BSM Blog: Behind the Shield

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by Senior High English Teacher Kari Koshiol (‘99)
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...
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by Steve Leung, Orchestra Director
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,...
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by Maddie Schafer, Class of 2018
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...
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by BSM President, Adam Ehrmantraut, Ed.D.
“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...
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by Theology Teacher Michael Becker
“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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by Dir of Learning & Technology Steve Pohlen, EdD ‘86
Historically, educators could count on hearing students complain, “when are we ever going to need this?” Benilde-St. Margaret’s is intentional about designing curriculum, courses, programs and partnerships that answer that question and give students a window into their future as citizens of our...
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by Dominic Vogel, Class of 2020
BSM prides itself on being a community where everybody can feel welcome. Whether you are eating lunch with friends or simply walking through the hallways, something about BSM always makes you feel at home. I think BSM’s strongest sense of community comes through in their vast array of clubs and...
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by Lucas Latterell, Class of 2017
As I sit here writing in one of UW-Madison’s quainter dining halls, I recall that at this very moment in time the lunchroom at BSM is abuzz with activity. It’s likely that my younger siblings are there, laughing and yelling, contributing to the cacophony of Red Knights perpetually present at...

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