnosed with advanced esophageal cancer. Her faith never wavered as she fought valiantly for 7 months. On February 12, 2016, five days before she would have turned 57, our friend Diane passed away.
The female nominee for the Diane Dooley Award is a current Bishop Lynch senior who excels in Community Service, maintains a high grade point average, and reflects good citizenship.
Please think about the deserving senior students that you teach/coach/mentor and consider nominating these students.
Click here to download >>> Adamcik/Dooley Application
All nominees will be interviewed by a committee from the booster club and the award winners will be announced at Honors convocation. Please return all nominations to Paula Hardick May 1st, 2017 to allow the selection committee time to interview the nominees.
The BL Book Club invites you to join us for our May Book Club Meeting
Book: The Lacuna, by Barbara Kingsolver
Date: Wed., May 17th - 7:30 PM
The Lacuna is historical fiction covering Mexico and the art's community in the mid- 1900's, specifically Frida Kahlo and Diego Riveria. The book club will also coordinate a visit to the current DMA exhibit - Mexico: 1900 - 1950.
Questions? Call Terry Hopkins-Corpuz at 214-686-3997 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Summer Camp Job at Bishop Lynch
Coach Steve Bradley is looking for BL students to work this summer at the Bishop Lynch Summer Camps. This will be a great opportunity to learn new job skills, work in a fun and rewarding environment and earn money that will be applied to your tuition. If you are interested in applying for this great opportunity, please see Coach Steve Bradley in the admissions office to get your application. Applications will be available to pick up starting on Tuesday, April 25th. All applications must be turned in by Friday, May 12th.
JUNIOR / SENIOR TEA “Great Gatsby / Roaring 20’s Theme” – Wednesday, May 3rd2017
The annual Junior / Senior Tea honoring the graduating Bishop Lynch Senior Ladies will be held in the Bishop Lynch Atrium on Wednesday, May 3rd from 4:00 – 5:30 pm. This is a Bishop Lynch tradition and ALL senior girls are invited to attend (for free) as guests of the Junior Class.
The Junior class ladies host and pay for this event. Junior girls buy a Tea ticket for themselves and a Senior girl. One ticket is $35 and pays for the junior lady and a senior. Tea tickets will be on sale during lunches from Monday, April 24th through Tuesday, May 2nd. NO tickets will be sold the day of the Tea. The cost of the ticket is deducted from the Junior lady’s MKS account. Junior girls do not have to “choose” a specific senior to sponsor, although they may. ALL senior ladies are sponsored for the Tea by the entire junior class.
Junior ladies who purchased a ticket and ALL senior ladies will be allowed to dress up the day of the Tea (Wednesday, May 3rd). Please see the Tea dress up guidelines (click here). Modest, knee length dresses are expected and all ladies must wear flat, close-toed shoes or low close-toed wedges during school hours, they may change shoes for the Tea.
Blackfriars Spring production ... The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde
Lady Bracknell: I have always been of the opinion that a man who desires to get married should either know everything or nothing. Which do you know?
Jack: I know nothing Lady Bracknell.
Lady Bracknell: I am glad to hear it. I do not approve of anything that tampers with natural ignorance. Ignorance is like a delicate exotic fruit; touch it and the bloom is gone.
The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde is coming up in 4 weeks! Mark your calendars and make sure to get your tickets for this Spring’s production of The Importance of Being Earnest. The show opens on April 26 and runs for two weekends in the Blackbox Theater. Show times are 7:30 PM each evening and tickets are $10 each. Tickets will go on sale the week prior to opening. Questions? Please contact Terry May at email@example.com.
Parents, you should have received a flyer with information and instructions for selling textbooks back to MBS in the 3rd quarter report card. The EZ Drop Buyback will take place after exams on June 1 and June 2 in front of the theater. Please be sure to create your quote AFTER May 1st as the quotes are valid for only 30 days. Click here for Buyback information.
Also, the BL Virtual Bookstore will open for Summer School and Summer Reading on May 1st. A link to the store is on the BL website under the Student Life tab/Textbooks.
A list of deleted/discontinued textbooks for 2017-2018 school year will be distributed to students the first week of May.
