Sr. Donna Celebrates 35 Years as Principal of BGAHS
11/15/2017
Congratulations Sister Donna Marie Trukowski for your dedication and leadership as principal for 35 years! We are proud to have you as “AHR” principal!
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Sports Highlights for the Week of 11/5
11/12/2017
A look at some of the Trojan sports highlights from this past week.
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BGAHS Community Packs Over 400 Lunches for TASK
11/09/2017
The CSAC “Change” the world project was one small action that helped us here at Bishop Ahr High School to follow Pope Francis’ call to go out of our way and help “change” the life of the poor.
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Spirited Competition Highlights 19th Annual Grammar School Competition
11/06/2017
On November 6, 2017, twelve grammar schools participated in the 19th annual Grammar School Competition at Bishop Ahr High School.
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Sports Highlights for the Week of 10/29
11/04/2017
A look at some of the Trojan sports highlights from this past week.
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Sports Highlights for the Week of 10/22
10/28/2017
A look at some of the Trojan sports highlights from this past week.
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Students Serve at TASK on October 19
10/23/2017
On October 19, 2017, ten BGA Juniors served approximately 250 lunches at the soup kitchen.
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Sports Highlights for the Week of 10/15
10/21/2017
A look at some of the Trojan sports highlights from this past week.
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Prospective Students Explore Ahr World at Open House
10/16/2017
The Bishop Ahr High School family enthusiastically welcomed over 230 prospectives student plus their families at its Fall Open House.
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Students Explore Engineering Careers at NJIT
10/14/2017
Several Juniors and Senior from the Science National Honor Society participated in NJIT’s Engineering Career Day.
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Students Feed the Hungry at TASK
10/14/2017
On September 29, 2017, ten BGA seniors accompanied by Mr. Kevin McCarthy volunteered at TASK for the first time this school year.
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Forensic Science Students Investigate Football Foul Play
10/13/2017
Mr. Kondracki's Forensic Science students recently investigated their first mock crime scene: a mysterious death by the visitor bleachers.
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Baby Bottle Blessings Raises Money for Positive Alternatives
10/11/2017
For one week each fall, BGA homerooms fill baby bottles with change. Each homeroom is visited every morning by a Pro-Life Club member who asks students to donate to this worthwhile organization.
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Students See Sistine Chapel Up-Close-and-Personal
10/10/2017
The Renaissance period and its artwork is an important topic that will be covered in these classes this year and this limited-time exhibit was a perfect opportunity for our students.
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BGA Welcomes Newest Members of Ahr Star Family
10/08/2017
This year, the Ahr Star Spaghetti Dinner, now in its 20th year, raised over $9,000 for this year’s Ahr Stars, with approximately 800 people attending, including students, parents, community members, alumni, and many former Ahr Stars.
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Send Your Pledges to See Sr. Donna Polar Plunge
10/07/2017
Sr. Donna has committed to participating in the 2018 Polar Plunge if Bishop Ahr High School can raise $100,000 for the Makerspace project.
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Coat Drive Collects Over 500 Coats & Blankets
10/04/2017
In total, we collected 359 used coats, 23 new coats, 85 used blankets, and 55 new blankets, more than ever donated before!
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Students Organize Sweet Fundraiser for Hurricane Victims
09/30/2017
The total amount collected was $2,500 and all of the money was sent to the Diocese of Metuchen Disaster Relief Donation Fund. Thank you to all participated in the BGA collection for those affected by the hurricanes and earthquake.
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Ms. Byrne Named to Marist Theater Hall of Fame
09/29/2017
BGA is proud to announce that our alumna and teacher Ms. Amy Kate Byrne has been chosen for the Marist College Theatre 2017 Hall of Fame!
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Mr. Roche's Western Civilization Students Plan for Armageddon
09/27/2017
Mr. John Roche's Western Civilization students hit the ground running with a thought-provoking question: what are the fundamental elements of a civilization and how would you rebuild after Armageddon?
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Upperclassmen Give Grand Welcome to Class of 2021
09/16/2017
Over 400 upperclassmen welcomed the Class of 2021 with a spirit-filled WABA Day.
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NJ Historian Donates Book to BGA
09/07/2017
Former teacher and NJ historian Joseph Bilby has donated a signed copy of his recently published book New Jersey: A Military History to the BGA Library.
