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Posted on Thursday, April 19, 2018
Twenty-one juniors and seniors were inducted into the Cum Laude Society during a ceremony on April 18.  The Cum Laude Society was founded in 1906 and is a national society within independent schools in the U.S. Its purpose is to recognize academic excellence and achievement among students. According to national guidelines, to which Breck's chapter subscribes, a chapter may elect up to 10 percent of the junior class and up to 20 percent of the senior class to the Cum Laude Society. Election is... Read More
Posted on Wednesday, April 11, 2018
TréAllen Warner '18, Deirdre O'Neill ‘19, and Melinda Samaratunga '18 earned national recognition in the 2018 Scholastic Art & Writing awards. Tré's poem "17 + Black" was awarded the American Voices Medal, which recognizes the top five "Best in Show" submissions from his category that most exemplify originality, technical skill, and the emergence of a personal voice or vision. Tré will receive his award at a ceremony at Carnegie Hall in June and his work will be on display in the Art.Write... Read More
Posted on Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Minneapolis, Minn. – (April 10, 2018) – Twenty-eight students from Breck School’s Advanced Science Research program earned top awards at the 81st Annual State Science and Engineering Fair held April 8 through 10 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. More than 450 students participated in the State Science Fair. Breck’s ASR program is comprised of students in tenth, eleventh and twelfth grades who have spent this past year working on individualized research projects.   Seven students, Alexander Anderson,... Read More
Posted on Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Congratulations to Middle School science teacher Virginia Amundson, who received the Seagate Excellence in Science Mentoring Award earlier today. The Seagate Excellence in Science Mentoring Award recognizes outstanding science teachers from around the state who find creative ways to nurture students' interest in scientific research and discovery. The award acknowledges teachers who go above and beyond the classroom to promote science education in their schools and who encourage students to... Read More
Posted on Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Noah Getnick '24 represented Breck in the Minnesota State Geo Bee on April 6 at Minnesota State University Mankato. There were over 500 schools who participated in this year's Geo Bee with only the top 100 students attending the state competition.  Students were split into five preliminary rounds of 20 students each. In Noah's round, he scored in the top 10, getting 7 out of 8 questions correct. While he didn't make it to the final round, he represented Breck well in the competition and we can... Read More
Posted on Friday, April 6, 2018
The end of Breck's formal spring break brought the return of faculty for a three-day training led by the Peter Clark Center for Mind, Brain and Education. The workshop - a first of its kind at Breck - trained all faculty in the neurodevelopmental framework called Teaching for All Kinds of Minds. This framework brings research-informed tools and strategies to aid teachers in understanding how individuals learn, identify learning profiles, and personalize teaching and learning for all students... Read More
Posted on Monday, April 2, 2018
Breck's STAMPEDE 3630 Robotics team had a great weekend at the Minneapolis regional FIRST Robotics competition at the University of Minnesota. While the team didn't place, they were awarded the Gracious Professionalism Award sponsored by Johnson & Johnson. The award recognizes outstanding sportsmanship and continuous gracious professionalism, in the heat of competition, both on and off the field of play. To win, a team must exemplify the principles of FIRST - fairness, humility, sharing,... Read More
Posted on Thursday, March 29, 2018
After winning the 2017 Breck Spelling Bee, Diego Jennings '23 went on to compete in the Metro ECSU Regional Spelling Bee held at St. Catherine's University in St. Paul. Forty students from metro-area schools competed, with the winner moving on to the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington D.C. Diego accurately spelled the words nostril, prosecute, quesadilla, and chimichanga, but dropped out in round five with the word "philehllenism."  Other words contestants received during the... Read More
Posted on Wednesday, March 28, 2018
As part of an ongoing effort to address the growing decline in diversity and inclusion in computing careers, the Minnesota Aspirations in Computing (MNAiC) partnership with the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) is happy to announce the 6th Annual Aspirations in Computing Award recipients. The Aspirations in Computing program is designed to recognize young women with outstanding achievements in computing and interests in technology while introducing them to education... Read More
Posted on Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Congratulations to Upper School Technology Instructor Wendy Wolfe, who has been recognized as a BestPrep 2018 Teacher of Excellence! With over 600 educators participating annually in BestPrep programs, the Teacher of Excellence Award serves to recognize the top 2% of those who go above and beyond in their commitment to educating Minnesota youth. Your participation and support of our Technology Integration Workshop is greatly appreciated. Your ability to share your knowledge in such an... Read More