November 1, 2019
Dates to Remember
November 4 - Upper School Open House in the morning
November 5 - Normal school day
November 8 - All Programs Closed for professional development
November 11 - Special flag ceremony for Veteran's Day
November 15 - UE Family Visit Morning
November 18 - MSA Night at Carson's Steakhouse
November 26 - Thanksgiving Blessing at 10 a.m.
See here for the full, interactive calendar.
Fall Fest Feedback
Primary Favorite Book Character Day
Lower Elementary Biographies
Toddler Pumpkin Roll
Learning to Measure
Garlic and Tomatoes
Alumni Catch-Up: Ellie Rogers
Clemson University senior Ellie Rogers graduated from Montessori School of Anderson in 2016 after having lived her academic life here for 16 years. Ellie will graduate from Clemson University this year with a degree in Animal and Veterinary Sciences.
Apparently, Ellie learned to multitask at MSA seeing as she not only is completing her college degree, she is holding down two jobs: one as an employee at the Big Oak Boarding Stables in Pendleton and the other as an employee at the Starkey Swine Center in Clemson. She is looking forward to graduating in the spring and going on to pursue a career in the animal science field.
Ellie remembers so many of the field trips at Montessori, such as the middle school caving trip in Alabama, and her classroom experiences as well. But the most important part is the fact that she has made some lifelong friendships. Her years of playing volleyball are also memorable.
Advice to our current students: “Enjoy your time at Montessori while you can because it is a special place with some amazing people. Also, make the most of the opportunities that are offered to you there and remember to try new things, even if they are out of your comfort zone. For example, when I was in 8th grade, I decided that I wanted to try to play volleyball even though I knew nothing about it, and I loved it! I made some amazing memories with my Montessori teammates that I will certainly remember forever.”
What does Ellie feel about her teachers at MSA? “First of all, one of my favorite parts of MSA were the teachers there. I had some incredible teachers, and I would not have enjoyed my time at MSA as much had I not had teachers who cared about my academic performance as well as my well-being. The teachers at MSA always saw us as individuals, and knew exactly how to help us succeed in the classroom and in life in general.”
Her advice to teachers? “Try to form relationships with students outside of the classroom because I promise that effort will be noticed and appreciated.”
Wise woman, this graduate...