STUDENT LIFE HEADLINES  

Back to School Night

Join us for Back to School Night on:
August 30th, Freshman/Senior 7pm
September 6th, Sophomore/Junior 7pm

Leyden Lecture Series - Justin Wren, August 31

Justin Wren, author of Fight for the Forgotten and our all-school Common Book, will speak as part of the Leyden Lecture Series at 4:00 pm on August 31st. Be sure to mark your calendar, you don't want to miss it!

Student Parking Applications

Student parking applications are available online. More information, including frequently asked questions, can found at www.bishoplynch.org/parking.



Calling All Incoming Freshmen - Class of 2021

Bus Registration is now OPEN!

Online bus registration for the 2017-2018 school year is now open! 

Click here to register and more information >>> http://www.bishoplynch.org/transportation
For more information about bus services, please contact Steve Zihlman at 214/324.3607 ext. 4199.

 

Christian Service 

The Christian Service web page has class by class service requirements and guidelines for summer service. >>> Christian Service 

Summer 2017 Reading

Hosting an International Student

Would you and your family be interested in hosting an International Student for the 2017-18 school year? Host families do receive a stipend. Please contact Tricia Roos if you are interested in becoming a host family. Email her at:Tricia.Roos@bishoplynch.org

Class of 2018 Senior Retreat


Dear Class of 2018 (and Parents), 

The Tech Team for Senior Retreat is already hard at work to make the Class of 2018’s retreat the best!  In order to do that, we need your help. 

Please send group photos (3 or more people) from the Class of 2018’s high school years to blsenior2018retreat@gmail.com. Consider the following ideas for photos to submit – classroom pics, school dance group pics, team photos, mission trips, school travel and language trips, service projects, performing art pics, club meetings, etc.). Please submit your photos, no later than Monday, August 21st.  

Note: We will make every attempt to ensure that all classmates are included.  Submission of photos does not guarantee their inclusion in our retreat media.

Thank you in advance for your help and support!  

The Senior Retreat Tech Team

Textbooks 

A list of deleted/discontinued textbooks for 2017-2018 school year has been distributed to the students this week. You can find more information on the textbook page or click here to see the list: >>> 2017 Deleted Books

 

NOTICE:  Students in 519 Advanced Precal only

We just learned Thursday that the Precalculus with Limits (High School Edition) textbook and Math XL for School, course #519 Advanced Precal, will NOT be used for the 2017-2018 school year. Materials will be available from another source. Additional information will be forthcoming from the instructor, Amy Duke. Please accept my apologies for any inconvenience this may have caused, as this was out of our control.

**This does not affect Precal regular and honors courses.

Please contact Terry Young at terry.young@bishoplynch.org or phone 214-324-3607 x 4128 if you have any questions.

RISSE Brothers - Uniform Sale

2017-2018 Calendar

The following 2017-2018 school year calendar has been approved by the Catholic Diocese of Dallas. 
>>> Download the 2017-2018 School Calendar

  

MESSAGE FROM OUR SCHOOL NURSE

From Our School Nurse…

Hello! My name is Patty Barton and I am the campus nurse at Bishop Lynch.  The information below applies to new/incoming students as well as current students. Please refer to this information regarding immunizations, prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) medications, and students with specific health care needs. Please contact me if you have questions regarding any of the information below. You may contact me via email at patty.barton@bishoplynch.org or by phone at 214-324-3607 ext. 4141.

Students with specific medical/healthcare needs: 

Students with chronic illnesses or medical conditions, ex:  diabetes, asthma, epilepsy, etc. severe allergies; students starting the school year following surgery, or any issues related to your student’s health care needs. Please notify me prior to the start of the school year of any pertinent medical information so that we can discuss how to best meet your student’s specific needs while on our campus.

Medications: 

Bishop Lynch follows a state-wide diocesan policy regarding prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) medication administration at Bishop Lynch follows a state-wide diocesan policy regarding prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) medication administration at school. If your child will need any type of prescription and/or OTC medication(s) during the school day, a Medication Permit Form for Prescription Medication or a Parent Authorization to Administer Over-The-Counter Medication Form (click on specific form(s) to download) must be on file in the school clinic for each medication. Additional documentation is required for students with diabetes, asthma or other chronic medical conditions, please contact Mrs. Barton for more information.   

