School is back in session which means are weekly education round-ups are back! Find out how to join Baltimore City Schools’ CEO Sonja Santelises for education chats, learn about deadlines for county magnet school applications, get a peek at Cambridge School’s new digs, see a student-built robot in action, and MORE. Check out this week’s Baltimore school news.

Baltimore School News This Week: September 19

Baltimore City Public Schools to Hold Public Learning Chats for Families with CEO Sonja Santelises

Baltimore City Schools is inviting students and families to meet with CEO Sonja Santelises at an Enoch Pratt Free Library and talk about about reading, writing, speaking, and listening – and learning of all kinds, for all ages. Sessions begin on Monday, September 24th. MORE

Baltimore County Public Schools Magnet School Applications Now Available

Baltimore County Public Schools have released the Magnet Application for the 2019-2020 school year. Over the next few months, students and their families seeking additional information about magnet programs are invited to participate in the countywide Magnet EXPO!, regional application meetings, and school-based open house events. Applications for magnet programs must be postmarked by Friday, Nov. 16, 2018 (certified mailing recommended), or submitted online by 1 p.m. on that day. MORE

Cambridge School is getting new digs! 

Cambridge School, an independent, classical, and Christ-centered school serving students in Baltimore City and Baltimore County is getting a new home!  The school officially purchased the property at 6200 N. Charles Street (formerly Brown Memorial Presbyterian Church) on August 31 and is beginning to make plans to move to this permanent home in the coming year. MORE

Maryland International School

Maryland International School Students Take STEM Learning Outside

At MDIS, STEM education doesn’t just take place inside the classroom. Lower school students have planted a garden outside the main entrance where they are predicting, planning, observing, and measuring everything taking place. All of the recent rain certainly helped the flowers grow! MORE

McDonogh School

A Student-Built Robot Officially Opens Fader Innovation Center at McDonogh School

A student-built and operated robot took over the ribbon-cutting duties to officially open the Fader Innovation Center at McDonogh School during a ceremony attended by more than 500 Upper School students, faculty, and guests. The 7,000-square-foot academic building houses McDonogh’s burgeoning robotics and engineering programs as well as an auto bay where students can directly experience the fundamentals of physics, math, and chemistry by working on cars. The Fader Innovation Center is also intended to become a resource for the greater Baltimore community by providing entrepreneurship opportunities for students who have shown an aptitude for social innovation. MORE

Roland Park Country School

Roland Park Country School Student Featured on ESPNW

REDS Junior Mir McLean featured by espnW! McLean, a 5-foot-11 junior wing for Roland Park Country School, is the No. 36 prospect in the espnW HoopGurlz Super 60 for the 2020 class. She was an immediate starter as a freshman for Roland Park, scoring 18 points and grabbing 18 rebounds in the 2016-17 season opener against Ossining (New York), which was nationally ranked. MORE

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