Principal's Message

Monday, January 20: No School
A reminder that Bishop O'Gorman Catholic Schools does not have school on Monday, January 20, due to observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

 Catholic Schools Week Dress Days: January 27-January 31
SUCCEED: Favorite Team Day (Monday, January 27) Show success by wearing your favorite college/sports team's apparel
LEAD: Mismatch (Tuesday, January 28) Dare to stand out and lead by doing the right thing.  Wear your favorite mismatched pieces.
SERVE: Dress Down for $1 (Wednesday, January 29) Know that proceeds will go to student scholarships.
LEARN: Knights wear/Spirit wear (Thursday, January 30) Support our Knight family by wearing spirit wear!

Friday, January 31: All-Schools Mass
January 26 through February 1 is National Catholic Schools Week. The All-Schools Mass takes place on Friday, January 31, at the Augustana University Elmen Center at 10:00 a.m. Upon completion of the Mass, students will return to OGJH where they will be dismissed at noon. While we strongly encourage all of our OGJH students to ride the bus to and from the event, we understand that there may be special circumstances that dictate otherwise. If this is the case for your child, please fill out the permission form and send it to school with your child by Wednesday, January 29. Click here to access the form.


*O'Gorman Junior High School's Campus Visit Days
If you know someone who may be interested in learning more about the O’Gorman Campus, and would like to experience a day in the life of a Knight, please encourage them to attend one of O’Gorman Junior High School’s “Campus Visit Days”. They will be held on February 18, March 31, and April 28. The visiting student will be paired with a student they already know who attends O’Gorman Junior High School or we can match them with a current student who shares similar interests. Their experience will include learning more about the O’Gorman Campus, attending classes, eating lunch, meeting the faculty, staff, and students of O’Gorman Junior High School!

Students are welcome to attend one of our “Campus Visit Days” if he or she is a current 6th, 7th, or 8th grade student and currently does not attend school in our school system.  A parent/guardian of the student visiting must fill out the online form by clicking here. After we receive the online form, we will be in contact with them to outline the specifics of the day!

*6th Grade Bishop O'Gorman Schools Visit to OGJH 
This is a time to have fun and meet other students that will be attending O’Gorman Junior High School next year. This event will be held on Thursday, January 23 from 1:15-2:40 PM. Current Bishop O'Gorman Catholic School students do not need to register. Any prospective family interested in having your child attend this event can call the school office at (605) 988-0546.

*6th Grade Parent Information Night
Parents will have a chance to meet the OGJH staff and other new parents, take a tour of the facility, in addition to hearing about the general offerings of the school. This event will be held on Monday, February 10 from 7:00-8:15 PM. Current Bishop O'Gorman Catholic School parents do not need to register. Any prospective family interested in attending this event should register here.

January Dates
Monday, January 20:
 No School—Martin Luther King Day
Monday, January 21: 8th Grade Visit to OGHS: 1:15 PM-3:00 PM
Thursday, January 23: 6th Grade Visit to OGJH: 1:15 PM
Sunday, January 26: Catholic Schools Week Begins
Wednesday, January 29: No School Mass
Friday, January 31: All Schools Mass at Augustana Elmen Center: 10:00 AM