From the Principal

Principal Todd Orlando

Dear BK Family,

Catholic Schools Week, the nationwide celebration of Catholic education, kicks off Sunday, January 29, and will conclude on Saturday, February 4.  This is a time for us to celebrate the special mission Catholic schools have in forming students to be good citizens of the world, love God and neighbor, and enrich society with the gospel through examples of faith. We are not only called, but also destined to become saints, and we are proud of the many unique ways Catholic schools pave that path. Join us as we celebrate the rich tradition and blessing of Catholic education.

The department of Campus Ministry will lead our campus in this annual celebration with numerous planned activities aligning with the theme, “Catholic Schools: Faith. Excellence. Service”.  Please support the Catholic Charities Food Drive by sending in cans of pop top ravioli or SpaghettiOs. All food will be collected by the religion department.

It’s hard to believe, but we are already at enrollment time. Re-enrollment of students in grades 9, 10, and 11 for the 2023-2024 school year will begin on February 1. Parents, please be sure to read the email that was sent by Janet Olinto on January 26, which outlines the online re-enrollment process.  I look forward to our continued partnership in the education and formation of your children.  Enrollment packets for eighth grade students currently attending Diocesan elementary schools will personally be delivered in person to the schools in the last two weeks of February.

The inaugural Big Red Ball will be held on Saturday, February 4, and I look forward to seeing many of you that evening.  It will be a fun evening featuring an impact auction to help us continue our on-going campus renovation projects and implementation of state-of-the-art technology within the classrooms.

Congratulations to all the winter sports teams as they complete their regular season schedules and move into post-season play.  We have multiple athletes who will be signing letters of athletic intent on National Signing Day, February 2 at 2 p.m. in the Carla Harris Performing Center. We look forward to celebrating their achievements, as they take the first steps in their collegiate careers. Tryouts for spring sports are underway and we are looking forward to a strong spring season to finish out the 2022-23 school year.

We have a long weekend for Presidents’ Day. There are no classes Friday, February 17 or Monday, February 20. We will gather to celebrate Ash Wednesday Mass on February 22 as we enter the penitential season of Lent.  Ashes will be blessed and imposed after the homily. Chartwell’s will serve meatless meals on Ash Wednesday and every Friday during Lent. I hope 2023 is off to a wonderful start for all of our families.

Tradition. Excellence. Faith
The spirit of a Crusader.

Todd Orlando Signature
Todd M. Orlando