Tips for New Bees

Transitioning into a new school is difficult, especially one as demanding and rigorous as BSGE. In order to make that transition smooth, all new students should remember these seven suggestions: Be polite; stay to the right!  If you’re not on the right side, you’re on the wrong side. The school hallways are very small, so…

BSGE’s Middle School Math Competition Success

BSGE’s middle school math team has been succeeding in numerous city and state math competitions this spring, led by Mr. Mehan. 8th graders Rachael Cheung, Christie Choi, SiLiang Lei and Christy Guan, as well as 7th grader Ahmed Shekani participated in the MathCounts citywide chapter competition on February 6th at IS 74, where the team won…

The Ever-Changing Face of BSGE Admissions

While every student at BSGE has gone through an admission process, we might not have all taken the same test. Over the last few years, the 7th grade admissions test has undergone some transformations. Around 500 to 600 students register to take the 7th grade admissions test every year (however, this doesn’t guarantee that all those…

A MasterChef Among Us

A TV celebrity roams the narrow hallways of BSGE and his name is Josh Reisner ’21. Josh was a finalist in the competitive television show “MasterChef Junior.” A temporary home to the top 16 young chefs in America, MasterChef Junior features desperate culinary battles for a chance to win a prize of $100,000. Josh, aged…

7th Grader Models for Target, Macy’s, Old Navy

Most BSGE students don’t have the slightest idea that a real model is walking in their midst. Gregory Briggler ‘21 has been featured in advertisements for large retailers including Target, Macy’s, and Old Navy – big achievements for somebody who is only 12 years old. Gregory started modeling because his mother signed him up when he was…

7-1, 7-2, and 7-3… and 7-4?

BSGE grades typically are split into 3 “streams,” but this year the standard trend was broken. Many older students are wondering why there are three seventh grade classes. The Department of Education gives more funding to larger schools, and since we already have a small student body, we must maintain our size to get the proper funding we need….

Welcome Class of 2021!

Going to a new school is hard, going to a different school without graduating from your old school is even harder, but add on the fact that you’re in a challenging school, and it will probably a tricky transition. However, you’ll survive (we know that from experience), especially when you know all the special tips that 8th graders on…

Lasko’s Lovely Labs

With the school year drawing to a near end, BSGE seventh graders are getting a taste of the kind of work they must do further on in their BSGE career. A good example of this would be the recent two lab reports assigned in science class. Unlike anything a seventh grader has ever done before, the lab…

BSGE Wins the MoMathlon

On Monday, March 9, BSGE’s middle school math team tasted victory in the annual MoMathlon Tournament. The tournament, sponsored by the Museum of Mathematics, took place at Queens College on Kissena Boulevard. A total of 23 teams from different schools participated, comprised mostly of 7th and 8th graders. The schools included BSGE, 190 Russell Sage, 185 Edward…

Tiny Humans’ Views on BSGE’s 7th Grade Entry Exam

On Saturday, January 31, hordes upon hordes of prospective seventh graders flooded into BSGE in order to take the admissions exam that could perhaps be the first step into their acceptance in the Baccalaureate School for Global Education. The test, which consisted of a verbal and a math section, received mixed reviews from the students…

Fewer Students in BSGE: What Does That Mean?

Two years ago, there were 109 students in the BSGE seventh grade. Now there are 85. Does that mean that BSGE’s graduating class sizes are getting smaller each year? Is our reputation suffering? This is what some people think when they hear these numbers. It seems like it, but the truth is much more straightforward….

“SELMA” Tickets Free for Students

On Monday, January 19th, America celebrated Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Although many students celebrated with a day off from school, a group of 27 African-American business leaders in New York spread awareness with free movie tickets for 7th, 8th, and 9th graders. This group created a fund that offered 27,000 New York City middle/high…

Seventh Grade Sleep Survey

Sleep. We need a lot of sleep. We all want sleep because we are all tired at the end of a long day. We all need sleep because we need the energy to go through a day of learning and work. However, do we all get sufficient amounts of sleep? According to many sources, a…

7th Grader, Annelie Hyatt, Performs at Writopia’s Spoken Word

BSGE 7th grade Annelie Hyatt performed her spoken word poem titled, The Immaturity Dissection (full poem included below), at a recent event at Writopia’s Spoken Word at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe. Annelie wrote this poem as part of a program she attends at Writopia Labs where she has been developing her writing for the past couple of years. Annelie says that…

Advice for New Bees

1. Appreciate seventh grade. Appreciate your teachers, appreciate Music, appreciate the amount of homework you get. Before you know it, time will fly, it’ll be June 26th and you’ll be looking back and wondering where the year went. 2. LEARN TIME MANAGEMENT SKILLS This is probably the most important thing you’ll need in BSGE, and just…

The Great MoMathalon

On March 7th, five BSGE students from the Middle School Math Club participated in the Queens MoMathalon for the second time. The last time BSGE participated in this competition was in 2012, during which BSGE earned 5th place for group competition. BSGE did not compete in last year’s competition due to lack of preparation. However, this…

Opinion Piece: Statewide Exams

Ugh! was the exclamation that crossed my lips when I realized the statewide exams were this April. It’s a tedious thing. No one sane would be willing to sit through three days of ELA and math examinations and read the most boring passages ever written or spend ninety minutes crunching numbers. This terrible thing is not…

BSGE’s Winter Concert

At 7:00 pm on Tuesday, January 28th BSGE’s Orchestra and seventh grade performed for their Winter Concert. The concert was headed by Ms. Nikkolos, BSGE’s music teacher. This concert featured several piano and violin soloists also. The seventh grade performed “Summoning the Spirits”, “High School Cadets”, “Polka Dots”, “Kiss of Fire”, “Climb Every Mountain”, and…

Local Test Prep Companies Offer Prep Courses for BSGE Admission

Queens test prep centers, Kweller Test Prep and Ivy Prep, have recently offered programs to help students get accepted into BSGE. This is the test prep centers’ way of responding to the many cries for help from students and parents that seek aid in getting their child into BSGE, a school that is rising in…