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Friday, November 21, 2014

  • Please congratulate and wish Andy Neely and Cassie Skyer luck as they participate in the IL Music Educators  Association District Festival this Saturday.  They are representing the Music  Program and we are so proud!
  • Congratulations to Jerrico Johnson for being selected to the IL High School Football Coaches Association All State Football team.  And to Jonathon Ward for his Honorable Mention.

  •  Varsity Scholastic Bowl Team members competing at Homewood-Flossmoor tomorrow should in the Mac parking lot at 7: 00 AM. 
  • Attention all football players:  The football banquet will be held on Monday, November 24th at 6:00pm in the cafeteria.  All players should plan to attend.  Check the team letter sent home to your parents as to the food items you are to bring.
  • Campus Ministry has a few service hour opportunities.  Email or see Mrs. Bovie if you are able to help.  The first is tutoring help for the 6-8 graders in the Bradley school District.  Tutoring will be offered on Tuesday and Thursday from Nov. 18 thru Dec. 18 from 2:50-4:30.  The second is with the Exploration Station in Bourbonnais.  They will be hosting "Frosty Express" on Dec.13 and 14.  They are in need of several elves to help with cookie decorating, letter writing, sleigh rides, and more.  Hours for the Frosty Express will be from 9:15-4 on the 13 and 10-4 on the 14.  Times are divided up into working shifts of 4 hours at a time.
  • Attention Senior Students: A reminder in regards to our transcript procedures.  Transcripts sent via Common Ap and EDU are at no cost to you, only certain colleges accept this type of format.  The transcripts that the Guidance Office mails out have a $2.00 charge after the first one, which is free.  Any questions please see Mrs. McThenia.
  • Attention seniors: The Guidance Office is starting to receive scholarship opportunities.  Please go to the Guidance section of the Bishop McNamara website. Here you will find a section on scholarships, many of these can be filled out on-line and others are only available in the Guidance Office.  This scholarship page is constantly changing so make sure you visit frequently.

 Ceile Calendar Winner today is Hany Girgis!


Thursday, November 20, 2014

  • Campus Ministry has a few service hour opportunities.  Email or see Mrs. Bovie if you are able to help.  The first is tutoring help for the 6-8 graders in the Bradley school District.  Tutoring will be offered on Tuesday and Thursday from Nov. 18 thru Dec. 18 from 2:50-4:30.  The second is with the Exploration Station in Bourbonnais.  They will be hosting "Frosty Express" on Dec.13 and 14.  They are in need of several elves to help with cookie decorating, letter writing, sleigh rides, and more.  Hours for the Frosty Express will be from 9:15-4 on the 13 and 10-4 on the 14.  Times are divided up into working shifts of 4 hours at a time.

  •  There will be an open gym for anyone interested in baseball on Thursday from 2:45-4:15pm.

  •  All Varsity Scholastic Bowl Team members who intend to compete in the Kickoff Tournament at Homewood-Flossmoor on Saturday should be sure they have signed up with Mrs. Linneman by the end of school today so she can send in rosters.  Please listen for an announcement or check with Mrs Linneman on Friday for a departure time for Saturday.   As of now, departure will be at 7: 00 AM.

  •  Attention Senior Students: A reminder in regards to our transcript procedures.  Transcripts sent via Common Ap and EDU are at no cost to you, only certain colleges accept this type of format.  The transcripts that the Guidance Office mails out have a $2.00 charge after the first one, which is free.  Any questions please see Mrs. McThenia.

  • Attention seniors: The Guidance Office is starting to receive scholarship opportunities. Please go to the Guidance section of the Bishop McNamara website. Here you will find a section on scholarships, many of these can be filled out on-line and others are only available in the Guidance Office.  This scholarship page is constantly changing so make sure you visit frequently.
  • Attention all football players:  the Football Banquest will be held on Monday, November 24th at 6:00 pm in the cafeteria.  All players should plan to attend.  Check the team letter sent home to your parents as to the food items you are to bring.

 Ceile Calendar Winner today is Rhonda Upman!

 Happy Birthday today to Woodrow Hubbard!

 

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

TODAY is the last day of Student charges in Cafeteria before Thanksgiving break.

  1.  There will be an informational meeting for all girls that plan to play soccer this spring on Wednesday, November 19th at 4:30pm in the Library.  Parents are welcome to come as well.
  2. Campus Ministry has a few service hour opportunities.  Email or see Mrs. Bovie if you are able to help.  The first is tutoring help for the 6-8 graders in the Bradley school District.  Tutoring will be offered on Tuesday and Thursday from Nov. 18 thru Dec. 18 from 2:50-4:30.  The second is with the Exploration Station in Bourbonnais.  They will be hosting "Frosty Express" on Dec.13 and 14.  They are in need of several elves to help with cookie decorating, letter writing, sleigh rides, and more.  Hours for the Frosty Express will be from 9:15-4 on the 13 and 10-4 on the 14.  Times are divided up into working shifts of 4 hours at a time.
  3. There will be an open gym for anyone interested in baseball on Thursday from 2:45-4:15pm.
  4. Congratulations to the Lady Irish basketball team on their win last night over Peotone!
  5. Attention Senior Students: A reminder in regards to our transcript procedures.  Transcripts sent via Common Ap and EDU are at no cost to you, only certain colleges accept this type of format.  The transcripts that the Guidance Office mails out have a $2.00 charge after the first one, which is free.  Any questions please see Mrs. McThenia.
  6. Attention seniors: The Guidance Office is starting to receive scholarship opportunities.  Please go to the Guidance section of the Bishop McNamara website. Here you will find a section on scholarships, many of these can be filled out on-line and others are only available in the Guidance Office.  This scholarship page is constantly changing so make sure you visit frequently.

 Ceile Calendar Winner today is Mike Randazzo!

 Happy Birthday today to Rylee Erwin!

 Tuesday, November 18, 2014

  1. There will be an informational meeting for all girls that plan to play soccer this spring on Wednesday, November 19th at 4:30pm in the Library.  Parents are welcome to come as well.
  2. Varsity Scholastic Bowl Team members are reminded to sign up for the all-day tournament Saturday at Homewood-Flossmoor High School.  Sign up today or at practice tomorrow.
  3. Campus Ministry has a few service hour opportunities.  Email or see Mrs. Bovie if you are able to help.  The first is tutoring help for the 6-8 graders in the Bradley school District.  Tutoring will be offered on Tuesday and Thursday from Nov. 18 thru Dec. 18 from 2:50-4:30.
  4. The second is with the Exploration Station in Bourbonnais.  They will be hosting "Frosty Express" on Dec.13 and 14.  They are in need of several elves to help with cookie decorating, letter writing, sleigh rides, and more.  Hours for the Frosty Express will be from 9:15-4 on the 13 and 10-4 on the 14.  Times are divided up into working shifts of 4 hours at a time.
  5. Congratulations to Taylor Valant for being selected to the Daily Journal All Area Volleyball team. Taylor finished her season with 181 kills, 111 digs, 29 aces, and 18 blocks.
  6. Calling all blue.............Attention Waterford:  There will be a short meeting after school today. Please meet in Mrs. Valant's room - 105.
  7. Baseball open gym has been cancelled today.  There will be an open gym for anyone interested in baseball on Thursday from 2:45-4:15pm.

Ceile Calendar Winner today is Jackie Bournique!

Happy belated Birthday to Sydney Nugent!


Monday, November 17, 2014

  1. There will be an informational meeting for all girls that plan to play soccer this spring on Wednesday, November 19th at 4:30pm in the Library. Parents are welcome to come as well.
  2. Attention Juniors: Junior College Night is TONIGHT! from 7-8 p.m. in the cafeteria. This informative session for you and your parents will discuss topics such as: Finding the right college; Creating a timeline; ACT testing; Scholarship Opportunities. Please put this on your calendar, you won't want to miss this!
  3. Regular Scholastic Bowl practice will be held Monday and Wednesday this week for both JV and Varsity. Varsity players are reminded to sign up to participate in the Kickoff Tournament at Homewood-Flossmoor on Saturday.
  4. There will be a meeting Tuesday afterschool in Campus Ministry for anyone interested in helping with the Thanksgiving Mass.
  5. Campus Ministry has a few service hour opportunities. Email or see Mrs. Bovie if you are able to help. The first is tutoring help for the 6-8 graders in the Bradley school District. Tutoring will be offered on Tuesday and Thursday from Nov. 18 thru Dec. 18 from 2:50-4:30.  The second is with the Exploration Station in Bourbonnais. They will be hosting "Frosty Express" on Dec.13 and 14. They are in need of several elves to help with cookie decorating, letter writing, sleigh rides, and more. Hours for the Frosty Express will be from 9:15-4 on the 13 and 10-4 on the 14. Times are divided up into working shifts of 4 hours at a time.
  6. A big thank you to all of the girls, leaders, and helpers that made Kairos 41 such a sacred, blessed time for all. God is good all the time. All the time, God is good!

Tomorrow is the fourth Ceile Calendar turn-in. The Advancement Office staff will be set up in the breezeway at 7:30 tomorrow morning to collect your calendar money. Please remember to have your name and your lunch homeroom on each calendar stub. Additional calendars are available in the Advancement Office.

Ceile Calendar Winner today is Lori Reibe!

 

Friday, November 14, 2014

  • Congratulations to the Scholastic Bowl Teams! Varsity won 3-0 against some tough competition of St. Rita, Mt. Carmel and Brother Rice!! JV won 2-1 defeating St. Rita and Brother Rice!! Way to go Irish!!
  • Any sophomore or junior students that are interested in registering to attend the Kankakee Area Career Center next year need to stop by the guidance office to pick up registration materials. This is mandatory for all current KACC students that plan on returning next year also. If you have questions, please stop by the guidance office.
  • Attention Senior Students: A reminder in regards to our transcript procedures. Transcripts sent via Common Ap and EDU are at no cost to you, only certain colleges accept this type of format. The transcripts that the Guidance Office mails out have a $2.00 charge after the first one, which is free. Any questions please see Mrs. McThenia.
  • Attention Juniors: Junior College Night will be held Monday, November 17th from 7-8 p.m. in the cafeteria. This informative session for you and your parents will discuss topics such as: Finding the right college; Creating a timeline; ACT testing; Scholarship Opportunities.  Please put this on your calendar, you won't want to miss this!
  • Attention seniors: The Guidance Office is starting to receive scholarship opportunities.  Please go to the Guidance section of the Bishop McNamara website. Here you will find a section on scholarships, many of these can be filled out on-line and others are only available in the Guidance Office. This scholarship page is constantly changing so make sure you visit frequently.

 Ceile Calendar Winner today is Mary & Mike Magruder!

 Happy Birthday today to Jonathan Qunell & Bri Reno; Saturday to Emma Ruder and Sunday to Alejandro Medina!!

 

Thursday, November 13, 2014

  • There will be a tryout Monday Nov 17 at 3pm for anyone interested in joining the basketball cheer squad. Please sign up with Coach Akerman this week if you intend on trying out.
  • Any sophomore or junior students that are interested in registering to attend the Kankakee Area Career Center next year need to stop by the guidance office to pick up registration materials. This is mandatory for all current KACC students that plan on returning next year also. If you have questions, please stop by the guidance office.
  • Attention Senior Students: A reminder in regards to our transcript procedures. Transcripts sent via Common Ap and EDU are at no cost to you, only certain colleges accept this type of format. The transcripts that the Guidance Office mails out have a $2.00 charge after the first one, which is free. Any questions please see Mrs. McThenia.
  • Attention Juniors: Junior College Night will be held Monday, November 17th from 7-8 p.m. in the cafeteria. This informative session for you and your parents will discuss topics such as: Finding the right college; Creating a timeline; ACT testing; Scholarship Opportunities.  Please put this on your calendar, you won't want to miss this!
  • Attention seniors: The Guidance Office is starting to receive scholarship opportunities. Please go to the Guidance section of the Bishop McNamara website. Here you will find a section on scholarships, many of these can be filled out on-line and others are only available in the Guidance Office. This scholarship page is constantly changing so make sure you visit frequently.
  • Have a son or daughter involved in athletics? Then the Athletic Booster Club (ABC) is looking for you! ABC supports the athletic department thru concessions and fundraiser's to raise the money needed for the general athletic operating budget as well as buying uniforms for various sports teams. We are looking for new members. Parents of athletes of all grades are welcome but we are especially in need of parents of underclassmen. Please join us, we welcome everyone.

 Ceile Calendar Winner today is Kathy Voss!


Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Mrs. Valant’s homeroom won the Ceile Calendar turn in yesterday!! They will receive treats today.  Congratulations!

                                       

  • There will be a tryout Monday Nov 17 at 3pm for anyone interested in joining the basketball cheer squad. Please sign up with Coach Akerman this week if you intend on trying out.
  • Any sophomore or junior students that are interested in registering to attend the Kankakee Area Career Center next year need to stop by the guidance office to pick up registration materials. This is mandatory for all current KACC students that plan on returning next year also. If you have questions, please stop by the guidance office.
  • Attention all members of this year's cross-country team: First – you must turn in all of your equipment by Wednesday or be charged for it. Put all 3 uniforms and both pairs of sweats in a bag with your name on it and give it to Mr. Rutter. Remember, TODAY is the deadline. Second - don't forget that the Awards Night is this Sunday - check your email for details, and RSVP ASAP.
  • Have a son or daughter involved in athletics? Then the Athletic Booster Club (ABC) is looking for you! Our next meeting is Tuesday, November 11 at 6:00 PM. We will meet in Mr. Rutter's office. ABC supports the athletic department thru concessions and fundraiser's to raise the money needed for the general athletic operating budget as well as buying uniforms for various sports teams. We are looking for new members. Parents of athletes of all grades are welcome but we are especially in need of parents of underclassmen. Please join us, we welcome everyone.
  • Attention Senior Students: A reminder in regards to our transcript procedures. Transcripts sent via Common Ap and EDU are at no cost to you, only certain colleges accept this type of format. The transcripts that the Guidance Office mails out have a $2.00 charge after the first one, which is free. Any questions please see Mrs. McThenia.

  • Attention Juniors: Junior College Night will be held Monday, November 17th from 7-8 p.m. in the cafeteria. This informative session for you and your parents will discuss topics such as: Finding the right college; Creating a timeline; ACT testing; Scholarship Opportunities.  Please put this on your calendar, you won't want to miss this!
  • Attention seniors: The Guidance Office is starting to receive scholarship opportunities.

    Please go to the Guidance section of the Bishop McNamara website. Here you will find a section on scholarships, many of these can be filled out on-line and others are only available in the Guidance Office. This scholarship page is constantly changing so make sure you visit frequently.

     

Ceile Calendar Winner today is Molly Marowitz!

Happy Birthday today to Mimi Vallone & Ben Short!


Tuesday, November 11, 2014

  1. Thank you to all Veterans! We are grateful for your service! May God continue to bless you!
  2. There will be a tryout this week Wed. & Thurs. at 3pm for anyone interested in joining the basketball cheer squad. Please sign up with Coach Akerman today if you intend on trying out.
  3. Any sophomore or junior students that are interested in registering to attend the Kankakee Area Career Center next year need to stop by the guidance office to pick up registration materials. This is mandatory for all current KACC students that plan on returning next year also. If you have questions, please stop by the guidance office.
  4. Good luck to the McNamara Scholastic Bowl Teams as they begin their competition season this afternoon. Their first league matches of the year will take place at Brother Rice where both the JV team and the Varsity teams will each play three matches against Brother Rice, Mount Carmel and St. Rita.  
  5. All Scholastic Bowl Team members playing in league matches this afternoon should meet in the cafeteria right after school for departure for Brother Rice. Please see Mrs. Linneman if you have any questions.
  6. Attention all members of this year's cross-country team: First – you must turn in all of your equipment by Wednesday or be charged for it. Put all 3 uniforms and both pairs of sweats in a bag with your name on it and give it to Mr. Rutter. Remember, Wednesday is the deadline. Second - don't forget that the Awards Night is this Sunday - check your email for details, and RSVP ASAP.
  7. Have a son or daughter involved in athletics? Then the Athletic Booster Club (ABC) is looking for you! Our next meeting is Tuesday, November 11 at 6:00 PM. We will meet in Mr. Rutter's office. ABC supports the athletic department thru concessions and fundraiser's to raise the money needed for the general athletic operating budget as well as buying uniforms for various sports teams. We are looking for new members. Parents of athletes of all grades are welcome but we are especially in need of parents of underclassmen. Please join us, we welcome everyone.

 Ceile Calendar Winner today is Juan Toledo!

Happy Birthday today to Makenna Morales!

 

Monday, November 10, 2014

  1. Bradley East is looking for high school students to tutor from 2:45-4:30 on Tuesdays and Thursdays in Nov and Dec. See Mrs. Bovie for more info or to sign up.
  2. Tomorrow is the third Ceile Calendar turn-in. The Advancement Office staff will be set up in the breezeway at 7:30 tomorrow morning to collect your calendar money. Please remember to have your name and your lunch homeroom on each calendar stub. Additional calendars are available in the Advancement Office.
  3. Attention all boys interested in playing basketball: Tryouts begin TODAY. Freshman and Sophomores 5-6:30pm; Varsity from 6:30-8:30pm
  4. Attention Senior Students: A reminder in regards to our transcript procedures. Transcripts sent via Common Ap and EDU are at no cost to you, only certain colleges accept this type of format. The transcripts that the Guidance Office mails out have a $2.00 charge after the first one, which is free. Any questions please see Mrs. McThenia.
  5. Attention Juniors: Junior College Night will be held Monday, November 17th from 7-8 p.m. in the cafeteria. This informative session for you and your parents will discuss topics such as: Finding the right college; Creating a timeline; ACT testing; Scholarship Opportunities  Please put this on your calendar, you won't want to miss this!
  6. Scholastic Bowl members are reminded that their first league matches will take place this Tuesday Nov 11 at Brother Rice. Be sure you have signed up with Mrs. Linneman or Mrs. Forberg to compete. Regular team practice will also be held this week Monday and Wednesday for Varsity.
  7.  Attention all members of this year's cross-country team: First – you must turn in all of your equipment by Wednesday or be charged for it. Put all 3 uniforms and both pairs of sweats in a bag with your name on it and give it to Mr. Rutter. Remember, Wednesday is the deadline. Second - don't forget that the Awards Night is this Sunday - check your email for details, and RSVP ASAP.
  8. Have a son or daughter involved in athletics? Then the Athletic Booster Club (ABC) is looking for you! Our next meeting is Tuesday, November 11 at 6:00 PM. We will meet in Mr. Rutter's office. ABC supports the athletic department thru concessions and fundraiser's to raise the money needed for the general athletic operating budget as well as buying uniforms for various sports teams. We are looking for new members. Parents of athletes of all grades are welcome but we are especially in need of parents of underclassmen. Please join us, we welcome everyone.
  9. Football cheerleaders that are not cheering basketball get your uniforms to Coach Akerman TODAY! No exceptions.

 Ceile Calendar Winner today is Jim Marcotte!

Happy Birthday today to Mitchell Shirley!


Friday, November 7, 2014

  1. Best of luck to Elizabeth Stam at the IHSA State Cross Country meet in Peoria tomorrow.  Go Irish!
  2. Do you like ghost stories? Do you like to laugh? Then come see this year’s fall show, The Silver Lady, a comic thriller, this Friday or Saturday at 7:00 pm in the cafeteria. Tickets are $5 and are available at the door. We hope to see you there!
  3. House Points: Check in during intermission with Mrs. Douglas on Friday night and Mrs. Powers Saturday night.
  4.  Aquinas is looking for 4-5 guys to help set up a stage on Saturday from 9-11 at KC hall.
  5. Bradley East is looking for high school students to tutor from 2:45-4:30 on Tuesdays and Thursdays in Nov and Dec. See Mrs. Bovie for more info or to sign up.
  6. All football players are reminded that anyone who has not handed in their football equipment to Coach Zinanni by the end of the school day on Friday will not take classes on Monday until ALL equipment has been turned in.
  7. Tuesday will be our third Ceile Calendar turn in day. Take time this weekend to make calls and sell your calendars. Remember you can earn a t-shirt, a gift card, a sweatshirt or cash back by selling more than your required amount of calendars. See Mrs. Liptak in the Advancement office if you need extra calendars.

 Ceile Calendar Winner today is Cynthia Willis!


Thursday, November 6, 2014

  • Do you like ghost stories? Do you like to laugh? Then come see this year’s fall show, The Silver Lady, a comic thriller, this Friday or Saturday at 7:00 pm in the cafeteria. Tickets are $5 and are available at the door. We hope to see you there!
  • House points available for those attending the play Friday or Saturday evening!  Be sure to check in during intermission with Mrs. Douglas on Friday and Mrs. Powers on Saturday!
  • Attention all volleyball players: Equipment turn in is TODAY immediately after school in the girls locker room.
  • There will be a parent meeting in Sra. Trevino’s room Thursday night at 7pm for those interested in going to Spain in the summer of 2016.
  • Attention seniors: The Guidance Office is starting to receive scholarship opportunities.  Please go to the Guidance section of the Bishop McNamara website. Here you will find a section on scholarships, many of these can be filled out on-line and others are only available in the Guidance Office. This scholarship page is constantly changing so make sure you visit frequently.
  • Aquinas is looking for 4-5 guys to help set up a stage on Saturday from 9-11 at KC hall.
  • Bradley East is looking for high school students to tutor from 2:45-4:30 on Tuesdays and Thursdays in Nov and Dec. See Mrs. Bovie for more info or to sign up.
  • There will be an open gym for anyone interested in playing basketball on Thursday from 5:00-6:30pm.
  • Attention: All members of this years cross-country team - 1) your last chance to vote for MVP is immediately after school today in Room 14   2) all of your equipment is due ASAP   3) don't forget the pasta party at the Stam's tonight at 6:00 pm - if you need a ride, stop by Room 14 after school to set one up.
  • All football players are reminded that anyone who has not handed in their football equipment to Coach Zinanni by the end of the school day on Friday will not take classes on Monday until ALL euipment has been turned in!

 Ceile Calendar Winner today is Bill Salkeld!

 

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

  1. Do you like ghost stories? Do you like to laugh? Then come see this year’s fall show, The Silver Lady, a comic thriller, this Friday or Saturday at 7:00 pm in the cafeteria. Tickets are $5 and are available at the door. We hope to see you there!
  2. Attention all volleyball players: Equipment turn in will be this Thursday immediately after school in the girls locker room. Please wash all jerseys and backpacks.
  3. There will be a parent meeting in Sra. Trevino’s room Thursday night at 7pm for those interested in going to Spain in the summer of 2016.
  4. Attention Juniors: Junior College Night will be held Monday, November 17th from 7-8 p.m. in the cafeteria. This informative session for you and your parents will discuss topics such as: Finding the right college; Creating a timeline; ACT testing; Scholarship Opportunities
  5. Please put this on your calendar, you won't want to miss this!
  6. Attention seniors: The Guidance Office is starting to receive scholarship opportunities.
  7. Please go to the Guidance section of the Bishop McNamara website. Here you will find a section on scholarships, many of these can be filled out on-line and others are only available in the Guidance Office. This scholarship page is constantly changing so make sure you visit frequently.
  8. House Meetings Today: Donegal during lunch homerooms in Sra. Trevino’s Room 111 and Limerick after school in the library for 5 minutes; Dublin House meet during your lunch homerooms in the Celtic Knot; Calling all Waterford – please meet in Mrs. Valant’s room for a brief meeting after school today.  House Killarney: brief meeting after school in the cafeteria!

 Ceile Calendar Winner today is Gary Jensen!


Tuesday, November 4, 2014

  1. Today is the second Ceile calendar turn in. If you did not turn in your Ceile calendar money before class this morning please bring it to the Advancement Office immediately.
  2. Anyone interested in wrestling this year, there is a Mandatory meeting in the cafeteria at 2:30 today after school! Practice begins, Monday, November 10th.
  3. Do you like ghost stories? Do you like to laugh? Then come see this year’s fall show, The Silver Lady, a comic thriller, this Friday or Saturday at 7:00 pm in the cafeteria. Tickets are $5 and are available at the door. We hope to see you there!
  4. Attention all volleyball players: Equipment turn in will be this Thursday immediately after school in the girls locker room. Please wash all jerseys and backpacks.
  5. There will be a parent meeting in Sra. Trevino’s room Thursday night at 7pm for those interested in going to Spain in the summer of 2016.
  6. There will be a basketball open gym for all boys’ interested in participating on Tuesday night Nov 4th from 6:30 to 8.
  7. Sunday night, Jacob Quigley was made an Eagle Scout at an impressive ceremony held at the Civic Auditorium. Less than 2% of all Boys Scouts earn this honor! Congratulations, Jacob!
  8. Saturday, November 8th, Kankakee Valley Youth Symphony Orchestra is holding an event at Barnes & Noble. If you mention KVYSO at the time of your purchase, part of the proceeds will go to KVYSO.

 

Ceile Calendar Winner today is Dan & Cindy Borschnack!

Happy Birthday today to Jenna Marion!


Monday, November 3, 2014

  • Attention Juniors: Junior College Night will be held Monday, November 17th from 7-8 p.m. in the cafeteria. This informative session for you and your parents will discuss topics such as: Finding the right college; Creating a timeline; ACT testing; Scholarship Opportunities.  Please put this on your calendar, you won't want to miss this!
  • French II, III, and IV students are reminded to meet immediately after 2nd hour in the cafeteria today for departure for the Chicago Art Institute.
  • Scholastic Bowl Team members are reminded that regular team practice will be held Monday and Wednesday this week. First league matches are November 11th.
  • Do you like ghost stories? Do you like to laugh? Then come see this year’s fall show, The Silver Lady, a comic thriller, this Friday or Saturday at 7:00 pm in the cafeteria. Tickets are $5 and are available at the door. We hope to see you there!
  • Congratulations to Elizabeth Stam. At the Lisle cross-country Sectional meet on Saturday, she qualified for the State Meet for the 4th year in a row. She will compete this Saturday at Detweiller Park in Peoria.
  • Attention all volleyball players: Equipment turn in will be this Thursday immediately after school in the girls locker room. Please wash all jerseys and backpacks.
  • There will be a parent meeting in Sra. Trevino’s room Thursday night at 7pm for those interested in going to Spain in the summer of 2016

Ceile Calendar Winner today is Matt Magiera!

Happy Birthday today to Allison Lin!


Friday, October 31, 2014

Happy Halloween!  Be safe tonight :)

If you ordered a Trick or Treat shirt and have not paid for it yet, please do so in the Main Office TODAY by 5th hour.  If you have not paid by the end of 5th hour, the shiirts will be sold to anyone that wants one after school.

Ceile Calendar Winner today is John Cognlan!

Happy Birthday today to Bailey Thiesen and Cory Kistner!!

Thursday, October 30, 2014

The Irish will take on Watseka at home TONIGHT at 6 PM. Come cheer the ladies on as they continue their quest for a Regional Championship! Go Irish! Remember fans that it costs $4; no passes accepted.

Playoff Sweatshirts on sale today & tomorrow during lunches!  $20

 

Ceile Calendar Winner today is John Cognlan!

Happy Birthday today to Mantrell Bishop, Kody Betourne & Kyle Betourne!


Wednesday, October 29, 2014

1.  The Chicago Catholic League has announced it post season football award winners!  

Congratulations to: Conference Champions - Bishop McNamara Catholic High School

Player of the year - Jonathan Ward

All-Conference Award winners:

Jonathan Ward, Jerrico Johnson, Brian Regnier, Bryce Clark, Chris Bell, Drake Selock, Steve Tatroe, Kobe Shutter. Congratulations, Gentleman!

 2.  All girls attending this Kairos are asked to meet with Mrs. Bovie Wednesday afterschool in Campus Ministry for a 10 min. meeting.

 3.  Congratulations to the Varsity Volleyball team for defeating Clifton at home last night 25-14   25-14. The Irish will take on Watseka at home on Thursday at 6 PM. Come cheer the girls on as they continue their quest for a Regional Championship! Go Irish! Remember fans that it costs $4; no passes accepted.

 

 Ceile Calendar Winner today is Kimberly Smith!

 Tuesday, October 28, 2014

  1. We are using the House/Advisory Schedule today for Ceile Calendar Turn-in!
  2. Attention Girls Basketball Players: There will be a meeting for all girls interested in playing basketball this winter on Tuesday at 2:40pm in Room 12. This is mandatory if you plan to play this winter.
  3. Baseball open gym will be on the baseball field today from 3-4:15!
  4. Attentions Irish come cheer the varsity volleyball team on this evening at home as they begin their fight for the regional title. Game time is 6:30.

 Ceile Calendar Winner today is John Azzarelli!


Monday, October 27, 2014

Baseball Open Gym tomorrow on the baseball field 3-4:15pm.

The first Ceile Calendar turn-in is tomorrow. If you turn in 8 sold Ceile Calendars you will earn two out of uniform days.   Remember we are also trying to reach our goal for an extra day off school. Keep selling those calendars and if you need extra see Mrs. Liptak in the Advancement Office.

Congratulations to the members of the cross-country team who qualified for the IHSA Sectional this weekend. Elizabeth Stam will be trying to qualify for the State Finals for the 4th time. The entire boy's team also qualified. Members of that team are: Jacob Quigley, Ricky Esparza, Ethan Powers, Dante Owens-Graves, Josh Quigley, Carter Wedig, and Cameron Poortinga. Good luck this weekend!

 

The Varsity Scholastic Bowl Team will NOT practice today Monday, but will practice as scheduled on Wednesday.

 Attention Girls Basketball Players: There will be a meeting for all girls interested in playing basketball this winter on Tuesday at 2:40pm in Room 12. This is mandatory if you plan to play this winter.

Ceile Calendar Winner today is Jim & Marlene LaMotte!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

  • We are using the heat schedule today.
  • We’re in the home stretch BISHOP MCNAMARA but we need your help to get to the finish line. Make your safe driving commitment today at www.celebratemydrive.com. Together, let’s celebrate safe driving and help reduce teen crashes. Your commitment today could make the difference. And remember, 2N2! Remind your friends and family to keep 2 eyes on the road and 2 hands on the wheel!
  • Parent Teacher Conferences are TODAY: 3-5pm and 6-8pm in the cafeteria. Dismissal for students is at 1:20pm . There is no school Friday, October 24.
  • Anyone that would be interested in trying out for basketball cheerleading please see Coach Akerman by the end of today.
  • Are you afraid of the dark?! Why not join the Letterman's Club for MAC Movie Night? Or are you afraid of scary movies? Come experience a “drive-in” style movie and watch a Halloweenish movie at Memorial Stadium. Dress warm! Movie 1 starts at 6:00pm and movie 2 at 7:30pm.   There is no school on tomorrow, so you can all stay up late!
  • Southern Illinois Edwardsville will be here during lunches today!

 Ceile Calendar Winner today is Ginger Searle!

 

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

  1. Think about the possibilities of what BISHOP MCNAMARA HIGH SCHOOL could do with a $100,000 grant? We can’t win Celebrate My Drive without your support. We want you to be safe drivers and passengers, and ask you to make a safe driving commitment today. Go to www.celebratemydrive.com . Remember to buckle up, every trip, every time.
  2. Parent Teacher Conferences are Thursday, October 23rd: 3-5pm and 6-8pm in the cafeteria. Dismissal for students is at 1:20pm . There is no school Friday, October 24.
  3. Anyone that would be interested in trying out for basketball cheerleading please see Coach Akerman by the end of this week.
  4. Scholastic Bowl Team members are reminded that regular team practice will be held Monday and Wednesday after school this week. First league matches will take place November 11th.
  5. Nothing to do Thursday night? Why not join the Letterman's Club for MAC Movie Night? Or are you afraid of scary movies? Come on out tough guys? How about you Suzy Q’s? Are you afraid too? Come if you dare. Movie 1 starts at 6:00pm and movie 2 at 7:30pm.   There is no school on Friday, so you can all stay up late!
  6. Eastern Illinois is here today during lunches.  Southern Illinois Edwardsville will be here tomorrow!
  7. Attention Irish Invasion- tonight we will honor our senior volleyball players - Jenna Lawler, Corinne O' Connor, and Taylor Shannon. Please join us at 6:15 to cheer the team on and celebrate our seniors. Cake and cupcakes will be served after the game!

 Ceile Calendar Winner today is Paula Uphoff!

Happy Birthday today to Laurel Oosterhouse and James Huang!


Tuesday, October 21, 2014

  • Hey BISHOP MCNAMARA! We’re proud of your hard work to celebrate safe driving and make daily commitments to help our school WIN Celebrate My Drive. We care about you and your safety on the road is paramount. We need you. Get on board, if you haven’t already, and make a safe driving commitment today. www.celebratemydrive.com. Then Tweet about it.
  • Parent Teacher Conferences are Thursday, October 23rd: 3-5pm and 6-8pm in the cafeteria. Dismissal for students is at 1:20pm . There is no school Friday, October 24.
  • Anyone that would be interested in trying out for basketball cheerleading please see Coach Akerman by the end of this week.
  • Scholastic Bowl Team members are reminded that regular team practice will be held Monday and Wednesday after school this week. First league matches will take place November 11th.
  • Bradley University will be here during the lunch periods. Please stop by there table.

Ceile Calendar Winner today is Bill & Amy Drury!

Monday, October 20, 2014

BISHOP MCNAMARA HIGH SCHOOL is excited to partner with Celebrate My Drive, State Farm and all of YOU to celebrate teen driver safety. Don’t forget to make your daily commitment in support of our school at www.celebratemydrive.com. Have you asked your friends and family to make a daily safe driving commitment? We can all be safer drivers. Let’s do this- and let’s all commit to drive 2N2 every trip: 2 eyes on the road, 2 hands on the wheel.


  1. Please join the Music Department at Monicals Pizza, all day Monday. 10% of your final bill will go towards supporting the Mac Band and Vocal Ambassadors. Thank you!
  2. Anyone that would be interested in trying out for basketball cheerleading please see Coach Akerman by the end of this week.
  3. Scholastic Bowl Team members are reminded that regular team practice will be held Monday and Wednesday after school this week. First league matches will take place November 11th.
  4. Thanks to the Sophomore retreat leaders and the whole sophomore class for an awesome class retreat on Friday!  Remember - GOD doesn't make mistakes, only masterpeices!  Thanks again!

 Ceile Calendar Winner today is Jerry Fred !

 Friday, October 17, 2014

  1. * Crashes are the leading cause of death for teens, and we’re out to help change that fact. Support BISHOP MCNAMARA HIGH SCHOOL and make your safe driving commitment today! Remember - always drive 2N2®: 2 eyes on the road, 2 hands on the wheel. Make today’s commitment for our school at www.celebratemydrive.com
  2.  Please join the Music Department at Monicals Pizza, all day Monday. 10% of your final bill will go towards supporting the Mac Band and Vocal Ambassadors. Thank you!
  3. University of South Alabama will be here today during the lunch periods.
  4. Anyone that would be interested in trying out for basketball cheerleading please see Coach Akerman by the end of next week.
  5. Regular practice will be held next week, Monday and Wednesday for the Scholastic Bowl Team. The JV with Mrs. Forberg and the Varsity with Mrs. Linneman.

Ceile Calendar Winner today is Deacon Jerry Gregoire!

Happy Birthday today to Hanna Mitchell & Michael Kraweic! Saturday to KK Sanders & Luis Martinez! Sunday to Gillian McDermitt!


Thursday, October 16, 2014

* Let’s rev things up for Celebrate My Drive BISHOP MCNAMARA HIGH SCHOOL students! Make your safe driving commitment today at www.celebratemydrive.com and tell someone you did. No matter how you share - Vine, Instagram, Twitter- tell someone you know & invite them to help our school WIN. Ten high schools will win $100,000 and two get a spectacular concert experience. Let’s go for it!

 Non-uniform Day Friday! In honor and support of MOVE YOUR FEET to give a CHILD a SEAT: Bring $2 to be allowed to wear jeans or sweats.  Money raised will go to the Catholic Education Foundation!

  1. Congratulations to the boys soccer team on their 2-1 overtime win against Wilmington. Nick Krejca and Dylan Anderson each scored a goal. Antonio Petrongelli was the winning goal keeper. Come out to Herscher High School this Saturday at 11am and watch the team take on Herscher for the Regional title.
  2. Good Luck to Lukas Kinstner and Mitchell Shirley as they compete in IHSA Golf State Competion!! Way to go IRISH!!
  3. Great job to Cassie Skyer and Andy Neeley for making it into the Illinois Music Educators Association District! You will be representing BMCHS at the District Festival in November. Congratulations and awesome job!"
  4. Valaparaiso and University of Chicago will be here today at lunches. Please stop by their tables.
  5. Bourbonnais Park District is looking for volunteers to help with Sleepy Hollow. Volunteers are needed on Oct. 10, 11, 17 and 18. See or email Mrs. Bovie for more details.
  6. Please join the Music Department at Monicals Pizza, all day Monday. 10% of your final bill will go towards supporting the Mac Band and Vocal Ambassadors. Thank you!"

 Ceile Calendar Winner today is Darin Hartman!

 Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Today’s the day BISHOP MCNAMARA! Celebrate My Drive hits the road and WE need your commitment to safe driving to get to us to the winner’s circle! Our school could win $100,000 and an amazing concert by the Band Perry! “Drive” over to www.celebratemydrive.com and make a commitment for our school today! Invite your friends and family to join us. Anyone age 14 and up can participate. Thanks in advance for your support!

  1. Good Luck to the Boys Socer Team at their first game of regionals tonight!  Come cheer them on at Herscher High School at 4:30.
  2. Bourbonnais Park District is looking for volunteers to help with Sleepy Hollow. Volunteers are needed on Oct. 10, 11, 17 and 18. See or email Mrs. Bovie for more details.
  3. Monmouth College will be here today during lunches. Please stop by their table at lunch!
  4. The first practices for Scholastic Bowl will be held today after the assembly, freshmen and sophomores with Mrs. Forberg, juniors and seniors with Mrs. Linneman. If you would like to be a member of Scholastic Bowl and have not signed up yet, just come to practice. Pracitice will not go later than 3: 30.

 Ceile Calendar Winner today is Cathleen Schaeffer!

Happy Birthday today to Abbie Netherton!

 

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Good Luck to Mitchell Shirley & Lukas Kinstner as they compete at IHSA Golf Sectionals today!

Have a son or daughter involved in athletics? Then the Athletic Booster Club (ABC) is looking for you! Our next meeting is Tuesday, October 14 at 6:00 PM. We will meet in Mr. Rutter's office. ABC supports the athletic department thru concessions and fundraiser's to raise the money needed for the general athletic operating budget as well as buying uniforms for various sports teams. We are looking for new members. Parents of athletes of all grades are welcome but we are especially in need of parents of underclassmen. Please join us, we welcome everyone.

 

Congratulations to the boy's freshman-sophomore cross-country team on an outstanding performance yesterday at the Amboy Invitational. The meet features 50 different schools, and the Irish finished 3rd overall. Members of the team were Ricky Esparza, Ethan Powers, Dante Owens-Graves, Josh Quigley, Carter Wedig, Cameron Poortinga, and Griffin Smith.

Wednesday will be House Freshmen Induction Day - It will be a house shirt with jeans or sweats day. There will be an assembly with house meetings following.

Happy Birthday today to Danielle Worby!


Friday, October 10, 2014

  1. Pink Shirts will be on sale for $10 during lunches today! The Pink Out game is October 17th get your shirt and be a part of the solution to fight breast cancer!
  2. Have a son or daughter involved in athletics? Then the Athletic Booster Club (ABC) is looking for you! Our next meeting is Tuesday, October 14 at 6:00 PM. We will meet in Mr. Rutter's office. ABC supports the athletic department thru concessions and fundraiser's to raise the money needed for the general athletic operating budget as well as buying uniforms for various sports teams. We are looking for new members. Parents of athletes of all grades are welcome but we are especially in need of parents of underclassmen. Please join us, we welcome everyone.
  3. Attn Boys Basketball players: Please attend our 3 on 3 tournament on this coming Monday if possible. Please arrive at the gym at 10:30 AM if you can make it.
  4. Congratulations to the Irish cross-country team on an outstanding performance at last night's All-Area Meet. The boy's freshman-sophomore team won the team title, sweeping the first 3 individual places in the race. Ricky Esparza was the individual champion, followed by Ethan Powers and Dante Owens-Graves. Carter Wedig grabbed the 10th place medal. Josh Quigley, Cameron Poortinga, and Griffin Smith were also part of the championship team. Carolina Quintero won the individual championship in the girl's freshman-sophomore race, and Elizabeth Stam finished 4th in the girl's varsity race.
  5. Juniors and Seniors interested in signing up to be "Green Key" members please come to Mrs. Skelly’s office in Advancement during your lunch hour to sign up and receive some information. She is accepting interested parties through the end of this week.
  6. Bring your Jelly to the Main office!
  7. Attention any students who would like to join the Scholastic Bowl Team. If you missed the sign-up on Wednesday, there is still time to join. Juniors and Seniors can see Mrs. Linneman for details, and Freshmen and Sophomores should see Mrs. Forberg. Or you can attend the first practice after school on Wednesday next week.
  8. Bourbonnais Park District is looking for volunteers to help with Sleepy Hollow. Volunteers are needed on Oct. 10, 11, 17 and 18. See or email Mrs. Bovie for more details.
  9. Are you in need of service hours? The volleyball team is looking for morning and afternoon help this Saturday at their tourney. See Mrs. Valant if you would like to work at the Irish Volleyball Invite on Saturday Oct 11th.
  10. Election Judge application still available in the main office.

 

Ceile Calendar Winner today is Richard Kinstner!

Happy Birthday today to Nick Schwengler; Saturday to Riley Spenard; Sunday to Ariez Andrew and Monday to Cameron Wells & Peyton Bovie!!

