Bishop Hogan Memorial School is a Catholic Elementary School in Chillicothe, Missouri... 660 646 0705
Our page updated Wednesday, April 27, 2016.
Father Benjamin Kneib, Pastor




  2016 Run for the Roses Live Auction Sneak Preview!


This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Congratulations to all of the children who received their 1st Holy Communion.
The banners were made by each child.

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  • 04/27 8:15 Mass (1st & 2nd)
  • 04/28 T-shirt and Jean day for food
  • 04/29 8:15 All school Mass (1st & 2nd); Early Dismissal 12:15; Set up for Dinner Auction
  • 04/30 Run for the Roses! 13th Annual Dinner Auction
  • 05/01 Box Tops Due Date - Please keep saving your Box Tops and Education Labels.
  • 05/01 9:00am clean up for dinner auction - We need as many people as we can get to clean up so this is not such a big task. Please give us a hand on Sunday morning! Any amount of time is helpful.
  • 05/02 8:00 Teeth varnishing; 5:30-8:30 Virtus Training
  • 05/04 No Mass; Day at the K all school field trip

Field day is scheduled for Thursday May 12, 2016. Student awards will be given on Tuesday, May 17, 2016. 

Please know that Bishop Hogan does not always follow the Chillicothe Public School District calendar. We follow the schedule for Bishop Hogan.

The first grade has been busy making habitats and writing reports on their habitats.
These are on display in the hall outside their classroom.
Please come by and look at the great work these kids have done.

The YMCA summer basketball league is accepting applications until May 1st for their summer ball leagues. The cost is $40.00 per player. Age groups are 5th and 6th, 7th through 9th. Please contact the YMCA for further information at 660-646-6677.

All of our students, pre-K through 8th grade, will be performing as a class for the talent show, Monday, May 9, at 6:30p.m. in the school gym. Students who want to do an additional talent performance are reminded that entry forms are due to Mrs. Garr no later than April 22, 2016.

Dates to remember:
Talent Show - May 9th at 6:30
Field Day - Thursday May 12
Last day for 8th graders - May 13
8th grade Graduation - May 14
Pre School Graduation - May 16
Last Day of School - May 17
Student awards will be presented on Tuesday, May 17, 2016.

PRESCHOOL ENROLLMENT - If you have a 3- or 4-year-old child, we hope you will consider sending them to Bishop Hogan Preschool next year. Enrollment applications can be picked up at the school office or here. Preschool will be held on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday next year, from 8:00-11:30 a.m.

Virtus training has been moved to Monday, May 2, 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm.Contact Brenda O'Halloran, facilitator of the class, if you have any questions. Registration MUST be done in advance at You must go to this website and create an account with a user name and password. Then three items must be completed online - register for the class, read and complete the Ethics in Ministry agreement, and provide information for an individual background check. Please allow about a half-hour to complete the information. The Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph, St. Columban Church, and Bishop Hogan Memorial School require this certification for all employees and all volunteers, including parents, who work with children in any capacity.

Each family is required to donate a $100.00 item for the auction. If you have not donated yet, please turn in your donations to the office. Each donation will need to have a donation form filled out and attached to the item donated. Volunteers are what make this auction a success. Please call the office to sign up and volunteer for this exciting event. If you are struggling with an idea for Dinner Auction, you can give a money donation, and we will put it toward a bigger item. >> Live Auction Sneak Preview!

Thank you Melinda Kimmis for allowing us to use her window at Sophisticuts. Thank you to Katie VanHorn for putting the window together and getting it up. It looks AWESOME!

Please submit your pictures for the dinner auction slideshow. We are asking parents to send in pictures that you have taken during the 2015-2016 school year, and Kim Kieffer will put together a slideshow to be viewed at our dinner auction. You may go to the following link to upload your pictures.

The Dinner Auction is still in need of volunteers to help prep for serving dinner, help serving the meals, and removing plates from tables and scraping them off for the dishwasher. If you can help with any part of this, it would be greatly appreciated. We need to have 20 servers to adequately get the hot food out and pull plates when finished and we don't have that yet.

Keep selling those dinner auction raffle tickets. The winner drawn will receive $1,000 of SOAR cards of their choice. Your child will earn a uniform free day if they sell even one ticket. The proceeds from the raffle will be included in the dinner auction totals. Each student has an opportunity to earn one uniform free day for every five raffle tickets sold per family up to a maximum of five uniform free days. The winner of the raffle will choose from over 900 retailer shopping cards available in our SOAR card program. The winner will be drawn during the dinner auction but need not be present to win. All tickets and money need to be turned in no later than noon on Friday, April 29. Information packets are being sent home with each student. If you have any questions, please contact Molly Barnett at 660-973-6869, or you are welcome to contact the school. For those who sold raffle tickets, the days scheduled for uniform free will be : May 2,3,5,6,and 9th. May 2, 2016 will be the day scheduled for all of those who sold at least one raffle ticket for the dinner auction. Thank you for all the hard work you did to help the school!

The next Dinner Auction meeting will be held on Monday, April 18, at 5:30pm in the school cafeteria. Everyone is welcome. We would love to have your Dinner Auction donation as soon as possible. A Big "Thank You" to those who have already have turned in their donations.

