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Student News Archive

Student News Archive

Jr. High Participates in Model UN

March 21, 2017
Eighteen junior high students in Mr. Josh Belanger’s life skills class had the opportunity to travel to New York to participate in a Montessori Model United Nations (MMUN) conference.    Read More

Common Basket for Lent

March 16, 2017
With the start of the Lenten season, it was the perfect opportunity to introduce the new Common Basket. Peyton (’17) and Grace (’20) Melin sponsored this Common Basket with all proceeds going to Safe Families for Children.   Read More

Heart of the Arts Award

March 14, 2017
Senior Josie Ross has been named the 2017 national recipient of the “National High School Heart of the Arts Award” by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS). She is the first Minnesotan ever to win the award.   Read More

World Language & Culture Week

March 10, 2017
For over ten years, BSM has been celebrating World Language and Culture Week (WLC Week). Last week, the world language department planned a week of different activities, events and celebrations.   Read More

BSM 2017 College Fair

March 8, 2017
BSM will host a College Fair Tuesday, April 25, 7 - 8:30 p.m. in the Haben Center.   Read More

March Madness Week 2017

March 6, 2017
March Madness week schedule of events, dress up days and fundraising opportunity.    Read More

Student Volunteers in Guatemala on Medical Mission Trip

March 6, 2017
This past January, Noah ‘18 and his mom Christina Swindlehurst, BSN traveled to Guatemala for a medical mission trip with Baby’s Breath Project.   Read More

Class of 2017 Valedictorians & Salutatorian

March 4, 2017
The class of 2017 valedictorians and salutatorians announced. Congratulations to the 18 Red Knights!   Read More

3D Printing at BSM

February 27, 2017
The BSM engineering department received a new 3D printer from the company Stacker 3D. Introduced to their work by a couple of alumni who thought BSM would be the perfect place for Stacker to start.    Read More

Spring Plant Sale - Now Open!

February 22, 2017
Click here to start shopping and planning your garden for spring! Plants delivered by Mother’s Day.    Read More

Junior High Tradition & Innovation

February 22, 2017
Hear from Junior High Principal Claire Shea about her experience as a student, alumna, teacher and now principal of the junior high, "I was immediately reminded of what it means to come home to family."   Read More

Dance Team Wins State Title

February 21, 2017
The Knightettes are the 2016-2017 Jazz State AA Champions!    Read More

French Exchange Program

February 17, 2017
Over the past two weeks, Benilde-St. Margaret’s hosted nine students from a Catholic school in Versailles, France.    Read More

BPA Students Qualify for State

February 16, 2017
Congratulations to the Business Professionals of America students who qualified for the state competition!    Read More

Junior High Honor Roll 1st Semester 2016-2017

February 8, 2017
Congratulations to BSM junior high students who made the Honor Roll, earning a GPA between 3.0 and 4.0!   Read More

Senior High Honor Roll 1st Semester 2016-2017

February 8, 2017
Congratulations to BSM senior high students who made the Honor Roll, and Highest Honor Roll earning a GPA between 3.3 and 4.0!   Read More

BSM Student-Athletes Sign Letters of Intent

February 2, 2017
Congratulations to our student-athletes who signed their letters of intent with students nationwide, making their college commitments official!    Read More

BSM Appoints New President

January 30, 2017
The BSM Board of Directors is happy to announce the appointment of Adam Ehrmantraut as President of Benilde-St. Margaret's School effective February 1, 2017.    Read More

Catholic Schools Week 2017

January 29, 2017
Schedule and information regarding the celebration of Catholic Schools Week 2017 - an annual tradition celebrating Catholic education and its contributions to our church and our communities all over the nation.   Read More

Red Knight Achiever Lunch

January 26, 2017
Benilde-St. Margaret's hosted 18 students from our various partner schools and their families at the Red Knight Achiever Lunch. Read more about the recipients here.    Read More

Bringing Innovation and Technology to the Classroom

January 23, 2017
This year, an innovative, technology based, one semester elective was made available to ninth graders in the senior high. The class is titled, Introduction to Coding, where students learn 21st century computer science skills.    Read More

