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Week of May 9

Weekly Schedule:

9 Monday May
  • Regular Schedule
  • AP Test: AP Calculus AB (8:00 am)
  • PTO Meeting (7:00 pm in ITC)
  • Boys Varsity Volleyball vs Middletown
  • Girls Lacrosse @ Seven Hills
  • Varsity Softball vs Clark Montessori @ Vine St. Park
10 Tuesday May
  • Assembly Schedule
  • Joseph Kneip Awards Ceremony (2:00 pm in FAC)
  • Varsity Baseball vs Cincinnati Christian @ West Chester Baseball Complex
  • Boys Varsity Volleyball vs Mason
  • Varsity Track (MVC Championships) @ CHCA
  • Varsity Softball vs Norwood @ Vine St. Park
11 Wednesday May
  • Regular Schedule
  • AP Test: AP Biology (12:00 pm)
  • Girls Lacrosse vs Walnut Hills
  • Alumni Association Meeting (6:30 pm in the ITC)
12 Thursday May
  • Regular Schedule
  • AP Test: AP Modern World History (8:00 am)
  • AP Test: AP Physics I (12:00 pm)
  • Club Photos (Flex)
  • National Honors Society Induction Ceremony (7:00 pm in FAC)
  • Varsity Boys Volleyball @ Badin
  • Varsity Baseball vs Cincinnati Christian @ Ross Park (Senior Night)
  • Varsity Softball vs Batavia @ Batavia (Sectionals)
13 Friday May
  • Regular Schedule
  • Club Photos (Flex)
14 Saturday May
  • Varsity Baseball vs Alter @ Great American Ballpark
15 Sunday May
  • Assisi Scholar Banquet (5:30 pm in FAC)


  • AP Testing continues this week. All exams will be held in the multipurpose room of the Fitness Center unless otherwise communicated. Students with accommodations will test in a separate location. Students will be receiving information from the Guidance Office regarding the exams via email.
  • The next PTO meeting is on Monday, May 9th at 7:00 pm in the ITC.
  • We will be publishing a schedule for Senior Week (May 16-20) in the near future. There will be a PTO-sponsored “Senior Skip Day” on Wednesday, May 18th. Stay tuned for more details!
  • The Powderpuff game is on May 17th, and Powderpuff shirts are on sale now! Any senior or junior can buy a Powderpuff shirt before or after school in Mr. Wiegand’s classroom (room 43). The shirts are $10.
  • Tuition and fees need to be paid by Friday, May 20th. Please contact our Business Office with any questions.
  • Several upcoming dates:
    - Wednesday, May 18th: Senior Night for Boys Volleyball
    - Wednesday, May 25th: Cappie Awards @ Aronoff Center (7:00 pm)

Club Photos

On Thursday, May 12th and Friday, May 13th, we will be taking Club Photos in the front lobby during Flex. We will be calling clubs down in groups of 2. Students are permitted to wear their club shirts with uniform bottoms that day.

Thursday, May 12th:
- Senior Leaders
- Kairos Leaders
- God Squad (Coffee with Christ, Pray it Forward and Art Prayer)
- J.O.Y. Leaders
- Underwater Hockey
- 7:30-7:50 Club
- Community Outreach
- Chess Club
- Lacrosse
- Spanish Club
- French Club
- Spartan Leader

Friday, May 13th:
- Dungeons and Dragons Club
- Senate
- National Honors Society
- Tennis Club
- Office Aides
- Art Club
- Ultimate Frisbee
- Drama Guild
- Thespian Honors Society
- Mock Trial
- Academic Team
- Robotics (Robotics Competition Club)
- ASL Club

Go Local Day

On Tuesday, May 17th, Roger Bacon will participate in the fourth annual Go Local day. The whole day is dedicated to service of our neighbors. Seniors and sophomores signed-up for their teams last week. Juniors will be in Oldenburg, IN for the morning, but will return for the Powderpuff football game. Freshmen will be with senior leaders in freshmen communities. Here are a few things you need to know about our Go Local service day:

