Valor in Vernal


Administrators from Utah Montessori Council member schools around our state gather each Fall for a weekend of activities and conversations that strengthen our connections, our craft and our souls.  Vernal  This year we traveled to Brandi's hometown for Valor in Vernal! Brandi facilitated the opening ceremony at her family's yurt. She held...

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Introducing our Assistant Teachers


Classroom assistants provide integral support to ensure that children have a high quality Montessori experience. An Effective Assistant: Supports the teacherPrepares and maintains the environmentObserves behaviorsModels grace and courtesyPreserves and protects lessonsAssists in the development of independence We are delighted to have warm, kind and...

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Robyn’s Message to the Community


Mt. Taranaki  I arrived home in New Zealand, after a 28 hour journey, with connections in LA, Nadi - Fiji and Auckland, feeling a little exhausted but after a quiet day there have been a whirlwind of events. Over New Zealand's Labour Weekend we had our Waitara High School 75th Jubilee. In New Zealand we do not celebrate with individual class r...

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Introducing our Specialty Subjects and Teachers


 Outdoor Classroom (OC) Early Childhood students participate each week in the Outdoor Classroom where they explore the plants, soil, invertebrates, birds, and weather in all of the seasons through hands-on activities. The students have many opportunities to practice and master essential developmental skills such as balance, control, independen...

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Parent Teacher Conferences


Parent Teacher Conferences are coming soon! Be sure to sign up for a conferencing time slot. Helpful tips to make the most of your conference: Be prepared. Write down questions or things you would like to discuss and email the teachers with your questions before the conference.Confer with your child. Ask your child if there is anything they would l...

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Book Fair

We are excited to be able to offer an online book fair, in addition to our in person book fair! The Story Cupboard is providing our book fair with over 1300 titles to satisfy readers, artists and scientists of all ages. There are great books, experiments and activities to enjoy all year long with titles across many genres, popular series, award win...

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Welcome to the World Babies


Upper elementary teacher, Joshi, recently gave birth to baby boy Julian Osata Johnson. Joshi and her husband Zack are so excited to begin the journey of parenthood. Early childhood teacher, Ruby, welcomed her latest grandchild into the family this past weekend. Andrei Stephan Chouldjian makes Ruby a three time grandmother. The family is having...

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Introducing our Elementary Staff


The art of engaging children is at the heart of the Montessori elementary classroom. Captivating interest is the key to motivating further exploration, practice, and mastery. The adult's role is multifaceted. Inspiring the children to connect to knowledge and skills, she fosters work in the classroom by presenting a wide range of stories and l...

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Community Builders Needed!

What: Each class needs 1-2 community builders to plan a few class activities after school. Past examples include: meeting at a playground, ice skating, sledding, parent-only social… Where: Community builders can choose the activity or meeting place. When: Community Builders decide. Often activities are planned right after school, early evening or o...

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Robyn’s Message to the Community

One question that was posed to me by parents recently was, "What are your legacy and succession plans? How can the school best live on in perpetuity no matter who is in leadership?" Over the past few years I have had three different parties, associated with the school, plus an outside company, who have expressed a serious interest in purchasing the...

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Introducing Jennifer Taylor


We are delighted to introduce you to Jennifer Taylor who has joined MCS as our school nurse. Jennifer's mother is a Montessori teacher, Jen was a Montessori student and her children also attended a Montessori school. She is a perfect fit for our school. "I am a Louisiana native that has lived in Utah for 15 years. I am married with two children and...

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Annual Staff Community Service


The MCS Annual Staff Community Service project was started in 2021. On that first Professional Development day of the 2021-22 academic year, staff participated in beautifying the gardens of MCS by planting approximately 100 spring blooming bulbs throughout the grounds. This year staff were offered a choice of projects to participate in. Garden Make...

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Robyn's Message to the Community - MEF Giving Project


Project #2 Adopt a Native Elder (ANE)  Each year we hold fundraisers, such as the Fun Run, in which our students participate, in order to earn money to go towards our Giving Projects. The funds are donated to Montessori Educational Foundation (M.E.F ), the non-profit arm of the school that currently is used exclusively for charitable purp...

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International Day of Peace 2022

Amanda was our guest speaker.

We are honored to continue Dr. Montessori's work to teach peace to children around the world. We invite you to take the time to walk to the 1700 side of the school with your children and view up close the peace work the students have done in preparation for International Day of Peace.  She shared the poem that she comp...

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Introducing our Early Childhood Staff

Andrea, Kayla & Kendalyn

Early Childhood (EC) teachers are trained to encourage self-directed learning that promotes self-confidence, independent thought and action, and critical thinking, while fostering social-emotional and intellectual growth. That's no small feat! We are so very grateful to have such talented and beautiful individuals on staff to support the ...

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Committee Participation


Parent participation is a key component of a thriving Montessori community. Parent involvement in school life reassures your child of the strong connection between the home and the school. Volunteering on a committee is great way to fulfill the 10 hours of parent involvement we suggest for each parent each academic year. If you misse...

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The Labyrinth


A labyrinth can be used for walking meditation. The one built by the Uinta students and staff is a single winding path from the outer edge in a circuitous way to the center and out again. Labyrinths are used world-wide as a way to quiet the mind, calm anxieties, recover balance in life, enhance creativity and encourage meditation, insight...

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Introducing our Infant &Toddler Staff

Alisalee & Candace

It takes a special kind of person to be an educator. It takes an extraordinary person to be the guide of a classroom full of infant or toddler aged children! We are so very proud to present our 2022-23 Infant & Toddler staff.  Sego Lily Class (Infants)  Stars Class (Toddlers)  Moons Class (Toddlers) Are y...

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All About Me

Assembly begins

Uinta (Upper Elementary, Grades 4-6) With the start of a fresh new school year, Uinta students and teachers set out on our very first Writing Workshop. The assignment culminated in a foldable book called "All About Me!". Students made use of creative writing, self reflection, and the writing process. There was anticipation as we translated our...

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Introducing Cathy Bachman

Welcome to MCS Cathy

Cathy Bachman has joined our staff as our new Office Manager. She has spent the past several weeks learning the ropes and is now settling into her groove. Already she has streamlined several systems and we are happy to report that the day to day office life is running smoothly.  Cathy is a twice-over Montessori parent and n...

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