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On November 3rd, 2018, more than 230 members of the Hershey Montessori School community and the general public gathered for the inaugural run of the Hershey Cosmic 5k Run and 1 mile Walk at Observatory Park in the Geauga Park District. What a wonderful morning! Yes, it was cool and a bit damp, but spirits and energy were high and the park was just beautiful.
It was exciting to have such an amazing turnout – exceeding our expectations for a first time event by almost 100 participants! A special thank you to the volunteers and committee members who rose to the challenge and organized a smooth packet pick-up, event, award ceremony, food and clean up.
If you participated, we hope you enjoyed the camaraderie, family activities and, of course, the race or walk. Observatory Park is truly a hidden jewel, and many expressed a desire to return and enjoy the ample trails and outdoor exhibits.
While this event brought us together to experience the outdoors, it was also an important fundraiser for Hershey. We are happy to say the inaugural Hershey Cosmic 5k Run and 1 mile Walk brought in over $8,300 to support the mission of Hershey Montessori School and the high quality educational model acclaimed by educational peers worldwide.
This day would not have been possible without all the amazing runners, volunteers, sponsors and supporters who were a part of the event. We are grateful for your support! We would also like to send a special thank you to Steven J. Terrell and Jon E. Lawrence, our Presenting Sponsor, and to C. Fraser Elliott and Lyne Montminy for the $4,000 challenge match in honor of their daughter Sarah Nicole, a Hershey Montessori School alumnus. We are grateful for all of our amazing sponsors and donors who made this race such a success! Congratulations to all the winners!
Finally, this event could not have been the success it was without your support. We thank you deeply for your commitment to our shared goals. Be on the lookout for date and location as the race committee gathers feedback and the excitement begins again!
Please visit our Facebook page to see more photos from the event!
Hershey Montessori School celebrated its 1st Commencement on Sunday, June 3rd, 2018. We are proud and delighted to have celebrated the Inaugural Graduating Class of Hershey Montessori School! Recently students were accepted to the following colleges: Allegheny College, Baldwin Wallace University, Case Western Reserve University, Cuyahoga Community College, Emerson College, Guilford College, Hiram College, Kent State University, Lake Erie College, Mercyhurst University, Miami University, Oberlin College, The Ohio State University, Ohio University, University of Akron, University of Cincinnati, University of Dayton, and University of Maryland.
Our school profile provides more information about matriculation and acceptances, as well as the academic talent of our students.
We wish our exceptional students the very best and look forward to hearing of their experiences and achievements as they embark on the next stage of their academic or working lives.
“Free the child’s potential, and you will transform him into the world.” – Dr. Maria Montessori
On Saturday, April 28th, 2018 members of the Hershey Montessori School community gathered for a wonderful celebration – the “Ruby Gala” fundraiser. What a fabulous evening! The Cleveland Botanical Garden provided a beautiful setting to our sold out crowd. It was heartwarming to see so many current and former parents, Montessori colleagues, alumni, and friends join in support of our students and our school’s mission. It was fun to see so many new friends and families as well! You may view photos via the Hershey Montessori School Facebook Page.
The success of the Ruby Gala would not have been realized without the incredible leadership and generosity of our event committee. Though all volunteers devoted numerous hours to many aspects of the event, we’d like to recognize several leaders on key projects: our event co-chairs: Lea Swanson, Dana Davis and Julie Loxterman, and committee members Alecia May, Elizabeth Budnik, Rachel Strong, Erik Neff, Virginija and Jonas Muliolis. Thank you to all who volunteered – your participation on every level helped to make this event such a phenomenal success!
Aside from the warmth and friendship shared by our guests, the evening was truly impactful for Hershey Montessori School. Through sponsorships, ticket sales, exciting silent and live auctions and many generous donations, initial figures show a record breaking $180,000 was raised, or a net of approximately $130,000 after expenses! Thanks to the generosity of all of our supporters and sponsors, we exceeded our fundraising goal of $110,000! All proceeds go directly to benefit our students. As tuition covers only 75% of our school’s operations, these funds are critical in continuing to provide this the high-quality education for our students and continue to provide a successful education model acclaimed by Montessori peers worldwide.
