February 2019

Winter Break 

February 15th - 18th

Two Hour Delay 

Thursday, February 28th


Father Daughter Day

 Saturday, March 2nd 

2 PM - 5 PM

Purchase Tickets Here


Junior Commissioning Ceremony

Thursday, February 28th

6:30 PM

Holy Cross Week

BMHS celebrates Holy Cross Week from February 4th - 8th. We commemorate the history and continued witness of faith and service of the Congregation of Holy Cross.

Ave Crux Spes Unica!

Weather Closing Policy

  • Bishop McNamara High School generally follows the Prince George's County Public School Winter Weather Policy. 
  • We reserve the right to make decisions that best serve the safety and interest of our over all school community.
  • See our Weather Closing Policy on the website for more information.

Sign-Up for Alerts!

    • The Alert page on the website is updated with information about School Closings, Delays, Early Dismissals or any other school emergencies. 
    • Sign up HERE for ALERTS to be sent directly to your email or phone as a text message.

Driver's Education Classes

Classes offered through Greg's Driving School

Classes beginning on February 12th and March 12th

Register HERE 

Please remind your student - 

 Participation in the Enrichment Zone! is mandatory

unless they are otherwise involved in a club or sport. 

EZ! is an afternoon, extended-day program designed to provide an exciting, interactive, dynamic, and fun environment for students from 3:30 PM to 6:00 PM 


Email Enrichment Zone! Coordinator, Ms. Loretta King 

Interested in earning Parent Service Hours?


Summer Camp 2019

Come join us for a fun, event filled summer at Bishop McNamara High School!

Our summer camp program offers a wide variety of experiences including:

Academic, Athletic, Fine Arts and Leadership-based Camps.  


Tentatively set to run June 24th - August 2nd

For more information email:

Mrs. Dian Carter

Assistant Principal & Director of Summer Camps

School Calendar

Feb. 2  Bull Roast

Feb. 4 Start of Holy Cross Week

Feb. 5  QTR 2 Report Cards 

Feb. 6  National Signing Day

Feb. 9  Father/Daughter Day

Feb. 11 Liturgy

Feb. 14 Start of Urban Challenge

Feb 15 School Closed

Feb. 18 School Closed

Feb. 19 Parents' Club Meeting

Feb. 20 Spring Sports Begin

Feb. 23 Class of 2023 Honors Breakfast

Feb. 27 QTR 3 Progress Reports

Feb. 28 Two Hour Delay

 Holy Cross Week - February 4th - 8th


School closed February 15th & 18th for Winter Break. Enjoy!

Admissions Office 

Interested in earning Parent Service Hours?


Parent volunteers are needed to assist at various Admissions functions throughout the year.


Business Office 

Questions about your tuition account?

Contact Mrs. Garber

Financial Aid

2019-2020 School Year

Bishop McNamara High School Tuition Grant Program

Application Deadline was December 21st, 2018

  • Applications submitted/completed after December 21, 2018 will be considered in the SECOND round of allocations in the spring, if funds remain available.
  • Families must apply on-line and submit the necessary supporting documentation directly to FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment.
  • Paper applications are not available.
  • The online application is available at
  • Fax supporting documents at to FACTS at 866-315-9264 or mail to:

Facts Grant & Aid Assessment

PO Box 82524

Lincoln, NE 68501-2524

Parent Service Hours

  • Families are required to perform 10 hours of volunteer service to Bishop McNamara High School each school year. 
  • The year ends on April 30, 2019.
  • The parent/guardian will be required to pay a $40 fee for each service hour not completed. 
  • This is considered a financial obligation to the school.
  • Service hours do not carry over from one year to the next.

Overnight Field Trips

  • The BMHS Handbook states: "Students whose tuition is not up-to-date will not be allowed to attend overnight field trips."
  • Applies to all school trips ~ class related, fine arts, sports, service projects, etc.
  • Questions?

Counseling Center 

Please check the Counseling Center page at BMHS Counseling for student enrichment opportunities, college fairs, college visits, and work shops. Now is the time to begin thinking about what your student is doing over the summer.  As part of a college-prep high school we believe that it is important that your student participate in meaningful summer enrichment opportunities, internships, and/or jobs.

Coming Soon!

A bi-monthly e-newsletter for 11th and 12th grade families to keep them updated on the latest in college counseling news and next steps. 

College Visits now open to the Class of 2020!

  • We encourage them to begin creating a list of colleges in which they are interested.
  • Students sign up via their Naviance account.
  • See Mrs. Mendiolia if they need assistance.

 Resource Help

  • Students having trouble in a particular class may always speak with their teacher to schedule extra help during Resource periods, PRIME Time Office Hours, before or after school.
  • The Counseling Center offers a Peer Tutoring program. Interested students should speak with his/her counselor to be matched with an appropriate peer tutor.
  • The Math Deparment offers regular after school help: 

 Math Power Hour

Wednesdays, 3:15-4:15

St. Joseph Resource Center


Quarter 2 Ended on January 23rd!

Quarter 2 Report Cards on Maccess Tuesday, February 5th.

To log onto Maccess:

  • Go to
  • Click on the M in the top right corner
  • Log in with your username and password
  • Go to "My Documents"
  • Forgot user name or password? Go to "BMHS Retrieve Username/Reset Password"
  • Locked out? Email

Official and Unofficial Records Requests

All financial obligations must be satisfied before records will be released. Contact our registrar, Ms. Shannon Brown, to request records. At least 48 hours of advance notice is needed to produce official or unofficial records for any student.

Parents and Guardians

Parents' Club Meeting Schedule

All meetings are held on Tuesdays with dinner served at 6:30 PM, & meeting at 7 PM.

Meetings held in the Andy Mona Student Center

February 19th

March 26th

May 7th 

Earn 1 Parent Service Hour just for attending the meeting!

