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BSGE #1 in NY State top high schools in 2018 US News Best High Schools Rankings and #9 in the U.S.

According to U. S. News and World Report’s annual report, The Baccalaureate School for Global Education (BSGE) ranked as the #9 high school program in the United States and the #1 in New York State (2018).

View the national rankings.

View the NYS rankings.

Hetrick-Martin Gender Identity Workshop

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On May 3rd, we will welcome speakers from the Hetrick-Martin Institute to run a workshop about gender identity for BSGE parents and guardians.

To this generation, gender expression and pronoun usage is critical to developing adolescents. One of the central goals of the workshop is to help parents communicate with their children around these themes.

Please join us for this event on Thursday, May 3, 2018 from 6:30-8:00 pm.

April 19th, 2018 – BSGE’s annual CAS Night from 6:00-8:00pm

Graduating seniors will formally present their CAS projects for 10th and 11th graders and their families as well as the greater BSGE community throughout the building, answering questions about this engaging IB requirement. It is the perfect opportunity to spark ideas and enthusiasm for possible future CAS projects while having questions about the CAS requirement answered. All 10th and 11th graders are expected to attend along with a parent or guardian.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions. I look forward to seeing you there.

Peter Wilson
College Advisor/CAS Coordinator

Seeking Nominations for the BSGE PTA Executive Board and SLT!

We are very pleased to announce that as of the April 10th PTA meeting, nominations are open for all PTA Executive Board position for the 2018/2019 school year and for two parent positions on the SLT for two-year terms.
Parent-Teacher Association Executive Board
  • President or Co-Presidents (Mandatory Position)
  • Vice President, or 1st, 2nd, or 3rd Vice President
  • Recording Secretary or Co-Recording Secretaries (Mandatory Position)
  • Treasurer or Co-Treasurers (Mandatory Position)
School Leadership Team
  • Two SLT parent positions for a two-year term.
Descriptions of the duties for each office can be found here.
All parents with children at BSGE are eligible to run for the PTA Executive Board or SLT, unless they are employees of the school.   If you would like to run for any of these positions, nominate a candidate, or have any questions, please contact the Nominating Committee at BSGEPTA@gmail.comThe nominations process closes at the end of the May 8th PTA meeting. We will accept nominations from the floor during the June 5th PTA/SLT election meeting just prior to the elections for any positions that remain unfilled as of the close of the May 8th PTA meeting.
Our PTA and SLT election meeting will take place at the PTA meeting on Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at 6:30 pm at BSGE. We encourage all parents to attend this important meeting and consider running for office! And of course, we want our parents and teachers to turn out and vote!!!
Many thanks!

 

The BSGE PTA Nominating Committee
Nancy Northrop
Cecilia Cheng
Karen Chu

PTA Meeting – March 13th 6:30pm

PTA Meeting Agenda
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
6:30 p.m.
  • Welcome!
  • General Business
    • General Introduction
    • Approval of Minutes
    • Treasurer’s Report
    • SLT Update and Open Discussion
    • Fundraising Committee Update
  • Updates and Announcements
    • Please complete the School Survey (Green Survey)!
    • Important Upcoming Dates:
      • Art Show: Wednesday, March 21
      • Parent Teacher Conference: Thursday, March 22nd evening and Friday, March 23rd afternoon
      • Spring Break: Friday, March 30th through Friday, April 6th – No School
      • SLT Meeting: Tuesday, April 10th, 4:00 pm
      • PTA Meeting: Tuesday, April 10th, 6:30 pm
  • Parent Coordinator Update
  • PTA Platform
  • Advocating for a Gym/Auditorium and/or a New Building
    • We want to get YOUR input on the future of BSGE, from the possibility of getting a gym/auditorium or even a new school building.
    • Creating a LARGE committee to help us advocate with the DOE – We need YOU!
  • Social Media Threats: Discussion of Communication with Parents and Good Social Media Practices
  • Committee Work, including formation of Committee to Reach Out to Other IB Schools
Please let us know of any topics you wish to discuss at a PTA meeting by emailing BSGEPTA@gmail.com!

PTA Meeting 2/13: Shameek Robinson from the College Board

Please don’t forget!  Shameek Robinson from the College Board (makers of the SATs and SAT subject tests) will be attending our PTA meeting to discuss the best strategies to help our kids prepare for the SATs and SAT subject tests.  He will go over all the free resources available through the College Board and Khan Academy to help our kids improve their scores on these important tests.  These free resources include test prep tailored to each child as well as their question of the day.  IT IS NEVER TOO EARLY TO START!  He will also discuss College Board’s college planning and scholarship search functions.

He is a wonderful, engaging speaker.  His advice will be invaluable and will be targeted for students of all ages.  So we hope to see BSGE parents from ALL grades attend.

We hope to see everyone tonight!

Best —
Nancy and Trevor
PTA Co-Presidents