Encountering the World of Work

Guest Post by College Guidance Counselor Anna Follensbee: Senior Encounter is the capstone of the Gilman experience. Senior Encounter is designed to expose the students to different jobs and careers, and to the working world. Once seniors finish classes and take exams in mid-May they spend two weeks at an Encounter worksite. Fields have included business, law, finance, engineering, the arts, medicine, public service,…

Going Against the Grain

While most schools have dropped woodshop in recent decades, Gilman offers a comprehensive design and woodworking program that begins in Prep-One and continues into Upper School. Along the way students learn about materials, develop their math skills, and are introduced to engineering and design principles. All students take woodshop through 7th grade. Lower School boys learn…

The Evasive Art of Poetry

Guest post by Tickner Writing Fellow Thea Brown: Maybe it’s fitting that National Poetry Month happens in April, full of rain and clinging winter, cut through by bright days of tulips and pink dogwoods. April often can’t decide what it is. Does this “cruelest month” signal transition? Is it a battle? Shifting prelude to May’s more…

Classics Convenes

Guest post by classics teacher Sarah Miller: This spring the Upper School Classics Club traveled to Easton, MD for the Maryland Junior Classical League State Convention. This was MDJCL’s final event of the year, where high school students from across Maryland came together to compete in academic competitions, socialize, and connect with other students who share an interest in Latin and…

Turning Nothing to Something

Guest post by Cameron Haire ‘18: With more than 70 clubs on campus, you might think that every possible interest is covered, but last year Meritt Wiggin, Matthew Mu and I came up with an idea for a new club to bring alternative horticulture to Gilman. We focused on hydroponics, a method of growing plants without…