Bishop Fenwick Bishop Fenwick en-us Bishop Fenwick Soles for Souls Shoe Drive with Aubrey Rose Foundation! Soles for Souls Shoe Drive with Aubrey Rose Foundation!

Collecting Gently Worn, Used & New Shoes

FREE JEANS/SWEATPANTS DAY for every person that brings in shoes!
FREE SHIRT for class collecting the most!!
PIZZA FOR THE ENTIRE SCHOOL if we collect 2,500 pairs!

The 2018 Bishop Fenwick High School "Soles for Souls" Shoe Drive will benefit the Aubrey Rose Foundation and help critically ill kids whose families are struggling financially AND those living in poverty around the world.

Please drop off donations to the Bishop Fenwick Campus Ministry Office.

March 23rd, 2018
7th & 8th Grade Spring Mixer Dance 7th & 8th Grade Spring Mixer Dance

Please join us for a fun evening of dance, games, refreshments and door prizes sponsored by our Student Council! Meet other area 7th and 8th Graders! This annual mixer dance has attracted students from many area grade schools who you may eventually meet in high school. We hope YOU will be joining us for our 2018 event!

7th & 8th Grade Spring Mixer Dance Information & Permission Form

March 19th, 2018
Bishop Fenwick High School Participated in National School Walkout Bishop Fenwick High School Participated in National School Walkout

Students Gather in Prayer in Honor of Those Killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas HS Shooting

Schools across the nation are responding to the call for students to walk out of their classrooms for seventeen minutes sending the message that they object to gun violence. They are responding to the fatal tragedy in Parkland, Florida one month ago. At Bishop Fenwick, a group of compassionate students made it their obligation to involve the school with this nationwide movement.  

Student organizers at Bishop Fenwick wanted to join this movement and make a statement in a unique way. They approached Principal Blane Collision with an idea to hold a prayer vigil in memory of the seventeen youth who perished at the hands of a gunman. “They came to me with a well thought-out, passion-driven plan for our school to be involved in the National Walkout Day,” said Collison. He continued, “Prayer and awareness were the focus of the project; therefore, our walkout included a prayer service for all students, faculty, and staff to participate in memory of students who died, and to acknowledge the impact of gun violence in our communities.” 

This morning, amidst the falling snow, Fenwick students, walked out of their classrooms in solidarity with National Walkout Day. They walked into the courtyard where they read specially prepared prayers honoring the victims, calling out the names of each victim and lighting a candle in their memory. At the end of the vigil, students were invited to sign a poster giving testimony of their support against gun violence.  The poster will be sent to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.  

A specific goal of the student organizers was to emphasize the fact that Fenwick’s walkout was student-led. Our students recognized that high schools have become targets and that since 2013, the United States has experienced over 300 school shootings. Bishop Fenwick students are taking action to promote peace and end gun violence around the world.   

Fenwick  faculty and staff are encouraging students to continue efforts to spread faith and compassion driven ideas and actions to benefit both the Fenwick community and beyond.   Our Talons of Faith, Integrity, Compassion, and Service are cornerstones of creating an environment where ideas like the walkout prayer service can thrive. We applaud our students, Ronnie Januszki ‘20, Hannah Wilkins ‘19, Bridget Kleingers ‘20, Isabella Gunigundo ‘20, Grace Beene ’20, and Abbi Thompson ’18 for their inspiring efforts that brought Fenwick together in a powerful way this morning.















Bishop Fenwick is encouraging students to continue their efforts to spread faith and compassion driven ideas and actions to benefit both the Fenwick community and beyond.   Our Talons of Faith, Integrity, Compassion, and Service serve as the cornerstone of creating an environment where ideas like the walkout prayer service can thrive. We applaud our students, Ronnie Januszki ‘20, Hannah Wilkins ‘19, Bridget Kleingers ‘20, Isabella Gunigundo ‘20, Grace Beene ’20, and Abbi Thompson ’18 for their inspiring efforts that brought Fenwick together in a powerful way this morning. ]]>
March 14th, 2018
Perfect ACT Score: Aaron Mullen Perfect ACT Score: Aaron Mullen

Bishop Fenwick is proud to announce that Junior, Aaron Mullen scored a perfect ACT score! Aaron is a St. Michaels alum and has a passion for engineering and Tae Kwon Do. Congratulate Aaron if you see him around! 

