DVMS Year 6 Upper Elementary students are getting a taste of the Strata: Montessori Adolescent School program this month.
Congratulations to Sylvia, the Montessori French Specialist for DVMS Lower Elementary and Strata: Montessori Adolescent School, who is now an official Canadian, eh!
The next set of Strata: Montessori Adolescent School Student-Parent-Teacher conferences are on Tuesday, Feb. 24, from 3:40 – 8:00. Please sign up for your conference time slot by clicking right here.
“They are probably the highlight of the term,” said Chris about the conferences, “where the students share their achievements and they re-assess their goals moving forward. It’s a celebration of the students’ work, led by the students.”
Many of you may have seen this image from a posting on the DVMS Facebook page this week, or on the Strata: Montessori Adolescent School website. Strata guide Chris told us a bit more about how it came about:
“One of the things we do on a weekly basis where we get a lot of our non-academic but socially responsible and important educations is in our current affairs talks. One of the students brought in an article about tobogganing and the renewed enforcement of the tobogganing law that’s come about. That got us into talking about what led up to the renewed interest in the by-law and we started talking about how important tobogganing is and what it means to some of us and some of our experiences and how fun it is. It led us into a unit on letter-writing and persuasive writing, so Reece had come across the image on the old $5 bill of a tobogganer and he included that as part of his persuasive letter to our local councilwoman about why tobogganing is important to Canadians in a significant way; how it’s culturally significant was his point.”