Preschool chemistry lessons, Tinker & Texploration Fairs, 60th Birthday Celebrations, and MORE! Here’s what students at our partner Baltimore schools have been up to!
s(cool) round-up: baltimore schools news this week
Students from St. Paul’s Plus Preschool visited St. Paul’s School for Girls to learn about chemistry and partake in educational experiments with their 10th graders (pictured in slider). Meanwhile, Japanese students from St. Paul’s School visited St. Paul’s Plus to teach their buddies how to write their names in Japanese.
Congratulations to Park School Senior Hannah McKenzie on winning a Gold Medal in the 2017 National Scholastic Art & Writing Competition for her critical essay, entitled “Hitler, Darwin, and Genocide: How the Nazis Distorted Science in Support of their Master Plan.”Having researched and written the term paper for history teacher Peter Warren’s 20th Century History course last school year, McKenzie submitted the essay for the 2017 Regional Scholastic Art & Writing Competition, winning a Gold Key award in early February. She also received an honorable mention for a short story. All Regional Gold Key award submissions were considered for the National Competition, with winners announced in mid-March.
A group of eight Upper School student researchers at Garrison Forest School just might save the world from antibiotic-resistant superbugs. Garrison Forest is one of six high schools nationally selected for Small World Initiative, an innovative, Yale-founded crowdsourcing effort to discover new antibiotics.
St. James Academy celebrated their 60th Birthday last week. The halls were lined with fantastic art created by every student in the school, student docents explained the different art assignments, and music rang throughout the hallways!
Lower School students at Roland Park Country School enjoyed a special visit from Maryland Sled Dog Adventures LLC! A moment of interdisciplinary learning for their second graders, in particular, who recently followed the 2017 Iditarod as part of a deeper study on Alaska and the fictional novel “Silver.”
Take a “peep” at these little chicks, hatched before spring break in the Lower and Middle School at McDonogh School. At the end of the year, they plan to move to Roots Farm, where they will live in a coop being designed and built by upper schoolers.
Lower School students at The Bryn Mawr School had fun tinkering with Google Cardboard, MaKey MaKey, Sphero, Beam, and other amazing gadgets and gizmos at the Tinker & Techxploration Fair. The girls were especially excited to learn about and explore inside of two Tesla electric cars!
Gilman School boys learned about the rainforest and water cycle. Check out this animated video presentation that shows what they’ve learned!
After 5 grueling rounds of debate against the top high school teams in the state, Hunter Davis ‘17 and Marina Chiaramonte ‘17 from Friends School of Baltimore are headed to Louisville, KY, where they’ll represent Maryland and Friends at the National Catholic Forensic League Championship.
The Greenspring Montessori School 3k Rainbow Run will be on Friday, April 21 at 4:00pm. The Adolescents at Greenspring Montessori created this event last year to help fundraise for their classroom outings. Bring the whole family for a run/walk around Meadowood Park! Tickets are $15 per adult, $10 per child, and children 3 and under are free. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
At. St. Pius X School, learning is hands-on. Take a look at second graders enjoyed practicing handwriting with shaving cream!