 

Thursday, October 9, 2014

  1. Pink Shirts will be on sale for $10 during lunches tomorrow! The Pink Out game is October 17th get your shirt and be a part of the solution to fight breast cancer!
  2. Juniors and Seniors interested in signing up to be "Green Key" members please come to Mrs. Skelly’s office in Advancement during your lunch hour to sign up and receive some information. She is accepting interested parties through the end of this week.
  3. There will be a baseball open gym today after school. Any student wishing to participate in the open gym should report to the batting cages across the street at 2:45pm.
  4. BISHOP MCNAMARA HIGH SCHOOL CHEERLEADING and PROVIDENCE CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL CHEERLEADING are pairing up to help the Northern Illinois Food Bank who serves Kankakee and Will counties. Please bring jelly in PLASTIC containers and Providence will bring the peanut butter! Please bring your donation to Friday night’s away football game at Providence HS!
  5. Bourbonnais Park District is looking for volunteers to help with Sleepy Hollow. Volunteers are needed on Oct. 10, 11, 17 and 18. See or email Mrs. Bovie for more details.
  6. Any sophomore students interested in learning more about classes available at the Kankakee Area Career Center should attend the sophomore day field trip. Come to the Guidance Office to pick up a permission slip and have your questions answered.
  7. Any junior students interested in taking the PSAT exam need to register and pay the $15 fee in the guidance office. Stop by the guidance office with any questions and to register.
  8. Are you in need of service hours? The volleyball team is looking for morning and afternoon help this Saturday at their tourney. See Mrs. Valant if you would like to work at the Irish Volleyball Invite on Saturday Oct 11th."
  9. Attention Jr. and Srs. anyone interested in being a Kankakee County Election Judge on November 4th, Election Tuesday, please come to the main office for an application which must be completed and submitted by October 14th. As an election judge students will receive hands on experience in how elections are conducted, training on how to operate a polling place, and an overall appreciation for how the democratic process works. This is a paid opportunity. If you are thinking of majoring in Political Science or any other related field this would be a great experience plus a great resume builder for colleges. Again, if you are interested or need more information please come to the main office to obtain the application.
  10. If you see Cassie Skyer or Martin Bai today, wish them luck at their Imea Auditions on Monday! They will be representing the BMCHS Band Program at District Auditions! Great job you two!

 

Ceile Calendar Winner today is Bonnie & Scott Lewis!

  

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

  1. A representative from St. Ambrose will be here during lunches. Please stop by and check them out.
  2. Congrats to Mitchell Shirley and Lukas Kinstner, who qualified in yesterday's regional competition for competition in Sectionals on Monday.
  3. Open gyms for baseball will begin Thursday from 3:00-4:30 at the Meadowview Facility.
  4. Juniors and Seniors interested in signing up to be "Green Key" members please come to Mrs. Skelly’s office in Advancement during your lunch hour to sign up and receive some information. She is accepting interested parties through the end of this week.
  5. Waterford house no $; then no shirt. Orders due to Mrs. Valant by end of school today!
  6. BISHOP MCNAMARA HIGH SCHOOL CHEERLEADING and PROVIDENCE CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL CHEERLEADING are pairing up to help the Northern Illinois Food Bank who serves Kankakee and Will counties. Please bring jelly in PLASTIC containers and Providence will bring the peanut butter! Please bring your donation to Friday night’s away football game at Providence HS!
  7. Bourbonnais Park District is looking for volunteers to help with Sleepy Hollow. Volunteers are needed on Oct. 10, 11, 17 and 18. See or email Mrs. Bovie for more details.
  8. Any sophomore students interested in learning more about classes available at the Kankakee Area Career Center should attend the sophomore day field trip. Come to the Guidance Office to pick up a permission slip and have your questions answered.
  9. Any junior students interested in taking the PSAT exam need to register and pay the $15 fee in the guidance office. Stop by the guidance office with any questions and to register.
  10. The first meeting for the Scholastic Bowl team will be Wednesday after school. Sometimes called “Matchpoints,” the Scholastic Bowl Team competes in academic contests against other league schools and in several tournaments. The team competes on both Varsity and JV levels, and typical matches consist of questions about Science, Math, Social Studies, Language Arts, Music, and Art. If you have specific background in one of those subjects or broad knowledge about a variety of those subjects, you could be a member of the Scholastic Bowl Team this year. You can hear more and meet old members of the team at the informational meeting Wednesday at   2: 40 in Mrs. Linneman’s room. Mrs. Linneman coaches the Varsity and Ms. Forberg will coach the frosh-soph team this year.
  11. Are you in need of service hours? The volleyball team is looking for morning and afternoon help this Saturday at their tourney. See Mrs. Valant if you would like to work at the Irish Volleyball Invite on Saturday Oct 11th.  Cross Country is also looking for help at the All Area meet on Thursday at KCC.  Talk to Mrs. Powers if you are interested!
  12. Attention Jr. and Srs. anyone interested in being a Kankakee County Election Judge on November 4th, Election Tuesday, please come to the main office for an application which must be completed and submitted by October 14th. As an election judge students will receive hands on experience in how elections are conducted, training on how to operate a polling place, and an overall appreciation for how the democratic process works. This is a paid opportunity. If you are thinking of majoring in Political Science or any other related field this would be a great experience plus a great resume builder for colleges. Again, if you are interested or need more information please come to the main office to obtain the application.

 Ceile Calendar Winner today is Sharon Jackson!

Happy Birthday today to Mattie Patterson!

 Tuesday, October 7, 2014

  • BISHOP MCNAMARA HIGH SCHOOL CHEERLEADING and PROVIDENCE CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL CHEERLEADING are pairing up to help the Northern Illinois Food Bank who serves Kankakee and Will counties. Please bring jelly in PLASTIC containers and Providence will bring the peanut butter! Please bring your donation to Friday night’s away football game at Providence HS!
  • On Friday Lukas Kinstner took 3rd and Mitch Shirley placed 8th in the 12-team Grant Park Invite on Friday. Way to go Irish Golfers!
  • Bourbonnais Park District is looking for volunteers to help with Sleepy Hollow. Volunteers are needed on Oct. 10, 11, 17 and 18. See or email Mrs. Bovie for more details.
  • Any sophomore students interested in learning more about classes available at the Kankakee Area Career Center should attend the sophomore day field trip. Come to the Guidance Office to pick up a permission slip and have your questions answered.
  • Any junior students interested in taking the PSAT exam need to register and pay the $15 fee in the guidance office. Stop by the guidance office with any questions and to register.
  • The first meeting for the Scholastic Bowl team will be Wednesday after school. Sometimes called “Matchpoints,” the Scholastic Bowl Team competes in academic contests against other league schools and in several tournaments. The team competes on both Varsity and JV levels, and typical matches consist of questions about Science, Math, Social Studies, Language Arts, Music, and Art. If you have specific background in one of those subjects or broad knowledge about a variety of those subjects, you could be a member of the Scholastic Bowl Team this year. You can hear more and meet old members of the team at the informational meeting Wednesday at   2: 40 in Mrs. Linneman’s room. Mrs. Linneman coaches the Varsity and Ms. Forberg will coach the frosh-soph team this year.
  • There will be an open gym on Tuesday from 2:45-4:15pm for anyone interested in playing basketball.
  • Attention Waterford members - House Cup T-shirt order forms are due to Mrs. Valant tomorrow by the end of the day. "
  • Are you in need of service hours? The volleyball team is looking for morning and afternoon help this Saturday at their tourney. See Mrs. Valant if you would like to work at the Irish Volleyball Invite on Saturday Oct 11th."
  • Attention Jr. and Srs. anyone interested in being a Kankakee County Election Judge on November 4th, Election Tuesday, please come to the main office for an application which must be completed and submitted by October 14th. As an election judge students will receive hands on experience in how elections are conducted, training on how to operate a polling place, and an overall appreciation for how the democratic process works. This is a paid opportunity. If you are thinking of majoring in Political Science or any other related field this would be a great experience plus a great resume builder for colleges. Again, if you are interested or need more information please come to the main office to obtain the application.
  • Volunteer Orientation for Gigi’s Playhouse is tonight from 6-7pm at the Playhouse. Any questions please contact Molly Clyden at volunteerbradley@gigisplayhouse.org
  • There will not be cheer practice today, but there will be a ten minute meeting after school in the cafeteria.

 Ceile Calendar Winner today is Kevin Richardson, Sr. !

Happy Birthday today to Daniel Hoekstra!

 


Monday, October 6, 2014

  1. MAC PAC Meeting tonight in the Celtic Knot at 6:45.
  2. Bourbonnais Park District is looking for volunteers to help with Sleepy Hollow. Volunteers are needed on Oct. 10, 11, 17 and 18. See or email Mrs. Bovie for more details.
  3. Any sophomore students interested in learning more about classes available at the Kankakee Area Career Center should attend the sophomore day field trip. Come to the Guidance Office to pick up a permission slip and have your questions answered.
  4. Any junior students interested in taking the PSAT exam need to register and pay the $15 fee in the guidance office. Stop by the guidance office with any questions and to register.
  5. The first meeting for the Scholastic Bowl team will be Wednesday after school. Sometimes called “Matchpoints,” the Scholastic Bowl Team competes in academic contests against other league schools and in several tournaments. The team competes on both Varsity and JV levels, and typical matches consist of questions about Science, Math, Social Studies, Language Arts, Music, and Art. If you have specific background in one of those subjects or broad knowledge about a variety of those subjects, you could be a member of the Scholastic Bowl Team this year. You can hear more and meet old members of the team at the informational meeting Wednesday at   2: 40 in Mrs. Linneman’s room. Mrs. Linneman coaches the Varsity and Ms. Forberg will coach the frosh-soph team this year.
  6. The weight room will be open today from 2:45-4:00pm for any student interested in working out after school.
  7. There will be an open gym on Tuesday from 2:45-4:15pm for anyone interested in playing basketball.
  8. Volunteer Orientation for Gigi’s Playhouse is Tuesday, October 7 from 6-7pm at the Playhouse. Any questions please contact Molly Clyden at volunteerbradley@gigisplayhouse.org

 Ceile Calendar Winner today is Kathi Moore!

 

Friday, October 3, 2014

Today’s Schedule 8,7,6,5,4 then the Pep Rally. 

If you still have not bought your ticket for Homecoming…see Ms. Turner in room 110 immediately! No tickets will be sold at the dance. 

Need Service hours? Mrs. O’Connor needs help with the Concession Stand during the Varsity game on Friday. If interested, see her at the Concession Stand Friday night! 

Bourbonnais Park District is looking for volunteers to help with Sleepy Hollow. Volunteers are needed on Oct. 10, 11, 17 and 18. See or email Mrs. Bovie for more details. 

Any sophomore students interested in learning more about classes available at the Kankakee Area Career Center should attend the sophomore day field trip. Come to the Guidance Office to pick up a permission slip and have your questions answered. 

Any junior students interested in taking the PSAT exam need to register and pay the $15 fee in the guidance office. Stop by the guidance office with any questions and to register. 

Dance picture forms are available in the Main Office. 

Ceile Calendar Winner today is Jeanne & Mike Monahan!

Happy Birthday Saturday to Carolina Quintero and Sunday to Quartay Clayton!

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Today’s Schedule 1,2,3,4,5 then Games Day and Friday’s Schedule 8,7,6,5,4 then the Pep Rally.

 Concordia University Chicago will be here during the lunch periods today.

  • Need Service hours? Mrs. O’Connor needs help with the Concession Stand during the Varsity game on Friday. If interested, see her at the Concession Stand Friday night!
  • Bourbonnais Park District is looking for volunteers to help with Sleepy Hollow. Volunteers are needed on Oct. 10, 11, 17 and 18. See or email Mrs. Bovie for more details.
  • Today is the last day to buy homecoming tickets!!! Please purchase them today after school in room 110.
  • Any sophomore students interested in learning more about classes available at the Kankakee Area Career Center should attend the sophomore day field trip. Come to the Guidance Office to pick up a permission slip and have your questions answered.
  • Any junior students interested in taking the PSAT exam need to register and pay the $15 fee in the guidance office. Stop by the guidance office with any questions and to register.
  • Our golfers had a great day at Cog Hill yesterday. The team was led by Lukas Kinstner, 80; Mitchell Shirley, 81, and Tyler Cavender’s 96. Way to go Irish!
  • In All City Girls Tennis Action: Monica Alvarez & Paola de La Cruz won 4th places doubles!
  • Permission forms for guests from other schools are available in the Main Office as well as dance picture forms.

 Ceile Calendar Winner today is Jan Amesi!

Happy Birthday today to Antonio Petrongelli!

 Wednesday, October 1, 2014

  1. Reminder we are using the “heat schedule” today with an early dismissal at 1:15, Thursday at around 1:30 following Games and Friday at around 1:30 following the Pep Assembly.
  2. Need Service hours? Mrs. O’Connor needs help with the Concession Stand during the Varsity game on Friday. If interested, see her at the Concession Stand Friday night!
  3. Bourbonnais Park District is looking for volunteers to help with Sleepy Hollow. Volunteers are needed on Oct. 10, 11, 17 and 18. See or email Mrs. Bovie for more details.
  4. There is a student council meeting today, immediately after school.
  5. Tomorrow is the last day to buy homecoming tickets!!! Please purchase them today after school in room 110.
  6. Girls who haven't turned in Kairos forms are asked to see Mrs. Bovie today.
  7. Any sophomore students interested in learning more about classes available at the Kankakee Area Career Center should attend the sophomore day field trip. Come to the Guidance Office to pick up a permission slip and have your questions answered.
  8. Any junior students interested in taking the PSAT exam need to register and pay the $15 fee in the guidance office. Stop by the guidance office with any questions and to register.
  9. Permission forms for guests from other schools are available in the Main Office as well as dance picture forms.
  10. Good luck to the boys golf team today, as they compete in the Chicago Catholic League tournament at Cog Hill.
  11. Best of Luck to the Girls Tennis team at All City today!

 

Ceile Calendar Winner today is Denise Chesniak!

Happy Birthday today to Hannah Scott!


Tuesday, September 30, 2014

  • Happy Homecoming Week! There is an early dismissal Wednesday at 1:15, Thursday at approximately 1:30 following Games and Friday at approxiamately 1:30 following the Pep Assembly.
  • Any sophomore students interested in learning more about classes available at the Kankakee Area Career Center should attend the sophomore day field trip. Come to the Guidance Office to pick up a permission slip and have your questions answered.
  • Any junior students interested in taking the PSAT exam need to register and pay the $15 fee in the guidance office. Stop by the guidance office with any questions and to register.
  • Please pick up your homecoming t-shirts in Miss Turner’s room, room 110.
  • Homecoming tickets are now on sale in room 110. They are $10 each.

 Ceile Calendar Winner today is Cindy Doogan!

Happy Birthday today to Jonathon Ward!


Monday, September 29, 2014

  1. Happy Homecoming Week! There is an early dismissal Wednesday at 1:15, Thursday at about 1:30 after games day and Friday at about 1:30 after the pep rally.
  2. Any sophomore students interested in learning more about classes available at the Kankakee Area Career Center should attend the sophomore day field trip. Come to the Guidance Office to pick up a permission slip and have your questions answered.
  3. Any junior students interested in taking the PSAT exam need to register and pay the $15 fee in the guidance office. Stop by the guidance office with any questions and to register.
  4. There will be a Girl's Night Out at the First Church of the Nazarene on Thursday, Oct. 2. They are looking for Mac girls who would volunteer to do manicures for the ladies. Time would be 4:15-8:30. This is a service opportunity. Please see or email Mrs. Bovie if you can help.
  5. Attention freshman and sophomores. Your homecoming tshirts are now available for pick up in Miss Turners room, room 110. Junior and senior tshirts can be picked up starting Monday.
  6. Homecoming tickets are now on sale in room 110. They are $10 each.
  7. Seniors, you will have your portraits taken by Wayne Baranowski in the Celtic Knot after Mass today, during 4th period. Do not forget your picture package order forms if you plan to order.
  8. Congratulations to the freshman-sophomore boy's cross-country team on a dominating performance on Saturday at the Herscher Invitational. Irish runners finished 1st-2nd-3rd-4th and 7th to win the team title easily. Ricky Esparza was in the individual champion, followed by Ethan Powers, Dante Owens-Graves, and Damien Cantrell in the next three places. The trophy, photos, and details about the meet are on display in the trophy case.

 Ceile Calendar Winner today is Carol Hoover!

Happy Birthday today to Drew Allen!


Friday, September 26, 2014

  1. Volunteer Orientation for Gigi’s Playhouse is Tuesday, October 7 from 6-7pm at the Playhouse. Any questions please contact Molly Clyden at volunteerbradley@gigisplayhouse.org.
  2. There will be a Girl's Night Out at the First Church of the Nazarene on Thursday, Oct. 2. They are looking for Mac girls who would volunteer to do manicures for the ladies. Time would be 4:15-8:30. This is a service opportunity. Please see or email Mrs. Bovie if you can help.
  3. Attention freshman and sophomores. Your homecoming tshirts are now available for pick up in Miss Turners room, room 110. Junior and senior tshirts can be picked up starting Monday.
  4. Homecoming tickets are now on sale in room 110. They are $10 each.

 Ceile Calendar Winner today is David & Yvonne Divit!

Happy Birthday today to Saturday to Jenna Lawler & Chance Marcotte; Sunday to Erin Reilly!


Thursday, September 25, 2014

  • Volunteer Orientation for Gigi’s Playhouse is Tuesday, October 7 from 6-7pm at the Playhouse. Any questions please contact Molly Clyden at volunteerbradley@gigisplayhouse.org.
  • There will be a basketball open gym on Thursday of this week at 2:45pm for anyone interested in playing basketball.
  • There will be a Girl's Night Out at the First Church of the Nazarene on Thursday, Oct. 2. They are looking for Mac girls who would volunteer to do manicures for the ladies. Time would be 4:15-8:30. This is a service opportunity. Please see or email Mrs. Bovie if you can help.
  • Olivet Nazarene University will be visiting during the lunch periods today.
  • Attention freshman and sophomores. Your homecoming tshirts are now available for pick up in Miss Turners room, room 110. Junior and senior tshirts can be picked up starting Monday.
  • Homecoming tickets are now on sale in room 110. They are $10 each.

 Ceile Calendar Winner today is Todd & Colleen Graner!

 Wednesday, September 24, 2014

  1. The boys golf team competed with Pontiac and Prairie Central High Schools yesterday. Mitchell Shirley led the boys with a 41 and Lukas Kinstner followed with a 46. Good luck to the boys as they compete in the All-City match on their home course, The Kankakee Elks, today.
    Lectors, servers, greeters and ushers are needed for your Homecoming Mass.  Email or see Mrs. Bovie if you would like to help.
  2. Volunteer Orientation for Gigi’s Playhouse is Tuesday, October 7 from 6-7pm at the Playhouse. Any questions please contact Molly Clyden at volunteerbradley@gigisplayhouse.org.
  3. Attention Seniors: Jostens will be at school for the final time tomorrow Thursday, September 25th for cap and gown and graduation orders during lunch periods, in the cafeteria.
  4. Last day for class ring measurements and orders.
  5. Attention All Athletes: during your homeroom today, please report to Mr. Rutter’s office.
  6. There will be a basketball open gym on Thursday of this week at 2:45pm for anyone interested in playing basketball.
  7. There will be a Girl's Night Out at the First Church of the Nazarene on Thursday, Oct. 2. They are looking for Mac girls who would volunteer to do manicures for the ladies. Time would be 4:15-8:30. This is a service opportunity. Please see or email Mrs. Bovie if you can help.
  8. Olivet Nazarene University will be visiting during the lunch periods on Thursday.
  9. Homecoming tickets go on sale today, they are $10. You can purchase them in room 110
  10. There is a student council meeting today after school in room 110
  11. Congratulations to the boys soccer team on their 7-0 win over Evergreen park last night. Senior Nick Krejca had 5 of the 7 goals, sophomore Dylan Anderson scored 2. Goal keeper Antonio Petrongelli earned the shut-out. Goodluck to the team as they take on Illinois Lutheran today! 

Ceile Calendar Winner today is Jeremy Hunte!

Happy Birthday today to Taylor Prude!


Tuesday, September 23, 2014

  • Sophomores please turn in your Drive for Tomorrow permission slips ASAP!
  • Check out the Lost & Found Items in the cafeteria today!!
  • Kairos registration is now open to senior girls. Applications can be picked up in campus Ministry. Registration will open for junior girls on Wednesday a.m.
  • Lectors, servers, greeters and ushers are needed for our next all school Mass, Homecoming Mass. email or see Mrs. Bovie if you would like to help out.
  • Attention Seniors: Jostens will be at school for the final time on Thursday, September 25th for cap and gown and graduation orders during lunch periods, in the cafeteria.
  • Also, on this day students may come see Jostens for class ring measurements and orders. Please remember your order form and $50 down payment.
  • There will be a basketball open gym on Tuesday and Thursday of this week at 2:45pm for anyone interested in playing basketball.
  • There will be a Girl's Night Out at the First Church of the Nazarene on Thursday, Oct. 2. They are looking for Mac girls who would volunteer to do manicures for the ladies. Time would be 4:15-8:30. This is a service opportunity. Please see or email Mrs. Bovie if you can help.
  • Illinois Weselyan will be here tomorrow during the lunch hours.
  • Congratulations to the boy's freshman-sophomore cross-country team. They brought home the 3rd place trophy at the 17-team Illiana Christian Invitational on Saturday. Ricky Esparza, Ethan Powers, Dante Owens-Graves, and Carter Wedig all won medals in the race. Details about the race, photos, and the trophy are on display in the trophy case.

 Ceile Calendar Winner today is Alekai Frausto!

 

Monday, September 22, 2014

  1. Sophomores please turn in your Drive for Tomorrow permission slips ASAP!
  2. Check out the Lost & Found Items in the cafeteria today!!
  3. Kairos registration is now open to senior girls. Applications can be picked up in campus Ministry. Registration will open for junior girls on Wednesday a.m.
  4. Lectors, servers, greeters and ushers are needed for our next all school Mass, Homecoming Mass. email or see Mrs. Bovie if you would like to help out.
  5. Attention Seniors: Jostens will be at school for the final time on Thursday, September 25th for cap and gown and graduation orders during lunch periods, in the cafeteria.
  6. Also, on this day students may come see Jostens for class ring measurements and orders. Please remember your order form and $50 down payment.

 Ceile Calendar Winner today is Diana Crowley!

 

Friday, September 19, 2014

Check out the Lost & Found Items in the cafeteria today!!

Students are needed to help with grade school night tonight. If you can help, please let Mrs. Bovie or Mrs. Holt know.

  1. Ringling College will be visiting today at lunches. Stop by to say hello!
  2. Congrats to the Irish cross-country team on a great effort at last night's All-City Meet. Elizabeth Stam won her 2nd All-City title with a great race, outkicking a Bradley runner after a neck-and-neck dual throughout the race. Carolina Quintero also had a great race, earning the 4th place medal. In the boy's race, Jacob Quigley, Ricky Esparza, and Ethan Powers finished 4th, 5th, and 6th overall. Thanks to everyone who helped with the meet and came out to support the Irish. It was greatly appreciated.
  3. Students are asked to please remove any personal items from the locker room by the end of the day today so that we can accommodate our opponents and the officials for tonight’s football game.
  4. Kairos registration is now open to senior girls. Applications can be picked up in campus Ministry. Registration will open for junior girls on Wednesday a.m.
  5. Lectors, servers, greeters and ushers are needed for our next all school Mass, Homecoming Mass. email or see Mrs. Bovie if you would like to help out.

Ceile Calendar Winner today is Janet Pearl!

Happy Birthday today to Taylor Arseneau, Saturday to Nick Krejca!


Thursday, September 18, 2014

 Attention Seniors: Jostens will be at school today for cap and gown and graduation orders during lunch periods, in the cafeteria.

  1. Students may come see Jostens for class ring measurements and orders. Please remember your order form and $50 down payment.
  2. Students are needed to help with grade school night this Friday evening. If you can help, please let Mrs. Bovie or Mrs. Holt know.
  3. All French students are invited to the first French Club breakfast of the year, tomorrow Friday after 7: 30 in the cafeteria. The breakfast of juice and fresh bread is for all French students and will be hosted by the French IV class.

 Ceile Calendar Winner today is Ruth Tracy!

Happy Birthday today to Josh Quigley & Tyler Cavender!

 Wednesday, September 17, 2014

  • Attention all McNamara actors and actresses: Tonight are the auditions for the fall theatre production of The Silver Lady. Make sure that you have an audition packet from Señora Ronchetto. You will need a parent signature in that packet in order to audition. See you tonight!
  • Congratulations Again to Kevin Kramer who has been selected as a semi-finalist for the prestigious National Merit Scholarship. 16,000 students were named semifinalists and are competing for one of the 7,600 National Merit Scholarships awarded. Best of luck to Kevin as he completes the necessary requirements as a National Merit Scholar semifinalist!
  • There will be a basketball open gym today at 2:45pm for anyone interested in playing.
  • Attention Seniors: Jostens will be at school on Thursday, September 18th for cap and gown and graduation orders during lunch periods, in the cafeteria. Extra information packets are available in the school office.
  • Also, on this day students may come see Jostens for class ring measurements and orders. Please remember your order form and $50 down payment.
  • Students are needed to help with grade school night this Friday evening. If you can help, please let Mrs. Bovie or Mrs. Holt know.
  • Anyone interested in wrestling please go immediately after school to the cafeteria for a very short, but important meeting. Coach Kimberlin wants to see everyone and he will get you to your other practices on time!

 Ceile Calendar Winner today is Sandra Gonski!

Happy Birthday today to Mikayla Cole!


Tuesday, September 16, 2014

  • Turn in your tshirt design to Mrs. Liptak by tomorrow! For questions or more information contact Nikki Liptak in the Advancement Office or by email at nliptak@bishopmac.org
  • Congratulations to Kevin Kramer who has been selected as a semi-finalist for the prestigious National Merit Scholarship. 16,000 students were named semifinalists and are competing for one of the 7,600 National Merit Scholarships awarded. Best of luck to Kevin as he completes the necessary requirements as a National Merit Scholar semifinalist!
  • There will be a basketball open gym on Wednesday at 2:45pm for anyone interested in playing.
  • Junior and Senior Students: Holy Cross College will be here during the lunch hour periods.  Please stop by and check them out.
  • Attention Seniors: Jostens will be at school on Thursday, September 18th for cap and gown and graduation orders during lunch periods, in the cafeteria. Extra information packets are available in the school office.
  • Also, on this day students may come see Jostens for class ring measurements and orders. Please remember your order form and $50 down payment.
  • Sophomores interested in helping with the soph retreat are asked to stop in to Campus Ministry and pick up an application form. They are located on the back wall in the soph file. They need to be returned by Wed. 9/17
  • Any freshman interested in Student Council please see Ms. Turner by Wednesday.
  • Students are needed to help with grade school night this Friday evening. If you can help, please let Mrs. Bovie or Mrs. Holt know.

 Ceile Calendar Winner today is Jordyn Adcock!

Happy Birthday today to Brent Hakeman!

 Monday, September 15, 2014

  1. Drake University, Illinois Institute of Technology and Lewis University will be here during the lunch hours. Please stop by, ask questions and gather material that may interest you.
  2. College Fair TONIGHT at Kankakee Community College from 5-8. There will be over 80 colleges and universities attending. Please don't miss out on this opportunity.
  3. Are you creative? Do you have an eye for design? The Advancement Office is holding a contest for a student to design this year’s Ceile Calendar t-shirt. Designs must be a maximum of two colors. The winning design will be printed on a white or grey t-shirt. Computer designs must be in a .jpg format. The deadline to submit your design to the Advancement Office will be Wednesday, September 17th. The winning designer will receive $50 cash prize. For questions or more information contact Nikki Liptak in the Advancement Office or by email at nliptak@bishopmac.org
  4. Sophomores interested in helping with the soph retreat are asked to stop in to Campus Ministry and pick up an application form. They are located on the back wall in the soph file. They need to be returned by Wed. 9/17
  5. Any freshman interested in Student Council please see Ms. Turner by Wednesday.
  6. Congrats to the cross-country team on their performance at the Paxton Invitational. The boy's team placed 4th behind 3 teams ranked in the state's top 10. Carolina Quintero won the girl's Open race. Photos and race details are on display in the trophy case.
  7. Irish golfers competed at the Sanctuary in the Providence Invite on Saturday. Mitchell Shirley led the guys with an 80, followed by Lukas Kinstner with an 82 and Tyler Cavender with a 100.
  8. Congrats to the Irish Ladies Tennis on their win Friday night over Rich South. #2 doubles Elizabeth Villagomez and Jennifer Lopez and #3 doubles Paola de la Cruz and Jaahay Medina dominated the courts!

 Ceile Calendar Winner today is Bill & Karen Warburton!


Friday, September 12, 2014

  1. Attention all McNamara actors and actresses: If you missed the pre-audition meeting for the fall theatre production of The Silver Lady, please see Señora Ronchetto for the audition packet.
  2. MONDAY:  Junior and Senior students: Drake University, Illinois Institute of Technology and Lewis University will be here during the lunch hours. Please stop by, ask questions and gather material that may interest you.
  3. Kankakee Community College is having their College Fair tonight from 5-8. There will be over 80 colleges and universities attending. Please don't miss out on this opportunity.
  4. Are you creative? Do you have an eye for design? The Advancement Office is holding a contest for a student to design this year’s Ceile Calendar t-shirt. Designs must be a maximum of two colors. The winning design will be printed on a white or grey t-shirt. Computer designs must be in a .jpg format. The deadline to submit your design to the Advancement Office will be Wednesday, September 17th. The winning designer will receive $50 cash prize. For questions or more information contact Nikki Liptak in the Advancement Office or by email at nliptak@bishopmac.org
  5. Attention all sophomores, juniors and seniors: All t-shirts must be paid for by Friday, September 12. No extra t-shirts will be ordered. Sophomore and senior shirts are $8 each, junior shirts are $10 each.
  6. Sophomores interested in helping with the soph retreat are asked to stop in to Campus Ministry and pick up an application form. They are located on the back wall in the soph file. They need to be returned by Wed. 9/17
  7. Any freshman interested in Student Council please see Ms. Turner by Wednesday.
  8. A reminder to juniors going to KCC next week for the Compass Test…permission slips are due today to your history teacher or to the main office.
  9. Service Hour Opportunity: Gigi's Playhouse is looking for student volunteers to help in a variety of ways. Call Molly at 815-370-8792 for more info.
  10. The Bourbonnais Park District is looking for help with afterschool programs. Call Jackie Uphoff 815-933-9905 ext 234 for more info 

Ceile Calendar Winner today is Stephanie Rogers!

Happy Birthday today to Ali Granger, Madyson Robbins and Sunday to Monica Delacruz!


Thursday, September 11, 2014

Jostens will be on campus TODAY during lunch, in the cafeteria, for class ring measurements and orders. Please remember your order form and $50 down payment.

Students are reminded that the parking spots that are reserved for students along the gymnasium are not only reserved during school hours but also after school as well. This includes any extra-curricular activity that may be taking place in the evening. Thank you! 

Attention all McNamara actors and actresses: If you missed the pre-audition meeting for the fall theatre production of The Silver Lady, please see Señora Ronchetto for the audition packet.    

Are you creative? Do you have an eye for design? The Advancement Office is holding a contest for a student to design this year’s Ceile Calendar t-shirt. Designs must be a maximum of two colors. The winning design will be printed on a white or grey t-shirt. Computer designs must be in a .jpg format. The deadline to submit your design to the Advancement Office will be Wednesday, September 17th. The winning designer will receive $50 cash prize. For questions or more information contact Nikki Liptak in the Advancement Office or by email at nliptak@bishopmac.org 

Attention all sophomores, juniors and seniors: All t-shirts must be paid for by Friday, September 12. No extra t-shirts will be ordered. Sophomore and senior shirts are $8 each, junior shirts are $10 each.  

Western Illinois University will here today during lunch!  

Sophomores interested in helping with the soph retreat are asked to stop in to Campus Ministry and pick up an application form. They are located on the back wall in the soph file. They need to be returned by Wed. 9/17 

Mark your Calendars and Come to the College Fair at the Kankakee Community College Atrium & College Center Monday, September 15 from 5-8 p.m. More than 80 colleges and universities will be attending. 

Service Hour Opportunity: Gigi's Playhouse is looking for student volunteers to help in a variety of ways. Call Molly at 815-370-8792 for more info. 

The Bourbonnais Park District is looking for help with afterschool programs. Call Jackie Uphoff 815-933-9905 ext 234 for more info 

Ceile Calendar Winner today is Denise Daily!

Happy Birthday today to Cassie Skyer!


Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Congratulations to the cross-country team on an outstanding performance last night at the 15 Team Seneca Invitational. The boy's freshmen sophomore team won the team championship easily, with 6 runners earning medals. Ricky Esparza and Ethan Powers led the Irish, placing 5th and 6th. Damien Cantrell, Dante Owens-Graves, Josh Quigley, and Carter Wedig then placed 9-11-13-15. Carolina Quintero took 4th place overall in the girl's freshman-sophomore race. In the varsity races, Jacob Quigley took the 10th place medal, while Elizabeth Stam earned her medal in 11th place. 

Cheer Practice for today has been cancelled due to weather! 

Jostens will be on campus on Thursday, September 11th during lunch, in the cafeteria, for class ring measurements and orders. Please remember your order form and $50 down payment. You may design your ring and print your order form at [www.jostens.com]www.jostens.com. 

Service Hour Opportunity: Gigi's Playhouse is looking for student volunteers to help in a variety of ways. Call Molly at 815-370-8792 for more info.

The Bourbonnais Park District is looking for help with afterschool programs. Call Jackie Uphoff 815-933-9905 ext 234 for more info. 

Attention all McNamara actors and actresses: You are invited and encouraged to audition for this year’s fall theatre production of the comic thriller The Silver Lady. There will be a pre-audition meeting TODAY in Señora Ronchetto’s classroom (room 112) immediately after school. Señora will explain the audition process, distribute audition packets and scripts, and answer any questions that you have about joining our theatre program.  

Are you creative? Do you have an eye for design? The Advancement Office is holding a contest for a student to design this year’s Ceile Calendar t-shirt. Designs must be a maximum of two colors. The winning design will be printed on a white or grey t-shirt. Computer designs must be in a .jpg format. The deadline to submit your design to the Advancement Office will be Wednesday, September 17th. The winning designer will receive $50 cash prize. For questions or more information contact Nikki Liptak in the Advancement Office or by email at nliptak@bishopmac.org 

Attention all sophomores, juniors and seniors: All t-shirts must be paid for by Friday, September 12. No extra t-shirts will be ordered. Sophomore and senior shirts are $8 each, junior shirts are $10 each.  

Mark your Calendars and Come to the College Fair at the Kankakee Community College Atrium & College Center Monday, September 15 from 5-8 p.m. More than 80 colleges and universities will be attending. 

Any girl interested in playing basketball this year, please come to an informational meeting in Mr. Rutter’s office, Thursday, September 11th at 7:30 am. 

Student Council meeting today after school! 

Ceile Calendar Winner today is Stephanie Kuesera!

Happy Birthday today to Reagan Trevino!


  • Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Attention all McNamara actors and actresses: You are invited and encouraged to audition for this year’s fall theatre production of the comic thriller The Silver Lady. There will be a pre-audition meeting tomorrow in Señora Ronchetto’s classroom (room 112) immediately after school. Señora will explain the audition process, distribute audition packets and scripts, and answer any questions that you have about joining our theatre program.

 Jostens will be on campus on Thursday, September 11th during lunch, in the cafeteria, for class ring measurements and orders. Please remember your order form and $50 down payment. You may design your ring and print your order form at [www.jostens.com]www.jostens.com.

Service Hour Opportunity: Gigi's Playhouse is looking for student volunteers to help in a variety of ways. Call Molly at 815-370-8792 for more info.

Service hour opportunity: the Bourbonnais Park District is looking for help with afterschool programs. Call Jackie Uphoff 815-933-9905 ext 234 for more info

Kyle Betourne went 6-0 at the Indiana Hoosier Preseason Open. He came home the champ and represented his school well! Congrats Kyle!

Are you creative? Do you have an eye for design? The Advancement Office is holding a contest for a student to design this year’s Ceile Calendar t-shirt. Designs must be a maximum of two colors. The winning design will be printed on a white or grey t-shirt. Computer designs must be in a .jpg format. The deadline to submit your design to the Advancement Office will be Wednesday, September 17th. The winning designer will receive $50 cash prize. For questions or more information contact Nikki Liptak in the Advancement Office or by email at nliptak@bishopmac.org

 

Attention all sophomores, juniors and seniors: homecoming t-shirt orders will start TODAY, you must see Miss Turner to order one. All t-shirts must be paid for by Friday, September 12. No extra t-shirts will be ordered. Sophomore and senior shirts are $8 each, junior shirts are $10 each.

Ceile Calendar Winner today is Graciela Cuaya!

Happy Birthday today to Cassie Skyer!


Monday, September 8, 2014

  1. A representative from the University of Illinois will be here today during lunches. Be sure to stop by their table.
  2. Attention all McNamara actors and actresses: You are invited and encouraged to audition for this year’s fall theatre production of the comic thriller The Silver Lady. There will be a pre-audition meeting this Wednesday in Señora Ronchetto’s classroom (room 112) immediately after school. Señora will explain the audition process, distribute audition packets and scripts, and answer any questions that you have about joining our theatre program.
  3. Jostens will be on campus on Thursday, September 11th during lunch, in the cafeteria, for class ring measurements and orders. Please remember your order form and $50 down payment. You may design your ring and print your order form at [www.jostens.com]www.jostens.com.
  4. The boys golf team competed in the Homewood-Flossmoor Invite at Green Gardens Golf Club on Saturday. The 13 team event was won by Lockpoort with a score of 311. The Irish earned a score of 400. Leading the Irish were Lukas Kinstner, who earned a 5th place individual medal with a 78, Mitchell Shirley with an 84 and Tyler Cavender, who shot a 105. Good job guys! 
  5. Gigi's Playhouse is looking for student volunteers to help in a variety of ways. Call Molly at 815-370-8792 for more info.
  6. Service hour opportunity is with the Bourbonnais Park District helping with afterschool programs. Call Jackie Uphoff 815-933-9905 ext 234 for more info.
  7.  All seniors that have gone to Kairos, please stop by Campus Ministry afterschool today for a 5 minute meeting.
  8. There will be an infomrational meeting for all girls interested in playing basketball this year in Mr. Rutter's office on Thursday, September 11th at 7:30 am.

Ceile Calendar Winner today is Sherree Gessner!


Friday, September 5, 2014

Heat Schedule Today!


Last call for anyone interested in video taping or broadcasting sports? The athletic department is in need of (6) individuals to video tape and broadcast various Irish athletic events. Please stop in and see Mr. Rutter if you are interested. 

Attention members of the cross-country team. Due to early dismissal, you will not be leaving school early today. You are to report to your 8th hour class. The bus will leave at 1:45. 

Mark your Calendars and Come to the College Fair at the Kankakee Community College Atrium & College Center Monday, September 15 from 5-8 p.m. More than 80 colleges and universities will be attending. 

Ceile Calendar Winner today is Janet Jones!

Happy Birthday today to Elizabeth Villagomez & Baylee Hull, and Sunday to Jenna Arseneau!

 Thursday, September 4, 2014

Heat Schedule Today. 

Cheer Practice is cancelled for today. 


Congratulations to the cross-country team on their fine showing at the
Irish Conditioner last night.  The boy's freshmen-sophomore team
finished an outstanding second to Double A power Illiana Christian.
Ethan Powers and Ricky Esparza finshed 3rd overall with teammates Damien
Cantrell and Dante Owens-Graves right behind in 4th.  Carter Wedig and
Josh Quigley finished the Irish scoring in eighth. Sophomore Carolina
Quintero teamed up with a girl from Manteno to win the girl's
freshman-sophomore race.  Great job, Irish!

Interested in video taping or broadcasting sports? The athletic department is in need of (6) individuals to video tape and broadcast various Irish athletic events. Please stop in and see Mr. Rutter for more details. 

Attention Junior and Senior students: University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana will be here today during the lunch hours. The representative will be set up in the cafeteria. Please stop by their table, pick up some literature, and ask questions that you may have. This is an excellent opportunity for you, please take advantage of it.

Sophomores: Josten’s will be here today to hand out information about Class Rings! Please listen for the announcement to come to the cafeteria about 9:30.

Ceile Calendar Winner today is Vernon Love!


Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Interested in video taping or broadcasting sports? The athletic department is in need of (6) individuals to video tape and broadcast various Irish athletic events. Please stop in and see Mr. Rutter for more details.

Attention Junior and Senior students: University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana will be here tomorrow during the lunch hours. The representative will be set up in the cafeteria. Please stop by their table, pick up some literature, and ask questions that you may have. This is an excellent opportunity for you, please take advantage of it.

Sophomores: Tomorrow Josten’s will be here to introduce information about Class Rings! We will call you to the cafeteria when it is time.

Come to the College Fair at the Kankakee Community College Atrium & College Center Monday, September 15 from 5-8 p.m. More than 80 colleges and universities will be attending.

There will be a student council meeting Wednesday, immediately after school in room 110.

Ceile Calendar Winner today is Tracey Naese!

Happy Birthday today to Cami LeBeau & Kailey Glass-McCarty!

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

College Fair at the Kankakee Community College Atrium & College Center Monday, September 15 from 5-8 p.m. More than 80 colleges and universities will be attending.

Attention all faculty and students: Come out and support your undefeated varsity volleyball team this evening as they face their rival the Manteno Panthers. Game times are 4:30 for freshman, 5:30 for sophomores, and 6:30 for Varsity.

Congratulations to the Varsity boys soccer team for their successful weekend. The team won the consolation title at the Earlville tournament on Saturday, and beat Watseka yesterday 5-2. Congratulations to the JV boys soccer team on their 7-0 win over Watseka. Come out and see them take on St. Joes today at 4:30 at home!"

The boys golf team hosted the annual Irish Invite at the Elks on Saturday placing 8th in a field of 9 teams. Low scorers for the Irish were Lukas Kinstner with an 82, Mitchell Shirley with an 85 and Tyler Cavender with a 110. Good job boys!

There will be a student council meeting Wednesday, immediately after school in room 110.

Attention all McNamara students: In this heat, you need a COOL pair of McNamara slides or flip flops! See a volleyball player or Mrs. Valant to purchase a pair.

Cross-country practice will be immediately after school today.

Ceile Calendar Winner today is Wayne & Elenor Sims!

Happy Birthday today to Damien Cantrell, Carlos Cordova, & Matt Lovell !


Friday, August 29, 2014

Dismissal at 1:15 due to the heat.

  • Coach Klipp is in need of a couple of students to help at the Irish Conditioner Wednesday, 9/3. Anyone interested in earning some service hours by helping at the meet is asked to contact a team member or Coach Klipp.
  • Attention all McNamara students: In this heat, you need a COOL pair of McNamara slides or flip flops! See a volleyball player or Mrs. Valant to purchase a pair.
  • Student Council Elections will be during first hour Friday, August 29.
  • Cross-country practice will be immediately after school today.
  • Ceile Calendar Winner today is Judy Trepanier!
  • Happy Birthday Saturday to Jillian Savoie and Monday to Amanda Lowe and David Osborn!

