MATHCOUNTS Team Places Third in Chapter Competition

March 1, 2017

At the 2017 Northeast Ohio MATHCOUNTS Chapter Competition on February 18, the Birchwood School of Hawken team consisting of Praveen, Shruthi, Jane, and Zuha placed third out of the 16 participating teams. Individually, Praveen placed second and will advance to the state competition in March.  >> MORE


Power of the Pen District Champions

February 10, 2017

Birchwood School of Hawken’s eighth grade team placed first at the Power of the Pen (POP) District Tournament held at St. Jude School in Elyria on February 4. Team members Stella C., Isabella I., Zuha, Dharma, Shruthi, and Connor S. will advance to the regional competition to be held in March.  >> MORE


Four Young Poets are Published in Cricket Magazine

February 2, 2017

Jonah, Areesha and Isabella B. placed first, second and third place in a recent Cricket Magazine Poem Contest. The winning entries were published in the February edition of the children’s magazine. Mariana received an honorable mention and her entry was published online.   >> MORE


Students win Regional Scholastic Writing Awards

January 23, 2017

Seventeen Birchwood middle students received recognition from the 2016 Regional Scholastic Writing Awards. Nadia Ibrahim, Jane Nilson, Dharma Nautiyal and Sophia Vlastaris received a Gold Key Award. This qualifies them to compete at the national level. Sam Hessler, Isabella Issa, Zuha Jaffar, Connor Stanton, and Hadi Tajour received a Silver Key Award. Paul Abou Haidar, Naya Alsouss, Stella Connelly, Thomas Gorenc, Shruthi Ravichandran, Saleh Daoud, Alexander Massier, and Joshua Samulak were awarded Honorable Mention for their entries.  >> MORE


Forty-one Birchwood Students Soar on Noetic Learning Math Contest

January 10, 2017

Birchwood School of Hawken’s second through fourth grade math students recently participated in the fall Noetic Learning Math Contest. The third and fourth grade teams earned a Team Achievement Award for placing in the top 10 percent of participating teams in their age division. Thirteen mathletes won National Honor Roll awards individually for ranking in the top 10 percent of participants in their age division and 28 received National Honor Roll Awards for placing in the top 50 percent of participants.  >> MORE


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“Birchwood students participate in a variety of competitions – National History Day, Power of the Pen, Future Problem Solving – which gives them a unique experience and prepares them for high school.”

Dr. Bashour –
Birchwood Parent