Maryland Department of Education releases new report card for school performance, Baltimore City Schools host School Choice Fair, St. Paul’s Schools “Enhance the Ravens’ Guest/Fan Experience,” and more. Here’s what’s happening this week in Baltimore Schools.

Baltimore Schools News This Week: December 5, 2018

Maryland Department of Education Released New Report Card for School Performance

The 2018-19 Maryland School Report Card, released today, provides educators and parents with the most complete picture of school and school system performance in State history. The Report Card, for the first time, includes a broad selection of performance indicators to help measure how schools are doing. In addition to student success and growth on State tests in English Language Arts and mathematics, the Maryland Report Card factors in progress in achieving English language proficiency for English Learners, chronic absenteeism, preparation for postsecondary success, access to a well-rounded curriculum and graduation rate.  In the coming years, it will include the results of a student and faculty survey. MORE

Baltimore City Schools School Choice Fair

Baltimore City Public Schools’ Choice Fair is on December 8th! The fair takes place from 10 AM – 3 PM at the Baltimore Convention Center. Families with students in 4th, 5th, 7th, and 8th grades are encouraged to attend to learn about school options. MORE

Boys’ Latin Partners with Sharebaby

Boys’ Latin lower school student council visited Sharebaby last week and helped wrap over 7800 diapers! Boys’ Latin is the first all-boys school to volunteer at Sharebaby.  Sharebaby provides diapers, clothing, and gear to community organizations working to ensure that Baltimore’s young children get the best start in life. The lower school student council will share their experience with the entire lower school in conjunction with an upcoming diaper drive that the boys will host. MORE

Dumbarton Middle School Eighth Graders Raise Thousands to Support Girls’ Education

Many middle school language arts classes follow a pattern: Read a book, write an essay, rinse and repeat. But this year, Dumbarton Middle School language arts teacher Justin DePrima’s eighth-grade classes broke the mold, raising thousands of dollars to support girls’ education through the Washington-based nonprofit Malala Fund for a class project. MORE

Design Thinking at The St. Paul's Schools - Photo Courtesy of The St. Paul's School for Girls Facebook Page

The St. Paul’s School’s “Enhance the Ravens’ Guest/Fan Experience” 

Recently, the Design Thinking students at St. Paul’s School for Girls and St. Paul’s School visited M&T Bank Stadium for a one-of-a-kind behind-the-scenes tour, thanks to the head of Guest Relations, Rich Tamayo! They visited all levels of the stadium, including the ground level, club level, suites, and the press box. They also got a sneak peak of the Ravens’ locker room and lots of Ravens swag. Throughout their time there, they discussed the involvement of guest relations in each area and the training and protocol that goes into the preparation for each home game. This is just the start of their second project of the year where they will “Enhance the Ravens’ Guest/Fan Experience.” MORE

St. Pius X School Hosts Breakfast with Santa on Saturday

Enjoy breakfast from Rise Biscuits Donuts while your little elves make holiday crafts in Santa’s workshop on Saturday, December 8th! Their Holiday Market will be in full swing, just in time for holiday gift shopping for family and friends. Don’t forget to let your little ones, or even the whole family, get a photo with Santa! Santa will arrive at 9:00 am. Grab your Christmas tree at St. Pius X’s annual Christmas Tree and Wreath Sale which will also be open that day. And don’t forget to stop by the Sweet Shop for fabulous homemade baked goods and sweet treats! MORE

 

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