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At Springmont, we’re proud of our school and like share the accomplishments of our students, alumni, faculty and staff. Here you’ll find information about Springmont including recent school news, articles about our curriculum and other interesting items.  For additional press or media information, please contact Julie Strickland jstrickland@springmont.com or 404.252.3910.

Lower Elementary Students "Visit" Mali!

October 03, 2022
By Julie Strickland

As part of the Global Arts Passport curriculum introduced in last week’s newsletter, Lower Elementary students have just finished their first unit of this exciting, year-long initiative. Their first stop was the continent of Africa, more specifically, the country of Mali. Djembe drums come from the Mali Empire and are a popular musical instrument that has held importance for many generations. Students learned about the making of djembe drums and the different sounds they can make. They created their own miniature versions of these drums, exploring color theory, pattern, and weaving along the way. Music heard in both the Art and Music Studios inspired the children to create their own rhythms on their finished pieces. A big thank you to Art Assistant Claire Tadeo for putting these on display in the Front Office - make sure to stop by to see these beautiful artworks! We will also post more photos on Facebook later this week.

Food Trucks & Fun at the Springmont Festival & Montessori Mile - October 22!

October 03, 2022
By Julie Strickland

We are so excited to be able to bring back one of our most beloved events – the Springmont Festival & Montessori Mile! All families are invited to join us on campus on October 22. The day begins with a warm-up in the Pavilion at 8:30, followed by one-mile fun runs on Long Island Drive for adults and children 6-14 years and then dashes for younger students (6 and under) on the Field. Don't miss the Food Trucks, Market, Chili Cook-off, and Middle School Festival & Plant Sale, all taking place afterward!

Race Registration:
Middle School students Satti Gray, Samantha Hakerem, and Juliet Martin all contributed to the artwork inspiration for this year's Montessori Mile t-shirt design! All fun run and dash participants and anyone who wants one of the long-sleeved commemorative t-shirts are encouraged to register! Registrations ($25 each) are available here!

Food Trucks, Festival and Market:

• We look forward to hosting Get Out The Whey selling acai bowls and smoothies and Flavor on the Fork selling chicken and waffles.
• Middle School Festival & Plant Sale
• Livia's Class Pesto Sale - $4/jar while supplies last!
• Nathalie's Class will be selling caramel apples and pumpkins made out of vintage books!

Chili Cook-Off!:

• Do you have a great chili recipe? Enter Springmont’s 10th annual Chili Cook-Off for a chance to prove your recipe is Golden Ladle-worthy.  You could win a fabulous prize basket!  Chili of all varieties—black bean, red bean, spicy, mild, chicken, beef, vegetarian, and others are welcome. 
Email Tiffany Orem to enter!

Volunteers are still needed! Click here to visit the online sign-up!

Questions? Email Tiffany Orem 
 

Elementary & Middle School Art & Music World Adventure!

September 26, 2022
By Julie Strickland

This year, Springmont’s Elementary and Middle School students have embarked on a worldwide art and music adventure! Led by Art Teacher Theresa Dean, Art Assistant Claire Tadeo, and Music Teacher Carissa Gibson, each student has created a Global Arts Passport that will document their year of “travel.”  Passports include a self-portrait, a travel journal, and a world map. Students will place a mark on their map and add a stamp in their Passport, just as one would when traveling abroad.

The goal of this endeavor is to build a culture of community and acceptance by seeking to understand, learn about, and connect with other cultures through art and music while exploring important elements and principles of the fine arts. Students will “visit” Africa, Central America & Mexico, South America, the USA & Canada, Asia, Oceania, and Europe. Each project will be centered around a culture, artist, or tradition from that region.

In September, students visited Africa. Upper Elementary students learned about Botswana and created a mixed-medium project centered around the cheetah; the example pictured here was created by Upper Elementary student Emily Benk. Middle School students are working on watercolor landscapes of Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. We will share additional examples of our students' beautiful artworks on social media later this week. Lower Elementary students created miniature djembe drums from the country of Mali. They will be on display in the Main Office soon!
 

Thank you to our Springmont Festival & Montessori Mile Sponsors!

September 26, 2022
By Julie Strickland

Platinum: Haug Barron Law Group


Gold: BodyScienceRD, The Codelli Family, The Hakerem Family, Melon


Silver: Apple Billing and Credentialing, The Colonna Family, Farmers Insurance – Rojas Agency, 
Oxbow Development, Steagall Wealth Advisory of Raymond James


Bronze: Ready Set FUN!, The Khajavi Family, The Maiwand Family, The Shorter Family, The Wachter Law Firm 
 

National Hispanic Heritage Month

September 26, 2022
By Julie Strickland

Did you know that September 15 – October 15 is National Hispanic Heritage Month? Rather than selecting a calendar month, the dates encompass the anniversaries of national independence for several Latin American countries, including Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua that all recognize September 15 as the date of their independence, while Mexico and Chile’s independence days are celebrated September 16 and September 18 respectively. The observation, started in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson and expanded by President Ronald Reagan in 1988, pays tribute to the generations of Hispanic Americans who have positively influenced and enriched our nation and society. Click here to learn more.

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