Your student’s specific medication(s) should be brought to the clinic in a prescription bottle, or in the original OTC medication container with the student’s name clearly labeled on the container along with the specific form(s.)  Medications cannot be dispensed to your child without this permit form. Important:  A Medication Permit Form for Prescription Medication MUST be signed by the prescribing physician as well as a parent/guardian. Parent Authorization for OTC Medication Forms require only a parent/guardian signature.    

Regarding immunizations: 

Letters have been and will be mailed to parents/guardians of any student in need of any immunization(s). If your incoming, transfer or current student is in need of any immunizations (based on records that have been received in the school clinic), you will receive a letter stating which specific immunizations or records are needed for your child. Letters are only mailed to parents/guardians of students who are in need of immunizations or who do not have a record on file in the clinic. If you do not receive a letter regarding immunizations, your child's records have been received and are up to date.
 
Medication Forms and Immunization Records can be delivered to the school clinic, scanned and emailed, faxed (214-324-3600) or mailed to the school, ATTN:  Patty Barton or School Nurse.

Again, please contact me for any questions regarding your child’s health care, medications, immunizations or any other school-related medical issues. My contact number is 214-324-3607 ext. 4141 and my email is patty.barton@bishoplynch.org

I’m looking forward to seeing you in August and meeting our new students and families. Enjoy a safe and healthy summer!    

 

ATHLETIC INFORMATION AND HEADLINES

Bishop Lynch announces hiring of new athletic director

Bishop Lynch High School proudly announces the hiring of Shawn Halloran as the new athletic director for the school.

The Massachusetts native officially takes over for Andy Zihlman on July 24. Zihlman served as athletic director for the past 16 years.

"I welcome him here and I'll do everything I can to make sure the transition goes smoothly," Zihlman said.

Halloran comes to Bishop Lynch from Conroe ISD, where he spent the last four years as an assistant football coach, head powerlifting coach and physical education teacher.

Prior to his time in Conroe were stints at Splendora and North Forest High Schools after 20 years of collegiate coaching experience including Yale University, University of Pennsylvania, Georgetown University, Franklin and Marshall College and Boston College.

More of the story >> http://bit.ly/2tg8TsO 

BL Athletic Training is looking for student trainers

Bishop Lynch Athletic Training is looking for student volunteers who have an interest in learning more about sports medicine. Students have an opportunity to travel with Friar's athletics and work closely with the Athletic Training staff and other teams medical personnel to keep our Friars athletes on the field healthy! Students have an opportunity to learn some new skills and become CPR/First Aid Certified. Do you want a front row spot to the defending State Champions? Contact Coach Hopper today!

Do you have extra medical equipment sitting around the house?

If you have any braces, crutches, walking boots, or other durable medical equipment sitting at home that you want to get rid of, please consider donating them to the Athletic Training department! Not sure if it’s usable? Bring it to us and we’ll decide! Before you throw it out, consider donating it! You can bring it to the Field House or to the Nurse’s Clinic.  

2017-2018 Physicals and Medical History

It’s that time again to start thinking about athletics paperwork for next school year. Remember, your TAPPs physical/medical history are good for 365 days. So it’s time to get that appointment scheduled at your doctor’s office! RankOne forms will be active online after May 15. ImPACT Testing will be announced in the near future. For more information, contact Coach Hopper or visit the website…http://blfriars.org/information/Sports_Medicine/Athletic_Physical

 


GUIDANCE & LEARNING CENTER HEADLINES

FRESHMAN INFORMATION

GUIDANCE WELCOMES YOU!

On behalf of the Guidance Department, welcome to Bishop Lynch!  Your Freshman Counselor is Ms. Beverly Brin, who will introduce herself and talk with you during Freshmen Orientation about the Guidance Department at BL. 

If you have not received your schedule or have schedule questions, contact Ms. Brin at beverly.brin@bishoplynch.org. If you have not ordered books by now, please do so immediately.

Freshman Orientation Days August 10 and 11

This is an exciting time for you and for the Bishop Lynch community. To make sure that your start of school is as smooth as possible, your freshman orientation days are scheduled for Thursday and Friday, August 10 and 11.

