April 2019

Easter Recess

April 15th - 22nd

School will close on Monday, April 15th and reopen on Tuesday, April 23rd


Optional Spring Dress Code

Begins Friday, March 29th

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

Problems logging into MACCESS? Email 


 Programs run from June 24th ~ August 2nd

Offerings Include:



Fine Arts



Questions? More Information?

 Mrs. Dian Carter

Assistant Principal & Director of Summer Camps

Attention AP Students and Parents/Guardians

You must register for AP Exams by April 6th!

Please check your email for the link and instructions sent previously on

February 22nd and March 25th.

Questions? Contact Mr. Brian Brower

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 


No charge for students picked-up by 6 PM!

Late Fee of $2 per minute charged to students picked-up after 6 PM.



Interested in earning Parent Service Hours?

Email Enrichment Zone! Coordinator, Ms. Loretta King 

Parent Service Hours due by April 30th

  • Families are required to perform 10 hours of volunteer service each school year. 
  • A $40 fee is applied 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

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  April 23rd, May 9th, and June 10th

Register HERE 

Attention Class of 2018 Graduates!

Save the Date

 Graduate Return Day

Tuesday, June 4th ~ 12 Noon

Andy Mona Student Center

Calling all Project PRIDE Graduates!


We are celebrating 20 years of success for this incredible program.

Have you updated your information with us?

Contact Project PRIDE Program Director, Tia Bell.

School Calendar

School will be closed for Easter Vacation April 15th - 22nd

School reopens on Tuesday, April 23rd

Two Hour Delay ~ Thursday, April 25th

Quarter 3 Report Cards on MACCESS ~ April 9th

Quarter 4 Progress Reports for Grade 12 on MACCESS ~ April 24th

Quarter 4 Progress Reports for Grade 9, 10, 11 on MACCESS ~ May 3rd


April 5th, 6th, 7th

April 12th, 13th, 14th



April 26th, 27th, 28th

Admissions Office 

Welcome Class of 2023!


Make-Up HSPT Testing: April 23rd, 3 - 6 PM

  Placement Testing: May 11th, 9 - 11 AM

  • All students are required to take the Math placement exam and have the option of taking the Science and Modern/Classical Language exams.
  • Placement testing will be used for placement in Modern/Classical Languages, and to provide for information if there are concerns about our predetermined placements in Math or Science. 

  Uniform Fitting: May 11th, 9 - 11 AM

 Course Selections:

  • You will be emailed a link to fill out your course selection online!  

Prospective Mustangs in the Class of 2024:



For Current 7th Grade Students

April 13th,  9 AM to Noon

Email to sign up!


Mustang for a Day Shadow Program

Apply HERE




Interested in earning Parent Service Hours?


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


Business Office 

 Re-Registration Was Extended to Friday, April 5th

Fee prior to April 5th ~ $350

Fee after April 5th ~ $450

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 

Class of 2019 Graduation Announcements


  • Llimited supply of announcements available for purchase.
  • Cost is $1.50 each
  • Sold on a first-come, first-served basis
  • Each request will be capped at 10 announcements
  • These are NOT tickets and do not allow recipients to attend the graduation ceremony.

Contact: Mrs. Mendiola

301-735-8401, ext. 141

2019-2020 Scheduling Process

  • Student course selections were posted to Maccess in March.
  • Please review selections for errors and have your student meet with his/her counselor to make any changes.
  • Students should work with their rising grade level counselor for all 2019-2020 scheduling needs.

Quarter 4 Began on March 29th!

Progress Reports on MACCESS:

Grade 12 ~ April 24th

Grades 9, 10 and 11 ~ Mary 3rd

Quarter 3 Report Cards on MACCESS 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


 Math Resource Help

 Math Power Hour

Wednesdays, 3:15 - 4:15 PM

St. Joseph Resource Center 

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

Please join us for the last Parents' Club Meeting of the Year

 As we Celebrate Parent's Appreciation Night!

May 7th ~ 6:30 PM

Andy Mona Student Center


Parent volunteers have a large impact of the successes of BMHS.

