News Archive

2019

  • May

    School Captains Josie Trent and Matthew Moore to lead BL House System in 2019-2020

    BL House System Readies for Fall Debut

    The groundwork has been laid for Bishop Lynch High School’s exciting new house system. Several rounds of student leadership elections were held this spring and all students have been placed in one of the eight houses. To read more about the house system and get specifics on each house, visit www.bishoplynch.org/housesystem.
     
    Congratulations to all the newly-elected house student leaders! There are still additional leadership positions to fill since mentor group elections will take place next semester.
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  • BL President Speaks at Catholic Foundation Annual Meeting

    Bishop Lynch President Chris Rebuck was a featured panelist during The Catholic Foundation Annual Advisory Council Meeting May 22 at the Dallas Country Club. The panel presentation focused on innovations in Catholic education and Mr. Rebuck was invited to speak about the BL House System. Other panelists included Rev. Michael Forge, pastor at Mary Immaculate Catholic Church, and Dr. Thomas Hibbs, incoming president at The University of Dallas.
     
    Mr. Rebuck shared the school’s house system research and rationale, as well as preparations for the new student alignment paradigm that will debut this fall.
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  • Friar Mock Trial Team Places 10th at Nationals

    Congratulations to the Bishop Lynch Mock Trial team on their outstanding finish last week at the National High School Mock Trial Championships in Athens, Georgia. The team faced off against 46 state champions from across the United States, the Marianna Islands, Guam, and South Korea. The Friars finished 10th in the nation and competed against teams from New Jersey, Alabama, Pennsylvania, and Nebraska.
     
    National team members included Ryan Gerron, Leah Hawthorne, Jason Peraza, Billy Olsson, Grace Rochester, Mike Rutherford, Charlie Stock, Kathleen McNeill, and Grace Stroud. Way to go Friars!
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  • De Porres House

    Meet the de Porres House

    Check out our final installment of the Bishop Lynch house profile series! This week’s focus is on the de Porres House. Led by House Dean Lori Rodriguez, this house aims to be the best on the block with their enthusiastic dean, six marvelous mentors and top-notch student leaders at the helm. St. Martin de Porres is this house’s patron saint, and he made it his life’s work to help the poor as a Dominican lay brother and through his work as a barber-surgeon. He even opened an orphanage for children and slaves. The de Porres House color is Dominican Teal to symbolize trustworthiness.
     
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  • School Planner Cover Art Unveiled

    New this year, Bishop Lynch hosted a student art cover contest for the 2019-2020 school planner. Friar Freshman Alexis Ikemba won the inaugural planner cover art contest this spring. Her cross mosaic artwork will grace the cover of every student and staffulty planner for the upcoming school year. Congratulations Alexis!
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  • BL Senior to Be Honored in Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame

    Bishop Lynch High School women’s basketball standout Endyia Rogers finished her Bishop Lynch four-year varsity career as the program’s all-time leading scorer (2,657 points) and with one of the most decorated seasons in program history. She’s received numerous accolades on the local, state and national levels, including a recent request to have her jersey (#1) displayed in the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame “Ring of Honor” in recognition of her outstanding play.
     
     
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  • BL Spanish Teacher Interprets at Brazil President’s Dallas Visit

    Bishop Lynch Spanish teacher Ana Osborne speaks six languages, including Portuguese! Besides her campus teaching role, she also works as a simultaneous interpreter. Today she had the honor of providing simultaneous interpretation during Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro’s visit to Dallas. The Brazilian president spoke to business and civic leaders at an event hosted by the World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth. Way to go Mrs. Osborne!
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  • Book Release Party Celebrates Friar Sophomore Author

    Congratulations to Friar Sophomore Georgia Kean on the release of her poetry book “artificial affection.” The Bishop Lynch English department recently held a book release party and signing event in the BL Bistro for the newly published author.
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  • Friar Junior Receives Girl Scout Gold Award

    Bishop Lynch Junior MK Futrell recently received her Girl Scout Gold Award, which is the organization’s highest honor. Her project explored the effects of sunscreen on coral reefs, and she worked with marine biologists from Florida to Hawaii. Congratulations MK!
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  • Friar Mock Trial Team in Georgia, Ready for National Competition

    The 2019 Texas State Champion Bishop Lynch Mock Trial Team has arrived in Athens, Georgia, for the National Mock Trial Tournament. The official trials start tomorrow, but the BL team has been sharpening their arguments with scrimmages against other states in the tournament. In addition, the BL team will participate in seminars conducted by the University of Georgia Law School where they’ll get to experience real law school classes. Best of luck to these Friars as they represent Bishop Lynch on a national stage!
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  • BL Hires Women’s Athletic Director/Head Soccer Coach

    As part of Bishop Lynch High School’s student formation realignment, BL has hired Allie Daus as its new women’s athletic director/head women’s soccer coach. Coach Daus comes to Bishop Lynch with years of high school executive leadership team and soccer coach experience.

    Most recently Coach Daus has coached the women’s and men’s soccer teams at Bishop Dunne Catholic School where she was also the school’s director of communications and a member of Bishop Dunne’s executive leadership team. Prior to her time at Bishop Dunne, Coach Daus was the head soccer coach at Ursuline Academy. Under her leadership, Ursuline Academy won back-to-back TAPPS Division 1 state soccer championships.
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  • BL Class of 2019 Scholarship Offers Top $25 Million

    Bishop Lynch High School’s Class of 2019 is a record-setting group. These 247 Friar seniors amassed more than $25 million in scholarship offers from colleges and universities across the country – a new school record. Sixty-one percent of the senior class reported earning one or more scholarships with an average scholarship amount per student of $169,695.
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  • Mary Huntress with BL President Chris Rebuck and Principal Dr. Chad Riley

    BL Parent Inspires with Faithful Dedication to Rosary

    Did you know that since 2008 Bishop Lynch High School has hosted a monthly rosary in the Siena Chapel to pray for the BL community? For the last six years, BL parent Mary Huntress has faithfully led the Friar Friends Rosary on the first Friday of the month after the 7:45 a.m. Mass. Now that Mrs. Huntress’ youngest son Ryan will be graduating in May (she’s also mom to Jack ’14 and Anna ’17), she’s passing the torch to Krystal and Julian Rodriguez. Many thanks to Mrs. Huntress for her faithful dedication to Bishop Lynch and her devotion to the rosary.
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  • Junior Senior Tea Honors Graduating Friars

    The annual Junior Senior Tea was held on campus yesterday and featured a Bohemian chic theme. It was a great afternoon gathering honoring our graduating senior ladies.
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  • Meet the Ricci House

    Mystical. Miraculous. These are perfect words to describe the life and legacy of St. Catherine de Ricci. This Italian saint entered her first convent at the early age of four. St. Catherine de Ricci is best known for her “Ecstasy of the Passion” where she would go through the stages of the Lord’s Passion every week, including bearing the stigmata. As such, the Ricci House color is Mystic Purple. Learn more about this inspiring saint and meet the Ricci House mentors at www.bishoplynch.org/ricci-house.
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  • Robotics Contest Showcases Top Tech and Design

    It was a battle of the bots this week at Bishop Lynch High School's robotics competition featuring impressive displays of technology, engineering and design! Vicente Cordero was the individual winner and Team Five comprised of Sonny Alaniz, Paige Bradley, Jacob Walker, Westin Walls, and Chandler Williams won in the team category. Congratulations!
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  • Taco Time for Almost Alumni

    It’s nearly time to welcome the newest Bishop Lynch High School alumni class! To celebrate this milestone month, the Bishop Lynch advancement department brought taco trucks to campus today for a special senior lunch. Once a Friar, always a Friar! Best of luck and we hope to see you back on campus soon!
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  • Bishop Lynch Choir Featured on WFAA News 8 Daybreak

    Student choristers in Bishop Lynch’s A Cappella Choir sang at WFAA News 8 this morning as part of the station’s National Day of Prayer event. Special thanks to Choir Director Kathy Leos and all these fabulous Friars for waking up before the crack of dawn to share their music ministry and represent Bishop Lynch across North Texas!
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  • BL Gives Back: Bare Necessity Drive Benefits Genesis Women’s Shelter

    The Freshman Student Council sponsored the annual Bare Necessity Donation Drive during April to benefit the Genesis Women’s Shelter & Support. Thanks to all the donations of baby items, toiletries and gently used clothing, Bishop Lynch was able to make a positive impact on this charitable organization. Freshman Student Council leaders delivered the donated items earlier this week!
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  • Friar Junior Honored for Volunteer Work

    Congratulations to Bishop Lynch Junior Annie Zajicek for receiving the Merci Award from the National Charity League (NCL) Mockingbird Chapter for most philanthropy service hours worked from among the group’s 330 members. Annie completed 176 community service hours over the last year. Annie is also the recipient of the NCL’s Modelette Award, which is given to the girl “who best demonstrates the core values of NCL and a passion for serving the chapter and community.” Way to go Annie!
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  • Inaugural BL Giving Day Surpasses Initial Goal

    Many thanks to all those in the Friar family who donated during Bishop Lynch’s inaugural Giving Day. Held on April 30, this one-day giving event had a goal to raise $50,000. Because of the overwhelming support of our community, more than 360 donors contributed over $106,000 – far exceeding the day’s goal. Thank you for your support of our current and future Friars!
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  • Junior Senior Tea Set for May 8

    There are many awesome traditions at Bishop Lynch, and one of those is the annual Junior Senior Tea. This year’s Bohemian-chic event will be held in the atrium from 4-5:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 8. Junior ladies can purchase tickets ($35/person) now through May 7 during all lunches. Seniors receive a complimentary invitation. Please email Mrs. Pam Price at pam.price@bishoplynch.org if you have any questions. Don’t miss this fun spring celebration with friends (and finger sandwiches)!
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  • BL Juniors Elissa Dryden (left) and Kate Dalhausser (right) are recipients of the Verso L'Alto Award for their service to refugee outreach.

