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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.

River of Words Poetry & Art Contest Winners!

May 03, 2021
By Julie Strickland

This year’s Georgia River of Words Poetry & Art Contest hosted by Georgia Project WET received over 1,000 entries! In addition to promoting creativity, this annual art & poetry competition helps students learn about the watershed in which they live and the importance and value of protecting it, one of our most precious natural resources. 

Springmont is proud to have the following students as winners and finalists! Lower Elementary student Flynn MacQueen’s poem, Tiny Turtles, and Lower Elementary student Brielle Cliett’s poem, Nature’s Love, are both National Poetry Finalists! Upper Elementary student Sophie Little’s poem, Hope, and Middle School student Penn Keromytis' untitled poem are Georgia Poetry – State Winners. Upper Elementary student Celeste Beaty’s artwork, Spring Fox (pictured here), is a Georgia Art- State Winner!

We are so proud of our creative and environmentally conscious students who join Springmont’s legacy of having at least one winner for the last 12 years! Thank you to Art Teacher Theresa Dean for guiding this endeavor.

Sunday, May 9, is Mother's Day and the Virtual Premiere of the Upper Elementary Musicals!

May 03, 2021
By Julie Strickland

Guided by Music Teacher Carissa Gibson, Upper Elementary students have been hard at work for months preparing virtual presentations of Matilde! We hope the entire community will tune in for the virtual premiere on Sunday, May 9, at 4:00!

The musical is based on Roald Dahl's Matilda, a humorous story about a brilliant, magical little girl who's miserable at home with her clueless parents and oppressed at school by her mean headmistress. Matilda finds a loving, kindred spirit in her teacher, Miss Honey, who values her pupil's amazing brainpower. 

Watch your email for a link to the show on Sunday, May 9!

Parents are Invited to Campus for Class Field Days!

April 26, 2021
By Julie Strickland

We are excited to invite parents to join us as spectators and cheer on their children at Class Field Days scheduled for May 17-21!

Things to Know about Class Field Days:

  • Field Days will be held outdoors. If a Class Field Day must be postponed due to inclement weather, a Rain Date during the week of May 24 will be announced.
  • RSVPs are required.  See the links in Springmont Weekly News to RSVP.
  • Attendance is limited to 2 adults per family – no siblings with the exception of infants in arms.  No pets, please.
  • One car per family may be parked on campus. 
  • All guests must be masked and will be asked to remain physically distanced on the edge of the Field.  For health & safety reasons, parents are asked to refrain from participating in or assisting with the day's activities.
  • No refreshments will be served to adults. Please bring your own pre-filled water bottle.
  • Guests are encouraged to use the restroom before arriving on campus and to wear sunscreen and bring an umbrella for sun protection, if desired.

These guidelines are designed to protect the health & safety of our school community and minimize disruptions to the routines of other classes.  We thank you for your understanding and cooperation!

Author Carmen Agra Deedy to Visit Springmont May 6!

April 26, 2021
By Julie Strickland

Carmen Agra Deedy is an internationally known, award-winning author of children's literature and storyteller. Carmen has performed across the United States and Canada and is the author of twelve children’s books.  Funny and insightful, Deedy’s stories are culled from her childhood as a Cuban refugee in Decatur, Georgia. She is host of the four-time Emmy-winning children’s program, Love That Book! Carmen will perform for Primary afternoon children, Lower Elementary and Upper Elementary students. 

Little Shop of Stories is offering 6 of her books for pre-purchase. All books will come with autographed bookplates, and 20% of sales will support Springmont's library.  See the link in Springmont Weekly News to place your order due by 11:30 PM on May 6.

Questions? Email Leslie Wachter

Springmont Celebrated Earth Day!

April 26, 2021
By Julie Strickland

Last Wednesday was a glorious day to celebrate our Earth!  And thanks to Outdoor Science Education Teacher Michelle Wolfersberger, classroom teachers, and our students who are all becoming wonderfully conscientious stewards of the environment, classes were able to gather safely outdoors to share ideas, poems, music and song!  Click here for motre photos shared on Facebook!

Here is the poem, The Springmont Forest, collaboratively written and shared by the Middle School:

Tiny sprouts are in the ground, 
lost in a wonderland so beautiful 
it feels calm. 
Colors all over— 
violet purple, Yellow weeds 
tones of brown and 
a canopy of youthful green 
trees all around me. 
 
Bugs biting, animals hiding
in a backyard to some but a home to more.
The thick layer of leaves 
make very good crunches. 
Birds use them in their nests 
and toads act as if a thick layer of leaves is a raft.
The leaves, once fallen, will rise again 
as plants poke, grow, and sprout,
steadily pushing and bending with the wind. 
Quiet breezes in the air, 
luscious peace feels moist and warm, and
water shines and sparkles 
when the sun hits its surface. 
The creek flows slowly, 
bending and weaving 'round leaves,
as water bugs dance on the glassy surface. 
To take care of Earth,
nature’s calling, 
feels almost unreal.
 
Walking by a stream  
I see the moss beside a tree 
caught in the sand 
or captured by the roots. 
I turn my head and face the sky 
and see the sun pass by— 
what a sight to see. 
Spider webs cross each tree and
start forming, thick and thin
but I only can catch them with my eyes.
 
The Springmont forest: 
sounds mixed with engines and birds.
Bees fly around leaves and stalks
and well-smelling petals.
The smell is a signature. 
And the trees, root, vines are together as one, 
connected, listening while 
students write poetry. 
Everything is calm,
a blossoming green peace
surrounding us.

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