BSM Blog: Behind the Shield

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by President, Adam Ehrmantraut, Ed.D.
Change is a requirement in any school that is serious about their mission in an ever-changing world. Our history at Benilde-St. Margaret’s reinforces that very notion. It is seen in the birth of St. Margaret’s Academy and Benilde High School to the formation of Benilde-St. Margaret’s. It is...
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by Breah Banks, Class of 2020
Benilde-St. Margaret’s has taught me to set, strive for and achieve every goal I create. From joining the Mock Trial team in eighth grade, to participating in Speech, BSM has also helped me evolve into being a better leader overall. My experience at BSM has helped to shape and prepare me for my new...
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by Ted Freese, Director of Admissions
As I walk the halls of BSM with prospective families, I can’t help but be reminded of my own journey to BSM. It started back when I was in junior high. I grew up in Minnetonka and was attending public school. New neighbors moved in next door and I quickly became fast friends with the Hickey family...
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by Theology Teacher, Jeremy Cramer
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God.” John 1: 1-5 The opening of John’s Gospel, read at Mass on Christmas Day, calls us to realize that although we celebrate this moment in time of Jesus’ birth, the Cosmic Christ was,...
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by Susan Skinner, Ed.D., Senior High Principal
Best Christmas, worst Christmas, all at once. It was December 25, 2009. Our two daughters, age 19 and 21 were home from college for Christmas, and we were enjoying our long-standing family tradition of opening presents that were left by Santa Claus. My husband’s father, Norman Skinner was...
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by BSM President, Adam Ehrmantraut, Ed.D.
As I walked through the main hallway earlier today, on my left, I noticed our Chapel filled with students wrapped in prayer and to my right in the darkened Great Hall, a prayer labyrinth was illuminated by candlelight. There are particular times throughout the year when the gifts of our Benilde-St...
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by Claire Shea, Junior High Principal
Recently, I read a piece by Donelle Poling, Associate Director of Youth in Theology and Ministry from the University of St. John’s, as she wrote about engaging kids in faith. She recalls the parable of Jesus and the wineskins: When Jesus was asked by the Pharisees why his disciples weren’t...
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by Connor Lawler, Class of 2019
It is an honor being a student body representative, especially here at Benilde-St. Margaret's, for multiple reasons. One that always stands out to me in particular is the ambitious attitude that every student brings forward. As a college-preparatory school, we are naturally focused on our future...

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