The Montessori School in Luthervillle is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, and will host a speakers' series this fall as part of the schedule of anniversary events.
The school, with includes programs for toddlers through grade six at its Emerson Farm campus at the corner of Falls and Greenspring Valley roads, was established by the Montessori Society of Central Maryland Inc. The Lutherville site is also home to its affiliate, Emerson Farm Middle School, a Montessori-based program for grades seven and eight, which opened in 2005.
A speaker series will kick off the school's anniversary activities, and will include several different presentations by noted professionals in Montessori education and/orchild development.
Author Trevor Eissler will kick off the speaker series on Sept. 27, at 7 p.m., in the school's Multipurpose Building, 10807 Tony Drive, Lutherville. A business jet pilot and father of three Montessori students, Eissler wrote the book, "Montessori Madness!" which explores how Montessori education helps prepare children.
Montessori educator and speaker Elisabeth (Betsy) Coe, Ph.D., will speak on Nov. 16 at 7 p.m. Coe was honored as Living Legacy of the Year by the American Montessori Society in 2008.
Information and tickets for the speaker series may be found on the school's web site at http://www.montessorischool.net.
Halstead added to school with Carson Reading Room
Baltimore County Public Schools Superintendent Joe Hairston will join Candy Carson and trustees from the Carson Scholars Fund to dedicate the new Ben Carson Reading Rooms at Halstead Academy, 1111 Halstead Road, on Thursday, Sept. 15, at 9:30 a.m.
The Carson Reading Rooms project is funded by the Carson Scholars Fund, which was established by renowned Johns Hopkins Hospital pediatric neurosurgeon Dr. Benjamin Carson.
The new reading rooms will be the fifth and sixth to open in BCPS schools. Reading Rooms are also at Villa Cresta Elementary, Wellwood International, Norwood Elementary and Jacksonville Elementary.
Richard Van Besien of Lutherville, was named an Annika Rodriguez Scholar at Washington University in St. Louis. Van Besien is a freshman at the university in the fall.
Kuroush Aligholizadeh of Towson has earned a bachelor's degree in nursing from Excelsior College, Albany, N.Y.
Tyler Canonico, a local student attending Lebanon Valley College in Annville, Pa., won the Quimby/AGO Region III Young Organists Competition. He is a graduate of Patapsco High School and Center for the Arts.
In addition to winning a monetary prize, Canonico performed a winner's recital during the convention and was invited to perform in the Rising Stars recital next summer at the American Guild of Organists National Convention in Nashville.
Several scholars at McDonogh School were inducted into the school's chapter of the Cum Laude Society, a national honor society recognizing academic achievement.
Among them were Towson residents Lukas Ross and Foster Hoff; Timonium resident Ryan Stankovic; and Lutherville residents Kaylie Gonze and Michael Millian.
Elsa Manning of Cockeysville, a member of the class of 2015, recently received a Denison Alumni Scholarship at Denison University, Granville, Ohio. The scholarship approximates one-quarter to one-third of tuition and is based on academic achievement, leadership and personal merit.
Mount St. Mary's University announced that the following local students achieved dean's list honors for the spring semester: