Jim McCutcheon, Musician in Residence
"Guitar Man" Jim McCutcheon was Springer's Norita Aplin Musician in Residence for 2018. During his residency, Jim made connections between music and science for students of all ages.
George Ella Lyon Visits Springer
Students at Springer School and Center enjoyed a multisensory peek into the life of a writer and poet when George Ella Lyon visited the school for students with learning disabilities in November. Lyon enthralled students of every grade level with her personal stories, visual demonstrations and music played on a washboard.
Springer Middle School students in Mrs. Thaler's art class created masks from plaster, and then embellished them with fur, feathers and raffia.
Winter Assembly 2017
At Springer's annual Winter Assembly, students are treated to a performance by the students who worked with the Norita Aplin Musician in Residence. This year's Musician was Dr. Chris Tanner, from Miami University. Student Council officers presented donations to representatives of UpSpring, a local nonprofit that helps homeless students to do well in school. Students also enjoyed singing favorite holiday songs.
Springer Steel Pans 2017
Under the direction of Dr. Chris Tanner from Miami University, Springer Lower School students learned to play the steel pans, and presented a concert for the school at the Winter Assembly, 2017. Dr. Tanner was the Norita Aplin Musician in Residence for 2017.
From Garden to Snack Food
Springer Middle School students grew kale and other vegetables on campus this fall. After they harvested the kale, they enjoyed making their own kale chips!
Teacher/Staff Play Day
Each year during Be Your Best Self Week, teachers and staff join students during recess for some fun on the playground.
The Nati Ninja Visits Springer
Four-time American Ninja Warrior James Wilson, known as the Nati Ninja, visited Springer, bringing along his Nati Ninja obstacle course. Each student tackled the course, cheered on by students and staff.
Climbing the Rock Wall
Climbing the 35-foot vertical rock wall is a favorite activity at Springer!
Learning by Trial and Error
Lower School students were challenged to build cars that would travel for 100 cm. They learned to use trial and error as a strategy. In all three classes, all groups were eventually successful!