Pack the Chapel September Events

Everyone is always welcome to join in prayer during these times:
  • Sept. 20 (Wednesday): Rosary at 7:20 a.m. in the SBC Chapel
  • Sept. 21 (Thursday): Communion service at 7:20 a.m. in the SBC Chapel
  • Sept. 22 (Friday): Eucharistic Adoration 7:20 a.m. in the SBC Chapel
  • Sept. 25 (Monday): Rosary in the SBC Chapel at 8:35 a.m.
  • Sept. 26 (Tuesday): Lectio Divina in the SBC Chapel at 7:20 a.m.

Homecoming 2023 - September 24 - 30 - View the Week's Events

  • Spots are still open for the 2024 Spring Break Trip to England and Ireland. Read more
  • Wrestling Callout is Sept. 18 (Sun): During Seminar in Main Gym. Please contact Coach Spangle with any questions
  • Charity Spirit Day: Sept. 20 (Wed): In honor of this month's marking of the 22nd anniversary of the tragedy of September 11, 2001, proceeds from this month's CSD will support First Responders Children's Foundation, an organization providing financial and educational support to children who have lost a parent in the line of duty as well as families of first responders enduring significant financial hardship due to tragic circumstances. For a minimum $2 donation, students may wear spiritwear tops with jeans or sweatpants. No gym shorts or leggings permitted.
  • College Application Help Night: Sept. 24 (Sun) The BCHS Counseling Office will be hosting a College Application Help Night from 3-5:00 p.m. in the cafeteria! Parents and seniors are welcome to stop by and ask questions. See Mrs. Saurine with questions.
  • "Radium Girls" Fall Play Crew Signup: Be a part of the backstage crew for the Fall Play -- lights, sound, costumes, building/painting/props, publicity and more... we have a spot for your talents -- or to try something new!
  • Boys Volleyball Callout & Open Gym: Sept. 18 (Mon): The Bishop Chatard Boys Volleyball team will hold a call-out meeting on Monday, September 18, 2023, at 6:00 p.m. in the Aux Gym. All returning players and interested newcomers should attend. If you cannot make it, please email Coach Jim Joven at Open gym will immediately following the call-out meeting, running until 8:00 p.m. Please plan to stay and shake off the rust!
  • Art Club Callout is Sept. 19 (Tues): during seminar
  • Mock Trial Callout is Wednesday, Sept. 20 during seminar
  • Summer Field Study Info Meeting: Oct. 2: Part academic, part retreat, part adventure: Find out how you can be part of this June 9-22 field study trip, open to current juniors and seniors, at the student/parent Information Meeting at BCHS in the Kyle Guyton Theatre at 7:00 p.m. Read more about the trip and the meeting
  • Plan Ahead: PSAT Day, School Day SAT, College Visit Day: Oct. 11: On Oct 11, all underclassmen will take the PSAT. Juniors: Your PSAT scores are used to determine National Merit Scholars in the Senior Year. Take it seriously. You can prepare for the test by working through questions on Khan Academy. Seniors who registered for BCHS School Day will take the test on Oct. 11. All other seniors: Plan ahead to schedule a college visit on this day!
  • Seniors: Ongoing College To-Do List; Signup for your meeting with Ms Saurine: Sept. 17: College Athlete Webinar; Sept. 18: College Essay Writing Presentation by Wabash College; Sept. 24: Common App & College Support Workshop at BCHS. Get ready for College Go Week (Sept. 25-29); Read more on this page

Christian Service Opportunities in Sept.

Area 1 Opportunities: Service to BCHS, Parish or Faith Community

  • Trojan Tots Service: After school each day: see Ms. Katra in guidance for more information! Sign up here!

