Principal and President
In 2001 Mr. Morton was appointed by Archbishop Eusebius Beltran as the twelfth Principal of Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School. David has two children and three grandchildren. His son Zack is a 1998 graduate of McGuinness.
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Irish Eyes Blog
Happy Monday everyone! I pray that you enjoyed a safe and fun filled weekend! The prom was beautiful and our students looked stunning! A “Big Thanks” is extended to Junior Class Sponsor Mrs. Genieve Pezalski and the junior class officers and representatives for putting on a magnificent event. I also want to thank the many teachers who helped chaperone the dance!
It is Olympic Week! The students have been preparing for Olympic Week since the beginning of the spring semester. A “Big Thanks” to senior Maren Anderson for organizing the many events that occur throughout the week. I also want to thank her assistant Kate Vesper for all of their help. Kate will assume Maren’s position next year. The week is filled with dress up days and daily events! Check the weekly calendar to stay apprised of all the activities. The annual MORP dance will be held in the gym from 8:00-10:00 pm Thursday evening. All students 9-12 are welcome! Field Day activities will begin at 8:00 am on Friday and last until the school day ends. This marks the 56th year of our schools Olympic tradition. Starting in 1960, Principal Father David Monahan wanted to create an event that promoted school spirit. Pitting the four classes against each other in a variety of competitions always seems to create a greater unity within each class and the school. Stay tuned as the events of the week unfold. If you missed the black light assembly, the link to view it is https://www.bmchs.org/campus-life/blacklight-assembly/.
Currently, we have 450 students participating in a spring sport. From JV2 soccer to baseball, track, tennis and golf, there seems to be multiple activities occurring daily. I am always proud to see our many parents, students, alums and guests in attendance at so many of our events. We welcome your attendance and support. Please make sure that your support is done in a manner that builds up all the participants. I often hear comments from opposing schools regarding the sportsmanship shown by our players toward our competitors. I hope that is true for our fans cheering in the stands. We have much to be proud of as a school! I pray that our actions as spectators are supportive to all the participants on the field of play. Be Loud! Be Proud! Be Irish!
We are on the downhill slope toward graduation. I addressed the juniors and seniors on Friday about making good decisions on prom night! I then talked to the seniors about finishing strong, and the many graduation activities that will occur over the next few weeks. I know they are excited that the end is near, but dropping the ball right so close to the finish often causes problems. We want everyone to have the honor of crossing the stage and receiving their diploma on graduation night, but all of their credits and service hours must be complete. Currently, with the exception of just a few, they all appear to be in good shape. There are, however, three weeks remaining. Encourage your student to stay focused and finish the race.
Finally, I want to thank each of you for your commitment to Catholic Education. In a time when our public school counterparts are struggling, we appear to be stronger than ever. Each day our students grow in knowledge. Wrapped in God’s love, they are in an educational environment that supports their endeavors, and gives them the best chance for success now and in the future.
Have a great week everyone! I look forward to seeing you at one or many of our year end events!
Parents, remember there is no late start Wednesdays in May.
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Yours in Christ,
The Boys Golf team who finished 3rd last week at the state preview at Shawnee Country Club. Leading the Irish was David Trimble shooting a 75 and placing 5th.
Senior Brevin Senner who has committed to play soccer for Rose State College. In addition to his commitment to play soccer Brevin was awarded the President’s Leadership Class Scholarship (PLC) with selection based on a competitive application/resume/personal interview process. Rose State President Jeanie Webb selected the final ten candidates from over 200 applicants.
Senior Katie Conrad who just signed a letter of intent with Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas to play tennis!!! Way to go Katie!.
Irish STUNT cheer team
The Irish STUNT cheer team for a wonderful first year. The girls defeated Bridge Creek in the state STUNT competition last week, but lost to Jenks 18-11. What a great showing for the first year in the sport!!
Boys and Girls Soccer
The Boys and Girls soccer team for their victories over Lawton Eisenhower last Tuesday night. Both teams also defeated Altus Friday night. Girls posted a 10-0 shut out while boys won 11-1!
Hanna Newby & Lexi Wilson
Freshman Hanna Newby for being selected to the first team of The Oklahoman’s All-City Girls Swim Team and freshman Lexi Wilson for being named as Honorable Mention.
Girls Golf Team
The Girls Golf team for their 2nd place finish Wednesday at the Sapulpa Invitational! The team shot a 376 losing by only 1 point to Sapulpa (375). Olivia Schmidt placed 1st with a low tournament score of 80. Other team members were Emma Hughes, Kylie Lancaster, Lizzie Harjo and Anna Kakish. Up next for the Lady Irish is the West Regionals at Aqua Canyon in Guthrie on April 26.
Bryan Donovan for being named to The Oklahoman’s Big All-City Boys Basketball Honorable Mention team.
ENROLLMENT AND REGISTRATION INFORMATION FOR THE 2016-2017 SCHOOL YEAR
- Registration and enrollment fees and forms for the 2016 – 2017 year were due by April 1, 2016.
The Registration fee of $400 increases to $500 after May 1, 2016. Tuition Contracts and Agreements must be received & on file before June 1, 2016. Parish Participation Forms must be received with signature and Parish seal before the discounted tuition credit can be applied.
- If you have questions about SMART Tuition, or if you have difficulty setting up your Tuition Accounts at SMART, please contact SMART at 1-888-868-8828.
- For other questions about enrollment & tuition at BMCHS, contact Mary Jane Hughes/Financial Administrative Assistant, BMCHS/Business Office, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (405) 842-6638, ext. 222.