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BGA Family Mourns the Loss of Sr. Mary Lucretia
08/06/2017
The BGA family is saddened to share the news of the passing of Sister Mary Lucretia, the first librarian at St. Thomas Aquinas High School, at the age of 90.
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Students Participate in Seeds of Hope Leadership Experience
07/17/2017
This was a weeklong leadership workshop for high school girls entering their sophomore and junior years in the fall of 2017. This unique leadership program was sponsored by the Felician Sisters of North America.
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BGA Service Week "Raises a Banner of Love"
06/30/2017
This summer, the Bishop Ahr High School Community had an opportunity to come together for a week of service. The program was designed to provide students with an opportunity to participate in service outreach, to develop a greater understanding of the needs of others, and to determine practical ways to implement Catholic Social Teaching.
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Announcing: Makerspace & Science Wing Upgrades
06/18/2017
Today, we are excited to announce that we are embarking on a $2 million project that will enable us to provide state-of-the art science classrooms and labs, as well as a collaborative Makerspace that will enhance students’ opportunities to pursue the study of robotics, forensics and engineering.
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Congratulations 4th Quarter Students of the Quarter
06/09/2017
Congratulations to our Students of the Quarter for the fourth quarter!
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Jack Roarty & Kristen Brady Earn Sportsmanship Awards
05/10/2017
The Bishop Ahr athletes chosen for this very prestigious award are Jack Roarty and Kristen Brady. Jack is a member of the BGA varsity football team, the varsity basketball team, and baseball team. Kristen is a member of the BGA varsity award winning gymnastics team.
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Pro-Life Club Video Awarded 1st Place
05/10/2017
The Pro-Life Club was awarded 1st place for the Diocese of Metuchen video contest at a luncheon in May 9.
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Gabriella Abreu Recipient of Caring Award
05/01/2017
Gabriela Abreu has consistently led her classmates in service hours since her freshman year, and currently has more service hours than any other senior. Gabriela loves to work with children and animals. She has volunteered as a camp counselor since her sophomore year, where she is responsible for approximately 25 children.
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BGA Honored with Charles Inman Award for Community Commitment
04/29/2017
Bishop Ahr school community was the first youth-based group to receive the Community Service Award from the Trenton Area Soup Kitchen.
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Congratulations to the 2017-18 Student Council Board
04/28/2017
We are proud to announce the election results for next year's Student Council Executive Board!
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Students Explore Medieval Art with Cleveland Museum of Art
04/28/2017
Ms. Klimczak's World History students all had the opportunity to videoconference live with The Cleveland Museum of Art to discover some of the medieval masterpieces on display there.
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Trojan Wrestling Named Best Small School Team
04/25/2017
The 27-strong Trojan wrestlers put in a great season against a grueling schedule. Competing in the Blue Division, the Trojans were 7-0 division champions, winning nine matches.
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The BGA Catholic Community Celebrates the Living Stations of the Cross
04/12/2017
A Holy Week tradition at BGA, the stations were presented in the Little Theatre to each grade level. The characters of each station were played by Bishop Ahr students from all grade levels.
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BGA Students Perform with Diocesan Festival Choir at Chrism Mass
04/11/2017
This important annual mass, presided by Bishop James Checchio, includes the blessing of the sacred oils and the renewal of priestly vows. The beautiful music performed by the Festival Choir helped raise the hearts and minds of the congregants.
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Dime-a-Day Program Raises Over $5,000
04/11/2017
During the Lenten season, every member of the Bishop Ahr community participated in our “Dime A Day” program.
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Exhibit Challenges Students to Engage with History
04/11/2017
Since March 15, the traveling exhibit Emancipation and Its Legacies has taken up residence at Bishop George Ahr High School. The exhibition, on loan from the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, presents a chronological display of Emancipation in the United States.
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BGA Welcomes Prospectives Students at Spring Open House
04/05/2017
The Bishop Ahr High School family was thrilled to welcome almost 100 prospectives student plus their families at our Spring Open House.
