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by Angie V '14

Clubs and Activities

Welcome to BSGE, new 7th graders! If you think you have a lot of time on your hands, you can join one of the many after school activities the school offers. However, the sports teams are only available to you when you have reached high school. Here are some of the things that are available to you:
• Band: Ms. Nikkolos invites everyone to join the school band. Band is an after school activity which gives students an opportunity to perform and practice playing instruments. Ms. Nikkolos, who teaches music and is also in charge of Band, will help you progress until you are ready to perform. Ms. Nikkolos is looking for students who can play the violin, piano or other instruments. Band meets every Tuesday during 8th period.
• Mouse Squad: If you are interested in computers, then this is the club for you. Mouse Squad mainly focuses on fixing computer problems throughout the school. The club teaches you what problems

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by Angie V '14

What’s A 7?

Though other schools may use the A through F grading or 0 through 4 system, in BSGE we have our own unique grading system. We use a 1 through 7 system with 1 being a no credit, 2 poor, 3 being mediocre and 4 being satisfactory. 5 means good, 6 is very good, and 7 is excellent. In the elective classes the teacher gives you a pass or fail grade on the report card. To pass a class a student must have the least a grade of 2 out of 7. Teachers let their students know how they are progressing in their classes by giving each student a grade on a progress report in the middle of every semester. The progress reports do not count as report cards and are given out for the students to know where they are at that point of the semester. It is an opportunity that students are given to improve in their classes and maintain their grade in others. These grades do not count, like

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by Angie V '14

Summer Reading Assignment Adds Dread to the Hot Days

Finally summer break is approaching for BSGE students and the majority of them are ecstatic that school is near its end. Though everyone is looking forward to this time of the year, there is just one problem: summer reading reports.
The summer homework for my grade is to read 3 to 4 books and write a report for each book. Ten entries are needed for each book that is read. Students are not able to choose any book they may enjoy reading, but are given a list of books. This restricts the availability of the books they can read. About 4 different genres of

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by Angie V '14

No More Debate At BSGE

Mr. Wolov, the 8th and 9th grade humanities teacher, and the former coach/founder of the debate team said, “There is no more debate team because basically there was no more money. We had no funds so we couldn’t have a debate team anymore.” Even though many debaters are disappointed that the debate team is no longer here, they had no control over it.
Many of the people who were part of the debate team are devastated and mad about the situation because they had put their time and effort into this club. Mariam Bhatti, a former debater says, “I guess that

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by Angie V '14 by Samantha C '14

Our Crazy Grades!

In our school, the Baccalaureate School for Global Education, our grading system is not 0 to 4. It is also not A+ through F. Our grading scale is quite unique, and can be a bit confusing at times. Our scale is from 1 to 7, 7 being “excellent”, 6 being “very good”, 5 being “good”, 4 being “satisfactory”, 3 being “ mediocre”, 2 being “poor”, and last but not least 1 being “no course credit”. BSGE gives you separate grades for an overall performance, work, and behavior. This school does not single you out as a student and makes sure you know exactly what you need to do to improve for the upcoming report card or progress report.
A progress report card just like the name says is based on your