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Written by Elizabeth Kaufman on Monday, November 24, 2014 09:13:48 EST:

Monday, December 1st, at 4pm in the Drama Studio.
Theme: HELP.

10 Beacon Storytellers. 10 True Stories.

One Unforgettable Show.

Interested Playing JV Girls Basketball?
Written by Colleen Walsh on Friday, November 21, 2014 13:14:34 EST:

All girls interested in playing JV Girls Basketball must attend a mandatory meeting at 3:00PM on Monday, November 24th in room B-07.

Practices for the 2014-2015 season will begin the week after Thanksgiving.

Assignments for the November 22-23, 2014 Admissions Interviews
Written by Bayard Faithfull on Tuesday, November 18, 2014 07:58:46 EST:

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.

Beacon Model UN Shines at Columbia ESIMS Conference
Written by Beacon Model UN on Monday, November 17, 2014 10:15:27 EST:

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.

Girls Soccer Wins 5th PSAL Championship
Written by Kevin Jacobs on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 09:14:27 EST:

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:

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:

Samantha Flores
Sharon Greene
Jane Huber
Emily Josephson
Ally Lisser
Eloise Lobenthal
Emily Mendes
Izzy Mindel
Laura Nascimento
Desi Nestor
Bela Newsom

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).

New Heights Again for Cross Country
Written by Michael Shum on Monday, November 10, 2014 08:17:16 EST:

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.​

Girls Soccer Plays for City Title on Sunday
Written by Kevin Jacobs on Thursday, November 06, 2014 16:44:06 EST:

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).

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Beacon Schedule

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Today At Beacon

Thanksgiving Recess

Upcoming At Beacon

December 3, 2014:
College Visit:
NY Film Academy

December 3, 2014:
Senior Financial Night

December 9, 2014:
Beacon Music at Bitter End

December 9, 2014:
PA Meeting

December 10, 2014:
Beacon Music at Bitter End

December 18, 2014:
Junior Test Prep Fair

December 19, 2014:
Beacon Music Fundraiser