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Week of January 15th

Weekly Schedule:

15 Monday January
  • NO SCHOOL - Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • Girls Varsity Basketball vs. Summit Country Day HS @ RBHS 2:30pm
16 Tuesday January
  • Boys Varsity Basketball @ North College Hill HS 7:30pm
17 Wednesday January
  • Boys Varsity Bowling vs. Purcell Marian HS @ Stones Lanes 4pm
  • Girls Varsity Basketball @ Taylor High School 7:30pm
18 Thursday January
  • NO SCHOOL - Professional Development
  • Sports STAG 6pm
19 Friday January
  • NO SCHOOL
  • Boys Varsity Basketball @ Summit Country Day HS 7:30pm
20 Saturday January
  • Girls Varsity Basketball @ Bishop Hartley HS 2:30pm
  • Boys Varsity Basketball @ Badin HS 5pm
  • Varsity Wrestling @ Miami Trace HS 8am
  • RBHS Ethics Bowl Team @ University of Cincinnati 7:30am
21 Sunday January
  • NO ACTIVITES SCHEDULED

Announcements

  • 2024/2025 registration packets will be mailed on Tuesday, January 15th.

  • The 53rd annual Roger Bacon Sports Stag presented by Roto-Rooter will take place on Thursday, January 18th, 2024. Doors will open at 6:00pm. Our special guest this year is Chad Johnson who will be receiving the Tom Roebel Good Fellowship Award and Brian Neal will receive the Bron Bacevich Award!
    • Congratulations to the following who will be entering in the Roger Bacon Hall of Fame!
      • Bob Plum ’63
      • Mike Sullivan ’72
      • Jeff Stofa ’89
      • Sean Feldhaus ’94
      • Monty St. Clair ’03

  • Front Circle- Pick-up has become congested in the afternoon. Please remember to only pull up to the front of school if you see your student. Do NOT wait for several minutes. Also- The front concrete (in front of steps) is not a waiting zone. Please do NOT pull your tires on to the slab to wait.

  • Please join Community Outreach for Care Pax on Tuesday January 16th during FLEX in the ITC. We will be making art to inspire sick people. Please make your E-Hallpass to Mr. Kupiec.

  • Baseball workouts begin on Tuesday, January 16th. The schedule is listed below:
    • Tues (1/16): 3:15-4:30pm @ 6305 Warrick St. Cincinnati, OH 45227
    • Thurs (1/18): TBD- NO school this day. We may try and adjust the time....@ 6305 Warrick St. Cincinnati, OH 45227
    • Sun (1/21): 4-5:45pm @ 9160 Reading Rd. Cincinnati, OH 45215
      • These are open to anyone interested in playing baseball this spring. Catchers, please bring your gear.

  • St. Vincent de Paul will be collecting personal care items and cleaning supplies such as deodorant, shampoo, dish soap, and toilet paper starting January 22 in celebration of Catholic Schools Week.

  • Boys Volleyball Open Gym- will be held the next few Sundays for anyone interested in playing boys volleyball in the spring. These are open to anyone interested. No volleyball experience needed. Give it a shot!
    • Dates: 1/21, 1/28, and 2/4 from 7-9pm in the Fogarty.

  • DRAMA GUILD:
    Rehearsals for Drama Guild’s musical “Spamalot” for the week of Jan 16 & 17

    • (1/16), 3-6pm in the FAC : ALL CAST to workshop with Cincinnati Shakespeare Company
    • (1/17), from 3-6pm in the Music Room : ALL CAST music rehearsal

  • Senior Parents- please check your email for information about Senior Pages in the yearbook. Postings are due by February 2nd.
  • Driver Ed begins on February 13th. Please swing by the office for a packet of information if interested.

  • Student Senate is hosting the Sadie Hawkins Valentine’s Day Dance on Saturday, February 17th from 8:00-10:30pm in the Thomas J. Fogarty Center! This is a semi-formal dance. Tickets will be sold at lunch on Tuesday-Thursday February 13th-15th 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.

  • Every Thursday- Coffee with Christ- presented by our Spiritual Life leaders, 7:30am.
  • During Catholic Schools Week January 28 – February 3, we will host another day of Adoration. We are in need of parents/alumni to sign up to adore for an hour at a time…or sign up with a friend and adore for a ½ hour. It is so wonderful to have our parents/alumni praying for us during this time. The Adoration will end at 1pm. If you are interested, click on the link https://www.signupgenius.com/g...

  • 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:
    - 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, February 2nd.
  • 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:

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