Recently, I read a piece by Donelle Poling, Associate Director of Youth in Theology and Ministry from the University of St. John’s, as she wrote about engaging kids in faith. She recalls the parable of Jesus and the wineskins:
So often we speak about the value of community at Benilde-St.Margaret’s and the importance of recognizing each individual. To know a student does not mean to know only their academic capability. Rather, to know a student includes the ability to recall multiple personal facts about that student as an individual. Additionally, research shows that:
2018 Graduation Ceremonies
The Class of 2018 Red Knight graduates will have commencement Friday, June 1 at 7 p.m. in the outdoor stadium (gates will open at 5 p.m.). Students are asked to arrive no later than 6 p.m. in the main entrance.
Recently, on the way to my psychology class, I started to have flashbacks of 7th and 8th grade. Whether it was algebra with Mr. Hennen or 7th grade biology with Mrs. Zahedi, I could look into their classrooms and picture myself sitting there. As I passed through the junior high and into the north building, I felt very humbled knowing I was walking the same halls I had six years ago.
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 School so that a new school, Benilde-St. Margaret's could be formed.
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 I really started to build some friendships. I knew from the very beginning that the theater department was going to be a place I would fit in.
Junior High Winter Party
Junior High Winter Party this year is a tropical theme. The party will be held Friday, January 26, 7 - 9 p.m. in the The Commons & Great Hall. Students will enjoy an inflatable human foosball tournament, blackjack, basketball, ping-pong, snacks, music and dancing! This event is open to Junior High BSM students only and admission is $3.
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 multitude of mascots in just one year! They included a Jaguar, an Eagle, a Sting (or wasp rather), and a Bengal.