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Information for the week of August 27

One week down; only thirty-nine...oh, never mind!


What a way to kick off the new year!  Our first Mass of the year was made extra special with the presence of the Bishop of Richmond, Barry C. Knestout.  Afterwards, he was treated to a tour of our school. 


The Week's Uniform Schedule 

     Allow us to direct you to THE authoritative spot for finding out about the week's uniforms: School calendar


     TWAB shall no longer carry uniform info for the upcoming week.  The upside is that the school website calendar details the daily uniform through the month of September!


     Here is a link to information on the components of each uniform: uniforms




The Week's Dining Highlights:

Monday            Make-your-own subs

Tuesday           Breakfast:  Biscuits and sausage gravy

                          Lunch:  Chick-Fil-A Day

Wednesday      Chicken bowl

Thursday          Hamburger and fries

Friday               Chicken pesto, pasta



Chick-Fil-A Day is Tuesday.  Those craving the delectable delight need to make sure their meal cards are up to date.

From School Administration



Saturday August 25
     New Families Picnic at 5:00 p.m. in the Benedictine Pavilion sponsored by the joint BCP PTO / SGHS PTSO


Wednesday August 29
     Semester Honor Roll Assembly at 9:29 a.m. in the Auditorium (parents are invited!)
     Back to School Night at 7:00 p.m. in the Auditorium

Thursday August 30
     Freshman Orientation at 7:40 a.m.
     Corps Formation at 8:30 a.m.

     Honor Roll Lunch


Friday August 31
     Joint Pep Rally with SGHS at 7:00 PM (Optional for Cadets)


Back to School Night – Wednesday August 29
     "Back to School Night" is on Wednesday August 29 starting at 7 p.m. in the auditorium. Back to School Night is an opportunity for all parents to walk through their sons' schedules and meet their sons' teachers. Teachers will have short presentations for the parents describing their course, expectations, major assignments and a general overview of how their sons will succeed in their classes. The evening is intended for parents and it is not necessary for their sons to attend with them. Because of the time constraints for Back to School Night, it will not be possible for parents to meet teachers individually to discuss their sons or specific concerns about the class, but we will have our "Meet the Teacher" days coming soon, beginning Monday September 24.


Honor Roll Second Semester 2017-2018 school year
     Congratulations to the following students who earned a place on our second semester honor roll and will be recognized during our semester honor roll assembly. Our semester honor roll assembly will be held at 9:29 AM in the auditorium, and all parents are invited to attend and see your son recognized for his achievement. We will have an honor roll pizza lunch on Thursday, and all students who are on the 4th quarter honor roll list or the 2nd semester honor roll list will receive a free pizza lunch.


Students earn first honors with a 3.50 or higher semester GPA and no semester class grade lower than an 85.


Gabriel Bowman
Matt Brooks
Bradford Dudley
Noah Lindsay
Peter McNamara
Oliver Sibal
Cole Simon
Blake Smith
D'Andre Tobias
Austin Tootle
Ben Walls
Savion Washington


John Colizzi
Jackson Cray
Jacob Dunleavey
Will Garbett
Nathaniel Gleberman
Simon Goitom
Tony Ibanez
Sean McGranahan
Ty Owens
Andrew Philhower
Gabriel Slate
Cullen Vita
Patrick White


Windsor Antal
Brenden Barnes
Jake Bartholomew
Eric Berger
Logan Chandler
Joseph Clark
Henry Dolan
Max Forbes
Brandon Herman
Kyle Joyce
William Kennon
Miles Moten
Daniel Mouser
Art Neal
A.J. O'Kleasky
Josh Shaw
Dillon Tennyson
Adam Toler
Ryan Tremain
Charles Williamson
Brendan Wright



Students earn second honors with a 3.00 or higher semester GPA and no semester class grade lower than an 80.


Ben Amonette
Jack Carpin
Phillip Carreras
Alex Donnini
Axel Espina
Casey Green
Jakob Honsharuk
Cole Lewis
Alex Markus
Josh Yost


Frankie Boehling
Jeb Cray
Brendan Cury
Reese DeVries
Tim Grumblatt
Jack Hall
Malik James
Brian Losch
Brenan McCaffrey
Vincent Puccinelli
Sam Slate
Matthew Sylvia


Spencer Baird
Andrew Beyer
Evan DeLoria
Ethan Fox
Ayden Gore
Connor Handy
Andrew Hudgins
Christopher Lee
Connor Schumann
Maddock Wigg




"You can almost hear the gears grinding."  Chemistry students keep busy on a Friday afternoon in spite of the looming weekend.

Raffle Tickets!


     Raffle Ticket SALES start NOW!!!
     Parents received their packets of 10 raffle tickets at registration. Ticket sales go from now until Oct. 23rd, with drawings being held EVERY day in November.

     This year the funds raised through the raffle will go towards facility improvements! The class that has 100% participation will get a day off of school!
     Happy Selling!


Call for volunteers


     In your back to school mailing, you should have received a packet regarding the different events that the Advancement Department holds all year. We are always looking for volunteers and sponsors!

