Bishop Heelan High School

Christian Bork

Principal, Bishop Heelan Catholic High School

Welcome to our section on Bishop Heelan Catholic High School.Chris Bork
I am excited about making history at Bishop Heelan this year. Construction continues on our Academic Classroom Building and students are set to move into their new school at the beginning of second semester January 3, 2017.

I have served our schools as a teacher, coach, assistant activities director, dean of students, and now as principal and I look forward in joining the students and faculty to a milestone year at Heelan.

At Bishop Heelan, our faculty and staff work to relate the total student to God through an excellent education which will lead to a lifetime of service. This is a challenging mission which not only encompasses our rigorous academic curriculum, but our spiritual formation and dedication to the traditions of the Roman Catholic Church.

Academics
Academically, I am proud to continue the strong tradition at Bishop Heelan. Our academic program addresses the individual learning needs of each student while taxing them to achieve beyond local, state, and national averages. Through the collaboration of our professional faculty, we have positively prepared numerous graduates to successfully navigate their post high school journey whether it is college, military service or entrance into the labor force.

Faith Formation
At Bishop Heelan we strive to make our Catholic faith a central part of the educational day while continuously working to develop the mind, body, and spirit of the whole child. We regularly celebrate mass as a school community while inspiring a life of service. We offer several academic courses that tackle moral issues and ethical dilemmas while offering instruction on the life and teachings of our savior Jesus Christ. As a school system we put our faith into action (Pre-k-12th grade) while participating in spring and fall service days. We also offer numerous individual service opportunities which are directed by our Campus Chaplain and our Director of Faith Formation Father Shane Deman.

High School Activities
No education would be complete without a complimentary co-curricular program. Bishop Heelan offers a variety of activities which range from varsity football and volleyball to theater, show choir and Miracle Makers.  With a full range of sports, activities and clubs, our students cannot help but to get involved. We truly believe that we offer something for everyone.

Finally I would not be approaching 20 years with Bishop Heelan Catholic Schools if not for the extended network of supporters that make it such a special place and ignites the passion of our supporters. While bricks and mortar create aesthetics that enhance other schools, Heelan is driven by the dedication of our faculty and staff, caring parents, involved alumni and community supporters and friends. It is the merging of these groups that allows us to offer a welcoming and challenging setting that nurtures our students to grow in their faith, and become responsible and successful adults.

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