Bishop Hogan Memorial School is a Catholic Elementary School in Chillicothe, Missouri... 660 646 0705
Our page updated Thursday, May 14, 2015.
Father Benjamin Kneib, Pastor





12th Annual Dinner Auction - Hitting the Jackpot with Catholic Education! The Dinner Auction was held April 25, 2015! Thanks to everyone who helped before, during, and after! Click here for the full story and more photos!

We celebrated May as being the month dedicated to Mary by crowning her statue in our hallway on May 1.
Father led us in prayer, and the staff and students sang Immaculate Mary.

  Bishop Hogan Enrollment Form

  Preschool Enrollment Form

Beginning May 1, students may wear navy blue or khaki shorts to school if appropriate.

  • 05/14 7:15 8th grade breakfast - Field Day
  • 05/15 8th Grade last day
  • 05/16 8th Grade Graduation after 5:00 pm Mass at church
  • 05/19 Preschool Graduation 6:00 pm in cafeteria
  • 05/20 Last day for Preschool
  • 05/21 Last day of classes; Awards Assembly; 12:15 Early Dismissal

Our 8th Grade Graduates

Left to right: Sydney Baxter, Hannah Haakonstad, Maggie Pfaff, Kennedie Kieffer, Riley Brobst, Carleigh Crawford

May 15 - Last day for 8th graders
May 16 - 8th grade graduation 

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

Dinner Auction Memories 2015

Congratulations to our Bishop Hogan Eighth Grade graduates! Their last day will be Friday, May 15, with graduation on Saturday, May 16. We are so proud of these talented students! They have contributed immensely to our school with their strong leadership, their commitment to community service, their excellent academics, and their shining qualities! They will truly be missed next year. We wish them the best as they begin their next chapter at Chillicothe High School. I know they will have great success!! The graduates are: Sydney Baxter, daughter of Kathy and Shane Baxter; Riley Brobst, daughter of Stephanie and Ryan Brobst; Carleigh Crawford, daughter of Shelby and Reese Crawford; Hannah Haakonstad, daughter of Kim and Scott Haakonstad; Kennedie Kieffer, daughter of Kim and Jason Kieffer; Maggie Pfaff, daughter of Jill and Justin Pfaff. We want to thank their parents for sharing these wonderful girls with us and for making their spiritual and academic experiences a priority by sending them to Bishop Hogan. We also want to thank all of the teachers who have impacted these students throughout their journey.

Time for the Big Push at the end of the year to turn in all your box tops for education. If you have been saving up, please turn in all Box Tops and Labels for Education. Don't forget about your recycling. There are no Coke rewards program . We need all of these items into the school by Field Day which is May 14, 2015. Thank you everyone for helping all year and please continue to save over the summer.

Father Kneib presented Carly Carlton the St. Joseph/Bishop Hogan Alumni Scholarship at the CHS Awards ceremony on Friday, May 8, 2015. Carly received this honor for her high academic achievement during her 8th  grade year while attending Bishop Hogan.

The 8th Grade class honored Mrs. Belinda with the announcement and certificate for being the BEST COOK EVER! Congratulations Mrs. Belinda! We all love you and your cooking!

Maggie Pfaff received 3rd place in the 7th & 8th grade category of the Missouri Elks Association 2015 Americanism Essay Contest. Congratulations Maggie!

Congratulations to Kathy Baxter (pictured) for receiving the PTO Parent Volunteer of the Year Award. Kathy can always be counted on to generously give of her time to help out Bishop Hogan. She always has a smile on her face. Thank you, Kathy, for your generosity of time and talents.

Congratulations to Carleigh Crawford who was chosen for the CHS Freshman Cheerleading squad! Be sure to help her cheer for CHS next year at the football and basketball games. We are so proud of you, Carleigh.

Elementary Teachers Hired!
elcome to two new staff members for next year! Jenny Buttman will be teaching 3rd and 4th grade. She has taught various grade levels but most recently was teaching 3rd grade in the Liberty School District and has 25 years of experience. Jamee Greener will be our new 2nd grade teacher. She previously taught kindergarten for 4 years in the Grundy County School District and student taught in second grade at Southwest School. Both teachers will be great additions to our staff!

