May 5, 2016
The Baker community participated in the annual Stand Against Racism, a signature campaign of YWCA USA to build community among those who work for racial justice and to raise awareness about the negative impact of institutional and structural racism in our communities.
Apr 28, 2016
Middle school students worked individually and in small groups to tackle a host of research projects in our Math Expo, presenting their findings to classmates, faculty, and parents on April 20.
Apr 21, 2016
Founded in 1996, GLSEN’s (Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network) Day of Silence is a day where students all over the world band together to make a powerful impact within their schools on the topic of LGBT bullying and harassment. Led by our new GSA, Baker students participated in the Day of Silence in a…
Baker’s middle school Latin curriculum took center stage for Latin Happening, our annual celebration of classical myth and history.
Apr 19, 2016
Baker’s inaugural Spring Fling family festival included a special event for returning alumni and faculty: the opening of a 30-year-old, student-made time capsule and the dedication of its successor, a plastic treasure chest marked for safekeeping until 2046.
Baker fourth-graders capped a Civil War study unit with a week-long exploration of life in wartime and inside a Union camp.
Apr 18, 2016
Thank you to all the students, parents, faculty, and staff who made Sunday’s inaugural Spring Fling such a blast! Coordinated by the BPO Environmental Committee, the event brought the Baker community together for a fun-filled afternoon of environmental-themed, family activities to kick off Earth Week. Families had fun with tie-dye shirts, dancing, hula-hooping, blowing bubbles, and drawing with sidewalk…
Apr 13, 2016
Baker’s graduating eighth-graders had some very exciting options as they made their high school decisions this spring, after gaining admission at many of 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.
Apr 1, 2016
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.”
Mar 24, 2016
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.