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Hershey Market Is Now ONLINE!

Hershey Market Is Now ONLINE!

“A shop, or store, could be established…and here the students could easily sell and bring their produce of their fields and garden, and other things that they have made.”  ~ Maria Montessori, From Childhood to Adolescence.

Hershey Montessori Middle and Upper School students are excited to offer a special selection of microeconomy products through their new online market.

Available products include hand-crafted cutting boards, wooden spoons and spatulas, beeswax candles, maple syrup products, and more. Many of these items can be purchased as part of the beautiful Holiday Market Chest being offered for a limited time only.

Students have been working diligently on the new online platform and are pleased to have taken the next step in experiencing entrepreneurship and small business through this practical and relevant application known as e-commerce.

The Microeconomy is a hallmark component of Hershey Montessori School’s Adolescent Community. Dr. Maria Montessori envisioned adolescents participating in and managing small business endeavors in order to experience economic activity in their community – the “microeconomy.”

Today’s students have additional options for exploring and demonstrating the fundamental concepts of entrepreneurship as they manage all the aspects of the Hershey Market. Students are responsible for marketing, sales management, customer service, inventory, order fulfillment, accounting systems, and much more.

Shop the Hershey Market online or view the full array of high-quality products, made from natural resources harvested from the Huntsburg, OH farm campus, by visiting us in person. Contact us at 440-636-6290.

Proceeds from sales go to the Microeconomy to sustain the needs of the farm and Microeconomy activities.

Learn more about our Adolescent Program. 


 

Hershey Students Attend YSU MathFest

Hershey Students Attend YSU MathFest

Three Hershey Montessori Calculus students recently attended Youngstown State University’s MathFest, where they competed with other high school students from all around Ohio. Afterward, the group, along with Math Guide Jennifer Snead, attended various workshops aimed at exploring additional math concepts. Some of the available options included Mathematics of Origami, Archimedes, and the Mathematics of Cells in Your Heart. It was a fun math day, and an event Hershey Montessori School plans to continue participation in the years to come. Congratulations ladies. You represent us well!

 

(Pictured above from left to right: Math Guide Jennifer Snead, Maya Harwood, Lucy McNees and Sylvia Altman.)


 

Hershey Montessori School Provides Student Busing

Hershey Montessori School Provides Student Busing

It’s True. We Provide School Bus Transportation!

It may have been our best kept secret, though it was never intended to be. Hershey Montessori School offers school bus services for our Middle and Upper School students attending our Huntsburg Campus.

Options include one-way or round trips for our Day and Interim Boarding Students.

Pricing ranges from $780 to $3,900 per year, depending on the service option selected.

We are listening to the needs of our parent community and continually evaluating the need for additional stops to accommodate the busing needs of our students.

We also provide inter-campus shuttle service from Hershey’s Concord Campus to Hershey’s Huntsburg Campus five days a week free of charge.

Learn more here or contact us at 440-357-0918 with your questions.


 

Hershey Students Experience U.S. Immigration

Hershey Students Experience U.S. Immigration

A Close Look at Immigration

Immigration has been a central focus of media outlets everywhere. Reporters, commentators, and the general public are expressing views and interpretation of law. Hershey Montessori Guide, John Buzzard, saw the opportunity in seeking greater understanding for his students as they are preparing to enter and contribute to society as young adults.

 

When law meets humanity

John began by extending an invitation to George Koussa to visit Hershey students at the Adolescent Campus in Huntsburg, Ohio. Mr. Koussa, who is a Syrian immigrant, accepted and openly shared his experience as an immigrant, along with his thoughts around current immigration policies in the United States.

John additionally spoke with Hershey Montessori students about their perspectives and thoughts on having Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) come to speak to them as a group. The students were supportive of the idea, knowing that hearing from different perspectives is beneficial, and that this particular perspective is extremely important given it is representative of the U.S. Government.

John and his students extended an invitation, which then led to an informative visit from Valentina Seeley and Kris Crowley from ICE. In spite of the many controversies currently surrounding ICE, Mr. Seeley and Mr. Crowley were gracious and kind as they presented a wealth of information and documents to help inform and illustrate the challenges and protocols of immigration. The students respectfully asked challenging questions of Mr. Seeley and Mr. Crowley. Hershey Montessori School has nearly two dozen boarding students from countries outside the United States. Students saw value in the opportunity to meet with ICE, and several committed to continue their own research on some of the more controversial topics.

Both guests expressed how impressive Hershey students were and how much they appreciated having a reasoned conversation around their work, which is not always the case in their professional work.

A short time later, Hershey students embarked on a trip to Downtown Cleveland to observe a Naturalization Ceremony. It was an invaluable experience that put faces to names and envisioned real lives over simple stories. It allowed students to experience the immigration process as both a logistical matter and a personal one.

Hearing about life-changing issues is important, but immersing ourselves in the process allows for greater comprehension. As adolescents take their place in the next generation of influencers and decision makers, they must be properly prepared and ready to tackle global concerns like these.

 


 

Visit Our 7th-12th Grade Campus November 4th

Visit Our 7th-12th Grade Campus November 4th

We invite you to visit our 7th-12 grade campus on Monday, October 7, 2019

Choosing the right approach to education for your child is important. Your child did not come from a box and neither should his or her education.

Every child is born with the drive to explore and succeed. Montessori education recognizes this. In true Montessori tradition, globally recognized Hershey Montessori School understands that excellence in education is not the outcome of focusing on achievement measurements that are here today and gone tomorrow. Instead, Hershey Montessori School focuses on the whole child through carefully prepared environments and an intentional curriculum geared at developing critical thinking, problem-solving, and communication capabilities based on the individual student needs and interests. Hershey students are at an advantage because they are gaining real-life skills as part of their academic lessons. More importantly, Hershey Montessori students report feeling HAPPY and PREPARED for life.

On this day, discover our Middle and Upper School where students learn, live, work, and study in a microcosm of society, engaging in community governance, commercial enterprises, as well as land and resource management and stewardship. Adolescents achieve high academic results, grapple with big and complex issues, and collaborate effectively with peers. Visitors’ Days are designed for prospective students and their families.  We also welcome visiting professionals and those wishing to learn more about our Montessori Adolescent program.

We warmly invite you to be our guest and take this opportunity to learn about our Adolescent program and curriculum from one of our program directors, as well as take a guided tour of our campus led by a current Hershey Montessori Middle and/or Upper School student.

We will begin promptly at  9:00 am and end at 11:00 am.

Please RSVP by filling out the form below or by emailing admissions@hershey-montessori.org. If you have questions, you are welcome to give Lakisha Wingard, Director of Admissions, a call at 440-357-0918.

Our Huntsburg Campus is located at 11530 Madison Road, Huntsburg, Ohio 44046. Visit us to experience the difference and to find out if Hershey Montessori School is the right fit for your family. We look forward to meeting you!

Visitors’ Day Registration Form