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Boys Latin Robotics Team Places Fourth in World Competition

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Boys' Latin

On Saturday, April 27, the Boys’ Latin Upper School Robotics Team, Lumberjack Robotics #2534, stepped onto Ford Field in Detroit, MI for the final round of the FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) World Championships and walked off with a fourth-place finish! No other team from Baltimore made it to Worlds, and no other team from Maryland advanced to the finals, also known as Einsteins.

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.

Roboquake on Lake Returns to Boys’ Latin This Saturday, 1/26

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Boys' Latin Robo
For the third year in a row, Boys’ Latin School will host a FIRST LEGO League Tournament and a FIRST LEGO League Junior Expo on Saturday, January 26, 2019. Called “Roboquake on Lake,” this exciting, hands-on day will provide FIRST LEGO League teams from the local area with an opportunity to showcase their hard work and share their inventions with fellow teams and with the community. Over 200 students will participate and over 50 volunteers will be used to make “Roboquake on Lake” a success. Both events are free and open to spectators so come check it out with the family – it’s out of this world!

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.

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.

Congratulations to Gilman’s Class of 2018

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Gilman Graduation Ceremony 2018

The 115 members of Gilman’s Class of 2018 marked their high school graduation on Sunday, June 10. Speakers included valedictorian Matthew Ziwen Mu, Board of Trustees President Scott Wieler, and Headmaster Henry P.A. Smyth. Before the graduates received their diplomas, several students won awards for scholarship, athletic performance, or community service. In what has become a tradition, Gilman’s a cappella group, the Traveling Men, sang “The Parting Song,” based on a 17th-century Scottish song. To conclude the ceremony, pairs of graduates left the stage with a special handshake, hug, or selfie. Congratulations to these new Gilman alumni:

Carey Foundation Endows College Counseling Center and Lecture Series at Gilman School

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Ribbon cutting during the dedication of the renovated Carey Hall in 2007.

Headmaster Henry P. A. Smyth announced a $3 million investment from the W. P. Carey Foundation to endow the Gilman School college counseling program. This leadership gift to the School’s First Things First campaign is the largest donation to support college counseling received by the School. 

Toddler Tuesdays at Calvert School May 29 – Free event for children ages 2 and 3

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Calvert Tuesday Toddler DaysEnjoy a special story time and activity with your toddler. This event is open to children ages two to three. Healthy snacks will be served.

Toddler Tuesdays at Calvert School – Free event for children ages 2 and 3

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Calvert Tuesday Toddler DaysEnjoy a special story time and activity with your toddler. This event is open to children ages two to three. Healthy snacks will be served.

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