Students’ thoughts on Ms. Shen’s retirement

While asking students for their thoughts on Ms. Shen’s retirement and reflections on their time being Chinese language students, we collected way more than we could use in any story. Rather than let information go to waste, below is a collection of quotes and thoughts from students. If you want to have your thoughts added to…

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,…

BSGE’s Upcoming Trip to China

Recently, BSGE is planning for a potential trip to China during the April of 2016. In order to collect eager advocates for this upcoming trip, a meeting was hosted by Ms. Mihalache on Tuesday, May 19th for parents and students to discuss the details about the trip. Already about 20 people have signed up, with…

BSGE Goes To Chinatown For the First Time in Four Years

The 9th grade Chinese class embarked on a day of experiencing Chinese culture with Ms. Shen on April 10, 2011. The purpose of the trip was to practice the Chinese the students learned in class in a real life situation. Students would also interact with other aspects of the culture including eating authentic Chinese food. …

Teacher of the Month: Ms. Lily Shen

1. What kind of student were you in high school? In China, there are three criteria students are graded on sports, academics, and behavior. I was a very good student, but I liked sports, mostly volleyball, track and field, and ping-pong. But I was also good at singing, which I did in chorus. 2. Did…

BSGE Welcomes Mr. Chow New Chinese Language Teacher

This school year BSGE welcomes both new students and new teachers into our school community.  One of those new teachers is Mr. Chow, BSGE’s new Chinese language teacher.  He is currently teaching 7th and 9th ? grade and he describes himself as “a friendly teacher [who is] teachable…able to teach and learn from others.” He…