BSM Blog: Behind the Shield

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Being a part of a Catholic community like Benilde-St. Margaret’s there comes a responsibility to give back, as outlined in our mission and written out in our faith. As part of BSM’s theology course “Discipleship in Society,” students are required to serve 35 hours outside of class time to help...
Students walking past the college and career center in main entrance.
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by BSM President, Adam Ehrmantraut, Ed.D.
Benilde-St. Margaret’s School offers our students a challenging college preparatory curriculum that guides each individual toward his/her “highest potential in body, spirit and mind." In that light, each fall our students and families focus on future college and university choices. A vast...
Speaker talks in front of school about racial justice
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by By Susan Skinner, Ed.D., Senior High Principal
I would like to think that being raised in the Catholic faith since birth, having earned a BA in Theology, a Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction, and a doctorate in Educational Leadership, and after over 30 years’ experience as a professional in Catholic education, 20 of which have been...
Coaches and swimmer pose after successful swim meet at sections.
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by By Damon Carrison, Head Coach Girls’ Swim & Dive and Boys’ Swim Teams
Hello BSM Community! My name is Damon Carrison, and it has been my pleasure to be the Head Coach for the girls’ swim and dive team at Benilde-St. Margaret’s since 2002 and for the boys’ swim team since 2004 (when we started it). Prior to BSM, I had coached at Osseo High School for 12 years...
Senior Sam Charles playing soccer for the Red Knights.
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by By BSM Senior Samuel Charles ‘18
Called to Serve… We hear these words a lot at Benilde St. Margaret’s, but what does that phrase truly mean? For me, as I reflect on my years here, I believe it can best be summed up by the following story.  First, a little background for those that may be unfamiliar. During junior year, we all...
2017 BSM Homecoming court pose with the crowned kind and queen.
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by Jake Ingalls ’08, Substitute Teacher & Football Coach
Every day is a great day to be a Red Knight! During homecoming week, however, being a Red Knight means a little bit more. The traditions of homecoming week remain ostensibly unchanged with coronation and boys volleyball on Monday, Power Puff football on Wednesday, the pep fest and the...
Students working on a science experiment in biomedical class
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by BSM President, Adam Ehrmantraut, Ed.D.
Annually, schools define goals for the year ahead that are linked to a longer-term strategic plan. These goals generally influence resource allocation, professional learning, policies, procedures and many other school functions all designed to create a more meaningful experience for students,...
Eco-writing students on their canoe trip
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by Director of Learning Support, Kristin Gilbertson
Study immigration issues at the border with the Christian Brothers? Yes. Start a summer class for nature writers at Lake of the Woods? Yes. Attend a conference on Positive Behavior Interventions or Standards Based Grading? Yes. Hire another Learning Specialist? Yes. These are just a few...

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