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Easter Bunny Treats Ahr Stars to Fun-Filled Morning at BGA
04/05/2017
The night of April 4, the Easter Bunny visited Bishop Ahr High School and left big footprints outside some of the classrooms. Finley O’Neill and Brianna Feeney, this year’s Ahr Stars, came to BGA on April 5th looking for the Bunny footprints and the Easter eggs and other treats that were left in the classrooms by the Easter Bunny.
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Andrew Brazicki '17 Recipient of Billy Denny Scholarship
03/28/2017
Andrew Brazicki represented Bishop Ahr in a big way at the Bill Denny Rutgers Football Letterwinners Scholar Athlete Banquet, held on Sunday March 26th in the Rutgers Football Recruiting Center overlooking Rutgers Stadium.
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BGA Cheerleaders State & National Champions
03/13/2017
Congratulations to our cheerleaders who recently returned from the Champion Cheer & Dance nationals in Myrtle Beach with the Varsity team achieving the highest score and being named grand champions!
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Hoops for Hearts Raises $5,700 for American Heart Association
03/11/2017
The game was a nail-biter down to the last seconds, with the score tied with five seconds left on the clock. Varsity boys’ basketball coach Mr. Darius Griffin made the game-winning foul shot, helping bring the faculty/alumni to a victory over the students with a score of 54-53.
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BGA Completes 214 Challenge from Woodbridge Mayor
02/27/2017
At the end of the challenge, the Bishop Ahr High School community donated 2,300 lbs of food to the Woodbridge Food Pantry. A check for the amount of $239 was also donated by members of the BGA community.
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Congratulations 2nd Quarter Students of the Quarter
02/21/2017
Congratulations to our Students of the Quarter for the second quarter, who earned this distinction for being well-round students and for making positive contributions to the school community.
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Twenty BGA Students Attend NJ Elks Peer Leadership Conference
02/15/2017
Twenty student leaders recently attended the annual NJ Elks Peer Leadership Conference. The goal is for the students who attended to be able to turnkey the skills they acquired when they return to school.
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Ahr Star Valentine Candy Grams & Roche Cookie Grams
02/14/2017
Give a Valentine Candy Gram to that favorite someone, teacher, or friend! That’s how the Ahr Star Board advertised and encouraged the BGA community to get involved with the Ahr Star Valentine project.
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Robotics Club Paves Way for New STEM and Programming Offerings
02/10/2017
One of the newest and fastest-growing clubs at Bishop Ahr High School is the Robotics Club, advised by Mr. Kondracki. The club was established as a means for interested students to foster their knowledge of engineering and STEM fields and is a precursor to new engineering and computer programming courses to be offered starting in September 2017.
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CSAC “CHANGE” the World Project
02/09/2017
Students, faculty, and staff put together 400 bagged lunches for the CSAC “CHANGE” the World Project! Into each bag of lunch was put a sandwich, a napkin, 2 snack items, a bottle of water, and lots of love.
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US History Students Study Founding Fathers in Mock Congressional Hearings
02/06/2017
This year, students in Mr. Gaston's US History I Honors classes were exposed to two of the units of study from the program. Those units dealt with the historical and philosophical foundations of the Constitution and the debates and processes involved in creating the Constitution.
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Catholic Schools Week Mass a Time of Celebration and Gratitude
01/31/2017
During the spirited mass, all of our students and faculty showed their love for each other and for God. We also remembered the over 11,000 alumni whom we proudly call a part of the Bishop Ahr Family.
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BGA's Comprehensive Safety Plan Includes Both Students and Faculty
01/21/2017
Part of BGA's comprehensive safety plan is the Crisis Management Team, which prepares and trains for all possible situations that could arise.
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Sailors Receive Christmas Cheer from BGA
01/20/2017
How could they be so far away doing such great things without having some encouragement from the USA?
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Over 80 Alumni Attend 15th Annual Homecoming Wrestling Match
01/03/2017
On Friday December 30th, between 80 and 100 alumni and their families returned to take part in the 15th annual Alumni Homecoming Wrestling Match.
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BGA Students Celebrate the True Meaning of Christmas
12/21/2016
Together as the BGA family, we focused on what each of us needs to do to make right our relationships by continuing what was begun in the manger – MERCY!
