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Seven AP Art students enjoyed the Chagall Exhibit at the University of Dallas earlier this month. L-R with the UD exhibit Instructor, Scott, is Bishop Dunne Art Department Chair Allie Ramirez and students Katherine Shipp, Sara Martinez, Brandon Hightower, Carol Mitz, Shaina Adelman, Corbin Harvey, and Arvin Oquindo.

Falcon Students Enjoy the University of Dallas's Art Exhibit 

Seven AP Studio Art students went to see the Chagall exhibit on March 3, 2016, at the University of Dallas’s Beatrice M. Haggerty Gallery which was hosting “Marc Chagall: Intersecting Traditions.” A collection of original hand-colored, religious-themed etchings by world-renowned Jewish artist Marc Chagall (1887-1985), the masterpieces are on display until April 22, 2016, and the exhibit is free and open to the general public.
“Intersecting Traditions” features 50 selected etchings from “The Bible” series, which depicts scenes from the Old Testament books of Genesis, Exodus, Numbers, Deuteronomy, Joshua, Judges, Samuel, Kings, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Lamentations and Ezekiel. The etchings on display at UD will tell familiar Bible stories such as the fall of Adam and Eve, Moses and the burning bush, Jacob’s ladder, Noah’s ark and Abraham’s sacrifice of his son, Isaac.
Chagall created “The Bible” series over a 25-year period. He was originally asked to begin the series in 1931 by Ambroise Vollard, a Parisian art dealer and publisher who had previously commissioned Chagall to illustrate Nicolai Gogol’s Dead Souls and Jean de La Fontaine’s Fables. By 1939, Chagall had completed 66 of the etching plates. However, the series came to a halt when Vollard died and, one year later, Chagall was briefly imprisoned by the French Vichy regime. He escaped to New York, and four years later, Chagall resumed “The Bible” project and completed the series in 1957.
In addition to visiting the Chagall exhibit, the students were also treated to a printmaking tutorial. For more information, please visit

For more information on Bishop Dunne Catholic School and its Art programs see the school's website:

The school's 13th Annual Golf Tournament is scheduled for Monday, April 4, 2016 at Stevens Park Golf Course in Oak Cliff. For more information contact Lydia Torrez at or to register online see:





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Twenty-three Bishop Dunne students and their chaperons enjoyed a spring break trip to London to learn about the Arts and see the sights from Windsor Castle to the Tower of London and celebrate Mass in Westminster Cathedral.

Week Long Arts Trip a Great Success

Spring break was an opportunity for exploration for 33 Falcons. Twenty-three students, five parents, and five faculty members visited London during spring break. Mr. Nicholas Brandt, theater teacher, planned a jam-packed itinerary through Explorica. Mrs. Christine Voigt, curriculum director, Mr. Daniel Harrelson, band director, and Mrs. Robbie Zeske, art teacher, helped with planning and chaperoning along with Ms. Melanie Gibson, librarian, who also attended as chaperone.
The group arrived early on March 6, 2016 and hit the ground running. Steve English, Explorica’s tour guide, led the group to Westminster Cathedral for Mass, then on to Covent Garden for shopping and sightseeing. Mr. English and Mr. Brandt packed the following days with activity, and students and adults quickly adapted to the fast pace. Days began with traditional English breakfasts and ended with dinners of fish and chips, bangers and mash, and curry.
The group visited Windsor Castle, the Tower of London, rode the London Eye, and took a Thames River cruise. Students participated in two workshops, one focusing on musical theater and the other on classical acting skills with an actor from the Globe Theater. Students had the opportunity to visit the British Museum, the Tate Modern, the National Gallery, and the Victoria and Albert Museum.
The group traveled by foot and London underground almost everywhere and had the chance to see many famous sights, including the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, Trafalgar Square, and St. Paul’s Cathedral. They also attended three outstanding performances: the musicals Billy Elliot and Wicked, and the London Philharmonic Orchestra performing Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 3.
On the final day, the group traveled to Shakespeare’s home in Stratford-upon-Avon and Brasenose College, Oxford. Everyone returned safely with souvenirs, memories, and a greater appreciation of the arts and history.

