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The tallest player on the Falcon Varsity Basketball team is a freshman, Grayson Carter, in the middle of the back row, is also outstanding in the classroom.

Freshman Player Key on Varsity Basketball Team

If Grayson Alexander Carter isn’t playing basketball, you’ll probably find him reading a good book. “I read all the time,” he says, “I read the Lord of the Rings series, and the Percy Jackson series, and I’m reading the Legend series now.”
He might become a legend one day soon. Grayson started playing basketball at the age of two. Born in Lancaster, his family moved to Houston, where he attended a school for the academically talented and gifted. He played basketball for his school and Select basketball on nights and weekends.
As he entered the 6th grade, his family moved back to Lancaster. His mother felt he wasn’t learning enough in the local public school, so searched around and found Bishop Dunne. “I noticed a difference in the work load right away,” Grayson said, “I was kind of cruising in my former school. But here, I knew I was learning a lot more.” Notre Dame ACE teacher, Stephen La Brecque, was his favorite teacher that year. La Brecque taught two years at Dunne and is in law school now. “He was funny but also a really good teacher,” says Grayson.
Grayson also found a really good friend. Lasani Johnson was a sophomore playing varsity basketball, and he quickly became Grayson’s mentor. “My first day in the weight room as a 7th grader, Lasani introduced himself and sort of took me in,” Grayson remembers. “When I was a 6th grader and looking at going to Bishop Dunne, people were telling me, ‘There’s this guy who’s playing varsity as a freshman. He’s an amazing player.’ I heard about Lasani before I met him.”
Now Grayson is following in his footsteps, starting on varsity as a freshman. At 6’8” he’s the tallest man on campus, and it appears he’s going to keep on growing. He just turned 15 in November, and has size 17 feet. Grayson reveals that the doctor told his mom the plates on his bones are still open, so his feet will get bigger and he might end up at 6’11.”
That is the height of two players he had to defend against when the Falcons played Prestonwood in December. To see Grayson next to them, unafraid to block their shots and go toe-to-toe with them was a sight to behold. The two Prestonwood players were discovered while some students were on a mission trip to Haiti. Like Lasani, Grayson had heard about the two before he met them, saying, “I wasn’t scared or intimidated, just excited to go up against such big guys.” With the football team playing in the Football State Championship the week before, the entire team had only one full practice before the Prestonwood game. Dunne lost a close one, but Grayson is ready for the re-match. “We know how to beat them now,” he says determinedly.
He also laughed about practicing alongside the other “Big Man on Campus,” Darrion Daniels, known more for his football playing finesse at 300 pounds. “My first practice with Darrion” says Grayson, “I bumped into him and bounced off of him and fell down – it was like crashing into a brick wall!” Like Darrion, Grayson hopes to have college offers to choose from in his senior year.
“He’s already got colleges watching him,” Head Coach Michael Alfers observes, adding, “He’s very skilled for a freshman, very smart, very respectful, and a very coachable player. Colleges can’t do anything formal until the end of his sophomore year, but I’m sure he’ll be recruited.”
His dream college is Syracuse, but Grayson would be happy to play at any college where he can make an impact – and receive a good education. His mentor, Lasani, is headed to Stephen F. Austin College, and the coaches there know about Grayson.

With a 3.6 average, Grayson may have his choice of college programs. “That GPA is actually a bit lower than what my mother wanted to see,” he admits, “but Varsity basketball took up a lot of my time this fall.” His mother, Amy, is a lawyer and his father, Kenneth, a probation officer. His assistant coach is a Dallas police officer. Grayson wants to make all three of them proud of him, so there’s no chance he’ll get in any trouble. “No way,” he says with a laugh. Plus, he has two older brothers, Kendall and Kasey, both 6’6”, an older sister, Jasmine, and a younger sister, Kennedy, who is 13. And he has a sister in heaven, Kendra, who died in 2008 from complications from pneumonia at the age of 24.
He feels Bishop Dunne is an extension of his close family. “The community here is something special,” he explains. “I do feel like we’re all one big family.”
Kevin Durant of the Oklahoma City Thunder is his favorite professional player. At 6’9”, Grayson is just one inch shorter than his role model. His hope is to finish college and play in the NBA. Until then, he looks forward to his high school games and especially the district games. “I can’t wait to play against Bishop Lynch,” he says, “and our rematch at Prestonwood.” His mother goes to all his games. “I think she’s been to every game since I was two,” he says with a laugh, “and my father comes to the games where the competition is tough.”
Tough is one word you’ll hear that describes him on the court. This past summer he broke both his finger and his thumb while playing. It took an X-ray to convince the doctor that his thumb – swollen so big it just looked like a bad sprain – needed a cast. “It was on for eight weeks, and I could play after four,” he explained, “but those four weeks off really got me out of shape.” He worked hard to return to top form, and hopes to stay injury-free throughout the rest of the season – and in the future.  
The Falcons are counting on him – and Grayson plans to play his best – for his team, his school, and his family, and especially for the younger Falcons who look up to him.