St. Ann's Altar Society will be hosting their annual salad luncheon, Thursday, June 11, from 11am to 1 pm in the Bishop Hogan School. Turkey, taco, vegetable and fruit salads, deviled eggs, roll, dessert and drink for $8. Tickets may be purchased from any St. Ann's member or at Lauhoff Jewelry. Questions? Contact Beverly Thompson, 660-646-1359 or Janet Schreiner, 660-745-3390.

If you have a 3- or 4-year-old, or know of one, we would love to have them in Bishop Hogan's Preschool! They will have experiences in literacy, language development, phonemic awareness, fine motor, gross motor, religion, math, art, music, and free play. For more information, call the school office at 660-646-0705 or 646-3070.

The Kindergarten, 1st & 2nd grade visited the Shatto Dairy on Thursday, April 9. The children learned about the dairy industry and participated in milking the cows. A great time was had by all. The children returned to school and received a Pizza Hut pizza party. Thank you to all the volunteers that helped drive.

We will have a Pizza Hut School Night every month. 15% of sales will go to Bishop Hogan Memorial School.

Every dollar counts at Bishop Hogan! Help us collect Box Tops, Campbell Soup Labels, Coke, Recycle Ink Jet

SOAR CARDS - more info below and here...

We now 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 if you are buying spring or summer clothes. Does Mom need a new outfit for Easter, First Communication or Graduation? We have stocked up on Maurices's cards. We have plenty of Wal-Mart and Hy-Vee cards for those Easter goodies and preparing for Easter dinner. 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 for the Easter baskets! Nothing tastes better on a warm afternoon than an ice cream cone or drink at Hicks Hometown. Keep some shopping cards on hand! We can help you out!

Instructions on How to Enroll

Family Ordering Video

Family Ordering Explained

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


What an awesome Talent Show we experienced on Monday evening! There was talent galore! The audience was entertained with dance performances; our school band; piano, violin, flute, and guitar solos; vocalists; and songs by each class, including Preschool! Guests were treated to the eighth grade surprise of 'glow stick skeletons' dancing to a variety of music in the dark! Kudos to Mrs. Garr for developing and encouraging students to display their many talents! The program was well done and well attended!

Preschool Graduation will be held on Tuesday, May 19, at 6:00 p.m. We have 19 exceptional preschoolers, 8 in the four-year old program and 11 in the three-year old program! An Awards Assembly will be held on Thursday, May 21, at 9:00 a.m. in the school gymnasium. Everyone is invited! Students will end their school year on that day at 12:15 pm.

We celebrated our teachers recently as part of Teacher Appreciation Week. I am blessed to have an amazing staff that is committed to our students at Bishop Hogan! They spend countless hours ensuring the children grow academically and spiritually. They guide them, challenge them, and encourage them to stand up for their values and develop a closer relationship with God. Our teachers all do a very nice job!

Friday, May 1, was an early dismissal for teacher in-service. We worked on the calendar and goals for the next school year. Our areas of focus for goals were Catholicity, Education, and Facilities. It was a productive meeting.

I am excited to welcome two new staff members for next year! Jenny Buttman will be teaching 3rd and 4th grade. She has taught various grade levels but most recently was teaching 3rd grade in the Liberty School District and has 25 years of experience. Jamee Greener will be our new 2nd grade teacher. She previously taught kindergarten for 4 years in the Grundy County School District and student taught in second grade at Southwest School. Both teachers will be great additions to our staff! -- Pam Brobst, Principal

The VFW (Veterans' of Foreign Wars) presented certificates to the winners of their Patriot's Pen Essay Contest. Winners for the 6th grade division were: First Place: Eli Cross; Second Place: Mason Baxter; Third Place: Nicholas Utter. Winners for the 7th grade division were: 1st Place: C.J. Pfaff; 2nd Place: Josie Reeter; 3rd Place: Logan Potts. Winners for the 8th grade division were: 1st Place: Maggie Pfaff; 2nd Place: Carleigh Crawford; 3rd Place: Riley Brobst, Kennedie Kieffer. Maggie took 3rd in the district, out of four schools!

6th Grade

8th grade

7th Grade

Out of four area schools that entered the Elks contest, Bishop Hogan had two of the three winners in the 5th/6th grade division and all three winners in the 7th /8th grade division. They are Mason Baxter and Ellie Barnett for fifth/sixth grade, and Kennedie Kieffer, Riley Brobst, and Maggie Pfaff for the 7th/8th division.

