“What do bees do?”
At BSGE, it’s more about what they don’t do. They don’t go to school dances. They don’t come to school games. They don’t proudly proclaim, “I go to BSGE.” They don’t even attempt a positive attitude. Instead, most BSGE Bees spend their energy complaining.
Strong school spirit is essential to a pleasant and productive high school experience. Instead of whining, you can spend your time enjoying the things about our school that make BSGE BSGE. After all, we students have much to be proud of.
We should be proud that there are over 100 nationalities in a school of less then 500 students.
We should be proud of the passion that many of our teachers have. Often teachers stay past the end of the school day to help students.
We should be proud of the equal chance BSGE tries to give each student regardless of race, GPA, gender or money by helping every student, not just those at the top of the class in the quest for an IB diploma.
We should be proud of the 19 students that graduated with the coveted IB diploma in the class of 2008.
We should be proud that BSGE is trying.
We should be proud of our school’s progressive mission.
We should be proud of our school’s global attitude and awareness.
We should be proud of the personality that encompasses our school.
We should be proud of the love that the students here have for each other.
We should be proud of the strong bonds not only within grades but throughout the whole school and between teachers and students.
We should be proud of our sports teams who put so much effort into representing BSGE last year and did very well.
We should be proud that each year our teams have better records and the players get stronger despite not having any athletic facilities of our own.
We should be proud that BSGE is growing up and we should be proud of ourselves.
A lack of spirit and appreciation is a lack of self esteem. It’s easy to complain if you don’t feel invested. But we are invested because as students and human beings we are in charge of our own experiences.
Of course it’s important to be critical of your school. But question with the intent to better not to bash.
We should take the elements we don’t like and improve them. The youth of our school opens many doors for us students to do so. Let’s build traditions together. Let’s turn our “lame” dances into raise the roof celebrations. Let’s write fight songs, start sport rivalries with other schools and develop love for our jocks.
Let us set a good example for this year’s incoming class and those who follow. Together we can create a better BSGE culture. We will all benefit from a little more Sting spirit.