August 23, 2016
Dear Viking Families:
We are excited about the upcoming year and welcome you back with lots of anticipation.
Last year, we featured our single-gender STEM program and created a stunning documentary about the innovative program. (If you have not see it it yet, please click here.) This year we build on this core curriculum with new technology for our students, including 1-to-1 iPads for 9th graders and new iPads for use by everyone. Not only will this support the STEM program, but the iPads will help our teachers by offering a tool for general learning and for regular assessment to be sure the best lessons are shaping our students.
We have also brought on board an a new college readiness program that focuses on helping our students better prepare for standardized testing and for college in general. We have been proud of our past success in college placements and student preparedness, but we want to build these into even brighter futures for our students.
We have assembled a strong team with experienced teachers, enthusiastic coaches, and engaged administrators who have prepared a solid curriculum for our young men and women. We welcome about a chaplain in Fr. Tim McGowan and cannot wait to see how Ms. Rigard will help our campus ministry and service learning programs grow.
It is a fantastic moment to be a St. Bernard Viking.
Thanks to our families, supporters, alumni, and amazing students for calling out the best in all of us.
Dr. Patrick Lynch