ISTEP+10 Testing: Feb. 27-Mar. 10

ISTEP+10 Testing, Part 1, will take place February 27 to March 10 for all sophomores and all students enrolled in Biology. ISTEP+ 10 is the state graduation requirement for the class of 2019. There are multiple sections to each portion of the exam with several days of testing in each subject, so please make sure your sophomore is present during these two weeks of testing. Part 2 will occur April 18-May 5.

Spring Break Trip 2018
Information Meeting is February 23

All parents and students interested in finding out about the Spring Break Trip in 2018, please plan on attending a meeting on Thurs, Feb. 23, at 5:30 pm in room 313. See Ms. Wright if you have any questions

Registration Deposit for 2017/18 is due Feb. 24

To secure your students' place in the upcoming 2017/18 school year, your family's registration deposit is due by Feb. 24. The deadline to stop automatic payment of this deposit through your BCHS FACTS account is Feb. 15
Read deposit details here

Parent Drivers are needed for Community Service Day: Mar. 3

Community Service Day is March 3! This day allows our entire student body to serve 60+ agencies in and around Indy. As you can imagine, it is quite a logistical undertaking, especially transportation. Can you help us by driving students to area agencies? If you have questions or would like to volunteer, contact Cathy Dolan, Campus Ministry, at or 317-251-1451 x 2299

Trojan Treasures Garage Sale: donations are being collected

We're collecting items for the annual Trojan Treasures Garage Sale on April 22! Drop them off anytime at the Hogan/Mayflower containers by the softball field. Questions? Contact Amy Solomon at

Rachael's First Week Program: March 15

All parents are invited to this presentation by Dr. Fiege, Rachael's mother, about helping our children as they navigate the choices they make as young adults. The program will be held at 6:30pm in the Kyle Guyton Theatre. Read more about the program here

Props/Costumes needed for 'Back to the 80's'

Welcome to the decade of PacMan, ghetto blasters, shoulder pads, legwarmers and much, much more as the BCHS spring musical goes: 'Back to the 80s'! View the list of props and costumes needed. Questions? Contact Patti Valentine,

Parents of Seniors: Senior Grandparent Mass & Reception RSVP is open

Let us know your senior's grandparent will attend the traditional Senior Grandparent Mass & Reception on Thurs, Mar. 9. Details and RSVP form

Moved recently? Change your phone/email in PowerSchool too.

Log into the PowerSchool Parent Portal and update your information using the Year-Round Update form. Visit On the bottom left hand corner, click "PowerSchool Registration." Then, click on "Year Round Update" and make any necessary updates. All changes will be sent to the Registrar who will then update the records throughout the school year. If you have trouble logging into the Parent Portal please contact Ame Alerding,

BCHS Financial Aid Application

Depending on your family's situation, applications for financial aid at BCHS are due either Dec. 12 or Mar. 10. See application information.

Calendar for 2017/2018

The key date calendar for the 2017/2018 school year (NEXT SCHOOL YEAR) is now available. View calendar here

Best way to contact your child during school hours

The BCHS Tech Department recommends your student setup a personal email account, through google or other email provider. You can then use that email to contact them. With their iPad setup to view their emails, they will have access to seeing your message throughout the day. (BCHS Student email accounts do NOT receive emails from anyone outside of the BCHS system.) Have your student contact the Tech Counter if they need help.

Did you know? Retreat Information

Retreat dates, rosters and permission forms can be found under 'Campus Ministry'. Look for the blue 'Retreats' button. Please submit the correct permission form by the required date. All retreat fees are charged through tuition statements. Thank you for helping us with these items.

Promise To Keep parent volunteers are needed

Promise to Keep is an Archdiocesan organization in which members declare support of chastity and prepare a one-hour presentation to be delivered to junior high students in our North Deanery feeder schools. For more information about how you can become involved, contact Sylvia Brunette,


Become involved, meet other parents, and volunteer for BCHS activities. Parent volunteers are needed for various events, retreats and more! There is a spot for everyone's time and talent! Volunteers are organized through the Trinity Club. Questions? Contact Kari Guymom ( or Robin Kontor (

Parents: Volunteer Signup Is Here!

Training Required to Volunteer at BCHS

For the safety and well-being of our students, the Archdiocese of Indianapolis has instituted safety protocols by which all employees and volunteers of its Catholic schools must abide.

The Archdiocese's program is called Safe and Sacred.

All adults who will be volunteering in any BCHS activity at which students are present are required to participate in this safety training program. Please complete this before you volunteer.

Read more about this program, with details about signup

Online Registration for community prayer emails

The Trinity Club Prayer Group shares prayer requests throughout the community through email. Find out how you can share a prayer need or how you can receive these emails and help pray for the community.

Archdiocese of Indianapolis Misconduct Hotline
The Archdiocese has a hotline to report any misconduct or suspected misconduct, if necessary. See Misconduct Hotline for details.
BCHS Wellness Policies: Nutrition & Physical Activity
Nutrition and Physical Activity policies at BCHS are detailed in the new policy document. Read the Policies here.
Indoor Air Quality Information
As required under 410 IAC 33, Mr. Ben Reilly, Dean of Students, is designated as the Bishop Chatard High School Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Coordinator. Questions, complaints, or concerns dealing with indoor air quality are to be directed to Mr. Reilly, at 317-251-1451 Ext. 2279 or at A copy of the basic state regulation and The Bishop Chatard High School supplement are on file in the main office. Employees, parents, and students may review the regulation there or read the regulation online at the Indiana Government website:
Free/Reduced Price Lunches and Textbook Assistance
Any parents who believe their family may qualify for the Free and Reduced Lunch Program and other benefits such as textbook assistance may apply for this program anytime throughout the school year. Details about the program, applications and instructions can be found in Business.
The School Day Just Got Healthier
As a result of the Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act of 2010, USDA school lunches and breakfasts will be healthier. As kids across the country return to the classroom this fall, they'll find more fruits and vegetables, more whole grains, right-sized portions, low-fat milk, and water. Read the full details
Seclusion and Restraint Policy
BCHS policy on seclusion and restraint, found in Section 12 in the handbook
Immunization Requirement information
Indiana high schools are required to keep specific student immunization information on file. Students in grades 6-12 must have appropriate documentation of the following vaccinations: Tetanus, Diphtheria, Acellular Pertussis vaccine (Tdap); Mongolia Conjugate Vaccine (MCV4); two Varicella(chickenpox) vaccinations appropriately spaced per CDC guidelines, documentation of disease history, or laboratory evidence of immunity.
All 12th grade students are required to have 2 doses of Meningococcal conjugate vaccine by the start of their senior year.
If you are unsure as to whether your BCHS student has had the shots required, please contact your family physician. BCHS will contact you if it is determined that the school needs additional information for your student.
If a student has a vaccine exemption, by law, BCHS needs a copy of that exemption.

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The BCHS Prayer Chain shares prayer requests throughout the community through email. Find out how you can receive these emails and help pray for the community.

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