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Bishop Dunne students began their Earth Day celebration last week, and will be highlighting ways to save the planet throughout the month of April. Recycling is just one way to help the Earth. Bishop Dunne students in the Ecology Club collect recycling bins from classrooms three times a week and wash the bins on a regular basis as part of their club duties. Teacher Alma Keglovits (on right) is a graduate of Dunne, a science teacher at the school and the club moderator.

Bishop Dunne Students Recycle, Reuse, Repurpose, and Schedule Events During Entire Month of April to Help the Planet 

Bishop Dunne’s Ecology and Animal Rescue Club members have combined their efforts to create a month of activities to help the Earth and celebrate Earth Day which is held on April 22 every year.

Earth Day was first celebrated in 1970, and is now coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network, and is celebrated in more than 192 countries each year. Peace Activist John McConnell proposed the day to honor the Earth and the concept of peace in 1969, to be celebrated on March 21, the first day of spring in the northern hemisphere. A separate Earth Day was founded by U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson as a day to teach environmental conservation, and it became international two decades later in 1990. It now has organized events in 141 nations.

With a focus on leaving less of a carbon footprint on the earth, the Bishop Dunne activities include:

REDUCE - Carpool Day – April 18

Students will carpool to school in order to raise awareness on cutting down emissions in order to help our environment.  There will be Ecology Club members handing out special tickets to passengers who carpooled and taking down names as well, so that participants may receive a spirit dress down day for participating (date to be determined).  The Ecology Club would like you to please share a ride with a non-family member in order for it to count!  Time will be from 7:00-8:15 a.m.

REUSE - Reuse Event – April 19

The BD Community can drop off unwanted items in, good condition, to room 114 from April 4-18.  Items will be valued by the donors at drop off, and then on April 19 (on the north practice field), you may come and pick up an item(s) of equal or lesser value of your donated goods.  You may purchase the items outright as well, if you were not able to donate.  All leftover items will be donated to charity.  Time will be from 3:30-6:00 p.m.

RECYCLE - Recycled Art Show Reception – April 20

Students can create artwork using recycled materials to raise awareness about the importance of recycling in order to better take care of our Earth.  Art is due April 15 and will be on show in the library until May 2.



Zoo Field Trip – April 20, 2016

Students will observe the behaviors, anatomy, and care of animals while answering questions in a scavenger hunt format.

Earth Day Texas – April 23-24

Students and Faculty will present information to showcase our school and raise awareness on service projects and topics related to not only our local community, but the entire world.  Time is from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. each day at Fair Park.

Dog Wash – April 25

Students will offer dog washes to pets in our community. It will cost $5 for small dogs and $10 for medium to large dogs.  This will occur on the back dock from 3:30-6 p.m.

Adoption Day – April 29

Six week old Maltese mix puppies will be available for adoption in room 114 from 3:00-5:00 p.m.

Bishop Dunne Catholic School has over three dozen clubs for students to join, from Archery to Robotics, Ecology Club to Animal Rescue, Fellowship of Christian Athletes to Future Business Leaders of America, Russian Club, Book Club and Poetry Club to name a few.

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The 13th Annual Bishop Dunne Golf Classic is Monday, April 4, 2016 at Steven’s Park Golf Course in Oak Cliff. Register online at

The Bishop Dunne Funne Runne is on Saturday, April 23, 2016 and will begin at 8:00 a.m., in front of the school. Participants can register online or by email: contact Coach Guerrero at Early registration ends April 21, 2016, is $10 for students and $20 for adults. Proceeds will help with the Gladys Barrientos scholarship fund.

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