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Information for the week of September 17

Keep dry out there, folks!


These colors don't run.  The flag detail takes down Old Glory as part of Wednesday's afternoon formation.  Note the football players in the background pausing to pay their respects. 


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           Chicken Nuggets; Wedge Potatoes

Tuesday          Breakfast:  Belgian Waffle w/ Strawberries

                         Lunch:  Taco Tuesday

Wednesday     Chicken Pot Pie 

Thursday         Hamburger and Fries

Friday              Chicken Cordon Bleu; Au Gratin Potatoes, Succotash



"He's not heavy; he's my brother."  Jack Hall (65) hoists Andrew Puccinelli into the air after the senior quarterback tossed a touchdown pass during the Cadets' pounding of Fork Union Military Academy.

From School Administration


Thursday, September 20 is Picture Day. 

     Real Life Photography is taking the pictures again this year.  To order pictures go to the following link:


     All  Cadets are required to get their photo taken.
     All photo orders are prepay, either paper form with a check or online ordering (highly recommended) and will be returned to the school for Cadet pickup.
     All orders placed AFTER initial photo day will be processed with Makeup pictures.
     Picture Make-up Day is October 30.


Thursday, September 20 is also Sponsors Day Review

     This time-honored tradition shall start at 3:15 on the Parade Deck. It's a great chance to see some crisp marching executed in honor of our partners from Saint Gertrude High School.



"MEET THE TEACHER" SEPTEMBER 24, 25, 26 FROM 7:30 – 8:30 a.m.


  • "Meet the Teacher" will be held on September 24, 25, and 26 from 7:30 a.m.to 8:30 a.m.each morning in the Dining Hall.  "Meet the Teacher" is an opportunity for you to check in with some or all of your son's teachers.  There are no assigned time slots for parents, and you will have the freedom to meet with any of your son's teachers that you wish.  All of our teachers will be in the dining hall and available to meet with you individually to talk about your son's initial progress in class.  These meetings are intended to be brief check-ins, however if you discover that you will need a longer meeting with a teacher, they will be happy to schedule a meeting with you.  I recommend that you arrive between 7:30-8:00 AM to give you plenty of time to see your son's teachers.  We will need to dismiss teachers to their classrooms promptly at 8:30 AM so that they can prepare for their "A" period class.


  • Parents are asked to come on a morning according to last name, but you may come on any day that you wish if your assigned day is not good for you:
    Monday September 24                 A-G

    Tuesday September 25                H-O

    Wednesday September 26           P-Z





Walker welcomes walk-in.  Mr. Walker is greeted by senior Ryan Boone prior to the start of their U.S./Virginia History class.  Mr. Walker was impressed by Cadet Boone's firm handshake and steely gaze.

Upcoming Sporting Events


Tuesday Sept. 18    Varsity Soccer @ FUMA  4:00pm

                                 JV Soccer vs. Veritas  4:30pm


Thursday Sept. 20  JV Soccer vs. Steward  5:00pm


Friday Sept. 21      JV Football @ Riverdale Baptist   4:00pm

                                Varsity Soccer vs. Bishop Sullivan  4:00pm

                                JV Soccer @ Bishop Sullivan  4:00pm


Saturday Sept. 22  Varsity Football vs. Riverdale Baptist  2:00pm


From the Office of Admission


Thursday, September 27 is our Open House.  The event shall kick off at 6 p.m. for prospective students and their families to tour the school and ask questions of faculty, students, parents and alumni.  To all who are helping us with this event, please accept our thanks, in advance.


If you know of any prospective students or families that have an interest in having their sons attend Benedictine, please pass the parental contact information to Greg Lilly: glilly@benedictinecollegeprep.org





     The BCP & SGHS Sophomore Class and their families are invited to a TAILGATE PARTY during the Homecoming Football Game on SATURDAY, OCTOBER 6.   The Cadets will take on Georgetown Prep at 1:00 p.m. We hope that you can join us for appetizers at Kick-off and the main entree after the half-time festivities!

    The Tailgate is open to ALL students and their family members.  We are asking for a monetary contribution of $20 from EACH FAMILY of the class of 2021 for the tailgate.   We will be receiving a monetary contribution also from each of the PTOs.  Please send a check to school, made out to BCP and marked clearly Class of 2021 Homecoming.  You may also bring your donation to the Sophomore Class Social on September 28.

    We also need your help to set up, monitor the food during the game and clean up.  We are asking you to simply sign up for a one hour shift. Please see our Sign-Up Genius for details.   https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0545AEA929A64-class

    This is a great opportunity to get to know other BCP & SGHS families by enjoying the game and socializing under our class tent.  Keep your fingers crossed that Mother Nature will cooperate! 😊

     We are looking forward to spending a fun filled action packed SUNNY day with all of you!


     Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions:

     Lee Dolan, BCP Class of 2021 Ambassador leedolan@verizon.net

     Cindy Joyce, BCP Class of 2021 Ambassador  cynthiaajoyce@yahoo.com
     Kim Wigg, BCP Class of 2021 Ambassador  kim.wigg@lnf.com
     Kirstin Puccinelli, SGHS Class of Blue and Red Parent Rep kpcomet23@yahoo.com


Call for volunteers:  Help our concession stand!


