Monica Gudmundsson – Perry Hall Christian School
Perry Hall Christian School continues to grow and desires to give our students the most rewarding education possible. By participating in the contests that BGE has offered, we have been able to successfully supply our students with enriching opportunities. Recently we have been working to update our science curriculum to reflect the Next Generation Science Standards. Next Generation encourages 3D learning; specifically using scientific knowledge and applying it to locally relevant learning opportunities. Should our video submission win the Wires Down Video Challenge, our school would like to include field trips that would encourage a deeper scientific understanding of our world. Our students could learn more about the effects of pollution on the Chesapeake Watershed, understand the physics of flight and wind tunnels at iFly, engage in engineering activities at the Living Classroom, or explore the environment at the Marshy Point Nature Center. We would purchase additional supplies, making labs a more enriching experience. Teachers could participate in trainings through the United States Naval Academy to bring the most current scientific practices to our classrooms. In addition, we would continue to send our students to Biztown, giving our students the opportunity to strengthen their grasp of the practical applications of the science of economics. Our desire is to support student understanding and foster interest in science; giving opportunities to extend and apply their knowledge instead of giving them facts to memorize.
We remain profoundly grateful for our ongoing adventure bettering the education of children in Baltimore region, and for the help that we have received from Baltimore Gas and Electric.