MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL: Today marks the end of the first quarter for our students. It is hard to believe we are a quarter of the way through the school year. It has been an exciting few weeks in Fisher Catholic athletics with the boys' and girls' soccer teams winning their first playoff games, girls' volleyball advancing to the second round of the playoffs, and cross country runners competing in their OHSAA meets. We look forward to some exciting contests the next few weeks and hope for more continued success.
Our students are always working hard in the classroom and in extra-curricular activities, and we are very proud of all of their accomplishments.
Please keep an eye out for an email regarding sign ups for Parent Teacher Conferences which will be held on Wednesday 11/2.
Joe Jasinski Principal QUIZ TEAM NEWS On Saturday the Fisher Catholic Quiz Team heads off for our first competition of the season. We will be playing at Ohio State University in a game designed to get our new members into the thick of things. We plan to take three teams so everyone can play and we can measure our relative strength against other schools from the area. We are playing OAC format which the younger students like because it encourages group work. Wish us well.
Lynn Stevenson Quiz Team Coach
FALL CONCERT Come Next Sunday, October 30th, for an afternoon of music and memories! Hear old tunes from the past and present sounds straight from the radio - "I Wanna Hold Your Hand", "Blue Skies" and "Blackbird" to the most current sounds of Cold Play with "Viva la Vida"! Make new memories with the stirring melodies of Howard Goodall's "The Lord is My Shepherd", a new arrangement of "The Irish Blessing" of Phillip Stopford and a moving combination of the traditional "Amazing Grace" and the beloved "Pachelbel's Canon". Your spirits will be lifted and renewed.
Then sit back for an entertaining presentation from our own Fisher Catholic Marching Band! They have been hard at work all football season in the hot, the windy, the rainy and downright cold. Carrying their instruments hither and yon to support and inspire our team and fans! Now hear them back home in the comfort of chairs with back rests and enjoy the sounds featuring their Latin Conquest show!
Be a part of the concert everyone will be talking about - right here in Fisher Catholic's own main gym at 2:00 pm. Come show your support and take away an afternoon of music and spirit!
BOWLING NEWS A mandatory pre-season meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 26 at 7:00 pm in the FC cafeteria.
2016-2017 Bowling Try-outs will be held at Tiki Lanes from 3:30 to 5:00 pm on the following days:
Monday, November 7th Wednesday, November 9th Friday, November 11th
A bowling fee of $10 is required the first day. The fee will cover all three days.
Bowlers will roll 3 games each day. The three lowest games will be dropped and the remaining 6 games will be averaged. That average, along with the coach's observations, will be used to determine team line-ups to start the session.
Any questions, call Coach Deitz at 740-808-1743 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SPORTS LEADERSHIP DAY Sports Leadership Day with the Blue Jackets is an event that provides insight into a career in hockey operations. Sports Leadership Day will consist of an on-ice skate, arena tour and speaker panel with professionals in the industry with plenty of opportunity for Q&A. This year's speakers include Scott Harris, Scouting Coordinator for the Blue Jackets, Andrew Cassels, CBJ Alum, Triple A Coach & Youth Hockey Advocate, an Ohio Health sports medicine representative and our emcee Greg Murray, PA Announcer. After students and advisers are encouraged to stay and watch the Blue Jackets take on the Washington Capitals.
Date: Tuesday, November 15th, 2016
Where: Nationwide Arena, 200 W. Nationwide Blvd. Columbus, Ohio, 43215
Check-In: 12:30 - 1:00 pm at the McConnell Entrance (located by the box office)
Education Day: 1:00 - 4:00 pm
Exit Nationwide Arena: 4:00 - 6:00 PM
Blue Jackets vs. Capitals: 7:00 - 9:30 pm (doors open at 6:00 pm)
Registration is $28 per person and covers the educational event and admission to the Blue Jackets game. To register, please complete the enclosed form and return it to the Blue Jackets as soon as possible.
It's your dedication and hard work that make careers like this possible. Thank you for your support and we hope to see you at Nationwide Arena!
If you have any questions or would like to submit your order, please contact Leah Cover with the Blue Jackets at 614-246-3976 (phone), 614-246-4301 (fax) or email@example.com (email.)