We were notified that Maggie and CJ Pfaff were chosen as essay contest winners! They are the daughter and son of Jill and Justin Pfaff. Maggie received first place in the local American Legion Patriotism Essay contest. Her essay was submitted to the state level competition and there she placed third!! Way to go, Maggie!

CJ's essay that was entered into the Daughters of American Revolution American History Essay Contest placed first place in the 7th grade division among all of the area schools. His entry is being submitted to the state contest. Good luck, C.J.

We are proud of both of our Bishop Hogan students!

Oktoberfest: A huge thank you to everyone who was able to attend Oktoberfest. COMPLETE DETAILS WITH PHOTOS ARE ON THE ST. COLUMBAN WEBSITE

Oktoberfest Results - Raffle Winners, Booth Totals, Photos - Click Here

Talent Show May 13, 2014


PE days are Tuesday and Thursday - Please remind your child to either wear or bring or bring tennis shoes to school on those days.

In cold weather, we want to remind you to dress your students in warm clothes. It is important for your children to wear long sleeve shirts, bring a warm winter coat, a hat, and gloves.

After school care is available from 3:00 to 5:00pm
$27.00 for one, $25 per child if have 2; $22 per child if have 3 or more.
Call the office with any questions 660-646-0705.

WILL CEI HURT PUBLIC SCHOOLS? - The Children's Education Initiative (CEI) will not reduce state funding to public schools. In fact, this education tax credit program allocates 50% of its benefits exclusively to public schools. The 10% reserved for special education will primarily benefit public schools. For more information. contact the Missouri Catholic Conference at 800-456-1679. Registration and Petition form information is also on our St. Columban website.

School will dismiss at 12:15 p.m. for early outs and for monthly in-service meetings. The dates and times will be listed on the annual school calendar, monthly calendar, Eagle's Nest and Church Bulletin. Lunch is normally served on these days.

The Columbian Squires will be hosting the Dinner and a Movie program again in 2014. The programs are held the 2nd Wednesday of each month. For more information you can visit Help spread the word.

  • BIRTHDAYS: John Locker May 24; Connor Hobbs May 28; Kyan Hobbs May 28; Joyce Blattner May 29; Leighton Kelly June 6; Bentley Lauhoff June 7; Abby Marshall June 8; Caroline Witt June 8; Father Kneib June 12; Riggin Isaacs June 14; Carleigh Crawford June 19; Terri Holtzclaw June 19; Matty Hobbs June 28; James Mathew June 28
  • SERVERS: See the Liturgical Schedule on the St. Columban website...


Photo by Father Ben at Easter, 2015

Photo by Father Ben at Christmas, 2014


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


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

They take any unused glasses to recycle. If you know of anyone needing free eye glasses or screening, contact the local Lions Club.

Nominate our school to win $4,500 in the Book It program. Please follow this link and fill out the appropriate information about yourself and the school.

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. We are all just learning this process.

Please take a few minutes to sign up for Textcaster. This is an email/text messaging system that we now have available for parents and friends to get messages from our office. Getting messages out will be more efficient and timely when done through Textcaster. If possible, we would like to have every parent on this system. You can sign up by going to the Livingston County website or the City of Chillicothe's website. On the school notification page, you will find Bishop Hogan near the bottom. If you have not done this yet, please be sure to sign up. We are unable to use it until we have everyone on this program.

Cafeteria News
A la cart Items:

  • Fresh Fruit $ .25
  • Frozen Fruit Bars $ .50
  • Muffins $ .25
  • Cookies $ .25


Father Benjamin Kneib, Pastor -
Parish Office Manager - Kim Murrell
Pam Brobst, Principal -
Leslie Holland, Administrative Assistant -
Mary Higgins, Teacher Preschool -
Theresa Oakes, Teacher Preschool - Email Ms. Oakes
Toby Minnis, Kindergarten Teacher -
Terri Holtzclaw, Teacher Grades 1&2 -
Heather Davis
, Teacher Grades 3&4 -
Brooke Westcott, Aid for Grades 3&4
Joyce Blattner, Teacher Grades 5&6 -
Terri Tyree, Teacher Grades 7&8 -
Mary Garr, Teacher Music/Band -
John Locker, P.E. Teacher - Email Mr. Locker
Belinda Bower, Cook & Janitor -
Dorney Hecker, Maintenance

SCHOOL DROP OFF/PICK UP - Bishop Hogan Elementary School day begins at 8:00 a.m. and closes at 3:00 p.m. To pickup/drop off students, parents should pull into the school parking lot per this designated route: East on JFK, North on Easton, West on 10th, enter Parking Lot on North Side and circle around to the gym door. When entering the Preschool building, please use the North parking lot or Trenton Street. Parents will need to sign their preschool in and out each day. PLEASE USE CAUTION! The gym doors will open at 7:30 a.m. The doors will be locked after 7:50. Students arriving after 7:50 may come to the south side door where parents should drop off on the west side of the street (this will prevent students from having to cross the street). Students will be released from the gym door at 3:00 p.m.