March 9th, 2018
Don't Pass Go Without Tickets to the Fashion Show! Don't Pass Go Without Tickets to the Fashion Show!

** We are extending reservations for 1 more week!  Register by Sunday, March 11th! **


Please join us for the Bishop Fenwick Annual Fashion Show on Sunday, March 18th!  This entertaining family

event showcases our very own senior and junior students as well as faculty and staff where they will walk the

catwalk to model new fashions for the upcoming Spring season. Enjoy appetizers, desserts, fabulous baskets

and more – Tickets are only $25 per person!


Register Today!


Also, don’t miss the chance to purchase a ticket for the Ultimate Sports Package... Tickets are on ssale in the Athletics Office!

March 6th, 2018
UPDATE! Boys Basketball Headed to Sectional Finals! UPDATE! Boys Basketball Headed to Sectional Finals!

 The Boys Sectional Finals game is tonight, March 7th at 9:30pm at the University of Dayton Arena. 

March 1st, 2018
Swimming Success: 2018 State Champs & More! Swimming Success: 2018 State Champs & More!

This weekend was very eventful for the Falcons Swim Team! Adam Chaney was a double champ by swimming a 50 Free in 20.40 AND 100 Free in 44.26!! Our Boys 200 Free Relay Team also placed 12th in 1:30.17… Way to go Falcons!

Article on Adam Chaney: State Champ!

February 26th, 2018
Fish Fry & Monte Carlo Night: March 2, 2018! Fish Fry & Monte Carlo Night: March 2, 2018!

Join Bishop Fenwick families, friends, local parishioners, and the entire community for our Annual Fish Fry & Monte Carlo Night on March 2, 2018! Festivities will commence at 6:30 pm in the Cafeteria where fresh fish meals from Hecht Family Fish will be served, then everyone is welcomed to play the night away at the Monte Carlo event in the Main Gymnasium.

Tickets are available presale for $13.00 and in the athletics office. All tickets purchased online or at the door will be $15.00. This is a 21 and up event and ends at 11:30 pm.

Can’t make it? Well unlike last year, $10 carry-out will be available from 4:30-6:00 pm! Carry-out tickets are also available via the link below. Please drive up to the back of the school’s Cafeteria and there will be attendants there to serve you!  Please call 513-423-0724 with questions.

Online Ticket Purchasing

February 15th, 2018
Falcons Boys Basketball: League Champs! Falcons Boys Basketball: League Champs!

Congratulations to Falcons Boys Basketball team for defeating rival Chaminade Julienne 58-47! The team had to wait until far after the game to cut the net because they had to wait to hear the results of the Carroll game. The last time the Falcons accomplished this was in 2014. The boys continue their journey by playing Oakwood tomorrow night at BFHS at 7:30pm.


Falcon Seniors:

Zachary Lorei #4

Nicholas Braun #14

Jonathan Hoerlein #21

David Luers #24

John Engelmeier #30

Joseph Durham #44


Boys Varsity Roster

February 12th, 2018
Bridging the Gap Meetings: Final Two! Bridging the Gap Meetings: Final Two!

Join other parents and community members for the chance to learn something you didn't know and were afraid to ask about a new direction for Bishop Fenwick. Please join Principal Blane Collison and Director of Development Mike Raiff for a conversation regarding the financing and future of Bishop Fenwick.  This is a great opportunity to meet and speak with Principal Collison about his current initiatives and vision for the future.

Two meetings remaining:

    • Thursday, February 8, Ohio Eagle Distributors (off Union Centre Road)

    • Monday, February 12, Golden Lamb Restaurant, 2nd floor

Meetings will begin with a social from 6-6:30 p.m. followed by a townhall meeting at 6:30. Wrap-up at 7:15. Please attend for whatever time the evening allows in your schedule.

Important note: Attendees of Ohio Eagle Distributors location, please park in the rear, left side of the building just past the last window. Enter at the “Hospitality Room Entrance”.

