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Week of October 16th

Weekly Schedule:

16 Monday October
  • NO SCHOOL- Professional development for faculty
  • Girl's Soccer vs. Goshen @ The Bron (POSTSEASON) 7pm
17 Tuesday October
  • Boy's Soccer @ CHCA (POSTSEASON) 7pm
18 Wednesday October
  • Hoxworth Blood Drive
19 Thursday October
  • No Activities Scheduled
20 Friday October
  • Homecoming Parade 5pm (Begins in front circle)
  • Football vs. Norwood @ The Bron 7pm (FBALL & CHEER SENIOR NIGHT)
21 Saturday October
  • Volleyball @ Princeton HS vs. TBD (POSTSEASON) 12pm
  • Cross Country @ Voice of America 12:30pm
  • Homecoming Dance 8:30-11pm in Fogarty
22 Sunday October
  • No Activities Scheduled


  • Homecoming Week starts on Tuesday, October 17th. Daily themes and events for the week are as follows:
    • Tuesday: Pajama Day
    • Wednesday: Character Day
    • Thursday: Soccer Mom vs. BBQ Dad
    • Friday: Homecoming Shirt/Spirit Day / Spirit Olympics / Homecoming Parade / Homecoming Football game vs Norwood
    • Saturday: Homecoming Dance (8:30 – 11:00 pm)
  • Homecoming Dance will take place Saturday, October 21st from 8:30-11:00 pm in the Thomas J. Fogarty Center. The theme is “Hollywood on Vine". Tickets will be sold at lunch on Tuesday through Thursday of homecoming week (Oct. 17-19) for $10/person or $15/couple. Guest are permitted with a signed guest form at the time of ticket purchase. Any questions, contact Mr. Smith!
  • Homecoming Shirts: Student Senate is selling homecoming shirts! The shirts are $15 each. They can be purchased in the morning or after school on Tuesday through Thursday of homecoming week (Oct. 17-20) in Mr. Wiegand’s classroom (Room 43).
  • Senate is looking for more volunteers with convertibles/open top cars to drive the Homecoming Court for the parade on October 20th.
  • The Homecoming Parade will take place at On October 20th beginning at 5:00 PM. Those involved with the parade need to arrive in the front circle between 4:30 and 5:00. The parade will leave Roger Bacon’s front circle, heading toward Church Street. The procession will turn right onto Church, Right on to Greenlee, Right on to Delmar, Right on to Bertus, Left on to Leonard, and end at the back lot of Roger Bacon (Spartan Village)! We hope to see you all there!
  • Any club or team who wants to be in the parade should contact Ms. Krebs! The parade will start at 5 pm and last 45min-1 hour, driving through St. Bernard and ending at the rear of Roger Bacon. We ask that you arrive at 4:30 pm to line up in the front of the RB circle. Please contact Ms. Kelly Krebs ( if you can help!
  • Football and Cheer senior nights will be held on Friday, 10/20.
  • Community Outreach invites students to Care Pax on Tuesday 10/17 during FLEX. We will be making artwork to inspire those with health problems. Students should make their e-hall passes to “outreach".
  • Community Outreach invites students to Sow Love on Thursday 10/19 during FLEX. We will be making artwork to decorate our school. Students should make their e-hall passes to “outreach".
  • French Club members who have RSVP'd with Madame Meyer will meet after school on Wednesday, October 18th from 2:45 to 4:30 in Room 37!
  • Do you want to go on the San Juan Bautista Pilgrimage in the spring? Open to all Juniors, the pilgrimage is designed to travel various Franciscan ministries in California, while taking in the beautiful sights and landscape of the western part of the country. If you are interested, fill out an application, which was sent to every member of the class of 2025. If you are accepted as a participant through the application process, all expenses will be paid by the school, via the money endowed for this program. See or email Mrs. Becker
    for more details. Applications are due October 27.
  • Thursday mornings, spiritual life hosts Coffee with Christ at 7:20am, in the Spiritual Life Office. All are welcome! Come for prayer and fraternity. Hot chocolate provided too!
  • Roger Bacon is partnering with Hoxworth for their fall blood drive on October 18th in the Fogarty center. Students 16 and older can donate blood with parental permission. Students 17 and older are eligible to donate without parental permission. Sign-ups will start the last week of September.
  • Reminder: Please do not turn left out of the circle after dropping students off in the morning. This causes a traffic jam!
