Welcome to the 2021-2022 school year! While the beginning of every academic year brings a sense of excitement at the prospect of welcoming our students to campus, nothing compares to the sheer joy that comes with this particular school year. After having endured the challenges and adjustments associated with pandemic-induced remote/hybrid learning, this school year provides blessings of new beginnings, new enthusiasm, and renewed gratitude for the hard work and perseverance of our students, parents, faculty and staff.
With this post-campus closure edition of Lancer Life, I do encourage all parents and students to re-familiarize themselves with the policies, procedures and expectations inherent to a Bishop Amat High School education. While we are grateful to have our students back on campus, being together again requires that we recommit ourselves to the standards of academic focus, behavior, dress/grooming, Christian service and kindness that define the Bishop Amat tradition. Taking the time to review the contents included in the pages that follow will contribute to making the 2021-2022 school year a positive and productive experience for all.
To all Bishop Amat moms and dads – THANK YOU for making the decision and commitment to partner with us in educating our sons and daughters in the Catholic faith tradition – one from which all other aspects of our school programs emanate. This partnership is what enables us to provide our Lancers with the best experiences in academics, athletics, performing arts and faith-centered activities. Our school is built literally on the support of generations of parents over the past sixty-four years. Nothing we do here on campus would be possible without your trust in our efforts and, for that, we are most blessed and grateful.
As a testament to the support Lancer parents have provided, the 2021-2022 school year brings to our campus the long-awaited completion of our Performing Arts Center. This project has been years in the making and represents a fulfillment of our long held desire to provide our students with an appropriate venue for theatrical, choral, dance, and musical productions; additionally we look forward to utilizing this grand facility for collaboration and congregation among the members of our school family and the greater community.
With continued prayers for all in our Bishop Amat High School family, may God bless us with a safe, healthy and productive year!
Richard P. Beck