What is life like after Hershey Montessori School? On March 16, four alumni of Hershey Montessori School will be participating in a Panel Event at the Concord Campus at 6:30 PM. We will share some of their life experiences and perspectives after leaving the Montessori method of education, and answer your questions about our life choices such as college and/or careers and giving back to the community.
All are welcome! If you are interested in attending, please RSVP to RSVP@hershey-montessori.org! For more information, please visit the Facebook event here.
If you’re not able to attend in person, the event will be filmed and posted online.
The four panelists participating are Leigh Emelko, Katie Vadakin, Connor DeWalt, and myself, Makella Webster.
Leigh Emelko is currently a student at Case Western Reserve University and studying Anthropology. She is also in Sigma Sigma Sigma National Sorority serving as the Goals Coordinator for Honor Council. She is also involved in Global Health Design Collaboration to help improve medical waste handling in Uganda, has studied abroad in the UK, and is planning on studying in Amsterdam in May. She also volunteers at Urban Squash Cleveland teaching kids how to play squash and tutoring them as well.
Katie Vadakin is currently a student at Bently University in Boston, MA and interns at an application security company called Veracode, Inc. She is studying Finance with a double minor in Marketing and Spanish for Business, and will graduate in 2018.
I am a Marketing Coordinator for Provident Label Group, a division of Sony Music Entertainment located in Nashville, TN. My husband and I moved to Nashville about four years ago. I have worked at two nonprofit organizations and did marketing for a band from home and did a few national tours with them before being hired at Provident Label Group two years ago. I attended Ohio University for undergrad and graduate school and have my Bachelor’s Degree in Audio Production with a double minor in Music and Business, and my Master’s Degree in Media Management.
Connor DeWalt is currently a House Parent at the Huntsburg campus. He attended Hiram College and received his Bachelor’s Degree in History. While attending college, he was on the ultimate Frisbee team and was the captain of the men’s rugby team. At Hershey Montessori School, he teaches outdoor skills and is involved in other classes and activities with the students such teaching snowboarding, leading a book group, etc. He plans on pursuing his Montessori training to become a guide.
We hope that you will attend the event on March 16th!
Hershey Montessori School Alumni Coordinator
Sunday, April 9, 2017 from 1-3 pm
Huntsburg Campus, Hershey Montessori School
11530 Madison Road, Huntsburg, Ohio 44046
How can we best prepare our students for success?
Please join us for a fascinating afternoon to view this award winning documentary that is transforming the way we think about education. It also considers what type of educational environment is most likely to help students succeed in the 21st century. Let’s start the conversation. This event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP to Cindy Guest by phone or email: RSVP@hershey-montessori.org, (440) 357-0918 ext. 64 or by Eventbrite registration – seating is limited.
While this is not a formal open house event, tours of the Hershey Montessori Huntsburg Campus will be available following the film
Click here for more information about this event.
A preview of the film is available here.
RSVP to attend on Eventbrite, seating is limited
Childcare available for Hershey Montessori School families only. Please RSVP childcare needs to firstname.lastname@example.org
What others are saying:
“The film inspires its audiences with a sense of purpose and possibility, and is bringing communities together in re-imagining what our students and teachers are capable of doing. ” – MLTS
“…there is something special that permeates the film. It is something that educators might recognize from their own experiences – a sense of hope.” – National Math + Science Initiative
This film “…delivers a message Americans need to hear” – Huffington Post
“The 21st century is going to be all about building, creating, and innovating. This remarkable film shows a path of how we can empower all of our children to do that.” – Sal Khan, Khan Academy
Please consider being a part of our Annual Giving Drive this year. Your gift is your “vote” for the school and the school’s mission. As we apply for grants, foundations and corporations want to see that our community is on our side. Each and every gift to the Annual Fund makes a big difference in reaching our goal of 100% participation – no matter the size of the gift! We are so very grateful for your support.
If your pledge is received by November 10th, you will be entered to win $50 to spend at the Hershey Arts Fest on November 12th! You can pay your pledge online or by check anytime up to June 1, 2017 – or set up a monthly payment plan online if you prefer.