Area 2 Opportunities: Service rooted in Catholic Social Teaching

  • MLK Center Watercolor Class: Sept. 19 (Tues): From 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Mrs. Johnson will be leading a group of students in putting on a watercolor class for the children in the MLK Center afterschool program. This event is full!
  • Celebrate Life Dinner - Sept 20 (Wed.): Trojans for Life is seeking volunteers to help serve at the dinner event on Sept. 20 at the Downtown Marriott Ballroom. The group would be leaving school at 5:15. Sign up here!
  • Downtown Indy Homeless Outreach - Sept 26 (Tues.) From 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Mr. Hilton will be leading a group to make small bagged dinners to distribute to those experiencing homelessness in Indianapolis along with helpful resources from the Wheeler Mission. Sign up here!
  • Second Helpings Service - Oct. 7 (Sat.): Join us to provide and distribute food for hungry families in Indianapolis with Second Helpings! 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Second Helpings! Sign up here!
  • View Christian Service requirements for the school year
  • Questions? See Mr. Hilton

News Worth Repeating

  • Plan your Career/College Exploration for the year!: Our new 'College & Career Roadmap' gives a listing of items by semester for each grade to keep you traveling easily to your future. Links to useful online information are included in the roadmap. View the College & Career Roadmap
  • 2024 Spring Break Trip to England/Ireland
  • Spirit Shop T-Shirt Design Contest: Calling all students to help design spiritwear! Submit a design - either a graphic or a simple sketch. If we use it on an item to sell in the Spirit Shop, you'll get a free one! Ideas can be submitted all year long! Send to:
  • Free SAT, AP and Math Tutoring via to support students in grades 8-12 with free tutoring for SATs, math courses and Advanced Placement (AP) courses. Live small-group tutoring via Zoom will focus on SAT reading, writing and math as well as AP course tutoring in calculus, statistics, chemistry, biology, physics and computer science.
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Study Tips
Too much to do with too little time? Stressed about life? View the handouts below for tips from the BCHS School Counseling Department about how to handle stress. Included are apps that can help you track your stress levels!

Tips to help when you’re stressed

How to make a Stress Plan

Stress Plan Form

Updated January 2022
Teachers will have everything you need to complete placed in Canvas by 9:00 a.m. You will need to check all of your classes by 10:00 a.m. Plan to work through your school day at your own pace and on your own schedule. You will only have classes that were regularly scheduled for the normal in-person school day.
You are required to complete an attendance form for each class. Each teacher will post the attendance form via a Google form or Canvas Quiz on their Canvas page. Failure to complete the form will result in being marked unexcused for that particular class and work submitted will not receive credit.
You are required to complete and submit all coursework as defined by the teacher. Pay attention to deadlines, they might be different for each teacher. Student work will be graded and recorded in Powerschool.
All teachers will be available for questions between 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. via email or Canvas discussion board. Teachers will respond to student questions within one hour.
Report Harassment or Bullying
The Archdiocese of Indianapolis and Bishop Chatard High School are committed to providing and maintaining a learning and working environment that is free from physical, psychological, and verbal harassment. This includes racial, ethnic, religious or sexual harassment and violence. This commitment continues our longstanding policy of fair and equal treatment of every person regardless of race color, sex, national origin, age; or marital, socioeconomic, veteran, and disability status. We have an obligation to provide an environment that is free from intimidation and harassment based on any of these factors.

Harassment can result from a single incident or from a pattern of behavior in which the purpose or effect is to create a hostile, offensive, or intimidating environment. Harassment encompasses a broad range of verbal or physical behavior that can include, but is not limited to, the following:

      • Physical or mental abuse, bullying, hazing, shunning
      • Direct or indirect threats, intimidation, assault
      • Racial or religious insults
      • Derogatory ethnic slurs
      • Sexual comments or sexual jokes
      • Sexual advances
      • Touching of a sexual nature (caressing)
      • Graffiti of a sexual nature
      • Displaying or distributing sexually explicit drawings, pictures and written material
      • Sexual gestures
      • Touching oneself sexually or talking about one’s sexual activity in front of others
      • Using websites as a vehicle for any type of physical or mental abuse
      • Spreading rumors about or rating other students as to sexual activity or performance.