Expect some lively dialogue! RSVP now: Bridging the GAP Meeting

Questions: call 513-727-1500

February 7th, 2018
West Point Society’s Leadership and Ethics Seminar 2018 West Point Society’s Leadership and Ethics Seminar 2018

West Point Society’s Leadership and Ethics Seminar 2018

Junior, Sam Secrest and Sophomore, Sarah Kaleta were Bishop Fenwick’s representatives at the West Point Society’s Leadership and Ethics Seminar on Friday. Both were selected because of their leadership potential and are excited to be able to use what they learned to benefit our school community.

Sarah was also awarded Bishop Fenwick’s Spirit of Service Award on Friday during the afternoon pep rally. She was not present to receive the award due to being at the Seminar.

Congratulations to both students for their accomplishments!!

West Point Society’s Leadership and Ethics Seminar Information

February 6th, 2018
Spirit of Service Award 2018 Spirit of Service Award 2018

Spirit of Service Award 2018

During Catholic School’s week, we celebrate the gift of our Catholic education and how it allows us to teach academics in a way which encompasses the spirit, mind and body. Service is an important part of the learning experience, as Bishop Fenwick seeks to educate the whole person to be a faithful disciple. This is the reason we exist as a school: to teach our students to live by Jesus’ example.

Because of this, we want to take time this afternoon to recognize and celebrate four students in our community who have been examples of discipleship through service. The ultimate goal of service is to find an agency you are passionate about and develop relationships with the staff and people you serve in order to make connections that will grow your love of Christ and neighbor as well as set you up for a service oriented life, not simply completing a requirement.

The following students have done just that; not only have they served above and beyond the number of required hours out of passion for and dedication to their cause, but they also incorporate the spirit of service into their daily lives. We are happy to present the following students with the Spirit of Service award for 2018:

From the Freshman class – Noah Borgemenke: Noah participated in Fenwick’s shantytown retreat in the fall, sleeping in a box and doing activities learning about homelessness and poverty. He also went on the March for Life trip to stand up for the dignity of all human life. During the summers, Noah volunteers at his parish’s Vacation Bible School for elementary kids and helps coach soccer camps. Next year he is looking forward to teaching Sunday school to help younger kids grow in their faith. Noah goes out of his way to be kind to others around the halls of Fenwick.

From the Sophomore class - Sarah Kaleta: Sarah is absent today because she is at a leadership and ethics seminar presented by the West Point Society. Sarah attended a Navy Sea Cadet Recruit Training over Christmas break. Upon graduation from the training she received the Honor Cadet award, the highest award given.  In the fall, she volunteered with the boy scouts to revitalize Native American huts artifacts at Fort Ancient. In classes, Sarah is the first person to offer to help others who have missed a day and need caught up on notes. She serves as an ambassador for Fenwick in her first year here, taking lots of extra time and energy to make shadowing students feel welcomed and included. (not pictured)

From the Junior class - Christine Orr: Christine generously donates both her time and talent through her Local Community Theater. Not only does she act in plays, but she also uses her experience to help teach younger students. She also does backstage work and assists with blessings in a bag in her local parish and has been a leader in Vacation Bible School for the past three years. One of Christine’s teachers said of her, “Christine stands as an exemplar of an individual who is concerned with not just thriving as a student, but as a person.  In my other classes, students use Christine as an example of real, honest, and enriching friendship and of someone who continually puts others above herself.”

From the Senior class - Alli Schaeper: Alli has volunteered for the past two year at Abilities First in Middletown, a non-profit agency that serves children and adults with disabilities including cerebral palsy, autism, Down syndrome, learning disabilities, and more. Alli serves at Abilities First every Tuesday, going well above and beyond the required number of service hours for Fenwick to truly building relationships with the kids she serves.  Alli’s service coordinator at Abilities First said, “Alli is a pleasure to have here! She is so caring, always dependable and truly passionate about what she does. The kids love her. She is always smiling when she walks in. She is so deserving of this award.”

The Spirit of Service Awards were given to the recipients at the Pep Rally Friday afternoon.

