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Week of April 19

Weekly Schedule:

19 Monday April
  • Regular Schedule
  • Sophomore Retreat (Females)
  • Varsity Baseball vs Purcell @ Ross Park
  • Varsity Softball vs Purcell @ Vine St. Park
  • Varsity Track (Monroe Invitational) @ Monroe
20 Tuesday April
  • Regular Schedule
  • Sophomore Retreat (Males)
  • Cheerleading Tryouts (6:00 - 8:00 pm in Fitness Center)
  • Varsity Baseball @ Elder
  • Varsity Softball vs Reading @ Koenig Park
21 Wednesday April
  • Regular Schedule
  • Community Service Opportunity: Sow Love (ITC during Flex)
  • Board of Directors Meeting (4:30 pm in ITC)
  • Cheerleading Tryouts (6:00 - 8:00 pm in Fitness Center)
  • Varsity Baseball vs Purcell @ Roselawn Sports Complex
  • Varsity Softball vs Purcell @ Holy Trinity Spirit Center
  • Varsity Track (Lakota West Invitational) @ Lakota West
  • Club Girls Lacrosse @ Edgewood
22 Thursday April
  • Regular Schedule
  • Coffee with Christ (7:20 am in Room 20)
  • Ground Coffee Transit Coffee Truck (7:00 am in front plaza)
  • Service Learning Project: Cups for Creation (ITC during Flex)
  • Cheerleading Tryouts (6:00 - 8:00 pm in Fitness Center)
  • Varsity Softball vs Middletown @ Vine St. Park
23 Friday April
  • Regular Schedule
  • Senior T-Shirt Day
  • Senior Off-Campus Lunch
  • Cheerleading Tryouts (6:00 - 8:00 pm in Fitness Center)
  • Varsity Baseball vs Fenwick @ Ross Park
  • Varsity Softball vs Fenwick @ Vine St. Park
24 Saturday April
  • Evening for Excellence
  • Varsity Baseball vs Reading @ Ross Park
  • Varsity Track (Lakota East Invitational) @ Lakota East
  • Varsity Boys Volleyball vs Hamilton/Edgewood @ Hamilton
25 Sunday April
  • No Activities Scheduled


  • Congratulations to our Drama Guild for a fantastic performance of Once On This Island! Thank you to the 750+ viewers who watched the musical!
  • Cheerleading tryouts will be held on April 20th - 23rd from 6:00 - 8:00 pm in the multi-purpose room of the Fitness Center.
  • The online auction portion of this year’s Evening for Excellence is this week! Click here to view and bid on items. Bidding will begin on Wednesday, April 21st at 10:00 am and close at 4:00 pm on Saturday, April 24th. Happy bidding!
  • The Alumni Association has arranged for a coffee truck from Grounded Coffee Transit to visit the campus of Roger Bacon on the mornings of Thursday, April 22nd and Wednesday, May 5th. The coffee truck will be parked on the plaza in front of the school from 7:00 - 7:45 am. Students are permitted to bring their drinks with them to first bell. Click here for a menu and prices.
  • Juniors and Sophomores: All juniors have been sent a link from their counselor to set up a meeting to determine their schedule for next year. Make sure you set up your time so classes you want don’t get filled! By April 26, we will send a link to the sophomores to set up their time, so check your email!
  • Volunteers are needed during the Evening for Excellence to help with the games and raffles. If you are interested in helping that night (Saturday, April 24th), please contact Wanda Hill at 641-1313 or email her at
  • Reminder - there is no school for students on Friday, April 30th. The faculty and staff have a religious in-service. Enjoy the 3-day weekend!
  • Seniors: The Cincinnati Scholarship Foundation offers several scholarships for students who are still in need of financial aid for college. The deadline to apply is April 30th, and the application is on the guidance website. There are a few others with open deadlines still – apply before time runs out!
  • Spring Homecoming Dance. On Friday, May 14th from 8:00 – 11:00 pm, there will be an all-school spring Homecoming Dance at Bron Bacevich Memorial Stadium. The theme for the dance is “Hawaiian” and the cost is $5.00. The dance is limited to Roger Bacon students – all freshmen through seniors are invited. There will be a mixed grade homecoming court. In order to run for court, please email either Natalie Borgert ( or Samantha Mumper ( and include your partner in the email as well. Ticket sales will be announced in the next few weeks!

Guidance Department

Seniors: As you are making your post-graduation decisions – don’t forget to fill in your spot on the “I Decided” board! If you have received any scholarships, make sure you are listing them under the “scholarship” tab on your Naviance account. We will include this information in the graduation program.


