- Monday, May 18, 2015 at 10:13 am
Fraser Woods Montessori School elementary students rehearsed on Thursday, May 7, ahead of performing an original play, written and directed by Fraser Wood’s Dean of the Middle School Wendy Musk.
Ms Musk centered All the World’s A Stage on William Shakespeare, sharing a story about his life, starting from childhood, and his ideas for his plays. Scenes from the Shakespeare’s iconic plays are incorporated into All the World’s A Stage.
- Saturday, April 25, 2015
Fraser Woods Montessori School is still seeking students from its 1984–85 school year to participate in the unveiling of a time capsule from that year.
The time capsule will be opened during a ceremony on June 5. The school is continuing to search for some of its original elementary school students to participate in that celebration, which will also mark 15 years of the school being located at its current site, 173 South Main Street.
- Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at 8:21 am
Fraser Woods Montessori School will host its April open house for parents of prospective students at 10 am on Saturday, April 18, at the school, 173 South Main Street.
Faculty, administrative staff, and the director of admissions will be available to conduct guided tours and provide information about the school’s parent/child class, four-day or five-day toddler and preschool programs, as well as full-day kindergarten through middle school programs.
- Sunday, March 22, 2015 at 9:04 am
Fraser Woods Montessori School students rehearsed on Friday, March 6, just hours before they would present Twelfth Night before parents and friends that night.
The performance, according to head of humanities and dean of the Middle School Wendy Musk, is the culmination of a course she teaches her middle school students on Shakespeare.
- Sunday, February 22, 2015
Fraser Woods Montessori School is looking for some of its original elementary school students to participate in a ceremony in May, that will include opening a time capsule from the 1984-85 school year.
When Fraser Woods Montessori School Head of School Myriam Woods began her career with the Newtown-based school in 1990, the time capsule was already in place behind a plaque on a wall in the school’s elementary building, which was then located in Dodgingtown.
- Friday, January 23, 2015
Middle school aged students at Fraser Woods Montessori School surrounded a table set up with a map of the world and game pieces on Wednesday, January 14, to discuss a current world issue.
Responding to the January 7 killings at the Charlie Hebdo satirical magazine offices in Paris, students were charged with focusing on free speech and its importance by creating their own political drawings.
- Thursday, December 4, 2014
Fraser Woods Montessori School Head of School Myriam Woods welcomed her entire school community to a gathering on Tuesday, November 25, to celebrate Thanksgiving.
The assembly included a reading of a Native American poem “The Four Elements” by students, sharing the history of Thanksgiving, students performing the story of Stone Soup, and each grade level offering things for which they are thankful.
- Friday, November 7, 2014
Fraser Woods Montessori School Director of Admissions Alison Kistner was surrounded by students on Friday, October 14, during a meeting of the newly formed Helping Hands Club.
Ms Kistner said she believes there is tremendous value in volunteering and doing community service work when at a young age.
“I knew that our students here at Fraser Woods Montessori are natural ‘doers’ and that they would find joy in completing this type of work,” said Ms Kistner.
- Friday, September 26, 2014
When picking up his daughter from summer camp one day this past summer, Fraser Woods Montessori School parent Ryan Knaggs had an idea.
There was a circle of stumps, up a small but slightly steep trail and beneath trees on the school’s property, and the students were using the stumps as chairs while listening to school teacher and summer camp instructor Christine Mitchell.
It occurred to Mr Knaggs that with a little “natural work” the space could be transformed.
- Thursday, September 25, 2014
Students and school faculty and staff began to assemble on the lawn behind Fraser Woods Montessori School just before 11 am on Friday, September 19, to continue a worldwide acknowledgement of this year’s International Day of Peace.
Before the younger grades were brought outside, middle school-aged students began forming a large circle, holding flags with “World Peace” written on them.
The event is a tradition at the school ant at Montessori schools around the world.