Monthly Archives: November 2016

On Retreat With the NET Team

img_2374November 4th and 5th, 2016 was quality time for our students as they spent those days with the National Evangelization Team known as NET.  NET Team #2 spent time with our school over those two days.   All four classes were blessed with the theme of  RIGHTEOUSNESS.  The days were filled with personal witness to God’s love, Jesus as Friend and Savior, and the courage needed to stand for what we believe in our world today. The young people of NET shared their stories with words, skits, and music. The most moving part of the day was the prayer ministry where each of our students was prayed for by their team leader in solemn silence one on one. Thank you to the wonderful young men and women who travel across the country to minister to teens. We are blessed to be able to share in this experience. 

Much gratitude is in order to have made these days possible for the BDHS family.  First of all, Wheeling Jesuit University for allowing us to use the Chapel of Mary and Joseph on their beautiful campus as the retreat site and for sharing noon mass with us.  Thanks to Marshall County Schools for providing transportation to and from WJU.  Thanks to the Football Moms, Mr. Murray, and the BD Athletic Boosters for sharing pre-game meal on Thursday with the NET team and hosting them to the Friday night football game.

Big thanks go to the host families who opened their homes and hearts to the young people of  NET.  Blessings to the Kuhns family, the Snyder/Beveridge family, and the DiLoretta/Zacherl family.  Without all of you, NET would not be possible!!!  Bishop Donahue families ROCK! 


BD Grads Currently at Wheeling Jesuit Return to Address Student Body


L to R: Elizabeth Potts, Religion teacher Mrs. Loretta Metz, and Megan Rush.

Elizabeth Potts and Megan Rush, members of the BD Class of `13 and current seniors at Wheeling Jesuit University, returned to BDHS to speak about their upcoming international service project.  Both young ladies are members of the Fr. Pedro Arrupe Scholars at WJU and perform community service as part of that prestigious program.  They will travel to El Salvador in January and one key aspect of their trip will be visiting and helping in orphanages.  To assist Liz and Megan, the students of Bishop Donahue will raise funds to purchase coloring books, crayons, pens, and pencils for the children they will be visiting.  Liz and Megan have truly Exited B.D.H.S. to Serve Christ and we could not be prouder of their dedication to service!  

BD Spanish Students Celebrate Día de los Muertos

img_4914On November 2nd, BD Spanish students and visiting St. Vincent’s students celebrated the traditional and honoured holiday of Mexico called Día 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 again lent her artistic talents by doing traditional Mexican face painting with helper Isabel Reilly and Josie Bonar.

¡Feliz día de los muertos!

Financial Aid Night for Parents Planned for Nov. 20, 2016.

financial_aid-adultWe will host our annual Financial Aid Workshop on Sunday November 20, 2016 for Senior parents and students. This is a MUST for all of our senior families! There have been major changes to the FAFSA recently and all new information will be discussed in detail.

The meeting will be held in Room 13 (Mrs. Granato’s room) and will begin at 6:00 p.m.  

The workshop will be led by BD alum Sheila Nelson-Hensley (`75).   Sheila will provide an overview of the Financial Aid process and the FAFSA from 6:00-6:45. The FAFSA on the WEB(actual application process) will follow the Financial Aid workshop in the 2nd floor computer lab. 

Sheila will offer free, confidential help for seniors and parents who wish to complete the FAFSA online that day.  For a list of all necessary documents to file FAFSA, go to

Please RSVP Amy Granato at or call Mrs. Reager 304.233.3850 by the end of the school day on Friday, November 18.