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Week of December 4th

Weekly Schedule:

4 Monday December
  • No Activities Scheduled
5 Tuesday December
  • Boys Varsity Bowling vs. Summit CD/Seven Hills @ Madison Bowl 4pm
  • Girls Varsity Bowling vs. Summit CD/Seven Hills @ Madison Bowl 4pm
  • Boys Varsity Basketball vs. Summit CD @ RBHS 7:30pm
  • COED Varsity Swimming vs. Summit CD @ St. Bernard HS 7pm
6 Wednesday December
  • Boys Varsity Bowling vs. Norwood @ Stones Lanes 4pm
  • Girls Varsity Bowling vs. Norwood @ Stones Lanes 4pm
  • Girls Varsity Basketball @ Cincinnati Country Day 7:30pm
7 Thursday December
  • Varsity Wrestling vs. Hughes/East Central/Purcell Marian/Cincinnati CD @ RBHS 6:15pm
8 Friday December
  • Mass- Feast of Immaculate Conception
  • Boys Varsity Basketball vs. North College Hill @ RBHS 7:30pm
9 Saturday December
  • Wrestling @ Taylor High School 8am
  • COED Varsity Swimming vs. Badin/Colerain/Purcell Marian @ Powell Crosly YMCA (Winton Rd.) 1pm
  • Boys Varsity Basketball @ Conner High School (KY) 6pm
  • Girls Varsity Bowling @ Western Bowl (Holiday Classic) 8:30am
10 Sunday December
  • Boys Varsity Bowling @ Western Bowl (Holiday Classic) 8:30am

Announcements

  • RB Christmas Concert: Join the RB Concert Band, Concert Choir, and RB3 for this year’s Christmas Concert, on Fri Dec 15th at 7:30pm in the FAC. Help us “Sing in the Season” at this year’s Christmas Concert, where we will feature a wide variety of traditional classics and contemporary hits – beautiful choral ballads and upbeat rock numbers. “The best way to spread Christmas cheer is to sing loud for all to hear!” So join us for this FREE concert to get you in the Christmas spirit!
    • Fri Dec 15th 7:30pm in the FAC. FREE ADMISSION
  • Drama Guild Audition Info: Cast auditions and Crew applications for Drama Guild’s spring musical “SPAMALOT” are now underway. Information on cast and crew requirements can be found on the Fine Arts website (www.RogerBaconFineArts.com/drama-guild/student-info). See Mrs. Stuard-Neal or Mr. Montgomery with any questions.
    • All Cast and Crew Google forms are due on Thurs Dec 7th
    • Dance/Movement Auditions for All Cast on Thurs Dec 7th
    • Individual Performance Auditions for Cast on Mon Dec 11th or Tues Dec 12th based on sign-up sheet times
    • Individual Crew Interviews on Dec 11, 12, 13, 14 as scheduled by email
    • The full Cast/Crew list will be shared before we leave for Christmas Break.
  • RB3 Christmas Tour: RB3 is back on the road this Christmas Season!! Through December, you can see RB3 at local elementary schools; spreading Christmas Cheer as they perform an all-new Christmas program with a wide range of Holiday favorites. RB3 will visit St. Vivian, St. Clement, St. James, St. Ignatius, and St. Vincent Ferrer. Thanks to all of these schools for hosting RB3!
    • You can see RB3 at the RB Christmas Concert on Fri Dec 15th here in the RB FAC.
  • 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.
  • 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. All School Mass.
  • Seniors Kairos leader applications: due on Tuesday, Dec. 12th to the bin outside of the Spiritual Life Office by 8:00 a.m.
  • Spartan Leaders invites you to join us for our RB 180 on December 13th 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!
  • 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!
  • Student Services:
    • Upcoming College Visits:
      • 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!

  • 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, January 5th.
  • 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 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