Enjoy your long weekend!

 Thursday, August 27, 2014

  1. Regular Schedule today! At lunch students are to go to their homeroom which is at the bottom of their schedule.
  2. Come cheer the teams on tonight at home as they play Herscher. Game times are 4:30/ 5:30/ and 6:30.
  3. Coach Klipp is in need of a couple of students to help at the Irish Conditioner one week from Wednesday. Anyone interested in earning some service hours by helping at the meet is asked to contact a team member or Coach Klipp.
  4. Attention all McNamara students: In this heat, you need a COOL pair of McNamara slides or flip flops! See a volleyball player or Mrs. Valant to purchase a pair.
  5. Student Council Elections will be during first hour Friday, August 29.
  6. Interested in debate club? Come join the Philomatheans today after school!  Come to Ms. Turner's room 110.
  7. Class of 2017, 2016 & 2015: See Mrs. Kinstner to pick up your yearbook.

Ceile Calendar Winner today is Jeff Pallisard!

 Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Regular Schedule today! At lunch students are to go to their homeroom which is at the bottom of their schedule.

Congratulations to our McNamara Volleyball program on a SWEEP last night against the Peotone Blue Devils. All three levels started their season with a win at their season opener. Come cheer the teams on tomorrow at home as they play Herscher. Game times are 4:30/ 5:30/ and 6:30. 

Coach Klipp is in need of a couple of students to help at the Irish Conditioner one week from Wednesday. Anyone interested in earning some service hours by helping at the meet is asked to contact a team member or Coach Klipp.

Attention all McNamara students: In this heat, you need a COOL pair of McNamara slides or flip flops! See a volleyball player or Mrs. Valant to purchase a pair.

Any Sophomore, Junior or Senior interested in running for student council this year, please see Miss Turner as soon as possible. Applications are due Thursday August 28, and elections will be held Friday August 29.

Class of 2017, 2016 & 2015: See Mrs. Kinstner to pick up your yearbook.

Ceile Calendar Winner today is Scott & Susan Willis!


Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Regular Schedule today! At lunch students are to go to their homeroom which is at the bottom of their schedule.

  • Anyone interested in joining the cross-country team is asked to see a team member or Coach Klipp as soon as possible.
  • Attention all members of the cross-country team. Your practice is immediately after school today. Meet in Room 14.
  • Coach Klipp is in need of a couple of students to help at the Irish Conditioner one week from Wednesday. Anyone interested in earning some service hours by helping at the meet is asked to contact a team member or Coach Klipp.
  • The men's golf team is reminded that team pictures will be taken after school today at 3:00 by Wayba. Please wear your uniform shirts and black shorts. Don't forget picture packets if you plan to order.
  •  Attention all McNamara students: In this heat, you need a COOL pair of McNamara slides or flip flops! See a volleyball player or Mrs. Valant to purchase a pair.
  • Any Sophomore, Junior or Senior interested in running for student council this year, please see Miss Turner as soon as possible. Applications are due Thursday August 28, and elections will be held Friday August 29.
  • JV Soccer has practice from 3:30-5 today.
  • Reminder Varsity Soccer team leaving after 6th period. Bus will leave at 1pm.
  • Class of 2017, 2016 & 2015: See Mrs. Kinstner to pick up your yearbook.

Happy Birthday today to Alexis Mazzuchi!

Ceile Calendar Winner today is Angie St. Peter!

Monday, August 25, 2014

  1. Coach Klipp would like to thank everyone who was involved with the Ken Klipp Classic on Saturday. Everyone's efforts were deeply appreciated, especially those who were involved in planning and working the event. Thanks again.
  2.  Attention all members of the cross-country team. Practice tonight is at 6:00 PM at KCC. Meet at the pavilion by the baseball diamond.
  3. Anyone interested in joining the cross-country team is asked to see a team member or Coach Klipp as soon as possible.
  4. Coach Klipp is in need of a couple of students to help at the Irish Conditioner one week from Wednesday. Anyone interested in earning some service hours by helping at the meet is asked to contact a team member or Coach Klipp.
  5. The boys golf team played in the 17 team Mt. Carmel Invite on Saturday. Luke Kinstner's 78, Mitch Shirley's 84 and Tyler Cavender's 94 led the Irish.
  6. If you would like to help out with Mass on Friday, see Mrs. Bovie today. We will need a reader, 4 greeters, 3 servers, and 4 ushers.
  7. Attention all McNamara students: In this heat, you need a COOL pair of McNamara slides or flip flops! See a volleyball player or Mrs. Valant to purchase a pair.
  8. Any Sophomore, Junior or Senior interested in running for student council this year, please see Miss Turner as soon as possible. Applications are due Thursday August 28, and elections will be held Friday August 29.
  9. Class of 2017, 2016 & 2015: See Mrs. Kinstner to pick up your yearbook.
  10. Ceile Calendar Winner today is John & Loreen Thaden!

Friday, August 22, 2014

Seniors the time of the freshman retreat leader practice has been changed from 10 to 11 on Saturday a.m.

Attention all McNamara students: In this heat, you need a COOL pair of McNamara slides or flip flops! See a volleyball player or Mrs. Valant to purchase a pair.

The Ken Klipp 5K Run/2 Mile walk is this Saturday-8/23. There is still time to register! You may register online or stop by the Advancement Office for a registration form. Also if you are in need of service hours, we could use some more help at the 5K. Please see Mrs. Malpasuto in the Advancement Office for more details.

Any Sophomore, Junior or Senior interested in running for student council this year, please see Miss Turner as soon as possible. Applications are due Thursday August 28, and elections will be held Friday August 29.

Class of 2017, 2016 & 2015: See Mrs. Kinstner to pick up your yearbook.

Class of 2014 your yearbooks are available in the main office.

Happy Belated Birthday to Giavion Mason & Jaida Carson! Happy Birthday Today to Mikayla Prestinario! Saturday to Ben Demack! Sunday to Davionte Ireland and Cami Dotson!

 Ceile Calendar Winner today is John & Mary Jo Snyder!

 Thursday, August 21, 2014

Soc Hop sponsored by the Poms following the Scrimmage Friday night.  The fun ends at 10:30 and it costs $3!

We are in need of cantors for Mass this Friday evening. See Mrs. Bovie asap if you can help

Attention all McNamara students: In this heat, you need a COOL pair of McNamara slides or flip flops! See a volleyball player or Mrs. Valant to purchase a pair.

The Ken Klipp 5K Run/2 Mile walk is this Saturday-8/23. There is still time to register! You may register online or stop by the Advancement Office for a registration form. Also if you are in need of service hours, we could use some more help at the 5K. Please see Mrs. Malpasuto in the Advancement Office for more details.

Class of 2017, 2016, 2015 See Mrs. Kinstner to pick up your yearbook.

Class of 2014 your yearbooks are available in the main office.


Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Seniors interested in helping with freshman retreat are reminded to email or drop off paper applications by 8:00a.m. Thursday. First practice will be 10-1 this Saturday.

We are in need of cantors for Mass this Friday evening. See Mrs. Bovie asap if you can help

Attention all McNamara students: In this heat, you need a COOL pair of McNamara slides or flip flops! See a volleyball player or Mrs. Valant to purchase a pair.

The Ken Klipp 5K Run/2 Mile walk is this Saturday-8/23. There is still time to register! You may register online or stop by the Advancement Office for a registration form. Also if you are in need of service hours, we could use some more help at the 5K. Please see Mrs. Malpasuto in the Advancement Office for more details.


Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Welcome Back!

  1. Heat Schedule today, 1:15 dismissal.
  2. Cross Country practice will be at 6 because of heat schedule.
  3. If you ordered a yearbook, come to the cafeteria after school today to retrieve it!
  4. Anyone interested in joining the XC team, should see a member or come to Room 14 after school. 
  5. Seniors interested in helping with freshman retreat are reminded to email or drop off paper applications by 8:00a.m. Thursday. First practice will be 10-1 this Saturday. 
  6. We are in need of cantors for Mass this Friday evening. See Mrs. Bovie asap if you can help

Happy Birthday to our July Birthdays!!

July 1:  Neva Boule & Sophia Koziol

July 4:  Hanna Franklin

July 5:  Andrew Buttle

July 6:  Taylor Valant

July 7:  Jordan King & Hannah St. Aubin

July 8:  Sara Vaubel & Donte Winslow

July 9:  Zac Valant

July 10:  Michaela Kane & Sarah Salkeld

July 11:  McKenna Bertrand & Lucas Szczepanski

July 12:  Beau Gabel & Alex Gagnon & Zeb Rashenskas

July 13:  Sophia Kohan

July 17: Austin Selock & Jack Stam

July 21:  Olivia Hairston & Jack Wang

July 22:  Landon Lemenager & Gabby Swinford

July 26:  Jenna Devenouges & Cassidy Patterson

July 27:  Kasey Davalos, Laylah Funk, Mike Malpasuto & Nick Marion

July 28:  Maddie Rosendahl

July 30:  Thomas Akerman

July 31:  Anthony Calbert

Have a great day!!

Happy Birthday to our June Birthdays!!

June 2: Henry Peddinghaus & Brooke Major

June 3: Ava Koziol & Kobe Shutter

June 5: Alex Blanchette & Matthew Rose

June 8: Jorge Juarez & Wes Dilday

June 9:  Samantha Hakeman

June 10:  Lucas Grimsley

June 15:  Samantha Mitchell

June 22:  Paola de la Cruz

June 23:  Kaitlyn LaCost & Aubree Smith

June 24:  Monica Pelletier & Carly Zoladz

June 25:  Steve Barajas & Mitchell Kurzejka

Enjoy your day!!

Friday, May 30, 2014

  • Interested in politics? Need something to do for the summer? Republican candidate for governor, Bruce Rauner, is looking for both full-time and part-time interns and volunteers to assist in various campaign assignments for Kankakee County. Duties include phone-banking, door- and parade-walking, and other campaign-related tasks. This is a great opportunity to make contacts and expand your resume! If interested, contact Aaron DeGroot at his cell, 815-791-0318, or email, Aaron@BruceRauner.com. Opportunities will be available from now until the election this November!"
  •  Attention all Football Players! Football camp starts next Monday June 2nd at 5:00pm. Please be there early to get your helmet and locker. The cost of the camps for the summer is $75. Please bring a check.
  •  All softball players are to turn in uniforms to Mrs. Gonski by the end of the week.
  •  Book buyback is May 30th (today) from 8:30-12 in the cafeteria. Also Bishop Mac will be buying back Junior and Senior Literature books at that time!
  •  All track team members are reminded that all equipment must be turned in this week.
  •  Attention all Athletes: OAK Orthopedics is offering Pre-Participation Physicals on Saturday June 7th from 9:15am – 10:30am at OAK.  Students will need the IHSA/IESA Physical form completed and a parent signature, plus $20.00 Fee.  Take advantage of this opportunity!

 Ceile Calendar Winner Frieda Funk!

 Happy Birthday today to Cassie Hurst, Savannah Schipman & Sophia Studer!

Happy Birthday Saturday to Dylanie Denoyer!

Happy Birthday Monday to Brooke Major & Henry Peddinghaus!

Happy Birthday Tuesday to Ava Koziol & Kobe Shutter!

Thursday, May 29, 2014

  1.  Finals:  periods 3,4,6
  2. "Interested in politics? Need something to do for the summer? Republican candidate for governor, Bruce Rauner, is looking for both full-time and part-time interns and volunteers to assist in various campaign assignments for Kankakee County. Duties include phone-banking, door- and parade-walking, and other campaign-related tasks. This is a great opportunity to make contacts and expand your resume! If interested, contact Aaron DeGroot at his cell, 815-791-0318, or email, Aaron@BruceRauner.com. Opportunities will be available from now until the election this November!"
  3. Attention all Football Players! Football camp starts next Monday June 2nd at 5:00pm. Please be there early to get your helmet and locker. The cost of the camps for the summer is $75. Please bring a check.
  4. All softball players are to turn in uniforms to Mrs. Gonski by the end of the week.
  5. Book buyback is May 30th (Friday) from 8:30-12 in the cafeteria. Also Bishop Mac will be buying back Junior and Senior Literature books at that time!
  6. All track team members are reminded that all equipment must be turned in this week.
  7. Attention all Athletes: OAK Orthopedics is offering Pre-Participation Physicals on Saturday June 7th from 9:15am – 10:30am at OAK.  Students will need the IHSA/IESA Physical form completed and a parent signature, plus $20.00 Fee.  Take advantage of this opportunity!

Ceile Calendar Winner Milt & Judy Hull!

Happy Birthday Friday to Cassie Hurst, Savannah Schipman & Sophia Studer!

Happy Birthday Saturday to Dylanie Denoyer!

Happy Birthday Monday to Brooke Major & Henry Peddinghaus!

Happy Birthday Tuesday to Ava Koziol & Kobe Shutter!

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

  • Finals: periods 1, 2, & 5
  • All softball players are to turn in uniforms to Mrs. Gonski by the end of the week.

  • Interested in politics? Need something to do for the summer? Republican candidate for governor, Bruce Rauner, is looking for both full-time and part-time interns and volunteers to assist in various campaign assignments for Kankakee County. Duties include phone-banking, door- and parade-walking, and other campaign-related tasks. This is a great opportunity to make contacts and expand your resume! If interested, contact Aaron DeGroot at his cell, 815-791-0318, or email, Aaron@BruceRauner.com. Opportunities will be available from now until the election this November!"
  • Attention all Football Players! Football camp starts next Monday June 2nd at 5:00pm. Please be there early to get your helmet and locker. The cost of the camps for the summer is $75. Please bring a check.
  • Book buyback is May 30th (Friday) from 8:30-12 in the cafeteria. Also Bishop Mac will be buying back Junior and Senior Literature books at that time!
  • All track team members are reminded that all equipment must be turned in this week.
  • Attention all Athletes: OAK Orthopedics is offering Pre-Participation Physicals on Saturday June 7th from 9:15am – 10:30am at OAK.  Students will need the IHSA/IESA Physical form completed and a parent signature, plus $20.00 Fee.  Take advantage of this opportunity!

Ceile Calendar Winner Neethan Sabanathan!

Happy Birthday today to Olivia Divit & Olivia Sproul!

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

  1. Just a reminder for all Big Brother/Sisters for the 2014-15 school year there will be a meeting in Room 102 immediately after school today.
  2. Interested in politics? Need something to do for the summer? Republican candidate for governor, Bruce Rauner, is looking for both full-time and part-time interns and volunteers to assist in various campaign assignments for Kankakee County. Duties include phone-banking, door- and parade-walking, and other campaign-related tasks. This is a great opportunity to make contacts and expand your resume! If interested, contact Aaron DeGroot at his cell, 815-791-0318, or email, Aaron@BruceRauner.com. Opportunities will be available from now until the election this November!"
  3. Attention all Football Payers! Football camp starts next Monday June 2nd at 5:00pm. Please be there early to get your helmet and locker. The cost of the camps for the summer is $75. Please bring a check.
  4. Attention all volleyball players:  Please see Mrs. Valant sometime today to pick up a summer schedule and information in regards to the 2014 season.
  5. MANY of you have overdue books and/or fines. Take care of them TODAY!
  6. If you intend to take Spanish III honors, Spanish IV or Spanish IVAP in the next school year, please see Senora Trevino today please.
  7. Attention all Athletes: OAK Orthopedics is offering Pre-Participation Physicals on Saturday June 7th from 9:15am – 10:30am at OAK.  Students will need the IHSA/IESA Physical form completed and a parent signature, plus $20.00 Fee.  Take advantage of this opportunity!

Ceile Calendar Winner Saturday: Mike & Tara LaCost; Sunday: Karriann Longtin; Monday: Don Rosenow and today is Penny Mutnansky!

Happy Birthday today to Norah Bufford & Trevor Rapp!

Friday, May 23, 2014

  1. Interested in politics? Need something to do for the summer? Republican candidate for governor, Bruce Rauner, is looking for both full-time and part-time interns and volunteers to assist in various campaign assignments for Kankakee County. Duties include phone-banking, door- and parade-walking, and other campaign-related tasks. This is a great opportunity to make contacts and expand your resume! If interested, contact Aaron DeGroot at his cell, 815-791-0318, or email, Aaron@BruceRauner.com. Opportunities will be available from now until the election this November!"
  2. REMINDER: Summer School applications are due today in the Main Office.
  3. Mrs. Memenga would like to meet with ALL of next year’s AP Literature students during Homeroom today in her room (115). 
  4. There will be a meeting for all students who signed up for Honors Chemistry/AP for next yeat on Tuesday, May 27 at 8:05 in Room 117.
  5. Attention all volleyball players:  On Tuesday May 27th  we will have a mandatory meeting in room 105. Please report to room 105 after announcements on Tuesday. You will receive a summer schedule and information in regards to the 2014 season.
  6. If you have overdue books or fines, please take care of these ASAP! These matters need to be handled before exams.
  7. Service hours and reflection papers need to be turned into Campus Ministry today.
  8. Attention all Athletes: OAK Orthopedics is offering Pre-Participation Physicals on Saturday June 7th from 9:15am – 10:30am at OAK.  Students will need the IHSA/IESA Physical form completed and a parent signature, plus $20.00 Fee.  Take advantage of this opportunity!
  9. We are in need of experienced altar servers willing to serve Graduation Mass on Sunday, May 25.  Please see Mrs. Bovie if this is something you can help with.  It is a service opportunity.
  10. Please announce the rest of the week – ALL JV SOFTBALL PLAYERS – turn in all uniforms and practice pants to Mrs. Gonski room 108 by FRIDAY

Congratulations to the Senior Class of 2014! Commencement is Sunday at 1:30.

Have a relaxing Memorial Day! Take time to remember its true meaning.

Ceile Calendar Winner today is Salvador Razo!

Happy Birthday today to McKinley Robbins & Theresa Storer, Saturday to Alex Demack, & Sunday to Manuel Guerrero!

 

Thursday, May 22, 2014

  • "Interested in politics? Need something to do for the summer? Republican candidate for governor, Bruce Rauner, is looking for both full-time and part-time interns and volunteers to assist in various campaign assignments for Kankakee County. Duties include phone-banking, door- and parade-walking, and other campaign-related tasks. This is a great opportunity to make contacts and expand your resume! If interested, contact Aaron DeGroot at his cell, 815-791-0318, or email, Aaron@BruceRauner.com. Opportunities will be available from now until the election this November!"
  •  There will be a short meeting for all boys interested in playing basketball this summer today after school.  The meeting will take place in the gymnasium at 2:30pm
  •  REMINDER: Summer School applications are due Friday in the Main Office.
  •  If you have overdue books or fines, please take care of these ASAP! These matters need to be handled before exams.
  • Service hours and reflection papers need to be turned into Campus Ministry by TOMORROW.
  •  Attention all Athletes: OAK Orthopedics is offering Pre-Participation Physicals on Saturday June 7th from 9:15am – 10:30am at OAK.  Students will need the IHSA/IESA Physical form completed and a parent signature, plus $20.00 Fee.  Take advantage of this opportunity!
  •  We are in need of experienced altar servers willing to serve Graduation Mass on Sunday, May 25.  Please see Mrs. Bovie if this is something you can help with.  It is a service opportunity.
  •  Juniors wanting to be trained as Eucharistic Ministers this summer are asked to meet with Mrs. Bovie at 7:45 Friday a.m. in Campus Ministry for a 10 minute meeting. 
  •  ALL JV SOFTBALL PLAYERS – turn in all uniforms and practice pants to Mrs. Gonski room 108 by FRIDAY

 Ceile Calendar Winner today is Toby Toth!

Happy Birthday today to Ethan Arrigo!

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

  1.  REMINDER: Summer School applications are due Friday in the Main Office.
  2.  If you have overdue books or fines, please take care of these ASAP! These matters need to be handled before exams.
  3. Service hours and reflection papers need to be turned into Campus Ministry by Friday, May 23.
  4.  Attention all Athletes: OAK Orthopedics is offering Pre-Participation Physicals on Saturday June 7th from 9:15am – 10:30am at OAK.  Students will need the IHSA/IESA Physical form completed and a parent signature, plus $20.00 Fee.  Take advantage of this opportunity!
  5.  Any student who has not had their ID picture taken for the yearbook, please see Mrs. Kinstner in the art room during homeroom today.

 Ceile Calendar Winner today is Dick Demack!

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

  1.  REMINDER: Summer School applications are due Friday in the Main Office.
  2.  MANY of you have overdue books and/or fines. These matters need to be handled before exams.
  3. Service hours and reflection papers need to be turned into Campus Ministry by Friday, May 23.
  4.  Anyone interested in cross-country who missed the meeting this morning should stop by Room 14 immediately after school today to see Coach Klipp.
  5.  There will be a mandatory meeting of all students enrolled in AP US History Tuesday, May 20th during homeroom after the prayer and pledge.
  6. Attention all Athletes: OAK Orthopedics is offering Pre-Participation Physicals on Saturday June 7th from 9:15am – 10:30am at OAK.  Students will need the IHSA/IESA Physical form completed and a parent signature, plus $20.00 Fee.  Take advantage of this opportunity!
  7.  Any student who has not had their ID picture taken for the yearbook, please see Mrs. Kinstner in the art room during homeroom today.
  8.  There will be a short informational meeting for anyone interesting in boys soccer this fall, it will be: Wednesday May 21st at 7:45 AM in ROOM 110. Please see Miss Turner if you have any questions!!

 Ceile Calendar Winner today is Norman Clark!

Happy Birthday today to Faith Foster & Jake Love!

Monday, May 19, 2014

  1. Any Student who did not have an ID photo taken this year, please see Mrs. Kinstner in the art room Tuesday morning during Homeroom!
  2. Participants going to France this summer, please stop by Mrs. Linneman's room after school today for a short meeting.
  3.  The track team is reminded that the Award's Night begins at 6:00 PM tonight in the cafeteria. The team is also reminded to dress up for this affair.
  4.  45,000 people ran the Boston Marathon last month. No one made them do it. They wanted to run that 26 mile race. Maybe there is something to this running thing. Come to the cross-country meeting tomorrow morning and find out. The meeting begins at 7:40 in Room 14. You know you want to.
  5.  MANY of you have overdue books and/or fines. These matters need to be handled before exams.
  6. Service hours and reflection papers need to be turned into Campus Ministry by Friday, May 23.
  7.  There will be a mandatory meeting of all students enrolled in AP US History Tuesday, May 20th during homeroom after the prayer and pledge.
  8.  There will be a short informational meeting for anyone interesting in boys soccer this fall, it will be: Wednesday May 21st at 7:45 AM in ROOM 110. Please see Miss Turner if you have any questions!!

 Ceile Calendar Winner today is Eleanor & Wayne Sims!

Friday, May 16, 2014

Congratulations to Sectional Champion Taylor McCammon who won both the High Hurdles and Long Jump last evening qualifying her for next weeks state track meet  and to Taylor Prude who qualified in both the High Jump and the Triple Jump.   Way to go Ladies!

Good Luck to the Irish tennis team as they compete today in the CCL Tournament!

Good Luck to the Lady Irish Soccer Team as they take on Manteno at 6pm at Manteno!

  • ALL TRACK TEAM MEMBERS ARE REMINDED THAT THEY MUST RSVP TODAY FOR THE AWARDS NIGHT ON MONDAY at 6pm in the cafeteria. WE MUST HAVE THE TOTAL NUMBER TODAY SO WE CAN ORDER THE RIGHT AMOUNT OF FOOD.
  • Summer school information is available in the guidance office.  Any students that need to make up credit or any students that are unsure if they are on track for graduation need to stop by the guidance office and speak with Mrs. Nugent.
  • Seniors, you must clear your library and printing records before Friday. In addition, many students owe for prints. Drop by the library and settle your bill.
  • MANY of you have overdue books and/or fines. These matters need to be handled before exams.
  • Service hours and reflection papers need to be turned into Campus Ministry by Friday, May 23.
  • If you are still in need for service hours this year please see Mr. Rutter today or tomorrow for details about helping out Saturday at school.
  • There will be a mandatory meeting of all students enrolled in AP US History Tuesday, May 20th during homeroom after the prayer and pledge.
  • Attention Seniors:  Jostens will be on campus on Friday, May 16th at 2:30 pm, in the gym, for cap and gown fitting.  If you have a balance due, please bring your payment on delivery day.
  • There will be a short informational meeting for anyone interesting in boys soccer this fall, it will be: Wednesday May 21st at 7:45 AM in ROOM 110. Please see Miss Turner if you have any questions!!
  • Will the following golf players please see Ms. Akerman sometime today: Mitchell Shirley, Matt Lovell.

 Whether you're an experienced runner or have never run a single step, the Cross Country team would love to have you on the team.
There will be an informational meeting for current Mac students on Tuesday, May 20 at 7:40am in Room 114. 
Come learn about the team and find out about all of the fun things we do throughout the season!

Ceile Calendar Winner today is Tracy Neuman, Saturday is Joe & Bonnie DeYoung and Sunday is Tracy Selock!

Happy Birthday Sunday to Jacob Kuntz!

Thursday, May 15, 2014

  1. Congrats to the Lady Irish Soccer team on their win at Regionals.  Best of luck tomorrow!  The Lady Irish play at 6pm at Manteno vs Manteno!
  2. Good Luck to our Lady Irish track & field athletes as they compete in Sectionals today!!
  3. Summer school information is available in the guidance office.  Any students that need to make up credit or any students that are unsure if they are on track for graduation need to stop by the guidance office and speak with Mrs. Nugent.
  4.  Seniors, you must clear your library and printing records before Friday. In addition, many students owe for prints. Drop by the library and settle your bill.
  5.  MANY of you have overdue books and/or fines. These matters need to be handled before exams.
  6. Service hours and reflection papers need to be turned into Campus Ministry by Friday, May 23.
  7.  If you are still in need for service hours this year please see Mr. Rutter today or tomorrow for details about helping out Saturday at school.
  8.  Please join the BMCHS Band Program and the Vocal Ambassadors in their end of the year concert, tonight 7pm, in the BMCHS gymnasium. These students have worked very hard all year and have a great concert to show for it. We hope to see you there!”
  9.  Attention all Philomatheans. Today will be the final day for Philomatheans for the year. We will have a photo taken at 2:30 which is MANDATORY. If you do not show up you will not be represented in the yearbook. Food and drinks will be provided. The meeting will conclude at 4:00. Can't wait to see you there!
  10.  REMINDER TO THE JUNIORS INTERESTED IN BIG BROTHER/ BIG SISTER: YOUR INFORMATION IS DUE TO MR. GRANGER TOMORROW.
  11. There will be a mandatory meeting of all students enrolled in AP US History Tuesday, May 20th during homeroom after the prayer and pledge.
  12.  Attention Seniors:  Jostens will be on campus on Friday, May 16th at 2:30 pm, in the gym, for cap and gown fitting.  If you have a balance due, please bring your payment on delivery day.
  13.  There will be a short informational meeting for anyone interesting in boys soccer this fall, it will be: Wednesday May 21st at 7:45 AM in ROOM 110. Please see Miss Turner if you have any questions!!
  14.  Will the following golf players please see Ms. Akerman sometime today: Mitchell Shirley, Tyler Cavender, Matt Lovell & Lukas Kinstner.

 Ceile Calendar Winner today is Thomas Henry!

Happy Birthday today to Anne Kyrouac & Kayla Ronchetto!

 Wednesday, May 14, 2014

  1. Senior Poll Winners are asked to check their email immediately for a message regarding photos.  Please reply to this email ASAP.
  2. Summer school information is available in the guidance office.  Any students that need to make up credit or any students that are unsure if they are on track for graduation need to stop by the guidance office and speak with Mrs. Nugent.
  3. Seniors, you must clear your library and printing records before Friday.  In addition, many students owe for prints. Drop by the library and settle your bill.
  4. Attention ~ Volunteers are needed for the second annual Harbor House NiteLite 5K.  The event will be held on Friday, May 16th at the Perry Farm.  Help is needed to set up, serve refreshments, direct runners during the race and so on.  You will need to report at 5:30pm to the Perry Farm.  Service hours have been approved for this event.  If interested, please email:  Rhonda Thomas at rhondaz@netzero.net
  5. Attention Seniors:  Jostens will be on campus on Friday, May 16th at 2:30 pm, in the gym, for cap and gown fitting.  If you have a balance due, please bring your payment on delivery day.
  6. Whether you're an experienced runner or have never run a single step, the Cross Country team would love to have you on their team.  There will be an informational meeting for current Mac students on Tuesday, May 20 at 7:40am in Room 114.  Come learn about the team and find out about all of the fun things they do throughout the season!
  7. Attention all students! Thursday will be the final Philomathean meeting of this year! The meeting will last until 4 o’clock and snacks will be provided.

Ceile Calendar Winner today is Kathy Romery!

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

  1.  Summer school information is available in the guidance office.  Any students that need to make up credit or any students that are unsure if they are on track for graduation need to stop by the guidance office and speak with Mrs. Nugent.
  2.  Seniors, you must clear your library and printing records before Friday.
  3. In addition, many students owe for prints. Drop by the library and settle your bill.
  4. Attention ~ Volunteers are needed for the second annual Harbor House NiteLite 5K.  The event will be held on Friday, May 16th at the Perry Farm.  Help is needed to set up, serve refreshments, direct runners during the race and so on.  You will need to report at 5:30pm to the Perry Farm.  Service hours have been approved for this event.  If interested, please email:  Rhonda Thomas at rhondaz@netzero.net
  5.  Attention Seniors:  Jostens will be on campus on Friday, May 16th at 2:30 pm, in the gym, for cap and gown fitting.  If you have a balance due, please bring your payment on delivery day.
  6.  Mrs. Bovie would like to remind you that service hours and reflection papers are due May 23!!!
  7.  Attention all students! Thursday will be the final Philomathean meeting of this year! The meeting will last until 4 o’clock and snacks will be provided.

 Ceile Calendar Winner today is Leslie & Greta Naese!

Happy Birthday today to Jordyn Adcock!

5/12/2014

  • A big "Thank You" to everyone who worked so hard to make the Irish Relays such a big success on Saturday. Congratulations to Irish Relays champions Andrew Buttle, Taylor McCammon, Taylor Prude, Paige Smith, and Sophia Koziol.
  •  Attention any junior who is interested in being a Big Brother or Sister for the 2014-15 school year. There will be a meeting in the Smith Media Center on Monday, May 12th immediately after school. If you have any questions please see Mr. Granger as soon as possible.
  •  Whether you're an experienced runner or have never run a single step, the Cross Country team would love to have you on their team.
  • There will be an informational meeting for current Mac students on Tuesday, May 20 at 7:40am in Room 114. 
  • Come learn about the team and find out about all of the fun things they do throughout the season!
  • Attention ~ Volunteers are needed for the second annual Harbor House NiteLite 5K.  The event will be held on Friday, May 16th at the Perry Farm.  Help is needed to set up, serve refreshments, direct runners during the race and so on.  You will need to report at 5:30pm to the Perry Farm.  Service hours have been approved for this event.  If interested, please email:  Rhonda Thomas at rhondaz@netzero.net
  •  Participants in the trip to France are reminded to attend a short meeting in the French Room after school today.

 Ceile Calendar Winner today is Cindy Pallisard!

Friday, May 9, 2014

  1.  Attention any junior students that have not taken the ACT yet or that are interested in retaking it.  The last test date for this school year is June 14th.  The regular registration deadline is May 9th.  Please stop by the guidance office with any questions.
  2.  FYI-the last day to submit service hours or service reflection papers for this school year will be Friday, May 23. Please take care of this responsibility as soon as possible.
  3.  Attention any junior who is interested in being a Big Brother or Sister for the 2014-15 school year. There will be a meeting in the Smith Media Center on Monday, May 12th immediately after school. If you have any questions please see Mr. Granger as soon as possible.
  4.   The Boys Tennis Team dominated on the courts once again yesterday against Brother Rice winning BIG!! The #1 and #2 Singles players Kevin Kramer and Teddy Kohan beat their opponents 6-0/6-0!! The #1 Dynamic Duo Doubles team once again did their magic on the courts and sealed the deal on the Teams Victory! Please be sure to congratulate the Team when you see them in the hallways today! GO IRISH!

 Ceile Calendar Winner today is Terry Weisbecker; Saturday is Mae Banks and Sunday is Bob Grady!

Happy Birthday today to Nick Berg, Maddie Bertrand, Michael Gomes, & Jesus Rivera

Happy Birthday Saturday to Jonathon Storer!

Thursday, May 8, 2014

  1.  Attention any junior students that have not taken the ACT yet or that are interested in retaking it.  The last test date for this school year is June 14th.  The regular registration deadline is May 9th.  Please stop by the guidance office with any questions.
  2.  Please be sure to CONGRATULATE the Boys Tennis Team on Sweeping the Courts Clean yesterday against Kankakee 5-0!! The #1 & #2 Single Players Kevin Kramer and Teddy Kohan and the #1 Dynamic Duo Doubles Team Kyle Hendrix and Wes Dilday, the #2 Doubles Team Henry Peddinghaus and Mantrel Bishop and the #3 Doubles Team Donte Winslow and Jorge Juarez ALL DOMINATED the courts to bring home the Irish Tennis Team another WIN!! GO IRISH!! A BIG THANK YOU to all of the McNamara spectators that came out to support the Team yesterday! Please be sure to stop by today at Cobb Park at 4:30 to watch the Irish Tennis Team in action once again!
  3.  The LAST day to charge for  this  School Year  for ALL students is TODAY.  Seniors, please remember that ALL charges MUST be paid by May 15th.
  4.  FYI-the last day to submit service hours or service reflection papers for this school year will be Friday, May 23. Please take care of this responsibility as soon as possible.
  5. Attention any junior who is interested in being a Big Brother or Sister for the 2014-15 school year. There will be a meeting in the Smith Media Center on Monday, May 12th immediately after school. If you have any questions please see Mr. Granger as soon as possible.

 Ceile Calendar Winner is Raymond Elmore, Jr.!

Happy Birthday today to Ramsey Johnson!

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

  •  Attention any junior students that have not taken the ACT yet or that are interested in retaking it.  The last test date for this school year is June 14th.  The regular registration deadline is May 9th.  Please stop by the guidance office with any questions.
  •  Please be sure to come on out this week and watch the Boys Tennis Dominate on the Courts!!  They will have a match Thursday 4:30 at Cobb Park against Mount Carmel. Be sure to see Coach Franco for your FREE tootsie pop once you arrive!! GO IRISH!!
  •  The LAST day to charge for  this  School Year  for ALL students is Thursday May 8th.  Seniors, please remember that ALL charges MUST be paid by May 15th.
  •  There will be a boys basketball open gym on Wednesday, May 7th from 6:30-8:00pm for any boy interested in attending.
  •  The Irish Relays are this Saturday. We are in need of students to help at the field events. Any student needing service hours or simply willing to help is asked to see Mrs. Zullo ASAP.
  •  Attention ~ Volunteers are needed for the second annual Harbor House NiteLite 5K.  The event will be held on Friday, May 16th at the Perry Farm.  Help is needed to set up, serve refreshments, direct runners during the race and so on.  You will need to report at 5:30pm to the Perry Farm.  Service hours have been approved for this event.  If interested, please email:  Rhonda Thomas at rhondaz@netzero.net

 Ceile Calendar Winner is Michael Powers!

Happy Birthday today to Jackie Poortinga, Mariah Sanders & Cecily Sarowatz!

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Congratulations to our Senior Prom Court for the 2014 school year!

Shelby Cole, Laylah Funk, Ellie Hoge, Lauren Peterson, Aubree Smith, Paige Smith, Wesley Dilday, Kyle Hendrix, Mitchell Kurzejka, Mike Malpasuto, Matt Marco, & Jared Marcotte!

Junior class representatives are Sophia Koziol, Hanna Mitchell, Robert Anderson and Brian Regnier!

  1.  Attention any junior students that have not taken the ACT yet or that are interested in retaking it.  The last test date for this school year is June 14th.  The regular registration deadline is May 9th.  Please stop by the guidance office with any questions.
  2.  Please be sure to come on out this week and watch the Boys Tennis Dominate on the Courts!!  They will have a match Wednesday 4:00 at Cobb Park against Kankakee and Thursday 4:30 at Cobb Park  against Mount Carmel. Be sure to see Coach Franco for your FREE tootsie pop once you arrive!! GO IRISH!!
  3.  Congratulate the Boys Tennis Team on another Victory! They won their match yesterday against Crete Monee (4-1).  The #1 and #2 singles Kevin Kramer and Teddy Kohan both dominated the courts with a huge win! The #1 Dynamic Duo of Kyle Hendrix and Wes Dilday and the #2 Doubles Team Henry Peddinghaus and Donte Winslow both swept the courts clean giving the Fighting Irish their Victorious Win! You can see the Team for yourself this Wed playing against Kankakee and Thursday against Brother Rice both at Cobb Park at 4:30. GO IRISH!!
  4.  The LAST day to charge for  this  School Year  for ALL students is Thursday May 8th.  Seniors, please remember that ALL charges MUST be paid by May 15th.
  5.  Junior NHS members: You have a short meeting immediately after school today  in room 102 to discuss your responsibility in Senior Recognition Night. Please be on time.
  6.  There will be a boys basketball open gym on Wednesday, May 7th from 6:30-8:00pm for any boy interested in attending.
  7.  The Irish Relays are this Saturday. We are in need of students to help at the field events. Any student needing service hours or simply willing to help is asked to see Mrs. Zullo ASAP.

 Ceile Calendar Winner is Anna Marie Wheeler!

Happy Birthday today to Mackaela Goselin & Austen Smith!

Monday, May 5, 2014

  1. Congratulations to the Lady Irish Track Team on their 4th place finish at the 13 team Herscher Invitational on Friday night.  Another great team effort by all the girls.  Way to go girls!

  2. Immediately after school, all members of the Spanish National Honor Society are asked to the library for a group photo.
  3. Prom tickets on sale TODAY LAST DAY!! at lunches. Tickets are $50 each. Cash or check is accepted.
  4. Prom Court: Please report TUESDAY to the cafeteria for a picture immediately following announcements.
  5. Attention any junior students that have not taken the ACT yet or that are interested in retaking it.  The last test date for this school year is June 14th.  The regular registration deadline is May 9th.  Please stop by the guidance office with any questions.
  6. Please be sure to come on out this week and watch the Boys Tennis Dominate on the Courts!!  They will have a match TODAY at Cobb Park at 4:30 against Crete Monee, Wednesday 4:00 at Cobb Park against Kankakee and Thursday 4:30 at Cobb Park  against Mount Carmel. Be sure to see Coach Franco for your FREE tootsie pop once you arrive!! GO IRISH!!
  7. The LAST day to charge for  this  School Year  for ALL students is Thursday May 8th.  Seniors, please remember that ALL charges MUST be paid by May 15th.
  8. The boys and girls track teams are reminded that they are to be on the field at Kankakee High School at 3:00 today. Any questions, see Mrs. Zullo.
  9. Participants in the trip to France are reminded to attend a quick meeting after school today.    
  10. The Irish Relays are this Saturday. We are in need of students to help at the field events. Any student needing service hours or simply willing to help is asked to see Mrs. Zullo ASAP.
  11. Junior NHS members: You have a short meeting immediately after school Tuesday in room 102 to discuss your responsibility in Senior Recognition Night.

Happy Birthday today to Samuel Hodak!

Friday, May 2, 2014

  1. Would you like to be in a movie? A former Mac student is seeking extras and actors for a movie to be filmed in the area. If you’re interested in being a part of the filming, see Mrs. Kinstner for more information, or check out the poster hanging outside the Art room.
  2.  Prom tickets on sale TODAY & MONDAY only at lunches. Tickets are $50 each. Cash or check is accepted.
  3.  Settler’s Pond Animal Shelter in Beecher is looking for volunteers to spend a weekend day at their farm and help with the general farm chores. Settler’s Pond is an exotic animal shelter with everything from kangaroos, to monkeys, to camels.  Service hours will be offered.  Please contact Ms. Ruesch if you are interested in helping.
  4.  Practice for Spanish National Honor society induction is Friday after school. Practice is mandatory for inductees and seniors.   The Induction Ceremony is Sunday, May 4 at 6pm.
  5.  POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER: Outfield Rowdies House Competition Today
  6. If you are interested in the Kaelynn Fay Memorial Scholarship please see Mrs. McThenia for an application.
  7. Attention ~ Volunteers are needed for the second annual Harbor House NiteLite 5K.  The event will be held on Friday, May 16th at the Perry Farm.  Help is needed to set up, serve refreshments, direct runners during the race and so on.  You will need to report at 5:30pm to the Perry Farm.  Service hours have been approved for this event.  If interested, please email:  Rhonda Thomas at rhondaz@netzero.net

 Happy Birthday today to AJ Angellotti!

Thursday, May 1, 2014

  • MAC PAC Geranium orders are due May 6th! 
  • Would you like to be in a movie? A former Mac student is seeking extras and actors for a movie to be filmed in the area. If you’re interested in being a part of the filming, see Mrs. Kinstner for more information, or check out the poster hanging outside the Art room.
  • Prom tickets on sale TODAY at lunches. Tickets are $50 each. Cash or check is accepted.
  • Settler’s Pond Animal Shelter in Beecher is looking for volunteers to spend a weekend day at their farm and help with the general farm chores. Settler’s Pond is an exotic animal shelter with everything from kangaroos, to monkeys, to camels.  Service hours will be offered.  Please contact Ms. Ruesch if you are interested in helping.
  • Today: Limerick will have a meeting right after attendance has been taken.  We will meet in the Library to discuss upcoming events. Check in with your homeroom first!
  • Practice for Spanish National Honor society induction is Friday after school. Practice is mandatory for inductees and seniors.   The Induction Ceremony is Sunday, May 4 at 6pm.
  • Tomorrow our softball & baseball teams will play at home against Kankakee in All-City Games. We will be having the Outfield Rowdies House Competition on that day. We will have a cookout in the area between the softball and baseball fields. Hot dogs, chips and drink will be free to all house members. In order to get points for your house you must wear your house shirt and make sure that you get checked off at the check in table. Winning team will be determined by the number of house members that check in that day. Check in starts at 4:00 and ends at 4:30. The games start at 4:30. Mark your calendar to be there that day to join the fun, eat, support your house and your teams.
  • Attention ~ Volunteers are needed for the second annual Harbor House NiteLite 5K.  The event will be held on Friday, May 16th at the Perry Farm.  Help is needed to set up, serve refreshments, direct runners during the race and so on.  You will need to report at 5:30pm to the Perry Farm.  Service hours have been approved for this event.  If interested, please email:  Rhonda Thomas at rhondaz@netzero.net
  • If you are interested in the Kaelynn Fay Memorial Scholarship please see Mrs. McThenia for an application.

