This week’s school highlights: Baltimore County Public School art teachers honored, Bryn Mawr launches Social Innovation Program with UPenn, Francis Scott Key Elementary third graders help close out Fleet Week at Ft. McHenry, and MORE. 

Baltimore Schools News: October 10

BCPS Art Teachers Honored

Eight art teachers from Baltimore County Public Schools will be honored by the Maryland Art Education Association (MAEA) during its annual conference. In addition to six districtwide winners, two BCPS educators will receive state-level awards. Stacey Bentley of Summit Park Elementary School, will be named Maryland Elementary Level Art Educator of the Year, and Linda McConaughy, retired visual arts supervisor, will be named Maryland Emeritus Art Educator of the Year. MORE

Bryn Mawr Launches Social Innovation Program with UPenn 

Bryn Mawr is launching a thirteen-week Social Innovators Program at Bryn Mawr through a partnership with The University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy and Schoolyard Ventures, an organization that develops university-level, real-world learning opportunities for ambitious high school students. The program guides students in launching ventures of their own that create value and positive impact on society. Upon completion of the course, students earn a Certificate in Social Entrepreneurship from the University of Pennsylvania. MORE

Calvert School’s BEES for BARCS

Each year the Calvert community comes together to celebrate healthy living, to bring together families and students, and to support a wonderful organization dedicated to improving the lives of our four-legged friends! The school’s Eighth Grade Community Life Captains are pleased to share their school-wide fundraiser to support the Baltimore Animal Rescue & Care Shelter (BARCS). The Bees for BARCS team will represent Calvert School on October 27th at BARCStoberfest in Patterson Park. Join them in supporting this meaningful student-led initiative to help this great organization. MORE

FSK Third Graders Close Out Fleet Week

FSK’s 3rd graders helped close out Fleet Week yesterday at Fort McHenry as all the ships from the U.S., Canada, and Great Britain departed Baltimore! Students sang the Star Spangled Banner at the birthplace of the song that Francis Scott Key wrote back in 1814! (Pictured above) MORE

Loyola Blakefield

launches New Capital Campaign

Loyola Blakefield has launched the public phase of a $27 million capital campaign, the largest fundraising goal in the 166-year history of the Catholic boys’ school. The initiative, dubbed “Ignite: The Campaign for Loyola Blakefield,” has already secured $23 million in commitments during a silent fundraising phase. A majority of the money will fund a new 50,000-square-foot academic building for students in grades 6-8. The building will include a learning commons, art studio, and laboratories for cyber science and robotics. MORE

New Century School

Students and Teachers at The New Century School make blankets for Project Linus. Image courtesy of The New Century School’s Facebook Page.

New Century School’s 2nd and 3rd Grade Students Make Blankets for Project Linus

New Century School’s 3rd-annual Project Linus service learning initiative happened last week, in which TNCS students made blankets to provide some solace for sick children. Project Linus has delivered more than 7 million blankets since 1995. MORE

The Community Is Invited to Hear Author Rachel Simmons at Roland Park Country School

Join Roland Park Country School on Wednesday, October 24 at 7:00pm for their annual Robinson Health Colloquium. We look forward to welcoming author Rachel Simmons for her talk titled “Raising and Educating Resilient, Courageous & Healthy Girls.” In her works “Enough As She Is,” and New York Times bestsellers “Odd Girl Out” and “The Curse of the Good Girl,” Rachel Simmons offers a clear picture of the challenges that parents and educators face when raising or teaching girls in the modern college acceptance and social media landscape. With compelling anecdotes, statistics, and personal insight, she opens up a much-needed conversation about navigating modern parenting, without ever reducing its complexities to simplistic “truths.” She also dives into the college application process, the impact of social media, self-affirmation and how best to talk with developing girls. Admission is FREE. MORE

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