Bishop Guertin Students Take Part in Annual Day of Service
If you were out and about this past Sunday in Nashua, chances are you may have seen a group of students from Bishop Guertin raking leaves, cleaning up yards, picking up trash, and connecting with the community that surrounds their school. With rolled up sleeves and excitement ever-present, more than 200 students, parents, faculty, and staff fanned out along Lund Road and neighboring streets for the school's annual Day of Service.
“He who oppresses the poor taunts his maker, but he who is gracious to the needy honors Him.”
- Corey Genest '98
October and November are arguably the busiest months at Bishop Guertin High School. The Walk-A-Thon, college admissions, the end of the first academic quarter, open houses and the admission season - the list goes on. Amidst all of this, on November 1st we launch our celebration of Thanksgiving (which happens to be my favorite holiday). At Bishop Guertin we have a long-standing tradition of making the month in which we celebrate Thanksgiving less about what we are thankful for and more about using our treasure, time, and talent to serve others and provide for those with a real need. Some of my richest memories at BG are actually the opportunities to serve others with one or more of my three T’s (treasure, time, and talent). When I think of the student experience, I realize that for them, November does in fact provide ample opportunity to use one or more of their very own three T’s in the service of others.
BG Students Recognized as part of 2016 National Merit Scholarship Program and AP Scholar Awards
- Michele Alafat
We are pleased to announce that the National Merit Scholarship Corporation has recognized four Bishop Guertin students for their exceptional academic promise as demonstrated by their performance on the National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.
Bishop Guertin Students Provide Translation Services for Adopt-A-Family Program
Last Friday, 9 AP Spanish students used their talents to help the Front Door Agency translate for Spanish-speaking families who wanted to register for the Holiday Santa Fund Program. The program, more than 20 years old, combines the efforts of the Front Door Agency and the Telegraph to ensure the Santa Fund resources are allocated to those most in need throughout the area. Each year, they provide gifts, food, toys and clothing to nearly 1,100 children.
On September 10, Bishop Guertin freshmen traveled to Franconia Notch for their annual class trip. This year, 150 students went along with 12 adult chaperones. It was a great chance to get to know other classmates and make new friends.
On Saturday, September 17, 2016, the sophomore class took a trip to Boston for the day. The weather was beautiful and everyone met at BG by 8:45 in time for the buses to leave at 9:00. We got to Boston and stopped at the U.S.S. Constitution, a warship built and used during the War of 1812. This ship has been docked in Boston Harbor while repairs are being completed on it. We learned that the ship has affectionately been called “Old Ironsides” because of its incredible resistance against French bombs sent hurling into the sides of the ship during a battle. The U.S.S. Constitution has soldiers stationed there because it is still a base and needs defending. These soldiers also tell the visitors to the ship about its remarkable history.
BG Hosts NH Supreme Court for 18th “On the Road” Session
Bishop Guertin’s gymnasium was transformed on Thursday into a courtroom, allowing students, staff and guests to witness the State's highest court firsthand through the Supreme Court “On the Road” program.
The New Hampshire Supreme Court started the "On the Road" program in 2002. Bishop Guertin is the 18th location that the court has visited. The program was developed to provide a unique learning opportunity for students.
On Friday, September 30th, the Bishop Guertin community celebrated the 195th anniversary of the founding of the Brothers of the Sacred Heart by Father Andre Coindre in Lyon, France.
The Brothers came to the United States in January 1847 arriving in Mobile Alabama and eventually came to Manchester New Hampshire in 1889. The first Brother’s school in Nashua was established in 1892, a school called Sacred Heart Academy. Most importantly for us, the Brothers established Bishop Guertin in 1963.
For almost 200 years, thousands of students, from virtually every corner of the world, have benefited from the selfless and dedicated work of these fine men. The preamble to the Brothers Rule of Life Reads: “Rescue the young from ignorance, to prepare them for life and to give them a knowledge and love of religion.” This is their mission which is still appropriate today. Bishop Guertin has printed these words and placed them in the main lobby stairwell as a gift to the Brothers this year.