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For the 10th year, Baldwin’s Lower School students “Jumped Rope for Heart” for the American Heart Association. This initiative teaches students how to take care of their hearts while they experience the joy of giving back to their community by raising money to fight heart disease. 

Sol y Canto is a nationally touring and Boston Music Award winning Pan-Latin ensemble led by Puerto Rican/Argentine singer and bongo player Rosi Straijer Amador ’77 and New Mexican guitarist and composer Brian Amador. This Saturday, February 28, the ensemble will perform at Hibernian Hall in Boston and invites you to warm up to some Pan-Latin sounds. This free family concert is for all ages, presented by The Celebrity Series of Boston.

Evelyn Grupp ’15 recently represented Baldwin in the Philadelphia Branch of the English-Speaking Union National Shakespeare Competition, which helps students develop and communicate their understanding of Shakespeare and his universal message. Evie placed in the Top 10. Alexa Kent ’16 also participated and was a runner up. 
Mindy Hong, Elizabeth Becker, Laura Blankenship, Brie Daley, and Ryan Barnes are traveling to Boston this week to present at The National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) 2015 Annual Conference. The Baldwin faculty will present “Beyond STEM: Creating DREAM Labs®,” which will discuss how Baldwin is creating project-based and hands-on learning experiences that go beyond science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Thirteen of Baldwin’s Lower School girls placed in the Gladwyne Library League's 43rd Annual Junior Author's Contest. Students are awarded in the categories of poetry, fiction, and non-fiction. This year there were 704 participants from nine different area schools.

The Scholastic Art and Writing Program is a nationwide search for outstanding achievement in high school visual and literary arts. There are three levels of awards: the Gold Key, the Silver Key, and an Honorable Mention. Six Baldwin students were recognized for their creativity.

Varsity swimming finished a program best sixth place at the 2015 Easterns Swimming and Diving Championships held at La Salle University this past weekend. Easterns is the largest independent school swim meet in the United States. Over 45 schools competed in the event and the Bears earned 158 points.


Varsity swimming co-captain Valerie Yoshimura '15 was selected Main Line Girls Athlete of the Week for February 22. Yoshimura recently won gold medals in the 50 free and 100 free at the Inter-Ac League swimming championships. To read the interview and article click here.

On February 13, students from The Baldwin School and The Haverford School will depart for Copenhagen, Denmark, as the second half of the “Be Hoogali” year-long exchange program with students from Ordrup Gymnasium kicks off. 

On February 7, Melody Yu, a Baldwin Grade VII student, performed a Mozart Concerto with the renowned Philadelphia Orchestra. Melody was the winner of the Greenfield Concerto Competition for promising and extremely talented young people in the Philadelphia area. In addition, Weiwei Wang '16 has become the first Baldwin girl to earn a place at All-States in Hershey, PA, for Band. Alicia Song ’15 won a place in the Violin I section in the PMEA Regional Orchestra Festival, and Shirley Zhou '16 will participate in the Regional Chorus Festival at the end of the month. 

The National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) has established many awards to honor educators and young women at the high-school and college level for their computing-related achievements and interests. Baldwin is proud to announce that Laura Blankenship, computer science chair, has been recognized with the NCWIT Aspirations in Computing Educator Award. In addition, five Baldwin students have also been recognized at the local and national level.

This is the first year for Baldwin’s Middle School to have a Technology Student Association (TSA) Chapter, and last Saturday was the very first regional competition for our students. Congratulations to our girls for their excellent effort at the competition.


Baldwin’s Varsity and Junior Varsity squash teams each won the 2015 US Squash High School National Championship for their respective division on February 8 in Hartford, Connecticut. The event is the largest team squash tournament in the world. 

The Grade VI Famous Physical Scientist Showcase took place Wednesday, February 4.  The students were each assigned a famous physical scientist, and they researched their person and reported on the scientist’s lifetime achievements and accomplishments.
Soccer players Maddy Brill-Edwards '15, Maddie Dawkins '15 and Krista Hinchman '15 signed their college letters of commitment Wednesday afternoon in the Athletic Center in front of family, friends, classmates and school officials.
Valerie Yoshimura '15 captured first place in both the 50 freestyle and 100 freestyle events at the Inter-Ac Swimming Championships held on Tuesday afternoon at The Episcopal Academy.
Emily Acker ’09 is one of six Philadelphia theatre artists who have come together to form a sustainable and radical theatre company called Orbiter 3. Starting in July 2015 and continuing through 2018, Orbiter 3 will produce six new plays in the city of Philadelphia. In 2018 when each production has been completed, the collective will release their plays and documentation of their development as a resource for theatre-makers. The collective will then dissolve.
TechGirlz once again came to The Baldwin School with a new set of TechShopz for middle school-aged girls to further their education in technology and computer science fields. TechGirlz, a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering girls to be future technology leaders, began a partnership with Baldwin by hosting workshops at the School in September of 2014.
The Lower School will host its first Art Opening in the Fackenthal-Pethick Gallery in the Residence on Wednesday, February 11, from 6 - 8 p.m. In addition, the reception for the 2015 Inter-Ac Art Exhibition will take place at Episcopal Academy on Wednesday, February 11 from 5 - 7 p.m. 
The Middle School squash team defeated Inter-Ac League rival Agnes Irwin School 5-2 on the road Saturday morning to win the 2015 Mid-Atlantic Squash Association championship.

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