BSM Blog: Behind the Shield

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by BSM President, Adam Ehrmantraut, Ed.D.
The history of Benilde-St. Margaret’s School is often focused on the creation of two distinct schools – St. Margaret’s Academy and Benilde High School. The story further develops around the movement to save Benilde High School and the eventual closing of both St. Margare'ts Academy and Benilde High...
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by Susan Skinner, Ed.D., Senior High Principal
You have probably seen the hashtags and the social media posts, and it’s hard to miss the TV coverage related to the student initiated walkouts in support of better laws about guns and more help for students who are suffering. It is heartbreaking to know that the impetus behind these public,...
Beauty and the Beast Jr. Logo
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by BSM 8th Grader Harmony Sullivan (’22)
Last year, I came to BSM as a brand new 7th grader, and I didn’t know anyone. As the year progressed, I met some people through swim team, pop choir, and just by being at school. However, I still didn’t feel like I was very close to anyone. It wasn’t until I auditioned for the junior high play that...
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by Guidance and College Counselor Heidi Wessman
Here we are, deep into winter, and semester one at BSM has wrapped up. Students are getting settled in to the second half of their yearlong classes and adjusting to their new semester two classes. Many are reflecting on how things went during the first part of the year, deciding whether any changes...
Developing Faith at BSM Just for Parents speaker series.
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by BSM President, Adam Ehrmantraut, Ed.D.
Since 1974, for one week in the middle of winter, Catholic Schools and their communities across the United States have celebrated Catholic Schools Week. The intent is to laud the entirety of our Catholic Schools, specifically how they impact both the individual and greater society. At Benilde-St....
Class of 1978 Composite photos in the BSM hallways.
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by Ben Byers ‘78
In loving memory of Ben Byers, BSM Class of ’78 Graduate (1959-2017) "Warm greetings to all of you, my esteemed BSM classmates and cherished friends, It is with immense regret that I am unable to be sitting there with and among you this fine evening. It is my hope that there is a rarified air...
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by Former Parent Association President, Dana Sohm
What does it mean to be a Red Knight parent? Community. Service. Faith. Belonging. Family. In my seventh year as a Red Knight parent, I have been fortunate to experience all of these things. When your child graduates from elementary school, there can be a noticeable lack of volunteer...
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by BSM English Teacher, Casey Mosich
I’ve always fancied myself a nomad. Before teaching, I enjoyed the challenge of mastering a job to then move on to the next. From broadcasting booths to business meetings, I’ve experienced an array of working environments in different fields. Even as a teacher, I had the pleasure of representing a...

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