More Information to Come

We know you want to hear more about Athletics, Clubs, logo, our CMS website, and other events. We are working with CMS departments, our staff, and the PTSO to provide you with additional information as soon as possible. Thank you in advance for your patience.

Transportation

Ms. Sophia has been in contact with Transportation staff and received confirmation today that there will be a shuttle stop in place at Park Road Montessori*! Results from the transportation survey determined their ability to provide this service. Ms Sophia will be sending an email to the families who expressed an interest in a shuttle stop at that location for confirmation to designate this location as their AM and PM stop. A CMS bus will depart each morning from PRM at 8:30 am and will return to the PRM campus at about 4:45 pm each evening. At this time the route will make no other stops between PRM and Williams Montessori.

*Please understand that there will be no supervision provided by the PRM staff in the AM or PM. Students should not be left unattended by a parent/guardian in the morning and someone should be at the school to pick up their child(ren) when the bus arrives in the afternoon. Bus drivers will not wait with students.

*At least 15 students are needed to maintain this stop. If the number of students drops below this number the stop will be discontinued and students will be assigned a neighborhood stop.

*Students will not be assigned multiple stop locations. Your assigned stop is in place for every school day.

Training

Williams Montessori was well represented at secondary Montessori training in Cincinnati this summer. Ten staff members began on June 25 for Orientation and Philosophy and two others returned to continue/complete their training. Mr. Andrew, Ms. Megan, Mrs. Myneesha, Mrs. Katherine, and Mr. Doug completed all five weeks this summer! One of the many ways our district supports our school is by providing funding for staff training. This represents a significant cost and one we could not provide without their support.

Staffing

What an amazing group of bright, talented, and energetic people! We still have a couple of positions to fill before we begin the school year. I would also like to welcome Mrs. Rashawn Coleman-Walker in her new role as assistant principal. She has already taken charge of many tasks and projects! From Mrs. Rashawn:

Hello,

I am honored to have been selected as assistant principal of John Taylor Williams Secondary Montessori. I am thrilled to join this phenomenal team of staff, parents, and students in building a strong secondary Montessori program in Charlotte.

I grew up and attended school in North Augusta, SC.  My husband, Kevin, and I have a 9-year-old son, Tyler. When I’m not at a swim meet with Tyler, I enjoy traveling, reading mysteries, and completing HGTV home projects with my family.  Our most recent project was installing hardwood floors in our home.  It took us 6 days, 9 hours, 14 minutes, 2 seconds and only 14 “I told you this wasn’t going to be easy” statements.

My education includes a B.A. degree in Psychology from Winthrop University, MAT in Special Education from University of North Carolina-Charlotte, and Educational Leadership degree from Gardner Webb University.  My entire career has been with Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools.  For the past 9 years, I served as the EC Resource Teacher at Chantilly Montessori.  While in the role, I have been assigned numerous leadership roles, such as ILT/Curriculum Team facilitator, MTSS contact, and EC Compliance Facilitator.

As an educator, I believe all students can and will learn.  Each child is unique and special, so we must personalize learning for all.  And when working as a team we accomplish great things.

I look forward to being a member of this team, working with the staff, students, and parents, and getting to know each of you.

Rashawn Coleman-Walker

Open House at Williams Montessori

We have planned a drop in Open House for Thursday, August 24, between 11 am -2 pm. Back-to-school information will be sent out the week of August 14 and will contain the name and room number of your child’s homeroom teacher. You will be able to pick up your child’s schedule from their homeroom teacher during Open House hours. Feel free to meet and greet the rest of your student’s teachers in their classrooms.

School’s out TODAY, June 9, but work is continuing all summer behind the scenes

schools-outWhat an amazing year it’s been for Secondary Montessori! Today is the last day of school, and faculty and students have been packing up for the big move to the new campus. Administration, faculty, the Magnet office, contractors and your PTSO will be working diligently all summer to be ready for the opening of John Taylor Williams Secondary Montessori in August. Our newly hired teachers will be immersed in Montessori training at CMStep this summer, and your PTSO will continue its work to support the efforts of the school, plan community events, fundraisers and more.

Staff will be in touch toward the end of the summer looking for volunteers to help ready the new campus for the first day of school on Monday, August 28. Student volunteers can rack up required volunteer hours, and adults can rack up some good karma points 😉

Enjoy your summer with friends and family, explore, stay safe and make life-long memories!

View CMS 2017-18 calendar.

The end to a great season and looking forward to next season for Vipers Mountain Biking Team

IMG_3686The Secondary Montessori Vipers finished their last NICA race in Leland, just outside of Wilmington, on June 4.

View photo album.

This was a very different course from the other races, leading through a swamp with sandy ground. Our team did well and gave their best! The last riders were the high-schoolers. After they finished the first leg (5.2 miles), a major downpour opened the skies, and they all came through the finish line soaked to the bones and muddy but exhilarated and happy. The Vipers Team were clear about one thing: It was the most memorable race ever!

We are looking to double our team in size for the next season. Everyone is welcome, no matter your experience or gender. It’s all about the team spirit, keeping fit and healthy and having fun! Contact Coach Mark Dombroski at markzam@yahoo.com for more information.

Thanks for showing our Montessori staff your appreciation

IMG_2148Thanks to generous Sedgefield Montessori families and caring volunteers, our staff has been shown just how much we appreciate them during the past month. This week, our PTSO is sending them off with one last goodie:

As a result of our recent collection efforts, our full-time teachers each received $100, and each support staff member received $50. All were also given a plant and a card.

Thanks to everyone for your generosity, and remember to show your appreciation for our hard-working staff not just today, but every day!

 

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