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.
Save the Date for Parent/Teacher Conferences
Conferences are arena style, no appointment necessary unless otherwise notified. Please allow five minutes per teacher for each conference. Students are welcome, but not required to attend with a parent. Please enter through the William Haben Activities Center doors and check-in.
As the school year ended, Opus construction crews set up shop in between the Moore Library and the Hamburge Theater. On June 15, construction began on phase one of the Imagine. Innovate. Inspire. Knight by Knight capital campaign. Three state-of-the-art science labs and an amphitheater-style performance and classroom space are scheduled to be complete later this upcoming school year.
In between blizzards this past spring, there was a hint of activity in the rock courtyard east of room 107, the biology room. The occasional sound of hammers and reciprocating saws has gotten the science department excited! This summer will see the culmination of several years of dreaming, exploration, conversation and capital campaigning all centered around new science facilities.