Principal's Weekly

Click to View the Period May 20 - June 2

Weekly Schedule

Monday May 20    Regular Schedule
Senior Exams:  Math & English
Varsity Baseball vs Blanchester @ Midland Baseball Complex (Sectional Final
Tuesday May 21  Regular Schedule
Senior Exams: Science & Make-Up 
Music Awards
Wednesday May 22  Regular Schedule
Thursday May 23 Regular Schedule 
Cappies Gala (Aronoff Center)
Varsity Track (Div II Regional Prelims) @ Piqua HS
Friday May 24  Early Dismissal - Underclass Last Day
Saturday May 25  Varsity Track (Div II Regional Finals) @ Piqua HS 
Sunday May 26  No Activities Planned
Monday May 27 No School - Memorial Day
Tuesday May 28 Underclass Exams:  Math & English
Wednesday May 29 Underclass Exams:  Social Studies & Science
Graduation Practice (8:30 am in cafeteria)
Thursday May 30 Graduation Mass & Awards Ceremony (8:30 am in Fine Arts Center) 
Underclass Exams:  Make-Up
Friday May 31 End of 4th Quarter
Commencement Exercises (7:00 pm in the Thomas Fogarty Center) 
Saturday Jun 01 No Activities Planned
Sunday Jun 02 No Activities Planned

Announcements

  • Thrift Store.  Roger Bacon’s St. Vincent de Paul Conference is collecting clean, gently used Roger Bacon spirit wear and uniform items for our Thrift Store next year. Please bring any donations to the Main Office. If you have questions, contact Serenity Murphy at smurphy@rogerbacon.org or Ms. Vehorn at jvehorn@rogerbacon.org.

  • RB Music Awards. The Music Department hosts its annual Music Awards on Tuesday May 21st.  We will recognize all students who participated in Concert Band, Chamber Choir, Drama Guild, and RB3 to celebrate the work throughout the school year. All students and families involved in one of these performing ensembles is invited to join, as we recognize each student’s involvement, awards for each main group, and special awards and personal recognition for our Senior members. Invitations and details are available through Mr. Montgomery or Ms. Murray.

  • Summer Hours.  During the summer, the Main Office will be open as follows:
    • Jun 3 - 7:  Normal Hours (7:45 am - 3:30 pm)
    • Jun 10 - 13:  8:00 am - noon
    • Jun 14:  Closed
    • Jun 17 - 20:  8:00 am - noon
    • Jun 21:  Closed
    • Jun 24 - 27:  8:00 am - noon
    • Jun 28:  Closed
    • Jul 01 - 03:  8:00 am - noon
    • Jul 4 - 5:  Closed
    • Jul 8 - 11:  8:00 am - noon
    • Jul 12 - 28:  Closed for school-wide maintenance 
    • Jul 29 - 31:  8:00 am - noon
    • Aug 01:  Resume normal hours (7:45 am - 3:30 pm)
  • Spirit Shop.  The Spirit Shop will be closed during June and July for maintenance and restocking.  It 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

Senior Graduation Reminders

  • In order to participate in the graduation ceremony, all financial obligations must be met by Wednesday, May 20, 2019.

  • You can now pre-order a 2019 Graduation DVD. You will be emailed an order form if you are interested in obtaining a copy, or an order form can be obtained by clicking here. Please submit your order by Wednesday, May 29th.

  • Graduation Practice. All seniors must report for graduation practice on Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at 8:30 am in the RB cafeteria. Practice will conclude by approximately 10:30 am. The normal school dress code must be observed this day.

  • Graduation Mass and Awards Ceremony. The graduation mass and awards ceremony will be Thursday, May 30, 2019 at 8:30 am. The mass and awards ceremony will take place in the Carol Dauwe Fine Arts Center. Each senior is welcome to bring two guests, usually parents.It is not appropriate for a graduate to bring a boyfriend or girlfriend. Guests should arrive at Roger Bacon no later than 8:20 am. Seniors will process to the Fine Arts Center from the gymnasium. They should meet in the Fogarty Center no later than 8:10 am. Caps and gowns are to be worn for mass. The awards ceremony will immediately follow mass. The program will conclude at approximately 10:30 am. All seniors and their guests are invited to join us for a reception afterwards in the high school cafeteria.

