Principal's Weekly

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Weekly Schedule

Monday Nov 26 No School - Thanksgiving Break
Varsity Girls Bowling vs St. Ursula @ Colerain Bowl
Varsity Girls Basketball @ Mt. Healthy
Tuesday Nov 27 Regular Schedule
Varsity Swimming vs St.Bernard/Purcell @ St. Bernard
Wednesday Nov 28 Modified Block Schedule
Thursday Nov 29 Modified Block Schedule
Varsity Girls Basketball vs Shroder
Friday Nov 30  Regular Schedule 
Varsity Boys Basketball vs Madeira
Saturday Dec 01  Varsity Boys Bowling (Big Blue Challenge) @ Fairfield Lanes
Varsity Girls Basketball vs Bolingbrook @ Dixie  
Varsity Wrestling (Taylor Invitational) @ Taylor
Sunday Dec 02 Varsity Girls Bowling (Big Blue Challenge) @ Fairfield Lanes 

Announcements

  • Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving break. School resumes on Tuesday, November 27th.

  • The link for the 2019/20 FACTS financial aid application is https://online.factsmgt.com/signin/3XDR5.

  • RB Christmas Concert.  Join Concert Band, Chamber Choir and RB3 for this year’s Christmas Concert. On Thursday, Dec. 13th at 7:30 pm, come see the beautifully decorated Fine Arts Center and hear wonderful Christmas music. What better way to get ready for the Holiday Season than with everyone’s favorite Christmas songs. We will feature a wide variety of traditional classics and contemporary hits – beautiful choral ballads and upbeat rock numbers. In one of our biggest concerts of the year featuring individual group songs and full combined pieces, this will be performance neither you – or Santa – will want to miss!
    Thursday, Dec. 13th - Free Admission!

  • Did you know you can help raise funds for RB Athletics every time you use your Kroger Plus card? Please take 5 minutes of your time and sign up to benefit our student athletes! Follow these simple instructions at https://rogerbaconspartans.org/kroger-community-rewards/

From the Guidance Office

  • Applications for spring and summer internships in Senator Portman’s Cincinnati office are now being accepted. Internships in Senator Rob Portman’s offices offer students an exciting introduction to the U.S. Senate and the workings of a Senate office. Interns are assigned to work alongside staff responsible for the Senator’s legislative, press, and administrative operations. Applications will be reviewed for 2019 internships on a rolling basis. Please email a completed application packet including: 1) high school transcript; 2) one page explanation of interest in the internship; and 3) two letters of recommendation to gabrielle_mooney@portman.senate.gov. Please contact the senator's office at 513-684-3265 or via email at gabrielle_mooney@portman.senate.gov if you have any questions regarding internships in Senator Portman’s office.

  • Knights of Columbus Scholarship is a $1,000 scholarship available to students in grades 9-12 attending an Ohio Catholic high school. Students must be a practicing Catholic, have at least a 2.5 GPA, financial need, scholastic honors, extracurricular activities and community service. Deadline for submission is November 28, 2018. Applications can be found on the Guidance website or in the Guidance Office.

  • Kings Island is seeking talented musicians, singers, dancers, actors, variety artists, costumers, character cohorts and technicians for the 2019 summer and WinterFest seasons. Auditions will be held at Kings Island on Thursday-Saturday, December 20th - 22nd from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm.

From the Director of Academics

1st Semester Exam Schedule  

Thursday, December 20
   7:45-7:55 - Prayer, Announcements, Attendance
   8:00-9:30 -  English Exam
   9:45-11:15 -  Math Exam
Friday, December 21
   7:45-7:55 - Prayer, Announcements, Attendance
   8:00-9:30 - Science Exam
   9:45-11:15 - Social Studies Exam
   11:30-12:45 - Make-up/Conflict Exams
Students should report to the location of the first exam by 7:45 am.

Please note . . .
    • Exams will be taken during exam week for all non-elective courses in the following departments: English, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies.
    • Students are expected to take exams during the designated time on the schedule.
    • The make-up/conflict exam slot is intended for students who miss an exam on the first day or have two Math/Science classes. Students may also set up a make-up time with their teacher for a mutually agreed upon time during Exam Week or after we return from Christmas Break.
    • Exam grades count as 20% of the semester average. Study for your exams. Get a good night’s sleep. Eat a good breakfast in the morning.
    • Lunch will not be served on exam days.

Behavior Expectations . . .
    • Regular dress code is to be observed during exams.
    • 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.
    • In the event of a school closing due to weather, the exam schedule will shift one day, and the second day of exams will take place after we return from Christmas Break.
    • If there is a two hour delay, exams will begin two hours later.

From the Drama Guild

  • If you like to dance or are planning on auditioning for Godspell, join the Drama Guild for a Dance Workshop this Friday the 30th. This workshop will go from 3:00 to 5:00 pm in the Music Room and is taught by the talented Ria Villaver! Please see Ms. Murray with any questions.
  • The Drama Guild is getting ready to look for great talent and helping hands for their production of Godspell. If you think that you have what it takes, come to the informational meetings on December 12th at 3:00 pm or December 13th during Flex to learn how to get involved. Auditions will be held on January 7th and 8th with dance auditions and crew interviews on January 9th. If you have any questions, see Ms. Murray.

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:

Dec 06 - 07: Junior "Joy" Retreat
Dec 10: No School - Staff Professional Development
Dec 12:  All School Mass - Reconciliation
Dec 13: Alumni Association Meeting
               Christmas Concert
Dec 15: Christmas Dance
Dec 19: Christmas Assembly
Dec 20 - 21: 1st Semester Exams
Dec 22 - Jan 02: No School - Christmas Break
Jan 04: First Friday Mass (8:15 am in FAC)
Jan 08: PTA Meeting
Jan 09: Alumni Association Meeting
Jan 10: Science Fair
Jan 11: End of 2nd Quarter
Jan 17: Early Dismissal - Athletic Sports Stag
Jan 17 - 20: March for Life (Washington D.C.)
Jan 18: No School - Staff Religious In-Service
Jan 21: No School - Martin Luther King Day
Jan 27 - Feb 02: Catholic Schools Week
Jan 29: Talent Show
Jan 30: All School Mass - Catholic Schools Week
Jan 30 - Feb 01: Kairos
Feb 12: PTA Meeting
Feb 13: Alumni Association Meeting
Feb 14: Early Dismissal - Parent/Teacher Conferences
Feb 15: No School - Staff Professional Development
Feb 18: No School - Presidents' Day
Mar 01: Sophomore Service Day (1/4 class)
Mar 06: All School Mass - Ash Wednesday
Mar 11: No School - Staff Professional Development
Mar 12: ACT - Junior Class
                PTA Meeting
Mar 14: Alumni Association Meeting
Mar 15: Sophomore Service Day (1/4 class)
Mar 22: End of 3rd Quarter
Mar 28: Reconciliation
Mar 29: Sophomore Service Day (1/4 class)
Apr 02: Sophomore Retreat Day - Girls
Apr 03: Sophomore Retreat Day - Boys
Apr 04 - 07: Spring Musical
Apr 05: Sophomore Service Day (1/4 class)
Apr 08: No School - Staff Professional Development Day
Apr 09: PTA Meeting
Apr 11: Alumni Association Meeting
Apr 12: No School - Prom
Apr 17: Senior Showcase
Apr 18 - 28: No School - Easter Break
May 03: Fine Arts Festival
May 06 - 17: AP Testing
May 09: Academic Awards Ceremony
May 13: All School Mass
May 16: Service Awards Ceremony
May 17: Seniors Last Day / Senior Assembly
May 20 - 21: Senior Exams
May 24: Early Dismissal - Underclass Last Day of Classes
May 27: No School - Memorial Day
May 28 - 29: Underclass Exams
May 30: Graduation Mass/Awards Ceremony
                End of 4th Quarter  
                Underclass Make-up Exams
May 31: Graduation
Jun 04 - 06: Kairos