July 1, we officially welcomed our new principal, Ms. Elliot. If you haven't had the chance to meet her yet, take a look at the August 11 spotlight from The Concord Monitor, and join us August 12 at 4:30pm at Brady for an introduction and personal remarks from Ms. Elliot (RSVP here). We are excited to begin the new school year with her!
On Friday, August 1, elementary school children and their summer camp counselors from the Greater Concord Boys & Girls Club visited Brady for the school's first annual Penny Carnival. The kids enjoyed booths and activities run by members of Brady's incoming Class of 2018, along with Briareus Club members (a group of current juniors). Both the little kids and the teenagers had a great time! Special thanks are extended to Brady parent Tad Bonvie for providing a great soundtrack as the event DJ, Chad Puzzo '89 of Fun Bounce in Derry for donating the bounce house, and Brady parent Vicky Kalil/ Stoneyfield Farms, Londonderry New Hampshire for providing the frozen treats, as well as to all of the (many!) families who donated tents, water, soda, and materials for the booths!
Click here to view a full album of photos from the event.
Earlier this year, the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) sent a visiting accreditation team to evaluate Bishop Brady High School. After completing the full report in June, NEASC has granted Brady Continued Accreditation effective through June 24, 2024. "The report highlights both our strengths and some of our challenges and makes recommendations to help guide our journey to greatness," said Brady Principal Andrea Isaak Elliot. "I am excited to work with the administrative leadership team and the advisory board to adjust our strategic plan taking into account the recommendations of the visiting team."
Click here to read the full report from the NEASC Accreditation team.
From July 18-20, the international Catholic youth ministry Life Teen hosted Steubenville East, an annual regional conference for young Catholics organized "in hopes of strengthening and inspiring teens and youth groups in their collective journeys to Christ." At this summer's conference, Kristina Andrewski '15 gave her testimony, in front of a crowd of over 3,000 Steubenville attendees. Kristina's courage to share her personal story is inspiring. You can find her testimony in the video below around the 11-minute mark.
For more information on Steubenville East and Life Teen, visit www.lifeteen.com.
Summer is prime time to perfect that swing! Pull out your golf clubs and join us at Bishop Brady's 15th Annual Alumni Golf Classic, to be held at Canterbury Woods Country Club on Friday, October 3. Registration is open now and may be completed by clicking here.
October 3, 2014
Join us at our 15th Annual Alumni Golf Classic, held at Canterbury Woods Country Club. All proceeds benefit the Tuition Assistance Fund.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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