    Juniors Receive Special Award for Refugee Outreach

    Christian service is a big part of what makes Bishop Lynch so special. BL Friars volunteer their time and talent to make a huge difference in the community. Two BL juniors were recently recognized by St. Patrick Catholic Church’s refugee outreach program for their dedication to service. Congratulations to Kate Dalhausser and Elissa Dryden, recipients of the Verso L’Alto Award for a consistent record of dedicated service throughout high school.
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  • Meet the Montfort House

    Montfort House Dean Dr. Bob Iden already has a nickname for his house – The Mighty Montfortians! Named after St. Louis de Montfort, this French saint was known for his love of the Blessed Virgin Mary, his devotion to praying the Rosary, his Marianist writing, and his veneration of guardian angels. It’s fitting then that the Montfort House color is Guardian Blue.
     
    Get to know more about St. Louis de Montfort and meet the Montfort mentors online at www.bishoplynch.org/montfort-house.
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  • Bishop Lynch High School Hires Men’s Athletic Director/Head Football Coach

    As part of Bishop Lynch High School’s student formation realignment, BL has hired Greg Price as its new men’s athletic director/head football coach. Coach Price comes to Bishop Lynch with years of head football coaching and athletic director experience in the private school sector.
     
    Coach Price served at Liberty Christian, a TAPPS 6A private school in Argyle, for 21 years culminating in his concurrent role of head football coach and athletic director. Most recently, Coach Price has been the head football coach at Founders Classical Academy. Coach Price graduated from the University of North Texas (UNT) with a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology and played college football both at Navarro Junior College and at UNT.
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  • April

    Auditions for 2019-2020 Plays to Be Held May 7

    Is the world your stage? Do you love the spotlight? Have you never acted before, but think you may want to give it a try? All Bishop Lynch students are invited to audition for next year’s fall and spring plays, as well as the TAPPS One Act Play Competition (new for next year!). Auditions will be held at 4 p.m., Tuesday, May 7 in the Blackbox Theatre. A sign-up sheet is posted outside the Blackbox Theatre. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. John Athas at john.athas@bishoplynch.org.
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  • Big House Reveal Coming April 26

    The new Bishop Lynch House System structure has been rolling out all semester, and now it’s finally time to find out what house each student will call home! On April 26, students will receive an email announcement with the name of their house. Will it be Angelico, Aquinas, de Porres, Frassati, Lima, Montfort, Ricci, or Siena? Find out tomorrow!
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  • Sr. Cecilia Sehr and BL President Chris Rebuck welcome Sr. Mary Rathert to campus

    Bishop Lynch Gets Special Visit from Dominican Motherhouse

    Bishop Lynch High School had a very special visitor on campus today! Sr. Mary Rathert from the Dominican Motherhouse in Sinsinawa, Wisconsin, toured the school and met with several staffulty members. The Dominican Sisters, along with Dominican priests, helped establish Bishop Lynch in 1963 and have been important to the school’s continued success. Sr. Cecilia Sehr is a member of the Dominican order and is a longtime beloved science teacher. You can learn more about the Sinsinawa Dominicans at www.sinsinawa.org.
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  • Volunteer Group of the Year: Mrs. Annette Butler, BL theology teacher, poses with the school's award from the Wilkinson Center

    Bishop Lynch Named Volunteer Group of the Year

    Bishop Lynch High School was just named Volunteer Group of the Year by the Wilkinson Food Pantry, a local non-profit organization that provides “pathways out of poverty.” Students who serve there during the school day for theology class have the opportunity to walk clients through the food pantry to assist with their needs. Bishop Lynch was recognized by the agency as the group that provides the most volunteers for the pantry, as well as for the school’s help in staffing volunteers of all grades for special events through BL’s Christian service hour program. You can learn more about the Wilkinson Food Pantry at www.thewilkinsoncenter.org.
     
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  • BL Leaders Present at NCEA Convention

    Bishop Lynch administrators and I-Team members shared their know-how at this week’s National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA) Convention & Expo in Chicago. This event is the largest private education association gathering in the world and featured presentations from Bishop Lynch. BL Principal Dr. Chad Riley presented Joining Together: Trust in Leadership and the school’s I-Team, consisting of Ms. Beth Burau, Ms. Kay Gentsch and Mr. Ron Steiner, showcased BL’s technology initiatives.
     
    BL President Chris Rebuck and Dr. Riley are both members of the NCEA Leadership Advisory Council, and Mr. Rebuck says the NCEA Convention is always an excellent opportunity to glean best practices from top private schools around the country.
     
    “Bishop Lynch High School is a leader in the NCEA community and we’re always happy to share information about our educational programming. In turn, we also gain valuable insight that can improve our full Friar experience,” said Mr. Rebuck.
     
    Many thanks to these BL leaders for representing the school at the national level!
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  • House Spotlight: Siena’s Time to Shine

    Get to know Siena House! Led by House Dean Ms. Amy Duke, this house is named after St. Catherine of Siena. St. Catherine of Siena helped the sick and the poor, experienced what she called her “mystical marriage to Christ,” wrote more than 400 letters, and was instrumental in keeping city states loyal to the pope. She’s also credited with bringing the papacy back to Rome from Avignon, France. Her unification work is what inspired the Siena House color of Unity Green.
     
    Learn more about St. Catherine of Siena and Ms. Duke, and see the list of Siena House mentors at www.bishoplynch.org/siena-house.
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  • Inaugural BBQ Dinner for Junior/Senior Boys Coming May 9

    Friends, fun and FOOD is always a great combination! Don’t miss a new BBQ dinner for Bishop Lynch junior and senior boys to be held from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 9 in the Friar Plaza. This inaugural event will be a fun upperclassmen celebration and senior sendoff. Tickets are $10/person and will be available for purchase during all lunches May 1-8. Please see Ms. Maria Rodriguez in Room 152 if you have any questions.
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  • Joshua '19 and Zachary '21 Ponewash

    BL Brothers Both Earn Eagle Scout Rank

    Congratulations to Bishop Lynch Senior Joshua Ponewash and his brother Zachary, a BL sophomore, on earning the rank of Eagle Scout. Both Joshua and Zachary are members of Troop 746.

    Joshua’s Eagle Scout project was to design and landscape the St. Vincent de Paul house at St. Pius X Catholic Church. Zachary’s Eagle Scout project was to prepare an obstacle course for Camp Rorie Galloway in Mesquite, which will provide activities for day campers. Congratulations Joshua and Zachary! 
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  • BL Hires First Director of Student Formation

    Bishop Lynch High School seeks to educate the whole child through academics, spiritual life, extracurricular activities, and overall wellness. To emphasize this commitment, Bishop Lynch has hired Candice Barbosa as its first director of student formation.
     
    Ms. Barbosa’s role brings athletics, campus ministry, health and wellness, the school’s new house system, and all student organizations under one umbrella of student formation.
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  • Fluent Friars Read Their Own Bilingual Books to SPSA Students

    Bishop Lynch students in Spanish 2 honors and advanced classes held very special story times with elementary school children at St. Philip & St. Augustine Catholic Academy this month. These fluent Friars wrote and illustrated their own bilingual children's books and then shared the stories with their new SPSA friends!
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  • Happy Easter from Bishop Lynch

    As we enter the Sacred Triduum, the three holy days of Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter, we recall the greatest mysteries of the Catholic Church – the life, death and resurrection of Jesus – and in these events we can experience God’s love for us in a personal and profound way. 
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  • Mock Trial Team Recognized in Texas Bar Journal

    There’s even more recognition for the state championship Bishop Lynch mock trial team. The Texas Bar Journal detailed the team’s Texas High School Mock Trial Competition win in the April 2019 issue. Way to go!
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  • Prom Court 2019

    Congratulations to the following students who got voted as the finalists for Prom King and Queen!