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National Geographic Photographer Jame Balog won an Emmy award last year for his documentary, "Chasing Ice." He will be the the keynote speaker at Bishop Dunne's 27th annual GeoTech Conference next month.

Emmy Winning Photographer James Balog to Keynote Bishop Dunne GeoTech  


Award winning National Geographic environmental photographer James Balog will be the keynote speaker at the 27th annual GeoTech Conference February 26–28, 2015.


Balog’s documentary, “Chasing Ice,” received an Emmy award in 2014, and reveals the impact of climate change. Teachers, students, and science enthusiasts are invited to attend. The author of eight books, his book ICE: Portraits of Vanishing Glaciers was published in 2012. Among his other titles are Tree: A New Vision of the American Forest (2004) and Survivors: A New Vision of Endangered Wildlife (1990), the latter being hailed as a major conceptual breakthrough in environmental photography.


Bishop Dunne hosts GeoTech, a cutting-edge science and technology conference each year. The school invites nationally and internationally renowned academics, scientists, authors, educators and specialists who are recognized for their research and contributions to society. These exceptional individuals, thought-leaders, and role models lend their expertise through public lectures, small group discussions, and classroom visits.


Past speakers include a who’s who of science and technology from anthropologist Dr. Jane Goodall to astronaut Dr. Sally Ride and Titanic founder and explorer Dr. Robert Ballard. Astrophysicist Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson, the former Nova host and now Director of the Hayden Planetarium at the Rose Center for Earth and Space, was the keynote speaker in 2009.  


For more information on Bishop Dunne Catholic School and the GeoTech Conference see the school’s website: or contact Roger Palmer at or call 214-339-6561 ext. 4079.

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Bishop Dunne Catholic School in Oak Cliff has received a grant to build a new science lab. Six new labs are in the school's Strategic Plan.

Bishop Dunne Receives Science Lab Grant

Bishop Dunne Catholic School has received a $150,000 grant from the Patrick and Beatrice Haggerty Foundation to fund the renovation of one of six new science labs.

Leadership in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) initiatives, which include innovative and robust technological programs for learning and research, are centerpieces of Bishop Dunne’s 2014-2018 strategic plans, Opening Doors. Six science labs will be completely renovated including the installation of new equipment for a kinesthetic approach to learning.

The Haggerty Foundation has demonstrated a commitment to improving STEM education at Bishop Dunne Catholic School through their generous support over the years, including their 2012 funding of a Macintosh computer laboratory and AUTOCAD course. The school is known for its expansive GIS (Geographic Information System) program, a computer system designed to capture, store, manipulate, analyze, manage, and present all types of spatial or geographical data. The Dallas Police Department used students’ GIS mapping of crime hot spots in the Dallas metroplex, and in response to the findings, increased patrols in a neighborhood where crime had spiked.

A science and technology conference, GeoTech, is held at the school each year. James Balog, whose documentary "Chasing Ice," won a 2014 Emmy, is the keynote speaker at GeoTech this year. The conference is February 26 through 28, 2015. See the school's website for more information:

For more information on Bishop Dunne Catholic School or to donate, contact Lydia Torrez at or call 214-339-6561 ext. 4059.

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Senior Darrion Daniels was crowned Homecoming King by his Bishop Dunne classmates at the Homecoming Pep Rally on October 24th. That night at halftime of the football game, his good friend Glory Omorowa was crowned Homecoming queen. The two attended the Homecoming Dance together the following night, held at the top of the Oak Cliff Tower building off Zang and 12th Street.

Bishop Dunne Senior Darrion Daniels Does Dynamic Defense – and Offense!

