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BISHOP McNAMARA HIGH SCHOOLA Catholic, Holy Cross, Coeducational, College Preparatory School for Grades 9-12

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Welcome to Bishop McNamara High School, Home of the Mighty Mustangs, housed on a beautiful 14 acre campus with opportunities abound.  With over 50 years of educating the hearts and minds of young people, our school is located just south of the Nation's Capital, Washington,D.C.,  north of Joint Base Andrews, and west of the Prince George's County seat, Upper Marlboro, Maryland. 

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THE NEW LA REINE SCIENCE & INNOVATION CENTER

The La Reine Science and Innovation Center

INTRODUCTION

Innovation lies at the crossroads of fields, disciplines and cultures. At Bishop McNamara, we are developing tomorrow’s innovators today by committing to provide cutting-edge spaces and facilities that foster collaborative learning and a hands-on approach to the study of science and technology.

The centerpiece of our vision for the future is the establishment of the La Reine Science and Innovation Center at Bishop McNamara High School. This planned state-of-the-art facility will enable us to expand beyond traditional science offerings, build on highly-successful programs already in existence, and create new spaces for exploration, creativity and discovery.

SERVING THE NEEDS OF THE GREATER COMMUNITY AND FUTURE WORKFORCE NEEDS

This Center will enable us to serve as an important resource and pipeline for underrepresented populations in STEM fields; including women, minorities and students at or below the poverty line through a new program of scholarship and financial aid support. As a co-anchor of the region with Joint Base Andrews, Bishop McNamara High School is committed to also providing scholarship support for students of military service families to take advantage of this extraordinary learning environment.

The impact of the La Reine Center on the lives of our future student scholars will be extraordinary.

OUR GOALS

At present, all Bishop McNamara science classes and science/computer labs are operating at maximum capacity. To meet the aspirations of tech-thirsty students, the goal of both deepening and broadening curricular offerings and making them more available to underserved and underrepresented students, and the urgent need to provide equipment and resources required for this effort, the La Reine Science and Innovation Center will double the number of science and computer labs.

The technologies learned in this newly-expanded curriculum will be applied to a multitude of potential career paths related to science, technology and engineering. Our vision is that engineering especially will be one of the chief cornerstones of the experiential approach to learning and the hallmark of science and innovation at Bishop McNamara. The Center will enable the Foundation of Engineering curriculum, for example, to cover all four years of high school. This will help us further prepare our students for the future, as we set our vision to meet the demands of today's society and the desires of our school community. Our dream and their aspirations are only limited by time and space.

With the advent of the Center, our highly-successful Cisco certification program, as well as other popular computer science and information technology courses, will be expanded to feature new courses in evolving technologies such as coding and cybersecurity. These courses will be provided in an adaptive, cutting-edge learning environment.

Another focus of the Center will be to transform aviation from a club activity to an innovative science curriculum that offers not only ground and flight training, but also aeronautics.

Currently, students must pay for this training themselves and add time to their already crowded school day due to lack of space and resources. The U.S. military and U.S. airlines are currently short of pilots and this trend, especially for the airlines, is expected to last for the next five to 10 years.

THE NEW STANDARD: INNOVATION

Finally, and perhaps most importantly, our new Center will enable students and faculty to experiment and create in open work areas and “makerspaces.” Flexible classrooms will promote teamwork and active learning. Welcoming common areas will extend the collaborative environment to the broader community of learners. The result will be a facility that offers unprecedented opportunities for students to explore, create, imagine and discover.

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We welcome you to Bishop McNamara High School
Our School was Voted Best School in Prince George's County for 3 consecutive years
New La Reine Science and Innovation Center expanding beyond traditional science offerings
La Reine Science & Innovation facility will build on highly-successful programs already in existence
Inside the halls of LRSIC, students can explore, create and collaborate
Students enjoy the latest in state-of-the-art new spaces for exploration. creativity and discovery
The New Andrew Mona '82 Student Center
Andy Mona Student Center provides a huge, partitionable space with modern media & kitchen facilities
Students enjoy lunch or down time here on the patio at the Mona Student Center
Modern Kitchen facilities in the Mona Center provide a wide variety of food choices
Two of the Pillars of Bishop McNamara are Bringing Hope & Building Respect
The Moreau Chapel named after Holy Cross founder, Blessed Father Basil Moreau
Students are invited to reflect, pray or play quiet music in the Moreau Chapel
Students in STEM programs creating projects in the Cite Lab
Guided by competent, caring faculty, our students learn to research, solve problems & communicate
St. Joseph Media Center provides modern technology, research facilities along with support & collabo
Students enjoy lunch time with friends in the Andy Mona Student Center
Our Students are surrounded by inspiration and motivation to learn
We provide device charging stations throughout the campus including the St. Joseph Media Center
Mighty Mac our mascot stands proud in the middle of the sports complex
Modern meeting and learning facilities are available every day in the Leadership Center
Nutritional food offered for meals and snacks by SAGE Dining Services
SAGE Dining prides itself on making all food from scratch for our community
SAGE Dining House Made pizza and flatbread
Andy Mona Student Center provides comfortable seating for lunch, meetings, events or just relaxing
The community loves to gather on the spacious bleachers of the Tyoka Jackson Complex
Mighty Mac, the BMHS mascot
Give me a B, Give me an M, Give me a H, Give me an S. What do you have? BMHS Go Mustangs!
The school houses two full-size gyms
We are the Mustangs, Mighty, Mighty Mustangs
Second School Gym in the Fine Arts and Athletic Center
Quiet reflection or just relaxing at the Memorial Garden
Safe, well kept grounds, common areas & buildings
BYOD allows students to develop into 21st century learners
Caring teachers who truly have a passion to teach
Student created art paying homage to founders Blessed Fr. Moreau & St. Andre
The Main Concourse -wonderful space to gather and share
Student created art exhibited throughout the campus
Multiple Labs for research and experimentation
Modern labs for Computer Applications, Programming, & Cisco
Student enjoy comfortable & safe gathering spaces around campus
Concourse Art Gallery to spotlight student's art
Creative and respectful spaces for planning retreats, liturgy & service
Students are inspired to create & excel in the arts - dance, music, theatre, visual, digital
Gospel Choir shares their inspirational music with the community during Mass
Well-designed Band & Orchestra Room for award winning music
Studios with sprung wood floors, mirrored walls & mounted barres
Students explore styles singing, techniques, theory & history
Weight & Fitness Center for work out with class, team or individually
Textbooks, sweatshirts, jackets - Mustang Shop has it all and now 24/7 online
Spacious Hallways and Student Lockers
Finding your way about the campus
Fine Arts and Athletic Center
Students enjoy a walk through the safe and beautiful campus
Modern Fine Arts Theatre for productions and events
Fine Arts & Athletics Center Concourse for events & daily gathering
Our campus provides students with a beautiful & safe environment
Mary Prayer Garden provides a calm meditation space for those who stop a moment
Tyoka Jackson Athletic Stadium with arena for sports & competition events
The Mammano Softball Field
Tyoka Jackson Stadium Scoreboard
Alumni Hill - gathering place for alumni events
Alumni Hall Conference Room for meetings, conferences & events

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