The Blueprint

Daily Announcements

  • Summer Reading information is now available on the BCHS website.  Students taking W131, AP Literature, AP Language, or English 10 Honors in the 21-22 school year need to have their summer reading completed by the beginning of August.  Please visit https://www.bishopchatard.org/summer-reading/ for more information regarding the summer reading assignments.
  • Used Uniform Sale!
    The annual used uniform sale will be held on June 15, from 5:30-7:30 in the cafeteria.  Uniform tops and bottoms, spirit wear, and sportswear will all be for sale.  This is a cash only sale.  Volunteers are needed to help set up and work the sale.  Please contact Jennifer Zyromski at [email protected] or 317-366-3020 if you are interested in helping.
  • Some helpful tips as the Class of 2022 prepares for senior year and college application season:
    1. Check the College Preparation List for Juniors (https://counseling.bishopchatard.org/college-preparation-steps-for-juniors/) to ensure that you are ready to move forward in your college search.
    2. If you have questions or want to make a college search and application plan, schedule an individual meeting with Mrs. Nixon: https://calendly.com/pnixon/college-counseling-meetings-2020-21
    3. You will receive a copy of your current BCHS transcript in June. Save it; you will need the information on it for college applications.
    4. Check for college counseling newsletters to come your way around the first of each month for the remainder of 2021.
    Congratulations on a great junior year!
  • We need your help in some minor Maintenance with your iPad.

    1. Damaged iPads.
    Please take a look at your iPads. If you have a cracked screen or shattered display to please stop by any Tuesday in the month of June to the Tech Counter and place the iPad through the mail slot. Your iPad will be sent out for repair over the summer and you will pick it up at the beginning of the next school year.

    2. Updates.
    Although we will be pushing these to the student iPads. We need you to make sure the iPad & Apps are up to date before the next school year. To do this follow the below instructions.

    Update iPad
    Go to Settings > General > Software Updates > Download & Install

    Update Apps
    Go to Student App > Update > Update All Apps

  • Transcripts for the Class of 2021:
    – We will send final official transcripts by June 1 to the school students have indicated they are attending. If students change their destination, they should request a transcript through Parchment.com.
    – If students have taken dual credit classes, we aren’t able to send dual credit transcripts to colleges because they are issued directly through the credit-granting institution. You will need to request that the college sends the transcript. For Indiana University Advance College Project (ACP) courses (Public Speaking, W131, Finite), you can request your transcript at transcript.indiana.edu/nocas/fax_welcome.cfm. If you have any trouble with that, their phone number is (812) 855-4500.
    For Vincennes University courses (Accounting), you can request your transcript at www.vinu.edu/transcript-requests. For questions, please contact them by phone at 812.888.4220 or email at [email protected].
    – In the future, if students need a copy of their official transcript for employment, college, graduate school, etc., they can request them at Parchment.com.
  • Freshmen, Sophomores and Juniors have been asked to complete a career survey with “Exploring” which will give them the opportunity to participate in career exploration programs offered in their areas of interest next fall.  Exploring provides exciting activities and mentorship for youth with hands-on experience to determine whether or not a particular career field is right for them.  Students can develop valuable networking contacts with professionals working in selected career fields by participating in this program.  The survey has been emailed and is also in the School Counseling canvas course.  Learn more at www.exploring.org.
  • Uniform and sportswear donations needed!
    Collection of used uniforms and sportswear is currently underway.  If you have uniforms that no longer fit or are no longer needed please donate them to the used uniform sale.  Shirts, pants, shorts, spirit wear and sports wear all all needed to make our sale a success.  Have your students drop items off at the school office during the school day.  Drop boxes will also be available outside the main and athletic entrances 5/24-5/31.  The date for the sale has not yet been set.
  • The Boys Lacrosse team is looking for a team manager, if you are interested in the position please reach out to Coach Moorhead directly for details
  • Seniors are asked to complete the Class of 2021 Senior Exit Form when they decide their plans for next year. This form ensures accuracy in the graduation program, Honors Night slideshow, school stats for the Department of Education, and BCHS website/publications. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfGIMeIEDRLkkxC2FWE0POO4VM4wA-BFmgwf-Hpy5R-n0xArg/viewform?usp=sf
  • The class of 2022 College Autobiography is now available for current juniors. This helps us nominate students for scholarships or opportunities and write letters of recommendation for college applications. It can be completed here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScQLJGEz63R1M5OJtMpo9Gf7W-6_DNa-1KXjQ5dYTlTV-TjTA/viewform?usp=sf_link from the student’s BCHS Google account.
  • If you are a sophomore who’d like to improve your leadership skills, consider applying to be our nominee for the Hugh O’Brien (HOBY) summer leadership seminar.  Info and application instructions are in the School Counseling canvas course.
  • Our freshman students are for the third year receiving social/emotional lessons in PE classes thanks to “Prevention Matters,” a grant initiative launched by the Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation to help Marion County schools identify, implement and sustain proven substance use prevention programs. Proven programs equip students with skills that not only help them avoid drugs and alcohol, but also help improve their academic achievement, attendance, classroom behavior and social and emotional well-being. These programs can also help reduce bullying and violence.  The program chosen by Bishop Chatard is called LifeSkills Training.
  • Individual virtual appointments are available with Mrs. Nixon for your College Counseling needs: https://calendly.com/pnixon/college-counseling-meetings-2020-21.
    Class of 2021, These appointments allow for you to make a plan for the next steps toward your post-secondary goals.
    Class of 2022, These appointments are a head start on the Just for Juniors meetings that juniors usually complete in second semester to form a strategy for the college search and application process.
    Freshmen and Sophomores, You are welcome here too! Let’s talk about your future goals.
    These meetings can be scheduled for students and parents, students only, or parents only.
  • St. Vincent de Paul is in desperate need of donations of men’s clothing and shoes! Bishop Chatard has a SVdP blue dropbox behind the Blockhouse in the back parking lot. It is really easy to drop things off before or after school! Feel free to deposit any other clothes, shoes, or linens in the bin, too! If you drop off shoes, please tie them in a plastic bag. Thank you for supporting the our partnership with and mission of St. Vincent de Paul!