Principal's Weekly

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Weekly Schedule

Monday Aug 19    No School - Summer Break
Faculty and Staff Professional Development
Varsity Golf vs Wyoming @ Wyoming GC
Varsity Girls Volleyball vs Fairfield
Tuesday Aug 20 No School - Summer Break
Faculty and Staff Professional Development
Wednesday Aug 21 Regular Schedule - First Day of Class
Board of Directors Meeting (4:30 pm in ITC)
Thursday Aug 22 Regular Schedule
Varsity Boys Soccer @ LaSalle
Varsity Girls Tennis vs Alter @ Ross Park
Varsity Girls Volleyball @ Seton
Friday Aug 23 Regular Schedule
Saturday Aug 24 Varsity Girls Soccer @ Wyoming
Varsity Cross Country (Lakota East Fall Classic) @ Voice of America Park
Varsity Girls Volleyball @ Seton 
Sunday Aug 25 No Activities Scheduled


  • Have a great and safe summer vacation. The first day of school is Wednesday, August 21st.
  • We have a position open in our cafeteria. Work hours are 7:30 am - 2:00 pm on school days.  If you are interested or have questions concerning the position, please contact Jeanne Perry at   

  • Spirit Shop. The Spirit Shop will reopen in August per the following schedule:
    • Aug 5 – 8: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
    • Aug 10: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
    • Aug 12 - 16: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
    • Aug 19 - 20: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • The Roger Bacon Underwater Hockey Team is presently recruiting new team members for the 2019-2020 school year. All freshmen and upperclassmen are invited to play underwater hockey for Roger Bacon. Students need to be able to swim, but they do not have to be an exceptional swimmer to play underwater hockey.  Any student who is interested in playing is asked to see Dr. Wittekind in Room 33. If parents have any questions, please email Dr. Wittekind at See you in the pool!

  • Thrift Store. The annual SVDP Thrift Store will be held on Friday, August 23 and Monday August 26, Flex - 3:15 pm. Stop by to pick up secondhand Roger Bacon uniform items and spirit wear. Sales are cash only, and each student may purchase up to five items. All proceeds are used to help our neighbors in need. Questions – contact Serenity Murphy or Ms. Vehorn. 

  • Are you interested in learning to tap dance?  The Drama Guild is sponsoring tap dance lessons on Monday, August 26th from 3:00 - 5:00 pm in the Fine Arts Center.  This is free to all Roger Bacon students!  Sign-up in room 56.           
  • Senior Assisi Scholars Pilgrimage Meeting.  Parents, chaperones, and senior Assisi pilgrims are invited to attend an informational meeting on Thursday, August 29th from 5:30-7:00 pm in the Information and Technology Center. The purpose of the meeting is to answer any last-minute questions that you may have about the pilgrimage. A light dinner will be served.

  • The price for student lunches is $4 for the 2019/20 school year.  This price is for the "Special" - includes all of the items listed on the menu for that day. 

  • Please keep tuition and lunch accounts current.  Contact the Business Office with any questions.  Thank you!

Guidance Department

  • We are excited to welcome two new counselors to the Guidance Office! Mr. Solomon Tentman will be working with all of the freshmen this year. Ms. Jessica Smith will be working with all students in grades 10, 11, and 12 whose last names begin with A – K. Ms. Rosfeld will work with all students in grades 10, 11, and 12 whose last names begin with L – Z.

  • Everyone should have their iPads and schedules now. Students: please check your class schedule before school begins on Wednesday. If you want to request a change, please email your counselor. Students have until Friday, August 23 to request elective changes. After that, only changes that are recommended by a teacher (regarding placement level) will be made.

  • Please remember to check the Guidance web page (under the Academics tab) for information regarding scholarships and other college opportunities.

Drama Guild

  • The first Drama Guild meeting for the year is Wednesday, August 28th at 3:00 pm in the Fine Art Center. All students are welcome for games, theater fun and information about auditions for the fall play, The Diary of Anne Frank.

