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It’s Science Week at BPC!

Yesterday, upper school, students participated in a Virtual Science Slam! Each guest scientist had ~ 30 seconds for their "pitch" - why do you care about the science you do? - while their slide was being presented. Scientists then moved to breakout rooms and students popped in and out, science fair-style, to hear more about their work and ask questions. Guest Science Slam Scientists included: Hannah Wood, Research Entomologist and Curator of Arachnida and Myriapoda, Smithsonian National Museum of Natural HistoryAbrar Abidi, Molecular Biology, UC BerkeleyRachel Fox, Neurobiology, Broad Institute of MIT and HarvardIsabel Hawkins, Astronomer & project director at the ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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BPC Teachers Selected for Prestigious Gilder Lehrman Institute Seminars

Aly Mitchell, our eighth grade history & geography teacher, was selected to attend the Gilder Lehrman Foundation's history seminar on Reconstruction at Columbia University. Led by Professor Eric Foner of ...
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BPC Wins Gold Again!

For the second year in a row, Black Pine Circle was voted best in five school categories in Parents’ Press Best of the Bay 2018. Best Alternative Learning Styles Elementary ...
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Anybody can be an Ally (Oakland Pride Sign)

Showing Our East Bay Pride

BPC marched in the Oakland Pride Parade for the first time! Our 8th grade students in the Sexuality and Gender Alliance club created the banner that we used to represent ...
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Our Makerspace

The lower level of the Q Lab is our Makerspace, outfitted with two laser cutters, several 3D printers, and a variety of tools for creators. Upstairs, there is a fully-equipped, ...
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School Maker Faire

After years of bringing our innovations to Maker Faires in Oakland and San Mateo, we now have our own Maker Faire (we also have a Science Fair, but that's another ...
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