Principal's Weekly

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General Announcements

- The PTA will be meeting in the cafeteria at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, October 10th. All parents are welcome to attend!

- Calling all parents who know how to build and use tools! The Cast and Crew of Steel Magnolias is in need of some help for the show's set building process and is looking for expert hands. If you are able to volunteer your time, lend us some tools or donate materials to help us transform the stage into a 1980's hair salon, please contact the Drama Director, Catie Murray via email at

- Congratulations to Aaliyah Dodson and Amanda Miller on becoming Spanish Club President and Vice President.  

From the Roger Bacon Cafeteria

Parents/Guardians: Keeping track of your student’s lunch account is easy and convenient. Follow these simple steps below to set up a LOW BALANCE email notification for their account balance. You will need your student’s ID number which can be located on their student ID card or their IPad to set up an account for them. Go to to get started and/or to add the email notification to their account if you already have one set up.

Set-up and management is easy! Just follow these steps:

  • 1.After logging into your account, on the MySchoolAccount dashboard, click "Manage My Account" at the top right of the page.
  • 2.Find the Notification panel at the bottom of the page.
  • 3.Check the "Send Low Balance Notification Emails" box.
  1. Set the desired Minimum Balance for each student tied to your account. When the account balance for a student falls below the minimum balance, the low balance notification email will be sent.
  2. Make sure the "Enabled" box is checked for each student for whom you would like to receive low balance notifications.
  3. To ensure that there will be no issue with receiving the emails, click the "Send Test Email" button, and check to see if you have received the test email. If not, check your email spam filters. You may need to allow emails from through your spam filter.
  4. When finished, click "Save Changes".

Questions? Contact me at THANKS!

Blood Drive

Hoxworth will be hosting a blood drive at Roger Bacon on Thursday, October 19th. Sign up for the blood drive will take place during lunch on October 9th and 10th. Anyone who is 16 years old or older is welcome to sign up. Your participation will help to save lives! THANK YOU in advance for helping to ensure our blood drive is a success!

Evening for Excellence

Invitations were mailed last week along with five tickets for the Grand Raffle – a brand new JEEP! Tickets cost $50 each or 5 for $200. We will continue to sell tickets until November 4th when we will draw the winner’s name at the Evening for Excellence. Students are selling tickets too. Each student has received two tickets, but may have more. For every two tickets a student sells, his/her name will be entered to win $250. The top student seller will receive $500! Only 34 more days left.

Ticket and money turn in days are Tuesdays and Thursdays in the cafeteria before school from 7:00 – 7:40 am. You may get additional tickets at that time too. Turn-in dates are: October 3, 5, 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26, and 31; and November 2nd.

From the Guidance Office

Scholarship Opportunity
The Knights of Columbus scholarship application is available in the Guidance Office and online. This $1,000 is open to students attending an Ohio Catholic High School in grades 9-12. Deadline to apply is November 15, 2017.

College Visits
We are off to a great start with several colleges and universities coming to Roger Bacon to meet with our students.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!

October 10 Flex University of Akron
October 12 Flex Ohio University
October 16 Flex University of Findlay
October 17 Flex St Bonaventure
October 19 Lunch Otterbein University
October 19 Flex University of Cincinnati - College of Engineering
October 23 Flex Mt St Joseph University
October 24 Flex Wittenberg University
October 26 Flex St Benedict/St John's University
October 27 Flex Hanover College
November 2 Flex Ball State University

National College Fair is being held on Sunday, October 22, 2017 from 1:00 – 4:00 pm at the Duke Energy Convention Center. This event is free and open to the public. Click here for a list of schools attending and to register.

Financial Aid Planning Night

Financial Aid Planning Night for seniors and their parents is Tuesday, October 24th from 7-8:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center. Guest speaker is Erica Henry from The University of Cincinnati Financial Aid Office.


From the Director of Community Outreach

Freshmen Service Community Day. The break down, by last name, for Freshmen Service Days is as follows:
- October 27, 2017: DiAira Grant through Anna Kowlaski
- 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 designated Mondays.

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 designated Mondays.

Service dates are as follows:

Soup Kitchen Archbishop Leibold Home Bacon Buddies
October 16, 2017 October 9, 2017 October 16, 2017
November 13, 2017 November 6, 2017 November 13, 2017
December 11, 2017 December 4, 2017 December 11, 2017
January 22, 2018 January 8, 2018 January 22, 2018
February 12, 2018 February 5, 2018 February 12, 2018
March 12, 2018 March 5, 2018 March 12, 2018
April 16, 2018 April 9, 2018 April 16, 2018
  May 3, 2018 (Thursday
Senior Citizen Prom)

Drama Guild

Drama Guild News: - We are looking to place your business card, announcement for an upcoming event or shout out to a Cast and Crew member in our program for the fall play. Ads can be full, half and business card or even just a few words! Forms can be found on our website (link below) or contact Catie Murray at All ads and money are due by October 31st.

- Tickets are on sale for our fall production of Steel Magnolias. Show dates and prices are as follows:


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)


Play Schedule for the week of 10/02/17:
Tuesday, October 3rd: 3:15 - 5:30 pm - FAC - Act I, Scene II, E+F+G
Wednesday, October 4th: 3:15 - 5:30 pm - FAC - Run Act I
Thursday, October 5th: 3:15 - 5:30 pm - ALL CAST/CREW - FAC - Run Act I, OFF BOOK
Saturday, October 7th: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm - Set Construction
**The full schedule can be found on our website!**

**Drama Guild website -

Weekly Schedule:

Monday Oct 09 Regular Schedule
College Visit:  Christ School of Nursing 
Varsity Girls Soccer @ Deer Park
Tuesday Oct 10
Regular Schedule
College Visit: University of Akron
Varsity Boys Soccer vs. Badin
Varsity Girls Volleyball @ Purcell Marian
Varsity Girls Soccer @ Landmark Christian
Wednesday Oct 11
Regular Schedule
Varsity Girls Soccer vs North College Hill
Varsity Boys Soccer vs. North College Hill
Thursday Oct 12
Regular Schedule
College Visit:  Ohio University
Varsity Girls Volleyball @ McAuley
Friday Oct 13
Regular Schedule
Varsity Football vs. Carroll
Saturday Oct 14
Varsity Co-Ed Cross Country GCL/GGCL Meet
Varsity Girls Soccer vs. Cincinnati Country Day
Varsity Girls Volleyball @ Little Miami
Sunday Oct 15
No Events Scheduled

Important Dates:

October 10: PTA Meeting (7:00 pm in cafeteria)
October 11 - 13: Kairos
October 12: Alumni Association Meeting (6:30 pm in ITC)
October 18: Board of Trustees Meeting (4:30 pm in ITC)
October 20: End of 1st Quarter
Dress Down Day - March for Life
October 25: Early Dismissal - PSAT Testing
October 27: Freshmen Service Day (1/4 class)
October 28: ACT Testing
October 29: Open House
October 30: No School - Staff Professional Development
November 01: Mass Schedule - All Saints Day
Assist-a-Family Kickoff
November 02: Band Concert
November 03: First Friday Mass (8:15 am in Fine Arts Center)
Dress Down Day - Assist-a-Family
November 04: Evening for Excellence
November 09: Early Dismissal - Veterans' Day Assembly
Parent/Teacher Conferences
November 10: No School - Veterans' Day
November 14: PTA Meeting (7:00 pm in cafeteria)
November 17: Freshmen Service Day (1/4 class)
November 17 - 19: Fall Play - Steel Magnolias
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