Faculty and StaffStudentsParentsAlumni
HomeContact UsLog InWebmail
This Week at Bishop Ireton
April 23, 2015
Fri., Apr. 24, O Day, Physics Day, Mother's Club Reception, 5-8, Atrium

Mon., Apr. 27, N Day, Senior Class Meeting during Advisory, FREE dress out day

Tue., Apr. 28, B Day, Academic and Service Awards Banquet, 6:30, Hilton Alexandria Mark Center

Wed., Apr. 29, I Day, Liturgy Schedule, ITS Induction Ceremony, 4 pm, Chapel

Thu., Apr. 30, R Day

Fri., May 1, E Day, Evening with the Arts, 7 pm, Auditorium, Fathers BBQ, 7 pm, Atrium

Sat., May 2, Evening with the Arts, 7 pm, Auditorium

Sun., May 3, Freshman Mother's Tea, 1-3 pm, Atrium

________________    Looking Ahead:


BI Golf Tournament, May 4


Senior Grad Fee, Service Hours and Survey Due, May 4


AP Exams, May 4-15 


Spring Instrumental Concert, May 5


Class of 2017 Ring Orders, May 6-8  


Grad attire and ticket pick up, May 8 


Senior Exams, May 18-21


Underclass Service Hours Due, May 20 


Senior Farewell Prayer Service, May 22


Memorial Day, no school, May 25 


Athletic Banquet, May 28 


Baccalaureate Mass, June 1


Graduation and All Night Grad Party, June 2


Semester Exams, Underclassmen, June 8 - 11   


PTO Booksale: Volunteer Sale Day, July 24, Booksale, July 25, Pickup of unsold items, July 26 


First Day of School 2015-16, August 31 



Give the Gift of the Mass  


 We are abundantly blessed to have the holy sacrifice of the Mass offered daily in the St. Francis De Sales Chapel at 7:25 am.  If you are interested in celebrating a birthday, anniversary, or special occasion by giving the Gift of the Mass through a Mass Intention,


Contact  Fr. Bresnahan or call 703-212-5163.

Thought from St. Francis de Sales:  

"Do everything for God, uniting yourself to him in word and deed."  

Like us on Facebook                                  Follow me on Twitter  
Spring2Action- #OneDay4Ireton
Thanks to all our families and our wonderful community!  We met our goal of raising $50,000 in 24 hours!  YOU are the reason our school is so great! The students have won a well deserved FREE dress out day on Monday, April 27.
Important Dates for Seniors
Below is a partial list of items that need to be completed in order for seniors to receive their eleven graduation tickets and cap & gown on Friday, May 8 during lunch: Click here for all date reminders.

  • Pay Graduation fee ($300) by May 4 to Mrs. White
  • Senior surveys to Mrs. Georgieff by May 4
  • Complete your required ten hours of community service and submit log sheet to Ms. Estorninos by May 4
  • Return library books by May 8   
  • Return your parking pass to Ms. Whitley by May 14  
  • Pay any balances to Sage Dining Services by May 13
  • Serve all detentions by May 15
On May 8, seniors will receive 11 tickets for graduation.  For special accommodations, click here.  If a senior needs more than 11 tickets, please ask a fellow senior for extra tickets.

The Marguerite Scafati
Academic and Service Banquet

Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Check in and reception, 6:30 pm
Dinner and award presentations, 7:30 pm
Hilton Alexandria Mark Center
5000 Seminary Road
Alexandria, VA  22311
All students with a year-to-date GPA of 4.2 or above are being honored as are students who have earned recognition for their service to clubs at BI. Invitations were mailed over Easter break. Contact Mrs. Jordan for information and to RSVP.    
2015-16 PTO Officer Elections
Elections for the 2015-2016 PTO officers will be held during the May PTO meeting. Officer role/responsibilities are described in the PTO by-laws. Open positions are: President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer. Interested parents should contact Mary Heitman.

Faculty Luncheon
- TOMORROW - Friday, April 24
Please bring your labeled items (in disposable containers) to the main office by 9 am on the 24th.  Click here for the sign up genius by April 20. Last two lunches of this school year are May 15 and June 12. 
Thanks to the volunteers who signed up for tomorrow:
Servers/Kitchen/Decor Help included: Marie Niernberger, Liz Uhrig, Sandra Canas, Sally Abbed, Maria Sardegna, Valerie Hayes,and Laura Dwyer.

