Sixteen BSM students, accompanied by science teacher Lauren Reuss and English teacher Casey Mosich, spent their Spring Break in the Bahamas participating in an experiential program at the Cape Eleuthera Institute (CEI), a facility that promotes a connection between people and the environment through marine research.
Biomed Students Qualify for State Science Fair
On Friday, March 1, four groups of Biomed 3 students took part in the 81st annual Twin Cities Regional Science Fair, which was held at the State Fair Coliseum.
The students displayed their posters, provided evidence of their work to date and were interviewed by experts in the field. Results were posted and announced on Saturday morning.
World Language & Culture Week Set for March 4-8
Every year at BSM, we celebrate our diverse culture and backgrounds during World Language & Culture Week. Throughout the week, students have many opportunities to collaborate with other world language classes across all grades, including a food demo by Taher, a Spanish Mass, a student Culture Bowl vs. faculty/staff and more. See below for a full list of activities/events:
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 later and we didn’t have the funds or the need for such programs in the 1980s.
Semester 1 Honor Roll
Congratulations to our Red Knight students that made Honor Roll semester one of the 2018-2019 school year! #BSMProud (click on the respective links below to see the list of students).
Benilde-St. Margaret’s has taught me to set, strive for and achieve every goal I create. From joining the Mock Trial team in eighth grade, to participating in Speech, BSM has also helped me evolve into being a better leader overall. My experience at BSM has helped to shape and prepare me for my new role as a Mock Trial junior captain and an extern in a Judge’s chambers.
Spanish Students Make Pinatas for Posadas Celebration
After having explored the history of the piñata and the celebration of the Posadas, Ms. Jantscher's Spanish 3 and Honors Spanish 3 classes crafted piñatas to be donated to the Latino community at St. Stephen's Catholic Church in Minneapolis for the celebration of the Posadas.
World Language Teachers Create Immersion Experience for Students
For the last ten years, Amy Jo Hyde has taken BSM students to Concordia Language Villages in Bemidji to provide them with a unique immersion experience in an effort to create energy and enthusiasm for learning French. “She does this out of the goodness of her heart and is one of the most generous people I have ever met,” said Megan Hansen, BSM Spanish teacher. This year, Megan and a group of Spanish students joined forces with Amy Jo and BSM French students from November 30 - December 2. A total of 22 students attended thanks to the guidance of Amy Jo and Megan.
I grew up the youngest of seven in a large and rather entrepreneurial family. My father owned his own business, and three of my brothers and a sister have run their own companies. As a kid, my interests were deeply rooted in reading and writing – I spent little time on tinkering or technology. I graduated college with degrees in English, writing and art history.