1. Poetry and Pumpkin Pie

    A literary tradition that has taken place in one of Mercy’s 6-9 classrooms for more than a decade is an afternoon of poetry reading, followed by pumpkin pie. Parents and siblings of students in Melissa and Noreen’s lower elementary class enjoyed a stellar turnout for this pre-Thanksgiving experience. Students, singly and in groups of various… Continue Reading »
  2. Grandparents Days

    Our 290 students hosted 410 guests during November’s Grandparents’ Days. A favorite of all ages, it was a pleasure to host the grandparents, grandfriends, and other adults who spent two wonderful mornings with their favorite Mercy students. Each day begins in the chapel, where a number of upper elementary and junior high students shared their… Continue Reading »
  3. Thanksgiving Feast a Long-Standing Kindergarten Tradition

    Mercy Montessori’s extended dayers (fondly referred to as “splendid dayers”) celebrated their Thanksgiving Feast, with great glee, the Friday before the holiday. After spending a month studying the Pilgrims and Native Americans, as well as attending a field trip to the Imago Earth Center, the kindergarten students created handmade costumes, churned butter, baked muffins with… Continue Reading »
  4. Pentel International Art Exhibit Field Trip

    Mercy Montessori students have participated in the Pentel International Art Exhibit for close to 20 years, with many gold, silver, and bronze medals acknowledging their artistic talents. An annual competition juried by an international panel in Japan, the exhibits are showcased around the globe. Lower elementary students had an opportunity to see one of the… Continue Reading »
  5. Mercy Students Support the Children of Ronald McDonald House

    Steve’s upper elementary circle completed a community service project benefitting the Ronald McDonald House of Cincinnati; they organized an all-school collection of extra Halloween candy from trick or treating. The Ronald McDonald House offers housing and support to the families of youngsters receiving medical care at nearby Cincinnati hospitals. Donated candy was delivered to the… Continue Reading »
  6. Ecolab Ready for Winter

    On Saturday, November 2nd, the Ecolab received attention from the Berger, Heitkamp, Kodas, Plush, Randolph, Salyer, Shroyer, and Spears families. Lower elementary teacher Noreen Sullivan volunteered to arrange and help with the work. While adults and older children did most of the heavy lifting, the younger students searched the woods for lost playground balls and… Continue Reading »
  7. Another Wonderful Falloween

    Mercy’s Falloween, an annual fall favorite for preschool and lower elementary students, took place at Parky’s Farm this year. Parent Celeste Morgan coordinated the festivities, which were underwritten by the Mercy Montessori Parents Association. The new venue offered wagon rides, animal experiences with goats and ponies, a costume parade, and refreshments. Children and adults got… Continue Reading »
  8. Parent Education Coffees a Great Way to Start Your Morning

    The first in a series of four Parent Education Coffees for preschool parents began in October with Yvonne Reissig’s presentation of the Montessori philosophy. Scheduled for 9:00 am in the dining room, the coffees offer an opportunity to meet other families, gain a deeper understanding of what occurs in our Montessori classrooms, and learn from… Continue Reading »
  9. Children Love Parent-Child Work Nights

    Montessori students love to demonstrate their skills during Parent-Child Work Nights. On October 3rd Mercy’s lower elementary classrooms were full of busy children and engaged parents, many of whom had a chance to learn educational concepts in a whole new way. These scheduled evenings are an ideal opportunity to see the Montessori curriculum in action,… Continue Reading »