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        CARDINAL                                                                        CONNECTION

                                                      Bishop Ireton Welcomes New Faculty and Staff
                      Dear Families and            Mr. Tim Hamer is                                                   levels of French in
                      Friends of Bishop            very excited to be      NEW PARENT MIXER                           schools throughout the
                                                   returning to BI to                                                 world. Mrs. Rosemarie
                      Ireton High School,
                                                   succeed Mrs.
                                                                               September 3                            Tunick is a former
                      Each August, there           Marguerite Scafati        8:00 – 10:30 pm                          Fairfax County teacher
                      is a television              as the Vice                                                        who will teach CP and
                      commercial that              Principal for              Upper Atrium                            AP Biology. Mr. John
                      draws two very               Academics. He                                                      Schlickenmaier, a
different reactions from a school                  was at BI for          Drop your students off at the Back to       Bishop Ireton and
community. The ad is from Staples.                 eleven year in Fr.     School Pool Party on Friday, Septem-        Catholic University
There is a man skipping with a                     Metzger’s adminis-     ber 3 at 8 pm then head over to the         alumnus, will teach
shopping cart as he buys school supplies           tration. Mr. Robert    school for your opportunity to meet         Junior English, Public
with two very dejected children looking            Benton has joined      and socialize with other Bishop Ireton      Speaking and Journal-
on in utter disbelief. In the background,          our math depart-       parents. The Home School League             ism. Mr. Michael Vogt,
one can hear the song, It’s the Most               ment. Rob is a         began the mixer 3 years ago to run          an Oblate seminarian,
Wonderful Time of the Year. It might               veteran teacher        concurrently with the students’ social      and Mrs. Mary Kelly,
come as a surprise to many of you that             from the Fairfax       and it has been a big hit since. There      our former Library
in addition to the disbelief on the faces          County system and      will be displays set up from a number       Assistant, will be
of our BI students, there are many                 spent many years       of organizations and plenty of “old         teaching religion and
teachers who return in August shocked              at West Spring-        timers” to answer questions. Make           working with Fr. Joe
that another summer has passed so                  field. He will teach new friends and find out how you can          Brennan, OSFS in
quickly. However, we do realize that               Algebra I, II and      get involved in the school. You might       Campus Ministry. Mrs.
you parents are relieved that the rhythms          AP Statistics. Mrs.    even set up a few carpools before the       Suzanne Bishop has
of the school year have returned.                  Catherine Perry        night is over. You’ll finish in time to     joined Mrs. Lindagale
Welcome back!                                      has joined the         pick up your students and you can           Dube in the library as
                                                   foreign language       swap stories on the drive home.             her assistant. Mr. Brett
To commemorate forty years of service,             department and                                                     Shugrue comes to us
this year Bishop Ireton is adopting the            will teach French. She is a native of         from Marymount University and will assist
theme, Advancing Always. Since St.                 France and was educated at the                in the athletic department and serve as the
Francis de Sales believed that                     Sorbonne. Mrs. Perry has taught all           athletic trainer.
knowledge was the eighth sacrament, I
am pleased to announce some ways we
are striving to improve our own
academic program. The freshmen will
be introduced to a study skills program,
                                                   Camp DeSales – A Salesian Leadership Experience
designed to help them develop the habits           During June, seven rising seniors             participated in activities including role-
and discipline that they will need to              traveled to Brooklyn, Michigan to             playing and a one-day obstacle course in the
                  PRINCIPAL continued on page 6    attend Camp DeSales for a week. The           woods where they were encouraged to put to
                                                   camp integrates Salesian virtues with         use the principles and ideas learned in the
                                                   practical leadership skills. Our stu-         conferences.
          CONTENTS                                 dents, Rae Sullivan, Courtney Cleaves,
                                                   Kristen Casey, Julia Hughes, Kwinten          Throughout the upcoming year, these
 Advisory Donations                       3        Brown, Ed Culbert, and Joey Muffler,          students along with other members of the
                                                   joined 45 students from other Oblate          Salesian Spirituality Group, will share
 Top Golfer                               4        and Visitation high schools and parishes      many of the ideas learned at camp. This
 Games for Soldiers                       5        to attend sessions on communication,
                                                   prayer and respect (CPR). They
                                                                                                 year’s Salesian theme for Bishop Ireton is,
                                                                                                                CAMP DE SALES continued on page 2
 Book Sale Success                        6
                                                   ADVANCE   ALWAYS IN   CHRIST   THROUGH THE LEGACY OF THE GENTLE SAINT,    FRANCIS   DE   SALES
A BULLETIN FOR THE FAMILIES AND FRIENDS OF BISHOP IRETON HIGH SCHOOL                                                                 AUGUST 2004

         Terrapins’                                                  “
                                                                     A Rendezvous with Yesterday.”
