Give Today

Evening for Excellence $10,000 Grand Raffle! Click DETAILS to purchase your chances!

Week of November 27th

Weekly Schedule:

27 Monday November
  • NO SCHOOL - THANKSGIVING BREAK
  • Boys Varsity Bowling vs. North College Hill High School @ Stones Lanes 4pm
  • Girls Varsity Bowling vs. North College Hill High School @ Stones Lanes 4pm
  • Girls Varsity Basketball @ McNicholas High School 7pm
28 Tuesday November
  • Swimming Varsity COED vs. Purcell Marian/St. Bernard @ SBHS 7pm
29 Wednesday November
  • Girls Varsity Basketball @ Summit Country Day High School 7:30pm
30 Thursday November
  • Advent Reconciliation
  • Boys Varsity Bowling vs Cincinnati Christian High School @ Gilmore Lanes 4pm
  • Girls Varsity Bowling vs Cincinnati Christian High School @ Gilmore Lanes 4pm
1 Friday December
  • Alumni- First Friday Mass 8:15am
  • Freshmen Service Day: Lockhart-Schwartz
2 Saturday December
  • Swimming COED Varsity vs. St. X/ Purcell Marian/ Saint Ursula Academy Away @ St. Xavier - Keating Natatorium
  • Girls Varsity Basketball vs. North College Hill High School @ RBHS 2:30pm
3 Sunday December
  • Varsity Wresting scrimmage @ Lakota East High School 8am

Announcements

  • Drama Guild’s Spring Musical: An informational meeting about the Drama Guild’s spring musical “Spamalot” will take place Thurs Nov 30th afterschool in the FAC. All interested students are welcome to come hear about the show, the audition process, and crew applications. Get informed on how to be involved in the Drama Guild musical and get all your questions answered. There will also be a quick meeting during Flex on Mon Dec 4th if you can’t stay afterschool. Auditions will take place in December, with the cast and crew being announced before Christmas break. We hope to see everyone on Thurs Nov 30th as the Drama Guild prepares for the musical.

  • 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 late. Assist-A-Family Update! In the past we have incentivized the Flex room with the most donations by giving that Flex room a dress down day. We are going to change that this year.

  • Assist-A-Family Update! Last year we fundraised $6,500 worth of gifts & gift cards. The challenge this year:
    • Fundraise $7,000 worth of gifts and gift cards and you will have Monday, April 8th off from school. What does this mean you might be asking?
      • It means that your Easter Break that originally runs March 27th – April 7th will be extended by one day, and it would be March 27th – April 8th.
      • Fundraise $10,000 and Mr. Rodriguez’s head gets shaved.
      • These incentives are meant to motivate your students, create a little competition and give them a goal. However, let’s not forget the true meaning and intent behind our Assist-A-Family project: during the season of Christmas we gather as a community in collecting gifts for families and children in need during a time that can be hard for families. As we go into our Thanksgiving break, this time invites us to reflect on what we are grateful for in our lives and the world around us. Take this time to reflect with your family about helping another family in need. A simple gift goes a long way!
  • Spartan Leaders invites you to join us for our RB 180 on November 29 during Flex in the FAC. This is a speaker series where members of the RB community share their experience of faith and sports. This month our speaker is RB alum and Baseball Coach, Mr. McCoy! All are welcome!
  • 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.
  • Monday, December 4 in room 20, Information meeting for the Jamaica mission/service trip will be during flex. Stop by and learn how to be part of this amazing experience!
  • 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:
      • 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!
  • Chess Club will officially start Tuesday, November 28th from 2:45-4pm.
  • Art Club on Wednesday, November 29th, from 3 to 4 pm. We will be making Christmas ornaments.
  • Wrestling parent meeting on Tuesday, November 28th at 6:00pm in the cafeteria.
  • French Club will be held on Thursday, November 30th after school from 2:45 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. in Room 37. Be sure to RSVP via email to Madame Meyer.
    • Madame Meyer will be putting together an order for French Club t-shirts. The cost is $13 each. You can bring cash to the meeting on Thursday or stop by Madame Meyer's room before or after school to put in your order. The deadline to order and money are due by Friday, December 1st.
  • 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: https://youtu.be/Nq_6RYL55a4. 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: Outreach@RogerBacon.org.

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 https://www.kroger.com/account/enrollCommunityRewardsNow
  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 rsollmann@rogerbacon.org.

Cafeteria Information

  • WG Grinders partners with MySchoolAccount.com for the managing of our lunch service software and payments. MySchoolAccount.com 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 wggrinders@wggrindersdayton.com 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:

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