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Happy 81st Birthday, EARJ!

March 17, 2018

 

Happy Brithday, EARJ!

81 years ago EARJ opened its doors for the first time, in a small house in Ipanema and today is a leading International School in Brasil!

Throughout the years EARJ has taken its commitment of  inspiring students to become global citizens and lifelong learners by challenging them to develop their potential and realize their dreams very seriously, and is forever thankful to the relentless support from its Community Members and their Panther Pride!

We would like to thank and congratulate each student, teacher, staff member, Board Member, Alumni and all EARJ Community member that have been, and still are, a part of our story and that have made EARJ the exceptional learning institution that it is today!

Happy Birthday, EARJ!
We are a proud Community!

 

 

EARJ at BRAMUN

March 14, 2018

The Annual BRAMUN conference (Brazil’s largest MUN conference – https://www.bramun.org) took place in Salvador, BA on March 7-11 and the EARJ team worked hard in preparing to debate current and pressing issues in this student-led simulation of the United Nations!

Our students have once again demonstrated excellence!  All participants engaged in debates, took advantage of help from student leaders and advisors, and enjoyed making friends with students from several international schools. We hope that returning students will join us again in MUN conferences as we continue to grow our MUN program on EARJ both campuses.

Special Recognition:

Each committee presents awards to the top delegations as verbal commendations, honorable mentions, and best delegations.

Pranav Ambati and Filip Marchidan, Honorable Mention as the delegation of Israel, Human Rights Council

Paulo Breitman, Best Delegate as Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila, African Union

Eduardo Koranyi, Honorable Mention as David Mundell, British House of Commons

BRAMUN 2019 Leaders:

This year over 100 students applied for leadership positions in the 2018/19 SPMUN and BRAMUN conference cycles.   They completed an extensive application process which included strategic plan proposals and and in-depth interview with MUN advisors during the conference.   We are proud to announce the following students have been selected to serve in leadership positions at SPMUN and BRAMUN next year:

BRAMUN Chief Operating Officer – Eduardo Koranyi ‘20

Vice Chair, Special Committee  – Paulo Breitman ‘19

Congratulations, to all MUN participants!

#proudofyou

Be a Hero, Be a Donor – SHS Blood Drive

March 6, 2018

On March 2nd, EARJ’s Spanish Honor Society Club, in collaboration with HemoRio,  promoted the “Blood Drive | Be a Hero – Donate Blood” campaign at the EARJ Gávea Campus. SHS members, a very committed group of students, dedicated themselves to take the already existing tradition to a whole new level by bringing HemoRio’s “collect center” to EARJ.

In the aim of increasing the number of donors, they strategically eliminated the geographic barrier between the EARJ Community and HemoRio (located in Downtown Rio) increasing the number of potential donors – they went from a few dozens to HUNDREDS!

Every registered donor is getting a message from HemoRio on their cellphones, every time their blood is being used to save someone’s life! What a reward!

The SHS didn’t stop at that! They collaborated with the EARJ US Gavea Student Council (STUCO) and Rock 4 Relief club a lunch gig to celebrate this important day in school. Amazingly talented students (and one teacher!) sung and played Brazilian and international rock and roll while STUCO members distributed Ki-doguinhos and brigadeiros free of charge for blood donors! Awareness actions for community members that were not able to donate were also included in this campaign, in both Barra and Gávea Campuses. Assemblies and open discussions engaged the community in a complementary initiative that focused on fundraising and collecting toys for a brand new Playroom for the HemoRio’s Pediatric ward.

It was a very special day for our community filled with unity, love and, above all, willingness to help.

A special thanks to all students, faculty and staff who made all of this happen. Helping others goes beyond donating!

We are a proud community!