MMS in the news

WVU Rifle and Art 033Mountaineer Montessori School has been making headlines since it was founded in 1976.  As a pioneer and recognized leader in early childhood and elementary education, our community and the media have turned to us a trusted resource on a range of issues, including child development, positive discipline and communication, education reform, arts and culture and activities for children.  We’re honored to share our story to inspire excellence in education and opportunity for all children.

MMS has received national and state recognition for its excellence in communication and efforts to raise awareness of the value of Montessori education.  We earned four Crystal Awards (highest honor) from the WV Public Relations Society of America and crystal winnerwere the only independent school in the nation to receive a Golden Achievement Award from the National School Public Relations Association in 2013.  NSPRA’s mission is to advance education through responsible public relations and communication that leads to success for all students.

 

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MMS in the News 

Mountaineer Montessori opens a middle school.  Photo by Larry Pierce,  Charleston Daily Mail

Mountaineer Montessori opens a middle school. Photo by Larry Pierce, Charleston Daily Mail

MMS students upcycled plastic bottles that piled up during the water crisis into into fanciful creations. The project received widespread acclaimed and inspired a special exhibition on environmentally-themed art presented by the City of Charleston during ArtWalk.

MMS students upcycled plastic bottles that piled up during the water crisis into into fanciful creations. The project received widespread acclaimed and inspired a special exhibition on environmentally-themed art presented by the City of Charleston during ArtWalk. Photo courtesy Charleston Daily Mail.

MMS students and children from Youth for Christ ring the bell of freedom with Governor and Joanne Tomblin and U.S. Senator Joe Manchin at the Capitol. Photo courtesy Charleston Gazette.

MMS students and children from Youth for Christ ring the bell of freedom with Governor and Joanne Tomblin and U.S. Senator Joe Manchin at the Capitol. Photo courtesy Charleston Gazette.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Destination Imagination lifts off Dec. 12 at Mountaineer Montessori, Charleston Gazette, 12-12-14

Four Seasons Fun: Outdoor Adventures in Your Own Backyard, South Hills Living Magazine, January 2015

Charleston Gazette gives editorial “Smile” to Jennifer Carriger and William and Ryan Best for their recognition from the WV Learning Disabilities Association, 12-6-14 Jennifer Carriger, Teacher of the Year

Faculty news/Barrie Kaufman: A Glass Act-artist creates glass sculpure exhibit for the Clay Center, Charleston Gazette, 12-2-14

Mountaineer Montessori kicks off holiday fair on #GivingTuesday, Charleston Gazette, 12-1-14

Raising Polite Children in  Rude World, South Hills Living Magazine, December, 2015

On the Town: Mountaineer Montessori Spaghetti Dinner, Charleston Gazette, 11-30-14

Mountaineer Montessori Manna Meal food drive underway, Charleston Daily Mail, 11-17-14

Mountaineer Montessori offering drama workshop, Charleston Daily Mail, 11-7-14

Mountaineer Montessori presents annual Spaghetti Dinner, Charleston Gazette, 11-2-14

Spaghetti dinner fundraiser planned, Charleston Daily mail, 10-31-14

Jennifer Carriger named “Teacher of the Year” by the West Virginia Learning Disabilities Association; Will and Brent Best named “Students of the Year, WCHS-TV, 10-23-14

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Mountaineer Montessori offers children’s art activities, Charleston Daily Mail, 10-19-14

Children’s art at FestivALL Fall, Charleston Gazette, 10-25-14

Mountaineer Montessori announces new staff appointments, State Journal, 9-26-14

Alumni news: Alexandra Persily named National Merit Semi-Finalist,

Charleston Gazette, 10-2-14

Writing off the write stuff? Cursive still part of curriculum at Mountaineer Montessori, Charleston Gazette Back to School section, August 2014

Alumni news: Charleston police to  buy robot, Charleston Gazette, 9-2-14

MMS Opens State’s Only Montessori Middle School

Montessori middle school grand opening, Charleston Gazette, 9-24-14

Mountaineer Montessori hosting open house, Charleston Gazette, 9-18-14

West Virginia’s First Montessori Middle School Opens in Charleston, WCHS-TV, Eye on Education,  8-19-14

Students at Montessori School Shape Curriculum, Charleston Daily Mail, 8-20-14

Mountaineer Montessori Middle School Opens in Charleston, WOWK-TV, 8-21-14

State’s Only Montessori Middle School Opens, WV Executive, 8-18-14

 

Faculty news/David Pushkin: Innerviews: Montessori guide giving back to community that shaped him, Charleston Gazette, 10-13-14

Mountaineer Montessori offering children’s specialty art classes , Charleston Daily Mail, 9-23-14

Art Notes:  Mountaineer Montessori hosting clay class, Charleston Gazette, 9-28-14

 

Alumni News: Charleston Teen (Ben Glasser) Has Rugged Adventure in Patagonia , Charleston Gazette, 8-24-14

Faculty News: Jennifer Carriger Named Full-Time learning Specialist at Mountaineer Montessori, Charleston Daily Mail, 8-30-14

Alumni News: W.Va. Voters Must Not Vilify Compromise, by Max Gottlieb, Charleston Gazette, 8-14-14

MMS Receives Record-Breaking Donation 

Mountaineer Montessori Receives $30,000 Donation , Charleston Daily Mail, 6/10/14

Record Donation Honors Mountaineer Montessori Teachers, WCHS-TV, Eye on Education, 6/12/14

MMS Holds Annual Picnic, Charleston Daily Mail, 6/4/14

MMS Summer Camp Programs

MMS Presents Best. Summer. Ever., Charleston Daily Mail, 5/14/14

MMS presents Best. Summer. Ever. Kanawha Valley Parent

http://www.kanawhavalleyparent.com/2014/03/summer-camp-guide-2014.html

 

Luminaria Gala

MMS Presents “Prom Night,” Charleston Daily Mail, 5/22/14

Student art to be auctioned at Montessori gala, Charleston Gazette, 5/21/14

 

Badges for Charity Benefits Mountaineer Montessori, Charleston Daily Mail, 4/14/14

 

NCAA Champion WVU Rifle Team Visits MMS 

WVU Rifle Team visits MMS  Charleston Gazette 4/21/14

WVU to make stop at Mountaineer Montessori, Charleston Daily Mail, 4/20/14

WVU Rifle Team makes Capitol visit, WVU Sports, 4/23/14

 

 

Lemonade Day 2014

Lessons from a first job: Lemonade Day State Journal, 5/2/14

Lemonade Day Gives Kids the chance to Start a Business, WCHS-TV, 5/3/14

 

MMS presents children’s concert, Charleston Gazette, 5/12/14

 

West Virginia Water Crisis

A Fish out of Water (Bottles): MMS Aquapocalypse Creation Featured at ArtWalk , Charleston Gazette, 5/14/14

MMS Students Turn Trash into Art, Charleston Daily Mail, 5/1/14

Private schools conduct independent water tests, WOWK-TV, 2/12/14

No end date for use of bottled water in schools , Charleston Gazette, 2/11/14

Private schools still wary of water after chemical spill , Charleston Daily Mail, 2/11/14

 

 

 

Martin Luther King Day Commemoration

MMS Students part of MLK ‘Let Freedom Ring’ Celebration, 1/2014

Students Give Back on Martin Luther King Day, 1/20/14

MMS in the News 2013

MMS in the News 2009-12