The Blueprint

  • July 30Freshman Orientation August 6 · First Day of School August 7 (A-L in person, M-Z at home)
  • May 30Freshman Orientations August 6 · First Day of School August 7 (Blue in person, white at home)

Daily Announcements

  • The Class of 2021 August College Counseling Newsletter is available. Please review it and check off the action items for a stress-free college application process.
  • Fall Sports Yard Signs Ordering Now Open!
    The Order Form needs to be completed along with check or cash by Friday, August 21st. The form and payment should be turned in to the athletic office. See: &
  • Senior Yearbook Portraits
    We are pleased to have Sarah Shields of Sarah Shields Photography ( offer her services as our senior photographer. All students in the
    Class of 2021 MUST have their yearbook photo taken by Sarah Shields. Those photos will be scheduled in blocks of time Aug. 13-17 and will be taken at BCHS. Additionally, students can also sign up for a complete senior portrait session if they so choose. There is a $30 sitting fee for the yearbook portrait.Students must follow the school dress code when taking their yearbook picture.
    Girls: Please wear dresses, sweaters, or blouses. Strapless, low necklines, and spaghetti straps
    are not permitted. Any colors are allowed, but bold prints take away from the student’s portrait. It is suggested that outfits be primarily black, white, or grey.
    Boys: Please wear a dress shirt, tie, sport coat, or suit and be clean shaven. No facial hair or
    earrings.Students will need to sign up for a time as soon as possible through Sign Up Genius:

    Seniors should know:
    1.  There is a $30 sitting fee per student required at the time of your headshot (cash, or check made out to Sarah Shields) Venmo accepted @mrssarahshields
    2.  There will be no retakes (no exceptions). Several photos are taken and you will have 3 to choose from.
    3. Yearbook selections and print orders are due by October 1st.
    4. Your son or daughter will be given a card with instructions how to view and order their images (once they are released September 14th). Please make sure your child passes that along to you the day of their session.
    6. Any questions regarding scheduling or dress code need to be sent to Mr. Cockrum, [email protected], questions about the images themselves, ordering, or the viewing website can be sent to me via [email protected]com.
    7. If you want to book a full outdoor senior session this fall, email Sarah Shields for details.

    Please Note: Due to uncertainties with COVID-19, we have scheduled the portrait sessions a little earlier than normal. If school is closed and moved to online learning prior to August 13, we will evaluate other options to obtain the photos in a safe manner.

  • St. Simon School is looking to hire several high school students to assist with their after school care program.  You will be supervising small groups of children after school as they play and do their homework.  Our program runs every school day from 2:50pm until 6pm.  We can be flexible with the times (and days) you are able to work.  $12 per hour.   If interested, please contact Mrs. Monica Voorhis at [email protected].  We start school August 13 and will be hiring immediately.  All safety precautions will be in place for both adults and children.
  • School Lunch Update:
    All families must re-apply for free/reduced benefits if your student received them last year.  Families need not apply only if they are directly certified-those who receive medicaid, TANF, SNAP, etc.  Qualified families will be notified by mail.Incoming freshman may now apply for Free/Reduced Lunch Benefits on the students section of the Bishop Chatard website.  Freshman Families who previously received free/reduced lunch at other schools must re-apply at Bishop Chatard.  Families need not apply only if they are directly certified-those who receive medicaid, TANF, SNAP, etc.  Qualified families will be notified by mail.If you are unsure of your benefit status or need help applying, please contact the Cafeteria Manager:
    Michael Dlugosz (317) 251-1451 ext. 2240
    [email protected]
  • Here is the NEW “Athletics During the Pandemic” page, where all the info and updates for athletes will be collected and displayed. This will be the main site virus page for Athletics.
  • Parent information for Free/Reduced Lunches 2020/2021 SY. Bishop Chatard participates in the National School Lunch Program which provides free or reduced-priced breakfast and lunch to those students who qualify. Any parent who believes a student may qualify for this program and other benefits it offers, such as textbook assistance, may apply.
  • Summer 2020 Athletic Moratoriums are cancelled this year.  When athletic workouts are okayed by the Governor to continue in (hopefully) July, then our BCHS team workouts will be confirmed for those who desire to take part.  All Summer workouts are voluntary and not required.  The targeted first day of official ‘Fall Sports’ practices are July 31st for Girls Golf and August 3rd for Cheerleading, Cross Country-B&G, Football, Soccer-B&G, Boys Tennis and Girls Volleyball.
  • Watch “In The Nest,” the Balding Eagles’ first ever virtual at home improv comedy show! Use this link to view
  • Students should continue to check emails from the school counselors about registration for next year’s classes. Please note counselor assignments for registration:
    Jamie Marx ([email protected]) – Class of 2021
    Monica Helfrich ([email protected]) – Classes of 2022 & 2023, last names A – J
    Catherine Welch ([email protected]) – Classes of 2022 & 2023, last names K – Z
  • Two of our international students, both seniors, are in need of host families for the 20/21 school year.  Evan has been at BCHS since freshman year, and David has been with us since sophomore year.  At this point, we are unsure whether they will be allowed to return in the fall, but to keep in step with rapidly changing directives, it is important that they have a safe, loving home to come to when they return for their final months as Bishop Chatard family members, whether it is in August or January.  Host families get $700 monthly to support housing their student or twice that if you have room for both!  Host families do not need to have students currently at BCHS.  If you or someone you know is interested in learning more, Please contact BCHS counselor Catherine Welch at [email protected].
  • Elearning info: Info from the state, Overview, Q&A for students 
  • Potential changes are possible in college admission processes nationally; see more information in the following parent letter:
  • Senior college infohere.