  • Picture Retake Day is October 25th 9:30: Please see Ms. Krebs's email this week.
  • Student Services:
    • Upcoming College Visits-
      • Tue Oct 17th: Loyola University Chicago
      • Wed Oct 18th: Otterbein University
      • Thu Oct 19th: Cleveland State University
      • Mon Oct 23rd: Defiance College
      • Tue Oct 24th: Temple University
      • Wed Oct 25th: Holy Cross College
      • Thu Oct 26th: Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
    • Save the Date! Due to major changes to the FAFSA(Free Application for Federal Student Aid), we have moved our virtual Financial Aid Night to November 15th at 7pm. This presentation is primarily for seniors and their parents/guardians. Registrations details will be sent closer to the date.
    • NACAC National College Fair – Cincinnati-Sunday, October 22, 2023 from 1pm - 4pm at Duke Energy Center – register in advance here: Students who take a photo of themselves at the College Fair will be entered into a drawing for gift cards & prizes! To enter the drawing, students can email their counselor a photo of themselves attending the National College Fair! See your counselor with any questions!
    • Grief and Loss Group: Thursday, October 19th at 9:30 am. If you are interested in learning more about the group and have not attended previously, please see your counselor or feel free to join the group next week. There is a consent form that must be completed by a parent or guardian of any student joining the group that can be found here:
  • Open House: Sunday, October 29th 1-4pm.
  • Veterans! Student Senate would like to invite you to our Veterans Day Assembly and a light breakfast at RB on the morning of Thursday, November 9th to honor your service to our country. We will have a light breakfast starting at 8:30am with a short assembly starting at 9:00am. You are asked to arrive between 8:15 and 8:45am to check in. You can park in the back or side lot of the school and check in at the Fogarty Lobby. If you would like to attend or have any questions, please call 513-641-1313 and ask for Liz Farmer. Please note: This is open to ALL veterans – including veterans not from Roger Bacon or OLA!
  • The Roger Bacon Underwater Hockey Team will have two fundraising nights at the Buffalo Wings and Rings in Finneytown. On Monday, November 13th and December 11th between 5:00 pm and 8:00 pm, 10% of the food sales will be donated to the Roger Bacon Underwater Hockey Team. Please tell your family, friends, and neighbors! Hope to see you there!
  • COVID Protocols: If your student tests positive for COVID you are to quarantine for 5 days after the onset of symptoms or if no symptoms from the positive test date.
  • Students sent home ill or dismissed by the nurse shall remain at home for the remainder of the school day and are not permitted to participate in any extracurricular activities for that day unless approved by an administrator.
  • Service Dates for Freshman:
    • Friday, November 3rd, Lockhart - Schwartz
    • Friday, November 17th, Sebens - Zlatic
    Each service day, 1/4 of the Freshman class will be going on the service date. Outreach divides the class into 4ths, alphabetically. Please ensure that your student goes on the assigned date.
  • Mark your calendars for the PTO meetings this school year:
    - Tuesday, November 14th
    - Wednesday, January 10th
    - Tuesday, February 13th
    - Tuesday, March 12th
    - Wednesday, April 10th
    - Wednesday, May 1st

Community Outreach

Senior Service Experience

Class of 2024 need to understand the requirements and expectations for their senior service experience. It may seem overwhelming. Community Outreach has created video to help educate and inform you of importance aspects of the Senior Service Experience. Start by watching the YouTube video that walks you through many details, from ideas to registration: Then, consult the “Frequently Asked Questions” sheet to provide quick answers to typical questions. Everything you need is located in the 2023-2024 Senior Service Packet.

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:

Kroger Card

Please consider adding Roger Bacon Athletics to your Kroger Plus Card for their Community Rewards Program! This does not take long at all to sign up and does not take away any fuel points.

