As we reflected on Christ’s Passion and Resurrection earlier this month, I paused in particular gratitude for the incredible persistence of our students, parents, faculty, and staff over these past few weeks. They have rallied in a such a remarkable way to ensure that the standard of education our boys receive is unchanged - if not emboldened - by our present circumstance.

I know Holy Week looked different for all of us this year, but I was so pleased to share experiences during the Triduum with you - from Stations of the Cross to Easter Sunday Mass. We have stayed united as one connected community, a fact that brought some solace when we received Governor Baker's decision to keep schools closed through the remainder of the academic year on Tuesday.

While we are unsurprised and understanding of the decision, it is obviously extremely disappointing. We know the path forward is filled with challenge and uncertainty in the days, weeks, and even years to come. But we also know that the young men of BC High will be there to serve and to lead in every different field. We are blessed to witness their fortitude, particularly our great Class of 2020.

Please visit for a full statement from myself and Principal Adam Lewis - as well as further information as it is made available.

In this time of social distancing and waiting, I am reminded of the words of Rev. Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, SJ to "trust in the slow work of God." I will continue to pray for the health and safety of you and yours - and I ask that you keep our students in your hearts as they finish out this year in a new way.

Grace Regan P'12
Honoring our Seniors
Principal Lewis and I are keenly aware of the particular impact the shift to remote learning has on our senior students and their families, and we would like to reiterate our commitment to conducting the graduation physically onsite in the future.

All facets of our community are working to adapt longstanding traditions to this new normal, ensuring that students can still enjoy things like the Senior Awards. Hundreds of young alumni from the Classes of 2016-2019 answered the call to serve as a resource for their soon-to-be fellow alumni to offset the loss of college accepted students days.

We know we cannot fix everything, but everyone in our community stands with the Class of 2020. We will be distributing the lawn signs below to their families (details in today's Eagle Update) and hope they will serve as a sign of hope and pride for all.
Join us for the Eagle Virtual 5K Challenge!
The Eagle Virtual 5k Challenge is a run/walk community fundraiser that can be completed from anywhere! All registration fees will be donated to the Emergency Student Financial Aid Fund to offset the cost of tuition for our most at-risk students and families impacted by COVID-19.

Runners and walkers can complete the Eagle Challenge from Thursday, April 30, at 8:00 a.m. through Sunday, May 3, at 7:00 p.m. EDT. Participants can go at their own pace, but we will have competition among the following Challenge Divisions: Arrupe Division (Middle School), High School Division (Grade 9/10, 11/12), Parents Division, Faculty/Staff Division, Young Alumni Division (2010-2019), Alumni Thoroughbreds Division (1990 - 2009), Alumni Masters Division (1974 - 1989), Alumni Grandmasters Division (1973+)

Livestream Mass Continues to Draw Thousands
It has been such a blessing to share Mass with you and our Jesuit Community live from Loyola Chapel each Sunday. I hope you can join us this week at 10 a.m. to pray and reflect together
Thankful for our Teachers!
In solidarity with the City of Boston and Mayor Marty Walsh on #OneBostonDay we shared a resounding thank you from our parent community to our amazing teachers! Standing together while standing apart, these dedicated men and women have gone above and beyond to ensure our boys stay connected and continue to learn while social distancing.
A Look into Remote Learning
Over the past few weeks we have tried to provide a window into the interesting work our students continue to undertake through remote learning!

Our Arrupe Division 8th grade students did an excellent job presenting their projects on Race through Zoom, like Matthew Hunt '24 and Zain Khan '24’s presentation on the effects of redlining in Boston:
Students in The Problem of Evil class and Models of Leadership class met with Rev. Marcel Uwineza, SJ, Ph.D. via Zoom. Before his graduate studies, Fr. Marcel worked at the African Jesuit AIDS Network as Assistant Director. He also worked with the Jesuit Refugee Service after the 2010 earthquake in Haiti. Fr. Marcel spoke about his experience surviving the Rwandan genocide, especially in light of his Catholic faith:
Back to the Point Podcast: Nick Puleo '01
On the latest Back to the Point podcast, Rick Goulding '04 connects with Nick Puleo '01, Senior Director of Marketing and Communications for Steward Healthcare, to talk about his path to the communications sector, the challenges of communicating during a crisis, and what he is seeing on the ground at Carney Hospital and others as the medical professionals there cope with treating Coronavirus patients. Listen and subscribe here.
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