Grade 8 High School Reminders

  1. The Archdiocese of Baltimore Catholic High School Guide should have come home with your son/daughter last week.  If you have not seen it, please check with your student.  It contains very valuable information about the Catholic high schools, the fairs and open houses, and the High School Placement Test. 
  2.  The online registration portal for the High School Placement Test is now open.  Page 25 in the High School Guide outlines the registration process.  The test will be administered at St. Ursula School on Wednesday, December 4.
  3. Students in Grade 8 are eligible for two “floating” shadow days.  Parents/students should arrange these shadow days with the respective high school.  Please be reminded that students must return the shadow day form signed by a member of the high school admissions office staff in order for the student to receive an excused absence for that day.  That form can be found on the St. Ursula School website in the “Forms” section.
  4. Friday, October 18, 2019, is a designated shadow day for grade 8 students.  A form will be coming home this week so that you can indicate whether or not your student will be shadowing or will be attending school on that day.  Please be reminded that the parent or student must set up the shadow day with the high school in advance.
  5. Knights of Columbus High School Scholarships: The MD Knights of Columbus sponsors 6 $1500 per year scholarships to a Catholic High School.  Three of the scholarships will be awarded to sons/daughters of current K of C members. The other 3 will be awarded to any Catholic student who is a resident of Maryland to include children and grandchildren of a member of the Knights of Columbus council within the jurisdiction of Maryland. The application process runs from October 1, 2019 through February 1, 2020.  If you would like further information, please contact Mrs. Glinowiecki at
  6.  Please do not hesitate to contact Mrs. Madgar at or by calling 410-665-3533 if you have questions about this process.