MG Kids Make Chocolate Foam

The Molecular Gastronomy Kids help us learn about surfactants like soy lethican and methylcellulose as they make chocolate foam. What fun!

Visit for more information about the MG Boys and Molecular Gastronomy.


Congratulations Brynn

The Don’t Team and Aleenia from Take Action were on hand to congratulate Brynn on having her artwork chosen to adorn the cover of the 2018 Drug-Free Calendar.  This is the 21st Annual calendar of the Pennsylvania Attorney General.  Brynn traveled to Harrisburg for congratulations from Govenor Wolf and Attorney General Josh Shapiro.

Quincy, Angelina, and Clayton on our Don’t Team continues to do occasional book signings for Don’t Smoke and is making great progress on their newest book “Don’t Abuse Drugs.”

You can download the calendar at 


Nerd Battalion QWERTY Challenge

A Video for Baden Academy Parents promoting the QWERTY key (Learn to Type Reward)  [Just in case boredom seeps in over the holiday break!)
Welcome to the QWERTY Key Challenge. Your challenge is to help your child learn to type at home with the use of a computer or tablet with a keyboard. Once they are ready, their classroom Nerd Battalion R.D. will give them a typing test and (if they pass) their 3D printed QWERTY key.

Future Engineers on Frontiers in Learning

Our Future Engineer Leaders Alyssa Westrom, Kennedy Johnson, and Meghan Holl talked with Chris Shovlin today at the Baden Academy Media Lab to discuss the hard work that went into 17 student entries into the #2 for the Crew competition.

Listen this Saturday 12/23 (or 12/30!) at 12:00 noon on

WBVP 1230 AM   or   WMBA 1460 AM

or tune into the Frontiers in Learning Podcast


Do you have a new story for BATV Dragon News

Our BATV Dragon News will be a monthly Baden Academy News Show. Our team (anchors: Jaylee Duncan, Rylee Kumer, Lucy Tomkowski, and Joey Pugh) are joined by our production team (see below) to make a monthly video that can feature good news about your child.

Baden Academy
Monthly Dragon News

Have one of your students done something unique or interesting in sports, the arts, or the community? The Monthly BATV Dragon News is airing the accomplishments of our students! To sign your child up please fill out the below form and sent it to the media lab. We will seek them out in their classroom, get a photo, and include a brief announcement in the monthly news. Stay tuned!

Jaylee, Joey, Lucy and Rylee
BATV Dragon News


Child’s Name (First and Last Initial) Classroom Grade

Parent Email

One sentence description of their or their team’s achievement.

___ I understand they will be in a video on public on YouTube

BATV Dragon News Production Team:
Curtjuan Moore
Gina Pugh
Nolan pugh
Dezirae Alexander
Ambyr Clay
Jillian Russell
Bella Wiand
Haylie Turner
Nina Clark
Tommy Ward
Kaetlin Caylao
Curtis Moore
Giana Martinec
Cherish Erb-White
Will Ritchie
Sadie Rushman
Jiavanna Necci

Dragon Tags Programming Club

Dragon Tags Programming Club

as part of Research Fellows Project
of Will, Logan, and Brynn

Alternating Mondays
Open to 4th-6th grade
Begins October 16th

Limited to 30 participantssign up now!



Learn to Code!  The Dragon Tag Programming will provide 3 pathways of coding instruction and challenges and expands to 2 classrooms this year! Participants can learn the basics with’s Intro to Computer Science, they can program robots for the robot invasion, or they can work on a real mobile app for the Beaver County Parks.  

We will meet at 2:50 to 4:00 pm on alternate Mondays of each month in the Media Lab beginning October 16.  A reminder will be sent home using Remind.

Parents need to be on hand at 4:00 pm for pickup (latecomers receive a warning; two warnings bring dismissal from the club meetings).   

The remind system will be used to communicate news and events.
text @dragontag to the number 81010 for text announcements
Go to to sign up for email reminders

Sign Up Today

Dragon Tag Programming Club Meeting Dates

Alternating Mondays
Open to 4th-6th grade

Meeting Dates/Times
Oct. 16
Oct. 30
Nov. 6
Nov. 20
Dec. 11
Jan. 8
Feb. 12
Mar. 5
Mar. 19
Apr. 9
Apr. 23
May 7
May 21

Contact Information:

Dr. Ellen Cavanaugh 724-561-6461

text @dragontag to the number 81010 for text announcements

Go to to sign up for email reminders