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Updated May 28, 2020 at 9:00 am


 

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      After consulting with our administrative team and our Board of Directors, we have decided that the remainder of the 2019-2020 academic year will proceed on its current remote learning platform. 

      For all information about our Remote Learning plan, go to: 

      BMHS Innovates, Transforms & Thrives In A Time Of Crisis - Our Remote Learning Response to Covid

      Thank you to our Administrative Team, Academic Board, Counseling Office, Advancement Office and our Faculty & Staff for their untiring work and dedication to develop and implement this plan.

      If you or your family need help & support during this difficult time, please contact one of our counselors in the BMHS Counseling Center. 

      Members of the BMHS family experiencing financial difficulty, contact Mrs. Lan Bui in the Business Office at Lan.Bui@bmhs.org for assistance.


      What Does Remote Learning Look Like at BMHS?

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      Weekly Update from our Principal

      Principal Dian Carter

      Greetings BMHS Family & Happy Sunday!

      Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. -John 15:13

      I am a prayerful that you and your family have had a beautiful Memorial Day Weekend.   Although I know we couldn’t gather like we traditionally do this holiday weekend, I do hope you had the chance to visit, socialize and enjoy the terrific weather with a small group of family and friends.  In our new socially distant society, “Drive By Graduations” are our new normal and a fun way to celebrate our seniors.  I enjoyed honking, cheering and seeing so many of our seniors this weekend!

      We are closing in on the finish line for the year!  We have 4 days of remote learning this week and 4 days next week.  Our last day for classes is officially, June 4, 2020.  Wednesday, May 27, 2020 is the last day faculty will assign new assignments.  Students & teachers will spend Thursday, 5/28-Thursday, 6/4 communicating via email, GoogleMeet, and/or ZOOM calls.  These days will be used to get help with & complete assignments and make up missed assignments as needed.  The Student/Parent Remote Learning Guide has been updated with the specifics.  Please take some time to read the updates. 

      In the next couple weeks, we have several special celebrations that we will share with the community, virtually, including our 9th - 11th Grade Honors Assemblies.  Information about summer school and credit recovery is forthcoming, but I encourage students to complete assignments by due dates and reach out to teachers for help as needed.  

      Here is our schedule for the week:

      Tuesday, May 26 - Maroon Day
      Senior Pick Up/Drop Off Day #1-Please don’t miss the time slot you signed-up for!

      Wednesday, May 27 - Gold Day (Not a study day because we were closed on Monday)
      Senior Pick Up/Drop Off Day #2-Please don’t miss the time slot you signed-up for!

      Thursday, May 28 - Maroon Day
      Senior Pick Up/Drop Off Day #3-Please don’t miss the time slot you signed-up for!

      Friday, May 29 - Gold Day
      Senior Pick Up/Drop Off Day #4-Please don’t miss the time slot you signed-up for!


      And finally, we are still Keeping Up with the Mustangs!  Share photos of fun things you and your family are doing or celebrating during the quarantine that we can share with the community.  Share drive-by birthdays, anniversaries or graduation celebrations!

      Have a beautiful week!

      Go Mustangs!
      Sincerely,

      Mrs. Dian A. Carter
      Principal

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      BMHS Family Crisis Fund

      More than 68% of our students receive tuition support. One of the devastating impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic is that many members of our McNamara Family who were already struggling have been pushed past the brink.  

      We seek to rally together to help our friends, neighbors, and fellow Mustangs.  Bishop McNamara is doing everything possible to help, but much more is needed for emergency tuition and crisis support. We know these are uncertain times for all of us.

      Thank you for considering a gift of any amount to the Bishop McNamara Family Crisis Fund today. 

      Together, our #BMHSFAMILY will get through this unprecedented crisis!


      Parents, Students, Faculty and Staff - check Maccess and your email box several times per day for important information!

      BMHS Remote Learning

      Quarantine Tips #Nutrition from Dr. Jessica Nash

      Quarantine Tip #Nutrition from Dr. Jessica Nash

      Email Updates

      Hand-Washing the Bishop McNamara Way!

      Hand-Washing the BMHS Way!

      Created courtesy of Mr. Jim Monahan using the Bishop McNamara Code recited each morning by our community

      Dr. Clark Shares an Academic Regalia Tutorial

      Dr. Marco Clark ’85 Shares his Academic Regalia Tutorial for WMAC

      WMAC Mustang Spotlight, A Dr. Marco Clark Farewell Message

      Saying goodbye to Dr. Clark!

