Head of School Penny Evins shares her message for our graduates on feedback and relationships, and how they, when intertwined, facilitate learning. "Use life experiences and feedback as opportunities to learn from mistakes and your well intentioned efforts. School is not over for you, no matter your grade, college year, graduate or post doc programs. Regardless of your next educational setting, you are a portrait of an SPSG graduate, and as such, a lifelong learner." Speaking on behalf of the senior class, Morgan Hill '18, spoke of the memories shared amongst the Class of 2018 and her hopes for their futures. "Although it is difficult to leave a place that has long felt like home, we know that with the endless support of our second family at SPSG and each other, we will never walk through life alone."
Following several years of careful study and due diligence, the Boards of Trustees of St. Paul's School for Girls and St. Paul's School have voted to unify our governance structure effective July 1, 2018. Unification means that one Board, made up of all current trustees from SPSG and SPS, will work for the mutual benefit of all students. This unification will help ensure the continued success of our Schools in a highly competitive and ever-changing independent school landscape.
Head of School Penny Evins & President of the Board of Trustees Joanne Bartlett share comments regarding the future of SPSG.
Using at least half of its most recent practice sessions to concentrate on maintaining possession of the ball paid off for the St. Paul's School for Girls indoor soccer team in Saturday's B Conference championship match against Our Lady of Mount Carmel.
"SPSG struck with lightning-like swiftness near the midway point of the opening period on unassisted back-to-back goals by junior forwards Caroline Pearce and Kerrigan Rogers within just 58 seconds of each other to take a 2-0 lead in what turned out to be a 3-0 triumph over Maryvale Prep in the B final."
Despite the cold weather that has plagued the area this spring, the St. Paul's School for Girls golf team is beginning to heat up in B Conference play.
Although some nasty spring weather has kept softball teams from garnering much practice time on a diamond this spring, squads from St. John's Catholic Prep and St. Paul's School for Girls still played well on Thursday in sunny and breezy Brooklandville.
Sidney's pitching has helped the Gators to a pair of wins to open the season, including a 2-1 triumph over St. John's Catholic Prep in which she needed only 78 pitches to garner the victory. "Sidney has been awesome," St. Paul's coach Diana Allen said. "She was mixing her pitches and hitting her spots."
In a season in which several quads are making positive moves in the highly competitive A Conference, St. Paul's is serving notice that it's also a strong contender for league laurels.
The SPSG spring dance concert will run as scheduled tonight, May 11 and tomorrow, May 12 at 6:30 p.m.
Due to construction on campus, power and septic on the campus has been affected. All after-school activities have been canceled. Please pick up your children as soon as possible. We will have information regarding the dance concert at 4:15 PM.
Kinetic Sculptures are amphibious, human-powered works of art, custom built for the race. Each May, the American Visionary Art Museum (AVAM) hosts the East Coast Kinetic Sculpture Race Championship on the shore of Baltimore's Harbor in central Maryland. The eight-hour race covers 14 miles—mostly on pavement, but also through mud and sand and a trip into the Chesapeake Bay. Go out and support our team of engineers as they navigate water, sand, mud, and land through the course. This year's theme is Myths & Tall Tales, and our students have been hard at BOTH their entries!
"Within schools, we discuss feedback, evaluations, and growth with ease — when it comes to students. Whether in advanced calculus or on the basketball court, we provide them with formal and informal assessments on a regular basis. We measure their understanding, and we craft commentaries about their performance, habits and character. However, delivering and receiving feedback is less comfortable for adults. Five years ago, when I was in my first year at St. Paul's School for Girls, I set out to change this dynamic."
We were thrilled to welcome SPSG alumna Hilary Awad '99 as our Prayers speaker to kick off our week-long celebration of International Women's Day! Hilary spoke to students about her work in the field of sports marketing, and her work on behalf of Time's Up, the Safe Sport Act, and a new non-profit which is dedicated to advancing women's rights through sports.
Recently, we honored faculty and staff members who are celebrating milestone years. Not only did we celebrate their time, talents, and devotion to our school and students, we recognized how they help our school live its mission. It was thrilling to hear our girls give resounding applause and show great appreciation for the faculty and staff members who have served for 5, 10, 15, 25, and 30 years. Read more to see who we honored today.
Students in Mrs. Rickman's Upper School visual art class created portraits of Syrian children currently living in a refugee camp. Our girls worked from photos, and these portraits have been shared with the children at the camp, so that they may have something personal, unique, and created just for them. This project is in support of the Memory Project (memoryproject.org), a charitable nonprofit organization that invites art teachers and their students to create and donate portraits to youth around the world who have faced substantial challenges, such as violence, disasters, extreme poverty, neglect, and loss of parents. Their goal is that the portraits will "help the children feel valued, important, and know that many people care about their well being, and to act as meaningful pieces of personal history in the future." Read more to view the video of the children receiving their portraits.
Over 350 alumnae, parents, friends, faculty, and staff joined together on March 3 to celebrate all things green and white at the third annual Swamp Soiree. The evening was a tremendous success as a result of our dedicated volunteers, generous corporate partners, and committed community members. Thank you to all who provided sponsorships, attended the event, purchased raffle tickets, and participated in the auction. We are thrilled to share that we raised over $80,000, all to benefit The Gator Fund, alumnae-sponsored scholarships, and St. Paul's Plus. Read more to view photos of the evening.
Second Quarter grades are now available on the LMS. During advisory period yesterday, students reflected on their first-semester progress and discussed goal-setting for second semester. Advisors will continue these conversations throughout the week.
Sophomore Shadow Day provides students an opportunity to align personal interests and passions with professional paths. Serving as the culminating experience of a semester-long career exploration seminar, students spend one day shadowing a professional in their industry of choice. With the help of the Director of Alumnae and Parent Relations, Director of Strategic Initiatives and advisors, students are matched with individuals from local businesses and organizations.
Students heard from Keyia Jackson-Yalcin '02, who serves as the principal for The Yalcin Group, a woman-owned minority firm that specialize in multiple areas of commercial real estate. The Yalcin Group focuses on multifamily, scattered, site, and residential projects of 100 units or less in Maryland, D.C. and Virginia. Additionally, students watched films which highlighted social-justice issues, and participated in peer conversations held after. At the end of the day, SPSG Middle & Upper School students participated in a "share-out session."
There were many fantastic stories at St. Paul's School for Girls this year. As we prepare to welcome 2018, join us in taking a look back at 10 of those stories from 2017.
We at SPSG are thrilled to have been awarded a Top Workplaces honor by The Baltimore Sun for the second year in a row, advancing from #35 to #15 in the small-sized business category! The Top Workplaces lists are based solely on the results of an employee feedback survey administered earlier this year, and we are honored that our faculty and staff shared their positive sentiments about our community.
St. Paul's School for Girls celebrates the holidays with a number of traditions that capture the joy of the season. We invite you to celebrate with our School community throughout December by joining us at any of the following holiday events!
St. Paul's School for Girls Awarded $100,000 E.E. Ford Foundation Grant to Support SPIRITUS Scholars Program
The Edward E. Ford Foundation supports the best independent, secondary schools (grades 9-12) throughout the country, with a particular focus on advancing best practices in teaching and learning.