Please contact Terry Young at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 214-324-3607 x 4128 if you have any questions.
Summer Work Program - Applications Available
The Bishop Lynch summer work program applications are now available. Applications must be returned to your counselor by Monday, April 24th. Please be sure to read all Program and Work Rules on the application to be considered for the program. Applicants must have a FACTS financial aid application on file.
Download >> BL Work Program Application
Summer Camps at Bishop Lynch
Whether it’s in academics, fine arts or athletics, one word is synonymous with all three at Bishop Lynch – EXCELLENCE. At Bishop Lynch High School, students are provided a first-rate, well-rounded education combined with an exciting and inspiring campus life.
This summer, Bishop Lynch is expanding its summer camps program to not only offer top-notch athletic camps but a number of fine arts and academic camp opportunities as well, to grades K-8.
Camps operate Monday-Thursday with a Morning Session (9:00-11:30 am) and Afternoon Session (12:30-3:00 pm). Camps will meet: June 5-8, June 12-15, June 19-22, June 26-29, July 10-13, July 17-20, July 24-27
For Bishop Lynch Summer Camp opportunities: http://www.summeratbl.org
The Summer Program at Bishop Lynch offers a variety of classes, including required and elective courses. Each course offered is the equivalent of a one-semester course (one-half credit) during the regular school year.
For more information, please visit the Summer Academics page or contact Randy Becker at Randy.Becker@bishoplynch.org
Friday, April 28, 7:40 a.m.
Mass, Priest from St. Pius
Tuesday, May 2, 11:00 a.m.
All School Mass- Bishop Burns
Wednesday, May 3, 8:40 a.m.
Mass Fr. Ignacio Olivera, St. Thomas Aquinas
Thursday, May 4, 7:50 a.m.
Morning Prayer, Liturgy of the Hours
Friday, May 5, 7:40 a.m.
Mass, Priest from St. Pius
Driver's Ed Sign-up
Driver’s Ed forms are available in Athletic suite and at front receptionist desk or on the school website. Classes start the first week of June. See Coach Zihlman for details or questions.
More information can be found here: http://www.bishoplynch.org/driversed
ATHLETIC INFORMATION AND HEADLINES
BL crew rakes in medals, state titles at Texas Rowing Championships
Bishop Lynch crew members rowing with Dallas United Crew and White Rock Rowing came up big last weekend during the Texas Rowing Championships in Austin.
Four DUC boats took "Fastest Boat in Texas" bragging rights with wins in their respective events.
Click here for the story >>> http://www.blfriars.org/sports/crew/2016-17/releases/20170427kytgl2
Green makes USA Today list of best players in Texas
Add another bullet point to Nyah Green's 2016-17 resume. The sophomore guard was named to the All-USA Today Girls Basketball Team for the state of Texas, released earlier this morning.
Green – a verbal commit to the University of Louisville – received 2nd Team honors after helping the Lady Friars finish 33-4 with district and state championships along the way.
Click here for the story >>> http://www.blfriars.org/sports/wbkb/2016-17/releases/20170427jmsiuk
BL Atletic Training is looking for student trainers
Bishop Lynch Athletic Training is looking for student volunteers who have an interest in learning more about sports medicine. Students have an opportunity to travel with Friar's athletics and work closely with the Athletic Training staff and other teams medical personnel to keep our Friars athletes on the field healthy! Students have an opportunity to learn some new skills and become CPR/First Aid Certified. Do you want a front row spot to the defending State Champions? Contact Coach Hopper today!
Do you have extra medical equipment sitting around the house?
If you have any braces, crutches, walking boots, or other durable medical equipment sitting at home that you want to get rid of, please consider donating them to the Athletic Training department! Not sure if it’s usable? Bring it to us and we’ll decide! Before you throw it out, consider donating it! You can bring it to the Field House or to the Nurse’s Clinic.
