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Back to School Herald – July 27, 2018

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School Business

Welcome to the 2018-2019 School Year from Principal Winters

Dear Bishop Hartley Families:

As we approach the beginning of the 2018-2019 school year, I would like to take this opportunity to welcome all our families.  To old friends and new families, our pledge to provide the best Catholic education for your children will continue to resonate loud and clear. Our school from its founding has stressed excellence, defended traditions, and honored legacies…in this there is no compromise or change.

We are driven by the desire to give our young people the very best…be it prayerful reflection through retreats, academic preparation, facility enhancements, or the security of a safe environment for everyone.  Last year, we welcomed Dr. Sharon Murphy as a full-time clinical psychologist in order to provide a full range of mental health services.  This year, Bishop Hartley will once again be at the forefront of Diocesan Catholic education.  We are proud of the multi-purpose facility being built this summer and fall.  This facility will provide additional space for classrooms, retreats, a weight room, and an auxiliary gym.

This August, Bishop Hartley will open its doors for the sixty-second year with the same dedication to Catholic education as the good Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur did in year one.

Last year’s theme reminded the entire Bishop Hartley community of a belief long held in the hallowed halls of Hartley: the importance of combining both academic preparation and gospel values that touch our hearts such as kindness, forgiveness, empathy, inclusion, and hospitality to name a few.

“A school’s culture resides in the hearts and souls of its people.” — Gandhi

In paraphrasing Gandhi, this year’s theme stresses the importance that everyone in the Hartley community contributes to the culture of our school. Students, teachers, administrators, parents and staff need to positively impact our culture so our learning environment is at its very best.

If there is anything I can do to help your child this school year, please don’t hesitate to contact me.  The unvoiced problem cannot be resolved, as the missed opportunity rarely offers itself again.  We trust your experience with Bishop Hartley will strengthen your faith in Catholic education and provide a learning environment worthy of your love and care for your child.


Michael R. Winters



Saying Goodbye to Staff & Welcoming New Staff

We begin by saying “good-bye and thank you” to the following faculty members:

Ben Swinerton (Math) will continue his teaching and coaching career at Walsh Jesuit High School in Akron which moves him closer to home; his colleagues and students will miss his self-deprecating sense of humor and kind and easy manner.

This is our second good-bye to Bianca Smith, Class of 2000 (Notre Dame Program), who “graduates” again now that senior Casey King whom Bianca has served as an interpreter for the past 4 years, takes off for college.  We know a person with Bianca’s professionalism, grace, and interpersonal skills will continue to be successful. We will miss her!

Anne Umpleby is pursuing her commitment to student success by working as a literacy coach. Like her Social Studies colleagues, she has been an enthusiastic teacher and mentor committed to student success. We appreciate how she channeled her dance and OSU cheerleading experiences into her role as classroom choreographer and coach. She will remain an assistant cheer coach for the Hartley cheer team.

Sean Leugers is “going home” to Cincinnati to teach at his alma mater, Archbishop Moeller High School. Moeller is fortunate to add this dedicated Biology teacher to its staff, and Sean’s deep spirituality will enhance its Catholicity. We wish Sean, his wife, daughter and baby-to-be the best.

Teresa Monds is returning to her full-time Music position at St. Mary School in German Village.  Here at Hartley, she has inspired both her students and colleagues with her creativity and positive attitude.  She is a talented teacher and supportive colleague –and a Hawk for life!

Bob Grove retires after almost 20 years at Hartley as a member of the Science Department which he also served as chairman.  His is a varied background and he brought the wisdom he learned as a Marine, policeman, public school teacher, and college professor to his classroom.  We will miss the “Dean of D-Wing” who generously shared both his wit and wisdom with both students and colleagues.  Bob and his wife Linda have a wide variety of interests which make their lives in retirement as busy ever.

Kathleen Servick retires after a 30-year teaching career at Bishop Hartley.  To honor her dedication, a plaque with the following text and photo has been placed in C Wing Hall:

Kathleen Burns Servick devoted 30 years to Bishop Hartley High School, as a dedicated teacher, advisor, mentor, and colleague.

