Mar 17, 2017
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…
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…
Feb 27, 2017
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….
Oct 31, 2016
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),…
Oct 26, 2016
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…
Sep 16, 2016
The devastating flooding in Louisiana in August of this year has left many without homes and with little resources. Thankfully, few in our school know what it is like to endure this type of loss. The Baker Community has come together to help address one of the needs created by this disaster after being inspired by…
Sep 12, 2016
As part of Baker’s Early Childhood traditions for the start of the school year, the students are tasked with drawing a self-portrait of themselves. This exercise teaches students to really look at themselves and encourages practice in manipulating artistic tools and methods as well as observations about the self and identity. Ms. Makagon’s first grade…
Jun 3, 2016
Congratulations to the Class of 2016, who moved family, friends, faculty, and staff to tears at Thursday’s graduation ceremony at the Unitarian Church of Evanston, sharing memories of their time at Baker through speeches, art, and music.
May 30, 2016
Baker students, families, faculty, staff, and friends came together Friday, May 27, to celebrate physical fitness and community spirit at the Baker 5K, a cooperative run completed by all students in grades 1-8.
May 19, 2016
Baker’s well-established strength in Latin was on display again as Middle School students and recent alumni shined in the annual National Latin Exam, earning a host of medals.