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Beacon Theatre Students Working Backstage on Broadway!
Written by Jo Ann Cimato on Friday, February 12, 2016 10:58:03 EST:

Congratulations to seniors, Elena Garcia Verdugo and Natalie Munoz, who will represent Beacon over break in the Broadway League Theater General Management Diversity Internship Program. Elena and Natalie will be working back stage with theatre professionals on Broadway productions over February break. They were two of 30 selected students from a highly competitive pool of candidates from all over the city. Have a great time ladies!

Voting Rights Speaker Feb. 12th
Written by Harry Feder on Tuesday, February 09, 2016 10:10:52 EST:

Voting Rights Speaker in Auditorium, Friday Feb. 12, F Band and 1st Advisory

This Friday, during F band and 1st Advisory, Wendy Weiser, Director of the Democracy Project at the Brennan Center for Justice at the NYU School of Law, will be speaking on the current state of voting in America, centering on voter access, campaign financing and the legal landscape of representation. Wendy is one of the leading authorities on voting in the country and supervises all of the Brennan Center's litigation and research on voting-related issues. All F Band history classes will be attending. All students who have free bands are encouraged to attend.

For those interested in learning more regarding the problems fundamental to our functioning democracy you can access Brennan center web site at and

Attention Music Lovers!! SOLID STATE LOGIC (Peter Gabriel's company) presents at Beacon this Friday, Feb 5 at 2:30pm!
Written by Brian Letiecq on Wednesday, February 03, 2016 09:27:03 EST:

On Friday, February 5th, in the Live Room, Marc DeGeorge and Fadi Hayek, sound engineers from Solid State Logic, the world's leading manufacturer of high-end audio consoles, will give a presentation about working with sound in the music and film industries. The workshop begins at 2:30 pm. All are welcome. See Mr. Letiecq if you have any questions.

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Senior Apparel Orders
Written by Sean Leon on Tuesday, February 02, 2016 15:26:33 EST:


Beginning Thursday after school in Mr. Leon's room you can place your order for this year's senior apparel. The last day for placing an order is Thursday, Feb. 25th. We will take cash or check (make checks payable to "The Beacon School"). You can choose your style (hoodie, crew, t-shirt) and apparel color. When choosing a color, keep in mind that the lettering will be in white. When you come in to place your order, know your color choice. In the interest of uniformity, we encourage everyone to go with Royal Blue!

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CSLT Members Meeting
Written by Danielle Moreau on Tuesday, February 02, 2016 09:48:45 EST:

CSLT Members there is a MANDATORY meeting this FRIDAY 2/5 during Advisory 1 in room 514 with Mrs. Ratcliffe and Ms. Moreau to review Spring semester lessons. Attendance will be taken.

Spring Semester Final Schedules
Written by Beacon School on Tuesday, February 02, 2016 08:20:35 EST:

Final student schedules for the Spring semester have been posted on the Beacon Portal.

Metrocards will be distributed on Fabruary 2, 2016. A modified morning schedule will be followed (below). Students should go to their regular advisory rooms to pick-up Metrocards.

8:15-9:10 H
9:15-10:05 G
10:10-10:15 Advisory (all students and staff go to normal advisory rooms; advisers should share space)
10:20-11:15 D
Rest of day normal schedule.

Written by Community Service on Friday, January 29, 2016 08:18:39 EST:

The deadline for all contracts, resumes, and 15 hours of service has been EXTENDED to Friday, 2/26. Please submit all Community Service paperwork to your ADVISOR from now on. Please do NOT submit work to Mrs. Ratcliffe or Ms. Moreau. Keep up the great work!

Please don't forget to get your time sheets signed by both your site supervisor as well as your Beacon advisor. Links to the Community Service contract and time sheet documents are provided below:

Community Service Contract

Community Service Time Sheets

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