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Bishop Ward Part of Kauffman Grants
Kauffman Foundation announces $2.5 million in grants for KC area schools, education programs.

Legacy and Tradition Annual Fund
A few students volunteered their time after school to stay for a couple of hours and call alumni and donors to inform them of the campaign and thank them for their contributions to Bishop Ward.

Former Cyclone Basketball Star Helps Lead the Way for KCKCC Men's Team
The Blue Devils of Kansas City Kansas Community College gave coach Kelley Newton an early Christmas present Friday night. Led by near record performances by guard Ray Ridley and forwards C.J. Vallejo and Joe Lendway, the Blue Devils turned in one of their best efforts of the season in an 87-76 victory over Wentworth Military Academy and College. 

Three Students Honored for Involvement
Erica Baker ’16, Mary Alice Brooks ’17, and Donovan Watts ’15 were blessed by Father Thomas Schrader, O. Carm. at All-School Mass on November 20, 2014 for their outstanding involvement in the Knights of Peter Claver.

Repeat the Sounding Joy…
Sounds of the Christmas Season were heard throughout Bishop Ward High School recently. The Bishop Ward Instrumental Band brought some holiday cheer to fellow students and throughout the Kansas City metro with a variety of performances in the month of December.

BWHS Hosts Inaugural Pastors' Breakfast
Bishop Ward High School and President, Reverend Thomas Schrader, O. Carm., faculty and staff opened the doors and welcomed local clergy at the Inaugural Pastors’ Day breakfast held yesterday. The subject of the breakfast was education.

Bishop Ward Brings Laughs With Fall Play
Bishop Ward High School's Drama Club presented “The Life and Times of Princess Sophia” by Douglas Clinton. Sponsored by drama teacher Ms. Kelly Lipovitz '00, this magical comedy premiered November 13, 2014 with a full crowd and lots of laughs.

Adoration with the Archbishop
All students, faculty, and staff made the trek south to The Cathedral of Saint Peter’s for Adoration.

Bishop Ward Celebrates National Vocation Awareness
The first week of November is National Vocation Awareness week and Bishop Ward High School is getting a head start with two different speakers.

Academic Decathlon Scrimmage
Congratulations to the Bishop Ward Academic Decathlon team who took 16 medals at last night’s scrimmage with Bonner on Oct. 21, 2014.

Soccer to Continue Down the Road to Success
Bishop Ward is thirsty for more soccer after last year’s regional title.

Sophomores Get Head Start on College Planning
22 Bishop Ward High School sophomores had the opportunity to visit UMKC and learn about furthering their education.

Bishop Ward Continues to Promote and Improve Healthy Eating
 Talent and hard work of Chef Rick Atallah at Bishop Ward earns $2500 award.

Students Engage in Forum
Students were encouraged to think on their feet when given the opportunity to listen to Bishop Ward benefactor and friend, Dr. Mary D. Cohen, talk about college readiness.

Students Attend First St. Albert the Great Science Lecture
Students had the opportunity to listen in as Dr. Nathaniel Rebeck, '02, delivered the first St. Albert the Great Science Lecture at Bishop Ward High School.

First All School Mass
Students, faculty, and the administration of Bishop Ward celebrated its first all school mass of the 2014-15 year. The order of the mass and the readings were familiar, but an attendant would have noticed that there was something different about this year’s opening all school mass.

Cyclone Football Plays 800th Game!
The Bishop Ward Cyclones celebrate their long tradition of football with their 800th game.

Letter From the President
Dear Parents/Guardians and Friends of Bishop Ward

Bishop Ward High School Unveils Auditorium
Archbishop Joseph Naumann, D.D. blesses Newly renovated auditorium. 

Freshman Fun Day 2014
Bishop Ward students planned, hosted a community cookout to welcome incoming freshman to Ward Country with end-of-summer celebration kicking off the school year and included support from area community organizations.

