Educating the Whole Child

While many schools are looking to eliminate arts programs in order to better meet the pressures imposed by standardized tests and data driven assessment, we’re planning to continue doing the latter while also expanding our ability to serve the whole child, through an expansion of our facilities and the arts taught within them. More to my point, you can read what’s attached to better understand the value of art for the child and the adult.  I found what’s attached in the most recent edition of Bon Appetit Magazine which focuses its efforts on food, something which we at The New …

Photography Club Work on Display in the Growing Room

TNSM parent and photographer, Tracy Clancy, led our mustached photogs this year as they learned about composition, lighting and much more. I encourage you to walk through the Growing Room to see all of the great photos on display. [fbphotos id=455760031176540]  

Animal Visitors from Hamilton County Parks

What a beautiful day for Sunny Rhein and the Non-nappers to invite Julie Stubbs and her springtime friends from Hamilton County Parks to our school. Julie showed the children many different insects, nests, bird eggs, toads, frogs and more. The kids (and I) were pretty surprised when Julie held a male carpenter bee between her fingers. We were shocked to learn that the males don’t have stingers. We also marveled at the tiny bean-sized humming bird egg next to the cantaloupe-sized ostrich egg and enjoyed using our pretend binoculars to spot various hidden nests that Julie hid in the TNSM elementary …

Romeo and Juliet – TNSM student performance

Andrea Torrice and Charles Woodman prepared a 7-minute behind-the-scenes video of Romeo and Juliet with interviews and more.   To see the 30-minute performance of Romeo and Juliet, click below.

Week 36 – A Look Ahead

IMPORTANT INFO: Click to see important calendar dates for 2013-14.  A complete calendar will be mailed in your fall packet. Summer Open House on June 9 Let friends & neighbors know about your family’s experiences w/TNSM and invite them to call for a tour. We have a tuition incentive program for current parents who refer new students to TNSM. NOW: Thurs, May 9 Shakespeare Club’s Romeo & Juliet Performance 7PM in the Growing Room.   Sat, May 11 Art Show and Pancake Breakfast 8:30AM – 11:30AM $7/person or $25/family Invite friends & neighbors to visit TNSM. Extra spirit wear will …

Week 35 – A Look Ahead

IMPORTANT INFO: Due May 17, but sign up today for: Summer Program at TNSM Summer Camp at TNSM Camp Ernst Elementary Experience Photos from 1st Grade Botany Class   Let friends & neighbors know about your family’s experiences w/TNSM and invite them to call for a tour. We have a tuition incentive program for current parents who refer new students to TNSM.   May menu is attached and linked.   NOW:   Fri, May 3  Enrichment Center Tours 7:30AM, 2:15PM and 5:15PM Meet at Mansion Porch to begin.       NEXT SCHOOL WEEK:   This is our final week of …

1st Grade Botany with Colleen

Teacher Colleen Blumer and the first grade students enjoyed gathering seeds and plants of all sorts today for their botany lesson and “seedy” art projects. The children will examine all of the plants, learn about the structures, diagram the parts and then create beautiful works from the many seeds and plant parts that remain. [fbphotos id=450236168395593]

Week 34 – A Look Ahead

IMPORTANT INFO: Click here to learn about kindergartner’s Burnet Woods Field Trip. Sign up today for Summer Program or Summer Camp. Did you know?   Non-TNSM elementary-age children can attend Summer Program II and Summer Camps at TNSM. Click here for information.   NOW: Fri, April 26 Enrichment Center Tours  7:30AM, 2:15PM and 5:15PM Meet at Mansion Porch to begin.   Sun, April 28 Spring Open House from 2-4PM Invite friends & neighbors to visit TNSM. Remember our incentive program for referrals of new students is in effect.    NEXT SCHOOL WEEK: Mon, April 29 Original Works Order Form Deadline Tues, April 30   Enrichment Center …

Week 33 – A Look Ahead

IMPORTANT INFO: Only 2 days left to reserve your seats for the trueTHEATRE event on April 20! Support Hope Neyer, Yance Pyle and others as they share true stories of character. Walk-ins welcome. Tickets are $10. Purchase your child’s art on mugs, trivet, t-shirts etc by April 29.   NOW:   Fri, April 19 NO SCHOOL – Staff Development   Sat, April 20  trueTHEATRE stories of character 7PM in the Growing Room-Tickets $10 Click here for tickets and information.   Sun, April 21  Solo recital of students in strings program 4PM at Grace Episcopal Church in College Hill. TNSM parent, Kay Kinoshita, will sing a few …

Spring Kindergarten Field Trip to Burnet Woods

TNSM kindergartners enjoyed a day of learning, hiking and picnicking at Burnet Woods with teacher Sunny Rhein and parent chaperones. In addition to outdoor activities, students learned about animal camouflage, habitat, food sources and more. Many thanks to our drivers and chaperones who make these important visits possible: Charite Latina, Rana Barazi, Ken Petren, Adele Johnson-Kebe, Kristy Swift, and Janet Ross. [fbphotos id=447874428631767]