ADVANCEMENT NEWS  

Bishop Lynch Barn Party Gala - April 22, 2017

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STUDENT LIFE HEADLINES  

Please note the following important calendar update: 

The Bishop Lynch campus will be closed on Friday, April 21, 2017, celebrating the Mission: Rally quota sellers. All non-quota sellers will complete an e-Assignment which will be distributed and submitted via Blackboard. 

Thank you again to all those who participated in Mission: Rally - enjoy your long weekend! 

The Traveling Monstrance | Blessed by Pope John Paul II

Bishop Lynch High School April 24 & 25

On November 24, 2004, Pope John Paul II blessed six monstrances for use during the Year of the Eucharist for people to pray for an increase of vocations to ordained ministry and consecrated life. The six monstrances were then sent to the six continents of the world. One of these monstrances, designated for use in North America, was presented to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. 

The monstrance has been sent to various dioceses around the United States and Canada to facilitate Eucharistic Adoration for vocations to ordained ministry and consecrated life. The Bishops’ Committee on Clergy, Consecrated Life and Vocations is grateful to Serra International for their generosity in facilitating this ongoing ministry. Thanks to Serra International, this traveling monstrance has traveled over 140,000 miles and has visited almost 100 different cities.

This monstrance will be at Bishop Lynch High School on Monday and Tuesday, April 24 & 25. Eucharistic Adoration will take place in the St. Catherine of Siena Chapel all day on both Monday and Tuesday. 

Also, on Monday, Adoration will continue until 7:30 pm for those who may want to visit after the regular school day. Please note on Tuesday, the Eucharist Adoration will end at 2:30 pm.

All are welcome and encouraged to pray for vocations.

Mu Alpha Theta Awards for April

Mu Alpha Theta held its April meeting at the library at 8:30 Wednesday morning. Michael Ogunbadejo, a member of BL's maintenance staff, was presented with MAT's Outstanding Staff Member Award for the month of April. The winners from BL in the six multi-round math competitions in which we participate were presented with trophies. Then ten students who qualified to run for next year's Mu Alpha Theta officers introduced themselves and made short speeches. Click here for award photos: >>> April 2017 Mu Alpha Theta Awards

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

Summer Camp Job at Bishop Lynch

Coach Steve Bradley is looking for BL students to work this summer at the Bishop Lynch Summer Camps. This will be a great opportunity to learn new job skills, work in a fun and rewarding environment and earn money that will be applied to your tuition. If you are interested in applying for this great opportunity, please see Coach Steve Bradley in the admissions office to get your application. Applications will be available to pick up starting on Tuesday, April 25th. All applications must be turned in by Friday, May 12th.

Bishop Lynch Lacrosse Camp | Powered by BSN Sports

Bishop Lynch High School
Wednesday, April 26, 2017, from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM 
Dallas, TX
Grades level 6th-12th

 

Bishop Lynch High School is hosting a Lacrosse Fundamentals Camp to provide an opportunity for the Dallas community to experience high-level coaching from world renowned Pro Lacrosse Player Joel White and his expert staff. We have teamed up with BSN Sports to give the youth a chance to broaden their interest in the sport and increase their knowledge to a new level. The Lacrosse Fundamentals Camp will be open to the public at NO-COST to participants/players (grades level 6th-12th).  Boys and girls are welcome. Click here to register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bishop-lynch-lacrosse-camp-powered-by-bsn-sports-tickets-33679167296

Volunteer Opportunities - Several Spring Events Needing Volunteers!

Friar Friends Freshman Moms Social
The school year is almost over but there's still time for one more get together! Please signup by clicking on the link below.
http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0c4baaab23a3f85-freshmen 


Friar Friends Needed to Call Incoming Freshman Moms
It's that time of year again...we need Friar Friends to make calls to incoming moms and host summer socials. Please click on the signup genius link below to see all the details and to sign up.
http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0c4baaab23a3f85-2017

Bishop Lynch Ambassador Applications

BLA applications will be available Wednesday, April 19th. They will be due Wednesday, April 26th. 

JUNIOR / SENIOR TEA “Great Gatsby / Roaring 20’s Theme” – Wednesday, May 3rd2017

The annual Junior / Senior Tea honoring the graduating Bishop Lynch Senior Ladies will be held in the Bishop Lynch Atrium on Wednesday, May 3rd  from 4:00 – 5:30 pm. This is a Bishop Lynch tradition and ALL senior girls are invited to attend (for free) as guests of the Junior Class.

