Tuesday, November 24, 2015

What an Incredible Fall!

Thanksgiving is upon us. It is the end of Autumn. The Winter winds have already begun to blow. As we pause to celebrate with family and friends, it is fitting that we give thanks for the many, many blessings we have as members of this community.  I am particularly thankful today for the work of our middle school. Led by Melissa Capobianco and Lindsay Armbruster, our students participated in the 20th Anniversary of Community Service Day.  Every 8th-grade student, along with their teachers and many parents, went out into the community to serve and to learn.

In this era of debates over academic standards, testing, and evaluation, we want our parents and our community to know that a BHBL education involves far more than state standards and standardized testing. A BHBL education is a comprehensive education. In addition to rigorous academics, we provide opportunities for our students to excel in the areas that they are passionate about.  Their success comes through the devotion of parents and the years of hard work of teachers and coaches across the district.  Their excellence represents success for all of us!

There has been no shortage of excellence this Fall.  Earlier this month, our K-12 Drama Clubs joined together to perform Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat. The production was extraordinary. The sets, the costumes, the singing and the dancing rival any show you could see in the area. Our choral and instrumental ensembles helped us to celebrate our Centennial and to honor our Veterans. Our athletes compiled an astonishing collection of sectional, regional, and even state titles! It has been a full and complete Fall in BHBL!

Please take ten minutes to watch this video compilation of some examples of the excellence that was Fall 2015 at BHBL...

Happy Thanksgiving!