Progress Reports for Quarter Four will be posted by Friday of next week and mailed home.
AP Exams begin on Monday, May 7 and run through Friday May, 18. Any student who misses an AP exam must make it up on the late testing day/time specified by the College Board. Each exam has a different time slot, ranging from 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 23 to 2:00 p.m. on Friday, May 25. For the AP Exam schedule, please see the download to the right. If your son is absent for an exam, you will need to contact Student Affairs, per usual absence protocol.
Office of Student Affairs
Dress Code: Seniors still coming to campus for AP exams are expected to be in dress code. Many students have asked about wearing shorts; students should not be wearing shorts until notified by the Student Affairs Office. Not until the temperatures rise and the buildings become warm will there be a change in dress code. When and if we do allow shorts, we will make in school announcements as well as publish the change in the Eagle Update.
Students taking AP classes: Due to the large number of students taking AP classes, it is necessary for the Seniors to continue to have a parent call followed up with a note in the event of an absence.
Junior Prom Tickets: Tickets for the Junior Prom are now on sale in the bookstore for $95 per couple. The event will be held next Friday, May 4, from 7 p.m.-10 p.m. at Lombardo’s in Randolph. Tickets will be on sale through Tuesday, May 1 during homeroom.
BC High’s Spring College Fair: Next Wednesday, May 2 marks the night of BC High’s spring college fair. Representatives from over 120 colleges will be in attendance. While all students and families are welcome, this fair is especially important for sophomores and juniors. The fair will run 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. in the Hunter-Fahey Commons. A list of attending colleges is attached.
National College Fair – May 3:
The National Association of College Admission Counseling will be hosting its annual spring college fair on Thursday, May 3 from 6:00 – 8:30 p.m. at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, in Exhibit Hall C. Over 400 colleges will be in attendance. For more information please visit http://www.nacacnet.org
Junior Questionnaire Due May 1: The junior questionnaire enables your counselor to write a recommendation letter that truly reflects who you are and what you are about. The time you put into this document directly impacts you, so give this thought and energy!
Xavier University Interview Sign-ups Continue: The Dean of Admission from Xavier University will be conducting interviews with BC High juniors in the guidance conference room on Monday, May 7. Juniors who are interested need to sign up for an interview in the guidance office as soon as possible. Xavier University is a Jesuit college in Cincinnati, Ohio.
June SAT Registration Deadline: May 8 is the registration deadline for the June 2 SAT. Students who think they may qualify for a fee waiver should see their guidance counselor as soon as possible.
June ACT Registration Deadline:
May 4 is the registration deadline for the June 9 ACT. Students can register at www.actstudent.org
. Although the writing section of the ACT is optional, students are strongly encouraged to take it.
Coast To Coast College Tour:
On Sunday, April 29 from 7 – 9 p.m., the Boston Marriott Newton will host an evening information program featuring presentations from admission representatives of Dartmouth College, Northwestern University, Princeton University, University of California Berkeley, and Vanderbilt University. This is a great opportunity for students and parents to learn about the admission process and campus updates at these highly selective institutions. To register, please visit www.coasttocoasttour.org
Senior Graduation Survey: The guidance department has one final request of all seniors, which is for you to complete the Graduation Survey found on your Naviance account. We need to know where you plan to attend college in the fall guidance so that we can forward a copy of your final transcript to that college/university’s admission office. You will not be able to register for classes in the fall if your school does not have your final transcript which proves that you graduated from BC High. To access the survey, please log onto your Naviance account. Under the "about me" tab, on the left side of the screen under "surveys to take", click on "graduation survey." This very short, 3- step survey will take less than five minutes to complete.
May 1 College Decision Deadline: Senior families are reminded that Tuesday, May 1 is the deadline to send in your son’s deposit to the college he plans to attend next year. Offers of admission expire on May 1. Therefore, even if your son had elected to remain on a waitlist he must still deposit at a school where he has been accepted in order to secure a spot in college next fall. Additionally, seniors should inform the teachers who wrote their recommendations of where they will be attending college in the fall. Thanks!
College Admission Representative Visits: Juniors, please begin checking your Naviance account for a list of colleges who will be coming to visit BC High. At the home page of your Naviance account, you select the “colleges” tab and look under “upcoming college visits.” On Wednesday, May 2 at 9:30 a.m., a representative from Ohio State University will be leading an information session in the guidance conference room for all interested juniors.
Father/Son Comedy Night: Save the date, Tuesday May 1. Please see the Downloads for more details. Online registration at:
This year’s comic lineup includes the very talented Dan Crohn, Jim Colliton, and Robbie Pintz.
Father / Son Spiritual Retreat:
The Fathers’ Group is holding a Father / Son Spiritual Retreat the weekend of May 4- 5 at the Appalachian Mountain Club Cabins in the Blue Hills Reservations. Fr. Todd Kenny will lead campers in the day and a half retreat. Dads and Sons interested in participating or needing more information can email Paul O'Donnell at firstname.lastname@example.org
. There are a limited number of spots available so make your reservations quickly. There will be a small fee for use of the cabins, based on the number of campers but not to exceed $25 per person. If there are any students interested in participating whose Dad is not available please let us know so we can make accommodations.
Arrupe Father/Son Golf Outing
- The Fathers’ Group is sponsoring the Second Annual Arrupe Father/Son Golf Outing on the afternoon of May 6 - rain date May 20. The outing will be at the Massachusetts Golfers Associate First tee facility in Norton, MA, an 18 hole par 3 course. All skills levels invited, Beginners to Pros, cost $25 per person, covers green fees and lunch. To register, contact Chuck Pessia at email@example.com
or Paul O'Donnell at firstname.lastname@example.org
Final Fathers' Group Meeting for this Academic Year: Will be held on Monday, April 30, in the Loyola Dining Room beginning with pizza at 6:30 p.m. The new incoming officers for 2012-2013 will be elected at this meeting. Our guest speaker will be Father Todd Kenny, S.J.. Please come join us at this special meeting.
Join the BC High Mothers' Guild Monday evening, May 14, at 7 p.m.
for our annual business meeting and reception. Officers will meet at 6 p.m. and Executive Board Members (Class Reps and Chairs) will meet at 7 p.m. We will be welcoming the new officers into their positions for next year and will celebrate with refreshments and a review of all the year's events. Please RSVP to Deanne King at email@example.com
Attention Senior Moms:
Senior Mother Son Night is fast approaching please send in your response card asap or contact Deanne King with any questions firstname.lastname@example.org
CASA Parent Meeting: The meeting postponed from Holy Thursday will be held this Thursday, April 26, from 6:30 – 8:30 pm. The location has been changed to the Great Books Room in the Library. All parents are welcome. We will evaluate our diversity recommendations from last year and look ahead to next year.