An article in the University of Maryland Medical System Foundation magazine features Gilman Lower School students, who raised more than $27,000 for the Drs. Rouben and Violet Jiji Neonatal Intensive Care Unit through Gilman's 2015 Read-A-Thon. Recently several of the boys -– now fifth graders -- attended the ribbon cutting for an upgraded, state-of-the-art NICU room that offers parents and infants more privacy and comfort. The boys are proud of the sign outside the room, which reads "Generously Funded by Gilman Lower School." One student said, '"How cool is that? [Years from now] I'll be able to say I went to that school and helped these babies." Read the full story here.
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The prolific children's and young adult author Gordon Korman visited third through sixth grade students in the fall. He wrote his first book, "This Can't be Happening at Macdonald Hall," when he was 12 years old. It was published by Scholastic when he was 14. Boys were inspired by Korman, fascinated to learn how he gets his ideas for stories, and excited to have him sign their books. Learn more about Gordon Korman and see a list of his works here.
During this year's Lower School Book Swap, 5,000+ books were collected. Of those, more than half were shared with the students who participate in Gilman's Bridges Program, or donated to Hilton Elementary School, Mt. Royal Elementary School, and the Maryland Book Bank. In this video, LS Librarian Faith Ward talks about the Book Swap and how it works.