Montessori News Oct. 6 – 12, 2013

October 6, 2013

School board gives OK for Cary’s Kingswood Elementary to become 
Cary News
The school board had been looking to relocate the magnet-Montessori program from Poe Elementary since last year to make way for a program for academically 

Business Briefs
The Durango Herald
Char Schank, director of the Southern Ute Montessori Head Start and Early Head Start Division, has been elected to the National Indian Head Start Directors 

October 7, 2013

Hunter and Carter read to Montessori Pre-K students
Savannah Morning News
Jamie Parker/Bryan County Now Richmond Hill City Councilman Van Hunter, left, and Georgia State Senator Buddy Carter read “Pete the Cat” to students at the 

October 8, 2013

Two Lake charter schools not going forward
Orlando Sentinel
Leaders of a proposed Lake Montessori charter school have canceled plans to start a publicly-funded campus similar to the private Lake Montessori and 

Founders making cases for 2 proposed Fort Collins charter schools
The Coloradoan
Members of the public can sit in on the rest of the meeting, starting at 5:30 p.m. The board will review Fort Collins Montessori’s charter from 5:30-6:30 p.m. and 

School board gives OK for Cary’s Kingswood Elementary to become 
Cary News
The school board had been looking to relocate the magnet-Montessori  The magnet-Montessori program was offered to Lynn Road Elementary in North 

Founders making cases for 2 proposed Fort Collins charter schools
The Coloradoan
Fort Collins Montessori wouldn’t be the first of its kind in town. Discovery Montessori has a 42-year history in Fort Collins, serving children from age 3 through 

‘The Big Fall Ball’ to feature the colors of Winona
Winona Post
She was a longtime member of the popular local band Union Station, a music teacher at Bluffview Montessori for 19 years, and has taught piano lessons to 

October 9, 2013

Orange board denies Renaissance, approves Math and Science 
Orlando Sentinel (blog)
If Renaissance Charter Schools wants new locations in Orange County next year, they’ll have to take it up with higher authorities in Tallahassee. That’s because 

A Valpo Life That Matters: Barb Ransom
She is also one of the many dedicated teachers at the Montessori Academy to go above and beyond in remarkable ways for children. Ransom and her daughter, 

State OKs New Work Rules At “Local Charter”
New Haven Independent
The state Board of Education has approved a “staffing flexibility agreement” outlining new work rules for potential teachers at Elm City Montessori School, 

October 10, 2013

Longmont Montessori school to add seventh grade
Longmont Daily Times-Call
LONGMONT — St. Vrain Community Montessori School will add seventh grade next year and eighth grade in 2015. The St. Vrain Valley School District Board of 

New childcare center offers District 219 students career training
Lincolnwood Review
The fall debut of Children’s Learning World—a four-room daycare center and Montessori preschool housed inside the high school—provides weekday childcare 

‘Every day is a new day in the valley’
Wiscasset Newspaper
The schoolhouse is a Montessori inspired private school that overlooks the Sheepscot River. Each classroom emits a warm feeling as the sun glowed through 

Alameda briefs: City announces plans for BART strike
Vallejo Times-Herald
At 10:17 a.m. Thursday students at the Child Unique Montessori School and the  Last fall, the Child Unique Montessori School opened its sister campus in the 

October 11, 2013

Ross Montessori eyes new school location
Glenwood Springs Post Independent
CARBONDALE — After plans to buy 14 acres at the Aspen Equestrian Estates east of town didn’t pan out, the Ross Montessori School is now looking at a much 

Montessori To Hold Annual Admissions …
Hartford Courant
The Montessori School of Greater Hartford invites you to explore, learn and discover what MSGH has been offering for nearly 50 years during the Annual 

Wharfedale Montessori School holds coffee morning for Macmillan 
Craven Herald
Adeline Bradley, Kym Fothergill and Gretel Wood are pictured tucking into homemade cakes, which were served by the children of Bolton Abbey’s Wharfedale 

Discover the Benefits of a Montessori Education (press release)
Annapolis, MD, October 11, 2013 –(– Prospective families interested in exploring a Montessori education for their children are invited to attend the 

Tamm is a person of smarts and empathy
Greenwich Post
As a former Montessori teacher, Sam brings her deep passion for learning, her knowledge of children’s developmental needs, and her warmth to the classes she 

October 12, 2013

School Celebrates International Montessori Education theme, Back 
Chicago Tribune
Joliet Montessori School (1600 Root Street, Crest Hill, IL) celebrated the theme of the 2013 International Montessori Congress “Back To Nature” by hosting a 

“Progressive Montessori’ School Teaches Positivity At Pre-School 
CBS Local
“We are a Progressive Montessori,” says the owner of Daffodils Preschool, Sabiha Tanvir. Tanvir says Daffodils Preschool is using the Reggio Emilia approach 

City Garden Montessori School to host book launch, fundraiser
The bundle will be available for $100 with all proceeds benefitting the City Garden Montessori School, a charter school that offers primary, elementary and 

MPS shows slight enrollment increase after years of big declines
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
The burgeoning Montessori programs in the popular Bay View neighborhood are one reason the district’s fall 2013 enrollment count ticked upward for the first 

Teacher hands out snacks, boy ends up in hospital
The boy’s mother, Tara Stallings, called 4 On Your Side and said the staff at Sandia Montessori School in northeast Albuquerque was aware of the boy’s allergy 

James Simons Elementary faces more construction delays
Charleston Post Courier
White said her faculty put a lot of hours into getting their current building ready for families, and the hands-on materials that make up Montessori classrooms take 

Scarecrow Fest a huge draw in St. Charles
Kane County Chronicle
A crowd gathers around the Bridges Montessori Academy’s “The Wizard of Bridges” display at the 2012 Scarecrow Fest in St. Charles. (Shaw Media file photo).

Two local daycares do things differently
The Auburn Plainsman
Two local early childhood centers, Children’s House Auburn Montessori School and Auburn University Early Learning Center are unlike most early education 


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