Cougar Brief

March 13, 2023

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Cougar Events for the Week of March 13-18

Monday, March 13

  • High School School Cheer Tryouts - High School Gym - 5:45 p.m.

Tuesday, March 14

  • Lady Cougar Softball @ Vanguard - Riverbend Ballpark - 4:30 p.m.
  • High School School Cheer Tryouts - High School Gym - 5:45 p.m.
Wednesday, March 15
  • Mass Day - Students must wear their school Mass uniforms
  • High School Blood Drive - St. Joseph's Hall
  • High School School Cheer Tryouts - High School Gym - 5:45 p.m.
  • German National Honor Society Induction - Performing Arts Center - 6:00 p.m.
Thursday, March 16
  • Spirit Shirt Day for Lower School - Students may wear this year's Spirit Shirt with uniform bottoms.
  • Middle School Track - McGregor Track Meet
  • High School Letter Jacket Fitting - 3:00 p.m.
  • High School School Cheer Tryouts - High School Gym - 5:45 p.m.
  • Cougar Baseball vs. Live Oak - Riverbend Ballpark - 6:00 p.m.
Friday, March 17
  • End of Third Academic Quarter
  • Spirit Day for High School - follow guidelines outlined in Student-Parent Handbook
  • Cougar Baseball vs. Live Oak - Riverbend Ballpark
  • Lower School UnSweet Shop - Donate quarters to our Lenten Box
  • High School School Cheer Tryouts - High School Gym - 5:45 p.m.

Saturday, March 18

  • Cougar Track - McGregor Track Meet

Looking Ahead!

March 22-23

  • Senior Retreat

March 22

  • Administration of SAT
  • EIM Workshop for Volunteers - PAC - High School Campus - 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. - Click HERE for more information.
  • Report Cards Available

March 24

  • Early Dismissal

March 25

  • EIM Workshop for Volunteers - PAC -High School Campus - 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon - Click HERE for more information.
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You are Invited to the "Secrets of the Last Supper Exhibition"

The BLR Theology I and II classes invite you to their "Secrets of the Last Supper Exhibition." the Freshmen and Sophomores are eager to share interactive projects based on the work of Dr. Brant Petre: Jesus and the Jewish Roots of the Eucharist: Unlocking the Secrets of the Last Supper. Details forthcoming regarding scheduled times to enjoy this exhibit.

Save the Date

Secrets of the Last Supper Exhibition

April 3-5 (Holy Week)

St. Joseph's Hall, High School Campus

Cougar Paw Points

It is an excellent time to remind you to enter Cougar Paw Points through your FACTS Family Portal. Failure to complete the required points during the school year will result in your account being charged $10 per point not completed. However, if you are still working toward achieving your 20 points, opportunities to earn Paw Points are listed below, and there will be plenty of ways to earn Cougar Paw Points before the end of the school year.

Questions: Contact Becky Chollett at

Rate and Review our School

One of the many ways we attract new families to our school is by being easily found online. So, help promote our school by leaving a positive review on one or all three online school ranking services listed below. After all, you are the best ambassador of our school!

Click on the images below and leave your review. When your review shows up, we will award you five (5) Cougar Paw Points for leaving a review. In addition, we will send you a confirmation email shortly after your review appears, and then you can enter your Cougar Paw Points.

Thank you!

Share and Comment on Your Favorite BLR Facebook Posts

Please help us spread the word about our school and all the fantastic things happening here by sharing and commenting on your favorite BLR Facebook posts. You will earn three (3) Cougar Paw Points for each Facebook post you share and comment on.

Below are the steps:

1) Find a BLR post you want to share;

2) Like the post;

3) Click "Share" under Facebook post;

4) Click "Share to Feed;"

5) Write your comment; and

6) Click "Share."

To receive the Cougar Paw Points, you must write a positive comment.

Share Your Cougar Pride

We are looking for current Bishop Reicher parents and students to share their Cougar Pride stories or testimonials with our community! It can be two to three sentences in length or a blog-style post that we can add to the school website and use in social media posts and marketing materials.

You will receive five (5) Cougar Paw Points for providing us with your positive testimonial.

Submit your story or testimonial HERE.

Connect with BLR

Be sure to connect with BLR on the following social media platforms. We are also on Twitter @BishopReicher.
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Admission Season is Here for New Students!