  • Commencement Exercises. Graduation will be Friday, May 31, 2019 at 7:00 pm in the Fogarty Center. Seniors are to report to the cafeteria no later than 6:30 pm, and commencement exercises will begin promptly at 7:00 pm. Each senior will be receiving seven (7) tickets. Guests’ attendance at graduation will be by ticket only. If you will not be using all seven tickets, please return any extra tickets in order that larger families may be accommodated. The graduation exercises are a formal occasion, and appropriate behavior of the graduates and guests is expected.

From the Director of Academics

  • Senior Exam Schedule
    • Monday, May 20th (Cafeteria)
      • Math (7:55 - 9:20 am)
      • English (9:25 - 10:50 am)
    • Tuesday, May 21st (Room 24)
      • Science/Make-up (7:55 - 9:20 am)
      • Make-up (9:25 - 10:50 am)
    • Please Note...
      • Students taking the first exam of the day should report to that location by 7:45 am.
      • Exams will be taken during exam week for all non-elective courses in the following departments: English, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies.
      • Seniors may be exempt from exams if they earn a 90% average for the year or take an AP exam in the course.
      • Students are expected to take exams during the designated time on the schedule. Students who have a Science exam to take will be allowed to take this exam during the Math or English exam time slot if they do not have to take a Math or English exam.
      • Seniors who miss an exam due to illness should contact their teachers to set up a time to take the exam by Thursday, May 23rd.
      • Exam grades count as 20% of the semester average. Study for your exams and get a good night of sleep beforehand. Be sure to eat a good breakfast in the morning of the exam.
    • Behavior Expectations...
      • Students who do not have to take an exam do not have to be on campus.
      • Students who are on campus but do not have to take an exam, must report to the cafeteria.
      • Students are expected to stay in the exam room until the end of the testing period.
      • Dress code is to be observed during exams.

  • Underclass Exam Schedule
    • Tuesday, May 28th
      • Announcements/Prayer (7:45 - 7:55 am)
      • Math (8:00 - 9:30 am)
      • English (9:45 - 11:15 am)
    • Wednesday, May 29th
      • Announcements/Prayer (7:45 - 7:55 am)
      • Social Studies (8:00 - 9:30 am)
      • Science (9:45 - 11:15 am)
    • Thursday, May 30th
      • Make-up Exams (11:00 am - 12:25 pm)
    • Please Note...
      • Students may be exempt from exams if they earn a 93% average for the year or take an AP exam in the course.
      • Students are expected to take exams during the designated time.
      • Exam grades count as 20% of the semester average. Study for your exams; get a good night of sleep beforehand and eat a good breakfast in the morning.
      • Study tables in the cafeteria will be held until 12:30 pm.  The Fitness Center is closed.
    • Behavior Expectations...
      • Students who do not have to take an exam do not have to be on campus.
      • Students who are on campus but do not have to take an exam must report to the cafeteria.
      • Students are expected to stay in the exam room until the end of the testing period.
      • Dress code is to be observed during exams. 

From the Guidance Office

  • Employment Opportunities
    • Cincinnati Sports Club is hiring for summer positions for anyone who is 18 years or older. Staff members who work more than eight hours a week have free usage of the facility and have opportunities to attend free customer service management training courses. Please email Keirstin Mason at kmason@cincinnatisportsclub.com if you are interested.
    • United States Census 2020 is hiring anyone who is 18 years of age by April 1, 2019. They are looking for students, teachers, parents and alum to apply. There are several positions available for bilinguals as well. All positions are flexible and part-time paying between $14 - $19 per hour. Please call 1-855-JOB-2020 if you are interested in applying.
    • Swimsafe Pool Management is now hiring for lifeguards, pool technicians, pool attendants, concession workers, management positions and swim coaches. You must be 15 years old to apply. Contact Jessica@swimsafepool.com with questions.

From the Drama Guild

  • Roger Bacon has received nine nominations for Godspell, including Best Musical! The Cappies will be holding their Gala at the Aronoff Center to honor the nineteen participating schools and announce the winners of the 42 different awards. Being nominated for Best Song means that our Drama Guild will perform "Learn Your Lessons Well" on the Aronoff Center stage at the Gala! The Cappies Gala is like the Oscars/Tony Awards of Cincinnati area high school theater and is open to the public. It is a dressy event that begins at 7:00 pm on Thursday, May 23rd at the Aronoff Center. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at the Aronoff Box Office (513-621-2787) - all are welcome to come. Thank you for your support of our drama programs this year!

