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Lad & Lassie Boutique Shopping Party

We are pleased to invite all Baker parents, alumni, and friends to a private shopping party at Lad & Lassie on Friday, Dec. 4. Lad & Lassie will generously donate 20% of all event sales back to Baker! Stop by between 5:00 and 8:00 p.m. to enjoy a glass of wine, light bites, and a

Student Council Reps Elected

Congratulations to the Baker students in grades 2-8 elected to our 2015-2016 Student Council! President: Ben Levine Vice President: Caroline Roche Secretary: Sydney Holder Assistant Secretary: Libby Greer Treasurer: Brennan Ptak Student Council Representatives Eighth Grade: Cate Chan, Toby Straus, Zach Vanderslice Seventh Grade: Augie Gallun, Veronica Wagstaff Sixth Grade: Jonas Brock, Mira Littmann, Kalman

Seventh-Grade Storytellers Take Stage at Evanston Festival

A trio of Baker seventh-graders joined renowned storytellers from across Chicago and around the country at the inaugural Evanston Public Library Storytelling Festival.

Family Fun and Creativity at the Cardboard Challenge

Baker’s second annual Family Cardboard Challenge on Oct. 10 was a great afternoon of family fun and creativity! Featuring family members of all ages, this event was part of the Global Cardboard Challenge sponsored worldwide by the Imagination Foundation, a non-profit with a mission to find, foster, and fund creativity and entrepreneurship in children around the world. Baker parents, log

Young Scientists Track Monarch Butterfly Migration

First- and second-graders experienced a climactic moment last Friday in their study of monarch butterflies, coming together with their friends in Junior Kindergarten to release 23 monarchs off onto their migratory journey down to Mexico. Students dressed up in monarch colors, many wearing homemade wings, and wished the butterflies safe travels on their 2,000-mile journey

Middle School Camping Trip Brings Students Together

Students in grades 6-8 learned about community, responsibility, nature, and cooking and playing outdoors together during Baker’s annual Middle School overnight camping trip to White Pines State Park in Mount Morris on Sept. 24-25. Working in their advisory groups, students teamed up to pitch tents, plan and cook meals, organize activities, and divide responsibilities for

Book Fair Coming Soon!

Mark your calendar for the final week of October: It’s nearly time for the Baker Book Fair! Sponsored by the BPO, this annual event is a great opportunity to purchase wonderful books for child and adult readers of all ages, with proceeds going to support the Baker library program, or purchase books for donation to

Visiting Drone Photographers Hit New Heights

Troy and Mitch from Drone Media Chicago visited Baker on Sept. 16 to teach Middle School students about drone photography. Ms. Fisher’s photography class and Ms. Crawford’s tech class got an up-close look at the high-flying robotic camera in action and learned about the technology, history, and future of flying drones.  

Family Fun at the Fall Festival

The rain had us a little worried for a minute, but the annual Fall Festival on Sept. 12 was a blast! Thanks to all the families who made our first community event of the semester such a success, and to the wonderful BPO volunteers who made it possible. PHOTOS: Fall Festival  

Best-Selling Author Visits Baker

We were thrilled to welcome best-selling children’s author Jon Scieszka to Baker on Sept. 1 for a special visit with students in grades 3-5, many of whom dressed up like scientists to celebrate his popular Frank Einstein series. Mr. Scieszka had the children howling with laughter at stories about his beloved characters, his family, and