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Kick Off the Holidays With the 2014 Baltimore Fishbowl Holiday Gift Guide

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Yes, it’s that time of year again. Time to make your list and check it twice and figure out what to get both the naughty and the nice!  Every year we try to solve that problem by with a selection of gifts from local stores.  Who are you shopping for? Mom? Dad?  Your best friend?  Look through our gallery and you’re sure to find something. We have gift ideas for everyone on your list.  We will update every week, so check back for more, and remember to shop local this season! (click on the pic to be taken to the retailer’s site)

Park School Holiday Artisan Market - Pet portraits. You know you need one of these! Brooke from Fuzzy Mug does a really beautiful job of capturing the likeness of your furry family member.
Park School Holiday Artisan Market – Pet portraits. You know you need one of these! Brooke from Fuzzy Mug does a really beautiful job of capturing the likeness of your furry family member.

 

 Pictured: Tim McFadden, "Multi-Color Vessel", Handblown Glass, Dimensions: 14 x 14 x 16 in. Price: $1,200.00 Give the gift that resonates throughout the year with a unique piece of art. Tim McFadden is a Maryland based artist who employs intricate blown glass techniques to create his beautiful vessels. Each organically shaped piece is made exclusively by hand, a beautiful one of a kind centerpiece in any home.- Renaissance Fine Arts
Pictured: Tim McFadden, “Multi-Color Vessel”, Handblown Glass, Dimensions: 14 x 14 x 16 in. Price: $1,200.00
Give the gift that resonates throughout the year with a unique piece of art. Tim McFadden is a Maryland based artist who employs intricate blown glass techniques to create his beautiful vessels. Each organically shaped piece is made exclusively by hand, a beautiful one of a kind centerpiece in any home.- Renaissance Fine Arts

Park School Offers a Firsthand Look This Friday

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from the Park School website:

We hope you’ll visit the campus to experience Park first hand. During a tour we will offer you the opportunity to glimpse into our stimulating classrooms, step into the Arts and Athletic Centers to observe the co-curricular work of students, and meet personally with a member of the Admission Team.

Attend an Admission Event

Park School Holiday Artisan Market – An Artisan Craft Show

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Pet portraits. You know you need one of these! Brooke from Fuzzy Mug does a really beautiful job of capturing the likeness of your furry family member.

Baltimore, MD – The 10th annual Holiday Artisan Market will be held on Wednesday, December 4, 2014 at The Park School of Baltimore, 2425 Old Court Road, 21208. The show will run from 3:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. and feature talented artists and craftspeople from the Baltimore area.

Tours With Principals Tomorrow at Park School – Register Today

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Tours With Principals Tomorrow at Park School – Register Today

At this unique event, prospective parents tour the school’s facilities and hear from the Head of School, and Lower, Middle and Upper School principals.

Tuesday, October 7 • Friday, November 7 • Friday, December 12

8:45 – 10:30 am

Click Here to Register

Park School Astroturf: Open and Competition-Ready

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from the Park School website:

Consistent with the Park School philosophy, character development is an essential component of our athletics program. Our physical education classes and interscholastic teams strive to teach basic skills, produce confident, conscientious, and ethical athletes, and encourage a lifetime model for fitness and health.DCIM100GOPRO

Into the Arctic: Park School Program Takes Students on Research Adventure

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Mother polar bear and her cub, captured on a Park School Arctic research trip. Photo courtesy of J. Gorman.
Mother polar bear and her cub, captured on a Park School Arctic research trip. Photo courtesy of J. Gorman.

Picture this: You’re crouched low in a tundra buggy, in the middle of Canada’s Wapusk National Park, an isolated area near the edge of the Arctic Circle where the ratio of polar bears to humans is about 19 to one—950 polar bears live in the area; only 50 or so humans traverse this sparsely populated region each year. One of the privileged few, you’re waiting for a polar bear to come lumbering along within close enough range for you to snap its picture, which will then be used in ground-breaking research measuring the effect of climate change on this animal species. Incidentally, you’re a rising junior in high school.

MICA Graduate Student Stretches Boundaries of Teaching Art

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Park exhibitThere’s a lot of talk these days coming out of art institutions about making art more accessible to the broader community. Then there are graduate students like Qianfei Wang, who has taken this message to heart and developed an amazing project that’s allowed hundreds of Baltimore-area students to experience art in a whole new light.

Wang is a MICA graduate student studying Curatorial Practice, the first graduate-level program of its kind in the country. As part of her studies, Wang designed an independent project with two objectives: to focus on a new way of presenting an exhibit and to forge connections among art, artists, and the community. Before she began, Wang spent an entire semester observing and researching at the Park School and the Baltimore Lab School. She then decided that her project, Language+: Let’s art a conversation!, would be well-received in both academic environments.

A Hollywood-via-Baltimore Story

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If you’ve got a good half-hour to spare this Thursday morning, I recommend checking out “A Hollywood Ending,” Maccabee Montandon’s story of two Baltimore brothers (and Park School graduates) who moved to Los Angeles in the early 1990s with hopes of — you guessed it — making it in Hollywood. Needless to say, things didn’t turn out as planned.

May 1: Take a First Look at Park School

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catch of the day fish (2)Imagine this: a school setting that has as one of its core values, “an unshakable belief in children’s capacity to enjoy learning, to act rationally, and to grow when inspired by highly qualified, caring teachers.” Wow. And if it sounds ambitious (or even overly optimistic), you can add to your mental picture that this school has been nurturing and educating young people in this way for 100 years. That’s right—this progressive and thoughtful educational philosophy has been at work here in our own backyard for an entire century. Clearly, this philosophy works. Guided by the educational philosophy of John Dewey, the school offers non-sectarian learning with integrated experiences in athletics, the arts, and civic engagement. On Friday, May 1st, from 8:45-10:30am,  interested parents are invited to “take a first look” to discover the remarkable teaching and learning that is distinctive to a Park education.

Q&A with Newbery Award Winner and Park School Librarian Laura Amy Schlitz

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Laura Amy Schlitz signs her latest novel for a Park School student. Credit: Park School of Baltimore.
Laura Amy Schlitz signs her latest novel for a Park School student. Credit: Park School of Baltimore.

Park School librarian Laura Amy Schlitz doesn’t only read books to students. She also tells them stories that she makes up. Some of them she writes down. Not only have several of these been published; two have been honored by the Newbery Committee, which bestows the most esteemed recognition to U.S. children’s authors. In 2008, the 57-year-old lifelong Baltimore resident was awarded the Newbery Medal for Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! Voices from a Medieval Village, a series of monologues about life in a 13th century English village as told by the village’s children. Just last week, Schlitz learned that her latest book, the gothic novel Splendors and Glooms, was one of three books to earn the title of 2013 Newbery Honor by the American Library Association.

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