Baltimore City School Choice Applications are due Friday, Cambridge School hosts invention convention, Franklin High student to participate in United States Senate Youth Program, McDonogh School announces 13th Head of School, and more. Here are school highlights and a glimpse into how students are learning at area schools.

Baltimore School Highlights This Week: January 15, 2018

Baltimore City Public Schools Choice Applications Due 1/19

Students in Baltimore City Public Schools choose what middle or high school they attend. Schools offer a variety of programs and families have the chance to explore options and find the school that is the best fit for each student. Choice applications for the 2018-19 school year are due back to schools by January 19, 2018. Download applications here: MORE

Baltimore County Lighthouse Schools Outperform Comparison Districts

Students in Baltimore County’s Lighthouse Schools had greater cumulative proficiency growth in mathematics and English/language arts than students in three comparison districts and the state of Maryland, according to an evaluation by the Johns Hopkins School of Education’s Center for Research and Reform in Education. Lighthouse Schools are the Baltimore County public schools in which S.T.A.T. has been fully implemented. S.T.A.T. is a multi-year transformation of curriculum and instruction, which places greater emphasis on critical thinking and analytical skills in a student-centered, technology-rich environment. MORE

Author Priscilla Cummings Visits Boys Latin School

Priscilla Cummings visited Boys Latin School on January 3rd. She described her life as an author and engaged their middle school boys in a discussion regarding her book Red Kayak, which sixth graders read before the holiday break. MORE

Cambridge School Hosts Invention Convention

5th Graders at Cambridge School recently hosted their annual Invention Convention. Students designed and implemented inventions that included simple machines, foresaw and addressed problems, and presented their inventions to classmates and other students. MORE

Harford School Students Love Pizza 

This video of Harford Day School students singing about pizza — in French — is too cute not to share. Even if National Pizza Day is still a few weeks away… MORE

Franklin High School Senior to Participate in United States Senate Youth Program

Jamie Roa, a senior at Franklin High School, has been selected to represent Maryland in the prestigious 56th Annual United States Senate Youth Program. Just two student leaders per state are selected. Congrats, Jamie! MORE

McDonogh School Announces 13th Head of School

McDonogh School is pleased to announce the appointment of David J. Farace ’87 as the 13th Head of McDonogh School effective July 1, 2019. Learn more about this alumnus, former employee, and past parent. MORE

Park School 8th Graders Learn How Design is Used in Public Health

Eva Fury and Lamont Bryant from the Star Track Adolescent Health Program at the University of Maryland School of Medicine worked with Park School eighth grade students as part of the Advoc8 program — a multi-disciplinary project designed for students to seek topics of interest and take on roles as advocates for change. Eva and Lamont shared how they use design in their public health work and helped our eighth grade students dig deeper to find the root causes of social issues, introducing them to the “five whys” tool. MORE

Perry Hall Elementary School Fifth Graders Set Goals with Student Athletes from Towson University

Towson University men’s basketball and women’s track and field teams visited Perry Hall Elementary last week to discuss goal setting. According to the Tigers’ website, athletes discussed the importance of goal setting with the classes, shared some personal stories about their unique journeys to Towson, and had fun asking questions. By the end of their time, they even had students dancing in the aisles.  MORE

Roland Park Country School’s Director of Athletics Inducted into Hall of Fame

RPCS Director of Athletics Carol Hatton was inducted into the Baltimore chapter of the US Lacrosse Hall of Fame on January 13. MORE

5th Graders at St. Paul’s School for Girls Learn About Ancient Egypt

Each year, 5th grade students at St. Paul’s School for girls complete a unit on Ancient Egypt. Last week, students visited The Walters Art Museum and talked to to curators and experts in their Ancient Egypt exhibition. MORE


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