You know best what Bishop Reicher has to offer! Word of mouth and personal referrals are two of the best way for families to learn about our amazing school. So many of our current families chose Bishop Reicher Catholic School because someone recommended us. Tell your family and friends about our school and have them contact Mrs. Becky Chollett at 254.754.2041 or to schedule a personal visit to learn more about our school.

Virtue of the Month

From now until Easter, both campuses are delving into learning about the virtue of KINDNESS. Students will view videos and be introduced to saints connected to this virtue. So, ask your student during the next several weeks what they are learning about the virtue of KINDNESS.
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Questions and Answers About Lent and Lenten Practices

I understand that all the Fridays of Lent are days of abstinence from meat, but I'm not sure what is classified as meat. Does meat include chicken and dairy products?

Abstinence laws consider that meat comes only from animals such as chickens, cows, sheep or pigs - all of which live on land. Birds are also considered meat. Abstinence does not include meat juices and liquid foods made from meat. Thus, such foods as chicken broth, consommé, soups cooked or flavored with meat, meat gravies or sauces, as well as seasonings or condiments made from animal fat are technically not forbidden. However, moral theologians have traditionally taught that we should abstain from all animal-derived products (except foods such as gelatin, butter, cheese and eggs, which do not have any meat taste). Fish are a different category of animal. Salt and freshwater species of fish, amphibians, reptiles, (cold-blooded animals) and shellfish are permitted.

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Parents Association Golf Tournament

Our Parents Association is hosting its annual Alumni and Friends Golf Tournament on Saturday, April 22, at Cottonwood Creek Golf Course. If you would like to play and/or be a sponsor, click here.

Next Monthly Meeting

The Parents Association Next meeting is Wednesday, April 5, at 6:00 p.m. in St. Joseph's Hall. Even though we are getting close to the end of the school year, there are still many opportunities to get involved and earn Cougar Paw Points.
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High School Cheer and Mascot Tryouts

Below are important dates for high school cheer and mascot tryouts. Rising 9th-12th grade students are eligible to try out and must pick up a packet in the high school's front office.

March 1 - Parent Meeting at 5:30 p.m. at the high school (Cafeteria)

March 13 - Tryout Packet is due!

March 13 - March 17: Cheer Tryout Week! At the high school gym from 5:45-7:00 p.m. every day

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St. Louis Catholic Church Vacation Bible School

VBS - 2023 Mary: The YES that Changed the World!

What is Vacation Bible School or VBS? VBS is a fun-filled program that we offer during the summer months to connect with the children and families in our community. Vacation Bible School is an outreach meant to bring children from our church and school community together to learn about the Gospel. This year our VBS program will accept registration for students entering PK4 - entering 5th grade. Registration will begin on March 13, 2023.

***Space is limited; please register early.***

Dates: June 19 - June 23
Time: 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Place: Bishop Reicher Lower Campus Gym
Cost: $125 per camper/Discounts available for families with multiple children

For additional information or to register, please get in touch with Zulma Diaz-Rosa at

Knights of Columbus Fish Fry

The Knights of Columbus Council 8135 will host a fish fry at the SLAC every Friday after the Stations of the Cross during Lent. The meal costs $10.00 and includes fish, two sides, hush puppies, and a drink. The meal is delicious!
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Middle School Retreat

Ablaze is hosting a middle school retreat from March 18-19 at Glen Lake Camp Retreat Center. Students in middle school are invited to attend. The cost is $130 per student, and scholarships are available to help offset the cost. If your child is interested in attending, please email javier@ablaze-us.
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J.J. Kearns Assembly 1109 Scholarship - New 3/13/2023

Assembly 1109 is awarding three (3) $500 scholarships to a graduating Catholic senior who attends a Catholic church associated with a Waco council. The applicant must submit a completed scholarship application and a Pastor's evaluation form to be considered by the Scholarship Committee. The scholarship will be awarded in May.

Click the link below to download the application form.

Kiwanis Club of Waco Foundation - New 3/13/2023

The Kiwanis Club will give five (5) $2,500 scholarships. Click the link below to download the application.

The application deadline is March 31, 2023.

Scholarships for Graduating Seniors

A new section has been added to our website where seniors can easily review scholarship opportunities that have been promoted in our Cougar Brief. Click HERE to go to the website.