When Texas Tech Head Coach Kliff Kingsbury came to visit Bishop Dunne last week he headed straight to Darrion Daniel’s class. With 33 college offers, Darrion has a big decision to make. Texas Tech needs a big man like him on the team to turn it around. And Darrion has a big reason to attend there.

“My father played there after his high school career at Permian,” Darrion says, adding, “Then, after college he played for Green Bay for three years.” If you’ve attended a football game in the last two years, you probably saw – and heard – Darrion’s father cheering for the team. He’s obviously a huge fan of the sport and one of the biggest fans of the Falcon Football team.

So as the holidays approach, Darrion gets to give a gift to his parents: a full college scholarship based on his good academics and great football finesse. “I hope to make my decision soon, by the end of December,” he says.

Darrion grew up in Red Oak, and the last time his team won a championship was in Pee Wee Football. His father was the team’s coach then. “I was ten,” Darrion remembers, “and began playing in the third grade, when I was about eight.”  He just turned 17 on December 4, the day before the State Championship game in Corsicana. The state title was his goal, “kind of a birthday present to me,” he laughs.

As both an Offensive and Defensive lineman, Darrion played most of the season’s final state championship game both ways, and was key in the most dazzling play, which included quarterback Micah Simon running for 99 yards for a touchdown. “The play right before that one I jumped off-sides,” Darrion said, chagrined. “I felt so bad about that. We were backed up to our one-yard-line and Micah said we had to get a few yards to give our punter some room to punt.” But Darrion made up for his previous mistake with a big block that opened up a hole which Micah ran through – and kept on running.

“It was a BIG block,” Micah confirms with a smile.

When interviewed about it during Channel 8’s “High School Team of the Week,” Micah admitted he began to feel tired about the 50-yard line.

“In practice, we open up holes and Micah runs about ten yards,” Darrion explains. “And in games, he maybe gets five or six and then gets tackled.” Most of Micah’s 99 yards Darrion missed. “I knew he’d run by me and the guy I was blocking, and I sort of walked over to the sideline to say I needed to take the next play off to get a breather.” He did get to sit out that play, as the kicking team went in to follow the touchdown for the extra point.

The play re-energized a Falcon team that had gone into the game with one goal: a State Championship win. “We had a lot of doubters all season,” Darrion recalls. “After each win we’d hear how we’d gotten lucky. I mean, it didn’t seem to matter who we beat: Nolan, Bishop Lynch, Prestonwood. We kept hearing how we weren’t that good, and we weren’t going to go to State.”

Darrion knows about going places. He’s been to Oklahoma University, Texas Tech and Oklahoma State on college visits, and realizes that playing for any college football team will include a lot of travel.

He admits that transferring to Bishop Dunne last year was tough, because his homework load grew.  He came to Dunne for the academics, so quickly learned that included about two to three hours a night of studying.  He says, “I am better now at time management, and I know I am learning far more than when I was in public school.” His favorite teacher this year is also his toughest. “Miss Maclin for English – she’s my favorite teacher but it’s a hard class. But she teaches so well that I get it.” He had mostly A’s and B’s before coming to Dunne, but knows his B’s and C’s have an added bonus: the harder courses are preparing him well for college.

A tri-athlete, Darrion was hoping to take a break after the football season and relax, but Head Basketball Coach Alfers told him the team needed him too. Theoretically basketball isn’t a contact sport, but Darrion admits a lot of his opponents bump into him – and bump right off. At six-foot-four-inches and 300 pounds, there are not a lot of basketball players his size. And when this season is over, Darrion will be back on the track throwing the shot put.

His goal is to attend college for a business or engineering degree, and possibly play in the NFL, but cautions, “My mother insists I finish college first, and I agree with her – a diploma is the goal.”

His other goal is to make sure his life is a positive one, giving hope to others. A member of New Covenant Missionary Baptist Church in DeSoto, he’s spent many Sundays learning about Jesus, and wants to help others as Jesus did, selflessly. The Sunday after his biggest game of the year, he was right back in church. “I went that Sunday to praise God, and thank him for the state championship.”

His brother, Damien, may follow in his footsteps. As a sophomore, playing in his first Varsity game, Darrion injured his knee, and missed two games. His brother Damien, a sophomore, had an injury this year, and plans to return as his brother did: bigger, stronger and faster than ever. The brothers would attend summer workouts with the Falcon team and then do a second workout in the afternoon, with friends back home. The conditioning was a key to Darrion’s success. “I can’t afford to be injured,” he says, “and my coaches taught me how to play so I wouldn’t be.”