  • Most projects will be outside in the heat and clothing possibly get dirty.
  • Shoes need to be outdoor, closed toe, work shoes (e.g., tennis shoes or boots)
  • A water bottle is highly recommended.
  • Work gloves are highly recommended.
  • A hat is permitted.
  • Sunscreen is suggested. Be ready to work outside.
  • Wear a Roger Bacon top.
  • Any bottoms are permitted as long as they are school appropriate and modest.
  • Friday morning, report to your flex rooms for attendance. Instructions will be given from flex rooms. If you are late, come to the main office at RB for signing in and instructions.
  • The school day begins at 7:45 am and dismisses at 2:45 pm.
  • Lunch will be provided.

The schedule for the day is as follows:

  • 7:45 am - Attendance - Report to Flex room 1st period
  • 8:10 am: Mass in the FAC
  • 9:30 - 11:45 am - Go Local service
  • 11:45 am - Service reflection (at sites)
  • 12:00 pm - Pick-up lunch in the cafeteria and walk to the stadium
  • 12:30 pm - Lunch at the stadium
  • 1:00 pm - Powderpuff Football Game
  • 2:25 pm - Return to school
  • 2:45 pm - Dismissal

Fine Arts Department

Cappie Awards Gala

The RB Drama Guild’s production of “Newsies” will be performing at the Aronoff Center the night of the Cappie Awards Gala on Wednesday, May 25th at 7:00 pm. Individual tickets cost $25. If you have not already pre-ordered a ticket and are interested in attending, you may purchase your own ticket using the following link: Contact Mr. Montgomery ( with any questions.

Follow Us -
Facebook – Roger Bacon High School Fine Arts
Instagram – @RBFineArts; @RBDramaGuild
Twitter – @RBFineArts; @RBDramaGuild; @rb3official
YouTube Channel – CLICK HERE!

Guidance Department

AP Exams

Below is the schedule for AP exams. All exams will be held in the multipurpose room of the Fitness Center unless otherwise communicated (students with accommodations will test in a separate location). Students will be receiving information from the Guidance Office regarding the exams via email.

Monday, May 2nd: AP U.S. Government & Politics (8:00 am)
AP Chemistry (12:00 pm)
Tuesday, May 3rd: AP Psychology (12:00 pm)
Wednesday, May 4th: AP English Literature & Composition (8:00 am)
AP Computer Science A (12:00 pm)
Thursday, May 5th: AP Seminar (12:00 pm)
AP Statistics (12:00 pm)
Friday, May 6th: AP U.S. History (8:00 am)
Monday, May 9th: AP Calculus AB (8:00 am)
Wednesday, May 11th: AP Biology (12:00 pm)
Thursday, May 12th: AP Modern World History (8:00 am)
AP Physics 1 (12:00 pm)

Senior Scholarship and Award Reporting

We know that many of our seniors have starting hearing back from the colleges they have applied to and either have or will soon have scholarship offers! It is our expectation that students report ALL of the awarded scholarships, whether they plan to use the awarded scholarship or not. This includes scholarships to all institutions, private scholarships, essay contests, etc. We are using the following form to collect this information: Senior Scholarship and Award Reporting. Dollar amounts are used only for internal reporting purposes. We will not share dollar amounts, but we will share the names of scholarships awarded in the graduation program. If you need to add additional scholarships beyond the five provided spaces, please submit the first five and then return to the form to enter a new batch of awards.

Community Outreach

Senior Service Experience - Class of 2023

As we look forward to a new year, one of the central elements to the senior year is service. We call this the “Senior Service Experience.” Starting freshman year, Community Outreach has accompanied you with service to help understand its importance as disciples of Jesus Christ and provide essential tools for reflection and integration as Franciscans. We continued to reinforce these elements sophomore year by looking at meta-social issues. Junior year, you were given autonomy to serve the poor and marginalized during school down at St. Vincent de Paul and a whole class trip to discover that service involves care for God’s creation at Michaela Farm (May 17th). Now, we bring these experiences to a culmination senior year.