Roger Bacon High School Underwater Hockey Summer Camp

  • In June 2019, the Roger Bacon High School Underwater Hockey Team will host its 13th annual Roger Bacon Underwater Hockey summer camp for incoming (or rising) 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students and incoming Roger Bacon freshmen. Current junior high students will have fun learning the fundamentals of the exciting and unique sport of underwater hockey. The camp will be from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. beginning on Monday, June 10 and running through Friday, June 14, 2019. The camp will be held at Xavier University in the O’Connor Sports Center pool. The cost is $75, and checks should be made payable to “Roger Bacon High School.” Any family with an incoming 6th, 7th, or 8th grade student or an incoming Roger Bacon freshmen who loves to swim and who would like to try underwater hockey should contact Coach Paul “Doc” Wittekind at underwaterhockey@rogerbacon.org for information and details about this summer’s underwater hockey summer camp. Interested families may also register their child for our Roger Bacon Underwater Hockey summer camp at: https://rogerbaconhs.worldsecuresystems.com/events/2019-06-10-uwh-camp. See you in the pool!

Summer Meals Program

  • The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County are teaming up with UMC Food Ministry to provide meals and snacks for children 18 and younger. People ages 19 through 21 who have been identified as having mental or physical disabilities and are following Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) through their current enrollment in educational programs also are eligible for free summer meals. The Summer Meals program, sponsored by the USDA and Ohio Department of Education, runs weekdays from June 3rd through August 16th* at the Main Library and the following library locations:
  1. Main Library (Children’s Learning Center and TeenSpot): Meal at noon, snack at 3 pm
  2. Avondale Branch: Meal at 12:30 pm, snack at 3:30 pm 
  3. Bond Hill Branch: Meal at 1:00 pm, snack at 4:00 pm  
  4. College Hill Branch: Meal at 4:15 pm  
  5. Covedale Branch: Meal at 3:00 pm 
  6. Deer Park Branch: Meal at 12:30 pm, snack at 4:00 pm (service ends Aug 12th)  
  7. Elmwood Place Branch: Meal at 1:00 pm (service ends Aug 14th)  
  8. Groesbeck Branch: Meal at 12:30 pm  
  9. Madisonville Branch: Meal at 12:30 pm, snack 4:15 pm 
  10. Mt. Healthy Branch: Meal at 1:00 pm (Monday–Thursday, June 3-July 11 only
  11. North Central Branch: Meal at 12:30 pm (service ends Aug 14th)  
  12. Pleasant Ridge Branch: Meal at 3:00 pm  
  13. Reading Branch: Snack at 1:30 pm, meal at 4:30 pm
  14. St. Bernard Branch: Meal at 12:30 pm, snack at 4:30 pm (service ends Aug. 14th)  
  15. Walnut Hills Branch: Meal at 4:00 pm 
  16. West End Branch: Meal at 1:00 pm, snack at 4:00 pm 
*There will be no meals Thursday, July 4th, due to the Fourth of July holiday.
For additional summer food service options, please visitCinLib.org/SummerFood.

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!

Important Upcoming Dates:

Jun 04 - 06: Kairos
Jun 07: First Friday Mass (8:15 am in FAC)
Jun 08: ACT
Jun 19: Board of Directors Meeting (4:30 pm in ITC)
Jul 13 - 28: School Closed for Maintenance
Aug 04 - 11: New Orleans Mission Trip
Aug 15-16: Freshmen Orientation
Aug 21: First Day of Classes
Sept 2: No School (Labor Day)
Sept 6: Grandparents' Day
Sept 12: Meet the Teacher Night
Sept 13: No School (Religious In-service)
Sept 19-27: Assisi Scholars Pilgrimage to Italy
Oct 18: Homecoming
Oct 27: Open House
Oct 28: No School (Professional Development)
Nov 7: Veterans' Assembly / Parent-Teacher Conferences
Nov 8: No School (Professional Development)
Nov 11: No School (Veterans' Day)
Nov 27 - Dec 2: No School (Thanksgiving Break)
Dec 23- Jan 5: No School (Christmas Break)
Jan 16: Sports Stag
Jan 17: No School (Professional Development)
Jan 20: No School (Martin Luther King Day)
Feb 14: No School (Professional Development)
Feb 17: No School (Presidents' Day)
Mar 20: No School (Professional Development)
Apr 9-19: No School (Easter Break)
Apr 24: No School (Professional Development) / Prom
Apr 25: Evening for Excellence
Apr 28: Academic Awards Ceremony
May 1: Fine Arts Festival
May 25: No School (Memorial Day)
Jun 2: Graduation Mass and Awards
Jun 3: Graduation