Guidance Office

About the Bishop Lynch Guidance Department

Bishop Lynch is home to nearly 300 National Merit Scholars, has been named the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools (TAPPS) Academic State Champions  for the past five years, and for nine consecutive years has been recognized as overall TAPPS State Champions for combined excellence in academics, athletics, and the arts. Known for its ability to challenge students of all talents and backgrounds, and due to the school's college-preparatory curriculum, virtually 100 percent of graduates attend institutes of higher learning. Millions of dollars in scholarships are awarded yearly to Bishop Lynch students from such prestigious schools as Wellesley College, Vanderbilt University, Notre Dame, and the United States Military Academies.

Proud of both its heritage and tradition, the mission of Bishop Lynch High School is to teach students "to strive for excellence, to seek truth, and to work for justice in the world." To see that each student emerges from their time at BL with a well-rounded experience, Bishop Lynch offers first-rate academics, including the largest dual-enrollment program (50 available courses) of any private school in the State of Texas. 

 


GUIDANCE & LEARNING CENTER HEADLINES

Final Exam Schedule

Tuesday, May 30 – 1A & 1B
Wednesday, May 31 – 2A & 2B
Thursday, June 1 – 3A & 3B
Friday, June 2 – 4A & 4B
The first exam each day (A-day exam) is 9:00-10:30 am
The second exam (B-day exam) is 11:00 am-12:30 pm

Extended Time for Final Exams

Students on Accommodations Plans and their parents will receive a link by email from Mrs. Hublein this week to sign up to use extended time for semester final exams.  Deadline to sign up for extended time is end of day Sunday, May 21.  Students must also discuss extended time with their teachers.  During exam week, A-day exams will begin promptly at the Library at 8:30 a.m. (instead of 9:00 a.m.) and end at 10:30 a.m. (students may stay an extra 15 minutes as needed).  B-day exams will begin 

Class of 2017 Graduates

Final Transcripts -- will be available around June 20, 2017, and will be mailed directly to the college listed as “College Attending” in Naviance.

Orientations -- Transcripts will not be ready prior to June 20, so if you are attending an orientation prior to June 20 you will not have access to your final transcript.

Summer Classes -- Planning on taking a course at a community college this summer?  Great!  Let Mrs. Malouf know and she will mail your final transcript to them after June 20!  If you need a transcript to register for the course you can use your midyear transcript.  See your counselor or Mrs. Malouf.

NCAA -- Final transcripts will be submitted online through the NCAA portal.  Please see Mrs. Malouf.

Eastfield Transcripts –- MUST be ordered online through eConnect and will not be available until AFTER June 5, 2017.  Bishop Lynch does NOT have access to your Eastfield transcript.

After June 20 –- All transcript requests must be made online:  https://www.bishoplynch.org/transcripts.  Fill out the ”Request Transcript for a BL Graduate” form.  Transcripts are generally processed within 48 hours of the request being received during regular working hours. 

DO NOT contact your counselor for your transcript. DO NOT show up at the school to request the transcript.  You will be turned away and asked to fill out the online request form. 

Juniors:  College 101 Registration Information for Class of 2018

Be sure to register ASAP for your required College 101 session using the following link: https://pickatime.com/client?ven=11607504&event=306548 . Five different College 101 sessions are being offered on Tuesday, May 16, Monday, May 22, Tuesday, June 6, Tuesday, June 13, and Tuesday, June 20. Student attendance is required, and although parent attendance is optional, we welcome and encourage you to join us at one of these sessions.

Don’t forget that you need to bring a laptop computer with you, and you must be able to log in to your Naviance Family Connection student and parent account before you can attend the session. Please send Dr. Iden an email if you need a temporary password to access your student or parent Naviance Family Connection account.

Juniors

If you have not done so, please submit a copy of your birth certificate to Lauren Shirley in the Guidance Office immediate, as the deadline has passed.  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.

Juniors who requested Advanced English 4 senior year but are not yet qualified for dual enrollment must see their counselors or Mrs. Hublein immediately.  The deadline to test for dual enrollment is June 2. 

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.