    Victoria Braden
    Lily Donald 
    Emily (Millie) Hall 
    Anna Murphy
    Vivian Racz
    William (Worth) Gilbert
    Connor Chen
    Zion Hawkins
    Goziem Nwafor
    Cyril (BK) Obi
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  • BL Senior’s Acting Earns Best Featured Performer Nomination

    Congratulations to Bishop Lynch Senior Connor Chen! Connor is a Dallas Summer Musicals High School Musical Theatre Awards Program best featured performer nominee for his portrayal of Ito in this year’s Blackfriars’ musical production of MAME. Connor and other student actors from 60 participating North Texas schools will be honored in May at the DSM awards show. Bravo, Connor!
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  • Blackfriars’ Spring Play Enters Final Weekend Run

    Be sure to catch one of the final three performances of the Blackfriars’ spring play Sense & Sensibility either tonight, tomorrow or Saturday (April 11-13). The curtain rises each evening at 7:30 p.m. in the Blackbox Theatre on campus. Audiences have been laughing along and cheering for the very talented cast and crew in this beloved Jane Austen classic. Buy tickets online today at www.bishoplynch.org/tickets or during lunch outside the BL Bistro.
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  • Friars Earn Awards at TAPPS State Meet

    Bishop Lynch High School placed sixth out of 19 teams in last week’s Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools (TAPPS) Academic State Meet. In addition, multiple Friars placed in the TAPPS fine arts competition. Congratulations to all the students and coaches on a job well done!
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  • German Language Students Travel to Fort Worth for WanderbUS Exhibit

    Bishop Lynch German 3 and 4 classes traveled to Nolan Catholic High School in Fort Worth today to tour the Goethe Institut’s WanderbUS, a large traveling bus that holds an interactive exhibit celebrating the German-American relationship and German language and culture. While there, BL Senior Evan Rozsa won third place in the WanderbUS Kahoot game! The WanderbUS began its journey this spring and will be visiting more than 60 schools and universities across the U.S. through the fall. This WanderbUS stop is the only one in North Texas and one of only three in the entire state!
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  • Inaugural BL Giving Day to be Held April 30

    One day to celebrate our Friar family. One day to say thank you. One day to truly make a difference. Mark your calendar for Bishop Lynch High School’s inaugural Giving Day to be held April 30. This one day of giving allows alumni, parents, faculty, staff, and friends to make a collective impact during a short 24-hour span. Funds raised on BL Giving Day will immediately support BL students and programs through The Fund for Bishop Lynch. Spread the word and stay tuned to BL social media for more information.

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  • Meet the Frassati House

    The Frassati House patron is Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati from Italy, an adventurous young man who loved mountain climbing and was extremely dedicated to his faith and caring toward the poor. The Frassati House color is Fellowship Orange – a strikingly vibrant hue to coincidence with the vibrancy of Frassati’s impactful life. House Dean Beth Burau and the Frassati House mentors are excited to take their house to new heights! Learn more about Frassati House at www.bishoplynch.org/frassati-house.
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  • BL Junior Named Eagle Scout

    Congratulations to Bishop Lynch Junior Luke Mazur on earning the elite Boy Scout rank of Eagle Scout. Luke is a member of Troop 39 and earned this highest scouting rank earlier this year. His project involved creating a garden and sitting area at DFW National Cemetery. Luke planned the landscaping, ordered the bench, laid out the stones, and designed the memorial plaque honoring United States Coast Guard veterans. Congrats Luke!
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  • Friars Compete in TAPPS State Meet for Academics and Fine Arts

    Congratulations to all the Bishop Lynch Friars who competed in the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools (TAPPS) academic, fine arts and speech state competition this week. Nearly 50 Friars went to Waco to showcase their intellectual and artistic prowess. Watch BL social media and next week’s edition of Friar Facts for a full listing of the winners.
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  • Meet the Angelico House

    Learn more about Angelico House in this week’s special focus! Named after Blessed Fra Angelico who was a Dominican religious brother and a famous painter, the Angelico House color is fittingly Fresco Yellow because yellow symbolizes creativity. Ms. Maria Rodriguez, Bishop Lynch’s foreign language department chair, is Angelico House’s enthusiastic dean. She’s joined by six outstanding mentors ready to guide Friars throughout their BL journey.
     
    Get to know Ms. Rodriguez, see the Angelico House mentors and learn more about the patron saint of Catholic artists at www.bishoplynch.org/angelico-house.
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  • Spring Play Debuts This Week and Runs Through April 13

    Get swept away in the romance and charm of Bishop Lynch’s spring play Sense & Sensibility. The curtain opens Thursday, April 4 at 7:30 p.m. in the Blackbox Theatre with six additional performances this week and next. The theatre’s intimate seating arrangement means every seat is the best in the house, and you’ll truly feel a part of the Dashwood sisters’ story. From the acting to the costuming to the incredible set, don’t miss the final Blackfriars’ production of the school year. Tickets are available for purchase at www.bishoplynch.org/tickets and during lunch outside the BL Bistro.
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  • UNT Chancellor and Former NASA Chief to Speak at April Leyden Lecture

    Mark your calendar for 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 16 – the final Leyden Lecture Series for this school year. Bishop Lynch is honored to lend the podium to Dr. Lesa B. Roe, chancellor of the University of North Texas (UNT) education system and the former acting deputy administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Dr. Roe spent 33 years at NASA where she rose to second in command and was responsible for general oversight of 17,000 employees and 10 field centers across the country.
     
    The lecture will take place in the McGonigle Theater and is free of charge. All students, staffulty and community members are invited to attend. Many thanks to the Bishop Lynch National English Honor Society for sponsoring the Leyden Lecture Series!
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  • March

    BL Essays Sent to German Embassy for National Contest

    This year Germany is celebrating a year of German-American friendship knowing the United States and Germany are Wunderbar Together – stronger as friends and partners. As part of the celebration, Bishop Lynch High School participated in the 2019 German Embassy Essay Contest. This year’s essay theme was Wunderbar Together. The BL classroom winner is Evan Rozsa. The BL senior’s essay and all of the other BL entries have been sent to the German Embassy in Washington, D.C. for the national competition. Congratulations Evan!
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  • BL to Host Eucharistic Adoration with Monstrance Blessed by Pope John Paul II

    Bishop Lynch students will be truly living the school’s mission of “Faithful to Catholic Tradition” next week with a Eucharistic Adoration event in the Siena Chapel April 1-2. This sacred prayer time is extra special because the monstrance that will be used was blessed by Pope John Paul II in 2004 and is one of six monstrances he commissioned to travel the continents. Several classes have already signed up as a group for adoration. Individual students may request passes from their teachers. Special thanks to the BL theology department for hosting this Lenten Eucharistic Adoration!
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  • Friar Art Featured on Catholic Charities Mother’s Day Card

    Friar Junior Kevin Nguyen won the Catholic Charities of Dallas Mother’s Day card art contest for Bishop Lynch High School. His artistic and thoughtful card of a bear family snuggled up in a den on a snowy day will soon be available for sale on the Catholic Charities Dallas website, along with the winning cards from Bishop Dunne and John Paul II high schools.

    You will soon be able to purchase Kevin’s card and spread his beautiful Mother’s Day sentiment to the favorite mothers in your life. Proceeds from the online card sale will help feed the hungry, provide housing for the homeless and serve those most in need in the Diocese of Dallas. In addition, the card entrant with the most online sales wins a $250 gift card. Congratulations Kevin!
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  • Friars Head to Waco for TAPPS Academic and Fine Art State Competition

    Bishop Lynch students will be traveling to Waco next week to compete in the Texas Association of Parochial and Private Schools (TAPPS) state meet in academic and fine art contests. More than 45 Friars will compete in wide-ranging events, including advanced math, debate, literary criticism, on-site drawing, persuasive speaking, Spanish, and spelling. Best of luck and safe travels!
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  • Meet the Aquinas House

    This week’s Bishop Lynch House System focus is on the Aquinas House. BL theology teacher Michelle Tranckino is Aquinas House dean and she’s joined by six terrific mentors ready to guide Friars during their BL journey. Since St. Thomas Aquinas was a prolific writer and scholar, it’s fitting the house color is Philosophic Navy to symbolize intelligence.
     
