Dear Bishop Montgomery High School Families and Friends,

For more than a year, we have all been living through a time of extraordinary change and challenge, surrounded by uncertainty, loss, and national tumult.  Across our campus, our faculty, staff, and students have navigated unprecedented circumstances.  Yet this has been a time of learning and growth for our school.

Included in this issue is our cover story, which highlights five alumni from the Class of 2011 who were followed throughout college and are now 10 years removed from Bishop Montgomery High School.  While they were in college, they were asked to answer questions each year about their college experience, and how BMHS prepared them for life after high school.

As you will read throughout this issue, even during a pandemic, BMHS students and alumni continue to achieve and strive toward excellence.  This issue highlights current student, George Hasnah ’22, and his remarkable accomplishment at the Los Angeles County Science Fair, and alumna Noelle Quinn, Class of 2003, and her recent appointment as Head Coach of the WNBA’s Seattle Storm.  

In this edition, we also highlight several teachers.  We say goodbye to Spanish teacher Dulcie Galdamez and wish her all the best as she enters retirement after her remarkable 40-year BMHS career.  Also, we highlight a dynamic mother/son teaching duo, Debbie and Ryan Skelley ’04.  Despite a landscape that has been unfamiliar in so many different ways since the pandemic began, the continued strengths of our community could not be more apparent.

Our impact is truly remarkable and your on-going support makes our ministry possible. These pages contain only a sampling of achievements and insights from across our community.  Read them, and you may find a new reason to be proudly Bishop.

Peace and health be with you,

Jim Garza, Ed. D