20th annual MMS tie dye day makes headlines

Thousands of shirts. Even more thousands of dye packs. Countless memories in the making. Since 1999, Mountaineer Montessori School has celebrated the end to a year of education in living color with an all-school tie-dye-a-thon.

The tradition was started by Karen Kelly, then a parent to a young MMS student. Some things have changed since then — Kelly is now a Mountaineer Montessori science teacher and heads the after school program and her son has earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Marshall University – but children’s excitement at creating their own colorful souvenir of the year never fades.

Our 20th annual tie dye day, held on June 3, attracted wide spread media coverage, including a front page feature in the Charleston Gazette-Mail. Thank you, Karen, for 20 colorful years..after two decades, the tradition is a bright as ever!