    Learn more about our patron saint of Catholic schools, hear from the Aquinas House dean and meet the mentors at www.bishoplynch.org/aquinas-house.
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  • BL Junior Earns Eagle Scout Rank

    Congratulations to Bishop Lynch Junior Spencer Mihm on recently earning his Eagle Scout rank! Spencer is a member of Troop 861, and he refurbished the asphalt parking lot at Central Lutheran Church in Dallas for his Eagle Scout project. By completing this project, Spencer extended the life of the parking lot allowing the church to focus its limited funds in support of the local community. Way to go Spencer!
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  • Spring into a New Season at Brigade Shopping Event

    You know it’s spring when the days are warmer and longer, the grass is greener and the Bishop Lynch Brigade hosts its Spring Market! Don’t miss the 13th annual shopping extravaganza to be held on the Bishop Lynch campus this Saturday, March 30. The free event features more than 80 vendors selling a variety of unique and handmade items, including jewelry, clothing, décor, candles, kitchenware, baked goods, outdoor art, and so much more. Spring Market runs from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and includes lunch and snacks for purchase. Help support our fabulous drill team and give your home and closet a spring refresh at the same time!
     
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  • Bishop Lynch is readying for its first ever House Council Elections Tuesday, March 26

    This election kicks off a new era at BL in which students will have an opportunity to affect change, and positively influence the school community like never before. The first round of elections will install the House Council, which is the student governing body of the school. In the coming weeks, we will be selecting the governing body of each house, and in the fall, leaders for the mentor groups will be selected. 
     
    To commemorate this historic event in BL history, we will be using the Last Period Assembly Schedule. Seniors will be dismissed at 3:00 p.m/ and voting by the freshman, sophomore, and junior classes will take place at the end of the day. There will be a special treat handed out after voting takes place!
     
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  • BL Choir Sings at Santa Maria del Mar Church in Barcelona

    BL Choir Sings in Famous Barcelona Locales

    The voices of Bishop Lynch High School’s accomplished A Cappella Choir were heard in basilicas and churches throughout Barcelona, Spain, last week. At the invitation of the Archdiocese of Barcelona, the choir performed in the “Sacred Music in Sacred Spaces” initiative. Fifty-three Friar choristers, six chaperones and 29 friends and family members took part in the transformative international experience that included BL choir performances during Masses in Barcelona’s famed Sagrada Familia church and the Santa Maria del Mar church in the Gothic Quarter, as well as a concert at the Benedictine Abbey Basilica at Montserrat in Catalonia, Spain.
     
    Other highlights of the choir’s pilgrimage include singing for cloistered nuns in their convent garden, listening to the famous Escalonia Boys Choir and sightseeing in Spain. Congratulations to the choir on this highest honor and thank you for representing Bishop Lynch across the globe!
     
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  • Blackfriars Spring Play Opens in April

    The Blackfriars Guild presents its third production of the year – Sense and Sensibility – in the Blackbox Theatre this spring. The play by Kate Hamill is a playful adaptation of Jane Austen’s beloved novel that follows the fortunes (and misfortunes) of the Dashwood sisters – sensible Elinor and hypersensitive Marianne – after their father’s sudden death leaves them financially destitute and socially vulnerable. Set in gossipy late 18th century England, with a fresh female voice, the play is full of humor, emotional depth and bold theatricality. Sense and Sensibility examines our reactions, both reasonable and ridiculous, to societal pressures. When reputation is everything, how do you follow your heart?
     
    The curtain rises at 7:30 p.m. for two weekends beginning Thursday, April 4 and running through Saturday, April 13. There is also a 2 p.m. matinee performance on Sunday, April 7. Tickets are $10 per person and are available online at www.bishoplynch.org/tickets, during lunches and at the door. Seating is limited, so please plan ahead!
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  • Friars Attend Women’s Leadership Event

    Junior and senior Friars in the President’s Leadership Group attended a special Women’s Leadership Luncheon with BL President Chris Rebuck and Director of Communications Jennifer Nimmo earlier this week. The event was hosted by the School Sisters of Notre Dame and was designed to bring women leaders together to reflect on the integration of the spiritual and professional dimensions of life. Anne Simmons-Benton, the executive director of Arizona State University’s International Development office in Washington, D.C., was the featured speaker. She discussed the hidden crime of human trafficking and how to be a community leader.
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  • LIMA HOUSE

    Meet the Lima House

    It has been such a fun week meeting Lima House Dean Mrs. Rachele Piazza. Now it’s time for us to learn more about the entire Lima House.
     
    Lima House namesake is Isabel de Flores. She was such a beautiful child that people called her “Rose”. That is the reasoning behind the Lima’s House color - Rose Red!
     
    Every house has six house mentors. The mentor's role is designed to accompany a student throughout his/her four years at Bishop Lynch providing continuity of pastoral care and mentoring. Time to meet House Lima’s mentors!
     
    To learn more about Isabel de Flores and Lima House, go to www.bishoplynch.org/lima-house
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  • Registration Now Open for Colin’s Golf Classic in May

    Spring weather is finally upon us, and that means it’s time for golf! Enjoy a day on the course with Bishop Lynch High School at Colin’s Golf Classic May 20 and support both the BL athletic department and The Colin Bodensteiner Memorial Scholarship Fund. The event will be held at Brookhaven Country Club again this year and is sure to be a hole-in-one!
     
    You’ll not only give back to BL by participating, you’ll carry out Colin’s legacy of helping others. The Colin Bodensteiner Memorial Scholarship Fund provides financial aid to returning Bishop Lynch students. Without this assistance, many of these students would not be able to continue their education and experiences at BL.
     
    Register to play, sign up as a sponsor and learn more about the event online at www.bishoplynch.org/colinsgolfclassic. For more information, contact Paul DiBiase at paul.dibiase@bishoplynch.org or 214-324-3607, Ext. 4302.
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  • Annual Career Fair Highlights Professional Possibilities

    Thanks to this week’s BLHS/MajorEdge Career Fair, Friar students may have a better idea about what professions they want to pursue. Nearly 60 career coaches made up of alumni, current parents and Friar friends shared information about their chosen careers during six 15-minute sessions.

    The annual event for BL juniors and seniors featured many career fields currently listed in the top 41 careers, including accountants and auditors, aerospace engineers, architects, dentists, lawyers, market research analysts, physical therapists, and many more. Students also heard from an archivist, athletic trainer, certified surgical technologist, chemist, environmental scientist, foreign service officer, franchise owner, intellectual property lawyer, postsecondary teacher, and wealth manager – just to name a few!
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  • Friars Travel to Greece, Italy for Spring Break Adventure

    Fourteen Bishop Lynch students and two faculty chaperones had a spring break to remember in Greece and Italy. These jet setting Friars touched down in Athens and explored the cradle of civilization, including the Acropolis, the iconic Parthenon and Agora. Then the educational travel tour made Italian stops in Bari, Sorrento, Rome, and the excavated city of Pompeii. From visits to a working mozzarella farm to guided tours of the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica, these BL students enjoyed their international experience!
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  • Mission Service: BL Students Give Back During Spring Break

    Several Bishop Lynch students disconnected from all technology and spent spring break in service, prayer and fellowship in Abbeville, Louisiana, for Service by the Bayou. During the mission trip, these Friars worked with Family Missions Company and several missionary families to clean up after a parish hall renovation, prepare lunches at the Christian Service Center, work in a food pantry, make home visits to the sick and elderly, do yard work for injured persons, as well as many more service-oriented tasks.
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  • Mock Trial State Champion Team Receives Scholarships

    The accolades keep coming for Bishop Lynch’s state championship mock trial team! The Texas High School Mock Trial Competition recently awarded each BL team member with a $300 scholarship to the college or university of their choice. Congratulations to our Friars! The team’s next stop is the national competition in Athens, Georgia, this May.
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  • New Planner Cover Art Contest Announced

    Want to see your artwork on the cover of every Bishop Lynch student and staffulty planner for next school year? Then start sketching (or painting) your way to Friar fame! BL is holding a planner cover art contest and it’s open to all students. Please scan and submit your full color original artwork as either a PDF or JPG file to communications@bishoplynch.org. The cover art should be oriented vertically and sized to 8.5” x 11”. Please allow space for the BL shield, school name and year to be inserted. Submissions are due Friday, March 29.
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  • State Champions!

    Rogers, Lady Friars Earn 2019 State Title in Dramatic Fashion

    In a four-year varsity career full of jaw-dropping highlights, senior Endyia Rogers saved her two best performances for last, leading the Lady Friars to wins over third-ranked Prestonwood Christian and second-ranked The Village School and capturing the 2019 TAPPS 6A Girls State Championship.

    Rogers – who will suit up for USC in the fall – dropped 39 points, including the game-winning three-point shot with 10 seconds left, and added nine rebounds and five assists in Friday's state semifinal rubber match against PCA.

