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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
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
Posted on Wednesday, March 28, 2018
The Breck School Thaistangs are headed to Kohn Kaen, Thailand, to run a five-day English immersion camp called "Camp My Town" for 90 Thai students. The Breck group is led by Breck faculty members Evan Jones '86, Annalisa Tester '10, Sarah Flotten '85, and Frederique Schmidt (on sabbatical this year), with help from Breck alum Madi Lommen '15. Click here to read their blog — follow them on their journey!
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 Monday, March 26, 2018
Thirteen members of Breck’s 9th and 10th grade Science Research Club recently competed at the Twin Cities Regional Science Fair and came home with amazing results: All 13 members are advancing to the State Science and Engineering Fair in March! More than 500 students will participate in the state science fair, which features project-based education in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) from throughout Minnesota.  Science Club members include Boatemaa Agyeman-Mensah... Read More
Posted on Friday, March 9, 2018
Members of our Community-Based Research in Mathematics have been selected to present at the National Service-Learning Conference held this year in St. Paul, March 11-13. The conference recognizes the contributions that young people throughout the nation make to change the world and to help prepare them for reaching their goals.  Will Torgerson '18 and Zoë Vogel '18 will be presenting with Kiyoko Sims from the Children's Theatre of Minnesota Neighborhood Bridges from 8:00-9:00 AM on Monday,... Read More
Posted on Wednesday, March 7, 2018
Congratulations to the Advanced Science Research (ASR) class for their recent competition at the Twin Cities Regional Science Fair. All 28 members are advancing to the State Science and Engineering Fair in April! Five students, Alex Anderson, Si Ma, Cole Maxwell, Sam Aronson (alternate), and Alex Cheng (alternate), received one of the Region’s top awards and were selected to represent Minnesota at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair to be held May 14 to 18 in Pittsburgh,... Read More
Posted on Friday, March 2, 2018
Congratulations to Breck sixth grader Noah Getnick, who has moved on to be one of the semifinalists eligible to compete in the 2018 Minnesota National Geographic State Bee. The contest will be held on Friday, April 6, 2018. This is the second level of the National Geographic Bee competition, which is now in its 30th year. School Bees were held in schools with fourth- through eighth-grade students throughout the state to determine each school champion. School champions then took a qualifying... Read More
Posted on Thursday, March 1, 2018
Team Wolves from Lower School robotics had a solid showing at the FIRST LEGO League Robotics state competition February 24. The team participated in the four areas of competition, which included robot performance, robot design, core values, and a research project. Team Wolves researched the use of rainwater collection for flushing toilets as part of their competition and had strong performances on core values and robot design. During the robot performance part of the competition, the team had... Read More