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

  1. Practice for Spanish National Honor society induction is Friday after school. Practice is mandatory for inductees and seniors.  The Induction Ceremony is Sunday at 6pm! 

  2. Would you like to be in a movie? A former Mac student is seeking extras and actors for a movie to be filmed in the area.  If you’re interested in being a part of the filming, see Mrs. Kinstner for more information, or check out the poster hanging outside the Art room.
  3.  Senior Students: Please confirm with Mrs. McThenia today that you are coming to Senior Recognition Night on May 8th and how many parents will be accompanying you.
  4.  Prom tickets on sale TODAY at lunches. Tickets are $50 each. Cash or check is accepted.
  5.  Please be sure to congratulate the Boys Tennis Team on their huge victory against St. Laurence yesterday. THEY SWEPT THE COURTS CLEAN 5-0!! The #1, #2 & #3 Singles Players Kevin Kramer and Teddy Kohan and Henry Peddinghaus ALL dominated the courts along with their teammates #1 Dynamic Duo Doubles Team Kyle Hendrix and Wes Dilday and #2 Doubles Team Donte Winslow and Mantrel Bishop. GO IRISH!!  Please come on out to Cobb Park TODAY at 3:45 to cheer them on against Kankakee and tomorrow at Cobb Park against Mt Carmel at 4:30. FREE tootsie pops for all McNamara Spectators!!
  6.  Wear your pink and join the Lady Irish soccer team as they play their last home game this Wednesday at 4:30 against St. Viator. It is our cancer awareness pink out! See you there!
  7.  Settler’s Pond Animal Shelter in Beecher is looking for volunteers to spend a weekend day at their farm and help with the general farm chores. Settler’s Pond is an exotic animal shelter with everything from kangaroos, to monkeys, to camels.  Service hours will be offered.  Please contact Ms. Ruesch if you are interested in helping.”
  8. This Friday, May 2 our softball & baseball teams will play at home against Kankakee in All-City Games. We will be having the Outfield Rowdies House Competition on that day. We will have a cookout in the area between the softball and baseball fields. Hot dogs, chips and drink will be free to all house members. In order to get points for your house you must wear your house shirt and make sure that you get checked off at the check in table. Winning team will be determined by the number of house members that check in that day. Check in starts at 4:00 and ends at 4:30. The games start at 4:30. Mark your calendar to be there that day to join the fun, eat, support your house and your teams.
  9. If you are interested in the Kaelynn Fay Memorial Scholarship please see Mrs. McThenia for an application.
  10. Sophomores: don’t forget to bring in your gift card donations for the class auction basket!
  11. Attention ~ Volunteers are needed for the second annual Harbor House NiteLite 5K.  The event will be held on Friday, May 16th at the Perry Farm.  Help is needed to set up, serve refreshments, direct runners during the race and so on.  You will need to report at 5:30pm to the Perry Farm.  Service hours have been approved for this event.  If interested, please email:  Rhonda Thomas at rhondaz@netzero.net

Ceile Calendar Winner today is Andrea Dunlap!

Happy Birthday today to Wyatt Tobeck!

 Tuesday, April 29, 2014

  •  The Senior Cookout is Friday, May 9th. Thanks to all the parents that have already offered to send something to school for this lunch. We still need desserts and potato chips. If you’re a parent of a senior and would like to contribute, please call Renee Hendrix at 815-936-1558. Thank You!
  • Prom tickets go on sale TODAY at lunches. Tickets are $50 each. Cash or check is accepted.
  •  If you are interested in the Kaelynn Fay Memorial Scholarship please see Mrs. McThenia for an application.
  •  Wear your pink and join the Lady Irish soccer team as they play their last home game this Wednesday at 4:30 against St. Viator. It is our cancer awareness pink out! See you there!
  •  Settler’s Pond Animal Shelter in Beecher is looking for volunteers to spend a weekend day at their farm and help with the general farm chores. Settler’s Pond is an exotic animal shelter with everything from kangaroos, to monkeys, to camels.  Service hours will be offered.  Please contact Ms. Ruesch if you are interested in helping.”

Ceile Calendar Winner today is Rick & Kathy McCarty!

Happy Birthday today to Cameron Edwards & Ellie Hoge!

 Monday, April 28, 2014

  1. Congratulations to Bass Fishing members Matt Marco, Bri Reno, and Trevor Rapp as they have qualified for the IHSA State Finals this weekend.  Way to go team!

  2.  Attention ~ Volunteers are needed for the second annual Harbor House NiteLite 5K.  The event will be held on Friday, May 16th at the Perry Farm.  Help is needed to set up, serve refreshments, direct runners during the race and so on.  You will need to report at 5:30pm to the Perry Farm.  Service hours have been approved for this event.  If interested, please email:  Rhonda Thomas at rhondaz@netzero.net
  3. Sophomores: don’t forget to bring in your gift card donations for the class auction basket!
  4. Prom tickets go on sale TODAY at lunches. Tickets are $50 each. Cash or check is accepted.
  5. If you are interested in the Kaelynn Fay Memorial Scholarship please see Mrs. McThenia for an application.
  6. Attention all students: Want to get in on the Spring Spectacular Auction fun? Well this year you can! We will have a basket raffle during all lunch periods next Monday through Friday. Tickets will be $2 each. There is something for everyone; be sure to check it out! The winners will be announced Friday afternoon and baskets can be picked up in the Advancement office.
  7. Participants in the trip to France are reminded to attend a 10 minute meeting today after school in the French room. 
  8. BOYS TENNIS: Please be sure to Congratulate The Boys Tennis Team on their VICTORY over Crete Monee!! The #2 Singles Player Teddy Kohan along with the  #1 Dynamic Duo Doubles Team Kyle Hendrix and Wesley Dilday and the #3 Doubles Team Jorge Juarez and Mantrel Bishop….. ALL took control on the courts…. fought hard and WON!! GO IRISH!!
  9. Put on your pink and join the Lady Irish soccer team as they play their last home game this Wednesday at 4:30 against St. Viator. It is our cancer awareness pink out! See you there!

Ceile Calendar Winner today is Dave Marshall!

Happy Birthday today to Craig Butler & Kaiser Foreman!

Friday, April 25, 2014

  • If you are interested in the Kaelynn Fay Memorial Scholarship please see Mrs. McThenia for an application.
  • If you are interested in volunteering or participating in the scrabble tournament sponsored by the Adult Literacy Project, see Ms. Jones in the library.
  • Attention all students: Want to get in on the Spring Spectacular Auction fun? Well this year you can! We will have a basket raffle during all lunch periods next Monday through Friday. Tickets will be $2 each. There is something for everyone; be sure to check it out! The winners will be announced Friday afternoon and baskets can be picked up in the Advancement office.
  • Attention all boys planning to play football next season: There is an open gym this Saturday at 8am in the McNamara gym!
  • Tyjuan Hagler Basketball Tournament will be played Saturday, April 26th at KJHS at 7:30pm. Some of our Irish will be playing, come out and cheer them on!
  • Sophomores: don’t forget to bring in your gift card donations for the class auction basket!                
  • Just a reminder: The deadline to order a yearbook is approaching, as is the deadline to submit Senior Ads. Visit the Yearbook link at bishopmac.com for more information!
  • Attention ~ Volunteers are needed for the second annual Harbor House NiteLite 5K.  The event will be held on Friday, May 16th at the Perry Farm.  Help is needed to set up, serve refreshments, direct runners during the race and so on.  You will need to report at 5:30pm to the Perry Farm.  Service hours have been approved for this event.  If interested, please email:  Rhonda Thomas at rhondaz@netzero.net

Ceile Calendar Winner today is Sylvia Altmann!

Happy Birthday today to Ethan Powers!

Thursday, April 24, 2014

  1.  Sophomores: don’t forget to bring in your gift card donations for the class auction basket!
  2. All students who are performing in tomorrow's talent show need to see Miss Turner by the end of the day today. 
  3. Attention Prom Committee:  There will be a meeting after school today in Mrs. Valant’s room. Please see Mrs. Valant or Mr. Brown if you cannot attend.
  4. Attention Senior students: A new scholarship has became available to Bishop McNamara senior students to further their education. The Kaelynn Fay Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to one senior student who has shown athletic ability, favorable academic achievement and a commitment to helping fellow students and teammates. Please see Mrs. McThenia for an application.
  5. Donegal house: there is a house meeting today after school!!!
  6. If you are interested in volunteering or participating in the scrabble tournament sponsored by the Adult Literacy Project, see Ms. Jones in the library.
  7. Attention ~ Volunteers are needed for the second annual Harbor House NiteLite 5K.  The event will be held on Friday, May 16th at the Perry Farm.  Help is needed to set up, serve refreshments, direct runners during the race and so on.  You will need to report at 5:30pm to the Perry Farm.  Service hours have been approved for this event.  If interested, please email:  Rhonda Thomas at rhondaz@netzero.net
  8. BOYS TENNIS: The Boys Tennis Team WON BIG yesterday against St. Rita 5-0!!! Please make sure to give ALL of the singles players a big CONGRATS ON THEIR WIN!  #1 Singles Kevin Kramer, #2 Singles Kyle Hendrix and #3 Teddy Kohan ALL played their very best and dominated the courts!!  GO IRISH!!
  9. Attention all boys planning to play football next season: There is an open gym this Saturday at 8am in the McNamara gym!

Ceile Calendar Winner today is Denise Spaulding!

Happy Birthday today to Juan Hipolito!

 Wednesday, April 23, 2014

 Sophomores: don’t forget to bring in your gift card donations for the class auction basket!

 Just a reminder: The deadline to order a yearbook is approaching, as is the deadline to submit Senior Ads. Visit the Yearbook link at bishopmac.com for more information!

  • Attention Senior students: A new scholarship has became available to Bishop McNamara senior students to further their education. The Kaelynn Fay Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to one senior student who has shown athletic ability, favorable academic achievement and a commitment to helping fellow students and teammates. Please see Mrs. McThenia for an application.
  •  Donegal house: there are house meetings Wednesday and Thursday after school!!!
  •  If you are interested in volunteering or participating in the scrabble tournament sponsored by the Adult Literacy Project, see Ms. Jones in the library.

 Ceile Calendar Winner today is Kathy Bowe!

Happy Birthday today to Tanner Gross!

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

  1.  Sophomores: don’t forget to bring in your gift card donations for the class auction basket!
  2.  Just a reminder: The deadline to order a yearbook is approaching, as is the deadline to submit Senior Ads. Visit the Yearbook link at bishopmac.com for more information!
  3.  Attention Senior students: A new scholarship has became available to Bishop McNamara senior students to further their education. The Kaelynn Fay Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to one senior student who has shown athletic ability, favorable academic achievement and a commitment to helping fellow students and teammates. Please see Mrs. McThenia for an application.
  4.  Attention all boys interested in playing basketball next year: There will be an important meeting Tuesday, April 22 at 2:30 pm in the Smith Media Center. If you plan to play next season you need to be there!
  5.  Killarney House talent show participants will meet in the library during homeroom on Tuesday, 4/22.
  6.  Donegal house: there is a cupcake meeting today during homeroom. And there are house meetings today, Wednesday and Thursday after school!!!

 Ceile Calendar Winner today is Mike Smith!

Happy Birthday today to Jack Kelly!

 Thursday, April 17, 2014

  1.  Bake Sale today during lunches!
  2.  See you at the Civic Center on Saturday at 9am to help Jacob Quigley with his service project!
  3.  Attention Senior students: A new scholarship has became available to Bishop McNamara senior students to further their education. The Kaelynn Fay Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to one senior student who has shown athletic ability, favorable academic achievement and a commitment to helping fellow students and teammates. Please see Mrs. McThenia for an application.
  4.  Attention seniors! For those of you who do not have your senior information sheets turned in, please do so by TODAY; you can always make additions later. If you have misplaced the two copies already given to you, please see Mrs. McThenia and she will provide you with yet another one.
  5.  If you are a junior and plan on going thru the training to be a Eucharistic Minister this summer with Mrs. Bovie, please stop in or email Mrs. Bovie before Easter break.
  6.  Attention all boys interested in playing basketball next year: There will be an important meeting Tuesday, April 22 at 2:30 pm in the Smith Media Center. If you plan to play next season you need to be there!
  7.  Killarney House talent show participants will meet in the library during homeroom on Tuesday, 4/22.
  8. Sophomores: don’t forget to bring in your gift card donations for the class auction basket!

Just a reminder: The deadline to order a yearbook is approaching, as is the deadline to submit Senior Ads. Visit the Yearbook link at bishopmac.com for more information!

Have a blessed Easter break! See you on Tuesday!

Ceile Calendar Winner today is Matt Rice!

Happy Birthday on Easter Sunday to Chase Lopez!

 Wednesday, April 16, 2014

  1. Service Hour Opportunity: Saturday, April 19 at 9:00 am. Meet behind the civic auditorium; bring a metal rake and a water bottle. Please contact Jacob if you’d like to help – raktak.quigley@gmail.com.
  2. Killarney house talent show participants, please come to the library after school. If you cannot come, please contact Ms. Jones before the end of the day.
  3. Donegal House Meeting in Cafeteria during homeroom.
  4. Waterford – You’ve got talent!  There is short house meeting today after school in room 105. See Mrs. Valant if you cannot attend.
  5. Attention seniors! For those of you who do not have your senior information sheets turned in, please do so by the end of the week; You can always make additions later. If you have misplaced the two copies already given to you, please see Mrs. McThenia and she will provide you with yet another one.
  6. JEANS DAY TOMORROW WITH A BLUE SHIRT IF YOU BRING IN $1 IN HONOR OF AUTISM AWARENESS MONTH!! IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A BLUE SHIRT A MCNAMARA SHIRT WILL BE FINE. YOU MUST BRING IN $1 DURING HOMEROOM THAT WILL BE DONATED TO AUTISM SPEAKS. YOU WILL RECEIVE A STICKER WHEN YOU TURN IN YOUR $1 TO VERIFY YOUR DONATION. JEANS AND A BLUE SHIRT…..LET’S LIGHT IT UP BLUE FOR THE MONTH!! THANK YOU IN ADVANCE FOR YOUR SUPPORT!! AUTISM SPEAKS IT’S TIME TO LISTEN!!
  7. If you are a junior and plan on going thru the training to be a Eucharistic Minister this summer with Mrs. Bovie, please stop in or email Mrs. Bovie before Easter break.
  8. Attention all boys interested in playing basketball next year: There will be an important meeting Tuesday, April 22 at 2:30 pm in the Smith Media Center. If you plan to play next season you need to be there!
  9. BOYS TENNIS: Please be sure to congratulate the following boys on their BIG win against DeLaSalle yesterday!! Our #2 Singles Player Kevin Kramer dominated the courts with a 6-4/6-2 WIN!! And our #1 Dynamic Doubles Team Kyle Hendrix and Wesley Dilday took control with a 6-2/6-2 WIN!! GO IRISH!!
  10. Please come on out and Cheer the Fighting Irish Tennis Team on this Thursday 4:30pm at Cobb Park. Tootsie pops will be handed out to ALL spectators by Coach Franco!
  11. Just a reminder: The deadline to order a yearbook is approaching, as is the deadline to submit Senior Ads. Visit the Yearbook link at bishopmac.com for more information!

Ceile Calendar Winner today is Donna Bertrand!

 Tuesday, April 15, 2014

  •  Just a reminder: The deadline to order a yearbook is approaching, as is the deadline to submit Senior Ads. Visit the Yearbook link at bishopmac.com for more information!
  • Service Hour Opportunity: Saturday, April 19 at 9:00 am. Meet behind the civic auditorium; bring a metal rake and a water bottle. Please contact Jacob Quigley if you’d like to help – raktak.quigley@gmail.com.
  •  Killarney talent show participants will meet in the library after school on Wednesday.
  •  Wednesday during homeroom there will be a Donegal house meeting in the cafeteria!
  •  Who’s got talent? Waterford, YOU’VE got talent!! Now bring your ideas to Mrs. Valant!!!  All Waterford members, we are having a house meeting in room 105 after school on WEDNESDAY. Please let Mrs. V know if you cannot attend.
  • Irish Cheer Awards banquet is April 16th at 6pm in the Mac Cafeteria.

 Ceile Calendar Winner today is Matthew Nowaczyk!

Happy Birthday today to Zane Duffield, Abbey Peterson & Rachel Peterson!

 Monday, April 14, 2014

  1. Just a reminder: The deadline to order a yearbook is approaching, as is the deadline to submit Senior Ads. Visit the Yearbook link at bishopmac.com for more information!
  2. Service Hour Opportunity: Jacob Quigley is working on his Eagle Scout Project, which is to construct a physical fitness course at Small Memorial Park. The first work day is Saturday, April 19 at 9:00 am. He needs at least 50 volunteers to help spread crushed limestone on the trail. Meet behind the civic auditorium; bring a metal rake and a water bottle. Please contact Jacob if you’d like to help – raktak.quigley@gmail.com.
  3. Attention students going to France in June:  Mrs. Linneman needs to meet with you for five minutes after school today
  4. Attention Waterford Cupcake War Contestants: There will be a short meeting after school TODAY in Mrs. Valant’s room. Please see Mrs. Valant if you cannot attend.”
  5. Bravo to everyone that was a part in Beauty and the Beast! It was a spectacular performance! You all should be very proud of all your hard work! It paid off!

Ceile Calendar Winner today is Cheryl Arts!

Happy Birthday today to Jimmy Diaz & Lindsey Jurkovic!

Friday, April 11, 2014

  •  Service Hour Opportunity: Jacob Quigley is working on his Eagle Scout Project, which is to construct a physical fitness course at Small Memorial Park. The first work day is Saturday, April 19 at 9:00 am. He needs at least 50 volunteers to help spread crushed limestone on the trail. Meet behind the civic auditorium; bring a metal rake and a water bottle. Please contact Jacob if you’d like to help – raktak.quigley@gmail.com.
  • Be Our Guest at this weekend's musical presentation of Disney's Beauty and the Beast. Performances are Friday and Saturday at 7:00 and Sunday at 2:00. The show will presented on the stage at Kankakee Junior High School. Tickets available at the door.
  •  Service hour opportunity – volunteer at Scrabble Tournament hosted by the Kankakee Valley Adult Reading and Literacy Project on April26. If you would like to play, student registration is $8. See Ms. Jones in the library for more details.
  • Read for a Lifetime participants, please check your email. Your reading lists are due by the end of today
  • Congratulations to the girls soccer team on their third win last night defeating Rich East 6-2. Previous wins include 4-3 against Beecher and 4-1 against Peotone. Way to go Ladies!
  •  Just a reminder: The deadline to order a yearbook is approaching, as is the deadline to submit Senior Ads. Visit the Yearbook link at bishopmac.com for more information!

Ceile Calendar Winner today is Betsy Kennedy!

Happy Birthday today to Brian Regnier and Sunday to Sydney Dupuis!

 Thursday, April 10, 2014

  1.  Service Hour Opportunity: Jacob Quigley is working on his Eagle Scout Project, which is to construct a physical fitness course at Small Memorial Park. The first work day is Saturday, April 19 at 9:00 am. He needs at least 50 volunteers to help spread crushed limestone on the trail. Meet behind the civic auditorium, bring a metal rake and a water bottle. Please contact Jacob if you’d like to help – raktak.quigley@gmail.com.
  2.  Any student needing to take Credit Recovery classes at BBCHS this summer please see Mrs. Nugent in the Guidance Office.
  3.  Juniors and Seniors interested in law…sign up for a Law Day on Thursday, May 1! See Mrs. McThenia in the guidance office for more information.
  4.  There will be a very brief, but important meeting IMMEDIATELY after school today in Mrs. Memenga’s room for Killarney members who will be participating in either the Badminton games OR cupcake wars.
  5.  Congratulations to Kevin Kramer for representing Bishop McNamara at the State Academic Challenge competition at the University of Illinois on Tuesday. Kevin’s score on the English exam earned him a 15th place finish. He was in the top 25 percent of the students who competed at State in that category. Great Job, Kevin!
  6.   Leaders helping with the St. Joes retreat on Friday are asked to report to Campus Ministry immediately after school on Thursday in Campus Ministry for a 10 minute meeting.  You will be wearing your retreat shirts with jeans or sweats for the retreat. 
  7. All volunteers helping with the Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday should meet Mrs. Bovie at 12:30 by the Gazebo at Perry Farm.  Please wear A Mac tshirt or sweatshirt.  Please Verify today with Mrs. Bovie either in person or via email that you will be there on Saturday. 
  8. Just a reminder: The deadline to order a yearbook is approaching, as is the deadline to submit Senior Ads. Visit the Yearbook link at bishopmac.com for more information!
    • Be Our Guest at this weekend's musical presentation of Disney's Beauty and the Beast. Performances are Friday and Saturday at 7:00 and Sunday at 2:00. The show will presented on the stage at Kankakee Junior High School. Tickets available at the door.
    •  Drop by the library to see books about the Middle Ages created by Mr. Brown’s history class. From daily life to the story of the Crusades to agricultural advancements, there’s something for everyone.
    •  Service hour opportunity – volunteer at Scrabble Tournament hosted by the Kankakee Valley Adult Reading and Literacy Project on April26. If you would like to play, student registration is $8. See Ms. Jones in the library for more details.

 Ceile Calendar Winner today is Kathy Hutson!

 April 9, 2014

  1. Be Our Guest at this weekend's musical presentation of Disney's Beauty and the Beast. Performances are Friday and Saturday at 7:00 and Sunday at 2:00. The show will presented on the stage at Kankakee Junior High School. Tickets available at the door.
  2.  Drop by the library to see books about the Middle Ages created by Mr. Brown’s history class. From daily life to the story of the Crusades to agricultural advancements, there’s something for everyone.
  3.  Service hour opportunity – volunteer at Scrabble Tournament hosted by the Kankakee Valley Adult Reading and Literacy Project on April26. If you would like to play, student registration is $8. See Ms. Jones in the library for more details.
  4.  Auditions for Talent Show are Thursday, April 10th in Room 110! Please see Miss Turner if you have any questions.
  5.  Sophomores & Parents: The College Process Information Night. Thursday, April 10th at 6:30pm in the cafeteria.
  6.  Wrestling Awards Banquet is Sunday, April 13th at 1pm in the Mac Cafeteria.
  7.  Attention all volleyball players:  There will be a meeting after school in room 105. Please see Mrs. Valant if you cannot attend.
  8.  Attention Prom Committee: Our next prom meeting is Thursday after school in Mrs. Valant’s room. Please see Mrs. Valant or Mr. Brown if you cannot attend.
  9.  A BIG CONGRATS Needs to go out to our Fighting Irish Tennis Team on their BIG WIN over Coal City on Monday!! The #1 and #2 Singles Mark Kurzejka and Jorge Juarez Dominated the courts along with the #2 Doubles Team Kyle Hendrix and Wesley Dilday. If you see them in the hallways please be sure to congratulate the them. GO IRISH!!
  10. Students that signed up to take Driver’s Ed at Kankakee High this summer: Thursday, April 10th you need to choose your class time at KHS 2:50 – 4. Times are assigned on a first come basis. Don’t forget!

  11. Any student needing to take Credit Recovery classes at BBCHS this summer please see Mrs. Nugent in the Guidance Office.

  12. Juniors and Seniors interested in law…sign up for a Law Day on Thursday, May 1! See Mrs. McThenia in the guidance office for more information.

Ceile Calendar Winner today is Denise Owen!

Happy Birthday today to Aly Hogard!

April 8, 2014

  •  Any student needing to take Credit Recovery classes at BBCHS this summer please see Mrs. Nugent in the Guidance Office.
  •  Do you have a talent you want to show off? You be the star April 25! Auditions for the annual talent show will be Thursday April 10, 2:30 pm in room 110. You must try out if you want to be in the talent show. Please see Miss Turner if you have any questions.
  •  A reminder to Limerick house.  The committee for the Cupcake Wars will be held after school in Mrs. Harman’s room.
  •  Students that signed up to take Driver’s Ed at Kankakee High this summer: Thursday, April 10th you need to choose your class time at KHS 2:50 – 4. Times are assigned on a first come basis. Don’t forget!
  •  Sophomores & Parents: The College Process Information Night. Thursday, April 10th at 6:30pm in the cafeteria.
  •  Wrestling Awards Banquet is Sunday, April 13th at 1pm in the Mac Cafeteria.
  •  Attention Prom Committee:  Please attend our next meeting on Thursday April 10th after school in Mrs. Valant’s room. If you cannot attend, contact Mr. Brown or Mrs. Valant.
  •  Attention all volleyball players:  There will be a short meeting after school on Wednesday April 9th in Mrs. Valant’s room.  If you cannot attend, please see Mrs. Valant.

 Ceile Calendar Winner today is Carol Hoover!

 April 7, 2014

  1.  Any student needing to take Credit Recovery classes at BBCHS this summer please see Mrs. Nugent in the Guidance Office.
  2.  Do you have a talent you want to show off? You be the star April 25! Auditions for the annual talent show will be Thursday April 10, 2:30 pm in room 110. You must try out if you want to be in the talent show. Please see Miss Turner if you have any questions.
  3.  Juniors and Seniors interested in law…sign up for a Law Day on Thursday, May 1! See Mrs. McThenia in the guidance office for more information.
  4.  Students that signed up to take Driver’s Ed at Kankakee High this summer: Thursday, April 10th you need to choose your class time at KHS 2:50 – 4. Please refer to your information packet if you have questions.  Times are assigned on a first come basis. Don’t forget!

 Ceile Calendar Winner today is Margie & Matt Crane!

Happy Birthday today to Taylor McCammon!

 April 4, 2014

  1. Congratulations to Kyleigh Payne, Bailee Porter and Jenna Stauffenberg for being chosen to the Chicago Sun Times Top 100 Softball players in the Chicago area!  Way to go, Ladies!
  2. Please join The Mac Jazz in concert tomorrow evening, 6pm in the Mac gym.  There will be a special performance by the New Horizons Band after the Mac Jazz has finished their performance. This will be a great concert all around and everyone should attend! See you there!”
  3.  Any student needing to take Credit Recovery classes at BBCHS this summer please see Mrs. Nugent in the Guidance Office.
  4.  Do you have a talent you want to show off? You be the star April 25! Auditions for the annual talent show will be Thursday April 10, 2:30 pm in room 110. You must try out if you want to be in the talent show. Please see Miss Turner if you have any questions.
  5.  Juniors and Seniors interested in law…sign up for a Law Day on Thursday, May 1! See Mrs. McThenia in the guidance office for more information.

 Ceile Calendar Winner today is Maggie Hermes!

Happy Birthday today to Mary Ellen Dunleavey, Saturday to Nick Barnes & Sunday to Madison Gonski!

April 3, 2014

  1. Any student needing to take Credit Recovery classes at BBCHS this summer please see Mrs. Nugent in the Guidance Office.
  2. If you are planning on helping with the Easter Egg Hunt there will be a quick meeting in Campus Ministry right after school Thursday.
  3. Juniors and Seniors interested in law…sign up for a Law Day on Thursday, May 1! See Mrs. McThenia in the guidance office for more information.

Ceile Calendar Winner today is Anthony Nugent!

April 2, 2014

  • Any student needing to take Credit Recovery classes at BBCHS this summer please see Mrs. Nugent in the Guidance Office.
  •  Boys Basketball Awards and pizza TODAY at 6pm in the Loft.
  •  BOYS TENNIS: Please make sure to congratulate two of our Doubles Teams #1 Kevin Kramer and Mantrel Bishop and our #2 Kyle Hendrix and Wesley Dilday on their BIG WIN against Providence yesterday! GO IRISH!!
  •  Juniors and Seniors interested in law…sign up for a Law Day on Thursday, May 1! See Mrs. McThenia in the guidance office for more information.

 Ceile Calendar Winner today is Jim Worby!

 April 1, 2014

  • There has been a change in the track schedule. The boy's and girl's meet with Bradley and Herscher is today (Tuesday) at 4:30. Anyone wishing to help for service hours should see Mrs. Zullo right away.
  •  Any student needing to take Credit Recovery classes at BBCHS this summer please see Mrs. Nugent in the Guidance Office.
  •  The Lady Irish Soccer team takes on BBCHS tonight at 5 at. Come support your Irish and wear your green!!
  • Good Luck to all our athletes today, Go Irish!
  •  Attention all National Honor Society members and inductees. There is a mandatory meeting today after school in Mrs. Bovie’s room to go over instructions for the Ceremony on Wednesday. If you are not able to attend please see Mrs. Bovie at some point before leaving school today.
  •  Boys Basketball awards and pizza Wednesday, April 6 at 6pm in the Loft.

 Ceile Calendar Winner today is Chris & Madonna Henrichsen!

March 31, 2014

  1. There has been a change in the track schedule. The boy's and girl's meet with Bradley and Herscher is Tuesday, 4/1. Anyone wishing to help for service hours should she Mrs Zullo right away.
  2. Any student needing to take Credit Recovery classes at BBCHS this summer please see Mrs. Nugent in the Guidance Office.
  3. Attention Juniors and Seniors! Interested in pursuing a career in law? Do you see yourself as an attorney or a paralegal? The Kankakee County Bar Association and KCC are excited to invite students to participate in Law Day on Thursday, May 1st, 2014. Students interested can shadow a local attorney in the Kankakee County Courthouse beginning at 8:30 that day. A luncheon at KCC will follow allowing students to have the opportunity to ask questions about the legal profession.  Interested students please see Mrs. McThenia in the guidance office

Ceile Calendar Winner today is Lisa & Tom Stanley!

 Happy Birthday today to Chris Bell & Ethan Crowley!

 March 28, 2014

  1. The Irish track team opens their outdoor season next week with home meets on both Wednesday and Thursday. Students are needed to help with field events and timing. Anyone interested in this service hour opportunity should see Mrs. Zullo.
  2. Tomorrow 9-3 will be the BMCHS Band 3rd Annual Craft Fair from 9am-3pm. We will have 45+ vendors from cupcakes to woodworking. We hope to see you there!”
  3. “Speaking of the craft fair, if you are in need of service hours, Ms. Ruesch is offering up hours to help set for the fair today 3:15-5 in the gymnasium. There will also be hours offered up tomorrow 6-9am, and 2-5pm.  Let Ms. Ruesch know if you are interested in helping this morning!”
  4. We are working with Bourb. Park District on an Easter Egg Hunt for Children with disabilities.  Our responsibilities include manning 4 or 5 Easter games, face painting, and dressing in an Easter Bunny costume.  The hunt will be Saturday, April 12 at 1:00 at Perry Farm.  Please see or email Mrs. Bovie if you can help.
  5. Any student needing to take Credit Recovery classes at BBCHS this summer please see Mrs. Nugent in the Guidance Office.
  6. Attention Juniors and Seniors! Interested in pursuing a career in law? Do you see yourself as an attorney or a paralegal? The Kankakee County Bar Association and KCC are excited to invite students to participate in Law Day on Thursday, May 1st, 2014. Students interested can shadow a local attorney in the Kankakee County Courthouse beginning at 8:30 that day. A luncheon at KCC will follow allowing students to have the opportunity to ask questions about the legal profession.  Interested students please see Mrs. McThenia in the guidance office

Ceile Calendar Winner today is Michele Hilgert!

Happy Birthday today to Hunter Voigt!

March 27, 2014

TURN IN COURSE SELECTION SHEETS!!!!!!

  1.  The BMCHS Band 3rd Annual Craft Fair is this Saturday!  If there are any students looking for service hours, please contact Ms. Ruesch ASAP. We have shifts 6am-9am, and 2pm-5pm.  Jobs will include- helping vendors bring their product in and out of the school, setting up signs, cleaning up, and making sure things move smoothly. See you there!
  2.  Attention students - the Student Council and GP Homestay students are hosting a toiletry drive this Friday, March 28th for the Center of Hope Pantry in Kankakee.  During homeroom, we will be collecting toiletry items for the elderly and those in need.  Please bring bar soap, individually wrapped toilet paper, travel size shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste, and toothbrushes.  Please NO MOUTHWASH.  The items will be taken to the Center of Hope after school on Monday, March 31st and there are service hours available to those who would like to help deliver the items.  This is our chance to BE MORE in our community.  Please support this effort and all participating students may wear spirit attire on Friday, March 28th."
  3. We are working with Bourb. Park District on an Easter Egg Hunt for Children with disabilities.  Our responsibilities include manning 4 or 5 Easter games, face painting, and dressing in an Easter Bunny costume.  The hunt will be Saturday, April 12 at 1:00 at Perry Farm.  Please see or email Mrs. Bovie if you can help.
  4. Fr. Dan will be in chapel today between 11 and 1 for confession.  Please take advantage of this healing sacrament today.

 Ceile Calendar Winner today is Joyce Johnson!

March 26, 2014

Congratulations to our 2014-2015 National Honor Society Officers!

  • President is Hailey Corcoran
  • Vice President is Jenna Lawler
  • Secretary is Corinne O’Connor

The BMCHS Band 3rd Annual Craft Fair is this Saturday!  If there are any students looking for service hours, please contact Ms. Ruesch ASAP. We have shifts 6am-9am, and 2pm-5pm.  Jobs will include- helping vendors bring their product in and out of the school, setting up signs, cleaning up, and making sure things move smoothly. See you there!

 Attention students - the Student Council and GP Homestay students are hosting a toiletry drive this Friday, March 28th for the Center of Hope Pantry in Kankakee.  During homeroom, we will be collecting toiletry items for the elderly and those in need.  Please bring bar soap, individually wrapped toilet paper, travel size shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste, and toothbrushes.  Please NO MOUTHWASH.  The items will be taken to the Center of Hope after school on Monday, March 31st and there are service hours available to those who would like to help deliver the items.  This is our chance to BE MORE in our community.  Please support this effort and all participating students may wear spirit attire on Friday, March 28th."

Ceile Calendar Winner today is Duane Brumitt!

Happy Birthday today to Jacob Quigley & Jesse Szczepanski!

 March 25, 2014

  •  The BMCHS Band 3rd Annual Craft Fair is this Saturday!  If there are any students looking for service hours, please contact Ms. Ruesch ASAP. We have shifts 6am-9am, and 2pm-5pm.  Jobs will include- helping vendors bring their product in and out of the school, setting up signs, cleaning up, and making sure things move smooth. See you there!
  •  The Advancement Office is looking for students to help label a mailing during study hall today. If you have some free time during your study hall please come to the Advancement Office and see Mrs. Liptak.

 Ceile Calendar Winner today is Jeanne & Mike Monahan!

Happy Birthday today to Connor Gubbins, Cody Jones, Shelby Stauffenberg, Carter Wedig & Drew Wedig!

March 24, 2014

  1. Ms. Kutilek’s 7th period freshmen need to pick up their section II rough drafts sometime today.
  2. The BMCHS Band 3rd Annual Craft Fair is this Saturday!  If there are any students looking for service hours, please contact Ms. Ruesch ASAP. We have shifts 6am-9am, and 2pm-5pm.  Jobs will include- helping vendors bring their product in and out of the school, setting up signs, cleaning up, and making sure things move smooth. See you there!
  3. Attention Juniors and Seniors! Interested in pursuing a career in law? Do you see yourself as an attorney or a paralegal? The Kankakee County Bar Association and KCC are excited to invite students to participate in Law Day on Thursday, May 1st, 2014. Students interested can shadow a local attorney in the Kankakee County Courthouse beginning at 8:30 that day. A luncheon at KCC will follow allowing students to have the opportunity to ask questions about the legal profession.  Interested students please see Mrs. McThenia in the guidance office.

 Ceile Calendar Winner today is Tom & Maureen Goodrich!

Happy Birthday today to Blake Banks!

March 14, 2014

 There is a service hour opportunity available to any student this Saturday, March 15. YOU GET A FREE TSHIRT FOR HELPING!!  It is this Saturday March 15 at 2PM for the St. Baldricks Head Shaving Event at Manteno Sportsmans Club. Please see Miss Turner if you are interested.

Attention Seniors: As you become aware of scholarships awarded to you, don’t forget to share this information with the Guidance Office. You can do this by e-mail or by filling out the senior information sheet provided to you earlier this semester.

 Attention Juniors and Seniors! Interested in pursuing a career in law? Do you see yourself as an attorney or a paralegal? The Kankakee County Bar Association and KCC are excited to invite students to participate in Law Day on Thursday, May 1st, 2014. Students interested can shadow a local attorney in the Kankakee County Courthouse beginning at 8:30 that day. A luncheon at KCC will follow allowing students to have the opportunity to ask questions about the legal profession.

Interested students please see Mrs. McThenia in the guidance office.

 Ceile Calendar Winner today is Kelly Kidd!

 Happy Birthday!

March

15

Megan McCawley

March

17

Mark Kurzejka

March

17

Yosmar Ocampo

March

18

Rhayvin Pope

March

20

Kevin Kramer

March

21

Jerrico Johnson

March

22

Selwyn Calhoun

March

22

Sadie Grant

March

22

Hailey Porterfield

March

22

TyBarius Runnels

 Have a safe and relaxing Spring Break!

 March 13, 2014

  •  There is a service hour opportunity available to any student this Saturday, March 15. YOU GET A FREE TSHIRT FOR HELPING!!  It is this Saturday March 15 at 2PM for the St. Baldricks Head Shaving Event at Manteno Sportsmans Club. Please see Miss Turner if you are interested.
  •  If you signed up for Driver’s Ed Tuesday night after school: make sure that the BLUE application has a signature on it. If you’re unsure, come to the Main office with any questions.
  • Tomorrow will be a dress down day in honor of St. Patrick’s Day! Bring in $2 to be donated St. Baldrick’s to your homeroom teacher and you can wear jeans or sweats, a green shirt or Irish gear!! Your homeroom teacher will give you a sticker that you must wear all day.

Ceile Calendar Winner yesterday was Pam & Mike Kraweic and today is Tom & Maureen O’Connor!

Happy Birthday yesterday to Julian Gallardo and Spencer Rocknowski!

March 11, 2014

  1. Hannah Montana did not compete in track and field in high school, and she became Miley Cyrus. Don't be like Miley. Track team is reminded there is a team/parent meeting today at 4:30.
  2. There will be a short meeting tomorrow for any boy interested in soccer this fall. It will be held before school at 7:45 in Miss Turners room. Please see Miss Turner if you have any questions.
  3. There is a service hour opportunity available to any student this Saturday, March 15. YOU GET A FREE TSHIRT FOR HELPING!!  It is this Saturday, March 15,  at 2PM for the St. Baldricks Head Shaving Event at Manteno Sportsmans Club. Please see Miss Turner if you are interested.
  4. Driver’s Ed sign up TODAY after school. Mr. Haase will be here after school on Tuesday to collect completed forms and payment.

Ceile Calendar Winner today is Amanda Zoladz!

Happy Birthday today to Nick Henrichsen and Brendan Paquette!

 March 10, 2014

  1. Good luck to the Varsity Scholastic Bowl Team in their regional today at Streator High School.  Team members are reminded to meet in the cafeteria after school by 2: 50.  Team sweaters are required for the regional.  The bus will leave at 3: 00.   Direct any questions about participation to Mrs. Linneman.
  2.  Justin Beiber did NOT compete in track in high school, and now he is in jail. Don't be like Justin. Track team is reminded to pick up uniforms immediately after school today for pictures.
  3. Congratulations to our instrumental and vocal students on bringing home 12 first (Superior) and 6 second (excellent) ratings at Saturday's IHSA Solo and Ensemble Contest.
  4. Reminder to all juniors…  The regular registration deadline for the April 12th ACT exam is Friday at midnight.  After that time, late fees will be added to your cost.  The only other test date for the school year is June 14th.  Go to www.actstudent.org to register
  5. Attention Students:  All Cafeteria charges must be paid in full no later than March 12th.  The LAST day to charge is Today March 10th.    There will be NO CHARGING after TODAY, NO EXCEPTIONS.
  6. Driver’s Ed forms are in the main office for those interested in taking the class this summer at Kankakee. These forms and payment are due March 11th. Mr. Haase will be here after school on Tuesday to collect completed forms and payment.
  7. There is a meeting for all track team members and their parents on Tuesday at 4:30 in the cafeteria.

 Ceile Calendar Winner today is Donna Douglas!

 March 7, 2014

  • Reminder to all juniors…  The regular registration deadline for the April 12th ACT exam is Friday at midnight.  After that time, late fees will be added to your cost.  The only other test date for the school year is June 14th.  Go to www.actstudent.org to register
  •  Attention Students:  All Cafeteria charges must be paid in full no later than March 12th.  The LAST day to charge is March 10th.    There will be NO CHARGING after the 10th, NO EXCEPTIONS
  • If you have not turned in your course selection sheets and registration forms with payment, please do so ASAP to the Main Office.
  •  Driver’s Ed forms are in the main office for those interested in taking the class this summer at Kankakee. These forms and payment are due March 11th.
  •  Service hour opportunity: Math tutor needed to help a GED student with algebra and geometry. See Ms. Jones in the library.
  •  There is a meeting for all track team members and their parents on Tuesday at 4:30 in the cafeteria.
  •  Girl’s soccer will not practice Friday. Next practice is Saturday from 11:30-1.
  •  Varsity Scholastic Bowl Team members are reminded that your Regional at Streator HS is Monday. The bus will leave at 3:00 pm.
  •  Good luck to all our choir and band students heading to Solo and Ensemble contest tomorrow! You have all worked hard to make Mac proud, and you will do a great job!

 Ceile Calendar Winner today is Don & Janet Bowen!

Happy Birthday Saturday to Taylor Neill!

 March 6, 2014

  1. Reminder to all juniors…  The regular registration deadline for the April 12th ACT exam is Friday at midnight.  After that time, late fees will be added to your cost.  The only other test date for the school year is June 14th.  Go to www.actstudent.org to register
  2. Interested in debating or learning about real issues facing today’s youth, come to the philomatheans meeting NEXT Thursday. It is sure to be a good one.   Today’s meeting has been cancelled due to the boys gone on Kairos.   
  3. Best of Luck to Hanna Mitchell tonight as she represents Bishop Mac at the IHSA 3 point shootout!
  4. Attention Students:  All Cafeteria charges must be paid in full no later than March 12th.  The LAST day to charge is March 10th.    There will be NO CHARGING after the 10th, NO EXCEPTIONS
  5. If you have not turned in your course selection sheets and registration forms with payment, please do so ASAP to the Main Office.
  6.  Driver’s Ed forms are in the main office for those interested in taking the class this summer at Kankakee. These forms and payment are due March 11th.
  7.  Service hour opportunity: Math tutor needed to help a GED student with algebra and geometry. See Ms. Jones in the library.

