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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.

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BEACON NEWS


Beacon Library Announces General Amnesty
Written by Ann Hanin on Thursday, May 28, 2015 12:53:57 EST:

As we prepare to move to the new site, the library would like to retrieve all ibrary materials that are overdue, outstanding, and somewhere other than the ibrary. Library Amnesty has been declared. Fines will not be levied, uestions will not be asked, and judgments will not be made. All materials ust be returned by June 9th! We are grateful for your support.

Seniors are reminded that they will not receive caps and gowns if their book records have not been cleared.


MacB Is NOT a new fast food !
Written by Beacon Promos on Thursday, May 28, 2015 12:12:13 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.


Project A.B.L.E.'s End of Year Sale!
Written by Ann Hanin on Thursday, May 28, 2015 08:54:41 EST:

Thursday, May 28th, Project A.B.L.E. will hold its End Of Year Blow-out Sale in the lobby. Books, jewelry, and African crafts will be sold throughout the day. Everything must go! Proceeds will benefit our library in Tanzania and our school in Kenya.

Thank you for your support.


June PBA Week Schedule & Letter to Parents
Written by Beacon School on Thursday, May 28, 2015 08:00:11 EST:

June 2015 PBA week schedule has been posted. It is available HERE.

Information for parents is also available HERE.


Rising Seniors: Do you want to be a Big Sib?
Written by Kate Oldre on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 12:58:52 EST:

Deadline: Monday, June 1st , 2015 at 3:00pm
Please place in the folder in the College Office Mailbox in the main office (room 132).

The Big Sib program is designed to help build and strengthen the Beacon community. The job of a Big Sib is to help ninth graders transition into Beacon students and to provide a familiar face for their "Little Sibs". It is a selective program open to rising seniors (class of 2016).

Big Sibs work in groups of three to mentor a freshman advisory. The role of the Big Sib is to give advice and guidance on everything from planning and organizing the academic load at Beacon to navigating changing social lives. They will earn credit for the program.

There are three obligations throughout the week for which Big Sibs earn elective credit (1/2 credit per semester):

1) Big Sibs will be expected to attend their assigned freshman advisory EVERY Friday (as well as their own advisory). During advisory they will help support their cooperating advisors with Health and Wellness lessons and other advisory programs. Please note: if there are any changes to the schedule next year, the logistics of the program will be modified to accommodate these changes.

2) Big Sibs will be meet with their cooperating advisors once a week to collaborate on the upcoming lessons and activities.

3) Big Sibs must remain available for Peer Tutoring once a week on an as-needed basis.

If you are interested in applying to be a Big Sib, please complete the attached application and place it in the folder in the College Office Mailbox in the main office (room 132). The application is due by June 1st, 2015 at 3:00 pm.

Any questions? Feel free to email Kate Oldre (koldre@beaconschool.org) or Carter Hamontree (chamontr@beaconschool.org)

Big Sib application available HERE.
More detailed information on the Big Sib Program HERE.


Beacon Wins Both the Boys and Girls PSAL Tennis Championships
Written by Bayard Faithfull on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 11:37:25 EST:

On May 21 at the National Tennis Center in Queens, the finals of the A Division PSAL tennis finals took place.



For the boys, Brooklyn Tech faced Beacon School. Beacon won the match 4-1 behind #1 singles senior Oliver Sec ((6-1 6-0) and #2 singles senior Felipe Osses Konig (6-2 6-7 6-2). Beacon also swept the doubles with the teams of seniors Garrett Sopko and Kevin Huynh (6-1 3-6 6-0) and, at second doubles, sophomore Lucas Larese and freshman Ameer Hosain (6-0 6-1).

For Beacon this is eighth consecutive PSAL championship for the boys.



For the girls, McKee/Staten Island Tech faced the Beacon girls. The match was tied at two apiece. Beacon won the doubles behind senior Sofia Pascual and junior Michelle Khaimov (6-2 6-2) in first doubles and sophomore Natasha Osses Konig and junior Maria Kogarova (7-6 6-2) is second doubles. McKee responded with singles wins at #1 singles behind senior Sophia Kryloff (6-3 3-6 6-4) and at #3 singles behind junior Veronika Semenova (6-0 6-1). The decisive victory came from #2 singles as Beacon's freshman Sasha Bekirova defeated McKee's sophomore Anastasiya Malinouskaya in three sets (6-3 2-6 6-0).

This is the Beacon girls third consecutive PSAL championship.

Both teams go on to play for the “best in the city” title with the Mayors Cup Competition pn May 30-31 at the new Cary Leeds Tennis Center in the Bronx.

Photos of all the action are avilalbe at: http://www.beaconschool.org/docs/1415/PSAL_2015


Beacon Ink Pre-Orders
Written by Sarah Fink on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 08:54:22 EST:

If you pre-ordered a copy of Beacon Ink, they are ready for you earlier than we thought! You can come to pick up your copies, starting today, through Friday.


News Archive



 


2014-2015
Beacon Schedule

2014-2015
Beacon Tutoring Schedule

Today At Beacon

Macbeth 4& 7:30

Beacon Wear On Sale


Upcoming At Beacon

May 30, 2015:
Macbeth 4 &7:30

June 2, 2015:
PA Executive Board Meeting

June 9, 2015:
PA Meeting

June 11, 2015:
Assessment Week Begins

June 11, 2015:
Fresh/Soph Financial Aid Night

June 18, 2015:
ELA Regents

June 25, 2015:
2015 Graduation