Curious about what’s happening at area schools this week? James McHenry Elementary/Middle will offer the Ingenuity program next year, St. Philip Neri Catholic School won a $20K Award, Westheimer Prize Recipients from Park School share their experiences abroad, and more.

Baltimore Schools News: November 8, 2018

Boys’ Latin School and Garrison Forest Offer Screening of “Angst” on November 14th

The community is invited to join Garrison Forest and Boys’ Latin School parents for a special screening of the documentary, Angst: Raising Awareness Around Anxiety. There are two options for documentary viewing times:
8:30 AM – 10:00 AM at Garrison Forest (Middle School Auditorium) and 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM at Boys’ Latin (Student Commons ). Each screening will be followed by a brief conversation with Head of GFS Chris Hughes, Head of Boys’ Latin Chris Post, GFS Director of Counseling and MS Counselor Lisa Fleck, US Counselor Aminah Wells, LS Counselor Shondra Cowling and Boys’ Latin Director of Counseling and US Counselor Megan Kenney, MS Counselor Cassidy Belz and LS Counselor Shirelle Flowers. MORE

James McHenry Elementary/Middle School  Will Offer Ingenuity Program Next Year

The Ingenuity Project will now be offered at James McHenry Elementary/Middle School next year, the fourth middle school to offer this challenging STEM program. Not familiar with the Ingenuity Project? It’s a  comprehensive, advanced math and science instructional program for gifted and advanced Baltimore City students in grades 6-12. MORE

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Halloween Goes “STEM” at Maryland International School

Students at Maryland International School had a great time celebrating Halloween! The lower school students participated in STEM-O-WEEN, where our 1st-3rd graders made disappearing ghosts, candy corn towers, and slime and 4th and 5th graders made candy catapults, weight-bearing spider webs, and a bone-tower-of-terror! Meanwhile, upper school students enjoyed a Mystery Masquerade in the afternoon. MORE

Notre Dame Prep Presents Once On this Island

Once on the Island premieres on Friday and runs through the weekend at Notre Dame Prep. Shows are November 9 and 10 at 7:30 p.m. and November 11 at 3:00 pm. Take a look at their trailer!

Pleasant Plains Elementary Collects Pumpkins for the Zoo

The Pleasant Plains Elementary Go Green Club spent Sunday collecting pumpkins in the community. Instead of going to the landfall, these pumpkins are headed to the Plumpton Park Zoo so animals can enjoy a tasty treat. They collected 87 pumpkins! MORE

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Westheimer Prize Recipients from Park School Share Stories from Abroad

Each year, Park School sophomores and juniors are invited to apply for the Westheimer Prize. This award provides students – who could otherwise not afford the opportunity – with financial support for work, study, or service abroad during the summer. Prize winners are randomly selected from a pool of accepted applicants each January. Upon their return, students share their experiences with the Upper School community at a special assembly (pictured here) — last year’s recipients traveled abroad to Cuernavaca, Mexico, and Cusco, Peru. 

The Westheimer Prize was established by Park alumna Pat Westheimer ’61 in 2006 out of her deep conviction that immersion in another culture is a valuable component of a well-rounded education, and has the power to change young people’s lives. 

5th Graders at St. Paul’s Make Casseroles for Paul’s Place

Fifth graders from St. Paul’s School and St. Paul’s School for Girls worked together this morning to make casseroles that will be delivered to Paul’s Place. The students had a great time interacting with their peers across the campus, a benefit of their unique single-gender model with coordinated opportunities, as well as supporting Paul’s Place and the Baltimore community. (Pictured Above) MORE

St. Philip Neri Catholic School Wins $20K Award

Congratulations to St. Philip Neri Catholic School for receiving the Healey Education Foundation Founder’s Award and Development Award for growth in enrollment and of the Annual Fund. The entire school community gathered today to receive the $20,000 award from the foundation. MORE

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