Parent Yoga-Thursdays in September, 8:45 a.m.

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Hilltop Montessori School is offering morning, adult yoga classes on Thursdays in the month of September from 8:45 to 10:00 in our new gym addition and we would love to invite any Hilltop parents that would like to come.  Participants should bring a mat, water, and a hand towel. Jennifer Dunbar will be teaching Ashtanga yoga in the Mysore tradition. … Read More

First Day A Success!

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We had a wonderful first day of school and the students all happily settled into their routines! We were also thrilled to have our ribbon cutting ceremony for our Phase Three Expansion, housing our new science lab, art studio, community teaching kitchen and gym/community center. We look forward to our school pictures next week (information to go home soon) and … Read More

Podcast on Maria Montessori!

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If you enjoy listening to podcasts, here’s a link to one about Maria Montessori! Enjoy!   http://www.missedinhistory.com/podcasts/maria-montessori.htm

Thank you, Parents!

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Thank you to all of our parents for helping us with the art and music celebration this week. Also, a special thank you to Mr. Derek and Ms. Anna Clare for all their hard work. It was so fun to be able to showcase our budding artists and musicians. We hope you enjoyed the performances and the special art projects … Read More

Kindergarten Lemonade Stand, May 5

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Our kindergarten students are having a practical application of their Spanish knowledge and money on May 5th. They will be running a lemonade stand on May 5th from 12:30 to 1:15. Lemonade will be 25 cents so students can bring their money and support the kindergarten! Ms. Ana is excited to help them learn how to converse in Spanish and … Read More

Kitchen Update!

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With just $6,000 now away from fully funding our new teaching kitchen, many of you have asked what will be in the kitchen. Attached are the plans and a listing of all the equipment for those that are interested! The kitchen appliances, landscaping, driveway and donor wall will be one of the final parts of the project so we still … Read More

It’s time for the 2017 Annual Giving Program!

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With faculty appreciation behind us, we are so excited about our final celebrations for this school year. On May 18th, the campus will be visited by a giant concrete mixer who will help us create a path to Phase Three with all the kids handprints. This special activity will celebrate our 2017 Annual Giving Program and as in years past, … Read More

Scholastic Book Fair Raises $1,450.00

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We are so excited about our Scholastic Book Fair proceeds! Thanks to Jill Walton, we raised $1,450.00 toward our new kitchen appliances! Thank you to Ms. Jill for your many years of service and we are also thankful to those that bought books and supported HMS! Because of you, our kitchen fund is growing!

New York Times Writes About Something We’ve Known All Along!

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Sit still. It’s the mantra of every classroom. But that is changing as evidence builds that taking brief activity breaks during the day helps children learn and be more attentive in class, and a growing number of programs designed to promote movement are being adopted in schools. “We need to recognize that children are movement-based,” said Brian Gatens, the superintendent … Read More

Community Kitchen Manager Hired for Fall!

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  Great things are happening at Hilltop and here’s just one of them! We’ve hired Ashley Pigford as our Community Kitchen Manager for 2017-2018! With her background in business, teaching and healthy eating, we are so excited to have her join our team next year! We are really looking forward to providing our own lunches, supplemented from our gardens and … Read More

Hilltop Alumni Wins Prestigious Astronaut Scholarship!

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AME Senior Christine Greve was recently chosen as a recipient of the Astronaut Foundation Scholarship. This foundation was created by the Mercury 7 Astronauts and their families to provide merit-based scholarships to the best and brightest university students who excel in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The prestigious Astronaut Scholarship is known nationwide for being among the largest monetary … Read More

Pave the Way to Phase Three-Almost There!

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We are just super proud of all the construction and I am happy to report that our ribbon cutting ceremony will be the first week of next school year! This spring, we are having several opportunities to celebrate the last part of our fundraising drive before the capital campaign ends. To begin, we will have a “sneak peek” preview day … Read More

HMS Students Score Big at UAB!

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Hilltop students did fabulously at the UAB Science Fair! Willa Rose won first place in the Behavioral and Social Sciences division, Liam won second place in the Engineering division, and Emma received an award for outstanding achievement in the Psychology division. We’re so proud of these students and all their hard work!