MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL: The month of October has arrived and fall is in the air. It is especially noticeable to me as I am probably colder than most at this time. As we transition into a different season, we also transition into a different dress code. The warm weather uniforms shall be put away until spring, please help us in reminding your students of this. Additionally, this time of year gets very busy, both in the classroom and out. We celebrate Catholic Schools Week next week, Homecoming Week later in the month, Halloween and All Saints' Day, and Thanksgiving is not that far away. As we get very busy and active with all the great events, it is important for our students(and us) to find balance in our lives. Please help your child to find time to pray and reflect, focus on their studies, enjoy their extra-curricular activities, spend time with friends and family, eat right, exercise, and get enough sleep. Finding the time for all these can be difficult, but with the right balance, we all can fully enjoy this exciting time of year.
We will be celebrating Catholic Schools Week October 5-9. On Monday, we will have an extended Monday Announcement session where we will have a special prayer service and reflection for Catholic Schools. On Wednesday, we will have a guest speaker Ryan "Superman" Moran speak to the students. Mr. Moran comes highly recommended and we are excited to have him join us. On Friday, all the local elementary schools with gather at FC to celebrate Catholic Schools Week Mass with Bishop Campbell. Students must be in regular uniform for Mass on Friday. We welcome and encourage all of you to join us at Mass on Friday at 10:00AM in the Main Gym.
The following week is Fairfield County Fair week and the school will be closed on October 15 and October 16. Enjoy the long weekend and the fair. If your students need support with the ACT, these two days 8am-12 noon, they can participate in the ACT Review course.
On Sunday, October 18 we will have the Chili Cook Off and Powder Puff Game. You have been getting emails about this event for a few days now. We have the maximum 10 chili entries! Please join us for this fun event to kick of Homecoming Week.
A HUGE THANK YOU: We would like to recognize all those who participated in and supported our successful event:
Monte and Susan Black Bob's Backyard Barbeque Joe and Laura Hoch Jubilee Entertainment Lancaster Animal Clinic Siemer Distributing Bobbie Van Fossen Father James Walter Parents, friends, and alumni of FCHS
HIGH SCHOOL TEAM CHALLENGE: Beginning September 21st, go to www.HighSchoolTeamChallenge.com to vote for your favorite Columbus and Central Ohio High School. The six schools with the most votes will win McDonald's Activities Grant to offset local activities fees or related expenses.
NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY INFORMATION: The National Honor Society is an organization sponsored by the National Association of Secondary School Principals (Reston, VA.) National Honor Society membership is open to juniors and seniors upon invitation. The Society selects its members based on national standards. There are four qualities required of its members; they are scholarship, character, leadership, and service. To qualify scholastically, a minimum of a 3.5 cumulative grade point average is required.
Please click on link below for full details:
2015-2016 National Honor Society Information Sheet
FINAL application packets MUST be returned to the NHS advisor by WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 21st. Absolutely NO late applications will be accepted.
FISHER CATHOLIC VS. BERNE UNION FOOTBALL GAME: Attention Fisher Catholic Sports Fans:
If you would like to watch the Fisher Catholic football game against Berne Union this past Friday, click on the link below. Courtesy of Innerphase Video.
NEXT WEEK AT A GLANCE: Saturday, October 3 Boys & Girls Cross Country- Panther XC Invitational @ Pickerington HS North 8:30am Volleyball Triple Header vs. Liberty Union 10/11:15/12:30 Girls' Soccer @Logan Elm 2:00pm Boys' Soccer vs. Logan Elm 2:00pm
Sunday, October 4 Catholic School Week begins Life Chain- Memorial Drive 1:00pm-2:00pm
Monday, October 5 Boys' Soccer @ Westfall 5:00pm Girls' Soccer @ Tree of Life 5:00pm Freshmen Volleyball @ Reynoldsburg 6:00pm
Tuesday, October 6 JV & Varsity Volleyball vs. Harvest Prep 7:00pm Wednesday, October 7 All Deanery Mass 10:00am Boys' Soccer @ Bloom Carroll 7:00pm Advisotry School Board Meeting 7:00pm
Thursday, October 8 Volleyball Triple Header @ Fairfield Christian 5:00/6:00/7:00pm
QUIZ TEAM NEWS: Quiz Team officially welcomes the new members who have chosen to affiliate with the state Champion Fisher Catholic Quiz Team. Permission slips and emergency forms are being distributed along with an estimate of our expenses and commitments. All students are practicing to determine who will make the coveted "Varsity Starter Team". Our first competition will be here at Fisher Catholic at the Golden Shamrock in October.
Lynn Stevenson, Coach
NEWS FROM THE TECHNOLOGY DEPARTMENT: Irish4Life News:
The annual life chain is THIS SUNDAY, Oct. 4 from 1:00 - 2:00 PM. Please join us and other members of the pro-life community at the Miller Pool Parking lot at 12:45 to peacefully witness to the goodness of life and call for an end to abortion. Information about the life chain can be found here: http://www.lifechain.net
Mark your calendars: The next Pancake breakfast is in the FCHS cafeteria on Sunday, October 25 from 9:30 - 1:30.
Thank you for the prayers for our trip to Philadelphia to see Pope Francis. It was an amazing experience! There will be something running in The Catholic Times either this week (10/8) or next week (10/15) so be on the look out for that. A special thanks to the adults who attended and helped make sure that we not only left with 29 students, but returned with 29 students as well!