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THE CARDINAL CONNECTION VOL.IV, ISSUE 4 A BULLETIN FOR THE FAMILIES AND FRIENDS OF BISHOP IRETON HIGH SCHOOL AUGUST 2004 A MESSAGE FROM Bishop Ireton Welcomes New Faculty and Staff THE PRINCIPAL 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 www.biboosters.org. 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, www.bishopireton.org 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 All concerts begin at 7:30pm Newsletter October 23, 2004 U.S. Navy Band EDITOR October 29, 2004 Wind Ensemble/Concert Band Terry Halsema Director of Development December 11, 2004 Wind Ensemble/Concert Band Work: 703-212-5182 March 19, 2005 U.S. Navy Band/BI Wind Ensemble Fax: 703-370-0238 May 7, 2005 U.S. Navy Band E-mail: email@example.com May 10, 2005 Wind Ensemble/Concert Band/Honor Band For further information, visit our website www.bishopireton.org DESIGN & PRINTING Executive Press, Inc. or call 703-212-5162. 2 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: http://www.bishopireton.org/ 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 www.bishopireton.org/FACULTY/ 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 continued on next page sidebar 3 A BULLETIN FOR THE FAMILIES AND FRIENDS OF BISHOP IRETON HIGH SCHOOL AUGUST 2004 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. 4 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 www.giantfood.com. 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 www.escrip.com. 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 escargot. 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 Office. 5 A BULLETIN FOR THE FAMILIES AND FRIENDS OF BISHOP IRETON HIGH SCHOOL AUGUST 2004 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 Named 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. 6 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, firstname.lastname@example.org), or Kathy Love (703-690-4329, email@example.com). Auction Tickets, etc.). Include the student’s name when appropriate. Call now to join in the fun!! 7 PRESORTED FIRST CLASS MAIL U.S. POSTAGE PAID MERRIFIELD, VA PERMIT #1337 BISHOP IRETON HIGH SCHOOL 201 CAMBRIDGE ROAD ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA 22314 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 A BULLETIN FOR THE FAMILIES AND FRIENDS OF BISHOP IRETON HIGH SCHOOL 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 The following these school policies. Taste of Duke Street
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