One area of his life he’s working on is that relationship with his brother. “I realize that would make my parents happy. You know how brothers are - we annoy each-other but have each-other’s backs.” His parents, Tony and Rhonda, met in high school, and married after meeting up again during college.

Darrion met someone special in high school too. Both were working at the front desk during the Open House last year, and the two became friends. Darrion was voted Homecoming King, and he admits when his name was announced at the Friday Pep rally, he was surprised, explaining, “It was a nice surprise. I didn’t expect it.” And his classmates added to the joy when his friend, Glory Omorowa, was crowned Homecoming Queen at halftime at the game that night. The two plan to keep in touch as they head off to different colleges.

As the holiday season goes into full swing, Darrion has yet another arena to shine in: he’s one of four men in “The Sounds of Bishop Dunne” Gospel Choir. Darrion has been singing almost as long as he’s been playing football. “My cousin was dancing and singing in school when we were in 6th grade, and told me to join her,” he remembers. “Our Intermediate School Choir Director, Linda Lopez, heard me and got me into the school choir. Then she told the High School Choir Director, Ms. Foster, that I could sing - so I joined my high school choir.” Choir director Walter Johnson has Darrion’s respect as both a choir director and football coach. “Mr. Johnson has an amazing ear, and the ability to adjust our singing even if it’s just slightly off.” When asked if he could sing and dance, with his size 14 feet, Darrion smiles. “Well, yes, I was in Show Choir.”

A young man who can sing and dance - and make good grades and big plays on the football field in crucial games – Darrion Daniels is a Falcon ready to soar.

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U.S. Attorney for North Texas Sarah Saldana asked senior Choir Member and football player Darrion Daniels to consider a future in security and law enforcement.

Bishop Dunne Choir Sings Warmly to New ICE Head, Sarah Saldana, Wednesday


The Sounds of Bishop Dunne Gospel Choir sang Wednesday at the annual holiday party at the United States Attorney's Office in the Federal Building downtown.


Invited by Assistant U.S. Attorney for North Texas,  T.J. Johnson, twelve of the 22 Choir members made the trip to 1100 Commerce Street, to sing to an audience of 100 federal judges, attorneys, clerks, and governmental officials in their high security headquarters. Ms. Johnson mentored the Bishop Dunne Mock Trial Team last spring, and the Choir was happy to sing for the gathering to thank her.


Ms. Johnson good-naturedly claimed that the Dean of Students and Choir Director Water Johnson was her cousin and begged him to sing for the audience. A professional singer before coming to work at Bishop Dunne full time, Mr. Johnson did an a capella rendition of "O, Come All Ye Faithful," to the delighted crowd.


After the Choir’s final song, it received a rousing two minute standing ovation from the audience – and a surprise.


Dallas prosecutor and U.S. Attorney for North Texas Sarah Saldaña  - who just won confirmation Tuesday as President Obama’s new Head of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the second largest federal law enforcement agency after the FBI – walked up onto the riser and thanked the students for coming to sing. She told her staff that she had been packing all day for her new position in the government, and also joked that she’d like to take 300-pound senior Darrion Daniels with her to D.C. for security. Daniels, a member of  Bishop Dunne’s TAPPS State Championship Football team, has 33 college scholarship offers, and thanked Ms. Saldana for the opportunity but declined, admitting that a university diploma is next on his list following his high school graduation in May of 2015.


At Ms. Johnson’s invitation, the choir stopped on the 3rd floor so the students could see the U.S. Attorney's office, with its “Justice Department,” sign.


Before the group left the high security building the choir sang two more songs in the lobby, "Angels We Have Heard on High," and "Silent Night." Workers in offices up above the lobby came out onto their balconies to listen, and people coming into the building stopped to enjoy the accomplished musical voices. Even the guards at the security checkpoint were smiling and taking photos of the choir.


The Choir performed the following day for the entire Bishop Dunne student body, during the school’s annual end of the year Christmas prayer service.



For More information on the Bishop Dunne Music program see the school’s website:

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Photo: L-R Nick Cervenka, Destiney Kelly, Xavier Harvey, Mr. Mark Clifford, Victoria Mack, Jane Kelleher, Noah Hayes, Sai Lammata are all active Student Council Members at Bishop Dunne, helping others in the Dallas community through donations this semester.