BSM Seniors Nominated to Our Nation's Service Academies

January 20, 2017
Four BSM seniors were recently nominated by United States Representative Erik Paulsen to the service academies this year.    Read More

The Cat's Pajamas Concert

February 9, 2017
BSM will be putting on an a concert, bringing in the well known and talented a capella group, The Cat's Pajamas, Thursday, February 9. Half of the proceeds from the show are donated to BSM's choir department.   Read More

Health Classes Witness Live Ultrasound

December 16, 2016
As part of the freshman health class and as a Catholic school, the message of life at all stages is important to us. For the second year in a row, students in Alisa May’s health classes witnessed a live ultrasound in the chapel.    Read More

Early Dismissal 12/16

December 16, 2016
Early dismissal today due to winter storm. Read more details here.    Read More

BSM President Search

December 13, 2016
Our search for the next President of BSM is on track and progressing smoothly. CohenTaylor Executive Search Services is conducting a retained executive search for BSM's new President. Read about the President's Search Committee and position profile.    Read More

BSM Students Win National Video Contest

December 6, 2016
Students win $3000 prize for video contest held by the Christian Brothers of the Midwest. The video highlights how the Benilde-St. Margaret’s community upholds the LaSallian traditions of maintaining spirituality in all that we do.    Read More

BSM Football Takes State Title!

November 28, 2016
Our BSM football team took home the State Class AAAA Championship title for first time in Red Knight football history!    Read More

Girls' Soccer Wins State Title!

November 4, 2016
Girls’ soccer wins second consecutive State Class A title with a win over Mankato West. Go Red Knights!   Read More

BSM Attends WE Day - Launching a Year of Service

October 6, 2016
Students in Faith in Action class were surrounded by others their age in a packed filled arena for WE Day Minnesota, “a celebration of youth making a difference in their local and global communities.”    Read More

Homecoming Week 2016

September 26, 2016
Homecoming week 2016 activities, spirit days and more information. This year's theme is "A Knight at Hogwarts."    Read More

Yearbook Deadlines

August 10, 2016
Attention seniors: please mark your calendar for important deadlines regarding the BSM senior high yearbook...   Read More

Roundup 2016

July 15, 2016
Attention incoming and returning parents. Important information regarding Red Knight Roundup 2016.    Read More

EMT Training for Red Knight Graduate

July 8, 2016
Although Julia Feld (’16) may partake in the normal summer activities in her little free time, this recent Red Knight graduate has other plans, EMT training.   Read More

Summer Admissions Update

July 1, 2016
It may be summer, but our Admissions team is still hard at work processing applications and registrations for new Red Knights. If you want to help your student reach his/her fullest potential...   Read More

Students Compete Nationally

June 29, 2016
Ronan Brew ('20) and Josie Ross (’17) competed at the National Speech and Debate Association's National tournament in Salt Lake City.   Read More

Red Knight Selected as Vice Chair Precinct

June 23, 2016
At the end of May, then senior and now recent BSM graduate, Carson Ferrer headed to the Republican Party of MN 2016 State Convention in Duluth. He was selected to attend as he was recently elected as Vice Chair Precinct of district 33 near Medina and surrounding cities.   Read More

Senior High Honor Roll 2nd Semester 2015-2016

June 21, 2016
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Junior High Honor Roll 2nd Semester 2015-2016

June 17, 2016
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Alec Lawrenz Scholarship Fund

June 13, 2016
The family is asking that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Alec Lawrenz Scholarship Fund.   Read More

Graduated with Honors

June 3, 2016
Congratulations to the class of 2016 seniors who graduated with honors. Full list of names can be found here.   Read More

Finals Schedule

June 8, 2016
Check here for start times, dismissals and finals schedule.    Read More

Engineering Hackathon

June 2, 2016
Engineering Hackathon Allows Collaboration for Students and Professionals   Read More