Save this document: “2022-2023 RB Senior Service Experience Packet.” This document has all the necessary information to understand the requirements and expectations for the senior service experience. Watch this video (RB Senior Service Experience) to help you understand the necessary elements of your senior service experience.

The registration of your senior service site is done in three easy steps:

  1. Reflect on a service site,
  2. Contact them about serving next year, and
  3. Register via the Outreach url located underneath the video graphic. All these steps are located in the packet. Registration for the next year service site must be done by May 10th, 2022. Completing the Senior Service Experience allows students to earn the Community Service Seal, a graduation requirement from the Ohio Department of Education.

Use the “frequently asked questions” section of the packet. There is also a document about different places to serve in Cincinnati, which are divided into themes. It is recommended that students find a friend and serve at a place together. While this is not required, doing service with others you know helps greatly. We hope this experience is life-giving and impactful.

May we all strive to grow “in holiness and learning” of Jesus Christ, which stands proudly as our Franciscan motto of education.

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

Director of Academics

Senior Exam Schedule
Monday, May 23

7:55 – 9:20: Math exam
9:25 – 10:50: English exam
Tuesday, May 24

7:55 – 9:20: Social Studies and Science exams

Underclass Exam Schedule

Thursday, May 26

7:45-7:55 Prayer, Announcements, Attendance
8:00-9:30 Math exam
9:45-11:15 English exam
Friday, May 27

7:45-7:55 Prayer, Announcements, Attendance
8:00-9:30 Social Studies exam
9:45-11:15 Science exam
11:30-1:00 Make-up/Conflict exams
Tuesday, May 31

8:00-9:30 Make-up exams
9:35-10:55 Make-up exams

Please note:

• Exams will be taken during exam week for all non-elective courses in the following departments: English, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies.
• Seniors who do not have an exam the first day may contact Ms. Vehorn ( to request to take Science or Social Studies the first day. Otherwise, students are expected to take exams during the designated time on the schedule.
• Seniors who miss an exam due to illness should contact their teachers to set up a time to take the exam by Thursday, May 26th.
• Underclass students who miss an exam on the first day or have two Math/Science classes will take their exams during the make-up/conflict exam slot. Students who are not able to make up all missed exams during this time slot will do so on May 31st.
• Seniors may be exempt from exams if they earn a 90% average for the year or take an AP® exam in the course.
• Underclass students may be exempt from exams if they earn a 93% average for the year or take an AP® exam in the course.
• Extended time will take place after the standard exam period each day of testing.
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.

School Calendar - SY 2022/23

For planning purposes, below are several key dates for the 2022/23 school year.

Aug. 11-12, 2022: Freshmen Orientation Days
Aug. 17, 2022: First Day of Classes for All Students
Sept. 5, 2022: No School - Labor Day
Sept. 7, 2022: Meet the Teacher Night
Sept. 16, 2022: Homecoming
Sept. 21, 2022: Grandparents Day
Sept. 27, 2022: Financial Aid Night
Oct. 19, 2022: Student-Athlete College Information Night
Oct. 23, 2022: OPEN HOUSE
Oct. 24, 2022: No School
Nov. 10, 2022: Veteran’s Day Assembly
Nov. 11, 2022: No School - Veterans’ Day
Nov. 23-28, 2022: No School - Thanksgiving Break
Dec. 19-20, 2022: First semester exams
Dec 21, 2022 -Jan 2, 2023: No School - Christmas Break
Jan. 3, 2023: No School - Professional Development / Exam Make-Up Day
Jan. 4, 2023: Classes Resume –Exam Make-Up Day
Jan. 16, 2023: No School - Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Jan. 18, 2023: Celebration of Success (8th Graders)
Jan. 19, 2023: Early Dismissal - Athletic Sports Stag
Feb. 20, 2023: No School - Presidents’ Day
Mar. 17, 2023: No School - Professional Development
Mar. 20, 2023: No School
Mar. 22, 2023: Career Day
Apr. 5, 2023: No School - Religious In-Service Day
Apr 6-16, 2023: No School - Easter Break
Apr. 10-18, 2023: Assisi Scholars Trip
Apr. 22, 2023: Evening For Excellence
Apr. 28, 2023: No School - PROM / Professional Development
May 15-16, 2023: Senior Exams
May 17, 2023: Senior Make-up Exams
May 23, 2023: Underclass Exams/Graduation Practice
May 24, 2023: Underclass Exams
May 25, 2023: Baccalaureate Evening Mass & Awards
May 26, 2023: Graduation

