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Week of December 11th

Weekly Schedule:

11 Monday December
  • Boys Varsity Bowling vs. Cincinnati Christian @ Stones Lanes 4pm
  • Girls Varsity Bowling vs. Cincinnati Christian @ Stones Lanes 4pm
  • COED Varsity Swimming @ Mariemont High School 5:30pm
12 Tuesday December
  • Boys Varsity Basketball @ Holy Cross HS (Ky) 7:30pm
13 Wednesday December
  • Girls Varsity Basketball vs. Purcell Marian @ RBHS 6:00pm
14 Thursday December
  • Girls Varsity Bowling vs. CHCA @ Stones Lanes 4pm
15 Friday December
  • Boys Varsity Basketball @ Clark Montessori HS 7:30pm
  • RB Christmas Concert in the FAC 7:30pm
16 Saturday December
  • Boys Varsity Wrestling @ North College Hill HS 10am
  • Coed Varsity Swimming @ Lawrenceburg HS (IN) 9:30am
  • Girls Varsity Basketball @ Clermont Northeastern HS 1:30pm
17 Sunday December
  • No Activities Scheduled

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.
    • 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!
  • Christmas Pajama Day/Spirit Day on Monday, December 11th. The cost is $1 and can be turned into Flex room teachers. The donation will go towards Assist-A-Family.
  • Ugly Christmas Sweater Day on Friday, December 15th.

  • Art club on Wednesday, Dec. 13th from 3-4pm for students who have Christmas ornaments to finish.

  • Student Senate is hosting a Christmas Movie Night after the Christmas Concert on Friday 12/7 in the FAC! The movie will start shortly after the concert ends – around 9:00pm. Come get in the Christmas spirit by supporting the Roger Bacon Performing Arts and enjoy a Christmas Movie afterwards.
  • Madame Meyer will be having a relaxing and laid-back French Club meeting on Thursday (December 14) before mid-terms. It will be after school in Rm. 37 from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm. There will be a French film and hot cocoa!

  • Senior Parents, please check your email for information about Senior Pages in the yearbook. Postings are due by January 26th.
  • 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.


  • Senior 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!
  • RB Huddle will be held on Thursday, December 14 during Flex in Fogarty. Come join us for games of knock out and faith filled conversations!
  • Spartan Leader is a group of students who seek to build community through faith and sports, and one of the ways we do this is by showing up for each other! Don’t forget to take your selfies when you attend a winter sporting event and show them to Ms. Murray to have your bingo card punched to win prizes this winter!
  • 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
    • School Counselors will be hosting a Stress Relief all call during Flex on December 13th. If prepping for exams is stressing you out and you want to join us for a break, head to the ITC during Flex!
  • 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.
  • A reminder as cold and flu season gets into full swing – please stay home if you are sick. You can always email your teachers regarding missing work and make up tests and assignments/reschedule appointments after you’ve recovered and return to school.
  • 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