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.
“Be who you are and be that well, to give honor to the Master Craftsman whose handiwork you are.”
-St. Francis DeSales-
An integral part of the formation that takes place at Bishop Lynch is the commitment to service for the good of others. As the development of students progresses throughout the high school years, there are increasing opportunities to gain an appreciation for the sharing of oneself and one’s subsequent talents.
This focus on service is rooted in the tenets of our faith and especially linked to our Dominican heritage of scholarship and service, as our mission statement reminds us to recall. The four pillars of Dominican life are prayer, study, community, and service (preaching). Known as the Order of Preachers, the Dominican charism shapes the framework for formation here at Bishop Lynch.
In last month’s column, I discussed the implications of a “first choice” perspective for student formation at Bishop Lynch. Every aspect of a student’s experience at BL is reflected in the accountability chart that is available for viewing on the school’s website at www.bishoplynch.org/strategicplan (pages 5-8). Reflective of the school’s commitment to its Dominican heritage, the “first choice” lens applies to a student’s academic formation as well. This academic formation occurs through the cultivation of critical thinking skills, acquisition of knowledge and wisdom, and love for the pursuit of Truth (“Veritas”). Leadership for the academic program at Bishop Lynch is provided by the Assistant Principal for Academic Affairs, Mr. Randy Becker.
This past Sunday, the Church celebrated the canonization of Cardinal John Henry Newman, a key figure from the 19th century who provides for us meaningful insights about what it means to pursue learning in a Catholic high school like Bishop Lynch. Newman was an Anglican theologian and priest who lived from 1801-890. In 1845, Newman converted to the Catholic faith and was appointed a Cardinal by Pope Leo XIII in 1879. Cardinal Newman was widely recognized for his writings and wisdom, even during his own time in the English-speaking world.
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