May 11, 2017


Kate Dailey

Exciting Times to Come
As the end of the 2016-2017 year quickly approaches, it is important to reflect on the many outstanding achievements our students have earned this year, and acknowledge our faculty and staff for their tireless commitment to educating each and every one of our students. Looking to the future, next week will be an exciting time for our entire community. Click here to read more.



2017 Final Exam Schedule

Seniors' final exams will begin Tuesday, May 16, 2017, and will be given by subject. The full schedule can be viewed here.

Underclassmen finals are all conducted in the classroom with the teacher of record. Each day two final exams will be administered followed by two 40 minute review sessions for the next day's exams. Click here for the schedule and more information.


Falcon Day Festivities Welcome New Families
On Friday, May 5, 2017, the Bishop Dunne community celebrated Falcon Day. The Admissions Office organized this event to introduce new families to the school. As part of the celebration, the school recognized the young women who have celebrated their quinceañeras. These young women wore their quince dresses, a cultural tradition for many Bishop Dunne families. You can read more here.


Three State Champions Crowned, Team Places Second
The fifteen Falcons who traveled to Waco, Texas, for the 2017 TAPPS State Track and Field Meet represented their school extremely well, winning three events for state championship crowns. Overall, the men's team won second place overall, seventeen points away from first place. Click here to read more here.


2017 Spring Signing Day
The second signing day of the year was as successful as the first. Eight more Falcons signed National Letters of Intent on May 10, 2017, at 2:30 p.m. in the gymnasium. While the first signing day only included football players, the second included sports from every athletic season. Click here to read the full story.


Track Team Participates in DPL Track Meet
Bishop Dunne middle school varsity track and field athletes competed on Saturday, May 6, 2017, in the DPL Preliminary Track Meet, which was held at Bishop Lynch. The boys' team won the event by scoring a total 105 points. Eleven Falcons, six boys and five girls, qualified to continue on to this week's City Championship. Click here to read more.


Photo Exhibition "Expressions" Runs Through May 19
Photography 1 and 2 students are exhibiting their work in the hallways all this week and next. The exhibition, called "Expressions," showcases work students have submitted to competitions this semester. There are 34 students in Photo 1 and Photo 2 this year, and 70% of those students have entered photography competitions. Click here to read more.


Junior Robert Voigt to Attend Texas Arts Project Camp
Junior Robert Voigt has been accepted to the Texas Arts Project (TAP) in Austin, Texas. He will be attending the Senior Advanced Musical Camp for Musical Theatre. Click here to read more.


Ceramics Students Show Their Wares
On Saturday, May 6, 2017, Ms. Robbie Zeske's Ceramics students had a two-hour art show at CiboDivino at Sylvan Thirty. Seven students worked at the event showcasing and selling the work of the 13 students from the class. Click here to read more.


Student Production of For What It's Worth Gets Rave Reviews
Seniors Heath Kuykendall and Jack Gibson presented their original work For What It's Worth on April 29 and 30, 2017. The play captures a family's struggle to survive the loss of a child with heartbreaking specificity and beautiful simplicity. Click here to read more.


Dunne Students Excel in National Language Exams
Congratulations to all Bishop Dunne world language students who were recognized this week for their achievements on the Spanish, French, Latin, and Russian National Language exams. Click here for a full list of award recipients.



Sixth Grade Announcement
Parents of sixth graders are reminded that the sixth grade class does not participate in school final exams. As a result, the last day of school for sixth grade students will be May 19, 2017. Lockers and all personal possessions must be taken home by this date. Parents should send students to school with bags or come after school with boxes to help their student pack up for the summer. If there are any questions, please feel free to contact any of the sixth grade teachers for more information.


Eighth Grade Announcement
There will be an awards assembly on May 19, 2017, for eighth grade students and their parents, starting at 8:15 a.m., in the auditorium. All parents and siblings of our eighth grade class are invited to attend. The awards ceremony will be in conjunction with the middle school athletic awards, and the event should last about an hour. Immediately following the awards, the eighth grade class and their parents are invited to the cafeteria for a breakfast banquet in their honor. After the breakfast, the eighth grade students are free to leave for an early release with their parents. Finals for the school will be held the following week, starting on Tuesday. If there are any questions, please contact Mr. Ratliff at jratliff@bdcs.org.


End of Year Student Medication Pick-Up
As the end of the year approaches, all unused medication that is left in the clinic will be destroyed unless it is picked up by a parent/guardian. Your child may pick up the medication if he/she presents this form signed by his/her parent/guardian. A parent/guardian may also present anytime during regular school hours to pick up the medication from the clinic. This must be done on/before 12:00 noon on May 26, 2017.


New Cross for Collection
Chris Ivie recently won first prize for his cross design - the Judas Cross. His inspiration was the spirit of Lent and the crucifixion of Jesus. The wood symbolizes the cross on which Jesus was hung and the pennies and the center-piece represent the blood money that Judas received when he told the Pharisees where Jesus was located. The glaze represents that it is set, and there is an inability to take back what has been done. Even though Chris's pieces are in great demand, he has donated his prize cross to the school.


Middle School Athletic Awards
All parents who have a middle school athlete are invited to attend the middle school athletic awards ceremony, which will be held in the auditorium on May 19, 2017, at 8:15 a.m. The athletic awards will be coupled with the eighth grade academic awards and should last approximately one hour. If there are any questions, please contact Mr. Guerrero at sguerrero@bdcs.org.


Volunteer Program News
Volunteer hours accumulated to date as a community are 3,811. We are at 33% of family volunteers for the year.

It's not too late to earn 10 volunteer hours by donating the following supply package in its entirety.

4 - LARGE Kleenex
2 - Lysol disinfectant spray
2 - Desk staplers

Donations may be dropped off at the front office for Mrs. Echavarria. Please be sure to sign the volunteer log to receive credit for your hours. Your generosity is appreciated.​

You may also earn hours by volunteering for different events, please click here to learn more.


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