BSM Blog: Behind the Shield

Coaches and swimmer pose after successful swim meet at sections.
Hello BSM Community! My name is Damon Carrison, and it has been my pleasure to be the Head Coach for the girls’ swim and dive team at Benilde-St. Margaret’s since 2002 and for the boys’ swim team since 2004 (when we started it). Prior to BSM, I had coached at Osseo High School for 12 years...
Senior Sam Charles playing soccer for the Red Knights.
Called to Serve… We hear these words a lot at Benilde St. Margaret’s, but what does that phrase truly mean? For me, as I reflect on my years here, I believe it can best be summed up by the following story.  First, a little background for those that may be unfamiliar. During junior year, we all...
2017 BSM Homecoming court pose with the crowned kind and queen.
Every day is a great day to be a Red Knight! During homecoming week, however, being a Red Knight means a little bit more. The traditions of homecoming week remain ostensibly unchanged with coronation and boys volleyball on Monday, Power Puff football on Wednesday, the pep fest and the...
Students working on a science experiment in biomedical class
Annually, schools define goals for the year ahead that are linked to a longer-term strategic plan. These goals generally influence resource allocation, professional learning, policies, procedures and many other school functions all designed to create a more meaningful experience for students,...
Eco-writing students on their canoe trip
Study immigration issues at the border with the Christian Brothers? Yes. Start a summer class for nature writers at Lake of the Woods? Yes. Attend a conference on Positive Behavior Interventions or Standards Based Grading? Yes. Hire another Learning Specialist? Yes. These are just a few...
Knight School is my favorite event of the year. It’s fun to be at school for the start of a new year. You get to see all the familiar faces you’ve come to know, and you meet new parents and teachers. It’s hard to imagine, but my husband Mike and I have been part of BSM for 10 years now – times goes...
Senior body president Quinn Ehlen running with the football in a game.
  What better way to start my senior year than joining a sport I have missed since 6th grade? In honor of my senior year, I decided to pick football back up and give it one more go to play competitively. As defending state champion, this year, the team has come up with the motto - “Run It...
Group of students greeted by faculty/staff walking into school
A blast of students descended upon the campus of Benilde-St. Margaret’s in mid-August for the start of fall athletic seasons. Red Knight Roundup brought scores of students and families to campus to ready for the 2017-2018 school year. The most recent orientation events for students and parents...

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