School Report Card: BSGE Middle School Gets a “B”

Yep… It’s that time of the year again. Parents and teachers worry about getting their kids ready for the State tests, students working harder than ever and the principals… AAhhh, they are anxiously awaiting their second annual letter grade progress report card… And the letters are in…What did we get? We passed! Baccalaureate School for…

Pucker Up and Get Some Mono

It’s a summer day, one of the hottest recorded in years. There is no water being sold in the vending machine or at the deli near the school. Luckily you are safe, because the only one person with a full water bottle is your best friend. You are most

Global Warming All a Myth?

Hybrid cars, fuel-efficient light bulbs, recycling and energy conservation programs, and international summits, are some of the many measures taken by our generation in order to manage the phenomenon of Global Warming.  The scientific community, along with the media and politicians, has taken in their hands the task of slowing down the possible occurrences due…

Are You Pretty?

“In a world of extreme beauty, anyone normal is ugly”.  In the book Uglies, it is established that until 16, kids are repulsive looking. That is why when they turn 16 years old, instead of celebrating their birthday the teenagers get operations that turn them stunningly beautiful. Sound like a fantasy world? Not so fast….

Santa Going Broke

Ahhh!, Nothing says “Happy Holidays” like a nicely lit Christ­mas tree full of wrapped electronics and other presents!  And… nothing says “HOLIDAYS ARE OVER” like a stack of unpaid bills on the dinning room table. “It is really hard not to spend a more than usual on Christmas. Holi­day shopping is a weak­ness”, says a…

BSGE Gets a “C” !

Close your eyes and imagine, a group of principals sitting in the classroom, hands folded, while the School Board stands in front of room, handing the principals their progress report.  That is not a scene you would usually envision.  However, that is the idea Mayor Bloomberg and School Chancellor Joel I. Klein had when they…

Students Are Growing…Growing…

Eating healthy has become old fashioned for many children and teens nowadays.  Veg­etables and fruits have been replaced by chips and candy bars.  Long hours of televi­sion, lack of exercise, and poor eating habits are some of the many factors contributing to the growing problem of child­hood obesity in the United States.  This rising epidemic…