February 2nd, 2018
Fr. John Civille Celebration Mass: January 30 Fr. John Civille Celebration Mass: January 30

Fr. John Civille Celebration Mass: January 30


During Catholic School’s Week, January 28-February 3, Fenwick hosted an all-school Mass and reception honoring Fr. John Civille. The Most Reverend Bishop Joseph Binzer served as celebrant, joined by Fr. Civille as concelebrant. St. John XXIII students and staff were our special guests along with a couple hundred others. Mayor Larry Mulligan ‘86 read a Proclamation for Catholic Schools week and Principal Blane Collison warmly welcomed all in attendance. A reception followed immediately allowing Fr. Civille the opportunity to do what he does best; talk with students and his parishioners.


Fr. Civille’s contributions toward advancing Catholic education span decades, institutions and locations. Since his assignment to Middletown in 1994 he has provided steadfast faith leadership for Holy Family, St. John XXIII and Bishop Fenwick. Because of Fr. Civille’s financial commitment of support from his parish and St. John XXIII, Bishop Fenwick was able to build and relocate to this outstanding campus. He has been with our families in joy and tragedy, baptism and death. We are forever thankful for his presence in our community.   A bronze plaque is now hanging in the main hallway honoring Fr. Civille.

February 1st, 2018
Hoops for Hope: THIS SATURDAY! Hoops for Hope: THIS SATURDAY!

This Saturday, February 3, when The Lady Falcons play Alter, the girls basketball team is hosting a Hoops for Hope fundraiser to support Lisa Wetterich, a widowed mother of 3 boys who is battling breast cancer.  We will be selling pink Hoops for Hope t-shirts, as well as baked goods and 50/50 raffle tickets. Lisa in the epitome of Faith and Compassion, two of our most sacred talons. Please read her story and reflect:


The Lady Falcon basketball team is raising funds to support a courageous woman of faith named Lisa Wetterich. A west side of Cincinnati Native, she eventually settled in Chicago with her husband and three young sons. In July of 2003, her husband tragically was killed in an accident with a drunk driver. Just two weeks later her mother fell asleep at the wheel while travelling from Cincinnati to come help her daughter. She was just an hour away from her family in Chicago.

Half a year later, Lisa had to come home to Cincinnati to be with family because she needed emergency back surgery.  Her two youngest boys were in diapers. Six weeks later, Lisa's dad died of an aortic aneurysm.  

In June 2017 Lisa was diagnosed with invasive lobular breast cancer. She went through chemo and January 8, 2018 had a double mastectomy. Unfortunately, they have now found cancer in Lisa's lymph nodes which they had said were normal before on all scans. This news was disheartening for Lisa, but she is at peace. Lisa is still recovering from surgery just three weeks ago. She will have a Pet-scan to see if it spread anywhere else in her body. She will begin radiation soon. 

Lisa's says "I was overwhelmed with God's joy that Fr Bernie gave you my name for a fund raiser at Fenwick. So many people lifting me up. My circumstance cannot lead me to despair. I rely on Romans 5:3-5. My trust in our Lord has only strengthened over time. Blessed that I am a child of God. I rest in Him. Thank you for your support and prayers."

-Lisa Wetterich

January 31st, 2018
Catholic Schools Week: The Perfect Opportunity for St. John XXIII Catholic School, Bishop Fenwick and Holy Family Parish to Honor Fr. John Civille Catholic Schools Week: The Perfect Opportunity for St. John XXIII Catholic School, Bishop Fenwick and Holy Family Parish to Honor Fr. John Civille

Catholic Schools Week: The Perfect Opportunity for St. John XXIII Catholic School, Bishop Fenwick and Holy Family Parish to Honor Fr. John Civille

The national celebration of Catholic School’s Week, January 28 – February 3, will be celebrated in full regality at Bishop Fenwick High School by hosting the Most Reverend Bishop Joseph Binzer as Mass celebrant. Joining him will be concelebrant Fr. John Civille, for which the Mass is dedicated. Giving homage to Fr. Civille will be St. John XXIII students and staff, many loyal and loving Holy Family parishioners, Mayor Larry Mulligan presenting a Proclamation and the Knights of Columbus 4th Degree Honor Guard providing pomp and circumstance.