     If you turned in the sheet at registration- Thank you. If you have not had a chance to turn in the last page with your information and events you are interested in there is still time! You can turn that into the front desk ATTN: Katie Beverley. Should you have any questions, feel free to email her at kbeverley@benedictinecollegeprep.org


The Cadet Shop needs your help and is looking for parent volunteers during the school year! No experience required, new parents are welcome. It is a great way to see the boys during the school day and meet other parents.

     Please click on the following sign-up link from our PTO: Cadet Shop volunteers link

     Thank you for your support of our Cadets!


"Senioritis?  Perish the thought."  Gabriel Bowman is all business as he hits the computer lab during the first week of his senior year.

Guidance News and Information


 Cell Phone Policy and Other Electronic Devices
     As the new school year begins, the school has renewed its commitment to enforcing its cell phone policy. Parents are also encouraged to discuss with their sons the family's at-home cell phone and electronic device policy. With the ever-increasing capability of electronic devices to enhance our lives, the impact of overuse or misuse of these devices requires an ever-increasing vigilance as well. Many experts discourage the use of any communication devices in the bedroom. While this may seem extreme, developing a customized policy appropriate for each student is prudent.

     Questions to discuss at home that may help facilitate the development of a customized policy include the following:
     -How will electronic devices be used for gaming?
     -How frequently may video games be played?
     -What video games are off limits?

     -How will the cell phone be used when doing homework?
     -Where will it be placed each night while in bed?
     -How much time will it be used to follow social media?
     -What apps are being used?
     -Are there any apps that are off limits?

     -How many followers are there and who are they?
     -Who is being followed on social media?
     -What types of u-tube videos are being watched?

     -What type of language and photos are being used in snapchats, twitter, Instagram, and text messages?
     -What is the phone's password?
     -What expectations of privacy exist for the phone?
     -What behavior might result in the loss of full or partial use of any of the electronic devices?

     Although research is still developing about the undesirable effects of cell phone use and the best ways to balance its convenience with its burdens, it is undeniable that it is a use of time that precludes other activities and social interactions when it is actively being used. The more students recognize this inherently limiting characteristic, the more likely it is that goals relating to academics, athletics, and personal growth will not be compromised. For that reason, parents are encouraged to adopt appropriate cell phone, video game, and other electronic device practices for their sons.

Seniors and Senior Parents- College Information Session
     Please mark September 12 on your calendar for a College Information Session in the school auditorium at 7:00 p.m. Information about the college application process and choosing the right schools will be reviewed. Before this session, seniors are encouraged to update their resumes and to continue identifying a list of prospective colleges
Additional appointments to discuss college planning can be made with Michele Metcalfe at https://calendly.com/mmetcalfe. Click on the blue dotted College Planning option at this website to select a time.

COMING THIS MONTH: COLLEGE APPLICATION WORKSHOPS: To facilitate the application and resume drafting process, seniors may participate in one or more before/during/after-school workshops. It is not necessary to attend all three sessions or to reserve a spot before coming; just come to the library's computer lab for hands on guidance and direction! Basic instructions will be reviewed at the start of each workshop. The first three workshops will be at the following times:
     Tuesday, August 28, 9:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. (this is during an event period)
     Wednesday, August 29, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (this is during parents' Back to School Night)
     Thursday, August 30, 8:00 a.m.– 8:45 a.m. (this is a late-start Thursday)

Seniors - NCAA Eligibility
Students who plan to play sports at the Division I or Division II level in college are required to register with the NCAA Eligibility Center at the end of their junior year. To register, go to www.eligibilitycenter.org . Also, if not previously done, please complete a transcript request form to request the submission of your Benedictine transcript to the NCAA. These forms can be found in the front office or in the guidance office.

Juniors and Seniors – Standardized Testing
     If you still need to take one or both of the standardized tests, register now for a fall ACT and/or SAT testing date. The next ACT (late) registration deadline is August 26 for the September 8th test. The next SAT registration deadline is Sept. 7 for the October 6 test.

Upcoming College Visits for Students
     Listed below is a schedule of colleges planning to visit Benedictine in the coming months. Most visits will take place in the guidance office conference room or a conference room on the second floor during an event period. If scheduled during a class, students must obtain their teacher's permission in advance to attend. This list will be supplemented as new visits are scheduled.


  • University of Richmond Tuesday, September 4th, 9:30 a.m.
  • Christopher Newport University Monday, September 17th, 9:30 a.m
  • Randolph-Macon College Tuesday, September 18th, 9:30 a.m.
  • Randolph College Thursday, September 20th, 9:00 a.m. (during A period)
  • Virginia Commonwealth University Friday, September 28th, 2:00 p.m. (during seventh period)
  • High Point University Monday, October 1st, 9:30 a.m.
  • Notre Dame University Tuesday, October 2nd, 9:30 a.m.
  • Radford University Tuesday, October 2nd 9:30, a.m.
  • William and Mary University Monday, October 15th, 9:30 a.m.
  • Catholic University Tuesday, October 16th, 9:45 a.m.
  • Widener University Monday, October 29th, 9:30 a.m.
  • University of Tennessee Monday, October 29th, 11:50 a.m. (during lunch periods)
  • St. Bonaventure University Thursday, November 8th, 2:00 p.m. (during seventh period)

                     "The doctor is in the house.Dr. Christine Merriman distributes results prior to the start of her Honors Physics class.

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