Alumni/ae News

First Friday Mass. Mass is at 8:15 am in the Carol Dauwe Fine Arts Center. 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, June 3rd.

Alumni Association Meetings. All alums are welcome to come and help support the students at RB. The next meeting is Thursday, 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

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.

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.

Cafeteria Information

We want to ensure that our lunch program meets our students’ expectations. To do this, we need to have your feedback as to what is working and what can be improved. A couple things to remember:

  • Feedback, both good and bad is appreciated. If something is particularly good, please let WG Grinders know so it can be continued. If something needs improvement, please let them know as well so it can be addressed. They are very receptive to constructive recommendations and feedback.
  • Be professional in your correspondence. If you want your voice to be heard, do it in a courteous and professional manner.
  • Understand you have many options when it comes to eating lunch – including bringing your own (in part or in total). Pay attention to the menu and realize, that due to a variety of issues with the supply channels, there may be last-minute changes. Our focus is on quality.
  • Points of contact at WG Grinders are as follows:

COVID-19 Policies and Protocols

Vaccinations. Roger Bacon does not require students or staff to be vaccinated to attend school or participate in school activities and extracurriculars. However, Roger Bacon recommends that all students and staff be vaccinated.

Positive Test. Individuals who test positive should self-quarantine for 5 days from the day symptoms first appear or the date of the COVID test if the individual is asymptomatic. If after 5 days the individual is asymptomatic (no symptoms), no further quarantine is required.

Exposure. Roger Bacon does not do contact tracing. If someone has been exposed, they should monitor for symptoms. If symptoms persist, recommend consulting your family physician.

Face Coverings

  • The wearing of face coverings is not mandated. Roger Bacon recommends that all students and staff not vaccinated wear a face covering while at school or participating in activities.
  • Parents have the option to have their children wear masks while in school or participating in school activities.
  • Disposable masks will be available at all primary entrances to school facilities.

Hand Washing and Sanitizing. Roger Bacon will provide adequate hand-washing supplies and hand-sanitizing opportunities in classrooms and high-traffic areas throughout school facilities.

Remote Learning. Roger Bacon does not offer full-time remote learning. This option is only available to those students while in a quarantine status.

Sports. The use of face coverings will not be required to attend sporting events. There will not be capacity limits at sporting events.

Symptoms. Families are reminded of the importance of keeping students out of the classroom if they are sick. Anyone with symptoms or a temperature above 100 degrees Fahrenheit should stay home.

Important Upcoming Dates:

May 17: Go Local
May 19: Senior Lock-in
May 20: Senior's Last Day; Senior Assembly
May 23-24: Senior Exams
May 25: Early Dismissal - Underclass Last Day of School
May 26-27: Underclass Exams
May 30: No School - Memorial Day
May 31: End of 4th Quarter/2nd Semester
Jun 01: Graduation Mass and Awards Ceremony
Jun 02: Graduation
Jun 03: First Friday Mass (8:15 am in the FAC)
Jun 07-09: Kairos
Jun 15: Board of Directors Meeting
Aug 04: New Teacher Orientation
Aug 11-12: Freshmen Orientation Days
Aug 17: First Day of Classes for All Students