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BISHOP McNAMARA HIGH SCHOOLA Catholic, Holy Cross, Coeducational, College Preparatory School for Grades 9-12

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Bishop McNamara High School welcomes our parents!

Mother Daughter Brunch
Father and Daughter at Homecoming
Father and Son at Breakfast

Check out our page Coronavirus Resources, McNews, and Calendar for updates on school learning, calendar, events, meetings, deadlines, and all other important information as we continue to navigate this challenging time for our families.

MACCESS PORTAL FOR PARENTS

SPECIAL NOTICE:
Maccess Secure Login - In the next few weeks, Bishop McNamara High School will transition to a more secure form of logging into Maccess.  In the coming week, you will receive an email with instructions to help you complete this transition, which should take no more than five minutes. Until you receive that email, you can continue logging in with the username and password that you have been using. 

Parents should use the MACCESS Portal for more information, forms, household updates, and more for Parents. We recommend that you log into the portal several times per week. 


Maccess link on the website

To log in, go to MACCESS in the upper right corner of any page on the website. 

 
You will be taken to the login page. If you remember your username and password, enter it on this page. If you do not remember your login credentials or if this is your first time logging in, click on Forgot login or First time logging in.
 
Once you are in the Maccess portal, please take a moment to check your contact information inside Maccess located in the upper right-hand corner of the page in the drop-down under your name. Select Profile.  Some profiles are missing important phone numbers that we would need in an emergency, and it only takes you a minute to check.
 

Also know that you have the ability to send and receive messages directly inside of Maccess. To make sure you don’t miss anything sent to you this way by a teacher or counselor, it would benefit you to review your notification settings: 

  1. Click your name in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Click Settings.
  3. Click Notifications on the left.
  4. Select how you would like to receive notifications for Messages sent through Maccess. You can turn on E-mail or Text notifications if you prefer. (If you do not check either box, you will continue to see message notifications appear inside Maccess, in the upper right corner of the page.) 

For technical support, the best place to start is to email MaccessHelp@bmhs.org

THE PARENTS' CLUB

The BMHS Parents' Club Executive Board would like to officially welcome you as a member of our Parents' Club. We are delighted to have you as members and would like to encourage your active participation in our Parents' Club. Working within the Parents' Club provides you with an excellent opportunity to be a part of your child's high school experience. Email questions or suggestions to ParentsClub@bmhs.org

PARENTS' CLUB Officers

Title Name
President Rhonda Johnson Adams
1st Vice President Tina McRae-Phelps
2nd Vice President Shakia Payne Godfrey
Recording Secretary Alice Szczepanski
Corresponding Secretary Tiffany Jones
Treasurer Sarah E. Glasgow
Sergeant-at-Arms Gena Bracey Stokes
Sergeant-at-Arms   Nicole Clifton
Sergeant-at-Arms   Morghan Copeland
Sergeant-at-Arms   Lori Pavkov
Fundraising Co-Chair  Cheryl Coleman
Fundraising Co-Chair Debora Hartnett
Hospitality Co-Chair Evie Adams Simmons
Hospitality Co-Chair Lynnette Coles
Used Uniform Sales Co-Chair Tamika Springs
Used Uniform Sales Co-Chair Valerie Hayes

PARENTS' CLUB General MEETING SCHEDULE

General meetings of the BMHS Parents' Club are held in the Andy Mona Center most months. The evening begins with dinner, provided by our Hospitality Committee, at 6:30 p.m. followed by the meeting at 7 o'clock p.m. All of our families are invited; parents who attend will receive credit for one service hour per family for each meeting they attend. The 2022-2023 meeting schedule is as follows: 

October 18          Chat and Chew with the BMHS Administration

December 8      Book Discussion: How to Raise an Adult  by Julie Lythcott-Haims

January 25          Mental Health

February 15        School Safety

March 14             State of the School with Dr. John Barnhardt, President and CEO

May 10                 Parent Appreciation Night, executive board elections

 

2022-2023 CALENDAR of EVENTS

We are looking forward to hosting a full calendar of in-person social activities during the 2022-2023 school year. Planning is underway! We can't wait to celebrate the following events with our BMHS family.

October 15              1-4 p.m.                          Father/Son Event

February 4             1-4 p.m.                          Father/Daughter Event

March 4                 1-4 p.m.                          Mother/Daughter Event

May 6                       11 a.m.-2 p.m.                Mother/Son Event

Note: Please continue to check the BMHS School Calendar for any meeting and event updates, as we continue to follow the State of Maryland's COVID-19 guidelines for gatherings. If you have any questions, please contact the Parents Club at parentsclub@bmhs.org and we will be happy to address your concerns.  We look forward to seeing you at all the sessions.

SCHOLARSHIP, FINANCIAL AID & TUITION INFORMATION

BMHS provides important financial information for Parents such as:

Check any of these pages for more information. You may also find additional scholarship information through the Counseling Office.

Uniforms -  Parent service hours (SEE BELOW) - technology

For information regarding school uniforms, parent service hours, and technology use on campus, go to 

Affording A Bishop McNamara Education

Mother and Son at Homecoming

Parent Service Hours

Thank you to all of our parents/guardians who volunteered their time and talents during the 2021-2022 school year. We look forward to working with you again throughout the 2022-2023 school year. If you have any questions or concerns about service hours please contact Ms. Fennell at tracy.fennell@bmhs.org.

Parent Volunteer Service Opportunities

The Parents' Club welcomes and appreciates our volunteers! Upcoming volunteer opportunities will appear in the principal's weekly Sunday Update.  

  • Most volunteer opportunities will be on Sign Up Genius; links will be in the Sunday Update.
  • A minimum of 10 volunteer hours in support of Bishop McNamara are required per family each year.
  • 12th-grade families: deadline to complete hours is Friday, May 5, 2023
  • 9th-11th grade families: deadline to complete hours is Friday, June 2, 2023.