For more information on Bishop Dunne Catholic School's programs and trips see the school's website: or

The School's 13th Annual Golf Tournament is Monday, April 4, 2016, at Stevens Golf Park in Oak Cliff. For more information contact Lydia Torrez at To register see:

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Senior Caleb Evans had "a monster year" on the football field last fall, and now will head to college in Louisiana on a full scholarship. Thirty Bishop Dunne graduates are currently playing sports on the collegiate level including schools such as The University of Notre Dame, Ivy league's Brown University, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Texas Tech, Brigham Young, Rice and Baylor.

Senior Falcon Quarterback Caleb Evans Chooses the University of Louisiana at Monroe

TAPPS District 1A Offensive Player of the Year ready for college

Caleb Evans sat on the bench last year, awaiting his turn as the starting quarterback for the Bishop Dunne Falcons. His patience paid off, as he had what the Dallas Morning News called “a monster year,” leading the Falcons to an undefeated regular season, back-to-back District Champions, and a repeat appearance at the State Championship game.
His performance earned him the top honor in TAPPS, and the coveted TAPPS Offensive Player of the Year title. Along with it came multiple college offers, and on National Signing Day, he committed to the University of Louisiana at Monroe.
Caleb began playing at the age of five for the Desoto Saints and has been playing quarterback ever since. It helps that he also runs track. His ability to get away from defenders and run for a first down had him being compared to another super quarterback’s ability from a winning Carolina team.
A member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes Club, Caleb is a strong Christian young man and was recognized in The Dallas Morning News Neighbors GO! section in a front page article on December 4, 2016, about how his faith and family have helped him to become the outstanding scholar-athlete he is today.
Caleb came to Bishop Dunne from Mansfield High School in the second semester of his sophomore year. He was the starting quarterback for the high school, but knew he needed better academics to get into a good college program. His parents, Kim and Efram, are proud of his decision to work hard in the classroom as well as on the football field. One of nine children, his big brothers Trey (26), Jerod (22), and Lance (20) tried to see as many games as possible, along with big sister Rebekah (19) and his little siblings Simeon (12), Titus (10), Nathaniel (8), and Naomi (6). Falcon fans could see the family in the end zone, where Nathaniel, in a wheelchair, can view the game best.
Caleb’s nickname, “6 for 6,” refers to his ability to make points whenever he has the chance to reach the end zone. Falcon fans were delighted to watch him score touchdown after touchdown last fall in an undefeated regular season, and will look forward to watching his career in Louisiana—and beyond.

In addition to Caeb's accolades, his teammates also earned a number of honors:

1st team all state - Shaine Hailey, Josh Drayden
2nd Team all state - Damion Daniels, Jordon Robertson, Mene Khepera, Houston Little, Payton Matous, Jordan Butler, Geraud Sanders 

Honorable Mention All State - Chevin Calloway 
Academic All State - Houston Little, Geraud Sanders, Josh Drayden, Payton Matous
1st team all district - Damion Daniels, Jordon Robertson, Shaine Hailey, Mene Khepera, Joshua Drayden, Houston Little, Chevin Calloway, Payton Matous, Jordan Butler, Geraud Sanders
2nd Team all district - Caleb Evans, Reggie Roberson
Honorable Mention All District - Paul Favorite, Louis Jackson
Team Awards
Captains: Caleb Evans, Jordon Robertson, Josh Drayden, Payton Matous, Shaine Hailey, Chevin Calloway, Geraud Sanders 
Offensive MVP: Caleb Evans
Defensive MVP: Houston Little
Special Teams MVP: Daniel Esparza 

For more information on Bishop Dunne see the school's website: or

Interested student can be a Falcon for a Day! For more information: or call 214-339-6561.

