Above: Mr. Harnish and his 7th grade historians are hard at work preparing for the annual Sphero Chariot Tournament.
In the coming weeks, Baker's 7th grade social studies students will participate in the annual Sphero Chariot Tournament. During this social studies unit, students have the opportunity to apply their historical knowledge and test their engineering designs while having fun, competing against each other! The Chariot Project is based on the ancient civilization curriculum by relating the time they spent building their models to how ancient people engaged in a similar trial and error process with their development of the chariot. The Ancient Civilization design process lasted hundreds of years to perfect these technologies. It is always a treat to see the designs that our students come up with. Stay tuned...We will follow up with them and share more when the tournament begins!
6th Grade M-STEP
The 6th Grade M-STEP assessment will be administered, Wednesday, May 5th. Please note that there will be NO SCHOOL for the non-testing 6th grade students. If you are not participating in the M-STEP, you DO NOT need to come to Baker. This day will be dedicated to administering the M-STEP test in-person at Baker to the opt-in students. Transportation, grab and go breakfast and lunch will be provided. 7th & 8th grade students will have a normal virtual Wednesday.
Updated iPad & Headphones Needed for Testing
Please bring a set of wired headphones for the listening portion of the M-STEP. AirPods and other bluetooth headphones are NOT permitted. School issued headphones will be provided if needed.
ATTENTION: M-STEP testing students must have an updated iPad with the keyboard case to launch and use the M-STEP Testing application. If you are in need of updating your student's iPad, please go the TRC/Technology Office at the Services Building, 4420 Livernois, Troy, MI 48098 weekdays before 4 pm. They will replace you student's older iPad with a new one.
Teacher Appreciation Week: May 3 - 7
A little more than a year ago, our staff had to make the switch to remote learning with very little notice. They did it with grace, a sense of humor, and learned new ways to teach with new technology on the fly. Please join me in recognizing the ways that our teachers went above and beyond during a year that was riddled with change and uncertainty. Click on the link above to reach out to your child's teachers!
Baker PTO Information
If you would like to get involved as a volunteer or receive more information about the PTO, please contact the board at firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to join the PTO Facebook Group: BakerMS PTO 2020-21.