Dear Brophy Community, For the next two weeks our community will engage in our annual Summit on Human Dignity. This year’s theme, "The Opportunity Gap" will address a wide variety of issues related to income and economic inequality. I strongly encourage you, if you haven’t already done so, to spend some time on this year’s [...]
Dear Parents, On Wednesday of this week, students gathered at four different locations on campus to observe Ash Wednesday by participating in a prayer service with their classmates. Mr. Walsh offered the students a poignant reflection that I encourage you to read by following this link. Throughout the remainder of Lent, the Office of Faith [...]
On Saturday, February 23 a reception and dinner to support the work of the Kino Border Initiative (KBI) will be held at St. Francis Xavier School. A flyer with all the details of the evening is attached. Seating is limited and reservations should be made by February 18. Begun four years ago, KBI is a [...]
Dear Parents, I hope that you and your families had an enjoyable Christmas vacation and that your son has returned rested and with renewed energy and enthusiasm for the new semester. As a faculty and staff, we had the luxury of beginning this new semester with a day of prayer and reflection. Each semester, before [...]
Dear Parents, As we prepared to send this week’s version of the E-News, we began to learn of the tragic school shooting in Newton, Connecticut. We ended our school day today at Brophy with a campus wide moment of silence, followed by a prayer for the victims and their families. Words can’t begin to capture [...]
Dear Parents, In Jesuit education, the criterion of excellence is applied to all areas of school life: the aim is the fullest possible development of every dimension of the person, linked to the development of a sense of values and a commitment to the service of others which gives priority to the needs of the [...]
Social media plays an ever increasing role in our lives and the lives of our students. This article from the 21st Century Fluency Project is well-done and contains information that is relevant for all. (Link to article)
This annual fundraiser will be held on Saturday, November 3 at 6:00 p.m. at the Sheraton Downtown Phoenix. Proceeds support scholarships for children who seek Catholic education in the Diocese of Phoenix. For information and reservations, www.catholicschoolsphx.com/noh.php.
Dear Parents, Welcome Back. I hope that is a phrase you and your sons have heard frequently over these first ten days of school. As we return from summer and before we settle back into a routine, it’s important for us to ritualize the start of a new school year. Freshman parents have gathered in [...]
C.A.L.L. is a high school chastity leadership program which has been granted the imprimatur of Bishop Thomas Olmsted. In its second year, the program offers high school students formation in pro-life and love topics with leadership opportunities as well as service components. It is worthy of your consideration. CALL-Bulletin
You may have seen the publicity announcing the collaboration of these two universities. The University of Mary is a Catholic university of about 3100 students in Bismark, ND. Through this collaboration with ASU, the University of Mary is now offering courses in theological and Catholic studies to ASU students beginning this fall. For more information [...]
This is the final edition of the eNews for the 2011-2012 school year. Throughout this newsletter you will find important information related to the beginning of the new school year in August. Please take some time during the coming days to read this entire newsletter carefully.
Dear Parents, I hope that you and your families had a blessed Easter and an enjoyable spring break. As you know, the next four weeks of school are very important and will pass by in the blink of an eye. Please be especially engaged with your son during the remaining weeks to ensure that he [...]
Next Monday, February 6, Brophy will welcome nine Catholic school educators who will comprise the visiting team for the Western Catholic Education Association’s Accreditation Review. This visit represents both the end of a self-study process that we began over 18 months ago and also the beginning of a six year school improvement process.
Dear Parents, On behalf of the entire Brophy faculty and staff, know of my prayers and best wishes for a blessed Christmas for your family and a safe and relaxing vacation for your son. We look forward to seeing him again on January 4th. Merry Christmas, Bob Ryan
Dear Parents, This has clearly been a difficult week for anyone affiliated with Brophy. A wide range of emotions has been brought to the fore by our announcement earlier this week and the ensuing media coverage. As a faculty and staff, we have concentrated our energies on ministering to students and sorting out our own [...]
Dear Parents, If you haven’t already, I hope that you’ll circle next Tuesday evening on your calendar and plan to stop by Brophy for our annual Fine Arts Extravaganza. Thanks to the hard work of Mr. Mulloy and our entire Fine Arts Department, the campus is transformed into a showcase of student artwork. There will [...]
Dear Parents, On Tuesday, November 1, the Brophy Community – students, faculty and staff – celebrated the Feast of All Saints with an all-school Mass in St. Francis Xavier Church. Mrs. Kim Baldwin, the Assistant Principal for Ministry, prepared the following reflection for members of the faculty and staff. Her message is subtle and understated [...]
Dear Parents, While early August at Brophy is always a time of great excitement and anticipation, I don’t remember a year that’s started with this much enthusiasm. I want to briefly touch on a few of the reasons why I think this year holds so much promise. Our students. The Men of 2015 are an [...]
Mrs. Baldwin and her family welcomed Addison Elizabeth into the world earlier this summer. Addison arrived safely on July 1st and weighed 7 pounds, 13 ounces and was 21 inches long. Mrs. Baldwin is on leave until early October but we wish her and her family all the best during this exciting time.
In a few weeks, Brophy will publish and distribute a Directory which will include the addresses and phone numbers of current Brophy students and families. If you do not want to have your contact information included in the Directory, please notify Mrs. Ann Wolf in the Principal’s Office via email (email@example.com) by Friday, August 26, [...]
As the 2010-2011 school year comes to a close, I’ve been reflecting on the last few months and the roller coaster of activity that characterizes springtime at Brophy. As a staff, we seem to split time and energy between ending this year well and preparing enthusiastically for the year to come.
Chris Jensen ’02, is working on completing his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at the California School of Professional Psychology in San Francisco, with a focus on children and technology. As a part of that degree he is currently conducting research on parental perspectives and use of media in their home, and is looking for volunteers to participate.
You can help a student with a financial need get a great education by donating to the Brophy Community Foundation AND get a dollar for dollar AZ income tax credit if you make your donation by April 15, 2011. No doubt, this is the sweetest deal around. Your donation costs you NOTHING since you may [...]
If you have not filed your state income tax return, you can still get a 2010 dollar for dollar TAX CREDIT and help a student with financial need receive a quality education!
As you hopefully know, this week we are in the midst of our annual Summit on Human Dignity. If you haven’t yet visited the Summit Website, I encourage you to do so to learn about all that your son is experiencing during these weeks.
As we end our sixth week of the semester, it is a good time to check in with him and his grades to make sure that he is still on track to achieve the goals he set at the beginning of the semester.