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Stage Adaptation Allows Students to Explore Complex Issues Through Art and Literature

Fourth- and fifth-grade students shared their work in creating their own stage adaptation of the novel Esperanza Rising, performing a musical play for family and friends on Nov. 18 in Carlson Auditorium. Students collaborated to write the script and lyrics and compose some of their own music over the course of many weeks this fall

Middle School Students Host Annual Thanksgiving Feast

Middle School students hosted a luncheon feast for more than 100 classmates, faculty, and staff on the last day before Thanksgiving break, starting the meal by sharing aloud the gifts for which they are thankful.

5 Reasons We Always Go Outside to Play

It’s raining, there are puddles everywhere, the wind is blowing and it’s cold! But if you look out on the playgrounds at Baker, you will find children of all ages playing outside. Why do we go outside every day? The time we spend outside every day is an important part of our daily schedules. Outdoor play

Meet Our Faculty: Stefanie Gehrig

“I hope my students will learn they are the architects of their own future. They can choose to be the change they want to see in the world.”

Trees Research Takes Second-Graders All Over Campus

Second-graders in Mrs. Rothschild’s class began the semester by studying the science of trees, learning about germination, seed dispersal, pollination, habitats, and the cycle of plants before embarking on a research project about trees on the Baker campus. Students worked in small groups to survey, identify, and catalog nearly 100 trees on our campus; wrote

Exploring Ecology and History at the Indiana Dunes

Baker sixth-graders explored the ecology and history of one of the most biodiverse areas on earth during a three-day trip to the Indiana Dunes Learning Center on Oct. 28-30. Students combined discovery, adventure, and fun with math, science, and social studies, learning about the natural and cultural history of the dunes, the interconnection of human

Young Alumni Offer High School Advice

Dozens of young alumni returned to Baker on Nov. 11 to reconnect with their former teachers and talk with seventh- and eighth-grade students about what to expect and how to succeed in high school, from admissions and academics to connecting with teachers and meeting new friends. Thanks to alumni Helen Baker, Owen Baker, Max Baliga,

Sharing Music Among Friends

Baker students from Pre-K to grade 5 gathered Wednesday morning for the Fall Music Share, an annual event that gives students the opportunity to share with their peers what they’ve been learning in music class; to practice performing in an informal environment; and to start the day by making music together! [Baker parents, see the

Exploring Plate Tectonics Inside the Earth Balloon

Fourth- and fifth-graders’ study of plate tectonics culminated with an exploration of the Earth Balloon, a 20-foot inflatable model of the earth brought to Baker by visiting educators from Earth Adventure. Entering the Earth Balloon through a flap along the International Date Line, students and teachers sat atop Antarctica inside the globe, where they could

Book Fair Supports Library Program

Baker families made our annual Book Fair a great success, thanks to the generosity of both the dedicated BPO volunteers who put together a wonderful event and the shoppers who supported it so generously, with proceeds going to support the David A. Baker Library and our library program and individual books donated to classes of all ages. [Baker parents, log