Bishop Hogan Memorial School is a Catholic Elementary School in Chillicothe, Missouri... 660 646 0705
Our page updated Monday, April 14, 2014.





  Mrs. Blattner's class planted Tulip bulbs outside the classroom windows for spring.

Flat Stephanie is visiting us from Brianna in Sandwich, Illinois.
She enjoyed lunch with the Kindergarten.

  Bishop Hogan Enrollment Form

  Preschool Enrollment Form

  • 4/16 All School Mass (7th & 8th); Pre K Easter Egg Hunt
  • 4/17 Early Dismissal 12:15pm; Holy Thursday
  • 4/18 NO SCHOOL Good Friday
  • 4/21 NO SCHOOL 
  • 4/23 Mass (5th & 6th)
  • 4/24 Dominos Pizza Night 
  • 4/25 All School Mass (5th & 6th); Early Dismissal 12:15 NO LUNCH WILL BE SERVED; Talent Show entries need to be into Mrs. Garr; Dinner Auction Set Up 
  • 4/26 11th Annual Dinner Auction
  • 4/27 Dinner Auction Clean Up
  • 4/30 Mass (K, 1st & 2nd); 2:00 3rd & 4th grade Famous Missourian Wax Museum
  • 5/02 Early Dismissal 12:15
  • 5/04 1st Communion 10 am mass - reception following
  • 5/12 Talent show practice
  • 5/13 7:00pm Talent Show
  • 5/16 Last day for 8th Graders
  • 5/17 8th Grade Graduation
  • 5/20 Field Day
  • 5/21 Last Day of Classes

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

Talent Show Reminder - Start planning your acts for the annual Bishop Hogan Talent show held on May 13 at 7:00pm. Student acts need to be under three (3) minutes and have to be pre-approved by Mrs. Garr. Forms have been sent home and need to be back to Mrs. Garr by Friday, April 25.

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

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!

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.

Jesus colors our lives when we let Him into our hearts. Bulletin Boards by Madison Holland.

We are in need of some dish towels for the kitchen. If you have any that you would like to donate, please bring to the office.

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.


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

With the 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.

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. No lunch will be served on these days.

3rd Quarter Honor Roll

  • A Honor Roll - Mason Baxter, CJ Pfaff, Caroline Witt, Sydney Baxter, Riley Brobst, Carleigh Crawford, Addie Ficken, Hannah Haakonstad, Kennedie Kieffer, Maggie Pfaff, Emily Skoglund
  • A- Honor Roll - Eli Cross, Josie Reeter
  • B Honor Roll - Olivia Cross, Noah Cross
  • B- Honor Roll - Lexi Bonderer

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.

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.

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.


  • April 26, 2014 - 11th Annual Dinner Auction

Dinner Auction meetings are held on announced dates in the School Library - Please come to the meeting to share your ideas & join a committee. Everyone is needed to help put this event on. The following is a list of different committees you can sign up for:

Computer: Thank You, Mailing, Gift certificate creation, Parent sign up.
Donations: Solicitor, Item pick-up , Item entry, Advertising (newspaper, banners and signs, commercial ad and interview)
Decorating: Table centerpiece, Gym, Cafe, Main hallway, Entryway
Servers: Deliver the dinners, fill drinks, bus tables, kitchen help, dish duty, tend bar
Set up & Clean up

Each committee needs many people to help get the job done. Please contact the office if you have any questions.

We ask that each family donate to our largest fundraiser of the year an item or items valued at $100.00. We would appreciate your donation and completed form no later than Wednesday April 16.

  • BIRTHDAYS: Adrian Trantham Apr 14; Anthony Trantham Apr 16; Farrah Lauhoff Apr 21; Bryton Bevelle Apr 23; Hannah Haakonstad Apr 24; Beau Graves Apr 26; Sadie Bonderer Apr 28; Toby Minnis Apr 29; John Locker May 24; Kyan Hobbs May 28; Connor Hobbs May 28
  • SERVERS: See the Liturgical Schedule on the St. Columban website...


Photo by Father Ben at Christmas

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 | Catholic Schools Week 2014

Business Buddies | VFW Essay Contest | Conservation Posters 2014

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


Our students will participate in a religious retreat on Thursday. The teachers and Father Kneib have activities and lessons planned that will help students reflect on Christ's death and resurrection.

Mr. Murrell's 7th/8th grade class presented Shadow Stations for the students at school and the public last Friday.

Students participated in teeth varnishing on Monday, April 7. This is a program sponsored by the Health Center in which fluoride is applied to the students' teeth.

We want to thank Dr. Metry for taking time out of his busy schedule to conduct sports physicals at Bishop Hogan for students, grades 5-8. We really appreciate it! 

Riley Brobst, Sydney Baxter, Garret Donoho, Addie Ficken, Hannah Haakonstad, and Maggie Pfaff are currently participating in track through our Sports Coop with Chillicothe Middle School. Tune in to KCHI for the Sports report or the Constitution-Tribune for results from their meets!

Next Dinner Auction Meeting is April 14 at 5:00 pm in the school cafeteria. We still need beads and masks. If you would like to donate these items, please drop them off at the office.

May God Bless You! -- Pam Brobst

SOAR Gift Cards

We have these SOAR shopping cards in stock so be sure to pick them up before you go shopping: Hy-Vee, Target, Piggly Wiggly, Dominos, Hicks, Pizza Hut, Bejing, Subway, Taco Bell, or Walgreens.

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.

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 -
Preschool: Mary Higgins, teacher -
Paraprofessional for Preschool: Theresa Oakes
Leslie Holland, Administrative Assistant -
Toby Minnis, Kindergarten Teacher -
Alisa Grubaugh, Teacher Grades 1&2 -
Erica Baker, Teacher Grades 3&4 -
Joyce Blattner, Teacher Grades 5&6 / 5-8 Math -
Brian Murrell, Teacher Grades 7&8 / 5-8 Science & Social Studies -
Mary Garr, Teacher Music/Band/Computers -
John Locker, P.E. Teacher - Email
Belinda Bower, Cook & Janitor -
Dorney Hecker, Maintenance

PRESCHOOL AND AFTER SCHOOL CARE - Now accepting applications for our Preschool. Please pass this on so we can keep building our preschool program.

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.

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!!

The 5th through 8th grade Bishop Hogan students entered the essay contest of the Daughters of the American Revolution. The topic of the essay was "Forgotten Patriots Who Supported American Struggle for Independence". We had two students win first place for their grade. Maggie Pfaff, won first place for 6th grade and Caroline Witt won first place for 5th grade. Congratulation to both of them!

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. 

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 and Dominos - We partner with Pizza Hut the 3rd Tuesday of the month. Pizza Hut Night. 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. We will receive 15% of all sales that have flyers that night. We will be partnering with Dominos Pizza every 4th Thursday of the month.

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.

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

My Coke Rewards for Schools. Make sure you stock up on your favorite Coca-Cola beverages to get codes and then enter the codes online at to donate them to our school or bring them to school, and we will enter them!

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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