Bishop Dunne's Annual Golf Tournament is April 4, 2016 at Stevens Park Golf Course beginning at 9:00  a.m. Proceeds go to support Bishop Dunne's athletic teams. To play or donate to the event contact Lydia Torrez at or register on line at

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Perri Carr has taught science classes at Bishop Dunne since 2013.

Bishop Dunne Science Teacher Perri Carr Named District Winner in the 2016 Shell Science Lab Challenge Administered by the NSTA

18 District Winners Competing For Up To $93,000 in Prizes, Including a $20,000 School Science Lab Makeover Support Package

Perri Carr, a science teacher at Bishop Dunne since 2013, has been named a district winner in the Shell Science Lab Challenge, a competition for middle and high school science teachers.

Sponsored by the Shell Oil Company and administered by the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), the competition encouraged teachers (grades 6-12), who have found innovative ways to deliver quality lab experiences with limited school and laboratory resources, to share their approaches for a chance to win a school science lab makeover support package valued at $20,000. Carr is one of 18 district winners named, from which five national finalists will be chosen, and from the national finalists a grand prize winner will be selected.

Carr has taught Advanced Placement science for 33 years. Her Bachelor of Science degree is from Texas A&M University and her Master’s degree in Science was earned at Texas Christian University.

Mrs. Carr teaches AP Biology, AP Environmental Science, and pre-AP Biology. Her specialty is the incorporation of student field studies and STEM projects in her classes. A current AP Environmental Science exam reader, she also leads AP Biology and AP Environmental Science preparation workshops for teachers and students. Her recent accomplishments include being selected as a Toyota International Teacher for the Galapagos program in 2008, repeating as a Texas Healthy Habitat grant winner for a prairie restoration and green roof project, authoring a lab for a college environmental science text, developing a Duke TIP class, and earning her Texas Master Naturalist certification. She has led student field and mission trips to the Galapagos and Costa Rica. She developed and led a marine biology field course in the Bahamas for several years and looks forward to exploring similar innovative programs at Bishop Dunne. A lifelong learner, she recently took a graduate course on climate change.

To enter the Shell Science Lab Challenge, science teachers of grades 6-12 in the United States and Canada were asked to describe their school’s current laboratory resources, explain why the school’s laboratory facilities might be classified as “limited” resources, and describe their approach to science education instruction utilizing their school’s current lab facilities. A panel of science educators then reviewed and selected the top entries.

As a district winner, each teacher and their school will receive a $3,000 science lab prize package that includes:

Recognizing that the laboratory experience is integral to science education and that many schools, especially schools in urban and rural areas, do not have the resources to invest in quality lab equipment, NSTA and Shell partnered on NSTA’s Shell Science Lab Challenge to bring much needed lab materials and resources to school districts nationwide and in Canada.

Announcement of the national finalists and grand prize winners will be on Monday, March 21, 2016.

For more information about Bishop Dunne and its Science department see the website:

About NSTA

The Arlington, VA-based National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) is the largest professional organization in the world promoting excellence and innovation in science teaching and learning for all. NSTA's current membership includes approximately 55,000 science teachers, science supervisors, administrators, scientists, business and industry representatives, and others involved in science education.

About Shell Oil Company

Shell’s commitment to community and social responsibility has been in place for more than 50 years. During this time, we have contributed more than a billion dollars to support community, health and welfare, environmental, arts and cultural activities, various educational initiatives, including minority education, and diversity and inclusiveness programs in Houston and the U.S.

FOR INQUIRIES CONTACT: Shell Oil Company Media Line +1 (713) 241- 4544 or Cindy Workosky, (703) 312-9248

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Bishop Dunne 8th grader Greg Deleon is determined to play tennis, regardless of the 30 back surgeries he's had in his lifetime. His mother and his Tennis Coach say he's always positive, ready for a challenge, and an inspiration to his classmates, teammates and teachers.

