August 30, 2018

Blue Notes



Aug        31     Jerry Collins Memorial Golf Outing

             31     Bishop Day Off – No Classes


Sept.        3     Labor Day – No Classes

               4     Parents Club Meeting – 6:30 p.m.

               6     Vaping Education Program Kickoff

               7     1st Friday Mass – 7:10 a.m.

             12     Freshmen see Julius Caesar @ CCH

             12     CCH Mini-Schedule Night – Parents

             14     Ladies Golf Outing

             14     CYF & Future Colonel Night @ Football

             15     Homecoming Dance

             17     Senior Mass @ Cathedral – 1:00 p.m.

             17     Soph. Ring Delivery to CCH

          TBD     Ring blessing and distribution

             20     8th Gr. Shadow Day – Blessed Sac.

             20     Future Colonels Night @ Soccer

             20     School Board Meeting

          TBD     Ladies' Golf Outing @ Devou

             23     Father/Son Event

             25     8th Gr. Shadow Day – St. Joseph

             27     All-School Liturgy – 10 a.m. @ CCH

             28     Super Hike






Friday, August 31, 2018 - No School

Last Friday, August 24, we celebrated our first all school liturgy at St. Agnes with Bishop Foys presiding.  As a gift to the students, Bishop Foys gave them a day off from classes.  This coming Friday, August 31, has been selected as our "Bishop's Day Off" and there will be no school on Friday.    Monday, being Labor Day, means this will be a four-day weekend.  Enjoy!!!



Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

Covington Catholic High School will have adoration with the Blessed Sacrament exposed during the school day every Friday beginning on September 7th, 2018 beginning after 7:10 am mass and ending at 3:00 pm in the Chapel.  We are hopeful that parents, grandparents, alumni, benefactors, etc. will join us in praying for the young men at Covington Catholic. We would like to have at least two people present throughout the day. Adorers must be Virtus trained.  Please click the link below to sign up for an hour time-slot. Email Theresa Guard at with questions.



Drop/Add Period Ends September 4

The drop/add period for elective courses is Tuesday, September 4.  This policy does not apply to core courses or changing academic levels (CPI to CPII for example).  Please have your son contact Mr. Barczak or Mr. Zechella if he has any questions about this policy or his schedule.  Also, please keep in mind that schedule changes will not be made to accommodate teacher preference requests or to switch class periods. 

Grief Support Group to begin meeting soon

We will announce the date and time of our first grief support group meeting soon. This group includes any student who has experienced a sense of loss because a close relative or friend has died. If you have lost a family member, please encourage your son to attend. Meetings take place during all 5th period lunch mods in the first floor conference room. Lunch will be served. Students must obtain permission to miss a 5th period class from the teacher and are responsible for any assignments or work they miss. Announcements will be made.  Moderators include: Mr. Tim Haders, Mr. Al Hertsenberg, Dr. William Danneman, Mr. Bill Snyder , Mr. Stephen Snyder, and Fr. Hennigen (when available).




Ladies Golf Outing

Time is running out to make reservations for the annual ladies golf outing on September 14th. Don't miss out on all the fun of this event. Space is limited so sign up today. Light breakfast, lunch, golf, Cov Cath tumbler, games and fun included! Contact Aimee Pelletier at 859-750-1680/ with any questions.  Click here to sign up.

Father/Son Event - September 23

This year's Father/Son Event will be held on Sunday, September 23rd.  There will be a full day of activities on the football field, a chili cook-off in the cafeteria, and a corn hole tournament.  It is a great way to spend some quality time with your son.  Check in begins at 12:00, a prayer service will be held at 12:30 and the full activities begin around 1:00.  Additional details and the registration link is available at  We are still in need of volunteers to donate gift cards for prizes.  If you are able to donate, please contact Lisa Jones at  See flyer.



Community Service News… 

The Hope Box Derby is coming up on Saturday, September 8. Many volunteers are needed for this wonderful event. Help is needed for setup the night before and during the event. Check the community service website or see Mr. Kleier for more details.

There are many activities for community service. Mr. Jake Kleier adds to the list almost daily, so make sure you see the sign up lists on his office door, or visit the community service tab on the school's homepage. Share your talents and time Colonels.