The focus of Catholic School’s Week: Community, Family, Faith, Service and Knowledge are mirrored in Fr. Civille’s career that began 52 years ago. His contributions to Catholic education span decades, institutions, and locations.  Fr. Civille, a Dayton, Ohio native, has spent his life in the Dayton, Cincinnati and Middletown area as a Priest and educator but most importantly as a leader in faith.

Upon his arrival to Middletown in 1994, he unobtrusively pioneered the consolidation of the three Middletown Catholic churches; St. John, Holy Trinity and St. Mary, into the current day Holy Family Parish. He was a pinnacle figure in the final provisions to allow for the current Bishop Fenwick High School campus to become a reality and allow the growth of St. John XXIII School. Fr. Civille has always championed the children and parishioners of Middletown fulfilling the growing needs of Catholic education and his church.

Through the decades, Fr. Civille has been present with local families for generations. He has shared family celebrations of baptisms and weddings, and consoled us during our losses. He has guided Holy Family and our schools with subtle leadership and compassion.

During the Archdiocese capital campaign; One Faith, One Hope, One Love, his request to keep funds dedicated for education be KEPT in Middletown, was honored. Fr. Civille worked diligently for the benefit of his faith community directly benefiting St. John XXIII and Bishop Fenwick.

The public is invited to attend this special mass, Tuesday, January 30, 9:30 a.m. at Bishop Fenwick High School. Mass will be held in the main gym followed immediately with a reception for guests. Handicap parking will be available in the front parking lot. For more information, please contact the Bishop Fenwick Development Office at 513-727-1500 or

January 29th, 2018
Save the Date! 2018 Fashion Show! Save the Date! 2018 Fashion Show!

Save the Date!  

Save-the-date for the annual Fashion Show on Sunday, March 18th, 2018 from 2-5 p.m. Join the Fenwick community for this fun, family event where our junior and senior students, faculty and staff walk the catwalk showcasing fashions for the upcoming spring season. Appetizers and desserts will be served by our sophomore students and freshmen will assist with games and fabulous basket raffles. Socialize, meet new friends, play games and see new fashions all while raising funds for Falcon athletic teams. Proceeds will go toward items such as an EZ up tent for shade on hot days, a new high jump system, a tennis wind screen and a Dish basketball trainer system, just to name a few.

January 26th, 2018
Military Appreciation Night! Military Appreciation Night!

This Friday, the Boys Basketball game against McNicholas will be our Military Appreciation Night game. All veterans and service members are welcomed to enjoy free admission, a moment of honor and more! The game starts at 7:30 pm in the Bishop Fenwick gym!

January 22nd, 2018
Bridging the Gap Meetings! Bridging the Gap Meetings!

Principal Collison, and Director of Development, Mike Raiff, alongwith the Development Committee, are hosting scheduled presentations during January and February addressing the topic: Bridging the GAP. We began these townhall presentations last year to inform, educate, and have dialogue with all our parents about the financial and business operations of the school. Those who attended last year will hear new and updated content in our 2018 presentation.

You can choose from one of four scheduled presentation dates at various locations/communities.  Each meeting will begin with a social that includes refreshments and appetizers, then a 45-minute conversation followed by questions. As investors and parent partners, we all benefit from being fully informed regarding the financial landscape of Catholic education.  Your input is both valued and needed.  

Following are dates, locations, and RSVP deadlines. Please review and reply with your commitment date using the link below. 

“Catholic Education: "Bridging the Gap Between Cost and Tuition”

 Social:                              6:00 p.m. - 6:30: p.m.

 Presentation:                   6:30 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.

 Wrap-up/Questions:        7:15 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.


January 24, 2018

Media Center

RSVP 1/22


January 25, 2018

Murphy’s Landing

RSVP 1/23


February 8, 2018

Ohio Eagle Distributors

RSVP 2/5


February 12, 2018

Golden Lamb

RSVP 2/9

 CLICK TO RSVP: Special Parent Meeting
Looking forward to seeing you there! And in case you are wondering, leave your checkbook at home.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact any member of the Development Team at 513-727-1500 or email directly.

January 19th, 2018
Hoops for Hope! Hoops for Hope!