      Gary Williams to                                                     Celebrating 40 Years of Ireton
    appear at BI Sept. 20                         Auction donations are arriving daily for            friends? Donate a gift certificate for a
                                                  the 15th Annual Auction and Dinner Gala             service or a retail store, an item, or a gift
                         Don’t miss an            planned for Sunday, November 21 at the              of your time. Call with your idea (703)
                         evening with             McLean Hilton in Tysons Corner. We                  212-5182 and catch auction fever. There
                         Maryland                 plan to celebrate the best of Ireton’s first        is something for everyone to bid on
                         Terrapin men’s           40 years at this year’s gala. Celebrities           because of the creativity and generosity of
                         basketball coach         including Charlton Heston, Nancy Lopez,             our parents, alumni, faculty, students, and
                         Gary Williams            Rick Mears and Jennifer Aniston have                local businesses.
                         at Bishop Ireton         sent their donations. There are college
                                                  sweatshirts and blankets, a teeth whiten-           If you prefer to purchase an ad for your
                         High School on
                                                  ing, a Sports Camp week, BI class ring,             business, be a sponsor, volunteer your time
                         Monday, Sept
                                                  Day at the Races for 25, Dinner Cruise,             before the auction or the day of the
                         20th at 7 pm in
                                                  rug, overnight stays at B&Bs and hotels,            auction, we welcome your contribution.
the Garwood Whaley Auditorium.
                                                  theater tickets, white water rafting and            We are decorating to celebrate the last four
Sponsored by the Alexandria Chamber
                                                  dining certificates galore. Have you                decades so if you have photos or items we
of Commerce’s speaker series, Coach
                                                  decided on your donation? Do you bake               can borrow to showcase the years between
Williams will address a sure to be
                                                  great desserts? Are you a handyman? Do              1964 and 2004 we want to hear from you.
sellout crowd on life as a national
                                                  you teach guitar lessons or how to make a           Look for your invitation in late September
championship basketball coach and
                                                  Christmas wreath? Do you have a time-               and plan to get your reservation in early to
the travails it entails. The Chamber
                                                  share week or airline miles you would like          qualify for the $100 early bird drawing.
will host a reception immediately
                                                  to donate? Would you like to put together           Make sure to mark your calendar so you
following the event and Coach
                                                  a basket from a team or a group of                  too can rendezvous with yesterday!
Williams will be signing his new
book. Take advantage of discount
tickets through the Ireton Athletic
Booster Club at
This is one of the hottest tickets in
                                                  Camp de Sales               continued from page 1
northern Virginia, so don’t delay,                “People of ordinary goodness walk in God’s Way: The devout run in it, and at
order your seats before they are gone!            length, they almost fly.” The theme will be highlighted at the 7:15am First Friday
                                                  Masses, prayer services, school liturgies, and the retreats throughout the year. The SSG
                                                  will assist in integrating Salesian
                                                  spirituality in student government,                       athletics, fine arts and other groups.

                                                  Camp DeSales was blessed this
                                                  summer to have Bishop Ireton
                                                  alumni from the Class of 2003, Dan
                                                  Blaine, Kevin Spaulding and Tim
                                                  Tassa, as staff members. They
                                                  contributed significantly to the          Camp de Sales attendees. 1st row: Rae Sullivan, Ms.
                                                  success of this year’s camp.              Finnegan. Kwinten Brown, Julia Hughes, Kirsten
                                                                                            Casey 2nd Row: Joey Muffler, Fr. Kevin, Ed Culbert,
                                                                                            Courtney Cleaves and Fr. Joe.