Student Awards Ceremony 2016

May 11, 2016
Congratulations to all of this year's BSM students recognized at the 2016 Student Award ceremony!    Read More

National French Exam

May 4, 2016
Red Knights recognized for their National French Exam results.   Read More

Devean George Returns to BSM

April 28, 2016
Devean George '95 BSM graduate and former NBA player, returned to his Red Knight roots April 27, to speak with students on a multitude of issues surrounding low income housing.    Read More

National Spanish Exam

April 29, 2016
Red Knights recognized for their National Spanish Exam results!   Read More

National Latin Exam

April 29, 2016
Red Knights recognized for their National Latin Exam results.   Read More

Seniors Return to Orphanage for Spring Break

April 12, 2016
Seniors Lilly Effertz and Nick Gionet return to BSM's mission trip site, NPH Orphanage in Santo Domingo for their spring break trip.    Read More

Student Wins Global Scholarship

April 6, 2016
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Prom 2016 Registration

April 23, 2016
Juniors and seniors, get your prom 2016 registration is now open! Deadline is April 15 no exceptions. We hope to see you there!   Read More

Spring Break in France

March 21, 2016
An unforgettable spring break 2016 for 14 students in France.    Read More

"The Main Street Project"

March 7, 2016
Students in Kari Koshiol's class participated in the “The Main Street Project." Created by Arena Dances, it utilizes community outreach between youth and elder communities.   Read More

List of Schools for College Fair

April 19, 2016
Check out the current list of colleges/universities attending the college fair Tuesday, April 19   Read More

DI Takes First in Qatar!

February 27, 2016
BSM Students Travel to the Destination Imagination Qatar Invitational, wins first place in the "Extreme Challenge"   Read More

Senior High Honor Roll 1st Semester 2015-2016

February 4, 2016
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Junior High Honor Roll 1st Semester 2015-2016

February 4, 2016
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One-Act Play Headed to Sections

February 6, 2016
"These Shining Lives" moves onto section competition!   Read More

BSM Art Students Win 16 Awards

February 20, 2016
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Ash Wednesday Mass Schedule

February 10, 2016
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Catholic Schools Week 2016

February 1, 2016
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Senior Party 2016 Registration

June 3, 2016
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Senior High Finals Schedule

January 20, 2016
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Christmas Liturgy Schedule

December 18, 2015
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BSM journalism students recognized at NSPA/JEA awards.

November 14, 2015
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Thanksgiving Interfaith Prayer Service Schedule

November 20, 2015
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Parent-Teacher Conferences

November 12, 2015
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Girls' Soccer Team Win Class "A" State Title!

November 5, 2015
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School Schedule for Girls' Soccer

November 4, 2015
Modified School Schedule for Girls' State Soccer Tournament   Read More

Highway 100 Update - Weekend of October 24

October 23, 2015
Highway 100 Construction Update   Read More

First Amendment Activist, Mary Beth Tinker, to Speak at BSM

October 22, 2015
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Section Champions

October 19, 2015
Congratulations to Paige and Taylor McLeod for their First Place finish in Section 6AA Girls' Tennis Doubles.   Read More

Minnetonka Boulevard Reopen and Highway 7 Closed

October 9, 2015
Highway 100 Construction Update!   Read More

October 2, 2015 Highway 100 Update

October 2, 2015
Highway 100 closures this weekend   Read More

And the 2015 Homecoming Court Has Been Named!

September 28, 2015
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2015 Homecoming Details

September 23, 2015
BSM's 2015 Homecoming Week runs from Monday, September 28, through Saturday, October 3.    Read More

BSM's National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists

September 23, 2015
BSM has three semifinalists in the 2016 National Merit Scholarishp Program.   Read More

2015 Guatemala Service Immersion Trip

September 22, 2015
The 2015 Guatemalan Immersion Trip was a great success. Learn more about it here.   Read More

BSM Choir Competes to Sing with Foreigner

September 17, 2015
The BSM choir is competing to sign live on stage with Foreigner on Monday, October 5.   Read More

September 9, 2015 Highway 100 Update

September 9, 2015
Highway 100 closures this week.   Read More

BSM Graduate Mark Vande Hei Going to Space

August 31, 2015
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Back to School Resources

August 11, 2015
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2015 Round-up Information

August 3, 2015
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July 2015 Highway 100 Update

July 17, 2015
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Spring 2015 Senior High Honor Roll List

June 22, 2015
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Spring Junior High Honor Roll List

June 12, 2015
Congratulations to all the junior high students who made the honor roll during the spring semester!   Read More

Join us for A Summer Knight at BSM!

