Friends School students Katrina Brazhnikov ’20 and Tricie Ledakis ’19 have been selected to represent the United States on the U.S. Delegation to the International Olympiada of Spoken Russian, which will take place in Moscow, December 2-8, 2018. Sponsored by The Pushkin Institute, MAPRYAL (International Association of Teachers of Russian Language and Literature), ACTR (American Councils of Teachers of Russian) and American Councils for International Education, the elite competition will feature delegations of high school students from four continents and 35 nations, including China, Cyprus, Peru, and Syria. (This will be the third consecutive year Friends School students have represented the United States at the International Olympiada in Moscow. Ryan Hardy ’19 was named to the U.S. Delegation in 2017 and Kyle Spawn ’17 in 2016. Prior to that Friends alumnae Kara Woo ’08 and Sarah Wilson ‘04, had been selected.)
Each year, the eighth-grade students of GreenMount School travel to a remote part of the United States or to another country as part of their Immersion Program. Students are immersed in the destination, learning about the geography, history, and culture of the people who call that area home. Students generally travel in the spring for 6-9 days, depending on the destination and goals of the trip. Recently, students traveled to Iceland to experience the raw beauty in nature and immerse themselves in the study of geology and Icelandic culture. In other years, the students have traveled to the Canyonlands of Utah, Costa Rica, the Netherlands, Scotland, and Spain. Academic preparation includes an independent study project on the country to inform travel and communication.
Ahead of a school board vote tonight on whether to close Banneker Blake Academy for Arts and Sciences, an all-boys charter aimed at underserved black youth, the school’s founders argue that school district officials are singling them out on the basis of fabricated violations.
“It’s completely untrue,” executive director Carl Stokes, a former city councilman and school board member, said of the claims made in the school district’s Oct. 23 renewal report recommending the Banneker Blake Academy’s closure, which focused heavily on numerous alleged failures to document the delivery of special needs services to students.
This month, Middle Schoolers of the Friends School of Baltimore fanned out across the city and surrounding areas for Quaker Community Day, a time when students and teachers put aside their planners and laptops to engage in hands-on service and environmental stewardship. From harvesting crops for the hungry at First Fruits Farm and reading to children at Govans Elementary School, to protecting trails from invasive species at Irvine Nature Center, the Friends students rolled up their sleeves and immersed themselves in the work and camaraderie of the day.
St. Paul’s School for Girls, the private college prep institution in Brooklandville with a sister (brother?) boys’ school, has named a new top administrator.
The Park School of Baltimore Middle and Upper School “Hands on, Minds on” Open House (Grades 6-12): Sunday, October 28 | 1 PM – 3 PM
The Park School of Baltimore hosts a range of admission events this fall, including a Middle and Upper School “Hands-On, Minds-On” Open House on Sunday, October 28 from 1-3 p.m. Park’s inspired and inspiring faculty members lead these Open House experiences for students and their parents — offering a selection of curricular and co-curricular activities with the opportunity to engage hands and minds. Learn more about Park’s unique approach to learning, the affordability of a Park education, and The Malone Scholar Program at The Park School of Baltimore.