What a special night celebrating Hershey Montessori School’s community, high quality education, as well as its vibrant future. I am very grateful to serve this incredible school and community. The Ruby Gala was certainly an evening to remember. We succeeded together and I thank you for your role and support.
Anne Marie, Director of Advancement
Marianna Pasaret is a 2012 graduate of the Huntsburg campus of Hershey Montessori School. She is a current resident of Austin Texas and was recently interviewed by ESPEROS in their SoHo stories blog which focused on Lifting Women Up.
Read it here!
Marianna is a multimedia artist, concentrating on a combination of digital and sketch work. She exhibited in London late last year and was Boss Babes’ resident artist last winter. Read her inspiring interview where she discusses what and who empowers her and how she lifts other women up. We at Hershey are very happy for her success both as an artist and an inspiration!
Hershey Montessori School’s 40th Anniversary Ruby Gala!
The 2018 Spring Gala will celebrate 40 years of Hershey Montessori School – Transforming Education!
We will celebrate this ruby anniversary at a Ruby Gala! on May 5, 2018 at the Cleveland Botanical Gardens. Our Gala this year is presented by Steve Terrell and Jon Lawrence. This is our largest fundraising effort of the year with all proceeds directly benefiting the children and supporting Hershey’s operating budget. This grand endeavor is a live, silent auction, dinner and night of entertainment. Save the date and book your sitter!
Our Ruby Gala website is up and running, highlighting all the ways you can participate! You can find forms, purchase sponsorships, advertising, personal messages, tickets and make donations – right from your armchair! Click to learn more!
Join us in celebrating this historic milestone!
Join us! All are welcome!
Grand Opening Ceremony and
Special Donor Recognition Celebration
Hershey Montessori School Huntsburg Campus
11530 Madison Road
Huntsburg, OH 44046
February 10, 2018
Recognition Ceremony for Donors
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
General Public Open House
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
RSVP to Cindy Guest at email@example.com or call 440-357-0918 by February 8, 2018
The 6th annual Hershey Montessori Arts Fest is Saturday November 11, 2017 from 9 am to 4 pm.
Start your Holiday shopping with a wide array of hand crafted items from over 40 local artist and crafters. Stay for lunch and enjoy the fabulous Fall fare at the Arts Fest café. Stop by the raffle for a chance to win a hand crafted item from one of our participating artists or crafters.
While you shop, children can let their creativity loose a the Kids Crafting Corner; a free arts and crafts station for children of all ages.
Open to the public, general admission is $3 at the door; children 6 and younger are free. Hope to see you there!
If you are an artist or crafter interested in participating in this event, click here for guidelines and the registration form.
For additional information about this event or please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday JULY 15, 2017, any time from 10 am to 3 pm in the Hershey Montessori School ringside tent.
Special byo lunch gathering from 11 am – 1:00 pm – Beverage station at the tent all day!
Free Parking and Free Admission (simply RSVP with name and number of guests to email@example.com or call 440-357-0918 to be placed on the free admission list)
Bring family, friends, children’s friends, guests of all ages
JOIN US! ALL ARE WELCOME !
The Hershey VIP tent is available from 10 am to 3 pm offering ringside seating to watch competitions or as a home base to explore the event!
- Plan to join friends in the tent between 11:30am and 1:00pm for a lunch gathering. Bring a picnic lunch and utensils, or check out the many delicious food trucks. Feel free to bring snacks to share!
- A beverage station will be provided at the Hershey tent throughout the day!
- Activities for children of all ages – free pony rides, arts and crafts, face painting and more!
- Look no further for boutique shopping, select Cleveland food trucks, artwork, canine competition, and abundant entertainment. The show begins at 8am daily.
- PLEASE RSVP so that your name and guests will be on the free entrance list. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the office at 440-357-0918.
Rain or Shine—join us for the fun at:
Cleveland Metroparks Polo Fields, 3841 Chagrin River Rd., Moreland Hills
(at the corner of South Woodland Road (OH-87) and Chagrin River Road)
View the full flyer here!