      The Cardinal Connection is published by
               Bishop Ireton High School
     Office of Development and Alumni Relations
                 201 Cambridge Road                                         Bishop Ireton Music Department
                 Alexandria, VA 22314                                         Concert Schedule 2004-2005
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                                                     October 29, 2004            Wind Ensemble/Concert Band
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AUGUST 2004                                                     A BULLETIN FOR THE FAMILIES AND FRIENDS OF BISHOP IRETON HIGH SCHOOL

Mr. Rauer Reports...                                                                          NEWS FROM AROUND BI
   BI Model United Nations                  BI Economics Club Ready for the                   Advisory Donation for Auction
    Club Gears Up for its                       Fall Stock Market Game
                                                                                              Each student’s advisory puts together a
        Fifth Season
                                          This fall, the Bishop Ireton Economics Club         basket or other donation for the annual
                                          will mark its seventh year of participation in      auction. Parent Advisory Reps work
The Bishop Ireton Model United            the Virginia Council of Economic Education’s        with the Advisor to select a theme for
Nations Club is preparing for its fifth   “Stock Market Game”. The Stock Market               the donation, collect contributions
year with what will hope to prove to      Game is a simulation of the trading of shares       (usually $10 per student) to purchase
be a dynamic and exciting schedule of     of various companies that are represented on        items for the Advisory donation, and
diplomatic simulations of debate on a     the New York Stock Exchange, the American           serve as a liaison to parents in the
variety of international issues. The      Stock Exchange and the NASDAQ. The game             Advisory. To make the Advisory Rep’s
BI Model UN Club was reestablished        is designed to teach participants how the           job easier this year envelopes will be
in the fall of 2000 and has since         market works and to familiarize them with           distributed at “Back to School Night” on
become involved in a large number of      tools that can help them later in life with their   September 9 that allow you to take two
conference simulations at both the        own portfolios. Each participant is paired with     items off your future “To Do List.” You
college and high school level. These      a teammate and given a cash portfolio of            may enclose your student’s contribution
conference simulations involve the BI     $100,000 that they will invest. The game runs       toward the Advisory donation and
student diplomats assuming the            for a period of ten-weeks each fall and spring.     answer the brief survey questions about
identity of a country and debating        Prizes are awarded at the state level that          your planned auction participation that
issues in selected world bodies. The      includes a trip to the Federal Reserve Bank in      are on the front of the envelope. This
conferences run from one day in           Richmond each spring. In past years two             will save calls to you about the Advisory
duration (usually a Saturday) through     Bishop Ireton student investors have finished       donation and the survey questions
four days (Thursday – Sunday). In         at #1 (final portfolio value $193,000!) and #4      during Auction Phonathon Weekend
years past the club has participated in   for the state of Virginia and were so honored.      October 1-3. Those parents not at Back
events at Princeton University,           The fall game will begin on Monday, 4 October       to School Night or who ask for a follow
Georgetown University, William &          2004 and will conclude on Friday, 10 Decem-         up call in the survey will be contacted.
Mary, and many high schools               ber 2004. The spring game will run from 7           If you would like to help the Auction
throughout a four state area.             February 2005 thru 15 April 2005. The cost          Committee in making follow up calls
                                          for each game is $10.00. Students desiring to       please contact Katie Hickey at (703)
Tentatively, this year’s schedule will
                                          participate in the game should contact Mr.          548-7556.
include the University of Virginia,
Johns Hopkins University,                 Rauer in early September. Additional informa-
Christopher Newport University,           tion is available on the BI Economics Club            Sage Dining Opens New Era
Georgetown Visitation School (DC),        Web site at:                    in Cafeteria
North-East Catholic High School           FACULTY/RAUERM/EconomicsClub.html.
                                                                                              Sage Dining of Towson Maryland opens
(PA), CD Hylton High School (VA),
                                                                                              its newest school cafeteria operation at
and a fall training conference at BI as
                                                                                              Bishop Ireton with the beginning of the
well as an end of year conference in                  SCIENCE FAIR                            school year. Managed by Mr. John
the spring at BI. Training sessions
                                                                                              Tiller, the cafeteria offers an expanded
for the Club are every Thursday            The annual Bishop Ireton Science Fair              menu, professional staff, and upgraded
morning from 7:15 – 7:45in the rear        will take place in January and is open to          operation. One important change was
of Whaley Auditorium. The club is          all students. This fair allows students to         the establishment of a speedy, declining-
open to all BI students and includes a     utilize their creativity and curiosity to          debit account system that allows
cost of $20.00 for first year delegates    explore topics in science not necessarily          students to move quickly through the
(includes the delegate guidebook) and      covered in their classroom curriculum.             serving line, checkout and enter a PIN
$5.00 for returning delegates.             Any student interested in submitting a             and move on to enjoying the new and
Students interested should see Mr.         project should contact their science               improved lunch. A cash line remains,
Rauer or visit the BI Model UN Club        teacher. Any student with a project in             but with crowds and limited time to
Web site at: http://                       any one of the following categories must           enjoy the new selections, declining debit              also contact Mrs. Pasquale in Room 307             is the first choice of students on the go.
RAUERM/ModelUnitedNations.html.            by October 15:                                     Click on the Sage Dining logo on the
                                                                                              Cafeteria homepage to get started today
                                           HUMAN SUBJECTS                                     for your student’s declining debit
                                           NON-HUMAN VERTEBRATE ANIMALS                       account, remove that “Mom, I need
                                           PATHOGENIC AGENTS                                  money for lunch” from your hectic
                                           CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES                              morning by the click of a mouse from
                                           RECOMBINANT DNA                                    any where, any time.
