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Week of November 20th

Weekly Schedule:

20 Monday November
  • Boys Varsity Bowling vs. Cark Montessori High School @ Madison Bowl
  • Girls Varsity Bowling vs. Cark Montessori High School @ Madison Bowl
21 Tuesday November
  • No Activities Scheduled
22 Wednesday November
  • Thanksgiving Break- NO SCHOOL
23 Thursday November
  • Thanksgiving Day- NO SCHOOL
24 Friday November
  • Thanksgiving Break- NO SCHOOL
25 Saturday November
  • Thanksgiving Break- NO SCHOOL
26 Sunday November
  • Thanksgiving Break- NO SCHOOL


  • ONLY 25 Bottles LEFT!!! The Roger Bacon holiday bourbon release is back again! We had another incredible opportunity to purchase a barrel of New Riff Single Barrel Bourbon.

    The flavor profiles for this barrel pick came from one of the Master Distillers at New Riff Distillery. Aroma: Fresh Vanilla, Maple, Woody // Palate: Nutty, Rich Caramel, Fruity. The bottle is 750ml and will have a Spartan head etched on the back of the bottle. There will also be a custom label included in the package. Finally, the top of the bottle will be dipped in wax!

    With the purchase of this $100 ticket you will get a 1/150 bottle of bourbon. Bottles can NOT be shipped. They must be picked up once they arrive to Roger Bacon. Customers will be notified when bottles arrive. They are expected to arrive in the middle of November.

  • Parents/Guardians of the Class of 2025:

    On Thursday, 11/9, your child received their practice ACT results. Also, they received a letter inviting them to join a free ACT prep course. While many high schools offer some type of ACT prep for their students, very few actually pay the entire cost of the prep classes for any student who wishes to take them. Roger Bacon High School and Academic Solutions strongly encourage you and your junior to take advantage of this opportunity.
    • Participation in this ACT prep class is strictly voluntary, but students who register are expected to attend all classes. We do ask that if interested, you register by Tuesday, November 21 by filling out this form:
    • If you have any questions about registering for this class, please contact Julie Vehorn at or (513) 641-1300.

  • Exam Schedule - Fall 2023
    • Monday, December 18
      7:45-7:55 Prayer, Announcements, Attendance
      8:00-9:30 Math Exam
      9:45-11:15 English Exam
    • Tuesday, December 19
      7:45-7:55 Prayer, Announcements, Attendance
      8:00-9:30 Social Studies Exam
      9:45-11:15 Science Exam
      11:30-12:45 Make-up/Conflict 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.
      • Students are expected to take exams during the designated time on the schedule.
      • The make-up/conflict exam slot is intended for students who miss an exam on the first day or have two Math/Science classes. Students who do not make up exams during this time will do so on Wednesday, January 3, starting at 7:45 a.m.
      • Lunch will not be served on exam days.
      • 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.
    • 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.
      • In the event of a school closing due to weather, the exam schedule will shift one day, and the second day of exams will take place after we return from Christmas Break. If there is a two-hour delay, exams will begin two hours later.

  • Community Outreach: Roger Bacon kicked off our annual Assist-A-Family drive on Monday, November 13th until Wednesday, December 13th.
    • Knowing that our faith invites us into action, we are seeking to help struggling families preparing for Christmas. We do this in two ways:
      • All monetary donations will be used to purchase Kroger gift cards so families can buy needed food.
      • We are seeking new items for gifts. The wish list of most needed items can be checked here. All monetary donations will be distributed via the Church of the Resurrection (Bond Hill) and gift items through St. Clement Food Pantry (St. Bernard). We are NOT collecting canned or boxed food at this time. May our Franciscan value of generosity shine forth as we joyfully await the coming of our Savior, Jesus Christ.
  • Tuesday November 21st Community Outreach will be hosting Care Pax during FLEX in the ITC. Please join us as we make inspiring art for sick people. Please make your e-hall pass to “Outreach.”
  • November 30th The Sacrament of Reconciliation will be offered to all students, during a mass schedule. Various Franciscan Priests will come to Roger Bacon to administer the sacrament. If you are not receiving the sacrament, but wish to speak with the priest during this time, all are welcome. The entire school will gather on this day, praying with one another, listening to scripture readings, student faith talks, & meditative music.
  • December 8th Celebration of the Solemnity of Immaculate Conception.
  • 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!
  • Service Dates for Freshman:
    • Friday, December 1st, Lockhart - Schwartz
      • 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.
  • Student Services:
    • Upcoming College Visits:
      • Mon Nov 20th Lourdes University
      • Tue Nov 28th Beacon College
      • Wed Nov 29th Earlham College
      • Thu Dec 14th United States Air Force Academy

  • The Roger Bacon Underwater Hockey Team will have soon have a fundraising night at the Buffalo Wings and Rings in Finneytown. On Monday, 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!
  • French Club will be meeting after Thanksgiving Break. Please be on the lookout for an email with all the RSVP details.
  • 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.
  • Mark your calendars for the PTO meetings this school year:
    - 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, December 1st.
  • 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:

Nov 22-27: No School - Thanksgiving Break
Dec 1: First Friday Mass (8:15 am in the FAC)
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 8, 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