March 2019

Ash Wednesday 

Wednesday, March 6th

Parent Teacher Conferences

Thursday, March 14th

No School 

Friday, March 15th

2 Hour Delay

Thursday, March 28th

Parent Teacher Conferences - Thursday March 14th

4PM to 7PM 

  • Parents/guardians will be given the opportunity to make 10 minute appointments with their child's teachers.
  • Dr. Traylor's email sent on February 28th, contains both instructions and a link to register for conferences.
  • Quarter 3 Progress reports were posted to MACCESS on February 27th.
  • Paper copies of Progress Reports WILL NOT be available on March 14th.
  • Please have your student's Progress Report on your personal device or print a copy of your student's report card from Maccess prior to arriving for Conferences.  

Thank you for your help as we work to become a green, paperless school!

Trouble logging into MACCESS? Email

Optional Spring Dress Code

Begins Monday, April 9th

The Student/Parent Handbook is available in your MACCESS account.

Problems logging into MACCESS? Email 

Attention Juniors:

The Parents' Club will be accepting used uniform blazers for their their uniform exchange. Look for more information before the end of March.

Used Uniform Sale - Alumni Hall 

March 2nd, 9 AM to 12 Noon

Questions? Volunteer?

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 overall 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.

Traffic Reminders: 

  • All vehicles must turn right after exiting the front circle.
  • Do not drop off students in the main circle before the start of school.

Please help keep our students and families safe!



Driver's Education Classes

Classes offered through Greg's Driving School

Classes beginning on  March 11th and April 23rd

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 


Interested in earning Parent Service Hours?

Email Enrichment Zone! Coordinator, Ms. Loretta King 

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

Parent Service Hours due by April 30th

  • Families are required to perform 10 hours of volunteer service each school year. 
  • 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.


Service Hour Coordinator ~ Melissa Antonio Huar


Freshmen - Tuesday, March 5th

Sophomore - Tuesday, March 12th

Junior  - Tuesday, March 19th

Senior - Tuesday March 26th

Students that fail to complete their service hours may be required to

participate in a summer service program during summer school.

Father Daughter Day ~ Saturday, March 2nd

Many blessings to the Fathers and Daughters

of BMHS at this wonderful event!

School Calendar

March 2 Father Daughter Day

March 2  Accepted Student Day 

March 6  Ash Wednesday

March 6  Kairos Retreat Begins

March 9  SAT at BMHS

March 12 Winter Sports Ceremony

March 14 Parent Teacher Conferences



March 15 School Closed

March 16 Mother Daughter Brunch

March 17 WAMTC Band Festival at BMHS

March 19 Junior Parent Meeting

March 22 Spring Play Opens

March 25 Senior Retreat

March 26 Parents' Club Meeting

March 27 Musics Trip Begins

School Closed ~ March 15th

Music Trip ~ March 27th to March 31st

Spring Play ~ March 22nd, 23rd, 24th

Last day of Quarter 3 ~ March 28th

Admissions Office 

Class of 2023 Accepted Students Day ~ Saturday, March 2nd

9 AM - 12 Noon


Transfer Student Application Deadline ~ March 15th

Interested in earning Parent Service Hours?


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


Business Office 

$350 Re-Registration Due by March 22nd

$450 After March 22nd

2019/2020 Tuition and Fees

Tuition ~ $16,360

Book Rental ~ $350

Technology Fee ~ $150

Kairos Fee for Class of 2021 Only ~ $100

Senior Fee for Class of 2020 Only ~ $200

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 to FACTS at 866-315-9264 or mail to:

Facts Grant & Aid Assessment

PO Box 82524

Lincoln, NE 68501-2524

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?

Questions about your tuition account?

Contact Mrs. Garber

  • Students with outstanding tuition obligations will not be permitted to take final exams.
  • Students may not take more than 2 exams per day. 
  • Students will receive a failing grade for any exam not completed within five working days from the date of the last normally scheduled exam.
  • BMHS reserves the right to revoke the 2019-2020 registration of a student whose tuition account is not current.
  • BMHS is not obligated to hold spaces for the upcoming school year for students whose financial obligations have not been satisfied.

Payments after April 30th

  • Only certified funds accepted: cash, cashier's check, money order or credit card
  • Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Discover or American Express

Counseling Center 

Summer Plans?

Now is the time to begin thinking about what your student is doing over the summer.  As a college-prep high school, we believe that it is important that your student participate in meaningful summer enrichment opportunities, internships, classes, and/or jobs.

Junior Parent College Preparation Meeting

Tuesday, March 19th

6:30 PM ~ Andy Mona Center

Senior class Counselors, Ms. Auchmoody and Ms. Oglesby, will meet with junior parents to outline the steps they can take as they begin the college application process with their students. 

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 3 Ends on March 28th!