In order to create access to high quality Montessori education for as many families as possible, Hershey Montessori School intentionally keeps the tuition costs as low as possible. We look to our community fundraising efforts to help make up the difference. Your gift will help pay for important items such as the beautiful classroom materials, salaries and professional development programs for the talented staff that work with the children – and so much more. Please consider a gift today
Visit our Hershey Montessori Donation Page online to donate now: http://bit.ly/HMSDonate
Thank you so much!
These programs support Hershey Montessori School by allowing our parents to donate while shopping, searching and clipping! Just follow the provided instructions and links to turn your normal every day shopping activities into donations to Hershey:
We are thankful for the support of local and national programs that support Hershey Montessori School.
Smile.Amazon – Amazon will donate 0.5 percent of the price of your eligible purchases to Hershey Montessori School whenever you shop on Smile.Amazon. Use your Amazon Prime membership or usual login and start shopping! Your Hershey Montessori School Parent Contact is: Sheila Harvat at SAH061473@aol.com
Heinen’s – Are you a Heinen’s Tasteful Rewards Member? If so, a percentage of your grocery bill can be donated to Hershey every time you shop. Register your card. Your card must be reregistered every fall. Your Hershey Montessori School Parent Contact is: Sheila Harvat at SAH061473@aol.com
Giant Eagle – Do you use a Giant Eagle Advantage Card? If so, a percentage of your sales can be donated to Hershey every time you shop. Register your card. Our school code is 2344. Each time you shop Hershey receives award points to use toward technology devices, classroom supplies and materials. Your Hershey Montessori School Parent Contact is: Sheila Harvat at SAH061473@aol.com
Box Tops for Education – Collect “box top” labels from General Mills products and send them into the office. Check out the Box Tops for Education webpage for activities and coupons! Your Hershey Montessori School Parent Contact is: Kim Hrenko at email@example.com
GoodSearch.com – Use goodsearch.com as your search engine to generate funds for Hershey! Goodsearch.com, powered by Yahoo!, works like any other internet search engine. For each search you perform Goodsearch.com will donate to a cause. Join, choose Hershey Montessori as your cause, and start searching!
Hershey Art’s Fest – Saturday, November 12th, Concord Campus 9am to 4pm
Join all our artists and craftspeople and shop these incredible goods for unique gifts and treasures.
Bring your family and friends for this enjoyable day!
Only $3 entry (ages 6 and under FREE!)
There will be delicious baked goods, snacks and refreshments offered all day by our wonderful parent
volunteer bakers. The café will be serving up items that can be enjoyed by the whole family:
- Famous Mac & Cheese
- Luisa’s homemade Salsa
- Slow cooked Pulled BBQ Pork
- Fresh Popped Popcorn
- Homemade Baked goods
We look forward to seeing you there to celebrate great arts, crafts, delicious food and our wonderful community!
Parents and Staff only: Donate to Annual Giving before end of day Nov 10 and you are entered to win $50 to spend at the Arts Fest: Donate Now
We continue to invite you to donate to the Hershey Montessori School Capital Campaign as we move toward our ultimate fundraising goals but we wanted to take a moment to thank all the families and friends as well as the Elliot-Montminy Family for the amazing outpouring of support for this campaign during the Elliot-Montminy Family Challenge Grant time frame. Thanks to you, we raised $40,000 for the Hershey Montessori Capital Campaign!
The campaign benefits both campuses of the school. The campaign’s goal is to cover the costs of construction for the upper school classroom building on the Huntsburg Campus for the new 10th, 11th and 12th grades, provide program and capital improvements for the Concord Campus as well as initiate a study to most effectively respond to increasing enrollment in a long-term, strategic way. The campaign also will raise additional funds for the endowment to increase sustainability for the whole school and to expand financial aid.
This is a historic campaign as once successful, Hershey Montessori School will be the first school in the world to offer a complete continuum of Montessori education that most closely replicates Dr. Maria Montessori’s vision which includes an option of a residential component for adolescents on a working farm.
Donate online here or read more about Giving.