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.
GenHERation is coming to SPSG! GenHERation is a network where young women and companies connect, which has empowered more than 100,000 young women across the United States. Join us for the first GenHERation Campus Connection Tour on Thursday, April 26. This event will allow young women to meet female professionals from QVC, Under Armour, Running Start, NFP, and NASA, as well as participate in skill-building simulations, explore career opportunities, and learn how they can visit the most innovative companies in America by participating in GenHERation Discovery Days 2018. This event is open to students in grades 7-12 from any school.
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.
We would like to recognize and congratulate our All-Conference Fall Athletes!
This fall, 52 Upper School students from SPSG and SP made up the cast and crew of our joint musical, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, selling out five consecutive performances over the first two weekends of November.
SPSG was thrilled to welcome Director of Policy and Legislative Affairs for the Baltimore City State's Attorney's Office and SPSG alumna Lisa Smith '02 back to campus. Lisa spoke to Middle School history classes, met with our One Love Club, and spoke to Upper School students who are interested in pursuing a career in Law.
On Wednesday, November 8, SPSG welcomed nearly 75 students from over 16 area schools to our second annual STEAM Career Explorers Event, part of the Maryland STEM Festival. The free event is designed to expose students from grades 4-12 to careers in the fields of science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics.
Congratulations to the three SPSG student athletes who signed their official letters of intent to play Division I athletics in college. These seniors were joined by their parents, teammates, coaches, Athletic Director Erin Howland, and Head of School Penny Evins.
"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."
Congratulations to our Gators of the Month, Chloe Rottinghaus '21 and Lauren Dockman '24
SPSG Alumnae Sara Kennedy '03 with Sister Oresoa of the Hope for West Africa Foundation Speak to 8th Grade Students
We were thrilled to welcome alumna Sara Kennedy '03 and Sister Oresoa of the Hope for West Africa Foundation to campus! Sara and Sister Oresoa visited 8th graders and brought letters written by students from Anawim House, an orphanage in Nigeria. Our students will use these letters to begin a pen-pal relationship. What a wonderful way to gain global experience and develop an international partnership!
Congratulations to our Gator of the Month, Karenna Laufer '21!
Brought to you by the counselors at SPSG & SP, we will gather periodically to consider a recent article related to parenting, education, or mental and physical health issues affecting children and adolescents today. We hope to stimulate conversation and deepen connections within the community through the shared effort of promoting health and wellness for SPSG/SP students. The first meeting is Wednesday, October 25.
Emma Connor Wesoloski '04 reflects on her time at SPSG and discusses what it means to wear her school ring.
SPSG juniors participated in mock interviews with alumnae for Junior Leadership Day! SPSG is committed to helping our students think for themselves and become confident in their voices and abilities.
As an Episcopal school, SPSG is committed to being an inclusive community grounded in respect for each of its members. Having different faiths and religious beliefs provides us meaningful opportunities to nurture the religious and spiritual formation of students from a variety of religious backgrounds. As Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur draw near, we want to support and affirm our families, as well as faculty and staff as they prepare for religious observances.