  • Mark your calendars for the Drama Guild's fall production of The Diary of Anne Frank, November 22-24th. Auditions will be held on September 9th and 10th with Crew applications due on September 10th. The Cast and Crew List will be posted on September 13th with rehearsals beginning the 17th. All information will be posted on the Drama Guild's website (see link below).

  • Follow the Drama Guild:  Twitter & Instagram - @RBDramaGuild / Website -

Attention Veterans and Families of Veterans

We are looking for information on graduates from either Roger Bacon or Our Lady of Angels who have served in the military after World War II. If you are or know someone who has served, would you please provide the following information:
    - Name
    - Graduation Year
    - Branch of Service
    - Years of Service (i.e., 1975 - 1980)
We are recognizing our veterans and current servicemen and women in our Honors Hallway and sincerely appreciate your assistance in identifying all our alum who have or are serving in our armed forces. Please send the information to Principal Steve Schad at . Thank you very much!

Alumni/ae News

  • First Friday Mass.  Mass is at 8:15 am in the Carol Dauwe Fine Arts Center.  Parking is available on the plaza directly in front of school.  Pastries and coffee are served after Mass.  We usually have 40-50 OLA and RB alums, friends and relatives on a regular basis.  Contact a fellow alum and enjoy a morning of prayer and fellowship.  Reservations are not necessary.

  • Alumni Association Meetings.  The Alumni Association meets in the Information and Technology Center the second Thursday of each month.  All alums are welcome to come and help support the students at RB.  Please note:  The September Alumni Association  meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 11th due to Meet the Teachers Night on Thursday, September 12th. 
  • Bron Bacevich Memorial Engraved Bricks.  Support the Roger Bacon/OLA Alumni Association by purchasing a brick which can be designated for placement in the new stadium.  For more information, contact Rick Sollmann at 641-1313 or email

  • Keep the Date!  Mark your calendars for the following dates:
    • October 4 - Day of Giving.  The Roger Bacon community is thrilled to have our second annual "Day of Giving" on the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi. In our efforts to improve our St. Francis of Assisi Scholarship Fund, we are asking our alumni/ae and friends to consider a donation in honor of our patron saint.  Stay tuned for more information.
    • October 19 - Homecoming RB vs CHCA (game time is 7:00 pm).  Parade begins at 5:30 pm from the Friar's Club parking lot.  Face painting for kids and grand kids, door prizes (alumni register at the Aluumni/ae Tent), and much more.
    • November 7 - Veterans' Day Assembly.  A continental breakfast and a program honoring vets will begin at 8:00 am.  Reservations can be made by calling Chris Newton at 641-1313.

Important Upcoming Dates:

