Principal's Weekly

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Weekly Schedule

Monday Sep 09    Regular Schedule 
Freshmen Koinonia Day
College Visit:  Ursuline College
Varsity Girls Soccer vs Madeira
Varsity Golf vs Taylor @ The Mill Course
Varsity Girls Volleyball @ Madeira 
Tuesday Sep 10 Regular Schedule
College Visit:  Jesuit Excellence Tour
                        Transylvania College

PTO Meeting (7:00 pm in ITC)
Varsity Boys Soccer vs Alter
Varsity Girls Volleyball vs Badin
Wednesday Sep 11 Regular Schedule
College Visit:  College of St. Benedict
Alumni Association Meeting (6:30 pm in ITC)
Varsity Girls Soccer vs Alter
Varsity Girls Tennis @ Mt. Healthy 
Thursday Sep 12 Regular Schedule
College Visit: Ohio Wesleyan University
Meet the Teacher Night  
Varsity Boys Soccer @ Batavia
Varsity Girls Tennis vs Winton Woods @ Ross Park 
Friday Sep 13 No School - Faculty Religious In-Service @ Oldenburg Academy                 
Varsity Football @ Woodward
Saturday Sep 14 Varsity Boys Soccer vs Elder
Varsity Girls Volleyball vs Chaminade Julienne
Sunday Sep 15 No Activities Scheduled


  • Monday, September 9th is your Freshmen Koinonia Day. “Koinonia” means a “community of faith.” The whole day is dedicated to building community together and discovering the connection of faith with service. Freshmen will be in your freshmen community with your senior leader. While there may be many questions, please come with a sense of openness…and it will be a great day. Here are things you need to know:
    • We will remain on RB campus for the school day.
    • The day will be the normal hours.
    • You will have no classes. Therefore, no need to bring backpacks, books or your iPad. If need be, keep stuff in your locker.
    • Bring a clear, plastic, water bottle.
    • You DO need to bring your own lunch. Lunch will NOT be available for you in the cafeteria.
    • Friday morning, go to your first bell class with your lunch for attendance and announcements. Instructions will be given over the PA.
    • Bring lunch to first bell class.
    • There will be outdoor activities that involve physical games (walking, short running, carrying, etc).
  • 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
    ALL seniors and juniors will have a chance to meet with these college representatives during their Flex. If there is time and space available, interested sophomores will be invited as well.

  • PTO Meeting.  The September PTO meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 10th at 7:00 pm in the Information and Technology Center.  Please attend so you can be up-to-date on all the exciting upcoming events for the school year.  Looking forward to seeing you there! 

  • The National Art Honor Society is looking for new members. Do you like art? Do you like helping people? Do you like working as a team to make beautiful things? Come to check out what we do on Wednesday, September 11th in room 59 during Flex or see Mrs. Bruns for details.

  • On Thursday, September 12th, Spanish Club will be meeting during Flex.   

  • National College Fair. The National College Fair is Saturday, September 14th from 2:00 – 5:00 pm at the Duke Energy Center. Representatives from over 225 colleges, universities and trade schools will be in attendance. If you register in advance, you will be given a personal bar code that colleges can scan to get your contact information. It will give you more time to talk one-on-one with the college reps and avoid the long lines at the registration tables! Please take advantage of this great opportunity! To register in advance, go to         

  • PTO St. Bernard Pub Crawl.  The Roger Bacon PTO welcomes you to the 2019/20 school year with the first ever St. Bernard Pub Crawl!  Please join us for a pre-pub crawl tailgate at 6:00 pm on Saturday, September 21st starting in the RB parking lot.  We will have light appetizers and non-alcoholic drinks as we gather everyone together.  Vehicles can be parked at school as we will be walking down Vine St. to our locations.  If you can't join us right away, please feel free to join the crawl in progress.  We will visit the St. Bernard Pub at 6:30 pm, Crosely's Bar and Grill at 7:30 pm and the Weidemann's Pub at 8:30 pm.  We will be ending the evening at Weidemann's as a portion of the sales for the evening will be donated back to the PTO (eat hearty!).  Cost for the evening is $5 per person and you get a $5 Wiede token to use that night.  Sign-up early as there will be limited spots. Go to to sign-up!
  • 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 Wednesdays for 4 weeks.         

