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President's Welcome

Dear DB Family,

 

We are excited for the start of the 2021-22 school year. Last year, was outstanding as we made it through the year of Covid-19 with students in the classrooms, athletics, and a thriving faith life the entire school year.  We have learned many lessons as we moved through the year, being ever-present and mindful of what is in front of us.
 
Our incoming freshmen class of 2025 will begin the first chapter of their story. Our mission remains the same today as it was in 1950, to teach our students the Catholic faith and offer opportunities for Christian service and striving for academic excellence.
 
We have been working very hard to improve many aspects of Bishop DuBourg High School.  This summer we have added to our music department, we added a whole new front entrance and telescopic bleacher system for our theatre.   We have added a brand new spirit shop and have updated many of our classrooms, and have added a new Alumni board with many events upcoming this year.
 
We are presently working on a new Strategic Plan for the next 5 years for Bishop DuBourg, which will bring us a new vision and plan for our school community.
 
Faith and Service
Today, we simply refer to all who participate in our mission as “The DB Family.”  The DB Family truly lives our motto, "Faith in Christ…Service to Others."  Our students devote many hours of service each year to help those in need.  We are and must continue to be, a loving and caring community to one another and to our world.  In the words of Jesus, “I have not come to be served, but to serve.” Our parents, alumni, and benefactors also serve our present and future Cavaliers through their generosity of time, talent, and treasure.  I encourage you to be part of our mission by volunteering at DB events, attending our school activities, and donating to our DB Forever Annual Fund. 
 
Cavalier Coed Proud
Life is coed, and so are we.  In our world today, it is so important for our young women and men to learn together, work together, and socialize together.  Young women and men must learn to interact respectfully with one another.  Having these experiences in high school will empower them to interact appropriately in mixed-gender settings within their communities now and in the future. We work to promote Christian values with respect to the dignity of being created, female or male.
 
Cavalier Diversity Proud
The world is diverse, and so are we.  We have a very diverse student population here at DB. We are 75% Catholic and 25% from other faith traditions.  Our students come with different learning abilities and learning styles, and we strive to meet the academic needs of each individual.  Our students also come from various socioeconomic backgrounds.  Approximately 65% receive some sort of tuition assistance.  At DB, we embrace our diversity, recognizing that our different gifts and perspectives allow us to serve more fully as the Body of Christ.  Through our faith and service, we hope and pray to make a difference in our student's lives.
 

Cavaliers Come Home! I invite you to visit us, tour the school facilities and see all of the changes. On behalf of our present and future Cavaliers, I thank you for your continued generosity. I pray that God continues to bless you and your families.

 

“It’s a Great Day To Be a Cavalier.”

 

God Bless you and your families,

Mark Bayens ‘81