Montessori News – May 25-31, 2013

May 25, 2013

Young children really dig solar energy at Silver Bow Montessori School
Montana Standard
Maiya Carpenter, 8, helped her school rise above high electricity bills when she and seven other classmates helped install 10 solar panels on Silver Bow Montessori School’s lower elementary classroom building. “It was fun because we got to go on the

May 26, 2013

Faith Montessori students use plastic bottles to manufacture sofa chair
Ghana Business News
Four students of Faith Montessori School in Accra have displayed a durable sofa which the built using only plastic waste bottles. The group said through consistent research, they had been able to develop ways of using plastic bottles to produce beds 

My Time: Chesapeake Montessori students do their part to stop erosion
CapitalGazette.com
A Chesapeake Montessori School parent, a participant in the training program of the Chesapeake Watershed Steward program, has developed a plan to plant native trees on the school property to stop erosion. The trees will assist in slowing down rainwater 

May 28, 2013

Montessori review nearly complete
Leader-Telegram
Dating back to last year, the school board has been reviewing operations at Chippewa Valley Montessori, one of two charter schools in the district. School officials would like to renew the school’s contract before the end of June when the school year ends.

May 29, 2013

Children’s Meeting House Montessori School offers Five Weeks of Summer 
Loveland Magazine
All camps are lead by specially trained Montessori teachers and experienced naturalists and are designed to inspire curiosity and to expose children to new experiences through a wealth of hands on experiences. Camps are a great way to stimulate a child 

Brooklyn Heights Montessori School’s New Head Begins July 1
Cobble Hill Blog (blog)
Brooklyn Heights Montessori School (BHMS) at 185 Court Street, announces the appointment of Martha Haakmat as the new Head of School, effective July 1. Haakmat currently serves as the Head of the Middle School at Brooklyn Friends School.

No local charter school for Bridgeport
Ct Post
By a rare unanimous vote, the nine-member school board on Wednesday rejected an application that would have allowed a plan to create a locally funded charter school, using a Montessori education model, in the former Whittier School on the city’s west 

Busy Bees Montessori Nursery celebrates third ‘outstanding’ Ofsted rating
Day Nurseries
The inspector noted that the nursery taught “a high quality curriculum, covering all areas of learning, successfully combines Montessori and mainstream education and provides children with an excellent foundation to their learning”. Busy Bees, which is 

Lush Sounds of October Project Coming to Washington Montessori School Benefit
Litchfield County Times
Now, with Ms. Belica living with her family in Kent, the October Project will make its first Litchfield County appearance on June 8, in a benefit for the Washington Montessori School, where the twins of Ms. Belica and her husband, artist and art dealer 

North Yarmouth Academy merger to offer lower grade level
Press Herald
The private school in Yarmouth plans to absorb the Meadowbrook Montessori School and offer classes from pre-kindergarten through fourth grade for as many as 60 students. It now has 264 students in grades 5 through 12. The Meadowbrook Montessori 

Surplus county vans to go to three Renton-area groups
Renton Reporter
Vision House and the Cedar River Montessori School, both in Renton will receive a van from King County that has been retired from Metro Vanpool. The Renton/Skyway Boys and Girls Club, which is headquartered on West Hill, also will receive a van

Bulletin Board
Charleston Gazette
First- through third-graders of Mountaineer Montessori School will be outfitted with LED lights and dressed in black to explore the energy and life cycles of local plants and animals and man’s interconnection to the environment in “life-lights,” an 

North Yarmouth Academy to expand lower grades
Press Herald
The Meadowbrook Montessori school will move into a 3,500-square-foot colonial-style home on the NYA campus, said Brad Choyt, head of school at the private school. The new lower grades will employ Montessori methods through second grade, with a 

Early respect for cultural diversity
Malay Mail
It is interesting that the Montessori approach circumvents this issue by studying and appreciating cultural diversity while acknowledging that there are universal moral and spiritual truths such as love, kindness, joy, and confidence in the fundamental 

May 30. 2013

Dixie Montessori Academy: State-approved charter proceeds despite school 
Dixie Press Online
ST. GEORGE – More than a year away from opening its doors, the Dixie Montessori Academy charter school has already drawn support and opposition from educational peers in its quest to offer Washington County students and parents a new option.

Bethany’s Crescent Islamic Montessori School to move to Aloha
OregonLive.com
The Crescent Islamic Montessori School offers this learning experience in an Islamic atmosphere. The school’s primary objective is “to provide a solid foundation in Islamic studies and reinforce Islamic values in a nurturing environment,” the website 

Montessori students first in HSC alternative
Illawarra Mercury
Alexander Gillespie finished his speech shortly before recess yesterday, on a subject he had chosen: how justifiable is it to draw conclusions about real life from fictional works? He ended the talk with a sensible quote attributed to himself – or 

New Montessori Preschool Program In Palos Verdes Opens In September
Newswire (press release)
Palos Verdes and surrounding LA County families will have a new option for authentic Montessori preschool and childcare this September. LePort Schools, a leading preschool and private school organization operating 6 campuses in Orange County is 

Students learn about the UN by being there
KPCnews.com
The Model Montessori United Nations allows students to get a feel of what it’s like to be an ambassador to the UN, according to Jordan Axel, daughter of Michael and Natalie Axel of Kendallville, who joined her classmates on the trip. Each participating 

Pen Pals Just Two Miles Away Meet For The First Time
WFAE
Wesley Baxter Jr., a first grader at Park Road Montessori was pen pals with Steven Ambrocio Lopez, a third grader at Sedgefield Elementary in south Charlotte. Enlarge image. Credit Tasnim Shamma. Sedgefield Elementary school students get off the bus to 

Nursery in busy central London teaches children valuable road safety skills
Day Nurseries
Children at Hopes and Dreams Montessori Nursery School have just completed a six week Road Safety Course run by their child protection officer and Montessori teacher. The nursery situated on City Road in central London has taught the children how to 

May 31, 2013

Montessori school set to open in Dothan
Dothan Eagle
The new school had an information meeting Thursday night to answer questions from local parents interested in Montessori education. Montessori schools focus on hands-on education and instructional methods that cater to the interests and aptitudes of 

Santa Cruz Montessori School marks opening of new building
Santa Cruz Sentinel
Beautifully prepared environments are an integral part of a Montessori education, Albrecht said. As the classrooms and buildings were being designed, the Rideouts incorporated outdoor work spaces next to the classrooms, which were built with large 

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