  • 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.

Meet the Teacher Night 2019

Meet the Teacher Night is scheduled from 6:45 – 8:31 pm on Thursday, September 12th. The program will start in the gymnasium (Fogarty Center) at 6:45 pm - doors will open at 6:30 pm. At 7:00 pm, parents will follow their student’s schedule and have an opportunity to meet each classroom teacher as well as the parents of other students in the same class. In the gymnasium, there will be four tables (one each for freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors) where parents can pick up student schedules and any other information pertinent to each class. The schedule for the evening is as follows:
          Time (pm)          Activity/Notes
          6:30                    Doors open for parent arrival and schedule pick-up in the gymnasium.
          6:45                    Program begins – Opening Prayer
          6:50                    Principal’s Address
          7:00                    Parents are dismissed to follow the daily schedule for their student(s)
          7:05 – 7:13         1st period
          7:18 – 7:26         2nd period
          7:31 – 7:39         3rd period
          7:44 – 7:52         4th period
          7:57 – 8:05         5th period
          8:10 – 8:18         6th period
          8:23 – 8:31         7th period

Picture Day

  • Picture Day is Tuesday, September 17th. Pictures will be taken in the ITC during Bells 1 - 4.The picture schedule is as follows:
     Time (am)           Activity/Notes
     7:30 - 8:30          Picture set-up
     8:20                    Seniors who are having their pictures taken
     8:45                    Freshmen A-L
     9:10                    Freshmen M-Z
     9:35                    Sophomores A-L
     9:55                    Sophomores M-Z
     10:20                  Juniors A-L
     10:40                  Juniors M-Z
  • Everyone will have their picture taken. Students received a Picture Day order form during flex (except seniors). If you wish to purchase pictures, please complete the form and payment, and bring it back on Picture Day. If you are not planning to buy pictures, all students will still have a free photo taken for the yearbook.
  • Seniors: If you have had your picture taken with Executive Studios (at school, over the summer, or at their studio), you do not have to have your picture taken. If Executive has not taken your photo, even if you have had your senior photo taken by another photographer or company, you must get a yearbook photo on Picture Day. This photo will be taken free of charge on September 17th. Please note that this is the only day schedule for free senior yearbook photos – there are no more senior retakes at school.
  • Dress Code
    • Ladies
      - Dress, romper/jumpsuit, or skirt of appropriate length (same expectations as the school skirt) or dress     pants
      - You are permitted to wear your school skirt or pants as your picture will only be taken from waist up
      - No stretch pants, leggings or tight pants or jeans of any kind
      - For your top, make sure shoulders are covered and is not low cut
    • Gentlemen
      - Dress pants
      - Collared shirt with tie or bowtie (jackets are optional)

Guidance Department

  • We are excited to begin using Naviance more fully this year. The counselors have given the senior class the information to sync their Naviance account with their Common App, and a copy of the PowerPoint was sent to them as well. We look forward to a busy and productive college application season!

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

  • 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
Thomas More University November 4 Flex
United States Navy November 13 Flex

Drama Guild

  • Auditions for The Diary of Anne Frank are on September 9th and 10th. Good luck to those auditioning! Students interested in being a member of the Crew must turn in their applications by 3:00 pm on September 10th.  All audition and Crew information can be found on the Drama Guild’s website (link below). 

  • Mark your calendars for our fall production of The Diary of Anne Frank, November 22-24th. The final Cast and Crew list will be posted on September 13th and rehearsals will begin on September 17th. Join us for this powerful production!

  • Follow the Drama Guild: Twitter & Instagram - @RBDramaGuild / Website -

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.

  • 2020 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards. Apply for a 2020 Prudential Spirit of Community Award and you could win a $1,000 scholarship and a trip to Washington, D.C., in May! Access the application at or Complete and submit the application no later than November 5, 2019.

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 . 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

  • 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 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)
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