Monthly Archives: July 2016

Nominations For Bishop Donahue Athletic HALL Of FAME Accepted Until August 1.

Athletic Hall of Fame FinalThe Bishop Donahue High School Athletic Hall of Fame is accepting nominations for the Hall’s Class of 2017.  The Hall of Fame was created to recognize and honor players, coaches, teams, and supporters who made exemplary contributions to Bishop Donahue High School’s athletic programs. 

Nominations will be accepted from July 1 to August 1.  The nomination of individuals and teams is open to anyone who wishes to participate.  Nominations will only be considered in the year they are submitted.  If the nominee is not selected, they must be nominated again in the following years to be placed on the ballot. 

Information requested for all nominees include name of nominee, year of graduation (if applicable), and name of person nominating.  Comments and supporting evidence are strongly encouraged and should be submitted as part of the nomination.  Nominations will be accepted via U.S. mail, email, the B.D. Facebook page or other electronic media (there is no official nomination form, see contact information below).

B.D. graduates become eligible twenty (20) years after their graduation. Teams are eligible twenty (20) years after the year for which they are being honored.  There is no minimum wait time for coaches and supporters to become eligible for nomination.

A maximum of five (5) individuals may be inducted annually .  Of the five selected, only one (1) may be a supporter.  Additionally, one (1) team may be honored each year. 

The Hall of Fame selection meeting will be held annually in August.  Members of the Bishop Donahue Athletic Board will serve as the voting/selection committee. 

The newly elected members of the Hall of Fame will be announced publicly each year at the Homecoming Football Game.

The Induction ceremony will take place in January or February yearly during a B.D.H.S. boys basketball game. A reception will be held following the game for our inductees,  their families, and other guests.

Past inductees include: Rick Blake, Dave Cisar, Jim Welsh, John Flading, Kelly Swierkos, Tom Tribett, Br. Dan O’Riordan, George Bilich, Dave Kady, Tom Giovengo, and Herman Conti.

For more details regarding the Athletic Hall of Fame please visit the Bishop Donahue High School website.

Mail nominations to:   Bishop Donahue High School

                                    325 Logan Street        

                                    McMechen, WV 26040

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IMPACT Testing for Athletes set for July 27

brainBishop Donahue High School is offering the IMPACT TEST (Concussion baseline testing) for B.D.H.S. athletes on July 27, beginning at 9:00 a.m. The testing is free and will take place in the computer lab on the second floor.  All athletes who are Juniors, incoming Freshmen, or new to BDHS, should attend.

The schedule is as follows:

9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Freshmen

9:30 a.m.- Juniors and transfer students


B.D.H.S. Family Invited To Help With WV FLOOD RELIEF by Donating Bottled Water

Flood ReliefBishop Donahue High School will be collecting cases of bottled water that will be donated to the WV Flood victims.  As a sign of solidarity, we are asking all members of our BD Family to donate one or more cases of water.  Water may dropped off at the school until July 26 from 8:00 a.m. to noon.  Please continue to keep our fellow Mountaineers in your prayers.

Baseline Drug Testing for Athletes: FINAL TEST AT B.D.H.S. July 20

Baseline Drug Testing will be held at BDHS on July 20th for those who missed our first baseline testing date.  The July 20th testing  is from 5:00 to 6:00 pm. This testing is mandatory for all students participating in ANY sport for Bishop Donahue in 2016-17. There is no fee for this testing conducted by Wheeling Hospital. Students may not practice or participate for any team after August 1, 2016 until they have had their baseline test. Parents must sign the Consent/Code of Conduct form available at, under QUICK LINKS.  Students who cannot make this date must go to Corporate Health at Wheeling Hospital for testing.

iPad Return and Payment of Tech Fee Due July 18-21

ipad-air-witb-gray-cel-201410_GEO_USWe are asking all families to pay their iPad tech. fee ($200 for 12th graders and $225 for 9th, 10th,  and 11th graders) between 8 a.m. and noon July 18 thru 21.  We are asking our Sophs, Juniors and Seniors to also return their iPads to school at the times listed above.  All iPads will be factory reset before we add the books they will need for 2016-17.  Students MUST backup their data before turning in their iPad, or the data will be lost. Students can pick-up their iPads on August 12th.