More from Mini-Mester: Adventures from day No. 2


Maryvale Mini-MesterThe second day of the Middle School Mini-Mester featured many exciting hands-on sessions that introduced the girls to new experiences while also recapping lessons from the first day. Here's a glimpse of Mini-Mester Day No. 2!


Mr. Bliss and Mr. Denton had a blast teaching the girls more in-depth Aikido moves. The girls can’t wait to demonstrate everything that they've learned for the Middle School community on Thursday.

Green Leaf Restaurant: Asian Cuisine and Cultures

Peggy, owner of Green Leaf Restaurant in Hunt Valley, joined our girls today for a session on making homemade wontons. In addition to sharing with us her family’s recipe and step-by-step guide in making wontons, the students enjoyed a Q&A with Peggy, asking questions related to her background and successful restaurant.

SEWFabulous Sewing School

The girls joined three instructors from SEWFabulous Sewing School in creating their very own drawstring bags. They each used a sewing machine to create their bags from scratch! Many of the girls have discovered a new hobby!

Sun Printing

Mrs. Murtagh, Maryvale’s Digital Photography teacher, spent time teaching the girls about sun printing, a unique form of art using the sun in its development. The girls chose their own symbols for their final pieces; we can’t wait to see what they designed!


In her session, Mrs. DeVan taught the girls about storyboarding, which is important in the craft of creating videos. The girls then helped Mrs. DeVan edit clips to put together into our Mini-Mester 2018 montage video. Their final compilation will soon be shown to the entire Maryvale community when we return from Christmas Break.

West African Dance

Ms. Polanowski helped the girls finalize their West African dance routine, which we will enjoy seeing on Thursday and later for the larger school community. The girls put together a beautiful and powerful routine set to music that incorporates many techniques that they learned during the first day.

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