Coffeed: Astoria’s Most Unique Coffeeshop

Two blocks away from BSGE on Northern Boulevard is a large white building that resembles a warehouse, similar to the many other barren looking structures throughout Astoria and Long Island City (LIC). But if you manage to stumble inside the first floor of this building you will find “Coffeed,” the eco-friendly coffee shop that gives…

New Student Orientation

On Monday, June 10th, BSGE held a new student orientation for incoming 7th and 9th grade students. Parents stayed in the cafeteria to listen to presentations by teachers and PTA representatives about the school and the program at BSGE. Students went with teachers to classrooms to participate in various ice breaker activities and help answer…

MYP Ceremony Celebrates the End of 10th Grade

On Friday, June 7th celebrated the end of the Middle Years Program with the current 10th grade students.  The ceremony will included the distribution MYP certificates and subject specific awards and speeches by student speakers. The 10th grade students selected Avishek Paul to speak and teachers selected Paulina Nowakowski and Sarfi Chowdhury. Spanish teacher Freddy…

2013 BSGE Geography Bee

The second annual BSGE Team Geography Bee took place on Wednesday, June 5th. A 7th grade team of Michael X ’18, Elijah K ’18, and Nibras I ’18 (team name: The Rainbow Cuddlebunny Powerpuffs) beat out 30 other teams to win the competition. The team scored a total of 66 points out of a possible 68….

BSGE Donates 29 Pints of Blood

The BSGE community donated a total of 29 pints of blood on June 4th. The New York Blood Center came to BSGE for the second time this school year in this event sponsored by the Helping Hands Committee.

Class of 2013 College Destinations

2013 Senior Final College List Ricardo Aguayo                                 Brandeis University (POSSE Foundation Scholarship: $170,728) Kyra Allen                                          Northeastern University (Northeastern U Grant: $72,000) Mohammed Amin                             City College: Grove School of Engineering Steven Armanios                               Polytechnic Institute of New York University Dimitri Baskous                                 Binghamton University Maria Belchikova                               Rochester Institute of Technology (Achievement Scholarship: $40,000) Jessica Belkin                                     Binghamton University Jessica…

The New (and Improved?) Teacher Rating System

Believe it or not, teachers get graded too and the system for how teachers are evaluated that has been in place in New York City for over a decade is about to change. Teachers used to get rated either Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory based on an administrator’s observations. Starting next year, a more complicated system will…

BSGE’s Science Class Mobiles

For several years Mr. Laskowski has assigned mobile projects to seventh graders towards the end of the school year. For this project seventh graders have to create a mobile of fourteen balanced distinct objects based off a chosen theme. Students work with partners to accomplish this goal and have a target of balancing two objects each science class….

BSGE #36 in 2013 US New Rankings

U.S. News and World Report ranked BSGE the #36 high school in the nation and the #4 high school in New York State. The Brooklyn Latin School, a Specialized High School which also offers the IB program, now holds the #1 position in New York State, while The School for the Talented and Gifted, in…

8th Graders Leaving BSGE

Every year, some of the 8th graders in BSGE leave it for other high schools, such as Stuyvesant or Bronx Science.  This year, with the largest 8th grade class in the school’s history, one might expect the largest number of 8th graders in the school’s history to leave, but that is not the case.  Only…

10th Graders Present their Personal Projects

On May 3rd, 10th grade students presented their Personal Projects to an audience of 7th, 8th and 9th graders. The Personal Project was a yearlong assignment that revolved around topics that interested the students and that they chose themselves. Using information they gathered, they were to create a final project that demonstrated their knowledge of…

Lady Sting’s Successful 2013 Season Comes to a Close

On Friday May 17, BSGE’s girls softball team, Lady Sting, was defeated in a tough game against Metropolitan Campus in the second round of the playoffs, 10-1. Metropolitan, who were seeded #2 in the playoff brackets, advanced to the quarterfinals while Baccalaureate’s playoff run was over. Despite the difficult loss, the game marked the end…

More Pictures from the Art Show

                                                                                 

BSGE Advisories Raise over $2,000 for “Pennies for Patients”

The Helping Hands Committee is pleased to share that this year’s Pennies for Patients drive was successful–BSGE advisories raised $2047.59!  A special commendation to Diana Nikkolos’ 9th grade advisory who raised just over $500.  Enjoy the pizza and ice cream party–it was well earned.  Juanita Kumar’s 8th grade advisory came in second and will receive…