Check out the City Schools News story on our MWS students who are advancing to the citywide round of the competition. After six months of research our students are making final edits to their websites and documentaries. Come on out and support them at The University of Notre Dame this Saturday from 9:00 AM to 2:30 PM. We hope many of them can move on to the state and national round of the competition! Good luck Team MWS!
The following video is the Ch. 77 story on our trip aboard the NS Savannah last fall as part of the Baltimore Port Fest. We are definitely looking forward to coming back next fall! Once again our Mt. Washington students showed just how much they understand what it means to be a "global citizen" as part of our IB program!
The article below is about our entire Star Spangled Banner Trail Project. Please click on the link to see the excellent story they did on us for Ch. 77!
“At first I knew nothing about wars, so now I learned the War of 1812
and the Revolutionary War,” said Jonathan, a fifth grader at the school.
Patterson Park will be added to the Star Spangled Banner Trail National
Historic Trail, which stretches 560 miles in DC, Maryland and Virginia and
follows the paths that British and American soldiers traveled during the War of
1812. Research the students conducted about what happened during the war in the
park will be used in markers along the trail.
“I’m extremely impressed,” said Abbi Wicklein-Bayne from the National Park
Service. “ What the kids have done here and what the teachers have put together
is just amazing. They really embrace the history as their own history and their
community. It was really cool.”
On May 17, 2012, Patterson Park Public Charter Schools hosted a Historic
Field Day that served as the culminating event around the students’ work to
commemorate the War of 1812.
The student exhibits featured handcrafted muskets, uniforms, posters of
their research, a drum and fife performance, and a canoe, a life-sized
recreationof ones used in the early 19th-century. The project connected math,
reading, science and social studies.
“I’m really good with math and I like math a lot. And I plan on
being an architect when I grow up,” says Alexander from Patterson Park Public
“For them to put that all into one project, to save for the next 100 years,
if not longer, it’s quite phenomenal,” said Mr. Kaiser.
Councilman James B. Kraft, Wicklein-Bayne, and Amy Rosenkrans, in the
Office of Humanities at Baltimore City Public Schools, all came to congratulate
“I’m proud to know that the city of Baltimore had such a strong army that
really cared about our city to protect it enough,” Kentiera said.
Brianna, a fifth grader, said “I’m very proud of my school, myself,
and my teachers and my classmates.”
Read the article this morning from the Baltimore Guide. There are some excellent quotes in here from our fifth graders!
A year of studying the War of 1812 concluded with a Historic Field Day at Patterson Park Public Charter School last Friday.
We integrate art into all of our themes and were able to show all the parents last Thursday night. Enjoy!
Today students took part in a fantastic Arts Integration lesson! Students researched different ways that Chesapeake Bay grass and animals are affected by humans. They then created signs and imitated news reporters reporting live from the scene on the Chesapeake Bay! Please note Carson's mustache! (left) We took a video of the "live report"! I will let you know as soon as we have it uploaded on our website!
This page is dedicated to the work and research my students do each day.