Greg DeLeon Has Been Through a Lot for an 8th Grader, Joins Archery and Tennis Teams

Born with congenital scoliosis, his parents learned two of the bones in his back were fused together, which meant Greg wouldn't grow, and the doctors at Scottish Rite Hospital for Children said there was nothing they could do for him. But Greg's parents didn't give up. They learned about an experimental treatment that could help Greg grow, but the procedure could only be done in San Antonio.
The family travelled to San Antonio for two rods to be placed in Greg's back surgically, to help his bones to grow. Twice a year the titanium rods would have to be surgically removed and replaced.
Greg never complained, and never asked why this was happening to him. For all his life, he's been traveling to San Antonio twice a year for the surgeries, 30 in all so far.
His mother wanted him to know the joy of being a part of a team, so Greg transferred from Trinity Christian in Cedar Hill, where the only sports offered, football, basketball, and baseball, were ones Greg couldn't play. But as soon as he arrived at  the Bishop Dunne campus, Greg joined the archery team. This past fall he also joined the tennis team, and in the final DPL match of the year, he was the last competitor on the court, beating his opponent by outlasting him. His mother said you could see his Falcon pride.
Greg's big sister, Catherine, now a junior in college at St. Mary's in San Antonio, was a tennis star at Trinity Christian, and Greg's father used to play at Kiest Park, where Greg's big victory came this fall. His father died suddenly in 2011 of cancer, but Greg's mother said it was a good, surreal feeling to see Greg playing on the courts where she used to watch her husband compete. Greg knows his dad is smiling in heaven and watching him play and compete in the sport his dad taught him and his sister.
X-rays show that Greg may soon be at his optimum height, so only a few more surgeries are in his future. He plans to continue his education at Bishop Dunne and his involvement with the archery and tennis teams, until his graduation in 2020 and attend St. Mary’s University like his sister.


The Bishop Dunne Tennis team has begun practice for the spring season. For more information on the team see the school's website: or

The school's Annual Golf Tournament is Monday, April 4 , 2016 at Steven's Park Golf Course. To register on line go to For more information contact Lydia Torrez at

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The Bishop Dunne Wrestling team did well at the 2016 State Championship meet, coming in 6th over all. L-R: Robert Voigt, Chris Ivie, Jack Gibson, Christian Mullin, David Rodriguez, Houston Little, Andy Rubarth, Colton Prasifka, Raymond Evans, Jeremy Fleming, team manager Diana Santillan, Kameron Bryant.

Bishop Dunne Wrestlers Compete at State: Individuals Win 2nd and 3rd place, Team Places 6th Over-all

The Bishop Dunne Falcon Wrestling team finished a successful season this past weekend, February 19 and 20, 2016, at the TAPPS State Wrestling Tournament in San Antonio, TX. Bishop Dunne took seven wrestlers and six alternates to compete in the following weight classes:

126 lb - David Rodriguez

138 lb - Kameron Bryant

145 lb - Raymond Evans

Senior Houston Little won his consolation finals match 10-5 to TX School of Deaf wrestler placing 3rd and earning TAPPS All-State honors.

The Falcons earned an impressive 6th place overall team finish in a very competitive field. Congrats to the entire team and their coaches! ?#?FalconP

160 lb - Chris Ivie
152 lb - Andy Rubarth
182 lb - Houston Little
195 lb - Ja
160 lb - Chris Ivie

152 lb - Andy Rubarth

182 lb - Houston Little

195 lb - Jack Gibson

Senior Andy Rubarth lost the championship match in the 152 lb weight class 3-1 to a McKinney Christian wrestler earning him 2nd place and TAPPS All-State honors.

Senior Houston Little won his consolation finals match 10 to 5 vs. his opponent from the TX School of Deaf wrestler, placing 3rd and earning TAPPS All-State honors.

The Falcons earned an impressive 6th place overall Team Finish in a very competitive field.

Bishop Dunne congratulates the team and Head Coach Vice Principal Stephen Guerrero, in his 19th year teaching and coaching at Bishop Dunne, and assistant coaches Vladimir Sosa, BD Class of  '03, and former BL wrestler Andrew Rohe.

For more information on Bishop Dunne see the school's website: and

The school is hosting National Geographic Photographer Joel Sartore on Thursday, February 25, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. in the auditorium. The public is invited to attend his lecture and see his photos of rare and now-extinct animals. See: or contact for more information.

