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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…

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…

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….

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…

Baker Community Supports Louisiana Flood Victims with a Book Drive

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…

Parents and Students: Shared Experiences through Self-Portraits

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…

Class of 2016 Celebrated at Graduation

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.

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