Montessori News May 18 – 24, 2014

May 18, 2014

Montessori school plans expansion
Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette
SAVOY — A growing Montessori School of Champaign-Urbana will expand to include a building next door this fall. Traits of Montessori educatilon …

Clark Montessori’s Ian Turner in overdrive on track
Cincinnati.com
The Clark Montessori junior won the 100 meters at the Miami Valley Conference meet in 11.28 with sore hamstrings May 15, then five minutes later …

Grand Rapids Montessori hosts Art in the Park
WZZM
Sarah Jo Cash, one of the artists, and the principal of Grand Rapids Montessori Nikki Jones visited the WZZM13 Morning News to tell us what to …

Chess event today at VI Montessori
Virgin Islands Daily News
Today marks the end of this year’s youth chess tournaments on St. Thomas, as the Team Vs. Team Chess Tournament is being held at V.I. Montessori.

Chesterton student organizes breast cancer walk-a-thon in honor of her mother
nwitimes.com
PORTER | When Sofia Winski, a sixth-grader at Chesterton Montessori School, had to select a cause to support for her school community service …

Rosarian Academy to expand preschool
Palm Beach Daily News
Rosarian Academy Early Childhood Director Megan Cloar has announced the expansion of the school’s Montessori preschool program. Because of …

May 19, 2014

Marin Montessori celebrates 50 years
Marin Independent Journal
Enrollment is strong, a second campus has been added, and fundraising efforts are coming along well. Marin Montessori School officials say it has …

Low-income Latino children show benefits from Montessori pre-kindergartern programs study finds
Science Codex
“We found that Latino children excelled in Montessori programs across … Latino children might be attributable to the Montessori method’s emphasis on …

Meet a Green Alliance business
Seacoastonline.com
What: Combining the fundamental Montessori belief of independence and freedom of choice with a child’s natural psychological development, along …

May 20, 2014

As Montessori teacher, Rhoe had an ‘amazing ride’
Central Kitsap Reporter
Barbara Rhoe assists students with their studies at The Farm Montessori preschool and kindergarten on May 12. Rhoe is retiring after 40 years.

Drummond Montessori Kids Create Neighborhood Art for School Fundraiser
DNAinfo
BUCKTOWN — Before Drummond Montessori school kids started an art project that involved learning about city community areas and assembling …

Montessori Educare Academy receives nonprofit approval
Ahwatukee Foothills News
Montessori Educare Academy (MEA) in Ahwatukee recently celebrated its approval of its nonprofit status Tuesday evening during a launch and open …

‘Lion-sized’ production: Montessori school pulls out all the stops to present well-known fable
In-Forum
The academy – the community’s only Montessori school that teaches kids through eighth grade – is pulling out all stops to present the well-known …

Last call: Mata Montessori and LEEF
Advocate Media
Mata Montessori has extended its deadline and is giving parents in the Woodrow Wilson High School feeder pattern (so any children zoned to …

Concerns grow over lack of footpath for Gisborne Montessori School children
Herald Sun
“We agree with Montessori School that it is a much-needed project but it is not funded in the 2014/15 draft budget, so it would likely be the following …

Scugog Montessori students visit medieval exhibit
durhamregion.com
PORT PERRY — Students from The Children’s House Montessori School paid a visit to the Scugog Shores Heritage Centre on Wednesday, May 14.

May 21, 2014

Montessori, dual-immersion, Catholic school eyes fall opening
Elevation D.C.
Likely the first of its kind in the nation, the private Waterfront Academy – a Catholic, Montessori and dual Spanish- and English-immersion school – is …

Montessori performs well at weekend chess tourney
Virgin Islands Daily News
ST. THOMAS – Youth chess players from V.I. Montessori School fared well Saturday during the Team-to-Team Chess Tournament at their school.

Victoria Drive Merchants: Penpals Montessori Children’s House
The Asian Pacific Post
Saraphina Yung runs a bright clean beautiful Montessori school on Victoria Drive. Her dream and passion of owning and operating her vision school, …

School set to close its doors after 51 years in Reading
WFMZ Allentown
My son went to Montessori Alvernia and my daughter is a preschooler here and we had anticipated her going to kindergarten here,” said parent …

Alexandria school activity also teaches service to others
Alexandria Town Talk
Adeline Barkdull, 5, cringes as she stands in the center of a large bubble Tuesday as Montessori Educational Center students celebrated the last week …

Washington City files petition to overturn charter school permit
St. George Daily Spectrum
Dixie Montessori Academy’s contracts for building the school touched off a legal dispute in April after neighbors complained DMA was circumventing …

School accepting applications
Jacksonville Daily News
The MCS scholarship was created this year to provide financial aid scholarships for families who are seeking a Montessori education for their children …

Winning the School Lottery
Pacific Standard
We hoped to get him admitted to one of the Chicago public school system’s three tuition-free Montessori pre-kindergarten programs. He was three.

