This Week at Bishop Ireton
Fri., May 24, N Day, AM Assembly Schedule
Mass 7:30 am, Matt Purple+
Senior Farewell Prayer Service
Monday, May 27, Memorial Day, No School
Tue., May 28, B Day
Mass, 7:30 am, Mike & Suzan Cummins
Senior Exam Make Up Day
Wed., May 29, I Day
Mass 7:30 am, Kathleen Gay+
Senior Grades Due
Thu., May 30, R Day
Mass 7:30 am, Fredona Gartlan
Fri., May 31, Review Day, E1-7, T2
Mass 7:30 am, Maritza Mullervy
Senior Graduation Practice, meet at school at 8:45 am
Monday, June 3, Review Day, T1-7, O2, 3 pm dismissal
Seniors meet at St. Bernadette Church at 12:45 pm
Baccalaureate Mass, 7 pm
Tuesday, June 4
Graduation, 11 am
Underclassman Study Day, No School
All Night Grad Party, 11 pm - 5 am
Locker clean out, underclassmen, June 5
Underclass Exams June 6 - 11
Exam make up day, June 12
Teachers in classrooms, June 14, 8 - 10 am
Senior Portrait Dates:
June 27, 28, August 5, October 25
Teachers Return, August 19
Students Return, August 26
Back to School Pool Party, August 30
Labor Day, No School, September 2
First Full Day of Classes, September 3
Back to School Night, September 5
Homecoming, October 19
Thanksgiving Break, November 27 - December 1
Exams End, December 20
Christmas Break, December 21 - January 5
Back to School, January 6
Ash Wednesday, March 5
Easter Sunday, April 20
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 7:30 am. If you are interested in celebrating a birthday, anniversary, or special occasion by giving the Gift of the Mass through a Mass Intention,
Thought from St. Francis De Sales:
"Just trust in Him and He will continue to lead you safely through all things. Where you cannot walk, He will carry you in His arms."
|All Night Graduation Party Committee (ANGP)
We need your help. Click here to sign up.
This longstanding BI tradition began over 20 years ago as part of a regional
effort to offer a post-graduation celebration that is drug and alcohol free. Please consider offering a few hours of your time to keep our grads safe, and get a chance to see how much fun your Cardinal will have at their celebration!
Contact Susan Ratner
or Debbie Heck
Please note that the start times for June exams are 8 am for two hour exams and 8:30 am for one hour exams.
|2013-2014 Course Selection
The final opportunity to adjust or modify all course requests for the 2013-2014 school year will occur after final grades are posted starting June 19 through June 26 using the Portal. Click here for the Portal.
All Ireton fathers are invited to welcome incoming fathers
Meet teachers, coaches, club leaders,
and other fathers of the Class of 2017!
We look forward to meeting you!
Friday, May 31
6:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Ireton Courtyard next to the Resource Center
Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, Chips, Soda, and Beer!
This event is intended for fathers only, no students.
Sponsored by the Bishop Ireton Father's Club
Meet Jack Murray, P '15, the President of the Father's Club.
Jack may or may not perform a magic trick that night!
RSVP: Terry Rainey 703-212-5182
|2013-2014 Changes to the required community service hours:
The distribution of the 60 service hours that students are required to perform in order to graduate Bishop Ireton will change. Starting in 2013-2014, all four grades will have to do 15 service hours. The type of service each grade can do will remain the same. Students will be given more information in their religion classes, and the Community Service website will be updated soon. Any questions, please contact Brian Dunn
. If students need approval of service hours, they should contact Chris Wilson.
NOTE: Rising seniors for the 2013-2014 school year will only be required to do 10 hours since they completed 30 hours this year.
|Camden Trip this summer
Attention Rising Juniors:
Interested in going to Camden this summer? We are offering a four day trip from Wednesday, July 31-Saturday, August 3
. Cost is $175, which includes the Megabus ticket, lodging, and food. This trip is only open to rising Juniors. It will fulfill your Junior service hours requirement, and your Junior retreat requirement. There will be an interest meeting during advisory on Wednesday May 29
in the Auditorium. Only 14 spots are available. Sign ups will begin after Advisory on Wednesday, May 29
. Any questions? Contact Brian Dunn
PTO NEEDS your help
Membership Chair position open. Contact Debbie Heck
All packets were mailed on Tuesday
. If you do not receive it by Saturday
, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Senior Drop off Days: May 30 and May 31
8 am to 12 pm. (Seniors may also drop them off with the underclass drop off)
Underclass Drop Off: Summer Reading, May 30 & 31 7 - 8 am
PTO Members may sign up for book sale shifts. Click here
. All members who sign up for a 5-hour shift will be eligible to shop at the volunteer sale, 5-7 pm on Friday, June 26
Summer Reading Sale: June 14, 9 am - 4 pm
and June 15, 9 am - 12 pm
The PTO board would like to thank the BI staff, parents, and student volunteers who helped to make the New Mother's Tea a success last Sunday afternoon. A very special thank you to Vilma Calix and Anna Burns for hosting the event!
