Curricular Activities

CO-CURRICULAR and EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

BBMCS is committed to providing a wholistic Catholic education for its students. To accomplish this, the school provides a variety of co-curricular and extra-curricular programs with the mission, vision, philosophy, and the Schoolwide Learning Expectations (SLEs) as its foundation for all instruction.

Religious Celebrations

Opportunities for spiritual growth are provided daily and on special days such as the first Friday of each month, Mercy/Franciscan Day, Feasts of the Immaculate Conception and St. Blaise, Ash Wednesday, Catholic Schools Week, Chamorro Week, May Crowning and Graduation Day. Other religious events include the weekly Stations of the Cross during Lent and the Living Rosary in October.

Art and Essay Competitions

BBMCS students have the opportunity to participate in numerous art and essay competitions throughout the year sponsored by various organizations. This provides students an avenue to enhance their artistic and writing skills.

Academic Challenge Bowl

The ACB team consists of approximately 20 students who are achievers in all areas of learning. They compete against the middle schools of the island in answering questions regarding various topics.

Math Counts

This is an accelerated program and a series of competitions combined to produce high level of math achievement in middle school students. There are approximately 20 students from grades 6, 7, and 8 in Math Counts.

Math Olympiads

This program offers students from grades 3 to 5 the opportunity to solve challenging problems. The purpose is to promote interest and excellence in mathematics.

National Spelling Bee

Students in grades 3 through 8 compete in a spelling bee at the school level and the winner represents BBMCS at the Islandwide Spelling Bee competition.

National Geography Bee

Students in grades 7 and 8 compete at the school level. The winner completes a monitored test and if qualified, will move on to the regional level competition.

Student Council

Stu-co officers and representatives are elected to represent the student body, to develop in the student the knowledge of democratic principles and procedures, and to foster character, responsibility and leadership traits.

National Junior Honor Society

The “Obispo Chapter” is subject to the rules and regulations of the National Junior Honor Society, a program administered by the National Association of Secondary School Principals. Membership in the NJHS is based upon five qualities: scholarship, leadership, service, character and citizenship. Membership is a privilege, not a right. Academic excellence alone does not guarantee membership in the NJHS.

Team Sports (Boys & Girls)

The “Obispos” participate in a number of interscholastic sports including basketball, volleyball, soccer, cross-country, and rugby. BBMCS participates in the Independent Interscholastic Athletic Association of Guam (IIAAG) and is subject to the guidelines and requirements of the IIAAG. To be eligible to participate in interscholastic sports, a student must have a valid physical exam and parent consent as well as a report card average (in the core subjects) of 78 or higher and must not have a single F or more than 2 Ds the quarter immediately prior to the respective sport season.

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The proof of love is deed.

Catherine McAuley, Foundress of the Sisters of Mercy