The Blueprint

Daily Announcements

  • PSAT this Wednesday! Sophomores & Juniors – find your room assignment in the School Counseling Canvas course.  Enroll with this code: https://bishopchatard.instructure.com/enroll/TGHCKF

    Seniors taking the SAT School Day on Wednesday will also find their room assignment in the School Counseling Canvas course.

    Go directly to your testing room – bring 2 #2 pencils (not mechanical) and your calculator – see approved calculator list in the Canvas course.  Seniors must also bring your school ID or driver’s license.

  • The Fall Concert, featuring all BCHS Music Ensembles, will be presented on Wednesday, October 14th, at 7:00 pm in the Varsity Gymnasium. Admission is free and all are invited!To maintain the health and safety of our community, we ask that all audience members wear a mask and maintain social distancing once inside Bishop Chatard High School.

    Individuals or families of performers with the last name beginning with A-K should enter and exit through Door #1 of the school building and sit in the north side bleachers (left side as you face the stage). Individuals or families of performers with the last name beginning with L-Z should enter and exit through Door #10 of the school building and sit in the south side bleachers (right side as you face the stage).

  • Wednesday, October 14, is an important day for all students.All sophomores and juniors will be in attendance together (both blue and white groups) on October 14 to take the PSAT (Practice SAT).  For juniors, this PSAT is the qualifying exam for the National Merit Scholarship competition.  Sophomores and juniors will report to school at 7:50 and should be finished at approximately 11:00.  There will be no regular classes that day.  There are no make up dates/times for this exam, and no exams may be given virtually.All seniors who registered to take the school-day SAT will report to school at 7:50 and should be finished at approximately 12:00.  Seniors who did not register for the school-day SAT will be at home and are encouraged to use the time to work on college applications and take virtual college tours.  There will be no regular classes for seniors. If seniors did not register for the School Day SAT, there are multiple other upcoming opportunities to test. They can register online to take the SAT or the ACT.

    Freshmen are encouraged to spend the day fulfilling their 10 hour Christian Service commitment. This is a great opportunity to spend some time serving for a few hours or the entire day! Mr. Kelley will be offering an opportunity to take seven students to St. Vincent de Paul to serve at their food pantry. Please contact [email protected] to sign-up. First come, first serve!

    We are able to offer these tests for our students and still maintain social distancing guidelines.  Masks will be required. Students should also wear their school uniform. Lunch will not be provided.

  • The LAST “Take Heart” sophomore retreat of the year will occur on Sunday, October 11th. Sophomores should arrive promptly at BCHS at 7:30am and will need to be picked up at 5:00pm. The entire day will run at BCHS, though CYO staff from Camp Rachno Framasa will come and lead a few of our activities — they did a fantastic job on our first retreat!
    Students will attend Mass outdoors (weather permitting) and will need to bring a blanket or towel to sit on. A light breakfast and a boxed lunch will be provided afterwards. Please also encourage your student to bring a personal water bottle to stay hydrated throughout the day; we will have bottled water for breakfast and lunch, as well as extras for anyone who forgets to bring their own.
    Please have your student dress in BCHS spirit wear according to the weather, as we will be outside for most of the day. A light sweater or jacket is recommended, as it might be chilly in the morning and in the gyms. Close-toed shoes are required.
    Given the situation with COVID, we are taking precautions in order to provide our students with a day that is safe, in addition to prayerful, rejuvenating, and fun. Students are required to wear their masks throughout the entire day, and social distancing guidelines will be followed. Frequent hand washing and sanitizing will be encouraged, and hand sanitizer stations will be provided for the students and adults.
    Again, this will be the last sophomore retreat of the year, so we strongly encourage students to attend. It will surely be a worthwhile day to spend time with other sophomores, deepen their relationships with God, and have fun!https://fs19.formsite.com/bchs/sophomore/index.html
  • Saint Simon is excited to announce that The Saint Simon 2020 Royal Extravaganza will be held on November 7, 2020 at 7pm on St. Simon premises outdoors.We will have food trucks, firepits, live/silent auctions and live music with “That’s What She Said”.Tickets and sponsorship opportunities are now available for purchase!For more information and to make purchases please visit: royalx.ticket.qtego.net

    *We will be following all CDC and local health department guidelines for this event. It is very important to us to keep the parish and school open and running. Information will be sent prior to the event as a “know before you go” to all registered attendees.*

    Should you have any questions or concerns please feel free to reach out to us at [email protected].

    We look forward to a night of fun and fellowship to support our St. Simon Community!