The Junior class ladies host and pay for this event. Junior girls buy a Tea ticket for themselves and a Senior girl. One ticket is $35 and pays for the junior lady and a senior. Tea tickets will be on sale during lunches from Monday, April 24th through Tuesday, May 2nd. NO tickets will be sold the day of the Tea. The cost of the ticket is deducted from the Junior lady’s MKS account. Junior girls do not have to “choose” a specific senior to sponsor, although they may. ALL senior ladies are sponsored for the Tea by the entire junior class.

Junior ladies who purchased a ticket and ALL senior ladies will be allowed to dress up the day of the Tea (Wednesday, May 3rd). Please see the Tea dress up guidelines (click here). Modest, knee length dresses are expected and all ladies must wear flat, close-toed shoes or low close-toed wedges during school hours, they may change shoes for the Tea.

Blackfriars Spring production ... The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde

Lady Bracknell:  I have always been of the opinion that a man who desires to get married should either know everything or nothing. Which do you know?

Jack: I know nothing Lady Bracknell.

Lady Bracknell:  I am glad to hear it. I do not approve of anything that tampers with natural ignorance. Ignorance is like a delicate exotic fruit; touch it and the bloom is gone.

The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde is coming up in 4 weeks! Mark your calendars and make sure to get your tickets for this Spring’s production of The Importance of Being Earnest. The show opens on April 26 and runs for two weekends in the Blackbox Theater. Show times are 7:30 PM each evening and tickets are $10 each. Tickets will go on sale the week prior to opening. Questions? Please contact Terry May at terry.may@bishoplynch.org.

Textbooks

Parents, you should have received a flyer with information and instructions for selling textbooks back to MBS in the 3rd quarter report card.  The EZ Drop Buyback will take place after exams on June 1 and June 2 in front of the theater.  Please be sure to create your quote AFTER May 1st as the quotes are valid for only 30 days. Click here for Buyback information. 

Also, the BL Virtual Bookstore will open for Summer School and Summer Reading on May 1st.  A link to the store is on the BL website under the Student Life tab/Textbooks.

A list of deleted/discontinued textbooks for 2017-2018 school year will be distributed to students the first week of May.

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

Blood Drive - Wednesday, May 10th

Mark your calendars! Bishop Lynch will hold a blood drive in conjunction with Carter Blood Care on Wednesday, May 10th from 8 am – 2 pm in the Legacy Gym. If you are a regular donor, we would love to have you join us in participating in this life-saving event! 

To reserve a donation time, please contact our campus nurse Patty Barton at patty.barton@bishoplynch.org or call 214-324-3607 ext. 4141. 

 

Summer Work Program - Applications Available

The Bishop Lynch summer work program applications are now available. Applications must be returned to your counselor by Monday, April 24th. Please be sure to read all Program and Work Rules on the application to be considered for the program. Applicants must have a FACTS financial aid application on file. 

Download >> BL Work Program Application

Summer Camps at Bishop Lynch

Whether it’s in academics, fine arts or athletics, one word is synonymous with all three at Bishop Lynch – EXCELLENCE. At Bishop Lynch High School, students are provided a first-rate, well-rounded education combined with an exciting and inspiring campus life.

This summer, Bishop Lynch is expanding its summer camps program to not only offer top-notch athletic camps but a number of fine arts and academic camp opportunities as well, to grades K-8.

Camps operate Monday-Thursday with a Morning Session (9:00-11:30 am) and Afternoon Session (12:30-3:00 pm). Camps will meet: June 5-8, June 12-15, June 19-22, June 26-29, July 10-13, July 17-20, July 24-27

For Bishop Lynch Summer Camp opportunities: http://www.summeratbl.org 

Summer Academics

 

 

 

 


The Summer Program at Bishop Lynch offers a variety of classes, including required and elective courses. Each course offered is the equivalent of a one-semester course (one-half credit) during the regular school year.