  • Contact your guidance counselor if you would like to schedule a conference (with your parents or guardians) to discuss the college application process. These can be done in-person or using Zoom if that is more convenient. We will be meeting with each of you to schedule your classes for next year when we return from Easter break, so make sure your Core Course Selection sheet and electives form have been submitted.
  • The counselors will be going into your English classes later in 4th quarter to begin working on your college essay. Now that you have used your Naviance account for the career program last week, check out all of the other resources it offers for college and career information!

AP Test Information

  • Students will test in person May 3 - 17. These are the traditional pencil/paper tests. The schedule is as follows:
    - Monday, May 3rd: United States Government and Politics (8:00 am)
    - Tuesday, May 4th: Calculus AB (8:00 am)
    - Wednesday, May 5th: English Literature and Composition (8:00 am) / Physics 1: Algebra-Based (12:00 pm)
    - Thursday, May 6th: United States History (8:00 am) / Computer Science A (12:00 pm)
    - Tuesday, May 11th: Psychology (12:00 pm)
    - Wednesday, May 12th: English Language and Composition (8:00 am)
    - Friday, May 14th: Biology (8:00 am)
    - Please contact Ms. Smith with any questions!
  • Looking for summer work? Many local businesses are hiring students for summer jobs. See the employment page on the Guidance Section of our website.
  • Seniors: Continue to check the guidance website for scholarship updates, and list all scholarships you are offered in your Naviance account. Scholarships are being added every week so don’t miss out!

Senior Information

This has been a challenging year dealing with the pandemic and all it entails – thank you for your support and assistance navigating the myriad of challenges. As we close out the year, there may be events and activities which differ from the past due to restrictions and our efforts to make them as safe as possible. Again, thank you for your understanding.

Several key dates to remember:

  • Service Requirements due to Outreach Office Tuesday, March 23rd
  • Academic Awards Ceremony (Honors Week): Week of April 26th
  • Service/Awards Ceremony (Honors Week): Week of April 26th
  • Prom: Saturday, May 1st
  • Senior Showcase: Sunday, May 16th
  • Senior Lock-in: Thursday, May 20th
  • Last Day for Seniors: Friday, May 21
  • Senior Exams: Monday/Tuesday, May 24 - 25th
  • Graduation Practice: Tuesday, June 1st
  • Graduation Mass / Senior Awards: Wednesday, June 2nd
  • Graduation: Thursday, June 3rd

The End-of-Year Senior Information Sheet contains accompanying information as well as procedures and expectations at different events. Click here for the End-of-Year Senior Information Sheet.

We are very proud of our seniors and look forward to sharing these important events with them in the upcoming month. Thank you for your continued support of Roger Bacon, and we sincerely appreciate your help and assistance navigating these exciting times prior to graduation.

Evening for Excellence

The 33rd Annual Evening for Excellence is back and in-person! Updated guidelines from the State of Ohio allow us to have a LIVE EVENT while abiding by the necessary safety protocols. Masks will be worn except while dining and we will ask patrons to respect social distancing requirements.

In order to accommodate space needed for our guests, the Silent Auction will be held online. The online auction portion of this year’s Evening for Excellence is this week! Click here to view and bid on items. Bidding will begin on Wednesday, April 21st at 10:00 am and close at 4:00 pm on Saturday, April 24th. Happy bidding!

Grand Raffle - $10,000 CASH PRIZE

The 2021 Grand Raffle tickets are available now. Chances are 1 for $50 or 5 for $200. All proceeds benefit the students of Roger Bacon High School. Click here to purchase tickets.

Drama Guild

  • All students are welcome to come to the Drama Guild’s meeting this Wednesday, April 21st! Join us in the Fine Arts Center at 3:00pm to close out the school year! We’ll be discussing summer workshop opportunities, inductions for the International Thespian Honor Society, Cappie writing critics and next school year!
  • Thanks to the 750+ viewers of Once On This Island over the weekend! We are excited to have had so many people view the Cast and Crew’s hard work. Enjoy pictures of the production on our Facebook page and videos of the talent on our YouTube channel, links below! Stay tuned for our 2021-2022 season announcement at the end of May!

Follow Us!

Instagram & Twitter - @RBDramaGuild

Facebook – Roger Bacon High School Music

Fine Arts Website – CLICK HERE!

YouTube Channel – CLICK HERE!

