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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. 


 

Introduction to the Upper School – Huntsburg Campus on Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Introduction to the Upper School – Huntsburg Campus on Wednesday, November 6, 2019

We invite you to hear Hershey Upper School students, faculty, and staff share the exciting development of our Upper School curriculum frameworks. Learn about the Upper School program and what Montessori has to offer in support of excellence in pre-collegiate education.  We will discuss the rigors of academics and the approach that is taken to ensure students are well prepared for college and for life after high school. Students and Upper School teachers will present how core high school academic skills, college selection process, college credit and individualized courses of study integrate with our project-based learning environments. Students will share examples of real-life problem-solving in the Northeast Ohio region, working with specialists in the professional fields of applied study and parallel studies on global issues. Teachers will present how essential life skills expand while adolescents take on genuine leadership roles.

Appetizers will be served at 6 pm with the presentation following promptly at 6:30 p.m.

Register for the Introduction to the Upper School – Huntsburg Campus:

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.

 


 

Pancake Breakfast: March 3rd

Pancake Breakfast: March 3rd

Join us for a Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, March 3rd from 9AM-1PM at the Huntsburg campus Farmhouse, including all you can eat pancakes, bacon and sausage, hosted by the adolescent community. Pancakes will be served with our own maple syrup!

Cost is $8 for adults, $5 for children under 12, and free for children under 3.

Informal campus tours will be available by request throughout.