What’s Up With the New Grading Policy?

On the first day of school, there are many things on the mind of a student, like seeing their friends after a long time, and meeting their new teachers. One thing no one expected to hear was that last year’s open grading policy everyone was used to was overhauled into a uniform policy. While in the past, teachers…

Costume Drive!

Mr. Anderson’s advisory is recently holding a Costume Drive that will last from October 8 to October 23. Students are encouraged to donate their old Halloween costumes to the Salvation Army, an international charitable organization with a mission to help those in need. Students who want to donate can bring their costumes to their advisories….

The French Club’s Fine Dining Experience

On Friday, June 12th, 39 members of the French Club went to the Madison Avenue Bistro to eat lunch. The restaurant is owned and operated by Claude Godard, the father of BSGE alumnus Gautier Godard. Below are pictures of the trip.

“Do Not Use Shorts”

You are walking down the hallway, trying to avoid the daily traffic congestion. You see the same posters from last week: another advisory bake sale, blood donation, club to eventually join… and a poster about shorts? Recently, BSGE’s walls have been adorned with posters mimicking the nature of the “In case of fire, do not…

Lady Sting Ends 2015 Season

BSGE’s varsity softball team has concluded what many consider to be its most successful season yet. Despite being eliminated by Robert H. Goddard High School in the first round of PSAL’s B Division playoffs, Lady Sting won its division, Queens B I, for the first time in BSGE history, with a season record of 15-1….

Students Distraught Over Chinese Program Ending

After hearing the news about Ms. Shen’s retirement from BSGE, Chinese students felt sadness but quickly wondered about who their new Chinese teacher would be. The answer they received was as unexpected as it was absurd to them. BSGE is planning to end its Chinese program and instead of continuing Chinese with another teacher, all of the students will…

Ms. Lily Shen to Retire at the End of the School Year

Long time BSGE teacher, Ms. Lily Shen, recently announced that she plans to retire at the end of the current school year. Ms. Shen has been teaching Chinese at BSGE since it opened its doors in 2002 and was one of its founding members. When asked why this year was the right time to retire,…

Ending the School Year

For most students, the end of the school year is an event of celebration and only means that summer vacation is coming closer and closer. The end of school seems so near, only about a month left. After that, it’s freedom for more than two months, without too much stress and worrying about assignments. After…

BSGE Spirit Week 2014-15

The last Spirit Week of BSGE’s 2014-15 year is coming near! It will start on Monday, June 8th and end on Friday, June 12th. Monday’s theme is “Multicultural Monday” in which students and staff are welcome to represent a country, preferably their own. This can range from painting the colors of a country’s flag on…

BSGE Hosts Fourth Annual Team Geography Bee

Ms. Dikes and Mr. Lakhaney hosted BSGE’s fourth annual Team Geography Bee on Thursday, May 28th. Students from grades 7-12 participated with 27 teams and almost 100 students in attendance. “The Betty White Power Rangers,” a team composed of 10th grade students, Malcolm Sherman-Godfrey, Adrian Kulesza, and John Bost, finished in first and each took home $20 gift…

New Police Brutality Subcommittee

Recently, police brutality has been a major issue throughout New York City and the United States. These cases and many others involving police brutality caused protests all over America, as most recently seen from the riots in Baltimore. There was a mixture of violent and peaceful protesting against the death of Freddie Gray at the…

BSGE Night Out Raises $1,650 for Student Clubs

On Friday, May 15th, BSGE students and staff came together at Citifield for a Mets-Brewers baseball game, as part of a school-wide fundraiser to raise money for clubs like Senior Council, Junior Council, Lady Sting softball team and more. 165 tickets were sold raising $1,650.

BSGE Ranked #28 High School in the U.S.

Recently, BSGE was ranked the #5 high school in New York State and #28 in the country. U.S. News & World Report, the famous American media company that ranked our school, is the oldest and best-known ranking of academic institutions. This time, High School of American Studies at Lehman College made it to the #1…

What It’s Like to Be a Senior Taking IB Exams

For BSGE’s class of 2015, IB exam season began April of 2014 with test prep running heavy for their Standard Level Chemistry and Biology exams in May. This stressful period has once again returned for seniors, with their first exam being English Literature Higher Level (HL) from May 4th to the 5th. These exams will…

Career Day at BSGE

On February 25th, 2015, BSGE had its first career day for ninth grade students. The event was planned and organized by Tim David-Lang, our guidance counselor. Two separate panels were composed of parents of current BSGE students. In each panel, parents talked about what their jobs were, what they did at their jobs at the…

BSGE Night Out at Citi Field

A Mets Fundraiser will be taking place on May 15, at 7 P.M. Each ticket will be $20, and $10 from each ticket will be donated to the school. This money will go to after school activities and clubs. Mr. Lakhaney was one of the staff members who helped plan the event. Below is an interview…

More Than 50% of 8th Graders Leaving BSGE

On the fated day of March 5th, the majority of the 8th grade became increasingly nervous as the end of the day approached.  It didn’t matter which class they had last period, whether it was Living Environment, Art, or Humanities.  It was insignificant, because during that last five minutes of class, high school results were…

What’s The Deal With Engrade?

In BSGE, Engrade is an essential part to a student’s day whether it’s constantly checking for test grades or homework. Engrade was established by a high school student in 2003, and over the years has grown to more than 4.5 million users across the world. This really demonstrates how essential online grading really is in…

BSGE Visits Costa Rica!

For this school year’s spring break, BSGE organized a 10-day trip to Costa Rica. 14 students – 6 juniors and 8 sophomores – joined the trip this year, which was led by Mr. Mehan, Mr. Lakhaney, and Ms. You. The group departed early in the morning on April 1st, and returned on April 10th, two…