Check out this recently discovered copy of the first ever Pathway newsletter at MPS. This is from July 26, 1987 when the school was readying to open for its first school year.
Great Works, Great Workers!
The 6-12 year old students in the Norwood House put their year's work on display during the last week of school at our annual Great Works/Year-Long Project presentation. Topics from oceans to mountains to football and all varieties of animals were studied and presented on in true multi-media formats. Here are some pictures from the event: 1) Adaira and rabbits; 2) Finley's study of product design; and 3) Miss Amber with Savannah in front of her display on cats ...
Thanks for the Sing-Along Melody!
In case you missed it, on the Thursday before the last day, our music teacher Melody came out with some musical dad friends and helped lay down the soundtrack for a fun-in-the-sun morning of music on the playground. The Family Sing-Along should become a wonderful spring tradition to showcase what all our students have been learning in music since their Winterfest performance.
Glenn's End of Year Poem
A few gluttons for punishment asked me to post the poem that I wrote to commemorate the end of the year.... here goes...
I think pretty much everyone here knows that my family and I spent the fall semester in England, and I wanted to once again thank everyone that made that possible for us. It was really a lifechanger. And there was one part of the journey that hit especially close to my heart. As we battled the snowiest winter Britain had seen in 50 years, and finally got on a plane off the island, it started to hit home. In just a few hours I would be in Venice. As soon as we started walking to our hotel, I could feel the power and the history all around me. I felt that I would learn something in this place. And I did. But one thing I learned has hung with me to this very day.
This is dedicated to the person that more than anyone else made the entire Euro-Adventure possible, Mr. Matt.
I woke up on the Grand Canal With water on my mind The green that filled the waterways And marked the passing time
But when I checked my email At the Een-teh-net Cafe’ The only water on my mind Was ten thousand miles away
It was the water that was pumping from a well behind a school Mixed with Mister Mattsy’s teardrops Dripping down on reams of rules
The state was sure the water Wasn’t good enough to flush So we had to drill another well "And that hole had better gush...
And it better be a hundred feet From the buildings, creek AND road And it better be above floodline And it better be to code!"
And there I stood in Italy On the paths Maria took In the shadows of the buildings That I’d only seen in books
And I thought about my problem And I thought about her dreams About respect and independence And of what it really means.
And beside the Grand Canal I saw the water flowing past And the gondola that floated Not too slow but not too fast
And I knew that Montessori Understood the cycling tides And that the way to meet a challenge Was to see it from all sides
And I knew there in that moment There was not a thing to fear We can handle all they throw at us And still kick it up a gear
Cause we’re Mountain Pathways, people And the work we do is key Because the future of our planet Won’t be up to you or me
Because our future is our children And the tools and tricks they learn And the fire we light inside them And the way we let it burn
And that fire won’t be extinguished With the water from a well That meets every regulation So the state can go to -- tell...
All the boys there with the county With their formulas and codes That common sense still has a place Between the curves in every road
So we called our legislator And we found a few more feet When we found the central channel Not the edge of Howard’s Creek
Now we’re moving forward once again Our eyes are open wide And we’re squinting toward a light There at the tunnel’s other side
But some nights I drift to Venice And the Adriatic wind Where on Maria’s soul I promised That I’d never bow again
To the hurdles or the pressures To the problems or the rules Because I know there has to be A Mountain Pathways School
And when our children forge ahead As Leaders, Loves and Lights We’ll realize Mountain Pathways Was really worth the fight.
On the Horizon...
Keep an eye on your email over the course of the summer. We are planning at least one picnic, at least one Day on the New River with our friends at Rivergirl in Todd, and at least one community workday to build a playground for the 2-4 class. Keep an eye out!
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