One more opportunity remains to take the SAT on June 3 and the ACT on June 10.  Please note that testing will not be offered at Bishop Lynch for the June 10th ACT.      

TSI Testing for Dual Enrollment

Students needing to take the TSI Assessment to qualify for dual enrolled classes next year must see their counselors or Mrs. Shirley in the Guidance Office ASAP.  Deadline for testing is June 2, which must be done at Eastfield College. 

Learning Center Updates

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

Incoming Freshmen—Class of 2021 

Parents of incoming freshmen (Class of 2021) must sign up for one of the three meetings listed below in order to pick up their student’s schedule and get information about the 2017-18 school year:

Tuesday, May 23       6:00 pm         McGonigle Theatre
Tuesday, May 30       6:00 pm      McGonigle Theatre
Wednesday, May 31  6:00 pm         McGonigle Theatre

>>> Click here to sign-up: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050848a8a82aa64-mandatory

  

Admissions Quick Facts

Student Population 2016-2017

Total Enrollment: 1031
Seniors: 263
Juniors: 265
Sophomores:260
Freshmen: 247

Males: 44%
Females: 56%

Catholic: 71%
Non-Catholic: 29%

African-American: 6%
Caucasian: 61%
Asian: 4%
Hispanic: 13%
Multi-Racial 6%
Pacific Islander >1%
Other: 10%

Faculty 

33 Bachelors Degree
51 Masters Degree
5 Doctoral Degree
1 Religious Personnel
Faculty/Student Ratio: 1:18

Academic Achievements

National Merit – 350 cumulative National Merit Scholars 

The Bishop Lynch A Cappella Choir accepted a special invitation from the Vatican to sing with the Sistine Chapel Choir for Pope Francis for the Epiphany Mass at St. Peter’s Basilica in January 2017 

Mock Trial Team – Finished 7th at the National Empire Mock Trial Invitational Tournament, Allison Clay ’17 was named 3rd “Best Attorney” in the tournament and the team was also named Dallas Bar Association Regional Tournament semi-finalist 

BL Drumline – State Champions at the 2nd annual TAPPS State Drumline Competition 

Six students placed at Dallas Regional Science and Engineering Tournament - winning first place in the Plant Sciences division was Mabry Webb ’18 

Jackie Snead’s ’17 sculpture, “Deadline on the Doorstep,” - named “Best of Show” during the closing ceremony of the 2016 Young American Talent Juried Art Competition out of 749 entries  

American Classic Choral Festival 
JV Treble Choir – Superior rating 
Men’s Ensemble – Superior rating 
Women’s Select – Superior rating and Outstanding Performance 
Harmony Show Choir – Superior rating and Outstanding Performance Group 

BL A Cappella Choir – Superior rating

2016 Graduates

$19.73 million in academic, athletic, fine arts and Military scholarships 
Average GPA of the top 25% of the class = 4.0 
Earned 3,500 dual enrollment/college credit hours through Dual Enrollment 
22 members of the graduating class signed letters of intent to play collegiate athletics 
Performed nearly 32,000 hours of Christian service over the last four years 
Out of 255 graduates, students will attend 114 unique colleges/universities

2015-2016 Athletic Achievements

Baseball – Playoff Qualifier 
Women’s Basketball – State Semifinalist (Final 4) 
Brigade – 3rd Place TAPPS State 
Cheer – 4th Place TAPPS State 
Football – Playoff Qualifier 
Women’s Golf – 4th Place TAPPS State 
Women’s Powerlifting – Hannah Eboagu (Regional Champion) 4th in State, Jasmine Ruvalcaba 7th Place finish 
Men’s Soccer – Regional Runner-up 
Women’s Soccer – State Finalist 
Softball – District Champions, Playoff Qualifier 
Women’s Swimming – 4th Place TAPPS State 
Women’s Soccer – State Champions, Final Season National Ranking #4 
Wrestling – Recognized for their All-State status earned during the TAPPS 
State Wrestling Championships: Martinez (1st), Mills (2nd), Metry (2nd), Stalder (2nd) and Santiesteban (3rd) 
Volleyball – State Champions, District Champions (4th consecutive state championship win)

 

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