The Kentucky Derby drawings by the students were awesome. We are going to display all of them in the hallways during the dinner auction. We have used many of the pictures on thank you notes, but the winning drawings that we will print were made by Bryton BeVelle and Avery Baxter.

You can earn money for Bishop Hogan by using an Eagle debit card. The school receives five cents every time you swipe your card! Citizens Bank and Trust offers this free checking account and free school debit card. For more information, call (660-646-5500) or stop by the bank. We earned $833 this year from people using the debit card.

Our seats are reserved! We have tickets in the upper level. Our seats are behind HOME PLATE in rows GG-NN!

  • BIRTHDAYS: Beau Graves Apr 26; Sadie Bonderer Apr 28; Toby Minnis Apr 29; Tristan Hughes May 2; Jesse Hughes May 10; Emma Rupp May 23; John Locker May 24; Kyan Hobbs May 28; Connor Hobbs May 28; Joyce Blattner May 29

Amy Montgomery was named PTO member of the year! Thank you for all that you do for our school and our kids. You are extra special, and we appreciate your hard work.

Goes to Mrs. Minnis for receiving the "PTO Spirit Award" and for being the awesome teacher she is.

FROM THE PRINCIPAL... Congratulations to Ethan Huwar. He is a fifth grade student at Bishop Hogan. His essay that was entered in the Chillicothe Elk's Americanism Contest won at the local level and placed at the STATE level! He will receive $50 for his winning essay! Ethan Huwar is the son of Josh and Angie Huwar. This Sunday, the high school students in our parish received the sacrament of Confirmation, blessing them with the gift of the Holy Spirit, and strengthening their Christian life. The students have been preparing for Confirmation with Leslie Holland and Father Kneib. Congratulations to the students and their teachers! I have raved about the spectacular donations that we have received for the Dinner Auction, but I also want to praise the wonderful parents and staff members who have been working tirelessly to make the evening something everyone will enjoy! It takes many hands, much planning, and the generosity of time to pull off the event that is our biggest fundraiser of the year, and I am humbled by the efforts of our volunteers. To all of you behind the scenes people, the students and I thank you sincerely. We are very grateful to you. Everyone attending the Dinner Auction is in store for a fantastic night! Only ONE week left! We hope you plan to join us on Saturday, April 30. Come for part or all of the event and be prepared to have fun!

Setting up and decorating for the dinner auction will begin Thursday after school and continue all day Friday. We are having lunch on Friday this year. We can have the kids eat outside, or if the weather is bad, we can eat in the red building. Parents are welcome to come and help. Thank you to all of the parents and volunteers who have already contributed so much to our auction. God Bless you.

Here is a sneak preview of some of the things we have for the Live Auction portion at the Dinner Auction. Thank you to everyone who has donated to this event! We really appreciate your generosity!  -- Principal, Pam Brobst

Spencer Shira was the overall winner of the 2016 Science Fair seeing which Ice Melt was the safest to use. Delanie Kieffer received 2nd place in the overall county category of 4th-6th grade in the Livingston County Soil and Water Conservation District poster contest. 375 posters were submitted this year.

Thank you to all those who have worked on our new storage building. Keith Dennis and Darren Crowe worked on the footings and concrete floor. Jarrod & Jeff Marshall, Kevin Shira, Mike Cook, Trevor Shira , Whitson Family, Todd Davis, David Lauhoff, Ryan Brobst, Brent Barnett, Steve Truesdell all helped either Saturday and/or Sunday to put up the walls and trusses. A great big thank you goes out to all of you.

Jack and Jameson Marshall both received 1st place in their divisions for their posters of "Keep Christ in Christmas". The art contest was sponsored by 3rd Vice Commander of Catholic War Veterans, USA. Their posters were submitted to the national office for final judgment. The results of the national art contest will be determined by June 2016.

If you're bringing in the labels from Campbell's soups, please make sure to include the Proof of Purchase (Bar code) AND the red square! Thank you, Thank you!

After school care is available from 3:00 to 5:00pm. Cost is $27.00 for one child, $25.00 for 2 children, and $22.00 per child for three or more. Drop ins are $6.00. Call the office with any questions 660-646-0705. (Prices on early release days may be different.)

All families are required to pay their tuition through the Smart Tuition system. A flyer is being sent home with the students explaining the system to you. All school billing has been going through Smart Tuition since the 2013-2014 school year. If you have questions or concerns about Smart Tuition and your payment plan, please contact the school office. We will help you any way we can. Thank you for your patience.

SOAR SHOPPING CARDS - more info below and here...

1) If you buy $200 worth of SOAR cards from Nic'oz, Gap, and B&B Theater (Grand Six) by Dec. 1, you will be entered into a drawing for $50 of cards of your choice from the SOAR card box.
2) If you have an active online, account and place at least one order by Dec. 1, you will be entered into a drawing for $25 of cards of your choice from the SOAR card box.
3) Any family that sells $3,000 of cards before the end of the school year qualifies for a drawing of $200 worth of cards from the SOAR card box.
If you have any questions, please text or call Molly Barnett at 660-973-6869.

