Friday, 31 August 2012 09:09
Google on Friday honored Italian physician and educator Maria Montessori with a homepage doodle celebrating her 142nd birth anniversary.Google's co-founders, Sergey Brin and Larry Page, both went through the Montessori education system and have credited it for their success."I think it was part of that training of not following rules and orders and being self-motivated, questioning what's going on in the world, doing things a bit different," Page said in an interview with ABC (below).PCMag.com Article
Thursday, 16 August 2012 13:08
Our summer camp is over and we want to let you know how much fun we have had with the children this summer as we found out more about China. We made lanterns, kites, dragons, lions, pandas and fans. We cooked pot stickers, stir fried vegetables, and noodles. We sang the Panda song and performed the Peacock dance. We wrote the scripts and made shadow puppets for some lively plays. We bounced in a dragon and splashed and slid on a giant waterslide. We visited the tigers, leopards, and peacocks of China at the Hogle Zoo. We practiced with chopsticks…
Thursday, 16 August 2012 13:06
We want to extend a huge thank you to Glen Trople, a new parent, for donating the services of his landscaping crew from G Shrubber Landscape and Irrigation LLC to provide some much-needed maintenance in our Outdoor Classroom space/garden!
Tuesday, 10 July 2012 14:16
Are standardized tests in public and private schools better at gauging the progress of our children or are real-world projects? This video demonstrates the way our current school system is setup and the possiblities of doing something different for our children.
Tuesday, 17 April 2012 11:14
Congratulations to our karate instructor, Amadou Niang, and to two of the students from the Shotokan Karate program that he offers here at MCS after school, for earning medals at the international 2012 Junior Olympics and USA Open in Las Vegas. One of our Purple Class students took the gold medal in Kata (forms) and the bronze in Kumite (sparring) in the 6 year old division at the Junior Olympics. One of our Lower Elementary students took the gold medal in Kata (forms) at the USA Open and the bronze in Kata at the Junior Olympics in the 8-9 year…
Thursday, 12 April 2012 16:33
The Upper Elementary (4th-6th grade) students in the Great Outdoors (GO) program have the rare opportunity to witness the strut of the male Sage grouse on the lek North of East Canyon! Todd Black, a wildlife biologist, is taking the students to the lek on Friday, April 13th. In order to arrive before sunrise to see the grouse strut the students will begin their day at 7:30pm the night before, to sleep at MCS in order to wake up at 4:00am to drive to the location. The Fish and Wildlife Services is including the Sage grouse as an endangered species at this…
Monday, 09 April 2012 15:12
The MCS 5th annual Fun Run will be held on Thursday, April 12th from 8:45 am - Noon, for the first time outdoors on the new Greenspace Field! Mark your calendars and come and cheer on your children as they run laps to raise pledges for two of MCS' Service Learning Programs: the Adopt-A- Native-Elder Program (www.anelder.org), and the Children of Ethiopia Education Fund (www.coeef.org). 100% of the proceeds are divided between the two programs, directly benefiting the 3 Navajo Grandmothers and 7 Ethiopian girls that MCS sponsors. Pledge envelopes have been placed in your child's take home folder. Please…
Thursday, 23 February 2012 10:20
We are excited for our Kindergarten, Elementary, and Middle School students to begin their five Thursdays of winter sports (skiing/snowboarding, skating, and/or swimming) today! This marks the twentieth year that MCS has provided winter sports opportunities to students. Thank you to all of the teachers and parent chaperones who help make this possible, and to Lynn Bandley for organizing the venues and transportation.