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February 2018: A word from the Principal

Last month we released a new promotional video for our school.  Designed to showcase the strengths of our school to prospective families and teachers, it has become something more.  It is a celebration for all that we have accomplished.  From early childhood through grade 12, BFS nurtures our students’, “….social, emotional and physical growth.”  Thank you to Vanessa Allepuz, our Director of Communications, for her tireless efforts in bringing this vision of our school to life.

In 2017, BFS signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology.  Not only has this brought outstanding students to our school, but it has allowed us to develop relationships that benefit all our students.  Earlier this month, Professor James Self organized a visit for myself and Mrs. Allepuz to this world-class facility.  We were able to network with many professors and discuss collaborations that could help our students.  Professor Self has also organized meetings with myself and representatives from  Purdue University’s Wonderlabs to improve our STEM program.  During February, Dr. Robert Mitchell gave a fascinating lecture (which you can view on our YouTube channel) to two classes.  Working with Mrs. Branch, he also organized a field trip for our students to visit UNIST and tour their facilities.  I am grateful for the efforts of our UNIST partners and parents in deepening their relationship with our school.

I highly suggest you subscribe to our YouTube channel  There, you can also see the speech that Jordan Hattar gave to our Middle and High School students on the refugee crisis in Syria.  Many parents were able to come and hear him speak but I know that more would have liked have been there.  Jordan had a powerful message for our students on making connections to make a difference.   Besides these videos, our YouTube channel is an outstanding place to see new content uploaded by our Digital Media Class.

As always, I want to thank the PTSO and our parents for their contribution to our school.  Your feedback and enthusiasm for our school make us better able to meet the needs of your children.  I am proud to work with you as we embrace diversity and strive for excellence.

Iain Macfarlane
BFS Principal

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