Community Partnerships

Eighth Graders Plunge for a Good Cause

Calvert’s second annual participation in the Cool Schools Plunge was another splashing success! On January 25, after weeks of preparation and fundraising for the Special Olympics, the Class of 2018 enthusiastically arrived at Sandy Point State Park for the event. Over 50 students and teachers took the plunge, in 36-degree water!
The Cool Schools Plunge supports the Special Olympics Maryland, and Team Calvert showed its strength by raising an impressive $8,130. This surpassed our goal by $3,000 and exceeded last year’s total by more than $300. Great job Mighty Bees! For the second year in a row, we were the top independent school in the state, for total donations.

Eighth Grader Caroline R. added, “It was a lot of fun, freezing in the water with friends, and seeing our whole grade out there supporting the Special Olympics.”

Eighth Grade Community Outreach Captains spearheaded this initiative. “We loved taking this over from last year’s Eighth Grade leaders,” noted Catherine M. “It’s a great service opportunity and awesome to support a great cause as well as the Clark family.”
The inspiration throughout this initiative was Team Sutton and the Clark Family. Oliver and his sister Sutton proved to be one of the top teams in the Polar Bear Plunge. Team Sutton raised an incredible $32,085, and Oliver himself raised an impressive $15,750. “I want to thank everyone who donated and helped again this year!” Oliver stated.

Keep up the great work Oliver, Sutton, and the Eighth Grade! You are great examples of student leadership.
Calvert School is a coed independent lower and middle school.