“Education should no longer be mostly imparting of knowledge, but must take a new path, seeking the release of human potentialities.” —Maria Montessori
School Geography Bee Results
Congratulations to all of our school-level Geography Bee contestants.
Great job to our 2016 winners:
Final Bee, 1st Place....Tom Gingras, Grade 6 Tom also was one of the top 100 scorers statewide and will represent our school at the state Geograhy Bee.
Final Bee, 2nd Place...Elijah Faria, Grade 5
Preliminary Bee Winner...Sandro Smith
School-level Spelling Bee Winners
We recently held our 2016 4th Annual School-level Spelling Bee with 12 contestants from the 4th through 8th grade. Congratulations to the following:
1st place...Ian Gervais (Grade 8)
2nd place...Jane Blanchard (Grade 7) Jane came in 2nd at the Kennebec County Bee and will now represent Kennebec County at the state level Bee!
3rd place...Julie Roberts
Maine is ME Art Contest Winner
Congratulations to Ian Gervais (5th grade)! His art work, created for the "Maine is ME" contest sponsored by First Lady Ann LePage, was one of 30 pieces of art chosen from over 800 submissions by K-8 students throughout the state. The selected artwork will be featured in the First Lady’s upcoming family-friendly Love.Read.Learn!™ Baby Journal, to be published in partnership with the Barbara Bush Foundation. The journal is a scrapbook-style booklet that promotes literacy and health to Maine families with newborn babies and will be provided at no cost to parents of newborns in 2013. His work depicted a person paddling in a canoe on a Maine river.
Daughters of American Revolution Essay...Now the Maine State Contest Winner!
Congratulations to 8th grader Anna Peterson, whose essay on "Forgotten Patriots Who Supported the American Struggle for Independence," was chosen as the winning essay of the local DAR Chapter contest (Samuel Grant-Mary Kelton Dummer chapter). Her essay was recently chosen as the State level DAR Essay Contest winner!
Student Musicians Entertain at the Maine Veteran's Home or Togus
Each year our Elementary students delight patients at the Mane Veteran's Home with our December Holiday Concert. Voice, violin, and cello are featured at this concert.
Stepping Stones Montessori School's Lower Elementary Class attends Earth Science Day at the Maine State Museum! October 16, 2012. Click here to see a video!
Windmill Grant from State Farm Insurance
Check Presentation Ceremony
On February 23, 2009, State Farm Insurance presented a check of over $98,000 to the Stepping Stones Montessori parent organization and to Augusta Schools for the installation of four windmills, two at each site. The grant will also fund computers and other learning aides to be used in conjunction with studying wind power. Some students spoke about the advantages of wind power, and Maeghan Maloney, parent and Augusta lawyer, described the project to the audience. See the “Windmill Project” page for more information.
Children Make Music at Togus VA Medical Center
On February 12, 2009, a dozen students helped out at the Four Chaplains Service at Togus VA Hospital. The annual ceremony honors four chaplains who gave their lives for other soldiers in the line of duty. The Star Spangled Banner was played by four of our young violinists (also students of Pineland Suzuki School). Several of our children assisted in singing America with the congregation. Those who attended the ceremony were very impressed by these young musicians!
The AMC 8 Mathematics Competition winners for 2014 were recently announced. The 1st place winners were Isaac Bell of Readfield and Liam Buck of Augusta. The contest, which covers middle school mathematics, is given at participating schools. Its purpose is to spur interest in mathematics and develop talent through the excitement of friendly competition at problem solving in a timed format. Over 150, 000 students from over 2,300 schools participate in the AMC8 contest. For more information visit the AMC website: amc.maa.org.
From left to right are 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners of AMC 8 Competition at Cushnoc Academy. Sawyer Templeton, 2nd place, Fay O’Donnell, 2nd place, Isaac Bell, 1st place, Liam Buck, 1st place, and Brandon Loveland, 3rd place.
Isaac Bell of Readfield, and Grade 8 student at Cushnoc Academy, placed 1st in the school level National Geographic Bee and now will compete at the state level competition of the National Geographic Bee, sponsored by Plum Creek. Isaac took a test and finished in the top 100 scorers statewide. The state level Bee will held at the University of Maine at Farmington on March 27, 2015. The winner of the May competition will advance to the National Geographic Bee national level competition, held in May in Washington, DC.
From left to right pictured are Sawyer Templeton, 3rd place school level Geography Bee winner, Jordan Bell, 2nd place Geographic Bee winner, Hannah Sher, moderator, and Isaac Bell of Readfield, school level winner.
Isaac Bell Competes at State Geography Bee, April 5, 2014
Isaac Bell, school winner of the National Geography Bee, represented Cushnoc Academy at the state level National Geography Bee, answering 5 out of 7 questions correctly.
The Kennebec County Spelling Bee held on February 4 was represented by the winner and runner up at Cushnoc Academy. Tom Gingras, a 5th grader of Augusta earned 1st place at our school, and Ian Gervais, a 7th grader of Chelsea, was school runner up.
Pictured are Tom Gingras, grade 5 school level winner, school bee moderator, Su Locsin, Ian Gervais, grade 7 runner up, and Sawyer Templeton, 3rd place at Cushnoc Academy.