Bishop Hogan Memorial School is a Catholic Elementary School in Chillicothe, Missouri... 660 646 0705
Our page updated Monday, August 18, 2014.
Father Benjamin Kneib, Parish Administrator

 

2014-2015 SCHOOL CALENDAR | AUGUST 2014 CALENDAR

2014-2015 CLASS SUPPLY LISTS | MENUS

SUPER ALUMNI CLASS REUNION

SOAR GIFT CARDS | SOARING EAGLE FALL 2013 | FEES & ADMISSION


Please join us in congratulating the six students that received their First Holy Communion on May 4.
Pictured left to right: Avery Baxter, Carson Samm, Matty Hobbs, Teacher Mrs. Minnis, James Mathew, Carver Crawford, Delanie Kieffer

  Bishop Hogan Enrollment Form

  Preschool Enrollment Form

  • Open House/Registration Night - Thursday, August 14 between 5:00 and 6:30 p.m. in the school cafeteria for students entering or returning to preschool through eighth grade
  • PTO sponsored "Back to School Swim Party" at Chilli Bay Water Park - Sunday, August 17 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Pizza will be provided!
  • School begins Wednesday, August 20.
  • 08/20 - 8:15 All School Mass (7th & 8th); Early release 12:15pm
  • 08/22 - All School Mass (7th & 8th )
  • 08/27 - 8:15 Mass (5th & 6th)
  • 08/29 - 8:15 All School Mass (5th & 6th); School Picture Day

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


Talent Show May 13, 2014

DINNER AUCTION NEWS & RECAP! APRIL 26, 2014!

Free Uniforms/Donations: If you have good used school uniforms you'd like to donate, or if you need uniforms, check out our selection at the school! They're organized by size and are FREE!

FROM THE PRINCIPAL...

We are excited about beginning a new school year at Bishop Hogan Memorial School! We will host an Open House/Registration Night on Thursday, August 14 between 5:00 and 6:30 p.m. in the school cafeteria for students entering or returning to preschool through eighth grade.

All Bishop Hogan students and their families are invited to attend the PTO sponsored "Back to School Swim Party" at Chilli Bay on Sunday, August 17 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Pizza will be provided!

If you are interested in your child attending a learning environment where students grow in their faith and shine in their academics, we have a place for them at Bishop Hogan! We look forward to welcoming you and your family to Bishop Hogan Memorial School!

Staff members have been busy getting the school and classrooms ready and are now anxious to see the halls filled with smiling faces. The school year will begin on Wednesday, August 20. We want to thank Belinda Bower and Leslie Holland for their hard work at school this summer. Everything shines! Also, thank you to Dorney Hecker, Father Zupez and the Holland family for their assistance. As some of you know, we had water damage in our library from heavy rains and a faulty pipe on the roof. At this point, we are still waiting on the roofing company and insurance to see where we are. We want to give a huge thank you to the parishioners and parents who have made donations or offered to help with the clean up! We really appreciate the kindness and generosity.

Our enrollment is up for this school year, and we are looking forward to getting to know the new families better. We welcome some new staff members: Terri Tyree, a native of Kansas, will be teaching 7th/8th grade. She brings with her 5 years of teaching experience. Heather Davis, from Chillicothe, will be teaching 3rd/4th grade. She has 9 years of teaching experience. Terri Holtzclaw, a native of Ravenwood, MO, will be teaching 1st/2nd grade. She has been a paraprofessional in preschool for 5 years and served as a Parents As Teachers educator for one year before completing her education degree. This is her first year of teaching. We are excited about what these new people will bring to Bishop Hogan as they join the other dedicated and excellent staff members! We enthusiastically await the beginning of another school year!


Talent Show May 13, 2014

REMINDERS

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.

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.

EARLY DISMISSAL
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.

DINNER & AND A MOVIE RETURNS
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 www.squiresdinner.info. Help spread the word.

PHOTO GALLERIES FOR 2013-2014 SCHOOL YEAR!!


Photo by Father Ben at Christmas

PHOTO GALLERIES FOR 2013-2014 SCHOOL YEAR

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 | Elks Essay Contest 2014 | Dinner Auction 2014
Talent Show 05/13/14

PHOTO GALLERIES FOR 2012-2013 SCHOOL YEAR
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

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.

LOVE YOUR SCHOOL SWEEPSTAKES
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.

SMART TUITION
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.

SIGN UP FOR TEXTCASTER
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

2014-2015 BISHOP HOGAN MEMORIAL SCHOOL STAFF

Father Benjamin Kneib, Pastor - brkneib@aol.com
Parish Office Manager - Kim Murrell
Pam Brobst, Principal - pbrobst@bishophogan.org
Leslie Holland, Administrative Assistant - lholland@bishophogan.org
Mary Higgins, Teacher Preschool -
mhiggins@bishophogan.org
Theresa Oakes, Teacher Preschool - Email Ms. Oakes
Toby Minnis, Kindergarten Teacher - tminnis@bishophogan.org
Terri Holtzclaw, Teacher Grades 1&2 - tholtzclaw@bishophogan.org
Heather Davis
, Teacher Grades 3&4 - hdavis@bishophogan.org
Brooke Westcott, Aid for Grades 3&4
Joyce Blattner, Teacher Grades 5&6 - jblattner@bishophogan.org
Terri Tyree, Teacher Grades 7&8 - ttyree@bishophogan.org
Mary Garr, Teacher Music/Band - mandmgarr@gmail.com
John Locker, P.E. Teacher - Email Mr. Locker
Belinda Bower, Cook & Janitor - bbower@bishophogan.org
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.

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

DAR ESSAY CONTEST
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 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.

MY COKE REWARDS
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.

ONGOING FUNDRAISERS
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
OR 
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.

SPORTS CO-OP WITH CR2
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.

  • ASBESTOS MANAGEMENT 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).

BISHOP HOGAN MEMORIAL SCHOOL
Pam Brobst - Principal
Leslie Holland - Admin. Assistant
TELEPHONE 660-646-0705
FAX 660-646-3070

POSTAL ADDRESS
1114 Trenton Street, Chillicothe, MO 64601

EMAIL
General Information: kidsareus@bishophogan.org
St. Columban Church Office: saintcolumban@att.net
Webmaster: bk@bkwebworks.com

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

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