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Community


Meadow Montessori is a rich and vibrant community with an almost thirty-year history of traditions and activities. Throughout the year, we education, investigate, and celebrate in different ways. Please take a look at all of our community activities, which are listed somewhat chronologically in the left hand column.

Welcome Reception


The first Friday of each new school year is our Welcome Reception. All families come together to enjoy an informal potluck dinner and social event. The evening is very casual, and we hope that new families will be able to meet returning families as well as the staff. Returning families are invited to bring a dish to pass, and new families come as our guests.

Big Clean


Big Clean

Twice a year our student community, along with any adults who wish to lend a hand, clean up the school and grounds. We work in the garden beds, preparing them for winter and planting spring bulbs, or readying them for summer, when we will enjoy the harvest from our organic vegetable and flowerbeds. We clear the grounds of unwanted waste; we also wash windows, sweep, etc.

Fall Auction


The Annual Fall Auction is the most important fundraising event for our school. Families, friends, and community supporters come together to do two things: raise significant funds for the school and have a great time.

The 2016 Auction will take place on Friday, November 4th from 6:00 - 11:00 p.m. at the IMS Sister’s Banquet and Conference Center in Monroe, MI.

We accept donations, sponsorships, and contributions.A Donation/Sponsorship/Advertising document package may be downloaded here.

Please contact Marina Harvey or Tiffany Mason at: mharvey@meadowmontessori.org or mailto:tmason@meadowmontessori.org or call 734-241-9496 if you are interested in supporting Meadow Montessori School.


You can download a copy of this year's catalog here.

Meadow Montessori School's 2013 Annual Fall Auction took place on Friday, November, 1st 2013 at the Monroe Golf & Country Club. The doors of the Auction opened at 5:30 p.m. with cocktails and bidding on silent auction items. This year featured a seated dinner and live auction taking place simultaneously.

This year's auction, "Back to the Future with Meadow Montessori," was a great success, raising more than $93,000.

We thank our sponsors and all of you who attended the auction and bid enthusiastically.

This year's honorary chair was:
2013 — Hobby and Paula Nels, project manager and relator for A Home of Our Own


The following list is a result of the generosity shown by everyone in the community:


Meadow Montessori School's 2012 Annual Fall Auction will take place on Friday, October, 19th 2012. This year's theme is "MMS Bandstand". We invite you to come back in time and help secure the future financial success of Meadow Montessori School.

This year's honorary chair is:
2012 — Sister Joyce Durasko, IHM

History Fair


Meadow Montessori School has a strong commitment to history, which is evidenced each year during our annual History Fair. In November, students from ages 6 - 15 all complete a history fair project. The topic can be just about anything and as we thank those who have contributed to our world in the past, we begin to think of how we will contribute to the future.

Click here for a helpful guide to planning your project.


Awards
Morse, Lucy
The Fire: Apollo I
Grand Prize
Karpenko, Matthew
Cyber Warfare: A New Weapon in the History of Warfare
1st Place
Abdul-Kabir, Ammar
Blood Diamond
2nd Place
Buchanan, Grace
One Bus Ride Away
3rd Place
Zarend, Alexis
The Surprisingly Lengthy History of Zika
4th Place
Harvey, Ella
Good Trouble ? A History of John Lewis
5th Place
Grider, Mackenzie
The Last of the Wolves?
6th Place

