The Falconer

March 1, 2018 



Parenting in a Smart Phone World

Please join us for our GeoTech Lecture Series speaker, Dr. Kelly Gallagher, on Monday, March 5, 2018, at 6:00 p.m. in the Monsignor Joseph J. Milam Auditorium. Dr. Gallagher is a specialist in social media and its impact on education and student relationships.

Click here to read more.



GeoTech 2018 is here! Join us tonight, Thursday, March 1, 2018, at 7:00 p.m. in the Monsignor Milam J. Joseph Auditorium for the GeoTech keynote address with National Geographic wildlife filmmaker, photographer, and presenter, Bertie Gregory. Admission for Bishop Dunne students is $2 and $10 for Bishop Dunne parents.

Click here to purchase your tickets today.


Interim and Eligibility Reminders
On March 9, 2018, the dean of academics will email all families a copy of students' interim grades, a summary of the third quarter of the academic year. Click here to read more.


Falconettes Win Best in Class 
The Falconette dance dream team competed in the American Dance/Drill Team School DFW Classic Dance Championship this past Saturday at Duncanville High School. The Falconettes were overjoyed and thrilled to win first place in the private high school division along with placing ninth overall out of the 51 dance and drill teams who attended the contest. Click here to read more. 


Kaci Mills Performs in Disney Musical
Junior Kaci Mills is performing in Disney's Beauty and the Beast musical through the Family Music Theater at Cedar Valley College.  Click here to read more. 


Middle School Track, Baseball, Softball, Soccer
The time to join these middle school sports is here: track, baseball, softball, and soccer.  Click here to register.


Spring Band Updates
The Falcon Band has been busy this spring preparing for concerts and excelling in competitions. Click here to read more.


Cheerleading Tryouts
It's time for 2018-2019 high school cheerleading tryouts. Any student entering grades 9-12 in the fall of 2018 interested in becoming a high school cheerleader, should attend the cheer clinic and tryouts in March. Please click to read more.

Seven Year Advantage Students: Dunne with Honor  
The 2018 graduating class of Bishop Dunne Catholic School has 19 students who started in sixth grade and have continuously been enrolled since. Click here to read more

Fr. Tim, 60 Years a Pastor!
This Thursday, sixty years ago, our dear friend, Father Timothy Gollob, was ordained. Father Tim has been pastor of Holy Cross Catholic Church for close to fifty years. Click here to read more

Softball Wins Molina Tournament
This past weekend the varsity softball team competed in the annual Molina Tournament in Dallas. Junior pitcher, Allison Cyr, and sophomore catcher, Calli Lynch, were the core of the tournament.​ Click here to read more.

High Winter Sports Athletic Banquet
The high school winter sports athletic banquet will be held on Tuesday, March 6, 2018, at 6:00 p.m. Winter sports include: girls' basketball, boys' basketball, swim, wrestling, boys' soccer, and girls' soccer. Admission will be $8 for adults and $4 for children. Student athletes receive complimentary admission. If there are any questions regarding this event, please contact Mr. Williams at​ Click here to purchase your tickets.

Alumni and Friends Spring Fling
We are excited to announce the inaugural Bishop Dunne Alumni and Friends Spring Fling taking place Thursday, April 5, 2018, at The Kessler Theater in Oak Cliff, Texas. Alumni, parents, and friends are all invited to attend! Join us for a night filled with music by Oak Cliff's Happy Campers and a DJ, dancing, a photo booth, and a good time with your Bishop Dunne community. There will be complimentary valet and a cash bar unless otherwise included in your ticket.
To purchase tickets, please click here.


Class of 2018 College Scholarship Opportunities 

The college counseling office is working hard to provide seniors with every opportunity possible to apply for additional college scholarships and aid. Please click here for an up-to-date list.


Community Service Opportunity

There have been multiple explosions in the Bachman Lake community over the past few days due to a gas leak. An 11-year-old girl was killed, many were injured, and now thousands of people have been evacuated from their homes and apartments. Click here to read more.

Buckner International, through Buckner's Center for Humanitarian Aid, is hard at work delivering critical items to the community, including medical supplies and basic necessities indicated in the list. If you have new or gently used items from home that you would like to donate, please drop items off to the Buckner volunteers at Stephen C. Foster Elementary School located at 3700 Clover Lane, Dallas, Texas 75220 between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. and between 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Volunteers are welcome to come and help sort clothes from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. each day.

Sanitary wipes and diapers of all sizes
Deodorants for men and women
Underwear and socks for men, women, and children
Shoes of all sizes
Jackets of all sizes
Food gift cards
Gas gift cards
Baby formula


Falconette Updates 

Falconette Dance Team Auditions
There will be a tryout workshop April 3 through 5, 2018, from 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., in the multi-purpose room. Auditions will be held Friday, April 6, 2018, from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m., in the gym.

Falconette Informational Meeting for Upcoming Tryouts
There will be a mandatory informational meeting for all dancers and parents interested in the upcoming Falconette tryouts. The meeting will be held Wednesday, March 7, 2018, at 6:00 p.m., in the multi-purpose room.


Calling All Students Interested in Law

On Tuesday, March 6, 2018, Bishop Dunne will be hosting its first segment of the Alumni Career Panel Series, a series of career-specific panels led by Bishop Dunne graduates, from 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m., in the library. Students who are interested in pursuing a career in law are invited to hear from alumni Jessica Lynn Sepulveda '02 and Patrick Kirlin '76 as they share their academic and professional experiences. Students are required to RSVP here and turn in this completed permission slip form to director of alumni relations, Liz Hernandez, no later than Monday, March 5, 2018.

If there are any questions, please contact director of alumni relations, Liz Hernandez '11, at or 214 339 6561 ext. 4005. Click here to RSVP.


Dual Credit Parent Meetings

As a college preparatory school, Bishop Dunne offers Advanced Placement and dual credit college classes. We have set a goal of doubling the number of credits earned by our students within two years by explaining our offerings and creating new ways for students to have access to these programs.

There will be two identical meetings for parents interested in their student taking dual credit courses next year. Students are welcome as well. Meetings will take place Thursday, February 22, or Thursday, March 8, from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. in the auditorium.

Attendance to one of these meetings is mandatory in order to participate in dual credit next year. If anyone is unable to attend one of these meetings, please contact Mrs. Kirchhoff at to set up a time to discuss dual credit and the several opportunities available for your child.



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