A 1971 graduate of Bishop Hartley, she attended The Ohio State University and graduated from Ohio Dominican College. As an English teacher, she guided all levels of students, sharing her passion for literature and writing. For over two decades, she was known as ”the” freshman English teacher giving countless students a strong academic foundation as well as affection, acceptance, and encouragement.

Kathy’s active support of students outside the classroom included serving as the cheerleading moderator from 1976-1979 and the National Honor Society advisor for many years. Students could count on her attendance at games, plays, and dances in addition to her participation in pep rallies, skits, and House events.

Kathy’s colleagues also treasured her kindness and common sense advice, and especially valued her guidance as the Hartley representative for over 20 years to the Diocesan Professional Development Committee.

Kathy Servick will always be a treasured member of the Bishop Hartley family. Her wish for her students each year is now the community’s wish for her retirement:

”Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.”
–Henry David Thoreau

We welcome (in some cases, welcome back) the following people who will join us at Bishop Hartley for the 2018-2019 school year:

Maria Barber Science
Melanie Batty English
Christopher Blum Math
Kailey Brochowski World Languages
Rachel Dues English
Shannon Howard Social Studies
Andrea Klein World Languages
Katie Komjati Science
Ashley Logsdon Religion & Science
Michelle McCoy Health/Sports Education
Emma Miller English
Megan Trinh Math

Please look for more detailed introductions to the new and returning members of our community in the first Herald of the School year, August 23rd.

Summer Enrichment Assignments

Summer reading assignments as well as enrichment assignments for math and Spanish classes can be found on the school web site. Click HERE for access to the lists.

Student Handbook Changes and Points of Clarification

Below is a summary of key changes made to the student handbook and points of clarification for all. Please note: This is a summary only and does not substitute for reading the full changes in the handbook and familiarizing yourself with them.

The changes are divided into three sections according to type.

Academic Changes

  1. The Notre Dame Program – This section of the handbook has been updated to clarify program criteria and services available for students.
  2. State Testing Requirement – This section now includes information regarding the current State of Ohio requirements for end-of-course exams which must be fulfilled for students to receive a diploma, including information specific to the Class of 2019.
  3. College Admissions Standards for Curriculum – Please consult this section for the most current curriculum standards for college-bound students, including details for World Language requirements.
  4. Valedictorian/Salutatorian Selection Criteria and Laude Designation – Criteria for Valedictorian and Salutatorian selection and Laude Designation have been updated.
  5. College Credit Plus – This section clarifies credit and tuition/fees for students enrolled in AP Calculus, Calculus II, and Statistics who have the option to participate in the College Credit Plus program.

Changes and Points of Emphasis for Behavioral Guidelines and General Information

  1. Defining Plagiarism/Cheating – This section includes a more detailed definition of both plagiarism and cheating including links to resources for parents and students. The consequences for plagiarizing and cheating have also been updated. Please note: These policies apply to all academic departments and will be reviewed in detail within students’ English classes. The Academic Council will review the Academic Integrity Policy, including the consequences of plagiarism and cheating, at the start of the 2018-2019 school year.
  2. Earbuds – Earbuds may be used in study hall, the library, or a specific classroom with permission of the moderator and/or classroom teacher. Earbuds may not be worn in the hallways during the exchange of classroom for safety reasons.
  3. Lockers for Athletes – This section has been updated to include the notice that athletes participating in a sport will be required to have both a locker and a lock.
  4. Water Bottles – Water bottles will now be permitted in school for the 2018-2019 school year. Only water will be permitted. No coffee, soft drinks, sport drinks, etc.
  5. Waiver Policy for Athletic Eligibility – A student may apply for a one-time waiver if his/her G.P.A. is between 1.44 and 1.74. Students whose G.P.A. is below 1.44 or have not passed five (5) classes in the previous quarter cannot apply for, nor will be granted a waiver of participation. A student is eligible for a waiver one (1) time throughout his/her four-year academic career. Please see this section of the handbook for more specific details regarding the waiver conditions and requirements.
  6. Over the Counter Medication – This section outlines the guidelines included in the nurse’s notes within this newsletter which outline school policy regarding over-the-counter medications.

