Education » Schools
Bishop Guertin seniors loaded onto several buses, embarking on a day of service to their surrounding community.
Embracing the values instilled unto them by the Brothers of Sacred Heart as well as faculty and staff; Bishop Guertin seniors could be seen throughout the Nashua area providing services for local businesses. From raking leaves, washing walls, and painting to picking up litter along trails and roadways, students were entrenched in activities, which offered them an opportunity to “give back” to the community, which supports them.
“Although it has been a long road to make this a reality”, stated Corey Genest, a social studies teacher at BG, “I hope seniors have blazed a trail for this day to become a continued tradition.” Living their mission through their work, Bishop Guertin is a community that cares deeply about one another, where every individual is known, valued, and treasured. Offering similar sentiments, students stated “spending the day out in our community, reminds us about the important values such as charity, compassion, and teamwork.”
Upon their return, students enjoyed a soup luncheon and reflected on what a difference one individual can make, as well as the positive impact volunteering has on the community. Commencing their senior service day, students were offered words of encouragement by guest speaker, Nashua Mayor Donnalee Lozeau. She concluded by applauding the students for their actions and offering these words, “you should want to be part of something greater than you.”
Since I began as superintendent in 2013, I have scheduled fall visits to all the Catholic elementary and secondary schools in New Hampshire, both diocesan and independent. Besides enjoying some great foliage as I drive around the state, I have an opportunity to meet and speak to many of the 5,800 students attending the schools. Usually when I go into a classroom, I say a few words about the schools and my work, ask the students about their school work, and spend some time answering questions. And, believe me, I get some interesting questions! They range from “How many children do you have?” to “Are you famous?” to “Can you tell the teachers not to give us homework?” and everything in between. Read More
The mission of Catholic Schools in New Hampshire is to prepare students through the sacraments, sacred scripture, Catholic tradition, and high academic standards, and to inspire them to become transformative leaders working toward a more just and peaceful world. Learn more about Catholic schools in the links below.
Diocese of Manchester
The Catholic Church in New Hampshire
153 Ash Street, Box 310
Manchester, NH 03105-0310
Fax: (603) 669-0377
© Diocese of Manchester