May 12, 2023
Good News from City Schools - May 12, 2023
Championships, innovative programs, exciting opportunities, and prestigious recognitions: there is always something to celebrate in City Schools!
Here are just a few of the good news items from this week:
Awards and Competitions
- We announced City Schools' 2023 Teacher of the Year: Jared Perry, an instrumental music teacher at Booker T. Washington! Watch a recap of the surprise visit where Dr. Santelises, Principal Ford, and his colleagues gave him the good news.
- Jétzibe won the Crossroads School's Spanish Spelling Bee! Jétzibe will represent Maryland at the National Spanish Spelling Bee Competition. ¡Felicidades!
- BSA senior Cassidy Reigel was named one of the 20 U.S. Presidential Scholars in the Arts. Of 702 talented Young Arts award winners, Cassidy made it to the top and is now part of a prestigious group of scholars. Click here to read the announcement.
- The Spring City Schools sports championships for badminton, baseball, bocce, lacrosse, softball, tennis, and track and field are underway! Make sure you follow the Athletics Twitter account to see all the winners!
- Students Alinna and Christian from BIA won the French Honor Society Creative Writing Contest hosted by the American Association of the Teachers of French. Click here to see photos on BIA's Facebook!
- BSA senior Quinn Bryant was one of the five honors student artists selected for the Reginald F. Lewis Museum's 18th Annual High School Juried Art Show: Black Futures, Black Imagining. The exhibition runs until July 26, 2023. Check Quinn's picture on BSA's Twitter!
- Congratulations to our Maryland History Day Winners from Roland Park. Moira won in the Jr. Paper section, and Tomas won in the Jr. Individual Website section. To read the complete list of Maryland History Day winners, click here.
Student, Staff & School News
- City Schools held a Family and Community Youth Board Forum. City Schools student reporter Ryan from Augusta Fells Savage Institute of Visual Arts shared a glimpse into this student-focused event. Watch it now on City Schools TV.
- The Hippodrome Foundation is partnering with the Baltimore Design School to give students hands-on experience in the theatre industry. Students created costumes inspired by SIX to be displayed at the Hippodrome Theater until May 14. Read about it on WMAR.
- Baer School recently held its annual Transition Fair, where families receive support to plan for their students transitioning out of school. It's also an opportunity to learn about and connect with resources and organizations that help young adults with special needs.
- City Schools has been named one of the 25 winners of the Energy CLASS Prize, a $100,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to establish, train, and support school energy managers. These Energy Champions will develop projects and skills to lower energy costs, improve indoor air quality, and enhance learning environments in their communities. Read the announcement here.
- Fallstaff had a ribbon cutting for their new playground. Mayor Scott, City Council President Nick Mosby, and Councilman Isaac Yitzy Schleifer were on hand to cut the ribbon - and to try out the playground! Follow Fallstaff on Facebook to see more photos from the event.
- Y.O. Academy students took a field trip to Wonderfly Arena thanks to Elev8 Baltimore. Click here to see a video from their trip on Instagram.
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