Points of Emphasis for the 2018-2019 Dress Code

  1. House Lanyards and IDs – School-Issued House Lanyard and ID MUST be worn every day.
  2. Facial Hair for Young Men – All young men must be clean-shaven.
  3. Hair for Young Men and Women – This section includes clarification of appropriate hairstyles for all students. Final decisions regarding hair are left to the sole discretion of the administration.
  4. Earrings for Young Men – Young men may not wear earrings during school hours or at Baccalaureate, Senior Honors Assembly, or Graduation. This includes dress down days, Spirit days, and team days.
  5. Head Coverings for Young Women – Please refer to this section for clarification guidelines regarding head coverings for young women.
Final Forms


Bishop Hartley utilizes a paperless system which is more convenient for our families – No more filling out the same form again and again. In addition to most of the back-to-school “paperwork” which can be completed online via Final Forms, Hartley also uses Final Forms for athletic forms and payments.

This year we are requiring a hard copy of the handbook acknowledgement, the technology agreement, and photo release consent form. Forms will be distributed to students during class meetings the first week of school.

If you are a new family, you will have to set up an account for each of your students. Returning families will find the forms for the 2018-19 school year in their existing accounts.


  1. Go to http://bishophartley.finalforms.com
  2. Click REGISTER under the Parent Icon and follow the directions.
Development News

Click HERE to read about our Development Department’s comprehensive plan.

Athletics Coaching Roster

Below is a list of Bishop Hartley coaches and their contact information.

Fall Sport Coach Email
Football Brad Burchfield Brad.Burchfield@bishophartley.org
Boys Soccer Chris Kowalski Chris.Kowalski@bishophartley.org
Girls Soccer Andrew Jahahn Andrew.Jahahn@bishophartley.org
Girls Tennis Lynn Winters lynnannewinters@hotmail.com
Cross Country Reggie Osborne crosb123@sbcglobal.net
Field Hockey Bridget Ebenhack bridgetebenhack@hotmail.com
Boys Golf David Liskowiak dliskowiak4123@columbus.k12.oh.us
Girls Golf TBD TBD
Winter Sport Coach Email
Volleyball Mike Rahe mrahe@cdeducation.org
Cheerleading Jennifer Steiner HartleyCheerleading@gmail.com
Boys Basketball Randy Kortokrax Randy.Kortokrax@bishophartley.org
Girls Basketball Donald Dennis hartleycoachd@yahoo.com
Bowling TBD TBD
Swimming Tony Phillips hartleyswimming@gmail.com
Wrestling Kevin Petrella Kevin.Petrella@bishophartley.org
Spring Sport Coach Email
Baseball Chris Sawyer csawyer@ymail.com
Softball April Wooten april.wooten@gmail.com
Track Reggie Osborne crosb123@sbcglobal.net
Boys Tennis Dan Chun dan.f.chun@gmail.com
Girls Lacrosse Molly Gilbert mgilbert240@gmail.com
Semester Exams

Semester Exams – See page 58 in the student handbook

Parents: Please look at the calendar before planning your winter vacations or summer activities.

With the exception of students who have a doctor’s office note for an unforeseen illness

  • Students will not be allowed to take December exams early or after Christmas break.   
  • Students will not be allowed to take June exams early or after the last day of school (June 5th).

Important change in semester exams: Our semester exams will take place over four days and be taken by period rather than by subject.

December Exams

Monday, December 17 Exams Periods 1 & 2 8:45AM – 1:35PM
Tuesday, December 18 Exams Periods 3 & 4 8:45AM – 1:35PM
Wednesday, December 19 Exams Periods 5 & 6 8:45AM – 1:35PM
Thursday, December 20 Exam Period 7 8:45AM – 10:30AM

June Exams – Undergraduates only (9th, 10th, and 11th grade students)

Friday, May 31 Exam Period 7 7:45AM-9:29AM
*dismissal at 2:45PM
Monday, June 3 Exams Periods 6 & 5 8:45AM – 1:35PM
Tuesday, June 4 Exams Periods 4 & 3 8:45AM – 1:35PM
Wednesday, June 5 Exam Period 2 & 1 8:45AM – 1:35PM

PLEASE NOTE: Our Christmas break is 17 days long.

Students who make other plans and are absent during exam week will not be allowed to take exams early or after break is over.

Please plan your holiday trip accordingly. Inform family members, club coaches, parish leaders working on service trips or retreats, etc., that your child is not available until exams are over.

Please do not schedule doctor’s appointments, elective surgery, etc. during this time.

Students who fall ill during exam week will be required to submit a doctor’s office note indicating that the student was unable to test at the scheduled time, so alternative arrangements can be made to take the exam.

Cafeteria & Food Service Program

Click HERE to read about our Cafeteria and Food Service Program.

Bus Transportation

Click HERE for information about School Bus Transportation.

Reminders from the School Nurse

Meningitis Vaccine Requirements For All Students Entering 12th Grade

Students entering the 12th grade are required by state law to be fully vaccinated against meningitis upon the start of the school year (ORC 3313.671).

The meningococcal vaccine helps to protect your child against meningitis, a deadly infection of the covering of the brain and spinal cord. Parents / Guardians of incoming seniors are required to provide documentation from a health care provider indicating that their student has been fully vaccinated against meningitis.

“A single dose of Menactra or Meneveo vaccine should be given at age 11 – 12 years with a booster dose at age 16 years. However, if the first dose is administered at age 16 – 18 a booster is not needed” ( U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Disease Control).

Documentation is expected to be turned in on or before the first day of school. Students who are not in compliance with this state requirement by Friday September 14 will be excluded from school until the necessary documentation is provided.

*** Don’t wait until the end of summer, act now! Doctor offices and clinics get very busy in August and September as parents scramble to get yearly physicals and to update immunizations.

Reminder Regarding the Use of Over the Counter Medications at School

For the health and safety of our students, Bishop Hartley has an established policy regarding the use of over the counter (OTC) medications while at school.

Ohio Law requires that all medication be sent to school in the container in which the medication was dispensed/purchased. The container must have the original label indicating the name of the medication, dosage, and instructions for administration. In other words, no baggies of unidentified pills!

The school does not dispense any medication without a parent signature and doctor’s order. This includes OTC medications such as Tylenol, antacids, or cold remedies. If a student anticipates the needs for such medications during a particular school day he/she is permitted to bring one or two doses of the medication for their own personal use for that day. Again, the medication must be in the original container indicating the name of medication. Medications must never be shared with other students!

For questions or concerns please talk to Mrs. Hinterschied, our school nurse. You are also encouraged to refer to page 75 of the Student Handbook for a complete explanation of the medication policy including the use of prescription as well as OTC medications.

If you have any questions please contact Regina Hinterschied RN, School Nurse

614 237-5421 Ex. 10629 or email rhinterschied4163@columbus.k12.oh.us

School-Wide Read

For the third year in a row, the Hartley Community Read will bring Hawks together through a shared reading experience.  All students, faculty, and staff will read The Last Lecture, by Randy Pausch, before returning to school in the fall for the 2018-19 school year.  Parents are welcome and encouraged to join in this shared reading experience.  This unique work of non-fiction introduces wonderful life lessons and many themes which are relevant in any classroom as well as in our students’ lives outside of the school building, including questions of mortality and the legacies we leave behind.  Facing a losing battle with pancreatic cancer, Pausch used the book to memorialize all the things he wanted to share with his young children, and we are all the wiser for him sharing them with us, too.  Pausch passed away in 2008, just three and a half months after the book was published.  We look forward to discussing this book with you in the fall!

Social Media

Dear Parents/Guardians:

As the school year comes to an end and summer begins, freedom abounds and structure can fall by the wayside. When it comes to your teen’s technology use, whether on a cell phone, internet use or video games, please remember healthy boundaries and rules are more important now than ever.