  • The BCHS Spirit Shoppe is now online and our Fall Clearance Sale has just begun!  (Sale officially begins Wednesday, Sept 23).  Most items are on sale so now is the time to stock up on Trojan spirit wear.   The sale is a limited time only and while supplies last.
    Go to the BCHS home page and find us under the “Who We Are” tab.https://shop.distinctimages.net/bishop_chatard/shop/homeDelivery is free to students at school or can be shipped anywhere for a flat fee.
  • Many Indiana colleges/universities are waiving application fees this week. Many of them have short, easy applications available on their school websites. If you are overwhelmed by the entire application process, pick one from the list  and apply Today! Visit https://learnmoreindiana.org/college/applying-to-schools/#app-process and click Show Table. If you apply through Common Application, your transcript is sent as soon as you add Mrs. Nixon as your counselor under “Recommenders and FERPA” under My Colleges. If you apply from a school’s website, send your transcript at Parchment.com. Don’t forget to ask for help:
    –9/22, 10:45 – 11:30 Google meet. Please pop in at your convenience to ask questions.
    –9/23, 10:45 – 11:25 Live Q & A with Ms. Marx and Mrs. Nixon on the benches by door 4 during Seminar.
    –9/28, all lunch periods Live Q & A with Ms. Marx and Mrs. Nixon on the benches by door 4 during your lunch.
  • Girls and Boy Swimming & Diving Callout Part 1.  We will have a quick zoom session on Thursday September 24 at 7:00 pm to discuss the upcoming year.  This is just the first informational meeting that we will have.  A second meeting will be in Early October to finalize numbers, etc.  Swimming & Diving is a non-cut sport and open to any ability levels.  Due to COVID, this meeting will be held via Zoom.Kristin Pulliam is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.Topic: Girls and Boys Swimming & Diving 2020-2021
    Time: Sep 24, 2020 07:00 PM Indiana (East)Join Zoom Meeting
    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/3841079058?pwd=cEJnRTdWNXBBSXl5SW1XdFpYeUllZz09Meeting ID: 384 107 9058
    Passcode: Dragons20
  • September School Counseling Newsletter
  • Girls Basketball season will start on Monday, October 19th for grades 9-12. Starting on October 19th there will be 2-3 days of player evaluations (tryouts) before teams are set. It is important to know October 19th is the week of Fall Break. Players need to be at practice, but if there is a conflict such as a family vacation please let Coach Fisher know as soon as possible.
    [email protected]
  • The Bishop Chatard Math Club will be competing in their first online competition of the year during the week of September 27.  All math students are welcome to join us virtually for these competitions.
    We get randomly assigned to compete against another school in the country each week and the top 5 scores are counted for our team score.  There are usually 5-7 questions to answer in a 30-minute time period which we try to schedule during Seminar time.  The fall competition lasts for nine weeks, one contest a week; and there is a spring competition that lasts for six weeks.  There is no cost to the students to join.
    Students who wish to compete should send an email to Mrs. Gayle Mass, [email protected].  The students will then get an invitation to the competition that must be accepted 24 hours prior to competition time.
    We encourage our math students who like to compete to join us for the fun!
  • Free Meals for Students Starting Tuesday September 15
  • Wrestling call-out meeting will be Monday September 14th and Tuesday the 15th after school in the theater room.  If you have any interest in possibly wrestling please attend the meeting will be short so it will not interfere with any other practices or events.  Please come and see Mr. Schmitt if you can not attend for any reason.
  • The Freshmen Day of Reflection will be held all day on Thursday, September 17th for Blue Day Students and Friday, September 18th for White Day Students. On that day, freshmen students are asked to meet promptly at 7:50 a.m. on the baseball field (or, in the event of poor weather, in the auxiliary gym). Students should come dressed in their school uniform but are welcome to change into BCHS spiritwear shirts and casual shorts/pants following Mass. The day will be full of faith, friends, and fun! Lunch will be provided. Please contact Cathy Dolan at [email protected] concerning any dietary restrictions. The day will conclude at the regular school dismissal time. https://www.bishopchatard.org/ministry/freshman-retreat/
  • Bishop Chatard will once again be fortunate enough to have Monique Ware ’05, Marian University Director of Financial Aid join us for College Financial Aid Virtual Information Meeting for Senior Parents 10/1 at 7:00 pm.  Mark your calendars; logistical details coming soon.
  • Local in-person college fairs are not being held this fall. Register instead for Virtual College Fairs. The first one is Sunday, 9/13. Want to know more? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bZHtpVHLKok&feature=youtu.be Want to see a list of schools participating? https://www.nacacfairs.org/globalassets/college-fair–homepage/virtual-college-fairs/attend/nacac_virtualcollegefairs_sept13_colleges.pdf
    Want to register to attend? https://virtualcollegefairs.org/ Also, remember colleges are doing virtual presentations specifically for BCHS students each week. Check the calendar on the BCHS website and register in your Scoir account.
