During the fall 18 boys Middle School studied engineering, soldering, aerial photography and FAA guidelines in the after school Drone Club. Led by Global Air Media founders Eno Umoh '04 and Austin Brown '05, over the course of eight week each boy built and flew his own drone. They took great pride in their work and, at the end of the session, got to keep their drone. Click here for a slide show of the boys at work. In the spring a new group will take over the Middle School's Innovation Lab after school.
The Dante Society of America has selected Upper School teacher Dan Christian to receive the second annual Durling Prize, recognizing excellence in the teaching of Dante's life, time, and works in North American secondary schools. The Society noted Christian's "imaginative, innovative approach to the teaching of Dante... bring[ing] Dante's poetry into dialogue with other texts and media, including song lyrics, thereby renewing and redefining the relevance of its story for contemporary student readers."
The Hounds won the 102nd Gilman-McDonogh game for the second time in three years with a 24-21 victory, securing a playoff berth for the MIAA A Conference. Read more in this Baltimore Sun article, and plan to come out to CCBC-Essex on Sunday, November 12 at 3 p.m. for the playoff match vs. Calvert Hall.
Varsity volleyball has won the MIAA Championship for the fourth time in the past five years and the first under first year head coach Diego Matorras. The VolleyHounds streaked ahead 2-0 before the Mt. St. Joe's Gaels rallied for a third game win. The Volleyhounds quickly recovered by winning the fourth game and claiming the title with a 3-1 match victory. You can watch the championship here. Congratulations to all on a terrific season!
Sponsored by the Gilman Lacrosse Program, the 10th Annual Bingo Night will be held in the Lumen Center Dining Hall at 6:00 p.m. thru 8:30 p.m on Friday, December 1, 2017. Pizza, drinks and baked goods are available for purchase. Part of the proceeds from the event will be donated to Harlem-Lacrosse Baltimore. All Gilman Students, their friends and families are welcome to attend. Prizes will be awarded to all winners. Tickets are $10 per person. Contact Brooks Matthews for tickets or additional information.
Lower School and Middle School students got a jumpstart on Halloween on Tuesday with their traditional festivities. The LS Parade route included the Middle and Upper schools, while the MS held a costume contest. MS faculty and administrators coordinated a Wizard of Oz theme in their costume selections, including Ms. Beckman's dog dressed as Toto. Here's a slide show of costumes. Click here for a video of the parade.
Water Polo history was made when Gilman's JV team defeated Loyola Blakefield 7-6, bringing home the MIAA JV Championship plaque. This was their first time playing in the JV championship. Congratulations to the entire team and Coach Vaughan Smith!
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.
Director of Community and Diversity Johnnie Foreman was honored at the homecoming of Northern High School for his contributions to the school's football program while he coached and taught at the school prior to joining Gilman. Although Northern High School is now named Reginald F. Lewis High School of Business and Law, the team wore the uniforms of the Northern Vikings for the homecoming game. Congratulations, Coach!