At Benilde-St. Margaret’s, the principal of service is ever-present throughout daily activities performed by students, faculty and staff members. While this ideal is stressed every day at BSM, word of a recent project that is meant to aid the school in its journey of positively impacting the community has not been quite so widespread.
The 2018 Guatemala Mission Trip
The 2018 Mission Trip - Sunday, July 8 - Tuesday, July 17, 2018
A journal of updates from the "Red Knights on a Mission" in Guatemala for the 2018 Mission Trip, serving with The God’s Child Project (GCP) to build homes for poverty-stricken families in Guatemala.
The people of Guatemala are near and dear to many a Red Knight. On July 8, 38 Red Knights and six BSM teachers will be embarking on a mission trip to build the Kingdom of God in Antigua, Guatemala. Each summer, BSM teams up with The God’s Child Project (GCP) to build homes for poverty-stricken families in Guatemala. This summer’s trip will be most extraordinary given the aftermath of the recent significant eruptions of the Fuego Volcano June 3.
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.
Good Luck to the Red Knight Robotics Squad!
Congratulations and good luck to the Red Knight Robotics Squad representing BSM at the International RoboCup competition in Montreal, Canada! You can follow their adventures and competition on the BSM Robotics blog here.
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: