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Lessons Learned from our Faculty – Survey Results are a key to success for the 2020-2021 school year and beyond

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Schools across America had to adjust to new learning approaches due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Banner School was no different, although we feel we were somewhat unique due to our talented, dedicated and flexible faculty and staff. Distance learning approaches were rolled out very quickly to maintain academic continuity…

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Uncertain about the next school year? Banner is currently planning for the fall, including a plan to re-open the campus

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Along with all of the other parents, my head was reeling in early March when schools in Maryland shut down “temporarily” due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Quickly, a temporary closure went to 100% distance learning as all of us were glued to the daily updates from Governor Hogan and others…

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Distance Learning – What are Banner Students in the Primary School Doing?

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It has been now several weeks since COVID-19 impacted all of Maryland’s schools, including The Banner School, and while the students and teachers are all adapting to the challenges of distance learning, the mission of The Banner School still remains the same: to provide an academically challenging curriculum in a secure environment, to motivate…

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Banner Celebrates World Read Aloud Day

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“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” – Dr. Seuss On Wednesday, February 5, The Banner School students celebrated World Read Aloud Day with two very special readers. Our own Head of School Mrs. Dobay read…

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Hands-on Learning Projects Increase Student Engagement at Banner

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“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” – Benjamin Franklin   Educational research shows that children of all ages learn best by doing. While hands-on learning has always been a part of the curriculum for subjects such as Art, Science, and Music,…

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Banner kicks off a “super” year with the Annual Back-to-School Picnic

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We were elated to see all of our Banner families, new and returning, at the Back-to-School Picnic on Sunday, September 22. There were many highlights as we spent the afternoon celebrating our strong and vibrant school community with fun, food, friends, and fellowship. The enthusiasm for the upcoming school year…

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Banner students celebrate International Dot Day with S.T.E.A.M.

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This past week Banner students were full S.T.E.A.M. ahead in science class as they celebrated International Dot Day. On September 15, students around the globe participate in International Dot Day to celebrate creativity, courage, and collaboration in honor of Peter H Reynolds‘ classic book, The Dot, a fable about the…

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3 STEAM Activities to Try with Your Child at Home

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Children have a natural interest in learning about how all the things in their world work. Science is all around us, providing a wonderful opportunity to encourage independent thinking and a love of learning while satisfying your child’s curiosity. Parents can guide and support their child’s learning at home by…

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Benefits of STEAM in the Preschool Classroom

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In today’s ever-changing and advancing technological world, children need to be supported in developmentally appropriate ways at every age and grade level. Teachers who pose thoughtful questions challenge children to think outside of the box and solve their own problems. Children have a natural curiosity and interest in learning about…

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Kicking off the school year with a BAM! POW! WHAM!

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It’s going to be a “super” year! What an incredible first week of school it has been! On Tuesday, September 3, we welcomed all of our students, parents, faculty, and staff back to the Banner campus for what promises to be a “super,” amazing year. Our theme for this year is superheroes and will center around the idea that not all superheroes wear…

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