BSM Blog: Behind the Shield

When your colleagues, students, and their parents feel like family, you know you are home. For 34 years, I have called BSM my home away from home. We are a close community who walk together through the highest of highs, the lowest of lows, and all the adventures in between.  We are family....
Back in May 2012, on my regular morning carpool jaunt to BSM with "my" five freshman boys and I had our typical conversation where we discuss a "topic of the day." This day, as we were winding down their freshman year, I asked: "What is your favorite memory of freshman year? And, what is your...
“There is just something different here.” That phrase has continually jumped out at me over the past few months at Benilde-St. Margaret’s. We have been hosting events for families designed to help them learn about our school as they consider enrollment. Last month, our team officially welcomed a...
I think most people dread the term “summer school,” but not me. I get excited for summer school because for me summer school is BSM’s Summer Academy for Innovative Learning or SAIL. A professional development opportunity for teachers and administrators from around the Twin Cities, SAIL runs for two...
With snow on the ground, it feels a bit far off to think of summer already. But, believe it or not, summer is right around the corner! BSM has some fantastic summer camp offerings that you will want to check out. Whether you are a student or parent looking for a great camp for your child,...
Recently, on the way to my psychology class, I started to have flashbacks of 7th and 8th grade. Whether it was algebra with Mr. Hennen or 7th grade biology with Mrs. Zahedi, I could look into their classrooms and picture myself sitting there. As I passed through the junior high and into the north...
“There is literally something for everyone here. Think about it, we have a club devoted to the show Survivor," Jake says. Sarah adds: “That is one of the main reasons why we build a real sense of community at BSM.” Later in the conversation Anna suggests, “we should find ways to offer more...
“Yet it was our infirmities that he bore, our sufferings that he endured, while we thought of him as stricken, as one smitten by God and afflicted. But he was pierced for our offenses, crushed for our sins; upon him was the chastisement that makes us whole, by his stripes we were healed. We...

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