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


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

Bishop McNamara High School welcomes our parents!

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



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.

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

Maccess link 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


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


Title Name
President Rhonda Johnson Adams
1st Vice President Shantelle Coleman
2nd Vice President Elisa Johnson
Recording Secretary Alice Szczepanski
Corresponding Secretary Tiffany Jones
Treasurer Anthony Zanfordino
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


General meetings of the BMHS Parents' Club are held in the Andy Mona Center most months, with a virtual option available. 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 2021-2022 meeting schedule is as follows: 

October 19          Chat and Chew with the BMHS Administration

January 19          Cancelled

February 16        Mental Health - Click here to join us virtually

March 15             State of the School with Dr. John Barnhardt, President and CEO

May 11                  Parent Appreciation Night, executive board elections -
 Click here for the Presentation for May 11th Parents' Club General Meeting


2021-2022 CALENDAR of EVENTS

We are looking forward to hosting a full calendar of in-person social activities during the 2021-2022 school year. Planning is underway! We can't wait to celebrate the following events with our BMHS family.

November 6       2021 Mustang Father/Son Challenge ~ Who Got Game?

March 19              Father/Daughter Social Event ~  Creating Together

April 23                 Mother/Daughter Social Event ~ Brunch in the Garden

May 7                    Mother/Son Social 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 and we will be happy to address your concerns.  We look forward to seeing you at all the sessions.
Parents Club Meeting Video Jan 2021 - Covid 19 Resilience: How BMHS Mustangs Move Forward


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 the 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 have volunteered in so many ways during the first quarter. A report of the completed service hours will be available in Maccess on Monday, 11/8 by 3:00 PM. Just click the “Resources” tab, choose Parent Service Hours and search for your student’s ID number. The hours you have completed will be listed there. If you have any questions or concerns about the hours listed please contact Ms. Fennell at

Parent Volunteer Service Opportunities: Thanks to all who have already volunteered. We still have a few volunteer slots open for the Mustang Track Invitational on April 15/16. A link to the sign-up for other April athletic events will be posted next week.

  • Use this Sign-Up Genius link to volunteer.
  • A minimum of 10 volunteer hours are required per family each year.
  • 12th grade families: deadline to complete hours is Friday, May 6, 2022
  • 9th-11th grade families: deadline to complete hours is Friday, June 3, 2022.