National Scholars Announced 

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


•  Emily Drabek


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


•  Ben Collier
•  Gaby Covarrubias


•  Ben Collier
•  Gaby Covarrubias


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


•  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 State 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 pick up (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. Remembers that the girls buy the garter for their dates and the boys buy the mum for their dates.

 World Language Honor Society Induction Ceremony 

Please join us for the induction ceremony will take place on Thursday, September 21st from 7-8 pm in the McGonigal Theater at Bishop Lynch.

 Parent Resource Meeting 

Parent Resource Meetings are hosted by the BL Guidance Department. They are quarterly informational meetings covering current social issues teens are facing. 

Wednesday, September 20, 2017
7:00 pm
McGonigle Theater

Topic: VAPING….What is it? What parents need to know?

Recreational vaping is becoming widespread across the nation. The Guidance Department and Office of Student Affairs want to provide our Bishop Lynch community with details of this harmful activity and address our stance in handling this issue. Please join our departments for an informational meeting followed by an open forum for questions and answers.

 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 agathering 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  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 For other questions or direct assistance, please contact the Office of Youth, Young Adult, and Campus Ministries.



 Weekly Guidance Updates 

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

•  Progress Reports and Reports Cards
•  Sophomore/Junior Parent Guidance Program
•  Free PSAT Practice Test Opportunity for Sophomores & Juniors
•  PSAT Test Prep Course Offering for Sophomores & Juniors
•  ATTN:  Junior and Senior Students and Parents—SAT and ACT Prep
•  College Rep Visits at BL
•  SAT and ACT at BL
•  ACT Accommodations
•  Accommodations Plans For Students With Documented Disabilities

Click here to download: September 14, 2017, Guidance Updates 




 Kickoff time change for district football games 

This season, all district varsity football games will kickoff at 7 pm, instead of the usual 7:30 time. This change was implemented during the most recent district meeting. The schedule on the athletics website has been changed to reflect the 7 pm start times.

 BL Sports Ticket Gate Policy 

Tickets at the gate for any Bishop Lynch home game can be purchased with CASH ONLY.

 Athletics Paperwork 

If you are an athlete and you are still missing paperwork, this needs to be completed ASAP! Contact the Athletic Trainers or visit the following link for more information:

 Rehab Treatment Times 

Athletes should report all new injuries to the Athletic Training staff before school. Morning treatments begin at 7:15 am. If you are sitting out of practice due to injury, you should be in treatments!

 Friars open season with second-place finish 


Lynch takes familiar spot on top with wins over Parish, Ursuline


 Friars give Irving nowhere to run to, nowhere to hide 


 BL earns Top 10 finishes at opening meet 


 Live audio broadcast available for Friday’s football game 

The Friars continue their non-district schedule Friday at Kaufman. The game can be heard live on the Bishop Lynch Athletics YouTube channel. The broadcast begins at 7:15 and kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 pm.





 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 ( – contact 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 Thank you! 





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