Billings Central Catholic High School

January 29, 2021

Dear Parents, Staff, and Students-

I hope your January was full of New Year’s blessings. It has been a good month at Billing Central Catholic High School with a successful end of the first semester and solid start to the second semester. Next week, Catholic schools across the nation are preparing to celebrate Catholic Schools Week. The theme for the year is Catholic Schools – Faith. Excellence. Service. This is a wonderful time of year to celebrate Billings Catholic Schools. Each of you are our greatest recruiting resource so please take some time during the next couple of months to promote our school throughout the community. Encourage interested families to click HERE to complete an Inquiry Form, or click the ‘Come See For Yourself’ link under ‘About’ on the home page of our website at billingscatholicschools.org. On that page families can view virtual tours of both BCCHS and SFC, as well as submit an inquiry form. This year is a little bit challenging for recruiting because of Covid, but we will reach out to any and all interested families and answer any questions they might have about the schools.

As with everything else, this year’s Catholic Schools Week will be different. The largest void will be the wonderful all-system Mass that we are accustomed to celebrating each year. In an effort to connect with our local parishes and thank them for all they do for us each year, we are planning on joining them for a daily Mass on Wednesday, February 3rd at 9 am. The schedule and logistics for the day are outlined below. Please note that Wednesday is a B-Day, but because we are going to Mass in the morning, we will use the afternoon Refocus time for class and dismiss at 3:05. Mass dress will be the expectation for the day. We have had limited opportunities for Mass dress this year, so as a reminder, Mass dress protocol is wearing a school logo’d or solid black polo or sweater with nice khaki or black pants or shorts, much the way students dress on competition or performance days. No jeans, please.

Wednesday, February 3:

  • 8:10 – Period 2
  • 8:30 Load Busses
    • Seniors – St. Thomas
    • Juniors – St. Bernard’s
    • Sophomores – St. Patrick’s
    • Freshmen – Mary Queen of Peace
  • 10:00 – 11:15 Period 2 (continued)
  • 11:15  Lunch
  • 12:00 – 1:30 Period 4
  • 1:35 – 3:05 Period 6

I hope you have a wonderful beginning of February. The month will be busy as we wrap up winter activities, and we wish everyone the absolute best of luck and pray for the continued health and safety of all. There are a lot of moving parts right now in planning for post-season activities. Please be patient and know that you will know what we know when we know it. Please continue to pray for our school, our local community, and our world community. God Bless!

SH

Shel Hanser, Principal
Billings Central Catholic High School
O-406.245.6651 C-406.698.7834