Monthly Archives: October 2013

Frosh and Sophs attend NET RETREAT

For the second year in a row, BDHS students photo13were participants in a NET (National Evangelization Team) Retreat (netusa.org). On October 29, 2013 the Freshman and Sophomore classes prayed, played, and worshiped together under the leadership of the NET team. The Chapel of Mary and Joseph on the campus of Wheeling Jesuit University was once again the gracious host-site for the event. Even Fr. Fleming, SJ, president of WJU was in on the retreat, presiding at the 12:05 PM liturgy. He was very welcoming and shared a message of hope and faith in his homily and closing remarks to the students. Bishop Donahue students not only participated in the Net Retreat, but also 9 BD families opened their hearts and homes as hospitable host families to the NET Team members for 2 nights. The NET team members are young men and women who hail from all corners of the USA. The theme for the day was LIFE TO THE FULLEST. The NET Team encouraged the BD students to develop a relationship of friendship with Jesus and to love as Jesus loves. They did this by way of songs, skits, dramas, witness talks, both public & private prayer, small group discussions, and the celebration of the Eucharist. The NET Retreat served as an experience that will not soon be forgotten by the students.

2013-14 Knights of Columbus Students of the Month

The Student of the Month program is generously sponsored by the Knights of Columbus.  Each month, two students are recognized for their outstanding academic performance, attitude, character, and service to the school or community.
Sept. Students of the Month October Students of the Month
September: Renae Kudla & Tim Cherry October: Jared Ehni and Kaitlyn Harris
Nov. Students of the Month 2013 Dec. Students of the Month
November: Shae Reinbeau and Luke LeMasters December: Tess Fallova and Kyle Swann
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January: Madyson Keller and Taylor Straughn February: Logan Ingram and Kat Polinski
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March: Zoey Gast and Eric Myers April: David Beazel and Kelsey Schau

Parent Accreditation Surveys due Oct. 25th

Bishop Donahue High School and the Diocese of Wheeling Charleston nca-logoare currently pursuing diocesan-wide accreditation through AdvancED.

Below are the three short surveys we are asking all parents to complete as part of our school accreditation program.  These surveys are extremely important to B.D.H.S. and I am asking all of our families to participate.  We seek to continuously improve what we can do for you and your child and these surveys will help us with these enhancements.

Parent opinion survey 
Parent catholic characteristic survey
 Parent catholic effectiveness survey

Please complete all surveys by Oct. 25, 2013.  All answers are confidential and completely anonymous.

Your cooperation and support in completing the surveys is greatly appreciated.

Welcome to the NEW B.D.H.S. School Website!

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WELCOME to the new Bishop Donahue High School website.  While our web address stayed the same, the look and feel of our new site is much different.  Our goal has always been to provide the latest and greatest news about our school and students, and we will continue to do so daily.  I think you will find our new site easy to use and navigate (though it may take a little time to get used to.)  Though we have spent much time preparing for this unveiling, I’m sure there will be issues that still need resolved during the conversion process. Special thanks to Rob Wickham and Hilary Moss from the Diocese who spent countless hours building our beautiful new home.  ENJOY!

 

Scholarship Winners Announced for 2013-14

Congratulations to those students who were awarded Scholarships for the 2013-14 school year. Thanks to our generous benefactors, $44,500 was awarded to our grateful students.

