Montessori News Jan. 19 – 25, 2014

Jan. 19, 2014

Santa Barbara Montessori School Open House Features ‘Binomial 
Noozhawk – A unique opportunity is being included in the schedule for Santa Barbara Montessori School’s Open House at 9 a.m. Friday, Jan. 24. The Open House 

Igniting the Flame Within: Montessori Education and the 
San Francisco Chronicle – What is Montessori education–and how does it help children live up to their potential? In this free talk, Dr. Steve Hughes, pediatric neuropsychologist 

Nonviolence more effective than violence
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – By Madison Kelly, Milwaukee Montessori School. Jan. 18, 2014 2:00 p.m.. Tweet. Email; Print. Madison Kelly 8th grade. Essay Contest. Dr. Martin 

Jan. 20, 2014

Public Montessori summit welcomes Milwaukee community – For the second year in a row, Milwaukee Public Schools’ Montessori community has organized a free event for parents, students, teachers and 

Montessori educators fear new state testing stifles learning
Arizona Daily Star – The atmosphere in Regine Ebner’s Montessori elementary-school class may appear a bit chaotic to the casual observer. Instead of sitting at desks 

Jan. 21, 2014

Fraser Woods Montessori To Host January 30 Open House
The Newtown Bee – Fraser Woods Montessori School will host its January Open House for parents of prospective students from 6:30 pm to 8 pm on Thursday, January 30, 

Kingwood Montessori School Hosting a Parent Education Evening
Kingwood News – Kingwood Montessori School is hosting a Parent Education Evening on Thursday, January 23 from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m., titled “Redirecting Children – Part 

Outdoor learning boosted for Caistor schoolchildren
Market Rasen Mail – Children at Lincolnshire Montessori School in Caistor have been ‘topping out’ their new outdoor classroom this term. The classroom, constructed by 

Portage gas station proposed at former Centre Street Market site 
Kalamazoo Gazette – – In the background is the Otis Montessori Academy.  area residents and officials from the Montessori school and assured them that the gas station, 

Students give back on Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Charleston Daily Mail – Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin tells his helpers, students from the Mountaineer Montessori School, Appalachian Children’s Chorus and Outreach for Christ 

Catholic deacon out on bond after molestation charges
KGBT-TV – Chavez is the principal at Horizon Montessori in Harlingen. Mission police are concerned. They said many children of sexual assault are too ashamed 

Jan. 22, 2014

Campbell Montessori to have ‘Journey and Discovery’ weekend
Suburban Journals – “Journey and Discovery” is an event at which educators and parents can learn about the Montessori classroom from the perspective of children.

Sewickley’s Montessori to celebrate School Choice Week
Tribune-Review – After researching Montessori schools, they sent their first two children — who now attend Quaker Valley High School — to Montessori Children’s 

Montessori Academy slates Young Explorers class
Lancaster Newspapers – The Montessori Academy of Lancaster, 2750 Weaver Rd., Lancaster, will offer Young Explorers, a class for 1- and 2-year-olds accompanied by a 

The Future Of Education Was Invented In 1906
Forbes – That’s the year Maria Montessori, who was the first female medical doctor in Italy, opened her revolutionary school. People who talk about Montessori 

NEWS FLASH: 26000 strong and growing as Montessori video 
Evening News and Tribune – Students, parents and teachers at Community Montessori staged a flash mob at Green Tree Mall on Dec. 12 to encourage courage in education.

Area schools and camps have so much to offer
North Brunswick Sentinel – The five morning Montessori class includes children ages 3 to 6 years old. It is a winning combination for parents who now have a choice between a 

Bloomingdale Schools are Closed Wednesday, Kinnelon’s will Open – Bloomingdale Daycare and Nursery will be closed; Apple Montessori School will  Apple Montessori School in Kinnelon will open two hours late.

