Birchwood Graduates 220

Birchwood teacher Mr. Sean Ryan recaps the fantastic year and wishes his class well at Silas Wood.
Birchwood teacher Mr. Sean Ryan recaps the fantastic year and wishes his class well at Silas Wood.
Ms. Patino and Mr. Denson tell the audience about their incredible class and leave them with some thoughtful quotes.
Ms. Patino and Mr. Denson tell the audience about their incredible class and leave them with some thoughtful quotes.
Minithon Prediction winners celebrate their acknowledgement. Mr. Ryan was the winning teacher.
Minithon Prediction winners celebrate their acknowledgement. Mr. Ryan was the winning teacher.
Winners of the Presidential Physical Fitness Award will most likely keep busy this summer.
Winners of the Presidential Physical Fitness Award will most likely keep busy this summer.
As each class was acknowledged, students names were called, they stood to be congratulated, and parents were invited up for photos.
As each class was acknowledged, students names were called, they stood to be congratulated, and parents were invited up for photos.

 

Birchwood Intermediate School held their fifth-grade awards assembly on Wednesday, June 25th at Walt Whitman’s Performing Arts Center. Birchwood Principal Mr. Anthony Ciccarelli welcomed parents and special guests including Schools Superintendent Dr. Dave Bennardo who thanked the parents, students, and their teachers for their hard work and commitment, and encouraged them to have a safe and wonderful summer.

Principal Ciccarelli, assisted by Assistant Principal Annie Michaelian, introduced each class and as the students took to the risers, their teachers spoke to the assembled Birchwood school community about the year and the hopes and wishes for their new graduates. 

Mr. Russell Rufrano and Ms. Erika Barrett gave out Physical Education Awards, after which Ms. Krista Legge and Mr. Paul Kosak recognized the student council. Recognition was given to Safety Patrol and Peer Mediation, both of which help to make Birchwood such a successful experience. Principal Ciccarelli then presented the Presidential Awards and the Humanitarian Awards before closing the joyful ceremony. “Boys and girls, remember the ‘Birchwood Spirit,’" said Principal Ciccarelli. “Meet every challenge head on and always do your best and you will always be a success.”

Photo Gallery 

Congratulations to the following Birchwood fifth-graders who will be joining their new friends from Maplewood next September at the Silas Wood 6th Grade Center:

Ms. Mearkle/Ms. Nieroda: William Barraco, Jose Benitez Ventura, Alana Bonilla, Delia Botta, Sanai Browne, Tanner Cella, Shannyn Cory , Hannah Cruz, Oscar Cruz, Sophia Dalton, Daniel Donovan, Beck Goed, Joseph Gonzales, Salvatore Groe, Aaron Jurrist, Hirra Khan, Chloe Murphy, Kamiyah Person Gunter, Beineon Portmore Davies, Antoni Rios, Kristin Rizzo, Kelvin Sanchez Torres, Paul Schiller, Aarav Shah, and Liam Weigele.

Mr. Ryan: Jude Conway, Danielle De Garay, Carissa Delcolle, Mareena Erfran, Devin Gaynor, Benjamin Grondhal, Hannah Jimenez, Jeremy Lanz, Ariana Levin, Harrison Linden, Neamal Mahmood, Scott Martin, Sabrina Mc Evoy, Delmi Mejia , Izabella Oliva, Jeir Orellana, Ryan Proce, Nicholas Salas, Christopher Scortichini, Sean Stasko, Adam Tabibzada, Reginald Taylor, Alexa Toledo, Donnae Ulett, Roberto Vanacore, Chelsey Villatoro Alfaro, and Riley Wagner.

Mrs. Correll/Mrs. Tohill: Nicoletta Bancheri, Dominic Bosco, Joselin Chavez, Carlo Conte, Matthew Crocco, Jenna Dalimonte, Brooke Donovan, Sofia Giammichele, Jamal Glenn, Litzy Hernandez Romero, Frantz Jean Baptiste, Ryan Kiesnoski, Edwin Lazo Contreras, Stephanie Lopez Galdamez, Joseph Mendolia, Katherine Pensa, Jonathan Portillo, Julia Posillico, Erbin Regalado, Issac Rodriguez, Wendy Rodriguez, Madeline Rozenveld, Brianna Scala, Deshawn Small, Daniel Smith, Aidan Wallace, and Jaden Wedner.

