Bishop Hogan Memorial School is a Catholic Elementary School in Chillicothe, Missouri... 660 646 0705
Our page updated Saturday, April 18, 2015.
Father Benjamin Kneib, Pastor





12th Annual Dinner Auction - Hitting the Jackpot with Catholic Education! The Dinner Auction is April 25, 2015! Our next meeting is Tuesday, April 21, 2015, at 6pm in the school cafeteria. Download Flyer.

Dinner Auction News! Help Needed
Thank you everyone for turning in your volunteer forms. We still need help in some areas. We need more servers, kitchen help, and room monitors. If you would like to work one of these jobs, please contact the office at 660-646-0705. We are in need of white Christmas lights for the gym. If you would like to loan the lights to us, please put your name on them and bring them to the office before Friday, April 17. We still need white tulle for decorations. If you would like to donate some, that would be great! We would also like to remind everyone to come help set up on Friday at 12:15 and clean up either on Saturday night after the dinner auction or the next morning. This is our biggest fundraiser - everyone is needed! Thank you once again for all that you do for the success of the school.

A spectacular Las Vegas theme celebration awaits you! Please respond by April 1, 2015 if you would like a table reserved for you (reservation form). A return envelope is included in this invitation for your convenience. You may return the RSVP card along with a check in the amount of $200 for each table purchased. If you are unable to reserve a table for this year's event, please come and enjoy the atmosphere... and always keep the children of Bishop Hogan Memorial School in your prayers. The children of Bishop Hogan Memorial School appreciate the way you support them and their desire to receive an education enriched with God's love.

DINNER AUCTION DONATIONS - Family donations have been arriving at school, and we appreciate your generosity! If you have not brought in your donation yet, here are some ideas for one family or several families to join in on: Fire Pits or Grill - Date night with babysitting - Gardening Basket - Wine Basket - Pool Party - Upright Freezer - Movie Night Basket.

  Bishop Hogan Enrollment Form

  Preschool Enrollment Form

  • 04/19 10:00am Mass for 1st Communion
  • 04/20 3:15 Eagles Wings
  • 04/22 8:15 Mass (K, 1st & 2nd); 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm 3rd & 4th Wax Museum
  • 04/23 T-shirt and Jeans for food day
  • 04/24 8:15 All school Mass (K, 1st & 2nd); 12:15 EARLY DISMISSAL - No Lunch Served - Set Up for Dinner Auction; Talent Show Entries are due April 27. Be sure to get your entry in to Mrs. Garr. 
  • 04/25 12th Annual Dinner Auction - Doors open at 4pm - Dinner starts at 6:30pm - Live auction begins at 7:30pm
  • 04/26 9:00 Clean up Dinner Auction
  • 04/27 3:15 Eagles Wings
  • 04/29 8:15 Mass (7th & 8th grade)
  • 05/01 8:15 All school mass (7th 8th); 12:15 Early Dismissal
  • 05/05 2:00 Liv. Co. Library summer reading assembly
  • 05/06 8:15 mass (5th & 6th)

Our 8th Grade Graduates

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

April 19 - 10am Mass - 1st Communion 
April 25 - Dinner Auction
May 3 (2pm) - Confirmation
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.

Pam & Father Kneib Attended Parishioner Charlie Stedem's Retirement Celebration

HELP NEEDED... We purchased some ceiling tile, lights, door closures, and exit signs from the old hospital at a very reasonable rate. We have only 3 days to take the items out before their door closes. The dates are April 28, 29, and 30. Most of the items are still intact, so they have to be removed first. We would like to begin at 9:00 a.m. on April 28 if we can get the help. Many other organizations will be getting what they purchased, so the earlier we go the better. If anyone could help us out for a short time, to take down some of those items, please call us.

Mike Trager generously donated rock/gravel for our walking track. We need help getting it from the parking lot to the track. If you can help us out with any part of doing that, please let us know. It would be nice to have the extra parking that the rock now occupies for Dinner Auction parking!

Elementary Teacher Opening at Bishop Hogan
Now hiring for fall 2015-16: Elementary teacher position at Bishop Hogan Memorial School. If interested, please call 660-646-0705, pick up an application at the school office between the hours of 7:30 and 4:00, or download an application here.

Come by the school and check out the new bulletin board done by the 3rd and 4th grade class.

Dream Big the Sky is your Limit!

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.

Bishop Hogan Teachers - Career Day 01/28/2015


Congratulations to our Livingston County Soil and Water Poster Contest winners! For 4th grade: 1st-Evan Deshayes, 2nd-Izzie Montgomery, 3rd-Carter Crawford. For 5/6th grade: 1st-Ellie Barnett, 2nd- Essie Hicks, 3rd-Carson Crawford. In the overall County Division for grades 7-9: Sydney Baxter took second place!!! There were a total of 343 posters entered into the contest, 4-12th grade. Prize money was awarded to each of our winners!

We received a quarterly check from Citizens Bank and Trust $197 for the School Mascot Debit Card. For this school year, we have received $539.69 so far. When the debit card is used, the school gets 5%. If you bank at CBT, please consider using the Bishop Hogan Eagle debit card! Thank you!

It's count-down to Dinner Auction! We hope you are making plans to attend our 12th annual Dinner Auction on Saturday, April 25th. There will be something for everyone among the silent and live auction items. You won't want to miss the finest meal around, donated by HyVee and prepared by master chef, Jeff Frampton and his crew. It promises to be a fun and entertaining Vegas-style evening! April 24: We will dismiss at 12:15 on this day so preparations for Dinner Auction can continue. There will be NO LUNCH served, contrary to what is listed on the April lunch menu. We are sorry for the inconvenience and thank you for understanding.

Save the Date: Bishop Hogan's Talent Show will be held on Monday, May 11, at 7:00 p.m. in the gymnasium. Each class, preschool through eighth grade, will perform in the show, as well as some individual student performances. Everyone is welcome to attend and be entertained! May your Easter be a time of grace and blessing for you and your family! -- 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: Farrah Lauhoff Apr 21; Bryton Bevelle Apr 23; Hannah Haakonstad Apr 24; Beau Graves Apr 26; Sadie Bonderer Apr 28; Toby Minnis Apr 29; Tristan Hughes May 2; John Locker May 24; Connor Hobbs May 28; Kyan Hobbs May 28


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 | Basketball 2014-2015 | 8th Grade Graduates


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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