The A-Team

This blog is a collection of contributions from Bishop's administrators, sharing personal thoughts and stories, as well as their ideas about education, raising adolescents, trends and the principles that guide them in meeting the needs of Bishop's students.

List of 20 news stories.

  • What is Justice in our Community?

    Nicole Simopoulos, Chaplain
    Bishop's held a chapel service in April, asking and answering what it means for justice to exist in our community. 
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  • Equal Justice for All Chapel Talk

    Ron Kim, Head of School
    In Bishop's Chapel service on March 25, 2021, Bishop's Head of School Ron Kim spoke about the American NASA astronaut and physicist, Ronald McNair, and the work we as a nation still have to do to advance civil rights and equal justice for all who live in this land.
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  • Bishop’s Stands Against Anti-Asian Hate

    David Thompson, Director of Diversity and Community Life & Rev. Nicole Simopoulos-Pigato, Chaplain
    As we digest the news of the shootings in Atlanta on Tuesday, we remember those who have died, we grieve with their loved ones near and far, and we stand in solidarity with all in our nation who have experienced violence and who feel targeted, scared and unsafe.
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  • Hitting the Pandemic Wall

    Ron Kim, Head of School
    Head of School Ron Kim spoke to upper school students about hitting the pandemic wall on Feb. 9, 2021.
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  • Inauguration Day Chapel Talk

    Our School’s Episcopal values lead us to embrace all people and all walks of life, guiding us to be intentionally pluralistic and inclusive. Bishop’s Director of Diversity and Community David Thompson and Chaplain Rev. Nicole Simopoulos-Pigato touched on this in a chapel talk on Inauguration Day, Jan. 20, 2021. 
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  • Finding Inspiration from Suffragists

    Ron Kim, Head of School
    As I researched the 19th Amendment, I was struck by the relevance and parallels between the events of 100 years ago and the challenges we face today.
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  • Justice & Love

    Nicole Simopoulos-Pigato, Chaplain
    I was 22 years old, and had just graduated from college, when I had what some would call a defining moment: an experience that completely changes who you are, how you see the world, and the path you end up choosing.
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  • Justice, Permeated by Love

    Nicole Simopoulos-Pigato, Chaplain
    Chaplain Nicole Simopoulos-Pigato's homily for Bishop's opening faculty and staff meeting on Aug. 13, 2020 was a powerful message of hope, justice and love.
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  • What Does Love Look Like?

    The Rev. Nicole Simopoulos-Pigato, Chaplain
    Love, Curry says, looks like “channeling our holy rage into concrete, productive and powerful action.”
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  • Messages from the Head of School and School Chaplain

    Ron Kim, Head of School and The Rev. Nicole Simopoulos-Pigato, Bishop's Chaplain
    "It is in times like these that I am eternally grateful for the prophetic voice and moral courage of the leaders of the Episcopal Church."
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  • The Hope of Easter

    The Rev. Nicole Simopoulos-Pigato, Bishop's Chaplain
    The last three days of Holy Week are known in the Church as the Paschal Triduum. These three days have never before so deeply moved me.
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  • These are Sacred Times

    The Rev. Nicole Simopoulos-Pigato, Bishop's Chaplain
    I invite us all to consider this time - this collective Sabbath, if you will - as sacred time.
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  • Privilege and How We Lean into School Values

    Michael Beamer, Dean of Students
    After taking a family trip through the deep south, Bishop's Dean of Students Michael Beamer shared (in chapel) what it means to use our privilege for the good of others by upholding and living our School's Episcopal values.
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  • Advent Faculty/Staff Chapel Homily

    The Rev. Nicole Simopoulos-Pigato, Bishop's Chaplain
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  • Reunion Weekend Homily

    The Rev. Nicole Simopoulos-Pigato, Bishop's Chaplain
    I can’t imagine what it must feel like to step foot onto this campus after so many years of being away.
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  • Bring Others Into the Circle

    Ron Kim, Head of School
    The beauty of a community is that the best way to feel like you are on the inside and being nourished is to bring others in and make sure that they also feel belonging.
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  • How to Help Your Child Succeed at School

    Janice Murabayashi, Academic Dean
    I thought this guide did a nice job of summarizing tips and providing concise and easy-to-understand explanations.
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  • Unfamiliar Territory

    Janice Murabayashi, Academic Dean
    The willingness and ability to work hard is important in school and life -- as are adaptability, self-awareness and patience.
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  • Tips for Ninth-Graders

    Ron Kim, Head of School
    Head of School Ron Kim provided tips to ninth-grade students at their orientation.
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  • Head of School Installation Speech

    Ron Kim, Head of School
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