 Awards given to parents who have volunteered a minimum of 50 hours and above.

Volunteers will receive a beautiful pin to signify appreciation for their volunteer efforts.


Election for the 2019-2020 Parent's Club Executive Board!

There are many parents with talents that would be of benefit to the success of the

Parent's Club Executive Board.




Earn 1 Parent Service Hour just for attending the meeting!

  • Brunch open to all BMHS male students
  • Tickets $25 each
  • 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


Opportunities for CURRENT school year: 

April 8th, 9th, 10th & 11th, 6 to 9 PM: Phone-A-Thon, Contact - Robert Van der Waag

Fine Arts Events: Contact - Michele.Vicino-Coleman

Mother-Son Brunch: Donate a Basket, Contact -

Enrichment Zone!: Contact -


Opportunities for NEXT school year:

Caritas: May 30th, Contact - Melissa Antonio Huar

Mustang Cup/Sip & Swing: June 21st, Contact - Melissa Antonio Huar

May 7th: Attend Parents' Club Meeting

Fine Arts Events: Contact - Michele.Vicino-Coleman 

Book Collection Days: May 13th - 16th & June 3rd - 6th, Contact - Mrs. Dian Carter

Enrichment Zone!: Contact -

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!

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.

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.

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 

Holy Week Liturgy

Friday, April 12th

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 ~ April 26th

11:15 AM ~ 12:15 PM

Moreau Chapel

Sophomore Retreats

West River Center

April 8th ~ 10th grade women

April 9th ~ 10th grade men

Please pray for our sophomores as they attend these overnight retreats. 

Questions? Please contact Campus Ministry

"Living the Fourth" Weekend Retreat

July 5th - 7th

Loyola on the Potomac

Did you, or a loved one, have a positive experience at a Kairos retreat?  Open to young adults, BMHS alums and others, who experienced Kairos at their high schools and would like to get back in touch with that experience.




Holy Cross Service

All Service Deadlines have passed.  

  • Any student who did not complete the required number of hours by the deadline was given a time extension plus the requirement of an additional 5 hours.  
  • For this extension, all service hours for freshmen, sophomores and juniors must be submitted by May 7th or the student will be required to complete the summer service program (fee involved).
  • Seniors please note: You cannot receive your diploma without first completing your service requirement for the year. 
  • All service hours are due by April 30th.



Save the Date ~ Crab Feast

September 9th

Andy Mona Student Life Center

Teens In Action 

Upcoming Service Opportunities

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


2019 Sankofa Production

MODIBA: Life of Courage 



Fridays ~ April 5th, 12th ~ 7:00 PM

Saturdays ~ April 6th,13th ~ 7:00 PM

Sundays, ~ April 7th,14th ~ 2:00 PM





April 26th  ~ 7 PM
April 27th  ~ 7 PM 
April 28th ~ 2 PM


Tickets go on sale Friday, April 12th.

Please go to Fine Arts WebPage to Purchase Tickets!


Jazz Concert
Wednesday, April 10th
7 pm
Andy Mona Student Center

Concert Band, Symphonic Band

& Percussion Ensemble Concert
Thursday, May 2nd
7 pm
Main Gym

Choir Concert
Friday, May 3rd

7 pm

Main Gym

String Orchestra &

Wind Ensemble Concert
Friday, May 10th
7 PM
Main Gym

End of year Showcases:

FREE & Open to the Public!

Classical Dance Showcase
Featuring talented students of Dance I, Tap I & selected honors pieces.
Wednesday, May 8th ~ 5 to 6 PM ~BMHS Fine Arts Theatre


Theatre Showcase
Featuring talented students of Introduction to Theatre & Honors Great Stages of Drama
Friday, May 3rd ~ 4 to 6 PM ~ BMHS Fine Arts Theatre

Save the Date!

St. Genesius Theatre Awards
Saturday, May 4th
6 - 9:30 PM
BMHS Fine Arts Theatre

Parent/Guardian Volunteers Needed!

If you wish to volunteer for a Fine Arts Department event

 email Mrs. Vicino-Coleman at

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