Food donation families included: Crandall, Manero, Kantrowitz, Kauffman, Scannell, Murray, Mueller, Locke, Henley, Gaffney, Gardner, Dorsett, Beutner, Blanco, Markle, Buzby, Hughes, Dwyer, Niernberger, Canas, Gutierrez, Anderson, Rizzi, Mereu, Holmes, Wetherly.


tea-cup-breakfast.jpg Freshman Mother's Tea  

Sunday, May 3 - 1:00 - 3:00 pm 

Click here for the sign-up genius to RSVP and to volunteer. Freshmen and NHS students can earn service hours. Please help us welcome our new B.I. mothers. We need veteran moms to mix and mingle, chat, answer questions, and make new moms feel welcome. Contact Mrs. Moira McCormick with any questions.   



PTO Used Book and Uniform Sale

Mark your calendars for July 25, 2015 for the annual BI used book and uniform sale!  Current PTO members will be given the opportunity to sign up as volunteers in April to assist with set up and during the day of the sale.  Most important - all volunteers are given the opportunity to shop early (July 24).  The volunteer sign up sheet will be released in April. The PTO Book closet will be opened 30 minutes before every PTO meeting. What a great reason to join the PTO! Contact: Booksale - Suzanne Wharton Lake.  PTO Membership - Colleen Hooper.


All Night Grad Party and Yard Signs 
Class of 2015 yard signs are available for purchase for $20. All proceeds go to the ANGP.  Contact the senior class rep to reserve your sign before they are gone!


Evening with the Arts 
Please join us on Friday, May 1 or Saturday, May 2 at 7 pm when Bishop Ireton Fine Arts Department presents an Evening with the Arts. Included will be an Art Show in the lobby, One Act Plays in the Auditorium, music and more.

The Wind Ensemble had an amazing trip to Italy, spending Easter with the Pope, seeing the sights, eating gelato, and playing concerts.  

Fine Arts students will perform and display their artistic creations on the two days of the Evening with the Arts at BI Musicians are in the chapel and one-act plays are in the auditorium.




Community Service Hours   
If you have already completed your service hours for the 2014-2015 school year, please don't wait until the last minute to turn them in. Freshmen, sophomores, and juniors are required to complete a total of 15 hours. Seniors are required to complete 10. (Refer to the school handbook for guidelines.)
Seniors: Hours are due May 4
Freshmen-Juniors: Hours are due May 20
For questions, project approval, or help on finding locations, contact Ms. Estorninos at your earliest convenience. Click here for the form.


Golf Logo Bishop Ireton Golf Classic   
Monday, May 4 at Mt. Vernon Country Club
Join the fun! Registration and Lunch 11 am, Shotgun Start, 1 pm, Dinner and Awards, after golf.
The golfing field is limited to 30 foursomes. Click here for the registration form or click here to sign up today! 

Buy it Now
The items in the silent auction are offered NOW  100% of the proceeds of this auction go directly to Bishop Ireton and the Oblate of St. Francis de Sales.  Items include:

*         Bucket list travel experiences through Winspire,  

*         VIP ROW seating for 2015 Graduation,

*         Prime location Student Parking Pass for 2015-16,

*         George Town Club dinner,

*         Golf at Kinloch,

*         Wizards floor seats,

*         Nationals tickets,

*         Local golf,

*         2 Nights at a Bed and Breakfast for 4 in Old Town,

*         Redskins tickets.


Please contact T.J. McBride '90 with your commitment to purchase any of these items.  Payment is due April 30, 2015.  Click here for the complete list of items.


NHS: Seniors: $10 dues are required to pay for your graduation cords. Please turn in your money to Mrs. Thompson or Mrs. Marquet. Senior service hours are due on Friday, May 8 (10 hours for each semester).

The next Student Book Group meeting is Wednesday, April 29 at 7:15 am in the library. All are welcome!

Student Honor Council   
Student Honor Council Elections will be held in English classes on April 29 and 30.  
There are 2 vacancies for each class (2016, 2017 & 2018). Completed applications to run for Student Honor Council will be due on April 23rd. Contact Mrs. Marquet, Mr. Hamer, or Mr. Bass with any questions.

