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ABOUT BBMCS

Nestled in the village of Sinajana, Bishop Baumgartner Memorial Catholic School (BBMCS), an archdiocesan Catholic school, has an enviable position of being centrally located on Guam. The school is comprised of both an elementary and middle school from kindergarten to eighth grade, and is operated on the traditional calendar schedule.

Mission

LOVES all of God’s creation
LIVES the Gospel of Jesus Christ
LEADS students to wholistic excellence

HISTORY

In 1954, St. Jude Parish of Sinajana was a flourishing community within the vicariate of Agana. The increasing number of young people needing instructions in their Catholic faith augmented the desirability of a Catholic school within the parish. In 1955, in response to the invitation of the late Bishop Apolinaris Baumgartner to operate and to staff a school and a health center, the Franciscan  Sisters of Perpetual Adoration from LaCrosse, Wisconsin, prepared themselves to meet the challenge of the Bishop’s request. Under the leadership of the pastor, Father Raymond Demers, OFM Cap., the parish of St. Jude came alive. Land was procured and cleared, prayers and sacrifices were offered; the parish response was enthusiastic!

PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE

Welcome to Bishop Baumgartner Memorial Catholic School, Home of the Obispos!

Last year our school continued to display amazing levels of success, with BBMCS earning full dual reaccreditation with the Western Catholic Educational Association (WCEA) and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). We know that this is a shared achievement, and we are extremely proud of the efforts of our students, faculty, staff, families, and community members who worked so diligently to ensure our success.

Thank you for visiting our website and learning more about BBMCS. In order to keep our school community informed on the wonderful things happening at BBMCS, please like and follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/obisposguam and on Twitter and Instagram @obisposguam.

The BBMCS team is thrilled to spend this year with you and your children, and we look forward to an amazing year filled with exciting learning and life-long memories. If we can ever be of assistance, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Go OBISPOS!

Rita Duenas
President

PRINCIPAL’S MESSAGE

Dear Obispo Families and Community,

Though this school year is projected to be different from any other, together, we will continue our tradition of providing Catholic education to our students and quality service to our families. I am truly honored to continue leading the Obispo community alongside Dr. Rita D. Duenas, President for the 2020-2021 school year. We have accomplished so much as a school community, and we will continue to do so. This new learning model does not need to be a barrier, but instead will serve as an opportunity to change our mindset as it relates to the delivery of instruction and engaging students in learning. This year, I am very much looking forward to providing exceptional educational experiences for our students. I want students to leave Bishop Baumgartner with memories that will last a lifetime! We want our students to LOVE learning and LOVE coming to school, even if it is virtually. With your help, we can instill life-long values in our students to work hard, exceed expectations, and to appreciate their education. Though we are forced to adapt our teaching and learning methods to address the conditions of the pandemic, our heart for our students and families remains the same, and we will do everything in our power to keep our students thriving. With your support, we can build on our past successes to take BBMCS to the next level. Thank you for your continued support and trust in Catholic education at Bishop Baumgartner Memorial Catholic School, Home of the Obispos.

May God bless You,

Lila M. Lujan,
Principal

Calendar

Our Upcoming Events & Activities

AUGUST, 2020

Aug. 6 – Faculty & Staff Faith Formation / Staff Development
Aug. 7 – In-School Student Orientation: Grades K, 1,2,5, and 6 – 8:00 am – 11:00 am, Grades 3,4,7, and 8 – 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Aug. 10 – First Day of School K-8
Aug. 14 – First School Mass 8:30 am

SEPTEMBER, 2020

Sept. 2 – Progress Report on FACTS SIS (RenWeb)
Sept. 4 – First Friday Mass 8:30 am
Sept. 7 – Labor Day (NO CLASSES)
Sept. 25 – Mercy Holiday (NO CLASSES)
Sept. 28 – 1st Quarter Exams

OCTOBER, 2020

Oct. 1 – 1st Quarter Exams
Oct. 2 – First Friday Mass 8:30 am
Oct. 5 – Teacher Record Day (NO SCHOOL)
Oct. 6 – 2nd Quarter Begins
Oct. 12 – Columbus Day (NO SCHOOL)
Oct. 23 – Parent-Teacher Conference (NO CLASSES)

OUR SCHOOL

Facilities

BBMCS is an archdiocesan, co-educational, kindergarten through 8th grade school located in the beautiful village of Sinajana, Guam. The school’s facilities are situated on a spacious estate with serene surroundings which create an environment conducive to learning. The campus is composed of several buildings which include thirty-one classrooms, two computer labs, the gymnasium, a library, the chapel, the cafeteria, a faculty lounge, two administrative offices, a counseling office, a curriculum office, and the health room. The spacious outdoor area includes a soccer field, two volleyball grass courts, a basketball court, a rugby area and goal post, and an elementary playground.

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Prayer is a plant, the seed of which is sown in the heart of every Christian, but its growth entirely depends on the care we take to nourish it. If neglected, it will die.

Catherine McAuley, Foundress of the Sisters of Mercy

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