BSM Blog: Behind the Shield

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by BSM Parent, Kristin Keese
In the spring of 2017, in connection with our upcoming move from Chicago to the Twin Cities, our family began exploring high school options for our son Peter. We started in a typical fashion, researching schools online and talking to numerous admissions offices. In March, we scheduled shadow visits...
The BSM community celebrates an all-school Mass
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by Chief Advancement Officer, Rebecca Kolis, CFRE
During this season of giving, we are grateful for all who choose to support BSM. Donations, both large and small, fill in what is needed beyond tuition to meet our yearly operating budget. In addition, donations allow BSM to do more for our students. We can add new curriculum, increase our learning...
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by BSM Chaplain, Father Tim Wozniak (BEN ’66)
Dr. Seuss’s “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” is one of my favorite stories. Many of you who have read it know that the Grinch does all in his power to take away the spirit of Christmas. However, we also know that in taking the trees, ornaments, food, and presents, he fails in his attempt because he...
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by BSM Senior Spencer Sweeney ‘18
This year is the first time that Biomed III has been offered at BSM. It is the last of the cumulative series of Biomedical classes, and it is much different than the past two courses. The class is research based, and if anyone knows anything about research, there’s a lot that could go wrong. So...
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by BSM Seniors Ashley Ortizcazarin ‘18 & Andrew Cadle ‘18
We first began working with one another through the Knight Errant. Ashley captured photos and Andrew laid out pages for the school publication. Our passion for making stories come to life was a major building block for the beginning of our relationship and still is one year later, as we celebrate...
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by BSM President, Adam Ehrmantraut, Ed.D.
November and December are the months of the year that bring Thanksgiving, Advent, and Christmas in rapid succession. The number of family get-togethers is unmatched during this time of year, and each has its own traditions. Games, feasts, prayers, conversations, and shopping seem to be mainstays in...
Rabbi O at the Interfaith Prayer Service 2017
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by By Rabbi Avi Olitzky, Rabbi at Beth El Synagogue
I felt deeply honored and humbled the first time I was referred to as “the Benilde-St. Margaret’s rabbi.” It was initially in jest, but there was an undertone of truth in those words. The students, administration and faculty knew me, not because of my name or my role at Beth El, but because of the...
picture of group gathering for dinner at the annual auction event.
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by Director of Mission, Lisa Lenhart-Murphy '86
Have you ever had the feeling that you belong? That you are where you are supposed to be? There is nothing more crucial to our well-being than knowing we belong. That we are known and that we are loved. I’m a graduate of Benilde-St Margaret’s School, and I had a wonderful experience as...

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