There’s nothing like a mariachi band to get the party started! And our annual spring celebration of Latin America is a party of sorts … a celebration that the Language department proudly sponsors. It began as a simple question. How can we promote Spanish culture beyond the classroom? The strategy was decided. Spanish classes would work on in-class projects that presented Spanish art, literature and culture. Those projects would then be shared school – wide in the cafeteria so that all students would have the opportunity to learn a little more about their global neighbors.Read More
The sun was shining. Spring was evident. It was a feel good day that was perfect for the Archbishop Williams Halls of Fame Academic and Athletic inductions followed by the AW Gala, at Granite Links, Quincy. Five new inductees in the Academic and Athletic Halls were celebrated at a morning brunch held in the McGrath Center.Read More
Just as the Class of 2019 closes the door on the college application journey, the Classes of 2020 and 21 open the door. Our school’s annual College Fairs are a first step in students realizing that the decision making about college choice comes sooner than they may want to realize.Read More
They arrive at school with food in their stomachs or the opportunity to grab a morning snack in the caf before first bell. After school, they charge to the nearest food mart or Dunkin Donuts for any variety of food as they head to their after school activity. Being hungry for more than a few hours is not their reality. Hunger is a reality, however, for people in their communities and around the globe. And if you are a Bishop, there is an effort in classrooms all year to sensitize our students to the growing hunger crisis.Read More
When one thinks of the season of Lent, thoughts of “giving up” or sacrifice of some kind almost immediately comes to mind. But times have changed. And the Church of today has for some years now redirected our thinking. Perhaps Lent should be more of “giving” rather than “giving up.” With that in mind, our Campus Ministry program initiated the 40 DAY CHALLENGE.Read More
It is a special service. It’s all about recognizing the specialness of others. It is special in our Campus Ministry history as it celebrates this year its 20th year of being a service activity that has received state wide accolades. It is the Archbishop Williams Braintree Buddies Program and at the latest gathering of Special Needs students from Braintree High School and students from Archie’s, it was time to party!Read More
In every sense of the words, our 2019 Girls Basketball team are blue - ribbon champions. Once again, they were on the court at the Fleet on a run for another State championship title. There’s nothing like a Garden Party ( yes, it will always be the Garden for basketball zealots) and it was a party of two skilled CCL teams ready to battle in the MIAA Semi-finals. The winner would advance to the State Championship game.Read More
Our AWHS Spring Show is about to take the stage. As is tradition, this show provides the opportunity for our student actors, singers and dancers to perform and delight audiences for two evenings. This year, SHREK THE MUSICAL is being readied by a cast of 42 and a tech crew of 20, with Director Mrs.De Rosa-Coakley, Technical Director Mr. Rick Martin and Lead Choreographer Mr Jared Lyons.Read More
After landing in Shanghai, I've gone to Chongqing an enormous city rich in Chinese history both ancient and recent -- it was the WWII capital of China because of its geography and ability to resist Japanese invasion. I've sent a blog post to recap that trip (and yes there were some interesting culinary items).
We are now in Chengdu and we spent today at the Panda Research Center. In honor of today's Talent Show for the conclusion of Spirit Week, I put together a compilation video of my visit with the pandas that I thought the community might enjoy. We have more interviews tonight and tomorrow night in Chengdu before going to Beijing and Shanghai where there will be considerably more students to meet.
Good luck to the Girls at the Garden -- and I'm wishing nothing but the best for everyone involved in Shrek.
Have a great week,
When they appear on the court, Bishop fans prepare to see basketball played at its best. The Lady Bishops have earned 7 State Division 3 banners, most recently in 2013,’ 15,’ 17 and ‘18 and are in pursuit of another one this year. With recent impressive wins over Dedham, 61 -31 and Rockland, 72 -48, the women are looking forward to the Semi- final competition against Apponequt. A victory there sends these talented athletes to a Garden Party!Read More