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Information for the week of October 1

Homecoming is coming!  Let's get ready to RRRRRRumble!


An Orienting freshman is a happy freshman.  Rather than letting pushups get them down, some freshmen were able to smile through the pain of their assigned pushups.  'Tis all a part of the Benedictine Orientation experience.


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




he Week's Dining Highlights:

Monday           Pizza

Tuesday          Breakfast:  Egg McMuffin

                         Lunch:  Taco Tuesday

Wednesday     Breakfast:  Waffles

                         Lunch:  Baked Potato Bar 

Thursday         Hamburger and Fries

Friday              Chef Allen's Special:  Lasagna


Welcome to our House!  Cadet tour guides catch a break from touring and guiding at Thursday night's Open House.  The men helped prospective students get a solid understanding of our school.  Thanks for the help, Gents!


Captains of the Pop Quiz.  Captain Ben Walls is flanked by Captain Oliver Sibal (left) and Captain D'Andre Tobias while taking one of Ms. Barker's tests.  In addition to all of their other duties, Oliver and D'Andre are on Benedictine's "Battle of the Brains" team and Ben is the Editor-in-Chief of the school newspaper, the "New Chevron."


From the Office of Admission


Thanks to all the students, parents, teachers, staff and friends of the school who helped out with Thursday's Open House.  There is no way this event could take place without all of that dedicated support. 


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








Top Things You Need To Know About BCP Homecoming  

1. The Tommy Collins Party, named in honor of Mr. Collins '71 (former teacher and coach at Benedictine), is a fun, casual party to kick off Homecoming weekend! Tommy Collins passed away in 1993, but Benedictine continues the tradition in his memory. On the Friday night prior to Homecoming, the party brings together parents, friends and alumni for food, beverages and music! 

     **Morrissey BBQ, Rappahannock Oysters, Loveland Beer Truck, LIVE music from Small Merritt** Tickets are sold online for $30 and at the door for $35. Sponsorship opportunities available, too! You must be 21 years or older to attend.

2. Each class, together with its corresponding SGHS class, will have a Homecoming tent with food for class members and their families. Please watch for an email or sign up genius coming from your Class Ambassadors, or sign up below.


3. Alumni reunion tents are set up in the Alumni Reunion section. (You must be 21 years or older to enter the alumni area).

4. All tents (current classes and reunion) are set up on the visitor's side of the football field.

5. If you have family coming that would like to put up its own tent, there will be an area to the right side of the scoreboard that can be utilized. This is on a first-come basis.

6. The Cowley Classic, a game between the Benedictine varsity and Veritas, and will take place on Saturday at 10:00 a.m.

7. Homecoming football game kickoff is at 1:00 p.m.

8. Mass will be held in the church immediately after the football game.

9. The Homecoming dance (8:00-11:00p.m.) for the students, will be held at Saint Gertrude.



Get in on the Action!

     On Saturday, October 6, Benedictine will rock with its homecoming game and festivities.  Also, class parents are reminded to remit their contributions toward the purchase of food to stock the tents.  They may do so via the links, below.

     Each current class will have its own tent, which will serve as the focal point of that class's activities.

     Of course, each class will need help in making this day happen.  Opportunities abound, and this is a great opportunity for parents to get to know one another while having scads of fun.

     Below are the sign-up genius links for each class.


     Class of 2019 (seniors):  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C054FAFA82FA13-homecoming4


     Class of 2020 (juniors): www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C0C48ABAA22A02-bcpsghs1


     Class of 2021 (sophomores): https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0545aea929a64-class


     Class of 2022 (freshmen):   https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0a4baea62fab9-homecoming





Who's up for good grub and great fellowship?  You'll find both at Friday night's Tommy Collins party, as these folk did last year.  It's all part of the Benedictine Homecoming extravaganza.


Call for volunteers:  Help stock the teachers' lounge!


Dear Benedictine Family and Friends,


     Please consider donating a bit of your time toward a noble cause:  stocking the teachers' lounge with goodies.


     The stocking takes place on the first Monday of each month.  That happens to be in just a couple of days!  The point of contact is Tracey Dudley.


     Thank you in advance for your time!




 Thank you for your support of our Cadets!


Mister September.  Cadet of the Month Kobi Onyiuke receives congratulations from Battalion Commander Bradford Dudley.  In this case, "K.O." is O.K.  Along with a firm handshake, Kobi received the rank of corporal.

Guidance News and Information



Juniors and Junior Parents - College Information Session Wednesday, October 17, 7 p.m.

     Please mark Wednesday, October 17, on your calendar for a College Information Session in the second-floor lecture hall at 7 p.m.  Mrs. Metcalfe will review college planning pointers and answer questions about standardized testing, college funding, college visits, internships and extracurricular experiences.  This session is intended as a roadmap for navigating issues and questions likely to arise junior year, with an eye toward how to best position students for success in their senior year. Juniors and their parents are encouraged to attend.



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.         


 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.

Christopher Newport                               Thursday, October 4th               11:45 a.m. (during first lunch)
Elon University                                        Friday, October 5th                    11:45 a.m. (during first lunch)

University of Richmond                           Tuesday, October 9th                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)

Randolph-Macon College                           Tuesday, October 30th                9:30 a.m.
University of Delaware                           Monday, November 5th                9:30 a.m.
St. Bonaventure University                    Thursday, November 8th              2:00 p.m. (during seventh period)




Transcript Requests

     Please provide two weeks' notice for the Guidance Department to process your transcript and recommendation requests.  Forms to request this are available from Mrs. Metcalfe.


FAFSA/Financial Aid

     All students and parents planning to apply for financial aid through the FAFSA website should plan to do so as soon as possible after it opens next week (October 1).  The earlier an application is completed, the better the chances that funds will be available to qualified applicants.  Additional guidelines can be found in this recent article:         

     https://www.bizjournals.com/twincities/prnewswire/press_releases/Minnesota/2018/09/20/CG13020. For more detailed information and references, see https://www.ecmc.org/borrowers/index.html.




Bienvenidos a Benedictine! (Welcome to Benedictine!) Cadets help out in the Foreign Language Department during Open House.


Left, left, left, right, left!  Look for the long gray line to put its best foot forward this Saturday when they pass-and-review prior to the Cadet gridiron gang taking the field against Georgetown Prep.

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