Honorable Mention
Harrington, Chaz
Edmund Fitzgerald
Innovation Award
 
Harvey, Joss
Shakespeare
 
Kennedy, Griffin
Erwin Rommel: The Desert Fox
 
Longfellow, Mackenzie
Money
 
Mayes, Nicholas
The Berlin Wall
 
Sefkovic, Zachary
Detroit Salt Mine
 
Torio, Matthew
Bad News for Outlaws
 

Lower Elementary Presenters
Baisden, Natalie
Thomas Jefferson
 
DeLano, Saavan
The Battle of Greasy Grass
 
Grachek, Lauren
Sacagawea
 
Hassett, Max
Ohio Caverns
 
Kwiatkowski, Easton
Bessie Coleman
 
Ma, Leah
Statue of Liberty
 
Ma, Claire
Princess Diana
 
Maurer, Kyle
Space Shuttle
 
Schall, Grace
History of Dentistry
 
Staelgraeve, Niko
George Lucas
 
Trinidad-Ramos, Leslie
Helen Keller
 

Judges
Howard, Ken
Dedicated volunteer at Meadow Montessori
 
Kindle, Luke
Meadow Montessori High School
 
Ma, Marcus
Physician at University of Toledo Medical Center
 
Montgomery, Joseph
Associate professor of English, Eastern Michigan University
 
Piedmonte, Darcy
Montessori Educator, Admissions Counselor
 
Wykes, Gerald
Retired from Lake Erie Metropark Museum and currently at Monroe Museum and the River Raisin Battlefield
 
Awards
Abdul Kabir, Amar
Akbar the Great
Grand Prize
Zarend, Alexis
The Pay Gap Between Men and Women
1st Place
Grider, Mackenzie
What's Up Doc?
2nd Place
Longfellow, Jack
Necessity is the Mother of Invention
3rd Place
Morse, Lucy
Robots in Time
4th Place
Piedmonte-Lang, Cale
Appalachian Trail
5th Place
Kennedy, Griffin
Battle of the Bulge
6th Place
Harrington, Elizabeth
Keep Calm and Carry On
7th Place
Staelgraeve, Anika
Jurassic Mary
8th Place

Honorable Mention
Buchanan, Grace
History of Monroe
 
Kindle, Lily
History of Rock and Roll
 
Thornton, Isabella
The Eby Log Cabin
 
Wright, Annabelle
Titanic
 

Lower Elementary Presenters
Bea, Lucas
Mammoth Caves
 
Bowe, Corrine
Chocolate
 
DeLano, Saavan
Algonquins
 
Drougel, Jack
9-11
 
Jondro, Ave
Susan B. Anthony
 
Kindle, Chloe
Jaques Cousteau
 
Short, Cohen
Abraham Lincoln
 

Judges
Dickerson, Tia
MMS Senior
 
Komorowski, Lou
Reference Librarian MCLS
 
Nels, Hobby
MMS Board of Trustees
 
Peven, Michael
MMS Alum
 
Williamson, Michelle
Monroe County ISD
 
Awards
Kennedy, Griffin
P-51 Mustang
Grand Prize
Baron-Galbavi, Meku
Save One Life, Save the World
1st Place
Piedmonte-Lang, Cale
Protest Music, Changing the World One Tune at a Time
2nd Place
Pasko, Maggie
American Sign Language
3rd Place
Harrigan, Elizabeth
From Merchant of Death to Promoter of Peace
4th Place
Abdul-Kabir, Amaar
Origins of Processed Food
5th Place
Grider, Sophia
History Will Absolve Me
6th Place

Honorable Mention
Harvey, Ella
It’s a Ring Thing
 
Hills, Mateo
The History of Vaccinations
 
Karpenko, Matthew
Out with the Old, In with the Nucleus
 
Livingston, Emmet
Marie Curie
 
Treglown, Avery
Martha Washington
 

Lower Elementary Presenters
Bae, Lucas
USS Bowfin
 
Daill, Sarah
The Great Race of Mercy: The Iditarod
 
Javaid, Zan
Charles Darwin Rewrote the History of the World
 
Morse, Lucy
The Great Depression
 
Nash, Maggie
Who is Amelia Earhart?
 
Zink Hopps, Claire
Graves of Famous Americans
 

Judges
Feezell, Presley
MMS High School Student
 
Johnson, James
Senior Manager, Venue Events and Village Programs, Henry Ford Museum
 
Morse, Alice
Senior Manager, Pastor of Trinity Episcopal Church
 
Smuckler, Abby
MMS Parent and physician
 
Torio, Karen
MMS Parent and educator
 
Awards
Harrington, Maxx
Hitler’s SS
Grand Prize
Longfellow, Jack
History of the Rubik’s Cube
1st Place
Baron-Galbavi, Meku
Four Generations of Carlo’s City Hall Bake Shop
2nd Place
Loope, Bryce
Jackie Robinson
3rd Place
Karpenko, Elaina
We’ve Created a Monster: The Historical Significance of Science Fiction
4th Place
Abdul-Kabir, Ammar
Just Google It!
5th Place
Harrigan, Elizabeth
From Sauerkraut to Space Exploration
6th Place

