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Middle School – Alabama Odyssey – Day 3

Sorry for the delay-Internet has been a little sporadic ….but now in full color! Breakfast at Hargis Meet with LaQuita Middleton Holmes and Children’s March participants Janice Kelsey at the Bethel Baptist ChurchConfederate Memorial ParkOn to SelmaDinner with our hosts – Selma Center for Nonviolence, Truth, and Reconciliation at Healing Waters Retreat Center. Retire to...
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06
Apr

Friday, Aug 31/ Family Picnic 5-7pm

Friday, August 31st 5:00 -7:00 p.m. Green Mountain Camp for Girls Bring a dish to share, we’ll have the grill going! See the newsletter for more details!
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29
Aug

Middle School River of Spirit Odyssey – Day 1

Thursday May 3rd New England Peace Pagoda Wat Boston Buddha Vararam (Thai Buddhist Temple) Lesson, chant, and meditation with monk from Theravada tradition. (questions) Friendly Crossways Hostel Drop off luggage and get tour. Head into Boston The Crossing – Cathedral Church of St. Paul. Dinner, service, and conversation with Reverend Marsha Hoecker Return to Friendly...
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04
May

Graduates on Board of The Putney School!

April 7, 2017 We are proud to share that two of our 2015 graduates, Emmanuel Keppel and Greta Wolfe, have recently been elected to the Board of Trustees of The Putney School, a position of great responsibility and honor. Emmanuel graduated from Hilltop having started in the Children’s House and Greta joined Hilltop for the...
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17
Oct

Supporting Middle School Micro-Economies, A Real Life Experience!

September 29, 2017 Co-authored by Lily Buren-Charkey, Middle School Entrepreneur, and Tamara Mount, Head of School Throughout the year the middle school takes on the daunting task of raising around ten thousand dollars for our odysseys! This year we are raising money for our River of Spirit Odyssey to Boston, a comparative world religion and science of...
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17
Oct

Peace Education Presentation on Grandparent and Special Friend Day

October 6, 2017 The national political rhetoric, climate, and actions of the past year have been disturbing to me. I could have been thrown into a deep depression, finding it hard to get out of bed each day, were it not for what we are doing here at Hilltop Montessori School. The events in Charlottesville,...
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11
Oct

Guiding the Child at Work

September 8, 2017 It is only week two and the classrooms are already settling in and getting “normalized”. As Montessorians we use the term normalized to describe when the students have the rhythm of the day and, together and independently, work and grow where they need to. Children are choosing their “work” and building their concentration. In Montessori classrooms...
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18
Sep

Middle School Upland Odyssey Sept 5-8

Students will be cooking, living, and learning in the outdoor classroom as well as getting to know their new community.
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06
Sep

Math Day at Hilltop, Sat. Feb 11, 9-11:30 am

Math Day at Hilltop, Saturday, Feb 11 from 9 -11:30 am. Bring a dish to share for lunch and we’ll provide pizza. Learn how math is taught the Montessori way. Parents will be treated to a journey of our math curriculum through the years, from toddler to eighth grade, with ample opportunity to ask questions...
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07
Feb

Feb 7 at 7 pm Middle School Poetry Night

Join us for an evening of courage, elocution, and fine words. It’s the Middle School Poetry Night, and you are invited. Students will share selections from their work written over the past 8 weeks of study as well as a selection of short poetic films.
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05
Jan
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