The Beacon School offers an inquiry-based college preparatory program with technology and arts infused throughout the curriculum. Beacon emphasizes a rigorous well-rounded liberal arts education based on the principle of shared exploration and problem-solving. In assessments for graduation, students present performance-based projects to panels of teachers. Beacon offers extensive opportunities to participate in clubs, sports, community service and international travel.
This Saturday and Sunday there will be admissions interviews. Attached is an assignment list. For students on SLT, please arrive at Beacon at 8:15AM. For faculty, please arrive at 8:30AM.
Congratulations to all 38 Beacon Model UNers who attended the Columbia ESIMS onference this past weekend. Many of the Beaconites were attending their first-ever Model UN event, and all did very well.
Special recognition went to sophomores Aneesah Ayub and Emma Callahan, who won two of the three awarded free slots to attend the CMUNCE high school conference at Columbia in January. In addition, awards were presented to the following participants: Outstanding Delegate: Ilana Cohen, Daniel Kessler, Adam Amraoui, Annesah Ayub. Honorable Mention: Clementine Dow, Emma Callahan. Most Improved: Alana Martin, Leah Shifrel, Hebh Jamal, Ben Roter, Veronica Bettio. Verbal Commendation: Fatoumata Sow, Sasha Fernandez.
Thank you from the Beacon Girls Soccer team to all of the friends, teachers, and family who came out to Randall's Island Sunday to cheer the team on to their fifth city championship. The long wait for the start of the game was more than worth it. The girls only needed 80 minutes this year to beat Bronx Science by a score of 2-1 with goals from freshman Layla Devlin in the first half and senior Emily Mendes in the second. Strong defense and smart midfield play helped the team turn away Bronx Science attacks and build Beacon possession that produced a series of close shots through the second half.
You can read MSG Varsity coverage of the game here: http://msgvarsity.com/beacon-bests-bronx-science-to-win-psal-a-title-1.1653420
Congratulations to the entire team for a great season and a special congratulations to the seniors on the team for winning their 3rd title in four years. We have 11 seniors on the team and will miss their leadership and play next year:
On Sunday, November 16th, two Beacon seniors will play in the Mayor's Cup, leading the team that will represent public high schools against the Catholic School or Independent School all-stars. Come down to Poly Prep in Brooklyn on Sunday at 11:00 to cheer on Emily Mendes and Samantha Flores. (directions to the Upper School available here).
Congratulations to the cross country teams for a great performance at this year's PSAL City Finals. The varsity boys made history again by finishing 8th overall, the highest ever for our school.
They were led by Benji Freeman and Max Hyams, both of whom also qualify for the NY State Championship race on November 15. The J.V. boys team, led by Jeremy Uys, finished 10th, also the highest ever for Beacon. The girls team, while running in the individual race, did not come away empty-handed neither, scoring five medal winners: Sylvia Plaza, Isabel Panepento, Tess Adams, Sidney Rojas, and Alexa Ringer.
Come out to Randall's Island this Sunday at 2:00 to cheer on the Beacon girls soccer team as they play in the PSAL "A" championship game. Beacon will face Bronx Science for the fourth consecutive year in the title game. The team is led by a corps of ten seniors, including co-captains Emily Mendes, Sharon Greene, Bela Newsom, and Samantha Flores. Wear blue and bring your friends to cheer on the girls to another city title!
The game will take place at Icahn Stadium field on Randall's Island. You can reach the field by bus from 125th Street - take the M 35 bus from 124th Street and Lexington Avenue (just a block from the 4/5/6 train).
Now is your chance to have the world hear your music. You will get the chance to perform your song live at the Bitter End!
To perform, you must first attend two songwriting workshops with your songs, where you will get them critiqued by professional songwriter Jeff Franzel. The workshops are November 19, 2014 and December 1, 2014 at 3 PM in Room 123. The gig is on December 9, 2014 at the Bitter End!
Anyone with an original song is welcome! See Khaya or Mr. Letiecq with questions.
The Boys Fencing Team slammed Bronx Science 89-71 this past week, winning itsí 5th game of the season.
Foil fencers Evan Greenberg (captain), Adam Ascionedelia. Andreas Ramdas and Josef Reuther were relentless, winning 44-33. Congratulations to Andreas and Josef as the teamís new foil fencers and to Adam as top scorer.
Epee Fencers Roman Guglielmo Dylan Harris, Kelvin Verdugo, and Chalaam Wilson (all juniors) trampled Bronx Science, 45-38. Congratulations to Chalaam who fenced in top form and to Dylan as top scorer.
Thursday, November 6th, Beacon faces LaGuardia at 4:30 in the Beacon gym. Come cheer these amazing fencers, to their final win before going to the play-offs!
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November 26, 2014:
Alumni Coffee House
November 26, 2014:
School of the Art institute of Chicago
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