Happy Holidays

Dear BCS Families,

Thank you to all of you who were able to join us last evening at the Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols that launched us into our winter break. If you were not able to attend, I can only offer the encouragement to join us in the future, whenever it works for you to be in the area. The last bus taking students to the airport departs today at noon, so I hope you will all be close to your children and sharing stories soon.

It has been a busy and exciting four months for all of our kids and adults, just as it has been for pushing forward major initiatives and our academic program. Earlier this fall, we broke ground on Mitchell Family House and out my window now I can see the second story walls being fastened into place. The new tennis courts are now snuggled under a blanket of snow, and our new parking lot will be finished early in the new year. Our first group of IB Grade 12 students have been working hard as they complete their second and final year of the Diploma Programme. Our community enjoyed a taste of Mi’kmaq culture in September with a mini Pow Wow and salmon cookout in the Quad, and in October our faculty and students embraced Take Me Outside Day—an initiative meant to promote healthy lifestyles and nature. It feels as if student leadership on current global issues is at an all-time high, as our kids organized a breast cancer awareness fundraiser, lent their voices to eloquent arguments about gender violence, passionately performed in plays addressing loss and stigma, and created and launched a current events group. I continue to be so impressed with our students, your children, who are surging forward, leading the charge, and confronting real world issues. It makes me proud, as I’m sure it does you too.
 
The love and support you create at home over the holidays will be the fuel that will propel our community forward in 2019. Thank you for your continued support of all we are doing at BCS and enjoy your family time over the break.
 
From Moulton Hill,

Tyler L. Lewis
Head of School
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Bishop's College School is an independent English-language boarding and day school for grades 7 to 12 in Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada.