The Falconer

March 29, 2018 

MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT

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Easter Is Upon Us

From all of us here at Bishop Dunne Catholic School, we wish you and your families a blessed and hope-filled Easter. Easter brings so many promises of God to us—life is stronger than death, love can overcome hate, goodness ultimately triumphs over evil, and eternity and glory with God in Heaven are our destiny. We pray that Jesus may live in all our hearts, that we may always embrace Him with love and gratitude. The great gift of Easter is hope and God's goodness and love.


Click here for some thoughts on Holy Week from theology teacher and assistant campus minister, Susan Matassa.

PRAYERS

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Another Successful Bishop Dunne Golf Classic


Many thanks go to our sponsors and players for Bishop Dunne's Annual Golf Tournament on March 26, 2018. It turned out to be a beautiful day with golfers arriving bright and early for a fun and exciting event with friends and supporters of Bishop Dunne. Click here to read more.

SPOTLIGHT

 
Drama Fest
 

Bishop Dunne Funne Runne

Please join us for the 14th Annual Bishop Dunne Funne Runne and 5k on Saturday, April 7, 2018, at Bishop Dunne Catholic School.

Don't miss out on the fun! Click here to register.


SCHOOL NEWS

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Golf Team Attends District Tournament
Congratulations to the Bishop Dunne golf team for a strong showing at the TAPPS 6A District Golf Tournament. In windy conditions at Brookhaven Country Club, Chance Mulligan tied for second place with a 75. Click here to read more.

 

Bishop Dunne Presents: The Music Man Junior!
Come join us for a humorous, music-filled adventure as the Bishop Dunne Theater Department presents its annual spring show: The Music Man Jr. Senior Rob Voigt stars as Professor Harold Hill, a travelling salesman and con-artist with sights set on defrauding the town of River City, Iowa, by creating a fake boys' marching band. Click here to read more.

 

Falcon Cheer Serves the Community
The Saturday before Spring Break, seven high school cheerleaders spent their morning volunteering at the OCWC (Oak Cliff Women's Club), a non-profit organization. For more than 20 years the OCWC have celebrated their Festival of Tables Charity Luncheon. Click here to read more.

 

Spring Media Guides Available 
The Spring Media Guide has arrived, hot off the press! What a great way to build your personal memorabilia of your high school days. The spring guides are on sale for $10 and may be purchased at home baseball or softball games. There is also a limited number of fall guides available as well. Please contact CeeCee Simon at csimon@bdcs.org to schedule a time to pick up. Congratulations to all of our scholar athletes!

 

Reminder about Re-Enrollment for Returning Students for the 2018-2019 School Year
Please remember that re-enrollment for continuing students at Bishop Dunne for the 2018-2019 school year has begun! You should have received an email at the very beginning of March with information about how to do this. When the link is clicked, all information we have on file will be displayed. You will simply need to update any information that has changed, select a payment type, and submit payment no later than Tuesday, April 3, 2018. Click here to read more.

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.


National College Fair
Students in grades 9 through 12 and their families are encouraged to attend the NACAC DFW National College Fair on Monday, April 9, 2018, from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at the Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas. The fair is a terrific opportunity for prospective students to meet with representatives from over 200 colleges!


Click here to register

IMPORTANT REMINDERS

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!

 

Security Updates

Our shelter in place procedures have been finalized and teachers updated. Training will be ongoing. In the next few days, teachers will go over procedures with our students and a drill will take place in the near future. We will announce the drill to all as it is about to begin.The drill will be under police supervision and we will be observing closely to see how we can improve. 

 

Business Office Updates 
As we approach the end of the school year, all 2017-2018 family accounts with the school must be settled before transcripts and/or grades will be released. These accounts are due in full by Tuesday, May 15, 2018.

Tuition Payments
If you plan to use the Texas Dow Employee Credit Union for payment of tuition and fees (excluding the registration fee), the first payment will be due on July 5, 2018 to get a 10 or 12-month loan and the lowest monthly payments. The TDECU forms are available within the 2018-2019 school enrollment contract for your convenience. The TDECU forms are due April 16, 2018 to Ms. Brooks in the school business office. Please turn these forms in to us as soon as possible. This will allow the school and Credit Union sufficient time to process requests and mail the required payment information to you.

2018-2019 Tuition
If you plan to pay the upcoming year's tuition by cash, check or credit card, all tuition and fees are due June 15, 2017.

TDECU Loan Rates
Once again Bishop Dunne is happy to announce low credit union loan rates for our parents. Low rates are available if forms are completed by June 15, 2018. Eligible families can get a low interest rate of 4%; a 5.5% rate for families that do not qualify; and after June 15th, all loans will be at 6.5%.

If there are any questions regarding your account, please contact Ms. Sandy Brooks in the business office at 469 291 1854 or sbrooks@bdcs.org.

 

Tolton: From Slave to Priest Production at Bishop Dunne

Saint Luke Productions present Tolton: From Slave to Priest, a live performance by Jim Coleman, Tuesday, April 10, 2018, at 7:00 p.m. in the auditorium. Two additional performances will take place April 13 – 14, 2018, at 7:00 p.m. in Sweeney Hall at St. Rita Catholic Community. For more information, please contact Lari Newman-Williams at 214 374 7614 or www.cathdal.org/BlackCatholics.

 

Congresswoman Johnson's 26th Annual "Academy Day"

Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson will host the 26th annual U.S. Military Services Academy Day on Saturday, April 21, 2018, from 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at the Yvonne A. Ewell Townview Magnet Center. The event is free and open to the public. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. Middle school and high school students are welcome to attend and will have the opportunity to meet with representatives from the Army, Navy, Marines, Coast Guard, and Air Force. For more information, please click here or contact Becky Lewis at 214 922 8885 or becky.lewis@mail.house.gov.

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