On August 10, come in full uniform, bring your laptop and a notebook and pen. The day will be spent teaching you how to log onto and navigate our FriarNet to access grades and assignments and our Blackboard classroom management platform.  In addition, you will learn of our policies regarding use of our network.  You will also attend a presentation by our Dean of Students to familiarize you with our student handbook and the expectations we have for you as a student at Bishop Lynch. 

Thursday, August 10
8:30 am – 11:00 am
Freshmen A-L
Freshmen with last names beginning with A through L meet in the Atrium to receive instructions for the morning session. 

11:30 am – 2:00 pm
Freshmen M-Z
Freshmen with last names beginning with M through Z meet in the Atrium to receive instructions for the afternoon session.

Friday, August 11
12:00 noon
All freshmen report to the Atrium in full uniform for ID pictures.
Students who are current with tuition will receive a final copy of their schedules.

12:45 pm - 2:00 pm
Presentations by various departments with information on courses, your guidance counselor, activities and athletics

2:10 pm - 3:39 pm
You will follow a practice run through of your class schedule so you will know where to go on your first day of class

3:45 pm
Freshmen dismiss for activities with the BL Ambassadors

4:15 pm
Dismissal

Accommodations Plans For Students With Documented Disabilities

BL offers a limited number of accommodations to students with appropriate documentation. In order to meet the criteria of Bishop Lynch, College Board’s and ACT’s extended time testing policies, medical notes from a personal physician in the case of both learning disabilities and ADD/ADHD are inadequate; a complete psycho-educational evaluation is required, with both cognitive and achievement testing. Documentation requesting accommodations at BL must meet the following stated criteria used by the College Board:

  1. State the specific disability, as diagnosed.
  2. Be current (less than three years old).
  3. Provide relevant educational, developmental, and medical history.
  4. Describe the comprehensive testing and techniques used to arrive at the diagnosis of the disability (including evaluation date(s) and test results with subtest scores from measures of cognitive ability, current academic achievement and information processing.
  5. Describe the functional limitations supported by the test results.
  6. Describe the specific accommodations requested and state why the disability qualifies the student for such accommodations.
  7. Establish the professional credentials of the evaluator, including information about license or certification and area of specialization. 

If your student has a documented learning difference, meets the documentation criteria and would like to write an Accommodations Plan for the 2017-2018 school year, please send two copies of the documentation by mail to the attention of Jan Hublein in the Learning Center, even if you have already previously submitted the evaluation to Admissions. Or, you may email the documentation to Mrs. Hublein as an attachment.  She will begin contacting parents for appointments beginning late July/early August. Please feel free to call or email:  214-324-3607 x 4132 or jan.hublein@bishoplynch.org

SOPHOMORE, JUNIOR, SENIOR INFORMATION

GUIDANCE WELCOMES YOU TO A NEW SCHOOL YEAR! 

Welcome back, sophomores, juniors, and seniors!  Your counselors are looking forward to working with you this year.  Counselor assignments are as follows:

STUDENT ORIENTATIONS FOR SOPHOMORES, JUNIORS, AND SENIORS

• Come dressed in full uniform

• Pictures will be taken
• 
Come immediately to the Atrium and Theater area
• 
All students current with tuition will receive a final copy of their schedules

 Student orientations are mandatory!  Please be on time!

Senior Orientation
Thursday, August 10, 8:00 – 11:00 am

Junior Orientation
Thursday, August 10, 12:00 noon – 3:30 pm

Sophomore Orientation
Friday, August 11, 8:00 -11:00 am

Schedules for 2017-2018

Next year’s schedules have been posted on FriarNET.  The schedule currently available will have the courses you will be taking so that you can purchase books when they are available from our virtual bookstore. However, class and teacher changes may be made by the administration during the summer.  Please be aware that, due to the balancing of the master schedule, you may have a class at a different period with a different teacher than what is currently posted. You will receive a final printed schedule at your student orientation in August.

Please remember the policy for schedules:  no course changes allowed except for the following reasons: 

• an error, such as a full-year course with a different teacher spring semester
• a class period which has been omitted on your schedule, or 2 classes scheduled the same period
• a levels change, if approved by your teacher or counselor
• a sports change

If one of your chosen courses does not appear on your schedule, it is either due to a schedule conflict or the course not being offered.  In this case, one or more of your alternate course selections has been substituted.

