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Information for the week of December 3

December?  DECEMBER!?!?!  How did that happen?


Rude Host.  Riley Vaughn sends his Warhill opponent soaring during Wednesday afternoon's Grapple on the Gridiron.  The Cadets looked mighty in dominating their guests, much to the delight of their supportive fans.


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 December!


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


 The Week of Dec. 3 Dining Highlights:

Monday           Lasagna 

Tuesday          Breakfast: Sausage, Egg and Cheese Biscuits

                         Lunch:  Chick-fil-A

Wednesday     Chicken Nuggets; Mac & Cheese Bites

Thursday         Breakfast:  French Toast; Bacon

                         Lunch:  Hamburger Bar

Friday              Grandparents Luncheon (Non-participating Cadets may opt for Chick-fil-A.  Order forms will be available on Monday.)

From School Administration


Monday December 3

     Scholarship Applications available in the main office.


Wednesday December 5

     Fall Sports Awards Assembly at 9:29 am.  All parents and guests are invited to attend!


Friday December 7

     Grandparents Day (Special Schedule – early dismissal at 2:30 PM for all students)





They know the drill.  Top finishers from the Individual Drill competition display their well-earned hardware.  From left:  third-place finisher Chris Jones, winner Windsor Antal, runner-up Ryan Tremain.


The "Christmas Purse"


    The "Christmas Purse", is a monetary contribution to the entire Benedictine staff. To honor our faculty and staff during Christmas, we ask for your contribution of any amount of money toward the Christmas purse, in lieu of purchasing gifts for teachers. This gift is divided equally among all faculty and staff and deeply appreciated by all.

     Please return your gift to the school office by December 14. Contributions by check, should be made payable to BCP PTO.  You may also contribute online at www.benedictinecollegeprep.org/christmaspurse

     We thank you in advance for your generosity! 


Wishing you a warm and wonderful holiday season,









Lessons and Carols

     December 11, 7 p.m.





Cadet Shop!


     The Cadet Shop will be open in conjunction with Lessons and Carols.  See below for a great deal!



Groom with the Pros:  Not with these guys!


Mr. Grapes and Colonel York excel at many things.  Cutting hair isn't one of them.


You have a better option. 


Parkside Barbershop has offered to come to Benedictine twice a week (Tuesdays and Wednesdays) to provide haircuts to the Cadets for the price of $20.


If your son wants (or needs) a haircut, please send him with $20 in cash, or with a check made payable to Benedictine College Preparatory (BCP), since we will not be able to bill your account for this service.


Thank you for allowing our school administration to remain focused on things other than the cosmetological arts!

Financial Aid 2019 – 2020

     Applications for financial aid for the 2019 – 2020 school year will begin to be accepted starting December 1, 2018.

     As a reminder, every family that wants to be considered for financial aid must apply each year.

     Even if a student was awarded financial aid for the current year, he must apply for next year.

     Although the deadline is still over 60 days away, applicants are encouraged to start early.  It takes FACTS several weeks to verify and process all of the documents.


     To apply, please go to https:/online.factsmgt.com/aid to start the process.


     You can also link to this website from the Benedictine College Prep website.  From our home page, select: Admissions, Tuition / Financial Assistance.  The link is under the Financial Aid section – Click in the "How to Apply" column which will take you directly to the FACTS website.


     For additional information regarding the application process click here: 19-20 FGAA Flyer - Financial Aid Flyer.pdf.


     The deadline to apply is February 15, 2019 – Please note, late applicants run the risk of limited or no financial aid due to limited funds earmarked for disbursement.



"Toasting success." Students from Ms. Barker's Honors Biology class returned from Thanksgiving break to a nice treat.  That's because their root beer experiment had "bubbled" to completion.  The lads enjoyed sipping their concoctions while learning bio. 


Guidance News and Information


PSAT Reports

     Online access to PSAT reports for those who provided an email address when testing is expected in the next two weeks.  Paper reports are also scheduled to be released mid-December and will be distributed to students in early January.


Transcript Requests and Applications

As of November 29, 2018, approximately 35 seniors - or roughly 65% of the senior class – have submitted college applications.  These seniors have completed more than 100 submissions.  This is great progress to date, but, clearly, additional efforts need to be made by the rest of the class.  December is a great time to finalize applications and make sure all requests for transcripts and recommendations are submitted in a timely manner.


     In that regard, please note that seniors needing a transcript to be sent by a December 15 deadline must request the transcript from the Guidance office by next Friday December 7.  https://calendly.com/mmetcalfe/college-planning-review/11-29-2018/


     Looking ahead, please also note that because of the Christmas break, January 1 deadlines require notice to the Guidance Office by Friday, December 14.


     Any senior who has not already scheduled a meeting with Mrs. Metcalfe for purposes of reviewing his resume in anticipation of her writing a recommendation for him should do so now.  Appointments can be made at https://calendly.com/mmetcalfe/college-planning-review/11-29-2018/ .  When scheduling, please be sure to consult your class schedule so that you will be meeting at the least disruptive time.


FAFSA/Financial Aid

     All students and parents planning to apply for financial aid through the FAFSA website should plan to do so now.  The earlier an application is completed, the better the chances that funds will be available to qualified applicants.  Additionally, many schools use the FAFSA as a reference point when awarding scholarships even in cases where a student is ineligible for aid. The login for applying is at https://fafsa.ed.gov/FAFSA/app/fafsa.



  Other Helpful Websites & Scholarship Search Tools


 www.VaWizard.org – Resource for careers, colleges, and financial aid.


www.fastweb.com – Free scholarship search


www.finaid.org – Free school scholarship search


www.studentscholarships.org/newsletter.php - Scholarships w/ varying deadlines & criteria


http://www.collegegrant.net/virginia/   - Free scholarship/grant search


http://www.scholarshipguidance.com/ - Free scholarship search


https://www.collegegreenlight.com/ - Free scholarship search for first generation students or underrepresented students


http://www.studentscholarships.org/ - scholarship and career search


https://www.hacu.net/hacu/Scholarships.asp - scholarship opportunities for Hispanic students



Cheer him on!

Support a strong alum.  A lot has happened since Alex Williams graduated from our school.  On Saturday, Dec. 1,  Alex (Class of '17) will be flexing some muscle as he competes in a significant body-building competition.  It will be held at The Beacon Theatre 401 N Main St, Hopewell, VA 23860, starting at 10 a.m.  Alex, who attends Howard University, was his class president and a superb photographer at BCP.  Come cheer him on in this competition!  tickets are $40.
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