Dear BHS Community,

I am filled with immense pride as I reflect on the incredible journey, we have embarked on together this school year. The last few months have been a testament to our collective dedication, resilience, and commitment to providing the best possible experiences for our students.

Our halls have echoed with joy, laughter, and the echoes of profound learning moments. It is heartening to witness the magic that unfolds in our dynamic learning community. Despite the challenges posed by these unprecedented times, I am confident in our strength and wisdom to continue achieving greatness.

BHS has a rich history of pioneering innovative approaches to meet the evolving needs of our students. Our foundation is built on the pillars of collective joy, unwavering dedication, and insightful perspectives. We remain steadfast in our commitment to a culturally relevant and responsive IB curriculum, inquiry-based project learning, and equity. I am particularly excited about our shared vision for equity, social justice, and anti-racist work, and I believe that, together, we can further strengthen this commitment.

As we move forward, our focus will be on fostering a supportive and trusting environment for students, families, and staff. Our equity teams will play a pivotal role in supporting teachers as we fortify our IB curriculum. We are also committed to expanding teacher leadership, nurturing authentic partnerships with BHS families, and building on the positive accomplishments of the past year.

As a community, we have achieved many positive milestones that have laid a robust foundation for our work this year. This ongoing effort aims to bring stability, joy, and strength to our community.

BHS holds a special place in my heart—it is not just a workplace, but a home. It is a privilege to continue nourishing and safeguarding the strengths that make our community unique. Your collective inspiration, critical thinking, joy, and laughter reaffirm that there is no other place I’d rather be.

Thank you for your continued support and dedication. Together, we will continue to make a positive impact on the lives of our students and the BHS community.

Samantha Schmoeger