A Message from our Principal
Dear Bishop Moore Catholic Community,
The start of the 2023-2024 school year is upon us! This is going to be a fantastic year! Our enrollment has never been higher, and with this growth, we seize the opportunity to continue to provide excellence in all we do at Bishop Moore Catholic.
Let us begin!
I am excited to share the Diocesan theme for all Catholic schools this year:
Being Eucharist to Others at the Table of the World.
There is so much to unpack here, and we will take the time to reflect on this theme throughout the remainder of the school year. The Eucharist deepens our union with Christ and calls us into communion with one another. As we receive the Eucharist, so we become the Eucharist to others.
There are many exciting plans in the works for the new school year. Here are a few highlights:
STEM PROGRAMS OF DISTINCTION
Student interest in our Programs of Distinction is so robust that we must add faculty support to meet the demands. We anticipate the launch of our Biomedical Science program, and we are proud of the physical spaces that house these programs. Computer Science and Engineering each have received an upgrade to their classrooms, providing a more optimal environment for learning.
Our Performing Arts curriculum continues to grow with the addition of a Jazz Band. Interest in set design, lighting, scenery, props, and costume design necessitated that we add a Technical Theater class to our elective offerings. We will continue our partnership with the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, and we will present Shakespeare’s The Comedy of Errors in the fall, and Little Women will be our spring musical!
Our BMC Athletics Department continues to provide a transformative experience for our student-athletes. Our athletic staff is committed to providing the best opportunities for our students to be successful- through investing in quality coaches and state-of-the-art facilities and walking with our students as they mature into young men and women of faith and conviction. Members of our athletic administrative staff competed at a high collegiate level, and we understand the sacrifices and level of commitment necessary. As 21-22 FACA 5A Athletic Program of the Year and 22-23 FHSAA 5A Academic Team Champion, BMC Athletics is well-rounded and poised to raise the bar of excellence in high school athletics.
Our faith is at the center of all we do. Our mission through our Campus Ministry department is to help our students encounter the heart of Jesus and share his self-giving love with everyone they encounter (to be Eucharist to others). We are thrilled to offer two mission trips to the Dominican Republic this year and to take a group of young people to the National Catholic Youth Conference. Another exciting announcement is that all class retreats will be held off-campus. We recognize the importance of taking the students out of their typical environment to aid in fostering connections with their peers and Christ. Finally, we invite all in our BMC community to attend our monthly Family of Faith breakfasts. These breakfasts are held in the Moore Center on the first Tuesday of every month at 8:00 am. At each breakfast, a different speaker shares their witness about how they are Eucharist to others in their daily walk with Christ.
The Writing Center will provide academic services for all students on writing assignments across the curriculum. Students will learn how and when to ethically use AI (ChatGPT) and best practices to build writing, speaking, and oral presentation skills.
These are just a few of the highlights we can expect for the new school year. There has never been a better time to be a Bishop Moore Catholic Hornet!
Dr. Erika Wikstrom