Community Service Day Volunteers are needed: March 23

Chaperones and drivers are needed for this school-wide community service day. Go to Campus Ministry for details. Please respond by March 15 if you can help. Thank you.

Just for Juniors Meetings: Class of 2019 Parents/Students

Summer dates have been added for the 'Just for Juniors' meetings. Visit Guidance for details and signup.

College Information Night for all: March 27

Don't miss this evening at BCHS, where representatives from over 12 colleges and 4 states will be on hand to answer your questions. Visit Guidance for details and RSVP.

Mock Trial Team: Mentors needed

Bishop Chatard is interested in starting a Mock Trial team, and is looking for one or two adults to assist. Ideal candidates would have at least some background in law, if not a law degree. Please contact Catherine Welch at for more information.

Mass with the Archbishop: March 28

We are honored that Archbishop Thompson will be the celebrant for our all-school Mass during Holy Week. Our Mass is scheduled to begin at 9:55 a.m. on Wednesday, March 28. All are welcome to attend this Mass, but we would like those interested in attending to RSVP so that we can plan for seating. Thank you.

RSVP here

Spring Sports Yard Signs: Order by March 23

Orders are now being taken for spring sport yard signs. See Athletics for details and order form.

Trojan Treasures Garage Sale: Donations are being accepted

Mark your calendars for the sale on April 21

Cleaning house? Save your garage sale items for the Trojan Treasures Garage Sale! Donations can be dropped off at the container in the BCHS parking lot. Volunteer signup is open. Questions? Contact Amy Solomon at Details and Signup Sheet

ISTEP+ testing continues April 16

ISTEP+ Part One testing was Feb. 26 - March 9. Part Two begins on April 16 and ends on May 4. All sophomores will test in English and Math; all students currently in Biology will test in Science. Juniors who need to retest will also take the English and/or math portions during these windows. Meeting proficiency on the English and Math ISTEP+ tests is a graduation requirement. Please be sure that your student is present during these testing windows.

St. Thomas Aquinas Parish: teen alcohol/drug abuse presentation: April 19

All parents are invited to a talk on this topic by Dr. Amy LaHood at St. Thomas Aquinas Church on Thurs., April 19 at 7 p.m. See Community for details

Key Dates for the 2018/2019 School Year

Preliminary key dates for the 2018/2019 academic year are now available. View Key Date Calendar here

Immunization Requirements for Seniors

Senior Parents: Your student should have their Meningitis Booster by now. Documentation is often requested with the college application process. Please bring your documentation to the school nurse so that the information can be on file. General immunization information for BCHS students can be found at the bottom of this page.

How to Access Directory Spot, the BCHS Student Directory

Read how to create your account to access Directory Spot, the student directory.

Need help with any BCHS technology?

iPad problems? Student can't access email? Need some technical, hands-on help (for parents, students and staff)? View our list of tech help contacts Rewards Program

Turn your Amazon purchases into opportunities to support BCHS by registering and using instead of! Details

Safe Environment: Cell Phone Use

Healthy Fences - Engage - Equip: Read this Archdiocese Safe Environment Newsletter on the vulnerabilities of using smartphones and how you can create a safe environment for your student and his/her use.
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Moved recently? Don't forget to change your phone/email in PowerSchool

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,

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.


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 Parent Club. Questions? Contact Co-Chairs J'netta Crawford (, Therese Hartley ( or Director of Special Events 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.

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. Dan Thompson, Director of Business Operations, 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. Read details about the program and application instructions

Immunization Requirement information

Details about current requirements and NEW requirements for the 2018/19 school year are available.

Indiana high schools are required to keep specific student immunization information on file. For the 2017/2018 school year, students in grades 6-12 must have appropriate documentation for 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. Documentation of these is often requested during the college application process.

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.

ADDITIONAL 2018/2019 School Year Requirements

For the 2018/2019 school year, the following changes will be in effect:

  • Hepatitis A (2 doses) is now required for grades 4, 6, and 12.
  • HPV has been added as a recommendation for grades 6-12.
  • Annual Influenza has been added as a recommendation for all ages.
  • Meningococcal Serogroup B (in addition to the already required Meningitis vaccine) is recommended for grade 12.

Updated December 2017

View the BCHS handbook for other policies and information.

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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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