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CDC Cosmic Chat Comes to BPC

Cris Mytko, BPC’s STEAM coordinator, currently on leave and working for the CDC this year writing K-12 STEM curriculum related to COVID-19, invited students and parents to join her in viewing the February 10 International Space Station Expedition 64 in-flight event with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). CDC leaders chatted live with astronauts Drs. Kate Rubins and Shannon Walker aboard the International Space Station!  Kate Rubins was the first person to sequence DNA in space. During the current mission, lasting six months, the astronauts will conduct 200 experiments, including 3D tissue engineering and fluid behavior, as well ...
Parent's Press 2019 Best of the Bay (4 categories)

Black Pine Circle School is a Winner – Again!

Thanks to all of our families who supported our school in the recent Parents' Press BEST OF voting.BPC was awarded BEST OF in the following four categories for the sixth ...

7th Annual Walkathon

More than 200 BPC students participated in our 7th Annual Walkathon. Under sunny skies, children ran, walked, strolled, skipped, and ambled for over one hour, with intermittent breaks to catch ...

2nd Annual Paci Seeds of Change Day

BPC’s 2nd Annual Paci Seeds of Change Day, in honor of long-time board member and benefactor Mary Paci for her extraordinary support of our school, took place on April 9. ...

March for Our Lives Activists Visit BPC

On Thursday, March 14, Sofie Whitney and Tyah Roberts, two students affiliated with Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida and the March for Our Lives movement spoke with our ...

BPC’s Mathletes Score!

East Bay Chapter Mathcounts Competition 2019 On Saturday, February 9, over 110 mathletes from 13 middle schools took part in the East Bay Chapter Mathcounts Competition. BPC students did extraordinarily ...

BPC Alum’s Yale A Capella Group Performs at BPC

BPC alum Ross Parish (Class of 2013) brought his Yale a capella singing group, called RedHot and Blue, for a new year gig at BPC (in between concerts at the ...

NAIS 2018 People of Color Conference Highlights

Five BPC teachers and staff attended the PoCC in Nashville, Tennessee last week. All of them found it valuable to spend time with each other and with educators from around ...

6th Graders Fostering Environmental Literacy to Sustain Our Planet

Our 6th grade students spent four days at NatureBridge in the Marin Headlands, participating in hand-on environmental science programs in nature’s classroom. They learned about native plants and animals that ...

7th Grade’s Cardboard Arcade

Inspired by Caine's Arcade, we introduced our own cardboard arcade project in 7th grade science. Students use low-tech tools--cardboard, duct tape, foil--and augment them with higher-tech MaKey MaKey boards and ...