Principal's Weekly

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General Announcements

- The PTA will meet on Tuesday, November 14th at 7:00 pm in the Information and Technology Center - all are welcome!!

- The Knights of Columbus scholarship application is available in the Guidance Office and online. This $1,000 scholarship is open to students attending an Ohio Catholic High School in grades 9-12. Deadline to apply has been extended to Thursday, November 30th.  PLEASE TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THIS GREAT OPPORTUNTIY!

- Tickets for Steel Magnolias will be on sale during both lunches until November 16th! Roger Bacon students are free, but make sure to reserve your seats with friends, as seating is assigned. Non-Roger Bacon students and senior citizens are $8 and adults are $10. 

- Join us for our first ever Writing Club meeting on Monday, November 20th from 3:00 - 3:45 pm in Lab A.  The goal of this club is to help each other become better writers by sharing our work and giving helpful tips and critiques.  Snacks will be served.

- Every Friday during Flex, there will be rotating spiritual opportunities for all grades in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel. Please join the Campus Ministry Team in the chapel this Friday, November 17th, during Flex for art prayer!  Can't wait to see you there!

- Thanksgiving break is November 22nd through the 27th!

- Friars Club is looking for tutors to help with young students, grades 2-7, at their Learning Center. This is a great opportunity to do community service on our campus and help another Franciscan ministry. Please contact Fr. Roger if you are interested.

Community Outreach

Saint Baldricks Day. “Brave the Shave – Embrace the Cut” line the halls of our school. Roger Bacon is kicking off our first ever childhood cancer awareness project – Saint Baldricks Day. We have 54 students who will bravely undergo being shorn to help conquer childhood cancer. When a Spartan signs up they commit to selling tickets to have their head shaved (men, and some women) or eight inches cut (women’s hair will be donated to Hair We Share program). Those who buy tickets from these Hairless Heroes are placed into a lottery for that Hero. Ticket sales continue through January, culminating in our drawing at the end of January. As shaving day nears, (January 29, 2018) students who purchased tickets from particular Heroes are drawn. Winners will be able to shave/cut the hair of their Heroes (alongside of licensed barbers/stylists). These shorn Hairless Heroes will serve as an awareness of those youth fighting cancer. Tickets from Hairless Heroes are $2.00 each or 3 ticket for $5.00. 

Freshmen Service Community Day. The break down, by last name, for the remaining Freshmen Service Days is as follows:
- November 17, 2017: Grace Kremer through Abigail Schneider
- December 1, 2017: Josiah Schofield through Haoqin Zhang

Monthly RB Community Outreach Opportunities

- St. Francis Ministries Soup Kitchen. Interested in serving hungry families, the young, and old? Spartans join other volunteers to feed people in Over-the-Rhine. Service may include serving food, filling drinks, and cleaning dishes. Service is from 4:15 - 5:30 pm on designated Mondays.
Archbishop Leibold Home. Spartans spend time with the elderly socializing and enjoying snacks over a lively game of bingo. New students are paired with experienced Spartans to "learn the ropes" and become comfortable with the environment. Service is from 7:00 - 9:00 pm on the following Mondays: November 13th; December 11th; January 22nd; February 12th; March 12th; April 16th.

- Bacon Buddies. RB Spartans mentor 3rd - 5th graders from different schools to help them grow in character and faith. This is done with "Conversations that Matter" which focuses on a character value (i.e., trust, respect, gratitude) and enjoyable fun activities. Service is from 3:10 - 4:10 pm on the following Mondays: November 13th; December 11th; January 22nd; February 12th; March 12th; April 16th.

- Archbishop Leibold Home. Spartans spend time with the elderly socializing and enjoying snacks over a lively game of bingo. New students are paired with experienced Spartans to "learn the ropes" and become comfortable with the environment. Service is from 7:00 - 9:00 pm on the following Mondays: December 4th; January 8th; February 5th; March 5th; April 9th; May 3rd (Thursday Senior Citizen Prom).

From the Guidance Office

Construction Craft Laborer Apprenticeship Program. A representative from the OCA and Local 265 Laborers International Union will be here during flex on November 16th to discuss apprenticeship programs available to high school graduates. To qualify, you must be 18 years of age, have a high school diploma and be in good physical condition. If you are interested in learning more about this program, there will be a sign up sheet on the Guidance Bulletin Board.