Community Outreach

Service Opportunities

Our department continues to provide service opportunities for our students via the various monthly projects, with some changes. These projects are communicated via student email and daily school announcements.

For a comprehensive guide to Roger Bacon’s Community Service program click here. You can email our department with any questions at:

School Nurse

An important part of our safety plan is ensuring that students who are sick are not permitted to come to school. If you are sick, please stay home. Check the temperature of students before leaving home. Students with a temperature of 100.4 degrees of higher should stay at home.

Primary symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, cough, shortness of breath and/or loss of taste/smell. If you have multiple symptoms or symptoms persist, please consult your family health provider.

Immunization Requirement for Senior Year. Senior students, if you have not received your meningococcal vaccine yet, please make an appointment with your physician. These can also be given at Kroger’s or Walgreens’ clinics. Proof of this vaccine or an updated immunization record should be turned in to the nurse’s office by the end of September. Thank you! If you have any questions, please contact our school nurse, Karin Herold, via email or leave a voice message 513-641-1300, ext 1140.

Alumni/ae News

First Friday Mass. Mass is at 8:15 am in the Thomas J. Fogarty 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. The next First Friday Mass will be on Friday, May 7th.

Alumni Association Meetings. All alums are welcome to come and help support the students at RB. The next meeting is Wednesday, May 12th at 6:30 pm in the ITC.

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

Important Upcoming Dates:

Apr 30: No School - Staff Religious In-Service
May 01: Prom
May 03-17: AP Testing
May 07: Fine Arts Festival
May 14: Go Local / Michaela Farms / Powderpuff Football / Spring Homecoming Dance
May 16: Senior Showcase
May 19: Spring Concert
May 21: Seniors Last Day of School
May 25-25: Senior Final Exams
May 26: Early Dismissal - Underclass Last Day of Classes
May 27-28: Underclass Final Exams
May 31: No School - Memorial Day
Jun 01: Graduation Practice / End of 4th Quarter / Make-Up Exams
Jun 02: Graduation Mass & Awards
Jun 03: Graduation
Jun 08-10: Kairos
Aug 12-13: Freshmen Orientation Days
Aug 13: Koinonia (Freshmen Faith & Service Day)
Aug 16-17: Faculty/Staff Professional Development
Aug 18: 1st Day of School
Sep 01: Meet the Teacher Night (Virtual)
Sep 06: No School (Labor Day)
Sep 24: Homecoming
Sep 25: Homecoming Dance
Sep 27: No School (Professional Development)
Sep 28: Financial Aid Night
Oct 04: Feast of St. Francis
Oct 06-08: Kairos
Oct 08: Freshmen Service Day (1/4)
Oct 13: PSAT - Sophomore Assisi Scholars and Juniors Only
Oct 15: End of 1st Quarter
Oct 20: Student/Athlete College Information Night
Oct 22: Freshmen Service Day (1/4)
Oct 24: Open House
Oct 25: No School (Professional Development)
Oct 26: Early Dismissal - Pre-ACT/Practice ACT Testing / Job Shadowing
Nov 01: All Saints Day Mass
Nov 04: Fall Band Concert
Nov 05: Freshmen Service Day (1/4)
Nov10: Veterans' Day Assembly
Nov 11: No School (Veterans' Day)
Nov 12: No School - Professional Development
Nov 19: Freshmen Service Day (1/4)
Nov 19-21: Fall Play
Nov 20: 8th Grade HSPT
Nov 24-29: No School - Thanksgiving Break
Dec 08: Feast of the Immaculate Conception Mass
Dec 09-10: Junior "J.O.Y." Retreat
Dec 17: Christmas Assembly / Christmas Concert
Dec 20-21: 1st Semester Exams
Dec 22 - Jan 02: No School - Christmas Break
Jan 07: End of 2nd Quarter/1st Semester
Jan 17: No School (Martin Luther King Day)
Jan 20-23: March for Life
Jan 20: Early Dismissal - Sports Stag
Jan 21: No School - Professional Development
Feb 07: No School
Feb 18: No School (Professional Development)
Feb 21: No School (Presidents' Day)
Feb 22: Early Dismissal - ACT (Juniors) IOWA Testing (Freshmen)
Mar 21: No School (Professional Development)
Apr 14-24: No School - Easter Break
Apr 18-26: Assisi Scholar Pilgrimage to Italy
Apr 29: No School - Prom
Apr 30: Evening for Excellence
May 23-24: Senior Exams
May 26-27: Underclass Exams
May 30: No School - Memorial Day
Jun 02: Graduation