Get insight and information from top Bishop Lynch High School leaders each month via both a president’s message and a principal’s message. These monthly columns will give you a glimpse into the what, why and how of the school.
We start this new year with such an impressive set of expectations for continued growth, success and joy for each one of our students and staff. We have done so much preparation and planning at the start of this new journey as we embrace taking new steps toward our future selves.
As with any journey – physical, spiritual or metaphorical, it is a great practice to take stock of what we may need along the way and to have a firm vision of what our destination will be. For nearly 300 new students (freshmen and transfers), this will be their first introduction to the Friar Family and the BL Way which is a special and unique invitation to join our community as we walk together toward a shared vision of the future. Our returning students must also ready themselves for the next steps on their Friar journey as they move closer to completing high school and leaving home for the first time to live and lead in new communities on campuses of colleges and universities all over the world.
During the summer, I facilitated a discussion for the Bishop Lynch House System student leaders in choosing our “word” for the new school year. Based on the book One Word That Will Change Your Life (Gordon, Britton, Page), our reflection process led us together to choose the word “empower” as our “word” that serves as a clarifying and unifying theme for the school year.
This exercise of choosing our “word” is a way of narrowing our focus on how we will live, work and play together at BL this year in light of the school’s mission. Through this process, these student leaders exercise agency, or self-advocacy, in molding the culture of the school by adding their own voice to how we are going to journey together as a school community.
Faithful to Catholic Tradition and to our Dominican heritage of scholarship and service, Bishop Lynch High School promotes the development of the total person by bringing together a diverse community in a rigorous, college preparatory environment where students are taught to strive for excellence, seek truth, and work for justice in the world. - Founded in 1963