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Christmas Tree Decorating Contest Helps Families in Need
Christmas Tree Decorating Contest Helps Families in Need
12/17/2016
Senior Class Officers Joe Mollica, Tara Genovese, and Samantha Fellin, with the help of Campus Minister Sister Cynthia, continued the BGA tradition of a Christmas tree decorating contest. Each Grade level was given two 6-foot tall artificial trees to decorate any way they chose. Class officers, Student Council, and class moderators gathered up support and donations from their classes and used the money to buy themed ornaments, ribbons, and other decorations to bring their tree designs to life.
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Students and Faculty Bring Christmas Spirit to Retired Felician Sisters
12/16/2016
On the evening of Friday, December 16th, twenty-two Bishop Ahr students along with faculty, staff, and alumni travelled to Our Lady of Lourdes Care Center in Lodi, NJ.
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Junior Class Celebrates Its Unity and Diversity at Annual Ring Mass
12/14/2016
The ceremony honored the unity and diversity of the 223-member class as well as its place in Bishop Ahr High School history.
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Bishop Checchio Celebrates Ahr Star Mass with Students and Families
12/13/2016
The Ahr Star Mass is always one of the most anticipated events of the year, and this year was no exception. It is a humbling and heartwarming experience that emphasizes and reminds everyone what Christmas is all about.
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PinK Club Raises Funds and Awareness about Breast Cancer
12/09/2016
In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, the members of the P.in.K Club wanted to not only raise money to help victims of this disease but also to raise awareness.
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BGA Enhances Academics with Distance Learning
12/09/2016
Bishop Ahr's academic offerings are enhanced by innovative distance learning opportunities.
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Western Civ Students Infuse Technology into Ancient Rome
12/07/2016
Document Based Questions (or DBQ's) is an approach to Social Studies in which students use primary and secondary sources based around a particular topic to help conduct their own research.
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BGA Student Winner of National Art Competition
12/06/2016
When asked to say what inspired me to create my artwork, I would have to say my love for Mary and the journey she went through to have Jesus.
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Coach Jim Tavormina Retires After Leading Girls' Soccer Team for 9 Years
12/02/2016
Coach Jim Tavormina has been the head coach of the Bishop Ahr Girls Varsity Soccer Team alongside Coach Ernie Penny since 2007. After nine years at the helm of the Bishop Ahr girls’ soccer program, he has announced that this season was his last.
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International Club Explores Italian Christmas Traditions
12/01/2016
The International Club recently explored Italian Christmas traditions. The club members viewed a video walkthrough of a traditional Italian Christmas street fair, followed by a short video about "La Befana", the Christmas Witch.
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Sports Statistics and Management: A Winning Combination
11/29/2016
Sports Statistics and Management is a senior elective being offered for the first time at BGA. Originally the vision of Mr. Fiore, the course is aimed at teaching students the skills needed to operate a sports business while also looking at statistics used in all sports.
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Bishop Checchio Accompanies Students to Deliver Thanksgiving Food
11/22/2016
Joining the BGA crew and the Vincentians at the Food Pantry was Bishop James Checchio. Speaking so kindly and compassionately to the volunteers and to the clients, brought a smile to everyone’s face. Bishop Checchio and the Bishop Ahr High School volunteers were truly the Face of God to everyone at the St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry!
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Students Prepare 400 Lunches for the Hungry
11/22/2016
This was once again a total BGA community project – everyone helped – the maintenance staff, administration, faculty, staff, students, alumni, and alumni parents! Thank you to all who helped our “Change” the world project to provide lunches for the poor.
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International Club Explores Indian Henna Tradition
11/21/2016
The International Cultural Club met recently to experience the Indian tradition of applying henna in decorative patterns to hands and feet. “Mendi” or henna is a paste that is created with scented oil and the powdered leaf of the henna plant. Besides lending color to the hands, mendi is a powerful medicinal herb.
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Bishop Checchio Honors Six BGA "Disciples of Mercy"
11/20/2016
Bishop James Checchio, at the conclusion of the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy, wanted to recognize those who have been a disciple of mercy - individuals who reflect God's mercy tirelessly and humbly, never seeking or expecting any special praise or recognition.
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A Lesson in Forensic Botany
11/19/2016
Mr. Mulvihill's Forensic Science class recently explored forensic botany by investigating the plants around Bishop Ahr High School.