The internet should be treated like a house party or open playground. Just as you would want to know where your child is going and with whom he/she may be interacting, cyberspace is no different. Please encourage your family to do the following this summer:

  • Sit down with your teen and look through his/her phone together, once a week is suggested.
  • If you do not feel comfortable with the number of apps, or do not understand certain apps, then delete them until you are able to do some research or feel more comfortable with your teen using them when you’re not around.
  • Follow your teen on his/her social media accounts (Twitter, Snapchat, Instagram, etc.)
  • Talk with your teen about his/her accounts and what is good and bad about them. Look through their list of “followers” together: do you know these people? How many are strangers?
  • Continue to put phones/computers/tablets in one place at night (i.e. 10pm in the parent’s bedroom) because, as many of us know from our teenage years, nothing constructive happens after midnight.
  • Remember many teens communicate through Snapchat, an app where you can text and send photos or video, and the content disappears after a certain amount of time.

It can be helpful to download these apps on your own phone to experience the features yourself instead of trying to understand how they work exclusively from your teen’s point of view. Snapchat is both useful and fun especially when keeping up with friends and family, but since content disappears quickly it can be tempting for some teens to send inappropriate content to one another. This is dangerous and should be discussed openly within your family.

We encourage you to read this article and visit our School Counseling webpage for more parent resources. We wish you a safe and relaxing summer break and look forward to seeing your students in August!


The Student Services Team

Calendar & Events

2018-19 School Planning Calendar & Month of August

Click HERE to view the full 2018-19 School Planning Calendar.


Office Hours:

August 1-3 – 9AM-2PM

August 6-10 – 8AM-3PM

August 13 – open regular school hours, 7:30AM-3:30PM

Important Dates:

  • August 14
    • Seniors
      • Pictures – 8-11AM
      • Parking – 8-8:30AM
      • Schedules – 9-11AM
    • August 15
      • Juniors and Sophomores
        • Pictures – 8AM-Noon
        • Parking – 8-9AM
        • Schedules – 9-11AM
      • Transfer Student Orientation, 10-11:30AM
    • August 16
      • Freshman and Transfer Parent Orientation, 7PM
      • Freshman House Sorting Night, 7PM
    • August 21
      • Freshman Orientation, 7:45AM-12:30PM
      • Freshman Pictures – 8-10AM
      • Freshman Mass – 10AM
    • August 22
      • First Day of School (A-Wednesday/House Uniform)
    • August 23
      • Senior Parent Meeting, 7PM (Cafeteria)
    • August 29
      • Meet the Teacher Night, 7-9PM
Late Start/PLC Dates


Professional Learning Communities (PLC) are the scheduled staff development meetings at Bishop Hartley. These are held in the mornings and result in late arrival days for students. Student arrival time should be adjusted to meet the 9:30 a.m. first period start time. Take note that the warning bell will ring at 9:20 a.m. The school day will end at 2:45 p.m. as usual.

School Buses: School buses run on their normal schedule on PLC days. This means that though Hartley has a later start, there are no late arrival buses.

Student Arrival: Adult supervision in a designated area will be provided for students who arrive between 7 a.m. and 9:20 a.m. Breakfast will not be offered in the cafeteria on these mornings. However, students will have a full lunch schedule as usual.

The scheduled PLC meetings for the 2017-18 school year are:

September 20, 2018
November 15, 2018
January 24, 2019
April 25, 2019

Liturgy Schedule & Class Retreat Info


We welcome participation of families in our liturgical celebrations. It is truly a gift to worship together and the service is only made stronger by the support of our families. We encourage you to review the schedule of Eucharistic Liturgies and Prayer Services and join us in worship and prayer. Unless otherwise noted, all services are held in the Dick Geyer Gymnasium at 10:05AM unless otherwise indicated. In addition, Friday Morning Mass is held throughout the year before school in the St. James Chapel at 7:10AM.


