ADVANCEMENT NEWS  

 To all of you generous donors on North Texas Giving Day, thank you! 

To all of you generous donors on North Texas Giving Day, thank you!
From the entire school community – students, faculty and staff – our deepest gratitude!

Here are some exciting facts and figures we’d like to share with you:

•  556 people made a gift and we raised more than $123,000!
•  Out of 556 donors, 14% were new donors to Bishop Lynch.
•  The number of gifts between $50 and $999 increased by 60% from last year.
•  3rd on the leaderboard for highest number of donors among schools and colleges, earning a prize of $1,250!

Thank you for your continued incredible support of Bishop Lynch High School.

 Save the Date, 4th Annual Fashion Show 

Join us for the 4th Annual Gala Fashion Show! 
Benefiting BL scholarship funds

Wednesday, October 25th
7:00 pm
at Bishop Lynch High School

"Fashion fades, only style remains the same." - Coco Chanel

 

STUDENT LIFE HEADLINES  

 Calendar Alert - Half Day Schedule, Friday, September 29th 

Calendar Alert!! Please note Friday, September 29th is Half Day Schedule. It is Fair Day for Bishop Lynch students and staff. 

 

 

 Mission Trips Informational Meeting 

Students, has your heart been calling you to do missions?  Join us for an informational meeting for students and parents about our upcoming student mission trips.  The student and parent meeting is Wednesday, September 27th at 6:30 pm in the TEAL room (enter through the new entrance on the west side of campus). There are two 2018 mission trips: 

•  Costa Rica Mission Trip, applications open to all grades  – Spring Break,  March 9th – 17th
•  
Nicaragua Youth Mission Trip, applications open to 11th graders only,  June 11th – 21st

You will receive information about the trips, meet missionaries and chaperones that have attended the trips and answer any questions.

 Freshman/Transfer Mom BL Homecoming Meeting *NEW DATE* 

Join the Moms of Friar Friends for this year's Freshman/Transfer Mom BL Homecoming Meeting. Please sign up to attend! 

Monday, September 25, 2017
7:00pm
Home of Kim Maher (address in link)

Sign up here >>Freshman/Transfer Mom BL Homecoming meeting-NEW DATE/PLACE

 Language Honor Societies 

Congratulations to the newly inducted members of the Language Honor Societies: 

GERMAN

Rowan Mathews
Claire Phillips
Evan Rozsa

FRENCH

Megan Bellinghausen
Ashton Cook
Vicente Cordero
Daniela Garcia 
Madi Gorman 
Millie Hall 
Sam LaBuda 
Rylee Palos 
Grace Turner 
Nathalie Zamarron  

SPANISH

Annalisa Aldrete
Jillian Brown
Catherine Cabra
An Cao
Brianna Corrie
Ellen Daly
Lily Donald
Katherine Hammonds
Tristan Holobowicz
Matthew Johnson
Laney Killingsworth
Lillian Langford
Alexis Martinez
Olivia Otten
Mary Parsons
Gabriel Anthony Reyna
Jocelyn Rojas
Katherine Springs
Claire Stone
Abby Thrash
Carissa Torres
Theodore Uhrik
Sharon Volpe
Spencer Willeford

 

 National Scholars Announced 

Bishop Lynch High School is proud to announce the recognized National Scholars for the Class of 2018!

BLHS NATIONAL MERIT SEMI-FINALISTS 
•  Emily Drabek

BLHS NATIONAL MERIT COMMENDED SCHOLARS:

•  Ben Collier
•  Katie Drabek
•  Megan Metry
•  Maggie O'Connor
•  Katie Shore
•  Stone Thornhill
•  Reagan Withrow 

BLHS NATIONAL HISPANIC SCHOLARS:

•  Ben Collier
•  Gaby Covarrubias

BLHS ADVANCED PLACEMENT SCHOLARS WITH DISTINCTION:

•  Ben Collier
•  Gaby Covarrubias

BLHS ADVANCED PLACEMENT SCHOLARS WITH HONOR:

•  Zoe Beyer
•  Emily Drabek
•  Katie Drabek
•  Chris Dunn
•  Maggie O'Connor
•  Karina Scott
•  Ryan Sheaffer
•  Katie Shore
•  Reagan Withrow

BLHS ADVANCED PLACEMENT SCHOLARS:

•  Norma Ceron
•  Lauren Dieter
•  Virginia Edwards
•  Diana Effiom
•  Nick Hincapie
•  Meredith Martin
•  Megan Metry
•  Max Piersanti
•  George Smith
•  Stone Thornhill

Approximately 1.6 million juniors in more than 22,000 high schools entered the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the 2016 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®), which served as an initial screen of program entrants. The nationwide pool of Semifinalists, representing less than one percent of United States high school seniors, includes the highest scoring entrants in each state. The number of Semifinalists in a state is proportional to the state’s percentage of the national total of graduating seniors.

