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Garrison Forest School Receives Largest Gift in School History for Construction and Renovations

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Garrison Forest School Renovations

Garrison Forest School (GFS) received a $5 million gift to support several ongoing and future projects, including a full renovation of the main Upper School building and the construction of a new dormitory, both of which are slated for completion this summer. Gifted by an anonymous alumna donor, the donation represents the largest single philanthropic gift in the independent school’s 109-year history.

“The renovation of the Elinor Purves McLennan Library, the construction of the new dormitory and the complete renovation of the Upper School’s main building are projects designed to serve our students by making sure that our facilities match the high quality of our academic, residential and extracurricular programs,” said Head of School Chris Hughes.

Garrison Forest Girls Take on Woodworking

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Garrison School Woodworking Two years ago, a student told Garrison Forest Upper School art teacher Sarah Sachs about an Adirondack chair her brother made in a woodworking class at an area boys’ school. “I started looking into it and all of the boys’ schools had woodshops,” said Ms. Sachs. Yet, in her research, none of the area girls’ schools taught woodworking. This drove Ms. Sachs to begin her journey toward creating a woodworking class at Garrison Forest, which wrapped up its inaugural semester in January. She began by visiting one school, which has a woodworking department in each division, to start gathering ideas and learning more about the tools the students would need to get started. She was excited to realize that the GFS sculpture studio already had most of the required tools and she was able to purchase the remaining tools needed in order to launch the course.

Garrison Forest School Joins Inaugural Year of the New Maryland Interscholastic Cycling League

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Garrison Forest School Mountain Bike Team This fall marked the beginning of a first for GFS—and Maryland—as Garrison Forest added a mountain biking team to its list of Upper School fall sports. GFS joined the Maryland Interscholastic Cycling league, which is in its first year in the state, as the only girls’ school in Maryland to participate. The Maryland Interscholastic Cycling League was organized in 2017 to provide a fun, safe and high-quality mountain biking program for students in grades 6 to 12.

Saturday October 6 – Pumpkinfest at Irvine Nature Center – a Fall Festival for the Whole Family

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Pumpkinfest at Irvine Nature Center

This Saturday, October 6, head to Irvine Nature Center in Owings Mills for a Fall Festival for the whole family – PUMPKINFEST! Celebrate the delights of autumn with family and friends as you enjoy a wholesome day of music, food and fun. Hayrides, jugglers and pumpkin painting – OH MY! To purchase tickets, CLICK HERE.

Police charge five in March shooting at Owings Mills Target, including man targeted in alleged robbery

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Photo by Mike Mozart, via Flickr

A half a year after a gun was fired inside a Target café in Owings Mills, police today announced they’ve indicted five people, including the man who authorities say was set up to be robbed in a meet-up there.

Garrison Forest Senior Lila Bennett ’19 Helps Seal NYTS polo championship

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Garrison Polo

Garrison Forest polo player Lila Bennett ‘19 helped lead her team to victory in the National Youth Tournament Series (NYTS) championship in Colorado over Labor Day Weekend, beating the opposing girls’ team 6.5 to 1 to seal the championship. Lila represented the East Coast and competed as one of eight talented up-and-coming young female polo players from across the country in the first invitational Girls All-Star Challenge which took place alongside the Cecil Cup Challenge. Lila was selected from a pool of NYTS All-Stars named for their exceptional horsemanship, sportsmanship and skill, both on and off the field.

Get Financially Organized at T. Rowe Price’s Community Shred Event on 9/15

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T. Rowe Price Shred Event

Come get financially organized at T. Rowe Price’s Community Shred Event on Saturday September 15. Attendees can bring up to four bags of documents to have them safely shredded by Vangel, Inc. shredding services. Documents to shred include old bills, account statements, and other sensitive documents.

Garrison Forest School Graduating Seniors are Art School Bound

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GFS 2018 Art Schol BoundFor years, Garrison Forest School has joined many other schools across the nation in holding a “signing day” to celebrate athletes signing letters of intent to attend and play Division 1 college sports. On Tuesday, May 8, GFS recognized the school’s five students bound for art colleges with an inaugural Arts Signing Day.

Selling Handbags to End Domestic Violence

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Image via House of Ruth Maryland

Get ready to shop for a great cause this weekend, when House of Ruth Maryland invites holiday shoppers to their 12th annual B-More Bags Trunk Show and Sale on December 9, at Ruth’s Closet in Owings Mills.

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