At the Alter game on Saturday, February 3, 2018 the Lady Falcon's basketball team will be holding a Hoops for Hope game to raise funds for a local family suffering with breast cancer.  The fund raising events will include a 50/50 raffle, a Pink Hoops for Hope t-shirts sale, and a baked goods sale. Please come by to cheer on our Lady Falcons and donate to a great, local cause!

January 17th, 2018
Happy MLK Day! Happy MLK Day!

January 15th, 2018

Due to inclement weather, the basketball games tonight at Bishop Fenwick, 4:30 pm (F), 6:00 pm (JV) & 7:30 pm (V), are cancelled. They are rescheduled for January 20, 2018. The Young Alumi Tailgate is also be cancelled. Thank you!

January 12th, 2018
Young Alumni Tailgate Young Alumni Tailgate

Young Alumni Tailgate

Classes of 2013-2017 are invited to our indoor Young Alumni Tailgate this Friday, January 12th, for the Fenwick vs. Alter game! From 6:30-7:30pm we will be providing FREE Chick-fil-a sandwiches, refreshments and FREE admission into the BIG game. Stop by the Bishop Fenwick Media Center for the event and admission to the game.

Alumni, haven’t heard from us in a while? Update your information, so you don’t miss anything from Bishop Fenwick!

January 11th, 2018
Bottles for Babies Benefitting Elizabeth’s New Life Center! Bottles for Babies Benefitting Elizabeth’s New Life Center!

Bottles for Babies Benefitting Elizabeth’s New Life Center!

Bottles for Babies is a short, fun event to help raise money for the lifesaving work of Elizabeth’s New Life Center. Students and their families are encouraged to pick up a baby bottle starting January 29, 2018, and fill it with coins, cash, and checks. Checks can be made out to ENLC. Bottles need to be returned to the Campus Ministry Office no later than February 2, 2018. All proceeds will be used to help Elizabeth’s New Life Center’s mission to save the precious lives of unborn babies. Elizabeth’s New Life Center provides positive solutions to unexpected pregnancies by offering free pregnancy tests, free limited ultrasounds, consulting/mentoring, prenatal care, educational classes and material assistance. It costs ENLC $500 to save the life on one  baby, Bishop Fenwick High School has set a goal to save the lives of  4 babies!! Please contact Erin Johnson at 513-423-0723 Ext. 5010 or for more information or if you have any questions. 

Bottles for Babies Details 

January 10th, 2018
Outside Scholarship Opportunities for High School and Incoming Students! Outside Scholarship Opportunities for High School and Incoming Students!

Bishop Fenwick Outside Scholarship Opportunities

We want to make families aware of scholarship opportunities for organizations outside of Bishop Fenwick High School, which you may want to consider to assist with your student’s high school tuition.  As these are administered by the individual organizations, please contact them directly for additional information.

Bishop Fenwick Outside Scholarship Opportunities

January 5th, 2018
Due to extreme cold, CLOSED Friday, January 5, 2018. Due to extreme cold, CLOSED Friday, January 5, 2018.

Due to extreme cold, Bishop Fenwick High School will be closed Friday, January 5, 2018. Please stay warm.

January 4th, 2018
Boys Soccer Donates to Local Family This Christmas Season! Boys Soccer Donates to Local Family This Christmas Season!

This Christmas season, our Boys Soccer Team adopted a family in need. Coach Dan Lueking wanted to find an additional opportunity for the young men to step up and lead in a meaningful way, so he reached out to Middletown City Schools to find a family that needed some extra help during the holidays. The family that benefitted from the generosity had just moved to Cincinnati from California, for a potential job opportunity and was working to get settled. The players planned the event, collected everything and even wrapped the presents themselves!

The compassion shown by these players is what Bishop Fenwick is all about. Faith, compassion, integrity and service… our students live the Talons fully every day.

Boys Soccer Team Christmas Video

December 29th, 2017
Merry Christmas and Peace To All! Merry Christmas and Peace To All!

Merry Christmas and Peace to all! The image portrayed here was created by Class of 2018, Timothy D'Agostino. The piece was featured in the Spirit of Bergamo Exhibit at the Gallery St. John in Dayton, Ohio. 