Poe Family Scholarship Sandie Stenger Memorial Scholarship
Poe Family Scholarship: Tim Cherry, Bryce Jones (absent), Kacie Rhome, Chaice Truex, David Beazel, Kacie Jo Brown, Kenadee Kleeh, Adrian Whorton, Madyson Keller, Megan Stout, Cheyanne Reinbeau, Kaitlyn Harris, Zoey Gast, Katie Cook, Shelby Davis, Morgan Weltz, Jacob Beyser and John Stocklask Sandie Stenger Memorial Scholarship: Elaysia Hill, David Beazel, Chris Barry(absent), Tessa Baue, Koltin Kleeh, Victoria Potts, Shae Reinbeau, Jewel Purpura, Jacob Beyser, Samantha Zimla, Abbey Mele, Kaitlyn Harris, Kyle Swann, Rebecca Trader, Marley Keller and Renae Kudla
3 Angels Tennyball Memorial Scholarship Angel Fund Scholarship
3 Angels Tennyball Scholarship: Mrs. Jodi Block, David Beazel, Koltin Kleeh, Trey Miller, Chris Barry, Josie Bonar, Tessa Bauer, John Stocklask and Jennifer Richmond. Angel Fund Scholarship: Mrs. Jodi Block, Chaice Truex, Lane LeMasters, David Coleman, Zoey Gast, John Stocklask, Chris Barry, David Beazel, Tim Cherry and Haley Zahnow.
 Scott Melko Memorial Scholarship  Tommy Dino Smith Memorial Scholarship
Scott Melko Memorial Scholarship: David Beazel, Abbey Mele, Josie Bonar, Bryce Jones, Taylor Straughn, Bryce Jones(absent) and Renae Kudla Tommy “Dino” Smith Memorial Scholarship: Corey Dobrzynski, Hunter Kaschke, Chaice Truex, Josh Miller, Kyle Swann, Bill Bauerle and Tim Cherry.
Fr. Raymond Jablinske Memorial Scholarship Courtney and Danielle Block Scholarship
Fr. Raymond Jablinske Memorial Scholarship: Samantha Zimla, Coleton Berletch, Kelsey Schau, Chris Vani, Adriana Theiss and Shae Reinbeau. Courtney and Danielle Block Memorial Scholarship: Mrs. Jodi Block, Andrew Rush, Kelsey Schau, Trent Snyder, Sommer South, Jennifer Little, Austin Cunningham, Cheyanne Reinbeau and Kat Polinski.
Tom and Louise Wise Memorial Scholarship Jenny Sparachane Memorial Scholarship
Tom & Louise Wise Memorial Scholarship: Mr. Tom Wise, Jacob Beyser, Tim Cherry, Tyler Meador, Logan Ingram, Kyle Swann and Adrienne Rulong. Jenny Sparachane Memorial Scholarship: Mr. Herk Sparachane, Morgan Weltz and Shelby Davis.
Aquinas Medal Award and Class of 1959 Scholarship Chuck Morningstar Memorial Scholarship
Class of 1959 Scholarship and Aquinas Medal Award: Jewel Purpura Chuck Morningstar Memorial Scholarship: David Beazel and Bryce Jones (absent).
B.D.H.S. Alumni Scholarship Dave Kady Memorial Scholarship (absent)
B.D.H.S. Alumni Scholarship: Mrs. Mary Marsh, Alexa Tweedlie and Mrs. Sandy Frasnelli. Dave Kady Memorial Scholarship: Elaysia Hill, David Polinski, Cassidy Campbell (absent) and Alex Abel (absent).
Lander Scholarship Schmitt Family Scholarship
Lander Scholarship: Jennifer Richmond and Katie Cook. Schmitt Family Memorial Scholarship: Jacob Beyser, Addison Davis, Shelby Davis and John Stocklask.

Bishop Bransfield Visits B.D.H.S.

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Pictured left to right: Vincent de Paul Schmidt, His Excellency, Bishop Bransfield, Fr. Dennis Schuelkens and Principal Tom Wise
The Most Reverend Michael J. Bransfield, Bishop of the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston, was our honored guest on September 30. The Bishop took part in a presentation summarizing our 1-to-1 iPad program. Bishop Bransfield was joined by Father Dennis Schuelkens, former Bishop Donahue Pastor, and Vince Schmidt, the Superintendent of Catholic Schools.
The Bishop and our guests attended the daily prayer with the student body in the Fr. Raymond Jablinske Memorial Gymnasium. The Bishop offered words of encouragement and praise for the students. Following his remarks, the Bishop was presented a Donahue football jersey emblazoned with his name as a token of our thanks for all that he has done for Catholic education in West Virginia.
His Excellency and our guests also attended a special iPad presentation created by Mrs. Amy Granato’s sophomore religion class. The students highlighted the many positive aspects of the iPad program noting that B.D.H.S. was the only 100% digital high school in W.V.

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Fundraiser Supports Local Family

The McMechen/Benwood community is hosting a fundraiser at B.D.H.S. to help with the hospital cost imageincurred from accidents involving David and Dustin Beazel. Dustin was recently life flighted to Pittsburgh after a hit & run accident in McMechen and has undergone surgery for numerous injuries. David was in an ATV accident and sustained a major concussion and stitches. Please show your support by attending the Beazel Family Fund Raiser.

              DATE: September 29, 2013 @ B.D.H.S. gym
              TIME: Noon until 5pm
              ENTRANCE FEE: $7 Adults $3 Children
              SPONSORS: Family, Friends & B.D.H.S.

For more information contact Pat Wilson, Chairperson 304-232-5192, Nancy Borman 304-232-6393 or BDHS 304-232-3850. Please keep the Beazel’s in your prayers.

“WALL OF SUPPORT” Kickoff Campaign

Wall of Support FinalThe Advancement Office is launching a “WALL OF SUPPORT” campaign for Bishop Donahue High School. Alumni, family and friends will have the opportunity to have their name or special message displayed permanently in the hallways of B.D.H.S. Your personalized gold metal plaque will be bonded to the ceramic brick wall located in the south entry hallway.
Each plaque can be individualized and might include: Name and year of graduation, in memory of ,or in honor of, the possibilities are endless. There is no limit on the number of words in the message, but a smaller font must be used for longer messages.
The price of each gold plaque is $50 (dimensions :11.5” X 4.75”). The 2013-14 goal is to sell three hundred plaques by December 31, 2013 and raise $10,000 for our students. What a great way to support our school and leave your mark in Donahue history.
Please complete the form below and return it with your payment today (PayPal payments will be accepted using the B.D.H.S. website). If you have questions, please contact Kim Yurisko at 304-845-7470 or Kim Angalich at 304-845-2055. Get your order form here.

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