Volume VI Issue 3 | November 7, 2013
FALL OPEN HOUSE — November 7
NO SCHOOL — November 8
8th GRADE PLACEMENT EXAM #1 — November 9
JOIN COLLECTION #3 — November 11
HOUSE DAY #2 — November 13
JOIN COLLECTION #4 — November 13
SOPHOMORE PARENT MTG. — November 14
PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES — November 14
8th GRADE SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE — November 14
JOIN COLLECTION #5 — November 15
8th GRADE PLACEMENT EXAM #2 — November 16
JUNIOR RETREAT — November 17-18
LATE ARRIVAL— November 21
School starts @ 9:30 a.m. (D Schedule)
SCHOOL BOARD MEETING — November 21
PASTOR APPRECIATION DAY — NOVEMBER 22
10:05 a.m. (B Schedule)
KAIROS SENIOR RETREAT #1 — NOVEMBER 24-27
THANKSGIVING BREAK — NOVEMBER 28-29
HOUSE CHRISTMAS CAROL COMPETITION —DECEMBER 4
ADVENT RECONCILIATION PRAYER SERVICE — DECEMBER 5
10:05 a.m. (B Schedule)
CHRISTMAS CONCERT — DECEMBER 11
We recommend that you access the school's ONLINE CALENDAR for a complete listing of school and athletic activities. This calendar is kept current with changes as they are made.
ADMINISTRATION: FROM THE DESK OF pRINCIPAL WINTERS
November Greetings! On behalf of the faculty and staff I want to express our best wishes at the beginning of what I hope will be a safe and meaningful holiday season. The first quarter went by very quickly and was filled with a lot of successful performances, contests, and events.
I am appreciative of the efforts given by our faculty, staff, coaches, moderators, and parents who are linked together by their deep personal commitment to Bishop Hartley as well as their selflessness, devotion, and care.
I am also appreciative of the efforts and skills of our kids. Congrats to:
- Cast and Crew of Murder in a Nunnery
- Regional Finalist and District Champion Volleyball Team
- National Merit Scholars: Semi-finalist Even Feeney, and Commended students John Thiel, Frances Collins, Connor Kovach, Lydia Wolf, and Andre Dargahi
- Team members of the Varsity Football team: CCL Football Champions
- State Cross Country Meet Qualifier Emily Franz
- Sophomore Salmika Wairegi, who became the first female golfer in school history to qualify as an individual for the district tournament
- The 39 students who were inducted into the National Honor Society
- Brian Hearns was awarded the rank of Eagle Scout
- Jared George earned the Boy Scout Ad Altare Dei Reglious Award
This is just a short list of some of the recent accomplishments of our students. Please be sure to share information about your children so they can be highlighted in the Herald.
October 25th marked the end of the first quarter and as you review your child’s report card, it might be a good time to take stock and see how successful your son or daughter has been in meeting the goals he or she set back in August. Please take a few minutes with your child to define new goals.
This might also be a good time to review the 3D’s to a successful second quarter:
Determination — Remember things just do not happen. We do not fall into success so set some realistic goals and try every day to accomplish those goals.
Discipline — Studying takes discipline. When you hit the books when your heart is really not into it, this says a lot about you. Remember a disciplined learner will study even when there is no test the next day.
Direction — Placing yourself in the hands of skilled individuals and taking their advice and direction, even their criticism, plays an important role in your success. Smart students know how important the teacher is to their success. I urge you to look to your teachers—they are there to instruct and advise you. Please take advantage of their help, their experience, and their willingness.
Finally, at this special time of the year it is important that we pause for a minute and ask ourselves just what it is that we have to be thankful for. If Thanksgiving is a special day for giving thanks, then we should know in our hearts what it is for which we give that thanks. In our little slice of the world on Livingston and Zettler, we are thankful for the opportunity to mold and shape young peoples lives, to provide an education committed to Catholic values and ideals, and to provide an education devoted to academic excellence.
We ask that you, more than ever before, continue to rejoice in all that is positive and good in our kids, our families, and our school.
Michael R. Winters.
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