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Project A.B.L.E. to Host Annual Book Sale
Written by Ann Hanin on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 11:19:00 EST:

Project A.B.L.E. will conduct its annual Book Sale next week in the lobby. Donations of gently used books for the sale, from picture books to SAT prep books, are welcome, and may be brought to the library this week.

Project A.B.L.E. raises funds for schools and libraries in Tanzania and Kenya while creating awareness of the issues of illiteracy, poverty, gender inequality, and wellness in east Africa. Proceeds from the sale will be used to purchase books for our library in Tanzania. Students wishing to join Project A.B.L.E. or learn more about our work should see Ms Hanin in the library.

Artists and Writers!
Written by Sarah Fink on Friday, October 17, 2014 11:50:15 EST:

Remember to submit your fabulous work to our artistic and literary magazine, to be considered for publication. We accept all forms of creative writing and artwork.

For information on how to submit, or to ask questions about the process, go to

Beacon Boy’s Fencing Team Wins Again!
Written by Peg O'Brien on Friday, October 17, 2014 10:08:52 EST:

The Beacon Boy’s Fencing won its’ third game of the season this week, scoring 88-64 against LaGuardia. With three wins and one loss, the team ranks second in this year’s reorganized Division IV.

In Tuesday’s game, the epee team faced LaGuardia first, winning 43-33. Dylan Harris was high scorer, with 7-0 in 2nd bout, 5-0 in the 6th bout, and a total of 15 touches for the game. Roman Guglielmo scored a total of 14 touches, just one point shy of top scorer of the day. Victor Littleton, Kelvin Verdugo and Bryce Williams also fenced at the top of their game.

The foil team did not give an inch to LaGuardia with Captain Evan Greenberg, setting the tone for a win from the start. Adam Ascionedelia continued to drive Beacon forward in the second bout and the Andreas Ramdas succeeded as a strong third in the match.

The team faces FDA Tuesday, followed by two home games the following week.
Come out the support these fabulous fencers in the Beacon gym at 4:30 on Tuesday, October 28th against Hunter and Thursday, October 30th against Bronx Science.

Beacon Music Rocks Arlene's Grocery on
Friday, October 17th, 2014 7:00-9:00PM.
All ages. $10 cover.

Written by Brian Letiecq on Thursday, October 16, 2014 15:18:26 EST:

1) Mom, It's Not a Phase
2) Straight Shooter
3) Fifth Floor

Arlene's Grocery
95 Stanton St
New York, NY 10002
Phone: 212.995.1652
Fax: 212.995.1719
Subway Directions F or V Train to 2nd Avenue
Exit 1st Avenue; we're 1 block below Houston St between Orchard and Ludlow Streets

Students Who Applied For Beacon Ink Editorship
Written by Sarah Fink on Thursday, October 16, 2014 09:31:19 EST:

We are in the process of evaluating applications, and will let you know in the next week or two.

Please stop emailing Ms. Fink.

Assignments for the Thursday, October 16, 2014 Open House
Written by Bayard Faithfull on Tuesday, October 14, 2014 09:13:06 EST:

Attached is the assignment page for the October 16 Open House. All faculty and students who are working the Open House should come to the cafeteria at 3:30 pm for training and food.

Written by Bayard Faithfull on Tuesday, October 14, 2014 09:12:48 EST:

There will be an informal tryout for students who are interested in the Beacon tennis team. The tryout is only for students who were NOT on the Beacon team last year.

Please meet in the front lobby at 2:30 pm on Friday, October 17. Bring your tennis gear. We will practice in Riverside Park from 4 -5 pm.

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Upcoming At Beacon

October 28, 2014:
College Visit:

October 30, 2014:
Arts Halloween Event

November 3, 2014:
First quarter ends

November 4, 2014:
Election Day

November 5, 2014:
Frosh rotation switch

November 5, 2014:
PA Exec Board meeting

November 7, 2014:
College Visit:
School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston

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