graduation photo 1Congratulations to the Class of 2014!

An amazing group of seniors graduated on May 31, 2014. The Class of 2014 is well prepared for success. This standout class earned $12.7 million in scholarships.

Best of luck and may God watch over you in all of your future endeavors!

Brainhoney® by Agilix Labs is an interactive online tool developed to expand the classroom and its capabilities. It provides teachers and educators with the ability to:

  • Create, author and/or edit rich learning content that is more than just supplemental in nature, but can provide a complete online learning experience
  • Distribute digital course content to students virtually anywhere that they can view with an Internet browser
  • Manage a digital gradebook that is optimized for online mode and supports a streamlined workflow for higher teacher efficiency
  • Enable instructors to give feedback to students on exams, assignments discussions and other gradable activities, which students can review in a rich gradebook
  • Facilitate discussion threads, blogs, wikis, and journals that enable faculty and students to engage in topic-based discussions and interactions

#HartleyFest—A Back To School Kick-Off for Hartley families

On Wednesday, August 13, the House Parent Organization will host Hartley's first #HartleyFest at Jack Ryan Field. This event is for all students and their parents and siblings. We will kick off the 2014-2015 school year with refreshments, snacks, and some friendly competition. This is a great opportunity for all members of our Hartley community to get to know each other better. The event will begin at 6 p.m. and conclude by 8 p.m. 

Changes to the Summer Herald & Mailing

Beginning with the 2014-2015 school year, all school newsletters will be distributed electronically.  The summer mailing, which in years past has included a printed Herald and a variety of flyers and handouts, will be delivered via e-mail and available on our website.  This process is the same used for all other newsletters throughout the year.  Families can expect to receive the summer Herald electronically by August 1, 2014.

It is critical you have signed up to receive e-mail from our school.  Without a current e-mail on file, you will not receive the e-mail for the summer Herald which contains all the back-to-school information you need.  If you have not already done so, click HERE to register your e-mail address.  PLEASE NOTE: This is a two-step process.  Once you submit your information, you will receive an e-mail confirmation.  Follow the instructions in the e-mail to complete the registration process.  If you do not confirm your registration, you will not be added to the system.

Likewise, if you registered your e-mail in the past, we strongly recommend you review your information to ensure it is still current.  It is very easy for e-mail addresses to become outdated with employment and Internet provider changes. Click HERE to review your information. If you do not have an e-mail account, please contact us and we will make individual arrangements with you.

Please keep in mind all newsletters are archived on our website.  You will be able to repeatedly access the summer Herald from our website.  Likewise, as you can do now with all of our newsletters, the summer Herald can be printed from our website if you prefer to have a paper copy as well.

We are excited about the change and believe it will prove to be beneficial to families.  The electronic summer Herald will enable us to provide you with the most up-to-date information and be accessible with computers, iPads and tablets, and smart phones.  At work, at home, and everywhere on the go, all you will need is an Internet connection to have the information at your fingertips.

2014-2015 School Calendar Planning Dates

The pdf2014-15 School Year Planning Calendar is now available.  Please note several important "back-to-school" dates in August.  Have a safe and happy summer!

Heart Screenings for BHHS Student Athletes

As many of you already know, we here at Bishop Hartley High School are partnering again with mCORE, a company that provides mobile heart screenings for high school students. mCORE will be on campus providing these screenings in an attempt to catch underlying heart defects that can lead to Sudden Cardiac Arrest. Sudden Cardiac Arrest is the leading cause of death in young athletes. Do not miss the chance to take advantage of these convenient and cost effective tests. As of today, there are only 14 available appointments left. Click HERE to learn more on SCA and mCORE.

Screening Details

  • Date: Thursday, August 14th
  • Time: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Location: Nurses Office
  • Screening for: Risk of life-threatening cardiac conditions.
  • Time Requirement: Approximately 12-15 minutes per athlete.
  • Each athlete will be given an EKG and Echo screening. These tests typically cost more than $2000 in a clinical setting.
  • Cost: $75 (Please contact mCORE should financial hardship preclude you from taking part)


STUDENTS MUST PRE-REGISTER FOR THE SCREENING BY VISITING www.mCOREathletes.com

I strongly encourage all of our students to take part in this screening opportunity. If you have further questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me directly or call Chad Ogden from mCORE at (614) 648-4656.

Pat Murphy
Athletic Director
Bishop Hartley High School
Phone: (614) 237-5421 ext. 10625

2014 Summer Reading List

What does your student need to read this summer to prepare for school year 2014-15?

English:  All students will be required to read from the required summer reading list and be prepared for an assessment within the first week or two of school. The list is available pdfHERE as well as on the English Department webpage to download summer reading assignments for all grades and classes, freshmen through seniors.  Students may obtain the books through libraries, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Half Price Books.  They should have access to the books during the first few weeks of school.

AP English Literature & Composition:  The list of required reading and associated assignments for AP 12 English can be found pdfHERE as well as on the English Department webpage. A number of assignments need to be completed over the summer and a journal will be due on the first day of school so be sure to review this document closely.

AP History:  The list of required reading can be found pdfHERE as well as on the Social Studies Department webpage.  Students are required to have two standard composition notebooks and the AP US History test prep book and answer key.  Purchasing information for the book is available on the reading list noted above as well as the department webpage.