School of Faith Pilgrimage
Ms. Mary Lane, long time Theology teacher at Bishop Ward, participated in the School of Faith Pilgrimage to the Holy Land in June with 24 other teachers and 76 other pilgrims.

Teacher Attends National Workshop at UCLA

Ms. Marta Silva from our Modern Languages department will attend a 5-day workshop at University of California Los Angeles held by STARTALK and the National Heritage Language Resource Center.

Community Spotlight!
Communications and Community Development Representative with Citi Cards enjoys a summer tour with new Academy of Finance Director at Bishop Ward High School. 

Students Develop Business Skills
Students enjoyed attending Park University's Summer Business Academy. They learned more about the business world with hands on learning. 

Prayer and Action Mission Trip
Students give time and talent to help those most in need for the Prayer and Action Mission trip to Lawrence, KS.

Mission and Service in Tijuana
Students and a group of chaperones have returned from a week-long trip to Casa del Migrante in Tijuana, Mexico. “When I came back, I appreciated everything more,” junior Jessica Gomez said. “I think everyone felt grateful when they came back. A lot of life lessons were learned.”

Bishop Ward collects 13th Kansas State Baseball Title
Bishop Ward won the inaugural Kansas Class 4A, Division II baseball championship at Pratt Community College. The Cyclones broke a 2-2 tie with a three-run seventh inning, knocking off Perry-Lecompton 5-2 for one of the most dramatic...read more by the Kansas City Star here...

State Bound Track Star Results
Three student athletes headed to the State Championships at Wichita State on Friday, May 30. Those athletes were long-jumper and regional champion Augusta (Gus) Grace, 400-meter dash qualifier Azah Cummins and 200-meter dash qualifier Mleh Landford.

Cyclone baseball heads to State
The Cyclones earned their regional championship title with a big win against Osawatomie on May 20. Now they head to the Class 4A State Championship Tournament in Pratt, KS May 29-30! 

Congratulations Class of 2014
Bishop Ward's seniors celebrated graduation on Tuesday evening with a special ceremony at Memorial Hall. The Class of 2014 has earned more than $2.7 million in scholarships and 980 college credit hours...

New Bishop Ward President Announced
Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann and the Bishop Ward Board of Members and Trustees announce that Fr. Thomas Schrader, O. Carm., has been hired as the new president of Bishop Ward High School.  Fr. Schrader is a Carmelite priest and has nine years of experience as the president of Crespi Carmelite High School...

Another student athlete signs to collegiate level
Senior Cyclone Evan Brull proudly signed a letter of intent to play basketball next fall at Fort Scott Community College. 

Speech/Debate Team Charts Successful Season
After nine weeks of competition and 15 tournaments, the Bishop Ward High School Speech and Debate team has wrapped their 2014 spring season, sending students Kennedy Hernandez, Madelin Hayes and Richard Cassidy to the State Speech Tournament.

Awards Ceremony Honors Outstanding Students
The annual awards ceremony brought the whole student body together to celebrate student academic successes during the 2013-2014 year. 

Big Wins at Youth Entrepreneurs competition
Students from the Bishop Ward Academy of Finance competed in the regional Youth Entrepreneurs competition at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. 

NHS Welcomes New Inductees
The Bishop Ward High School chapter of the National Honor Society welcomed 32 new sophomore and junior students as members on Saturday, April 26th. 

International Experience for the whole family
Bishop Ward High School is looking for families to host international students for the 2014-2015 school year. Is it right for you? Learn more about international student Pedja Konatar and his host family. 

Golf wins WYCO Tournament
Congratulations to the Bishop Ward Golf team for placing first in the WYCO Tournament at Sunflower Hills. 

Student Athletes Sign to Collegiate Level
Three Cyclones proudly signed letters of intent to play their respective sports at the collegiate level. Congratulations to seniors Lexi Nick, Kristina Roblez, Xavier Tucker and Jamal Wooten! 

