Montessori News Mar. 23 – 29, 2014

Mar. 23, 2014

Montessori School Dinner Project!
Maui No Ka Oi Magazine
Join the Montessori School of Maui on 3/29 for an intimate dinner created by Master Executive Chef Roger Stettler of Four Seasons Maui, on campus 

Your Best Shot
Albany Times Union
Logan Blind, a Woodland Hill Montessori School fifth-grader, was named a New York National Geographic Bee semifinalist by the National 

Mar. 25, 2014

Netivot Montessori is on the move to EBJC
New Jersey Jewish News
In a move described as a “win-win” by both, Yeshivat Netivot Montessori will leave its longtime Edison home for the East Brunswick Jewish Center.

Sustainable Futures to reapply to start public Montessori charter school
Carroll County Times
The group that was originally denied the chance to start a public Montessori charter school in Carroll County is planning to reapply for the opportunity 

‘We just follow their interests and curiosity’
Irish Independent
They took the decision after Finn began to dislike his Montessori and told his parents he didn’t want to attend school any more. “I felt with Finn that he 

School Notes, March 25
Journal Times
RACINE — The Sixth Annual Belle City Wine Tasting and silent auction benefiting Small World Montessori School begins at 6 p.m. April 12 at the 

Dodson Elementary fight’s back against school closing
CW39 NewsFix
However, protesters say Dodson Elementary has over 218 Montessori applicants waiting to be accepted for the upcoming school year. Dodson 

Mar. 26, 2014

Children’s House Montessori hosts kindergarten information session
PenBayPilot.com
Kindergarten should be a magical year in a child’s life, one that he or she will always cherish with fond memories. At the Children’s House Montessori 

The Boycott is Just the Beginning – Parents and Students are Fed Up with HISD
Forward Times
When the Board of Trustees at the Houston Independent School District (HISD) voted to close Dodson Montessori and repurpose Jones High School 

Preschool case off to human rights tribunal
Maple Ridge News
In a ruling Thursday, the tribunal rejected Montessori Corner Preschool’s request to dismiss Tanja Weiser’s complaint, allowing it to proceed to a 

Mar. 27, 2014

The rise of alternative education in China
CNN
Instead, they are choosing independently-run schools that use the Waldorf, Montessori, or Reggio Emilia pedagogies. Despite a lack of regulation …

Montessori Classrooms Could be Cut in Millcreek
ErieTVNews
The Montessori classes offered by the Millcreek School District may soon come to an end. On Wednesday, Millcreek School District Superintendent …

Oakville’s Clanmore Montessori School grows green
YorkRegion.com
With spring having just arrived, Clanmore Montessori School is anxious to show that being green can be as simple as having a roof. At a size of 4,300 …

Team preview: Yonkers Montessori
The Journal News | LoHud.com
Starting a program from scratch is never easy, and it can take a long, long time to yield positive results. Kyle Mintzer got to see this first-hand last year …

Two moms say son welcomed by Montessori school, then rejected
WFAA
BEDFORD — A same-sex Bedford couple said they received mixed messages from a Montessori school they toured when searching for programs for …

Pittsburgh school board approves elimination of three grades at Montessori
Pittsburgh Post Gazette
Pittsburgh Public Schools board tonight approved eliminating the top three grade levels at Pittsburgh Montessori PreK-8 in Friendship this fall.

Not just school building’s future but also Montessori and Renaissance
River Falls Journal
But after its March 24 regular meeting, it’s clear the bigger decision is what to do about 200-some students housed in the Academy for the Montessori …

SLS School joins OUP in anti-piracy campaign
The News International
SLS Montessori & School has earned the privilege of becoming the first ever school in Rawalpindi and Islamabad to join Oxford University Press in the …

Madison student art graces Chatham gallery
New Jersey Hills
Artist Debra Petitti of Madison, one of the mentor artists for the Madison Montessori School’s “Genuine Art” collaborations with children, works with …

New CMS options: Some fill quickly, some don’t
Charlotte Observer
Anyone interested in helping choose a name for the Montessori magnet that will open in the old building on the Long Creek Elementary campus in …

Mar. 28, 2014

Discovery Montessori School’s chess teams excel at meets
Akron Leader Publications
According to chess team coach Kala Bagley, a group of chess team members won first place in the K-6 Novice Division at the Canton Chess …

Waldorf, Montessori boom in China
Bayoubuzz
(CNN) — When five-year-old Xiao Ge starts primary school in Guangzhou next year, she won’t endure strict discipline and mountains of homework.

Run and walk to boost Montessori school in Chester
New Jersey Hills
CHESTER – Westmont Montessori School will host a 5K run and one mile walk and kids fun run on Saturday, April 26, at Highlands Ridge Park, North …

Snow… Man
Brainerd Daily Dispatch
Fifth-grader at Discovery Woods Montessori School Oliver Schwab looks up after rolling in the fresh snow with his classmates Thursday. The National …

Haley touts education reform plan on Georgetown visit
MyrtleBeachOnline.com
Gov. Nikki Haley visits with a student in a classroom for grades one through three at Coastal Montessori Charter School in Pawleys Island.

Annual art show exhibit opens today
Daily Comet
Second grade: Christopher Cenac of Messiah Montessori School, first; Lakshmi Nair of St. Matthew’s Episcopal School, second; Alexis LeCompte of …

Mary Beth Ricks, Head of Bowman International School, Leads Multi-Generational Staff Issues
EIN News (press release)
Ricks received her bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education and Elementary Education from Purdue University, her Montessori training at St.

Mar. 29. 2014

Northeast Montessori gets GI Bill approval to train instructors
PenBayPilot.com
Northeast Montessori currently teaches classes in Boston. Two years ago Northeast Montessori expanded and is now certifying instructors through the …

Texas Montessori School Rejects Toddler with Two Moms
EDGEOnTheNet
A Tarrant County, Texas, Montessori school turned away a toddler this week because he has two moms. Lone Star Q reports that 3-year-old Landry …

Governor Haley visits Coastal Montessori Charter School
WBTW – Myrtle Beach and Florence SC
She spoke to students at Coastal Montessori Charter School (CMCS) and attended an assembly in the school’s auditorium. Before that, she spoke the …

Two Montessori nurseries in Croydon criticised by Ofsted in space of a week
Croydon Advertiser
Both nurseries use teaching methods developed in the early part of the 20th Century by Italian doctor Maria Montessori, which encourages children to …

Maple Ridge parents want Montessori expanded
Abbotsford News
Patricia Patrick, a Montessori teacher at Hammond elementary, helps Shane Mountain with the multiplication checkerboard. (Inset) Talia Van De …

Meeting, new name planned for Long Creek Montessori school
The Lake Norman Citizen
At the meeting, school officials will accept suggestions for the school name, which should have historic, geographic or Montessori significance. Names …

Open communicator: Sally Rankin-Gabel, of North Bend Montessori, voted Best Teacher in the Valley
Snoqualmie Valley Record
Rankin-Gabel takes a moment to ponder where all this devotion from her families at North Bend Montessori, where she’s taught for 17 years, comes …

Visalia Montessori ‘Founders Bash’ set for May 17
Visalia Times-Delta (press release)
Elementary Montessori education is coming to Visalia this fall. Visalia Montessori School (VMS), a private elementary Montessori school, will open in …

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