PowerUp Puerto Rico! is now paying off for the students and teachers forced to restart after Hurricane Maria. An elementary school in San Juan, Puerto Rico recently installed new air conditioning units. Another elementary school in nearby Guaynabo is soon to build a new playground. Both improvements are the big imprints of Birchwood’s helping feet.
Six months ago, Birchwood students together took over half a million steps in their gym classes and raised $4,218.68 for Puerto Rican schools. The effort was muy grande, with 166 students participating. The average steps per student in a single gym period (as counted by pedometers) was 3,173. The giving of families was muy generoso, eventually tallying to $4,218.68. Que magnifico!
Congratulations to John, an eighth-grade student at Birchwood School of Hawken and resident of Richfield, for being named one of 2018 Top 300 Broadcom MASTERSfor his project on predicting Geomagnetic Storms with GPS. He was recognized on September 5th when The Broadcom Foundation and Society for Science and the Public announced the top 300 middle school students nationwide in the 8th annual Broadcom MASTERS, the nation’s most prestigious Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) competition. Winners were selected from 2,537 entrants who qualified by being among the top 10 percent of participants in Society-affiliated science fairs.
Birchwood School of Hawken students and parents gathered together on the morning of Wednesday, May 16 to celebrate the achievements they have earned throughout the 2017-2018 academic year and also to recognize the support each student has received from their family.
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.