After 56 years of high school memories for thousands of townies, Bishops College high school is closing its doors for good after this year’s class graduates.
“2015 marks the year where the spirit of Bishops College has come to life through a series of events to celebrate our school’s fifty-six year legacy of excellence in education,” says school principal Bridget Ricketts. “This will culminate with the Reunion Weekend that will bring together the entire school community – past and present – one last time.”
She’s referring to the “fun-filled farewell” a Bishops College Closing Committee has been working hard to bring to life, as outlined below.
All proceeds from this weekend’s events will support the Bishops College Legacy Fund, which will provide new opportunities for students attending the new Waterford Valley High School in September.
Teacher/Staff – Student Reunion (Thursday, June 25th at 7:00pm)
Bishops College invites back all students and staff for a nearly-sold out reunion night this Thursday to reconnect and share in 56 years of memories with a wine and cheese meet and greet. Tickets are $15 and include a complimentary beverage and finger foods, with a cash bar available.
Final High School Dance (Friday, June 26th at 8:00pm)
Put your dancing shoes on and relive some memories for a final high school dance featuring the band Fahrenheit! Tickets are $25.00 each and can be purchased at the school or the door.
Family Fun Day (Saturday, June 27th from 12:00pm – 2:00pm)
Bring the kids or grandkids along to have a BBQ lunch with the Bishops mascot, Snoopy. Face Painting, Bouncy Castles, and BBQ hotdogs & hamburgers available. Admission by donation at the door.
Red & White Variety Show (Saturday, June 27th from 3:00pm – 5:00pm)
Sit back, relax and listen to some of the amazing talent that has come out of Bishops. Tickets are $10.00 each and can be purchased in advance at the school or at the door.
There has been an ongoing Facebook auction of memorabilia items at the school. We will also offer any leftover items for silent auction during reunion events.
For more information, contact the school at 579-4107 or visit the school website at www.bishops.k12.nf.ca.