The following classes are being offered at BI this summer:
Web Page Design & Development (843) .5 credit, $500
June 17-28, 7:30 am - 1 pm
Image Editing (Photoshop) (849) .5 credit, $500July 15-19, 7:30 am - 5 pm
(can be applied as Fine Arts Credit)
PE II/Driver's Ed (524) 1 credit, $1000 (rising sophomores only)June 17-July 12
, 8 am - 2 pm
Driver's Ed ONLY .25 credit, $250 (VA residents only)June 17-July 3
, 8 am - 10 am
Creative Writing (150) .5 credit, $500August 5 - 16, 8 am - 1:30 pm
(can be applied as Fine Arts Credit)
French 1 (612) 1 credit, $1000June 17 - July 12
, 8 am to 12 pm
History Through Film .5 credit, $500August 5 - 16, 8 am - 2 pm
(can be applied as a Fine Arts Credit)
Politics and Religion .5 credit, $500
July 15 - 26, 8 am - 2 pm
(can be applied as a Fine Arts Credit, but not a religion credit)
Algebra II Refresher Workshop, $250 (not for credit)
June 17 - 21, 9 am - 11 am
Summer Workshops: Transition to High School for incoming Freshmen (not for credit), $400 each, students may sign up for one or both.
Language Arts, Aug 5-16, 10 am-12 noon
Math, Aug 5-16, 1 pm-3 pm
Aspire Academic Coaching, Click here
Algebra 1 retake, July 9-27, 8:30 am-2:30 pm
Geometry, June 25-Aug 7
, 8:30 am-2:30 pm, $895
Algebra 2, June 26-Aug 7
, 8:30 am-2:30 pm, $895Click here
for Course Descriptions.Click here
for the registration form.Please click here for summer school classes offered at Paul VI. Click here for summer school classes offered at Pope John Paul the Great. Students will receive credit at BI for these classes.
|Summer Camps at BI
for information on 2013 summer camps at Bishop Ireton. We have
both sports and theatre arts camp.
are underway for new instrumental music students. If students have not already auditioned or scheduled an audition, please contact Dr. Eyles
to schedule an audition time. This is for new students in any of the instrumental music classes. Choir students do not need to audition.
|BI Drama Department
Annual end of the year banquet
Friday, May 24, 6 pm, Auditorium
$7 per attendee, includes catered dinner and dessert.
All students involved in theatre at Ireton and their families are welcome to attend.
Please RSVP to Ms. Caroline Schreiber.
Parking applications for next year will be available online until May 31
Completed forms should be turned in to Mr. Brooks
. Any questions? See Mr. Bass
or Ms. Whitley.
All stored medications in the Clinic (including Epi-Pens and inhalers) must be picked up after your student's last exam. Medications not picked up by June 12 will be discarded. Students may come to the Clinic to pick up their medication at the end of any school day. Questions? Contact Linda Soniak RN at 703-212-5157.
|Cardinal's Nest Bookstore
Lockers are being renovated this summer and the organizers which students have for the old long lockers will still fit in the new lockers, as they are adjustable. Students should KEEP their old organizers!
It's time for Grads & Dads!
Although grads are looking forward to their new schools, they will be glad to have that one last reminder of their years at BI!!
And, the Bookstore has just the thing for that great gift for Dad!
Come in and select from more than 15 t-shirts, a dozen hoodies and crews, a dozen hats, pj bottoms, shorts, sweatpants, plus all of the other items that say BI.
Bookstore open from 7:30 am - 3:30 pm
to make an appointment.
Next Meeting is June 12, 7 pm
, Resource Center.
Congratulations to the 2013 Scholarship Awards recipients:
Catherine Babiec, Andrew Selby, Michaela Mulokey, and Tommy Kelly
These exemplary student-athletes will receive a $500.00 scholarship. Job Well Done!
Visit our new facebook page: Coaches, please add photos!
Model UN BI hosted a Model UN Conference Saturday, May 18. They hosted 4 area high schools. There were three "Joint Crisis Committees", in which the American Revolution was "refought". The Crisis Committee under the direction of Tamra Nebabu was controlling the alliances of the American Indian tribes, the natural disasters, and interjecting various aspects of emergencies. We were able to use the Google Maps feature on the BI server and post through each room projector the immediate reactions/responses so all participants could follow the action. This was performed under the capable direction of junior Ben Maalouf. All in all, it was an interesting day.
The following freshmen and sophomore BI student delegates distinguished themselves by their participation in the conference:
Gavel (1st Place)
Daniel Durgavich; Frederick North; British Parliament
Eamon Heaney; John Adams; Continental Congress
Jake Ferrara; Charles Gravier; French Royal Government
Outstanding (2nd Place)
Juliana Mitchell; Pierre Beaumarchais; French Royal Government
Honorable Mention (3rd Place)
Camille Polson; Banastre Tarlton; British Parliament
Wendell Beane; Lymon Hall; Continental Congress
Jean Nunez; Louis-Rene le Vassor; French Royal Government
|Boots and Bandanas Annual Auction and Gala
Spaces available for these outings:
Mr. Rauer's presentation on WWII.