Senior Andy Rubarth lost the championship match in the 152 lb weight class 3-1 to a McKinney Christian wrestler earning him 2nd place and TAPPS All-State honors.

Senior Houston Little won his consolation finals match 10-5 to TX School of Deaf wrestler placing 3rd and earning TAPPS All-State honors.

The Falcons earned an impressive 6th place overall team finish in a very competitive field. Congrats to the entire team and their coaches! ?#?FalconPrideBe a Falcon for a Day! Bishop Dunne has grades 6th through 12th.

Interested students in grades 5th - 11 can shadow a Bishop Dunne student for a day: for more information:  or call 214-339-6561





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Bishop Dunne Archery Club competes in both 3D and target tournaments. Here Cielo Martinez shoots toward a 3D (stuffed animal) target.

Bishop Dunne Archery Team Aims High, Heads to State Competition April 1, 2016

The Bishop Dunne Falcon Archery Team will retain its #1 ranking as the top private or charter high school in State 3D Archery.  
At the end of day one shooting at the State 3D Archery Competition held Friday, February 12, 2016, Bishop Dunne sat at the top of the leader board with the first place boy, the first place girl, and the first place team.
Sophomore Thomas Lincoln led the shooting with a total of 269 points, landing all his arrows on the target with 23 out of 30 kill shots. Also turning in a fine performance was sophomore Kristen Wagner, who matched her career best score of 254 to take the top girls’ spot. Sophomore Jamar Root increased his career best by 20 points to shoot a 253.

The Falcon team was third overall behind the Allen and Ennis school districts.
Congratulations go to Thomas Lincoln for finishing fourth out of 263 shooters, becoming the first alternate for NASP Nationals in Kentucky, the highest ranking Archer in Bishop Dunne's Archery Team's history. Kristen Wagner placed seventh among high school girls.
The team heads to the State Target Competition in Belton on April 1, 2015.
Please congratulate Coach Baker and Assistant Coach Covington Doan and all of the team for a job well done. Team members included: Ryder Barton, Reagan Barton, Ethan Heatly, Hayden Hill, Nicholas Johnson, Thomas Lincoln, Jonathan Navarro, Jamar Root, Javier Reyes, Eshan Venkateswarlu, and Kristen Wagner.

For more information on Bishop Dunne and the Archery team, contact Coach Brad Baker at For more information on the school and it's programs see:, or

Bishop Dunne is hosting National Geographic Photographer Joel Sartore during GEO TECH on February 25, 2016, 7:00 p.m. The Public is invited to attend.

For ticket to see National Geographic Photographer Joel Sartore, see: or contact Mary Gracheck at




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The Bishop Dunne Falconette dance and drill team won multiple awards at the first competition of the season in January and look forward to the American Dance/Drill Team State competition on February 27, 2016. Coach Kelly Norman is a former captain of the squad and a 1983 graduate of Bishop Dunne High School. Auditions for the 2016-17 Falconette drill team are on Friday, April 1, 2016.



Falconettes Receive Superior Ratings throughout the Competition

The Bishop Dunne Falconette drill team won a Super Sweepstakes Award for receiving scores of all 90’s and above from every judge as they kicked off their competition season at the MA Regional Dance Competition at Heritage High School in Midlothian, Texas, on January 30, 2016. In addition, they won the High Point Award in Pom, Prop, and Hip Hop.

The Falconettes also received a Choreography and Best in Class in the Private High School Division.

The Falconette Officers also won a Super Sweepstakes Award and Best in Class as well for their outstanding performances in Lyrical, Contemporary, and Novelty.  The six officers additionally received a High Point and Choreography Award for their Lyrical and Novelty.

The Falconette Trio won first place for their Hip Hop performance and the Falconette 8th Grade Ensemble won first place for their Jazz Routine.