ST. MARY GIRLS' BASKETBALL NEWS St. Mary School is still in need of two girls' basketball coaches for the 2016-2017 season. (7th grade and 8th grade) The coaching period beigns October 28th with their first game starting on November 28th. The season for both teams will wrap up with tournament games starting the first week of February. Anyone interested, please contact Miss Cale at firstname.lastname@example.org ASAP to begin the
THEOLOGY NEWS The Senior Men's Retreat is Monday 10/24 at Tar Hollow State Park. We will depart from FCHS at 7:00 AM and arrive back at FCHS by 8:00 PM. Please pray for a successful retreat as our twelfth grade men take a day to focus on what it means to be a man physically, spiritually, and emotionally.
NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY NEWS Members of the Fisher Catholic Marian Chapter of the National Honor Society will be at the McDonald's on Main Street in Lancaster from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm collecting change for the Ronald McDonald House of Columbus. Please stop by and support a great cause!
SENIOR PICTURES AND BABY PICTURES NEEDED That's right we're starting early this year. We would like to encourage seniors to start sending their baby pictures and their portraits to Miss Nunez. Please email them to: email@example.com. If you don't have a digital copy please bring in the hard copy in a ziplock bag with your name and it will be returned to you as soon as we are done. The deadline for the baby pictures and the senior portraits will be December 19th. If you need an extension please let me know through email. Also, if you are purchasing senior pictures, Ms. Nunez will gladly take some pictures of you for the yearbook.
We look forward to seeing your pictures.
IRISH4LIFE NEWS Pancake Breakfast: There will be an Irish4Life pancake breakfast on Sunday 10/23 in the Fisher Catholic cafeteria from 8:30-1:30. Please join us for blueberry, chocolate chip, or regular pancakes, sausage, coffee, milk, and juice. You may eat as much as you like and the cost is only your generous donation. Thanks for supporting our club as we seek to stand up for the rights of unborn children at the annual March for Life in January.
Irish4Life Club Shirts: Order your Irish4Life Club shirts or sweatshirts! Orders are due on Monday, 10/24/16. Order form available here, click on the link below.
The Life Chain was a huge success! On October 2, the Irish4Life Club, along with local community members, lined up along Memorial Drive in Lancaster to express their belief that life is valuable and that abortion is not the answer to any question. Thank you to all who came out to stand up for life on Respect Life Sunday.
REFLECTIONS FROM THE DESK OF THE DEAN Life Abundant
Concerning politics and being pro-life
Regardless of our political opinion, I think we can all agree that this political season has been one of the most contentious and frustrating in recent memory. We do have a responsibility to take part in the political process and we can't just sit on the sidelines. However, I think sometimes with all of the debating and rhetoric that accompanies any presidential election we can lose sight of what really matters. What really matters is who we are and how we treat one another. No president will never change our personal ability to love the people who are in our lives at this present moment and that is the only moment that we have. It is, in the final analysis, up to us to reach out in love to our brothers and sisters who are in need. It is up to us, as a community, to speak less about Christ and to BE Christ for the people we meet every day. The government can make our ability to effect social change easier or harder; but it is our responsibility to effect social change. For example, what does it mean to be pro-life? It certainly involves recognizing an adult's right to choose the course of his/her own life. It also involves recognizing that the new life in a woman's womb is also a unique person who has the same right! It involves standing up for the poor, the immigrant, the elderly, and the disenfranchised. It means fighting racism, sexism, and other affronts to our inherent human dignity. It means lending a hand to the man or woman in need. We, who are pro-life, have to stop depending on the government to do these things and take it upon ourselves in our little corner of the world to effect these changes, to acknowledge and grant the dignity that is inherent to every man, woman and child. Regardless of the outcome of the election on November 8, I think every Christian can acknowledge that we are called to love our neighbor and to be good stewards of our many and varied gifts for the genuine good of our neighbor. May it be so, by God's grace!
NEXT WEEK AT A GLANCE
Friday, October 21 End of 1st Quarter Football @ Harvest Prep 7:00pm
Saturday, October 22 Volleyball Tournament @ Shekinah Christian 2:30pm Boys' Soccer Tournament @ Grove City Christian 3:00pm
Sunday, October 23 Irish4Life Pancake breakfast ~ FC Cafeteria 8:30am - 1:00pm
Monday, October 24 Senior Men's Day of Reflection @ Tar Hollow 2nd Quarter Starts
Friday, October 28 Football @ Whitehall Yearling (Senior Night) 7:00pm
Sunday, October 30 Fall Pop Concert in the Main Gym 2:00pm