News And Notes

8/22 New Parent Mixer

It’s tradition at Bishop Carroll to welcome the new members of our school community at this adults-only evening reception full of fellowship, food, and fun! You will be able to meet other parents/guardians, BCPO Academics/Activities Presidents and school administrators. Whether this is your first BC student or your fourth, this night is all about you. We’ll begin the evening with dinner by BCPO Activities President Larry Smith and follow up with presentations from President Tish Nielsen and more. We look forward to seeing you!

When: Thursday, August 22 - 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm*
Where: Bishop Carroll Activities Complex

*If you have a Freshman student this year or are at all new to the BCCHS community, you should have received an email invitation on August 1 through EventBrite. If you did not receive an email, check your Spam folder or contacting the Advancement Office at 316-729-5289.

Alumni Directory Update

Calling All Alumni!

The 2019 Alumni Directory update has begun! Postcards and emails (from Publishing Concepts/PCI) have been sent out, and now we need your help to make sure we have the most up-to-date information for this next edition.

Once you get an email or postcard, you can simply call the toll-free number and use your assigned Personal ID# to verify your information and purchase the directory if you wish.

Your prompt assistance in making this project a success is greatly appreciated! You will always be an Eagle!




Leticia C. Nielsen, President

BCPO Information

What is BCPO?

BCPO is the Bishop Carroll Parents’ Organization. It is divided into two committees: the BCPO Activities Committee and the BCPO Academics Committee. Each group selects a set of Executive Officers and Voting Members each summer to conduct business for the group.

Who is a Member?

All parents of the Bishop Carroll Catholic High School Community are members of the Bishop Carroll Parents’ Organization.



This is our main student fundraiser. All profits are given back to the school to help fund things like new classrooms, lockers, technology, teacher gifts and class treasuries. These quality trash bags come from Envision, a not-for-profit agency based here in Wichita that offers jobs and rehab services for the blind and visually impaired. Order your bags from a BCCHS student, stop by the office or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Thanks to all the many parent volunteers, the concessions are a huge success. This is the perfect time to meet other parents and have fun!


Every year we put together the phone directory for the BCCHS students. Every student receives one and we have extras for sale. This is the ultimate book for networking with other students and their parents.


We host the Annual Super Bowl Sunday all you can eat Pancake and Sausage Feed. Fellowship and good food makes this so successful. Volunteers seem to love to work this event!



The Activities Committee has many activities to provide resources for Bishop Carroll athletics, listed below are many of those opportunities. These programs help support students year-round. Thank you for your participation!


The first annual soccer tournament was held in July of 2019.


We host a tournament for Catholic Schools Activities League teams over the Christmas break. We have 7th & 8th grade boys & girls divisions.


BCPO Activities handles the Spring Concessions for the Parochial and BCCHS Track Season. Grilled burgers and brats, ice cold drinks, snow cones and sunshine make for a fun time in the Spring.


Fall & Winter Sports Kick-off Parties make everyone feel welcome! These events feed BCCHS athletes, alumni, parents and supporters. Get there early!


The All-Sports Program includes rosters, team previews and an extensive recap of last year’s honors. Sponsors will have their ads featured in the Fall, Winter, and Spring season programs.


In the past, a very important project for BCPO has been the selling of BCCHS Gold Cards.  BCCHS athletes can compete for prizes by selling the Gold Card, which offers great discounts from local merchants.


Ever wonder where all of the Bishop Carroll hats, shirts, jackets, sweatshirts or stocking caps come from? The BCPO Activities Committee orders and sells BCCHS clothing, starting at Registration all the way through track season. These make great gifts that show school pride.


Athlete Picture Buttons allow parents, grandparents, friends and alumni to show pride in their son, daughter or grandchild. This group shoots button pictures for all the sports during the year. These buttons are great keepsakes.


The sale of Locker Mates is a long-time tradition. Donated materials from Star Lumber, handcrafts several hundred Locker Mates each year and then makes them available for sale at registration.


The BC Golf Tournament is a fun opportunity to support the Bishop Carroll Catholic Community. Get a team together, come out and play!


Show your BCCHS spirit with a yard sign that displays your students name & sport.


Turf Committee meets to groom the turf field prior to home football and soccer games. They also assist the BCPO grounds crew in maintaining the stadium.

Bishop Appoints New BCCHS Chaplains

We are pleased to announce that Bishop Carl A. Kemme has named a new full time chaplain and associate chaplain to BCCHS effective June 18, 2019.  Our new Chaplain will be Fr. Ed Herzog and he will reside at St. Francis of Assisi rectory.  Our new Associate Chaplain will be Fr. Andrew Bergkamp.  Fr. Bergkamp will also be Parochial Vicar of St. Joseph Parish, Wichita.

Here is a statement from both priests reflecting on their new assignments.

It is with great joy that I announce that Bishop Kemme has named me the full time chaplain of Bishop Carroll Catholic High School effective on June 18th.  This past year as the associate chaplain has been joyful and grace filled and I look forward to remaining with this community for the years to come.

As I mentioned last year, Bishop Carroll has a tradition of excellence academically, athletically, artistically, and most importantly, spiritually, and I’m humbled to continue to be a part of it. I’m excited that Fr. Andrew Bergkamp will be joining the Bishop Carroll team, and that for the second consecutive year we will have two priests serving the students, faculty, and staff at our great school.

Lastly, I would be remiss if I did not thank my predecessor and mentor, Fr. Sam Brand, for his spiritual and pastoral leadership of Bishop Carroll for the past three years.  Having a year to serve under his leadership and learn from him has been invaluable to say the very least.  If you see Fr. Sam please thank him for his years of service to Bishop Carroll, and I would ask that we all pray for him as he begins his new assignment as a pastor.

Please be assured of my prayers for all of you, and please pray for me as I begin this new assignment.  Go Eagles!

-Fr. Ed Herzog

My name is Father Andrew Bergkamp and I am thankful and excited that Bishop Carl Kemme has assigned me to Bishop Carroll as assistant chaplain.  I look forward to the opportunity to serve the Bishop Carroll community as I teach the Senior class along with Fr. Ed Herzog.  As I assist Fr. Herzog in the role of chaplain, I am eager to get to know the student body and assist the school anyway I can.

I grew up West of Wichita in Garden Plain and after high school I attended Fort Hays State University.  After graduating, I entered seminary formation at Kenrick-Glennon Seminary in St. Louis and finished my seminary education at Mundelein Seminary in Illinois.  For the first two years of my priesthood, I have been an associate priest at Blessed Sacrament Parish.

I thank God for the tremendous blessings He has bestowed upon me, especially my family, Catholic faith, and vocation to the holy priesthood.  The first two years of my priesthood have been very blessed and I am eager to begin the next chapter in my priestly ministry.  Please pray for me and know that you are in mine.

In Christ,

-Fr. Andrew Bergkamp

Exchange Student Host Family Needed for 19/20 School Year

We have several foreign exchange students that are coming to Bishop Carroll for the 2019-2020 school year and are in need of host families.  If you are interested in hosting a student, please contact BCCHS President Leticia Nielsen at 722-2390 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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