This holiday season The Elf on the Shelf® Scout Elves return to center stage for the live musical that has captured the hearts of families everywhere. Inspired by the beloved box set The Elf on the Shelf®: A Christmas Tradition, this touring stage production is a thrilling spectacle of music and dance that transports audiences to the North Pole to glimpse the magical lives of Santa’s Scout Elves.
Matt Walsh, Head of School | Glenelg Country School
Matt Walsh has spent 30 years as an independent school educator. Upon his graduation from Georgetown University, he earned an MA from Middlebury College and went on to hold positions as a teacher, coach, associate academic dean, division head, and head. He joined Glenelg Country School in July 2021 as its tenth head of school. Matt was previously the president and head of school at Pulaski Academy in Little Rock, Ark. During his nine-year tenure, the school secured a $2 million dollar merit scholarship endowment, enhanced its athletics facilities, revamped its social emotional learning program, expanded its fine and performing arts program across all three divisions, constructed a new student commons, and developed a strategic marketing plan. Matt also served as Headmaster at LaGrange Academy, a co-ed K-12 independent school in LaGrange, Ga. Walsh is fluent in Spanish and French and an avid reader of political history, biography, and social psychology. He and his wife have three children, two of whom are new Dragons in Glenelg Country School’s upper and middle schools.
Harriette Wienner and her husband Stephen, both born and bred Baltimoreans, originally met in high school while working at local hangout Mike’s Pizza in Pikesville. Their paths crossed again after college, and together, they have raised three adult children in the heart of Jewish Baltimore – Katie, 25, Jenny, 23 and Alex, 21.
Harriette and her family are committed to caring for individuals facing challenges both here at home and in Israel. Twelve years ago, their family hosted one of the very first shinshin (Israeli emissary) who is now an integral part of their extended family. The idea of volunteering and giving back to their community continues to be a central part of their lives. Here is their story.
The Waldorf School of Baltimore believes part of whole-child education includes helping students develop and nurture a healthy relationship with the environment.
After navigating a year of outdoor learning in the midst of a global pandemic, the school expanded its program by adding an additional kindergarten class. The newly added Forest Kindergarten class is being held from a new outdoor learning space that includes a hillside amphitheater, outdoor tools, swings, hammocks and a mud kitchen – all tucked away into the woods filled with trees and wildlife.
The Ivy is delighted to welcome Alec Ross for a reading and conversation about his new book The Raging 2020’s: Companies, Countries, People, and the Fight for Our Future. Alec will be in conversation with The Ivy’s owner, Emma Snyder. Join The Ivy in-person on their back patio at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 21.
Park’s Head of School Dan Paradis will host a series of divisional evening events on Zoom this fall. He’ll be available to answer your questions about Park’s philosophy and mission, and he’ll share what he hopes you’ll consider when exploring schools for the next school year. Zoom information will be shared in advance of the event.
Claire Galloway, Jason Widney, Amanda Densmoor, Sean Tillery, and Ka Nyoung Yoo will perform music by Robert Schumann, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Samuel Barber, Jean Sibelius, Libby Larsen, Kurt Weill, Alban Berg, Gabriel Fauré, and John Kander, beautiful songs from Indonesia, and new works by Daniel Gilliam and Erik Franklin.
SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL LEARNING
St. John’s Parish Day School (SJPDS) prioritizes developing the social-emotional well-being and skills of their students by integrating Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) into their daily curriculum and programs. This teaching approach helps children recognize, understand, and manage their emotions and stress. It also nurtures children’s abilities to recognize the emotions of others, develop empathy, and build healthy relationships and interpersonal skills.
BOYS’ LATIN OPEN HOUSE
Sunday, October 24
Program starts at 10 AM
Don’t miss Boys’ Latin’s Open House on Sunday, October 24 at 10 AM. You will have the chance to interact with faculty and School leadership, tour our campus and hear from Headmaster Chris Post. Learn how, even through the most complex of times, we put the needs of our students first – ensuring they are connected, engaged and thriving. See for yourself all a Boys’ Latin education has to offer.