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June 2022

Pre-k students at City Springs hit the books for their first-ever research projects

Budding animal experts share their knowledge with seventh-grade peers

During the class’ animal unit, Mrs. Lefrancois’ pre-k students at City Springs Elementary/Middle School were on the edge of their seats, with endless questions during each lesson. There was no way the class could cover each of their favorite animals…unless they tried something new. ...

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Going 3D: Students explore high tech learning in Verizon Immersive Media Labs

STEM-focused labs feature 3D printers, virtual reality headsets and powerful computers

It’s a real-world challenge that employees in the gaming industry face: “Create a virtual reality video game.” But in Holabird Academy’s Verizon Immersive Media Lab, it’s just one of many high-tech, hands-on projects engaging students in new technologies. ...

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Students stay engaged as summer approaches

Celebrations include pizza, slime-making, and laser tag

The end of a school year is a time to celebrate accomplishments, reflect on what we’ve learned, and look ahead at the progress and growth to come. All around City Schools, students have spent the end of the year having fun, planning their futures, and staying engaged. Check out some of the many ways schools and students are infusing their end of the school year with fun experiences that keep kids learning until th...

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If they build it, they will putt: Kindergarteners build mini-golf course

Arlington Elementary students create and play to learn science

The unique and fun experience of designing and constructing a miniature golf course was part of a multi-month science unit in teacher Rebecca Adams’ kindergarten class - a part of City Schools’ elementary science curriculum. ...

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Debate teams scrutinize youth voting and space exploration at city championship

Baltimore Urban Debate League (BUDL) hosts annual competition

Should 16-year-olds have the right to vote? Does space exploration do more good than harm?  Not only did 68 City Schools students stand in front of their peers and judges and make informed and compelling arguments…  but a few minutes later, they had to argue the exact opposite! ...

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