 Ceile Calendar Winner today is Ted Keigher!

March 5, 2014

  1. If you have not turned in your course selection sheets and registration forms with payment, please do so ASAP to the Main Office.
  2. Driver’s Ed forms are in the main office for those interested in taking the class this summer at Kankakee. These forms and payment are due March 11th.
  3. Service hour opportunity: Math tutor needed to help a GED student with algebra and geometry. See Ms. Jones in the library.
  4. Attention Prom Committee: Are you going to attend the Prom Meeting TODAY in room 105?  Oui!!! Oui!!!  Bring all invitation and decorating ideas to share.

 March 4, 2014

  • Attention Prom Committee: Our next prom meeting will be on Wednesday March 5th after school in room 105. Please bring all invitation and decorating ideas!
  • REMINDER: Class of 2017, 2016 & 2015 please return your course selections and registration forms with payment to the Main Office.
  •  Driver’s Ed forms are in the main office for those interested in taking the class this summer at Kankakee. These forms and payment are due March 11th.
  •  Attention Juniors and Seniors! Interested in pursuing a career in law? Do you see yourself as an attorney or a paralegal? The Kankakee County Bar Association and KCC are excited to invite students to participate in Law Day on Thursday, May 1st, 2014. Students interested can shadow a local attorney in the Kankakee County Courthouse beginning at 8:30 that day. A luncheon at KCC will follow allowing students to have the opportunity to ask questions about the legal profession.  Interested students please see Mrs. McThenia in the guidance office.
  •  Service hour opportunity: Math tutor needed to help a  GED student with algebra and geometry. See Ms. Jones in the library.
  •  The Varsity Team is reminded that regular team practice will be held Monday and Wednesday this week after school
  •  It’s Mardi Gras! Do you know the secret word? It’s in French and you will find the progressive list in hallways during the day today. The contest begins NOW! The secret phrase for homeroom is Jean Valjean (pronounced jhan val-jhan) Say Jean Valjean to the right person (faculty or student) and you will receive a prize. Check for the secret phrases every hour from the lists posted in every hall throughout the day.
  • ….And back by popular demand this year is the dessert crepe sale on Tuesday.  Crepes, a traditional French snack are $1. 00 each, and this year you will have your choice of strawberry or Nutella filling.  Try one during lunch hour on Tuesday, and remember, the Nutella may go fast…
  •  Tomorrow’s mass will NOT be a dress up day for mass. All students should be in their regular uniform attire.

 Happy Birthday today to Mary Gilmore and Teddy Kohan!

 March 3, 2014

  1. REMINDER: Class of 2017, 2016 & 2015 please return your course selections and registration forms with payment to the Main Office.
  2. Driver’s Ed forms are in the main office for those interested in taking the class this summer at Kankakee. These forms and payment are due March 11th.
  3. Attention Juniors and Seniors! Interested in pursuing a career in law? Do you see yourself as an attorney or a paralegal? The Kankakee County Bar Association and KCC are excited to invite students to participate in Law Day on Thursday, May 1st, 2014. Students interested can shadow a local attorney in the Kankakee County Courthouse beginning at 8:30 that day. A luncheon at KCC will follow allowing students to have the opportunity to ask questions about the legal profession.
  4. Interested students please see Mrs. McThenia in the guidance office.
  5. Service hour opportunity: Math tutor needed to help a  GED student with algebra and geometry. See Ms. Jones in the library.
  6. Congratulations to the Varsity Scholastic Bowl Team in winning the championship at the 2014 KCC Match Points Tournament at KCC on Friday Feb 28th.  The combined team of Kevin Kramer, Kyle Hendrix, Mike Malpasuto, Carly Zoladz, and Jake Fahrow answered 42 toss-up questions correctly in their wins over Herscher, Kankakee, and Beecher High Schools.  They could not have done it without their cheering section made up of Kayla Ronchetto, Becca Schneider, and Dalton Pachorek.  Great job, everyone!  What a way to head into your regional  on March 10th.
  7. The Varsity Team is reminded that regular team practice will be held Monday and Wednesday this week after school
  8. It’s Mardi Gras, so it’s time to celebrate before the serious season of Lent.  You can show your spirit by wearing colorful Mardi Gras beads from New Orleans, available Monday and Tuesday from a French student at lunch or in the French room.  Necklaces are 25  cents each and are available in six gorgeous colors.
  9. ….And back by popular demand this year is the dessert crepe sale on Tuesday.  Crepes, a traditional French snack are $1. 00 each, and this year you will have your choice of strawberry or Nutella filling.  Try one during lunch hour on Tuesday, and remember, the Nutella may go fast…

 Ceile Calendar Winner today is Rolando Mendez!

Happy Birthday today to Jacob Fahrow, Devin LaMore and Samantha Sauseda!

February 28, 2014

  • Congratulations to Gabby Barnes who was honored for her painting entitles "Diagnosis" at Riverside's Art 4 Heart exhibition last night!  Way to go!!
  • REMINDER: Class of 2017, 2016 & 2015 please return your course selections and registration forms with payment to the Main Office.
  •  Driver’s Ed forms are in the main office for those interested in taking the class this summer at Kankakee.
  • Attention Juniors and Seniors! Interested in pursuing a career in law? Do you see yourself as an attorney or a paralegal? The Kankakee County Bar Association and KCC are excited to invite students to participate in Law Day on Thursday, May 1st, 2014. Students interested can shadow a local attorney in the Kankakee County Courthouse beginning at 8:30 that day. A luncheon at KCC will follow allowing students to have the opportunity to ask questions about the legal profession.  Interested students please see Mrs. McThenia in the guidance office.
  • Service hour opportunity: Math tutor needed to help a  GED student with algebra and geometry. See Ms. Jones in the library.
  •  All French students are reminded that breakfast will be provided Monday March 3rd after 7: 30 in the cafeteria in honor of Mardi Gras.  All French students are invited to come on by, enjoy breakfast,  and get your first set of Mardi Gras beads.  The best colors go fast..
  •  All boys interested ingoing out for baseball must meet for a short meeting Today at 3pm in the cafeteria.

 Ceile Calendar Winner today is Aldo Martino & Tom Reiss!

 February 27, 2014

  • Best of luck tonight as the Lady Irish Basketball team take on JCA! Go Irish!
  •  REMINDER: Class of 2017, 2016 & 2015 please return your course selections and registration forms with payment to the Main Office.
  •  Driver’s Ed forms are in the main office for those interested in taking the class this summer at Kankakee.
  •  Attention Juniors and Seniors! Interested in pursuing a career in law? Do you see yourself as an attorney or a paralegal? The Kankakee County Bar Association and KCC are excited to invite students to participate in Law Day on Thursday, May 1st, 2014. Students interested can shadow a local attorney in the Kankakee County Courthouse beginning at 8:30 that day. A luncheon at KCC will follow allowing students to have the opportunity to ask questions about the legal profession.  Interested students please see Mrs. McThenia in the guidance office.
  •  Last week, Mrs. Kinstner's art students (all 20 of them) submitted photos of their work in application for Riverside’s Art 4 Heart Exhibition. Eight of them were accepted for the show, and will be exhibiting tomorrow night at the Majestic Theater in Kankakee.  The show runs from 5-7pm (with awards at 6 pm) and is free to all. There will be snacks, music, and some other surprises provided by Riverside.

  •  50 artists will be exhibiting in the show, and those representing Bishop McNamara are listed below:

Congratulations to:
Christiane Sims
Lauren Zinanni
Samantha Hakeman
Theresa Hodak
Gabrielle Barnes
Paige Smith
Kyra Slavin
Allison Kuhn

  •  Tomorrow is the blood drive, if you are donating please make sure you eat a big breakfast and lunch and drink lots of water throughout the day. You must bring your driver’s license to the blood drive. If you do not have your license you must bring a copy of your report card to your appointment. An email will be sent out later today with your approximate donation time. Please go to class until a student council member brings you a pass for your appointment.  Please see Miss Turner if you have any questions. Thank you for helping save lives!!

 Ceile Calendar Winner today is Chad Gessner!

 February 26, 2014

  1. Congratulations to the Lady Irish Basketball team on their victory over Hillcrest last night! Best of luck Thursday as they take on JCA! Go Irish!
  2.  REMINDER: Class of 2017, 2016 & 2015 please return your course selections and registration forms with payment to the Main Office.
  3.  The student council is hosting their annual blood drive on this Friday, February 28, there is still time to make an appointment to donate blood, please see Miss Turner by Thursday!
  4. Softball Tryouts will start Monday March 3rd at the Mac Shack from 3-5 pm 

  5.  Would all junior boys going on Kairos meet with Mrs. Bovie right after school for a 5-10 minute meeting in Campus Ministry?  If you can’t be there, please see Mrs. Bovie during the school day.
  6.  Regular Varsity Scholastic Bowl Team practice will be held this afternoon.  This is the last practice before the KCC Matchpoints all toss-up Tournament on Friday.
  7.  Will you be 15 by June 9th? Interested in taking Driver’s Ed this summer? Kankakee High School is accepting all students who attend Bishop McNamara. Please pick up an Information sheet and registration form from the Main Office. Sign-ups are Tuesday, March 11th and you must pay the $50 fee and bring your completed forms at that time.

 Ceile Calendar Winner today is Rafael Ortega!

Happy Birthday today to Rylie Hartman!

 February 25, 2014

  1. REMINDER: Class of 2017, 2016 & 2015 please return your course selections and registration forms with payment to the Main Office.
  2.  Will you be 15 by June 9th? Interested in taking Driver’s Ed this summer? Kankakee High School is accepting all students who attend Bishop McNamara. Please pick up an Information sheet and registration form from the Main Office. Sign-ups are Tuesday, March 11th and you must pay the $50 fee and bring your completed forms at that time.
  3.  The student council is hosting their annual blood drive on this Friday, February 28, there is still time to make an appointment to donate blood, please see Miss Turner by Thursday!

 Ceile Calendar Winner today is Bob Malpasuto!

Happy Birthday today to Nick Baker!

 February 24, 2014

  • Congratulations to Kyle Betourne 2014 Cladd 1A 170lbs. UNDEFEATED State Champion!!
  • Congratulations to the Lady Irish Basketball team on their Regional win!  Good luck Tuesday at Sectionals at Lincoln Way West.  They take on Hillcrest.
  • Will you be 15 by June 9th? Interested in taking Driver’s Ed this summer? Kankakee High School is accepting all students who attend Bishop McNamara. Please pick up an Information sheet and registration form from the Main Office. Sign-ups are Tuesday, March 11th and you must pay the $50 fee and bring your completed forms at that time.
  •  Attention Prom Committee Participants: The next Prom meeting is scheduled for TODAY at 2:30 P.M.  in Mrs. Valant's room. If you did not attend the last meeting, you are still welcome to join us. Today is the last day to sign-up for the committee.   Please see Mrs. Valant or Mr. Brown if you have any prom questions or concerns.  
  •  Kairos 39 Good Council please meet briefly after school today in Mrs. Gonski’s room 108.

 Ceile Calendar Winner today is Marija Stipcic!

Happy Birthday today to Jeannette Williams!

 February 21, 2014

  1. Class of 2014!  Your Jostens graduation product order will be presented to you during lunch today, in the cafeteria on Friday, February 21st. Please bring your payment if you have a balance due.
  2. Attention Prom Committee Participants: The next Prom meeting is scheduled for Monday, February 24th at 2:30 P.M.  in Mrs. Valant's room. If you did not attend the last meeting, you are still welcome to join us. Monday will be the last day to sign-up for the committee.   Please see Mrs. Valant or Mr. Brown if you have any prom questions or concerns.  
  3.  Will you be 15 by June 9th? Interested in taking Driver’s Ed this summer? Kankakee High School is accepting all students who attend Bishop McNamara. Please pick up an Information sheet and registration form from the Main Office. Sign-ups are Tuesday, March 11th and you must pay the $50 fee and bring your completed forms at that time.

 Ceile Calendar Winner today is Linda Lambert!

Happy Birthday today to Saturday to John Brace!

 February 20, 2014

  1. Attention Class of 2014! As we are closing in on graduation we want to make sure you are completely prepared for your special day.
  2. Your Jostens graduation product order will be presented to you during lunch, in the cafeteria on Friday, February 21st. Please bring your payment if you have a balance due.
  3. Call Jostens with any questions: (630) 963-3500. We’ll see you on Friday to kick off your Graduation Celebration!
  4. Good Luck to our Wrestlers competing at State beginning today and through the weekend!!
  5.  Election Judge applicants please have your applications to the main office by Friday.
  6.  Will you be 15 by June 9th? Interested in taking Driver’s Ed this summer? Kankakee High School is accepting all students who attend Bishop McNamara. Please pick up an Information sheet and registration form from the Main Office. Sign-ups are Tuesday, March 11th and you must pay the $50 fee and bring your completed forms at that time.
  7. Congrats to the Lady Irish on their vistory last night and good luck at the Regional Championship on Friday!

 Ceile Calendar Winner today is Jean Dottavio!

Happy Birthday today to Shaun Gaines!

February 19, 2014

  • Attention Class of 2014! As we are closing in on graduation we want to make sure you are completely prepared for your special day.  Your Jostens graduation product order will be presented to you during lunch, in the cafeteria on Friday, February 21st. Please bring your payment if you have a balance due.  Call Jostens with any questions: (630) 963-3500. We’ll see you on Friday to kick off your Graduation Celebration!
  •  Be an Election Judge! March 18. If you are a junior or senior in good standing, have a GPA of at least 3.0, are a US Citizen you could be an election judge. Interested persons should make inquiries in the office! This is a paid position. Please have your applications to the main office by Friday.
  • Best of luck to our Wrestlers: Kyle Betourne, Zach Lorek and Hunter Voigt at their State Competition tomorrow!!

Ceile Calendar Winner today is Chris McGovern!

Happy Birthday today to Mason Beaupre!

 February 18, 2014

  1. Mr. Skibbens 8th period class: we have a quiz TODAY!
  2. Attention Class of 2014! As we are closing in on graduation we want to make sure you are completely prepared for your special day.

    Your Jostens graduation product order will be presented to you during lunch, in the cafeteria on Friday, February 21st. Please bring your payment if you have a balance due.

    Call Jostens with any questions: (630) 963-3500. We’ll see you on Friday to kick off your Graduation Celebration!

  3.  Attention juniors and seniors, a Northern Illinois University representative will be set up in the cafeteria during the lunch hours for those interested.

  4.  Congratulations to the JV scholastic bowl for such a great season.  Mrs. Linneman and Mrs. Garcia would like to invite all scholastic bowl members to an end of the season party tomorrow, Wednesday February 19, after school in Mrs. Garcia’s classroom.  Bring snacks and drinks to share with everyone.
  5.  The last JV Scholastic Bowl practice of the year will be a combined activity with the Varsity tomorrow Wednesday after school in Mrs. Linneman’s room, where the JV (with perhaps a ringer or two) will scrimmage against the Varsity.
  6.  Congratulations to Kyle Betourne (170 lbs.) and Zack Lorek (120 lbs.) who were IHSA Sectional Champions this past weekend!  Also, congratulations to Hunter Voigt (113 lbs.) for his IHSA Sectional 4th place finish.  All three boys have qualified for the IHSA State Finals being held at the U of Illinois this Thursday - Saturday!
  7.  Be an Election Judge! March 18. If you are a junior or senior in good standing, have a GPA of at least 3.0, are a US Citizen you could be an election judge. Interested persons should make inquiries in the office! This is a paid position. Please have your applications to the main office by Friday.

 Ceile Calendar Winner today is Micheal Stephenson!

 February 14, 2014

Happy St. Valentine’s Day!

  1. Best of luck to our Wrestlers competing in the IHSA Sectionals tomorrow!
  2. The final quiz question:  What do you call someone who is not in the gym at 10:00 AM this Monday?  The correct answer is “Not out for track this year”.  See you Monday!
  3. Be an Election Judge! March 18. If you are a junior or senior in good standing, have a GPA of at least 3.0, are a US Citizen you could be an election judge. Interested persons should make inquiries in the office! This is a paid position. Please have your applications to the main office by February 21.
  4.  Winter Ball tickets will be on sale during lunches. The cost is $10 per ticket. Picture packets are available in the Main Office.
  5.  Varsity Scholastic Bowl Team members are reminded to be in the Mac Parking lot at 7:15 AM tomorrow for departure for Crete Monee High School.  Anyone who has not given Mrs. Linneman $5. 00 for your lunch should give it to her on Saturday.
  6. If you are missing something:  Please check the lost & found in the Main Office.  There are many items that have been found!  Winter coats, boots....

 Ceile Calendar Winner today is Mary Ann Lambert!

Happy Birthday Saturday to Jaahay Medina and Sunday to Bryce Clark & LJ Kurek!

February 13, 2014

  • Today’s quiz question – what is happening in the gym at 10 AM next Monday?  If your answer was “track practice”, you have won today’s prize – Coach Zullo’s undying admiration. Congratulations!
  • Be an Election Judge! March 18. If you are a junior or senior in good standing, have a GPA of at least 3.0, are a US Citizen you could be an election judge. Interested persons should make inquiries in the office! This is a paid position. Please have your applications to the main office by February 21.
  •  Winter Ball tickets will be on sale during lunches. The cost is $10 per ticket. Picture packets are available in the Main Office.
  •  Attention all SENIOR WINTERBALL COURT MEMBERS- Please wear dress clothes to school on Friday, as you will be having your picture taken Friday morning in the cafeteria.  Please report to the cafeteria instead of homeroom. 
  •  Seniors that plan on attending Kankakee Community College please be aware that the foundation scholarship deadline is approaching quickly.  KCC Scholarship applications are due on March 1st.
  •  All seniors that plan on attending any type of college or university next year need to be actively completing and submitting their FAFSA form for financial aid.  Check with your institutions to see if they will require any additional paperwork.  Please see Mrs. Nugent with any questions.

 Ceile Calendar Winner today is Larry Schrage!

Happy Birthday today to Robbie Odeneal!

February 12, 2014

  • Here's a quiz over yesterday's announcements - When does track practice start? If you answered next Monday at 10:00 AM, you have won today's prize - Coach Klipp's undying admiration.
  •  Be an Election Judge! March 18. If you are a junior or senior in good standing, have a GPA of at least 3.0, are a US Citizen you could be an election judge. Interested persons should make inquiries in the office! This is a paid position. Please have your applications to the main office by February 21.
  •  Winter Ball tickets will be on sale during lunches. The cost is $10 per ticket. Picture packets are available in the Main Office.
  •  Seniors that plan on attending Kankakee Community College please be aware that the foundation scholarship deadline is approaching quickly.  KCC Scholarship applications are due on March 1st.
  •  All seniors that plan on attending any type of college or university next year need to be actively completing and submitting their FAFSA form for financial aid.  Check with your institutions to see if they will require any additional paperwork.  Please see Mrs. Nugent with any questions.

 Ceile Calendar Winner today is Sherree Gessner!

February 11, 2014

  1. Seniors that plan on attending Kankakee Community College please be aware that the foundation scholarship deadline is approaching quickly.  KCC Scholarship applications are due on March 1st.

  2. All seniors that plan on attending any type of college or university next year need to be actively completing and submitting their FAFSA form for financial aid.  Check with your institutions to see if they will require any additional paperwork.  Please see Mrs. Nugent with any questions.

  3.  Pink Out TONIGHT! Come support the Lady Irish as they take on Kankakee!
  4.  Attention all students that will be 18 by November 4th - Effective January 1st, the law allows 17 year olds to vote in the upcoming March Primary IF they will be 18 years of old by November 18th. In order to vote a student must register with the Kankakee County Clerks office - who will be here during lunch periods on Tuesday February 11th - Interested students must bring two forms of ID with you to register (your drivers license as well as your student ID are perfect). Today is the only day in which the County Clerks office will be here to register those interested.
  5.  All members of the men's and women's track teams are reminded that practice begins next Monday. The teams will meet in the gym at 10:00 AM. Anyone interested in running track who has not already signed up, should see Mrs. Zullo ASAP.
  6.  Be an Election Judge! March 18. If you are a junior or senior in good standing, have a GPA of at least 3.0, are a US Citizen you could be an election judge. Interested persons should make inquiries in the office!
  7.  Winter Ball tickets will be on sale during lunches. $10 per ticket.

 Ceile Calendar Winner today is Dan Collins!

Happy Birthday today to Paige Antognoli and Caitlin Engelking!

 February 10, 2014

  • Junior retreat leaders who have not paid for t-shirts are asked to see Mrs. Bovie today to take care of that.
  •  Seniors:With only a few months until graduation, make sure that you are checking out the scholarship opportunities available on our website. These scholarships can be found by going to the Guidance section listed under the heading Academics. Scholarships are now being updated on a weekly basis. If you have any questions in regards to any of the scholarships listed on our website please see Mrs. McThenia
  •  All Scholastic Bowl Team players are reminded that the rescheduled league tournament at Marist High School will take place tomorrow Tuesday.  Practice will be held today, so be sure that you have signed up to participate on Tuesday.  On Tuesday, all participants should meet in the cafeteria for 2: 45 departure.  In addition, the Varsity Team is reminded that the Masonic Tournament is on Saturday at Crete Monee.
  •  Pink Out at Tuesday, Feb 11 game! Come support the Lady Irish as they take on Kankakee!
  •  Attention all students that will be 18 by November 4th - Effective January 1st, the law allows 17 year olds to vote in the upcoming March Primary IF they will be 18 years of old by November 18th. In order to vote a student must register with the Kankakee County Clerks office - who will be here during lunch periods on Tuesday February 11th - Interested students must bring two forms of ID with you to register (your drivers license as well as your student ID are perfect). Tuesday February 11th is the only day the in which the County Clerks office will be here to register those interested.

 Ceile Calendar Winner today is Thomas Kahanic!

Happy Birthday today to Reileigh Turro!

February 7, 2014

  1. Keep our Cheer Squad in your thoughts today as they compete at the IHSA State Competition in Bloomington! Good Luck!
  2.  Boys JV & Varsity Basketball Practice:  Saturday - @ Mac 830-10 AM
  3.  Senior Students:  With only a few months until graduation, make sure that you are checking out the scholarship opportunities available on our website. These scholarships can be found by going to the Guidance section listed under the heading Academics. Scholarships are now being updated on a weekly basis.  If you have any questions in regards to any of the scholarships listed on our website please see Mrs. McThenia
  4.  Green Planet and the NAACP will be hosting a Festival of Nations and Diversity Fair this Sunday, February 9th at the Kankakee Public Library at 2:00 p.m. Some of our very own International Students will be participating. All are encouraged to attend!
  5.  Pink Out at Tuesday, Feb 11 game!  Come support the Lady Irish as they take on Kankakee!
  6.  Attention all students that will be 18 by November 4th - Effective January 1st, the law allows 17 year olds to vote in the upcoming March Primary IF they will be 18 years of old by November 18th. In order to vote a student must register with the Kankakee County Clerks office - who will be here during lunch periods on Tuesday February 11th - Interested students must bring two forms of ID with you to register (your drivers license as well as your student ID are perfect). Tuesday February 11th is the only day the in which the County Clerks office will be here to register those interested.

Ceile Calendar Winner today is Gerald Forestier!

Happy Birthday to Cassidy Devenouges & Erin O’Connor! Happy Birthday Sunday to Josh Ramirez, Josh Stark and Andrew Worby!

 

February 6, 2014

  1. Congratulations to the WYSE team for their 2nd Place finish in the Regional competition on Tuesday. The team will advance to the Sectional competition. Medal winners were Kyle Hendrix: 1st in Mathematics, 2nd in Physics; Michael Malpasuto; 2nd in Computer Science, 3rd in Physics; Andrew Buttle: 3rd in Computer Science, 3rd in Engineering Graphics; Mitchell Kurzejka: 2nd in Engineering Graphics and Dalton Pachorek: 2nd in Computer Science. Great job everyone!
  2.  Interested in Bass Fishing?  There will be an informational meeting for those interested in being a part of the Bass Fishing team today, February 6th at 2:30pm in the Athletic Office. 
  3.  Any students that reside in the Manteno school district or St. Anne School district that are interested in taking  the driver’s education program through those schools this summer must stop by and speak to Mrs. Douglas. 
  4.  Boys JV & Varsity Basketball Practice
  5. Thursday - @ Mac 3-430;  Friday - Game @ Providence; Saturday - @ Mac 830-10 AM
  6.  Senior Students,  With only a few months until graduation, make sure that you are checking out the scholarship opportunities available on our website. These scholarships can be found by going to the Guidance section listed under the heading Academics. Scholarships are now being updated on a weekly basis.  If you have any questions in regards to any of the scholarships listed on our website please see Mrs. McThenia
  7.  Green Planet and the NAACP will be hosting a Festival of Nations and Diversity Fair this Sunday, February 9th at the Kankakee Public Library at 2:00 p.m. Some of our very own International Students will be participating. All are encouraged to attend! 
  8.  Attention all students that will be 18 by November 4th - Effective January 1st, the law allows 17 year olds to vote in the upcoming March Primary IF they will be 18 years of old by November 18th. In order to vote a student must register with the Kankakee County Clerks office - who will be here during lunch periods on Tuesday February 11th - Interested students must bring two forms of ID with you to register (your drivers license as well as your student ID are perfect). Tuesday February 11th is the only day the in which the County Clerks office will be here to register those interested.

Ceile Calendar Winner today is Jim Kyrouac!

Happy Belated Birthday yesterday to Emanuel Rogers!

 February 4, 2014

  • Interested in Bass Fishing?  There will be an informational meeting for those interested in being a part of the Bass Fishing team on Thursday, February 6th at 2:30pm in the Athletic Office. 
  •  Any students that reside in the Manteno school district or St. Anne School district that are interested in taking  the driver’s education program through those schools this summer must stop by and speak to Mrs. Douglas. 

Boys JV & Varsity Basketball Practice

Tuesday- @Mac 3-445

Wednesday- @ Legends 330-5

Thursday - @ Mac 3-430

Friday - Game @ Providence

Saturday - @ Mac 830-10 AM

  •  Jazz Band is cancelled for today after school.  We will meet Friday morning during normal band time to have a full rehearsal 7:30-8:20.  Please be prepared

 Ceile Calendar Winner today is Wendy Geisler!

 February 3, 2014

Boys JV & Varsity Basketball Practice will be as follows this week:

Monday- @ Legends 4-530

Tuesday- @Mac 3-445

Wednesday- @ Legends 330-5

Thursday - @ Mac 3-430

Friday - Game @ Providence

Saturday - @ Mac 830-10 AM

  • Congratulations to the Poms! On their 2nd place finish at the IHSA Finals. Way to go ladies!
  • Congratulations to the Cheer squad for qualifying for the IHSA State Competition being held this weekend!  Good luck!
  • Interested in Bass Fishing?  There will be an informational meeting for those interested in being a part of the Bass Fishing team on Thursday, February 6th at 2:30pm in the Athletic Office. 
  •  Any students that reside in the Manteno school district or St. Anne School district that are interested in taking  the driver’s education program through those schools this summer must stop by and speak to Mrs. Douglas. 
  •  Regular Scholastic Bowl practice will be held Monday and Wednesday this week.  The league tournament will be held Tuesday at Marist High School tomorrow Tuesday, so be sure you have signed up with Mrs. Linneman or Mrs. Garcia to compete.  Team members competing at Marist on Tuesday should meet in the cafeteria after school for departure at 2: 45.
  •  BOYS TENNIS: To ALL Boys interested in playing Tennis….conditioning is starting tomorrow at 2:45. Please meet Coach Franco in the weight room at 2:45. Make sure to bring your Racquet with you J

Ceile Calendar Winner today is Richard Lemote!

Happy Birthday today to Carly Ford!

 

January 31, 2014

  •  Leaders for junior retreat are reminded to get rough drafts in to Mrs. Bovie today and plan on meeting Monday or Tuesday afterschool. 
  •  Junior boys who haven’t turned Kairos forms in are asked to see Mrs. Bovie now in rm 102.
  •  Friday Night is NEON night at the Home boys Basketball game. T-shirts will be available for $5 during lunches and at the home game on Friday. Show your support and wear NEON!
  •  BOYS TENNIS…To ALL Boys interested in playing Tennis this spring there is a Mandatory meeting in coach Franco’s room C1 right after school today. No experience necessary. It will be a brief 10 min meeting! Let’s Talk TENNIS!
  • There will be an informational meeting at 2:45 in the weight room, Tuesday, February 4 for anyone interested in soccer this spring.
  •  There will be no Softball open gym on Sunday.

 Ceile Calendar Winner today is Tracy Naese!

Happy Birthday Sunday to Mikaelah Hurley and Jenna Stauffenberg!

January 30, 2014

  1. Friday Night is NEON night at the Home boys Basketball game. T-shirts will be available for $5 during lunches and at the home game on Friday. Show your support and wear NEON!
  2. BOYS TENNIS: To ALL Boys interested in playing Tennis this Spring there is a mandatory informational meeting this Friday in Coach Franco’s Room C1. No experience necessary just be sure to bring a GOOD attitude and a will to learn and work hard!  
  3.  There will be an informational meeting at 2:45 in the weight room, Tuesday, February 4 for anyone interested in soccer this spring.
  4.  There will be no Softball open gym on Sunday.

 Ceile Calendar Winner today is Joanne Lambert!

Happy Birthday today to Maghan Kraft and Cody Salkeld!

January 29, 2014

  • Senior Students: Just a reminder……..if you owe the Guidance Office money for transcripts let’s get that paid.  Final transcripts will not go out unless you show a zero balance being owed!
  •  Congratulations to our Pom Poms squad for their Sectional Championship win on Saturday! Good luck at State this weekend! Go Irish!
  •  Congratulations to Zac Lorek who placed 4th at the 120 pound level and to Kyle Betourne who is now 17-0 and the Chicago Catholic League Champ. He was also named the Outstanding Tournament Wrestler!  Way to go Irish!
  •  Friday Night is NEON night at the Home boys Basketball game. T-shirts will be available for $5 during lunches and at the home game on Friday. Show your support and wear NEON!
  • BOYS TENNIS: To ALL Boys interested in playing Tennis this Spring there is a mandatory informational meeting this Friday in Coach Franco’s Room C1. No experience necessary just be sure to bring a GOOD attitude and a will to learn and work hard!  
  •  There wil be an informational meeting at 2:45 in the weight room, Tuesday, February 4 for anyone interested in soccer this spring.
  •  All members of this year's cross-country team are reminded about helping at Grade School Night this Friday. Check your email for details.
  •  The Varsity Scholastic Bowl Team will meet for regular practice today Wednesday after school.       
  • Thank you to everyone who participated in the Auction Kickoff Party at the Fieldhouse! A huge Thank You to Chad and Mary Nugent and John and Carol Vallone for the great evening! It was great to see so many people there!

 Ceile Calendar Winner today is Terry Koppers!

Happy Belated Birthday Monday to Abbey Kyrouac and Happy Birthday today to Dylan Anderson!

January 24, 2014

  1. Senior Students: Just a reminder……..if you owe the Guidance Office money for transcripts let’s get that paid.  Final transcripts will not go out unless you show a zero balance being owed!
  2. Junior boys are asked to get Kairos forms returned to Mrs. Bovie today.  If you haven’t picked one up, please do so today in Campus Ministry
  3. Distance runners are reminded that they begin practice on Monday after school in Room 14. Bring plenty of warm clothes. Distance runners are also reminded to check their email for a message from Coach Klipp.
  4. There will be no JV baseball open gym tonight.

Ceile Calendar Winner today is Darla Garner!

Happy Birthday today to Gabby Barnes and Zachary Schillinger-Mailoux! Saturday to Megan O’Connor, Jose Barajas and Jordan Lakomiak! And Sunday to Tevin Watson!

January 23, 2014

  •  Junior boys interested in Kairos March 5-7, see Mrs. Bovie for an application.
  • If you have an overdue library book, please check with Mrs. Jones.

Ceile Calendar Winner today is Rhonda Cotsones!

January 22, 2014

  1.  Congratulations to Zach Lorek who took 2nd place at 120 pounds this past weekend at the Mahomet Seymour 20 Team Wrestling Invite.  Zach’s record is now 14 – 6.  And Congratulations to Kyle Betourne who took 1st at 170 lbs.  Kyle improved his record to 15 – 0.
  2.  This Saturday the wrestlers will be competing in the Chicago Catholic League Conference Tournament at Chicago Mt. Carmel...   Best of luck to our wrestlers.
  3. To the cast of the spring musical: a reminder that read through will be tonight at 6:30 in the cafeteria. Scripts, part assignments, and rehearsal schedules will be handed out at that time.
  4. Junior boys interested in Kairos March 5-7, see Mrs. Bovie for an application.
  5. If you have an overdue library book, please check with Mrs. Jones.

Ceile Calendar Winner today is Lisa Szczepanski!

 Happy Birthday today to Kristen Swanson! 

January 21, 2014

  •  Senior Students: with only a few months until graduation, make sure that you are checking out the scholarship opportunities available on our website. These scholarships can be found by going to the Guidance section listed under the heading Academics. Scholarships are now being updated on a weekly basis. If you have any questions in regards to any of the scholarships listed on our website please see Mrs. McThenia
  • Anyone interested in participating in boy's or girl's track, and who missed the meeting last Friday, must see Mrs Zullo today to sign up and get information. We need the information today because we are going to order uniforms.
  • All Scholastic Bowl Team players are reminded that league matches will take place this afternoon at Joliet Catholic.  Team members should meet in the cafeteria after school to depart at 2:45.  If there is any question about your participation, please check with Mrs. Linneman or Mrs. Garcia.   In addition, regular team practice will be held tomorrow, Wednesday, after school.

 Ceile Calendar Winner today is Linda Vandorie!

  

January 17, 2014

  1. Come out to Kankakee Ice Valley this Saturday Night and help your BMCHS players celebrate as they are recognized on their senior night.   The seniors being honored are Derien Denoyer, Cameron Mullady, Zeb Rashenskas, Colin Renville, Spencer Rocknowski and Tom Szczepanski.  There are special guests invited and a few surprises - it should be a great night!  The festivities start with the JV game puck drop at 4:50 followed by an introduction of the team's senior players and their parents.  The varsity game against Joliet Catholic will follow (start scheduled for 6:30) and we will have some very special guests participating in the shoot the puck contest in between the second and third periods.  There will also be a reception to honor the senior players following the Varsity game.  As always - admission is free - please join us!!
  2.  Senior Students: with only a few months until graduation, make sure that you are checking out the scholarship opportunities available on our website. These scholarships can be found by going to the Guidance section listed under the heading Academics. Scholarships are now being updated on a weekly basis. If you have any questions in regards to any of the scholarships listed on our website please see Mrs. McThenia
  3.  Registration for boy's Kairos is open for senior boys only. Forms may be picked up with Mrs. Bovie in Campus Ministry. Registration for juniors will begin next Wed. Kairos runs from March 4-7.

 Happy Birthday today to Kyle Hendrix and Saturday to Joe Sartain!

Ceile Calendar Winner today is Raeann Love!

January 16, 2014

  • Come out to Kankakee Ice Valley this Saturday Night and help your BMCHS players celebrate as they are recognized on their senior night.   The seniors being honored are Derien Denoyer, Cameron Mullady, Zeb Rashenskas, Colin Renville, Spencer Rocknowski and Tom Szczepanski.  There are special guests invited and a few surprises - it should be a great night!  The festivities start with the JV game puck drop at 4:50 followed by an introduction of the team's senior players and their parents.  The varsity game against Joliet Catholic will follow (start scheduled for 6:30) and we will have some very special guests participating in the shoot the puck contest in between the second and third periods.  There will also be a reception to honor the senior players following the Varsity game.  As always - admission is free - please join us!!
  •  A local art gallery is calling for high school student entries that communicate a healthy message about Bullying/ Teen Violence, Texting and Driving, or Body Image/Self Esteem. These student works will be showcased at the Gretchen Charlton Art Gallery in March, and featured in a traveling exhibit throughout the county. Any student interested in participating in the exhibition should contact Mrs. Kinstner for more information.
  •  Congratulations to the 32 cast members of Disney's Beauty and The Beast. A big thank you goes out to Mrs. Ronchetto, Mrs. Schmidt, and Shelby Cole for all their assistance. Scripts and Chorus parts will be given out at Tuesday's read - thru starting at 6:30 in the cafeteria. If anyone was not able to audition, but would like to be involved in the show, see Deacon.
  •  Senior Students, With only a few months until graduation, make sure that you are checking out the scholarship opportunities available on our website. These scholarships can be found by going to the Guidance section listed under the heading Academics.  Scholarships are now being updated on a weekly basis.  If you have any questions in regards to any of the scholarships listed on our website please see Mrs. McThenia
  •  Track and Field Team meeting is tomorrow at 7:45 in Room 15-16.
  •  Registration for boy's kairos is open for senior boys only. Forms may be picked up with Mrs. Bovie in Campus Ministry. Registration for junors will begin next Wed. Kairos runs from March 4-7.

 Happy Birthday today to Dylan Deatherage and Sydney Carrington!

Ceile Calendar Winner today is Teresa Lanie!

January 15, 2014

  • Come out to Kankakee Ice Valley this Saturday Night and help your BMCHS players celebrate as they are recognized on their senior night.   The seniors being honored are Derien Denoyer, Cameron Mullady, Zeb Rashenskas, Colin Renville, Spencer Rocknowski and Tom Szczepanski.  There are special guests invited and a few surprises - it should be a great night!  The festivities start with the JV game puck drop at 4:50 followed by an introduction of the team's senior players and their parents.  The varsity game against Joliet Catholic will follow (start scheduled for 6:30) and we will have some very special guests participating in the shoot the puck contest in between the second and third periods.  There will also be a reception to honor the senior players following the Varsity game.  As always - admission is free - please join us!!
  •  A local art gallery is calling for high school student entries that communicate a healthy message about Bullying/ Teen Violence, Texting and Driving, or Body Image/Self Esteem. These student works will be showcased at the Gretchen Charlton Art Gallery in March, and featured in a traveling exhibit throughout the county. Any student interested in participating in the exhibition should contact Mrs. Kinstner for more information.
  •  Freshman/Sophomore JV Baseball players there is a meeting TODAY at 2:45 pm in Mr. Yeoman’s room 107.
  •  How would you like to be faster, more explosive, and a more intense competitior? Track and Field can do all of those things for you. Team meeting is this Friday at 7:45 in Room 15-16.
  •  Registration for boy's kairos will open Wed.the 15th for senior boys only. Forms may be picked up with Mrs. Bovie in Campus Ministry. Registration for junors will begin next Wed. Kairos runs from March 4-7.
  •  Students please read your student email for details about our Spring Musical, Disney's Beauty and The Beast. Tonight is the second and final night of part assignments. Won't you consider joining in the fun? 7:30 in the vocal room. Don't miss this opportunity to shine like a Disney Star!
  •  Juniors interested in leading the junior retreat are asked to pick up applications in Campus Ministry.  Forms are located on the back wall.  Completed forms are due back in Campus Ministry by Wed. 1/15 8:00 am.

 Ceile Calendar Winner today is Hany Girgis!

January 14, 2014

  1. A local art gallery is calling for high school student entries that communicate a healthy message about Bullying/ Teen Violence, Texting and Driving, or Body Image/Self Esteem. These student works will be showcased at the Gretchen Charlton Art Gallery in March, and featured in a traveling exhibit throughout the county. Any student interested in participating in the exhibition should contact Mrs. Kinstner for more information.
  2.  Any player going out for Freshman/Sophomore JV Baseball, there is a meeting on 01/15/13 at 2:45 pm in Mr. Yeoman’s room 107.
  3.  How would you like to be faster, more explosive, and a more intense competitior? Track and Field can do all of those things for you. Team meeting is this Friday at 7:45 in Room 15-16.
  4. Registration for boy's kairos will open Wed.the 15th for senior boys only. Forms may be picked up with Mrs. Bovie in Campus Ministry. Registration for junors will begin next Wed. Kairos runs from March 4-7.
  5.  Sign UPS for placement in the Spring Musical are tonight at 6:30 and tomorrow at 7:30 in the vocal room. Sign up online, or just show up. We will find a perfect part for you! Come join in the fun of Disney's Beauty and The Beast.
  6.  Juniors interested in leading the junior retreat are asked to pick up applications in Campus Ministry.  Forms are located on the back wall.  Completed forms are due back in Campus Ministry by Wed. 1/15 8:00 am.
  7.  Service Hour Opportunity: Volunteer to help at the Pledge for Life Fun-a-thon! Sunday, Feb. 9th at Olivet Nazarene University. See Mrs. Bovie to sign-up to help.

 Ceile Calendar Winner today is John Lovell!

 

January 13, 2014

ALL boys basketball practice will be 3 to 5 tonight

 

  1.  Regular Scholastic Bowl practices will be held Monday and Wednesday this week.  Mrs. Linneman would like to publically compliment the six varsity players who competed at Homewood-Flossmoor’s Turnabout Tournament on Saturday for their sportsmanship, enthusiasm and stamina.  Carly Zoladz, Mike Malpasuto, Kyle Hendrix, Kayl Ronchetto, Becca Schneider, and Kevin Kramer played nine hard-fought matches.  Kevin Kramer was named to the all-tournament all-stars in light of the 42 toss up questions he answered correctly, 6 of them for extra “Power” points for the team. Great job, everyone!
  2.  Anyone interested in joining the track team should attend a meeting this Friday at 7:45 in Room 15-16.  Bring a pen or pencil.
  3. Placement auditions and part assignments will take place Tuesday and Wednesday evenings this week for our Spring Musical, Disney's Beauty and The Beast. There will be a short meeting in the vocal music room today 2:40 for anyone that needs more questions answered. Pick up an informative audition pack outside Deacon's room, and please make sure to check your student emails for more information.
  4.  Juniors interested in leading the junior retreat are asked to pick up applications in Campus Ministry.  Forms are located on the back wall.  Completed forms are due back in Campus Ministry by Wed. 1/15 8:00 am.
  5.  Service Hour Opportunity: Volunteer to help at the Pledge for Life Fun-a-thon! Sunday, Feb. 9th at Olivet Nazarene University. See Mrs. Bovie to sign-up to help.

 Happy Birthday today to Tim Cole, Taylor Shannon, & Cade Turro!

