Mercy Updates

  1. Preschool Feast 2015

    Preschool students at Mercy Montessori celebrated their annual Thanksgiving Feast on Friday, November 20th. In the weeks leading up to the event, all four primary classes spent time learning about the Pilgrims, Wampanoag Indians, and what it means to be thankful. In addition, they enjoyed a field trip to Imago Earth Center where they learned… Continue Reading »
  2. Mercy Spanish Class Learns About El Dia de los Muertos

    Mercy’s K-3 Level Spanish classes recently learned about El Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead.  El Día de los Muertos is a Mexican holiday that celebrates and remembers loved ones who have passed. It is a three day celebration beginning on October 31st. Mercy’s class created a traditional Día de los Muertos altar to… Continue Reading »
  3. A Celebration of Mexico with the Cadavid Family

    Whitney and Bonni’s primary level class hosted special guests, Eduardo and Victoria Cadavid, who shared a presentation on North America, featuring Mexico.  Mr. and Mrs. Cadavid are the grandparents of kindergarten student, Maya Cadavid.  They brought hand made books for the children with facts about North America and Mexico, several foods to try including Mexican cookies and Mexican… Continue Reading »
  4. Lower El Students Learn About Fundamental Human Needs

    Melissa and Noreen’s class enjoyed a visit from a special guest to help teach them about our Fundamental Human Needs.  Four month old, Sean Hooker, was happy to join the class and help the children learn about the spiritual and material needs of all humans, including love, food, shelter, clothing, and transportation.  According to Maria Montessori, needs fall… Continue Reading »
  5. Religious Education: First Quarter Update K-3

    What a wonderful first quarter we have had in our K-3 Religion classes! Each group began the year with our cornerstone presentation of the Good Shepherd, which explores the love that Jesus has for each of us, just as a shepherd loves his own sheep, and would lay down his life for his sheep. We’ve… Continue Reading »
  6. Third Grade Students Participate in Agricultural Education Day

    Mercy Montessori third grade students visited Symmes Township Park on October 9th for Agricultural Education Day (AgEd Day).   The goal of Ag Ed Day is to bring the farm to the city and teaches children about farms and sustainability.  The children rotated through a series of interactive stations where they got hands-on experience with a number… Continue Reading »
  7. Playhouse in the Park Visits Mercy Montessori

    The upper elementary was excited to welcome the Playhouse in the Park to Mercy Montessori on October 9th.  They performed “High School Alien,”  a play about an alien who is a refugee from outer space.  The play’s themes included bullying, the price of trying to become a member of “the popular group,” and the meaning… Continue Reading »
  8. Upper Elementary Meditation Practice

    This year we wanted to help the students be more mindful in their thoughts and deeds.  To do this, Carla taught them a simple form of meditation using four pebbles.  The pebble practice was invented by Thich Nhat Hanh as a tangible way for children to focus on their breathing and connect with the world… Continue Reading »
  9. Mercy Montessori Girls Volleyball: Fun, Friendship, and Learning

    The junior high girls volleyball team has been having an impressive string of victories in competition: consecutive wins for four games after a slow start in their first weekend. Coaches Britt Castellini and Kristi Vredeveld have been assisted by Keri Butkovitch and her super-player daughter, Maggie Butkovitch (from the 6-9 level), to enhance the player’s… Continue Reading »
  10. Eight Mercy Montessori Students Recognized by Pentel Art Awards

    First level student, Tommy Milligan, was honored with the Pentel International Children’s Art Exhibition’s Special Gold Award for his painting titled, “Happy Man” at the school’s year-end assembly on May 29th.  Tommy is one of three honorees to receive the award in the United States.  143 American students have been recognized this year from a… Continue Reading »