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.

Freshmen collect record amounts in annual food drive

Freshmen collect record amounts in annual food drive

Emily Kruse

Freshmen enjoyed their time going house to house collecting food.

Freshman Alan Garcia recently spent a Friday night with some of his classmates, going door-to-door down the streets of North Minneapolis, collecting food for the local food shelf, PRISM. Alan Garcia, along with the rest of the freshman class, broke a school record and had the opportunity to meet new classmates while giving back to the community.

This year’s freshmen collected the greatest amount of canned foods for PRISM of any freshman class in the history of the school’s participation. “[We collected] 4,280 pounds. We broke the record of 4,170 pounds, which had stood for three years,” said Ms. May Lane, theology teacher.

Freshmen found many benefits in the experience, including the chance to build relationships while helping others. “It was nice to get to know more of the freshman class, especially the girls, and it felt good to give back to the community,” said Garcia.

Freshmen participation is essential to the food drive’s success and the growth of the community. “It’s important for 3 different [reasons]. [Firstly], it builds awareness of the need in the community, and it also builds awareness of serving others. Secondly, it builds the community of the 9th graders. Thirdly, it shows the community what BSM is about. People see the students in BSM apparel collecting food, and they get a sense of what’s important to us at BSM,” said Mr. Zach Zeckser, theology teacher.

Not only does the event provide a fun social outing for students, but also teaches them an important lesson. “Students learn about the importance of helping, loving, and caring for others who are less fortunate, just as Jesus did. We must put our faith into action, we have to live it. The freshman food drive allows students to do that,” said Ms. Lane.

Teachers prepare weeks before by incorporating the food drive into the lessons they teach. “The ninth grade theology teachers synthesize the food drive with their theology curriculum. We prepare a good deal for the event by bringing it into discussions about concepts such as inspiration, revelation, discernment, and vocation,” said Mr. Zeckser.

Not only does the success of the event rely on students and teachers, but also on the generosity of the parents. “It went very well. Students were excited about it, and parents were generous in offering their time. We needed 45 [parents] to drive close to 220 freshmen to various neighborhoods,” said Ms. Lane.

The Freshtival, a school organized party for freshmen and link crew leaders, awaited the BSM students when they returned to the school after their hard work with the food drive. “It was so much fun. We did face paintings, [and] there was pie throwing, darts, basketball, four square, DDR, Wii, toss bean bags at cups, and card games,” said Link Crew leader Jennifer Roberts.

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