Saturday, June 8, 3-7 pm in the BI Auditorium
Food and beverages provided
$35 per person.
Kiskadee, Wednesday, September 28, 6-8 pm. Enjoy beverages, hors d'ouvres and a 20% discount! $25 per person.
Contact Josephine Cunningham.
|National Honor Society
Junior service hours due May 31
Juniors: Plan ahead!
PTO Booksale Needs YOU!
Thur., June 13, 8 am - 12 pm and 12 pm - 6 pm.
Fri., June 14, 8 am - 4 pm and 4 pm - 7 pm
Sat., June 15, 8 am - 2 pm, 12 - tbd
Fri., July 26, 8 am - 1 pm, 5 pm - 7 pm
Sat., July 27, 7:45 am - 4 pm
Juniors will have the opportunity to help out with the Freshman Study Skills program offered to freshmen during orientation week. You will need to be available to help Monday - Wednesday August 26 to August 28. If you know you will not have a study hall next year, this is a great way to complete your NHS service hours for 1st semester.
|Art Department News
Mrs. Victoria Eichler recently held a workshop for NVAEA (National Art Educators Association of Northern VA) to experience and learn about glass fusing. Thanks to a generous donation from the Bieron Family, the art department will be purchasing supplies to add glass fusing to the curriculum.
|Positive Coaching Alliance
Juniors who are
Student Athletes may now apply for the PCA's Triple Impact
Competition Scholarship Program for a chance to be awarded $1000. Click here
for information and the form. Last year, Bishop Ireton had a finalist and an award winner!
The winners will be selected based on their essays explaining how they represent the ideals of the Triple-Impact Competitor.
Closes May 31, 2013
Mrs. Henry and Cry, the Beloved Country
Using the Animoto video program, students needed to create a video illustrating the novel Cry, the Beloved Country. They had to include images, text, music, and possibly video that related to the message of the novel, the characters in the novel, the main plots in the novel, and any themes that are presented in the novel. The video needed to be between 2 and 3 minutes and included the title of the book and the author.
Ms. Leslie and the Odyssey
Ms. Leslie's students needed to use technology and music to recreate one of the adventures of Odysseus from the Odyssey in a creative way.
Mrs. Eichler, Brother Rick, and Art & Poetry
This was a collaborative lesson on the fusion of art and poetry. The students were introduced to the poetic forms: simultaneous poems, the dramatic monologue, and the calligram and produced a work of art that included the poetry. Students used Photoshop to enhance their creations. Student creations were judged and the top student winner received a $50.00 dollar cash prize and the runner-up, a $25.00 cash prize. The results were displayed in the Library during April's Celebration of Poetry month.
"A Moment from De Sales" are blogs written by Richard R. DeLillio, OSFS. Fr. DeLillio is a professor at Catholic Univ. His blogs are meant to help everyday readers grow in holiness. Click here
to read a selection.
"Traveling on a faith journey is different from highway driving. Every disciple of the Lord seeks direction now and then. Following where the Lord calls us is not always well-defined or clear. We often can't see road signs or hear GPS readouts all that well. Like my brother-in-law, we become lost, and ended up in the wrong place and frequently with the wrong people.This is when we need to stop and ask for help. The quicker we do this the faster we return to our correct route. But this takes effort on our part. First, we have to admit we are lost and need help. Secondly, we have to ask for help through prayer or from someone we trust. Finally, we listen carefully to the ever present Holy Spirit who whispers our best route. Sometimes his tips are quick and easy, at other times tedious, needing much patience to see what "looks familiar." Through all these lost moments, one thing is certain the Lord will help."
|Internet and Mobile Safety Update
As a follow up on the Workshop offered on April 17, we will periodically be offering tips on Internet and Mobile Safety.
Snapchat: Defined and Dethroned
You may not have heard of Snapchat, but odds are your teen or tween is very familiar with this mobile application.
What is Snapchat? Snapchat is a wildly popular photo sharing application, used 30 million times every day. The app allows users to send photos to friends, acquaintances or strangers. Significantly, the user can choose how many seconds the sent photo will be visible until it "self-destructs."
Why should you care? Because of this "self-destruction" feature, some teens and tweens think it is a safe way to engage in sexting. There are no safe ways to engage in sexting! Recipients can share pictures with others or use a screen capturing app to retain a copy of Snapchat pictures. Facebook also offers its users a Snapchat-like mobile application called Fakebook Poke with essentially the same features.
Digital parenting has never been more challenging. uKnowKids™ is a Parental Intelligence System that is able to integrate Instagram into its social network monitoring. If you are unsure if your child has an Instagram account, uKnowKids can also help you answer that question. We hope you will try uKnowKids™ for free.
Go to unknowkids.com
for more information.
Cardinal Postage Stamp
Congratulations to all 2013 Grads!
The Center for FaithJustice, a Catholic non-profit in Lawrenceville, NJ, is offering immersion weeks in the summer for high school students. This will fulfill the service hour requirements for all grades. Click here for more information and to register.
Please send any changes of phone, address, or email to Mrs. Kelly
|Salesian theme 2012-2013:
It is a great part of our perfection to support one another in our imperfections.