Dear Benedictine Family and Friends,


     It's time to get ballin!  Concessions are up and running, and we need your help to keep them going!  We are asking parents who have sons who play in a sport to please volunteer for at least one game during your off-season.  Right now we are asking for volunteers during our home football games; basketball will follow. 


     We need friends who can help with grilling, who can work behind the stand and can help with clean up.  Please consider taking part and help the Athletic Department make some extra money! The link for the Sign up Genius is below.


     Thank you in advance for your time!




 Thank you for your support of our Cadets!


"Posters or push-ups--take you're pick."  Members of the freshman class (including Andrew Stivers) grab some ground, the ramification of a less-than-optimal effort in producing posters for the football game.   


From the Cadet Shop


     Gym shorts have arrived!


     We have a good number of this much sought-after item and have them in a wide range of sizes.

     They are available in both gray and green.

     Swing by the Cadet Shop to round out your Benedictine wardrobe!















     As our first raffle drawing winner, he received a bag full of goodies and a $25 gift card to Buffalo Wild Wings!

     Thank you to everyone that turned in their raffle tickets! We will continue to have drawings and incentives! Raffle tickets are due October 23. As of right now the sophomore and freshman classes are tied with the most tickets sold!


Guidance News and Information


College Information Meeting

     Handouts from Wednesda''s information meeting on college planning are available in the Guidance office. If unable to attend the meeting this week, students may pick up a copy of the handouts by seeing Mrs. Metcalfe.


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. Please encourage your sons to attend several of these sessions to learn more about the college application process and individual schools.         


Christopher Newport University              Monday, September 17th          9:30 a.m.
Belmont Abbey College                          Monday, September 17th          12:15 p.m. (during second lunch)
Belmont Abbey College                          Tuesday, September 18th         11:45 a.m. (during first lunch)
Randolph-Macon College                       Tuesday, September 18th         9:30 a.m.

Boston College                                       Wednesday, September 19th    1:30 p.m. (during sixth period)

Randolph College                                   Thursday, September 20th        9:00 a.m. (during A period)

Lynchburg University                              Monday, September 24th          2:00 p.m. (during seventh period)
Merrimack University                              Tuesday, September 25th         1:00 p.m. (during sixth period)
Shenandoah University                           Wednesday, September 26th    2:00 p.m. (during seventh period)
Virginia Commonwealth University         Friday, September 28th             2:00 p.m. (during seventh period)
High Point University                              Monday, October 1st                  9:30 a.m.

Mary Baldwin                                          Tuesday, October 1st                 12:15 (during first lunch)

James Madison University                      Tuesday, October 1st                 2:00 p.m. (during seventh period)
Notre Dame University                           Tuesday, October 2nd                9:30 a.m.
Radford University                                  Tuesday, October 2nd                9:30 a.m.
Elon University                                        Friday, October 5th                    11:45 a.m. (during first lunch)
William and Mary University                   Monday, October 15th                9:30 a.m.
Roanoke College                                    Monday, October 15th                2:00 p.m. (during seventh period)
Catholic University                                  Tuesday, October 16th               9:45 a.m.
Hampden-Sydney                                  Tuesday, October 16th                1:00 p.m. (during sixth period)
Longwood                                               Wednesday, October 17th           9:30 a.m.

VCU                                                        Tuesday, October 23rd                9:30 a.m.
Widener University                                 Monday, October 29th                 9:30 a.m.
University of Tennessee                         Monday, October 29th                11:50 a.m. (during lunch periods)

Mount St. Mary's                                     Monday, October 29th                 2:00 p.m. (during seventh period)
University of Delaware                           Monday, November 5th                9:30 a.m.
St. Bonaventure University                    Thursday, November 8th              2:00 p.m. (during seventh period)


                     "I'll make an artist of you yet!"  Mrs. Holland provides helpful tips to Brett Allen during a recent art class.

St. Benedict Oktoberfest - September 21-23


     The St. Benedict Oktoberfest is September 21, 22, 23 at St. Benedict's in the Museum District. More than 30,000 guests are anticipated! Students can earn service hours by volunteering to help out with Children's Games, SetUp, or Food Concessions. Volunteers from Benedictine have been a HUGE help at this event for the past decade. We hope you will attend this event as proceeds support scholarship awards to BCP. Click here to sign up for the dates and times you will volunteer. A confirmation will be emailed to you. Questions? Contact Meghan Madel, Volunteer Co-Coordinator.

     Costumed volunteers (boys and girls ages 12-17) are also needed .  Any one between the ages of 12 and 17 will do. The boys will wear lederhosen (leather shorts and checked shirt) and the girls dirndls (full skirted dresses with aprons).  Event organizers shall provide the costumes and expect the volunteers to work a couple of 3- to 4-hour shifts during Oktoberfest.  Costumed volunteers do not register on the volunteer web site. If interested, contact Katie Toomey at Toomeyland@aol.com or 804-218-1071 in order to have a costume made.

     More information on the St. Benedict Oktoberfest can be found here.


Five blocks of granite.  The Cadet offensive line prepares to engage its bulldozer mode during the win over Fork Union.

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