When Mr. Skipper decided to retire over the summer BC High didn’t get a chance to acknowledge his announcement with the traditional “clap-out,” an informal ceremony that brings together the entire community to honor and thank the individual for their years of service.
On December 1, Mr. Skipper (know to most as Skip) came back to campus for his good-bye. His friend and colleague, religious education teacher Paul Logan introduced Skip with these words, “Pete, thank you for the many ways you have been part of our lives. Thank you for being a witness, of how to love God. Thank you for how you tried to show us to walk in the steps of St. Ignatius of Loyola. Thank you for the energy you brought to our time here together, on Morrissey Boulevard. Thank you for the hope you shared for what we can all become. Thank you for being our teacher, our colleague, our friend, and our fellow pilgrim on the road.”
Skip delighted the audience with a version of his classroom teaching of “Skipology” and thanked the community for giving him a place to call home for the last 40 years. Skip’s faith and love that he brought with him every day will be greatly missed along with the colorful Jesus ties and pocket protectors.