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The Baldwin School congratulates Dr. Laura Blankenship, Computer Science Chair and Interim Dean of Academic Affairs, on being named one of the 67 Influential Educators Who Are Changing the Way We Learn. The list, curated by Noodle, is comprised of teachers, administrators, policymakers, researchers, and activists whose innovations reach learners across the globe and are transforming the way people think. 
This week, Grade V performed neural interface surgery on cockroaches during science class. The experiment is called RoboRoach and comes from a company called Backyard Brains. In class, the students and teacher Becky Lewis spent a great deal of time talking about the brain and neurological disorders. Although the girls could have picked any project, they were fascinated by the cockroaches and the printed circuit board (PCB) backpack. 
Hal Sirowitz, an internationally known poet and author, visited Baldwin’s Grade III students last week for a writing and performance workshop organized by Grade III teacher Maria Berger. Mr. Sirowitz also visited with a select group of our Grade V students for a PowerPoint presentation the girls put together on Parkinson's, which was originally part of their Invention Convention project. 

Baldwin’s MS students experienced a powerful and achievement-packed Service Day on May 15. The girls served nine community partners last week, and were engaged in all forms of service: direct, indirect, and advocacy. Service Days help the girls to cultivate practical problem-solving skills, empathy and social consciousness, and a deeper understanding of the complexities of our world.


With more than 1,300 screaming high school thespians in the audience, nominees for the 10th annual Cappies Awards entered the Performing Arts Center at Eastern Regional High School in New Jersey to celebrate high school theater at the annual Greater Philadelphia Cappies Awards Gala. Baldwin students were awarded two Cappies: Alexa Kent ’16 won for Best Comic Actress in a Play and Jane Bradley ’17 won for Best Supporting Actress. 

Sumi Mudgil '17 and Devon Shatzman '22 were recently selected by US Squash to represent Team USA in the Canadian American "Battle of the Border." The eleventh Battle of the Border will take place August 6-9 against at its perennial home, the White Oaks Resort and Spa, in Niagara-on-the-lake, Ontario. US Squash invites only four of the highest ranked, age-eligible junior players from the Under 13, 15 and 17 age groups, both boys and girls, totaling 24 players.

Jen Dietrich '17 won the 400m state championship at the Pennsylvania Independent School Athletic Association (PAISAA) Track and Field Championship held on Wednesday afternoon at The Hill School in Pottstown.

Last week, the Middle School Math Awards were presented during an assembly. The girls were presented with an award certificate and a math game or puzzle as a prize.
After studying renewable energy, the Grade XII environmental science class decided to build a small wind turbine system to power an outlet in their classroom. The girls worked with science teacher Kristen Sarcu and art teacher Kenny Delio to design and build the system. 

Three Middle School Baldwin music organizations participated at Music in the Parks at Six Flags - Great Adventure last weekend. Baldwin came home with five large trophies and one medal.

What’s the most exciting day of Grade X? It’s ring day, of course! After decorating the school the night before, getting little or no sleep, and being hyped up on sugary candy, the students are still expected to attend school and still learn.  So, how do we get the students to be academically motivated on Ring Day? We do T-Shirt Chromatography.  

Varsity track won medals in a program best five events at the 2015 Inter-Ac League Track and Field Championships held on Saturday at Malvern Prep.

From April 25 – 28, six of our Grade X students participated in the International Career Development Conference in Orlando, FL. This was the first time Baldwin girls competed at DECA’s national and international level. Willing Li, Annie Xu, Yumi Zhao, and Lilly Tang competed at the conference, while Gabe DiClaudio and Dagny Tepper attended the two-day leadership conference called Emerging Leaders. 
Baldwin’s two Reading Olympic teams competed along with 59 other Montgomery County Elementary Schools at Colonial Middle School in Plymouth Meeting on Monday, May 4. Both teams earned Blue Ribbons this year.
Baldwin crew raced in the Philadelphia Scholastic Rowing Association City Championships at the Schuylkill River on Sunday May 3.

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