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February 8, 2018 blue notes


To celebrate Catholic Schools Week, Bishop Foys granted all schools a day off.  We will have a four day weekend from February 16 - February 19 (President's Day Weekend).



Today the Covington Catholic students attended a presentation on "Creating Catholic Digital Citizens."  Paul Sanfrancesco is a national technology consultant for the William H. Sadler Publishing Company.  He has 20 years experience in Catholic, Private, and public education in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.  His presentation included interaction with the student body while going through the different apps that people use in social media.  He explained that anything posted on social media, no matter which app you are using, never disappears.  He gave examples of legal ramifications that students and parents can face when something inappropriate is posted.   Ask your son tonight what he learned today on how to be a good "digital citizen."



On Tuesday February 13th there will be a student sign up/ meeting being held in room 213 at 7:15am. This is a mandatory meeting  if you are planning on participating. At this meeting we will discuss a few important items as we get closer to the season.

After the sign up meeting, we will have a mandatory parent/player meeting on Thursday February 15th at 6:15 pm in Room 101 This is a mandatory meeting that all players must attend with at least 1 parent.

If you have any questions or concerns, please see Coach Schneeman in room 213 or email him at



Want a night off cooking that involves a night of delicious spaghetti, beautiful music, fine art, robotics and great company?  Well, then the 2018 Spaghetti Dinner and Fine Arts Festival would be the perfect CCH Parent Club fundraiser for you to support.  This event is held on Sunday, February 25th starting at 3:30pm with a chamber choir performance at CCH.  Works of art and photography will line the hallways as the CCH/NDA band and robotics team exhibit their talents from 4-6:30pm.  The spirit store will also be open.  So much talent and great food to pack into 3 hours but with your help this event will be a success.  Dinner is $8.50 for adults and $5.00 for Children (3-9) at the door but you can pre-order tickets $6.50 Adults and Children (3-9) $3.50 by using this link:

 Chamber Choir performs at 3:30 p.m.    Dinner service begins at 4:00 p.m.

If you are busy that night and still would love to help out, we need volunteers to assist with set up, donations, and clean up.  To help make this event a success consider signing up at:

Here's how it works in 3 easy steps:

1) Click this link to see our SignUp on

2) Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.

3) Sign up! It's Easy - you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on


Reminders from the Finance Office:

 The email went out to all returning/incoming families regarding the tuition assistance process/work study scholarships.  Families must apply for tuition assistance each year.  The deadline to apply for tuition assistance is April 17th.  Please note that the sooner you complete the application process, the better.  The school has a budgeted amount of funds for tuition assistance. 

 If you are a current family returning for the 18-19 school year, your FACTs tuition account information will automatically roll over (including payment plan, payment information, etc.).  If you want to change your payment plan (ie Monthly to Annual, etc.) please email as soon as possible.  In addition, if you have a graduating senior (17-18) or a returning student for the next school year with an incoming Freshman, CCH will add the incoming Freshman to your FACTs account for you.

 If you have any questions on this information, please contact Kristi Schwalbach at



The Photo Club is selling 2018 calendars for $15.  We want to place the order asap, so if you would like to have one let Mrs. Ruth know quickly. (

The calendar displays most all of the members’ photographs over the year.  Great pictures at a great deal!  


Order your Covington Catholic High 2018 Yearbook today!

Only one book captures this year’s incredible events and experiences - your 2018 yearbook. Remember all the friends, fashion, fun, favorite teachers, classes, games, music, art, dances and everything in between.
It’s all here. And it’s only available once.   See attached flyer.

To order online click here.


Please joiN us on Tuesday Feb 13th from 3-9 at the Ft Wright Skyline. Cov Cath with receive 20% of the night’s sales. Either show the attached flyer or tell the cashier at check out that you are with Cov Cath.