  • Reminder to sign up for Bowling tryouts outside Rm 311. Tryouts are next Tuesday-Thursday September 8-10 from 3:30-5pm at Woodland Bowl. If you have any questions see Coach Miller.
  • Callout for BCHS Black Student Union
    September 11 during Seminar A
    Location: Near benches outside Door 4 or virtually via Google Meet: https://meet.google.com/dbt-cnub-ygvSign-up to join Black Student Union, learn about events already planned for the year, and share your ideas for the club for the 2020-21 school year.
  • Cafeteria Job Posting:
    Dishwasher/Prep Cook 9:30 AM-2:30 PM M-F
    -Prepping & cooking food including frying, baking, & assembling
    -Responsible for washing & sanitizing trays, pots, pans, and utensils
    -Cleaning/sanitizing equipment, Cafeteria tables, sweeping, and mopping
    -Stock refrigerator, freezer, and pantry items
    Must be able to stand for prolonged period of time and able to lift up to 30 pounds.   Ability to withstand hot & cold temperature extremes.  Prior experience is a plus.
  • Because of recent test center closures and other covid-related obstacles, Bishop Chatard will offer an SAT School Day, which gives students an extra chance to sit for the SAT, on Wednesday, October 14. This opportunity is open to seniors only. Please complete this Google form (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd7IKP7jqFQaybe6zrHVtmpdqrE34EAWOoE5QqjVoJz_I4Aww/viewform?usp=sf_link) to reserve your spot. More detailed registration and fee information will be available in subsequent weeks. This test date is in addition to the currently available Saturday test dates of September 26, October 3, November 7, and December 5. Registration for those tests is available at collegeboard.org. The school day test will not appear as an option in your College Board account. Sign up ends Monday, September 14.
  • BCHS Spirit Shoppe Update
    The BCHS Spirit Shoppe is now open on WEDNESDAYS only during all lunch periods!  With COVID restrictions still in place, visitors are not permitted to visit the Shoppe at this time so access is limited to students and staff only.
    Look for special event access to the Shoppe soon!
    Also coming soon…..  ONLINE SALES!!!
  • Join the BCHS Prayer Chain!
    Each week, the Bishop Chatard community prays for the needs of BCHS students, families, alums, staff, and neighbors through our Prayer Chain! The prayer chain will be sent out each week of school on Mondays. All are welcome to sign-up here (https://www.bishopchatard.org/ministry/prayer/) to be on the Prayer Chain email list. If you have specific intentions or prayers you would like to share during a particular week, please email them to Steven Patzke in Campus Ministry [email protected].
  • Any freshman-senior girl who is interested in playing softball this spring, there will be a mandatory google meet on Wednesday during homeroom.  The meeting will be at 11am.  If you are at home or in person, please join the meeting.
    To join the meeting on Google Meet, click this link:
    https://meet.google.com/usm-jffr-foc
  • All students should enroll in the School Counseling 20/21 Canvas Course by following the link sent in an email from Mr. Reilly.  Once enrolled, you are asked to navigate to Modules and take the Exploring – Discover Your Future survey by Friday, Sept. 4.  Students, your counselors will add important and helpful resources throughout the year so check in frequently!  Seniors – read Mrs. Nixon’s college newsletters with instructions on how to submit college applications!
  • Peer tutoring is available from National Honor Society students. Students can sign up to meet with a tutor on a schedule and at a time that is convenient for them by completing this form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfZsNvgOZDVGX3RN-BeBu613oyWjhvxKH3cb_wCvwWsQ9KPiA/viewform?usp=sf_link.
  • An amazing Community-Based Organization in Indianapolis, the Center for Leadership Development, has incredible opportunities set up to help students be successful and capitalize on amazing networking opportunities. BCHS has had several students receive full-tuition scholarships to colleges and universities through their Emerging Scholars Program. Sophomores through Seniors are eligible to register now for Self-Discovery, which is required before participating in Emerging Scholars. Please consider taking part in this if you are able. There are also other programs available for younger students. https://cldinc.org/
  • The August SAT hosted by Bishop Chatard has been canceled, and many other local sites were also canceled. The CollegeBoard should have communicated with all registrants about next steps in the process, but they are experiencing a delay. Bishop Chatard is working closely with CollegeBoard to try to provide future SAT opportunities for seniors.If you do not currently have a test score, please proceed with submitting your college applications and indicate that you have not been able to take a test yet. If one of your fall testing sites remains open and you are able to test, please update any schools that are still using test scores with your new scores.
  • The NCAA Eligibility Center has made changes to the initial-eligibility certification process for students who initially enroll full time in a collegiate institution during the 2021-22 academic year. More details are available at http://fs.ncaa.org/Docs/eligibility_center/COVID19_Fall2021_Public.pdf.