Bishop Dunne Student Council Members Serve Others

The motto for Bishop Dunne this school year is “Dunne for Others” and the student council has been busy working to help those in the community.

For the sixth consecutive year the Student Council has sponsored a coat drive, with the coats going to the Empowerment Center on Zang Boulevard to be handed on to people who don’t have one. Last year the school donated over 200 warm coats for others and this year the coats donation box has been full all month.

“It’s great that so many of our students realize that a warm coat can make all the difference to someone standing on the bus stop, waiting for a ride,” said Mark Clifford, Student Council Moderator.

This year the Student Council is also gathering toys and presents for foster children in the CPS system. The council members agreed to provide for 20 children with just a few weeks to gather items on the list.

Senior Marcos Acosta, President of the Executive Board, says “We realize how fortunate and blessed we are to have a loving family, and a good school to attend with caring teachers, so we hope to bring some of that joy we receive to others.”

Hundreds of items were sent off with a CPS employee on Thursday Dec. 18, which included gift cards to Target and local restaurants, pajamas, toys, snacks, and diapers for the littlest children on the list. Many of the children asked for simple items most of us take for granted, like a toothbrush or pajamas with the Disney “Frozen” theme.

Acosta says he’ll have a typical Christmas holiday, spending time with family - with his big brother Carlos, BD class of 2013, back from College at Texas Tech - attending Christmas Eve Mass, and travelling to see his extended family in San Antonio. “I understand that not everybody has a loving family that supports them, so I am really happy to help others at this time of year.”

Next semester the Student Council will sponsor “Manuary,” raising money for Cancer research by allowing the gentlemen on campus to go without shaving by paying a fee, and “Homeless for a Night,” teaching students by spending the night out in the elements with little food and only a box for shelter, along with other service projects throughout the spring.

For more information on Bishop Dunne see the school’s website: or contact moderator Mark Clifford at

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The Bishop Dunne Falcon Band performed last Saturday at the Dallas Children's Christmas Parade downtown after playing late into the evening the night before, cheering on their Falcon Football team to a State Championship.

Bishop Dunne Falcon Band Finishes 2014 Year on a High Note


The 2014 Bishop Dunne Marching Falcon Band is finishing its 2014 year with a whirlwind of performances this past week from Friday and Saturday, December 5th and 6th, through today.


The final Marching Band performance was the award winning De Soto Contest: Best in Class production of "Three Kings and The Bishop Dunne Band," which delighted the crowd at the TAPPS Championship Game at Tiger Stadium in Corsicana. The band performed throughout the game to cheer the team on to victory.


Early the next day, Saturday morning, the band was back at school, preparing to leave for the Dallas Children's Health Christmas Parade. The band marched as the fourth registered band in the parade, following Grambling, The U.S. Marines, and Skyline High School.


“It was a great day, filled with happy faces, good cheer, and good music,” said Daniel Harrelson, Bishop Dunne’s Director of Bands.


The band performed in concert with the rest of the Music Department on Thursday, December 11, 2014, at 6:00 p.m. in the school’s Milam J. Joseph Auditorium. To close out their performance schedule for 2014 they will play at the school’s Football State Championship Pep Rally today at 2:00 p.m. in the Bishop Dunne Gym. Channel 8 is scheduled to present the football team with a “Team of the Year” trophy.


For more information on Bishop Dunne see the school’s website: For more information on the band and music program, contact: .

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Senior Quarterback Micah Simon passed for three touchdowns and ran 99 yards for a fourth in the 41 - 10 rout of Prestonwood at the State Championship.

Bishop Dunne Falcons Win 2014 TAPPS Division 1 Football Championship


The Bishop Dunne Falcon football team defeated Plano Prestonwood in the TAPPS Division 1 State Championship game with a score of 41-10 at Tigers Stadium in Corsicana on Friday night, December 5, 2014.


Senior quarterback Micah Simon led the charge for the Falcons, with a 99 yard touchdown run, 195 passing yards and three passing touchdowns. Bishop Dunne dominated offensively totaling 490 yards in the game.


On the defensive side of the ball, the Falcons held Prestonwood’s offense from scoring a touchdown until the 4th quarter when a short punt was returned for a touchdown. Prestonwood’s only other score was a field goal.


