Vermont Catholic School Blog

Can non-Catholics attend BJAMS?

Can non-Catholics attend BJAMS?

Believe it or not, this is one of the first questions I field when meeting with a prospective family. As the only Catholic school in Lamoille County, and one of only a handful of private schools in the area, it’s a very reasonable question and I always appreciate responding. Let […]

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Anti-Bullying at BJAMS – Empathy

Anti-Bullying at BJAMS – Empathy

I recently read a quote from author R. J. Palacio who wrote the book Wonder, “Empathy is something that is very difficult to teach, but it is something that can be inspired in children.” Now I haven’t read the book, but I do talk about having empathy for one another […]

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2013 Homecoming Pep Rally Madness!

2013 Homecoming Pep Rally Madness!

  This year’s homecoming was pure, outrageous fun! Here is a collage/montage of the energy that kicked it off at the 2013 homecoming pep rally. Rather than elaborate on the fun event, we’ll let the pep rally give you an idea of how much fun the rest of homecoming was. […]

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Protecting Your Children On Social Media

Protecting Your Children On Social Media

Facebook, Instagram, texting, oh my! If you haven’t already, it’s time to face the facts: social media is here to stay. Last year, I attended a meeting with other principals where the Vermont State Police presented some mind-blowing facts. 80% of teens use some form of social networking; cell phones […]

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BJAMS Homecoming

BJAMS Homecoming

This year homecoming at BJAMS got a major boost! Here is a quick rundown: Homecoming is an annual event sponsored by the school and the PTO that takes place in the beginning of October while the weather is still seasonable and crisp. This year, homecoming is scheduled for this Friday […]

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Social Media In The Classroom – Twitter

Social Media In The Classroom – Twitter

Twitter, you say? In the classroom? Yes, absolutely! Yes, the second graders at BJAMS are tweeting. Now, don’t worry, we’re not using Twitter for following the latest Hollywood gossip or checking out each other’s current status. We are using it to make connections all over the world. I know, you’re […]

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Teachers Embracing Technology

Teachers Embracing Technology

As I may have mentioned a few times and in a few places (okay, I mention it to anyone who will listen and am sure to mention it everywhere I can), BJAMS has a new computer lab. Not just any old lab, but a brand-new, state-of-the-art lab with 18 iMac […]

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Your Child’s Self-Esteem

Your Child’s Self-Esteem

Recently, I started a new book and have found it very enlightening, so I wanted to share it with you. The book is to feel lovable and worthy. You can pick up a copy of Your Child’s Self-Esteem at Amazon for $10.99 or a used copy at Half.com for under […]

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New BJAMS Technology Lab

New BJAMS Technology Lab

  While summer is typically a time to take that much-needed-break from hectic school schedules, the pace only picked up at Bishop Marshall School! After several meetings of the technology committee, school visits, and curricular planning for technology integration, BJAMS is pleased to announce the grand opening of its new […]

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Getting Back Into A School Routine

Getting Back Into A School Routine

As creatures of habit, I think that we all crave routine. While it’s nice to enjoy a break from day-to-day functions, there is a sense of relief when we return to what we know. Once the days get shorter and the demands of school life resurface after a summer free […]

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Back To School Savings

Back To School Savings

All the signs are here: the sale flyers are in our mailboxes. The commercials are on repeat. School informational packets are arriving. Students are scrambling to complete summer assignments. It’s back to school time and summer is just about over. Woo hoo! OK, I get it. I am the exception […]

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Morrisville Bypass and BJAMS

One of the more prominent things you’re likely to notice on the first day of school will be the progress being made on the new bypass going in next door (did you know they have been planning this for over 20 years?). While there is a lot going on and […]

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