Accreditation team visits to evaluate BSM

BSM's Principal Dr. Sue Skinner visits with one of the members of the accreditation team as they evaluate the school. Accreditation happens on a five year basis in order to ensure BSM is focused on creating an environment that lives up to the best practice in education. (Taya Rettler)

Accreditation team visits to evaluate BSM

April 24, 2014

On Wednesday April 23, a team of Accreditation members visited BSM to perform an evaluation that takes place every five years. The evaluation's purpose is to make sure that BSM is continuously focused on creating an environment that lives up to the best practice in education. The accreditation process takes place after BSM fills out a self report... Continue Reading

Both boys and girls golf teams look forward to a solid season

Due to cold weather, the golf team has been forced to practice inside. (Taya Rettler)

Both boys and girls golf teams look forward to a solid season

April 22, 2014

After practicing indoors due to the weather for the past two months hitting balls and getting their form down, the girls’ and boys’ golf teams are ready to start their seasons. When the teams began playing outside, they played nine holes while focusing on putting and driving. “I believe that we have a lot of strong and talented players on the... Continue Reading

Senior engages in his passion for cinematography

Nevells has been quickly earning a reputation as a skilled filmmaker at BSM. (Keenan Schember)

Senior engages in his passion for cinematography

April 24, 2014

On March 30th, BSM senior Mack Nevells won the award for best high school director in the midwest. The award was given by NATAS, or the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, the same group that hosts the Emmy... Continue Reading

Craft making options abound in the Twin Cities

Craft making options abound in the Twin Cities

April 22, 2014

Fired Up Tucked away in a spacious warehouse near the University of Minnesota, Fired Up, the pottery creation shop, provides a sculpting experience unlike any other. Potters of all skill levels, including newcomers,... Continue Reading

Paint your plate provides a fun and colorful environment for guest to realease their creativity and enjoy painting a unique pottery piece. (Taylor Blad)

The AP Euro Review: a journey in procrastination

Staff writer Emily Pirkl struggles through the perils of her AP Euro assignments. (Shannon O'Connor)

The AP Euro Review: a journey in procrastination

February 25, 2014

It’s 11:09 p.m. (nine minutes after my self-imposed bedtime) and I’m far from snuggling under my flannel bed sheets. By the looks of it, I will be violating my own rule for the fifth night in a row, and, judging by my track record, this won’t be the last time. I’m on Tumblr, of course. Or, at least, I was. Then I clicked on link for a YouTube... Continue Reading

SportDateTimeOpponentLocation
BaseballThu, Apr 24 4:15 p.m.Spring Lake ParkHome
Girls GolfThu, Apr 24 3 p.m.NSC OpponentsMajestic Oaks Golf Course
Boys LacrosseThu, Apr 24 7 p.m.Blake Away
Girls LacrosseThu, Apr 24 7 p.m.EdinaHome
Boys TennisThu, Apr 24 4:00 p.m.Spring Lake ParkAquilla Park (St. Louis Park)
Boys GolfFri, Apr 25 TBDTBDEdinburgh USA
Boys TennisFri, Apr 25 4:15 p.m.Holy AngelsValley View Playfield (Bloomington)
Boys TrackFri, Apr 25 3:30 p.m.Moore RelaysBenilde-St. Margaret's
Girls GolfFri, Apr 25 3:30 p.m.Moore RelaysBenilde-St. Margaret's
BaseballSat, Apr 26 12 p.m.EdinaAway
BaseballMon, Apr 28 6:30 p.m.St. Louis ParkAway
Boys GolfMon, Apr 28 11 a.m.NSC OpponentsBunker Hills Golf Course
Click on any sport above to see a full schedule for that sport.
SportDateOpponentResultW/L
BaseballSat, Apr 19 Totino-Grace2-1W
Boys LacrosseSat, Apr 19 Eagan14-15L
Boys LacrosseThu, Apr 17 Spring Lake Park17-4W
Girls LacrosseThu, Apr 17 Spring Lake Park17-3W
Boys TrackThu, Apr 17 Multiple OpponentsCANCEL
Girls TrackThu, Apr 17 Multiple OpponentsCANCEL
BaseballTue, Apr 15 Fridley5-1W
Boys GolfTue, Apr 15 NSC Opponents2nd Place
Boys LacrosseTue, Apr 15 Eden Prairie8-7W
Girls LacrosseTue, Apr 15 Columbia Heights15-1W
Boys TennisTue, Apr 15 Totino-Grace7-0W
Girls GolfMon, Apr 14 BSM/Red Knight InviteCANCEL
Click on any sport above to see a full schedule for that sport.

Choir takes Gospel of Luke on the Road

Choir takes Gospel of Luke on the Road

Kate Schumacher

Senior Evan Battle and junior Anna Landis help to bring a little bit of jazz to the parable of the prodigal son in the song "God Rejoices When the Lost is Found."

Well-known Bible stories come to life as members of BSM’s concert and chamber choirs perform a collection of pieces known as “The Feast of Life,” bringing parables from the Gospel of Luke to the stage. The participating actors and singers will bring their production to several schools in a traveling performance on April 19, sharing their talents and the gospel message with those outside the BSM community.

The first “Feast of Life” performance, which took place in 2001, was presented by BSM students under the direction of Mrs. Marilee Mahler, current director of the spring play, “High School Musical.” “We worked with the writer, Martin Haugen, who created the songs and music for it. Marilee staged it for us, and the students were put on a DVD as an example for others who wanted to stage the show,” said Mrs. Nancy Stockhaus, choir teacher.

This year, seniors Megan Collins and Shannon Cron relaunched the idea to perform “The Feast of Life” and became student directors for this fundraiser project. “This year Megan really wanted contributions from the performance to go to Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos. We raised $1,400 on March 25, so that was good for all the performers,” said Mrs. Stockhaus.

Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos, an orphanage in Guatemala, has a close connection with BSM students, many of whom have traveled there for mission work within the past few years. “Shannon Cron and I went to NPH last summer, and we were really inspired and wanted to do something to make a difference for the kids we met. So we thought about doing some sort of benefit concert, to raise money for NPH and Feast seemed to be the perfect fit,” said Collins.

Following the success of their March 25 performance, the singers and actors of “The Feast of Life” are taking their production on tour. The show will visit schools including Good Shepherd and Holy Name of Jesus to showcase some of BSM’s most talented performers and to help recruit potential students for upcoming years. “We’re visiting some feeder schools, and I think it’s going to be good. It’s been really fun, and the choir and seniors in it are great,” said Rob Shaver, a senior performing in “The Feast of Life.”

Because several of the performers involved in “The Feast of Life” didn’t have much exposure to theater or acting, the construction of the show was a learning experience for many. “When Megan decided to start this project, there were about six seniors who had never been on a stage before in their lives. People had to learn how to sing solos, act, and put on a show. It was great bonding for the choir, and they were really impressive,” said Mrs. Stockhaus.

 

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