MMA Monday Montessori Moments

October 2, 2017

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A Message from our Assistant Director, Kacee Weaver

Last week our Montessori mentors, Barb Sholtz and Katie Keller Wood, from the Cincinnati Montessori Society Teacher Education Program (CMStep) came to observe the progress our adolescent program has made towards a full Montessori implementation at the secondary level. They had the following to say about our junior high teachers and program.

We were moved by the genuine sincerity we saw from everyone at MMA. We saw tremendous dedication in trying to implement so many different aspects of training and best practices for secondary [education]. We were also moved by your commitment to inclusion, and to meeting the varied needs of each one of your students using differentiated instruction, as opposed to tracking and separation.

We were inspired by the possibilities for the new chapter being written by this team. This is built on the dedication for moving forward and continuous improvement, but it is an exciting time in the history of the adolescent program at MMA- a time of new beginnings and breaking ground. The team inspired us by how hungry everyone is in seeking and responding to our feedback. We are proud to partner and support you in your big work for the adolescents of Ogden.”

Our junior high program officially began in 2013 with a group of 30 7th graders and 2 teachers, as it grew, our need for additional Montessori-trained staff members grew with it. We now have 7 teachers in the process of becoming Montessori certified. These teachers also hold or are in the process of obtaining, their state teaching license.

We’re very proud of the dedication of each of our junior high teachers and the love of learning they share with each of their students on a daily basis. Our commitment to the Education for a Better World is more important today than in any other time in modern history. Our goals for the graduates of MMA can be found below. Two classes of 9th grade graduates have confirmed that a Montessori education in the upper grades is just as important as an early childhood and elementary education.

Chess Club

Thursday, Oct. 5th, 3pm

MMA South Kiva

Hiking Club Begins

Thursday, Oct. 5th, 4pm

Check flyer for locations

MMA Substitute Training

Thursday, Oct. 5th, 9am

MMA Conference Room

MAPA Meeting

Friday, Oct. 6th, 8:45am

MMA Conference Room

School Picture Day

Wednesday, Oct. 11th, 9am-1pm

MMA Gym

Parent Teacher Conferences (Early Release)

Monday, Oct. 16th, 1pm to Wednesday, Oct. 18th, 1pm

MMA

AM Kinder 8:30-10:30 AM

PM Kinder 11:00-1:00 PM

Grades 1-9 released at 1:00 PM

Scholastic Book Fair

Monday, Oct. 16th, 1pm to Wednesday, Oct. 18th, 7pm

MMA Library

Fall Break (No School)

Thursday, Oct. 19th, 12am to Sunday, Oct. 22nd, 12am

MMA

Yearbook Orders

Don’t forget to order your yearbook!

Get yours for the early price of $20 (+2 if you want it personalized).

Order online:

https://ybpay.lifetouch.com/. Yearbook ID is 13283718.

9th Grade Parents

We have extended the deadline!

Student Intent Forms and $50 deposit for the Crow Canyon Trip are due by Tuesday, October 31.

Chaperone Intent Email is due to Ms. Kacee by October 13th.

6th Grade Parents

Trip Fee for the California Redwoods of $260 is due November 16th.

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