In Technology, the students of the seventh grade are not only learning about computer programs and websites, but they are also learning about things happening around the world. They learned about the earthquake in Japan and other natural disasters like the tornado in Joplin, Missouri. They are currently in the middle of a Multi-Media project that is about something important happening in the world. The seventh graders have been exploring websites, and programs to make the Multi-Media project such as VoiceThread and IMovie. They have been creating projects on these websites and programs to figure out how they work. This way, if the students choose to create their projects using these websites and
A handful of BSGE alumni came back to BSGE on January 7th, 2011, to interact with current students and speak to advisories to tell them about their experiences in college and to stay connected with the BSGE community. BSGE, still a young school, has only had five graduating classes so the majority of the former students are still in college. In order to learn from their experiences in college and their reflections on high school, teacher, Niki Singh and college counselor, Peter Wilson arranged for many former students to come back and play an important role for our current students.
Many of the current students asked the alumni about the schools that they go to and if they enjoy it or not. Some students asked questions about the surroundings of the college so that they would not be
The helping hands committee’s toy drive was a big hit at BSGE. Advisories raised money over a course of about a month. Each advisory was given a child’s initials and a description about the child. The description included information such as their favorite color, their age and what they like to do. Based on this information, the students and their advisors brainstormed ideas for gifts and ways to raise money. In the end the advisories chose the perfect gifts for the children. The gifts ranged from makeup sets to toy cars. When the advisories were given this assignment, they were told that these children would use these gifts every day because they don’t have much. People felt strongly about this cause and decided to
This year’s seventh graders really seem to love BSGE so far. The new students came to BSGE looking for a better education and they seem to have found it. They really like their new teachers and the style of learning at their new school. 7th grader, Luca Cognata explained, “We do a lot more interactive things in this school than in my old school.”
Although the students are happy at their new school, many find it difficult here. The new kids find the level of work here as well as the classes challenging. 7th grader, Luis Silva complains, “70 minute periods are long and boring and I lose concentration.” Some also complained about the amount of homework they have received so far. BSGE students, especially in middle school, do far more homework than their peers at other schools. One student complained,