Download the full event schedule: NAREN 2015 Program
When they learn about segregation in Baltimore’s restaurants and parks, they’ll recall standing on the grassy plot in Druid Hill Park where a “colored-only” swimming pool once sat, just a short distance from the ornate recreation pavilion that was reserved for white patrons.
On Thursday, more than 70 students from Monarch Academy in Glen Burnie spent a day walking in the footsteps of civil rights leaders and viewing some of the locations where Marshall, Jackson and the Rev.MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. wrote history. Students learned throughout the day that while some storefronts may have changed names, the shadows of the men and women who visited them still loom large over the neighborhoods.”
Third grader at our Monarch Academy Glen Burnie Campus, Haley Neslony submitted her artwork to the White House 2015 Easter Egg Roll Design Contest. In honor of the 5th anniversary of the First Lady’s Let’s Move! initiative, this year’s Easter Egg Roll theme was “#GimmeFive.” The challenge was to show the First Lady five ways you’re leading healthier lives through artwork.
There were more than 5,000 entries from across the Nation; First Lady Michelle Obama selected two winning designs, which will be used as part of the White House 2015 Easter Egg Roll program and souvenir poster.
Haley’s artwork was one of two chosen by Michelle Obama! On March 17th the White House called and spoke to Haley at school, congratulating her on her artwork being chosen and inviting her to be a special guest of The Obama’s at the White House Egg Roll on Monday, April 6th, 2015.
Original artwork by Haley Neslony:
Legislation may set the terms for charter school expansion in county, state
Just a month after her children started attending Monarch Academy in Glen Burnie, Laura Dorsey-Elson knew what she was going to do next: Lobby for a charter high school.
Dorsey-Elson’s children, now in third and sixth grades at Monarch, started there last year. She had heard good reviews from other parents in the area.
“The beautiful part of charter schools is that they have a lot of control creating exactly the kind of class culture and school culture,” Dorsey-Elson said.
She said the children love it and she is pleased with how they are being educated. Now she’s worried that come ninth grade, this sort of education will end.
Prospective parents and students are invited to attend our open house Thursday, March 26th from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at 2146 24th Place NE in Washington DC.
Additional Open House dates are:
The school address is 6730 Bay Meadow Drive in Glen Burnie MD.
The Capital Gazette 3/6/15 article:
A new school could relieve overcrowding in Annapolis-area elementary schools, if the company that wants to run it can find a spot in the city.
The Board of Education on Wednesday approved an amended contract for the charter school company, which was set to open a school in the next academic year in Glen Burnie. This would mean The Children’s Guild would operate three schools in the county.
In December, Superintendent George Arlotto announced they were working on a new deal for the company.
The Board of Education unanimously approved the agreement without much fanfare or discussion.
The schools will be contract charter schools, which means the student base is limited to a certain area. The Children’s Guild already operates the Laurel-based Monarch Global Academy, which is limited to children from Maryland City, Brock Bridge or Jessup elementaries.
The school intended for Annapolis would open by 2017, and instead of serving children from grades kindergarten to eighth grade, it would serve children in kindergarten through fifth grade. Enrollment would be a maximum of 805 students. Currently, the largest elementary school is Germantown Elementary, which has a state-rated capacity of 718 students and is just under 90,000 square feet.
The contract school would help relieve overcrowding in schools such as Tyler Heights, where whole grades are housed in portable units behind the school. According to 2014 state-rated capacity numbers, Hillsmere and Germantown elementaries are also overcrowded.
The Children’s Guild Baltimore & the Monarch Academy Baltimore City, Glen Burnie and Laurel are now closed. Prince George’s has a two hour delay for students, March 2nd due to inclement weather. Further information on closings & delays by school district.
We have scheduled another date for Thursday, 2/26 from 5:30-7:30pm. Please visit the official The Children’s Guild DC Public Charter School website.