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,…

Third Grade Travels the Continent

Guest post by third grade teachers Jennifer Reiter and Zaccai Williams: During Day of Discovery, boys experienced the Lewis and Clark Expedition and participated in some of the activities that the Corps of Discovery may have gone through as they traveled across the continent. The day started with Gilman School Head Henry Smyth channeling President Jefferson…

Getting Creative During the Holiday Break

Guest post by Director of Lower School Admissions Mary Furrer: How will you keep your little ones busy and entertained over the holiday break? Fine motor skills are associated with the dexterity and coordination of the small muscles and movement of the hands and fingers. These skills are important for four and five year olds.…

Third Grade Maps Gilman

Guest post by 3C teacher Zaccai Williams: Recently my third grade class paired up with Mrs. Lisa Whittaker at the Bolton School in Bolton, U.K. to do a lesson on community cartography. Every community is composed of social, environmental and spatial elements; however, we often stop paying attention to these features because they are so familiar.…

New to the Archives: The Dreaded Bag

An artifact that is sure to bring dread to hundreds of Middle School alumni, “The Dreaded Bag” was recently uncovered in the MS Social Studies Department. According to MS history teacher Chris Bendann ’03, the bag was a long-time assessment given by former teacher Ned Clapp. Mr. Clapp’s assessment was part of a geography test. The…

Beyond the Basics

Guest post by Dr. Armistead Webster: Lower School boys learn about empathy and community every day. We encourage them to imagine being in someone else’s shoes and to remember they are members of various communities – their classroom, the Lower School, Gilman, Baltimore, and beyond.

Back to School

Guest Post by Matt Herman and Justin Baker: The college search process is an exciting journey. College campuses are vibrant places where interesting scholars are busy doing important and fascinating work. To visit these places is to imagine oneself in the future, as “studying this” and “doing that” in a specific place and time. This act…