                                           HUMAN/ANIMAL TISSUE
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BI NEWS               continued from page 3                                      BI Students and Alumni
Building Closes an hour after                                                  Put Ministry in the Spotlight
       school day ends
                                                                       Stars of the BI Stage, past, present, and future, joined others from
Again, this school year Bishop Ireton                                  around the region in pulling together one of the biggest outside
High School will close the building                                    stage productions ever to play the Garwood Whaley Auditorium,
one-hour after the end of the sched-                                   in the Saint Bernadette Summer Theatre production of Singin’ in
uled school day. With the close of the                                 the Rain.
building each day, students not under
the direct supervision of a coach,                                     Fresh off his Cappie Award-winning performance in last year’s
moderator, or teacher, must leave the                                  production of Godspell, Jake Odmark ’04 led a star-studded cast
campus. While this has been the                                        and crew which included many names and faces both seen and
general policy of the School for some                                  “unseen” on the Ireton stage. The performers and crew included
time, the importance of ensuring all           recent BI graduates: Stephen Santayana, Kristin Boos and Kerry Stinson, as well as
our students and facilities are pro-           current students: Beth Rothschild, Casey Scully, Mary Myers, Kim Miller, Brigid
tected by adequate supervision led to          Prescott, to name just a few.
the formal implementation of this
policy. Families should make ar-               The Saint Bernadette Summer Theatre program, co-founded 8 years ago and managed by
rangements for students after school           BI alum and resident Assistant Technical Director, Bill Molino ’95 is focused on ministry,
that takes this policy into account.           both in the preparation for performance and the on-stage presentation. “The students are
Athletes supervised by coaches,                the focus. We encourage them to share their talents with one another and with the
spectators at events, and other school-        community,” Molino said.
sponsored events are exceptions to this
                                               Joining Molino were other graduates who, at one time or another, have called both the BI
one hour rule, however, students will
                                               stage and the St. Bernadette ministry home. Mike Toscano ’01 directed, Mary Beth Jonas
no longer be allowed to remain in the
                                               ’02 was the Assistant Director and Gina Maier ’96 assisted with music and directed the
school awaiting rides when the school
                                               pit orchestra. The singing and dancing were wonderful and no one could overlook the
has been officially closed for the day.
                                               technical achievements, especially the rain that actually fell during the show’s title song
                                               “Singin’ in the Rain.” The familiar faces of Brian Hickey ’03, and Leo Teller ’02 led the
Jeff Henry ’06 is Top Golfer                   crew, with Brian Moon ’02 and BI’s Technical Director, Kevin Curry ‘77 overseeing the
                                               lighting and sound.
Rising junior, Jeff Henry rolled to a
decisive victory at the Washington             The St. Bernadette production was a flawless presentation, a real feast for the eyes both
Metropolitan Golf Association’s Frank          on stage and back stage, and a treat for the community!
Emmett Schoolboy Tournament at
Mount Vernon Country Club on June
24. The victory came against an elite
field of the area’s top high school            CARDINAL FOOTBALL
players. He shot a final round of 3-
over 73 for a winning 54-hole score of         Bishop Ireton football began on August 9th with high expectations for the 2004 season. A
8-over 218 to become the first Ireton          cast of seasoned veterans that include 9 returning starters on Defense and 8 returning
player to win the title. Teammate              starters on Offense are lead by Captains Patrick Shannon and Kwinten Brown. Quarter-
Mike Brideau took second at 13-over            back Charlie West also returns for his third year at the helm of the Bishop Ireton Offense.
223. The Washington Journal writes,            In the season’s first scrimmage, the Bishop Ireton Defense shut the Loudon Valley
“In just his fourth year in the sport,                                                        Vikings out and produced one Touchdown
Henry is building an impressive                                                               with a (David) Rodriguez to (Andrew)
resume. Last spring, as a freshman he                                                         Rodriguez pass in the second series of
won the Washington Catholic Athletic                                                          scripted plays. At this point in the pre-
Conference championship. In the                                                               season the defense is the strength of
summer, he followed with a victory in                                                         the team, but with a new plan for the
the Titleist Junior Tour event also at                                                        offense the squad plans to utilize the skill of
Mount Vernon. He also tied for first                                                          players like returning 1st Team All-State
in the WMGA Junior Open, but lost                                                             player Brian McSween, Mike Holloway and
on a scorecard playoff.” This summer                                                          the shifty Justin Joseph. The team could be
he played in the WMGA Robert Reilly                                                           one of the best that Bishop Ireton has had in
Tournament and came in second with                                                            recent history. With a tough schedule ahead
an even par 71. Jeff was just selected                                                        they are taking it one game at a
as the WMGA Junior Golfer of the                                                              time, beginning with arch rival Bishop
Year.                                          Jeff Henry is presented with the Frank
                                                                                              O’Connell, in their quest for a winning
                                               Emmett Schoolboy Tournament trophy.
              continued on next page sidebar                                                  season.
