Bruin Press May 26, 2020 Edition

St. Bernard of Clairvaux Catholic School

The guiding philosophy of St. Bernard of Clairvaux Catholic School is to recognize the individual spiritual moral and intellectual needs of each student in an atmosphere rich in Catholic truths and values. We are committed to academic excellence by providing a challenging curriculum with high expectations for success. We consider it essential to teach the student to live in accordance with the spiritual, moral and ethical principal exemplified in the life of Christ.



See further details on events by scrolling down to "Dates and Details" and "Bruin Business."

Tuesday, May 26th - Zoom - NJHS Induction Ceremony

Tuesday, May 26th - Last Day of School for PreK3 - 7th Grade

Tuesday, May 26th - 7:00 PM, Church - Confirmation

Wednesday, May 27th - 8:00 AM, Livestream Mass - Mass Intention for End of School

Tuesday, May 26th - Friday, May 29th - Books/Uniform Dropoff & Locker Cleanup (PreK3-7th Grade)


NJHS Induction - Tuesday, May 26th

More than just an honor roll, NJHS serves to honor those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of Scholarship, Leadership, Service, Character, and Citizenship. Students who have been selected for membership were formally inducted today during a scheduled ZOOM with Mrs. Senecal and the Middle School Team.

Congratulations to our newest NJHS inductees!

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Confirmation - Tuesday, May 26th

We have 17 young men and women who have been preparing this year for the Sacrament of Confirmation, and we are proud of the choice they have made to embrace their faith. They will receive the Holy Spirit in the Sacrament of Confirmation on Tuesday, May 26th in the Church with sponsors and parents in attendance. The guidelines for this ceremony are similar to those for graduation, and are delineated in the link below.

As for graduation, all in attendance must wear masks, and must be free of any symptoms associated with Covid-19.

Confirmation Instructions


Did you know Mass is livestreamed every morning at 8:00 AM on the church FB page Check out tomorrow's morning Mass at 8:00 AM, which will be offered for SBS and the end of the school year, and will include a blessing for a safe and peaceful summer. Be sure to tune in via the comfort of your home (or attend in person according to the new guidelines on the church website).


SBS Virtual Art Show

Mrs. Kenyon put together a wonderful virtual art show of all the kids art done from home during E-learning. Enjoy!
St Bernard Virtual Art Show 2020

Fall Athletic Registration - LAST CHANCE!

Hot off the press - Flag football has been extended to 7th and 8th grade, and is being offered to both boys and girls this upcoming year! Contact Coach Weaver with any questions.

If your child is interested in playing any fall sports (volleyball, football, flag football, and cross country), you must register by May 30th. No money is required at this time, but we do need the registration form. The physical form will need to be completed prior to the first practice.

Fall Sports Information

Fall Sports Registration Form

SBS Physical Form

In addition, volunteer coaches are needed for 2020-2021. If you have any interest in helping out as a coach or assistant coach, please contact Coach Weaver at or 214-321-2897 ext 114.

School Office - Summer Hours

Beginning June 8th, the school office will be open Monday thru Thursday 9 am to 1pm. or by appointment.


Books/Uniform Dropoff & Locker Cleanup

We are setting aside specific days and times for students to return books and supplies, bring in used uniforms for the uniform sale, and clean out their lockers. Students must sign up for a 15 minute time slot, and complete their clean up within that time frame. All families must wear masks!

Mrs. Walsh also requests that you find and return all library books, and if possible, put them in a ziplock bag.

Locker clean out days will be Tue. May 26th - Fri. May 29th. Please click on the Signup Genius link below to select a time slot:

Book Dropoff and Locker Cleanup Times

Uniform Resale

Bring in your used uniforms for a Uniform Resale, which we expect to host in early July. Items will be $5 each, so go through your child's school wardrobe for all the uniform items they have outgrown and pass them along to others! Items should be clean and in decent shape. Bring them up to the school office during your child's locker cleanup time slot.

Order Your Yearbook Now - LAST CHANCE!

Don't forget to place your yearbook order before June 1, 2020. You can order online by going to and entering 13740920 for the Yearbook ID Code. Cost is $30.



Need some fun activities for your kids this summer? Varsity Tutors is offering a wide range of FREE virtual summer camp sessions for all ages (K - 12th grade). Most sessions are Monday - Friday for 1-2 hours. Make your own Lego movie, try out beginning Chinese or French, learn cooking skills, check out Brain Games...the offerings are extensive. There is something for everyone here!

BL Summer Camps

The new Virtual Camp Clubhouse will bring the best of BL’s summer camps straight to you! With an all-access family pass for just $129, you can get both recorded videos and live streaming instruction throughout the summer months. You can access more information on their website.



As the end of school approaches, SBS students continued an important tradition with a fun Virtual Field Day on Thursday. Meanwhile, the week was momentous for our Junior High students with Passing of the Light in a special Zoom session Wednesday. And then, in a celebration full of familiar and new traditions, our 8th graders graduated from St. Bernard of Clairvaux School. After Mass and the presentation of diplomas and awards, the graduates passed through a balloon arch to their new future as high school students, and were cheered on by a car parade of younger students, friends, and family members. Congratulations, Graduates!


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