    There was no letting up the following night as she torched The Village for 40 points, including 17 points in the pivotal third period, and added a game-high 13 rebounds and eight assists in the championship game.

     
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  • Annual Legacy Gala Shines Bright Like a Diamond

    Thank you to all those who attended Bishop Lynch High School’s Bowties & Diamonds Legacy Gala last weekend at the Fairmont Dallas. The evening was a sparkling success and all funds raised benefit financial aid and scholarships for our fabulous Friars. One of the gala highlights was the presentation of the Lynch Legacy Award to Jim “Mattress Mack” McIngvale ’69, a Houston businessman and philanthropist. Mr. McIngvale’s continued service to others is a true inspiration!
     
    New this year, the Legacy Gala featured a $10,000 tuition credit raffle for the 2019-2020 school year. Tickets were available for $150/apiece and the raffle was limited to 200 tickets. Congratulations to Marsha and Dan Schmoll – winners of the inaugural tuition credit raffle!

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  • House System Leadership Applications Available

    The rollout of the BL House System means a plethora of brand new leadership opportunities for our Friars! From school-wide House Council positions to individual house leadership posts, there will be an election/selection process starting this spring and continuing into the fall. Check out the BL House System leadership structure and pick up an application today at the front desk or from any house dean. Learn more at www.bishoplynch.org/housecouncil.

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  • Mother’s Day Card Contest Supports Catholic Charities

    Want to showcase your artistic creativity, honor mothers everywhere and help raise money for Catholic Charities Dallas at the same time? You can do all three by taking part in Catholic Charities Dallas Mother’s Day card contest. The organization has invited Bishop Lynch, Bishop Dunne and John Paul II students to submit Mother’s Day card artwork. The best cards from each school will be sold on the Catholic Charities website and the best-selling card entrant will win a $250 gift card! Funds raised from the online card sale will help feed the hungry, provide housing for the homeless and serve those most in need in the Diocese of Dallas.


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  • Mr. Stuart Kantor named NBC 5's Excellent Educator

    Congratulations to Mr. Stuart Kantor for being named NBC 5's Excellent Educator for the month of March! Mr. Kantor is a long-time BL English teacher and was nominated by two of his senior students.

    Watch the NBC 5 story here!
     
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  • The Verdict is in: BL Mock Trial Team Top in Texas

    Congratulations to BL Mock Trial for winning the Texas High School Mock Trial competition this past weekend - their first ever state championship win! The team of Captain Jane Onuoha, Co-Captains Leah Hawthorne and Jason Peraza, Ryan Gerron (who was named a finalist for best witness), Kathleen McNeil, Billy Olsson, Grace Rochester, Mike Rutherford, Charlie Stock, and timekeeper Grace Stroud, faced the top 28 teams in the state on their way to the championship. 

    After four rounds on Friday and Saturday, the team made it to the semi-finals. The team defeated Regents High School in Austin and advanced to face One-Day Academy, also from Austin. The final round was fierce, but BL prevailed and won first place.

    The team will represent BL and the state of Texas at the National High School Mock Trial competition this May in Athens, Georgia. Way to go Friars!

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  • National Athletic Training Month: Spotlight on BL ATs

    March is National Athletic Training Month and Bishop Lynch High School is blessed to have two caring and dedicated athletic trainers (ATs) on staff. The theme for this year’s national athletic trainer focus is “ATs Are Health Care.” Any BL student-athlete who’s been treated by Mike Hopper and Lindsey Matvey knows the level of skill and medical training they bring to the fields, courts, tracks, and weight rooms.

    Did you know? BL has a Sports Medicine elective for those Friars interested in this career path and an Athletic Training class for those who want some hands-on experience. You can learn more about BL athletic training on Twitter @FriarsAT.

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  • February

    Bishop Kelly to Celebrate Ash Wednesday Mass at BL

    Lent begins March 6 with Ash Wednesday. There will be an all-school Mass at 11 a.m. celebrated by Bishop Greg Kelly. The season of Lent invites us to turn our minds and hearts back to the God of mercy. Bishop Lynch will offer several special Lenten observations throughout the 40 days including Eucharistic Adoration April 1-2 and a focus on the Stations of the Cross during our broadcast morning prayers, as well as Reconciliation and weekly Masses. Please see the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ calendar for daily inspiration on your Lenten journey.

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  • BL House System Leadership Applications Announced

    Be on the lookout for BL House System leadership applications starting next week! You can pick up an application from any House Dean or the front desk. School-wide House Council leadership applications will be due March 20 with elections taking place the following week. After House Council leaders are determined, elections will take place for House Captains and House Vice Captains. Once students have been organized into houses, there will be Class Representative selections in May. There will be even more leadership opportunities available starting with House Officer selections in August!
     
    One of the many benefits of the new BL House System is the increased student leadership opportunities available for all Friars! Stay tuned for application availability, due dates and elections! You can learn more at www.bishoplynch.org/housesystem.
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  • Friar Senior Awarded Good Citizen Prize

    Congratulations to BL Senior Haley Howe on earning the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Good Citizen Award. Haley received the award and a $500 check at a ceremony last weekend. DAR General Levi Casey of the Chapter of Dallas honored Haley with this award that recognizes dependability, service, leadership, and patriotism in the home, school and community. Congrats Haley!
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  • New $10,000 Tuition Raffle Announced

    $150 for a chance to win a $10,000 Bishop Lynch High School 2019-2020 tuition voucher? Yes, please!!! Check out the all-new Bishop Lynch tuition raffle! You may purchase as many raffle tickets as you want for $150/ticket. Only 200 tickets will be sold! Tickets are on sale now through 4 p.m. Saturday, March 2.
     
    The raffle winner will be announced at BL’s Bowties & Diamonds Legacy Gala and on BL social media this Saturday evening. Ticket holders need not be present at the Legacy Gala to win. Buy your chance to win big today!!! Purchase your tuition raffle tickets here!
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  • Paul Ammons Joins Advancement Department

    Please give a big Bishop Lynch welcome to Paul Ammons! Paul is BL’s new associate director of development and alumni relations. He will be working in the advancement hallway. Paul previously worked as a leadership gifts officer at Southern Methodist University, and he’s an Oklahoma Baptist University graduate. Paul is a lifelong Dallasite and lives with his wife Lauren and their dog Scout!
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  • Watch Mame Cast Light Up the Stage During Musical’s Final Run

    The Blackfriars’ spectacular production of Mame is heading into its final weekend! Be sure to catch one of the last four shows to support our performing arts Friars. You won’t want to miss the awe-inspiring acting, singing and dancing that truly lights up the McGonigle Theatre stage. Tickets are available online at www.bishoplynch.org/tickets and during lunch. Best of luck to the cast and crew as they head toward that final curtain call!
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  • Late goal gives Lady Friars first state soccer title since 2015

    Cliff Gibson
    It's been said once or twice that defense wins championships. As true as that may be, it also takes some execution on the other side of the ball, and the Lady Friars got just enough to put away St. Agnes on Saturday and win the 2019 TAPPS Division 1 Women's Soccer State Championship.
     
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  • Surging Friars One Win From Capturing State Championship

    Cliff Gibson
    For the first time since 2013, the Bishop Lynch men's soccer program is just one win away from hoisting a state championship trophy. That opportunity comes Friday at Waco ISD Stadium against the two-time defending state champions.

    The Friars (16-3-1) face Central Catholic (14-4-1) at 2:00 pm tomorrow in the TAPPS Division 1 State Championship game, looking to not only avenge last year's semifinal loss to the Buttons, but get the program back on top for the first time since 2010.

    Riding an 8-match win streak and unbeaten in their last 10, the Friars rolled through the postseason with wins over Liberty Christian (3-0), Trinity Christian (4-1), and most recently a 2-1 win over El Paso Cathedral in Tuesday's semifinals.

    Jack Adams scored both goals for the Friars against Cathedral, with one assisted by Ryan Saldana. Adams also scored twice against TCA, with James Flint and Johnny Bruce each adding a goal. Anthony Medina and Mark Bernabe assisted on goals against the Trojans.

    In 20 games this season, Adams has a team-high 21 goals, Bruce follows closely with 16, and Bernabe has seven. Senior goalkeeper Nico Bernal has allowed just nine goals and recorded nine shutouts. The Friars as a team have surrendered just 14 goals in 20 matches.

    The Buttons have also been stingy, allowing 19 goals in 19 matches with eight shutouts. Jose Gallegos leads the team with 20 goals and Angel Bacho has a team-best 18 assists. Franco Querido has 15 goals and Sean Fleming has scored 12.
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  • Alumni Spotlight - Kate Schindel '17

    Congratulations to Kate Schindel '17 for getting accepted into the Texas Tech School of Nursing!

