TNSM 1st grader recognized in a one-page article by Civic Garden Center for his donations

We are very proud of TNSM 1st grader, Quinn, who was recognized for his donations to the Civic Garden Center. Quinn enjoys gardening in the Summer Sprouts Program at the Civic Garden Center and was pleased to support their mission with the proceeds from his water balloon sales.                   Click this link to see the Civic Garden Center Summer Issue with Quinn’s article on page 10

Jeff’s end-of-year message

Director Jeff Groh gives a summer message, reflecting on the 2016-17 school year and looking forward to the next.

Amazon Smile Is Raising Funds for TNSM

  Each time you make a purchase from Amazon through their AmazonSmile website, TNSM receives a 0.5% gift from Amazon based on your purchases. In order to direct this money to our school, you first have to: Login to your Amazon account through this link.  (smile.amazon.com/ch/31-0793927) Use your usual Amazon login info. You can bookmark this page to make it easier to keep TNSM as your designated charity in the future. Thanks for taking the extra step to help TNSM!

TNSM music teacher Josh Fink’s work was premiered

We congratulate New School Montessori music teacher, Josh Fink, on the world premier of his Concerto for Quartet, Strings, and Percussion. The piece was commissioned by Austin Soundwaves, featured DaXun Zhang, and was performed at The University of Texas at Austin.

5th graders created their own fables and bound their collection into a keepsake

Each year, New School Montessori 5th graders create a collaborative book of fables. The project begins with students reading well-known stories within the genre to discover the structure and elements that need to be present in their original stories. They are required to develop three fables, including creating their own illustrations to accompany each story. Students then choose a favorite among their three projects to be bound together with other classmates’ favorite works.   Decisions about the type of paper to be used, the binding stitch pattern, fabric for the cover and the title of the collection are all made …

6th graders learned how plastics are made at LyondellBasell Technology Center

New School 6th grade students were invited by Ndiba Dioh (parent of 6-9 students) to visit LyondellBasell Technology Center in Blue Ash. They learned how plastics are made from the elements carbon and hydrogen, visited different labs, and walked though the plant to see how plastic bags and containers are produced.

Plant diagrams

New School Montessori students in 1st-3rd grade created flower diagrams from their botany study of plant parts.  

Students visit Krohn Conservatory and Eden Park

A number of New School Montessori students in 4th-6th grade visited the Krohn Conservatory Butterfly Show. While some of their classmates were performing “Hamlet” for a neighboring school, these students enjoyed seeing the butterflies and visiting the other sections of the conservatory. Following the tour, students had a picnic lunch at Eden Park’s overlook.  

Author visits (9-12) students and fields questions

Author Bill Schroeder came to visit the (9-12), where he shared his book, Smallmouth Sonny of Bass Island Bar with students. Bill’s book is about a fish that gets lost on the Little Miami River and all the animal friends he meets on his journey home. Students asked the author questions about writing a book, the editing process, and getting published. Bill was amazed at the amount of background knowledge our students had about nature, conservation, and writing.