Date Liturgy/Prayer Service
Tue. Aug. 21 Freshmen Orientation Mass in Chapel 10 a.m.
Thurs. Aug. 30 Opening All School Eucharistic Liturgy
Fri. Aug. 31 All Day Eucharistic Exposition and Adoration, Closing Benediction @ 3 p.m. (Chapel)
Tues. Sept. 11 National Honor Society Induction with Morning Prayer
Fri. Sept. 21 All Day Eucharistic Exposition and Adoration, Closing Benediction @ 3 p.m. (Chapel)
Tues. Sept. 25 Homecoming Eucharistic Liturgy
Thurs. Oct. 18 Respect Life Eucharistic Liturgy
Fri. Oct. 26 All Day Eucharistic Exposition and Adoration, Closing Benediction @ 3 p.m. (Chapel)
Thurs. Nov. 1 The Solemnity of All Saints All School Eucharistic Liturgy
Fri. Nov. 30 All Day Eucharistic Exposition and Adoration, Closing Benediction @ 3 p.m. (Chapel)
Wed. Dec. 5 All School Prayer Service: Advent Reconciliation Individual Celebration of the Sacrament of Reconciliation through Religion Classes on Thursday, December 6
Wed. Dec. 12 Our Lady of Guadalupe All School Eucharistic Liturgy
Thurs. Jan. 31 Catholic Schools Week Liturgy
Wed. Feb. 20 All School Liturgy: Celebrate Diversity 
Fri. Feb. 22 All Day Eucharistic Exposition and Adoration, Closing Benediction @ 3 p.m. (Chapel)
Wed. Mar. 6 Ash Wednesday All School Liturgy
Wed. Mar. 20 Lenten Reconciliation All School Prayer Service
Individual Celebration of the Sacrament of Reconciliation through Religion Classes on Thursday, March 21
Wed. Apr. 17 All School Prayer Service: Holy Week Stations of the Cross
Fri. Apr. 26 Grandparents Day Eucharistic Liturgy
Fri. May 3 Founders Day Eucharistic Liturgy
Wed. May 8 All School Prayer Service: May Crowning 
Fri. May 24 All Day Eucharistic Exposition and Adoration, Closing Benediction @ 3 p.m. (Chapel)
Fri. May 31 Baccalaureate Eucharistic Liturgy 7:30PM at St. Catharine Church

Class Retreat Information


St. Joseph, patron of families and workers, pray for us.

Mission Statement: The goal of the Campus Ministry Program at Bishop Hartley High School is to foster and grow the culture of the school in which members of the Hartley family are led to follow Christ more closely, making God known, loved, served, and celebrated throughout our community.

In an effort to enhance the faith formation of our students, Bishop Hartley provides the following retreat opportunities for our students:

Senior “Kairos Retreat”

Theme: “Live the Fourth” Themes centered on Catholic Christian Adulthood

Location:  Bergamo Retreat Center, 4400 Shakertown Road, Dayton, Ohio 45430 (937)426‐2363

Dates:  Seniors will be assigned to attend one of the three available sessions. We will work with students who are athletes or have extracurricular conflicts as coaches and moderators are aware of the dates and significance of school retreats (4 days, 3 nights).

Seniors may sign-up for their preferred dates when they come to school for pictures and parking on August 14, 2019.

Kairos 20: Sunday, November 18 – Wednesday, November 21, 2018
Kairos 21: Tuesday, January 15 – Friday, January 18, 2019
Kairos 22: Tuesday February 5– Friday, February 8, 2019
Kairos 23: (Juniors who wish to be leaders next year) Saturday, May 18 – Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Junior Retreat

Theme: Leadership and Building up the Community of God – run by Bergamo Retreat Center

Location:  Bergamo Retreat Center, 4400 Shakertown Road, Dayton, Ohio 45430 (937)426‐2363

Dates:  Juniors will be assigned to attend one of three sessions via randomized computer selection.  Please keep these dates available as assignments have not yet been made (2 days, 1 night).

Juniors attend retreat by Religion class, but accommodations will be made for students who are unable to attend their assigned date. In order to avoid conflicts, juniors will complete a survey at the beginning of the school year.

Session I:  Sunday, October 28 – Monday, October 29, 2018
Session II:  Sunday, December 9 – Monday, December 10, 2018
Session III: Sunday, February 3 – Monday, February 4, 2019
Session IV: Sunday, March 3 – Monday, March 4, 2019

Sophomore Retreat

Theme:  Alpha – Students will experience select topics from the Alpha course which many parishes in the diocese are providing for their families in order to foster a safe environment to discuss and express their understanding of Jesus and the Bible. Sessions will be led by faculty members culminating in a day long retreat lead by a team from CYSC.