    Join us in wishing Kate the best of luck in her endeavor to become a nurse. 
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  • Alumni Spotlight - Mabry Webb '18

    Congratulations to Mabry Webb '18 who was named to the dean's list in the University of Notre Dame's First Year of Studies for outstanding scholarship during the Fall 2018 semester. To earn this honor, students must be in the top 30% of students in their college!


    Join us in congratulating Mabry and wishing her well on her future studies!
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  • Alumni Spotlight - Pat Richards '09

    Alumni Spotlight

    Last Thursday, Pat Richards '09, was officially named Associate Director of Sports Medicine at Lousiana.

    Join us in congratulating Pat and wishing for his continued success in the future!

    Click the link below to read the entire press release👇
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  • BL’s Spring Musical Production Opens Feb. 22

    It’s finally time for the curtain to rise on the outstanding Blackfriars’ spring musical production of Mame. Opening night is Friday, Feb. 22 and the seven-show run will highlight the acting, singing and dancing talents of the 44-member cast. Buy your tickets online today at www.bishoplynch.org/tickets or during lunch outside the BL Bistro to support our fine arts Friars. Best of luck to the entire cast and crew! Break a leg!
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  • Friar Sophomore Wins at Dallas History Fair

    Bishop Lynch Sophomore Libby Land was recently recognized at the regional Dallas History Fair. Libby won third place in the Senior Individual Exhibit category for her work entitled “The Black Plague’s Effects on Italian Renaissance Art,” which began as a National History Day project in Dr. John Parnell’s AP World History class. With her third-place finish, Libby will serve as an alternate for the Texas History Day contest in April. Congratulations Libby!
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  • Live Auction Lineup Unveiled for Legacy Gala

    The Bishop Lynch High School Bowties & Diamonds Legacy Gala is March 2! Hurry to buy your tickets today to bid on the most extraordinary live auction items! You’ll want to bid high and bid often for a once-in-a-lifetime guided tour of the Holy Land, unforgettable trips to Las Vegas and Santa Fe, a Dallas pro sports ticket package, and tickets to the Notre Dame/USC game – one of college football’s most celebrated rivalries.
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  • Stingy Defense Leads Lady Friars Into State Title Contest

    Cliff Gibson
    After a two-year hiatus, the Bishop Lynch Lady Friars are back in the TAPPS Division I State Championship game. But unlike previous trips, their opponent won't be quite so familiar.

    The Lady Friars (18-5-0) will meet Houston's St. Agnes Academy (16-3-1) on Saturday at 2:00 pm at Waco ISD Stadium, the first meeting between the two teams since 2017, then the Tigers eliminated the Lady Friars in the semifinal round.

    The Lady Friars have used a stellar defensive attack to log 240 consecutive scoreless minutes and shut out all three playoff opponents, including Liberty Christian (4-0), Trinity Christian (3-0) and John Paul II (1-0) in Wednesday's semifinal contest.

    Gabby Dunn scored the only goal of the game at TCA last night, taking a ball from Mallory Johnson and lofting a high, arching shot up and over the head of the opposing keeper midway through the first half.

    Jaida Thomas leads the Metroplex and is 35thnationally with 38 goals this season, recording nine hat tricks in the process. She also ranks in the Top 50 nationally in total points scored (84). Ironically, teammate Mallory Johnson also leads the Metroplex and also ranks 35thnationally with 24 assists. Goalkeeper Madison White leads the Metroplex in shutouts with 15.

    St. Agnes made its way into the state title game with playoff wins over Awty International (4-0), Antonian Prep (2-1), and Kelly Catholic (3-0).
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  • Curtain Call: BL’s Mame Debuts Next Week

    It’s nearly time for the curtain to rise on 44 talented Blackfriars cast in the school’s musical production of Mame – and another 10 students will be working behind the curtain as crew members. Opening night is Friday, Feb. 22 and there are seven phenomenal shows in all. Did you know this is the third time Bishop Lynch High School has performed the musical Mame? Mame Dennis and friends graced the stage in 1986 and 1999, and many of the original costumes from BL’s 1986 production are being used this year. Talk about a true revival! Buy tickets online at www.bishoplynch.org/tickets.
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  • Purchase Your Legacy Gala Tickets Today to Bid on Extraordinary Auction Items

    Have you bought your tickets to Bishop Lynch’s March 2 Bowties & Diamonds Legacy Gala to be held at the Fairmont Dallas? There’s still time to secure your spot for BL’s most brilliant and sparkling auction to date. You’ll want to bid high and bid often for one-of-a-kind experiences like a guided tour of the Holy Land that includes roundtrip airfare and first-class hotel accommodations. Other experiences include four tickets to see Ariana Grande in concert at the American Airlines Center and four tickets to Hugh Jackman’s World Tour stop in Dallas – both items also include dinner and Uber credit. Keep an eye on BL’s social media for more exciting Legacy Gala auction items! Buy tickets and get event details at www.bishoplynch.org/gala.
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  • Sadie’s Dance Features Fun Costumes, Music and Friends

    The Legacy Gym was the place to be last Saturday for Bishop Lynch High School’s annual Sadie’s Dance! Students dressed in Disney and Marvel-themed costumes. Princess Leia, Tigger and Ant Man were on the scene. Pirates, Dalmatian puppies and the Incredibles took to the dance floor. Other costumed couples included Jessie and Woody, Minnie and Mickey, Rapunzel and Flynn Rider, Lilo and Stitch, Sharkboy and Lavagirl, and more famous characters! Thanks to the hundreds of students who made the Sadie’s Dance “A Night to Remember.”
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  • BL Junior Earns Eagle Scout Rank

    Congratulations to Bishop Lynch High School Junior Jeffrey Hood on earning his Eagle Scout rank last fall along with a Bronze and Gold palm for earning an additional 10 badges over the requirement. Jeffrey is a member of Troop 412, and he designed, built and installed three picnic tables for Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic School in Dallas for his Eagle Scout project. Jeffrey joins his older brother Joe Tom, a cousin, two uncles, and his dad Thomas as the sixth Eagle Scout in his family. Congratulations Jeffrey!
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  • BL Senior Chosen to Visit Madagascar on National Geographic Expedition

    Leaping lemurs! Congratulations to Bishop Lynch Senior Jack Daves on his selection for a National Geographic High School Expedition to Madagascar this summer. Jack was selected from a worldwide pool of students for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity! The Madagascar community service trip focuses on biodiversity protection and includes a stay at the world-renowned Centre ValBio research station, planting trees for a reforestation project, hiking the canyons of Isalo National Park, and much more. Congrats Jack and enjoy your summer adventure!
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  • Freshman Friar Wins Big in Photography Contest

    Bishop Lynch Freshman Maddie Nolan truly has a gift for photography, as demonstrated by her recent spate of ribbons awarded in the City of Richardson Annual Photo Contest. Maddie won both first and second place in black-and-white wildlife, as well as second place in color wildlife. She also won first place in the It’s a Small World division that included insects, second place in the architecture category and several honorable mentions. Maddie is a member of BL’s Amazing Afterschool Art Club and aspires to be an ornithologist and a wildlife photographer.
     
    Maddie’s photos are on display on the third floor of the Richardson Library through Feb 20.
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  • Girls smash swim records at state, finish third while boys take seventh

    The Bishop Lynch swim program made its presence felt Friday at the TAPPS state Championships in Mansfield, finishing third in the girls division while the boys finished seventh.

    The girls ended up winning an impressive six of the eleven events, including two relays. The 200 medley relay of Ailish Tierney, Hadley Beeson, Stella Todd, and Lindsay Hudspeth ended up winning by more than four seconds. That would be the first of many victories to come. 

    In the girls 200 freestyle, Beeson won her second gold in as many events as she beat the rest of the field by three seconds with a time of 1:52.03. If that weren't enough, Beeson went out and cruised her way to a third gold in the 500 freestyle with a time of 5:02.09, with the next fastest competitor coming in nine seconds behind. 

    Todd also took gold in both of her individual events with ease. She started off in record fashion. Her time in the 200 individual medley of 2:07.78 broke the school record that has stood by Erin Briskie since 2002. Todd was also able to easily take victory in the 100 butterfly with a time of 56.89 with the next fastest competitor coming in over two seconds behind. 

    Tierney capped off her swimming career with impressive finishes in both the 100 freestyle and 100 backstroke. Her time of 54.62 in the 100 freestyle was good enough for a bronze medal placing. She backed that up by earning another bronze in the 100 backstroke with a time of 1:01.41. 

