The Falconer

March 8, 2018 



Making Bishop Dunne Safe

On Wednesday, March 21, at 6:00 p.m., in the library, there will an open Parents4Dunne meeting to discuss security at Dunne. I would like parent input as we plan security enhancements to the school.

Click here to read more.


Please keep the following members of our Bishop Dunne family in your prayers; principal, Dr. Douglas Wine, whose father, Frederick Wine, is ill; and faculty member, Channing Milfeld, whose mother, Darlene Galassi Cass, is ill.

Please keep in your prayers those members of our community who are going through the difficulties of illness or losing a family member, especially seventh grader, Jocelyn Villarreal, whose grandmother, Paula Cortez, passed away.


Drama Fest

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.



Falcon Basketball Update
The 8th grade team, led by Coach Kevin Rutland, is undefeated, and the 7th grade boys, led by Coach Bobby Watkins and Coach Jeffrey Jordan, won the DPL Championship.The boys capped off an undefeated season with a thrilling 23-20 win in the championship. Click here to read more.


Junior Ethan Casas Accepted in Cornell Summer Program
Junior Ethan Casas is working on a service project for Window to the Wild, Inc.,an educational organization founded by Lindsey McNeny and Simon McNeny that trains wild birds for public education. Click here to read more.


Middle School Participates in PSIA Competition
Bishop Dunne middle school students in grades 6 - 8 were invited to tryout to be a member of the math team. Preliminary testing happened before Thanksgiving and the team was named by Christmas break.  Click here to read more.


Junior Sean Jurek to Study Shakespeare in Italy
Sean Jurek, a junior who is a member of the Bishop Dunne Drama Club, will be studying this summer with the University of Dallas Shakespeare in Italy program. Sean will spend three weeks in Rome, with excursions to Venice and Padua.  Click here to register.


Leadership Grows in Falcon Band
The Bishop Dunne community strives to encourage leadership development in many ways. The Bishop Dunne band program is proud to share this direction. This extends well beyond what's publicly on display during the fall season with the Falcon marching band. Click here to read more.

GeoTech Guest Speaker Gives Social Media Tips  
On Monday, March 6, 2018, as part of the GeoTech Lecture Series, Bishop Dunne students and parents enjoyed a presentation from Dr. Kerry Gallagher on the influential role social media plays in our students' lives. Click here to read more


African American Awareness Month Summary  
The African American Awareness Organization would like to thank all who attended our final week to celebrate Black History Month. Click here to read a full summary of the months events

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.


Sounds of Bishop Dunne Concert

On Tuesday, April 17, 2018, at 6:00 p.m. in the Monsignor Milam J. Joseph Auditorium, the Bishop Dunne Music department will hold its annual Sounds of Bishop Dunne concert. The theme for this year's concert is "Sounds of Childhood" and will feature music filled with energy, happiness, and nostalgia. Hear music from the past, as well as a new nostalgia filled work, "Frogs," by renowned composer Randall Standridge, commissioned by Bishop Dunne and other consortium schools.

Featured musicians for this concert include the Bishop Dunne jazz band, all Bishop Dunne concert bands 6 - 12, the Bishop Dunne string orchestras, the Sounds of Bishop Dunne choir, as well as student solos, ensembles, guest musicians, Director of Bands, Daniel Harrelson, on trombone, and more. Join us for an evening filled with joy!


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.


Volleyball Season Opens

Volleyball open gym begins this week. For grades 8th -11th, practice is 3:10 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.​ and 6th - 7th grades from 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Please see flyer for more information.


2017 Yearbooks Have Arrived

The Bishop Dunne yearbook staff is pleased to announce the arrival of the 2017 yearbooks. This extremely beautiful edition contains full color pages and backgrounds with vibrant photos of all team sports and activities at the school. The book also contains links to videos of performances, and slideshows of events like prom and graduation. These books are bargain priced at $30 per copy and can be purchased from Mr. Beattie in room 304. Cash, check, or credit card payments will be accepted. If you are paying with a card, you must arrange payment with the business office in St. Mary's Hall. There is no time like the present to guarantee your son or daughter will always have this snapshot of his or her school years. Get your copy before they are all gone!



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