If you have a reason to request a change, please email your counselor as soon as possible.

Please note, counselors are unable to grant specific teacher requests.

If you need your FriarNET user name or password:

• Go to the BL web site
• Click “My FriarNET Login”
• Enter user name (first 4 letters of last name, first name initial, middle name initial, last digit of year of graduation—example:  PerkMP7)
• Click “forgotten password” in red

How to Read Your Schedule: Please Read Before Contacting Your Counselor

• A 5th period that begins “Adv Course (DE) Status…”:  this is not a class—it is your dual enrollment status.

-  "Adv Course (DE) Status Accuplacer Not Ready":   retest is required.  To schedule a retest, please email Pamela Malouf, Guidance Assistant, at pamela.malouf@bishoplynch.org.   
-  "Adv Course (DE) Status Reading/Writing Ready" and "Math Level 1, 2, or 3":  you are qualified to take dual enrollment courses.  
-  “Adv” before the course name:  the course is dual enrolled.

• After-school athletics are scheduled as 5th-period classes.
• All sports will be changed from the name of the sport to “Athletics” over the summer.
• Online classes appear in the 5th-period slot; however, students work independently and do not meet for class after school.  (Examples:  611OL Computer Applications, 612OL Office Applications) 

Dual Enrollment

If you have any questions about dual enrollment status, please contact Jan Hublein in the Learning Center:  jan.hublein@bishoplynch.org.

Should I Take the ACT or the SAT? Free Diagnostic Test Opportunity!

The first of our two Kaplan Combo SAT/ACT Tests will be offered on Saturday, August 19, and is for juniors and seniors only. Along with the immediate diagnostic and practice test benefit for seniors, this free SAT/ACT Combo test will also be a great practice test for all juniors who will be taking the PSAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test on October 11 for National Merit Scholarship Program consideration. An additional SAT/ACT Combo Test opportunity will be made available on January 13, 2018, for all sophomores and any junior who is unable to test on August 19.

Here is the link to the Kaplan announcement and registration for the August 19 Combo SAT/ACT Practice Test which is for juniors and seniors only (Please be sure to make note of the Wednesday, August 16 registration deadline):  http://kaplan.formstack.com/forms/blhs_satact

ACT Accommodations

Students who have never previously applied for accommodations for the ACT must contact Mrs. Hublein in the Learning Center before the registration deadline.

Accommodations Plans For Students With Documented Disabilities

BL offers a limited number of accommodations to students with appropriate documentation. In order to meet the criteria of Bishop Lynch, College Board’s and ACT’s extended time testing policies, medical notes from a personal physician in the case of both learning disabilities and ADD/ADHD are inadequate; a complete psycho-educational evaluation is required, with both cognitive and achievement testing. Documentation requesting accommodations at BL must meet the following stated criteria used by the College Board:

  1. State the specific disability, as diagnosed.
  2. Be current (less than three years old).
  3. Provide relevant educational, developmental, and medical history.
  4. Describe the comprehensive testing and techniques used to arrive at the diagnosis of the disability (including evaluation date(s) and test results with subtest scores from measures of cognitive ability, current academic achievement and information processing.
  5. Describe the functional limitations supported by the test results.
  6. Describe the specific accommodations requested and state why the disability qualifies the student for such accommodations.
  7. Establish the professional credentials of the evaluator, including information about license or certification and area of specialization. 

If your student has a documented learning difference, meets the documentation criteria and would like to write an Accommodations Plan for the 2017-2018 school year, please send two copies of the documentation by mail to the attention of Jan Hublein in the Learning Center, even if you have already previously submitted the evaluation to Admissions. Or, you may email the documentation to Mrs. Hublein as an attachment.  She will begin contacting parents for appointments beginning late July/early August. Please feel free to call or email:  214-324-3607 x 4132 or jan.hublein@bishoplynch.org.

Free PSAT Practice Test Opportunity for Sophomores & Juniors

Are you ready to take your PSAT test on this year’s National Testing Day, Wednesday, October 11? The PSAT is a test that will help you prepare for taking the actual SAT, and is the qualifying test for juniors to establish eligibility for National Merit Scholarship Program recognition. To help you prepare for this test, we will be offering a free PSAT Practice Test on Saturday, September 16 at 10:00 AM in the Bistro for all BL sophomores and juniors. Please use the following link to register for this free practice test: http://kaplan.formstack.com/forms/blhs_psat

We are also in the planning stages of offering a fee-based Kaplan PSAT Preparation Course tailored specifically for any sophomore or junior who scores at a level high enough to potentially be considered for National Merit Scholarship Program eligibility. More information about this potential course offering will be in future editions of Friar Facts. 