    Captains Elli Jordan and Hudspeth guided the team with some great performances on their own. Jordan was able to drop two seconds off her personal best in the 500 freestyle. In doing so, she was able to move up two spots and finish 14th overall. Hudspeth was able to drop 2.6 seconds from her regionals time to take fourth overall in the 200 individual medley with a time of 2:19.58. She backed that up by taking fifth overall in the 100 backstroke with a time of 1:04.14. 

    The 400 freestyle relay finished the meet in the same way they started – by taking gold. The combination of Beeson (52.3), Tierney (54.73), Hudspeth (56.69), and Todd (51.9) crushed the field by nine seconds. Their time of 3:35.77 sets a new school record previously set in 2017. 

    The girls team finished the meet with a total of 228 points behind Ursuline (230) and champion St. Agnes (420). Beeson was named 1st runner-up for Swimmer of the Meet. Todd was 2nd runner-up for Swimmer of the Meet. The boys team put together an amazing performance, which allowed them to have their highest finish at the TAPPS State meet since 2010. Six different swimmers scored to finish seventh overall with 138 points. They were a mere seven points away from finishing in sixth place. 

    The boys started the meet with an impressive swim in the 200 medley relay, comprised of freshman Callen Singhania, sophomore Luke Weber, as well as senior captains Joe Weber and Shaughnessey Smith. Their time of 1:44.83 was two seconds faster than their time at regionals and good enough for seventh place. 

    Luke Weber continued to improve in everything he swam, dropping his personal best in the 200 freestyle to a 1:54.45, which was good enough for ninth place. He was also able to finish seventh overall in the 100 breaststroke with a new lifetime best time of 1:04.67. 

    The freshmen class had a strong representation by Singhania and Austin January. Singhania was the first individual event for the boys and started off well with a lifetime best in the 200 individual medley with a 2:12.49. He then came back and finished strong in the 100 butterfly with a time of 59.02, which was good enough for 12th. January represented well in the 100 freestyle, dropping time and achieving a new lifetime best with a 52.82. That time was good enough for 13th. 

    The senior captains did their part in helping get the team to their highest finish in nine years. Joe Weber fought hard to earn himself a 14th place finish in the 200 freestyle with a time of 1:58.10. He also finished seventh overall in his 100 freestyle with a time of 51.17. Fellow senior Shaughnessey Smith was able to move up an impressive five spots in the 50 freestyle, lowering his personal best to a 24.10. The top swim of the night came in the men's 200 freestyle relay. The team of Luke Weber (22.92), Joe Weber (22.80), Austin January (23.39) and Shaughnessey Smith (22.79) was able to finish in third place overall with a time of 1:31.90, earning them their first relay medal since 2010. 

    The state meet was capped off by a great finish in the boys 400 freestyle relay. The relay comprised of Shaughnessey Smith (53.33), Callen Singhania (51.74), Joshua Ponewash (53.43) and Austin January (52.92) took off more than five seconds from their season-best to finish seventh with a time of 3:31.42.
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  • Bishop Lynch adds nine to its Signing Day class


    Bishop Lynch High School celebrated the commitments of nine student-athletes Wednesday morning during a National Signing Day ceremony in the Competition Gym.

    These students inked letters of intent to continue their academic and athletic careers on the collegiate level in front of coaches, family and friends.
    The nine signees included six boys and three girls representing a total of seven different sports, including Women's Soccer, Track & Field, Crew, Volleyball, Football, Baseball, and Men's Lacrosse.

    The colleges they will attend include two in the state of Texas, and one as far north as Massachusetts. Others will head to schools in Tennessee, Arkansas, Maryland, and Pennsylvania.

    Here is the complete list of signees, including their sport and college:
     
    • Cati Cabra – Rhodes College, Women's Soccer
    • Carson Garrett – Southern Methodist University, Football
    • Katie Hammonds – United States Naval Academy, Crew
    • Zion Hawkins – Amherst College, Football
    • Aaron Hunter – Austin College, Football and Baseball
    • Lucy McGarry – Susquehanna University, Volleyball
    • William Parsons – Hendrix College, Football and Lacrosse
    • Cole Rappaport – Southern Arkansas University, Track & Field
    • Elijah Sisk – Austin College, Football
     
    During the 2018-2019 school year, Bishop Lynch has had 20* student-athletes sign letters of intent, with more expected at the next signing event in April. Here is the breakdown by sport so far:
     
    • Football – 9
    • Women's Soccer – 4
    • Volleyball – 3
    • Baseball – 2
    • Women's Basketball – 1
    • Men's Lacrosse – 1
    • Crew – 1
    • TOTAL – 20*
     
    *two student-athletes will be competing in multiple sports
     
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  • BL Athletic Trainers Featured in NATA Publication

    Student-athletes at Bishop Lynch High School are very lucky to have two dedicated athletic trainers on staff to provide an unparalleled continuum of care. BL Head Athletic Trainer Mike Hopper, MS, ATC and BL Assistant Athletic Trainer Lindsey Matvey, MA, LAT, ATC were featured in the February 2019 issue of NATA News – a publication of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association. The article focused on achieving career success through Secondary School Value Model tools. Congrats to our athletic trainers for being recognized leaders in their profession!
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  • Here's the story ... That's the way we became the BL House System

    Drumroll Please … BL House Names Announced

    In keeping with Bishop Lynch High School’s Dominican heritage of scholarship and service, the new BL House System’s eight house names are inspired by Dominican saints and blessed. Check out the following house names:
     
    Angelico
    Aquinas
    De Porres
    Frassati
    Lima
    Montfort
    Ricci
    Siena
     
    Current freshmen, sophomores and juniors will be assigned a house later in the spring. To read more about the BL House System, visit www.bishoplynch.org/housesystem.
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  • French Class Skypes!

    French teacher Katy Crawford really brought her language lessons to life this week, thanks to a Skype interview with her friends in France. Bishop Lynch students spoke with Luc and Sylvie Binachon - entirely in French - about the current political and social atmosphere in France. 

    Thanks to Mlle. Crawford for bringing a Parisian perspective to the BL campus!
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  • It's National Periodic Table Day!

    Bishop Lynch High School has a robust science curriculum with multiple advanced placement and honors courses. 

    Check out our fabulous Friars posing with the element that just so happens to have an atomic number corresponding to their graduation year!
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  • Legacy Gala Hotel Room Block Extended

    You can shine bright like a diamond at BL’s March 2 Legacy Gala and then sleep in like a pro by booking a room at a discounted rate with Fairmont Dallas. BL’s room block has just been extended to Feb. 15. Be sure to buy your Bowties & Diamond Legacy Gala tickets today and then reserve your hotel room for only $159/night. You won’t want to miss this glamorous evening filled with food, fun, music, and one-of-a-kind “shopping” to benefit financial aid and scholarships. Plus, the special tribute to Jim “Mattress Mack” McIngvale ’69 as he receives the Joseph P. Lynch Legacy Award is sure to be a sparkling BL moment!
     
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  • Summer Camp Registration to Open Soon

    Do you have a child who’ll be in kindergarten through eighth grade in the fall? Want to prevent long days of boredom, limit screen time and give your kids a summer to remember? Then make plans to attend Summer at BL for a summer full of academic, art and athletic camps on the beautiful Bishop Lynch campus! These K-8th camps are full of learning, skill development and FUN! Don’t miss unique camps like Lego engineering, camp create, hand lettering, Friar games, amazing art, and a camp devoted to all things science! Camps run Monday-Thursday June 3-July 25 (except the week of July 4). Learn more and register at www.SummeratBL.org.
     
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  • January

    Bishop Lynch to Debut House System in the Fall

    As you may have read in this week’s state of the school re-enrollment message, Bishop Lynch High School will debut a house system for the 2019-2020 school year! The purpose of this new student alignment paradigm is to increase mentoring and pastoral care for students while providing more student leadership opportunities. Studies show that academic performance is positively impacted when there’s an atmosphere of care and connection. With the BL House System, student care and connectedness will be amplified like never before! Grade level camaraderie will still be very important, but there’ll also be eight houses and several mentor groups per house featuring a diverse cross section of the student body. Visit www.bishoplynch.org/housesystem to learn more!
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  • BL Students Provide Amazing View of Lunar Eclipse to Fellow Moon Watchers

    Many people in the Bishop Lynch community may have witnessed the recent super blood wolf moon. Thankfully for many moon watchers at White Rock Lake, three BL students set up telescopes and shared their equipment to provide an amazing view of this month’s lunar eclipse. Way to go Gregory Little, Jackson Reed and Devon West! These BL students’ story was featured in White Rock Lake Weekly.
     
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  • Mock Trial Team Earns Accolades

    Congratulations to the Bishop Lynch Mock Trial team! Both JV and varsity had amazing weekends of competition. The JV team competed at the state competition in Austin and finished in fourth place in the state of Texas, dropping only one ballot over two days of competition.
     