Location: Bishop Hartley High School

Date: Sessions will take place beginning in January 2019 and continuing through March 2019

Sophomore Retreat will take place on February 26th, 2019

Freshmen Retreat 

Theme: Focus on the School Pillars of Faith & Service- created and led by the Honors Junior Religion classes

Location:  Bishop Hartley High School

Dates:  Freshmen are assigned to and will attend one of two sessions scheduled during school hours based on House assignment.

Photos, Schedules & Car Registration

Yearbook/ID Photos & Schedule Pick-up: August 14, 15 & 21

Student Photos and Schedule Pick-up are slated for August 14, 15 & 21.  It is important for all students to have their photo taken even if they do not plan to purchase a photo package. School photos are used on the student IDs which students must wear on their House lanyard during the school day and provide admission to all home sporting events and drama productions; they will also be published in the 2018-19 yearbook. In addition, the student ID serves as the student’s library and lunch card. Please look for your photo order forms to arrive via postal mail this summer.  Paper forms will be available on picture day.

Photos for student IDs will be taken according to the schedule below:

  • Seniors – August 14: 8-11AM in the gymnasium
  • Sophomores & Juniors – August 15: 8AM-noon in the gymnasium
  • Freshmen (during orientation) – August 21: 8-11AM in the cafeteria
  • A make-up day will be held October 15th.

Uniforms are not required for sophomore, junior or senior school photos (freshmen will be in uniform for orientation). However, students are reminded they must observe the school dress code and grooming rules including:

Boys: No extreme hairstyles, must be clean shaven, no earrings and no hats; dress casual shirts such as polos or dress shirts with sleeves must be worn; no sleeveless shirts or tank tops.

Girls: Shoulders must be covered and tops or blouses should have modest necklines; attire should be suitable for a special occasion and/or church.

** Schedule pick-up for sophomores, juniors, and seniors is 9-11AM on the respective photo days.

Senior Yearbook Composites

Click HERE for information regarding senior yearbook composites.

Car Registration

Car registration for seniors will take place August 14 from 8-8:30 a.m., and juniors and sophomores August 15 from 8-9 a.m.

Registered student drivers will be assigned parking spots which correspond to the number on their tags. When registering, each student must show a valid driver’s license. Students with temporary licenses will NOT be issued a parking space until they have a valid driver’s license. Additionally, students need to have the following:

  • License plate number
  • Make, Model, and Color of Car

Please review the information below to ensure you have the required information to register for parking:

  • During registration, parking spaces will be issued on a first come-first served basis.
  • Please arrive during the window of time for your class.
  • The 2018-2019 registration fee is $40 per car. Checks should be made payable to Bishop Hartley High School.
  • ANY student driving to Bishop Hartley, whether parking on or off school grounds, must register his or her car.
  • You are only allowed to park only in your numbered space. Violators will be subject to disciplinary action and fine.

Please Note: There is no early registration. This includes teams which are practicing or playing matches. Coaches were made aware of this last spring and asked to schedule accordingly.

Technology Boot Camp

Boot Camp for Freshmen and Transfer Students

All incoming freshmen and transfer students are required to attend a one (1) hour session describing the requirements, expectations, and the policies associated with the ASUS tablets. An email will be sent at the end of July with the registration link.  No other method of registration will be accepted.  Sessions will be limited in size, and students will receive their device during Boot Camp.

Families are asked to purchase a case for the device.

For planning purposes, sessions will be held on the following dates and times:

Monday, August 13 at 11:30AM and 1PM
Tuesday, August 14 at 9AM and 11AM
Wednesday, August 15  at 11AM and 1PM
Thursday, August 16 at 11AM and 1PM   

In the event your student cannot make one of the above sessions, a make-up session will be held after freshman orientation on Tuesday, August 22 starting at 12:30PM.

Freshman/Transfer Student Parent Meeting & House Assignment Night


Parents of freshmen and transfer students will meet in the school gymnasium on Thursday, August 16 at 7PM. The purposes of this meeting are to introduce administrators and school counselors, address questions and concerns, and verbalize expectations.

While the parents are inside for the Freshmen and Transfer Student Parent Meeting, the students will gather on the football field with the 2018-19 Student House Leadership. Students will be given their House assignment and House polo shirt at this event. This is a marquee night, which means students will earn points for their House by attending. The House that has accumulated the most points at the end of the school year will win the House Cup.

