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Week of April 1st

Weekly Schedule:

1 Monday April
  • San Juan Bautista Pilgrimage
  • Assisi Scholars Pilgrimage
2 Tuesday April
  • San Juan Bautista Pilgrimage
  • Assisi Scholars Pilgrimage
  • Varsity Baseball vs. Cincinnati Christian HS @ Ross Park, 5pm
  • Varsity Softball @ CHCA, 5pm
3 Wednesday April
  • San Juan Bautista Pilgrimage
  • Assisi Scholars Pilgrimage
  • Varsity Track @ Madeira High School, 4pm
  • Varsity Softball vs. Lockland HS @ Vine St. Park, 5pm
4 Thursday April
  • San Juan Bautista Pilgrimage
  • Assisi Scholars Pilgrimage
  • Varsity Softball vs. Cincinnati Christian HS @ Vine St. Park, 5pm
  • Varsity Baseball vs. Cincinnati Christian HS @ Ross Park, 5pm
5 Friday April
  • San Juan Bautista Pilgrimage
  • Assisi Scholars Pilgrimage
  • Varsity Track @ CHCA, 4:45pm
6 Saturday April
  • San Juan Bautista Pilgrimage
  • Assisi Scholars Pilgrimage
  • Varsity Baseball vs. Wyoming HS @ Reds Urban Youth Academy, 1pm
  • Varsity Softball @ Reading HS (Hilltop Park) DH, 2pm & 4:30pm
7 Sunday April
  • San Juan Bautista Pilgrimage
  • Assisi Scholars Pilgrimage


  • EASTER BREAK! April 1st - April 7th
  • April 1st-9th: the Assisi Scholars ’24 are off! They will be pilgrims in Assisi, Italy for 9 days! The experience is something they have all been looking forward to. Join us in praying for a wonderful experience and for all the chaperones who will attend as well! We are blessed!

  • April 2nd-9th the San Juan Pilgrims are off! They will be pilgrims with the San Juan Bautista Franciscan Ministry and will explore Franciscan Missions in northern California. It will prove to be a spiritual, faith-filled experience while enjoying God’s beautiful creation in the west. Please join in praying for these young men and women, and the chaperones who will accompany them. We are blessed!

    • The annual talent show is approaching – “RB’s Got Talent!” is a multi-round event that concludes with a school wide assembly for the Finale.
    • Any student with any act can audition – even groups.
    • Sign-ups for “RB’s Got Talent!” will become available once we return from break. Round 1: Auditions will take place on Tuesday April 16th.
    • So use the time over break to plan your act and get ready to join “RB’s Got Talent!”

  • Juniors and Seniors Prom is approaching! It will be held on Friday, April 26th from 7:30-11:30 at Great American Ballpark. Tickets will be sold Monday, March 25th through Friday, April 12th during lunch and in Mr. Smith’s room before and after school. The cost will be $50 per ticket. Students must have the Parent Acknowledgement Letter and the Dance Guest Form (if bringing an outside date) signed to buy a ticket. Any questions – ask Mr. Smith.
  • Our 36th annual Evening for Excellence (EFE) will be held on Saturday, April 13th at Roger Bacon High School in the Fogarty Center. Doors open at 5:30 pm. Tickets are $100/each and include entertainment, drinks and a catered dinner from Vonderhaar's Catering. Tickets need to be purchased by March 29th. Dress code is business casual. The EFE is our primary fundraising event of the year and is vital to many facets at Roger Bacon High School. Proceeds from EFE enable us to provide financial assistance to students and make improvements to our campus – all the while allowing us to keep tuition at the lowest in the city. Your support is greatly appreciated.
    Tickets can be purchased here -

    Our Grand Raffle prize is $10,000! To purchase your chances, please click the link below. The winner will be drawn at EFE - you do not have to be present to win.

  • Stadium Parking: The gates will be left open from 7am-8am when school is in session. The gates will then close for the remainder of the school day, opening back up at 2pm. If you arrive late or leave early, please press the "call" button to have the gate opened by the main office.

  • Service Hour Opportunity over Easter Break on Saturday, April 6th 9:30 am at Tennis Lane St. Bernard Community Garden. Assistance in spreading mulch would be greatly appreciated.

  • SGO Ohio Tax Credit

    Another great way to support Roger Bacon is by donating to RB through the Catholic Education Foundation-Scholarship Granting Organization (CEF-SGO). By donating to Roger Bacon through the CEF-SGO, you can receive an Ohio income non-refundable tax credit up to $750 per individual or $1,500 per joint Ohio tax return. [Please note: When filing jointly, each individual is limited to a $750 donation.]
    Please click the following link for more information -

Student Services

  • Reminder that students who are currently receiving a Jon Peterson Special Needs scholarship can now renew the scholarship for next school year. Applications were emailed to parents last week. Please contact Ms. Smith with any questions
  • Save the date for our next Wellness Wednesday- April 17th! Thank you for all the continued support of this event – we are so excited to see our students take some time for their mental wellness during this busy time of year.
  • Seniors:
    • Update Scoir- please update what colleges you have been admitted to and where you plan to enroll. This can all be done in the My Colleges section on Scoir.
    • You mark where you are enrolling so your counselor can send your final transcript after graduation. We know that many colleges have moved their decision day to later in May or even June 1st, however if you have already made a decision, please complete this now.
  1. Complete the 2024 Senior Scholarship and Award Reporting Form. This is where we collect what scholarships you have been awarded!
    1. Here is the form:

*If you have any questions about these two items- please reach out to your counselor.

  • What are you doing this summer? Find a summer program here: Summer Program List
    • Need help with funding: see Ms. Smith in Student Services for an application for the St. Clare Society!

  • Every Thursday- Coffee with Christ- presented by our Spiritual Life leaders, 7:30am.

  • The RB Huddle has been rescheduled for Wednesday, April 10th in flex. We will be playing soccer and engaging in faith filled conversation! All are welcome to attend!

  • Spring Driver's Ed begins on Tuesday, April 23rd. Please swing by the main office to pick up a packet of information.

  • 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.

  • As the weather gets warmer, seasonal allergies will be flaring up. Please remember to take your allergy medication at home! The nurse’s office does not stock over the counter allergy medication.

  • Students are not permitted to carry and dispense medications. Ibuprofen and Tylenol are kept in the nurse’s office for student use. Please see the nurse when you need to take either of them.
  • 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.

  • Students need to make phone calls home, from the Nurse's office, when not feeling well. Please refrain from texting during the day.
  • Mark your calendars for the PTO meetings this school year:
    - 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: 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:

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
  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, May 3rd. There is no April Mass due to Easter Break.
  • 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

Cafeteria Information

  • WG Grinders partners with for the managing of our lunch service software and payments. 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 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:

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. April 19, 2024: Senior Parent Dance 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