Throughout its 53-year history, Bishop Lynch High School has participated in the National Merit program and to date, more than 355 BL graduates have been named National Merit Scholars. Bishop Lynch High School is the largest co-ed private school in Texas and has twice been named a Blue Ribbon School. A powerhouse in academics, athletics and the arts, BL has been awarded the TAPPS All-Around Trophy 13 times. Bishop Lynch hosts the largest Dual Enrollment program in the state, offering more than 50 courses a year including English, math, history, science and fine arts. The last three graduating classes have each taken nearly 3,500 credit hours with them to college, all earned free of charge for the student’s family while on the BL campus.

 Homecoming Mums 

Mums go on sale this week they will be on sale until October 2nd.  All proceeds go to help offset the cost of PROM, so please come shop us first before purchasing a mum or garter from anyone else! 100% of the money goes to the JR/SR PROM FUND. 

•  Underclassmen mum/garter pickup (after school in the cafeteria) on Wednesday, October 11th and they are to wear it on Thursday, October 12th
•  SENIORS ONLY pick up mum/garter(after school in the cafeteria) on Tuesday, October 10th and wear them on Thursday, October 12th

DO you want to make your own mum/garter? No problem! We can sell you the pieces and even guide you if needed on making it. Remember that the girls buy the garter for their dates and the boys buy the mum for their dates.

 BL Book Club 

The BL book club invites you to join us for our October BL book club meeting.
 
Book: Braving the Wilderness: the quest for true belonging and the courage to stand alone, by Brene Brown
Date: Wednesday, October 18th
Time: 7:30 pm 
Place: Julie Pankey's house -  3435 Wendy Lane, Dallas 75214
 
Please RSVP to terry.hopkinscorpuz@gmail.com. Questions?  Call/text  Terry Hopkins-Corpuz at 214-686-3997.
 

 Feedback  for Francis 

In October 2018, Pope Francis will host the next Synod on the topic of Young People, the Faith, and Vocational Discernment.  A “Synod” is a gathering of Bishops throughout the world, called by the Pope, to reflect together on contemporary issues of faith and life. The word ‘Synod’ means “to walk together” as one Catholic (universal) Church.  In January 2017, Pope Francis wrote a Letter to Young People and the Vatican released a Preparatory Document with 

questions for reflection, and asked that dioceses throughout the world answer those questions to provide feedback on their local experience. After being sent to Rome, this feedback will form the starting point for the Synod conversation in October 2018.

Bishop Edward J. Burns called delegations from throughout the Diocese of Dallas to gather for a Convocation on Youth, Campus, & Young Adult Ministries and Vocational Discernment as a way to offer feedback for Pope Francis's Synod. The Convocation consisted of three days of listening sessions occurring July 27-29, 2017 at St. Rita Catholic Church with different focus audiences including youth, young adults, pastors, ministry leaders, parents, volunteers, key stakeholders, and representatives from various faith traditions.  Catholic parishes, organizations, and other faith traditions sent delegations of up to 20 persons to represent the narratives of their individual communities.

However, the feedback does not stop with the Convocation. All are invited and welcomed to fill out a survey at https://www.feedbackforfrancis.com/share-feedback/.  Simply click on the icon that best identifies your demographic and respond to the specially curated series of questions.  All feedback, whether from the surveys or live Convocation, will shape the narrative of ministry to teens and young adults in the diocese of Dallas and help the Holy Father understand the young Church of North Texas 

For more information on the Convocation on Youth, Campus, & Young Adult Ministries and Vocational Discernment or the feedback going to Bishop Burns and then Pope Francis, please visit www.feedbackforfrancis.com. For other questions or direct assistance, please contact the Office of Youth, Young Adult, and Campus Ministries.

 

MESSAGE FROM OUR SCHOOL NURSE

Got water?

Headaches…Lack of Energy / Focus…Irritability…Stomach Ache…No Stamina for Athletics…

Parents, there is one simple liquid that has a huge effect on how well your child is feeling today: 

At least half of teenagers in school are not adequately hydrated, and one in four drink no water at all during the school day … yikes!

•  Boys are 76% more likely to be inadequately hydrated than girls.  
•  Mild dehydration typically isn’t life-threatening, but it does cause cognitive impairment, headaches, nausea, stomachaches, low energy and sleepiness, difficulty with concentration and focus, irritability, and can have a significant effect on academic performance as well as extra-curricular activities and athletics.   

General thirst should not dictate when and how much a person should drink – barring any medical issues, someone who is often thirsty is likely dehydrated to some degree. Also, consider that our bodies become used to a “chronically” even mildly dehydrated state and one may not even feel thirst.  Stopping by a water fountain between classes is woefully inadequate.  How much water is enough? 