College Visits
Below is a list of the schools and when they will be visiting. Be sure to take advantage of these visits. Sign-up sheets will be available outside of Guidance soon!

November 13 Flex Miami University, Oxford, OH
November 14 Flex University of Cincinnati - Blue Ash
November 17 Flex Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD)
November 20 Flex Christ School of Nursing
November 21 Flex Central State University

Drama Guild

Drama Guild News:
- Tickets are on sale NOW for our fall production of Steel Magnolias. Call 513-641-1300 (ext. 12687) or email cmurray@rogerbacon.org to order! Show dates and prices are as follows:

Showtimes:
November 17th and 18th - 7:30 pm
November 19th - 2:00 pm

Ticket Prices:

$10 - Adults
$8 - Senior Citizens/Non-RB Students
FREE - RB Students/Children (10 and under)
**ALL SEATING IS ASSIGNED!**

Play Schedule for the week of 11/13/17:
Monday, 11/13: 3:15 - 9:00 pm - FAC - ALL Cast/Crew - Run Full Show
Tuesday, 11/14: 3:15 - 9:00 pm - FAC - ALL Cast/Crew - Run Full Show
Wednesday, 11/15: 3:15 - 9:00 pm - FAC - ALL Cast/Crew - Run Full Show
Thursday, 11/16: 3:15 - 7:00 pm - FAC - ALL Cast/Crew - Run Trouble Spots
Friday, 11/17: Cast/Crew Call time at 3:00 pm in the FAC
Saturday, 11/18: Cast/Crew Call time at 6:00 pm in Room 56
Sunday, 11/19: Cast/Crew Call time at 12:30 pm in Room 56
 
Play Schedule for the week can be found on our website - 

Weekly Schedule:

Monday Nov 13 Regular Schedule
College Visit:  Miami University of Ohio
Service Opportunities:  St. Francis Ministries Soup Kitchen
                                      Bacon Buddies
Tuesday Nov 14  Regular Schedule
College Visit:  University of Cincinnati - Blue Ash 
Varsity Academic Team vs McAuley/Fenwick @ Cincinnati State 
PTA Meeting (7:00 pm in cafeteria)
Wednesday Nov 15 Regular Schedule
Thursday Nov 16 Regular Schedule
Friday Nov 17 Regular Schedule
Freshmen Service Day (1/4 class)
College Visit:  Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) 
Fall Play:  Steel Magnolias (7:30 pm in FAC) 
Saturday Nov 18 High School Placement Test
Fall Play:  Steel Magnolias (7:30 pm in FAC) 
Sunday Nov 19 Fall Play:  Steel Magnolias (2:00 pm in FAC) 

Important Dates:

November 22 - 27: No School - Thanksgiving Break
December 01: First Friday Mass (8:15 am in Fine Arts Center)
                          Freshmen Service Day (1/4 class)
December 05: Sacrament of Reconciliation Service
December 07 - 08: Junior Retreat
December 08: No School - Staff Professional Development
December 13: Board of Trustees Meeting (4:30 pm in ITC)
December 14: Alumni Association Meeting (6:30 pm in ITC)
December 16: Christmas Dance
December 18: Christmas Assembly
December 19 - 20: 1st Semester Exams
December 21 - January 02: Christmas Break
January 05: First Friday Mass (8:15 am in Fine Arts Center)
January 09: PTA Meeting (7:00 pm in cafeteria)
January 11: Science Fair
January 12: End of 2nd Quarter
January 15: No School - Martin Luther King Day
January 17: Celebration of Success (Fine Arts Center)
January 17 - 19: Kairos
January 18 - 21: March for Life (Washington D.C.)
January 19: No School - Staff Professional Development
January 24: Freshmen Registration Begins
January 28 - February 03: Catholic Schools Week
January 31: Mass Schedule - Catholic Schools Week
February 02: First Friday Mass (8:15 am in Fine Arts Center)
February 08: Talent Show (Fine Arts Center)
                         Alumni Association Meeting (6:30 pm in ITC)
February 13: PTA Meeting (7:00 pm in cafeteria)
February 14: Mass Schedule - Ash Wednesday
February 15: Early Dismissal - Parent/Teacher Conferences
February 16: No School - Staff Professional Development
February 19: No School - Presidents' Day
February 21: Board of Trustees Meeting (4:30 pm in ITC)
February 24: St. Vincent de Paul Resource Fair (Fine Arts Center)
February 28: Assembly Schedule - Talent Show (Fine Arts Center)