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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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A long overdue thank you…

A long overdue thank you…

Blog post by Mrs. Erica Silveira During a discussion about the recent struggles in Texas and Florida, the first graders decided we needed to send prayers, cards, and money. So we will! However, an interesting conversation followed regarding God’s power and prayers. So I told them a story I heard […]

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Have You Filled a Bucket Today?

Have You Filled a Bucket Today?

Blog post by: Mrs. Wilson Each year on the second day of school, I read a picture book to our students at morning assembly. I always pick a book that is one of my favorites: perhaps it’s a favorite because it was a book I enjoyed as a child. Maybe […]

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“If you’re not uncomfortable, you’re not growing!”

“If you’re not uncomfortable, you’re not growing!”

Blog post by: Mrs. Nordenson Change.  Change is hard.  Personally, I’m not a fan of change.  I like things that are routine, things that are predictable, but yet, I understand that change is necessary and change is good.  Recently, as many of you who faithfully read these blogs know, I’ve […]

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The Last 19 Years…By the Numbers

The Last 19 Years…By the Numbers

Blog post by: Mrs. Jennifer Nordenson The last 19 years…..By the numbers: 1998 the year I started teaching at BJAMS 19 years teaching second grade 280 students that have touched my life 40 teachers that I have worked with 10 years as division head 6 students in my first second […]

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Pre-Kindergarten Learns About Eucharistic Adoration

Pre-Kindergarten Learns About Eucharistic Adoration

Blog post by: Mrs. Wilson Late yesterday, Mrs. Flaherty approached me to ask where she might find the school’s monstrance. She piqued my curiosity and she explained that Pre-K would be learning about Eucharistic Adoration and the monstrance in class the following day.  I brought the empty monstrance down to […]

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You Can Always Come Home

You Can Always Come Home

Blog post by: Mrs. Wilson This time of year finds me a bit nostalgic. Spring is here and baseball gloves and lacrosse sticks begin to make their way in and out of school, car windows are down at pickup in the afternoon, and end-of-the-year field trip request forms start floating […]

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