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Posted on Tuesday, November 8, 2016
We celebrate many milestones at Breck: the first day of school, partnering of our senior buddies, eighth grade graduation and commencement day. But one thing that isn’t often as celebrated is the transition to fourth grade. What makes fourth grade important? Fourth graders are the leaders of the Lower School and for them, it is the first time they have the chance to serve as role models for their peers. In order to help these Lower School leaders understand and develop into their new-found... Read More
Posted on Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Three Breck School students were named 2016 Siemens Competition Semi-finalists earlier today. Congratulations to (photo, l-r) Archana Murali ’17, Samuel Rex ’17 and Maya Czeneszew ’18. The Siemens Competition is the nation’s premier competition in math, science and technology for high school students. Every year, students submit individual and team research projects to compete for college scholarships. According to the Siemens website, 1600 projects were submitted this year with only 498... Read More
Posted on Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Each year, a new group of students comes together for another school year. There are new faces, new routines and new friendships to be formed among students. Breck Second Graders in Alice Wright and Annalisa Strohschein’s classroom decided to take this “newness” to another level by integrating these experiences into their social studies curriculum where they are learning about communities. “We started with building community in our classroom,” says Strohschein. “In order to set up our... Read More
Posted on Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Each month, the 123 eNewsletter features 10 questions with a member of our alumni community. This month, take a moment to get to know Michael Proman ’99. Mike is the managing director at Fancam, a company that specializes in large-file images giving fans personalized content and helping brands maximize sponsorships. Fancam takes high-resolution photos—some 4,000 times bigger and more detailed than your average smartphone photo—at premier events throughout the country and world. In addition to... Read More
Posted on Monday, September 26, 2016
Two members of the Breck faculty were announced as presenters at the upcoming National Association for Independent Schools conference held March 1-3 in Baltimore, Maryland. Thomas Taylor, Upper School Director, and Daisy Pellant, Director of the Peter Clark Center for Teaching & Learning, were individually selected for presentations along with eight other individuals nationwide. According to their website, the NAIS Annual Conference is the premier professional development and networking... Read More
Posted on Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Congratulations to Breck seniors Elena Berman, Connor Ott and Genevieve Weiler, who were named semifinalists in the 2017 National Merit Scholarship competition, and to senior Isabella Jennings who was named a National Hispanic Scholar.
Posted by Stacy Glaus on Tuesday, September 13, 2016
The Breck Alumni Association will honor a number of alumni during our annual Homecoming festivities. Please help us congratulate these award winners by attending one of the many homecoming ceremonies or follow us on Facebook @breckalumni. For more information or to attend an event, contact the Advancement Office at 763.381.8129. 2016 Alum of the Year Christoph Welsh ’90 Chris Welsh '90 has been an active Alumni Council member since 2008. As a council member he chaired Homecoming two times... Read More
Posted on Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Frederique Schmidt, Community Service Manager and US Modern Language Instructor, has been selected to receive the Outstanding Spirit Award during the Special Olympics of Minnesota Distinguished Service Awards ceremony Sept. 28. Schmidt, who coordinates service and outreach for the upper school, is also an integral part of the Special Olympics Poly Hockey event held annually at Breck School. "When I first came into this position, I was told that we had this Poly Hockey tournament and that it... Read More
Posted by Stacy Glaus on Monday, September 12, 2016
Join us for Breck's Homecoming week: September 12-17, 2016. We look forward to seeing you on campus! Monday, September 12 Girls Tennis vs Maple Grove Tennis Courts 4:15 PM     Thursday, September 15 Networking and Speakers Event  Speaker: Murisiku Raifu, MD '93 Metropolitan Veranda Boardroom 5418 Wayzata Blvd, Golden Valley7:30 AM    2016 Distinguished Alumni Presentation Murisiku Raifu ’93  Chapel of the Holy Spirit... Read More
Posted by Stacy Glaus on Wednesday, September 7, 2016
The 2016-17 school year kicked off on Aug. 29 with students across all divisions learning about their new class schedules, meeting new friends and participating in community-building activities. For Upper School students in grades 10, 11 and 12, the school year began with students traveling off-campus to perform service work in the community, a long-held tradition for US students.  "We choose to spend our first day of school helping in the community because it reminds us that our education... Read More