As I watch the snow falling outside my office window, it’s hard to believe spring is just around the corner.
At the end of the week, a group of students are headed to Spain for a two week exchange with our friends at the Agustinos School in Granada. Another group is headed off to El Salvador on a mission trip. In April, over 60 students head to West Virginia for our annual Habitat for Humanity trip. Our seniors are just months away from completing their high school journeys. College applications have been sent and students are anxiously awaiting their final decisions. Senior nights for sports teams continue and plans are underway for the senior trip and the prom. The administration is readying for yet another Bishop Brady baccalaureate and graduation.
Yes, the Brady Advantage is alive and well. We are a caring community encouraging students to build character, plan for their futures, and serve their communities. Faith, Learning, and Service. It’s hard to argue with a combined 90 years of quality Catholic education at Bishop Brady and our predecessor, St. John High School. While adhering to the traditions of a rigorous, Catholic, college preparatory program, BBHS also provides opportunities for students to blend courses from post-secondary institutions and online distance learning sources, design internships, or propose summer programs to supplement their studies. Over the past several years we have increased our Advanced Placement, dual enrollment, and elective offerings, added additional sports and clubs, and expanded our Kairos program. We continue to work toward increased internship opportunities to promote real-world learning. Our annual Veteran’s Day program has quickly become a notable addition to our community events. In April, we will host our first “Distinguished Giants” event recognizing alumni, young alumni and faculty who exemplify our mission.
I continue to invite all of you to connect, reconnect, or continue connecting with the Brady community. If you haven’t been to Columbus Avenue in awhile, stop in for a visit. Someone will always take the time to speak with you or show you around. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. We love to hear from you and are grateful for your partnership.
Andrea Isaak Elliot