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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!
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.
School Geography Bee Results
Congratulations to all of our school-level Geography Bee contestants. The Final Round, held yesterday, was definitely challenging!!
Great job to our winners:
1st place...Isaac Bell (Grade 7)
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.
School-level Spelling Bee Winners
We recently held our 2nd Annual School-level Spelling Bee with 12 contestants from the 4th through 8th grade. Congratulations to the following:
1st place: Janie Blanchard (5th grade)
2nd place: Liam Buck (7th grade)
3rd place (tie): Ian Gervais (6th grade)
Janie and Liam will represent our school at the 2014 Kennebec County National Spelling Bee Competition.
Liam and Ian attended the Kennebec County National Spelling Bee Competition on February 5,2013 and represented our school well against many older children!
American Mathematics Competition (AMC8) Winners
We recently received award notifications for the 10 students in grade 6-7-8 who participated in the national math competition in November. Our school-level awards were as follows:
1st place: Sean Cummings (8th grade)
2nd place: Gabe Gervais (8th grade)
3rd place (tie): Isaac Bell (6th grade)
3rd place (tie): Liam Buck (6th grade)
Student Musicians Entertain at the Maine Veteran's Home
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!
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