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Less walking, a little more running. Water. And, why am I gaining weight?

When you run with your Friend, it starts to become a Running Relationship. You work on problems together as if they are your own problems. If she doesn’t stretch enough, it affects her run, so I hassle her about stretching, including the occasional random “did you stretch?” text. If I ate a bagel before the

Latin Happening MMXVII Photos

Screen Shots of Latin Happening Website:                 Marine Archaeology Demonstrations          Latin Happening Pop-Up Museum Photos                                 Click here to be taken back to the article.

Latin Happening MMXVII and the National Latin Exam Results

Latin Happening MMXVII How do we know what our children know? We let them teach us.  Baker’s annual Latin Happening allows our Middle School students the chance to dive deeply into their interests and to explore Roman Civilization with a critical eye. For this year’s Latin Happening, our Middle School students created a fully functioning

I Hate to Run, but I Love the 5K – What I Did to Start…

I needed an Important Person #1, a trainer, to get started. I knew a trainer, who I’d consulted on some other things and felt like I could trust. One day I went to her said, “Trainer,” I said. “I hate to run. Like really hate it. But my son’s school has this 5K, that I

Baker Eighth-Graders Celebrate High School Acceptances – Class of 2017

Baker Demonstration School’s graduating class of 2017 had some very exciting options as they made their high school decisions this spring. In the fall, students submitted applications to the best public and private high schools in Chicago and the North Shore, including all of the selective enrollment public high schools on Chicago’s North Side. After all that

Northwestern’s Griffin’s Tale Theatre Comes to Baker!

This year, after many years of waiting, Griffin’s Tale Theatre, Northwestern University’s Children’s Repertory Theatre Company, began collaborating with Baker! Since 1989, Griffin’s Tale Theatre has been taking stories and poems written by local students and turning them into skits, sketches, songs, raps, dances, and more! Once finished, performers from Griffin’s Tale Theatre visit the schools

Storyteller, Rohina Malik, Performs for Baker Students

Reflections by Drama Teacher, Lizanne Wilson Rohina Malik, actress and playwright, performed her one-woman show Unveiled for our fifth through eighth graders and their teachers on Wednesday, April 5. Her performance was supported by The Betty Weeks Storytelling Fund. I could hear the students breathing together. The room was silent except for Rohina Malik’s voice

I Hate to Run, but I Love the 5K – Why I’m Running

Written by: 4th Grade Baker Parent Why? I really do think it’s amazing that every year the whole school runs a 5K together. I see our school supporting physical fitness, building community and giving our kids (and all of us) a challenge to grow physically and emotionally to complete this task.What is this? An ongoing

History Comes to Life at the 8th Grade Wax Museum!

Thanks to the vision of our social studies/language arts teacher, Megan Beaudoin, our 8th grade students were able to embody historical figures from the late 1700s and early 1800s in American history. Students researched their figure, wrote historical informational monologues, created and even sewed costumes, and had an opportunity to practiced public speaking. Not only was this

Student Coat Drive Supports Local School

Our community came together and donated 164 coats towards the students’ coat drive! Ms. Gehrig’s 3rd grade class and Ms. Beaudoin’s 6th grade advisory led this effort, asking the Baker Community to donate coats for Chicago Public Schools (CPS). They set a goal of collecting 100 coats, which makes their success that much sweeter, gathering 164% of that goal! The students