AUGUST 2004                                                      A BULLETIN FOR THE FAMILIES AND FRIENDS OF BISHOP IRETON HIGH SCHOOL

   Spring Break: Tour de France                                                               BI NEWS               continued from page 4

For ten extraordinary days, eleven        city from the                                                GIANT and escrip
Bishop Ireton students, two teachers,     top of Le Palais
                                                                                              An easy, no-cost-to-you way to contrib-
and a chaperone soaked up the culture     des Ducs
                                                                                              ute to Bishop Ireton is to register your
as they lived their dream of April in     (Palace of the
                                                                                              Giant and Safeway cards for Bishop
Paris … and Dijon, Avignon, Chartres,     Dukes) was
                                                                                              Ireton. Their educational contribution
Beaune and Nice. A seven-hour             spectacular.
                                                                                              programs allow you to contribute to the
Lufthansa flight brought the group to     The group
                                                                                              school each time you shop. You must
Germany just in time to make it           experienced a
                                                                                              register or renew each year. The Giant #
through customs and board a second        real French
                                                                                              is 02310 and their website is
plane to Charles de Gaulle airport in     open-air
                                                                                     The escrip number
Paris. Nobody yet knew of the exciting    market,
                                                                                              is 6592835 and their website is
days in store.                            purchasing              Students in front of Escrip allows you to
                                          souvenirs and             the Eiffel Tower
The first four days were packed with                                                          register credit cards in addition to your
                                          keepsakes at
Paris, Paris, and more Paris. Teacher                                                         Safeway card if you choose. Escrip has
                                          great prices. On Holy Saturday, all participated
chaperones Mr. Wesley Thomas,                                                                 added a Vehicle Donation Program that
                                          in a magnificent Easter Vigil service at l’Église
French, and Mrs. Margaret Coffey,                                                             will allow schools registered with them
                                          de Notre Dame, including processing in with lit
math, and tour guide, Monsieur Julien                                                         to benefit from this service. For
                                          candles, before heading on to Avignon.
Auvray and the BI student tourists                                                            information about this program, call
took in the sights. The city was          A quick stop in Beaune provided an opportunity      800-456-5517. Links to GIANT and
amazing from the beautiful Seine          to visit the medieval Hospice de Beaune, one of     escrip are on the BI website. Register
River and the Cathedral at Notre-         the oldest hospitals in the world, and to enjoy a   TODAY! Call the Development Office
Dame to the quaint cobblestone side       wine tasting. Once in Avignon, the students         to see how you can help increase
streets. The students rode down the       were immersed in the richness of French             enrollment.
Champs-Elysées and saw the Louvre         history. They walked to the Bridge at Avignon,
and L’Arc de Triomphe. The highlight      through the Pope’s Palace and even went                 GAMES FOR SOLDIERS
for most was the Eiffel Tower, the        beyond the town to see the Pont du Gard, an
symbol of France, lit up at night.        ancient Roman aqueduct, the Roman ruins at          Last spring the Bishop Ireton commu-
Harry Sokos, commented, “There’s          Arles, and the marshlands of the Camargue.          nity collected items for wounded service
nothing better than looking out at                                                            members returning from IRAQ who
                                          The final bus ride brought them to the              were at Walter Reed Medical Center.
Paris from the top of the Eiffel Tower
                                          Mediterranean Sea and the city of Nice in           All of us continue to hear daily news
at nighttime with ten of your closest
                                          Provence. The Italian-influenced architecture,      about the War on Terror. Rising senior,
friends.” From crêperies and
                                          quaint side streets, palm trees, sun, and the       Jonathan Shapiro has chosen to make a
boulangéries to the prominent Parisian
                                          sparkling water were breath taking. “My             difference in the lives of many young
restaurant La Coupole, the students
                                          favorite memory of Nice was rolling up my           service members who are recuperating
enjoyed magnificent cuisine and even
                                          pants and walking into the Mediterranean Sea,       in military hospitals around the country.
got to sample French wine and
                                          even if it was a bit chilly,” proclaimed Laura      Responding to an observation by an
                                          Bloomfield. The group spent many hours in the       Army Major about how lonely it is being
The next stop was Dijon, the former       afternoon walking around the city, buying           in the hospital for long periods of time
capital of all of Burgundy, which once    souvenirs, and enjoying the Mediterranean.          and the difference having a movie to
extended from just north of Lyon to the                                                       watch or game to play makes, Jonathan
                                          When it came time to leave France, all were
Netherlands. The bus trip to Dijon                                                            began to collect DVD movies and
                                          saddened but appreciative of the awesome
included an afternoon stop at the                                                             Gameboy games and players. He has
                                          experience. None would hesitate to return.
