Dear Community Members, The Houston ISD School Board and Superintendent Carranza are discussing a proposal to overhaul Magnet school designations in our district. The magnet program has needed revision for some time, and the fact that our board and superintendent are tackling this difficult issue is something to applaud. We support the goal to ensure … Continue reading FOM Response to Proposed Changes
Come learn how you can help advocate for our schools and our children! We need your voice and your support! As parents of students Public Montessori students, YOU are part of the Friends of Montessori! Please join us! When: Monday, January 29th at 6:30pm Where: Waltrip High School-1900 W. 34th St.
Houston Independent School District School Board election for District 1 is headed for a runoff on December 9th. Below are side-by-side responses from both candidates regarding their views on Montessori and HISD Magnet schools. Since both Garden Oaks Montessori Magnet and the Montessori Pathway at Waltrip High School are District 1 schools, FOM felt it … Continue reading District 1 Runoff: Himsl and Santos on Montessori
Why should you choose Montessori as an educational option for your child? Where do you begin to educate yourself or others about Montessori? A good place to start is with basic background information on Montessori. Since Montessori is often lumped into progressive or innovative buckets people assume it must be new. That it must be … Continue reading Why Montessori?
What experience or history do you have with Montessori? How familiar are you with the Montessori pedagogy? District 1: Monica Flores Richert: We researched it for our children and would have loved to have had the opportunity to send them to Montessori programs. District 1: Gretchen Himsl: I am very familiar with Montessori, or as … Continue reading Responses to Candidate Questions submitted by Friends of Montessori to all HISD Candidates