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Community. Community. Community. I hear that word every day of the week from people young and old as they refer to Benilde-St. Margaret’s. I certainly hear that word at school but also at games, events, grocery stores, banks, concerts, golf courses, and most recently, in the street while talking...
Reflecting on our eight years at BSM, we realize there is not one defining moment that sums up our family’s experience here, but rather a compilation of wonderful small everyday moments and interactions within the BSM community. First, there are the academics. Every fall and spring at...
This is my first year at Benilde-St. Margaret’s, and what a year it has been. Being a new teacher in any setting can be a bit challenging, but it didn’t take long to understand why the reviews of BSM are so positive. The faculty here are outstanding people. They’re professionals as well, but...
My family went to Mass on Palm Sunday at the Parish my parents belong to and our celebrant was Archbishop Hebda. After the reading of the Passion - during which my first grader sounded out the words in the parts of the people, and to which she enjoyed shouting along with the people gathered “We...
I’ll never forget my first steps in the halls of Benilde-St. Margaret’s Junior High. I was an awkward twelve-year-old, self-conscious and walking into unknown territory. I was flooded with emotions, most of all fear. Ready to turn right around and tell my parents I couldn’t do it, I quietly pushed...
In the spirit of the Lenten season, I recently began to reflect on the ways our school experiences Lent and prepares for the joy of Easter. On Friday mornings during Lent this year, I have had the wonderful opportunity to celebrate Mass in our chapel with other members of our Red Knight...
Sixteen BSM students, accompanied by science teacher Lauren Reuss and English teacher Casey Mosich, spent their Spring Break in the Bahamas participating in an experiential program at the Cape Eleuthera Institute (CEI), a facility that promotes a connection between people and the environment...
I attended the World Congress on Lasallian Education last week in Mexico City. It was an amazing experience and one I won’t soon forget. The purpose of the Congress was to discuss, analyze and share perspectives on the future of Lasallian education on a global level. There were 600 participants...

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