    The varsity mock trial team had its district competition in Dallas and finished in the top 12, thereby advancing to the final round this weekend. At the varsity competition, BL Senior Jane Onuoha was a nominee for best attorney. The team will compete Saturday for a chance at the state title competition. 

    Congrats Friars and best of luck this weekend!
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  • Reserve Your Seat for the Most Sparkling Legacy Gala Ever

    The Bishop Lynch community will shine bright like a diamond at the Bowties & Diamonds Legacy Gala to be held March 2 at the Fairmont Dallas. Now’s the time to buy your tickets, shine your sparklers, knot your bowties, and prepare for a fun-filled evening celebrating our beloved BL. You won’t want to miss an impressive tribute to prominent Houston businessman and philanthropist Jim “Mattress Mack” McIngvale ’69 as he receives the Joseph P. Lynch Legacy Award. Plus, enjoy food, music and camaraderie as you “shop” to support the school’s scholarship fund.
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  • Tickets Now on Sale for Blackfriars’ Annual Musical

    It’s almost time for the curtain to rise on Bishop Lynch’s spectacular musical production of Mame! The musical begins its seven-show run Feb. 22. Tickets are available online and seats must be reserved in advance for this can’t-miss Broadway revival.
     
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  • Medical Society Hosts Pediatric Surgeon

    The BL Medical Society welcomed Dr. Dave Schindel, a pediatric surgeon at Children’s Dallas, to teach students about advancements in laparoscopic surgery technology. 

    Those in attendance got to try their hand at the Fixed-Trocar Fundamentals of Surgery Training Tool, affectionately known as “The Box,” to work on depth perception and dexterity during procedures. Students also practiced continuous and interval suturing techniques. Thank you to Dr. Schindel for such an awesome hands-on session!
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  • Bishop Lynch to Celebrate Catholic Schools Week

    Catholic Schools Week is next week, and Bishop Lynch High School has a full slate of activities to celebrate our parents, vocations, diversity, and our fabulous Friar students and faculty! We’ll finish the week strong on Feb. 2 with BL MobilePack ’19, the school’s second annual daylong charitable event benefiting Feed My Starving Children. Check the graphic for more information!
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  • BL Students Participate in Pro-Life March

    Nearly 30 Bishop Lynch High School students participated in Saturday’s North Texas March for Life in downtown Dallas. Annette Butler, BL theology teacher, organized the group and served as a chaperone along with Andrew Vidales and Dr. Cesar Termulo. BL students also attended the Youth for Life Rally at the St. Jude Chapel earlier in the day. Many thanks to our faithful Friars who spent their day in prayer and advocacy for life!
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  • Friars Earn All-State Honors for Band and Choir

    Congratulations to the following six Bishop Lynch High School students who’ve been named to the Texas Private School Music Educators Association All-State Ensembles:
     
    All State Band
    Grace Pigeon
    Olivia Scott
     
    All State Choir
    Noah Kilpatrick
    Victoria Sorenson
    Devon West
    JoEllen West
     
    These musically-talented Friars are participating in this prestigious honor this week!
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  • Bishop Lynch Legacy Gala Tickets on Sale Now

    Be sure to shine your sparklers and knot that tie just right for Bishop Lynch High School’s Bowties & Diamonds Legacy Gala to be held March 2 at the Fairmont Dallas. This year’s annual event is sure to be a night to remember, and one to raise funds for financial aid and the Joseph P. Lynch Scholarship Fund. Chaired by Sue and Tom Chambers, BL’s 34th Annual Legacy Gala will honor Jim McIngvale ’69. Don’t miss this special evening with the BL community benefiting our fabulous current and future Friars!

    If you’d like to donate an auction item or be an event sponsor, please email Advancement Officer Melissa Wong at melissa.wong@bishoplynch.org.
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  • BL Grad Named to Soccer Scholar All-America Team

    Congratulations to Brittany Chase Malone ’18 for being named a soccer Scholar All-America. To be nominated for this prestigious honor, players must have a combination of high grades, demonstrated excellence in high school soccer and a record of community service. Chase is one of only two players selected from the entire state of Texas for the award. BL Head Women’s Soccer Coach Darrin Hedges was on hand for the presentation ceremony at the United Soccer Coaches Convention in Chicago. Congratulations Chase!
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  • BL Teacher Named Assistant Chief Reader of AP Program

    The College Board’s Advanced Placement Program (AP) and Educational Testing Service has recently named Amy Wheeler to the prestigious post of Assistant Chief Reader. Mrs. Wheeler is a social studies teacher, department chair and head softball coach at Bishop Lynch.
     
    AP Readers from around the world will evaluate and score about 25 million free-response answers from students demonstrating their mastery of rigorous, college-level coursework – and Mrs. Wheeler has a leadership role in this process. Other BL faculty who serve as AP Readers include John Parnell, Sister Cecilia Sehr and Jerry Waldon. Congratulations Mrs. Wheeler!
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  • Career Coaches Needed for March 19 Career Fair

    Besides Bishop Lynch High School’s extensive college advising program, the school also offers career advising and exploration opportunities. The annual BLHS/Major Edge Career Fair will be held on campus March 19, and career coaches are needed for the event. Career coaches share information about their chosen careers by making brief, informal presentations to small groups of students and then interacting via a question and answer session. Parents, friends of parents and alumni would make great career coaches! Sign up by March 1!
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  • Final Volunteer Call for Feb. 2 MobilePack Event

    The Bishop Lynch community heard the call and responded in a big way! Nearly 700 volunteers are already registered for BL MobilePack ’19 to be held on campus Feb. 2. BL’s 2nd annual MobilePack event benefits Feed My Starving Children, and volunteers will assemble nutritionally complete meal packs for malnourished children around the world. There are still a few open volunteer spots! Register online today to help others and earn service hours. Have a question? Email BLMobilePack@bishoplynch.org.
    Be sure to use registration code BLHS19 (all caps) to access the online form.
     
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  • Nationally-Renowned Catholic Leader Coming to BL for Parent Presentation

    Join Bishop Lynch High School in celebrating Catholic Schools Week by attending a very special parent presentation at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29 in the McGonigle Theatre on campus. Father Nathan Cromly’s speech “How to Keep Your Kids Catholic” will address ways to bridge the gap between raising kids to be great and raising them to be great saints. Father Cromly has 16 years of experience working with our nation’s teens as part of the Congregation of St. John. He’s president of The Saint John Institute and a nationally-renowned Catholic leader. This presentation is free and open to the Bishop Lynch community – both current and prospective families. Mark your calendars!
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  • Annual Sadie’s Dance to be Held Feb. 9

    At the Saturday, Feb. 9 Bishop Lynch Sadie’s Dance, Belle asks the Beast to the ball, Cinderella picks her Prince Charming and Black Widow invites the Hulk onto the dance floor (she should watch her toes). It’s “A Dance as Old as Time” and students are encouraged to wear Disney and Marvel character costumes. Tickets will be sold Jan. 28-Feb. 8 during all lunches. Cost is $25/person and includes a T-shirt. Save the date!!!
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  • Catholic Schools Week to Feature Special Diversity Day Speaker

    Bishop Lynch High School is gearing up for Catholic Schools Week to be held Jan. 28-Feb. 1. As part of the week’s plans, BL will host the school’s third annual Diversity Dialogue Day Jan. 30. This year’s diversity colloquium will focus on Asian and Pacific Islander culture, and the featured speaker is Dat Nguyen. Mr. Nguyen is a former linebacker for the Dallas Cowboys and Texas A&M University’s All-American football legend. More detailed Catholic Schools Week plans coming soon.
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  • Sign Up Today for BL MobilePack ‘19

    Still need service hours and want to truly make a difference? You can do both Saturday, Feb. 2 at Bishop Lynch’s second annual MobilePack event to be held on campus. Benefiting Feed My Starving Children, this one-day charitable event needs hundreds of volunteers to assemble nutritionally complete meals for malnourished children around the world. BL MobilePack ’19 has added 12 additional meal-packing stations to assemble 25 percent more meals than last year. Sign up today and encourage your classmates, club members, sports teams, colleagues, and friends to do the same! Have a question? Email BLMobilePack@bishoplynch.org.
    Be sure to use registration code BLHS19 (all caps) to access the online form.
     
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  • Spring Art Show Features Student Work

    Be sure to stroll through the Bishop Lynch atrium over the next several weeks for an amazing art walk. The artwork was all created by talented BL students in last semester’s Intro to Art class, taught by Mr. Frank Brown. BL’s very own art gallery features extraordinary paintings and sculptures you won’t want to miss. Check it out!
     
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