Alumni Panel Event – March 16, 2017

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!

Makella Webster
Hershey Montessori School Alumni Coordinator

An Invitation to View: “MOST LIKELY TO SUCCEED”

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 rsvp@hershey-montessori.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

 

 

2016 Harvest Festival at Hershey Montessori School’s Huntsburg Campus

Please come join us rain or shine on Saturday, September 24, 2016 at this fun fall festival hosted by the Adolescent Community at Hershey Montessori School’s Huntsburg Campus. Enjoy concessions, pony rides, games, face painting, live music, a bake sale and a market with fresh produce and other microeconomy products. The Harvest Lunch Café will be open from 11:00 am-2:00 pm.

Hershey Arts Fest

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!

Thank You!

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

 

Community Visioning Part II

Now that our aspirations for our Strategic Plan have been defined, it’s time to develop action steps to achieve them.

Members of the Hershey community will meet on Saturday, September 10, 2016, from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm at the Concord campus.

We met the Challenge!

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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.

Screen-Free Week 2016

 Screen Free Week is when people around the country will turn OFF TV, video and mobile games, and other screens they use for entertainment, and turn ON the world around them!  Take time to think, read, play, daydream, explore nature, enjoy family and friends–do all this and so much more when you spend the week unplugged.  This year, in support of Screen Free Week, HMS will again be offering families some fun, “screen free” activities at school, both after school and in the evening.  Information was sent home last week via a flyer in your family boxes.  Perhaps your children will come up with some great ideas of their own!

See the pdf below for this year’s offerings.

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Ready, Set, Bid!

We’re happy to announce the opening of the Hershey Celebrates CLE! Auction Catalog. Let the bidding begin!

The catalog will enable you to preview all of our exciting Silent and Live Auction items for this year’s Spring Benefit.

View the Auction Catalog  »

Please share this link with friends and family and invite them to take a look and place a bid! We look forward to seeing you on Saturday April 30, 2016 at St. Noel’s. It promises to be a rockin’ good time!

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Groundbreaking Event

Please join us for an enjoyable evening to celebrate a historic step for Hershey Montessori School and for the Montessori education system. At this time, spurred by great demand from students, families and educators from all over the world, Hershey Montessori School will add a high school. Upon completion of the capital campaign, Hershey Montessori School will represent one of the world’s first fully-realized Montessori schools to serve a complete continuum for infants through 18 years of age with a land-based residential option.

The campaign to fund this endeavor will support the high quality Montessori programs for infants, toddlers, preschool and elementary aged children at the Concord Campus, and for adolescents at the Huntsburg Campus, provide a seamless response to the developmental continuum of a student’s needs as they grow.

Presently, over 500 schools have modeled their programs from Hershey Montessori School’s program. The information to be garnered from the new high school will also be shared with educators and replicated to benefit children all over the world. This is an accolade not only for the region, but for our educational system in the United States and abroad. The potential gains students will realize from this endeavor is unprecedented.

We hope to see you on May 12th  to learn more about this exciting project and to participate in the fun!

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Grandparents Day

Grandparents and Special Friends Day is Friday, May 6, 2016. Beginning at 9:00 am, grandparents and special friends will be welcomed in the gym for refreshments, followed by a visit to the classroom. Children may be dismissed early on this day with permission from parents.

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Grandparents and Special Friends may RSVP to the office by emailing staff@hershey-montessori.org or calling 440-357-0918 by Wednesday, May 4, 2016.

Date: Friday, May 6, 2016
Time: 9:00 – 10:30 am
Location: Concord Campus