Welcome to the weekly s(cool) round-up! This Thursday series shares news, tidbits, and snapshots into student life at our partner Baltimore schools.
Leadership trainings, robotic championships, performing with the BSO, forest after care, and more. Students were up to some pretty (cool) things this week!
On Friday, September 23, St. Paul’s School for Girls Middle School Student Government Association kicked off their year-long partnership with Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women (BLSYW) at Genesee Valley. The girls from both schools met for the first time and spent the afternoon getting to know each other, developing trust, and sharpening communication skills through a series of ropes course activities and team-building challenges. The girls will meet again in February to identify a challenge or problem at their respective school and to use each other as sounding boards to craft a plan for affecting change. Finally, in May, the girls will share their progress with one another and give and receive feedback on their plans for SPSG and BLSYW.
The Park School of Baltimore Sophomore Sydney Lowe has been named the IAAM Athlete of the Week — congratulations, Sydney! Playing center midfield for the Girls’ Varsity Field Hockey team, Sydney has produced eight goals and seven assists so far this season. According to coach Kara Hickok ’95, “Her determination, intensity, and innate competitive drive are instrumental to our offensive transition and scoring opportunities,” Kara said. “She is a team player with excellent field vision and leadership skills. In addition to her offensive contributions, Sydney is a solid defender with strong stick skills and explosive speed. She is a pleasure to coach and fun to watch on the field.”
McDonogh School’s Robotics Team and its alliance partners earned first place in the 10th annual Battle O’ Baltimore Robotics Competition on September 24. The team also earned the “Gracious Professionalism” award, the highest honor bestowed at any robotics competition. The opening ceremony featured performances by McDonogh‘s Lower School Drum Corps and Upper School a capella ensembles, the Gentleman Songsters and Women of Note. View highlights of the action-packed event!
Caroline Blatti, Head of Roland Park Country School, is pleased to announce that seniors Charlotte Kim and Lexi Orlinsky have been named Commended Students in the 2017 National Merit Scholarship Program. A Letter of Commendation from the school and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), which conducts the program, has been presented to these scholastically talented seniors.
The Waldorf School of Baltimore’s forest aftercare program was recently featured in Green Teacher Magazine. On an average day, about seventeen pre-kindergarten through 8th grade students participate in the program which operates after school from 3:15pm to 6pm. In the forest they have vines to swing on, stones to roll, beetles to collect, forts to build, and elaborate make-believe worlds to act out.
Students in grades 6-8 at Cambridge School went to River Valley Ranch for their annual leadership retreat this week. Students engage in fun and challenging activities to affirm their unique gifts and abilities and grow in community.
The weather was gloomy on Thursday, but the incredible Mawrtian spirit (and the Morgan State Drum Corps!) made The Bryn Mawr School‘s Fall Spirit Day very sunny!
Fifth grade students at St. James Academy are reading The Indian in the Cupboard and designing their own teepees and displays this week.
Friends School of Baltimore students played with the BSO on September 17th! Violinists Max Jacobs ’17, Renée Audette ’18 and trumpet player Max Rollfinke ’17 performed the final movement from Beethoven’s 9th with Marin Alsop, the BSO and guest artist Itzhak Perlman during the BSO’s 34th Annual Gala Celebration concert.
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