Cathedral in Chartres. The view of the                                                        shipped several packages to the National
                                                                                              Naval Medical Center in Bethesda and
    BI Students Get Perfect Scores on Latin Exam                                              San Diego. He checks with his military
                                                                                              contact when he is ready to mail another
  Students of Latin at Bishop Ireton High School made an impressive showing on the            box to see where he should send it. A
  2004 National Latin Examination. The test, given worldwide to some 130,000 high             mother of one of the soldiers sent a
  school students focuses on grammar, culture, mythology, derivatives and reading             thank you note expressing her apprecia-
  comprehension. It is a requirement of the curriculum at Bishop Ireton.                      tion and the value of this project. If you
  Perfect scores were attained by Kenneth Gartner in Latin I and by Raymond DiNunzio          would like to help Jonathan with this
  in Latin II. Bishop Ireton students won 15 gold and 22 silver medals. Seventeen             project by donating any new or used
  students received magna cum laude awards and six were awarded cum laude certifi-            DVDs, Gameboy games, or Gameboy
  cates for their achievement. Father Matt Hillyard, OSFS presented the awards at the         players, or would like to send a mon-
  annual Awards Luncheon on April 27 at Paradiso Restaurant. The instructor in Latin          etary donation, they may be sent ATTN:
  at Bishop Ireton is Mr. Phil Grimes.                                                        Jonathon Shapiro via the Development
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PRINCIPAL continued from page 1                                  COMPOSER COMMENTS
                                                   The following letter was received from Michael Djupstrom, the Composer of the 2004
succeed at BI. The sophomores will                                     Commissioned Work for the BI Wind Enseble.
also take part in this interdisciplinary
program.                                      I’d like to express my deepest appreciation for the wonderful experience I had collaborating
                                              with the members of the Bishop Ireton Symphonic Wind Ensemble on our brand-new piece
In addition, the school will be working       of music last spring. In French, the verb créer is used to express the idea “to premiere a
to address the changes in the SAT test.       piece of music.” Translated literally, it also means “to create.” This acknowledgement of
In March, this new SAT test will be           the performer’s enormous role in the birth of a new piece is sometimes forgotten. But
inaugurated. There is a stronger              remember: even after the composer has spent countless hours scribbling away at some table,
emphasis on grammar, an essay and             the finished score, with all its impressive girth and shining cover, will do no more than sit
new math requirements, including              on that table until somebody with conducting experience and a willingness to take risks
Algebra II problems. To prepare for           spends his own set of countless hours deciphering its code and conveying its message to a
this, we are emphasizing writing across       group of highly-trained, well-prepared and adventurous performers.
the curriculum. Grammar will be
                                              Happily, all of this exists in the music program at Bishop Ireton, and my enormous thanks
stressed in English as well as in foreign
                                              is due to Dr. Randall Eyles, for his diligent work and unflagging commitment to “Gaeng,”
language classes, and the math
                                              to Dr. Garwood Whaley, for his remarkable vision and realization of an extraordinary music
department will look for ways to
                                              program, and to the amazingly talented members of the Wind Ensemble themselves. As it
incorporate some Algebra II sections
                                              was just 1998 when I graduated from high school, memories of my own experience in band
earlier in a student’s math career. We
                                              came freely to mind while I was visiting Bishop Ireton last April, and in the inevitable
also continue to evaluate our overall
                                              comparisons I made between the two groups, I realized again and again how truly exceptional
curriculum to ensure that we are
                                              the Bishop Ireton program is. I have no doubt that its tradition of excellence will continue
providing as excellent an education as
                                              well into the future under its outstanding leadership, and I would like to give my thanks
possible. We are very excited about
                                              again for allowing me to take part in its history.
these initiatives.

