- Student Life
Here are resources available to you as a parent at BMCHS.
Bishop McLaughlin Catholic School will be providing bus transportation serving the routes below. This service is offered as a convenience for our parents and students and attempts to serve a large geographic area.
Based on a regular day schedule. Times will vary for days with special schedules.
***Prices subject to change due to increase in gas charges.***
Transportation fees are billed per semester. Bus Transportation options and their associated costs are:
As a cost savings to parents, we continue to offer a reduction in the fare if the semester is paid in advance. If paid at the beginning of each semester, the amount of the round-trip fare is $1,275.00 for the entire five-month semester; a yearly saving of $200.00 when compared to monthly payments. The amount of a one-way fare when paid at the beginning of each semester is $800.00; a yearly savings of $200.00 when compared to monthly payments.
Bus service will commence on the first full day of classes.
Please note the following:
PLEASE NOTE: All bus fees are due the 1st of every month or at the start of each semester. Payments after the due date are subject to a $25 late fee.
Bishop McLaughlin Catholic High School has a state-of-the-art kitchen with a chef who prepares meals for our students on a daily basis. There are multiple selections each day for our students to choose from during the breakfast break and lunch periods.
Our dining hall accepts checks, cash or families can make deposits via FACTS Family Portal. Students can then draw from the monies deposited using their student ID for access to their accounts.
Students with a negative balance in excess of $-15.00 cannot purchase breakfast items. Lunch items will be restricted to a cheese or PB&J sandwich for $2.00, along with a milk ($.75) or water for ($.50).
Any person who knows, or has reasonable cause to suspect, that a child is abused, abandoned, or neglected by a parent, legal custodian, caregiver, or other person responsible for the child’s welfare is a mandatory reporter. § 39.201(1)(a), Florida Statutes.
Bishop McLaughlin Catholic High School is committed to grow our Arts Program to include new academic courses of study and programming. This program will uniquely qualify your student to pursue careers in the Arts community.
Our Friends of the Arts organization includes Students, Parents, Alumni, Faculty, BMCHS Administration and Community Members. There is no cost to become a member.
Friends of the Arts will meet regularly to discuss:
The mission of the Bishop McLaughlin Catholic High School Parent Volunteer Association is to promote, encourage and support BMCHS’s students, families, and staff. We help new parents get involved and stay connected to the rest of the Bishop Community. Our parent members offer support to administration and staff through service, fundraising assistance, and volunteering whenever help is needed.
We provide volunteers and help staff organize a variety of BMCHS events and activities including; Homecoming events, senior class activities, Honor Society and Junior Ring Ceremony Receptions, We support the Arts Department by coordinating support for plays and art events. We pamper the students during Catholic Schools Week and the Staff during Staff Appreciation Week. Our biggest challenge is coordinating, planning and organizing the Annual Navy & Gold Gala.
Throughout the year there are many opportunities to help. The PVA is here to help you get involved, so we can all make Bishop an environment which will enrich our children’s’ education and enhance the world in which we live and they grow.
All parents, grandparents and guardians are encouraged to join the PVA. Membership is free!
Volunteers can assist in preparing for the Pasta dinner. Opportunities will include setting up tables, ironing table cloths and (set-up, serve and clean-up).
Volunteers are needed to man our PVA table answer any questions for new volunteers to sign-up for future events.
Volunteers can donate any items needed to run the School Retreats. Opportunities will also include setting up and clean up any activities
Volunteers are needed to assist manning the tables presented to showcase New Admissions, Bishop Parents with 1 year or more experience will be asked to accompany Student Ambassadors to float and tour the school, in answering questions for new incoming parents. Volunteers are needed to help with greeting, ushering, and distributing information to potential future members of the BMCHS community
Volunteers are needed to organize reception, including decorations and refreshments (set-up, serve, and clean-up).
Volunteers are needed to assist with planning, setting up, supervising, and cleaning up during Homecoming Activities (Rally and Dance). Note: Background screening and Safe Environment Training is required when supervising students.
Volunteers are needed to organize and coordinate events to show appreciation for the faculty and the staff during this week (suggestions are provided).
Volunteers are needed to help organize, solicit merchandise and/or sponsorships, sell tickets, decorate, and help with the catalog either prior to and/or the day and evening of the event. Note: The Auction is one of the school’s major fundraisers including smaller fundraising events such as Casino Night, Friends of the Family Social Events.
Volunteers are needed to assist in setting up the Prom.
Volunteers are needed to plan a reception (refreshments, decorations, set-up, and clean-up) for this event.
Volunteers are needed to help (organize, set-up, serve, and clean-up) with the luncheon for the senior class. Need freshman, sophomore, and junior parents to sign-up. Suggestions will be provided.
Volunteers are needed to help organize the costume and prop closets, gather props and costumes for performances, assist with art work displays, help with the Christmas and talent shows as needed (box office, concessions, etc.), assist with digital media needs and help organize fundraising activities (dress down days, selling donuts, etc.)
Volunteers needed to assist with setting up reception and refreshments.
Volunteers are needed to help sell used uniform (2x a year) and spirit wear at home games during sporting events.
Volunteers are needed to help with clerical activities on an as-needed basis.
Volunteers are needed to help out with projects and/or events that come up during the school year.