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BSM hosts open house for potential students

BSM hosts open house for potential students

Henry Witterschein, Sports Editor

October 18, 2017


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Students who are interested in coming to BSM have two opportunities to visit before making a decision about what high school they will attend. This year the first open house was on October 16th and over 77 families visited. The open houses go from 6-8:30pm and, they have a variety of events to explore....

Students celebrate Grandparents’ Day

Students celebrate Grandparents’ Day

October 18, 2017


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Grandparents are invited to celebrate this special day with a mass, brunch and a tour around school.

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Senior High Principal Dr. Skinner teaches junior high religion

Senior High Principal Dr. Skinner teaches junior high religion

Megan Olk, Staff Writer

October 17, 2017


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For the first time since 1999, BSM’s senior high principal Dr. Susan Skinner has taken up a teaching role at the school. She got her undergraduate in theology, and used to teach senior high religion. Although Skinner hasn't taught a high school course since 1999, she teaches a graduate class at the...

Engineering 3 refocused on team-built robot

Engineering 3 refocused on team-built robot

Brady Solomon, Staff Writer

October 14, 2017


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Although BSM's Engineering class is already one of the most unique and popular in the school, the class’s teachers still work to improve the course every year to ensure the best experience possible for the students taking it. Each year, adjustments are made to the course based on past experiences. Th...

Three BSM seniors awarded the title of National Merit Scholar

Three BSM seniors awarded the title of National Merit Scholar

Mia Rheineck, Staff Writer

October 9, 2017


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By definition, being in the top 1% of anything is rare. Seniors Ben Larson, Henry Koch, and Abby Letscher all scored in the top 1% of PSAT scores, and because of that, they all received the title of National Merit Scholar. To become a National Merit Scholar, students have to do extremely well on the PS...

BSM crowns its 2017-2018 homecoming king and queen

BSM crowns its 2017-2018 homecoming king and queen

Mary Youngblut, News Editor

October 6, 2017


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Coronation is a homecoming tradition at BSM; it gets everyone excited about the week ahead and marks the beginning of the fun-filled homecoming week.  All about celebrating school spirit and connecting to the school Homecoming week starts with the coronation and is then filled with a theme, dress...

BSM welcomes new senior high teachers

BSM welcomes new senior high teachers

October 6, 2017


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BSM welcomes a variety of new senior high teachers for the 2017-2018 school year. They come from a host of different backgrounds and experiences: teaching in Spain, working in public schools, and coming straight from a university.

Coach Maura Brew wins speech award

Coach Maura Brew wins speech award

Lorenzo Cerda, Staff Writer

October 5, 2017


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BSM English teacher and speech coach Ms. Maura Brew was awarded the Outstanding Individual in Communication and Theater Award early this fall. Given by the Communication and Theater Association of Minnesota (CTAM), the Outstanding Individual in Communication and Theater Award recognizes an individual ...

New changes come to the BSM handbook for 2017-2018

New changes come to the BSM handbook for 2017-2018

Kayla Farrey, Staff Writer

September 27, 2017


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The student handbook has made specific revisions for the school year of 2017-2018. Some of the changes are that no hoods should be worn during the school day, backpacks are to be stored away before first period, and no off the shoulder ("cold-shoulder") shirts are allowed. Senior High assistant princ...

Eco-Writing offers new experiences for students

Eco-Writing offers new experiences for students

Spencer Sweeney, Staff Writer

September 25, 2017


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Eco-Writers braved monster mosquitoes, blood-sucking leeches, and poison ivy to get a tiny piece of written wilderness. Eco-Writing, a summer English class offered to sophomores, juniors and seniors this year, had its first trip last summer. It is a blended online course centered around a 10-day ca...

Michelle Obama speaks at Beth El Synagogue

Michelle Obama speaks at Beth El Synagogue

Bridget Yazvec, Staff Writer

September 21, 2017


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Earlier this month, former First Lady Michelle Obama spoke at the Beth El Synagogue as part of their National Speaker Series. In just a little over an hour, the moderator engaged Obama on a variety of topics, ranging from her time on the campaign trail to the hardest parts of being First Lady. BSM se...

Wellness changes give students more choices

Wellness changes give students more choices

Mary Youngblut, News Editor

September 20, 2017


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Wellness is a chance for sophomores, juniors, and seniors to escape the pressure of school with anything from meditation to intramurals. Starting this year, BSM is changing wellness, with the hope that it can teach students more time management skills. This new change will force students to reorgani...

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