At the St. Paul's School for Girls Leadership Donor Celebration on Thursday, October 18, we announced the surprise dedication of the Penny B. Evins Learning Commons—a dynamic new learning space named in honor of our Head of School. This project was made possible by a generous gift from current parents John and Barbara Wakeman P'19.
Head of School Penny Evins shared a talk with SPSG students about what it means to be a bold and courageous woman.
Upper School Gator of the Month Karenna Laufer Middle School Gator of the Month Kathryn Lamoureux
On Friday, September 21, alumna Heather Davidson Chilcot '98 returned to campus to share a special Ring Day address to the Class of 2020 during morning Prayers. As the juniors bustled with excitement in anticipation of receiving their SPSG school rings, Heather reflected on her time at SPSG and shared what it means to wear the SPSG school ring as part of the joyful sisterhood of Gators, past and present.
Tickets are now on sale for this fall's joint Upper School production, Crazy for You! Over 80 students from SPSG & St. Paul's School will bring this musical to life on The Ward Center stage for two weeks in November. Memorable Gershwin tunes from the score include "I Got Rhythm," "Naughty Baby," "They Can't Take That Away from Me," "Embraceable You," "But Not for Me," "Nice Work if You Can Get It," and "Someone to Watch Over Me." Purchase your tickets today!
A search is underway to recruit a President of The St. Paul's Schools, who will oversee the overall strategic, operational, and administrative functions. The search committee had a productive summer. Consulting firm Carney Sandoe and Associates conducted extensive recruitment, nationally and internationally, to generate a group of highly qualified candidates. The search committee has completed initial meetings and interviews with candidates and soon expects to narrow the field to a small group of finalists. Those individuals will be part of a more extensive vetting and interview process, which will include advisory groups made up of members of the St. Paul's community.
SPSG exacted a measure of revenge with a 4-0 victory over the Admirals...
As an Episcopal school, SPSG is committed to being an inclusive community grounded in respect for each of its members. Each month, SPSG recognizes and celebrates cultural and religious observances. We are kicking off the school year with September's observances!
On Wednesday, August 29, Head of School Penny Evins shared her opening Prayers talk with the community to kick off the school year. She shared her thoughts on polarity in our lives and the importance of surrounding oneself with differing ideas and beliefs as a means of growth. "We can truly learn more and become stronger when we surround ourselves with a spectrum of unique ideas and tastes," she shared.
It was a beautiful day to start a new year at The St. Paul's Schools! The first day of school is always a memorable occasion, as we welcome new faces at morning carpool and participate in cherished traditions. Check out the video and photos which show a sample of the spirit felt throughout this community—a community we hope will feel like home to each and every student.
This summer, we have begun the search for a new Head of School at St. Paul's School for Girls. The search will be national in scope; the position description will be posted on the SPSG and SPS websites, as well as the Association of Independent Maryland & DC Schools (AIMS), the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), and other national organizations. We are in search of a candidate who would assume the position for the 2019-20 school year, alongside the new President of The St. Paul's Schools. As we work to identify important qualifications and characteristics in the next head of school, community input is essential.
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."