I’ll never forget my first steps in the halls of Benilde-St. Margaret’s Junior High. I was an awkward twelve-year-old, self-conscious and walking into unknown territory. I was flooded with emotions, most of all fear. Ready to turn right around and tell my parents I couldn’t do it, I quietly pushed my fears aside and continued to walk forward.
Junior High Students Participate in Model UN in New York
For the third year in a row, junior high students in Mr. Josh Belanger’s life skills class had the opportunity to travel to New York to participate in the Montessori Model United Nations (MMUN) conference the week of March 18.
Trout in the Classroom Program Featured in Sun Sailor
Students in Ms. Reuss's 8th-grade science class received over 250 rainbow trout eggs from Minnesota Trout Unlimited (MNTU) to raise in their classroom back in December. Students have been raising the trout in a 75-gallon fish tank and have taken on the responsibility of caring for the fish and testing water quality parameter including pH, ammonia, and nitrate daily.
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.