GOD'S NOT DEAD - When an atheist Philosophy professor plans to forego "dusty arguments" in his class, he insists the new students declared that "God is dead." Unable to do this, Josh is challenged to defend his faith and prove to the class that God's Not Dead. Against all odds, Josh stands up for his faith and takes on the challenge. Let the debate begin... (Taken off the jacket of the DVD)

Run time is a little less than 2 hours. 

When: Thursday February 15th 2018

Begins: 6:00 pm

Ends: 8:00 pm

Where: Multi-Purpose Room First Floor of main CovCath school building.

Admission: Free and open to everyone

Rating: PG

Food: Bring your own and help clean up after the movie.

Link to trailer:







Mr. Schneeman is in the process of scheduling in class speakers for the Career Explorations class here at Cov-Cath. This semester speaking dates will run from January 29--May 9. There is one Career Exploration class this semester, which will meet during our 3rd  bell (M, T, Th, Fr 9:45-10:33) (W 10:08-10:51)

The class this semester will have mostly sophomore aged kids, and I am looking to get in a variety of career fields to open their eyes to the many career possibilities.

If you are interested in speaking to the Career Exploration class this semester, please email and let him know which dates you would prefer to speak from the list of dates below.

 January: 29, 30, 31

February: 2,5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 12, 13, 15, 16, 20, 21, 22, 23, 26, 27, 28
March: 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 8 ,9 ,12, 13, 14, 15, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 26, 27
April: 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 30
May: 1, 2, 4, 7, 8, 9

Thanks again for all the help and willingness to come in a speak to the kids in the career class, we look forward to having you in the classroom this semester.

 Robb Schneeman




The tri-state’s largest Catholic Men’s Conference of 2018 is coming soon, featuring Fr. Larry Richards, Dr. Ray Guarendi and Fr. Jonathan Meyer! Please join us for the 2018 E6 Catholic Men’s Conference, which will be taking place on Saturday, February 24th 2018, at the East Central High School Performing Arts Center in St. Leon, IN (only 35 minutes northwest of Cincinnati). Last year, over 700 men attended the conference and this year we want to fill every seat in the building. We cordially invite every man to attend this 3rd annual event.  Tickets are on sale now at


World Meeting of Families

Join Mrs. Faye Roch, Director, Pro-Life Office, Mrs. Laura Keener, Editor, Messenger Office, Mr. Michael Murray, Director, Stewardship and Mission Office, Mr. Isaak Isaak, Director, Department of Catechesis and Faith Formation this year for  a pilgrimage to the World Meeting of Families in Dublin, Ireland from August 20th __ August 27th, 2018. During this exciting pilgrimage, you will see the sights around Dublin, as well as attend the 3-day Congress. You will also have tickets the Festival of Families and the closing Mass, where Pope Francis is expected to attend. Those interested can find out more information or register online at

Bible Study Announcement

Faith Formation Catholic Bible Study classes for adults and young adults – All sessions are scheduled on Tuesday evenings, 7 to 9 p.m., beginning March 6, 2018. Each workshop will take three evenings and will cover one book of the Bible. The study will begin with the Book of Numbers and, with enough interest, continue through the Book of Revelation. Our guest presenter is the Reverend Timothy P. Schehr, Ph.D., from the Athenaeum of Ohio, Mt. St. Mary Seminary of the West.

The Bible is a great and wonderful book which we should all read and study. We should make an effort to understand the true meaning of the Scriptures, and not simply give passages our own interpretation.

To avoid this, I personally invite you to come on Tuesday, March 6 to experience Father Schehr’s teaching. During these workshops Father will guide us through the meaning of the Bible. Through his teaching the Bible will be a source of unity in the Church, rather than the division that follows when we interpret Scripture contrary to the Church’s teaching.

The cost to participate in each book of the Bible is $35. All sessions will be held in the Bishop Howard Memorial Auditorium, located in the Diocese of Covington Curia, 1125 Madison Ave., Covington. To register online, or for more information, please visit the diocesan website at, or email registration to, or call 859-392-1500 ext. 1526. A brochure listing the first ten courses is available on the above website.

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