Parent Board

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The Parent Board is a volunteer organization of parents and former parents, whose goal is to support the Ursuline community. The Board helps with the school's social and cultural activities, including faculty breakfasts, the annual Thanksgiving lunch, and the end-of-year faculty and staff luncheon.

The organization also sponsors “Cocktails and Conversation,” a social event for parents that occurs by grade level twice a year.


Important Dates

  • Sunday, August 19, 2018 — New Family Picnic

  • Wednesday, January 9, 2019 — Faculty Breakfast

  • Thursday, February 7, 2019 — Faculty Breakfast

  • Wednesday, March 3, 2019 — Faculty Breakfast

  • Sunday, March 31, 2019 — Grandparents Day

  • Wednesday, April 3, 2019 — Faculty Breakfast

  • Sunday, April 28, 2019 — New Parent Meet & Greet

  • Wednesday, May 1, 2019 — Faculty Breakfast

Members

Amy Bowers, Peter Brannan, Kelly Cook, Kim Hanrahan, Jennifer Hanson, Bert Hosea, Laura Hyman, Laura Inkman, Tricia Johnson, Holly Kerr, Kevin Keyes, Gena Maguire, Amy Mentgen, Susan O'Suilleabhain, Brian Parro, Mary Pittman, Michelle Rickman, Susan Risinger, Tami Roberts, Mike Savage, Julie Shannon, April Snider, Mandy Tschoepe, Vickie Velis, Ken Whisler, Tandra Whisler, and Kathie Wood


“I do not look at this as service. My position is an undeserved honor. I constantly observe the gifts being provided to Ursuline by others around me and consider all the people whose past and future gifts of time and talent have come from their hearts.”

Brian Parro, Board President

Contact

Katherine "Kathie" Wood

Event & Volunteer Coordinator
Kathie

Want to get involved?

Sign up to help us with our breakfasts for faculty.

Online Resources

School Portal

What Is the School Portal?

The School Portal is a communication tool containing the following:

  • Master Calendar - including class rotation, school events, major deadlines, and holidays
  • Searchable School Directories
    • Parent-Student Directory (note: information populated on this directory is populated by your Biography information in My BackPack)
    • Faculty-Staff Directory
  • Forms, Downloads, and Links

Who Uses the School Portal?

  • Each student and parent has his/her own username and password.
  • The Portal login user name and password are the same as your My BackPack login.

Login Help

To get automated help retrieving or resetting your user name and password, go to the login page of My BackPack and click on "I forgot my User Name/Password." Then follow on-screen instructions and subsequent instructions you will receive in a password-reset email. Once you retrieve (or reset) your user name and password on My BackPack, you will need to return to the School Portal and enter that information on School Portal login screen. If you need additional assistance with your login for the School Portal, contact Shanna Housley.

Go to the School Portal

My BackPack

What Is MyBackPack?

MyBackPack is a utility and transaction tool containing the following:

Who Uses MyBackPack?

  • Each student and parent has his/her own username and password.
  • Your user name and password for MyBackPack are also used to log into the School Portal and Magnus.

Login Help

To get automated help retrieving or resetting your username and password, go to the login page of MyBackPack and click on "I forgot my Username/Password." Then follow on-screen instructions and subsequent instructions you will receive in a password-reset email. If you need additional assistance with your login for MyBackPack, contact Shanna Housley.

Go to MyBackPack

Naviance

What Is Naviance?

Naviance is a utility tool used to manage the following:

Who Uses Naviance?

  • Each student and parent has his/her own username and password.

Login Help

To get automated help retrieving or resetting your user name and password, go to the login page of Naviance and click on "I forgot my password." Then follow on-screen instructions and subsequent instructions you will receive in a password-reset email. If you need additional assistance with your login for Naviance, contact your daughter's personal counselor.

Go to Naviance

Blackboard

What Is Blackboard?

Blackboard is the online community for students and teachers:

  • Daily announcements
  • Class materials and assignments
  • Club and class announcements
  • Library database log-ins
  • CAVE (technology) information
  • Advisory information
  • Honors applications
  • Students may turn in assignments to the “digital drop box.”

Who Uses Blackboard?

  • Each student and teacher has his/her own username and password.
  • Parents do not have logins for Blackboard.
  • Students receive their login information during orientation.

Login Help

For login assistance, students should go to the Technology Suite student help desk in the French Family Center.

Go to Blackboard

Magnus Health

What Is Magnus Health?

Ursuline Academy uses an online database called Magnus Health SMR (Student Medical Record). This secure web-based system houses school-related forms, including:

  • Immunization Form needed for new families to complete enrollment
  • Athletic forms required for all team sports participation (including cheer and Rangerettes)

  • Over-the-counter medication forms
  • Consent to treat, and other health forms

Login Help

To get automated help retrieving or resetting your user name and password, go to the login page of My BackPack and click on "I forgot my User Name/Password." Then follow on-screen instructions and subsequent instructions you will receive in a password-reset email. If you need additional assistance with your login for My BackPack, contact Shanna Housley.

Go to Magnus Health

Ravenna

What is Ravenna?

The Ursuline Academy of Dallas Admissions Department uses Ravenna, a web-based service for online applications for admission. Applicants create Ravenna accounts during the application process. Here are the activities that are part of a Ravenna account:

  • Application for Academy admission
  • Admission event registration (such as Open House)
  • Transcripts
  • Recommendations
  • Scheduling applicant interviews

Who Uses Ravenna?

  • Each family has one account
  • Ravenna accommodates multiple children applying to multiple schools with a single account for an entire family. If you have already created a Ravenna account for another school (and/or child), please use that existing Ravenna account and add our school and/or another child.

Login Help

To get automated help retrieving or resetting your user name and password, go to the login page of Ravenna and click on "Forgot Your Password?". Then follow on-screen instructions and subsequent instructions you will receive in a password-reset email. If you need additional assistance with your login for Ravenna, contact help@ravennasolutions.com.

Learn More about Ravenna and Academy Admissions

Login Help

Login help is available through automated processes on Ursuline's online resources (except Blackboard) by clicking links for forgotten user names and/or passwords on the login screens. For the quickest resolution of your login problem, please use these automated process.

If you need further assistance, please contact the following:

Note: your login for the School Portal, My Backpack, and Magnus Health are the same.