We have planned different events
throughout the year to honor our               2nd PTO Used Book Sale a Huge Success
fortieth anniversary. Please take part in
as many events as possible. If you have       Our second organized PTO Used Book           Plans are already in the works to increase the
suggestions for other ways to remember        and Uniform Sale was a huge success          efficiency and fairness of this PTO annual
and honor the anniversary, please share       selling approximately $93,000 worth of       service and fundraiser. They include:
them with me. St. Francis de Sales            books and uniforms. The mother/              collecting books at the end of the school year
reminds us that it is not the number of       daughter team of Jacki and Alice             to increase the inventory; placing the
years in a person’s life or that of an        Thompson spent the past year research-       approved book list on the BI web page; using
institution that brings it honor, but it is   ing then implementing the bar code           one stop checkout and payment stations;
the life in those years. I pray that this     and computer input system that was a         admitting one class at a time to the sale for
year is filled with life for each of you.     successful format for PVI. Thanks to         better crowd control; and providing the
                                              their vision and the work of a 70-           opportunity to purchase new books as needed
Live Jesus!                                   person team of volunteers, 400 students      on the same day as the used book sale.
                                              were able to turn in books and uni-
                                              forms, and 480 students made pur-            Thank you to all who participated in the sale.
(Rev.) Matthew J. Hillyard, OSFS              chases August 8th. Parents will receive      The PTO would like to extend a special
Principal                                     their check for items sold, during           thanks to Mrs. Patricia Wenger, Mrs. Terry
                                              Advisory at Back to School Night on          Halsema, Mr. Bill Simmons and Mrs. Julie
              ■ ■ ■ ■ ■
                                              Sept 9th. Unsold items may be claimed        VanBuren for their support of the Book Sale
Women’s Basketball Coach                      in the cafeteria that night.                 Committee
Mr. Mike Hutton is the new Women's
                                              Mrs. Beckman Selected for Spanish Film Archive Project
Varsity Basketball Coach. We wish Mr.          The National Endowment for the Humanities is funding, through UVA’s Center for
Hutton and the Lady Cardinals good luck.       the Liberal Arts, the creation of the Spanish Film Archive. This will be a website
                                               comprised of scene excerpts from contemporary Spanish films (UVA has the largest
                                               collection of Spanish films on the continent) with supporting transcriptions and
                     Bishop Ireton             activities suitable for beginner, intermediate and advanced Spanish students. Students
                     High School               and teachers in the state of Virginia will have access to the site.

                      CFC# 8115                Fifteen teachers from across the state were selected for the first summer’s work on the
                                               project, and BI Spanish teacher Mrs. Janet Beckman was honored to be part of this team.

AUGUST 2004                                                       A BULLETIN FOR THE FAMILIES AND FRIENDS OF BISHOP IRETON HIGH SCHOOL

FROM THE OFFICE OF                                                                              Library/Media Volunteers
COUNSELING SERVICES                                                                             Help! No Experience Necessary
Parents often ask when the college               activities. Getting involved in                  We depend on the efforts of our
preparation process begins at Bishop             extracurriculars will allow your child to      volunteers in the operation of the
Ireton. The answer is it begins the              meet other people who share the same           library/media center. Volunteers shelve
moment your student first steps foot into        interests and passions. And, in the            books, videos and DVD’s, file, check
Bishop Ireton. Because Bishop Ireton             process, your child can make friendships       out materials, check shelf order, check
offers a college preparatory curriculum          that will last a lifetime. It should come as   and organize magazines, cover books,
your son or daughter will be well prepared       no surprise that colleges love students        attach spine labels and other tasks as
for college. But thoughtful planning of          who are involved and contributing              needed. We would greatly appreciate
courses AND successful performance in            members of their high school communi-          your help, either as a one-time volun-
them can boost your child’s chances of           ties!                                          teer for a few hours or on an ongoing
getting into the college of their choice.                                                       basis. Please call Mrs. Dube or Mrs.
Members of the faculty, staff and adminis-       Encourage your student to attend our           Bishop in the library at 751-7606.
tration are determined to support your           Career Breakfasts (co-sponsored by the
child’s aspirations, but each student is         Parent Teacher Organization and the
responsible for meeting Bishop Ireton’s          Office of Development and Alumni
rigorous academic standards. You can             Affairs). Last year students learned about
help your student succeed academically by        careers in aviation, counter-terrorism,
monitoring his or her homework habits,           psychology, medicine, journalism and
limiting telephone, television and (social)      police work at these monthly meetings
computer use, and keeping in touch with          (and, in addition, enjoyed a complimen-
teachers. You can become more knowl-             tary breakfast). Perhaps most important,       NEWS FROM
edgeable regarding the college prepara-          through these informal presentations           The Treasurer’s Office
tion, exploration and application process        students learned the relationship between
by attending our five-part series on             what they do at Bishop Ireton and the
                                                                                                The tuition schedule for the 2004-05
“Preparing for College” and our programs         opportunities that will be available to
                                                                                                school year requires ten (10) monthly
on preparing for and interpreting stan-          them later on.
