Got Rice?

Do you know what the mean­ing of the word commode is? It’s actually a synonym for the toilet. Freerice.com is a website that really helps you brush up on your vocabulary, and helps the world one word at a time.  The concept of the website is not only to help Americans find ways to use…

Baccalaureate School for Global Education Say What?!?

Is it just me, or do you dread being asked what school you go to? Aunts, uncles, friends, ask you innocuosly, not knowing that this question will take them by the hand and lead them into a further state of bewilderment. You tell them where it is, you tell them that it is ‘The Baccalaureate…

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…

New Principal Ms. Johnson Explains

With the old principal, William Stroud leaving last year, BSGE faces a new era with a new principal. Ms. Johnson, formerly vice principal and now BSGE’s Chief explains her situation and BSGE’s report card. Why are you the best principal for BSGE? This is a loaded question.  Why wouldn’t I be the best principal for…

Shut Up and Run The Coming Track Team

“What? Your school has no sports teams?!” I’ve heard that shocked response a million times from students like me who were surprised, and disappointed, to learn our school has no sports teams. But that never meant our school didn’t want them. So, after speaking to several people involved in running clubs and at our school,…

Where’s the Respect?

Although it’s been almost a month since 9/11, many students at BSGE, including myself, haven’t forgotten the schools lack of incentive towards this historically painful date. Much of the student body felt as though something has been done incorrectly on that day this September – our entire nation honored those lost, as well as respected…

The SHATS

On the 27th and 28th of October, the 8th grade students of BSGE are taking the Specialized High School Admission Test if they wish to enter a specialized high school, such as Stuyvesant, Brooklyn Tech, Bronx Sci­ence, and 5 more. This test is very strenuous for many students, because it is dif­ficult, and proper training…

IB What?

What is IB? I BE what? IB stands for International Baccalaureate, part of The International Baccalaureate Organization, or IBO. The IBO deals with education, government, and separate international organizations to create challenging curriculums of international education and intense review of children. It usually starts at a young age in a child’s life, and

10 Tips for Newbs

1. Stay away from Mr. Mac [ he bites] 2. Love adore, and worship the school newspaper 3. Do not forget to return library books because ms.Shen will hunt you down 4. Fighting is for wussies; go to the girls bathroom

Getting Into BSGE

My sister, Jolijt, had been prepping me for months. She was telling me what to say and how to say it before I even went to the open house. I was already worried about taking (and hopefully passing) the test, much less the interview. I really

The 8th Grade Poconos Trip

On the day before the last day of school the former BSGE 8th grade was busy getting their funk on with nature. They went to the Poconos Environmental Education Center (P.E.E.C) in the Pennsylvania Poconos. On Monday at 9:00am (sharp) 48 BSGE students and 4 teachers boarded two coach buses. With snacks in hand and…

Welcome Back to School!

Ahh, the two months of July and August are simply amazing. No pressure of school work on your shoulders, no waking up early, and no parents nagging you about getting your homework done. Unfortunately, those long days at the beach and days of care­free fun are over. Yes, as hard as it is to be­lieve,…

Intro to The BACC Rag:

Welcome to The Bacc Rag. Here you will be able to read and explore a collaboration of writing from a wide range of talented writers here in B.S.G.E. Our weekly meet­ings allow us to keep track of what is happening inside and outside the school and keep readers entertained about the strange and wild things…

Is the Peace Pole Peaceful?

BSGE students Kari Lind­berg, Amalia Carusone, Erica Lla­nera, Pamela Reyes, Charisse Sanchez, Shaquille K., Matthew M., Kevin Encarnacion, Sophia Bourara, Hannah McFadden, Au­drey Rivera along with Pat Llaneer collaborated with artist Francesca Nikkolos to make our very own peace pole. In a school with 400 stu­dents and over 100 different spo­ken languages, there needs to…

Mr. Powell, the new PE teacher

Mr. Powell is one of two physical educa­tion teachers here at Baccalaureate School for Global Education. This is the first year for Mr. Powell working here at BSGE. It is also Mr. Powellʼs first year working as a physical educa­tion teacher. We donʼt know that much about him since he is new at the school…

Teacher of the Month: Ms. Elizabeth Olive

Elizabeth is working with Niki Singh as a student teacher. We chose her as this monthʼs teacher of the month because you canʼt not like Eliz­abeth. Even though sheʼs not an official teacher at BSGE she hasalready inspired the 8th graders she works with. Full Name: Elizabeth Lithgow Olive Age: 24 Birthday: July 23 Zodiac…