Here is how to sign up:

  1. visit
  2. sign in OR create your FREE online account
  3. Go to “My Account” then select “Community Rewards” on the left tab
  4. Search for “Roger Bacon Athletic Association” or enter our organization ID which is FL801

Click here to watch a video on how to do this!

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 is Friday, October 6th.
  • Alumni Association Meetings. All alums are welcome to come and help support the students at RB.
  • 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

Cafeteria Information

  • WG Grinders partners with for the managing of our lunch service software and payments. offers you the ability to make deposits directly into your student’s account online or via their mobile app. Here you can track what your children have been eating for the past 30 days, transfer funds between students and have an email reminder sent to you when an account balance gets low. Deposits and payments can be made through ACH (checking/savings) or credit/debit card. We will still accept checks sent to the school (made out to WG Grinders), credit card payments at the register, and cash. Each child’s account will be updated in real time, so account balance information will be current daily.
  • Questions? Contact Mark Jones, IT Director, WG Grinders Catering and Cafeteria Operations, at or via phone at (937) 760-7346.

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.
  • Senior students must submit documentation of receiving their Meningitis vaccine. If you have not yet done so, please send an updated vaccine record to the nurse. If you have any questions, please contact our school nurse, Karin Herold, via email or leave a voice message 513-641-1300, ext 1140.

Important Upcoming Dates:

Oct 16: No School - Professional Development
Oct 18: Blood Drive
Oct 20: Homecoming
Oct 21: Homecoming Dance
Oct 27: Dismissal at 12:00 - Pre-ACT/ Practice ACT Testing / Job Shadowing
Oct 30: No School
Nov 1: All Saints Day Mass
Nov 3: Freshmen Service Day (1/4 class)
Nov 9: Veteran’s Day Assembly / Alumni Association Meeting (6:30 pm in the ITC)
Nov 10: No School - Veterans’ Day Observed
Nov 14: PTO Meeting
Nov 16-19: Fall Play
Nov 17: Freshmen Service Day (1/4 class)
Nov 18: HSPT Testing
Nov 22-27: No School - Thanksgiving Break
Dec 1: First Friday Mass (8:15 am in the FAC)
Dec 7-8: J.O.Y. Retreat
Dec 18-19: First semester exams
Dec 20 - Jan 2, 2024: No School - Christmas Break
Jan 3, 2024: No School - Professional Development / Exam Make-Up Day
Jan 10: PTO Meeting
Jan 15, 2024: No School - Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Jan 18, 2024: No School - Professional Development / Athletic Sports Stag
Jan 19, 2024: No School
Jan 25, 2024: Science Fair
Feb 12, 2024: No School - Professional Development
Feb 13, 2024: PTO Meeting
Feb 19, 2024: No School - Presidents’ Day
Feb 27, 2024: Early Dismissal (12:00 pm) - ACT (Juniors) / IOWA Testing (Freshmen)
Mar 11, 2024: No School
Mar 12, 2024: PTO Meeting
Mar 19, 2024: Career Day
Mar 27, 2024: No School – Staff Religious In-Service Day
Mar 27 - April 7, 2024: No School - Easter Break
Apr 1-8, 2024: San Juan Bautista Pilgrimage
Apr 1-9, 2024: Assisi Scholars Pilgrimage
Apr 10, 2024: PTO Meeting
Apr 13, 2024: Evening For Excellence
Apr 26, 2024: No School - PROM
Apr 29, 2024: No School - Professional Development
May 1, 2024: PTO Meeting
May 3, 2024: Fine Arts Festival
May 6-17, 2024: AP Testing
May 20-21, 2024: Senior Exams
May 22, 2024: Senior Make-up Exams / Senior Lock-In (evening)
May 23, 2024: Seniors Last Day / Senior Assembly
May 24, 2024: Underclass Last Day of Classes
May 27, 2024: No School - Memorial Day
May 28, 2024: Underclass Exams
May 29, 2024: Underclass Exams / Graduation Practice
May 30, 2024: Baccalaureate Evening Mass & Awards
May 31, 2024: Graduation