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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

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