Patient Care in Nursing
"Nursing is a wonderful career choice. My life has been enriched because of my experience in seeing life begin in the delivery room and then caring for patients at the end of life."

Cassidy Qualifies to National Speech & Debate Tournament
Junior Richard Cassidy nabbed a 1st place finish in Humorous Interpretation at the District Tournament April 12. With that first place finish comes a spot to the National Tournament in June! 

Dentistry Combines Art & Science
Dr. Castaneda '84, DDS, MAGD, is a Bishop Ward graduate and a leading dentist in the state of Kansas. He spoke as a guest speaker to Bishop Ward students at the St. Albert Science Lecture Series about his many years...

Africa Yoga Project
Bishop Ward welcomed Kenyan yoga instructors Basillio Mwangi and James Thieronon as they made their way through Kansas on the Handstands & Hugs tour, raising money for the Africa Yoga Project (AYP).

New Coaching Talent for Bishop Ward Baseball
Last Thursday, the preseason baseball poll conducted by the coaches in Kansas Class 4ADII had the Bishop Ward Cyclones ranked #1 in the state. With the start of the season quickly approaching, Coach Hurla and Bishop Ward announce and welcome...

Father Hermes to End Tenure at BWHS
Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann has announced that Father Michael Hermes, President of Bishop Ward High School, will begin serving in full-time parish ministry effective July 1, 2014. Father Hermes has served as president of Bishop Ward High School since March 2005.

Jeff Pyle Shares his Journey
From his first job as a paper boy in Kansas City, KS to a CPA working in finance for Verizon Wireless, Jeff Pyle ’78 has had a fun journey. 

Technology Upgrades Made Possible
Mr. Pat Duckers '77 presented a donation on behalf of the York Children's Foundation. These funds will provide access to technology for all Bishop Ward students! 

Medical Research:A Job for You?
Students heard from guest science lecture series speaker Dr. Morrison, who shared about career opportunities in medical research. "If you work hard, and you pursue the things you are good at, you will be amazed by the opportunities that arise."

Learning about a Global World
Thanks to a Ugandan friendship that began last year, Bishop Ward has a growing and thriving pen pal program with more than 30 BWHS students connecting and communicating with students at Ocer Campion Jesuit College in Gulu. 

Opportunities in Nursing
Recent Bishop Ward graduate Sarah Dumovich '09 talked to students about how her faith motivated her to pursue a career in the nursing field.  "I'm becoming a nurse in order to help people," she said.  "If you really want it, you can do it too."

Living a Life of Faith
Guest speaker Chris Stefanick shared his message about re-engaging in ones faith, reminding students that it is possible to live a faith-filled life despite all the temptations young people encounter in today’s world.

Big Announcement at Cyclone Gathering
Known as a priest, a friend, and an athlete, Father Ron Cornish was a special man that gave back to so many. 

Never Give Up
Never Ever give up. That was the message that Dr. Leticia Alaniz ’95 shared with students as a Science Lecture Series guest speaker. 

Judge Cahill speaks to Junior Police Academy
Judge Dan Cahill came to speak to Junior Police Academy students about his experience working in the justice system. He worked for many years practicing law and now serves as a Wyandotte County judge presiding over children's cases.

Appreciating Life
Guest science lecture series speaker Dr. Catherine Powers spoke to students Monday about her experience in pediatric anesthesia and palliative care.

Becoming a Science Teacher
Mr. John Tompkins, a high school science teacher, visited Bishop Ward and spoke about his career as a science teacher in the latest St. Albert Science Lecture Series. 

AcaDeca Team placed 2nd at State!
Congratulations to the Bishop Ward Academic Decathlon team who placed 2nd at State in Division Two competition on Jan. 24 & 25, bringing home 28 medals!

March for Life
37 students and 5 chaperones joined thousands of people in Washington D.C. this week to rally for life at the annual March for Life. 

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