Twenty-eight Junior Honor Society students from the School of the Incarnation in Gambrills spent the day with Pre-K-Grade 5 students at Archbishop Borders School in Highlandtown on April 28, 2011. As part of a service day arranged by the two schools, the middle school students organized field day exercises, even supplying materials for the fun-filled day.
Archbishop Borders School Principal, Ms. Cathy Marshall, said it was especially meaningful to the students of her school because of the enthusiastic, hands-on involvement of the older children from Incarnation.
“The students at Archbishop Borders are still talking about it. They loved the personal interaction with the older students. This was truly a demonstration of the Catholic faith and a witness to the mission of nurturing others,” said Ms. Marshall.
This is the first year for the partnership between the two schools which was established by former Incarnation principal and current Superintendent of Catholic Schools, Dr. Barbara McGraw Edmondson. The school’s current principal, Emily Mehler, is committed to continuing the partnership and expanding it beyond the physical education program. “This service project was very meaningful for our students. They were so excited to receive the beautiful, handmade thank you cards sent by the Archbishop Border students and look forward to developing the next project!”
The School of the Incarnation serves 770 children in grades Kindergarten through eighth grade. For more information, please call 410-519-2285 or visit their website http://www.schooloftheincarnation.org. Archbishop Borders serves 140 students in Pre-K through eighth grade. It is the first and only Catholic school in the Archdiocese to offer a dual-language program. For more information, please call 410-276-6534 or visit their website http://www.abbschool.com/index.html.