News Archive

2021

  • August

    Catholic Intellectual Tradition at Bishop Lynch

    Last school year, the faculty and staff at Bishop Lynch completed a review of how the Catholic Intellectual Tradition (CIT) should influence our curriculum design and assessment strategies. This review was prompted by the Bishop Lynch Strategic Plan and provided a key reminder for all of us in the school community that the CIT is the lens through which we look for the planning and execution of all teaching and learning at BL. This approach can be contrasted with any number of secular or non-religious frameworks for understanding the purpose and content of learning in a Catholic high school.

    The CIT, consistent with the National Standards and Benchmarks for Effective Catholic Elementary and Secondary Schools, provides the background and roadmap for teaching and learning at BL.
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  • New Beginnings 

    As we enter a new school year, Bishop Lynch faces a situation with our student body that is unique in our 57-year history. Over 50 percent of our student population has not experienced a full school year without amended schedules or muted Friar traditions due to the pandemic. Freshman, sophomore, and transfer students will have the opportunity to embrace the full participation of on-campus learning and activities for the first time in their high school experience. We look forward to this opportunity to more-fully welcome students to be a part of the action and energy that makes our school and student-life so vibrant.
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  • January

    “Holding Space”

    In the wake of the alarming political and social events of the last several weeks, I cannot help but wonder if both the adults and students in our community see these unsettling events as just one more crisis in a continuously unfolding series of crises over the last 12 months. I believe one risk facing our society is desensitization to crisis. Confronted with a daily barrage of bad news, upsetting images, and tempting one-line solutions to complex problems, we must be deliberate about safeguarding our ability to show empathy to others.  In addition, we must not lose our ability to think deeply about these issues that threaten so much of what our society holds dear. The centuries-old approach to learning and formation that is expressed in the Catholic Intellectual Tradition is more crucial now than ever.

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  • Channeling Peace

    In the wake of concluding a most unprecedented year that was 2020 and the recent outbreaks of violence in our nation's Capitol, I am confident that Bishop Lynch is a community that desires to hold a space for each other to comfort, explain, express regret, educate, form, and inspire each other to seek hope during traumatic and disruptive events in our world. As a faith community, we pray for an end to division and violence in our nation and for peace in our families. I know that the enduring legacy of the events last week in our nation's Capitol will not be the images of mobs storming the building, it will be what happened after, when the members of Congress returned to the chambers and worked together into the night to continue turning the wheels of our democracy.
     
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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