How do you measure the value of Montessori education when there are so many options available? Is it the academic acuity, and the ability to reason and think through problems? Yes, those analytical and observational skills serve a young student well, especially as they progress on their educational path. However, some of the intangibles which support and help develop the student into a well-rounded person are also foundational to the FMS experience.
FMS alumnus, Sidra Wohlwend, began her Montessori education as a preschooler and graduated with her middle school class in 2017. Now a Junior at Coronado HS, Sidra was nominated by another FMS alumnus to apply for a 7-week leadership program sponsored by the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Sidra credits her enthusiasm for applying for this position to the confidence she developed while a student at FMS. She also notes that the sense of service to others, which is a foundational tenet for the FMS student body, was impressed upon her early in her primary years while participating in the annual service projects.
Sidra now finds herself guiding 30 peer volunteers (including seven FMS alumni) while raising funds for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. They are well on their way in achieving their ambitious monetary goal and are grateful for all the community support. The link below gives you the means to donate directly to their team (Cancer Crushers) if you would like to support this worthy cause. You may also consider attending their gala event on Tuesday, 2/25 at Anthem Country Club (5:30 pm-8:00 pm). You will enjoy food, music and a silent auction, including a special music performance by Desert Bloom, a band formed by two other FMS alumni (Kameron and Kennedy). https://communityforthecurenight.weebly.com