New Parent Orientation Packet (May 1, 2021)

Welcome to The Nest Class of 2025!


Athletics

2021-22 Sports Registration Form

2021-22 Physical Form

Athletics Summer 2021 Practice Schedule

2021-22 Sports Participation Requirements

All athletes playing a sport in 2021-22 must have all required paperwork completed prior June 7, 2021.

IMPORTANT: All Student Athletes must submit an updated 21-22 IHSAA Physical form. for the 21-22 School Year. The physical should be dated on or after April 1, 2021.

– Franciscan Health is not offering dates for physicals this year. You may acquire your physical at your own doctor’s office or any Med-Check that offers sports physicals
– You must turn in a completed IHSAA Physical to the athletic office.
– You must complete all required online forms by going to your GC Gateway account and look for “Sports Registration.” If possible, please indicate all sports that your child plans to participate in for 2021-22.
– Athletes transferring to Guerin Catholic High School must visit the Guerin Catholic Athletic Department to complete an IHSAA Athletic Transfer prior to participation (this does not include incoming freshmen; only new sophomores, juniors & seniors).

Please contact the Guerin Catholic Athletics with questions or concerns.

Mr. Ryan Davis, Director of Athletics
rdavis@guerincatholic.org

Mr. Alfie Hernandez, Assistant Director of Athletics
ahernandez@guerincatholic.org

Mrs. Debbie Stanisz, Associate Director of Athletics
dstanisz@guerincatholic.org

Fall Sports for 2021-22

Football
Coach Tom Dilley
tdilley@guerincatholic.org
Official Start Date: Monday, August 2

Cheerleading
Coach Alyssa Franzese
afranzese@guerincatholic.org
Official Start Date: Monday, August 2

Boys Cross Country
Coach Tom Ohlman
tohlman@guerincatholic.org
Coach Tom Gallagher
tgallagher@guerincatholic.org
Official Start Date: Monday, August 2

Girls Cross Country
Coach Andy Cowen
acowen@guerincatholic.org
Coach Tom Gallagher
tgallagher@guerincatholic.org
Official Start Date: Monday, August 2

Girls Golf
Coach Mark Mathews
mmathews@guerincatholic.org
Official Start Date: Monday, August 2

Boys Soccer
Coach Chris McGrath
cmcgrath@guerincatholic.org
Official Start Date: Monday, August 2

Girls Soccer
Coach Sean Yau
syau@guerincatholic.org
Official Start Date: Monday, August 2

Boys Tennis
Coach Chris Sciaudone
csciaudone@guerincatholic.org
Official Start Date: Monday, August 2

Girls Volleyball
Coach Hailey Brown
hbrown@guerincatholic.org
Official Start Date: Monday, August 2

Fine Arts

Choirs

Incoming freshmen girls are invited to audition for the Cecilia all-girls ensemble choir for girls in grades 9-12.

Incoming Freshmen Girls Choir Audition
Thursday, June 10, 9-10 am in the choir room (NEW DATE AND TIME!)

Individual auditions will be held from 9-10 am. Auditions will last about 5 minutes each, and are very simple! Students will sing “Happy Birthday” or the “Star-Spangled Banner”, do a couple of sight-reading exercises, and sing a few simple warm-ups. No sign-up necessary; just show up!

GCGCG/GCGND Auditions
Tuesday, June 8 from 11:30 – 12:30 pm in the choir room (NEW DATE AND TIME!)

GCGCG (our all-boys, student-run a cappella group) and GCGND (our all-girls, student-run a cappella group) will hold auditions on Tuesday, June 8 from 11:30 – 12:30 p.m. in the choir room. Please come prepared with 1 minute of a song to sing! These ensembles are open to all students, including incoming freshmen.

Please reach out to Mrs. Goćur with any questions!

Service Hours at Camp Purple: Fine Arts Camp
July 12-16, 9 am – 3 pm
Guerin Catholic Fine Arts department hosts a Fine Arts Camp as a part of our Camp Purple Summer Camp program. Incoming freshmen are invited to help at the camp for service hours. Please contact Mrs. Marcia Murply at mmurphy@guerincatholic.org for more information.

Fine Arts Ice Cream Social
Sunday, August 15, 2-4 pm
Fine Arts families are invited for an ice cream social on Sunday, August 15 from 2-4 pm. A Music Department rehearsal will take place from 2-2:30 pm, followed by a performance for families at 2:30 pm. Stay tuned for more details!

