Art shows, spring plays, homemade dog treats — those are just a few things kids have been up to lately at Baltimore schools. Check out what’s been happening at our partner schools.
s(cool) round-up: baltimore schools news this week
Greenspring Montessori School students have been very busy as the Upper Elementary children made their way to New York City for the Model United Nations Conference. Meanwhile, the Adolescents finished up their second Igniting Voice presentations of the school year and the remaining Upper Elementary students took a trip to the Smithsonian National Zoo! “Going Out” trips are vital to Montessori as they bring in education outside of the classroom.
Several Garrison Forest School upper student artists were selected for regional art shows. Congratulations to Lindsey Callaway ’17 and Margaret McMahon ’19 for being selected to participate in Baltimore’s Youth Art Month County Wide High School Exhibit. The artists’ reception was held on March 3rd at the Baltimore County Artist Guild in Catonsville. Maryland’s First Lady of Maryland, Yumi Hogan, presented awards.Lindsey Callaway ’17 received Honorable Mention for Excellence in Visual Arts for her piece entitled, “It’s Not an Excuse, It’s a Reality.”
Roland Park Country School 9th Grade student Keating Drake has been selected as a 2017 Carson Scholar. The Carson Scholars Program recognizes and rewards academic excellence in young students (4-11 grade) who also have strong humanitarian qualities. With this honor, Keating will receive a $1,000 college scholarship and recognition package. Keating is among 483 students from across the country that have been named 2017 Carson Scholars, and she will be honored in front of family, peers and educators at the Carson Scholars Fund 21st Annual Awards Ceremony in April.
Students at Waldorf School of Baltimore are getting ready to preform The Wizard of Oz when they get back from Spring Break. Join them for The Wizard of Oz on March 30th, March 31st, April 1st, and April 2nd.
Park School of Baltimore’s Upper School Mock Trial Team has made it through four challenging single-elimination matches to the County Finals round! The team will be competing against Notre Dame Prep for the Third Judicial Circuit Championship (covering Baltimore and Harford counties) on Wednesday, March 22 (tomorrow!) at the Historic Towson Courthouse.
McDonogh School Pre-Kindergarteners had a tail-wagging good time as they made homemade treats for dogs and puppies at the Baltimore Humane Society. With some help from adults, kids worked together to make the treats, plated with stuffed animals and build their own shelters from blocks.
Earlier this month, Bryn Mawr School third grader put on a show and performed their own versions of Greek Myths. The girls re-wrote classic greek myths and then preformed them in the annual production- a tradition 40 years old.
St. Paul’s School for Girls welcomed four postdoctoral research fellows from Johns Hopkins University who have cut across ethnic, cultural, and gender backgrounds to get where they are today. Tim Xu, MD, Peiqi Wang, MD, MPH, Eboselume Akhuemonkhan, MD, MPH, and Shadi Ghadermarzi, MD shared their stories and had vibrant discussions with our 9th grade students, who have just completed their interdisciplinary epidemiology lessons in science, history, math, and Spanish.
Congratulations to the Gilman School Lower school boys! For this year’s Read-a-Thon, they raised $27,170 for Baltimore Hunger Project. They managed to increase the amount donated by 18% more than last year.
Eighth grade students at St. James Academy applied what they learned in their graphic design unit in art and ‘published’ their own magazine covers — now on display at the school.
Tom Tasselmyer, WBAL Chief Meteorologist recently visited 3rd grade classrooms at Cambridge School. They learned in their Ancient Greece unit that people thought Zeus controlled the weather. Tom brought a more scientific perspective.