Soloists, Audrey Blackburn, Alexis McDaniel, and Faith Colbert all received a Superior Rating for their solos at the competition. Audrey Blackburn received second Runner Up in the 15-16 year old Solo competition.

The squad will compete at the American Dance/Drill Team (ADTS) State Competition at Duncanville High School on February 27, 2016.

The Falconettes will hold auditions for the 2016-17 Drill Team on April 1, 2016. Any Bishop Dunne student can try out for the squad. Please contact Director Kelly Norman for details on the dance workshop March 29-31, 2016 at

For more information see the school’s website:

--Information above provided by Coach Kelly Norman.



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Five Bishop Dunne students signed letters of intent on National Signing Day, Wednesday, February 3, 2016, all to Division 1 schools. Left to right are: Caleb Evans, University of Louisiana Monroe; Geraud Sanders, United States Air Force Academy; Mackenzie Frank, Texas Tech University, Track; Joshua Drayden, University of California-Berkley; Jordon Robertson, Kansas State University; and Bishop Dunne Catholic School President Kate Dailey.

Bishop Dunne National Signing Day: Five Commit to Division 1 Schools

Air Force Academy, CAL-Berkeley among schools vying for top talent

Congratulations go to five outstanding Bishop Dunne seniors for their scholarships to Division I schools!

These five students have earned $1,125,000 in merit college scholarships.

Joshua Drayden - University of California-Berkeley, football
Caleb Evans - University of Louisiana Monroe, football
Mackenzie Frank - Texas Tech University, Track (hurdles)
Jordon Robertson - Kansas State University, football
Geraud Sanders - United States Air Force Academy, football

It's the second year in a row that a football scholar-athlete has been accepted at the Air Force Academy. Last year 2015 graduate Dailen Sutton was accepted into the Air Force Academy. The Falcon football team won the state championship in 2014 and were undefeated during the regular season last fall.

Congratulations goes to the Falcon coaches, teachers, and parents for their expertise, support and dedication to these scholar-athletes.

For more information on Bishop Dunne, see the school's website: or

Come to Geo Tech: National Geographic Photographer Joel Sartore will be lecturing at the school on Thursday, February 25, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. The public is invited to hear his lecture about photographing rare and near-extinct animals. Contact Mary Gracheck for tickets: 

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National Geographic Photographer Joel Sartore will be speaking on his work with rare and nearly extinct animals at Bishop Dunne Catholic School. The public is invited to attend his 7:00 p.m. lecture on Thursday, February 25, 2016.

The public is invited to hear renowned National Geographic photographer and conservationist Joel Sartore on Thursday, February 25, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.

Joel Sartore is trying to save our ecosystem through his work with a camera. He photographs rare species and his book, RARE: Portraits of America’s Endangered Species, is one of several he’s published to document the danger of allowing the loss of these animals. He says that it is folly to think that we can destroy one species and ecosystem after another and not affect humanity. He feels that when we save a species, we are actually saving ourselves.

Sartore has contributed to Audubon Magazine, Time, Life, Newsweek, Sports Illustrated and is a regular contributor to CBS Sunday Morning with Charles Osgood. He travels around the world to take photos of species on the verge of extinction, and then uses these in shows throughout the globe to help viewers become aware of what is happening on planet Earth. He is scheduled to project some of his photos onto two screens outside the Vatican next year.

His work was highlighted in a recent CBS Sunday Morning piece by Martha Teichner, aired on November 15, 2015, who noted he is working against the clock to document species before they disappear forever. Bishop Dunne will host Joel Sartore on February 25, 2015, at 7:00 p.m., in the school’s Milam J. Joseph Auditorium. The public is invited to attend. Tickets are $20 per person and $10 for Bishop Dunne students and their family members.

Joel Sartore Keynote Registration

GeoTech Lecture Series Event, Thursday, February 25, 2016 at 7:00 PM at the Bishop Dunne Auditorium located at 3900  Rugged Drive, Dallas, TX 75224. Tickets are $20, $10 for Bishop Dunne students and their family members. Contact Mary Gracheck for tickets: or see the school's website: www/ for more information.