String Orchestra/Concert Band

Students interested in string orchestra or concert band as freshmen have the following options:

1. An open invitation to be in either group given interest and some experience in playing their instrument!

2. A fall trimester class – ‘strings lab’ and ‘concert band lab’ – taken during your first trimester at Guerin Catholic. This class gets you officially into the band/orchestra and also gives you the opportunity to get acclimated to the routine of band/orchestra rehearsals. Teachers provide a lot of individualized attention in these ‘labs’ and work on aspects of basic theory while they encourage and nuture musicality.

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Technology/Laptops

The GCHS Department of Technology would like to extend a heartfelt welcome to all the incoming families of the Class of 2025. We are excited to meet in person, but, in the meantime, we want all families to know we are eagerly preparing for your arrival.

More specific information will be forthcoming after families finish the enrollment process, but we thought all families would appreciate the following information.

And as always, if you have any questions or need assistance, please don’t hesitate to contact Mark Phillips, Director of Technology, at mphillips@guerincatholic.org.

  • Mac Laptops: A gentle reminder that Guerin Catholic is a one-to-one Apple laptop school, and each family is expected to procure one of the MacBook computers prescribed by the school’s “Student Computer Specification” guide. All families should feel more than welcome to email Mark Phillips, Director of Technology, at mphillips@guerincatholic.org if they would like assistance in deciding which model laptop would be best for their student.
  • New Accounts To Be Distributed After Each Family Finishes The Enrollment Process: After submitting all enrollment documentation, new families will receive communication from the Technology Team with information regarding what types of online platforms are utilized by both students and parents. Furthermore, that communication will include easy to follow and interactive instructions that guide families on how to access those online platforms.
  • Have more questions? We got you covered: All new families are more than welcome to connect with one of our Technology Team members whenever they have questions. You may email Mark Phillips, Director of Technology, directly at mphillips@guerincatholic.org, or submit an email directly to the GCHS Help Desk at helpdesk@guerincatholic.org. Either avenue will connect you with a member of the team.

LAPTOP SPECIFICATIONS

Helpful links:

  • Teacher Spotlight

    Mrs. Jen Mascari

    Teaches: Kinesiology and Fitness and Recreation
    Years at GC: 8
    Years teaching: 18 years
    Degrees: Bachelor of Science in Physical Education and minors in Health and Adaptive Physical Education

    I teach at Guerin Catholic because:
    . . . I love being a part of this amazing, faith filled community, and I wouldn’t want to teach anywhere else.

    Fun Facts
    This year my husband, Tommy (who also teaches Kinesiology @ GC) and I will be celebrating our 20th wedding anniversary. We have three children, two of whom are students here at Guerin Catholic…Kirsten (Junior), Paige (Freshman), and Tommy 3 (4th grader at St. Maria Goretti). I graduated from Ball State University and was fortunate enough to have a very successful field hockey career for the Cardinals – Chirp Chirp! I recently retired from roller derby where I skated for Circle City Derby for 3 seasons. I love sports, watching my kids play sports, watching movies, and going for walks with my husband. Oh, and I love our fur baby pug, Bugsy 🙂

    Mrs. Mascari’s top 10 List on Advice to Incoming Freshmen

    10. Get involved.
    9. Don’t be afraid to challenge yourself.
    8. Manage your time.
    7. Yes, colleges look at freshman year.
    6. Be aware that friend groups change.
    5. Stay focused on yourself and on your goals.
    4. Be kind to everyone.
    3. Don’t stress too much, it will all be okay!
    2. Let others help you, and be willing to help others.
    1. Be open to growing in your faith and to letting God guide you along the way.

  • Club Spotlight

    Art Club

    The Art Club at Guerin Catholic is committed to service in their high school, local and global communities by using their artistic skills. The club meets monthly and plans several events and activities, including blood drives, making murals throughout the school, hosting a booth at the annual Cancer Walk fundraiser, face painting before football games, making cards for the Little Sisters of the Poor, and doing make-up and creating backdrops for Fine Arts productions. They have also collected plastic bottle caps to make park benches and religious statues! The Art Club is open to all grades – freshmen through seniors – and is for anyone who wants to use art along with teamwork, creativity and leadership to be involved. The Art Club is moderated by Mrs. Beth Wagoner.

    The Art Club is one of many before and after school opportunities here at Guerin Catholic. Click the link to see our other clubs. https://www.guerincatholic.org/on-campus/clubs