Montessori News Sept. 8 – 14, 2013

September 8, 2013

Dubuque Montessori School names board
Dubuque Telegraph Herald
Kim Nelson, Keli Keyes, Kara Bunte, Christine Walleser-Ripperger, Angie Droessler, Stacia McDermott, Angela Jones, DeeAnna Neese and Margee Woywood 

Notable Gifts: Richmond Montessori gets $150000 from students 
Richmond Times Dispatch
Richmond Montessori School has received an individual gift of $100,000, the largest in the school’s history, from Ben Humphreys Sr., whose two grandsons 

Community Montessori School expands
Hamilton Journal News (subscription)
This school year, the Community Montessori School has opened a 600-square-foot addition and launched a lower elementary program for students in first 

Citizens weigh in on deseg plan
Hammond Daily Star online
More than 75 people attended the meeting Saturday morning at Hammond Westside Elementary Montessori School to discuss the modified desegregation plan 

September 10, 2013

Providence Montessori School Opens in Collegeville
Patch.com
The Providence Montessori School House opened in Collegeville Sept. 3, marking the first school of its kind – offering credentialed teachers trained in the 

Montessori Classrooms: Observations through a Design Lens, by …
Core77.com (blog)
All around the world, children are going back to school, and I cannot help but think that if Dr. Maria Montessori (Italy, 1870–1952) were alive today, designers 

Sea Pines Montessori Academy celebrates 45th anniversary
Hilton Head Monthly
Forty-five years ago, Mary Wyman Stone Fraser, wife of Sea Pines Plantation developer Charles E. Fraser, founded the Sea Pines Montessori School (SPMS), 

Students kick off school year at Yonkers Montessori Academy
News 12 Westchester
YONKERS – Students kicked off the school year at Yonkers Montessori  The academy is the first and only public Montessori school in the nation to teach pre-K 

Parent very pleased with Westside Montessori
Hammond Daily Star online
My children, Blythe, age 9, and Gabriel, 7, are in their third year attending Hammond Westside Magnet Montessori School. The school engages the students with 

Bulletin Board: Sept. 10, 2013
Charleston Gazette
Charleston Montessori School will host “Montessori 101″ from 6 to 7 p.m.  faculty will lead a discussion explaining the Montessori method and an overview of 

Telstra SA Business Woman Award finalists announced
Herald Sun
Each centre uses the Montessori approach, which Ms Shigrov said fosters children’s love of learning and encourages independence by providing an 

Louisville Montossori School Doubles Enrollment
WFPL
The Montessori School of Louisville has seen increased interest over the past year, says  Montessori movement is growing in North America and the states and 

September 11, 2013

Two new Triangle schools will serve youngsters
San Diego Community Newspaper Group
Beth Montessori plans to open its second preschool at Congregation Beth El, 8660 Gilman Drive, while Kadima Independent Day School (K.I.D.S) will replace 

League recap: Rye Neck stuns Tuckahoe in upset
MaxPreps
George Figueroa of Yonkers Montessori Academy ran for the longest rushing play in Section 1 C/D this season against Palisade Prep last week. Figueroa 

Community pavilion revamped
Gazette
The building in the King George V Playing Field, used by the Wivenhoe Montessori Pre-School, was upgraded in the summer holidays. Insulation, new doors 

 Scorching September
ChicagoNow (blog)
Comings & Goings Catalyst: Mark Neidlinger, principal of Drummond Montessori in Bucktown, the first public Montessori school in Chicago, is leaving the school 

September 12, 2013

Wausau Montessori students learn about fire fighting with Wausau 
WSAU
WAUSAU, Wis. (WSAU) – The Third through Sixth grade classes from the Wausau Montessori Charter School spent an afternoon at the Wausau Fire Department 

Children’s House Montessori School has openings
PenBayPilot.com
The Children’s House Montessori School located in downtown Camden has currently has openings in its 3-6 year old and lower elementary programs.

Urban Montessori school scores 100 percent on Annual 
St. Louis American
City Garden Montessori School third year student Brenee’ Goodwin, 9, learns her American states with the assistance of Rasheen Coleman, assistant director of 

Wonder Years School in Union Relocates, Expands — Open House 
The Missourian
Wonders Years Montessori School, Union, has relocated and expanded into a space  Montessori schools are based on the philosophies of an Italian physician 

Expressing Gratitude: Students say thanks to firefighters
TriValley Central
Casa Grande Fire Department engineer Scott Benzing demonstrates a heat-sensing camera for students from Mountain Sky Montessori on Monday morning at 

Berkhamsted nursery’s name change will lead to a sunny future
Hemel Gazette
Castle Montessori, so named as it was based near the town’s railway station when it was founded in 1998, waved goodbye to the last cohort of children to 

In Hartford’s North End, Planting Trees On 9/11 Anniversary
Hartford Courant
“They have no idea,” said Kate Clark, a psychotherapist and mother of two students at the Annie Fisher Montessori Magnet School. The oldest is 5 1/2 years old.

September 13, 2013

Jewish Montessori Becomes ‘A Movement’
The Jewish Week
At Luria Academy, it’s not unusual to see elementary-school-age children lying on their stomachs on rugs, or sitting cross-legged on the floor, or leaning against 

Schools: Charter founder tells Haley funds needed for facilities
Coastal Observer
The biggest challenge facing charter schools is the lack of funding for facilities, the founder of Coastal Montessori Charter School told Gov. Nikki Haley last week.

Memories & Milestones
Glenwood Springs Post Independent
Ross Montessori Charter School’s lower elementary class, headed by Mrs. Mary Knutson, donated books in English and Spanish to the Carbondale Head Start 

Edible garden crawl to schools will give a peek of students’ green 
DesMoinesRegister.com
Saturday’s Des Moines Edible Garden Crawl features community gardens established at Hubbell Elementary and Cowles Montessori schools. The event is free 

Hub in a race to raise $30,000 to heat annex
Canada.com
The Montessori school is all set up waiting to go, waiting on licensing. Our occupational therapist is also ready; she is just waiting on VIHA and the Montessori 

Are prospects ever too young to learn entrepreneurship?
The Business Journal of the Greater Triad Area (blog)
Morgan Howland and Becca Higgins have participated in entrepreneurship training at The Greensboro Montessori School. Morgan Howland is a current student 

September 14, 2013

Lor-Jon Montessori
Sparkfactor Dr. Dave
Instilling the “Joy of Learning” is the philosophy of Lor-Jon Montessori. For this project Sparkfactor created the identity and logo for this Montessori school, and 

Madison Montessori School (MMS) Reaches Globally With Yearlong 
The Alternative Press
MADISON, NJ- September 12, 2013, — Madison Montessori students and faculty are set to begin a yearlong in-depth study of Tanzania. Each year, for more than 

St. Helena Montessori School Celebrates Opening of New Campus 
Don Tomasi
St. Helena Montessori School welcomed the community to an open house for the new TLCD Architecture designed campus on September 6th. As many as 200 

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