Early Childhood Screening
The Chillicothe School District has a developmental assessment for all children in the R-II School District. School district personnel will conduct a FREE screening for children 3 months to four years old. This will include:
Hearing, Vision and Health Screening
Height and Weight Screening
Speech Assessment
Developmental Screening
Check of Immunization Records
Screening will take approximately one hour and parents will be with their child during this time. Call Garrison School at 660-646-1653 to schedule an appointment.

CJ Pfaff Won First Place in Division 1 of the 2013-2014 Missouri Elks Association Essay Contest on "What Does Veterans' Day Mean to Me?" Awesome Job CJ!

Livingston County Soil & Water Conservation District 2014 Class Poster Contest Winners 
Dig Deeper Mysteries in the Soil
4th Grade - 1st Place Connor Hobbs; 2nd Place Ellie Barnett; 3rd Place Carson Crawford
5th & 6th Grade - 1st Place Josie Reeter; 2nd Place Eli Cross; 3rd Place Mason Baxter

The 5th through 8th graders participated in the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Essay contest. The Essay title this year was "The Lives of Children During the American Revolution." The students were asked to write an essay using historical facts and discuss how the war affected the lives of children. Maggie Pfaff was selected by the judges as the First Place winner in the 7th grade division. Her essay has been forwarded to the State American History Committee for further consideration. Maggie will be invited to read her essay at the Olive Prindle Chapter DAR meeting on Monday March 10th at 12:45 at the Grand River Historical Society Museum, 1401 Forest Dr., in Chillicothe. She will be awarded her certificate at that time. Congratulations to Maggie for her win.

FUND RAISING: Remember to send in your ink toner cartridges, Dominos Pizza proofs of purchase, Campbell Soup labels, Labels for Education, Box Tops for Education, Coke Reward Points, and aluminum cans. With your help we have earned :
$917.00 from Box Tops,
$511.00 from Ink recycling
$108.00 from pop can recycling
Thank you for your help. Please keep donating! These programs are ongoing.

LIKE US ON TARGET - This is an easy way to earn money for our school. When you are on Facebook, go here and vote for Bishop Hogan! After 25 votes, we will get $25.00 from Target and then $1.00 for each vote after that. Please share this with your family! We have already received a check for $42.19 from Target. Yeah!!

Citizens Bank has teamed up with Bishop Hogan to help us raise money. Every time you use your Citizens Bank & Trust Bishop Hogan Memorial school debit card, Bishop Hogan earns $ .05 at no charge to the customer. That doesn't sound like much but it really adds up. This last quarter we received a check for $115.95. Thank you to everyone that has a Bishop Hogan debit card and thank you to Citizens Bank for their support!

Pizza Hut - We will have the Pizza Hut School Night every 2nd Tuesday of each month. 15% of sales will go to Bishop Hogan Memorial School. Flyers will be sent home with the students. All we have to do is get our family and friends to order pizza for dinner that night. The flyers have to be turned in to Pizza Hut when you pick up your pizza.

Aluminum Cans - We are very fortunate to have Carole Hobbs picking up our cans and taking them to Hope Haven for us the third Tuesday of the month!!

Remember to send in your ink toner cartridges, Dominos Pizza proofs of purchase, Campbell Soup labels, Box Tops for Education, and aluminum cans.

We have purchased some new equipment for P.E. with our Coke Rewards' points. Mr. Locker has purchased two new whistles, a new soccer goal. and some huge dice for games in the gym. Please keep sending in your Coke Rewards' lids so that we can earn more points.

