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Teacher of the Month: Mr. Greg Hofer

Name: Greg Hofer
Subject: Physics
Grade: 9th

What do you think of the kids in your classes?
I would say generally well-behaved. There are some people who act up a little bit or are not paying attention…but I find them pretty well-behaved.

What’s your earliest childhood memory?
Sitting eating a plate of eggs with a thunderstorm outside.

Who is the most influential person you know?
Hmm…it would be my kids. I see what they’re doing and I guess that influences me somewhat…their ideas and their thoughts and what they’re doing.

What’s the meanest thing you’ve ever done to anyone?

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Teacher of the Month: Mr. Michael McGuire

Name: Mike McGuire
Subject: Art
Grade(s): 8th, 10th, 11th, and 12th

What do you think of the kids in your classes? Do they misbehave or are they generally well-behaved?
Generally well-behaved…because I think the curriculum of IB art blends itself to a teenagers’ energy and its need to be free in the classroom…if they misbehave it’s behind my back when I’m not looking….oh, the eighth grade last year had a problem with their language and behavior so whenever they used some language that was not appropriate or treated each other with disrespect they would go clean. [note: he used to make us clean the sinks in the back of the classroom and the art utensils that were dirty in the sinks]

What were you considered as in school? (popular, nerdy, etc.)
I was shy…I had good friends, I wasn’t a loner…but, like, I was shy.

Ever broken a body part?
I tore a ligament in my ankle…playing soccer.

Who is the

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Teacher of the Month: Ms. Sarah Cunningham

Subject: English and Spanish
Grade(s): 8th and 7th

During this interview Ms. Cunningham was accompanied by her son, Sean.

What do you think of the kids in your classes? Did they misbehave or are they generally well-behaved?
Well BSGE has great kids. Um, they’re generally really well-behaved. The misbehavior here is like slim in comparison to misbehavior in other public schools.

What kind of person were you considered in school? (popular, nerdy, etc.)
I was the girl on the outside. I don’t think I had a label. I sat in the back row with

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Teacher of the Month: Ms. Kerri Mahaney

Subject:Algebra Grade(s): 8

What do you think of the kids in your classes? Do they misbehave or are they generally well-be­haved?

I love the kids in my classes. Yeah they misbe­have, to a normal degree.They’re normal; lovely and normal. I believe that all kids are good people. I believe that people go bad between like the ages of 22and 60.

What is the weirdest h.w. excuse you have ever heard?

Jamal H. has the best homework excuses this year. His cousin,more than

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Teacher of the Month: Mr. Mark Wolov

Name: Mark Wolov
Subject: Humanities
Grade(s): 8th and 10th

1) What do you think of the kids in your classes? Do they misbehave or are they generally well-behaved?
Well, they’re mostly well-behaved. Of course teenagers are teenagers but no one throws things at me. The kids in this school take their education seriously.

2) What is the weirdest h.w. excuse you have ever heard?
Hmm….”My brother flushed it down the toilet because there was no toilet paper”.

3) What did you do in school that got you in trouble?
It’s not what I did in school; it’s what I did in

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Teacher of the Month: Ms Sonia Silva

Name: Sonia Silva
Subject: Living Environment
and Diploma
Biology
Grade(s): 8th and 12th

1) How many years
have you been teaching
at B.S.G.E.?
This is my third year

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Advil Can Give You Headachces

Headaches. Everyone has them. You failed a few tests and had a stressful day at school. Your brother insists on blasting heavy-metal music through the house. You just watched too much TV. There are hundreds of reasons for headaches. But I bet you never thought of adding Advil to the list of causes. Or Excedrin, Tylenol, Benadryl, or any other painkiller. Recent studies have shown that these drugs are a very likely cause for your headaches. The funny thing is