Honorable Mention
Daill, Carson
How Heavy Metals Changed the World
 
Grider, Sophie
Votes for Women
 
Hills, Mateo
Jim Thorpe
 
Jones, Daniel
Ray Charles
 
Pasko, Katie
Howling Through History: Great Lakes’ Gray Wolves Recovery
 
Pasko, Maggie
God Bless America
 
Piedmonte-Lang, Cale
The First People of Michigan: Nishnawbwe
 

Lower Elementary Presenters

Presenters for the 2013 History Fair are not available.


Judges
Ausmus, Diane
Home-school mom
 
Baron-Galbavi, Daydeon
Middle School student
 
Ramler, Bailey
High School student
 
Renwick, Tom
Retired
 
Taylor, Cindy
Retired public school principal
 
Zagorski, Maria
Attorney
 
Awards
Grider, Sophie
Ain't I a Woman?
Sojourner Truth
Grand Prize
Karpenko, Elaina
Black Death
1st Place
Baron-Galbavi, Daydon
Ashes Ashes We All Fall Down
2nd Place
Baron-Galbavi, Mekulash
Can It, Would Ya?
3rd Place
Pasko, Margaret
Phineas Gage and the Terrible Accident
4th Place
Piedmonte-Lang, Cale
Chess, The World's Great Game
5th Place
Ausmus, Anthony
Archimedes
6th Place

Honorable Mention
Abdul-Kabir, Amar
Nelson Mandela
 
Ausmus, Austin
Halloween
 
Harrigan, Elizabeth
Trusty Money
 
Sanders, Alex
Technology and Music
 
Scully, Quin
Rise and Fall of Detroit
 

Lower Elementary Presenters

Presenters for the 2012 History Fair are not available.


Judges
Abdul-Kabir, Ehsen
MMS high school
 
DeVries, Jim
Retired history proffessor
 
Harrington, Barb
MMS supporter
 
Naber, Alea
MMS middle school
 
Sakel, Adam
High school history teacher
 

Stone Soup Day


Stone Soup Day

Our annual Stone Soup Day, when families and friends are invited to the school to view History Fair projects and enjoy some delicious soup, always happens the day before Thanksgiving, and all members of our MMS community—young and old—are invited.

The day begins with a musical performance of Stone Soup: A Rock Opera and includes recitations by elementary students. Everyone enjoys soup and homemade baked goods.

Holiday Programs


Holiday Programs

December is the month for MMS holiday programs. ALL levels participate in vocal program held at the Meyer Theater on the campus of Monroe County Community College. Middle and high school students invite family and friends to an instrumental program held at the Ellis Library.

Spelling Bee


Spelling Bee

On May 17th, MMS student Elaina Karpenko won the 2012 Monroe County Spelling Bee. MMS will choose the 2013 contestant in January.

Click here to download our Spelling Bee Word List.

Parents' Night


Parents

Parents’ Night is the night that a parents (or significant person) comes to school and works alongside his or her child in the classroom. It's a special evening for everyone, but especially the adults who can experience the Montessori environment.

This year’s Parents’ Night is scheduled for February 9, 2016.

Grandparents' Day


Grandparents

Grandparents’ Day is an annual event where students invite their grandparents to school to work alongside them in their classrooms in the morning from 10:00 — 12:00.

This year’s Grandparents’ Day is scheduled for May 14, 2013.

Science Fair


Each year all MMS students, K - 9th grade, participate in our science fair. Independent judges select projects that go on to the Monroe County Science Fair.

This year’s science fair is March 23 - 25, 2015.