2017-2018 Physicals and Medical History
It’s that time again to start thinking about athletics paperwork for next school year. Remember, your TAPPs physical/medical history are good for 365 days. So it’s time to get that appointment scheduled at your doctor’s office! RankOne forms will be active online after May 15. ImPACT Testing will be announced in the near future. For more information, contact Coach Hopper or visit the website…http://blfriars.org/information/Sports_Medicine/Athletic_Physical
For more sports updates, please see below:
Golf Updates >>> http://www.blfriars.org/general/2016-17/releases/20170427fh4t6j
Women's Volleyball >>> http://www.blfriars.org/sports/wvball/2016-17/releases/20170427g2qq4s
Football >>> http://www.blfriars.org/sports/fball/2017-18/releases/20170427h7sexv
MESSAGE FROM OUR SCHOOL NURSE
Over-the-Counter (OTC) Medication at School
Parents – has your child ever needed over-the-counter (OTC) medication at school? It’s very likely they’ve been to the clinic for an OTC medication for a headache, etc. Bishop Lynch follows the policy of the TCCED regarding medications in school and we are not allowed to administer medications of any type without a Medication Permit Form on file in the school clinic.
If your BL student has brought you a Medication Permit Form, be sure to complete and sign the form and have your child return it to Nurse Barton. If you have not received a form but would like for your child to have a specific OTC med(s) as needed, download the form here: OTC Form, complete the form and return it to Nurse Barton. Forms can be dropped off in the school clinic, mailed, faxed to 214-324-3600, or scanned and emailed to email@example.com Please contact Nurse Barton for questions.
Parents: If your child or any family member has an Epinephrine Auto-Injector (Epi-Pen or Epi-Pen Jr.) prescribed for a severe food allergy, follow this link http://newsroom.mylan.com/2017-03-31-Mylan-Provides-Update-on-Meridian-Medical-Technologies-a-Pfizer-Company-Expanded-Voluntary-Worldwide-Recall-of-EpiPen-R-Auto-Injector for information on a recent recall of these devices and how to get a replacement Epi-Pen. Nurse Barton will be checking all of the Epi-Pens at Bishop Lynch for specific students and will notify parents if any are included in this recall. For more information or questions, contact Nurse Barton at Patty.Barton@bishoplynch.org or 214-324-3607 ext.4141.
GUIDANCE & LEARNING CENTER HEADLINES
Seniors: Important Scholarship Deadlines
Seniors who are applying for the Bridges College Scholarship through Communities Foundation of Texas (which has an award amount up to $10,000), the application deadline of May 1, 2017, is rapidly approaching. To apply, go to https://cftexas.academicworks.com/ and click on “Sign Up” at the top right of the page to create your login and password. Complete the General Application, then select the Bridges College Scholarship Fund from the list and answer the additional questions indicated. Also, be sure to apply for any of the other scholarships listed for which you might be eligible!
May 5th is the deadline for seniors to turn in a copy of any scholarship or grant award notifications to the Guidance Office. We have received some of your scholarship awards, but we know there are many more seniors who have received monetary awards from colleges and have yet to report those to us. Once we receive notifications of your awards, we will enter the financial data in Naviance and will cite the achievements of the Class of 2017 at the May 20th Honors Convocation. Thanks!
Seniors Awarded Eagle Scout and Gold Awards
We have learned that several of our seniors have earned the Eagle Scout Award for Boy Scouts and the Gold Award for Girl Scouts. Please notify your student’s counselor as soon as possible if your son or daughter has been awarded this distinction so that it can be recognized at Honors Convocation.
Seniors: How to Let Us Know What College You Will Attend
Naviance is the place to let us know the results of your college applications and where you will be attending so that it can be announced at graduation.
• In Naviance, go to “Colleges I’m applying to,” click the pencil icon (edit) under “Results” column.
• Under the correct college heading, go to “Result” and click either “Accepted,” “Denied,” or another result from the list. (This information is confidential and used to track data for future student use.)
• You MUST click “Update Applications” at the bottom of the screen for information to be saved.
• If you did not complete or submit an application to a college listed under “Colleges I’m applying to,” please delete the college by clicking delete application.
• COLLEGE ATTENDING: Indicate the college you will be attending under the “College I am attending” tab and click “update.” This is where your final transcript will be sent.
• If you have alternate plans other than attending college in the fall, please inform your counselor what you would like announced at graduation.
