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Whether your student graduated 30, 20, 10 years ago or just last year, we hope you have happy memories and great connections from your student’s time at Bishop Lynch High School. We’re pleased to begin a new initiative in bringing together BL Parents, beyond the high school years. Our goal is to provide past parents the opportunity to serve each other, our alumni children, and the school community. When you stay connected, you share your ongoing pride in our school, your gratitude for the education your student received and an appreciation for lasting friendships made throughout the years.


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PARENT AND ALUMNI NEWS 

(Did you know that this newsletter is updated throughout the month … check the website often for all the latest!)

Fall Social/Tailgate

Thanks to all of our Past Parents who came out to our Parents of Alumni Fall Social on Friday, October 28th.  What a great crowd we had and a good time was had by all.  A few of the pictures are posted above.  Details coming soon for our Spring 2017 Social!

Join Our Facebook Group - BL Official Parents of Alumni

We just created a Facebook Group just for our past parents.  We wanted to give you a more convenient way and better opportunity to serve each other, our alumni children, and the school community. Just click the below link!! Please share so other parents are aware and can join as well.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/BLParentsofAlumni/



 

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

Bishop Lynch Barn Party Scholarship Gala - Saturday, April 22, 2017

Since its founding by the Dominicans 53 years ago, Bishop Lynch has provided the best possible Catholic education to thousands of students. And, for the last 32 years, the Joseph P. Lynch Scholarship Gala has helped make that a possibility for many of those students by funding scholarships to help ease the tuition burden. The Gala is Bishop Lynch's largest annual fundraising event with all proceeds benefiting the Joseph P. Lynch Scholarship Fund.

We hope you are able to join us on Saturday, April 22, 2017 here at Bishop Lynch.  Invitations are on the way or better yet click here to make your reservation today! 

Thank you to all that came Saturday to our gift gathering party for the gala.  If you were unable to attend and still want to contribute just contact Beth.Arsenault@bishoplynch.org to coordinate a drop off.

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It is with great pleasure that we invite you to participate in the inaugural Bishop Lynch High School Colin’s Golf Classic on June 2, 2017.

After much consideration and planning, the Colin’s Classic Golf Tournament and the Bishop Lynch Athletic Booster Club Golf Tournament have partnered together to unite the energy and enthusiasm for these two great causes!

The Colin Bodensteiner Memorial Scholarship Fund, established in 2006, has made a tremendous impact on more than 45 Bishop Lynch students since its inception ten years ago. The gifts of scholarship generated from this fund, largely made possible by the proceeds from the golf tournament, provide financial assistance for deserving students in need.

The Athletic Booster Club works tirelessly to enhance the experience of student-athletes, their families and the fans of Bishop Lynch Athletics. With nearly 85% of our student population participating in Friar athletics, the Bishop Lynch experience is directly enhanced by the generous support of our boosters. 

Colin's Golf Classic, Friday, June 2nd, Firewheel Golf Park, Tournament, Lunch, Dinner, Silent Auction, Raffle and Awards!

Click here to register or for more information on the tournament!  Click here to donate or for more information on the Colin Bodensteiner Scholarship Fund!

Without people like you, this tournament wouldn't be possible year after year. We look forward to seeing you on June 2nd!

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Next Shoreline cleanup is on Monday, April 10th - FTLOTL - White Rock Lake

We need your help!!  Come out and help us clean up our adopted shoreline at White Rock Lake.  This is for the entire BL Community so the more we have out there the more we make an impact!!  Since Daylight Savings Time is on March 12th we will now start meeting from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm to give you time after work to join us!  Afterwards we will head over to The Lake House for a few beverages - our treat!  To better explain the shoreline cleanup - our Alumni Association's Community Service Committee has adopted a small portion of White Rock Lake's shoreline. In this program, a group agrees to keep their adopted part litter-free.  Please consider helping out our Alumni Association by joining us! Bring a friend, bring your family, - what a great way to reconnect and also help the community and environment!! We hope to see you - meet at our designated area - see map on the left for the exact location on W. Lawther Dr., just south of Mockingbird.

Alumni in the Military

Throughout the year on our military/armed forces holidays, we honor all of our alumni and former students that are currently serving in the United States Military.  If you know of any classmates that we may have omitted from this list, please forward this newsletter to them or supply us with the information so we can contact them or their families. Also, the Alumni Office would like to show our gratitude to those that

Also, the Alumni Office would like to show our gratitude to those that have served in the armed forces especially those who have given the ultimate sacrifice, their life.  We are currently compiling this list and would appreciate any assistance you can provide us as we attempt to update our records.