7th - 8th Year

Results for the 2016 Science Fair are not available just yet.
Check back soon for the results

5th - 6th Year

Results for the 2016 Science Fair are not available just yet.
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3rd - 4th Year

Results for the 2016 Science Fair are not available just yet.
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1st - 2nd Year

Results for the 2016 Science Fair are not available just yet.
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Kindergarten

Results for the 2016 Science Fair are not available just yet.
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7th - 8th Year

Results for the 2015 Science Fair are not available just yet.
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5th - 6th Year

Results for the 2015 Science Fair are not available just yet.
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3rd - 4th Year

Results for the 2015 Science Fair are not available just yet.
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1st - 2nd Year

Results for the 2015 Science Fair are not available just yet.
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Kindergarten

Results for the 2015 Science Fair are not available just yet.
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7th - 8th Year

Results for the 2014 Science Fair are not available just yet.
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5th - 6th Year

Results for the 2014 Science Fair are not available just yet.
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3rd - 4th Year

Results for the 2014 Science Fair are not available just yet.
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1st - 2nd Year

Results for the 2014 Science Fair are not available just yet.
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Kindergarten

Results for the 2014 Science Fair are not available just yet.
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7th - 8th Year

Results for the 2013 Science Fair are not available just yet.
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5th - 6th Year

Results for the 2013 Science Fair are not available just yet.
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3rd - 4th Year

Results for the 2013 Science Fair are not available just yet.
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1st - 2nd Year

Results for the 2013 Science Fair are not available just yet.
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Kindergarten

Results for the 2013 Science Fair are not available just yet.
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7th - 8th Year
Sanders, Alex
Lava Lamp
Relay for Life Award
Preston, Ben
The Smelly Truth
2nd Life Science
Baron Galbovi, Daydeon
The Dominance Factor
3rd Life Science
Dickerson, Tia
Enzyme Over Time
Relay for Life Award

Honorable Mention
Bacarella Lowler, Grayson
Global Ocean Current
 
Richardson, Carson
Is Your Cell Phone Safe
 
Spotts, Joel
Fertilizer and Algae
 

5th - 6th Year
Kindle, Luke
Which Germination Faster?
3rd Life Science
Richardson, Rylee
Do you see what I see?
 
Ausmus, Anthony
Temperature vs. Power
H.M. Physical Science
Loope, Bryce
The Power of Li
 
Grider, Sophie
Get Your Motor Running
1st Place, Models

Honorable Mention
Baron Galbavi, Meku
Beef or Bouef?
 
Rohrig, Eileen
Catch the Wave
 
Ausmus, Austin
Salty Circuit
 

3rd - 4th Year
Piedmonte Lang, Cale
Hoverboard
H.M. Models
Bartlett, Julia
Are Two Eyes Better Than One?
 
Daill, Carson
Zap Zap
 
Weakly, Max
Filthy to Clean Drinking Water
2nd Models
Newcomb, Gabe
Fire in the Whole
 

Honorable Mention
Dorrough, Andrew
Gauss Rifle
 
Hills, Mateo
Got Calcium
 
Buchanan, Grace
Sticky Sticky Glue
 

1st - 2nd Year
Wiklendt, Keeley
Tomato/Tomahto
1st Life Science
Grider, Mckenzie
How Does Your Garden Grow
3rd Life Science
Treglown, Avery
It's Raining It's Pouring
2nd Scientific Studies
Heflin, Jackson
Step Right Up, Name that Mineral
1st Earth Science
Thornton, Isabella
Robins
3rd Scientific Science
Mayes, Nicholas
How to Make a Generator
1st Models
Longfellow, Mackenzie
Bad Apple
 

Honorable Mention
Pasko, Katy
When Toys Fly
 
Daill, Sarah
It's a Pear's Life
 
Bae, Mia
How Salt Affects the Boiling Point
 
Kecskes, Kyle
Relax and Live / Panic and Die
 

Kindergarten
Morse, Lucy
Exploring Dolphins
1st Scientific Studies
Wiklendt, Quinn
Rain
 
Schall, Jack
Worms Like Moist or Dry?
3rd Scientific Studies
Spotts, Nathan
Save the Sea Turtle
2nd Scientific Studies

Honorable Mention
Sakel, Sam
How do I Turn Off Magnets
 
Thorburn Bowe, Hailey
Dolphins
 

Moving Up


Moving Up Night is the evening in which parents (and sometimes students) come to school to learn all about the next level. On Tuesday, February 19th, join us from 7:00 - 8:00 to learn about what a Montessori program can offer your son or daughter. We strongly encourage all parents to participate in this program before making a decision to enroll for the new school year.

