Monthly Archives: November 2014

B.D.’s Stephen Gretchen Named State Finalist in Wendy’s Heisman Contest


Tess Fallova, Stephen Gretchen and Ekaterina Polinski

Stephen Gretchen was named a State Finalist and Tess Fallova and Ekaterina Polinski were chosen as School winners in the 2014 Wendy’s High School Heisman program. The program is  committed to helping every student achieve his or her personal best by honoring the achievements of exceptional students and by providing a platform for continued growth and success.

November Students of the Month Chosen

DSCF9248Congratulations to Alyssa Ehni and  Robert Chesonis,  our November 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.

B.D.H.S. Hosts 7th & 8th Grade Retreat

DSCF9231 On Thursday, November 20, 2014 Bishop Donahue was graced to host a retreat for the 7th and 8th graders from Our Lady of Peace School and Ss. James and John School.  Fr. Dennis Schuelkens, pastor of Our Lady of Peace Parish and designated pastor of Bishop Donahue served as the Retreat Director.  Not only did he give a thought-provoking  talk, but also celebrated liturgy at the end of the day to add an exclamation point to the experience!   The theme for the day was “Advent:  Preparing Our Hearts for Jesus.”

There were 18 B.D.H.S.  Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors who prepared to be Retreat and Small Group Leaders by attending early morning meetings for more than 1 month.  These student-leaders are to be applauded for their dedication and faithfulness in preparing for and executing this wonderful day for the 7th & 8th graders.  Two seniors, Stephen Gretchen and Matthew Vucelik, shared witness testimonies on the themes of “Bloom Where You Are Planted” and “Triumph Over Adversity”, respectively.  These testimonies were fantastic discussion points for the small groups!  Thanks to those two young men for sharing so much of themselves for the good of the group!



Fundraising WITHOUT Selling…..PERFECT!!!!

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The holiday season is the perfect time to purchase gift cards from our SCRIP program. For gift cards to be available for Christmas, the last day to order is December 10th, 2014.  All orders will be ready for pick up on December 19th, 2014.  Mrs. Angalich can help you with your orders, simply call 304-233-3850 and ask for Nancy  These are great gifts that helps you and the school.   Market Day Orders for December are due on line by 11 pm on December 4, 2014. A percentage of your purchase goes directly to B.D.H.S.  Just go on line at and use the school account number to order (29916)  Delivery will be Wed. December 10th between 5 and 6 pm  For more information call Donna at 304-233-3850


bishop_donahue_sponsorHeaderImageBUS: We are attempting to fill a bus for the Saturday Playoff game at Clay Battelle.  The cost of the bus (a Marshall County school bus) is $10 per person.  The bus would leave B.D.H.S. at 1100 a.m. Saturday morning and depart immediately after the game. Please call the school at 304-233-3850 to reserve your seat today.  The DEADLINE for reserving your seat is Friday at Noon.  A minimum of 40 fans is needed for the bus.

ADVANCED TICKETS:  Tickets are on sale at the school NOW for the game this Saturday.  Advanced prices are $5 for students and $7 for adults.  All tickets are $7 at the game.  The advanced ticket sale ends at 9:00 a.m. Friday morning.




W.V. State Playoffs, Round 2

Kickoff: 1:30 p.m.



B.D. Art Students Meet Renowned Historian Lee Sandtead

Art class
Left to right: D. Lantz, C. Dobrzynski, S. Gretchen, K. Harris, H. Little, Lee Sandstead, T. Koontz, S. Stewart, J. Emery, Miss Ray and C. Reinbeau.

The B.D.H.S. Art classes joined students from John Marshall and Cameron on Nov. 5 to meet noted Art historian Lee Sandstead, the author of the #1 iTunes international best-seller Cleaning Mona Lisa .

Lee was host of the Travel Channel’s Art Attack with Lee Sandstead,  a Emmy nominated television show. Based on a series of documentaries, Lee and his crew visited museums in the U.S., focusing on each museum’s five, must-see artworks.

Mr. Sandstead has developed a national reputation as an exciting and dramatic speaker and has expressed his passion for art at over 200 major institutions including: Harvard, Yale, New York University, The Smithsonian Institution, The Walters Art Museum, The Chrysler Museum and The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

B.D. Receives Evan G. Roberts Charitable Trust Grant from BB&T

IMG_4224Bishop Donahue was recently awarded an $18,000 grant from the   Evan G. Robert Charitable Trust administered by BB&T.  Mrs. Leigh Ann Scherich, Vice-President of the Mortgage Loan Office of the Moundsville BB&T branch, presented the check to Principal Tom Wise on Tuesday, Nov. 4.  The grant will be used for the purchase and installation of new fire doors in B.D.H.S. hallways throughout the school.  Our thanks to BB&T, the Evan G. Roberts Trust, and Mrs. Scherich!
 Left to right in photo: Donna Krupica-B.D.H.S. Advancement Director, Tom Wise-Principal and Leigh Ann Scherich from BB&T