For more information, please visit the Summer Academics page or contact Randy Becker at Randy.Becker@bishoplynch.org 

Chapel Schedule 

Thursday, April 20, 2017

7:50 am Morning Prayer, Liturgy of the Hours 

Monday, April 24, 2017
JP II Traveling Monstrance
 
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
JP II Traveling Monstrance
 
Wednesday, April 26, 2017

8:40 am Mass & Reconciliation, Fr. Gaston, Pastor St. Bernard Parish

Thursday, April 27, 2017

7:50 am Morning Prayer, Liturgy of the Hours 

Friday, April 28, 2017

7:50 am Mass & Reconciliation, Priest from St. Pius X Parish

Driver's Ed Sign-up

Driver’s Ed forms are available in Athletic suite and at front receptionist desk or on the school website. Classes start the first week of June. See Coach Zihlman for details or questions.

More information can be found here: http://www.bishoplynch.org/driversed

 

 

ATHLETIC INFORMATION AND HEADLINES

Lady Friars program showcased at WBCA convention during Final Four

In a year that included a pinnacle of 960 career wins and a TAPPS 6A State Championship, Bishop Lynch girls basketball coach Andy Zihlman capped a monumental season as a premier speaker at the Women's Association of Basketball Coaches (WBCA) annual convention on March 31.

Held in conjunction with the 2017 NCAA Women's Final Four in Dallas, the WBCA conference was attended by thousands of coaches ranging from the middle school level to collegiate divisions including NAIA and the NCAA.

"It was an incredible honor to be asked to speak and demonstrate drills and plays that have made our program successful," Zihlman said. "Attending conferences is not only important as a chance to network, but also for coaches to learn what other drills and play sets other successful programs use. In order to stay competitive, we must remain students of the game and conferences such as this one are ideal." 

Click here for the story >>> http://www.blfriars.org/general/2016-17/releases/20170418lhk77x

For sports updates, please see below:

 

MESSAGE FROM OUR SCHOOL NURSE

Over-the-Counter (OTC) Medication at School

Parents – has your child ever needed over-the-counter (OTC) medication at school?  It’s very likely they’ve been to the clinic for an OTC medication for a headache, etc. Bishop Lynch follows the policy of the TCCED regarding medications in school and we are not allowed to administer medications of any type without a Medication Permit Form on file in the school clinic. 

If your BL student has brought you a Medication Permit Form, be sure to complete and sign the form and have your child return it to Nurse Barton. If you have not received a form but would like for your child to have a specific OTC med(s) as needed, download the form here: OTC Form, complete the form and return it to Nurse Barton. Forms can be dropped off in the school clinic, mailed, faxed to 214-324-3600, or scanned and emailed to patty.barton@bishoplynch.org      Please contact Nurse Barton for questions.

EPI-PEN Recall

Parents:  If your child or any family member has an Epinephrine Auto-Injector (Epi-Pen or Epi-Pen Jr.) prescribed for a severe food allergy, follow this link  http://newsroom.mylan.com/2017-03-31-Mylan-Provides-Update-on-Meridian-Medical-Technologies-a-Pfizer-Company-Expanded-Voluntary-Worldwide-Recall-of-EpiPen-R-Auto-Injector for information on a recent recall of these devices and how to get a replacement Epi-Pen.  Nurse Barton will be checking all of the Epi-Pens at Bishop Lynch for specific students and will notify parents if any are included in this recall.  For more information or questions, contact Nurse Barton at Patty.Barton@bishoplynch.org or 214-324-3607 ext.4141.

 


GUIDANCE & LEARNING CENTER HEADLINES

Upcoming College 101 Seminars for Class of 2018 Students & Parents

Each summer, juniors transitioning to their senior year are required to take a two-hour College 101 Seminar that is designed to cover all aspects of the college planning and application process. In the past, we have conducted twelve seminar sessions in June and July from which students could choose, but with the opening of Apply Texas and Common Application now moving to July 1, many colleges have also moved their application dates up to align with the July 1 Apply Texas and Common App openings.

Thus, we too, are adapting to this change by moving our College 101 Seminars to five dates in the months of May and June, and parents are now invited to attend any of the five sessions. (Note: All members of the Class of 2018 are still required to attend, and will be required to verify their attendance at the College 101 Seminar they choose to attend)

All of the College 101 Seminars will be conducted in McGonigle Theater from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on the following dates:

Tuesday, May 16       
Monday, May 22,        
Tuesday, June 6        
Tuesday, June 13        
Tuesday, June 20

Please be sure to register as soon as possible – you can use either the Pick-a-Time registration link that you received via email from Dr. Iden, or for your added convenience, the following link: >>> https://pickatime.com/client?ven=11607504&event=306548

Seniors:  Important Scholarship Deadlines

Seniors who are applying for the Bridges College Scholarship through Communities Foundation of Texas (which has an award amount up to $10,000), the application deadline of May 1, 2017, is rapidly approaching.  To apply, go to https://cftexas.academicworks.com/ and click on “Sign Up” at the top right of the page to create your login and password.  Complete the General Application, then select the Bridges College Scholarship Fund from the list and answer the additional questions indicated.  Also, be sure to apply for any of the other scholarships listed for which you might be eligible!

