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A few weeks ago, every major league baseball team returned to Florida or Arizona for spring training. They will spend eight weeks or so getting into physical shape and working on the fundamentals getting themselves ready for opening day. They will work on bunting, hitting the cutoff man, covering...
The summer before our kids started at BSM, we already felt like we were a part of the community. My son Matthew, an incoming 9th grader, was encouraged to attend BSM summer lacrosse practices even before he had stepped foot inside the school. I remember it was late June and I dropped him off for a...
Twenty years ago, as a young professional educator I found myself teaching in the classroom, serving as a mission trip advisor, a hockey coach and leader of the Youth-In-Government program at Benilde-St. Margaret’s. I was certainly eager to do whatever I could to push our students to learn...
When I was in the 4th grade, I took a summer school course in Spanish and it changed my life. I had never had the opportunity to take any world language classes prior and in my hometown in Wisconsin, we didn’t have many options until high school. Immersion schools were not around until much...
I have experienced and been a part of a plethora of amazing activities, clubs and sports at Benilde-St. Margaret’s, one of the most influential clubs being Link Crew. Link Crew is a program offered to students once they reach their junior year of high school. The program helps incoming freshmen...
“May the wisdom of God help us to know how to welcome and accept those who think and act differently from us.” -Pope Francis We know through Scripture and our tradition that the dignity of the human person is the foundation of all other teachings of the church. And, if we uphold this...
With Monday marking the start of Catholic Schools Week, I’d like to pay a special tribute to the entire Benilde-St. Margaret’s community for helping us become the vibrant, Catholic community we are today. Today, BSM is thriving with strong academics, full classes and the opening of three new...
With my senior year at St. Norbert College (SNC) soon coming to an end, I have been reflecting a great deal on my education. One common theme that has consistently emerged is service. In my six years at Benilde- St. Margaret’s, I took several service-based learning courses which helped enhance my...

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