The Falcons completed their season with a record of 12 wins and 1 loss. The 2014 state championship marks the first TAPPS title Bishop Dunne Catholic School has won in 24 years. This is Coach Michael Johnson’s sixth year as Head Coach. Johnson is a graduate of the school, Class of 2000, and former star Falcon football player.


The Team was honored as the “Team of the Week” on Channel 8’s High School Sports Sunday night on the 11:00 p.m. broadcast.


An afternoon pep rally to congratulate the team is being planned for this Friday, December 12.


For more information on Bishop Dunne see the school’s website: or For information on admissions contact Charleen Doan: 

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Bishop Dunne hosted an event that helped gather food for Catholic Charities last month. Catholic Charities helps in a variety of ways, including feeding the hungry and helping the elderly.

Bishop Dunne Hosts “Spreading Good Cheer” Event for the Hungry


Over 300 middle school cheerleaders attended the 8th Annual “Spreading Good Cheer” cheerleading and dance team exhibition held Saturday, November 22, 2014, on the Bishop Dunne Campus.


Held prior to the “Catholic Bowl,” the middle school football championship, the event has been held since the fall of 2007, giving Dallas Parochial League cheer squads a chance to celebrate a successful season with an exhibition for parents and friends.


The “cheer off” began partnering the event with a drive to benefit a local charity, and the idea of donating jars of peanut butter to help feed the hungry was suggested. Since then the event has gained momentum and grown to help create a diocesan-wide non-competitive event, with Catholic Charities adopted as the permanent beneficiary of the donated peanut butter.


More than 3,000 jars of peanut butter were donated this year, enough to feed 66,000 persons served by Catholic Charities of Dallas.


“It was a cool event,” said Bishop Dunne’s Women’s Assistant Athletic Director Becky Sivinksi. “I know it started years ago with just a few girls. There were over 300 cheering this year, with some participants arriving by 7:50 in the morning. We had cheerleaders in the gym, the foyer, all over the school. Each squad donated peanut butter, performed one routine, and then watched the other squads.”


The free event is a joyful showcase of the squads with parents, friends, and cheerleaders applauding for every squad. Awards were given to the squads who “raised” and donated the most peanut butter. “There was a “Large School” award and a “Small School” award for the most peanut butter collected,” Ms. Sivinski explained. “Next year I’d like to get our whole school involved.”


For more information on the event, please contact Becky Sivinski at or see the school’s website at

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Marta Popeil - Ilevia has won a coveted "Heart of Work," award for her hard work and love of teaching at Bishop Dunne. Ms. Popeil teaches English and is the moderator for the National Junior Honor Society.

Ms. Marta Popiel-Ilevia has won a coveted Diocesan Heart of Work award from the Catholic Foundation and received a check for her services as an outstanding teacher during last week’s Thanksgiving service at Bishop Dunne Catholic School.


Her kindness, love, and consideration for her students are infectious. They all know she loves them because she tells them every day and in many ways. At the same time, she maintains a classroom of perfectly well behaved children because they love and respect her back. She closely watches any academic struggles and, no matter how early or how late, makes herself available to help.


As an English teacher of the ninth grade Ms. Popiel truly shines. Ms. Popiel throws all her energy into providing for her students the best possible environment and the most innovative and enjoyable teaching methods.


Many of her students are new to the school and she goes out of her way to not only welcome them but also to acclimate these students to what at first may seem out-of-reach expectations. By constantly adjusting her course outline to match her students' understanding, she ensures that all her students have a chance to succeed and move on with confidence to the next grade level.


As moderator of the Junior National Honor Society, Ms. Popiel also organizes many activities for the benefit of her community. She is up at the crack of dawn to meet and supervise members for numerous clean-up operations around the school and elsewhere. In spite of the camaraderie and enthusiasm she engenders in her student volunteers, this activity is sometimes hot, dirty, and arduous. But the results are amazing, and the entire community benefits from her cleanup initiatives.


In addition to her unique personality and joyful enthusiasm, Ms. Popiel has much else to share with her students. Her assignments are always designed with the students’ interests in mind, and she adds interest by generously sharing her overseas adventures. Her students thus gain a worldview that is beyond their normal perimeters.


Bishop Dunne feel truly blessed to call Mrs. Popiel a Falcon!


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