Monthly Archives: November 2015

Samantha Zimla Signs Letter of Intent to Join Wheeling Jesuit Volleyball

Sam Zimla and WJUOn November 16,  Bishop Donahue senior captain Samantha Zimla (center) fulfilled her comeback dream of playing collegiate volleyball by signing her letter of intent to play at Wheeling Jesuit University. Despite two tears to the same ACL, Sam was able to rehabilitate herself to perform at a level recognizable by the highly successful WJU program. Joining her for the signing are her parents Jay (left), and Paula (right), both 1985 graduates of Bishop Donahue High school. Principal Mr. Tom Wise (rear left) and Athletic Director Donnie Murray (rear right) are also pictured.

B.D. Cheerleaders Take Region 1 Crown

Cheering Regional CHAMPSCongratulations to the B.D.H.S. Cheerleaders, our Region I CHAMPS.  The girls took the title at the Regional competition held Nov. 7 at Fairmont East High School.  Up next, our ladies have a trip to Charleston planned for Dec. 12.  GO BISHOPS!!!!!

Shoebox Santa Service Project 2015

Shoebox Santa ProjectThe students and staff of Bishop Donahue are once again gearing up for the Shoebox Santa gift drive.  Unfortunately, many adults throughout West Virginia are in need of personal hygiene and small gift items, which are often unaffordable or unavailable through food stamps and other public assistance programs. Appalachian Outreach, our partner in this endeavor, delivers these items to individuals in need as part of the Shoebox Santa program every Christmas season. We ask all our B.D.H.S. families to participate in this gift giving program.  Please make your donation by Nov. 25, 2015.

We suggest the following items for a Shoebox Santa:

Soap (bar or liquid) Shampoo Deodorant
Toothbrush & Toothpaste Denture cleaner and adhesive Mouthwash
Dental Floss Razors and blades Nail clippers
Shaving Cream Aftershave Tweezers
Corn plasters Hand lotion Body lotion
Notepads Perfume Pens & Pencils
Large Print cards Magnifying glasses Stamps
Dominoes Checkers Games
Band-aids Hose Gloves
Folding Umbrellas    


BD Students Celebrate Dia de los Muertos

On November 2nd, BD Spanish class students and visiting St. Vincent’s students celebrated the DSCN0634traditional and honored holiday of Mexico called Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead. It is a beloved holiday in which Mexicans honor and pray for the souls of their dearly departed, believing they return for a brief visit on this one day. It is a very festive holiday with special foods, music, and decorations. Many make altars that contain offerings, mementos, and pictures of their deceased family and friends.  Students helped to make it a happy fiesta by creating artwork and bringing in Mexican foods which were enjoyed by all!  Christy Beverage also lent her artistic talents by doing traditional Mexican face painting on willing students and Spanish teacher, Ms. Ray.