Activities Director's Message
Dear Friends of Salesian High School,
I have spent most of my life in Catholic education as a technology specialist, coach, college counselor, and administrator. However, my most significant role has always been as a teacher. Throughout my time in this profession, I have realized that we, as educators, are here to cultivate the minds of our students and empower them to be model citizens who display character and leadership. As an all-boys Catholic high school rooted in Don Bosco's charism of Reason, Religion, and Loving-Kindness, our role as educators is to model for our students what it means to be individuals of integrity, leadership, and service.
Research has shown that student involvement accomplishes several personal, academic, and spiritual goals that transcend the high school experience. Outside of the classroom, we offer various service and leadership opportunities where students are allowed to develop bonds with their peers and faculty mentors. Salesian is not a just place where students will be challenged academically; our close-knit community invites our students to become servant-leaders. We currently have over 20 clubs and organizations led by students who choose to lead and serve their classmates. Beyond our clubs, our campus is always busy with school-sponsored activities. We have several school dances, incredible innovative productions, multiple pep rallies, and lunchtime activities each year.
Providing our students with a fun-filled and enjoyable school year will always be my highest priority. There is something truly extraordinary here, and each member of our community plays an integral role in our growth and our students' success. I look forward to building a solid relationship with each of you so that we may continue to provide our young men with the necessary skills to be captains of industry, champions of social justice, innovative and ethical leaders in our communities.
You will see first-hand that our students are tomorrow's leaders. I am hopeful and filled with great optimism for our future, knowing that our students will play a vital role in society.
In the spirit of Saint John Bosco,
Robert L. Burke
Director of Student Activities