Monthly Archives: December 2013

Bishop Bransfield to Bless and Dedicate the B.D.H.S. WALL OF SUPPORT

web wosThe Most Reverend Michael J. Bransfield, Bishop of the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston, will bless and dedicate the newly created Bishop Donahue High School WALL OF SUPPORT on January 31, 2014, at 1:00 p.m.  Bishop Bransfield graciously accepted our invitation to join us on the last day of Catholic Schools Week 2014 as we honor and thank our alumni, families and friends for their support of Bishop Donahue High School. All Donahue supporters who purchased a gold plaque for our WALL OF SUPPORT are invited to attend the dedication.

 If you wish to have your personalized plaque installed for the official dedication, please complete the WALL OF SUPPORT ORDER FORM (found on the B.D.H.S. website) and return it by January 17, 2014.  Each plaque can be individualized and your special message will be displayed permanently in the hallways of B.D.H.S.  The plaque may include: your name and year of graduation, in memory of, in honor of, etc.   The possibilities are endless. There is no limit on the number of words in the message; however, a smaller font must be used for longer messages. The price of each gold plaque is $50 (dimensions: 11.5″ X 4.75″).

If you have questions, please contact Kim Yurisko at 304-845-7470 or Kim Angalich at 304-845-2055.

Gym Floor Dedicated in Memory of “Dino”

OVATHLETICS article, by B.D. Alumni Travis Berardi

Wheeling Intelligencer article by Sarah Harmon

Tribute to DINO video

First points scored on the Tommy “Dino” Smith Memorial Court

Friend of B.D. Donates New Stage Padding

 Gym Stage  North
Special thanks to David Ealy who once again donated funds to renovate the gym.  Last year Dave donated the north wall padding.  This year, thanks to Dave’s generosity, we were able to replace the stage and corner padding.  Thank you Dave!

B.D. Student Excels with Technology

KyleSophomore Kyle Swann has become the “go to” guy for students and staff when it comes to technology issues. Kyle is not simply a student who knows a great deal about technology, he also is a technology innovator.  Recently, Kyle had been looking for a PDA that would sync with his Windows 8 phone but would also be affordable. After comparison shopping, he found a Vizio tablet on sale for $150 which also ran the Android Operating System, an easily modifiable Operating System. After purchasing the device Kyle began his modification of the tablet by removing Visio Launcher, yet he still had not found the functionality he required. Thus began his long journey to learn how to replace the entire Android Operating System. His search ended on a small Japanese tablet site where he learned a safe procedure to remove the existing Android OS, configure his own custom settings, and flash the tablet with a Linux ROM, a version of the Linux Operating System created by third party users for use on Tablets. After flashing the ROM, he restored the tablet, and is now the proud owner of his own tricked out, fully customized Linux Tablet.

Mid-Term Exam Schedule

TUESDAY, DEC. 17, 2013

8:25 – 9:40: Period 1

9:40 – 9:55: Gym (prayer & announcements)

10:00 – 11:15:  Period 2

11:15 to 11:35: LUNCH

11:40-12:55: Period 3

 WEDNESDAY, DEC. 18, 2013

9:25 – 10:40: Period 4/5

10:40 – 10:55: Gym (prayer & announcements)

11:00 – 12:15:  Period 6

THURSDAY, DEC. 19, 2013

8:25 – 9:40: Period 7

9:40 – 9:55: Gym (prayer & announcements)

10:00 – 11:15:  Period 8 

FRIDAY, DEC. 20, 2013

Make-up Exams….Starting at 8:25

 

 *We will wear school uniforms on all exam days.

 *Each exam is one hour and fifteen minutes.

 *Students must remain in the exam room the entire one hour and fifteen minutes.  

B.D. Awarded Evan G. Roberts Grant

DSCF7346Bishop Donahue High School’s basketball team is set for an exciting season, thanks to a generous donation from BB&T and the Evan G. Roberts Charitable Trust Grant, the Evan G. Roberts Foundation having awarded the school $9600 to purchase fire rated doors and to resurface the floors of the Father Raymond Jablinske Gymnasium. 
Representatives from BB&T recently presented Bishop Donahue High School, McMechen, with an Evan G. Roberts Charitable Trust Grant of $9600 to resurface the gymnasium floor and purchase new doors.  Pictured are:  Tom Wise, BDHS Principal, Leigh Ann Scherich, Vice President of BB&T, Donna Krupica, BDHS Development Director, and Jon Greer, Market President of BB&T.

Students and Staff hold Immaculate Conception Prayer Service

Immaculate Conception Prayer Service-051On Monday, December 9, the Bishop Donahue Family celebrated the Immaculate Conception of Mary. Church doctrine tells us that Mary was conceived by God, sparing her from the stain of Original Sin so that she would provide a pure vessel through which our Lord would come into the world as a human being.  We celebrated with a prayer service led by four faculty members and six students. As a school in the Marist Tradition with an eye toward the intercession of our Blessed Mother, it seemed only fitting that we honor Mary in a special way. The faculty and some of the students further shared in the celebration by adding blue to their uniforms, serving as our reminder that today truly it is a special day for Mary and for Mother Church.

BD Students help local Partners in Education

colBishop Donahue students recently helped the law firm of Gold, Khourey and Turak prepare for Christmas by decorating their indoor trees and preparing gift bags for LIGHT UP NIGHT.  Gold, Khourey and Turak have been long standing Partners in Education with B.D. and Mr. Jonathan Turak is a member of our School Board.  Special thanks to B.D. students David Beazel, Zoey Gast, Victoria Potts, Hanna Little, Kacie Rhome, Matt Vucelik, Rebekah Trader and Gabe Mickey who volunteered their services.