Parents, please note that each student is responsible for a $30 English fee.  This fee covers the following items:


Each Division's play on and off Campus

Membean – Online Vocabulary

Noodle Tools – Online Research Site

Digital Theatre – Online play viewing Site from England

DGP – Grammar workbook


This fee will be charged through your FACTs management account.  Please be on the lookout for an email from FACTs showing this amount due.


The English fee will be added to FACTs the week of August 27th and will be due 8-10 business days after it is added.


If you are on auto-pay for tuition, it will auto-deduct.  If you are on an invoice plan, you will need to send a check to school.


If you have any questions, please contact Kristi Schwalbach at




NEW THIS YEAR – DIRECT flights from Cincinnati!

Please join us for our FOURTH annual trip to Winter Park, Colorado over Presidents Day weekend next February.  Parents are welcome and encouraged to chaperone.  (We can't make the trip without our parent chaperones.)  


Dates of trip: Depart after school Thursday, February 14, 2019, and Return Monday, February 18, 2019

Price: $1099 per student or adult 


DEPOSIT: $200, due (beginning Tues, Sept 4) to hold your spot.

Trip includes direct airfare, 3 full days of skiing or boarding at Winter Park Resort with 4 nights lodging, all ground transfers and a Friday night pizza party, plus trip insurance.  Trip itinerary and parental agreement forms are available in Rm 312.


IMPORTANT NOTE: I have 40 spots reserved.  We need a minimum of 24 students and 6 adults to make this trip happen.  Parents are welcome and encouraged to join our trip.  Adults must be VIRTUS trained (There is plenty of time to take care of this prior to our trip).


You can also stop by Rm. 312 during parent mini night, if you have questions, or want to drop off your trip deposit then…Last year's trip sold out.  Spots are on a FIRST COME - FIRST SERVE basis.  I am holding 40 spots, of which 8 are already sold.  I have 32 open spots.  Reservations must include your $200 deposit.  Accepting deposits/reservations beginning Tuesday, Sept 4.


If you did not attend the meeting and want more details, please email




Athletic Fee Information

Parents, please note that if your son participates in a Fall Sport, the athletic fees will be added to your FACTs account Tuesday, September 4th.  The fee amount is $150.00 for the first son and $100.00 for the second son.  These payments will auto-deduct on the due date, unless you are on an invoice agreement.  If you have any questions, please contact me at



CovCath to Offer Preventative Cardiac Screening on Sept. 28th

Please see the attached letter from Dr. Greiwe.





Diocesan Catechist and Teacher Day of Reflection Announcement

 The Diocesan Catechist and Teacher Day of Reflection is scheduled for all of our catechists and teachers on Saturday, September 15, 2018, at St. Anne Retreat Center, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The theme chosen for this day is "Breaking Open the Word: Finding God in the Noise of our Lives."


The day will begin with Mass at St. Anne Retreat Center, 8:30 a.m., in the Chapel. The cost to participate in the Retreat is only $30. Registration is already open. Participants will earn six maintenance hours towards their certification program. The Day of Reflection is sponsored by the Diocese of Covington's Office of Catechesis and Faith Formation in collaboration with the Diocesan Religious Education Advisory Board.


We have captivating speakers planned for you. Also, attached is Save the Date Flyer.


For more information, please visit our website at

or call 859-392-1500 ext. 1526.



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 September 4, 2018. Each workshop will take three evenings and will cover one book of the Bible. The study will begin with the Book of Judges 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, September 4 to immerse yourselves into 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.






 Interested in learning more about the sport of rowing? Please join CJRC on September 12th for our fall Open House. Rowing is a fun, team sport and you can get started immediately. No previous experience is necessary and there are no tryouts!


WHO: Any High school age student interested in rowing

WHEN: Wednesday, Sept 12th @ 7:00 pm

WHERE: Cincinnati Junior Rowing Club, Riverboat Row, Newport, Ky 41071
WHAT: Meet the coaches and team, see the boats and get more information on CJRC


Fall practice for new rowers will start a couple of days after the Open House. Check out our website at or email boy's coach Greg Hull at for more information.

For more information please contact boy's coach Greg Hull ( or visit our website at



St. Joseph Academy Golf Outing

See attached flyer







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