Juniors: College 101 Registration Information for Class of 2018
Don't forget to register ASAP for your required College 101 session using this link: https://pickatime.com/client?ven=11607504&event=306548. Five different College 101 sessions are being offered on:
Tuesday, May 16th
Monday, May 22nd
Tuesday, June 6th
Tuesday, June 13th
Tuesday, June 20th
Student attendance is required, and although parent attendance is optional, we welcome and encourage you to join us at one of these sessions.
If you have not done so, please submit a copy of your birth certificate to Lauren Shirley in the Guidance Office immediate, as the deadline has passed. It is imperative that we have a copy to verify your legal name as we begin to process transcripts to be sent to colleges beginning this summer.
Juniors who requested Advanced English 4 senior year but are not yet qualified for dual enrollment must see their counselors or Mrs. Hublein immediately. The deadline to test for dual enrollment is June 2.
Please update your resume so it is prepared when requesting letters of recommendation from teachers. Also, submit a copy of your resume to your counselor.
Be sure to take advantage of the ACT and SAT test prep offered through Method Test Prep in Naviance. This is an excellent resource for accessing several hours of free tutorials.
Two opportunities remain to take the SAT: May 6 and June 3. One opportunity remains to take the ACT: June 10. Please note that testing will not be offered at Bishop Lynch on this date.
Important AP Test Information
AP testing begins on Monday, May 1, and continues through Friday, May 12. All morning exams begin promptly at 7:30 a.m. Afternoon exams begin at noon, and students taking afternoon exams must go to A-lunch, then report to their testing location for the noon start time. Testing dates, times, and locations will be posted around the school and communicated to the students by their AP teachers. See schedule below:
7:30 A.M. START
12:00 NOON START
Monday, May 1
Tuesday, May 2
Spanish Language and Culture Computer Science A
Wednesday, May 3
English Literature and Composition
Thursday, May 4
US Government and Politics
Friday, May 5
Monday, May 8
Tuesday, May 9
Calculus AB & BC
Wednesday, May 10
English Language and Composition
Thursday, May 11
Friday, May 12
Latin, European History
TSI Testing for Dual Enrollment
The TSI Assessment will be offered at Bishop Lynch one last time this school year: Tuesday, May 2, after school in the Library. Eastfield College personnel will be present to administer the assessment, which must be passed in order to qualify for dual enrolled classes. Juniors planning on taking Advanced English IV as seniors need to check with their counselors about their dual enrollment status ASAP.
Learning Center Updates
Students planning on taking a CLEP test need to talk with Mrs. Hublein in the Learning Center as soon as possible!
Students requesting extended time on the ACT need to talk with Mrs. Hublein at least one week before the ACT Registration deadline, which is May 5th for the June 10th test.
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
Financial Aid Deadline was February 14, 2017
Decision Letters were emailed/mailed March 10, 2017, to all families that applied on time for financial aid for the 2017-2018 school year.
How to calculate your monthly tuition payment:
+Tech Fee $350.00
+Senior Fee $300.00 (applies to seniors only)
-Tuition Deposit $500.00 (applies to freshman only)
-Financial aid if applicable
-Scholarship if applicable
=Balance for 2017/2018
Divide Balance by 11 and you will have your monthly tuition payment-June 15, 2017-April 16, 2018
2017/2018 school year funding options:
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 party’s obligation to contact the Department of Tuition to cancel this option.
ACH debits are processed on the 15th of each month, with the first debit taking place on June 15, 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.
June 15, 2017- ACH will include the $100.00 ACH Fee that is charged to monthly payers
July 17, 2017
August 15, 2017
September 15, 2017
October 16, 2017
November 15, 2017
December 15, 2017
January 16, 2018
February 15, 2018
March 19, 2018
April 16, 2018
If you pay monthly to the Business Office, please make sure you are current with your payments to avoid any disruptions.
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 equaling $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:
February 21st –Current student registration due-Registration after 2/21/17 will incur an $80.00 late fee
April 12th –New ACH forms due (this is only if you are not currently enrolled)
May 11th - Tuition and MyKidsSpending must be current by May 11, 2017
May 31st – Tuition Due in Full
Please direct any questions or concerns to Betsy Arciniega x 4104 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!
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