Monthly Archives: November 2013

Students Participate in American Education Week

DavidOn Friday, November 22, 2013, five Bishop Donahue High School students attended Sherrard Middle School to read during American Education Week. The students, who are all Sherrard Middle School Alum, included Carly Polis, Maddy Keller, Marley Keller, Eric Myers, and David Beazel.  The students read Thanksgiving themed books to various grades at the school.  (Photo: B.D. senior, David Beazel reads to 7th grade students at Sherrard Middle School.)

B.D. student Tissan Joel shares Nigerian culture

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Foreign Exchange student Tissan Joel recently met with the Freshmen and Sophomores to share information about his home country of Nigeria.  Tissan, a junior at B.D.H.S., is part of the PAX program and was awarded the Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange scholarship to study in the U.S.  Tissan created a presentation on his iPad and discussed all aspects of his home country.  Tissan also prepared a Nigerian dish for the students following the meeting.  Great work Tissan!
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Wall of Support FinalThe Advancement Office has launched the  WALL OF SUPPORT campaign for Bishop Donahue High School.  Alumni, family and friends 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.
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.
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.
Please complete the  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.

Students Create Fall/Winter Prayer Board

Prayer BoardSeniors Marley Keller, Renae Kudla, and Carly Polis combined their creative energies to put our Fall/Winter Prayer Board in place using the beautiful imagery of autumn colors. Each leaf carries the name of a person or family we have promised to pray for and names will be added to the board as needed. The board is a constant reminder of our promise each time we pass it. 


Great job,ladies!

Daughters of Holy Mary of the Heart of Jesus…Sisters visit B.D.H.S.

On Monday, November 4, 2013 the Bishop Donahue community was photo5graced with a visit of two sisters who are members of the religious order Daughters of Holy Mary of the Heart of Jesus. Sr. Ingrid de Maria and Sr. Alianza Maria (translated the Covenant of Mary) spent the day in the classroom speaking to all students on the topic of a Call to Holiness. They played the guitar and sang a song during announcements for the entire student body and faculty as part of daily prayer. The sisters lovingly shared the story of their order which was founded in Spain, is 580 sisters strong, and is present in 9 countries around the globe (only in the US since 2011 with 5 members living in Steubenville, OH) . The order is both contemplative and missionary with apostolate like schools and orphanages. The motto of the Daughters of Holy Mary of the Heart of Jesus is “May the Sacred Heart of Jesus be loved everywhere” encouraging all who hear the motto to transform their lives to reflect the love of Jesus. The Srs. Ingrid de Maria and Alianza Maria challenged the students to start with the Eucharist as the most full and complete way to find the “perfect” human & divine love of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. To cap off the day, the sisters joined all the Bishop Donahue and St. Vincent de Paul Spanish Students in the BD cafeteria for an “El Dia de los Muertos” (The Day of the Dead) remembrance. They shared Mexican food, stories, music, and fun with the students. The sisters invited all the girls in the school to join them at their house in Steubenville for a monthly prayer meeting called “Traveling Teens”. There they would have the opportunity to share prayer,play volleyball, share a meal, and spend time with Jesus in Eucharistic Adoration.