June 11, 2015
Join current, incoming, and prospective Red Knights for a social event and meal on campus.   Read More

Summer Camp Registration Still Open

May 29, 2015
Summer is almost here and what better way to spend it than at BSM's Summer Camps?   Read More

BSM Comes Together to Build an Equity/Diversity Plan

May 19, 2015
Over the next couple weeks, representatives of the BSM community, and other stakeholders, will come together and create a strategic equity/diversity plan for Fall of 2015.   Read More

2nd Annual Day of Giving - June 4, 2015

May 18, 2015
Save the date for BSM's 2nd Annual Day of Giving on Thursday, June 4, 2015.   Read More

Urinetown recognized with Spotlight Award

May 14, 2015
Congratulations to all those involved in the senior high spring musical, Urinetown, for being awarded these Spotlight awards!   Read More

BSM 2015 Art Show

May 1, 2015
BSM is hosting an Art Show in the library to showcase the beautiful works of our art students this weekend! Make sure to stop by!   Read More

BSM Teacher Honored

April 28, 2015
Nancy Stockhaus Awarded MISF Honor Teacher of the Year   Read More

2015 Prom Princess

April 28, 2015
And the 2015 Prom Princess is...   Read More

Advanced Competitive Science (ACS) Open House

April 30, 2015
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Apotheosis Released!

April 15, 2015
The 2015 edition of BSM's literary arts publication is now available online. The top work of forty student writers and artists, selected by a student editorial board, exemplifies the pursuit of excellence.   Read More

BSM School College Fair

April 9, 2015
BSM School College Fair on April 21,2015   Read More

Prom Tickets on Sale

April 7, 2015
Click here for details about the 2015 Prom!   Read More

Minnetonka Blvd Closed March 23

March 16, 2015
Minnetonka Blvd will be closed Monday, March 23.   Read More

BSM Students Named Caring Youth

March 11, 2015
Three BSM students were honored March 10, 2015 with St. Louis Park Caring Youth Awards.   Read More

BSM Earns Yearbook Design Recognition

March 4, 2015
Benilde-St. Margaret's yearbook, The Sangraal, has been recognized for excellence and featured in the 2015 Jostens Look Book, celebrating the best-of-the-best in yearbook design and coverage for the fourth year in a row.    Read More

Boys Swim Team Places Second at Sections

March 2, 2015
All three BSM relay teams and three individual swimmers move on to state competition.   Read More

World Language and Culture Week at BSM

March 2, 2015
Benilde-St. Margaret's School celebrates world language and culture this week, March 2-6, 2015   Read More

2015 Valedictorians and Salutatorians Announced

February 25, 2015
Congratulations to our top scholars in the 2015 graduating class! Please read more to view the whole list.   Read More

Art Students Gain Recognition at Scholastic

February 12, 2015
BSM art students gain recognition at Scholastic, the state art competition.   Read More

2015 Hall of Honor Awardees

February 6, 2015
Find out who made BSM's Hall of Honor this year!   Read More

Senior High Honor Roll 1st Semester 2014-2015

January 28, 2015
The following BSM high school students earned a GPA of 3.7 or better for the second semester of the 2013-2014 school year...   Read More

JH 1st Semester 2014-2015 Honor Roll Released

January 28, 2015
The junior high Honor Roll for the first semester has been released. Great job students!   Read More

And the 2015 Grand Knight is...