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Operation Christmas Child Spreads Christmas Cheer
11/17/2016
Operation Christmas child is a unique worldwide outreach of Samaritan’s Purse. Each year, this organization shares God’s love with millions of poor, sick, and suffering children by hand delivering these shoeboxes.
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BGA Family Honors Service Members on Veteran's Day
11/11/2016
On this Veteran’s Day, the Bishop Ahr community honored United States veterans both living and deceased as well as the many BGA alumni who have served in the armed forces in order to protect the freedoms of all American citizens.
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Forensic Science Lab: A Search for Evidence
11/10/2016
During this outdoor lab, Mr. Mulvihill's Forensic Science class searched for pennies scattered in the grass as a way of practicing four evidence search patterns--grid, linear, quadrant, and spiral.
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Indulgence Cupcakery Owner Talks Entrepreneurship with Students
11/09/2016
Mrs. Fucci's Senior Financial Literacy classes had the pleasure of having Ms. Theresa Hrivnak, owner of Indulgence Cupcakery in Haddonfield, NJ, come speak to them about business ownership and entrepreneurship.
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BGA Students Host Grammar Schools for Annual Competition
11/07/2016
On November 7, 2016, the Eighteenth annual Bishop George Ahr High School Grammar School Competition took place. The event was held at Bishop Ahr, a place where students can grasp a true sense of community, especially through spiritual, creative, academic, and athletic experiences.
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BGA Students Feed the Hungry at TASK
BGA Students Feed the Hungry at TASK
11/06/2016
On October 31st, 12 Bishop Ahr High School Juniors and on November 3rd, 10 BGA Seniors, accompanied by Father Keith Cervine and Deacon Rich Lutomski on both days, volunteered at TASK (Trenton Area Soup Kitchen). The juniors served 421 lunches to the patrons and the seniors served approximately 250 lunches!
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The BGA/STA Family Mourns Passing of Former Teacher Joe Nolan
11/03/2016
Former BGA/STA English and Latin teacher Joe Nolan passed away on Tuesday, November 1st.
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Antigone & Beowulf Projects Bring Books to Life
11/03/2016
To culminate their experience, they had their choice of projects that included dioramas, comic books, medieval menus, drawings, and reenactments.
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BGA Students Learn Digital Citizenship and Take #DeviceFreeDinner Challenge
10/26/2016
For the next two weeks, the students in Ms. Smith's Computer Science course will be learning about citizenship in the digital world: digital safety, reputation, responsibility, and cyberbullying.
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Diocese of Metuchen Recognizes Five BGA Students for Service and Faith
10/25/2016
On Saturday, October 22, 2016 at St. Francis Cathedral in Metuchen, NJ, Bishop James Checchio bestowed the St. Timothy Award and the St. Teresa of Calcutta Award to young adults in the Metuchen Diocese. Among those were five students from Bishop Ahr High School.
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BGA Welcomes Newest Ahr Stars at Annual Spaghetti Dinner
10/07/2016
All of the proceeds from the dinner are given to the Ahr Star’s families to be used as they would like. At the dinner, Finley and Brianna were also presented with many gifts, but perhaps their favorite was a soccer ball autographed by the varsity boy’s and girl’s teams, personally presented by the team captains.
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WABA Day Festivities Welcome BGA Freshmen
09/21/2016
On Friday September 16, 2016, the BGA Class of 2020 anxiously filled the halls for BGA’s annual “We Ahr Bishop Ahr” Day, better known as WABA Day.
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9/11 Memorial Ceremony & Ritual of Lighting
09/12/2016
To strengthen our commitment to be people of hope and peace, the Bishop Ahr High School community gathered together on Sunday September 11th at 2 p.m. and Monday September 12th during homeroom to commemorate the tragic events of September 11th, 2001.
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BGA Welcomes the Class of 2020
09/02/2016
On Thursday, August 31st, 2016, the Bishop George Ahr community welcomed the Class of 2020 at its Annual Welcome Freshman Picnic. New students and families were greeted by many upperclassmen, teachers, coaches, and administrators.
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Peer Leadership Students Meet Freshmen Mentees
01/28/2016
The Bishop Ahr Peer Leadership students spent the first quarter building a thorough knowledge of group dynamics, leadership, problem-solving, and communication skills.
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