NEXT MEETING: February 19th

Topic: Book Discussion

How to Raise an Adult by Julie Lythcott-Haims


Saturday, March 2nd

2 PM - 5 PM

Andy Mona Student Life Center

 Join the Mother & Son Brunch planning committee!

Meetings are held the 3rd Wednesday of the month

6:30 PM - Andy Mona Student Center

February 20th

March 20th

April 17th 

Earn Service Hours by planning a fun filled brunch for our young men!

The brunch will be on Sunday, May 5th!

Questions? Email

KEO Memorial Scholarship

My SONshine: Destined for Greatness, the love you give:

"Be the change you want to see in the

world" {Gandhi}

  •  All males students in grades 9 through 12 are eligible to apply
  • 500 word essay required
  • Must submit entry online to
  • Deadline March 25th @11:59 PM 
  • Click HERE for more information and full requirements
  • Winner announced at the Mother Son Brunch on May 5th
  • Questions? Email Ms. Sharon Alexander

Parent Volunteer Service Opportunitites

Volunteer Service Coordinator 

Melissa Antonio Huar


Mother/Daughter Brunch

Saturday, March 16th @ 10:00 AM
College Park Marriott Hotel & Conference Center

Save the Date! 

2018 Mustang Cup/Sip & Swing

June 21, 2019 at Renditions Golf Course!


Come join us for a day of fun in celebration of our BMHS Family and our incredible student-athletes - enjoy a round of golf, or an afternoon of pampering and luxury.


Additional information will be posted as we get closer to the date, so keep an eye on your inboxes and our social media pages.


Contact Melisa Antionio Huar LR'91


Earn Parent Service Hours for next school year!

Contact Melisa Antionio Huar LR'91

Attention Senior Parents

 A gift that will last a lifetime! 

  • Have you ever noticed the engraved Pavers and Bricks in front of the Fine Arts & Athletic Center?
  • We invite those interested to consider purchasing a commemorative paver or brick to celebrate their senior student's success and legacy at BMHS.
  • Questions? Contact Dr. Van der Waag 301-735-8401  or
  • Click HERE to order.

Nurse's Notes

When your student is sick, please keep them home when they:

  • complain about feeling hot and cold
  • are extremely tired and have body aches
  • are vomiting or have diarrhea
  • have a distracting pain from a headache, ear ache, sore throat or recent injury
  • have yellow or green drainage from their eye

 Students with a fever need to stay home until they are fever free

for 24 hours without the use of Tylenol or Ibuprofen.

CPR Classes

  • Classes held after school
  • Taught by Nurse Slack
  • If your student is interested in learning CPR email

If you have any questions or concerns regarding your student's health

 please contact our School Nurse:

Stacey Slack, RN

301-735-8401 x160

Campus Ministry 

 Liturgy Celebrating the birthday of Blessed Father Moreau, CSC

 Monday, February 11th

9:20 in the Main Gym

All are welcome!

Daily Mass

Tuesdays @ 11:15 AM

Wednesdays @ 11:15 AM

Thursdays @ 11:50 AM 

All are welcome to join the celbration in the Moreau Chapel!

Confession Opportunity

Friday ~ February 8th

Friday ~ February 22nd

11:15 AM ~ 12:15 PM

Moreau Chapel

Urban Challenge at the Romero Center

February 14th - 17th

Freshmen Service Hours Due - Tuesday, March 5th

Holy Cross Service

Deadline to complete service hours:

  • Seniors have less than 2 months to complete their service hours. Due no later than March 26th.
  • Juniors have just over 1 1/2 months to complete their service hours. Due no later than March 19th.
  • Sophomores have 1 1/2 months to complete their service hours. Due no later than March 12th.
  • Freshmen have just over 1 month to complete their service hours. Due no later than March 5th.
Helpful Links:Frequently Asked QuestionsPre-Approved Service Opportunities Approval Request Form - for sites NOT on the pre-approved list.  Service Verification Form 


Spring Sports Begin on Wednesday February 20th

All spring athelets must have a current physical uploaded on their Magnus account!

How To Access Your Magnus Account: 

  1. Log into MACCESS  - Note: you must log into MACCESS to get to your forms. Problems logging into MACCESS? Email
  2. Click on Burgundy Tab: Magnus Health
  3. This will automatically take you to Magnus Website
  4. You will see your student's name, a message in red, then an orange rectangle that says complete now - click "Complete Now"
  5. All your forms to be completed will appear
  6. Click on each one and follow the instructions  

1st Annual Football Team Toy Drive for Children's Hospital

Student-Athletes commit to Colleges!

Click HERE for full list.

Click HERE for List of Award Winning Mustangs!

Teens In Action 

Upcoming Service Opportunities

  • There will be a number of service activities for Teens during February
  • If you are not on Mrs. Pezzuto's service Email list, click HERE to enter your information.

Registration Information

Camp Fire Website 

Rosemary Pezzuto  

Office - 301-346-7680

Fine Arts 

Music Trip

3rd Payment Due Friday, February 1st

Watch your email for financial updates and further information.

FADE Senior Showcase
Thursday, February 7th at 7 PM
Fine Arts Theatre
FREE Admission & Open to the public.

FADE Colloquium - Warp Trio
Monday, February 25th 7 PM
Fine Arts Theatre

Free Admission and open to the public.

BMHS Spring Play

The Enchanted
March 22nd & 23rd at 7 PM

March 24th at 2 PM

  • Ticket sales for BMHS students in the Mona Center during Prime Time on Wednesday, February 20th
  • Ticket sales for the spring play will be available online starting Friday, February 22nd

Stay tuned for spring production and concerts information!

Sankofa ~ Dance to Life ~ Choir ~ Band ~ Orchestra

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