FOUNDERS' DAY = CELEBRATION!!
We asked, you gave! Our amazing community came together and quickly surpassed 103 donors, which unlocked $18,000 of support.
You came together a second time and gave an additional $25,000 - resulting in a match of $25,000. In total, we raised $175,489!
Thank you for your enthusiasm AND for supporting your passions! Beaver Alumni have once again come together to celebrate Beaver!
BVRpassions in Action
Read about the programs and people you are impacting when you make a gift in support of your own BVRpassion!
The Alex Cohn ‘07 Grant is a signature program that funds year-long, student-directed projects. The three recipients of this year's grant are Charlie Heyworth '24, Rachel Jean-Mary '25, and Emma Thiebault '25. Student ideas showed a desire to share their passions to benefit others.
Upper School students, Mia Kelley '25 and Wilson Baker '24, are creating and teaching original choreography, along with leading warm-up and helping to run rehearsals for Newsies, this year's Middle School musical.
This year in Athletics we have restructured what was previously known as Strength and Conditioning into a more comprehensive and far-reaching program known as Sports Performance and Fitness. Our new Coach, Jordan McComb, works with in and out of season athletes, and runs our afternoon class. Additionally, we have revamped our weight room, added new professional development opportunities for captains and players, and offered new programming such as Rock Climbing.
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Social Justice are core to Beaver’s identity as an inclusive community. Gifts in honor of the late and beloved teacher, Mr. Joe Christy, are designated to continue his legacy of this important work.
In the Socio-Economics of Sports Class, students identified an issue related to the sports industry and designed possible solutions to address those issues. One group created an easy-to-use drug test; other groups focused on the accessibility and affordability of sports and designed a multi-usage helmet, an air tag-equipped golf ball, and a modular golf club.
When there is a diversity of voices at the table and respect for one another, we can truly begin to solve the most challenging problems. Beaver cares deeply about creating a diverse community of young leaders and collaborators that make up our student body. Our school’s superpower is really the people and the culture we have between adults and students.
Every Friday in the term, Anatomy and Physiology students attend the Harvard Medical School MEDscience program. The MEDscience program is an innovative high school Biology course that immerses students in simulated medical emergencies. Recently, the program has evolved to include a telehealth component, providing students with the real-life experiences of medical professionals.
Students in Intermediate Chinese: The World & Me visited Hebrew SeniorLife to chat with Mandarin-speaking residents. Each group interviewed a resident about their family, interests, and life. Students will use this information to make posters of their residents and send them gift baskets.
Literature of Food is an English elective that provides students with a look into how food is celebrated around the world and how its presence in literature can reveal themes of family, culture, and connection.
The school’s financial health remains very strong and the Class of 1958, since 2008, has played a positive role in ensuring Beaver’s financial strength by providing funds for faculty and staff salaries.
The Class of 1972’s establishment of the Carnell S. Eaton Endowment Fund will have a strong impact by providing support to deepen the racial, ethnic, and cultural harmony and social justice that is part of Beaver’s culture.
Beaver recognizes that our faculty is at the core of our work - our faculty is a group of dedicated, bright educators and it is their energy that produces the results in our students. Professional development is encouraged by administrators and department heads. Teachers are encouraged to pursue opportunities to learn outside of Beaver, and the school has worked hard to foster a culture of constant assessment and improvement.
Celebrate.Tuesday, December 5 | 6-8p.m.
Come Back to Beaver and enjoy a night of connection and celebration. Food, drinks, faculty faces, and walks down memory lane.
Can't make it to campus? Not to worry, click here to join us by zoom!
Meeting ID: 814 4389 8012
Our graduates make us great. Whether you come back as an expert in a class, connect as a mentor, or keep in touch with your classmates and teachers -- your engagement has a positive impact on our community. Please visit www.bvrconnects.com to stay engaged all year.
Thank you for believing in Beaver!
Founders' Day has a direct and tremendous impact on our school. Together, alumni contributed more than $185,000 last year to our students + teachers. Beaver needs you.
Any gifts made to the Annual Fund before and on December 5 count towards this campaign.
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