Salmon: How Tumblr and GitHub Could Be the Future of Education – The lesson being taught by Mitra is not a new one; it dates back at least as far as Maria Montessori, whose Pedagogical Anthropology first came out 

List: Bergen County districts closing early due to impending Tuesday 
Hunterdon County Democrat – –  Apple Montessori Mahwah; Apple Montessori Oakland; Apple Montessori-Edgewater; Barnstable Academy, Oakland; Bergen Co Special Service, 

Breast Cancer Awareness Basketball Games Set for Jan. 25 – Pawling, and the Varsity Boys’ basketball team will play at 4 p.m. vs. Yonkers Montessori. Special raffle drawings will be held for each of the basketball 

Jan. 23, 2014

Abu Dhabi and Dubai school pupils to star in mock UN conference
The National – As participants of the Montessori Model United Nations precursor conference, the pupils will be trained to formulate arguments and negotiate solutions 

Big Bear Montessori school is a go
Big Bear Grizzly – Big Bear Montessori is scheduled to open in August. The location of the school is in the former Big Bear Choppers building on Fox Farm Road in Big 

Gladwyne Montessori Students Honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with 
Main Line – Gladwyne Montessori students have fun with the blankets they will donate to Woodstock Family Center. From left: Ben Pedersen of Havertown, 

Montessori school in works for downtown Little Rock
Arkansas Times (blog) – A friend directed me to this weblink for the Urban Garden Montessori School, which, according to info there, aims to eventually offer non-sectarian 

Viroqua Area School District will be opening a new public charter 
Jacksoncountychronicle – Viroqua Area Montessori School will begin with two multi-age classrooms serving 4-Kindergarten through third grade, but will ultimately grow to serve 

Erie School Board renews Montessori charter – The School Board unanimously approved the five-year renewal at its meeting tonight, following a lengthy review process in which the district 

Gateway Prep offers video presentation
St. George Daily Spectrum – ENOCH — Gateway Preparatory Academy, a charter school that uses the Montessori Method of teaching, is hosting the first part of an ongoing series 

Major update: Montessori Letter Sounds, award-winning phonics app
prMac (press release) – As Montessori teachers and educational app developers 3 Elles Interactive understood this fact long ago. They designed Montessori Letter Sounds to 

Northstar is expanding
Brampton Guardian – MISSISSAUGA — The Northstar Montessori private school at Tomken Rd. and Eglinton Ave. E. was founded in 1996 with two classrooms. This spring 

Jan. 24, 2014

Montessori school parents to lobby government for help
South China Morning Post – Parents of pupils at a Tin Hau international primary school have launched a petition calling on the government to help the school secure the renewal 

Urban Garden Montessori to open downtown this fall
THV 11 – LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – Applications are already being accepted at Little Rock’s Urban Garden Montessori, a brand new elementary school set to 

Stepping Stone Montessori Open House – Stepping Stone Montessori would like to invite you to come tour our school on February 22nd between 10 am and 1 pm. Stepping Stone’s goal for this 

Gettysburg Montessori plans enrollment cap
Gettysburg Times – Gettysburg Montessori Charter School officials have seen a growth in student enrollment, but plan to limit the school to having 145 students, members 

Clark Montessori/Summit Country Day make-up date (blog) – The Clark vs. Summit Boys JV/Varsity basketball game at Clark (originally scheduled for December and canceled due to weather) has been moved to 

Indiana Senate sends cursive writing bill to House
The Desert Sun – A student practices printing and cursive handwriting skills in a classroom at the Mountaineer Montessori School in Charleston, W.Va., on Sept.

Fashion, fine art and fun in Carbondale
Glenwood Springs Post Independent – CARBONDALE — When Ross Montessori ESL teacher Andrea Harris began volunteering for the valley’s first fashion show of the year, she expected 

Portage residents protest proposed gas station at former Centre 
Mlive Kalamazoo – One of the concerns is that the gas station would be right next door to the Otis Montessori Academy. Jamie Crankshaw, representing the preschool, 

Jan. 25, 2014

‘Reading is the key to their success’
Jackson Sun – Firefighter James Faulkner helps Eleanor Gilbert read a book Friday at the Montessori School at Bemis. Kindergarteners attempted to read 100 books 

Renowned Montessori Researcher Visiting Bay Area February 3rd 
Newswire (press release) – Dr. Steven Hughes, Pediatric Neuropsychologist and Montessori researcher will be speaking at 5 Montessori schools in the Bay Area Feb. 3-7th.

Begins February 1: Montessori School to Host Yearly Puppetry Festival
Voices News – NEW PRESTON — The Washington Montessori School will feature four shows during its eighth annual Puppetry Festival at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, 

Council praises nursery for glowing report
Newmarket Journal – Colourbox Montessori Nursery School, in South Drive, off Exning Road, has been rated “outstanding” by Government inspectors from the Office for 


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