September 2, 2014


Next week, thousands of people will visit Fort McHenry to celebrate the 200th anniversary of our national anthem—and Francis Scott Key Elementary/Middle School is lucky to be down the street from such a special event.

The Star-Spangled Spectacular event is September 9 to 16, and our students will participate in many activities tied to the celebration. On Monday, September 8,students and staff are asked to wear red, white and blue to show our Baltimore and national pride and kick off the week of events. On Tuesday, September 9, a group of Francis Scott Key students will join thousands of other Maryland students at Fort McHenry to create a living American flag and try to set a world record in the process. And on Friday, September 12, we will sing the national anthem as a school and may have the chance to watch the Blue Angels practice their stunts in the skies overhead!


Though we expect more traffic around the school the week of the event and significant congestion on Friday, school will open and dismiss at its regularly scheduled time every day that week. Yellow school buses will pick up and depart from school at their usual times, though they maybe late returning to their drop-off locations, particularly on Friday afternoon. (But if you or somebody else usually meets your student at the bus stop, please plan to arrive at your usual time.)


Please do not hesitate to contact the school at (410) 396-1503 if you have any questions, or visit for more information about the event.


Let’s show the city how proud we are of our school and our namesake!




Mary McComas
Principal, Francis Scott Key Elementary/Middle School


School Uniform
Light blue polo shirts  and Khaki bottoms
 (Pre-K -Grade 5)
Navy blue polo shirts and Khaki bottoms
 (Grades 6-8)

Note: Parents should also buy 1-2 navy blue sweatshirts or cardigans (no hoods) for the winter months. 

School Uniforms
Baltimore Urban Debate League
S.Y 2013-2014


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