 Ceile Calendar Winner today is Kim Meli & Mary Anderson!

January 10, 2014

  •  Junior and Senior boys interested in going out for the Varsity Baseball team are asked to meet at the Meadowview Facility at 3 PM today  for a short meeting.
  • All Freshman and Sophomore boys interested in going out for baseball will meet in the coming days.  More information to follow.
  •  Attention students interested in this year's Spring Musical Disney's Beauty and The Beast. Check out Belle's beautiful princess dress in the fine arts display cabinets across from the girls locker room. Auditions are Tuesday and Wednesday next week. Check your email to sign up. There will be a very brief meeting on Monday after school in the vocal music room to answer any questions and explain audition procedures. Hope to see you there!
  •  Varsity Scholastic Bowl Team members competing at Homewood-Flossmoor on Saturday are reminded to meet for departure at 7: 15.  Please be sure to bring money for lunch.
  •  The 2nd Annual Trivia Night will be at Mac in the café. The cost is $25 dollars per person (must be 21 to attend). Each team is comprised of 10 persons. Bring your own food and beverages. Each team creates a food and fun theme for their table (ie. cowboy, fiesta, sport, etc.). This is a great and inexpensive night to socialize, have fun and test your knowledge. Doors will open at 6:15 pm and the games begin at 7pm. Seating is limited. Return your donation and Reservation Registration Form by January 13, 2014 to Bishop McNamara High School, Attn: John Rutter.
  •  Service Hour Opportunity: Volunteer to help at the Pledge for Life Fun-a-thon! Sunday, Feb. 9th at Olivet Nazarene University. See Mrs. Bovie to sign-up to help.

 Happy Birthday today to Jasmine Guerrero and Kathryn Rogers! Happy Birthday Sunday to Keith Mulholland and Lauren Zinanni!

January 9, 2014

  •  There will be a short informational meeting for any girl interested in playing softball this spring.  The meeting will take place today at 2:30pm in the cafeteria. 
  •  Varsity Scholastic Bowl Team members competing at Homewood-Flossmoor on Saturday are reminded to meet for departure at 7:15.  Please be sure to bring money for lunch.
  • The 2nd Annual Trivia Night will be at Mac in the café. The cost is $25 dollars per person (must be 21 to attend). Each team is comprised of 10 persons. Bring your own food and beverages. Each team creates a food and fun theme for their table (ie. cowboy, fiesta, sport, etc.). This is a great and inexpensive night to socialize, have fun and test your knowledge. Doors will open at 6:15 pm and the games begin at 7pm. Seating is limited. Return your donation and Reservation Registration Form by January 13, 2014 to Bishop McNamara High School, Attn: John Rutter.
  •  Attention students: Check your school email for information on our upcoming Spring Musical: Disney's Beauty And The Beast. Check it out, and consider being a part of this great show.  See or Email Deacon Skelly if you have any questions. Hope to see you there!

January 8, 2014

Welcome Back and Happy New Year!

Regular Scholastic Bowl practice will be held today Wednesday after school.  Varsity team members need to be sure to sign up with Mrs. Linneman to compete in the tournament at Homewood-Flossmoor on Saturday.

Happy Birthday to yesterday to Theresa Hodak, Lucas Johnson & Lukas Kinstner and today to Drake Selock!

 

December 19, 2013

ACT Prep Online Video Class Pilot Program: REMINDER: Early Bird Discount expires on Christmas Day Families that sign up by Christmas Day receive an extra $25 off the pilot program.

McNamara Trivia Night – January 18 – reserve your table!

Happy Birthday over break to Macie Dionne (12/26), Corinne O’Connor (12/27), Kevin Richardson (12/27), Rebecca Kraweic (12/29), Colin Renville (12/30), Rebecca Schneider (12/31), Anthony Tatum (1/2), Annika Peddinghaus (1/3), and Kassidy Quick (1/4)!

Have a Blessed Christmas and a Happy New Year! The Main Office will be closed December 23 – January 3. The Main Office will reopen January 6.

December 18, 2013

 ACT Prep Online Video Class Pilot Program: REMINDER: Early Bird Discount expires on Christmas Day Families that sign up by Christmas Day receive an extra $25 off the pilot program.

 Tomorrow’s Semester Exam Schedule: Period 7 and Period 8

  1.  The Band program is accepting new musicians! If you did not have a chance to join this semester, it is not too late to join for next semester! Get into contact with Ms. Ruesch, and we will get you signed up for band! We have some really great pieces picked out for the next concert, and you do not want to miss out on them! We hope to see you in the band room in the New Year. Choose to be more!
  2.  Manteno Youth Intramural League is looking for students to assist with their Saturday games.  They are in need of referees and score table workers.  Games run from Jan. 18-March 8 from 9-3.  If interested please contact Tricia Dotson at triciadotson@gmail.com.  
  3. Ministry team will be hosting exam prayer time next week.  Tuesday and Wednesday prayer will be in the chapel during lunch.  Bring a lunch if you want.  Thursday prayer will be at 8am in chapel.
  4. Coach Akerman is selling Kae Fay car stickers for $7.00 and she also has a couple beanies for $10.00.  All proceeds will go to the Kae Fay Memorial Scholarship.  See Mrs. Akerman during your lunch if you would like to purchase either of these items.
  5. Need Service Hours? Why not help set up & tear down chairs for the Grade School band Concert on Today? Set up will begin after finals are over and tear down will be around 7pm. Any questions, please contact Ms. Ruesch.

Ceile Calendar Winner today is Noah Hubly!

Happy Birthday today to Bjohn Brown and Monique Sharper!

December 17, 2013

 ACT Prep Online Video Class Pilot Program: REMINDER: Early Bird Discount expires on Christmas Day Families that sign up by Christmas Day receive an extra $25 off the pilot program.

 Tomorrow’s Semester Exam Schedule: Period 3, Period 4, Period 6

  •  The Band program is accepting new musicians! If you did not have a chance to join this semester, it is not too late to join for next semester! Get into contact with Ms. Ruesch, and we will get you signed up for band! We have some really great pieces picked out for the next concert, and you do not want to miss out on them! We hope to see you in the band room in the New Year. Choose to be more!
  •  Manteno Youth Intramural League is looking for students to assist with their Saturday games.  They are in need of referees and score table workers.  Games run from Jan. 18-March 8 from 9-3.  If interested please contact Tricia Dotson at triciadotson@gmail.com.  
  • Ministry team will be hosting exam prayer time next week.  Tuesday and Wednesday prayer will be in the chapel during lunch.  Bring a lunch if you want.  Thursday prayer will be at 8am in chapel.
  • Coach Akerman is selling Kae Fay car stickers for $7.00 and she also has a couple beanies for $10.00.  All proceeds will go to the Kae Fay Memorial Scholarship.  See Mrs. Akerman.
  • Need Service Hours? Why not help set up & tear down chairs for the Grade School band Concert on Wednesday, December 18th? Set up will begin after finals are over and tear down will be around 7pm. Any questions, please contact Ms. Ruesch.

Ceile Calendar Winner today is Carol Mahnke!

Happy Birthday today to Kathleen Mesenbring!

December 16, 2013

Tomorrow’s Semester Exams are as follows:

Period 1 – 8:30-9:45

Period 2 - 10:05-11:20

Period 5 - 12:00-1:15

Period 1 exam begins promptly at 8:30 – all students need to make sure they arrive on time for their semester exams!

  1.  The Band program is accepting new musicians! If you did not have a chance to join this semester, it is not too late to join for next semester! Get into contact with Ms. Ruesch, and we will get you signed up for band! We have some really great pieces picked out for the next concert, and you do not want to miss out on them! We hope to see you in the band room in the New Year. Choose to be more!
  2.  Manteno Youth Intramural League is looking for students to assist with their Saturday games.  They are in need of referees and score table workers.  Games run from Jan. 18-March 8 from 9-3.  If interested please contact Tricia Dotson at triciadotson@gmail.com.  
  3. Ministry team will be hosting exam prayer time next week.  Tuesday and Wednesday prayer will be in the chapel during lunch.  Bring a lunch if you want.  Thursday prayer will be at 8am in chapel.
  4. Coach Akerman is selling Kae Fay car stickers for $7.00 and she also has a couple beanies for $10.00.  All proceeds will go to the Kae Fay Memorial Scholarship.  See Mrs. Akerman during your lunch if you would like to purchase either of these items.
  5. Need Service Hours? Why not help set up & tear down chairs for the Grade School band Concert on Wednesday, December 18th? Set up will begin after finals are over and tear down will be around 7pm. Any questions, please contact Ms. Ruesch.
  6. The winner of the Photos@Bishop-McNamara.org contest were: Ryliegh Turro and Sam Hakemen. Thank you for sending in photos. Keep sending your sports, service project, and scholastic event photos to: Photos@Bishop-McNamara.org . The gift cards to Starbucks can be picked up in the Advancement Office.

 Ceile Calendar Winner today is Aubree Smith !

Happy Birthday today to Samantha Gonski!

 

December 13, 2013

  1.  On Monday we will be having an ugly christmas sweater dress down day. If you bring in $2 to donate to families in need you can wear jeans or sweats with your ugliest christmas sweater to school. Teachers will collect the $2 during homeroom and give you a sticker. The sticker must be worn all day.
  2.  Also check out the Christmas photo booth during lunch hours on Monday brought to you by student council
  3. The Band program is accepting new musicians! If you did not have a chance to join this semester, it is not too late to join for next semester! Get into contact with Ms. Ruesch, and we will get you signed up for band! We have some really great pieces picked out for the next concert, and you do not want to miss out on them! We hope to see you in the band room in the New Year. Choose to be more!
  4.  Manteno Youth Intramural League is looking for students to assist with their Saturday games.  They are in need of referees and score table workers.  Games run from Jan. 18-March 8 from 9-3.  If interested please contact Tricia Dotson at triciadotson@gmail.com.  
  5. Ministry team will be hosting exam prayer time next week.  Tuesday and Wednesday prayer will be in the chapel during lunch.  Bring a lunch if you want.  Thursday prayer will be at 8am in chapel.
  6. Coach Akerman is selling Kae Fay car stickers for $7.00 and she also has a couple beanies for $10.00.  All proceeds will go to the Kae Fay Memorial Scholarship.  See Mrs. Akerman during your lunch if you would like to purchase either of these items.
  7. Need Service Hours? Why not help set up & tear down chairs for the Grade School band Concert on Wednesday, December 18th? Set up will begin after finals are over and tear down will be around 7pm. Any questions, please contact Ms. Ruesch.

 Ceile Calendar Winner today is Reid & Jen Savoie!

Happy Birthday Saturday to Matt Marcotte!

December 12, 2013

  Reminder Sophomores and Juniors interested in Career Center and current Career Center students please speak with Mrs. Nugent before Christmas break.

  1.  Seniors,  As of Monday, Dec. 9 Fr. Dan has received only 4 senior service reflection papers and many of you still don’t have your hours in.  Be reminded that both are due by the end of first semester as a graduation requirement.  See handbook or Mrs. Bovie with questions.
  2.  All members of the cross-country team are asked to turn in their uniforms to Mrs. Zullo before the end of the week so that Coach Klipp can put them away.
  3.  Attention Z-Club members:  There will be a meeting this Friday on 12.13.2013 during the zero (0) hour.  Please check your emails for a copy of the minutes and agenda which will be sent to you within the next couple of days.  Also, be sure to review the materials PRIOR to the meeting."

  Ceile Calendar Winner today is Mary Griffith!

Happy Birthday today to Kelly Rudin!

December 11, 2013

  •  Reminder Sophomores and Juniors interested in Career Center and current Career Center students please speak with Mrs. Nugent before Christmas break.
  •  Seniors,  As of Monday, Dec. 9 Fr. Dan has received only 4 senior service reflection papers and many of you still don’t have your hours in.  Be reminded that both are due by the end of first semester as a graduation requirement.  See handbook or Mrs. Bovie with questions.
  •  All members of the cross-country team are asked to turn in their uniforms to Mrs. Zullo before the end of the week so that Coach Klipp can put them away.
  •  Attention Z-Club members:  There will be a meeting this Friday on 12.13.2013 during the zero (0) hour.  Please check your emails for a copy of the minutes and agenda which will be sent to you within the next couple of days.  Also, be sure to review the materials PRIOR to the meeting."

 Ceile Calendar Winner today is Carlos Foreman!

Happy Birthday today to Paige Smith!

December 10, 2013

  1.  Reminder Sophomores, Juniors interested in Career Center and current Career Center students need to please speak with Mrs. Nugent before Christmas break.
  2.  SENIORS,  As of Monday, Dec. 9 Fr. Dan has received only 4 senior service reflection papers and many of you still don’t have your hours in.  Be reminded that both are due by the end of first semester as a graduation requirement.  See handbook or Mrs. Bovie with questions.
  3.  All members of the cross-country team are asked to turn in their uniforms to Mrs. Zullo before the end of the week so that Coach Klipp can put them away.
  4.  Ceile Calendar Winner today is The Vivian Azzarelli Family!

December 9, 2013

  •  Reminder Sophomores, Juniors interested in Career Center and current Career Center students need to please speak with Mrs. Nugent before Christmas break.
  • Please join the BMCHS Concert Band and BMCHS Vocal Ambassadors for their Christmas Concert tonight, 7pm, in ONU’s Kresge Auditorium.  There will be an amazing raffle that you do not want to miss!  This concert will be a fun way to bring in the Christmas spirit! See you there!
  •  The Varsity Scholastic Bowl Team will meet for regular practice Monday and Wednesday this week.  Wednesday will be the last team practice until after the Christmas break.
  •  Seniors,  As of Monday, Dec. 9 Fr. Dan has received only 4 senior service reflection papers and many of you still don’t have your hours in.  Be reminded that both are due by the end of first semester as a graduation requirement.  See handbook or Mrs. Bovie with questions.
  •  Ceile Calendar Winner today is Sandy Spriggs!
  • Happy Birthday today to Brandon Thomas!

December 6, 2013

  1. This Christmas, give gifts that can change lives. Visit the Charity Christmas Market at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Kankakee, this Saturday, Dec. 7, from 10a.m. -12 noon. Make a donation to charity in honor of loved ones on your gift list and receive a card to present to them.
  2. Any sophomores or juniors that are interested in attending the Kankakee Area Career Center next school year need to stop by the guidance office prior to Christmas break to inform Mrs. Nugent.  This also includes juniors that plan on returning to the Career Center next school year for your senior year.  If you are unsure and/or you have questions regarding the classes offered or how it may impact your class options here, please speak with Mrs. Nugent.
  3. Service Opportunity- K3 Valley Beverage Assoc. is hosting a Toys for Tots day on Saturday, Dec. 7 from 8-noon at the Kankakee Walmart.  Helpers will be assisting 5-8 year olds shopping.  Tell Mrs. Bovie if you are interested in helping or see Jeff Renville Saturday at the Walmart. 
  4.  Attention all Z- Club members: Please call or email Mrs. Mickler if you would like to participate in helping to sort toys this Saturday Dec 7 9a-1130a For the Salvation Army toy Drive- It will be held in the South end of the complex with the  Bourbonnais Jewel. All are welcome- bring a friend.
  5.  Join us this Sunday 12/8 at Ice Valley Ice Centre to cheer on your Irish Hockey team... the Varsity game will begin at 3:10pm.  As always, admission is free. Go Irish!!
  6.  The McNamara Passports Organization would like all interested members of the Mac Community to know about the yearly free performance of Handel’s “Messiah” at Olivet Nazarene University this weekend.   Handel’s “Messiah” is an oratorio for chorus and orchestra, and it includes the celebrated “Hallelujah Chorus.”  The performance is at 6: 00 PM on Sunday in the huge Centennial Chapel on the campus of Olivet.  The performance is free, though a good-will offering is usually collected.  Those attending are advised to arrive at least 20 minutes early to get a good seat.   Mrs. Linneman and her husband will be attending the “Messiah” for their 38th time!  
  7.  Ceile Calendar Winner today is Jamie Sebastiani!

December 5, 2013

  • This Christmas, give gifts that can change lives. Visit the Charity Christmas Market at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Kankakee, this Saturday, Dec. 7, from 10a.m. -12 noon. Make a donation to charity in honor of loved ones on your gift list and receive a card to present to them.

  • Earn service hours by gift wrapping at the mall for the Kankakee Valley Adult Reading and Literacy Project. Willing hands are needed from November 29 through Christmas Eve, 2 – 6 p.m. See Ms. Jones in the library for contact information

  • Any sophomores or juniors that are interested in attending the Kankakee Area Career Center next school year need to stop by the guidance office prior to Christmas break to inform Mrs. Nugent.  This also includes juniors that plan on returning to the Career Center next school year for your senior year.  If you are unsure and/or you have questions regarding the classes offered or how it may impact your class options here, please speak with Mrs. Nugent.
  • Service Opportunity- K3 Valley Beverage Assoc. is hosting a  Toys for Tots day on Saturday, Dec. 7 from 8-noon at the Kankakee Walmart.  Helpers will be assisting 5-8 year olds shopping.  Tell Mrs. Bovie if you are interested in helping or see Jeff Renville Saturday at the Walmart. 
  • Attention all Z- Club members: Please call or email Mrs. Mickler if you would like to participate in helping to sort toys this Saturday Dec 7 9a-1130a For the Salvation Army toy Drive- It will be held in the South end of the complex with the  Bourbonnais Jewel. All are welcome- bring a friend.
  • Ceile Calendar Winner today is Tom O’Connor!
  • Happy Birthday today to Evan Jurkovic & Elizabeth Stam!

December 4, 2013

This Christmas, give gifts that can change lives. Visit the Charity Christmas Market at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Kankakee, this Saturday, Dec. 7, from 10a.m. -12 noon. Make a donation to charity in honor of loved ones on your gift list and receive a card to present to them.

Earn service hours by gift wrapping at the mall for the Kankakee Valley Adult Reading and Literacy Project. Willing hands are needed from November 29 through Christmas Eve, 2 – 6 p.m. See Ms. Jones in the library for contact information

Ceile Calendar Winner today is K of C 4th Degree!

Happy Birthday today to Max Gilmore!

December 3, 2013

  • Team Irish Productions will be streaming live the Boys Varsity Basketball game tonight at 7:15 pm on High School Cube.
  • Earn service hours by gift wrapping at the mall for the Kankakee Valley Adult Reading and Literacy Project. Willing hands are needed from November 29 through Christmas Eve, 2 – 6 p.m. See Ms. Jones in the library for contact information
  • Ceile Calendar Winner today is Stonewall McCuiston!

December 2, 2013

  1. Scholastic Bowl Team members are reminded that regular practice will be held Monday and Wednesday this week, and that the team’s 2nd league competition will be held tomorrow Tuesday at Brother Rice, where the Mac team is scheduled to play single matches against St. Laurence, Mt. Carmel, and Marist.  Sign up with Mrs. Linneman or Mrs. Garcia to participate.  The team will meet in the cafeteria for departure by 2:45 tomorrow.
  2. Team Irish Productions will be streaming live the Boys Varsity Basketball game on December 3, 2013 at 7:15 pm on High School Cube.
  3. Earn service hours by gift wrapping at the mall for the Kankakee Valley Adult Reading and Literacy Project. Willing hands are needed from November 29 through Christmas Eve, 2 – 6 p.m. See Ms. Jones in the library for contact information
  4. Ceile Calendar Winner today is Lana Witthoft!

 November 26, 2013

  •   Senior students who have not turned in their diploma sheet requesting how they want their name to appear on their diploma must get that in to either Mrs. Memenga or Mrs. McThenia ASAP.
  •  Our boys’ basketball begins their season at the Turkey Tournament being held at Olivet Nazarene University this week.
  • Tuesday, November 26th : vs. Bradley @ 7:30pm
  • Wednesday, November 27th: vs. Kankakee @ 6:00pm Our own poms will be performing at half time of this game!
  • Friday, November 29th: vs. Herscher @ 6: Our own cheerleaders will be performing at half time of time of this game!
    •  GO IRISH!!
  •  Earn service hours by gift wrapping at the mall for the Kankakee Valley Adult Reading and Literacy Project. Willing hands are needed from November 29 through Christmas Eve, 2 – 6 p.m. See Ms. Jones in the library for contact information
  • Ceile Calendar Winner today is Jillisa Britton!
  • Have a safe and relaxing Thanksgiving break!  We are grateful for all of YOU!
  • Happy Birthday Wednesday to Paige Voigt and Friday to Emma Overton!

 November 25, 2013

Attention all football players: Reminder that the Banquet is TONIGHT at 6:00 pm in the Cafeteria. Please see the website for details.

Earn service hours by gift wrapping at the mall for the Kankakee Valley Adult Reading and Literacy Project. Willing hands are needed from November 29 through Christmas Eve, 2 – 6 p.m. See Ms. Jones in the library for contact information

Project Philippines is underway and needs your help. Bring in non-perishables, personal toiletries, medical items, slightly used stuffed animal or monetary donations. You may give these to your homeroom teacher or bring them in to Campus Ministry. We will collecting until Thanksgiving break.

Scholastic Bowl players are reminded to meet after school today for their last practice before Thanksgiving.  The team’s next league competition is Tuesday Dec 3rd at Brother Rice, so be sure to sign up today at practice to participate on Dec 3rd.

Teachers and students,what are you most thankful for this year?   Please stop during your lunch hour today and write on a sticky note , "I am most thankful for. . ." Then place it on the large cross which will be displayed at tomorrow's MAss . Students will be manning a table during each of the lunch hours today, or you can stop in Campus Ministry to pick up a sticky note.

Ceile Calendar Winner today is April Bufford!

Happy Birthday today to Alex Allegro!

November 22, 2013

  1. Varsity Scholastic Bowl Team members competing in the Kickoff Tournament in Champaign on Saturday are reminded to be at McNamara at 6:15 AM on Saturday.  Participants should bring lunch money.
  2.  The athletic department is looking for a student or two who might be interested in announcing the home basketball games this season on High School Cube.  If you have an interest, please stop in and see Mr. Rutter ASAP.
  3.  Anyone who wants to participate in this year’s reading programs should register with Ms. Jones or an English teacher by today.
  4.  Attention all football players: Reminder that the Banquet is Monday at 6:00 pm in the Cafeteria. Please see the website for details.
  5.  Earn service hours by gift wrapping at the mall for the Kankakee Valley Adult Reading and Literacy Project. Willing hands are needed from November 29 through Christmas Eve, 2 – 6 p.m. See Ms. Jones in the library for contact information
  6.  The Mac Band would like to congratulate Veja Pronites on her journey to Illinois Music Educators Association District Conference tomorrow! She will be representing McNamara through rehearsals and a great concert tomorrow evening. Great work Veja!
  7.  If you are helping with the Jingle Bell Run this Sunday , please be at the Shapiro Dev. Center gym by 7:30 a.m. Remember to dress warm- you most likely will be helping outside. When you get there, go to the volunteers table and sign in under "Mac students". Thanks so much!
  8. Project Philippines is underway and needs your help. Bring in non-perishables, personal toiletries, medical items, slightly used stuffed animal or monetary donations. You may give these to your homeroom teacher or bring them in to Campus Ministry. We will collecting until Thanksgiving break.

 Ceile Calendar Winner today is Lauren Slingerland!

 Happy Birthday Saturday to Zacharias Martinez & Madison Weedon and Sunday to Hannah Lambert!

 November 21, 2013

  1. Varsity Scholastic Bowl Team members competing in the Kickoff Tournament in Champaign on Saturday are reminded to be at McNamara at 6:15 AM on Saturday.  Participants should bring lunch money.
  2. The athletic department is looking for a student or two whom might be interested in announcing the home basketball games this season on High School Cube.  If you have an interest, please stop in and see Mr. Rutter ASAP.
  3. Anyone who wants to participate in this year’s reading programs should register with Ms. Jones or an English teacher by Friday.
  4. Earn service hours by gift wrapping at the mall for the Kankakee Valley Adult Reading and Literacy Project. Willing hands are needed from November 29 through Christmas Eve, 2 – 6 p.m. See Ms. Jones in the library for contact information
  5. We need volunteers on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 28th : to help with clean up 12:30 to 3:00 p.m and 12:30 – 3:00 to run the dishwasher.  Please contact the Advancement Office (815) 933-7620. 
  6. Attention all football players: Reminder that the Banquet is Monday at 6:00 pm in the Cafeteria. Please see the website for details.

Ceile Calendar Winner today is Darrell Stauffenberg!

November 20, 2013

  • There will be a student council meeting today, immediately after school until 1:25

  • We need volunteers on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 28th : to help with clean up 12:30 to 3:00 p.m and 12:30 – 3:00 to run the dishwasher.  Please stop by or contact the Advancement Office (815) 933-7620. 
  • If you would like to help at the Jingle Bell Run please sign up in Campus Ministry today please. 
  • Attention all football players: Reminder that the Banquet is Monday at 6:00 pm in the Cafeteria. Please see the website for details.

Congratulations to the following fall athletes on your individual accomplishments!

 Kyle Hendrix   Chicago Catholic League All-Conference Soccer player

Nick Krejca     Chicago Catholic League All-Conference and All- Area Soccer player

Craig Butler    Chicago Catholic League All-Conference Football player

Bryce Clark      Chicago Catholic League All-Conference Football player

Jerrico Johnson  Chicago Catholic League All-Conference Football player

Jacob Mahnke    Chicago Catholic League All-Conference and Academic All State Football player

Jared Marcotte   Chicago Catholic League All-Conference and Academic All State Football player

Robbie Odeneal     Chicago Catholic League All-Conference and All State Football player

Jonathon Ward    Chicago Catholic League All-Conference Football player

 Way to go IRISH!

  •  Ceile Calendar Winner today is Jeff Johnson!

November 19, 2013

  • Tonight: Junior Parents & Students: The College Process Finding the Right Fit  7-8 pm in the McNamara Cafe. 
  • We need volunteers on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 28th : to help with clean up 12:30 to 3:00 p.m and 12:30 – 3:00 to run the dishwasher.  Please stop by or contact the Advancement Office (815) 933-7620. 
  • Jingle Bell Run are looking for people to help with the set up and registration for their race on Sunday, 11/24 from 8-10:30 a.m.  They are also in need of strong guys to move tables on Saturday, the 23rd at 9a.m.  The event will be held at the Shapiro Dev. Center.  People will report to the gym at Shapiro.  Most of the workers on Sunday will be working outside.  Sign up in Campus Ministry by Wed., Nov. 20 please. 
  • Lady Irish play tonight! We are doing a WHITE out. Everyone come and support the girls against Peotone! Be there at halftime for the halftime game as well! Go Irish! 
  • Ceile Calendar Winner today is Lori Reibe!
  • Happy Birthday today to Rylee Erwin!

November 18, 2013 

Junior Parents & Students: You are invited to:  The College Process Finding the Right Fit  Tuesday, November 19 7-8 pm in the McNamara Cafe.  Guest presenter Laura Docherty.  Topics to be discussed: Creating a timeline, searching colleges, finding the right fit, standardized testing, preparing for the college application process.

 ARE YOU IN NEED OF SERVICE HOURS?  If yes…consider helping with 24th ANNUAL THANKSGIVING DINNER!   We need volunteers to help between the hours of on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 28th : Clean up 12:30 through 3:00 p.m and 12:30 – 3:00 Run dishwasher.  If you and/or your whole family would like to help, please stop by or, contact the Advancement Office (815) 933-7620.  It’s a great feeling to help and spend time with those who may otherwise be alone on Thanksgiving Day.

 Jingle Bell Run are looking for people to help with the set up and registration for their race on Sunday, 11/24 from 8-10:30 a.m.  They are also in need of strong guys to move tables on Saturday, the 23rd at 9a.m.  The event will be held at the Shapiro Dev. Center.  People will report to the gym at Shapiro.  Most of the workers on Sunday will be working outside.  Sign up in Campus Ministry by Wed., Nov. 20 please. 

 Letterman’s Club meeting today, 11/18 immediately after school in the Smith Media Center.

 First basketball game of the season is Tuesday, 11/19. We are doing a WHITE out. Everyone come and support the girls against Peotone! Be there at halftime for the halftime game as well! Go Irish! 

 Scholastic Bowl Team members are reminded that team practice will be held on Monday and Tuesday next week due to Staff development on Wednesday.  Varsity members are also reminded to sign up for the Kickoff Tournament in Champaign next Saturday, Nov 23rd.

Ceile Calendar Winner today is the Youseff Family!

 November 15, 2013

Junior Parents & Students: You are invited to:  The College Process Finding the Right Fit  Tuesday, November 19 7-8 pm in the McNamara Cafe.  Guest presenter Laura Docherty.  Topics to be discussed: Creating a timeline, searching colleges, finding the right fit, standardized testing, preparing for the college application process.

ARE YOU IN NEED OF SERVICE HOURS?  If yes…consider helping with 24th ANNUAL THANKSGIVING DINNER!  We need volunteers to help between the hours of 12:30-3:00 for clean up and dishwasher duty on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 28th.   If you and/or your whole family would like to help, please stop by or, contact the Advancement Office (815) 933-7620.  It’s a great feeling to help and spend time with those who may otherwise be alone on Thanksgiving Day.

Jingle Bell Run are looking for people to help with the set up and registration for their race on Sunday, 11/24 from 8-10:30 a.m.  They are also in need of strong guys to move tables on Saturday, the 23rd at 9a.m.  The event will be held at the Shapiro Dev. Center.  People will report to the gym at Shapiro.  Most of the workers on Sunday will be working outside.  Sign up in Campus Ministry by Wed., Nov. 20 please. 

Good Shephard Manor is looking for 8-10 people to help with a mailing tomorrow- Saturday, Nov. 16 from 8-2.  Sign up with Mrs. Bovie today or call Amy Carmack 815-7157635.

Letterman’s Club meeting Monday, 11/18 immediately after school in the Smith Media Center.

First basketball game of the season is Tuesday, 11/19. We are doing a WHITE out. Everyone come and support the girls against Peotone! Be there at halftime for the halftime game as well! Go Irish! 

Scholastic Bowl Team members are reminded that team practice will be held on Monday and Tuesday next week due to Staff development on Wednesday.  Varsity members are also reminded to sign up for the Kickoff Tournament in Champaign next Saturday, Nov 23rd.

Ceile Calendar Winner today is Bob Shields!

Happy Birthday today to Emma Ruder!

November 14, 2013 

  • The Mac Ministry Team invites you to come help us plan Thanksgiving Mass and Advent.  We will meet TODAY afterschool in Campus Ministry for about 1 hour.  All are welcome! 
  • ARE YOU IN NEED OF SERVICE HOURS?  If yes…consider helping with 24th ANNUAL THANKSGIVING DINNER!  We do not have school on Wednesday, November 27th.  We need volunteers to help between the hours of 8:30-10:30 a.m. (preparing food), and from 9:00 a.m.-Noon (setting up tables and place settings).  Help is also needed on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 28th.  We have several shifts with a variety of duties beginning at 9:00 a.m. through 3:00 p.m.  If you and/or your whole family would like to help, please stop by or, contact the Advancement Office (815) 933-7620.  It’s a great feeling to help and spend time with those who may otherwise be alone on Thanksgiving Day. 
  • Jingle Bell Run are looking for people to help with the set up and registration for their race on Sunday, 11/24 from 8-10:30 a.m.  They are also in need of strong guys to move tables on Saturday, the 23rd at 9a.m.  The event will be held at the Shapiro Dev. Center.  People will report to the gym at Shapiro.  Most of the workers on Sunday will be working outside.  Sign up in Campus Ministry by Wed., Nov. 20 please.  
  • Attention Z-Club members: The monthly meeting will be held this Friday, November 15th in Room #16 during the zero (0) hour.  Please remember to check your email accounts and print your agenda and minutes for the meeting. Also, don't forget to bring your calendars for scheduling purposes.  Thank you!
  • Letterman’s Club meeting Monday, 11/18 immediately after school in the Smith Media Center. 
  • First basketball game of the season is Tuesday, 11/19. We are doing a WHITE out. Everyone come and support the girls against Peotone! Be there at halftime for the halftime game as well! Go Irish!  
  • Ceile Calendar Winner today is Bernie Hansing! 
  • Happy Birthday today to Jake Mahnke, Jonathon Qunell and Brianna Reno!

November 13, 2013

Ceile Calendar Winner today is Shannon M. Shannon!

The Mac Ministry Team invites you to come help us plan Thanksgiving Mass and Advent.  We will meet Thursday afterschool in Campus Ministry for about 1 hour.  All are welcome! 

ARE YOU IN NEED OF SERVICE HOURS?  If yes…consider helping with 24th ANNUAL THANKSGIVING DINNER!  We do not have school on Wednesday, November 27th.  We need volunteers to help between the hours of 8:30-10:30 a.m. (preparing food), and from 9:00 a.m.-Noon (setting up tables and place settings).  Help is also needed on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 28th.  We have several shifts with a variety of duties beginning at 9:00 a.m. through 3:00 p.m.  If you and/or your whole family would like to help, please stop by or, contact the Advancement Office (815) 933-7620.  It’s a great feeling to help and spend time with those who may otherwise be alone on Thanksgiving Day.

Jingle Bell Run are looking for people to help with the set up and registration for their race on Sunday, 11/24 from 8-10:30 a.m.  They are also in need of strong guys to move tables on Saturday, the 23rd at 9a.m.  The event will be held at the Shapiro Dev. Center.  People will report to the gym at Shapiro.  Most of the workers on Sunday will be working outside.  Sign up in Campus Ministry by Wed., Nov. 20 please. 

Attention Z-Club members: The monthly meeting will be held this Friday, November 15th in Room #16 during the zero (0) hour.  Please remember to check your email accounts and print your agenda and minutes for the meeting. Also, don't forget to bring your calendars for scheduling purposes.  Thank you!

November 12, 2013

  • Good luck to the Bishop Mac’s Scholastic Bowl Team in their first league matches this afternoon.  Both the JV and Varsity will compete in matches against Brother Rice, Joliet Catholic and St. Rita.  Those league matches will take this afternoon at Providence High School.  Participants should meet in the cafeteria right after school so we can be on the road by 2: 40.  Please bring money in case the team stops on the way back.  Please see Mrs. Linneman or Mrs. Garcia if you have any questions.
  • The Mac Ministry Team invites you to come help us plan Thanksgiving Mass and Advent.  We will meet Thursday afterschool in Campus Ministry for about 1 hour.  All are welcome! 
  • ARE YOU IN NEED OF SERVICE HOURS?  If yes…consider helping with 24th ANNUAL THANKSGIVING DINNER!  We do not have school on Wednesday, November 27th.  We need volunteers to help between the hours of 8:30-10:30 a.m. (preparing food), and from 9:00 a.m.-Noon (setting up tables and place settings).  Help is also needed on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 28th.  We have several shifts with a variety of duties beginning at 9:00 a.m. through 3:00 p.m.  If you and/or your whole family would like to help, please stop by or, contact the Advancement Office (815) 933-7620.  It’s a great feeling to help and spend time with those who may otherwise be alone on Thanksgiving Day.
  • Varsity Football players that are interested in Wrestling: you do not need to report to practice until November 18.
  • Ceile Calendar Winner today is Paul Pelletier!
  • Happy Birthday today to Ben Short!

November 11, 2013

Thank you to all Veterans!

Get out and sell those Ceile Calendars!  Let’s make our last turn in date on Tuesday, November 12th the best yet!  WE HAVE ADDED YET ANOTHER EXTRA INCENTIVE FOR THIS LAST TURN IN DAY – IF WE BRING IN A TOTAL OF $40,000 ON TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 12TH, THE ENTIRE SCHOOL WILL GET A JEANS DAY ON FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 15TH!  Let’s work together to make this happen!

Scholastic Bowl Team members are reminded that regular practice will take place Monday and Wednesday after school next week.  Also, Scholastic Bowl will compete in their first league matches on Tuesday  at Providence High School.  Team members who want to compete on Tuesday should have signed up with Mrs. Linneman or Mrs. Garcia by today.

Last call for the Spain Trip in June of 2014.Enjoy ten days in Barcelona, Granada, Sevilla and Madrid. See Señora Trevino asap if interested!!!

ARE YOU IN NEED OF SERVICE HOURS?  If yes…consider helping with 24th ANNUAL THANKSGIVING DINNER!  We do not have school on Wednesday, November 27th.  We need volunteers to help between the hours of 8:30-10:30 a.m. (preparing food), and from 9:00 a.m.-Noon (setting up tables and place settings).  Help is also needed on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 28th.  We have several shifts with a variety of duties beginning at 9:00 a.m. through 3:00 p.m.  If you and/or your whole family would like to help, please stop by or, contact the Advancement Office (815) 933-7620.  It’s a great feeling to help and spend time with those who may otherwise be alone on Thanksgiving Day.

Anyone interested in being the manager/stat keeper for the wrestling team, please see Coach Kimberlin today at 3:30 in the Wrestling room (south balcony).

Ceile Calendar Winner today is Randy & Jenny Senesac!

Happy Birthday Sunday to Dane Tobeck!

 

11/8/2013

  • Join us this Saturday night at Ice Valley Ice Centre to cheer on your Irish Hockey team... the JV game will begin 6:15 and the Varsity game will begin at 7:45pm.  As always, admission is free and shoot the Puck will take place between the 2nd and 3rd periods of the Varsity game. Our players love packed stands!!  Go Irish!!
  • Get out and sell those Ceile Calendars this weekend!  Let’s make our last turn in date on Tuesday, November 12th the best yet!  WE HAVE ADDED YET ANOTHER EXTRA INCENTIVE FOR THIS LAST TURN IN DAY – IF WE BRING IN A TOTAL OF $40,000 ON TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 12TH, THE ENTIRE SCHOOL WILL GET A JEANS DAY ON FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 15TH!  Let’s work together to make this happen!
  • Scholastic Bowl Team members are reminded that regular practice will take place Monday and Wednesday after school next week.  Also, Scholastic Bowl will compete in their first league matches on Tuesday  at Providence High School.  Team members who want to compete on Tuesday should have signed up with Mrs. Linneman or Mrs. Garcia by today.
  • ARE YOU IN NEED OF SERVICE HOURS?  If yes…consider helping with 24th ANNUAL THANKSGIVING DINNER!  We do not have school on Wednesday, November 27th.  We need volunteers to help between the hours of 8:30-10:30 a.m. (preparing food), and from 9:00 a.m.-Noon (setting up tables and place settings).  Help is also needed on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 28th.  We have several shifts with a variety of duties beginning at 9:00 a.m. through 3:00 p.m.  If you and/or your whole family would like to help, please stop by or, contact the Advancement Office (815) 933-7620.  It’s a great feeling to help and spend time with those who may otherwise be alone on Thanksgiving Day.
  • Anyone interested in being the manager/stat keeper for the wrestling team, please see Coach Kimberlin Monday at 3:30 in the Wrestling room (south balcony).
  • Playoff Sweatshirts will be on sale TODAY during lunches.
  • Ceile Calendar Winner today is Doris Kutelik!
  • Happy Birthday Sunday to Mitchell Shirley!
  • Girls' Basketball practice is cancelled tonight.  There will be practice Saturday 7am to 9am.

November 7, 2013

Playoff Sweatshirts will be on sale tomorrow during lunches.

Anyone interested in Wrestling there will be a short meeting today at 2:30 in the cafeteria.

There will be a mandatory meeting for ALL boys interested in Boys basketball, Friday, November 8 at 7:55 in Coach Brown's room.  Room # 19.

There will be a short meeting at 2:30 in the cafeteria for anyone interested in Wrestling Thursday, November 7.

Join us this Saturday night at Ice Valley Ice Centre to cheer on your Irish Hockey team... the JV game will begin 6:15 and the Varsity game will begin at 7:45pm.  As always, admission is free and shoot the Puck will take place between the 2nd and 3rd periods of the Varsity game. Our players love packed stands!!  Go Irish!!

IT'S CEILE CALENDAR CRUNCH TIME! The whole school needs to work as a team to get the Ceile Calendars turned in! Next Tuesday, 11/12, is the final turn in day in order to earn prizes. If we reach our school goal by the 12th, we will earn a day off of school which will be Friday, January 17th (we have Monday, Jan. 20th off for MLK Day so that will turn into a 4 day weekend)! Many individual prizes are available for you to win too - gift cards, the baseball shirt, sell 12 and you will be put in the raffle drawing for additional prizes! Ceile calendars make great holiday gifts too so consider that when you are out there selling them. The most important thing to remember is that if you do not sell your calendars now for prizes, you have until December 31st - otherwise, that $ amount will be added on to your school tuition. This is our only mandatory fundraiser for the each family for the entire school year. So...let's work together and get those calendars sold!

Ceile Calendar Winner today is Dr. Hany Gerges!

November 6, 2013

  • Boys Basketball – There will be NO open gym today. Open gym is cancelled tonight for boys basketball.
  • Coach Heck will be here today during lunches to sign up any boys interested in basketball and to get you a schedule for the upcoming basketball season.
  • IT'S CEILE CALENDAR CRUNCH TIME! The whole school needs to work as a team to get the Ceile Calendars turned in! Next Tuesday, 11/12, is the final turn in day in order to earn prizes. If we reach our school goal by the 12th, we will earn a day off of school which will be Friday, January 17th (we have Monday, Jan. 20th off for MLK Day so that will turn into a 4 day weekend)! Many individual prizes are available for you to win too - gift cards, the baseball shirt, sell 12 and you will be put in the raffle drawing for additional prizes! Ceile calendars make great holiday gifts too so consider that when you are out there selling them. The most important thing to remember is that if you do not sell your calendars now for prizes, you have until December 31st - otherwise, that $ amount will be added on to your school tuition. This is our only mandatory fundraiser for the each family for the entire school year. So...let's work together and get those calendars sold!
  • Ceile Calendar Winner today is Darlene Wieliezko!

November 5, 2013

Ceile Calendar Turn in TODAY!  Last Turn in day for prizes is next Tuesday, 11/12.

 Boys Basketball – There will be open gym Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday from 3-4:15.

 Ceile Calendar Winner today is Frieda Funk!

Happy Birthday today to Kyisha Hunt!

