Kent School serves children in Preschool through Grade 8 on our scenic campus on the bank of the Chester River in historic Chestertown, MD. All teaching is guided by research informed mind, brain and education science.
On Monday, October 1, Kent School will host a secondary school fair for students in grades seven and eight and their parents or guardians. The event will be held in Kent School’s M.V. "Mike" Williams Gymnasium from 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm. The fair is free and open to the public. Sixteen schools, both day schools and boarding will participate. A partial list of participating schools includes The Gunston School, Mercersburg Academy, St. Andrew’s School, West Nottingham Academy, Madeira School, Westtown School, St. Timothy's and Woodberry Forest School.
Each year Kent School hosts the Osprey Triathlon, a race featuring a seven-mile bike ride, a two-mile kayak and a three-mile run. The 2018 race will be held on Saturday, September 29 on and around the Kent School campus. This year immediately following the race, Kent School will host a Family Fall Fest with games, live music, activities and food. The Fall Fest is open to the public and families are encouraged to attend whether or not they are competing in the triathlon. Admission is free and most activities cost just $1.00. Kent School is located at 6788 Wilkins Lane in Chestertown.
From the get go students were hooked! In fact, before we even started our fall Explorations unit they were asking if “Fondant Fun” would be offered in the spring or if they would be able to sign up for the class a second time around. This is great, I thought. On the other hand, some adults were skeptically asking, “Are you really teaching cake decorating?” Hummm, maybe not so great. Nah, it was going to be great!
In fact, I was secretly rubbing my hands together and cackling a hardy “MWAHAHAHA!” My secret plan had been set into motion. I was going to get the kids to use 21st Century Research skills, that are MBE based, all under the guise of cake decorating. Yes, it is true, all of Pearson’s Skills for the 21st Century would be utilized: critical thinking, creativity, collaboration, metacognition, motivation and performance-based assessment (Pearson’s Assessment, “Assessing 21st Century Skills: Integrating Research Findings”). Best of all, it was going to be fun (and delicious)!