Model UN Conference

On Friday, June 3, 2016, eleven enthusiastic 7th graders from BMS represented countries around the world in a model United Nations summit on the Syrian crisis. The day was filled with intense debate about how to deal with refugees and terrorism. The group learned to strategically use parliamentary procedure and to build alliances around their resolutions.

This event was part of Hayden Udelson's senior project on Youth Civic Engagement. Hayden has been an active member of the Bow High School delegations to Harvard Model United Nations for the past three years. 

CU Reality Fair
On Friday, May 13, Bow Memorial 8th graders attended the CU 4 Reality Fair at NHTI in Concord. The 8th graders spent part of their year getting ready for this trip by engaging in lessons in their specials classes: Transitions with Mrs. Estefan and Family and Consumer Science with Mrs. Trexler. With their chosen career (researched in Transitions) and their money smarts (gained in classroom activities in FACS), the kids boarded the busses dressed for success while carrying their portfolios with their personal financial worksheets.

At the fair, students underwent a process of determining their personal expenses for housing, transportation, entertainment, food, insurance, and utilities, among many others. Using their worksheets provided by our sponsors, St. Mary’s Bank and New Hampshire Federal Credit Union, the students visited many stations at which a buying decision had to be made. The entire gym was humming with conversations--exchanges with banking volunteers who ran the stations and between both small and large groupings of students as they compared their progress toward living within their means and not going over budget. 

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The goal of the fair: students will learn what it takes to make ends meet from month to month and will have a better appreciation of the importance of budgeting, financial planning, and making wise career choices. Success!

A HUGE thank you to our two sponsors and to the BMS staff who helped with chaperoning this trip. 

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