Who is invited? EVERYONE, but the following people shouldn't miss this event:

  • The parents of this year's kindergarteners are invited to join the lower elementary teachers to learn about that program.
  • The third-year Juniors' (lower elementary) parents are invited to join the upper elementary teachers to learn about that program.
  • Third-year Intermediates (upper elementary) and their parents are invited to join the middle school teachers to learn about that program.
  • The second-year Seniors and their parents are invited to join the high school teachers to learn about that program and about the 9th grade program.
  • The third-year Seniors (middle school) and their parents are invited to join the high school teachers to learn about the high school program.

Opera Week


Each year, Meadow Montessori produces an original musical incorporating historical events and traditional songs.

This year’s performance is Peter Pan and will be held Friday, February 17, 2017 at 7:00 p.m., in the Meyer Theater at Monroe County Community College.

Audition Music youtube.com clips. Watch these at home to help prepare yourself for your audition!
Get copies of the music and script sample from Ms. Katelyn.

Tinker Bell
audition music and script sample.
Start at 00:49
Peter Pan
audition music.
Captain Hook
audition music.
Wendy audition music
and
script
sample.
Mermaids
audition music.
Tiger Lily
audition music.
Start at 01:11
Lead Fairies
audition music.
Start at 00:30
Michael and John
audition music.
Pirates
audition music.
Lost Boys
audition music.
Smee, Nana, Crocodile, Mr. & Mrs. Darling, Chief Tiger Bamboo.
There will be no musical portion of the audition for these characters, only a script reading will be required.

Peter Pan Cast List & Rehearsal Schedules
Cast List Rehearsal Schedule

Click here to view/download/print the Peter Pan Cast List.
 

Click here to view/download/print the Peter Pan Rehearsal Schedule.
 

Project Work


Project Work is a special way that our preschool and elementary classrooms support children’s learning. By working together on a group research project, the children in various classrooms practice cooperation, engage in reflective thinking, and apply abstract research to a real-life outcome. The children share their Project Work with the entire school community and their families each year on Family Fun Day.

The 2012 Projects were as follows:

Children’s House North:
The Solar System
 
Children’s House East:
The U.S. Post Office
 
Children’s House West:
Life Cycles
 
Lower Elementary East:
Medieval Times
 
Lower Elementary West:
Medieval Times
 
Upper Elementary East:
Life in Rome
 
Upper Elementary West:
The U.S. Judicial System
 

High School Graduation ~ 2016


High School Graduation ~ 2015


High School Graduation ~ 2014


High School Graduation ~ 2013


2013 Graduating Class

High School Graduation ~ 2012


2012

Our four high school graduating seniors continue MMS’s tradition of “starting something new.” All four are adding activities that can both be embraced by the Meadow Montessori community and the community at large here in Monroe.


Madelyn F. Abraham

Madelyn began her educational career in preschool at MMS. During her fourteen years at MMS she has been involved with NHS, 4H, Civic Youth Ensemble, and the MMS quartet. Madelyn also served as playwright for our opera Maria Bella Vita. Madelyn will be attending Adrian College in the fall where she plans on studying music therapy.

"Do not follow where the path may lead. Go, instead, where there is no path and leave a trail."
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Legacy: No Legacy available
Legacy Type: No Legacy type available

Jacob L. Abrams

Jacob joined the MMS community in the upper elementary classroom. Jacob enjoys hunting, fishing, and camping. For the past three years he worked construction in his free time, as well as, volunteered for Habitat for Humanity. Jacob plans to attend MCCC to study Information Technology.

"When in doubt, figure it out...that's the redneck way."
~Willie Robertson, Duck Dynasty

Legacy: No Legacy available
Legacy Type: No Legacy type available

Madisson T. Baron-Galbavi

Madde was a presence in the halls of MMS from her earliest days, officially enrolled since preschool. She has made many contributions to MMS, including her role as an athlete. Madde ran both cross country and track for MMS the last four years and this year competed at state finals in hurdles. She was also an asset to the varsity basketball team. Madde has excelled as a competitive gymnast outside of school, receiving many awards and trophies. Madde plans to pursue athletic training at Adrian College in the fall.