Please note it is critical students attend as they will need their House shirt to be in uniform on the first full day of school on August 22, 2018.

Meet the Teacher Night

The annual Meet the Teacher Night is scheduled for August 29, 2018 from 7:00 to 9:00PM. Mark your calendar now for this important event and be sure to look for more details in future newsletters.

ACT Review Course

An ACT review will be offered at Bishop Hartley during August. We are planning to hold sessions the week before school starts. Interested students may attend any or all sessions at no cost. Mrs. Maloof will review for reading, English, and writing. Mr. Krieger will review math. Interested students should email Mrs. Maloof at mmaloof@cdeducation.org by July 31st. In early August, those who have emailed will receive detailed information about time and location.

House Tailgate

Friday, September 7th @ 5:30PM
Baseball Outfield

Food & Drinks – Bring the entire family!

The House Parent Organization is working on details for this event. Look for an announcement in the first Herald for this school year, August 23rd.

National Honor Society Induction Ceremony

The induction ceremony for the Bishop Hartley High School Chapter of the National Honor Society is scheduled for Tuesday, September 11, 2018 10-11AM.  Invitations will be sent home with new inductees at the beginning of the school year.

Parent Opportunities to “Fit In & Stand Out”

Hartley House Parent Organization

What is the HPO?

The House Parent Organization (HPO) provides parents, guardians, grandparents, and friends of Bishop Hartley with many opportunities to be active in the Hartley Family. The mission of the HPO is to foster parent participation through communication and a sense of belonging while advancing the spirit of the six pillars which are the foundation of Bishop Hartley High School.

“Every House a Home…In Every Home a Hawk” – Every parent is a member of the House Parent Organization. The HPO is similar in some ways to a home and school association, but it is more dynamic than the traditional parent group.

We send information about our events through many channels –, our school newsletter, The Herald; Facebook; Twitter; and, occasionally, Final Forms. All parents are invited to attend events sponsored by the HPO. HPO parent volunteers determine and organize events. To volunteer for #HartleyFest on August 16th, our first event of the year, visit our Signup Genius site.

We are especially in need of volunteers to serve as coordinators for some of our annual events for them to continue. Please consider the following opportunities:

#HartleyFest – August 16, 2018  – This would be a shadow position to “learn the ropes” for next year.

House Tailgate – September 7, 2018 – We have a a chairperson for this event, but we are in need of assistants.

Senior Breakfast and Baccalaureate Reception – May 31, 2019 – These are separate events on the same day. We use a Signup Genius web site to gather donations and volunteers. The coordinator is responsible for working with volunteers to setup each event, restock food as necessary throughout the event, and cleanup afterward.

Hawks Nest & Cafeteria Volunteers Needed

Hawks Nest Bookstore

The Hawks Nest, our spirit wear, house apparel and bookstore, is looking for volunteers to allow the store to be open during school lunch periods Monday-Friday. The time frame for school days is approximately 11:30AM-1PM. However, there are other occasions like sports games, meet the teacher nights, and special events which are great if you are looking to volunteer in the evenings. We welcome all volunteers, whether they can work once a month, once a week, or one evening event. Any time you can share is greatly appreciated. All volunteers must complete Protecting God’s Children and participate in a background check. Please contact Linda Strapp, 614-855-3369 or momlakes@aol.com, for more information or to sign-up to help.


The cafeteria is in need of volunteers to help prep and serve lunch. There are two shifts: 9-11:30AM and 11:15AM-2PM. If you are interested please contact Shannon Payer at: Bishophartleycafeteria@hotmail.com. Any time you can give us would be greatly appreciated. Please note that Bishop Hartley no longer offers a volunteer option for EdChoice families.

Bishop Hartley High School

1285 Zettler Road, Columbus, Ohio 43227

Main Office

Fax: 614.237.3809


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614.237.5421 ext. 10622

Alumni / Athletics

Mike Rahe
614.237.5421 ext. 10610


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614.237.5421 ext. 10625


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614.237.5421 ext. 10617

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