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.
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.”
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.
Baker’s Science Olympiad team continued to grow in its third year of competition, sending a record 30-plus middle school students to regionals — and coming home with a whopping 15 varsity and junior varsity medals.
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 eighth-graders put months of research and design work to the test last Friday, hitting the pool for our annual cardboard boat races. Taking what they learned about buoyancy, density, and the physics of water with Middle School science teacher Natasha Itkin, students worked in teams of three or four to design and build boats made
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!
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!]
Congratulations to the Middle School math team on a great showing at the fifth annual junior high mathematics competition at Regina Dominican High School on Dec. 5. Anika, Ben, Ezra, Madeleine, and Zachary showed their problem-solving, algebra, and geometry skills in competition with approximately 40 students from schools across Chicagoland, with Ezra and Zachary tying
“After nearly a decade of teaching math, I cannot imagine finding more joy in another topic. I make up math problems for myself when I’m out for a long run.”