Posted on Monday, November 20, 2017
Ian Empson '19 served as a youth delegate at the United Nation Framework on Climate Change Convention's 23rd Conference of the Parties in Bonn, Germany, in early November. After participating in the Climate March in Washington, D.C., last April, Ian was motivated to become more involved with climate change issues. He hopes to continue to educate students and his peers about climate change. "As youth, we are the future and the driving force towards halting climate change," Empson says on the... Read More
Posted on Wednesday, November 15, 2017
This week, Breck is hosting the Tents of Witness: Genocide and Conflict exhibit in the Salas and Middle School Commons. The exhibit is an initiative by the Mitchell-Hamline School of Law World Without Genocide initiative. According to their website, this exhibit is a "multimedia, multicultural, and multigenerational exhibit designed to educate people about genocide; explain the causes and consequences of genocide; present action steps to prevent it; and remember those in our own communities who... Read More
Posted on Thursday, November 9, 2017
Congratulations to Diego Jennings '23, winner of this year's Middle School spelling bee. The winning word was: noctograph. Other finalists included Cooper Phillips '24 and La'Nae Gant '24. Some of the words they correctly spelled: delicatessen, mizzen, platano, diadromous, naology, enorganic, nebulosity, hibiscus, deja vu, medivac, tuberculosis. Some of the words they misspelled: breccia, quemadero, hyleg, dolcissimo, escabeche, gallinaceous, mujahideen, autochthonous, eudaemonic.
Posted on Friday, October 27, 2017
Congratulations to Alex Cheng '18 and Dominic Frerichs '20, who were accepted into the University of St. Thomas High School Honor Band. The two spent the day rehearsing at St. Thomas, on Monday, October 23, with a concert that evening scheduled. Both Alex and Dominic were accepted into the Symphonic Band, which is made up of upper level high school musicians from across the state.
Posted on Tuesday, October 24, 2017
A group of last year’s second grade math students had one of the nation’s top five submissions in a game design competition called Game-a-thon. The students entered their game called “Math Vortex." A video explanation can be viewed below! The contest is sponsored by the MIND Research Institute, which is dedicated to “revolutionizing math education through visual learning.”
Posted on Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Congratulations to Samuel Aronson ’18 and Alex Cheng ’18, students in Breck's Advanced Science Research class, for their selection from a national pool of applicants to attend the American Medical Informatics Association 2017 Annual Symposium in November in Washington D.C. Sam and Alex will travel with their research mentor to the conference on November 4-7. Check back for details on their trip upon their return.
Posted on Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Twelve students from Breck’s Advanced Science Research program were recognized as Regional Semi-finalists by the Siemens Competition in Math, Science, and Technology. According to the competition's website, more than 1860 projects were submitted with 491 students recognized as semi-finalists. Of those 491 students, 15 were from Minnesota. Breck’s Advanced Science Research program is comprised of students in tenth, eleventh and twelfth grades who have spent this past year working on... Read More
Posted on Friday, October 6, 2017
Sharon Mazion, Lower School music instructor and Performing Arts department head, traveled to Greenville, S.C., to lead a two-day guest-musician workshop with students at Christ Church Episcopal School followed by an all-day hands-on teacher workshop for music teachers. The workshop provided teachers with ideas and strategies to build collaboration skills among students through creative and fun musical explorations. Teachers were engaged in singing, movement exploration and playing classroom... Read More
Posted on Wednesday, September 27, 2017
After teaching for 36 years with more than two decades at Breck, Lower School Technology Coordinator Dave Kust continues his learning in a topic he is passionate about: science, specifically the study of the Monarch Butterfly. In 2001, after more than a decade at Breck as a Lower School instructor, Kust submitted a proposal for a sabbatical to study the butterfly. “I wanted to be able to extensively explore one subject rather than just scratching the surface of so many topics,” Kust remarks... Read More
Posted on Friday, June 30, 2017
Tom Hegg is featured in the June 2017 issue of Today at Breck. Tom's Teaching Philosophy and Mission Statement is amazing, but was not included in the article due to space limitations. Read on: Teaching Philosophy and Mission Statement, by Tom Hegg I am resolved that my life is a blessing, and that my life will in turn be a blessing to others. I affirm and celebrate the reality that the responsibility for my actions and choices belongs to me and to me alone. I will exercise my human right... Read More