Fostering Love of Country at BACS

Each day after chapel, before we begin our academic classes, the school faces the flag, recites the Pledge of Allegiance and sings a patriotic song. It is one of the many things we do at BACS to demonstrate our love for our country. Students learn about the United States throughout our K-8 curriculum. The upper unit’s history units focus on our country from its birth to the 21st Century, the third grade covers many influential Americans in their heroes unit, the fifth grade studies the colonization of North America culminating in their Colonial Day, and the primary unit puts on a biennial Patriotic Celebration. Other grades learn about patriotism and about our country as one of the communities in which we live. This year, our eighth graders also participated in the VFW’s patriotism essay contest. Many of the students’ entries are worthy of high praise including one student who placed second in Montgomery and Bucks Counties. As we approach Veterans Day, our thoughts are directed towards our country in a specific way and we take time to specially honor and thank those men and women who have dedicated their lives to the protection of our homeland. On November 11, we will have a special chapel service with Rev. George McCurdy. We are taught that those who love and serve their country on earth will likewise love the Lord’s kingdom after death. We hope that this love, represented by the flag the third graders raise over our school each morning is something we are fostering in all our students.

Greg Henderson, Principal