Vermont Catholic School Blog

Why I look forward to Lent

Why I look forward to Lent

by Laurie Flaherty I know what you must be thinking. Why would someone look forward to Lent? Lent, the forty days that precede the celebration of Jesus’ resurrection and ascension to Heaven on Easter, is supposed to be a time of personal sacrifice. Jesus went to the desert to pray […]

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Preparation, not Anticipation

Preparation, not Anticipation

blog post by Mrs. Nordenson           The other morning as I was at the gym, I glanced up at one of the many televisions and noticed a very disturbing story being broadcasted.  My heart sunk as I saw the headline “Kentucky School Shooting”.  Not again, I […]

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Approaching Time

Approaching Time

  Time.  It seems we are always looking for ways to save it and get more of it.  Social media and the news are filled with various ways we can shave a few minutes here and there with a simple life hack or a 5-minute meal video.  Just recently I […]

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Christmas in a Box: the Sights, Sounds, and Smells of Christmas

Christmas in a Box: the Sights, Sounds, and Smells of Christmas

  This is a very special idea that Mrs. Flaherty, our pre-kindergarten teacher, shared with me.  I thought it was so special that I’d share it with all of you.   “Christmas in a Box: the Sights, Sounds, and Smells of Christmas.”  Christmas is a special and exciting time and we often […]

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Be Present this Christmas

Be Present this Christmas

blog post by Mrs. Semprebon Imagine if you could pause all the busy activities in your life and come to a standstill and the only sound you hear is the inhale of your own breath. How would that feel? With all the excitement of this Christmas season try to make […]

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Providing Opportunity

Providing Opportunity

Blog post by Mrs. Nordenson and Mrs. Wilson Recently, Mrs. Wilson and I have had a few conversations about our admissions process and our mission here at BJAMS.  We have heard a few comments relative to the admissions process at BJAMS – comments ranging from “BJAMS ‘cherry picks’ its students” […]

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Thank you, Veterans

Thank you, Veterans

blog post by Mrs. Regina Shinners “Thank you”, is a phrase that is often a rote response to when someone does something for you whether it be holding the door open for you or helping you pick up your dropped books.  Saying thank you, for some, has become so repetitive […]

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Music is Alive at BJAMS!

Music is Alive at BJAMS!

Blog post by Mrs. Holly Boucher As I start on my third year teaching instrumental music at BJAMS I mentally went over the last 2 years and realize how much the program has grown.  It was hard for me to believe that when I started I only had three students, […]

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Reflections from our school leaders

Reflections from our school leaders

Blog post by Adele, Gabe, and Lucy, 8th grade   Being an 8th grader at Bishop Marshall is a lot to think about. It is definitely a bittersweet experience. You are happy to be the leaders of the school, but you know in the end you will have to graduate. […]

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Sharing a Kind Heart

Sharing a Kind Heart

Sharing a Kind Heart blog post by Mrs. Flaherty Each morning in pre-kindergarten, we start our morning meeting by sharing our kind heart. Literally, we pass around a pink heart to greet the friend next to us and to say something kind. Sometimes it might be, “I like your shoes,” […]

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Keep Your Friends Close

Keep Your Friends Close

Blog post by: Mrs. Wilson   Every Mass at BJAMS is special; we are so fortunate that local (and not-so-local) priests celebrate Mass each week with our students. Wednesday is such a great day for Mass, as it refuels us, giving us the grace to finish up the week before […]

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