      Dr. Clark Socially Distanced Send off
      BMHS President & CEO Dr. Marco Clark Gets Socially Distanced Send-Off!! Faculty and staff at Bishop McNamara High School rolled through a processional goodbye parade for President/CEO Dr. Marco Clark, who is heading to Austin, Texas in early May as the new Executive Director of Holy Cross Institute.
      BMHS President & CEO Dr. Marco Clark Gets Socially Distanced Send-Off!!
       

      Senior Saturday

      Class of 2020 Yard Signs
      Such a great day for our seniors!! Bishop McNamara High School Class of 2020 received special deliveries from the BMHS Senior Saturday Task Force to help brighten up their day! The story aired about the BMHS Senior Saturday aired on ABC WJLA. We love all of our Class of 2020 Mustang Family!! More to come on this.

      The Daily Announcements and Weekly Updates are sent to your email box of record in Maccess. Please log in to make sure we have the correct email address. Parents must log in as themselves to make any contact information changes. For any questions or log in problems, contact MaccessHelp@bmhs.org.

      Daily Announcements

      Daily Announcements will be sent directly to email inboxes for all Parents, Students, Faculty and Staff every day at 9:00 am. Please check daily for all updates and for the calendar of events for the week.

      Weekly Updates

      Weekly Updates will be sent directly to email inboxes for all Parents, Students, Faculty and Staff every week on Sunday and will be posted to this page.

      Check out our monthly online newsletter McNews below:
       

      School Uniforms

      We have two options for parents to purchase uniforms for the fall. Both companies have provided alternate safe options for ordering and delivery. Check out their websites for more details.

      Flynn O'Hara Uniforms at https://www.flynnohara.com/
      Flynn O'Hara Uniforms has also provided some additional information for parents:
       
      Carousel Clothing at https://www.carouselclothing.com/
       

      Travel Guidance

      We are taking proactive steps to address a number of health concerns to include recent travel (domestic and international). Please take a moment to report your travel by clicking 

      We ask that you report recent or planned travel outside the State of Maryland to include Domestic and International travel. The travel report should cover periods January 1, 2020 to current, any planned and upcoming arrangements as well.

      SCHOOL CALENDAR

      FROM THE COUNSELING CENTER

        FROM CAMPUS MINISTRY

        The Brave Space

        Are you disrupted? Have you lost your routine? Lost an athletic season?

        The Brave Space is a dedicated online membership for high school and college students, a place to work on you. We know you’re cooped up at home, with a disrupted routine, dealing with cancelled or postponed classes/seasons/life. We are here to help you maintain the momentum you’ve worked so hard to generate. We are here to give you the time and space to work on your mental game, which so often gets forgotten as we get in shape and build our sports-specific skills. We are here to help you build a brave mindset, because that’s our specialty. 

        The Brave Space is packed with foundational lessons on bravery to take at your own pace, and LIVE sessions on specific brave mindset skills including goal setting, comfort zone mapping, internal self-talk, and more. Sign up here to get the first 3 months for only $9.99.

        Update:  Using the code "BMHS", our students will get 50% off!

        Contact Mr. Sanneman at Peter.Sanneman@bmhs.org for more details!


        Notes

        Parents Service Hour Update:

        The Advancement Office has decided to waive 5 of the current parent service hours due for this year.  This means parents are only required to do 5 service hours for the 2019/2020 school year.  Please contact Mrs. Melissa Antonio-Huar at 
        melissa.antoniohuar@bmhs.org if you have questions about parent service hours. Thank you!

        Technical Difficulties?

        Please contact your counselor or grade level administrator if you are experiencing any technical difficulties with your classes. For issues logging into Maccess, contact MaccessHelp@bmhs.org.


        Outside Resources

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        Keeping Up with the Mustangs!

        This is how Mustangs are Staying Connected! Help us continue by submitting fun pictures of you and your family: show us tips on your remote learning; share ways to spend time while safely at home; send to BMHSphotos2020@bmhs.org to share with our school community. Thank you to all those who have already submitted photos.
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        The Carter Family welcomes new Mustangs to the BMHS Family!

        WELCOME TO McNAMARA!!

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