Game On: Firaxis Visits BMOS

Firaxis Senior Art Manager Caroline Guevara, along with Narrative Designer and Writer Emma Kidwell visited the BMOS community to share their stories from the front lines of the gaming industry. Firaxis is well known for Civilization, XCOM and its newest release Marvel Midnight Suns. BMOS students were curious about all aspects of the industry (yes, […]

Award-winning independent film and documentary producer Xan Parker kicked off our series of amazing guest speakers for BMOS students. Ms. Parker is well-known for her work on films such as Rebuilding Paradise, After the Bite and The Big Payback. She attended The Bryn Mawr School in Baltimore, MD, graduating in 1988. Earlier this year, she answered […]


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February 2024

February Info Session II - February 29, 2024 at 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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April Information Session I - April 10, 2024 at 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Meet Mallory Pladus

English Teacher

Where do you live?
Lancaster, Pennsylvania

What do you like about teaching online?
I like the small school environment, the ambitious students BMOS attracts, and the flexibility learning and teaching online affords students and faculty.

What do you like to do when you’re NOT in school?
Hike, travel, play frisbee, and spend time on the Jersey Shore.

If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go?
Japan. My dad is half Japanese, and there is a rumor in our family that he and my aunt relinquished property rights to a small portion of a mountain in Japan. I’d like to go see that mountain.

Best way to spend a Saturday?
Reading outside.

What do you want students to remember about you?
I want them to remember that I did my best to make literature open up for them in surprising, intriguing ways and that I cared about their ideas.

Personal catchphrase?
“Let’s reflect on this.”

Who inspires you?
Writers I love: James Baldwin, Marilynne Robinson, Louise Erdrich, to name a few.

What activity/class have you enjoyed the most through BMOS (and why)?
The poet Sarah Ali visited our English 9 and 10 classes to discuss her poem about animal roadkill. The students asked great questions, and she gave thoughtful answers. We broached a topic that often feels too intractable to talk about.