We have the capability of allowing customers to use their credit or debit card. Ask us about it! Thank you for your continued support of our SOAR cards and for telling your work colleagues and neighbors! You can go to to see the total listing of businesses nationwide that are included in your options. We have Old Navy, Gap, Goody's, and Dicks Sporting Goods shopping cards in stock. We have stocked up on Maurices's cards. We have plenty of Wal-Mart and Hy-Vee cards. We also have Lowe's if anyone is going to do yard work or buy flowers. Maybe you are thinking about going to the Grand Six Theater? We have $10 shopping movie cards! Hicks Hometown is on our list also. Keep some shopping cards on hand! We can help you out! Now is a good time to start collecting the shopping cards you will need for Christmas. You can spread your shopping expense out over a couple of months! They don't expire and you can get tuition credit!

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Bishop Hogan's online ordering enrollment code is  6486653L3529L.

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Father Benjamin Kneib, Pastor (Religion - 5th thru 8th grade)
Pam Brobst, Principal
Leslie Holland, Administrative Assistant
Toby Minnis, Kindergarten Teacher (Religion - K thru 2nd grade)
Dee Gutshall, Teacher 1st grade
Jamee Greener, Teacher 2nd grade
Jenny Buttman, Teacher Grades 3 & 4 (Religion - 3rd & 4th grade)
Joyce Blattner, Teacher Grades 5 & 6 / 7 & 8 Math
Terri Tyree, Teacher Grades 7 & 8 / 5-8 Science & Social Studies
Mary Garr, Teacher Music/Band 5th-8th/Computers 3rd-8th
John Locker, P.E. and Health Teacher
Belinda Bower, Cafeteria & Custodian
Dorney Hecker, Maintenance
Kathy Carlton, After School Care


Pam Brobst, Director
Mary Higgins, Pre-K 4 yr Teacher
Amanda Williams,
Pre-K 3 yr Teacher; Title 1 Reading



Photo by Father Ben at Easter, 2015

Photo by Father Ben at Christmas, 2014

2015-2016 PHOTOS

1st Holy Communion 04/17/16 | Catholic Schools Week | March for Life

Basketball! | Blood Drive | Holiday Parade | Veteran's Program | Saint Presentations | Pet Blessing | Fire Prevention Week


Grandparents' Luncheon | House of Prayer 10/03/14Oktoberfest 2014 | Habitat Posters | Veteran's Day 11/12/14
Holiday Parade 11/22/14 | St. Nicholas (12/06/14) | March for Life | Career Day (01/28/15)
Basketball 2014-2015 | 8th Grade Graduates | 1st Holy Communion 04/19/15 | Dinner Auction 04/25/15
May Day (05/01/15) | Field Day 2015


Teachers 2013-2014 | Homecoming King & Queen 2013 | Preschool | Fire Prevention Week | Pet Blessing 10/04/13
Oktoberfest News & Photos 10/06/13 | Preschool Field Trip (October 2013) | Halloween 2013 | Veteran's Day 2013
Preschool Thanksgiving | Holiday Parade | Christmas Program | Missoula Children's Theatre | March for Life
Catholic Schools Week 2014 | Business Buddies | VFW Essay Contest | Conservation Posters 2014 | Elks Essay Contest 2014
Dinner Auction 2014 | Talent Show 05/13/14

8th Grade Graduates 2013 | Spring Talent Show 05/13/13
1st Communion 05/05/13 | Dinner Auction 04/27/13 | Trip to Exchange City 04/10/13
Shadow Stations 2013 | Soil & Water Winners
Catholic Schools Week 2013 | Missoula Children's Theatre 01/08/13 | Christmas Program 12 21 12
Christmas Parade 11/17/12 | Patriot's Pen Essay Contest | Halloween Party Parade 10/31/12
Octoberfest 2012 | Homecoming Parade 09/14/12 | Labor Day Assembly | Grandparents' Day
First Day of School 08/22/12 | Back to School Party 08/12/12

Please make sure your accounts are current or contact the office to make payment arrangements. If you have any questions about your balances, please contact the office 660-646-0705.

Bishop Hogan's Wellness Policy - Bishop Hogan recognizes the relationship between student well-being and student achievement as well as the importance of a comprehensive school wellness program. Therefore, we will provide developmentally appropriate nutrition and physical education as well as opportunities for physical activity each school day. Bishop Hogan will be following the school lunch meal pattern program set by DESE for our school lunches. We will be providing nutrition and physical education in all grades K-8. Students will not be allowed access to the vending machines during school hours 8am to 3pm. For classroom parties, we ask that you bring healthy snacks and drink items to ensure our students are following the DESE guidelines for snacks in our school. Your child is our top priority. To ensure that our students maintain a healthy lifestyle, our staff will follow the Healthy Standards set by the Dioceses of KC-St.Joseph and DESE.

Pam Brobst - Principal
Leslie Holland - Admin. Assistant
TELEPHONE 660-646-0705
FAX 660-646-3070

1114 Trenton Street, Chillicothe, MO 64601

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This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph
P.O. Box 419037
Kansas City, MO 64141

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