Moving up to the big table
Chestnut Hill Local
This annual formal gathering brings all of NFA’s five year-olds from the Montessori Preschool and Primary (Pre-Primary and Kindergarten) programs …

May 22, 2014

Bradenton Montessori students go to Geneva for Model UN
Bradenton Herald
Fulk and Fleece are members of a team from the Center Montessori school in Bradenton headed to Switzerland in June for the Montessori Model UN …

Dixon Montessori charter renewal on DUSD agenda
The Reporter
Susan Girimonte, senior director for educational services, will lead the discussion on the I-STAR Project. An acronym for Individual Self-Esteem and …

Friends Select School helps Greene Towne Montessori School weather the storm
University City Review
Greene Towne Montessori School, located mere blocks from the Schuylkill River, experienced extensive water damage to its West Campus building at …

Alexandria school garden honors veterans, teaches kids life lessons
Alexandria Town Talk
Peabody Montessori Elementary students Micheal Harris (left), 11, and his friend, 10-year-old Glen Taylor, help weed the garden they created on …

Clowning Around in Longmeadow
abc40
LONGMEADOW, Mass. (WGGB) — An usual site in Longmeadow Wednesday as a circus performer on stilts roaming the grounds near the Montessori …

Children continue legacy of late nursery founder with pop-up restaurant fundraiser
Ham&High
Pop up restaurant at Rainbow Montessori School in West Hampstead. Kitchen staff Ayaan Sheikh, Robyn Arron and Kelyan Hopper. Picture: Nigel …

Independent Mail recognizes students
The State
Montessori School of Anderson student Paul Johnson won for the arts category. He is a member of the school’s student council, a Latin strings …

Cross-generational Sing-along
Virginia Connection Newspapers
Students from Montessori Peace School sang songs they learned all year to a small group of seniors at Herndon Harbor House on May 13. “This is an …

Buyer Beware: FOX28 investigates the autographed memorabilia mar – Fox 28: South Bend
Fox 28
We don’t know how much the Montessori Academy made at the auction. The school’s development director hasn’t responded to our emails since our …

May 23, 2014

Drummond Montessori Refuses to Pass CPS Budget
DNAinfo
BUCKTOWN — Parents and officials at a Bucktown Montessori school failed to pass a budget this week, saying that in order to do so, they need …

New Research: Montessori Pre-K Works for Latino Students
EdCentral
There’s a common assumption lurking in lots of discussions about education reform: Instruction in basic skills is somehow in tension with enrichment.

“3 Mariposas Montessori” in Dominican Republic fundraiser for student scholarships gaining
Dominican Today
3 Mariposas Montessori, a nonprofit early childhood school, hopes to award twenty-five mothers with scholarships for their children to attend school for …

Montessori Schoolhouse in Keene hopes to move, expand
The Keene Sentinel
The Montessori Schoolhouse of Cheshire County is hoping a new location will allow it to better care for the children in its preschool, and increase its …

Schools feel funding squeeze for special education services
Lake County News Sun
Carl Bandy, principal at Gurnee Christian School, and Cristina Youtsey, head of Old School Montessori, said they were disappointed with the amount …

Yakety yak, don’t talk back…
Blue Ribbon News
Ms. Schmidt founded a Montessori school and holds a Masters of Education from Loyola College in Maryland. She has over twenty-five years …

May 24, 2014

Charleston Montessori Makes a move
Charleston Gazette
From a hill overlooking the West Side, connecting with the community isn’t hard for students at the Charleston Montessori School, but it isn’t as easy as …

Home News Local Montessori school relocating to outside…
Simcoe.com
Hummingbird Montessori School in Creemore is relocating to Brethren in Christ Church outside Stayner this fall. The Montessori school offers learning …

Parents protest firing of teachers at Raleigh school
WNCN
A group of parents are demanding answers after two well-liked teachers were let go at Casa Esperanza Montessori School in Raleigh. “Both these …

Local students honor veterans
The Sparta Independent
Sparta — On Friday, May 16 Alpine Montessori of Sparta held a special event with local Veterans celebrating Armed Forces Day and Memorial Day.

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