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Noted Atlanta blacksmith Andrew Crawford will lead Springmont Middle School students in a four-week session in blacksmithing. Students will learn the basics of metalworking and will make rungs for a bench that will permanently reside on the school’s campus. As the oldest Montessori school in the Southeast, Springmont offers this and other creative opportunities through regular Explorer classes.
Springmont’s Board of Trustees is happy to announce the selection of its next chairman, Frank Blake. Because of his leadership in Board subcommittees and his unwavering support of Springmont, Blake has been selected to succeed outgoing Board Chairman Chris Huff. Frank first served as the chair of the Facilities subcommittee and guided the upgrade of Springmont’s main building. He also served as a member of the Development subcommittee, where he worked to secure contributions for the Springmont Fund. Frank, his wife, Jennifer, and their three children joined the Springmont community three years ago. Both Frank and Jennifer work to support Springmont’s programs – Jennifer is often volunteering, serving as a substitute and also as a tour guide for prospective families at Open Houses. “We believe in all things Springmont, so I am glad to have this opportunity to serve the school,” said Frank.
Springmont won two IABC Southern Region 2015 Silver Quill Awards of Excellence. The awards are for Springmont’s viewbook and for their marketing brochure. The Silver Quill awards recognize excellence in business communications and honor outstanding strategies and communications professionals. They are presented to the best professionals in the Region who have proven that their communication programs effectively furthered the goals of their organizations—promoting organizations and ideas, enhancing communications, boosting revenues, saving costs, rallying employees or contributing in various ways to their success. The awards ceremony was held in Denver, Colo., on October 16, 2015. Springmont won in the categories: “Advertising Campaigns” and “Marketing Communications,” respectively.
Springmont and The City of Sandy Springs recently took part in World Water Monitoring Day (WWMD) activities at Big Trees Forest Preserve for the sixth consecutive year. "The City of Sandy Springs and Springmont have partnered for World Water Monitoring Day for six years to promote the importance of clean water. By monitoring the water quality in our streams and rivers, we gather valuable data that shows the impact that conservation can have on our resources," said Sandy Springs Mayor Rusty Paul.
Each year, in affiliation with the Library of Congress Center for the Book, River of Words sponsors an international poetry and art contest on the theme of watersheds. This year, five Springmont students won National and State awards in the River of Words Environmental Poetry and Art Project. The Georgia Award Ceremony was held on Sunday, August 23, 2015, at the DeKalb County Library at 3:00 p.m.
The Springmont Volunteer of the Year Award is presented annually to a volunteer whose dedication to improving children’s lives through service to the school is truly outstanding and inspiring. By offering this recognition, Springmont seeks to engage volunteers and advocates in celebrating the spirit and practice of volunteerism and honoring the accomplishments of those who encourage and nurture Springmont students. This year, this prestigious award honors Stan Stockdale.
December 12, 2014—Springmont was recognized with a Community Partner Award by Heritage Sandy Springs at their Annual Meeting and Volunteer Recognition Ceremony on December 10, 2014. The Community Partner award honors business sponsors for their exemplary support of the organization through sponsorship, provision of volunteers, equipment and/or expertise for programs or physical improvements to the site.
November 20, 2014—Springmont won two IABC Southern Region 2014 Silver Quill Awards of Excellence. The awards were for Springmont’s 50th Anniversary logo and 50th Anniversary Annual Fund Campaign brochure. The Silver Quill awards recognize excellence in business communications and honor outstanding strategies and communications professionals. They are presented to the best professionals in the Region who have proven that their communication programs effectively furthered the goals of their organizations—promoting organizations and ideas, enhancing communications, boosting revenues, saving costs, rallying employees or contributing in various ways to their success. The awards ceremony was held in Austin, Texas, on October 15, 2014. Springmont was the only Award of Excellence winner in each category: “Other Graphic Design” and “Non-profit Campaigns,” respectively.
November 17—Springmont students participated in building the world's largest fractual; an art exchange with students in Mexico; and hosting parents during the annual Muffins for Moms and Donuts for Dads events.
November 5, 2014—Springmont is celebrating its Homecoming weekend with its annual Legends & Leaders event, a party to honor alumni, Faculty, Staff and members of the Board. The event will be held Friday, October 17, 2014, at 6:30 p.m., at the school’s Courtyard and Pavilion. Tours will be offered, stories will be shared and alumni and friends will reconnect with each other.
October 10, 2014—The City of Sandy Springs and Springmont recently took part in World Water Monitoring Day (WWMD) activities at Heritage Sandy Springs for the fifth consecutive year. "The City of Sandy Springs continues to partner with Springmont for World Water Monitoring Day to promote the importance of monitoring water quality in our streams and rivers. This partnership shows the value of gathering solid data so we can have an impact on conservation in the future," said Sandy Springs Mayor Rusty Paul.
SANDY SPRINGS, Ga -- Springmont successfully partnered with Keep Sandy Springs Beautiful and the City of Sandy Springs on an Electronics Recycling Event. Local residents dropped off computers, radios, monitors and other electronic equipment.
Approximately 120 students at Springmont were treated recently to a performance by five professional musicians from the Saudi Arabia Culture Society. The group was in town to entertain at the U.S. Saudi Business Opportunities Forum.
SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. -- What do Presidents Abraham Lincoln and Barack Obama have in common? Their enjoyment of jazz music. That's one of the interesting facts members of the U.S. Marine Band Clarinet Trio shared with 150 Springmont students...
..The gift of footwear is important to children and adults around the world because it can help eliminate the spreading of diseases through the foot. The donations also provide access for children who have been unable to attend school previously due to footwear requirements. Springmont is accepting donations of new or gently used shoes...
Three Springmont students competed in the recent Tri for Tourette Kids Triathlon at the Concourse Athletic Club.
Accomplishment:Springmont third-graders Paul Huebner and Donovan Burns, along with sixth grader Anna Burns, participated in the Tri for Tourette Kids Triathlon, a USAT sanctioned mini-sprint triathlon that benefits Camp Twitch and Shout, a one-week camp for children with Tourette Syndrome, and the Tourette Information Center and Support of Georgia.
..Art teacher Theresa Dean coordinated the Springmont project. Students wrote their thoughts about war, peace, tolerance and living in harmony with others on one side of the pinwheel. On the other side, they drew, painted or collaged something that expresses their feelings. Imagination, creativity and a mild breeze are the only requirements.... Click here for the entire article
It may seem like a laughable “only in New York” story that Manhattan mother, Nicole Imprescia, is suing her 4-year-old daughter’s untraditional private preschool for failing to prepare her for a private school admissions exam.
But her daughter’s future and ours might be much brighter with a little less conditioning to perform well on tests and more encouragement to discover as they teach in Montessori schools. Ironically, the Montessori educational approach might be the surest route to joining the creative elite, which are so overrepresented by the school’s alumni that one might suspect a Montessori Mafia: Google’s founders Larry Page and Sergei Brin, Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, videogame pioneer Will Wright, and Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales, not to mention Julia Child and rapper Sean “P.Diddy” Combs.