 

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TUITION & MY KIDS SPENDING NEWS

An Important Reminder from the Department of Tuition and Registration

Dates to Remember:
May 31st – Tuition Due in Full

Tuition and MyKidsSpending accounts must be current by May 11, 2017, for seniors and May 24th for continuing students to be cleared for final exams.

February 21st –Current student registration due-Registration after 2/21/17 will incur an $80.00 late fee

April 12th –New ACH forms due (this is only if you are not currently enrolled)

Please direct any questions or concerns to Betsy Arciniega x 4104 or betsy.arciniega@bishoplynch.org. Thank you! 

Tuition, Technology and Senior Fee is due by 5/31/17 

2017/2018 Tuition and Fees

Registration Fee            

$415 single/$530 multiple
$80 late registration fee

International Student Registration Fee $7,500

Technology Fee (all students)

$350

Senior Fee (Class of 2017)

$300

Tuition Deposit
(Freshmen & Transfers only)

$500

Tuition

$16,100

Late Tuition Fee

$500

Financial Aid Deadline was February 14, 2017
Decision Letters were emailed/mailed March 10, 2017, to all families that applied on time for financial aid for the 2017-2018 school year.

How to calculate your monthly tuition payment:

Tuition $16,100.00
+Tech Fee $350.00
+Senior Fee $300.00 (applies to seniors only)
-Tuition Deposit $500.00 (applies to freshman only)
-Financial aid if applicable
-Scholarship if applicable
=Balance for 2017/2018
Divide Balance by 11 and you will have your monthly tuition payment-June 15, 2017-April 16, 2018

2017/2018 school year funding options:

Method 1 - Monthly ACH Debit
ACH debit from checking or savings - Deadline 4/12/17. 11 monthly payments 6/15/17 thru 4/16/18. The annual enrollment fee of $100 will be debited (separately) with the first month’s tuition payment on 6/15/17.  The technology fee and/or the senior fee will be rolled together with the tuition if they are not paid by May 31, 2017. If you are currently enrolled in the ACH program, you will be automatically enrolled for the 2017/2018 year. If you choose not to fund via this option for the next school year, it is the financial responsible party’s obligation to contact the Department of Tuition to cancel this option. 

ACH debits are processed on the 15th of each month, with the first debit taking place on June 15, 2017. At any time, you may make additional payments payable to Bishop Lynch to reduce your monthly amount.  Below is the list of dates the accounts will be drafted. Please mark your calendars and plan accordingly.

June 15, 2017- ACH will include the $100.00 ACH Fee that is charged to monthly payers
July 17, 2017
August 15, 2017
September 15, 2017
October 16, 2017
November 15, 2017
December 15, 2017
January 16, 2018
February 15, 2018
March 19, 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.

Method 2 - Check, Cash** or Money Order 
Check/Cash**/Money Order - Deadline 5/31/17. Cash must be exact change.
**Bishop Lynch High School must submit Form 8300 to the IRS for receipt of any cash or money order for tuition payment of/or equaling $10,000 or more. Please be prepared to submit Social Security Number and a form of I.D. for reporting purposes. Further information can be found here.

Method 3 - Your Tuition Solution
Your Tuition Solution - Deadline 5/31/17. A 3rd party loan option with 24-84 month extended payment plans. Visit www.yourtuitionsolution.com, or download their brochure or info sheet for more information.

 

Spotlight Story Suggestion

Did you know that YOU can submit a student/school news suggestion for the Bishop Lynch website? Your news can be a past event or a future event to promote.

News Information

Write at least one descriptive paragraph about the story. Include details like who, what, where, when and which teachers, students or organizations were involved. 

Note: Unfortunately, we cannot post every story, but will do our best to release them all in a timely manner. Submissions without a full, edited paragraph and a high-quality photo (if appropriate) will not be posted.

Submit stories and photos to friarfeed@bishoplynch.org

 

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