ALUMNI BRAG BOARD:

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Congratulations to Lisa Sladecek Noyes '89

Congratulations to Lisa Sladecek Noyes ’89 who was a contestant on the Wheel of Fortune.  They gave her the “official” notice last week that she could now tell friends when her episode will air.  So let’s watch Lisa tonight, Monday, March 27th at 6:30 pm on CBS (locally Channel 11).  The end result - she said she had a blast doing the show!  She even managed to squeeze a “Go Friars” in her introduction as she was talking about volunteering at her kiddos’ schools!

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Congratulations to Dr. Stacy Smith '98

Rev. Dr. Stacy C. Smith ’98 completed her doctorate degree at Vanderbilt University in 2016 and is currently the Director of Education and Innovation at Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare in Memphis, TN. She is ordained in the Presbyterian Church (USA) and recently served as interim pastor at First Presbyterian Church in Jonesboro, AR. In December 2016, she married Kevin Gallagher at First Congregational Church in Memphis, and they have three children.

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Congratulations to Katie Schaar '03

Katie Schaar ’03 has added another amazing job to her long list of accomplishments!  She was the assistant choreographer (helping Golden Boyz, Inc. who was the main choreographer) in the choreography of the twirling rose petals in the title track of the upcoming Disney’s Beauty and the Beast that is scheduled to be released on March 17th.  Below is just a snippet of what Katie has done since graduating BL in 2003.  To watch the music video for the full effect of the twirling rose petals in the new title track just click here.

Katie Schaar is originally from Dallas, TX and now resides in Los Angeles, CA. Since earning her BA degree from Loyola Marymount University, she has gone on to have a diverse career as a professional dancer. Her many performance credits include Drop Dead Diva, House M.D., Dancing with the Stars, the American Music Awards, the European Music Awards, and feature films The Muppets and Rock of Ages. As an assistant choreographer, Katie has worked extensively as the right hand man to Tyce Diorio, Mia Michaels, RJ Durell, Nick Florez, and Michael Rooney. With a real gift for breaking down movement for dancers of all abilities, Katie has worked closely with the world's biggest stars...Tom Cruise, Catherine Zeta Jones, Julianne Hough, Alec Baldwin, Russell Brand, Annie Lennox, Katie Holmes, Paula Abdul, David Hasselhoff, Cher, P!NK, Megan Mulally, Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, Zac Brown, and many more. Furthermore, Katie has over a decade of experience as a dance convention faculty member, teaching dancers of all ages all over the United States. She has a BA from Loyola Marymount University, where she studied Communications Studies and Dance. In 2015, Katie and her husband Dr. Nick Cutri created Sugarfoot Therapy, a physical therapy-based injury prevention training program used by dancers and dance education programs worldwide.

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Congratulations to Hayley Jaska '06

Hayley Jaska ’06 was interviewed on Houston's Comcast Newsmakers which is a short-form news platform where leaders and innovators exchange ideas and tackle the issues facing communities across America.  Hayley is the Special Events Manager for Houston's Child Advocates, a non-profit organization dedicated to breaking the cycle of child abuse through a court appointed special advocate system.  Although the video will not be aired until April, bringing awareness to Child Abuse Prevention month, she was able to talk about Child Advocates' impact in the community and the ongoing need for volunteers.  (She did though laughingly say to me about the interview "I won't be quitting my day job anytime soon!")

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Congratulations to Maryann Baker '07

Congratulations to Maryann Baker ’07 who is Director of Women's Basketball Operations at Mississippi State University and got to see her team beat the Baylor Bears and qualify for the Final 4.  Maryann played her four years here at BL and was part of four State championships we won from 2004 -2007.  She also played for Texas A&M University and was on the team when they won the National Championship in 2011.  To read more about the MSU game just click here.

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Congratulations to Kathleen Cadigan '08

Congratulations to Kathleen Cadigan ’08 who was part of the winning team in the St. Louis University’s School of Law 2017 Final Argument Moot Court Competition. The Moot Court Program at SLU LAW introduces students to written and oral advocacy in the American appellate court system. This event was extra special because admitted students were able to attend and actually see appellate advocacy in action.

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Congratulations to Arthur "Artie" Haynes '12

Because of his outstanding work as an intern last summer in the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office, Artie Haynes ’12 was awarded the Outstanding Law Clerk Award as part of the 27th Annual C. F. Stradford Awards Ceremony on February 28th in Chicago, IL.   Artie is currently a 2L at the University Of Illinois College Of Law in Champaign, IL, where he is Vice-President of the Student Bar Association and a member of the Trial Team.

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Congratulations to Frances Dean '14

Congratulations to Frances Dean ’14 who has been recently appointed as the Membership Ambassador of the American Public Health Association (APHA) Student Assembly.  She strongly recommends that if any BL students are interested in pursuing a field in health sciences (pre-med, pre-PA, nursing, etc.), then this organization is definitely beneficial for them, especially for their undergraduate career

And Congratulations to our young graduates who Are receiving Special recognitions from their respective colleges.
we wish them continued success!

