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Karissa Wenk, with the help of teacher Kathy Gates, collaborated with The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia in a pillow making project.  The pillows are used to comfort children dealing with health issues ranging from pediatric cancer to juvenile diabetes and during January’s MLK Day of Service, the Baldwin community created over 85 pillows.  Karissa delivered 35 of the creations to the children at CHOP just prior to Spring Break! 
On Friday, April 9 Baldwin student Mable Bakali, with the help of her mom Brenda, held a wonderful open-mic session at Baldwin.  The night profited $300 and all the proceeds will go to the Global Lives Project to help fund the education of two young women in Africa.

During the week of April 11th Baldwin students Elyssa Hays, Laura Jarin-Lipschitz, Tina Salvitti, and Ariane Walker-Horn, participated in the VEX Robotics World Championship. Through a joint club with The Haverford School, the girls built and programmed a robot that placed 34th out of 104 robots.
FAME musical baldwin cappies theater award
Baldwin's CAPPIES show, Rumors, had several nominees including:
     - Creativity (use of technology): Amelia Bowen, Paige Tobin, Sydney Sisler
     - Featured Actress in a play: Savanna Stanton-Ameisen
     - Lead Actress in a Play: Samantha Sisler
     - Lead Actor in a Play: Taylor Mansmann
     - Best Vocal Performance: Charlotte Morris
     - Supporting Actor in a Play: Mike Cain
The Baldwin ladies involved in The Haverford School's CAPPIES show, Urine town, were also nominated:
     - Supporting Actress in a Musical: Julia Hopkins
     - Lead Actress in a Musical: Michaela Shuchman

The CAPPIES awards gala will be held on May 15th.
Baldwin was selected by the National Coalition of Girls Schools (NCGS) as one of 100 schools nationwide to participate in the 2011 "10 for 10" campaign highlighting women in science.

Grade V students at Baldwin participated in "10 for 10" by demonstrating their science prowess with a lesson in airplane engineering. Girls first learned about the principles of flight, including lift, drag, stability and angle of attack. They then researched different ways to construct and fly paper aircrafts.
Congratulations to the 2011 Charlotte Miller Simon Award winners:

baldwin charlotte miller simon poetry contest award winners

2nd place: Jessica Zhang - "I Love My Grandparents"
Honorable Mention:
Sydney Atlass - "The Roll of Paradise"
Caroline Rosen - "The Porcelain Doll"

3rd place: Connie Li - "Nature"
Honorable Mention:
Abigail Andrews - "Fragments"
Colonial Day is a long-standing Baldwin tradition.  Dressed as colonial children, the students will experience "a day back in time," including candle dipping, marbleizing book marks, writing with quill pen and blueberry ink, playing colonial games, dancing colonial dances, cooking a colonial meal, and embroidering their initials in a sewing circle.
The event is Friday, May 27 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and will be held in the Grade III classrooms, MPR and Athletic Center field. Parent volunteers who pre-registered are able to attend. 
Blue Gray Announces 2010-2011 Board
6/8/10. . . The new Blue Gray Board was recently announced:
President: Ben Shein
Past President: Kathy Sawin
Lower School Reps: Barry Shaltzman, Sejita Page
Middle School Reps: Mary Steelman, Stephen Raynes, Trish Shoenberg
Upper School Reps: Grace Hau, Kimberly Kleczka, Deepika Maity
Director of Athletics: Deb Surgi
Asst. Director of Athletics: Kathleen Harte Simone
Development Office: Jeff Appel
Blue Gray Event Chairs
Homecoming: Bonnie Stokes, Terri Candell
Sports Symposium: Larry Wells, Shelley Lapinski
Family Sports Day: Stephanie Schaeffer
Alex Wake Memorial Run: Andre' Simone, Barbara Sprague
Alex Wake Educational Programs: Deb Surgi, Shelley Lapinski
Graphics/PR: Alison Schickfus
photo: 2009-2010 President, Kathy Sawin and incoming Blue Gray President Ben Shein
Fall 2010 US Teams in Action!

