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Dear Bishop Moore Catholic Family,

I want to extend a warm welcome to all new and returning Hornets to what is certain to be an amazing 2022-2023 school year.

The mission of Bishop Moore Catholic is to live out our faith, endeavor to work hard on our academic pursuits, build community by serving others, and develop our gifts in athletics and cultural appreciation. Our theme for the year, which is the same for all Orlando Catholic Schools, is Solidarity. Solidarity in the Catholic faith is defined as recognizing others as our brothers and sisters and actively working for their good.

I am pleased to announce some exciting new initiatives for the year.

The Campus Ministry space in the historic Pines area of campus has been beautified. We have new stained glass windows of the Stations of the Cross being installed this month in the St. Joseph Chapel. There are two inspiring murals that have been added to the exterior of Mary Martha Hall. One is of the holy family by Pete Pasha ‘76. The other is of Our Lady of Guadalupe on the wall of the new Campus Ministry patio by current Fine Arts faculty member Rachel Meyers. Students will also be returning to St. Augustine in the Spring to participate in the March for Life. I encourage you to have your child visit and engage with our dynamic Campus Ministry Team.

I am excited to share that we have three educational trips planned for the academic year. Sponsor of the National Art Honor Society and current faculty member Jolie Spelman will be leading interested students in an art excursion to New York City. Constitutional Law instructor Sue Jackson will lead a trip to Washington, DC during the second semester. And the Black & Gold Brigade will be representing the Hornet pride as they travel to Ireland over Spring break to perform on St. Patrick’s Day! These are truly exciting opportunities for our students to gain real-world experiences and explore these parts of our world.

The theater program continues to grow and BMC is partnering with the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. Both the fall play and spring musical will be presented at Dr. Phillips. This will be an amazing opportunity for our thespians to work side by side with industry professionals.

It is thrilling to also share that the Moore Center for Excellence is the new STEM hub for the campus. New courses have been added and partnerships with local universities continue to grow!

Please continue to keep our community in your prayers. I know that God has big plans for our students, faculty, and staff and together, we will act boldly in our pursuits. One of my favorite quotes from Mother Teresa is

“I can do things you cannot, you can do things I cannot; together we can do great things.”

St. Mother Teresa of Calcutta, pray for us!

Together We Are Moore

Dr. Erika Wikstrom