Robotics wins, cultural arts festivals, school counselors week, art projects, and more. Here are this week’s Baltimore school news highlights — and a glimpse at how kids in Baltimore are learning.

S(cool) News: Baltimore Schools News Highlights This Week

Baltimore County Public Schools Celebrates School Counselors Week

Baltimore County Public Schools is celebrating National School Counselors Week by featuring some of their dedicated staff who support students in so many ways. Check out their Facebook Page for videos! MORE

Boys’ Latin Participates in Teen Dating Violence Awareness Week

Last week marked the kick-off of Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, and Boys’ Latin used it as an opportunity to kick off a week of awareness events by BL’s One Laker | One Love Club. Each day, club members shared  facts, statistics, resources and other helpful information around teen dating violence prevention. All of this week’s events culminated with a class-wide reflection session, where upper school students can share thoughts and reactions to all of the activities from the week. MORE

Bryn Mawr School Upper School Dance Company Performs This Weekend

The Bryn Mawr School’s Upper School Dance Company performs this weekend! Join them Friday (2/9) at 7 p.m. and Saturday (2/10) at 4 p.m. for these can’t miss performances. Get your tickets at brynmawrschool.org/tickets. Here’s a behind the scenes look at how dancers have been getting ready…

Calvert School Art Students Create Art for SPCA Fundraiser

Lower School and Middle School art classes created portraits of animals adopted by the Maryland SPCA in 2017 for the 5th annual fundraiser, Kindness for Paws Art Show. The artwork is on display at the White Marsh Mall, in front of Macy’s, until February 11th. This Sunday, from 11:00 A.M. until 1:00 P.M., a name-your-donation art sale to benefit the homeless pets of the Maryland SPCA will be held. Artwork is sold on a first come, first served basis with a suggested donation of $5. MORE

Calvert School Portraits

Federal Hill Prep Students Go To City Council Hearing

Federal Hill Prep green initiative students have been learning about environmental impact of polystyrene (styrofoam) products, and have been attending planning and community meetings about it for over two years. This week, they attended the Baltimore City Council hearing about a proposed ban of the product in food service facilities. MORE

John Ruhrah Elementary/Middle School Robotics Team Wins Design Award

Congrats to the JREMS Robotics Team 11150C! They won the Design Award at Saturday’s Hopkins Robotics Cup. They will go on to the Maryland State Competition on March 3rd! MORE

Glyndon Elementary Designated a School of Character

Glyndon Elementary is the only school in Maryland to be designated by Character.org as a State School of Character for 2018. Just 64 schools nationwide earned this honor. MORE

Gilman School Hosts Cultural Arts Festival

Sunday, February 11th from 12 noon – 3 pm, Gilman School will present the 15th Annual Cultural Arts Festival, which promotes understanding, education, respect, and friendship by showcasing art, history, music, customs, performances, and foods of various cultures. The event, celebrating the rich diversity within the Gilman community, is free and open to the public. Parents and their children will learn first-hand about countries including Malaysia, Nigeria, India, Iran, Lebanon, Costa Rica, Jamaica, Nepal, Germany, Ireland, and more. MORE

Pine Grove Elementary School Creates Bottle Cap Mural

Check out the beautiful Pine Grove Elementary collage made entirely of bottle caps! Pine Grove’s after school art club of 20 Grade 4 and 5 students, led by art teacher Kaytee Lurz, designed and created the mural. Students from every grade level saved bottle caps. Some serious Panda Pride! MORE

Roland Park Country School 7th Grader Organizes Lower School Book Swap

RPCS Middle School Student Lily Milstone contacted Lower School Librarian Beverly Edwards in the Fall of 2015 to propose a book swap as her community service project for her Bat Mitzvah. Over a year later, Lily’s hard work and dedication to her project resulted in a donation to the Maryland Book Bank of over 1,800 books! MORE

St. Paul’s School Students Superhero Drawing Project

St. Paul’s School’s youngest students learned about what they can do for their community through a superhero drawing project in Lower School Art. Starting with a prompt to think about their own super powers, students illustrated ways they can help others such as super speed to carry groceries or super listening to friends and teachers. MORE

(cool) progeny publishes our s(cool) news highlights on Tuesdays. Highlights include education news from our independent school partners and area public schools. To be considered for next week’s highlights, please email your school news to hello@coolprogeny.com. Slider image courtesy of Baltimore County Public School’s Facebook Page.