Remember to send in your ink toner cartridges, Dominos Pizza proofs of purchase, Campbell Soup labels, Labels for Education, Box Tops for Education, Coke Reward Points, and aluminum cans. With your help we have earned:
$917.00 from Box Tops
$511.00 from ink recycling
$108.00 from pop can recycling

The Labels for Education will be sent in this month, and we should get a check from them in May. Thank you for your help. Please keep donating! These programs are ongoing.

Dress your children appropriately for the winter temperatures, sweaters, crewneck sweatshirts, etc.

The portal website is where you can go through to shop to earn money for the school. Bishop Hogan gets money every time you purchase items through this portal with stores such as Wal-Mart, Target, and many others.

READ to SUCCEED - We are once again participating in the Read to Succeed program. This program is for grades Kindergarten through 6th. Your child must complete 6 hours of recreational reading to receive an admissions ticket to Six Flags.

If you would like to contribute to our Guardian Angel fund which is used for tuition assistance, please contact Kim Murrell at the St. Columban parish office (660-646-0190).
Our fund drive is going on now as we begin a new school year!

For additional information call: 
Bishop Hogan School office at 660-646-0705
Bishop Hogan Preschool at: 660-646-3070

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.

Read the latest news....

  • NetSmartz - Computer Safety
    Parenting wired kids can be difficult if you didn't grow up with the same technologies. These resources can help. Smartphones, posting inappropriate pictures; stopping posts; meeting offline; secure passwords; webcams; sexting; and more. NetSmartz Workshop is an interactive, educational program of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) that provides age-appropriate resources to help teach children how to be safer on- and offline. The program is designed for children ages 5-17, parents and guardians, educators, and law enforcement. With resources such as videos, games, activity cards, and presentations, NetSmartz entertains while it educates. NetSmartz Goals: Educate children on how to recognize potential Internet risks; Engage children and adults in a two-way conversation about on- and offline risks; Empower children to help prevent themselves from being exploited and to report victimization to a trusted adult.

  • Diocese Appoints An Ombudsman - In June 2011, the diocese appointed an independent public liaison and ombudsman to field and investigate all reports of inappropriate behavior or sexual misconduct by clergy, employees or volunteers. To make a confidential report to the ombudsman, please contact Jenifer Valenti at (816) 812-2500. [Definition - Ombudsman - a person who investigates and attempts to resolve complaints and problems, as between employees and an employer or between students and a university.]

  • Fifth and Sixth Grade Food Drive - Fifth & Sixth Grade are still collecting non-perishable items for the food pantry. Thank you to Kristie Crawford for delivering to the food pantry. The school is still collecting 
    Hy-Vee receipts (no prescriptions can be on the receipts or gas receipts); Campbell Labels - Campbell Soup proof of purchase markers are on BIC merchandise - any BIC product (V8 we need the lids); Box Tops 4 Education. Don't forget old ink cartridges to recycle. No matter what size. We get money for these!

  • REMINDER: Students need to bring or wear tennis shoes on PE days (Tuesdays and Thursdays).

  • VIRTUS TRAINING - PROTECTING GOD'S CHILDREN is a requirement for all those who will be teaching, volunteering and working with our preschoolers, children and teens. This includes volunteers for room parties, driver for field trips, basketball volunteer, etc. For more information, please call the school office at 660-646-0705.

  • Weather: Please listen to KCHI 98.5 if there is no school - they will broadcast that information.

    In accord with government regulations, we are to notify parents of our students that in some of the building products present in our buildings, there is a small amount of asbestos. Bishop Hogan School has an Asbestos Management Plan that is available for inspection in the school office at Bishop Hogan Memorial School, 1114 Trenton, Chillicothe, Missouri 64601. You may view this information during school hours when the secretary is present.

  • STAFF 2013-2014:
    Pastor - Father Ben Knieb
    Parish Office Manager - Kim Murrell
    Principal - Pam Brobst
    Preschool: Mary Higgins, teacher
    Paraprofessional for Preschool: Theresa Oakes
    Kindergarten: Toby Minnis
    1st/2nd grade: Alisa Grubaugh
    3rd/4th grade: Erica Baker
    5th/6th grade: Joyce Blattner
    7th/8th grade: Brian Murrell
    Music/Band/Computers: Mary Garr
    P.E.: John Locker
    Administrative Assistant: Leslie Holland
    Cook/Custodian: Belinda Bower

  • See our News Notes for additional information from the church and school office.

Read Our Most Recent Soaring Eagle (Alumni Letter) HERE (Spring, 2013 - PDF 135KB).

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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