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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

Middle School Band Students Solo Experiences

Middle School Band students recently competed in the Illinois Grade School Music Association’s (IGSMA) Solo and Ensemble Contest on Saturday, February 11, hosted at Caruso Middle School in Deerfield. Each student prepared an instrumental solo independently beginning in early December, and on contest day, played in front of a judge specializing in their specific instrument.

Baker Benefit FAQ

Ready to join us for the Baker Benefit on Friday, February 26, but not totally sure how it all works? We’ve got all the answers you need!

Best 2015 Classes

Because cells are divided in many parts that serve different functions some cellular goodies need to be transported from one part of the cell to another for it to function smoothly. There is an entire class of proteins called ‘molecular motors’, such as myosin 5, that specialize in transporting cargo using chemical energy as fuel.

A Message from Dan Schwartz: Elections, Compassion, and Community

Dear Baker Community, In the aftermath of a divisive electoral season and historic election, we understand how essential it is for parents, teachers, and school to be in partnership in responding to the needs of children. Our role at Baker is to provide students with opportunities to process their feelings about the election and to

Children’s Author, Aaron Reynolds, Coming to Baker!

Aaron Reynolds is coming to Baker to talk to our 2nd – 5th graders on the afternoon of November 2! Our event will be in Carlson and then a book signing will follow for students who have purchased a book. Aaron is a Caldecott winner and author of many books, including Chicks and Salsa, Nerdy Birdy, and Creepy Carrots (Caldecott winner),

How do Pumpkins Grow?

During the month of October, Pre-K students are always busy with pumpkins. Not only is this around the time that this autumnal squash becomes fully developed, but Halloween is at the end of the month, holding the pumpkin as one of the holiday’s most recognizable symbols. Each year, they look at the seeds. They take

Magic Happens…At Baker

Last spring, as I sat at our Baker graduation, I marveled at the unique qualities of each graduate. I watched as each student communicated their image of themselves and their Baker experience in their own voice through their own chosen mode of expression. I was enthralled by my colleagues’ wit and knowledge as they captured