Long Time BSGE Teacher, Linda Ellman to Retire

At the end of the current school year, long time BSGE history teacher, Linda Ellman, plans to retire.  Linda has been teaching for 17 years and upon retirement she is looking forward to continuing her lifelong engagement in social activism as well as to the arrival of her first grandchild. After hearing the news of…

Students Embark on Cultural Trip to France & Spain

On April 1oth, thirty six BSGE students varying from sophomores to juniors, went to France and Spain for a cultural immersion trip. This year’s trip marks the third time BSGE students have traveled to a foreign country. Accompanying them to Europe were six chaperones, all teachers from BSGE. The number of chaperones increased drastically from…

BSGE’s 2014 Spring Music Concert

Thursday, May 29th, was BSGE’s 2014 Spring Concert. The entire 9th grade participated, as did the school band: Players for Peace. Some students, such as Anu Shree Rajagopal ‘17 and Mariadolores Alvarez ‘17 had special performances. Anu played a traditional Indian violin, and Mariadolores showed off her flamenco dancing skills.­­ The Players for Peace played…

Lady Sting’s 2014 Softball Season Comes to a Close

On Monday, May 19th, the BSGE’s girls’ softball team lost to Franklin K. Lane high school in the first round of the playoffs. Although the game was close at the beginning, Lady Sting struggled in later innings, and ended the game with a final score of 17-7. The loss marked the end of the team’s…

The Buzz: What are BSGE students doing this summer?

Joleyne Herrera: To find a job, because I’m broke. Lol. Olivia Witting’ 14: I’m planning to work at this theater in New Hampshire. I’m going to be assistant to the director, running shows, sitting during rehearsals, building scenery, making costumes and stuff. I’ve also been doing that for the last 6 years. I am also…

Juniors and Seniors Host IB Done Party

On Friday May 30th, the Junior and Senior Council co-hosted BSGE’s last party of the year: IB Done. The party’s name was a play on words with BSGE’s International Baccalaureate (IB) Program name, as most of BSGE’s past parties have been like. The party had a summer theme, a party tributed to the end of…

BSGE Demystifies IB

Have you ever wondered what our school name BSGE means? It stands for Baccalaureate School for Global Education and it refers to the IB (International Baccalaureate) program established in BSGE in 2005. The IB program has been applied to over 4,000 schools (public and private) in 147 countries, over one quarter of them in the United States…

Film Club’s PSA Moves to Next Round in No Bull Challenge

BSGE’s Film Club has officially made it into the Top 50 of The Great American No Bull Challenge! Founded by author and entrepreneur Shawn Edgington, the No Bull Challenge is “a social action organization that inspires teens from around the world to take a stand against bullying and to promote digital responsibility, leadership and social…

BSGE Alumnus Jolijt Tamanaha Sells Company, has New Start Up

BSGE Alumnus and former BACC Rag editor, Joijt Tamanaha recently sold her St. Louis based startup company, Farmplicity, to Sunfarm Food Service in May 2014 for an undisclosed sum. Ms. Tamanaha (BSGE Class of 2011) created the company as part of an entrepreneurship class at Washington University in St Louis where she is currently a…

BSGE Production of Macbeth Set to Hit the Stage

The Baccalaureate Theater Company’s production of Shakespeare’s Macbeth will debut in June after months of rehearsals and preparations. Director Olivia Witting ’14 will stay true to the original script of the centuries-old tragedy, but has made use of modern costumes to create a new age version of Shakespeare’s work. Witting and her father, Steve, who has…

The New BSGE Boys Soccer Team

In the Fall of 2014, BSGE will have a new boys soccer team. The team will be supervised and coached by Spanish teacher Mr. Giraldo and BSGE parent John Ryding. The team is open to boys currently in the 8th to 11th grade. Forms will be distributed for students to take home. If you are interested…

10th Grade Spanish Class Cooking Field Trip

BSGE’s Spanish teacher, Mr. Giraldo, started the school year with a plan of three field trips for the 10th grade. The first trip was an international outing to Spain and France during Spring Break. The second trip he planned was to the Museum of Modern Art to view a special exhibition on Hispanic artists. Mr….

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…

Pest Threat at BSGE

On May 9th, 2014, the principal of the Baccalaureate School for Global Education, Ms. Johnson, was informed that a student in the eighth grade had head lice. Ms. Johnson sent an email to parents within the same day with further information about the head lice. The student was asked to temporarily leave school until their…

Cocktails at Cavo

On Thursday, May 8th, BSGE teachers, parents and staff attended a social gathering sponsored by the PTA at Cavo, a local restaurant. The purpose of the gathering was to get the BSGE community together to interact in a social setting. Some parents met our school’s new Parent Coordinator Margaret Pasach for the very first time.The…

Open Mic Night: Poets in the Making

                Finalists Pauline Phan Zoe  Fisher Ide Kafexhiu Kacey Lang Camilla Khan Kohen Rahman and Nibras Islam Stacey Xue   Winners 1st: Ide Kafexhiu 2nd: Pauline Phan 3rd: Kohen Rahman and Nibras Islam

Junior Council Hosts Flapjack Fundraiser

On Saturday morning, May 17th, BSGE’s student organization Junior Council hosted the school’s second “Flapjack Fundraiser” from 8 – 10 am. The first Flapjack Fundraiser was led by the BSGE girls’ softball team, Lady Sting, a few months earlier. For Lady Sting, the event was hosted to raise money to purchase softball equipment such as uniforms,…

The Day Of Silence

Wednesday, April 30th, was the national Day of Silence. Students who participated did not speak for one day to protest the bullying of LGBT teenagers nationwide, who face being silenced and ignored because of their sexual orientation and/or gender expression. The voluntary silence by the thousands of students who participated called this treatment to attention in a hope to change…

Personal Project Focus: Gabriel Steinberg Creates a Full-Length Album

For his 10th grade personal project, Gabriel Steinberg wrote, recorded and produced an album of original music. The album, titled Into the Arms of Morpheus, includes ten instrumental tracks. You can listen to his music here: Into the Arms of Morpheus 1) What was your inspiration for this project? I have wanted to record an album since…

Staff Member of the Month: Virge Ramos

What is your cultural background? I am of Puerto Rican descent and was born and raised in New York City. You can call me a New Yorican. Where did you grow up? I grew up in Queens, Jackson Heights. Have you ever been to Puerto Rico? Yes. How do you like it? I love it….