•  A good starting point on any given day is to drink half your body weight in ounces.
•  A simple formula, easy for teens to track and shows how water requirements vary for each person.  Weight = 150 lbs?  Drink a minimum of 75 ounces of water each day.  Weight = 237 lbs?  Drink 118-120 ounces of water each day. 

These are guidelines and do not take into account weather temperature & humidity, outdoor or indoor athletics and extra-curricular activities. On hot/humid days and/or when athletics and other potentially taxing extra-curricular activities occur, increase your fluid intake approx. 20% and supplement with low-sugar versions of Gatorade/Powerade or Propel type drinks.   

Staying hydrated at school is very convenient, and free! 

•  There are several HydroBoost water stations all around the campus.  
•  Send a full water bottle with your student to school and they can easily refill it with filtered water during the day from one of the stations.
•  Have your student figure out the number of times they should refill to meet their individual needs. A 32-ounce size bottle is great, but not always an easy fit for a backpack. Figure out what works best and help your student make it a habit. 

What will you and your student notice? 

•  Increased energy
•  Absence a decrease in headaches and stomach aches
•  Greater concentration and focus
•  A noticeable improvement in academic, athletic and extra-curricular performance

After getting and staying in a hydrated state, it will be easy to feel even slightly dehydrated – You will feel genuine thirst and remember to drink!
Questions?  Contact Patty Barton RN, School Nurse@ patty.barton@bishoplynch.org

 


GUIDANCE & LEARNING CENTER HEADLINES

 Weekly Guidance Updates 

In this week's Guidance updates, you will find:

•  Sophomore/Junior Parent Guidance Program
•  College Financial Aid Program 
•  Seniors: College Admissions and Scholarships
•  Junior and Senior Students and Parents - SAT and ACT prep

•  Dual Enrolled Student Information
•  College Rep Visits at BL
•  SAT and ACT at BL
•  ACT Accommodations
•  Accommodations Plans For Students With Documented Disabilities

Click here to download: September 21, 2017, Guidance Updates 

 

ATHLETIC INFORMATION AND HEADLINES

 

 Lady Friars win, benefit from crazy night across district 

STORY: http://bit.ly/2jHPFvC

 Friars fifth, Lady Friars 10th at Arlington meet 

STORY: http://bit.ly/2hbTl8k

 Defense blanks Kaufman in final non-district game 

STORY: http://bit.ly/2xd059W

 BL swimming opens season with impressive outing 

STORY: http://bit.ly/2vZ5FLD

 Live video stream available for Friday’s football game 

The Friars begin district play Friday when they rival Bishop Dunne at Roffino Stadium. The game can be seen live on the Bishop Lynch Athletics official YouTube channel: http://bit.ly/BLathletics. Our pregame show begins at 6:45 p.m. and kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. 

 Local girl’s rugby club seeking BL members 

The Dallas Bears Rugby Club is looking for BL female students to join the club for its third season. Practices are Monday and Wednesday from 4:30-6 pm at Walnut Hill Park. The team includes girls from Ursuline, Hockaday, Hillcrest and John Paul II. For more information, contact coach Mike Xuereb: mike@michaelsrealty.net.

 

 

TUITION & MY KIDS SPENDING NEWS

 An Important Reminder from the Business Office 

ACH debits are processed on the 15th of each month, with the last debit taking place on April 16, 2018. At any time, you may make additional payments payable to Bishop Lynch Attention: Business Office to reduce your monthly amount.  Below is the list of dates the accounts will be drafted. Please mark your calendars and plan accordingly.

September 15, 2017
October 16, 2017
November 15, 2017
December 15, 2017
January 15, 2018
February 15, 2018
March 15, 2018
April 16, 2018

If you pay monthly to the Business Office, please make sure you are current with your payments to avoid any disruptions.

My Kids Spending (MKS)
If you haven’t set up your account, please do so ASAP (https://www.mykidsspending.com – contact friarnet@bishoplynch.org if you encounter any issues). The kids are making purchases that you need to be aware of in order to maintain a positive balance PLUS fees for their organizations/classes have been put onto their account.  Please sit down to discuss the student’s spending and assist them in keeping a monthly budget for purchases.  This will be helpful to ensure the balance isn’t out of control by the end of the quarter when it must be positive.

Please note that all fall sporting fees, cloth goods and any other various charges to participate in a fall athletic program will be charged to your child’s MKS account and must be funded no later than October 6, 2017 to be eligible to start 2nd quarter. All charges to your child’s MKS accounts must have a positive balance by the end of the 1st quarter. All parking passes will be charged over the next few of weeks. 

Please direct any questions or concerns to Betsy Arciniega betsy.arciniega@bishoplynch.org. Thank you! 

 

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