BD Ambassadors

BD Ambassadors are students who represent BD and act as envoys for the student community. Activities include the team to welcome new students, conduct tours, host visiting students, participation in Open House, Saints Day, Freshman Orientation, the Alumni Phonathon, and grade school visits.

ALL students are invited to become an ambassador.

How to become involved:
1. Print off the card card found here or obtain one from Mrs. Polhamus.
2. Look for volunteer opportunities in your email and Canvas or listen  for announcements.
3. Sign-up for the advertised activity.
4. Attend the organizational meeting (if there is one).
5. Show up on time for the activity & have the adult in charge sign your card once you've completed the duty.
6. Do this for 3 activities and then turn the card into Mrs. Polhamus. She'll be sure you are recognized at the end-of-the-year honor ceremonies.

Click Here for Service Card

Moderator: Amy Johns, ajohns@bishopdwenger.com

Euell Wilson Center Tutors

Description: Saints tutor grade school children (called Buddies) at the Euell Wilson Center to help increase literacy levels in an after -school neighborhood program. A BD bus is taken to the Center. 

Activities:  Each Saint works with one child, on a 1:1 ratio. Relationships are formed, and our Saints encourage the Buddies to complete school assignments, read to improve their literacy level, as well as have fun and play board games. In the summer, Saints may assist with Euell Wilson Center field trips, called Fun Fridays.

Requirements: This group is open to all Saints. Service hours are received for tutoring the children, one hour for each hour of tutoring. Permission slips are necessary to ride the bus.

Moderator: Nancy Yorke, nyorke@bishopdwenger.com

KEYS Club

KEYS Club is a service club at Bishop Dwenger High School for all grade levels. We are committed to serving the needs in our community and school. Throughout the year, the students volunteer at nursing homes, collect items for the needy and assist with other school activities to name a few opportunities. Here is a list of the ongoing service opportunities KEYS Club participated in prior to the COVID pandemic: 

  • Monthly Bingo at Kingston Rehabilitation and Nursing Home-assist activities director with Bingo.
  • Johnny Appleseed Festival-volunteered at Settlers Booth.
  • Halloween at the Zoo-dress up in costumes and pass out candy to visitors.
  • Purse Bingo-collect donated purses for Charis House.
  • Ongoing collection of children’s books for Women's Care Center.
  • Dress Down Day to raise money for Catholic Charities. Money supported Easter Baskets and family needs.
  • Coat Drive for the Rescue Mission in December.
  • Collected gently used sleeping bags for the homeless.
  • Monthly Bingo at Kingston Rehabilitation and Nursing Home-assist activities director with Bingo.

Since COVID, we have supported the residents at St. Anne's home with gift bags and cards, assisted St. Henry's food bank with Christmas gift boxes, helped with the Susie Beard Turkey Collection, and with Friends of the Poor Walk.

Moderator: Cathy Dillion, cdillion@bishopdwenger.com

Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD)

Description: SADD's focus is to help students make good choices.

Activities: SADD members encourage students to sign pledge cards stating they would not participate in destructive behaviors especially during homecoming week, formal and prom dances. SADD participates in Red Ribbon Week, Homecoming and Snowcoming. 

Requirements: Open to all students

Moderator: Theresa Roberts, troberts@bishopdwenger.com

Saints Alive! Student Volunteers

Description: Sophomore, Junior, and Senior students assist adult volunteers to staff the Saints Alive! Dinner & Auction. Duties may include serving as hosts/hostesses, valet parking, accounting, distribution, coat check, and serving. A wide variety of positions are open to students. All Freshmen and one parent are required to help with clean-up the day after the event. 

Requirements: You must be willing to work hard and be on time. Some positions may require you to wear costumes.

Moderator: Susan McTague, smctague@bishopdwenger.com

Sustainable Environmental Activities (SEA) Club

Description: S.E.A. (Sustainable Environmental Action) is an environmentally based service and activism club. The club is responsible for the school's recycling program, Earth Week activities, and promoting greener actions at Bishop Dwenger High school.

Requirements: Any student may join. Students who participate in 15 or more events are eligible to earn a chevron or pin. These events include: 7 meetings and 8 afterschool recycling events. All recycling events count toward List and Flex Service Hours, and occur on Tuesdays and Wednesdays after school. Club meetings are every other week on Thursday mornings.  

Moderator: Elizabeth Walker, lwalker@bishopdwenger.com