Two Shakespeare Field Trips in March? Play on!

On March 8th, the freshmen class will watch a production of Romeo & Juliet performed in the Fogelberg Auditorium at BHS, presented by the Shakespeare Now! Company. Then, on March 23rd, the seniors will leave our walls to go see a production of Macbeth. The Bard is alive and well at BHS. Students should square away their field trip forms ASAP if they haven’t done so already.

Ever Wanted to Actually See Your Favorite Literary Characters?

A new site has begun using technology that criminologists use to create police sketches of criminals based on physical descriptions for a much better purpose: Finding out what your favorite literary characters look like. They put in the character’s descriptions from the book, which creates a sketch of what the character would look like in real life. You can even put in your own requests. Check it out HERE

Video of 2012 Poetry Out Loud Finals

Missed Poetry Out Loud 2012? That is a tragedy. You should write your concerns to administration on #bhschat. But worry no longer…
With special thanks to Mr. Calvin, you can now watch a rebroadcast of the 2012 finals here. live video from bcattv on

If the embedded video doesn’t work, click HERE

2012 Poetry Out Loud Finals – Photos

Great job to our eight finalists! Excellent performances all around!

2012 Champion - Pranav Menon

Runner-up - Zaven Ovian (2011 Champion)

Second Runner-up (TIE) - Marissa Coté

Second Runner-Up (TIE) - Emily Martin

Honorable Mention - Nicollette Moodie

Honorable Mention - Emily Murgo

Honorable Mention - Toula Papadopoulos

Honorable Mention - Kylie Scott

Special Guest Speaker - Professor Andrew Sofer

Poetry Out Loud Winners – 2012

Congratulations to the following students who placed in the top three in their Poetry Out Loud Semifinal Round:

Period One
WINNER: Emily Murgo with Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night by Dylan Thomas
2nd Place: Michaela Mazure with The Days Gone By
3rd Place (TIE): Allie Hardy with Her Kind; Sarah Horwitz with Blind Curse

Period Two
WINNER: Marissa Coté with The Painter by John Ashberry
2nd Place (TIE): Sharon Kumar with News; Maya Russell with The Uniform
3rd Place: Alex Moffatt with The Destruction of Sennacherib

Period Three
WINNER: Zaven Ovian with Sonnet XXIX by William Shakespeare
2nd Place: Laura Simon-Pearson with Conversation
3rd Place (TIE): Katrina Gilstrap with Poor Angels; Luke Schissler with I Felt a Funeral in my Brain

Period Four
WINNER: Nicolette Moodie with Beautiful Wreckage by W.D. Ehrhart
2nd Place (TIE): Rachel Murgo with Calling Him Back from Layoff; TJ Horgan with The Way it Sometimes is
3rd Place: Nicholas Fahey with Kubla Khan

Period Five
WINNER: Pranav Menon with Two Guitars by Victor Hernandez Cruz
2nd Place – WILD CARD WINNER: Emily Martin with Calling Him Back from Layoff by Bob Hicok
3rd Place: Isha Mehta with My Brother, the Artist, at Seven

Period Six
WINNER: Kylie Scott with The Empty Dance Shoes by Cornelius Eady
2nd Place: Edward Gelberg with Ego
3rd Place: Luke O’Donnell with Mingus at the Showplace

Period Seven
WINNER: Toula Papadopoulos with Calling Him Back from Layoff by Bob Hicok
2nd Place: Giovanna Fernandes with A Locked House
3rd Place: Chris Coe with Snow Day

Congratulations to our winners!!! Stay tuned for our Teacher’s Choice Awards!