The Falconer

April 19, 2018 

MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT

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Email Outage

The BDCS.org email server experienced a severe outage from Thursday morning through Saturday morning. Email functionality has been restored and we do not anticipate future issues. Thank you for your patience and understanding. 


PRAYERS

Please keep in your prayers those members of our community who are going through the difficulties of illness or losing a family member, especially faculty member, Jim Martin, whose father, James T. Martin, passed away.


SPOTLIGHT

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Campus Ministry Survey

As we reflect on God's goodness and his love for us, we at Campus Ministry wanted to reach out to the whole community to hear your voices. We strive to provide an inclusive environment that challenges people of all faiths to grow and mature in their relationship with God and His Son. We also know that like any institution, we can improve, so we are looking for your help to identify for us our greatest strengths and weaknesses. It is our hope to continually improve so that all at Bishop Dunne may feel welcome, encouraged, supported, and nurtured in their spiritual lives. As a general note, Campus Ministry puts on all the retreats, school masses, prayer services, and plans events throughout the year to serve students spiritually.

Click here to complete the survey.


SCHOOL NEWS

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Paul Wood Scholarship Winner, Lola Rodriguez, Talks Faith, Focus, and Fearlessness
by: Corinne Dorsey, '19
The Paul Wood Scholarship is a full tuition University of Dallas scholarship, awarded to one exemplary Bishop Dunne student who demonstrates commitment in faith, service, and academic achievement. The winner from the class of 2018 is Lola Rodriguez, an involved student in the Campus Ministry program, the National Honor Society, and the Color Guard Dance Team at Bishop Dunne.

 Click here to read more.

 

8th Grade Visits the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum


On Wednesday, April 11, 2018, the 8th grade class attended a field trip to the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum located on the campus of SMU. Students had an up-close look at former President Bush's eight years as our 43rd president of the United States. Click here to read more

 

Falcons Compete in TAPPS Academic Competition
The TAPPS Academic Competition was held on April 10 and 11, 2018, in Waco, TX. Bishop Dunne sent several students down to compete in various aspects of the competition. Click here to read more.

 

Golf Team Attends TAPPS Regional Tournament
Congratulations to Bishop Dunne golfers Ethan de la Garza and Chance Mulligan for earning all-region honors at the TAPPS 6A North Regional Tournament on April 10 and 11. Playing at Sherrill Park Golf Course in Richardson, Ethan shot a 78-71 to finish in 3rd place. Click here to read more.

 

¡Sabor Latino!
On April 26, 2018, the Spanish Honor Society together with Dunne en Español and Latinos Unidos presents ¡Sabor Latino!, a celebration of Spanish language, culture, and talent. The event will start with a taco fundraiser benefiting the Nicaragua mission trip in the cafeteria at 5:00 p.m. At 6:00 p.m., student performances will begin in the auditorium.  Click here to read the full story.

 

Drama Club Delivers Hilarious, Heartfelt Performance of The Music Man Jr.
Thirty-six students representing all grades performed The Music Man Jr. to rave reviews last Thursday through Saturday. Led by senior Robert Voigt and junior Julia Ramos, the cast entertained audiences with such classic numbers as "76 Trombones" and "Till There Was You."  Click here to read the full story.

 

Volleyball Fundraiser 
There will be a volleyball fundraiser crawfish boil on April 27, 2018, from 3:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. in the Bishop Dunne parking lot. Crawfish $5/lb., corn $1, and potatoes $2. For presale tickets, please contact coach Robinson at lrobinson@bdcs.org.

 

Falconette Spring Show
The Falconette Dance Team presents its spring showcase Saturday, May 5, 2018, at 7:00 p.m. in the gym. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 in advance and $10 at the door. 

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.


College Scholarship Recognition Ceremony
The annual College Scholarship Recognition Ceremony will take place on Wednesday, May 2, 2018, from 2:15 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. in the gym. Parents and family members are invited to attend as we celebrate the successes and accomplishments of our senior class. Following the ceremony, there will be a small reception in the library for seniors and their families.

Seniors who are being honored during the assembly are welcome to dress in formal attire, as outlined in the handbook, for the school day.

All college acceptance and scholarship letters should be submitted to Mrs. Doan by April 30, 2018, in person or via email at cdoan@bdcs.org.

IMPORTANT REMINDERS

Volunteer Opportunities
If you haven't had an opportunity to create an account on the Track It Forward volunteer system please click here to create your login. Are you on track to completing your required 40 volunteer hours? If not, the baseball and softball team could use your help. Team schedules are on the Track It Forward volunteer system. If there are any questions, please email Mrs. Echavarria at nechavarria@bdcs.org.

 

Volleyball Tryouts 
Volleyball tryouts will be held May 17 and 18, 2018, from 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. in the gym.

The remaining Open Gym dates are:

Monday, April 16 - 3:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday, April 17 - 3:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Thursday, April 19 - 3:15 p.m.- 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday, April 24 - 3:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Monday, April 30 - 3:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m..

 

End of Year Cafeteria Balances

The end of the school year is upon us and we would like to make sure our students leave in good standing. Please be sure to clear all debts with the cafeteria. If debts are not cleared, report cards and transcripts will be withheld.


Not sure if you owe? You may contact Madelyn Collins at 469 291 1789 for your account balance.

The deadline for seniors is May 15, 2018, and all other students, May 25, 2018.

 

McKinley Jordan's High ACT Score Honored 
Seventh grader, McKinley Jordan recently took the ACT, and in recognition of his score, is invited to attend a Recognition Ceremony on May 18, 2018. The ceremony honors students in the 7th Grade Talent Search with high ACT or SAT scores and is sponsored by The Duke University Talent Identification Program. McKinley has been in the Duke TIP program since the 5th grade and spent the summer of 2016 at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, participating in the Duke program. He also spent last summer at Meredith College in Raleigh, NC as a Duke TIP participant.

 

Bishop Dunne at the Oak Cliff Cinco de Mayo Parade

Latinos Unidos is planning the school's participation in the Oak Cliff Cinco de Mayo parade. We encourage the Bishop Dunne community to participate in this event. Wear your Falcon Spirit shirts or Mexican dresses and come share this important cultural celebration with us and our neighborhood. We will meet in the North Oak Cliff Library at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday May 5, 2018, and get ready to group in line for the parade. Please sign up here to participate.

SCHOOL CALENDAR

April - 2018
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
 
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
 
Thursday, April 26, 2018
 
 
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