Aug 30: Opening Day Mass
Sept 02: No School (Labor Day)
Sept 06: Grandparents' Day
Sept 09: Koinonia (Freshmen Faith and Service Day)
Sept 11: Alumni Association Meeting (6:30 pm in ITC)
Sept 12: Meet the Teacher Night
Sept 13: No School (Religious In-service)
Sept 19-27: Assisi Scholars Pilgrimage to Italy
Oct 04: Mass Schedule - Feast of St. Francis
                First Friday Mass
                Day of Giving
Oct 09-11: Kairos
Oct 10: Alumni Association Meeting (6:30 pm in ITC)
Oct 11: Freshmen Service Day (1/4 class)
Oct 15: College Planning Night
Oct 18: Early Dismissal - Homecoming
                End of 1st Quarter
Oct 19: Homecoming Dance
Oct 24: Fall Concert
Oct 25: Freshmen Service Day (1/4 class)
Oct 27: Open House
Oct 28: No School (Professional Development)
Oct 29: Financial Aid Night
Oct 30: Early Dismissal
                ASPIRE Testing (Freshmen and Sophomores)
                ACT (Juniors)
                Shadow Day (Seniors)  
Nov 01: Mass Schedule - Assist-a-Family Kickoff
                 First Friday Mass
Nov 07: Early Dismissal
                 Veterans' Assembly
                 Parent-Teacher Conferences
Nov 08: No School (Professional Development)
Nov 08-12: St. Bonaventure Retreat
Nov 11: No School (Veterans' Day)
Nov 14: Alumni Association Meeting (6:30 pm in ITC)
Nov 15: Freshmen Service Day (1/4 class)
Nov 22-24: Fall Play (Diary of Anne Frank)
Nov 23: High School Placement Test
Nov 27 - Dec 2: No School (Thanksgiving Break)
Dec 06: First Friday Mass (8:15 am in FAC)
                 Freshmen Service Day (1/4 class)
Dec 12-13: Junior J.O.Y. Retreat
Dec 13: Christmas Concert
Dec 19-20: First Semester Exams
Dec 23- Jan 05: No School (Christmas Break)
Jan 08: Alumni Association Meeting (6:30 pm in ITC)
Jan 09: Science Fair
Jan 10: End of 2nd Quarter
Jan 16: Early Dismissal - Sports Stag
Jan 17: No School (Professional Development)
Jan 20: No School (Martin Luther King Day)
Jan 23-26: March for Life
Jan 26-31: Catholic Schools Week
Jan 28: Talent Show
Jan 29: Mass Schedule - Catholic Schools Week Mass
Jan 29-31: Kairos
Feb 07: First Friday Mass (8:15 am in FAC)
                Sophomore Service Day (1/4 class)
Feb 12: Talent Show
Feb 13: Alumni Association Meeting (6:30 pm in ITC)
Feb 14: No School (Professional Development)
Feb 17: No School (Presidents' Day)
Feb 21: Sophomore Service Day (1/4 class)
Feb 25: ACT - Juniors
Feb 26: Mass Schedule - Ash Wednesday
Mar 06: First Friday Mass (8:15 am in FAC)
              Sophomore Service Day (1/4 class)
Mar 11: Registration Night  
Mar 12: Alumni Association Meeting (6:30 pm in ITC)
Mar 19: End of 3rd Quarter
                 March Concert
Mar 20: No School (Professional Development)
Mar 25: Career Day
Mar 27: Sophomore Service Day (1/4 class)
Mar 31: Sophomore Retreat (Girls)
Apr 01: Sophomore Retreat (Boys)
Apr 02-05: Spring Musical (Singing in the Rain)
Apr 03: First Friday Mass (8:15 am in FAC)
Apr 08: Senior Showcase
Apr 09: Alumni Association Meeting (6:30 pm in ITC)
Apr 9-19: No School (Easter Break)
Apr 18: Alumni Association Golf Outing
Apr 24: No School (Professional Development)
Apr 25: Evening for Excellence
Apr 27: Joe Kneip Award Ceremony
Apr 28: Academic Awards Ceremony
May 01: Fine Arts Festival
                 First Friday Mass (8:15 am in FAC)
May 04: AP Exam - Government & Politics
May 05: AP Exam - Calculus AB
May 06: AP Exam - English Literature and Composition
May 07: AP Exam - Chemistry
May 08: No School - Day of Service
                 AP Exam - U.S. History
                 AP Exam - Computer Science
May 11: AP Exam - Biology
May 12: AP Exam - Psychology
May 13: AP Exam - English Language and Composition
May 14: Service Awards Assembly
                  Alumni Awards Ceremony
May 15: AP Exam - Statistics
May 18: Senior Lock-In
May 19: Seniors Last Day
May 21-22: Senior Final Exams
May 25: No School (Memorial Day)
May 27: Early Dismissal - Last Day of School
May 28-29: Underclass Final Exams
Jun 02: Graduation Mass and Awards
Jun 03: Graduation
Jun 05: First Friday Mass (8:15 am in FAC)
Jun 09-11: Kairos