All are WELCOME to be a part of the Bishop Donahue
PROM PROMISE Mock Crash and Helicopter Evacuation
On Wednesday, April 27, Mrs. Jody Miller (Ohio County M.A.D.D.-Mothers Against Drunk Driving), mother of Heather Miller who died in 2008 as the result of a drunk driver crash, shared Heather’s story in an attempt to convince our students to promise to remain drug and alcohol free at this year’s Prom and always. She was accompanied by Christy Conley of C.O.R.E. (Center for Organ Recovery & Education). Heather was able to help at least 4 people receive life-saving organs as a result of being an organ donor.
The Bishop Donahue family plans to start its own S.A.D.D. (Students Against Destructive Decisions) Chapter and these two ladies’ presentations served as a fantastic kick-off. This event is part of our Prom Week festivities, where it is an especially important time to call to mind the need to remain drug and alcohol free, and to make responsible decisions particularly behind the wheel.
BDHS students assisted by a host of caring health professionals, first responders, law enforcement officials, and others assembled by BD parent and Med-Evac Nurse Sheila Davis, BSN, CEN, MCCN will have the opportunity for the profound experience of a MOCK CRASH
WHEN: Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at Noon.
WHERE: B.D.H.S. gymnasium with a student skit and helpful information about driving under the influence of substances and distracted driving.
THEN: All students and staff will walk to the Ice House Field for the MOCK CRASH and Medical Evacuation.
ALL STUDENTS ATTENDING THE BDHS PROM AND AFTER-PROM on Saturday, May 7 MUST SIGN A ‘PROM PROMISE’ PLEDGE IN ORDER TO BE ADMITTED TO THESE ACTIVITIES
Congratulations to our fifteen new National Honor Society Inductees. These students not only excel in the classroom, but passed the rigorous staff review in regards to Character, Leadership, and Service.
2016 National Honor Society Inductees
The students of Bishop Donahue and All Saints Catholic School recently collaborated on a canned food drive in Moundsville. On April 18, over sixty students from both schools met at All Saints and dropped off over 700 bags. Each bag had a letter attached requesting food donations that would benefit the Catholic Charities Neighborhood Center in East Wheeling. Special thanks to All Saints principal Sheila Blackmore and religion teacher Devon Bell for their cooperation and teamwork.
Donahue students, staff, parents, and friends collected the bags on Saturday, April 23 and hand delivered nearly 1500 cans to Catholic Charities. Thanks to our drivers, Anna Lehew, Sandi O’Kelley, Teresa Mahoney, Tammy Mahoney, Shannon Chesonis, and Andee Ferrera.
Congratulations to all our students and staff whose dedication and hard work made for another ultra successful spring musical. Special thanks to Mrs. Loretta Metz, Mr. Zach Harvey, and Dr. Melinda Kreisberg for their love of our students and endless patience.
Samantha Zimla, Trey Miller, and Kaitlyn Harris
Three B.D.H.S. students were recognized at the 22nd annual Bishop’s Dinner for Catholic Schools. Bishop Michael J. Bransfield presented the Aquinas Medal, the highest honor a student can receive from the diocese to senior Kaitlyn Harris. Samantha Zimla (Sr.) and Trey Miller(Jr.) were honored with the St.. Sebastian Medal, given to outstanding and high-achieving student athletes.
“Catholic schools make a wonderful difference in the life of the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston,” Bishop Bransfield said. “In West Virginia, there is a strong demand and enthusiasm for Catholic education, and we recognize and celebrate the educational and spiritual growth of our students.”
“What makes our Catholic schools different from other types of educational institutions are the experiences that go along with the learning of math, science, reading and such. Our Catholic schools have Gospel values alive in every subject that we teach and in each relationship that we cultivate,” said Dr. Vincent de Paul Schmidt, superintendent of Catholic schools for the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston. “The experience of a Catholic school is more than bricks and mortar or pens and pencils. Our Catholic schools develop the whole child to live as Christ taught us and in his light, and these truths are infused in every moment of the day in a Catholic school. The people that we honor today are a reflection of lived Gospel values in Catholic education.”
Bishop Bransfield celebrated Mass at St. Francis de Sales church in Morgantown prior to the Dinner. The West Virginia Knights of Columbus are sponsoring the Aquinas Medal presentation at this year’s event. Over the past 21 years, the Knights have contributed nearly $206,750 to the Catholic schools program.
This is the third year that Highmark West Virginia is sponsoring the Bishop’s Cross presentation. Catholic school officials said this partnership will continue to benefit the students of the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston’s schools for years to come.