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Brady will be hosting our first Sports Information Night on Thursday, November 13 at 6:45pm in the library. Since we were unable to do this for the fall season, the evening will be an opportunity for all Brady athletes and their parents to come and listen to guest speakers. Following our speakers, fall and spring athletes and parents will be excused and winter athletes and parents will break off into team meetings. There, they will have an opportunity to meet their coaches. Coaches will speak about policies, procedures and coaching philosophy. It is also an opportunity for parents to hear about logistical things such as tryouts, practice times and any other pertinent information. We do ask that all winter athletes and at least one parent attend. In the future, we will be doing this for each of the fall, winter and spring seasons. 

We are fortunate to have two quality presentations on November 13. Dr. William Storo will join us to talk about concussions in sports. He will focus on the importance of identifying and addressing concussions and the doctor's role in consultation. We will also have a presentation by Dan Serard of the NHIAA on the "Life of an Athlete" program we are rolling out here at Brady. The program is designed to help athletes make healthy lifestyle choices and to be active members in their communities. For more information on this program, you can visit

Applications are now being accepted for the 2014-15 Hugh O'Brian's Youth (HOBY) Leadership Program for interested sophomore students. Founded in 1958, HOBY's mission is to inspire and develop a global community of youth an volunteers to a life dedicated to leadership, service and innovation. Chosen recipients of the Leadership Program will attend a three-day State Leadership Seminar from May 29-31. To learn more about the program, please click here to view a flyer and click here for the application. A presentation by previous Brady HOBY participants will be given to the sophomore class following the Monday Morning Meeting on October 27. The HOBY application is also available in the College Counseling Office.

The deadline to apply is November 7. Please return completed applications to the College Counseling Office. For further information or with questions, please visit or contact Ms. Shumway at

On Wednesday, November 19 from 5:30-7:00pm, the NH Safe Sports Network will be giving free sports physicals for student athletes. The physicals will be held at the NH Orthopaedic Center, 9 Washington Place in Bedford, NH. For more information and to preregister for a physical, please click here. Registration is due by November 12 and may alternatively be printed and mailed to NHMI/ Safe Sports, 35 Kosciuszko St., Manchester, NH 03101.

At the beginning of the school year, you may remember that we announced a program with Target that makes it easy for individuals to support our school. If you have a Target REDcard, Target will donate 1% of what you spend on any item right back to Bishop Brady High School. As of October 22, we have 38 people signed up, meaning that we are only 12 away from our goal of 50 by the holiday season!

If you don't already have a REDcard, you can apply for a Target credit or debit card; both have the same benefits. Please encourage friends and family members to also designate Brady as their school. It's easy to sign up. Simply complete the three fields in the first column titled "Sign me up." Next, enter your name and REDcard number to designate Bishop Brady as your school. Thank you for your support! 

Bishop Brady High School is pleased to announce the appointment of Andrea Isaak Elliot as Principal, effective July 1, 2014.

Ms. Elliot holds NH certification with dual endorsements as both Principal and Guidance Director and brings many years of experience in both private and public education. Her public school experience includes serving as an Assistant Principal at Concord High School, Dean of Students at Salem High School and Dean of Instruction at Dover High School. She spent a combined 18 years of service in NH Catholic schools as Director of Counseling and Guidance, teacher, coach and advisor at Trinity, Mount Saint Mary, and Bishop Guertin High Schools. In addition, she has also served on the NEASC Commission on Public Secondary Schools and their Leadership Council since 2008.

Ms. Elliot earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Education and Psychology from the University of New Hampshire and a Master of Education degree in School Counseling from Notre Dame College.

Following the completion of extensive graduate coursework in School Administration, she became certified as a Principal. She is currently completing her Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in Educational Leadership at Plymouth State University.

Please join us in offering prayerful best wishes and a warm welcome to Ms. Elliot.


  • October, 2014
    • FriOct31 End of Quarter 1
  • November, 2014
    • TueNov04 In Session Open House 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM
    • WedNov05 Fall Preview - Open House 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
    • SatNov08 Annual Youth Rally for Area Parishes 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
    • MonNov10 In Session Open House 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
    • TueNov11 Veterans' Day (no school)

Upcoming Events

November 10, 2014

Alumni Veterans Breakfast
Monday, November 10, 2014
Veterans to be recognized at the school-wide Monday Morning Meeting at 9:00am
RSVP by November 4 to Maureen Kimball
(603)224-7418 x223

November 27, 2014

Join us at our 16th Annual Galloping Gobbler, held at Bishop Brady. All proceeds benefit the Tuition Assistance Fund.

There is a registration fee of $20, $25 if you would like a t-shirt. Race-day registration is $25; t-shirts are not guaranteed, but if still available upon registration, add $5.

There are three ways to register:

1. Online Registration (not available after 11:59pm on Tuesday, November 25)

2. Complete a paper registration for each runner and mail to Bishop Brady 
Click here for Paper Registration Forms/ Release of Liability

3. Race-Day Registration begins at 7:30am on Thursday, November 27.





Suzy's Corner

Currently a beloved science teacher at Brady, Suzy was was born in Buffalo, New York and attended the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University. She worked in the foundry industry for 11 years, taught as an adjunct at NHTI for six years, and has been happily teaching at Bishop Brady for the past 17 years. Suzy enjoys knitting and making her advisees slice-and-bake cookies. She loves cats, especially her himalayan Wrigley and Hello Kitty.

Sycamore Gardens Project

We are starting a project to grow seedlings for the Sycamore Community Gardens. The Gardens give refugees and low-income families in the Concord area the opportunity to grow their own food. For more information, click here. If you have ideas about growing seedlings or would like to help, please contact me at


Brady Habitat for Humanity Service Trip

Forty-nine students and nine chaperones traveled to Almost Heaven Habitat in Franklin, West Virginia during February break. This was Brady's third year in West Virginia and our fifth Habitat trip overall. Thank you for all of your support in helping make this
trip possible. Watch our video featuring our past trips, It's Almost Heaven: 


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