Mrs. Delgiorno: Emily Boccia, Thomas Breaton, Sebastian Castillo, Sandra Cruz, Emma David, Colby Dell, William Denis, Emma Dermody,Shantae Ellis, Brianna Iacovone, Jayvin Infante, Jessica Mangels, Daniel Monterroso, Edsel Moreno Moreno, Ayra Noman, Sanjay Paul, Alexander Pazzini, Cristy Pena Mejia, Angela Pepe, Bryan Peyser, Fredy Salguero Morales, Paul Smitelli, Jeremyah St Croix, Shannon Turner, Luis Vilorio, and Aayush Vohra.

Mr. Denson/Ms. Patino: Joshua Arevalo, Logan Bermudez, Grant Biederman, Janaya Brown, Justin Erickson, Aidan Gardner, Daniel Gavrielow, Marisa Havekotte, Roberto Hidalgo, Fatiah Joseph, Brooke Krieger, Jasnaya Lopez, Jefferson Lopez, Dalton Marzigliano, Thomas Matthews, Alexa Mediate, Jack Neiland, Siara Rose, Marvin Saravia, Diana Saravia Morejon, Christopher Schindler, Maximo Vasquez, Bryce Vorbach, Grace Weigele, and Brianna White.

Mrs. Fitzgerald: Ryan Bahrenburg, Emily Kate Bialoskurski, Terence Carduner, Carlos Echevarria, Justin Feinman, Alexander Glatzle, Justin Goldberg, Yohan Gonzalez, Luis Granados Gomez, Joseph Grasso, Angel Hernandez, Piper Huntington, Shirley Leon Vasquez, Kyle Lutz, Sameer Mehta, Kimberly Melendez Sangurima, Alexandra Miller Henson, Victor Ottaviano, Glenis Pena, Justice Rover, Jocelyn Saravia Morejon, Emely Saravia Ulloa, Faith Stone, Edgardo Velasquez, and Edwin Veliz Marroquin.           

Mrs. Gruttadauria: Tyler Altamirano, Alexandra Bassetta, Mckayla Charles, Ashley Di Bartolomeo, Eric Dowling, Aidan Glidden, Madison Gresser, Emma Grieco, Liana Haug, Arbaz Khan, Tejasveer Khera, Devon Linden, Julia Lopez, Giavanna Manganello, Joel Martinez, Nicole Mattila, Alexander Mayer, Anthony Mendoza, Kevin Mendoza Molina, Imani Miller, Margaret Neiland, William Reyes, Sergio Romero, Jeremy Schankin, Stefany Soto, Thomas Swanson, and Brianna Whelan.

Ms. Menjivar: Thomas Baranowski, Keren Bautista Pineda, Noah Biton, Katie Block, Kimberly Bonilla Joya, Pamela Carey, Sergio Carrillo, Juan Chamorro, Amanda De Witt, Daniel Di Leo, Cesar Duran Quijano, Cal Eidinoff, Maria Garcia, Emily Gharabaghi, Jhosselyn Gomez Hernandez, Yenifer Gonzalez Saravia, Ashley Hernandez, Peter Humann, Paula Itzep,Michael Jaramillo Cardona, Jason Marx, Carolanne Mattutat, Chelsea Perry, Alex Rodriguez, John Rodriguez, Daniela Sagastizado, Caroline Schrama, Logan Tenner, and Jefferson Vides Garcia.

Mr. Ginsberg: Jaquelin Chavez, Franklin Fuentes Canales, Derlin Garcia Arevalo, Steven Lainez Gomez, Jose Maldonado Fuentes, Justin Moreira Flores, Erick Najera Acajabon, and Veronica Richards.