Arts Category Archive

Baker Middle School Arts

While it is a sensitive period in terms of the brain’s development, middle school is a time in the life of children where the opportunity for connection and creativity is infinite. Baker middle school teachers deeply love the age – its attending worries, moments of awkwardness, and opportunities for joy – and care for students’

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

Seventh-Grade Films Bring ‘Pigman’ to Life

Seventh-graders explored elements of story in Jon Bingaman’s language arts class, diving into character, theme, setting, and symbolism by creating short films adapted from Paul Zindel’s novel “The Pigman.”

Student Voices Take Center Stage in ‘Totally True Tales’

Seven months of hard work and creative introspection came to artistic life March 17-20 in Carlson Theater as Baker middle school students presented “Totally True Tales,” a series of personal stories of home, adventure, trouble, mishaps, and triumph.

Middle School Presents ‘Totally True Tales’

Join us this week for Totally True Tales: stories of home, adventure, trouble, mishaps, and triumph, written and performed by Baker middle school students.

Baker Talent Show: Music, Magic & Unicycles

Baker students from grades 2-8 entertained classmates, families, faculty, and staff last Friday at our annual Student Council-sponsored talent show. Thanks to all the wonderful singers, dancers, musicians, storytellers, magicians, and unicyclists!

Arts Showcase Takes Center Stage

Middle School students hosted an exhibition of their incredible work from last semester’s arts classes, showcasing visual arts, dance, drama, music, photography, and technology projects and performances on Jan. 13. [Baker parents, see the full photo gallery at Vidigami!]

Students Shine at Holiday Sing

Thank you to all the students, families, faculty, and staff who made our annual Holiday Sing such great fun!

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