The final meeting for the school year for the BI Economics Club is Tuesday, May 12 at 3:15 pm in Room K-213. The topic is Finances for College Life!  See Mr. Rauer
Counseling Services     
College Visits to BI
Wednesday, April 29 
8:00 a.m.   United States Air Force Academy 
10:30 a.m.  York St John University- York, England 

Important Information for Students Taking AP Exams 
AP Exams will take place May 4-15 at Bishop Ireton.   Bishop Ireton will be administering 621 exams to 288 students in 20 subject areas. Information for Test Takers will be distributed to AP students in class on Monday.

Anxiety in Children: Helping Our Children Cope
Dr. Rolando Diaz 
Oakwood School in Annandale,Thursday, May 7 at 7:00 pm.

This presentation will focus on the different ways in which anxiety can manifest in children.  Dr. Diaz will address environmental stressors, family dynamics and other factors that can affect the development of anxiety in children, with a specific focus on children with attention and learning difficulties.  He will also address what parents can do to help their children and when to consider seeking professional support. Before entering private practice, Dr. Diaz worked as staff psychologist at the Lab School of Washington.

There is no charge for the event, but please register in advance at the Oakwood website.  


Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) 
Students are invited to an information session to learn more about Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) program on April 28 from 5-6 pm and on May 26 from 5-6 pm at George Mason University. Download the flyer for more details.
Sophomores - Class Ring Orders
Balfour will be at Bishop Ireton on Wednesday, May 6 and Thursday, May 7 during all lunches to take your ring orders. 
Drew Smith and National Football Foundation  
Drew Smith, Bishop Ireton's record-breaking wide receiver, was selected by the National Football Foundation and College Football Hall of Fame as the National Capital Region's top scholar-athlete for 2015. Josh Ammon and Nigel Bullard were also nominated. 
Sean O'Malley Scholarship  

This scholarship, to honor the memory of former B.I. student-athlete, Sean O'Malley, is open to rising sophomore, junior, or senior male students who have completed at least one year at B.I. and who have participated in the football and/or wrestling programs. Candidates must have a GPA of 2.5 or above, evidence a commitment to community service, and exhibit financial need.  

To apply, students must submit a letter detailing their qualifications by April 30. For more details, contact Director of Advancement, Ryan Fannon '89 or click here.


Varsity Cheerleading  
If your student is interested in Varsity Cheerleading, there is a mandatory meeting on Thursday, May 14 from 7-9 pm in the cafeteria.  Parents are encouraged to attend. Cheerleading try-outs, physicals, expenses, Cheerleading Camp, the summer team, competitions, football, basketball and more will be discussed. No experience necessary. Contact Coach Angela Hope-Eskew 703-409-1213.


2015 Varsity Athletic Awards Banquet 
Wednesday, May 27, 7 pm
Alexandria Hilton Mark Center
Click here to register
All student-athletes, parents, and coaches are welcome to attend (freshman, jv, and varsity). The cost per ticket for everyone is $55. All Varsity head coaches have a complementary admission, but must still must still RSVP with Matt Horton. Deadline to RSVP is May 20th.

If you are an Athletic Booster Member at the $80 and $125 level you get one free admission for a student-athlete. If you are a $250 and above Booster member you get 2 free admissions for a student-athlete.



Community Service Opportunities  
Four-six students are needed to help deliver furniture to homes in Alexandria.  The dates are Saturday April 25; Saturday, May 30 and Saturday, June 27. Contact Mike Mackey for more information and to sign-up.

Volunteers are also needed for the Sidewalk Sale on Saturday, May 16 in the 100th block of South Payne Street. Students may work in shifts from 6 am to 5 pm.  Please contact Mrs. Susanne Arnold if you can help.

Special Olympics Virginia Area 26 Track and Field Championships, Saturday April 25, 2015 from 8:30 am until 3:00 pm at Episcopal High School, 1200 N. Quaker Lane, Alexandria, VA. 22302. Any Bishop Ireton students, faculty, or parents wishing to volunteer should complete the Class B Volunteer Form from the link below and bring it with them on the day of the event.


The Shades of Deception 
April  25, 10 am - 4 pm, Falls Church Marriott
Fairview Park, Falls Church

Sponsored by Hosea4You.org, this conference celebrates and elevates the dignity of women.  Free tickets are available from Father Bresnahan.  


