Each Day 2 provides students with an opportunity to meet in grade-level advisories to connect with one another, cultivate a love of reading, and increase social-emotional learning and skillsets. Eighth Grade students consider strategies to manage stress, the benefits of gratitude, the importance of empathy, and how to make choices that are good for them and others. All Middle School students benefit from grade-appropriate information about human development and substance use.
Leadership Launch -
Each August, we host Eighth Grade Leadership Launch as an opportunity to prime our oldest students for a successful year of academics and community life. This event welcomes Outward Bound for team-building activities, guest speakers on community-building, and provides time for Eighth Graders and faculty to thoughtfully plan clubs and Hives events in the fall.
Embedded in our Eighth Grade experience is comprehensive placement program that builds confidence in our oldest students as they face the high school interview process with poise and purpose.
Throughout the school year, every one of our Eighth Grade students delivers an inspiring “reflection” at a Middle School assembly in front of our middle school community. This tradition builds confidence in our Eighth Graders, and character in our younger students.
Each April, our Seventh Grade students apply to be school leaders through a detailed application process that has written and interview components. Students are given feedback throughout and after the process are placed as Leadership Captains for Fine Arts, Admissions, Service, Student Life, Athletics, and Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Clubs. As Eighth Graders, these students serve as club leaders, mentors, and ambassadors at school events. Each group of Captains has two faculty mentors who guide them annually.
Bees for BARCS -
In partnership with the Baltimore Animal Rescue & Care Shelter, our Eighth Grade collaborates each October with our Fifth Age on this meaningful 5K race and to support homeless and rescue animals in our community.
Cool Schools Plunge -
In partnership with the Special Olympics of Maryland, our Seventh Age collaborates each January with our Eighth Grade on this meaningful outreach project to support the Polar Bear Plunge and Special Olympics athletes.
Middle School Clubs -
Calvert offers robust clubs program that sponsors popular Seventh Grade offerings such as the school yearbook, the Service Club, the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Club, and the Model United Nations Club.
Hives Program -
New in 2018-2019, our Middle School has created a coeducational, multi-grade activity program to promote community and spirit within all of our students. Each Hive consists of 15-17 students from four grades and is guided by a team of Eighth Grade Hive Leaders and two faculty advisors.
Service Learning for Eighth Grade:
• Three Mornings of Service in Partnership with Seventh Age
• Bees for BARCS Animal Shelter, 5K run & 1 mile run, Partnership with Fifth Age & Seventh Age.
• Fall Food Drive for Baltimore Hunger Project
• Holiday Toy Drive for Hampden Family Center & Paul’s Place
• MLK Day of Service (January 20, 2020)
• Cool School Schools Plunge Special Olympics Maryland, Partnership with Seventh Age
• Winter Clothing Drive for Hampden Family Center & Paul’s Place
• Earth Week, April 2020 Sustainability Efforts