December 31, 1969
Find out who was named the 2015 Grand Knight!   Read More

Upcoming Events

January 16, 2015
Some of the upcoming events that affect our BSM community.   Read More

BSM’s Amanda Kautzer wins spot on U.S. Junior World Championship Biathlon Team

January 5, 2015
BSM’s Amanda Kautzer (’16) has qualified for the U.S. Junior World Championship Biathlon Team. Kautzer ranked fourth among youth women at the trials held December 28-30, 2014 at Mt Itasca. She and her team (four total) will compete against the best age group athletes from over 30 nations in the 2015 Youth/Junior World Championship in Minsk-Raubichi, Belarus, February 17-24.   Read More

Destination Imagination Joins other BSM Activities to Inspire Problem Solving and Teamwork

December 11, 2014
Destination Imagination (DI) offers fun problem-solving challenges drawing on (and building) skills in creativity, persistence, teamwork and innovative thinking. Find out how DI takes solving strategies to the next level!   Read More

BSM Participates in the Kare 11 Food Fight

November 25, 2014
BSM students and community participate in the Kare 11 Food Fight to support Second Harvest Heartland.   Read More

Newest Issue of Award Winning Student Magazine, KEQ, Released

November 18, 2014
When a student signs up for a journalism, photography or design class at Benilde-St. Margaret's School, they get more than an opportunity to learn a skill and get a good grade. They get the chance to experience real-world challenges and produce enduring outcomes.    Read More

Second Common Basket Offers a Call To Action

November 17, 2014
Our second Common Basket of the year is taking place at the Thanksgiving prayer service on Thursday, November 20. Senior Audrey Jewett is sponsoring the Common Basket to share her passion for the Boundary Waters Canoe Area. Audrey is advocating to raise awareness and gather signatures on a petition that is making a 2,000 mile journey from Ely, Minnesota, to Washington DC.   Read More

Elyse Vandersteen Promotes Diabetes Awareness

October 23, 2014
Our first Common Basket of the year is taking place at Mass on Thursday, October 30. Sophomore Elyse Vandersteen is sponsoring the Common Basket to benefit research being done at the Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund. The science department is graciously hosting the project. Thank you science!   Read More

Grandparents’ Day Successful

October 10, 2014
The Grandparents’ Day Mass and breakfast was celebrated by 600 grandparents and 506 students (approximately 43% of our student body) this morning, in an event coordinated to honor the special relationship between grandparents and grandchildren. The celebration, organized by the Alumni Relations team is signature community experience at BSM.    Read More

Knightettes Host Dance Clinic

October 9, 2014
The BSM Knightettes Dance Team is seeking young dancers for their Dance Clinic on Saturday, November 1. Senior Margaux Brink has helped lead the clinic each of the four years she has been a Knightette and remembers her own experience as a second-grader taking the clinic.    Read More

National Merit Commended Scholars Named

October 9, 2014
BSM congratulates our National Merit Commended Scholars! Glenna Greer, Patrick Hunter, Sarah Karels, Michael Lindsay and Hannah Scherer placed among the top five percent of more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2015 competition by taking the 2013 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT).    Read More

Friday is Grandparents' Day at BSM

October 8, 2014
Grandparents' Day is Friday, October 10. BSM hosts a Mass and a continental breakfast for grandparents and students to celebrate this special relationship.    Read More

Mass of Christian Burial for Rachel Woell

October 3, 2014
BSM joins the family of Rachel Woell and the Totino-Grace community in mourning her passing on Friday, September 26, 2014. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, October 4, at 10 a.m. at Totino-Grace High School.   Read More

SLP Magazine Welcomes Dr. Kevin Gyolai

September 18, 2014
BSM’s president, Kevin Gyolai Ph.D., was recently featured in the September issue of St. Louis Park Magazine in an article titled, A New Knight. The article welcomes Gyolai as the new president of BSM and includes his responses to a few questions on his transition.    Read More

Student Parking Not Available September 25 - 26

September 18, 2014
As our neighbors at Beth El Synagogue observe Rosh Hashanah September 25-26, students will be parking at the Minneapolis Jewish Day School/Community Center.   Read More