Click on the title, above, to see a brief slide show of our fall teams in action. To view a gallery of photos, and to purchase photos, visit
8/23/10. . . Eighty-five US Fall athletes hit the practice fields and courts on August 23 in preparation for InterAc and non-league competition.
The US teams including Cross Country, Field Hockey, Soccer, Tennis and Volleyball, kick off their seasons this month beginning with a Varsity Field Hockey game on September 8. For complete schedules, go to the Scheduling page.
Passion and Dedication Will Position Volleyball for Success
9/7/10. . . With the Varsity Volleyball now being played in the Fall, Baldwin's Varsity Coach, Deb Surgi says it's the teams passion and dedication to improve their game that will power the team.
Led by senior co-captains middle hitter Julia Pedrick and hitter Denise Cirelli, the Bears will also find experience and talent in junior setter Kaylah Kleczka. "The tenth graders also have the potential to provide some surprises."
 photo: senior co-captain Julia Pedrick
Varsity Volleyball Wins Its First League Match
9/15. . . The Varsity Volleyball team defeated Springside in four games, in the league opener. Junior Kayla Kleczka led the Bears with 19 kills and 5 service aces. Junior, co-captain Denise Cirelli, also had 10 kills. Volleyball, played in the Winter until this year, moved to the fall availing the Bears greater opportunities and competition.
photo l to r: Kaylah Kleczka and Denise Cirelli
Varsity  Tennis Sweeps to Bring Record to 3-0
9/15. . . Varsity Tennis beat visiting Archbishop Prendegast 7-0 to continue their winning streak. Connie Wang '14 played #1 Singles. Alisha Maity '11, Victoria Gevurtz '13 and Emilie Wache '13 also won their singles matches in straight sets.  The Doubles teams of Lauren Rhodes '11 and Angela Sun '11, Tori Robinson '12 and Abby Grosskopf '13 and Connie Lee '13 and Julz Vaccarro '13 were also victorious.
photo: senior co-captain, Lauren Rhodes
Varsity Cross Country Runs to Victory!
9/15. . . The Varsity Cross Country team, coached by Rachel Ryan and assisted by Genevieve Story, beat Friends Central 16-39 (low score wins) in their regular season opener against FC and Springside.  Five runners posted personal records, an outstanding feat for the first meet: Jennie Wigrizer '10, Adrienne Scott '10, Nadia Tareen '10, Maddie Noteware '11, and Ive Ibrahim-Gonzales '15. Arden Simone '13 won the race, beating all Friends Central and Springside runners, with a time of 21.16.
"To say that I am pleased and ecstatic is an understatement!" shared Coach Ryan. 
9/18. . . Baldwin went 7-1 in game play to win the Westtown Classic in Baldwin’s first tournament this year.
Kayla Kleczka ‘ 12 had 47 kills for the day, co-captain Julia Pedrick ’11 had 14 Kills and co-captain, setter Denise Cirelli ’11 had 14 service aces to lead Baldwin to the Championship.

According to Head Coach Deb Surgi, “The team played disciplined, exciting volleyball throughout the day!”

The scores for the day: versus Westtown:  25-17-25-13, versus Calvary Baptist: 25-13-25-13, versus Aquinas: 25-22 26-24 and versus Springside: 25-22 20-25.

MS A Field Hockey Posts 2-0 Shutout Victory
9/20. . .Liza Mantelmacher ’15 and Lindsay Barson ‘ 15 each notched a goal in MS A Field Hockey’s season opener 2-0 win over Friends Central.
Lexi Horwitz ’15 assisted Liza’s first-half goal. Attacker Madde Carre ’16 recorded three shots. Maddie Omrod ’15 led the Bear’s defense in the win.
photo: Lindsay Barson '15

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