Family code nights, biomes, smARTS week, magnet school awards, and more! Here are this week’s Baltimore school news highlights — and a glimpse at how kids in Baltimore are learning.


Baltimore City Schools is hosting a Family Code Night on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 from 6:00-7:30pm at Fort Worthington Elementary Middle School. Coding activities will include both plugged and unplugged fun. This session is for elementary students (K-5) and they are asking that each child be paired with an adult. No prior coding experience needed. Dinner will be provided!

Did you know Boys’ Latin School has a math club? The club, which was founded last year by Matthew Kleiser ‘17, is completely student initiated and run and now has more than 40 upper school members. Every Tuesday, club members meet during lunch to hone their analytical and problem-solving skills and to prepare for mathematics competitions at the state and national level.  

Cardinal Sheehan School’s Choir (you know, the elementary and middle school kids that broke the internet with their viral videos and made a stellar appearance on Good Morning America?) has rescheduled their Faye Wilkes Perry benefit concert for March 23rd at Calvert Hall. Catch these amazing kids LIVE and help their scholarship program!

Congratulations Cromwell Valley Magnet School! The Baltimore County Public Elementary School has been named a National Magnet School of Excellence. This comes on the heels of being one of 55 schools to be nationally certified by Magnet Schools of America.

Check out one of the gorgeous performances at Garrison Forest School‘s Upper School Black History Month celebration last week.

A group of Greenspring Montessori Upper Elementary and Adolescent students traveled to New York for the annual Montessori Model United Nations Conference last week. Representing the countries of Ukraine, Guyana, and Bolivia, students researched topics ranging from diplomatic protection and threats to international peace to social development surrounding youth, aging, and disabilities.

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smARTS Week is underway at Harford Day School this week! Middle School students are having a great time creating and learning about everything from poetry to Gospel singing; cooking to Bollywood dancing; photography to meditation; and so much more!

After reading a number of non-fiction books on a variety of topics, the second grade at McDonogh School created a museum of their newfound knowledge. Their displays were exhibited on Wednesday, March 7 for their classmates, third and fourth graders, and many interested faculty and staff. 

“How do abiotic and biotic factors interact within a biome to keep the biome balanced?” Using the concepts they learned about ecology and the environment, Roland Park Country School 7th Graders recently answered this question by creating models and posters to show their knowledge about biomes. 

Drew Bove, a kindergarten student at Stoneleigh Elementary, raised $7,200 for the American Heart Association by completing push-ups in addition to his participation in Jump Rope For Heart. He raised the second-most of any Jump Rope for Heart participant in the state. 

Fourth Graders at St. Paul’s School have been in Neverland this week… congrats on a great production of Disney’s Peter Pan Junior!

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