"What other people think of me is none of my business."
~Eleanor Roosevelt

Legacy: No Legacy available
Legacy Type: No Legacy type available

Ryan A. Booker

Ryan started at MMS in the upper elementary classroom. He loves working on his computer and reading a variety of books including thrillers, science fiction, and romance. Ryan also enjoys building things with his dad. In the fall Ryan will attend the University of Toledo where he will study mechanical engineering.

"Always feel free to express yourself, even when others aren't keen on it"
~Ryan Booker

Legacy: No Legacy available
Legacy Type: No Legacy type available

Elizabeth M. Burroughs

MMS has been Elizabeth's "home away from home" for the past sixteen years. She joined the MMS community as a wee toddler and over the years developed a passion for music, travel, cooking, running, and nature. Elizabeth was a member of the varsity basketball and cross country teams, as well as, NHS. In the fall Elizabeth will attend the College of Wooster where she will study music and environmental science.

"In the forest, there was a crooked tree and a straight tree. Every day, the straight tree would say to the crooked tree, Look at me...I'm tall, and I'm straight, and I'm handsome. Look at you...you're all crooked and bent over. No one wants to look at you. And they grew up in that forest together. And then one day the loggers came, and they saw the crooked tree and the straight tree, and they said, just cut the straight trees and leave the rest. So the loggers turned all the straight trees into lumber and toothpicks and paper. And the crooked tree is still there, growing stronger and stronger every day."
~Tom Waits

Legacy: No Legacy available
Legacy Type: No Legacy type available

Richard J. Lannen III

RJ came to MMS in 1998 when he was four years old. He readily admits that traveling has been his favorite part of school. In his free time he enjoys reading, video games, listening to music, and of course traveling. His future includes attending Adrian College with an interest in marketing.

"The World is a book and those who do not travel read only a page."
~St. Augustine

Legacy: No Legacy available
Legacy Type: No Legacy type available

Kaleb P. Spotts

Kaleb joined the MMS community as a middle school student. He enjoys all outdoor activities especially hunting and fishing. In addition, he enjoys blacksmithing with his friend and fellow graduate Jacob Abrams. In 2012, Kaleb achieved the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest achievement in the Boy Scout Program. Kaleb plans on attending MCCC where he will study welding.

"Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you are going to get."
~Tom Hanks/Forrest Gump

Legacy: No Legacy available
Legacy Type: No Legacy type available

Saood Abdul-Kabir

Legacy: Understanding Islamic Culture
Legacy Type: Workshop

Julie Fain

Legacy: Understanding Narcolepsy
Legacy Type: Workshop

Hayden McKee

Legacy: Ava's Race to Read
Legacy Type: 5K Run

Kyle Spotts

Legacy: No Legacy available
Legacy Type: MMS Barnyard

Celebration of the Arts


Each May, our school community comes together to celebrate the arts — all of them: musical, visual, literary, and scholarly. We celebrate our young people’s achievements with music and awards.

The evening is a hi-light of our year, as we listen attentively to the graduating third-year middle school students (9th graders) mark their passage into high school. You can read some of their speeches here (link to speeches):

This year we honored the following students for their achievements:

Abdul-Kabir, Asim
Leonardo Da’Vinci Award
Baron-Galbavi, Waverlee
Outstanding Young Writer
Baron-Galbavi, Daydeon
Outstanding in Spanish
Buchanan, Grace
Outstanding in French
Conlon, Stephen
Outstanding Young Scientist
Cramner, Gillian
Outstanding Young Musician
Dawson, Klayton
Student Volunteer of the Year
Dickerson, Tia
Outstanding in Current Events
Dickerson, Tia
Outstanding Young Athlete
Feezell, Presley
Outstanding Young Historian
Garrett, John
Outstanding Young Mathematician
Hickman, Helyn
Adult Volunteer of the Year
Karpenko, Elaina
Outstanding Speller
Kindle, Luke
Outstanding in Grammar
McKee, Graycen
Outstanding Young Artist
Newcombe, Gabe
Outstanding in Latin
Piedmonte-Lang, Zane
Outstanding Young Actor
Preston, Ben
Outstanding Young Environmentalist
Spotts, Joel
Outstanding in Chinese

Art Auction


Every other year, MMS hosts an auction of children’s artwork to raise money to support our art program.

Often this event is paired with a wine or beer tasting.