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! Wednesday is Veteran’s Day! I want to extend a “Big Irish Thank You” to all of our parents, alums, teachers and special friends of Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School who are serving or have served in the military for our great nation. Having a son who has been in the Navy for the past 14 years, I am keenly aware of the tremendous sacrifice made by both those serving and their families. Our Leadership Class will be leading our Veteran’s Day assembly this Wednesday. Retired Admiral and now Chief of Staff for Senator James Lankford, 1967 BMCHS graduate Admiral Greg Slavonic will be our featured speaker. The assembly will begin at 9:45 am and parents are welcome to attend.
Congratulations to James Barnett ‘87, Ted Hughes ‘84, Jim Kelley ‘62, and Ashley Boothe Minnich ‘99 for being honored as our newest inductees to the Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School Athletic Hall of Fame. The induction ceremony took place last Saturday evening in the Commons. I would like to thank the Hall of Fame Committee and particularly Mike Milligan and Jerry Kelley for all their work organizing the induction ceremony. The event is held every two years. Those chosen have made extraordinary contributions to the school and the athletic programs they represented while attending our school.
Our annual canned food drive “AmeriCAN” is doing extremely well. A “Big Irish Thank You” is extended to all of those students and families who have already brought their 50 lbs. of food. Our goal this year is to have every student contribute. We are confident if that occurs, we will reach our goal. Once a student has brought in their food, they can wear nice jeans (no holes) and a spirit shirt each day until the drive concludes on November 19. Please help us do our part in the fight against hunger.
We have been meeting with our girls about skirt length over the past couple of weeks. It has been pointed out by parents and guests the skirt lengths worn by some our girls have become borderline inappropriate. I have asked the girls and our counselors to form a committee and make recommendations to me for consideration. The Save Our Skirts (SOS) committee has been charged with the tsk of helping solve the issue. I will send a letter to all of our families who have a daughter attending our school before Thanksgiving break outlining any modifications we might be making to the girls dress code for second semester. I remain confident the girls will address the issue and solve the concern on their own.
Dancing with the Irish Stars will be held this Saturday night at 7:30 pm at BMCHS. Couples competing are Allison Cook and Conor Maguire, Chandler Kessler and Brandon Thomas, Elaina Noll and JP Joyce, Grace Duginski and Chris Allen, Lilly Forth and Alec Minielly, Sophia Thiebaut and Alex White, Alison Van Horn and Cameron Franks, Annalise Dorety and Patrick Joyce. To watch the couples perform their dance, please click here. You can vote now, at the show or even online during the show by watching our live stream at www.bmchs.tv.
All students and families are invited to attend the College Fair at Francis Tuttle on Tuesday, November 10 from 6-8:00 pm. Great opportunity to build connections with local and out of state universities.See College Fair link below for more information.
It’s hard to believe Thanksgiving break is just around the corner and semester exams are four short weeks away. We ended the second six week grading period last Friday. Make sure you are checking the status of your students grades through PowerSchool. The counselors have been holding mandatory study hall after school for all of those students currently failing a class. Last week we had 41 students failing at least one class heading into the 12th week of school. That number is too high and needs to be greatly diminished before we get to finals week. If you have a concern about a grade for your student do not hesitate to contact their level counselor.
Have a great week! It appears fall has officially arrived. Enjoy this great weather! The football team will be playing Del City at home on Friday. This is the first round of the Class 5A state championship playoffs. Kick off is slated for 7:00 pm. Hope to see you at the game!