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Week of Feb 5th

Weekly Schedule:

5 Monday February
  • Boys Bowling vs. Summit Country Day HS @ Stones Lanes 4pm
  • Girl Bowling vs. Summit Country Day HS @ Stones Lanes 4pm
  • Girls Basketball vs. CHCA @ RBHS (SENIOR NIGHT) 7:30pm
6 Tuesday February
  • Boys Bowling vs. North College Hill HS @ Stumps Lanes 4pm
  • Girls Bowling vs. North College Hill HS @ Stumps Lanes 4pm
7 Wednesday February
  • Girls Basketball vs. Norwood HS @ RBHS 7:30pm
8 Thursday February
  • No Activities Scheduled
9 Friday February
  • Boys Varsity Basketball @ CHCA 7:30pm
  • COED Varsity Swimming @ Princeton HS TBD-Time
  • Boys Varsity Wrestling @ Indian Hill HS (In-School Duel) 12pm
10 Saturday February
  • COED Varsity Swimming @ Princeton HS TBD-Time
  • Boys Varsity Wrestling @ National Trail HS 8:30am
11 Sunday February
  • No Activities Scheduled

Announcements

  • Thank you for your generosity with the St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Schools Week Drive. The girls won the honor of pieing some of our teachers, and we worked together to fill seven barrels, earning an extra day for Easter Break. Nice job, Spartans!

  • All scholarships for the upcoming 24-25 school year are being uploaded to SpartanLink and are accessible when you log in to your SpartanLink account. There will be a banner at the top of their profile that says: You Have: #_ Forms to Review. Your grade level will determine the number of forms (scholarships) you can apply for. Some students may have more or less forms (scholarships) to review and apply for. Below are the scholarships available:
    • Roger Bacon Class of 1952 Scholarship – current Freshmen and Sophomores
    • Roger Bacon Class of 1965 Scholarship – current Freshmen, Sophomores and Juniors
    • Roger Bacon & Our Lady of Angels Class of 1969 Scholarship – current Juniors
    • Willard “Red” & Mary Stoll Family Endowed Scholarship – current Freshmen, Sophomores and Juniors
    • Vincent M. Kathman Alumni Scholarship – current Freshmen, Sophomores and Juniors
    • Spartan ACHIEVEMENT Award – current Juniors
    • Paul & Naomi Thomas Scholarship – current Sophomores
    • Donald A. Miller Endowed Scholarship – current Juniors
    • Patrick Wolterman Memorial Scholarship – current Juniors
    • OLA Education Fund Scholarship – current Freshmen and Sophomore girls
    • Amanda Watkins Dunn Memorial Scholarship - current Freshmen, Sophomores and Juniors
  • All Scholarship applications are DUE ON MONDAY, MARCH 25th, 2024. Some scholarships require Letters of Recommendations – so please read carefully. ALL LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION MUST BE SUBMITTED BY USING THE LINK - https://forms.gle/TDrFMfKwq9G6hZwm9 - I will not accept any that are physically turned in, they need to be submitted via Google Forms.

  • Roger Bacon High School Science Fair: On January 25th, we had over 90 students complete and showcase 45 different science projects. To all of you who participated in this year’s science – congratulations! Thank you for your hard work! Your projects were a demonstration of your potential in the science field. These projects are encouraged to continue to the Regional Competition at the University of Cincinnati.
    • In Biology:
      Mark Zlatic and Joe Zlatic for “Honors and SATs”
      Madison Sheppard, Dylan Ruehl, and Andrew Weigand for “Sprouting Avocados”
    • In Physics:
      Elise Reilly and Mia Sebens for “How Does Driver Distractibility Affect Crash Rates and Travel Times?”
    • In Chemistry:
      Karis Stoxen for “Which Essential Oil Sanitizes Best?”
      Claudia Hoffmann, Chloe Garcilazo, and Alexis Stegeman for “The Great Gummy pH-Ace Off!”
      And
      Conor Andrews, Mackenzie Schwartz, and Gabbi Bose for “Detergent Dilemma”
    • This year’s winners are:
      Bio: Mark Zlatic and Joe Zlatic for “Honors and SATs”
      Chem: Karis Stoxen for “Which Essential Oil Sanitizes Best?”
      And
      Conor Andrews, Mackenzie Schwartz, and Gabbi Bose for “Detergent Dilemma”
      Phys: Elise Reilly and Mia Sebens for “How Does Driver Distractibility Affect Crash Rates and Travel Times?”

  • Salvation Sandwiches: In room #23 from 2:50-3:50 on Wednesday, February 7th, 2024!

  • There is a Chess match at Moeller HS on Tuesday, 2/6. Please let Ms. Douglas know at least 24 hours in advance if you can make it. BDouglas@rogerbacon.org


  • Rehearsals for Drama Guild’s musical “Spamalot” for the week of Feb5-Feb10
    • Mon, Feb 5, from 3-4:30pm in the FAC: Act 1 Scene 6 and 9; Arthur, Patsy, Lady, Galahad, Lance, Robin, Bedevere

      Tues, Feb 6, from 3-6pm in the FAC: Blocking and Music for Song #2 “Fisch Schlap”; Scene 3 Monks; Scene 4 and Song #5 “Not Yet Dead”

      Wed, Feb 7, from 3-6pm in the FAC : Choreography rehearsal; Songs #7 “Laker Girls” and Song #12 “All for One” (main knights)

      Thurs, Feb 8, from 3-6pm in the FAC: ALL CAST, Choreo for Song #13 “Knights of the Round Table”

      Sat, Feb 10, from 9am-12noon in the FAC: Set Build


  • Join Roger Bacon family and friends for a gift gathering party to support the Evening for Excellence. Please come dressed in your best Red Carpet Glamorous Attire! Attendees are also asked to bring a live or silent auction item for EFE. Lite fare, drinks & entertainment are provided!
    • Date: Saturday, February 24th
      • Time: 7:00pm - 11:00pm
      • Location: The Home of Matt & Heather Ruehl - 992 Marion Ave. Cincinnati, OH 45229
      • Visit the below link to purchase tickets

  • Please join Community Outreach on Tuesday February 6th during FLEX in the ITC for Care Pax. We will be making art to inspire sick people. Please make your E-Hall pass to Mr. Kupiec.

  • Please join Community Outreach on Thursday February 8th during FLEX in the ITC for Sow Love. We will make inspirational banners to beautify our school and encourage our Roger Bacon community. Please make your E-Hall pass to Mr. Kupiec.


  • Student Services
    Summer Programming-
    Many colleges have applications open for summer opportunities on their campuses. These are great opportunities for students to explore interests and develop new skills while getting a taste of college life.
    • We maintain a list of programs for students to consider here: 2023-2024 Summer Program List
    • Students can also apply for funding to attend a summer program through the St. Clare Society. See Ms. Smith in Student Services with any questions.

    • College Planning Night- Attention Juniors & families of juniors- Save the Date for our College Planning Night. This will be a virtual program on February 22nd at 6:30pm. We will have sessions on the 4-year college experience, the 2-year college experience and Financial Aid. This is an important step in getting ready to apply to college in the fall. Registration information will be sent closer to the date. Mark your calendars now!
    • Upcoming College Visits- student sign up on Scoir. These visits are targeted to Juniors!
      • Monday March 4: Lourdes University
      • Tuesday March 5: Ball State University
      • Thursday March 7: Marian University


  • 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.


  • 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, March 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:

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