This image was produced for the Bishop Fenwick Christmas cards that were sent to potential families and donors.

The website news will not be updated during Christmas Break, so Happy New Year! See you in 2018!

December 20th, 2017
Amanda Elementary Present Drive Was a Success! Amanda Elementary Present Drive Was a Success!

Thursday afternoon, Bishop Fenwick Student Council and Choir visited Amanda Elementary for a Present Drive and to spend the day with the young students. Each grade was separately guided through their hallways to uncover fun around every corner. First, they joined the Bishop Fenwick Choir in singing some Christmas and seasonal tunes, which included “Joy to the World” and everyone’s favorite, “Frosty the Snowman.” The students were then treated to some famous BFHS Cafeteria chocolate chip cookies and juice. After their treat, they were guided to the school’s library, where they each opened a gift assisted by a BFHS Student Council member.   

Bishop Fenwick collected and distributed over 500 gifts to the students and served the teachers with sweet homemade cookies from our parents. There were almost 50 extra presents, which were picked up by the folks at the Dream Center in Middletown for their Present Drive on Sunday at the Middletown YMCA.

December 15th, 2017
We Did It! Bishop Fenwick High School Overwhelms the Community with Present Collection We Did It! Bishop Fenwick High School Overwhelms the Community with Present Collection

Holiday Present Drive Benefitting Middletown’s Amanda Elementary & The Dream Center

Bishop Fenwick High School Overwhelms the Community with Present Collection

Bishop Fenwick High School is excited to announce their Holiday Present Drive benefitting Amanda Elementary, a Middletown City School. After being asked to collect 465 gifts, the students outdid themselves by bringing in more than 520 gifts! The remaining gifts will be allocated to the Middletown Dream Center’s Homeless Present Drive for Children On December 17th at the Middletown YMCA.

The presents will be presented to the Amanda Elementary students on Thursday, December 14th  at 12:15pm on the Amanda Elementary Campus. Bishop Fenwick Student Council members will personally give the gifts to the young students. All present students will also be treated to a fresh baked cookie and juice provided by Aramark. Bishop Fenwick recently held a Staff Cookie exchange in which we were left with hundreds of homemade cookies, all of which will be offered to the Amanda Elementary Staff to enjoy!

Founded in Middletown in 1952, Bishop Fenwick remains very tied to their roots in the area. “We are always seeking opportunities to help our neighbors in need,” states Bishop Fenwick Principal, Mr. Blane Collison. “Our connection with the Middletown community is still very prominent in many of our programs and service projects, so this is the perfect opportunity to stick to our roots and make the Holidays better for the people in our community.”

Bishop Fenwick asked each grade level to buy gifts targeted to one of the K-5th grades in the Elementary school. BFHS girls were instructed to buy for the young girls, while the BFHS boys were instructed to purchase for the young boys.

Seniors (Class of 2018) donated presents for the 1st graders.

Juniors (Class of 2019) donated presents for the Preschool/Kindergarten students.

Sophomores (Class of 2020) donated presents for the 4th and 5th grades.

Freshmen (Class of 2021) donated presents for 2nd and 3rd grade students.

“Many of our students have never been in a position to not receive presents at Christmas, so this project has been very eye opening for them.” Bishop Fenwick Student Council Coordinator, Tammy Longworth says, “I am looking forward to seeing our students interact with the Elementary students on Thursday. I believe that there is a lot both groups can learn from each other!”

100% of students at Amanda Elementary are recipients of free breakfast and lunches through the state's Free and Reduced Meal Program. Bishop Fenwick recognized the need at the school and could not resist the urge to serve them.

Through November, Bishop Fenwick conducted a Canned Food Drive to benefit the Dream Center in Middletown. The overwhelming sense of gratitude from the organization made it an easy decision on where to send the remaining presents collected.

December 13th, 2017
BFHS Present Drive: Only 80 More Presents to Go! BFHS Present Drive: Only 80 More Presents to Go!

There are only 80 more gifts needed to meet our goal and give a present to every student at Amanda Elementary. We are pretty even on presents so if you would like to give an additional gift, you can choose from any grade you would like!

December 11th, 2017