Jaymes Becker '11 - Named to the Fall 2016 Dean's List at Texas A&M University Commerce.
Rachel Grinbergs ’13
– Named to the Fall 2016 Dean’s List at University of Notre Dame
Bailey Josephs ’13 - Named to the Spring 2016 Dean's List at Samford University and to the list of Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges 2016-17
Sara Grinbergs ’14 - Named to the Fall 2016 Dean's List at Texas Christian University (TCU).
Christine Marsan ’14 - Named to the Fall 2016 Dean's List at Samford University.
Claudia Hamel ’15 - Named to Fall 2016 Dean's List at University of Dayton.
Haley Puddy '15 - Named to Fall 2016 Dean's List at Loyola University Maryland.
Megan Hertel ’16 – Won the Langadas Entering Student Award at the University of Florida for her Ancient Greek Language skills which came with scholarship money!  She was also inducted into the Classics Honor Society and qualified to be a National member.

We want to hear from our Alumni – if you have news to share please email alumni@bishoplynch.org !

Alumni and Community Prayer Request

•• Alumni and Former Students:

 • Mark Patrick “Pat” Daly ’72 passed away on March 6, 2017.  He was the brother of Ann Daly Karam ’68, Michael Daly ’73, Timothy Daly ’76 and Laura Daly ’79.

 • Edward "Ed" Schwille ‘88 passed away on March 17, 2017.

•• Bishop Lynch Community Members:

 • Charlotte Falls passed away on March 22, 2017.  She was the grandmother of Laryssa Bonacquisti '14 and Bryton Bonacquisti '18, current BL junior.
 • Bridgett and Senan Fitzmartin passed away on February 28, 2017.  They were the parents of Michelle Fitzmartin Petersen ’82.

 • Charles Hanna passed away on January 27. 2017.  He was the father of Tonya Hanna Gottesman '96.

 • Thomas Lewis passed away on February 1, 2017.  He was the grandfather of Jordan Ivey '08 and Hunter Ivey '11.

 • Riley Lynese Turner passed away on February 8, 2017.  She was born premature at 31 weeks and died at childbirth.  She was granddaughter of Laszlo Laky '77.

•• Please Continue to Pray for:

 • Kelly Stiver Aguirre '76 who was diagnosed with Parkinson's and is also now fighting cancer.

 • Mike Golihar '80 who has Bells Palsy and have suffered mini strokes as he is battling the disease.

 • Emily Henderson '12 as she battles Neuroblastoma Cancer.  See Emily's story on Caring Bridge - click here to offer prayers of encouragement and support.

 • Ann Marie Herbst, wife of Jay Herbst ’01 who is battling Leukemia.  Click here for more information on her Caring Bridge page.

 • Kiara Sandoval, 5-year-old daughter of Robyn Shea Sandoval '93, has been battling a massive brain tumor with the spirit of a U.S. Marine. Fortunately her cancer is a Grade 1 astrocytoma so her prognosis is favorable; however, she has subsequently lost her vision and requires ongoing therapy. Please pray and follow her journey at https://www.facebook.com/prayers4kiara/.

 • David Nevitt '78 who has been diagnosed with Parkinson's.  Click here for his Parkinson Foundation page to offer him prayers of encouragement and support.

 • Mike Yetts '77 who is currently in remission from cancer but needs the prayers to stay cancer free.

 • Michelle Yoxall, wife of Dan Yoxall '81 who is fighting the Early Onset of Alzheimers.  Her sister-in-law, Tish Yoxall, wife of Tom Yoxall '84 has set up a donation page to help end the fight of Alzheimers.  Click here to see her page and offer prayers of encouragement and support.

Bishop Lynch Community Prayer Request

We invite you to submit your prayer requests to us to be included during daily mass, school mass, retreats or any other prayer service throughout the year. Whether you are alumni, parent, student or friend, we welcome any prayer intentions. Providing your name and email is not required. Please click here to submit your prayer request.

We also invite you to pray the Rosary with us every month in our St. Catherine of Siena Chapel on the BLHS Campus.  Mass begins at 7:45 am followed by the Rosary. 
Rosary Dates for school year 16-17 are:  9/2/16, 10/7/16, 11/4/16, 12/2/16, 1/13/17, 2/10/17, 3/3/17, 4/7/17 and 5/5/17.

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Upcoming Events

April

7  -  Rosary and Breakfast
8  -  Brigade Spring Market
10  - For the Love of the Lake
22 -  BL Gala

May

3  - Quarterly Alumni Advisory Board Meeting
5  - Rosary and Breakfast
9  - Young Alumni Leadership Council
15 - Senior Lunch - Welcome to the Alumni Association
15 - For the Love of the Lake
19 - Class of 1967 - 50th Class Reunion Social Hour
20 - Class of 1967 - 50th Class Reunion
         Remembrance Mass followed by Dinner

June

2 -  Colin's Golf Classic
12 - For the Love of the Lake

 

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