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BEACON NEWS


Senior Prom 2015 Info
Written by Sean Leon on Thursday, May 21, 2015 14:38:11 EST:

Seniors, we are now just a few days away from your 2015 senior prom! Prom will be from 8-12 Friday, May 22. Chaperones: Please arrive at the venue at 7:30.

This year prom will be held at Tribeca 360 located at 10 Desbrosses Street. This is our second prom at Tribeca 360 and we are stoked!

Click the link for directions to the venue.
http://www.apogeeevents.com/pdf/directionstoThreeSixtyrevdoc.pdf

You must check in upon arrival and then check your bags with venue staff.

Further, upon arrival all guests will be subject to search. If you arrive at the venue under the influence of alcohol/drugs or if you try to sneak either into the venue, you will not be allowed entry into the ballroom. Additionally, per venue policy no outside bottles are allowed in. Finally, once you leave the venue, you will not be allowed reentry.

Let’s have a wonderful, fun, and safe prom! Laissez les bon temps rouler!


MacB Is NOT a new fast food !
Written by Beacon Promos on Thursday, May 21, 2015 14:27:30 EST:

This week after Memorial Day marks the final production for Beacon in our beloved Black Box Theater.

And what does Lally pick? The Scottish Play (it's so evil, you're not supposed to say the name). So our take on it is "MacB", a streamlined, steam punked version of Shakespeare's darkest tragedy. Sex, violence, swash buckling: "Legally Blonde" it's not.

Tickets on sale lunchtimes in the Beacon lobby: $10 adults, $5 students, Faculty and staff free.

FIVE performances only: Thursday May 28 at 4PM,

Friday and Saturday at 4 and 7:30.

Don't miss two rising stars: Henry Bock as MacB, and Raechel Mizrahi as his doomed queen. Seriously.


Girls and Boys Tennis in the PSAL Finals on Thursday!
Written by Bayard Faithfull on Thursday, May 21, 2015 08:07:57 EST:

Both the girls and boys teams will be playing in the PSAL finals at the National Tennis Center in Queens at 3:30 pm on Thursday, May 21. We invite the Beacon community to come out support the teams. Take the #7 train to the Willetts Points/Mets stop and follow signs to the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.

The girls reached the finals with a semifinals win against Madison; the boys defeated Townshend Harris in the semifinals.


Beacon Model UN Members Do Well at UNAUSA Conference
Written by Beacon Model UN on Tuesday, May 19, 2015 08:08:57 EST:

Congratulations to the entire Beacon Model UN Club, and in particular the 30 members who attended the UNAUSA conference this past Friday and Saturday. Special recognition goes to the following members who were awarded for their efforts:

  • Sam Potter and Louis Vaccara -- Best Delegate, Security Council
  • Malcolm Hagerty and Kevin Manuele -- Best Delegate, UNPBC
  • Leah Shifrel and Neely Yates -- Honorable Mention, UNEP
  • Alma Bradley and Emma Callahan -- Honorable Mention, UNICEF
  • Illana Cohen and Sasha Fernandez -- Honorable Mention, UNCTAD
  • Charles Moxley and Lenny Moxley -- Honorable Mention, UNESCO
  • Hebh Jamal and Jeni Dhodary -- Honorable Mention, UNODC
  • Daniel Kessler and Aneesah Ayub -- Honorable Mention, WHO
    Peter Dobrowolski​ and Adam Amraoui -- Honorable Mention for GA Committee on Eradicating Poverty


    POETRY SLAM TICKETS
    Written by Sarah Fink on Thursday, May 14, 2015 08:36:14 EST:

    Students can now get more than one poetry slam ticket, and you are welcome to give them to non-Beacon students; come and get 'em!


    New PE Uniform Policy
    Written by Ninji Simmons on Tuesday, May 12, 2015 13:35:26 EST:

    The Beacon PE department is working hard to enhance its image both on the new campus and in the community, and having P.E. uniforms will help us to achieve this, at the same time adding to the culture and spirit of the school.

    Next year all students are required to take P.E. class unless you are on a PSAL (Public School Athletic League) team that is in Season ex. (Boys Soccer fall sport). ISPE (Independent Study Physical Education) forms will only be administered to students with those criteria’s.

    In an effort to ensure that the students in P.E. classes are appropriately attired for the new Beacon School PE classes, the following administrative policy has been adopted.

  • All students can purchase the New Standard Beacon P.E. Uniform on the Beacon PE Online Store consisting of the T-shirt and Shorts with Logo

  • Orders must be placed between now and August 9th to receive your uniforms in time for next Fall 2015 school year semester.

  • All merchandise will be shipped to the school, when you Checkout please enter Beacon's new address:

  • 521 W. 43rd St., NY, NY 10036

    If you have any questions, concerns, or financial need, please contact your PE Instructors Mr.Simmons or Mr.Sarci at: nsimmons@beaconschool.org or jsarci@beaconschool.org

    All P.E. Uniform can be purchased on the following website. Please Click the link below: WWW.SMOOTHUSA.COM/BEACONHS


    SLT Volunteers for June 4
    Written by Bayard Faithfull on Tuesday, May 12, 2015 13:12:46 EST:

    On Thursday, June 4, the incoming freshman class will come in to Beacon for a brief orientation (there is no school that day for Beacon students). Our Student Leadership Team (SLT) will run the orientation process for the incoming 9th graders. Please be punctual and bring lots of energy.

    There will be a training for all SLT volunteers on Wednesday, May 20 from 3-3:30 pm in the library.

    Thank you to all the people who volunteered. The volunteers for June 4 are:

    (click the headline for the full story.)


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    Upcoming At Beacon

    May 27, 2015:
    PA Meeting for incoming parents

    May 28, 2015:
    Macbeth 4PM

    May 29, 2015:
    Macbeth 4& 7:30

    May 29, 2015:
    Beacon Wear On Sale

    May 30, 2015:
    Macbeth 4 &7:30

    June 2, 2015:
    PA Executive Board Meeting

    June 9, 2015:
    PA Meeting

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