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.
(405) 842-6638 (school)
Irish Eyes Blog
Happy Monday Everyone! Let the count down begin! We have seven school days before finals begin. Just a reminder to all of our new families and freshman families, school is dismissed following the second final each day during the three days of finals. The first final each morning will begin promptly at 8:00 am and the last final will conclude at 11:30 am. If you have any questions, please contact your students level counselor.
Congratulations to the Fighting Irish football team for a very successful season. The team fell to eventual Class 5 A state champion Altus 49-35 last Monday. However, we are proud to announce the boys won the Class 5A Academic State Championship for the 2nd consecutive year. The team has won 4 of the last 5 Academic championships! The trophy presentation was made during halftime of the Class 5A championship game last Saturday.Special thanks is extended to our coaching staff and players for all their efforts. Special thanks to the seniors on the team!
Also, congratulations to Irish Forensic Varsity team members Cheyenne Martin, Madison Hart, & Isabella Curling on their success this weekend at the 2015 Creekview HS TOC Speech & Debate Invitational. Advancing 6 of 8 events to the Semi-finals, and 3 to Finals, the Irish walked away with 5 bids to the 2016 National Tournament of Champions. Way to SUIT UP!
I also want to acknowledge Tori Lynn for being selected as the Bishop McGuinness November Student of the Month and Kat Joyce for signing a letter of intent with St. Gregory University to run track.
There are still several activities occurring before we break for the Christmas holiday. The band, choir, orchestra and Glee concert will be held in the auditorium on Tuesday, December 8. Curtain goes up at 7:00 pm. Mrs. Ling Miller’s Tai Chi class will have a performance in the gym on Thursday, December 10 beginning at 7:00 pm. Finally, the annual Christmas Formal dance for 10-12 grade students will be held at the Connor Center on Saturday, December 12. The dance will begin at 8:30 pm with latest arrival at 9:00 pm. The dance will conclude at 11:00 pm. The Conor Center is located adjacent to Our Lady’s Cathedral Catholic Church at 3214 N. Lake AVE. Dance bids will be on sale December 8-10 for $10 each.
We have enjoyed an incredible semester. Our students have performed at such a high level both in the classroom and in many of their extra curricular activities. A recap of some of our students many achievements would include; four National Merit Finalists, two Commended Students, One Act Play and Set Design three consecutive Class 5A State Championships awards, Girls Cross Country Class 5A state runner up, Speech & Debate team recognized by the National Forensics League as one of the Top 100 programs in the country, the continued success of our Annual Food Drive, Senior Service Project members organizing and conducting a Halloween carnival at the Boys and Girls Club, Volleyball teams 3rd place performance at the Class 5A State Volleyball tournament and 68 of our students being recognized as AP Scholars!
I hope you followed through on my invitation last week subscribing to “Best Advent Ever.” There are so many nuggets of gold imbedded in each of the short clips you receive daily. Yesterday, we welcomed back 30 girls who attended Kairos. Kairos (God’s time) provides an opportunity for our students to connect with their faith and truly welcome Jesus into their lives. Last year over 70% of our seniors attended a Kairos retreat before they graduated. Through their Kairos retreat, our students are given the opportunity to experience God’s love offered to each of us through the sacrifices Jesus made on the cross. Kairos changes lives! I hope you will encourage your students to attend a Kairos retreat before they graduate. If you would like to find out more about Kairos, please contact our Campus Minister, Joe Welch at firstname.lastname@example.org or 842-6638, ext. 256.
I hope to see many of you at one or more of our many events this week. As we enter our 3rd week of Advent, please consider reaching out to someone in need. God has provided so much in our lives! We are called by Him to share those gifts with others!
Final exam schedule is as follows:
Wed. December 16
Science 8:00 am
Foreign Language 10:00 am
Thurs. December 17
English 8:00 am
Theology 10:00 am
Fri. December 18
Math 8:00 am
Social Studies 10:00 am
Christmas break is scheduled for December 21-Jan 3 with the spring semester beginning January 4.
Yours in Christ,
Financial Aid Application Info
We are looking forward to our registration for the 2016-17 academic year and will be making changes to our procedures that will make the process easier. One change for the upcoming year will be a move from the FACTS Grant and Aid Assessment tool to the use of SMART for financial aid applications. There will be no fee to make an online application for financial assistance. Packets for financial aid application will be available in the Business Office in early January.
Poinsettia pick up
Parents, if you have not picked up your poinsettia order, you may do so today and tomorrow in the BMCHS foyer from 2:00 – 3:30 pm.
Booster Club Volunteers
The Booster Club needs volunteers for the winter sports concession stands. Please click on the link below if you would like to volunteer.
Chi Rho Yearbook
Parents! Friends! Students! Please order the 2016 Chi Rho yearbook online at www.jostensyearbooks.com
Christ the King Mission Trip
Students interested in the Christ the King mission trip to California over spring break, please see flyer or link below for more information. You may also contact Antonio Guzman at email@example.com.