We have received college scholarship and grant notifications from several seniors, but we know that there are many more seniors who have received monetary awards from colleges and have yet to report those to us.  Please make sure that you bring a copy of any scholarship or grant award notifications that you receive to the Guidance Office so we can enter that financial data in Naviance.  We will include this scholarship/grant award information when we cite the achievements of the Class of 2017 at the May 20th Honors Convocation. 

Seniors:  How to Let Us Know What College You Will Attend

Naviance is the place to let us know the results of your college applications and where you will be attending so that it can be announced at graduation. 

•  In Naviance, go to “Colleges I’m applying to,” click the pencil icon (edit) under “Results” column.

•  Under the correct college heading, go to “Result” and click either “Accepted,” “Denied,” or another result from the list.  (This information is confidential and used to track data for future student use.)
•  You MUST click “Update Applications” at the bottom of the screen for information to be saved.  
•  If you did not complete or submit an application to a college listed under “Colleges I’m applying to,” please delete the college by clicking delete application.
•  COLLEGE ATTENDING: Indicate the college you will be attending under the “College I am attending” tab and click “update.” This is where your final transcript will be sent.
•  If you have alternate plans other than attending college in the fall, please inform your counselor what you would like announced at graduation.

Juniors

If you have not done so, please submit a copy of your birth certificate to Lauren Shirley in the Guidance Office by Thursday, April 20.  It is imperative that we have a copy to verify your legal name as we begin to process transcripts to be sent to colleges beginning this summer. 

Please update your resume so it is prepared when requesting letters of recommendation from teachers. Also, submit a copy of your resume to your counselor.

Be sure to take advantage of the ACT and SAT test prep offered through Method Test Prep in Naviance.  This is an excellent resource for accessing several hours of free tutorials.

Two opportunities remain to take the SAT:  May 6 and June 3.  One opportunity remains to take the ACT:  June 10.  Please note that testing will not be offered at Bishop Lynch on this date.     

Important AP Test Information

AP testing begins on Monday, May 1, and continues through Friday, May 12.  All morning exams begin promptly at 7:30 a.m.  Afternoon exams begin at noon, and students taking afternoon exams must go to A-lunch, then report to their testing location for the noon start time.  Testing dates, times, and locations will be posted around the school and communicated to the students by their AP teachers.  See schedule below:

WEEK 1

7:30 A.M. START

12:00 NOON START

Monday, May 1

Chemistry

Environmental Science

Psychology

Tuesday, May 2

Spanish Language and Culture Computer Science A   

Physics I

Wednesday, May 3

English Literature and Composition

Physics II

Thursday, May 4

US Government and Politics

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Friday, May 5

US History

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WEEK 2

 

 

Monday, May 8

Biology
Music Theory

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Tuesday, May 9

Calculus AB & BC

Spanish Literature

Wednesday, May 10

English Language and Composition

Economics

Thursday, May 11

World History

Statistics

Friday, May 12

Human Geography

Latin, European History                

 

TSI Testing for Dual Enrollment

The TSI Assessment will be offered at Bishop Lynch one last time this school year:  Tuesday, May 2, after school in the Library. Eastfield College personnel will be present to administer the assessment, which must be passed in order to qualify for dual enrolled classes. Juniors planning on taking Advanced English IV as seniors need to check with their counselors about their dual enrollment status ASAP.

Learning Center Updates

Students planning on taking a CLEP test need to talk with Mrs. Hublein in the Learning Center as soon as possible!

Students requesting extended time on the ACT need to talk with Mrs. Hublein at least one week before the ACT Registration deadline, which is May 5th for the June 10th test.   

  

TUITION & MY KIDS SPENDING NEWS

An Important Reminder from the Department of Tuition and Registration

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.

Dates to Remember:

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)
May 11th - Tuition and MyKidsSpending must be current by May 11, 2017
May 31st – Tuition Due in Full

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

 

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