                                                                                                payments. The first monthly payment
dardized testing.
                                                                                                was due by May 1, 2004 with a monthly
                                                 Please mark your calendars now with the
                                                                                                payment thereafter through February 1,
You can help your student to make a good         dates and times for these programs and
                                                                                                2005. Any payment that is received in
transition to high school (or a new start        others, as listed in the flier you received
                                                                                                our office after the tenth (10th) of the
this year) by encouraging him or her to          in an earlier mailing, and plan to attend.
                                                                                                month will be assessed a $25 late fee.
become involved in extracurricular               We look forward to seeing you there!
                                                                                                When making a tuition payment, write
                                                                                                the student’s name and account number
                                                                                                on the check and include the appropri-
                                                                                                ate coupon. Do not staple the coupon to
        ATTENTION! Undergraduate parents!                                                       the check. The coupon should be
                                                                                                completed with the student’s name,
Do you remember when you were young enough to party all night long? Wasn’t it fun?              tuition amount, and late fee (if appro-
We are inviting you to give that kind of special memory to the Bishop Ireton High               priate). Checks will be deposited within
School Class of 2005—The All Night Graduation Party!                                            a day of receipt. Checks returned for
                                                                                                insufficient funds will be assessed a $25
Plans are underway NOW for this blockbuster event! The ANGP is a gift from the                  processing fee.
school community to our graduating seniors. It is an alcohol/drug-free, seniors only
graduation party, where the graduates can safely celebrate the culmination of their four        Please mail tuition payments to:
years of hard work here at Bishop Ireton. There are carnival games, casino games,                       Bishop Ireton High School
swimming, candid photos, Karaoke, videos, round the clock door prizes, grand prizes at                  Treasurer’s Office
dawn—including an opportunity to compete to win a car, all you can eat food and drinks                  201 Cambridge Road
and even breakfast! But this party is not possible without the help of many under-                      Alexandria, VA 22314
graduate parents!                                                                               All checks written to Bishop Ireton
                                                                                                High School should include the purpose
Even though graduation is months away, we need volunteers who are willing to commit             of the check in the memo section (e.g.
now to get the ball rolling for the night of June 1, 2005! Committees are forming to            Yearbook, T-shirt, Transcript, Football
help with registration, prizes, activities, food and security. If you would like to volun-      Practice Gear, Soccer Fundraiser, AP
teer in any way, please call or email Terry Brideau (703-643-0615,                              Exam, Graduation Fee, Annual Appeal,, or Kathy Love (703-690-4329,                    Auction Tickets, etc.). Include the
                                                                                                student’s name when appropriate.
Call now to join in the fun!!
                                                                                                                FIRST CLASS MAIL
                                                                                                                  U.S. POSTAGE
                                                                                                                 MERRIFIELD, VA
                                                                                                                  PERMIT #1337


    Our Salesian Heritage
 “People of ordinary goodness
      walk in God’s way;
  The devout run in it and at
   length, they almost fly.”
                 ST. FRANCIS DE SALES

                             The Cardinal Connection

New school year, same old                                            Mark your calendars
    traffic patterns                                        Saturday, September 25th @ 12:30 p.m.
Every school year brings new changes                                                 for the
but one thing that remains the same is
the drop off and pick up of students
                                                                  Taste of Duke Street
each school day. Please use the south                                    Bishop Ireton High School’s
parking lot (student parking) to drop                                      First Annual Food Fest
your student off in the morning and
pick them up there in the afternoon.                                         which kicks off the
The only door unlocked each morning                                       Bishop Ireton vs. Paul VI
is the single door in the auditorium                                        Varsity Football Game
circle near the cafeteria, which opens at
7am. Because buses pick up students
for athletic and other after school                               Duke Street delicacies will be provided by:
events, state law from operating in bus               Mango Mike’s, Shooter McGee’s and Rockland’s BBQ
loading areas prohibits cars. The
danger to students is obvious. Not as                                  (to name a few…)
obvious are the traffic congestion and                               cost is $8.00/person at the gate or
blocked fire lanes caused when parents
use the driveway around the flagpole to                     concessions will be open for drinks and hot dog sales
pick up students after school. An
alternative available is to park on               The Booster Club invites you to come and enjoy the festive atmosphere
Cambridge Road and meet your student                   as we continue to honor our 40th anniversary and celebrate
at the car. Please help us maintain                                          our community.
traffic flow and, more importantly, a                              Please join us in this new tradition!
safe environment for students by
following these school policies.
                                                                          Taste of Duke Street

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