BSM has Green Out for Rachel Woell

September 17, 2014
Today (Wednesday, September 17) BSM had a "Green Out" to show our support for Rachel Woell, a senior at our sister LaSallian school Totino-Grace. Rachel was diagnosed with brain cancer in second grade, and recently learned a more aggressive tumor is growing again.   Read More

BSM Car Raffle

July 30, 2014
BSM is having a car raffle to support the Athletics and Activities programs. All proceeds benefit these programs. The car is a brand new 2014 Chevy Cruz. Raffle tickets will be sold in the Athletic Office and through the various sports teams and activity clubs.   Read More

Knight Errant Featured in St. Louis Park Magazine

August 19, 2014
Knight Errant was recently featured in the August issue of the St. Louis Park Magazine as part of their Education theme. The article highlights two school newspapers, BSM’s Knight Errant and St. Louis Park’s Echo, on their successes as a print and online newspaper.   Read More

Host a Japanese Student for One Week

August 7, 2014
BSM's sister school in Japan, Kaisei Gakuin, will visit Minnesota for the sixth consecutive year. They will arrive at BSM Thursday, October 2, and depart Wednesday, October 8. It is an honor to have them return as our guests. The Kaisei Gakuin visitors joining us include: 64 Japanese students, ages 16-17, boys and girls, and their eight chaperones (principal, school nurse, and teachers).   Read More

​Orientation and the Start of School Information

August 13, 2014
Summer is coming to a​n end​ and the first day of school is right around the corner. Orientation for new students to BSM will be held Monday, August 25. BSM students who are returning to either junior high or senior high get an extra day of summer and will begin classes...   Read More

BSM Knightettes Continue Their Success

July 31, 2014
The BSM Knightettes continued their year of success at the Just for Kix Camp they attended in preparation for the fall and winter season. Eight Knightettes were chosen to represent BSM in the Leaps, Toe Touches, Turns and Kicks contests at camp including...   Read More

BSM Senior Receives Minnesota Journalism Award

July 11, 2014
Senior Mary Pat Ross was chosen to represent the state of Minnesota at the Al Neuharth Free Spirit and Journalism Conference that was held June 21-26, at the Newseum Institute in Washington, D.C.   Read More

The BSM Community Gives a Warm Welcome to Dr. Kevin Gyolai

July 1, 2014
The BSM Community welcomes their fifth president, Dr. Kevin Gyolai during his first day at BSM. Dr. Gyolai is greeted by staff members during an 8:30 a.m. welcome celebration.   Read More

Senior High Father Daughter Dinner Dance

January 24, 2014
All the high school girls at Benilde-St. Margarent love to bring their dads or favorite father-figures to the Father Daughter Party on Friday, March 7, 2014. You will want to dress up for photos and show off your best manners when dinner is served at the Mall of America Hilton Hotel in Bloomington. The evening includes entertainment by senior girls and dads, games, a DJ, and optional dancing!    Read More

Please Welcome our New Amities

January 16, 2014
Each year Benilde-St. Margaret’s participates in Amity Institute’s Educational Internship Program. Amity Institute’s Educational Internship Program provides future educators from other countries the opportunity to gain teaching skills under the direct supervision of a certified teacher in an American classroom. In addition, interns often serve as living models of language and culture   Read More

Knight Errant receives National Award

January 16, 2014
The Knight Errant was awarded Gold Medalist status with All-Colombian Honors in the Hybrid Category - this category measures how well they use both the print and online mediums together. The Gold Medalist status is granted by the Columbia Scholastic Press Association. Last month the Knight Errant received All-American status for both print and online from the National Scholastic Press Association.    Read More

Bring your Used Cell Phones, iPods and iPads to School and Support BSM!

January 8, 2014
The BSM Parent Association will hold a contest January 9, 10 & 13, 2014. Proceeds from the collected phones come from Shelter Alliance, the largest cell phone recycler in the United States, and directly benefit BSM programs, projects and scholarships.    Read More
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