On November 9th local students gathered at Cleveland State University for the 27th Annual Young Astronaut Day. They competed in engineering tasks that required them to work together creating and testing prototypes over a two-hour period. Students explored the same challenges that engineers are working on to get humans back to the moon and Mars. We are proud to announce that Birchwood School students met and excelled at these challenges winning first place in the team competition. They also earned awards individually in the following events:
Northwestern University’s Midwest Academic Talent Search is known for recognizing high achieving students. However, their mission also incorporates parents and teachers in a quest to support gifted students. In fact, elementary and middle school students who are recognized based on their exceptional PSAT ™ 8/9, SAT ®, or ACT ® scores can, in turn, nominate their teacher.
This recognition was bestowed on Chuck Debelak, of Lakewood, based on his impact on just one of his students. However, the award highlights his career-long achievements in innovative, gifted education.
Birchwood School of Hawken is a member of the Ohio Association of Independent Schools (OAIS), the Cleveland Council of Independent Schools (CCIS), the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), and the Independent Schools Association of the Central States (ISACS). Birchwood School is accredited by the Independent Schools Association of the Central States.