 November 4, 2013

  •  Congratulations to the girl's cross-country team. On Saturday, they qualified for the State Finals by finishing 2nd at the Lisle Sectional. Cassidy Devenouges, Elizabeth Stam, and Jenna Devenouges finished 10th, 14th, and 18th to lead the Lady Irish. Photos and details of the meet are in the trophy case.
  • Don’t forget tomorrow Tuesday, November 5th is our third turn in for Ceile Calendars.  Remember if you sell 12 calendars you will be entered into the raffle for the camera, ihome, ticketmaster gift card or movie basket.  Sell 15 and you get to pick from a variety of gift cards.  Sell 20 and you will receive the baseball style t-shirt.  Sell 25 and you get the Spike Ball game and if you sell 30 or more calendars you will get 10% cash back at the end of the sale. 
  •  Ceile Calendar Winners: Saturday: Hope King; Sunday: Jason Brownfield and Today is Theresa O’Connor!

November 1, 2013

We will hold a clean and shine party Friday after school.  This is a service hour opportunity and a great way to help spruce up our building before Sunday’s Open House.  Friday after school come to Campus Ministry to sign in and pick up cleaning materials.  Your help is really needed and appreciated.  We will be done by 4 or so.  Thanks!

Looking for something to do on Saturday night? Why not come out to Ice Valley to watch your Irish Hockey team... the puck will drop for the JV game at 4:50pm and the Varsity game will begin at 6:30pm.  As always, admission is free and we have some exciting activities planned for the fans.  Between the second and third periods of the JV game you can try your luck at Chuck a Puck and Shoot the Puck will take place between the 2nd and 3rd periods of the Varsity game.   The roster boasts 7 McNamara students this season, so come on out and cheer on your classmates! Go Irish!!

Would Drake Selock, Laurel Oosterhouse, and Nick Schwengler please stop by Mrs. Linneman’s room sometime today?

Playoff sweatshirts on sale today during lunches. Cost is $20.

Last day: Spots are still available for the Spain and France trip! Please see Senora Trevino or Mrs. Linneman.

Ceile Calendar Winner is Chuck Goranson!

Happy Birthday today to Brittany Owen!

October 31, 2013

  1. We will hold a clean and shine party Friday afterschool .  This is a service hour opportunity and a great way to help spruce up our building before Sunday’s Open House.  Friday after school come to Campus Ministry to sign in and pick up cleaning materials.  Your help is really needed and appreciated.  We will be done by 4 or so.  Thanks!
  2. Looking for something to do on Saturday night? Why not come out to Ice Valley to watch your Irish Hockey team... the puck will drop for the JV game at 4:50pm and the Varsity game will begin at 6:30pm.  As always, admission is free and we have some exciting activities planned for the fans.  Between the second and third periods of the JV game you can try your luck at Chuck a Puck and Shoot the Puck will take place between the 2nd and 3rd periods of the Varsity game.   The roster boasts 7 McNamara students this season, so come on out and cheer on your classmates! Go Irish!!
  3.  Playoff sweatshirts on sale Friday during lunches. Cost is $20.
  4.  Spots are still available for the Spain and France trip! Please see Senora Trevino or Mrs. Linneman by Friday!
  5. Don’t forget – All Hallow’s Read – join Ms. Jones in the cafeteria during your lunch hour for ghost stories and treats.

Ceile Calendar Winner is Joanne Lambert!

Happy Birthday today to Bailey Theisen!

 October 30, 2013

  1. Halloween – we WILL allow our students to wear costumes, however we will not be on a special schedule. Costume winners will be announced at the end of the day.
  2.  Spots are still available for the Spain and France trip! Please see Senora Trevino or Mrs. Linneman by Friday!
  3. Ceile Calendar Winner is Sharon Lagacy!
  4. Happy Birthday today to Kody Betourne, Mantrell Bishop & Kyle Betourne!

October 29, 2013

  • Playoff Sweatshirts will be for sale in the cafeteria this Friday during lunches.  They are $20.
  •  The Hilton has extended the response date for the Mother Son Luncheon to Tuesday, October 29th.   The luncheon will be held on Sunday, November 3rd, check-in and pictures are at 10:30 a.m. and lunch served at 11:00 a.m. Please send your reservation and check to Mrs. Gerth in the Advancement Office as soon as possible.
  •  This is a reminder to students who have signed up to attend Sophomore Day at the Career Center.
  • Please sign out in the Main Office after fifth period today prior to getting on the bus.
  •  Spots are still available for the Spain and France trip! Please see Senora Trevino or Mrs. Linneman by November 1st!
  • If you are interested in participating in the pumpkin carving contest please see Miss Turner today! It is on a first come first serve basis. You can pick up a pumpkin from her today after school. The pumpkins are due Wednesday Morning. Prizes will be awarded!

  • Ceile Calendar Winner is Jason Deno!

October 28, 2013

 The Hilton has extended the response date for the Mother Son Luncheon to Tuesday, October 29th.   The luncheon will be held on Sunday, November 3rd, check-in and pictures are at 10:30 a.m. and lunch served at 11:00 a.m. Please send your reservation and check to Mrs. Gerth in the Advancement Office as soon as possible.

Reminder that Miss Turner’s 5th/6th period biology class will meet in Mrs. Harman’s room, room 9, for 5th period and will return to Miss Turner’s room for 6th period.

If you are interested in participating in the pumpkin carving contest please see Miss Turner today! It is on a first come first serve basis. You can pick up a pumpkin from her today after school. The pumpkins are due Wednesday Morning. Prizes will be awarded!

Any boys who ordered soccer apparel may pick it up from Miss Turner today

Philomatheans: please be sure to pay either Miss Turner or Dalton Pachorek for the tshirts by today! The shirts are $9 each.

 Mrs. Bovie would like to see all junior and senior girls attending next week's Kairos retreat in Campus Ministry immediately after school for a 5-10 minute meeting.

 All Scholastic Bowl Team members are reminded that regular practice will be held after school on Monday and Wednesday this week.

 Congratulations to the boy's and girl's cross-country teams. Both teams qualified for next weeks IHSA Sectional Meet. The girl's team won their 5th Regional title in a row, led by the 3rd place effort of sophomore Cassidy Devenouges. The boy's team placed 3rd overall, with Cody Salkeld leading the way in 6th place. The Regional plaque, photos, and meet details are in the trophy case.

 Spots are still available for the Spain and France trip! Please see Senora Trevino or Mrs. Linneman by November 1st!

Don’t forget that tomorrow is the second turn-in for the Ceile Calendar sale during homeroom.  You still have the opportunity to earn several prizes.  Remember our goal is 3,500 calendars by November 12 to receive an extra day off school. 

Ceile Calendar Winner is Mary Jo Deselm!

 

October 24, 2013

The PINK OUT is this Friday, during the Home Football game. Wear your pink in support of cancer awareness! There will be a caregiver/survivor lap between the JV and Varsity games. Come out and support the Irish and wear your Irish Fightin for a cure t-shirt.

 The Hilton has extended the response date for the Mother Son Luncheon to Tuesday, October 29th.   The luncheon will be held on Sunday, November 3rd, check-in and pictures are at 10:30 a.m. and lunch served at 11:00 a.m. Please send your reservation and check to Mrs. Gerth in the Advancement Office as soon as possible.

 Spots are still available for the Spain and France trip! Please see Senora Trevino or Mrs. Linneman by November 1st!

Ceile Calendar Winner is Andrew Stevens!

Happy Birthday today to Ana Valtierra!

October 23, 2013

Juniors and Seniors: St. Ambrose University will be here today during lunch hours.   

Spots are still available for the Spain and France trip! Please see Senora Trevino or Mrs. Linneman by November 1st

Scholastic Bowl Team members are now meeting to practice Mondays and Wednesdays after school, Varsity with Mrs. Linneman, JV (Freshmen and Sophomores) with Mrs. Garcia.

The Mother Son Luncheon will be held on Sunday, November 3rd at the Hilton Garden Inn. Check-in and pictures will begin at 10:30 am and lunch served at 11:00. Tyjuan Hagler a graduate of BMCHS & Super Bowl champion will be the keynote speaker following lunch. Invitations were mailed last week, if you have not received one please see Mrs. Gerth in the Advancement Office. Please return your reservation and check to her, no later than Thursday, October 24th.

Many of you have overdue library books. Please return them or arrange to renew them immediately. If Ms. Jones is not in the library, please email her.

 Attention Philomatheans, if you have your $9 for shirts please give it to Dalton Pachorek. If you do not have your money today, please turn it in to Ms. Turner tomorrow.

Ceile Calendar Winner is Tom & Maureen Goodrich!

October 22, 2013

  1. Ceile Calendar turn in is happening right now in homeroom! If you earn your jean days please go to the Advancement Office tomorrow morning to get your sticker pass.
  2.  Spots are still available for the Spain and France trip! Please see Senora Trevino or Mrs. Linneman by November 1st!
  3.  Scholastic Bowl Team members are now meeting to practice Mondays and Wednesdays after school, Varsity with Mrs. Linneman, JV (Freshmen and Sophomores) with Mrs. Garcia.
  4.  Ceile Calendar Winner is Bob Smith!
  5. Happy Birthday today to Laurel Oosterhouse!
  6.  The Mother Son Luncheon will be held on Sunday, November 3rd at the Hilton Garden Inn. Check-in and pictures will begin at 10:30 am and lunch served at 11:00. Tyjuan Hagler a graduate of BMCHS & Super Bowl champion will be the keynote speaker following lunch. Invitations were mailed last week, if you have not received one please see Mrs. Gerth in the Advancement Office. Please return your reservation and check to her, no later than Thursday, October 24th.

October 21, 2013

The Mother Son Luncheon will be held on Sunday, November 3rd at the Hilton Garden Inn. Check-in and pictures will begin at 10:30 am and lunch served at 11:00. Tyjuan Hagler a graduate of BMCHS & Super Bowl champion will be the keynote speaker following lunch. Invitations were mailed last week, if you have not received one please see Mrs. Gerth in the Advancement Office. Please return your reservation and check to her, no later than Thursday, October 24th.

 Don’t forget that Tuesday, October 22nd is our first Ceile Calendar turn-in day.  You need to sell and turn in the money for 8 calendars on Tuesday to earn the double jeans days (on Wed and Thurs. 23rd/24th).  If you have any questions or need the names of people to contact that may be interested in purchasing a calendar see Mrs. Liptak in the Advancement Office.

 Spots are still available for the Spain and France trip! Please see Senora Trevino or Mrs. Linneman by November 1st!

 Attention Wrestlers: the first day of practice will be November 11 after school!

 Found:  Canon powershot camara was left in the cafeteria after the Homecoming Dance.  It is in the main office.

 Ceile Calendar Winner is Denny & Kathy Sherwood!

Happy Birthday to Danae Thompson!

October 18, 2013

  • Don’t forget that Tuesday, October 22nd is our first Ceile Calendar turn-in day.  You need to sell and turn in the money for 8 calendars on Tuesday to earn the double jeans days (on Wed and Thurs. 23rd/24th).  If you have any questions or need the names of people to contact that may be interested in purchasing a calendar see Mrs. Liptak in the Advancement Office.
  • Found:  Canon powershot camara was left in the cafeteria after the Homecoming Dance.  It is in the main office.
  •  Spots are still available for the Spain and France trip! Please see Senora Trevino or Mrs. Linneman by November 1st!
  •  Join us Friday or Saturday night for our Fall Play, Lost and Found. The show is a musical presentation about parable of the prodigal son and is appropriate for all ages. Admission is $5. Hope to see you there!
  •  There is still time to sign up for Scholastic Bowl, McNamara’s academic team.  See Mrs. Linneman or Mrs. Garcia for details.  The first practices for Scholastic Bowl will be held Monday and Wednesday after school on Oct 21st and 23rd.  Juniors and seniors will practice with Mrs. Linneman, freshmen and sophomores with Mrs. Garcia.
  •  Congrats to Junior Nick Krejca for making the All Section team and Freshman Dylan Anderson for making the All Section team honorable mention for soccer. Also congrats to assistant soccer coach Cameron Alden for being named the Sections Assistant Coach of the year!
  •  Ceile Calendar Winner is Eugene Wachhole!
  • Happy Birthday today to Khadaizha Sanders!

 

October 17, 2013

 Found:  Canon powershot camara was left in the cafeteria after the Homecoming Dance.  It is in the main office.

Spots are still available for the 2014 Spain and France trips.  Please see Senora Trevino or Mrs. Linneman for mote information.  The deadline is November 1st.

  1. The first meeting for the Scholastic Bowl team will be Today after school.  Sometimes called “Matchpoints,” the Scholastic Bowl Team competes in academic contests against other league schools and in several tournaments.  The team competes on both Varsity and JV levels, and typical matches consist of questions about Science, Math, Social Studies, Language Arts, Music, and Art.  If you have specific background in one of those subjects or broad knowledge about a variety of those subjects, then you could be a part of the Scholastic Bowl Team this year.   You can hear more about it and meet some of the old members of the team at the informational meeting this Thursday at 2:30 in Mrs. Linneman’s room.  Mrs. Linneman coaches the Varsity and Mrs. Garcia coaches the frosh-soph team.
  2. Join us this Friday or Saturday night for our Fall Play, Lost and Found.  The show is a musical presentation about the parable of the prodigal son, and is appropriate for all ages. Admission is $5.00 at the door. Hope to see you there.

  Ceile Calendar Winner is Julian Novack!

Happy Birthday today to Michael Krawiec & Hannah Mitchell!

October 16, 2013

  1. Spots are still available for the 2014 Spain trip! If you still need a registration form, stop by Señora Trevino’s room. Deadline is November 1st.
  2. Students and adults interested in participating in the 10 day trip to France in June can pick up materials and applications from Mrs. Linneman.
  3. The first meeting for the Scholastic Bowl team will be Thursday after school.  Sometimes called “Matchpoints,” the Scholastic Bowl Team competes in academic contests against other league schools and in several tournaments.  The team competes on both Varsity and JV levels, and typical matches consist of questions about Science, Math, Social Studies, Language Arts, Music, and Art.  If you have specific background in one of those subjects or broad knowledge about a variety of those subjects, then you could be a part of the Scholastic Bowl Team this year.   You can hear more about it and meet some of the old members of the team at the informational meeting this Thursday at 2:30 in Mrs. Linneman’s room.  Mrs. Linneman coaches the Varsity and Mrs. Garcia coaches the frosh-soph team.
  4. Join us this Friday or Saturday night for our Fall Play, Lost and Found.  The show is a musical presentation about the parable of the prodigal son, and is appropriate for all ages. Admission is $5.00 at the door. Hope to see you there.
  5. For today only: Boys Basketball Open gym will be at 4-5:45

Ceile Calendar Winner is Jennifer Mussman!

October 15, 2013

  1. Service opportunity – The Kankakee Valley Adult Reading and Literacy Project needs help moving books to prepare for their annual book sale. If you are interested, see Ms. Jones in the library.
  2.  Spots are still available for the 2014 Spain trip! If you still need a registration form, stop by Señora Trevino’s room. Deadline is November 1st.
  3.  Students and adults interested in participating in the 10 day trip to France in June can pick up materials and applications from Mrs. Linneman.
  4. This is the last call for anyone who still wants to attend the Nov 17th KVT performance of Les Mis with the Passports group.  Please see Mrs. Linneman if you need more information.
  5. The first meeting for the Scholastic Bowl team will be Thursday after school.  Sometimes called “Matchpoints,” the Scholastic Bowl Team competes in academic contests against other league schools and in several tournaments.  The team competes on both Varsity and JV levels, and typical matches consist of questions about Science, Math, Social Studies, Language Arts, Music, and Art.  If you have specific background in one of those subjects or broad knowledge about a variety of those subjects, then you could be a part of the Scholastic Bowl Team this year.   You can hear more about it and meet some of the old members of the team at the informational meeting this Thursday at 2: 30 in Mrs. Linneman’s room.  Mrs. Linneman coaches the Varsity and Mrs. Garcia coaches the frosh-soph team.
  6.  Join us this Friday or Saturday night for our Fall Play, Lost and Found.  The show is a musical presentation about the parable of the prodigal son, and is appropriate for all ages.  Admission is $5.00 at the door. Hope to see you there.
  7.  Special Thanks to Ms. Turner, the Student Council and the Advancement office for an Awesome Homecoming Week!
  8.  Ceile Calendar Winner is Cindy & Marie Nuss!
  9. Happy Birthday today to Abbie Netherton!

October 11, 2013

  1. Homecoming Picture Order Forms are available in the main office. They will be available at the dance also.
  2. Congratulations to the girl's cross-country team.  They won the All-Area Meet last night for the 3rd year in a row and 6 of the last 7.  The Lady Irish dominated the meet, taking 4 of the top 8 places.  Cassidy Devenouges and Elizabeth Stam led the team, finishing 2nd and 3rd.  Cody Salkeld finished 3rd in the boy's race as well.  Thanks to everyone who came out to cheer on the Irish.
  3. If you did not purchase tickets for the homecoming dance and still want some you must see Miss Turner as soon as possible. No tickets will be sold at the dance.
  4. The dance will start at 8pm. Doors will close at 9. They will reopen at 10 for the 10:15 coronation.
  5. Miss Turner needs see all members of the court immediately after the announcements.
  6. Please wish Veja Pronites, Cassie Skyer, and AJ Angelotti the best of luck on their auditions for IMEA District on Monday! They have worked very hard to get to this point, and they deserve recognition! Great job and good luck!”
  7. Service opportunity – The Kankakee Valley Adult Reading and Literacy Project needs help moving books to prepare for their annual book sale. If you are interested, see Ms. Jones in the library.
  8. Spots are still available for the 2014 Spain trip! If you still need a registration form, stop by Señora Trevino’s room. Deadline is November 1st.
  9. Students and adults interested in participating in the 10 day trip to France in June can pick up materials and applications from Mrs. Linneman.

 Ceile Calendar Winner is Cheryl Hiles!

Happy Birthday today to Christiane Sims, Saturday to Ariez Andrew and Monday to Danielle Worby!

October 10, 2013

  • Anyone in the McNamara community who would still like to order tickets for the November 17th performance of KVT’s production of Les Mis, at a discounted price offered through McNamara’s new Passports organization, needs to pick up an order form and return it to Mrs. Linneman by Tomorrow!
  • Students and adults interested in participating in the 10 day trip to France in June can pick up materials and applications from Mrs. Linneman.
  • Attention Juniors: For information regarding the PSAT test on October 16th see Mrs. McThenia.
  • Homecoming tickets will be on sale Monday-Thursday before and after school in room 110. The tickets are $10  per person.
  • Voting for homecoming queen ends today! Please see Miss Turner if you have any questions.
  • Homecoming Picture Order Forms are available in the main office. They will be available at the dance also.
  • Service opportunity – The Kankakee Valley Adult Reading and Literacy Project needs help moving books to prepare for their annual book sale. If you are interested, see Ms. Jones in the library.
  • Attention Z-Club members, there will be a meeting this Friday, October 11th during the ZERO (0) hour in Room 16.  Please be sure to bring your calendars, pen and paper.  We will have some activities to plan for the next couple of months.  If anyone has any questions, please contact Mrs. Armstrong.
  • Spots are still available for the 2014 Spain trip! If you still need a registration form, stop by Señora Trevino’s room. Deadline is November 1st.
  • Still interested in joining the Philomathean debate group at Mac? Come to our meeting today in Mrs. Garcia’s room from 1:45 to 2:45. Remember to come for as long as you can! If you need to leave early we understand! If you can’t come at all please message Mrs. Garcia, Dalton Pachorek, or Kevin Kramer. The topic today is “The Death Penalty”. Hope to see you there!
  • Parents…don’t forget to turn in your “volunteer forms” . 

Ceile Calendar Winner is Laurie Tremb!

Happy Birthday today to Nicholas Schwengler!

October 9, 2013

  • If you are in the Mr. Irish Competition on Friday, please see Mrs. Akerman by the end of the day Today.
  • Anyone in the McNamara community who would still like to order tickets for the November 17th performance of KVT’s production of Les Mis, at a discounted price offered through McNamara’s new Passports organization, needs to pick up an order form and return it to Mrs. Linneman by this Friday October 11th.
  • Students and adults interested in participating in the 10 day trip to France in June can pick up materials and applications from Mrs. Linneman.
  • Attention Juniors: For information regarding the PSAT test on October 16th see Mrs. McThenia. Registration will be closed Thursday.
  • Homecoming tickets will be on sale Monday-Thursday before and after school in room 110. The tickets are $10  per person. Voting for homecoming queen will also take place in room 110 before and after school. Please see Miss Turner if you have any questions.
  • Service opportunity – The Kankakee Valley Adult Reading and Literacy Project needs help moving books to prepare for their annual book sale. If you are interested, see Ms. Jones in the library.
  • The Irish cross-country team hosts the All-Area Meet on Thursday at KCC. Come out and support the Irish on their home course. Coach Klipp needs a few students to help out at the meet. Anyone interested should stop by Room 114 after school any day this week.
  • Attention Z-Club members, there will be a meeting this Friday, October 11th during the ZERO (0) hour in Room 16.  Please be sure to bring your calendars, pen and paper.  We will have some activities to plan for the next couple of months.  If anyone has any questions, please contact Mrs. Armstrong.
  • Spots are still available for the 2014 Spain trip! If you still need a registration form, stop by Señora Trevino’s room. Deadline is November 1st.

 Ceile Calendar Winner is Richard Kanoski!

October 8, 2013

  • Lincoln College will be here today during 4th, 5th and 6th periods in the cafeteria.
  • If you are in the Mr. Irish Competition on Friday, please see Mrs. Akerman by the end of the day Wednesday.
  • Anyone in the McNamara community who would still like to order tickets for the November 17th performance of KVT’s production of Les Mis, at a discounted price offered through McNamara’s new Passports organization, needs to pick up an order form and return it to Mrs. Linneman by this Friday October 11th.
  • Students and adults interested in participating in the 10 day trip to France in June can pick up materials and applications from Mrs. Linneman.
  •  Attention Juniors: For information regarding the PSAT test on October 16th see Mrs. McThenia. Registration will be closed Thursday.
  • Looking for some easy money? Why not recycle aluminum? Belson Steel will give you cash for your cans!! And if you mention Bishop Mac, they’ll give the art department some money, too.  Starting September 30, we’ll be in competition with over 20 other schools in the area to see who can recycle the most. The contest will run through April 19th which gives us six months to prove that no one goes green better than the Irish!
  • Homecoming tickets will be on sale Monday-Thursday before and after school in room 110. The tickets are $10  per person. Voting for homecoming queen will also take place in room 110 before and after school. Please see Miss Turner if you have any questions.
  • Service opportunity – The Kankakee Valley Adult Reading and Literacy Project needs help moving books to prepare for their annual book sale. If you are interested, see Ms. Jones in the library.
  • The Irish cross-country team hosts the All-Area Meet on Thursday at KCC. Come out and support the Irish on their home course. Coach Klipp needs a few students to help out at the meet. Anyone interested should stop by Room 114 after school any day this week.
  •  Attention Z-Club members, there will be a meeting this Friday, October 11th during the ZERO (0) hour in Room 16.  Please be sure to bring your calendars, pen and paper.  We will have some activities to plan for the next couple of months.  If anyone has any questions, please contact Mrs. Armstrong.

Ceile Calendar Winner is Janet Giroux!

Happy Birthday today to Mattie Patterson!

October 7, 2013

  • Tomorrow is Proud American Day!! Dress in as much red, white and blue as possible. Please remember to dress appropriately for school.
  • Anyone in the McNamara community who would still like to order tickets for the November 17th performance of KVT’s production of Les Mis, at a discounted price offered through McNamara’s new Passports organization, needs to pick up an order form and return it to Mrs. Linneman by this Friday October 11th.
  • Students and adults interested in participating in the 10 day trip to France in June can pick up materials and applications from Mrs. Linneman.
  •  Attention Juniors: The PSAT test will be administered on October 16th to the first 30 students who sign up. The cost is $15 and must be paid at the time of registration. Registration will close on October 10th and is to be done in the Guidance Office only. It will take place after morning announcements in room 15/16 and will take approximately three hours to complete. Any questions please see Mrs. McThenia.
  •  Looking for some easy money? Why not recycle aluminum? Belson Steel will give you cash for your cans!! And if you mention Bishop Mac, they’ll give the art department some money, too.  Starting September 30, we’ll be in competition with over 20 other schools in the area to see who can recycle the most. The contest will run through April 19th which gives us six months to prove that no one goes green better than the Irish!
  •  Homecoming tickets will be on sale Monday-Thursday before and after school in room 110. The tickets are $10  per person. Voting for homecoming queen will also take place in room 110 before and after school. Please see Miss Turner if you have any questions.
  • Service opportunity – The Kankakee Valley Adult Reading and Literacy Project needs help moving books to prepare for their annual book sale. If you are interested, see Ms. Jones in the library.
  • Congratulations to the girl's cross-country team. They finished 4th in the 19-Team Wheaton Academy Invitational on Saturday. Photos and details are in the trophy case.
  • The Irish cross-country team hosts the All-Area Meet on Thursday at KCC. Come out and support the Irish on their home course. Coach Klipp needs a few students to help out at the meet. Anyone interested should stop by Room 114 after school any day this week.
  •  Ceile Calendar Winner is Cori Thayer!
  • Happy Birthday today to Daniel Hoekstra & Andrew Snider!

October 4, 2013

  • Would Kevin Kramer, Drake Selock, Jenna Lawler and Hailey Corcoran please see Mrs. McThenia before leaving today.
  •  Students are reminded that connecting to the student or faculty wireless networks with a device not owned by McNamara is a violation of the Acceptable Use Policy and will subject them to disciplinary action.
  •  SENIORS – Check your email for important information about Senior Portraits taken at school on Monday.
  •  Guest Homecoming Forms due by the end of the day!
  •  Picture today for our “PINK OUT” event at the football game on Oct 25th.  Any Pep Club member, pom or cheerleader that would like to be in the picture, please change into your pink attire and meet in the gym right after school. 
  •  Attention Juniors: The PSAT test will be administered on October 16th to the first 30 students who sign up. The cost is $15 and must be paid at the time of registration. Registration will close on October 10th and is to be done in the Guidance Office only. It will take place after morning announcements in room 15/16 and will take approximately three hours to complete. Any questions please see Mrs. McThenia.
  •  Any Boys who were not able to make the Basketball meting yesterday, see Coach Brown in Rm.19.
  •  Get your tickets for Les Mis by Friday, October 11th, don’t wait!
  •  Looking for some easy money? Why not recycle aluminum? Belson Steel will give you cash for your cans!! And if you mention Bishop Mac, they’ll give the art department some money, too.  Starting September 30, we’ll be in competition with over 20 other schools in the area to see who can recycle the most. The contest will run through April 19th which gives us six months to prove that no one goes green better than the Irish!
  • The Manteno Youth Football Program has volunteer opportunities this weekend for any available students when we host IVY League playoffs. October 5-6 from 9:30-4:30 each day. Any students interested in helping any part of the day or all day please see Mrs. Bovie.
  •  The bus for the boys soccer game will leave today at 4:15 the game is at 5:30 in Peotone
  • The tickets for the homecoming dance will be on sale Monday through Thursday before and after school in room 110, they are $10 per person. No tickets will be sold at the dance.
  • Monday marks the start of homecoming week!! This is a reminder that all students are to dress appropriately for school. You may dress down if you follow the day's theme, however if you don't follow the theme you have to dress in the school uniform. Let's have a great homecoming week!

 Ceile Calendar Winner is Kenneth Granger!

Happy Birthday today to Carolina Quintero & Emily Sebastiani! And to Quartay Clayton on Saturday!

October 3, 2013

GIRLS TENNIS: A HUGE CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR DYNAMIC DUO AUBREE SMITH AND SIDNEY PITTS… THEY ARE OFFICIALLY OUR #1 DOUBLES TEAM ALL CITY CHAMPIONS!! THIS IS A FIRST FOR THE LADY IRISH TENNIS TEAM IN YEARS!! PLEASE MAKE SURE TO CONGRATULATE THEM WHEN YOU SEE THEM IN THE HALLWAYS TODAY!!   GO IRISH!

 Students are reminded that connecting to the student or faculty wireless networks with a device not owned by McNamara is a violation of the Acceptable Use Policy and will subject them to disciplinary action.

  • SENIOR STUDIO STUDENTS: Please be reminded that permission slips must be brought to Mrs. Kinstner today or tomorrow, or you will not be attending the immersion day at U of I.
  • SENIORS – Check your email for important information about Senior Portraits taken at school on Monday.
  •  Guest Homecoming Forms due Friday!
  •  This Friday immediately after school there will be a picture taken for our “PINK OUT” event at the football game on Oct 25th.  Any Pep Club member, pom or cheerleader that would like to be in the picture, please change into your pink attire and meet in the gym right after school.  Be sure to go all out with any pink accessories that you can..the more pink the better..be creative!!  Pink t-shirts are available in the bookstore for $5.00. 
  •  Attention Juniors: The PSAT test will be administered on October 16th to the first 30 students who sign up. The cost is $15 and must be paid at the time of registration. Registration will close on October 10th and is to be done in the Guidance Office only. It will take place after morning announcements in room 15/16 and will take approximately three hours to complete. Any questions please see Mrs. McThenia.
  •  Girls Basketball - Open Gym for girls on Tues. Oct. 1st and Thur. Oct. 3rd from 5:30pm-7:00pm.
  • Any Boys who were not able to make the Basketball meting yesterday, see Coach Brown in Rm.19.
  • Get your tickets for Les Mis by Friday, October 11th, don’t wait!
  • Looking for some easy money? Why not recycle aluminum? Belson Steel will give you cash for your cans!! And if you mention Bishop Mac, they’ll give the art department some money, too.  Starting September 30, we’ll be in competition with over 20 other schools in the area to see who can recycle the most. The contest will run through April 19th which gives us six months to prove that no one goes green better than the Irish!
  • Presence Heritage Village is hosting a lady’s night out tonight and are in need of many girls who like to give manicures.  The event will take place at the 1st Nazarene Church on Entrance Ave.  from 5:30- 8:30 p.m.   This is a service opportunity.  Sign up with Mrs. Bovie by Today at noon.
  • The Manteno Youth Football Program has volunteer opportunities this weekend for any available students when we host IVY League playoffs. October 5-6 from 9:30-4:30 each day. Any students interested in helping any part of the day or all day please see Mrs. Bovie.
  • ATTENTION JUNIOR CLASS:  The order for your Homecoming T-Shirts will be placed at the end of the day Today.  You MUST “pre-pay” for your shirt and the amount is $8.00.  Please bring your $8.00 to Mrs. Memenga’s room (115) BEFORE the end of school on Today.  Thank you!
  • Ceile Calendar Winner is Eric Maday!
  • Happy Birthday to Bailee Porter!
  • Parents…don’t forget to turn in your “volunteer forms” that you should have recently received in the mail.  

October 2, 2013

  • Please turn in your Guest Homecoming Forms to the main office by this Friday to get your guest on the list!

 This Friday immediately after school there will be a picture taken for our “PINK OUT” event at the football game on Oct 25th.  Any Pep Club member, pom or cheerleader that would like to be in the picture, please change into your pink attire and meet in the gym right after school.  Be sure to go all out with any pink accessories that you can..the more pink the better..be creative!!  Pink t-shirts are available in the bookstore for $5.00. 

 Attention Juniors: The PSAT test will be administered on October 16th to the first 30 students who sign up. The cost is $15 and must be paid at the time of registration. Registration will close on October 10th and is to be done in the Guidance Office only. It will take place after morning announcements in room 15/16 and will take approximately three hours to complete. Any questions please see Mrs. McThenia.

 Girls Basketball -There will be a Meeting for anyone interested in trying out for the Girls Basketball Team today after school in the cafeteria.  Come join and be a part of a winning tradition. Open Gym for girls on Tues. Oct. 1st and Thur. Oct. 3rd from 5:30pm-7:00pm.

 Get your tickets for Les Miserables by Friday, October 11th, don’t wait!

 Tonight is the night! The meeting for the France trip will take place in Ms. Linneman’s room and the meeting for the Spain trip will take place in Ms. Trevino’s room. Both are at 7pm.

 Looking for some easy money? Why not recycle aluminum? Belson Steel will give you cash for your cans!! And if you mention Bishop Mac, they’ll give the art department some money, too.  Starting September 30, we’ll be in competition with over 20 other schools in the area to see who can recycle the most. The contest will run through April 19th which gives us six months to prove that no one goes green better than the Irish!

 Presence Heritage Village is hosting a lady’s night out this Thursday evening and are in need of many girls who like to give manicures.  The event will take place at the 1st Nazarene Church on Entrance Ave.  from 5:30- 8:30 p.m.   This is a service opportunity.  Sign up with Mrs. Bovie by Thursday at noon.

 The Manteno Youth Football Program has volunteer opportunities this weekend for any available students when we host IVY League playoffs. October 5-6 from 9:30-4:30 each day. Any students interested in helping any part of the day or all day please see Mrs. Bovie.

 ATTENTION JUNIOR CLASS:  The order for your Homecoming T-Shirts will be placed at the end of the day on Thursday.  You MUST “pre-pay” for your shirt and the amount is $8.00.  Please bring your $8.00 to Mrs. Memenga’s room (115) BEFORE the end of school on Thursday.  Thank you!

 Ceile Calendar Winner is Tom & Maureen O’Connor!

October 1, 2013

  • Please turn in your Guest Homecoming Forms to the main office by this Friday to get your guest on the list!

 There will be a quick meeting immediately after school for all homecoming court members, in Miss Turner’s room 110.

 This Friday immediately after school there will be a picture taken for our “PINK OUT” event at the football game on Oct 25th.  Any Pep Club member, pom or cheerleader that would like to be in the picture, please change into your pink attire and meet in the gym right after school.  Be sure to go all out with any pink accessories that you can..the more pink the better..be creative!!  Pink t-shirts are available in the bookstore for $5.00.  Also we are encouraging Faculty and Staff to purchase a pink out tshirt and wear it during Games Day on Homecoming Week.

 Attention Juniors: The PSAT test will be administered on October 16th to the first 30 students who sign up. The cost is $15. and must be paid at the time of registration. Registration will close on October 10th and is to be done in the Guidance Office only. It will take place after morning announcements in room 15/16 and will take approximately three hours to complete. Any questions please see Mrs. Mcthenia.

 Girls Basketball -There will be a Meeting for anyone interested in trying out for the Girls Basketball Team on Wed. Oct. 2nd, after school in the cafeteria.  Come join and be a part of a winning tradition. Open Gym for girls on Tues. Oct. 1st and Thur. Oct. 3rd from 5:30pm-7:00pm.

 Mandatory meeting for all boys basketball players that are interested in playing this year Please attend a meeting on Wednesday, October 2nd at 7:45 AM in the gym.

 Passports is arranging for interested students and their families to attend this year’s KVT special production of Les Miserables on its closing date, Sunday, November 17th. Anyone who orders tickets through the Passports group will take advantage of a discounted group price.   Students and families who are interested in attending this show should see Mrs. Linneman to pick up an order form.   You do not need to be in a language class to attend Passports events. Ticket orders will be due by October 11th, so don’t wait!

 Ms. Trevino and Mrs. Linneman are both holding their informational meetings about the joint trip to France & Spain in their classrooms at 7:00 p.m. next Wednesday, October 2nd.

 Looking for some easy money? Why not recycle aluminum? Belson Steel will give you cash for your cans!! And if you mention Bishop Mac, they’ll give the art department some money, too.  Starting September 30, we’ll be in competition with over 20 other schools in the area to see who can recycle the most. The contest will run through April 19th which gives us six months to prove that no one goes green better than the Irish!

 Presence Heritage Village is hosting a lady’s night out this Thursday evening and are in need of many girls who like to give manicures.  The event will take place at the 1st Nazarene Church on Entrance Ave.  from 5:30- 8:30 p.m.   This is a service opportunity.  Sign up with Mrs. Bovie by Thursday at noon.

ATTENTION JUNIOR CLASS:  The order for your Homecoming T-Shirts will be placed at the end of the day on Thursday.  You MUST “pre-pay” for your shirt and the amount is $8.00.  Please bring your $8.00 to Mrs. Memenga’s room (115) BEFORE the end of school on Thursday.  Thank you!

  • Parents…don’t forget to turn in your “volunteer forms” that you should have recently received in the mail.  The Advancement Office is looking for volunteers to assist with a large mailing this Friday, 9/27.  If you are available to help, please call Lisa Gerth at (815) 933-7620.  Thank you!

Happy Birthday to Hannah Scott!

9/30/13

Attention Juniors: The PSAT test will be administered on October 16th to the first 30 students who sign up.  The cost is $15. and must be paid at the time of registration.  Registration will close on October 10th and is to be done in the Guidance Office only.  It will take place after morning announcements in room 15/16 and will take approximately three hours to complete.  Any questions please see Mrs. Mcthenia.

 Congratulations to the girl's cross-country team. They placed 2nd in the 15-Team Herscher Invitational on Saturday, just 4 points from the title. Cassidy Devenouges placed 5th for the lady irish, while Cody Salkeld set a personal best time placing 5th in the boy's race. Ricky Esparza placed 2nd in the boy's FS race and Madison Gonski placed 5th in the girl's F-S race. The team trophy, photos, and details of the meet are in the trophy case.

 There will be a Meeting for all Freshman,Sophomore, Junior and Senior Girls that are trying out for the Girls Basketball Team on  Wed. Oct. 2nd, after school in the cafeteria.  Come join and be a part of a winning tradition.

      Also, there will be an Open Gym on Tues. Oct. 1st and Thur. Oct. 3rd from 5:30pm-7:00pm.

 Mandatory meeting for all boys basketball players that are playing this year (Freshman-Sr.'s) Please attend a meeting on Wednesday, October 2nd at 7:45 AM in the gym.

 Bonjour et Buenos Dias from French and Spanish students. This year, to be more inclusive, McNamara’s French and Spanish Clubs are merging for a series of cultural events. This new group, Passports, hopes to be a fusion of fun and interesting cultural events for students outside of their Spanish and French classes.  

 Passports is arranging for interested students and their families to attend this year’s KVT special production of Les Miserables on its closing date, Sunday, November 17th. Anyone who orders tickets through the Passports group will take advantage of a discounted group price.    Students and families who are interested in attending this show should see Mrs. Linneman to pick up an order form.   You do not need to be in a language class to attend Passports events. Ticket orders will be due by October 11th, so don’t wait!

 The most exciting activity this group is planning may well be the proposed trips to France and Spain next June. Ms. Trevino and Mrs. Linneman are both holding their informational meetings in their classrooms at 7: 00 p.m. next Wednesday, October 2nd.

 Please join the Mac Band Program TODAY at Monicals Pizza for our Pizza fundraiser! 20% of your bill goes towards helping us raise money for the band. Flyers are in the main office!

 Looking for some easy money? Why not recycle aluminum? Belson Steel will give you cash for your cans!! And if you mention Bishop Mac, they’ll give the art department some money, too.  Starting September 30, we’ll be in competition with over 20 other schools in the area to see who can recycle the most. The contest will run through April 19th which gives us six months to prove that no one goes green better than the Irish!

 Parents…don’t forget to turn in your “volunteer forms” that you should have recently received in the mail.  The Advancement Office is looking for volunteers to assist with a large mailing this Friday, 9/27.  If you are available to help, please call Lisa Gerth at (815) 933-7620.  Thank you!

 LAST DAY for discounted yearbook price. If you haven’t ordered yet, you can do so via the link on the Bishop Mac site. (Yearbooks will cost $65 as of October 1st.)

 Happy Birthday to Jonathon Ward!

9/27/13

Bonjour et Buenos Dias from French and Spanish students. This year, to be more inclusive, McNamara’s French and Spanish Clubs are merging for a series of cultural events. This new group, Passports, hopes to be a fusion of fun and interesting cultural events for students outside of their Spanish and French classes.  

 Passports is arranging for interested students and their families to attend this year’s KVT special production of Les Miserables on its closing date, Sunday, November 17th. Anyone who orders tickets through the Passports group will take advantage of a discounted group price.   Students and families who are interested in attending this show should see Mrs. Linneman to pick up an order form.   You do not need to be in a language class to attend Passports events. Ticket orders will be due by October 11th, so don’t wait!

 The most exciting activity this group is planning may well be the proposed trips to France and Spain next June. Ms. Trevino and Mrs. Linneman are both holding their informational meetings in their classrooms at 7: 00 p.m. next Wednesday, October 2nd.   Attention anyone interested in the 10 day trip to France with Mrs. Linneman next June. A meeting for students and their parents will be held Wednesday evening Oct 2nd at 7:00 in the French Room. Details about the tour and applications will be given. Second, third, and fourth year French students have received a letter about the meeting. Anyone else interested in the tour should see Mrs. Linneman. The trip is open to approved adults and non-French students, also.

The parent and student meeting for the Spain trip is also next Wednesday night at 7:00 in room 111. The trip is open to sophomores, juniors, seniors, parents and alumni. Come see the sights and speak the language for 10 tens next June as we travel throughout the country.

 BMCHS MAC PAC (Parent Action Community) is raffling a McNamara Quilt.  Chances are $5 each or 5 chances for $20.  Proceeds benefit the MAC PAC.  Get your tickets in the Advancement office or look for the MAC PAC at home football games.  Drawing will be held during the Varsity FB game on October 25, 2013.

Any senior who did not order a games day shirt and still wants one must see miss turner by today, no extra shirts will be ordered. The shirts are $8. The money must be turned in to Miss Turner by Monday or you will not receive your shirt.

 Looking for service hours? Miss Turner needs ball runners for today home game, see her in room 110

 Today is the Boys Soccer Team’s Senior Night come out and support the seniors, Kyle Hendrix, Mitch Kurzejka, Andrew Snider at their final home game, against Watseka at 4:30

 Please join the Mac Band Program this following Monday at Monicals Pizza for our Pizza fundraiser! 20% of your bill goes towards helping us raise money for the band. Flyers are in the main office!

 Attention Z-Club members:  the Empowerment Walk which kicks off Domestic Violence Awareness month will be held this Saturday, September 28th at the Farmers' Market in Kankakee.  If you signed up to work this event, please arrive no later than 7:45am and please wear a purple shirt in support of domestic violence victims.  If there are any questions, please contact Mrs. Armstrong."

Looking for some easy money? Why not recycle aluminum? Belson Steel will give you cash for your cans!! And if you mention Bishop Mac, they’ll give the art department some money, too.  Starting September 30, we’ll be in competition with over 20 other schools in the area to see who can recycle the most. The contest will run through April 19th which gives us six months to prove that no one goes green better than the Irish!

Cecily Sarowatz shot a 43 to lead Bishop McNamara to a pair of nonconference wins at Oak Springs Golf Club in St. Anne. Bishop McNamara's tally of 192 defeated Iroquois West (208) and Prairie Central (218).  Coach Marc Denault called it Sarowatz's best performance of the season.

