Principal's Weekly

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Weekly Schedule

Monday Aug 26    Regular Schedule
Varsity Golf vs Princeton @ The Mill Course
Tuesday Aug 27 Regular Schedule
Varsity Girls Volleyball vs McNicholas
Wednesday Aug 28 Regular Schedule
Varsity Girls Soccer vs Chaminade Julienne
Thursday Aug 29 Regular Schedule
Senior Assisi Scholars Meeting (5:30 - 7:00 pm in ITC) 
Varsity Girls Tennis vs McNicholas @ Lunken Airfield
Varsity Girls Volleyball @ Fenwick
Friday Aug 30 Mass Schedule - Opening Day Mass
Saturday Aug 31 Varsity Girls Volleyball @ Wyoming
Varsity Cross Country (Loveland Invitational) Home of the Brave Park
Varsity Boys Soccer @ St. Henry
Varsity Football vs Paul L. Dunbar @ Welcome Stadium (University of Dayton) 
Sunday Sep 01 No Activities Scheduled

Announcements

  • St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store.  The thrift store will be open on Monday, August 26th, from the beginning of Flex (for seniors and juniors) until 3:15 pm.  This is a great opportunity to purchase gently used Roger Bacon spirit wear and uniform items.  After 2:45 pm on Monday, all students are welcome to shop and the 5-item limit will not be in effect.  All monies raised benefits our neighbors in need.  Thank you for your generosity! 

  • The Drama Guild will be holding their first meeting of the year on Wednesday, August 28th at 3:00 pm in the Fine Arts Center.  Meet new members, play games, and hear about how you can get involved with the fall production of The Diary of Anne Frank.  If you are interested in auditioning, being on the Crew for the play, or just finding out about the Drama Guild, this meeting is for you!

  • 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. 

  • St. Clement Festival @ Pig Roast 2019 will take place on Friday, September 6th through Sunday, September 8th.  Booths, rides, raffles, games and much more!!         

  • Drivers education classes start on Monday, September 23rd.  Please stop by the main office to sign-up and pick-up a packet of information.  Classes are Mondays and Wednesday for 4 weeks.

  • Roger Bacon is looking to fill their Cappie Critic team with nine of the best student writers who enjoy watching plays and musicals.  Join Cappie Critics from other schools to watch performances at other high schools and write reviews that can be published.  If you are interested in being a Cappie Critic, forms can be found in room 56 and are due by Friday, August 30th.  See Ms. Murray for more information. 

  • 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 pwittekind@rogerbacon.org. See you in the pool!

  • A Reminder About Uber and Lyft.  According to terms of service, Uber and Lyft are not permitted to transport anyone under the age of 18.  Although some drivers may ignore these requirements, most drivers will deny service upon pickup per the terms of service.  Uber and Lyft are beginning to increase their enforcement of this term of service, so families please do not rely upon either Uber or Lyft for transportation of your student.

Grandparents' Appreciation Day. 

On Friday, September 6th, Roger Bacon will host its eighth annual Grandparents' Appreciation Day for grandparents of our current freshmen. This special day is being planned to honor and thank those who have given a rich tradition of Catholic education and strong values to their families and our school community.  The event will be held in the Carol Dauwe Fine Arts Center.  The day begins with registration at 7:45 am followed by Mass at 8:30 am.  A reception with a continental breakfast will follow immediately.  At approximately 9:45 am, our freshmen students will accompany interested grandparents on a tour of the Roger Bacon campus.  We expect the event to conclude at 10:50 am.  If you have not already sent in your invitation and there are grandparents who want to attend, please contact Bro. Gene Mayer, OFM, at 641-1313, ext 1195 or by email at gmayer@rogerbacon.org.  Thank you for making this day a memorable one for our students and grandparents!

Guidance Department

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

  • On Tuesday, September 10th Roger Bacon will be hosting the Jesuit Excellence Tour. Ten Jesuit colleges from around the country will be here to meet with interested students during flex. We will be hosting:
       - Canisius College
       - John Carroll University
       - Loyola Chicago
       - Loyola Maryland
       - Loyola New Orleans
       - Marquette University
       - Regis University
       - Spring Hill College
       - St. Louis University
       - Xavier University
    The students will be receiving more information later about signing up to see any of these college representatives.

  • The below listed colleges will be visiting Roger Bacon either during Flex or the lunch bell.  Information about signing up to see a college during Flex bell will be announced at school.
College/University  Date  Location 
Ursuline College September 9  Flex 
Transylvania University  September 10  Flex 
College of St. Benedict  September 11  Flex 
Ohio Wesleyan University  September 12  Flex 
Indiana Tech  September 16  Flex 
St. Mary's College  September 17  Flex 
Baldwin Wallace University  September 19  Flex 
Bellarmine University  September 23  Flex 
Christ College of Nursing   September 24  Flex 
Ohio Northern University  September 25  Flex 
The University of Akron  September 26  Flex 
Cincinnati State Technical College   September 30  Flex 
Walsh University  October 1  Flex 
Xavier University  October 2  Flex 
Marian University  October 3  Flex 
Ohio University  October 7  Flex 
Hiram College  October 8  Flex 
Hanover College  October 10  Flex 
University of Rio Grande  October 14  Flex 
Mount St. Joseph University  October 15  Flex 
Wright State University  October 17  Flex 
Northern Kentucky University  October 21  Flex 
Earlham College  October 22  Flex 
St. Bonaventure University  October 29  Flex 
Cleveland State University  October 31  Flex 
United States Navy  November 13  Flex 

Drama Guild

  • 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 - https://sites.google.com/site/rbdramaguild/

Community Outreach

  • Freshmen Service Day. Freshmen year is a time in which Roger Bacon would like to provide students with the opportunity to learn more about our Christian call to serve. This will happen in two parts. First, freshmen will have their Freshman Community Day called Koinonia on Monday, September 9, 2019, to help them reflect on the connection between faith and service. Second, we will divide the freshman class into quarters for a Freshman Service Day. Your child will be participating on an assigned service day in Over-the-Rhine that are:
        - October 11, 2019: Abele – Curran
        - October 25, 2019: Dalessandro - Kenny
        - November 15, 2019: Kleinfeldt - Perkins
        - December 6, 2019: Radecki - Zerges

  • Service Opportunity.  On Saturday, September 21st, join the Community Outreach Board in Farm Frenzy from 8:00 am - 1:00 pm at Gorman Heritage Farm.  Help prepare garden beds for the Sunflower Festival.  A farm your and lunch are included.  Only 20 spots are available.  Permission forms are available outside the Spiritual Life Office.  Turn in forms no later than September 11th.

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 sschad@rogerbacon.org . 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 rsollmann@rogerbacon.org.

  • 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:

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)
                Prom
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