Quarter 3 Report Cards on Maccess Tuesday, April 9th

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 advance notice is needed to produce official or unofficial records for any student.

Parents and Guardians

2 Remaining Parents' Club Meetings!

March 26th

May 7th 

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

Meetings held in the Andy Mona Student Center.

Earn 1 Parent Service Hour just for attending the meeting!


Topic: Cultural Diversity

Speaker: Dr. Nigel A. Traylor


Mother Daughter Brunch

  • Tickets are on sale until midnight March 1st
  • Brunch open to all BMHS female students 
  • Special tribute to our Seniors
  • Seniors required to wear ALL WHITE and to arrive by 9:30 AM
  • Please send both a baby picture and current picture of your Senior to
  • Questions?

KEO Memorial Scholarship

Sponsored by Passports to College, INC.

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 eligible to apply
  • 500 word essay and cover letter required
  • For requirements and questions email Ms. Sharon Alexander
  • Must submit entry online to
  • Deadline March 25th @11:59 PM 
  • Winner announced at the Mother Son Brunch on May 5th


18th Annual Mother Son Brunch

Sunday, May 5th

Andy Mona Student Life Center

  • Tickets $25 each
  • Tickets go on sale mid-March
  • Winner of KEO Memorial Scholarship announced
  • Need Parent Service Hours? Consider donating a themed gift basket or other items with minimum value of $40 for the silent auction and receive credit for one service hour.
  • Donation may be left at the main office. Remember to specify your student's name and that it is for the Mother Son Brunch.
  • Questions?

Parent Volunteer Service Opportunitites

Volunteer Service Coordinator 

Melissa Antonio Huar

Save the Date! 

2018 Mustang Cup/Sip & Swing

June 21, 2019 at Renditions Golf Course!


Join us for an afternoon of golf in support of BMHS athletics! Or, if golf isn't your thing, join us for the Sip & Swing, which includes a wine pairing lunch, & lessons with a Renditions Golf Pro.

 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

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 

Ash Wednesday Prayer Service

Wednesday, March 6th

9:30 AM

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 celebration in the Moreau Chapel!

Confession Opportunity

Friday ~ March 8th

Friday ~ March 22nd

11:15 AM ~ 12:15 PM

Moreau Chapel

Junior Kairos Retreat

March 6th ~ 8th

Please pray for us!

Senior Retreat

Monday, March 25th

Held during normal school hours.

Please pray for us!


Freshmen - Tuesday, March 5th

Sophomore - Tuesday, March 12th

Junior  - Tuesday, March 19th

Senior - Tuesday March 26th

Students that fail to complete their service hours may be required to

participate in a summer service program during summer school.

Holy Cross Service

  • Students who do not complete their service hours by the deadline will be given an extension but will have to complete additional service hours.
  • Please click HERE for a list of Frequently Asked Questions
  • Lists of Pre-Approved Service Opportunities for each grade level can be found online. Please confirm that a site is approved before committing to volunteer with them.
  • Students must complete the Approval Request Form for any sites not on the List of Approved Sites or the hours may not be accepted for credit.
  • The Approval Request Form must be completed prior to volunteering at any site not on the List of Pre-Approved Opportunitiies or the hours may not be accepted for credit.


Congratulations to our Women's Basketball Team!

Their successful season culminated with a trip to the

WCAC Championship Game on  February 25th!

We are proud of you!

Winter Sports Banquet

Tuesday, March 12th


Student-Athletes commit to Colleges!

Click HERE for full list.

Click HERE for List of Award Winning Mustangs!

Congratulations to the Varsity and JV Cheer Teams!

 1st Place in Cupid Classic Cheer Competition!

Varsity takes Grand Champion!



Teens In Action 

Upcoming Service Opportunities

  • There will be a number of service activities for Teens during March
  • 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 


BMHS Players Present:

The Enchanted


Friday, March 22nd ~ 7 PM

Saturday, March 23rd ~ 7 PM

Sunday, March 24th ~ 2 PM

Mandatory Music Trip Meeting

Tuesday, March 5th ~ Gym (Main Building)

Student & Parents/Guardians required to attend.

Attendance Taken

  • 5:30 PM ~ Bus Captains Arrive
  • 6:00 PM ~ Chaperones Arrive
  • 6:30 PM ~ Students/Parents/Guardians Arrive (MUST CHECK IN)
  • 7:00 PM  ~ Meeting
  • 8:30 PM ~ Meeting Ends

Music Trip Dates:

Departs on Wednesday, March 27th in the evening.

Returns on Sunday, March 31st at approximately 12 Noon

Save The Date ~ Upcoming Fine Arts Performances


April 5th ~ 7th and 12th ~ 14th

Tickets go LIVE ~ Friday, March 8th

Dance to Life

April 26th ~ 28th

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