Service to the Common Good

Since we weren’t in school on Veteran’s Day this year, the sixth-grade teaching team decided to invite members of the community to come and share their experience and perspective with our youngest students in advance of the holiday.
The Oct. 23 panel included Dr. David Gallus (Bella ’24, Gabby ’26), Dr. Christine Johnson (Emily ’20, Maggie ’22, Katie ’26), Bishop’s Dean of Students Michael Beamer (Giles ’26) and Commander Jessica Morera, a family friend of Mr. Beamer.
The panelists talked about what service means to them, and how it relates to humility, a School theme this year. They shared stories, photos, videos, charts and specific memories that highlighted the concept of service and humility.
Sixth-graders often talk about the habits of heart and mind, such as collaboration and pausing with purpose, among others. The habit if service to the common good is one that is discussed throughout the school year, offering opportunities to practice the habit at school (e.g. helping another student with their backpack or picking up plates left behind at lunch), and off-campus, through events like their recent community service activities during the Oct. 16 PSAT day when the entire grade visited Sharia’s Closet.
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The Bishop’s School is an independent, coeducational college-preparatory day school for students in grades six through twelve who live throughout San Diego County. Founded in 1909, the School is affiliated with the Episcopal church.