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UPCOMING THIS WEEK:
11-22-20 to 11-28-20
IMPORTANT DATES & UPCOMING EVENTS:
- NOV. 25th VIRTUAL DAY FOR ALL STUDENTS (Assignments posted on Google Classroom and teacher office hours on Zoom from 8:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
- NOV. 26th to NOV. 30th THANKSGIVING BREAK - HAPPY THANKSGIVING!
- DEC. 8th Q2 DEFICIENCIES DUE
VIRTUAL INSTRUCTION PREPAREDNESS
Dear Bishop McCort Parent/Guardian:
Winter months are quickly approaching and with that comes the probability of inclement weather. In order to be prepared for whatever situation should come our way, the administration and faculty of Bishop McCort Catholic High School have developed a plan to effectively eliminate school closures during these times.
On days where conditions impede student attendance, i.e. snow, ice or frigid temperatures, Bishop McCort will continue providing instruction on a weather related virtual schedule. As in the past, we will inform our parents and students when we move to this schedule via text, email, social media, the McCort website and local media. A good rule of thumb would be, if your home school district is closed or on a delay, stay home for virtual learning. The instruction schedule for weather related virtual is attached. In the event of an extended physical school closure, students will then move to the virtual learning schedule which is included on the attached sheet. An example of this would be a school closure due to government ordered pandemic response or other like event. This schedule differs from a weather related virtual day as students will attend online classes reflective of a regular school day.
Implementation of these plans will eliminate the need for make-up days and keep us fully in line with the school calendar. I believe that continuity is crucial to the learning process and is in the best interest of our students. The attached developed plans provide that continuity.
If you have any questions on either of these procedures, please contact the main office at (814) 536-8991.
Bishop McCort Catholic High School
It’s Junior Interview time!
Each Junior will meet individually with Miss Little to discuss post-secondary planning, possible college majors, and personal strengths & weaknesses. This is an Extremely important part of Junior year and necessary to be ready for Senior year.
Stop by and schedule in guidance office starting NOV. 2nd!
Bishop McCort has joined the NFHS Network! Cameras have been installed in the Main Gymnasium and the Point Stadium that will live stream all games held at those locations. The NFHS Network charges a subscription to watch the events. You can choose a monthly subscription for $10.99/month or a yearly subscription for $69.99. In addition to our home games, your subscription covers away games at schools that are members of the NFHS Network. Currently, 8 schools in the Laurel Highlands Athletic Conference have the cameras installed.
***Follow all of your favorite Crusher student athletes at CRUSHER SPORTS
Members of the Crusher volleyball team along with Principal Smith presented a check today to Mr. Matt Smith and fellow Crusher Ben Smith for the Ann Harris Smith Foundation. Donations were collected during Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month through a designated dress down day and a volleyball fundraising event!
RED RIBBON WEEK
SADD celebrated RED RIBBON WEEK this past week. SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions) students and faculty emphasized this year's theme of "BE HAPPY, BE BRAVE, BE DRUG FREE" all week long and included fun giveaways!.
The Red Ribbon became a
symbol for drug prevention in 1985, in response to the murder of DEA Special Agent Enrique “Kiki” Camarena. Informed Families started the first county-wide Red Ribbon campaign in 1986. In 1988, NFP sponsored the first National Red Ribbon Week® celebration. Today, the Red Ribbon serves as a catalyst to mobilize communities to educate youth
and encourage participation in drug prevention activities. Since that time, the campaign has reached millions of U.S. children and families.
Great job to the entire SADD team for bringing awareness to this important cause and emphasizing to all the destructive nature of drugs and alcohol.
November is MOvember at McCort. We work to change the face of Men's Health by bringing awareness to issues like testicular/prostate cancer, mental health/suicide, and the importance of a physically healthy lifestyle. Crusher young men are welcome to participate in a No Shave MOvember by buying a $10 MOvember wristband benefitting the MOvember Foundation
MOvember is also when we recognize our Senior Dudes of 'Tudes, which identifies the gentlemen who demonstrate the manly character traits of Positive Attitude, Gratitude, Fortitude, Rectitude, & Christian Servitude!
ART CLUB - PUMPKIN DECORATING CONTEST
The ART CLUB continued to help the Crusher Community celebrate the Halloween season with a pumpkin decorating contest.
So many creative entries, but these winners below really stood out!
SPECIAL THANKS TO ALL OF THE AMAZING STUDENT COUNCIL,
who held a reverse "Trick or Treat" on Friday and brought bags of candy to all of the 9th periods classes! You guys are awesome!
Going for Scholarships with GOING MERRY
ALL HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS INTEREST IN COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS
Scholarships can be a helpful way to fund your college education. They provide you with free money that can go towards tuition or other educational expenses.
To find and apply for scholarships, sign up for Going Merry (https://www.goingmerry.com) -- it’s free! Going Merry has thousands of national, regional, and local scholarships. There are also opportunities for every grade level, from freshmen to seniors.
To sign up, go to: https://app.goingmerry.com/sign-up#students
You can also download the Going Merry mobile app (and sign up that way) on iOS or Android.
Here are some reasons why I recommend Going Merry above other scholarship sites:
- Scholarship bundles: You can apply to multiple scholarships using one application and the same essay prompt.
- Vetted scholarships: The Going Merry team personally reviews every scholarship listing on the site, to ensure the scholarship program is still active and the information is correct.
- Personal matching: Once signed up, you’ll answer a few questions to fill out a basic profile, and then get matched to scholarships that fit your background, academics, interests, etc.
- Clear organization: You can shortlist favorites and get deadline reminders about them. All drafts and applications are saved, and you’ll get updates on the scholarships you’ve applied to.
- Direct, auto-filled applications: You can apply to many scholarships directly on the site (with forms helpfully pre-filled).
Happy applying--and good luck winning, like these students did!)
ATTENTION JUNIORS & SENIORS (and PARENTS)
Thinking about college? Here's your chance to hear firsthand from those-in-the-know at hundreds of colleges and universities nearby, across the country, and around the world.
How? Attend a NACAC (National Alliance of College Admission Counseling) Virtual College Fair!
See the fall schedule below. Parents invited, too. Sign up at virtualcollegefairs.org and start exploring or join the ongoing PACAC VIRTUAL PRESENTATIONS
PHEAA & Financial Aid
PHEAA recently hosted a Financial Aid Night webinar for McCort students and families.
It was a great opportunity to learn more about paying for College!
If you missed it, the presentation slides and an audio recording playback is available.
ADDITIONAL FINANCIAL AID WEBINARS AVAILABLE:
NAMED SCHOLARSHIP IS RESCHEDULED TO MARCH 2021
For the health & safety of all involved, the annual Named Scholarship Luncheon Ceremony will be moved to March 2021.
More details to follow.
Excited to see everyone in March!