Today is the Last Day Sophomore class shirts can be purchased from Ali, Kate, Bailee, and Abbie. Cost is only ten dollars.

Parents…don’t forget to turn in your “volunteer forms” that you should have recently received in the mail.  The Advancement Office is looking for volunteers to assist with a large mailing this Friday, 9/27.  If you are available to help, please call Lisa Gerth at (815) 933-7620.  Thank you!

The deadline to enter the yearbook’s Dance Proposal Photo Contest ends today. See Mrs. Kinstner.

Don’t forget that the discounted yearbook price is only good through Monday. If you haven’t ordered yet, you can do so via the link on the Bishop Mac site. (Yearbooks will cost $65 as of October 1st.)

Ceile Calendar Winner is K of C 4th Degree!

Happy Birthday to Jenna Lawler, Chance Marcotte, & Lauren Peterson! Saturday to Erin Reilly!

 

 9/26/13

GIRLS TENNIS: THE GIRLS MCNAMARA TENNIS TEAM SWEPT THE KANKAKEE KAYS YESTERDAY 5-0!!! CONGRATS Ladies!! Gabby Barnes #1 and Lauren Peterson #2 and Paola Delacruz #3 ALL took over on the Singles court with three straight wins!! All of our Doubles Teams Won …..#1 Aubree Smith & Sidnet Pitts, #2 Shelby Cole & Jillian Pitts, #3 Maddie Bertrand & Kailey Glass, #4 Jordan King & Brooke Major, #5 Olivia Sproul & Olivia Hairston, #6 Macie Dionne & Sophie Kohan and #7 Monica Alvarez & Marlana Bernhart. CONGRATS LADY IRISH TENNIS TEAM! GO IRISH!!

 Looking for service hours? Miss Turner needs ball runners for today and tomorrow’s home soccer games at 4:30 , see her in room 110 if you are interested.

 Come out and cheer on the boys soccer team today at 4:30 against Brother Rice.

 Tomorrow is the Boys Soccer Team’s Senior Night come out and support the seniors, Kyle Hendrix, Mitch Kurzejka, Andrew Snider at their final home game, against Watseka at 4:30

 Please join the Mac Band Program this following Monday at Monicals Pizza for our Pizza fundraiser! 20% of your bill goes towards helping us raise money for the band. See you there!”

 Attention Z-Club members:  the Empowerment Walk which kicks off Domestic Violence Awareness month will be held this Saturday, September 28th at the Farmers' Market in Kankakee.  If you signed up to work this event, please arrive no later than 7:45am and please wear a purple shirt in support of domestic violence victims.  If there are any questions, please contact Mrs. Armstrong."

Looking for some easy money? Why not recycle aluminum? Belson Steel will give you cash for your cans!! And if you mention Bishop Mac, they’ll give the art department some money, too.  Starting September 30, we’ll be in competition with over 20 other schools in the area to see who can recycle the most. The contest will run through April 19th which gives us six months to prove that no one goes green better than the Irish!

Attention anyone interested in the 10 day trip to France with Mrs. Linneman next June. A meeting for students and their parents will be held Wednesday evening Oct 2nd at 7:00 in the French Room. Details about the tour and applications will be given. Second, third, and fourth year French students have received a letter about the meeting. Anyone else interested in the tour should see Mrs. Linneman. The trip is open to approved adults and non-French students, also.

Interested in debate and discussion? McNamara Philomatheans (Fill-oh-may-thee-ans) is the club for you! Join us for a brief meeting after school TODAY (Thursday) in Mrs. Garcia’s room, number 116. Refreshments will be provided. Hope to see you there!

Sophomore class shirts can be purchased this week ONLY from Ali, Kate, Bailee, and Abbie. Cost is only ten dollars.

Parents…don’t forget to turn in your “volunteer forms” that you should have recently received in the mail.  The Advancement Office is looking for volunteers to assist with a large mailing this Friday, 9/27.  If you are available to help, please call Lisa Gerth at (815) 933-7620.  Thank you!

Jostens will be at school on TODAY for cap and gown and graduation orders during lunch periods, in the cafeteria. This is the FINAL day. Extra information packets are available online at Jostens.com.

FINAL day for class ring measurements and orders. Please remember your order form and $50 down payment.

The deadline to enter the yearbook’s Dance Proposal Photo Contest has been extended to September 27. Details for submitting your entry were emailed last week. Questions? See Mrs. Kinstner.

Don’t forget that the discounted yearbook price is only good through Monday. If you haven’t ordered yet, you can do so via the link on the Bishop Mac site. (Yearbooks will cost $65 as of October 1st.)

Saturday, October 12 – We will be hosting the Irish Fall Classic Volleyball Tournament. 8 workers are needed to work a shift either 7am-12pm or 12pm – 5 pm. Anyone interested needs to sign up with Mr. Drye in Rm. 12.

Ceile Calendar Winner is Brian Smietanski!

Happy Birthday to Austin Cooper!

9/25/13

A reminder to the students who received a printed Progress Report in homeroom on onday. 1. Please answer - how can I improve on the paper. 2. Turn it into the Main Office with a parent signature.  Thanks!

 Looking for some easy money? Why not recycle aluminum? Belson Steel will give you cash for your cans!!  And if you mention Bishop Mac, they’ll give the art department some money, too.  Starting September 30, we’ll be in competition with over 20 other schools in the area to see who can recycle the most. The contest will run through April 19th which gives us six months to prove that no one goes green better than the Irish!

 GIRLS TENNIS: CONGRATULATIONS TO THE LADY IRISH GIRLS TENNIS TEAM ON THEIR HUGE WIN AGAINST BBCHS!!! Our #2 Singles Player Lauren Peterson shut down her opponent 6-3/6-1. Our #1 Dynamic Duo Doubles Team shook things up on the court with a 4-6/6-1/7-5 WIN! Our #2 Doubles Team Dominated the courts with a 6-2/6-4 VICTORY!! Please make sure to Congratulate the Girls Irish Tennis Team in the hallways today!!. The Girls will be Spinning To Win against the Kankakee Kays tomorrow at Cobb Park 4:00pm!! Come on out and cheer them on and get a FREE tootsie pop!!

 Attention anyone interested in the 10 day trip to France with Mrs. Linneman next June. A meeting for students and their parents will be held Wednesday evening Oct 2nd at 7:00 in the French Room. Details about the tour and applications will be given. Second, third, and fourth year French students have received a letter about the meeting. Anyone else interested in the tour should see Mrs. Linneman. The trip is open to approved adults and non-French students, also.

 Sophomore class shirts can be purchased this week only from Ali, Kate, Bailee, and Abbie. Cost is only ten dollars.

 Ceile Calendar Winner is Jennifer & Terry Johnson

 Parents…don’t forget to turn in your “volunteer forms” that you should have recently received in the mail.  The Advancement Office is looking for volunteers to assist with a large mailing this Friday, 9/27.  If you are available to help, please call Lisa Gerth at (815) 933-7620.  Thank you!

 Attention Seniors: Jostens will be at school on Thursday, September 26th for cap and gown and graduation orders during lunch periods, in the cafeteria. Extra information packets are available online at Jostens.com.

Also, on this day students may come see Jostens for class ring measurements and orders. Please remember your order form and $50 down payment.

The deadline to enter the yearbook’s Dance Proposal Photo Contest has been extended to September 27. Details for submitting your entry were emailed last week. Questions? See Mrs. Kinstner.

 Don’t forget that the discounted yearbook price is only good through the end of the month. If you haven’t ordered yet, you can do so via the link on the Bishop Mac site. (Yearbooks will cost $65 as of October 1st.)

 Saturday, October 12 – We will be hosting the Irish Fall Classic Volleyball Tournament. 8 workers are needed to work a shift either 7am-12pm or 12pm – 5 pm. Anyone interested needs to sign up with Mr. Drye in Rm. 12.

 9/24/13

GIRLS TENNIS: A BIG CONGRATS to Gabby Barnes on her victory yesterday against Watseka! Gabby took control of the courts once again and won 6-3/6-0!! Make sure to come on out ALL OF YOU IRISH FANS and cheer the Lady Irish Tennis Team on today at Cobb Park at 4:00. They will be finishing up their match against BBCHS. You can join us tomorrow as well down at Cobb to enjoy another beautiful day of Tennis against Kankakee. FREE TOOTSIE POPS for all of our fans! See Mrs. Franco once you get there! GO IRISH!!

 Attention Big Brothers and Sisters: There will be a VERY important yet brief meeting immediately after school today! in room 15 – 16 at 2:30. All Big Brothers and Sisters should plan on attending.

 Attention Seniors: Jostens will be at school on Thursday, September 26th for cap and gown and graduation orders during lunch periods, in the cafeteria. Extra information packets are available online at Jostens.com.

Also on this day students may come see Jostens for class ring measurements and orders. Please remember your order form and $50 down payment.

 The deadline to enter the yearbook’s Dance Proposal Photo Contest has been extended to Friday, September 27. Details for submitting your entry were emailed. Questions? See Mrs. Kinstner.

 Don’t forget that the discounted yearbook price is only good through the end of the month. If you haven’t ordered yet, you can do so via the link on the Bishop Mac site. (Yearbooks will cost $65 as of October 1st.)

 Saturday, October 12 – We will be hosting the Irish Fall Classic Volleyball Tournament. 8 workers are needed to work a shift either 7am-12pm or 12pm – 5 pm. Anyone interested needs to sign up with Mr. Drye in Rm. 12.

 Sophomore class shirts can be purchased this week only from Ali, Kate, Bailee, and Abbie. Cost is only ten dollars.

 Augustana College & Blackburn College will be here today during the lunch hours .

JV & Varsity Softball: Please meet in Mrs. Gonski’s room (Rm 108) directly after school

Ceile Calendar Winner is Donna Johnson.

Happy Birthday to Taylor Prude!

9/23/13

Attention Big Brothers and Sisters:  There will be a VERY important yet brief meeting immediately after school tomorrow Tuesday, in room 15 – 16 at 2:30. All Big Brothers and Sisters should plan on attending.

 Attention Seniors: Jostens will be at school on Thursday, September 26th for cap and gown and graduation orders during lunch periods, in the cafeteria. Extra information packets are available online at Jostens.com.

Also, on this day students may come see Jostens for class ring measurements and orders. Please remember your order form and $50 down payment.

 The deadline to enter the yearbook’s Dance Proposal Photo Contest has been extended to September 27. Details for submitting your entry were emailed last week. Questions? See Mrs. Kinstner.

 Don’t forget that the discounted yearbook price is only good through the end of the month. If you haven’t ordered yet, you can do so via the link on the Bishop Mac site. (Yearbooks will cost $65 as of October 1st.)

 Saturday, October 12 – We will be hosting the Irish Fall Classic Volleyball Tournament. I am in need of 8 workers to work a shift either 7am-12pm or 12pm – 5 pm. Anyone interested needs to sign up with Mr. Drye in Rm. 12.

 Sophomore class shirts can be purchased this week only from Ali, Kate, Bailee, and Abbie. Cost is only ten dollars.

Ceile Calendar Winner is Sharon Rose

9/20/13

 Kairos Registration is now open for senior girls only.  Kairos will be held Nov. 5-8.  Forms may be picked up in Campus Ministry with Mrs. Bovie.  Registration will open for junior girls on Monday, Sept. 23.

There will be a memorial Mass said for Kaelynn Fay this Sunday, Sept. 22 at 10:00a.m. at St. Teresa Catholic Church.  All are invited to attend.

The deadline to enter the yearbook’s Dance Proposal Photo Contest has been extended to September 27. Details for submitting your entry were emailed last week. Questions? See Mrs. Kinstner.

 Don’t forget that the discounted yearbook price is only good through the end of the month. If you haven’t ordered yet, you can do so via the link on the Bishop Mac site. (Yearbooks will cost $65 as of October 1st.)

 Saturday, October 12 – We will be hosting the Irish Fall Classic Volleyball Tournament. I am in need of 8 workers to work a shift either 7am-12pm or 12pm – 5 pm. Anyone interested needs to sign up with Mr. Drye in Rm. 12.

 Quincy University will be here during the lunch hours today in the cafeteria

 Ceile Calendar Winner is Steve & Shannon Hull

 Happy Birthday today to Leigha Armstrong & Nick Kreja, Saturday to Ali Kuhn, Jared Marcotte & Katie Raspolich.

 9/18/13

All students must turn in their "Appearance Release Forms" from Studio Now. The film crew will be here on Thursday morning to begin videotaping for our new promotional video. All releases must be turned in TODAY.  Thank you for your immediate cooperation!

 The deadline to enter the yearbook’s Dance Proposal Photo Contest has been extended to September 27. Details for submitting your entry were emailed last week. Questions? See Mrs. Kinstner.

 Don’t forget that the discounted yearbook price is only good through the end of the month. If you haven’t ordered yet, you can do so via the link on the Bishop Mac site. (Yearbooks will cost $65 as of October 1st.)

 Saturday, October 12 – We will be hosting the Irish Fall Classic Volleyball Tournament. I am in need of 8 workers to work a shift either 7am-12pm or 12pm – 5 pm. Anyone interested needs to sign up with Mr. Drye in Rm. 12.

 Leader applications for sophomore retreat are available in Campus Ministry.  If interested in helping, please pick one up, fill it out, and return to Mrs. Bovie by Wed. Sept. 18.  Our first meeting for the retreat will be Sat. Sept. 21

 Attention Seniors: Jostens will be at school on Thursday, September 19th for cap and gown and graduation orders during lunch periods, in the cafeteria. Extra information packets are available in the school office.

Also, on this day students may come see Jostens for class ring measurements and orders. Please remember your order form and $50 down payment.

 Ceile Calendar Winner is Beverly Corcoran

 9/17/13

All students must turn in their "Appearance Release Forms" from Studio Now. The film crew will be here on Thursday morning to begin videotaping for our new promotional video. All releases must be turned in no later than tomorrow, Wednesday.

Thank you for your immediate cooperation!

The All-City Cross-Country Meet After Dark is here tomorrow night. The races begin the stadium at 7:30 PM. Anyone interested in earning some service hours helping at the meet should stop by Room 14 after school today.

The deadline to enter the yearbook’s Dance Proposal Photo Contest has been extended to September 27. Details for submitting your entry were emailed last week. Questions? See Mrs. Kinstner.

Don’t forget that the discounted yearbook price is only good through the end of the month. If you haven’t ordered yet, you can do so via the link on the Bishop Mac site. (Yearbooks will cost $65 as of October 1st.)

Cheerleaders your mum orders and money are due today.  They need to be turned in to Coach Akerman TODAY. 

The Girls Tennis Team will be having a Home Match against BBCHS Wed. along with a COOK OUT for all of the FANS that come out and support the Lady Irish!! Hot Dogs, Chips and a Drink!! Come on out and join us at Cobb Park Wed. at 4:00 and CHEER The Lady Irish Tennis Team On!! GO IRISH!!

Attention Z-Club members:  the election results for the 2013-2014 officers are in and they are as follows:

President - Brooke Major

Vice-President - Leigha Armstrong

Secretary - Kaitlin Ballard

CONGRATULATIONS to all of the officers and let's work hard to make this a great year!!

Saturday, October 12 – We will be hosting the Irish Fall Classic Volleyball Tournament. I am in need of 8 workers to work a shift either 7am-12pm or 12pm – 5 pm. Anyone interested needs to sign up with Mr. Drye in Rm. 12.

Leader applications for sophomore retreat are available in Campus Ministry.  If interested in helping, please pick one up, fill it out, and return to Mrs. Bovie by Wed. Sept. 18.  Our first meeting for the retreat will be Sat. Sept. 21

Attention Seniors: Jostens will be at school on Thursday, September 19th for cap and gown and graduation orders during lunch periods, in the cafeteria. Extra information packets are available in the school office.

Also, on this day students may come see Jostens for class ring measurements and orders. Please remember your order form and $50 down payment.

North Central College & Bradley will be here during lunch hours today.

Ceile Calendar Winner is Roberta Renville

9/16/13 

Congratulations to the cross-country team on another fine performance at the 15 team Paxton Invitational. The girl's team, which is currently ranked 12th in the state, finished 3rd overall behind the #4 and #7 teams. The boy's team finished 5th, also behind two ranked teams. Photos and complete details about the meet can be found in the trophy case.

 The Irish cross-country team will host the All-City After Dark on Wednesday. The meet will start and end in the stadium. The girl's race is at 7:30 PM with the boy's race to follow. Come out and help the Irish win the All-City title.

 GIRLS TENNIS…A BIG CONGRATULATIONS to the Lady Irish Tennis Team on their WIN against Rich South last Friday!! The #1, #2 and #3 Doubles Teams ALL brought home the GOLD! The #1 Dynamic Duo Aubree Smith and Sidney Pitts let their racquets do the talking with a 6-0/6-0 WIN! The #2 Doubles Team Shelby Cole and Jillian Pitts did the same thing Spinning and Winning 6-1/6-0. The #3 Doubles Team Maddie Bertrand and Olivia Sproul fought hard and shut out the other team with a 6-3/7-0 WIN! CONGRATS LADIES!! GO IRISH!! 

 With the weather finally cooling off and with the cool evenings, at this point there will be NO more heat related schedules this fall. Please note that we will have a regular scheduled day no matter the forecasted temperature.

 Remember to start Tuesday off right with prayer in our chapel at 7:30 a.m.  Parents, teachers, and students are welcome!

 Saturday, October 12 – We will be hosting the Irish Fall Classic Volleyball Tournament. I am in need of 8 workers to work a shift either 7am-12pm or 12pm – 5 pm. Anyone interested needs to sign up with Mr. Drye in Rm. 12.

 The Limestone Fire Dept. is looking for 5 or 6 volunteers to help work the dining area at their 53rd Annual Chicken BBQ. It is Saturday, September 21st from 11:30 to 7:00 pm. Please sign up with Mrs. Bovie.

 If you’re planning a creative homecoming proposal, have your camera ready! Submit your photo to the yearbook’s Dance Proposal Photo Contest, for your chance to win free dance tickets! Check your school email now for instructions on how to participate!!

 Today Concordia University and North Central College will have their tables set up during the lunch hours.

 Maria Filippone, a Knox College admission counselor will be available on today during lunch hours in the advancement board room to tell you more about Knox College – a nationally recognized liberal arts and sciences college – and answer questions about a unique scholarship opportunity of $10,000 a year only available to Bishop McNamara students. If you would like to hear more about Knox and the special scholarship opportunity, please plan to visit her.

 Leader applications for sophomore retreat are available in Campus Ministry.  If interested in helping, please pick one up, fill it out, and return to Mrs. Bovie by Wed. Sept. 18.  Our first meeting for the retreat will be Sat. Sept. 21

 Attention Seniors: Jostens will be at school on Thursday, September 19th for cap and gown and graduation orders during lunch periods, in the cafeteria. Extra information packets are available in the school office.

Also, on this day students may come see Jostens for class ring measurements and orders. Please remember your order form and $50 down payment.

 Ceile Calendar Winner is Mike & Bonnie Gross

 9/13/13

We are on the Advisor/Advisee Schedule today: Schedule E

 Congratulations to the freshman class who packaged 75,000 meals in the three days that they were at the Feed My Starving Children site.  Many babies will be healthier because of your generosity!

 The boys golf team defeated Manteno, Dwight and Ridgeview HS at the Dwight Country Club last night. Top honors went to Lukas Kinstner, who shot a 40. Mitch Shirley's 43, Matt Lovell's 47 and Tyler Cavender's 50 made up the team's winning score of 180.

Congratulations boys. Best of luck to the team in the Providence Invite tomorrow at the Sanctuary!

 Monday September 16th there is a College Fair being held at KCC from 5-8p.m. Over 60 colleges/universities will be attending. Please take advantage of this opportunity!!!

 There will be a college representative from University of Chicago here during the lunch periods today. Please take a moment to visit their table and ask any questions that you may have.

 Any Senior boys that would like to be a part of Guyrish with the Poms for homecoming, please contact Alli, Sam, or Paige as soon as possible to get your spot.

 Any Freshman interested in running for student council class officer or representative should see Miss Turner by this today. The elections will be held Monday during homeroom

 Blarney Stone Logo Competion! Get your design ideas in for a chance to win a free lunch!!

 The Limestone Fire Dept. is looking for 5 or 6 volunteers to help work the dining area at their 53rd Annual Chicken BBQ. It is Saturday, September 21st from 11:30 to 7:00 pm. Please sign up with Mrs. Bovie.

 If you’re planning a creative homecoming proposal, have your camera ready! Submit your photo to the yearbook’s Dance Proposal Photo Contest, for your chance to win free dance tickets! Check your school email now for instructions on how to participate!!

Students & Parents: We are looking for photos that you have taken at school events! Please email them to photos@bishop-mcnamara.org We need photos that could be used in our Ceile Calendar, on our McNamara website, on our school facebook page, etc. By sending us your photos, you are authorizing us to use them in such ways as previously listed.

 Mac Service Day – Saturday, September 14 8:30 – noon. All are invited to come help beatify our school. Students are asked to sign in when you get here so you will receive service hours! Parents, teachers & students – We NEED you!

 Maria Filippone, a Knox College admission counselor will be available on Monday, September 16th during lunch hours in the advancement board room to tell you more about Knox College – a nationally recognized liberal arts and sciences college – and answer questions about a unique scholarship opportunity of $10,000 a year only available to Bishop McNamara students. If you would like to hear more about Knox and the special scholarship opportunity, please plan to visit her.

Ceile Calendar Winner is The Hurley Family

9/12/13

Monday September 16th there is a College Fair being held at KCC from 5-8p.m. Over 60 colleges/universities will be attending. Please take advantage of this opportunity!!!

 There will be a college representative from University of Chicago here during the lunch periods tomorrow. Please take a moment to visit their table and ask any questions that you may have.

 Any Senior boys that would like to be a part of Guyrish with the Poms for homecoming, please contact Alli, Sam, or Paige as soon as possible to get your spot.

 Any Freshman interested in running for student council class officer or representative should see Miss Turner by this Friday September 13. The elections will be held Monday during homeroom

 Blarney Stone Logo Competion! Get your design ideas in for a chance to win a free lunch!!

 Kankakee Valley Adult Reading and Literacy Project needs volunteers to help move boxes of books. See Ms. Jones in the library for more information.

 The Limestone Fire Dept. is looking for 5 or 6 volunteers to help work the dining area at their 53rd Annual Chicken BBQ. It is Saturday, September 21st from 11:30 to 7:00 pm. Please sign up with Mrs. Bovie.

 Jostens will be on campus Today during lunch, in the cafeteria, for class ring measurements and orders. Please remember your order form and $50 down payment. Extra order packets are available in the Main Office.

 The first Z club meeting of the year will be held Friday September 13 during Zero hour at 7:30 in Room 16. Refreshments will be provided. Please do not miss this meeting. We will be holding election for this year’s president and secretary. For those persons interested in holding an office, you need to be present to introduce yourselves to the club members. A vote will be taken during Friday’s meeting.

 If you’re planning a creative homecoming proposal, have your camera ready! Submit your photo to the yearbook’s Dance Proposal Photo Contest, for your chance to win free dance tickets! Check your school email now for instructions on how to participate!!

 Students & Parents: We are looking for photos that you have taken at school events! Plesae email them to photos@bishop-mcnamara.org We need photos that could be used in our Ceile Calendar, on our McNamara website, on our school facebook page, etc. By sending us your photos, you are authorizing us to use them in such ways as previously listed.

 Ceile Calendar Winner is Barb Clutter

 Mac Service Day – Saturday, September 14 8:30 – noon. All are invited to come help beatify our school. Students are asked to sign in when you get here so you will receive service hours! Parents, teachers & students – We NEED you!

 9/11/13

Cheer practice is cancelled today.

 Attention PEP CLUB MEMBERS… We want you all to help us come up with a NEW NAME for our club.  Please submit entries to Jenna Stauffenberg, Ali Kuhn or McKinkey Robbins by Friday September 13th.  Also if you are interested in being a class leader, please see Mrs. Akerman…we are looking for four leaders per class.  Your job as a pep club member is to attend all the sporting events you can decked out in IRISH ATTIRE and to support our school!!  We will be having class contests at different sporting events, so be sure to get involved.  If you still wish to sign up, see Mrs. Akerman, as we will be ordering shirts soon!  GO IRISH!!!

 Blarney Stone Logo Competion! Get your design ideas in for a chance to win a free lunch!!

Kankakee Valley Adult Reading and Literacy Project needs volunteers to help move boxes of books. See Ms. Jones in the library for more information.

 The Limestone Fire Dept. is looking for 5 or 6 volunteers to help work the dining area at their 53rd Annual Chicken BBQ. It is Saturday, September 21st from 11:30 to 7:00 pm. Please sign up with Mrs. Bovie.

 Heat Related Schedule Today!

 Jostens will be on campus Thursday, September 12th during lunch, in the cafeteria, for class ring measurements and orders. Please remember your order form and $50 down payment. Extra order packets are available in the Main Office.

 The first Z club meeting of the year will be held Friday September 13 diring Zero hour at 7:30 in Room 16. Refreshments will be provided. Please do not miss this meeting. We will be holding election for this year’s president and secretary. For those persons interested in holding an office, you need to be present to introduce yourselves to the club members. A vote will be taken during Friday’s meeting.

 Maria Filippone, a Knox College admission counselor will be available on Monday, September 16th during lunch hours in the advancement board room to tell you more about Knox College – a nationally recognized liberal arts and sciences college – and answer questions about a unique scholarship opportunity of $10,000 a year only available to Bishop McNamara students. If you would like to hear more about Knox and the special scholarship opportunity, please plan to visit her.

 If you’re planning a creative homecoming proposal, have your camera ready! Submit your photo to the yearbook’s Dance Proposal Photo Contest, for your chance to win free dance tickets! Check your school email now for instructions on how to participate!!

 Students & Parents: We are looking for photos that you have taken at school events! Plesae email them to photos@bishop-mcnamara.org We need photos that could be used in our Ceile Calendar, on our McNamara website, on our school facebook page, etc. By sending us your photos, you are authorizing us to use them in such ways as previously listed.

 Ceile Calendar Winner is Debbie Dunleavey

9/10/13

Heat Related Schedule Today!

Attention PEP CLUB MEMBERS… We want you all to help us come up with a NEW NAME for our club.  Please submit entries to Jenna Stauffenberg, Ali Kuhn or McKinkey Robbins by Friday September 13th.  Also if you are interested in being a class leader, please see Mrs. Akerman…we are looking for four leaders per class.  Your job as a pep club member is to attend all the sporting events you can decked out in IRISH ATTIRE and to support our school!!  We will be having class contests at different sporting events, so be sure to get involved.  If you still wish to sign up, see Mrs. Akerman, as we will be ordering shirts soon!  GO IRISH!!!

 Blarney Stone Logo Competion! Get your design ideas in for a chance to win a free lunch!!

 Service hour opportunity. Kankakee Valley Adult Reading and Literacy Project needs volunteers to help move boxes of books. See Ms. Jones in the library for more information.

  If you’re planning a creative homecoming proposal, have your camera ready! Submit your photo to the yearbook’s Dance Proposal Photo Contest, for your chance to win free dance tickets! Check your school email now for instructions on how to participate!!

 There will be a sophomore class officer meeting Wednesday at 8am in Senora Trevino’s room

 Ceile Calendar Winner is Mike & Sandy Van Hoorhis

9/9/13

Attention PEP CLUB MEMBERS… We want you all to help us come up with a NEW NAME for our club.  Please submit entries to Jenna Stauffenberg, Ali Kuhn or McKinkey Robbins by Friday September 13th.  Also if you are interested in being a class leader, please see Mrs. Akerman…we are looking for four leaders per class.  Your job as a pep club member is to attend all the sporting events you can decked out in IRISH ATTIRE and to support our school!!  We will be having class contests at different sporting events, so be sure to get involved.  If you still wish to sign up, see Mrs. Akerman, as we will be ordering shirts soon!  GO IRISH!!!

 The boys soccer game against Watseka is tomorrow at 4:30. There will be practice today from 3:30-5. Please see Miss Turner if you have any questions

 Congratulations to the girl's cross-country team. They finished 2nd in the 20-Team Seneca Invitational on Friday, just 6 points behind 3A power Plainfield North for the title. Elizabeth Stam, Cassidy Devenouges, and Jenna Devenouges finished 11-12-13 to lead the Irish. The trophy, photos, and complete details about the meet are on display in the trophy case.

 Blarney Stone Logo Competion! Get your design ideas in for a chance to win a free lunch!!

 All senior girls who have gone on Kairos are asked to meet with Mrs. Bovie in Campus Ministry right after school Monday.

 Service hour opportunity. Kankakee Valley Adult Reading and Literacy Project needs volunteers to help move boxes of books. See Ms. Jones in the library for more information.

 Heat Related Schedule Today!

 Ceile Calendar Winner is Rory Castongia

9/6/13

Attention PEP CLUB MEMBERS… We want you all to help us come up with a NEW NAME for our club.  Please submit entries to Jenna Stauffenberg, Ali Kuhn or McKinkey Robbins by Friday September 13th.  Also if you are interested in being a class leader, please see Mrs. Akerman…we are looking for four leaders per class.  Your job as a pep club member is to attend all the sporting events you can decked out in IRISH ATTIRE and to support our school!!  We will be having class contests at different sporting events, so be sure to get involved.  If you still wish to sign up, see Mrs. Akerman, as we will be ordering shirts soon!  GO IRISH!!!

All of those going to work at the water station for the Chicago Marathon are reminded that we are leaving at 4:00 AM from the Mac parking lot. Should be back by 10:30 AM or so.

 The MAC PAC (Parent Action Community) will be meeting on Monday, 9/9 at 7:00 p.m. in the Advancement Office.  All are invited to be a part of the MAC PAC.  This group is involved in planning things such as….the summer Parent Party on the River, school beautification projects, dinner for the staff during parent-teacher conferences, to name a few.  We raise money by selling gently used uniform items, we sold hats and scarves last Christmas, and we hosted the Shamrock Shindig (St. Patrick’s Day Party).  The money raised by the MAC PAC goes toward the year-end senior banquet and recognition night!  We hope to see you at our 1st planning meeting this year!

 Blarney Stone Logo Competion! Get your design ideas in for a chance to win a free lunch!!

 Homeroom teachers: please remember to have your students fill out the Blarney Stone survey. Members of the Blarney Stone will pick them up.

 Heat Related Schedule Today!

 Ceile Calendar Winner is Dr. Bipin Bhayani

9/5/13

Freshmen who are received an email from Mrs. Jones should answer today!

Attention PEP CLUB MEMBERS… We want you all to help us come up with a NEW NAME for our club.  Please submit entries to Jenna Stauffenberg, Ali Kuhn or McKinkey Robbins by Friday September 13th.  Also if you are interested in being a class leader, please see Mrs. Akerman…we are looking for four leaders per class.  Your job as a pep club member is to attend all the sporting events you can decked out in IRISH ATTIRE and to support our school!!  We will be having class contests at different sporting events, so be sure to get involved.  If you still wish to sign up, see Mrs. Akerman, as we will be ordering shirts soon!  GO IRISH!!!

Sophomores: Jostens will be here for your Class Ring Assembly at 9:35.  Students will be dismissed to the cafeteria.

Congrats to the boys soccer team with their 3-1 win over Beecher last night. Junior Nick Krejca scored 2 goals, and Senior Andrew Snider scored 1 goal. Goal keeper Kyle Hendrix had 6 saves. Come out Saturday at 11 and see the Irish take on Herscher.

Mac volleyball is finally playing a home match!!  Tonight, vs. Cissna Park at 6:30.  The fan support has been awesome so far, let’s keep it rocking tonight.

 GIRLS TENNIS: The Lady Irish Tennis team once again burned up the courts with some very big Victories against Coal City yesterday! #1 Singles player Gabby Barnes squashed her opponent with an AWESOME  6-1/6-3 victory! Our #1 Doubles Team Aubree Smith and Jillian Pitts did the same thing with a 6-4/6-1 WIN! Kailey Glass at #3 Singles had an AWESOME first time playing singles winning 8-3! And our Freshman Marlana Barnhart and Monica Alvarez also won for their first time playing doubles with an 8-0 VICTORY!! So CONGRATS To the Lady Irish Tennis Team on their GREAT start to a winning season!! GO IRISH!!

Congratulations to the Irish cross-country on a great performance at the Irish Conditioner last night. The girl's team placed 2nd in the 12 team field. Cassidy and Jenna Devenouges won the pairs title, with teammates Sam Gonski and Elizabeth Stam close behind in 6th. Cody Salkeld and Wes Dilday placed 4th in the boy's race. Complete details about the meet are on the team's school website and on display in the trophy case with photos from the meet.

Blarney Stone needs a new logo!  Please submit your design entries to Mrs. Memenga, Olivia Sproul or Brooke Majors.  Winner gets a free lunch & featured in the first edition!

9/4/13

Auditions for our fall play are tomorrow night at 6:30 on the cafeteria stage. This year's fall play is entitled Lost and Found, and promises to be a great show. All audition materials may be picked up outside of the Vocal Ambassador room, #31 in the upper circle. Hope to see you there. Any questions, see or email deacon Skelly. Looking ahead to our Spring Musical in April: Disney's Beauty and the Beast. Get involved!

 We will be following a “C” schedule today.

Students are reminded to make sure that their parents have a copy of their schedule for tonight’s Mini-Schedule Night.

Ceile Calendar Winner is Mr. & Mrs. Dom Dominick

9/3/13

Congrats to the boys soccer team for taking first place in the Streator invitational on Saturday. Connor Gubbins, Chance Marcotte, Jorge Juarez, Dylan Anderson and Nick Krejca were awarded all tournament. Kyle Hendrix was awarded All Tournament Goalie. Great job Irish!

 The boys golf team hosted the annual Irish Invitational on Saturday, competing with 61 players from 10 schools.  Matt Lovell and Mitchell Shirley played well, shooting a 91 and an 87 (respectively) and Lukas Kinstner tied for 4th individually with a 78. Way to go boys!

If there is anyone else who would like to earn some service hours this Sunday working a water station at the Chicago Half-Marathon with the cross-country team, you need to sign up on line. The link for signing up is on the cross-country Facebook page or see a team member, or email Coach Klipp. We are leaving at 4:00AM and should be back by 10:30 AM.

The cross-country team opens its season on Wednesday by hosting the 12 team Irish Conditioner at Small Park. The freshman-sophomore race begins at 4:30, followed by the varsity races. Come out and support the Irish harriers.

 The cross team is still searching for that brave freshman or sophomore individual to fill out the outstanding boy's frosh-soph team. Come be part of their success. See a team member or stop by Room 114 after school.

 Ceile Calendar Winner is Jeff Renville

8/30/13

The boys golf team played a good match at The Meadows Golf Club last night. Lukas Kinstner shot a 37, which was the low for the match, and contributions from Matt Lovell (45), Mitchell Shirley (46) and Tyler Cavender (50) put the team in 2nd place, behind Brother Rice. Best of luck to the boys as they compete in the Irish Invitational tomorrow.

 Any freshman or sophomore boy who is interested in joining the best frosh-soph cross-country team in the area, should see a team member or contact coach Klipp today.

 Anyone interested in earning some service hours by working a water station at the Chicago Half Marathon with the cross-country team, should contact any team member or email Coach Klipp to get the link for signing up.

 Clancy-Gernon Funeral is interested in the possibility of offering an after-school or summer internship. If you are interested in this internship or in Mortuary Science or Funeral Directing as a career, please email or see Mrs. Douglas in the office this week for details.

Ceile Calendar Winner is Craig Rosenow

8/29/13

If anyone is interested in joining band or chorus, please get in touch with Ms. Ruesch or Deacon Skelly.

Service Hour Opportunities:

The cross-country team is working a water station at the Chicago Half Marathon on Sunday, Sept 8. It is a great way to get some service hours, a T-shirt, and be back home by 11:00 AM. Anyone interested needs to contact Coach Klipp by email. He will send you the link to sign up. It needs to be done this week.

 The cross-country team needs a couple of students to work at the finish line of the Irish Conditioner on Wed, September 4th. Anyone interested in earning some service hours should see a team member to sign up.

Clancy-Gernon Funeral is interested in the possibility of offering an after-school or summer internship. If you are interested in this internship or in Mortuary Science or Funeral Directing as a career, please email or see Mrs. Douglas in the office this week for details.

Homeroom teachers please collect all Page 2’s and turn into the office.

Ceile Calendar Winner is Mary & Dave Ruel

8/28/13

GIRLS TENNIS…Another GREAT victory for the Lady Irish Tennis Team against Crete Monee! Everyone won their match!! Our #1 Singles player Lauren Peterson dominated with a 6-0/6-0 WIN! Our #2 Singles Shelby Cole won with a 6-1/7-5 finish. Our #3 Singles Kailey Glass and #4 Singles Macie Dionne who are both brand new to the game took the courts over and WON! Once again our Dynamic Duo #1 Doubles Team Aubree Smith and Sidney Pitts dominated with a 6-1/6-2 victory. Our #2 Doubles Team Gabby Barnes and Jillian Pitts were Double Trouble for the other Team skunking them out with a 6-0/6-0 WIN! Our #3 Doubles Team Maddie Bertrand and Olivia Hairston took control of the courts with a 6-1/6-1 victory. Our #4 Doubles Team Olivia Sproul and Brooke Major who are both new to the game made it look easy with a 6-0/6-1 victory as well!! CONGRATS GIRLS!! GO IRISH!!       

The 2014 yearbook can now be ordered online. A link has been provided on the home page of the Bishop Mac site. Order before October 1st to take advantage of the discounted price of $55.

If anyone is interested in joining band or chorus, please get in touch with Ms. Ruesch or Deacon Skelly.

Service Hour Opportunities:

The cross-country team is working a water station at the Chicago Half Marathon on Sunday, Sept 8. It is a great way to get some service hours, a T-shirt, and be back home by 11:00 AM. Anyone interested needs to contact Coach Klipp by email. He will send you the link to sign up. It needs to be done this week.

 

The cross-country team needs a couple of students to work at the finish line of the Irish Conditioner on Wed, September 4th. Anyone interested in earning some service hours should see a team member to sign up.

 

MaternityBVM is looking for high school students to help with extended day from 3-4:30 M-F. Call Mrs. Curwick at 815.933.7758 if interested.

Clancy-Gernon Funeral is interested in the possibility of offering an after-school or summer internship. If you are interested in this internship or in Mortuary Science or Funeral Directing as a career, please email or see Mrs. Douglas in the office this week for details.

Homeroom teachers please collect all Page 2’s and turn into the office.

Ceile Calendar Winner is Ramon Mortell

8/27/13

The 2014 yearbook can now be ordered online. A link has been provided on the home page of the Bishop Mac site. Order before October 1st to take advantage of the discounted price of $55.

Students are reminded to check their email daily. Mrs. Kinstner sent an email to those students who ordered but have not yet picked up the 2013 yearbook. You can find her in the art room before or after school.

If anyone is interested in joining band or chorus, please get in touch with Ms. Ruesch or Deacon Skelly.

Service Hour Opportunities:

The cross-country team is working a water station at the Chicago Half Marathon on Sunday, Sept 8. It is a great way to get some service hours, a T-shirt, and be back home by 11:00 AM. Anyone interested needs to contact Coach Klipp by email. He will send you the link to sign up. It needs to be done this week.

 The cross-country team needs a couple of students to work at the finish line of the Irish Conditioner on Wed, September 4th. Anyone interested in earning some service hours should see a team member to sign up.

MaternityBVM is looking for high school students to help with extended day from 3-4:30 M-F. Call Mrs. Curwick at 815.933.7758 if interested.

 Clancy-Gernon Funeral is interested in the possibility of offering an after-school or summer internship. If you are interested in this internship or in Mortuary Science or Funeral Directing as a career, please email or see Mrs. Douglas in the office this week for details.

Mrs. Bovie is looking for artistic, creative people to help design our mural with our favorite Scripture verses.  Please stop by Campus Ministry after school Monday to brainstorm. 

PLEASE TAKE THE TIME TO CONGRATULATE THE GIRLS TENNIS TEAM ON THEIR TRIUMPHET VICTORY OVER JOLIET WEST YESTERDAY!! Our #2 singles player Shelby Cole WON in her 3rd set 6-4. Our #3 Singles Player Macie Dionne WON her  match   6-4/6-1 and this was the FIRST time she has ever played in a match!. Our #1 Doubles Team The  DYNAMIC DUO Aubree Smith and Sidney Pitts WON in their 3rd set 6-2. And finally our #2 Doubles Team Gabby Barnes and Jillian Pitts gave the other team  DOUBLE TROUBLE when they shut them out 6-0/6-0!! GO IRISH!!

The fighting Irish soccer team had a great start to their season yesterday with a 2-1 win over Peotone. Freshman Dylan Anderson had both goals, with Junior Connor Gubbins and Senior Mitch Kurzejka with the assists. Goal Keeper Senior Kyle Hendrix had four saves. Great job Irish!

Student Council will have their first meeting today, after school in room 110. Please see Miss Turner if you have any questions.

Homeroom teachers please collect all Page 2’s and turn into the office.

Ceile Calendar Winner is Ray Berrera

Monday, August 26

MaternityBVM is looking for high school students to help with extended day from 3-4:30 M-F. Call Mrs. Curwick at 815.933.7758 if interested.

The 2014 yearbook can now be ordered online. A link has been provided on the home page of the Bishop Mac site. Order before October 1st to take advantage of the discounted price of $55.

Students are reminded to check their email daily. Mrs. Kinstner sent an email to those students who ordered but have not yet picked up the 2013 yearbook. You can find her in the art room before or after school.

If anyone is interested in joining band or chorus, please get in touch with Ms. Ruesch or Deacon Skelly.

The cross-country team is reminded that tonight's practice is at Small Park at 6:00 PM. Team members should check their email for the workout schedule for this week. Also, the team is in need of one or two more freshman or sophomore boys. Our freshman-sophomore team should be the best in the area, but we need at least one more runner. Anyone interested should see a team member or contact Coach Klipp via email.

Clancy-Gernon Funeral is interested in the possibility of offering an after-school or summer internship. If you are interested in this internship or in Mortuary Science or Funeral Directing as a career, please email or see Mrs. Douglas in the office this week for details.

Mrs. Bovie is looking for artistic, creative people to help design our mural with our favorite Scripture verses.  Please stop by Campus Ministry after school Monday to brainstorm. 

Homeroom teachers please collect all Page 2’s and turn into the office.

Ceile Calendar Winner is Eric Tatum

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