Art with a heart, author talks, fall festival fun, Lit Fests, bulb planting, and more. Here’s what students at our partner schools were up to this week!

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s(cool) round-up: baltimore schools news this week

s(cool) stories - cambridge school

Students at Cambridge School branched out of their genre ruts on Monday at Lit Fest 2016. They made discoveries through non-fiction, using inference to write their own stories, building settings, following recipes, creating story webs, and much more.

s(cool) stories - st. paul's school for girls

8th grade students at St. Paul’s School for Girls traveled to the Under Armour House in downtown Baltimore to work on behalf of the Art with a Heart Foundation. Students are working to develop a mural that will benefit members of the East Baltimore community who utilize the UA House rec center, and work on the mural will continue in partnership with Under Armour throughout the school year.

s(cool) stories - waldorf school of baltimore

On Saturday, October 29th the Waldorf School of Baltimore (WSB) participated in the Creative Alliance’s 17th Annual Great Halloween Lantern Parade & Festival. The 5th grade class, in collaboration with WSB Art and Woodwork Teacher Edna Emmet and Alumni Parent Ran Zeimer, created and carried 9ft tall papier-mache sculptures of Egyptian gods Osiris, Anubis, Horus, Isis, and an Egyptian sarcophagus.  A fun, spirited time was had by all!

s(cool) stories - friends school of baltimore

On October 24th, Pam Muñoz Ryan, author of 2016 Newbery Honor, “Echo,” shared her story about how she became a writer with Lower and Middle School students at Friends School.

s(cool) stories - mcdonogh school

McDonogh School 2nd Grade studied Native American food origins and explored the farm for pumpkin seeds, made discoveries in the corn maze, and harvested vegetables and herbs for a tasting in their classroom.

s(cool) stories - st. james academy

Students at St. James Academy were all decked out for the school’s annual Halloween Parade!

s(cool) stories - garrison forest school

This week wasn’t just about the “treats” Garrison Forest School students get. It was about giving to others. On Monday, the 2nd Grade led the Lower School in making more than 600 bagged lunches for Our Daily Bread.

s(cool) stories - the bryn mawr school

October 28th was The Bryn Mawr School‘s first ever house tulip planting! Students gathered in their houses — Gwinn, Thomas, Rogers, King and Garrett — and planted more than 1,300 tulips all around campus. (Can only imagine those beautiful blooms in the spring!)

s(cool) stories - roland park country school

Lower School students at Roland Park Country School learned about bees this week during a presentation from local beekeeper John Harmon.

s(cool) stories - st. pius X

Students at St. Pius X enjoyed painting pumpkins at their Fall Harvest Festival.

s(cool) stories - park school of baltimore

During Phase 1 of the Advoc8 program, 8th Graders at The Park School of Baltimore spent two mornings meeting with advocates on campus, visiting local advocacy groups throughout the city, and taking part in a data walk organized by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. Advoc8 is a multi-disciplinary project designed to challenge 8th Grade students to apply the skills they have developed throughout Middle School to advocate for change. The program emphasizes the importance of experiential learning, analysis of the root causes of issues, and interaction with those engaged in similar work.

On November 10th, St. Paul’s Lower School and St. Paul’s Plus Preschool are hosting How to Parent Your SuperheroMichael J. Labellarte, Sr., M.D., child and adolescent psychiatrist, will speak about how to recognize a child’s true identity, how to modify parenting to fit the child, when to pick your battles, how to avoid power struggles, and how to help children develop a positive identity. RSVP to