Bishop Hogan Memorial School is a Catholic Elementary School in Chillicothe, Missouri... 660 646 0705
Our page updated Monday, November 23, 2015.
Father Benjamin Kneib, Pastor





This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

C-T Photo / Catherine Stortz Ripley
Children aboard The Polar Express travel Washington Street during the Chillicothe Area Chamber of Commerce's 69th annual Holiday Parade Saturday morning. Bishop Hogan's entry won first place in its float category and also received the Parade Grand Marshal Trophy.
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  • 11/21 Christmas Parade; Holiday Bazaar & Annual Soup & Chili Fundraiser! 10am to 3pm
  • 11/23 3:15-4pm Eagles Wings
  • 11/24 Acre Test grades 5 and 8 only
  • 11/30 3:15-4pm Eagles Wings; 5:30 Dinner Auction Meeting
  • 12/02 8:15 Mass (K); 2pm to 6pm Blood Drive
  • 12/04 8:15 all school Mass (K); 5:00pm - 8th grade Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser and Trivia Night
  • 12/07 T-shirt and Jean for food day
  • 12/08 NO SCHOOL; Feast of the Immaculate Conception
  • 12/09 8:15 Mass (7th & 8th)
  • 12/11 8:15 All school Mass (7th & 8th)
  • 12/16 8:15 mass (5th & 6th)
  • 12/17 6:30pm Christmas Program
  • 12/18 8:15 All school Mass (5th & 6th)
  • 12/23-01/03 - Christmas break
  • 01/04 Classes Resume


PTO sold tickets for this beautiful decorated Christmas Tree.
Angie Huwar was the lucky winner! The winner was drawn at the Bishop Hogan Holiday Bazaar on November 21,2015.

7th & 8th Grade Fundraising Meals

  • Friday, December 4, Spaghetti Dinner, Bishop Hogan
  • Friday, January 8, Spaghetti Dinner, Bishop Hogan 

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

We held our Veteran's Program on Thursday, November 12.
We had a large number of people in attendance, and over 100 guests stayed for lunch.
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Veteran's Program

To the staff, students, and Mary Garr: I would like to express my appreciation to all who were involved in the program to honor veterans. I have attended every one you have had and the time you must put in amazes me. The performance of the children is unbelievable. You have the best program of all that are held. Thank you for what you do not only for veterans but for your students as well . Sincerely Don Underwood

Audrey Hamlin from the American Red Cross held an assembly for the students recently. She explained that one donation of blood can save three lives. She also taught the students about the four components that make up the blood and that's why it can be used for so many different illnesses. Ms. Hamlin told students our collection goal was 27 units of blood. Students should have papers with more information for anyone wanting to donate blood, if you are comfortable doing so.

Congratulations to both the Boys and Girls basketball teams and their coaches for a wonderful season. Both teams received 1st place in the Laredo and Pleasant View Tournaments. Great Job!

You will notice 'ACRE Test' across the top of your original school calendar. This is a required religion test for the Diocese for grades 5 and 8 only. This assessment was developed by the National Catholic Educational Association. It assesses the religious programs, gives us a picture of where our students are in terms of their basic religious knowledge, and assesses the religious beliefs, attitudes, practices, and perceptions of students in these grades. We use this information to evaluate our curriculum needs. Father is involved in this evaluation and has been instrumental in planning changes that need to be made. This test will be given on November 24 and will take about an hour.

The students of Bishop Hogan conduct a food drive every month. The canned goods the children bring on T-shirt for Food and the Jean and T-shirt for Food days are collected by Mrs. Blattner's 5th and 6th grade class and given to a local charity or food bank. This month's collection went to the House of Prayer.

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!

We would like to purchase the 2015-2016 Mark Twain Award books for the students to read:

Dorko the Magnificent (Beaty)
Jinx (Blackwood)
The Water Castle (Blakemore)
Gaby, Lost and Found (Cervantes)
Al Capone Does My Homework (Choldenko)
What We Found in the Sofa (Clark)
Will in Scarlet (Cody)
Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library (Grabenstein)
The Great Trouble: A Mystery of London (Hopkinson)
Counting by 7's (Sloan)
Rump: The True Story of Rumplestilskin (Shurtliff)
Navigating Early (Vanderpool)
Truman Award Books

If you would like to donate $20.00 for the purchase of one of these books in your child's name, in memory of a relative, etc., please call the office, and we will get the information.

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.

The Spiritual Works of Mercy are charitable actions by which we come to the aid of our neighbor in spiritual necessities, those being focused on getting a soul to Heaven." The Spiritual Work of Mercy that we are teaching about in November is "Instruct the Ignorant". It calls us to care for the spiritual life of others. For our students, it means showing someone how to pray, not going along with something when it is obviously wrong, and telling the person why. It is showing them the way and showing others by our actions how to live our Catholic identity fully in faith, hope and charity, so that people are attracted to the Spirit of God within us. Like Saint Francis of Assisi said, "Preach the gospel at all times, and if necessary, use words". Thanks to Steve Crawford, David May, and Ed Englert, our boiler is fully functional and working! We appreciate their expertise and time in making sure we stay warm at school! Just in time for the cold weather! We want to thank you for attending our Holiday Bazaar and Soup Luncheon and for buying raffle tickets for the decorated tree in our front lobby. Angie Huwar was the lucky winner! We had a nice crowd, served lots of soup, sold boxes and boxes of cookies, and had happy vendors. It was another successful year! Plan to attend or have a booth at our event next year!

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We appreciate our parents who worked so hard both Friday and Saturday. Our float for the Holiday Parade on Saturday, depicting the Polar Express, was constructed by the parents of students in first and second grade. It was phenomenal! Father Kneib made the perfect conductor! The float took first place in the Nonprofit Division and won the Grand Marshall's Trophy. Our parents have talent galore! Our 7th/8th grade basketball season ended on Thursday, November 16. Although the boys and girls lost their games to Hale, they made us so proud of how hard they played both games from start to finish! We held 8th grade Recognition between the games. We recognized: Hesston Campbell, son of Clint and Kathy Campbell. Hesston played basketball 3 years for Chula and 1 year for BHMS. Logan Potts, son of Bill and Debbie Potts. Logan played basketball 5 years for BHMS. Josie Reeter, daughter of Jamie and Julia Reeter. Josie played basketball for 4 years and cheered for 1 year at BHMS. Olivia Cross, daughter of Nathan and Kristi Cross.Olivia cheered for 3 years for BHMS. Malachi Whitson, son of Steve and Carrie Whitson. Malachi played basketball 5 years for BHMS. From the staff and students at Bishop Hogan Memorial School, we extend best wishes for a Happy Thanksgiving. If you are traveling, be safe! We are fortunate to be a ministry of St. Columban Catholic Church and very thankful for your continued support.
Upcoming events:
Blood Drive Dec. 2 in the Bishop Hogan Gym, 2:00-6:00 p.m.! 
Spaghetti Dinner and Trivia Night: Bishop Hogan Dec. 4 from 5:00-7:00 pm. Trivia at 6:30 pm
Christmas Program: Dec 17 
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and be safe!

  • BIRTHDAYS: Isabelle Witt Nov 26; Oliver Perry Nov 29; Allison Higgins Nov 30; Harley Anderson Dec. 1; Logan Potts Dec 7; Emily Deshayes Dec 10

>> See our INFORMATION page or our Handbooks for detailed information you need!


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

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

General Information:
St. Columban Church Office:

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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