Sacraments over Easter  
Congratulations to the four Bishop Ireton Students who received sacraments over the Easter Break! 
Veronica Richardson '16 - Confirmation
Rebekah Gray '15, Grace Sklopan '18, and Amelia Cole '17 - Baptized, Confirmed and First Communion.


Course Selection 
Online course selection for the 2015-16 school year is now closed.  The Portal will reopen from June 18 - 25 with one last opportunity to revise the course selection after final grades are posted.


Summer 2015 Summer Reading Classes 
Study Skills and Reading Comprehension Course
The Institute for Reading Development will hold study skills and speed reading programs for children and adults at BI this summer.  Click here for descriptions of the programs and schedule.
Summer School 

Click here for a full description of all summer school classes, including Summer School Math Offerings through Fairfax County, Educere, and Northern Virginia Community College.

Click here for the Registration Form. Students must sign up on-line but registration is NOT complete until the payment is received.

Contact Ms. Medvigy for more information.

Summer Camp
Summer Camps offered in Baseball, Basketball, Football, Soccer, Volleyball, Lacrosse, and Theater for grades 1-12!  
Click here to find out more or contact Mr. Pete Hamer.

   Cardinal's Nest School Store  
Mother's Day Top Ten List 
10. Colorful Canvas bags and Totes 
 9. Bobble Filtered Water Bottle 
 8. Golf/Sunbrella 
 7. Flannel PJ Bottoms
 6. Womens' Polo
5. Nike Dri-Fit Visor 
 4. Comfy Sweatshirt Blanket 
 3. Nike Gortex Waterproof Jacket 
 2. Fabulous Stadium Seat
 1. BI Stainless Travel Mug 
Cardinal's Nest School Store Hours: 

Monday-Friday 7:30-8:00 am; 10:30am-12:00pm; 3:00-3:30pm,  

or by appointment
Contact Ms. Daubresse 703-212-5159    

Graduation Information for Seniors  
Please check out Graduation Information on the webpage.  Click on "Events" and then "Graduation" from the drop down menu. Everything you need to know about graduation is listed there.
PCA Positive Coaching Alliance  
PCA's Triple-Impact Competitor Scholarship Program sponsored by Deloitte.  PCA awards college scholarships of $1000-2000 to high school athletes, based on their essays and other criteria.  Click here for more information. Deadline is May 31.
Salesian Corner
Bishop Ireton Prayer Book 
"Seeds of our Salesian Tradition"
We are creating a new B.I. Prayer Book.  Parent & Alumni Prayer contributions welcome!  Email your prayers.  This project is part of our 50th Anniversary Celebration!


DeSales Service Works in Camden, NJ
Today, 18 students and three chaperones left for Camden, after participating in a pre-Camden retreat all morning. This trip is the fourth and final Camden Retreat of this school year and, like all other groups who have attended, they are excited to get to work and be the hands and feet of Christ to all those they encounter - from the children to men and women. We've had a total of 74 students travel to Camden this year, who came back with a greater appreciation for all that they have and a desire to keep the spirit of service alive here at home. We look forward to continuing this great connection our school has with Fr. Mike McCue, OSFS at the DeSales Service Works and all the incredible work they do for Camden. Our next one will be the first trip for the 2015-2016 school year, June 25-27, 2015. Do consider going if you haven't already! Contact Ms. Estorninos.


Click here to subscribe to DeSales Service Works Service Matters Blog.
Click here to subscribe to DeSales Weekly, the email newsletter from the Oblates of St. Francis de Sales.


B.I. Memory Bricks

Etched on the brick pavers of The Courtyard are messages from alumni, parents, grandparents, and friends, honoring the ways in which Bishop Ireton and St. Mary's Academy have changed their lives.


Be a part of this special tradition with your own engraved message with either a a 4" x 8" or a 12" x 12" brick.  Great gift idea for 2015 graduates!


Click here to place your order or contact Mrs. Brandi Wease Vasquez, 703-212-5176.



Database Updates: 
Please send any changes of phone, address, or email to  Mr. Parks.
Salesian theme 2014-2015:
"We are companions on the journey given to one another to do God's will." -St Jane de Chantal 








Message From The Head Of SchoolMake A Gift To Support UsTake An Online Campus TourThe Bishop Ireton Difference
© Copyright 2015 Bishop Ireton High School201 Cambridge Road Alexandria, VA 22314 703.751.7606 Fax: 703.212.8173