Get Ready for #PrepPrideWorldwide

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Traveling for spring break? Planning a staycation? Put on your favorite Prep sportswear and participate in our first photo contest. To enter, take a photo of an individual or group wearing Prep apparel during spring break and post it on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram by April 1 using the hashtag #PrepPrideWorldwide. We’ll feature our favorite entries in a Facebook photo gallery and select some winners to receive a prize pack of One Prep gear.

And to inspire you, here’s a special Spring Break Interview conducted by our Communications Assistant, Sixth Grader Gio A.:

Walking the Walk and Talking the Talk

_SJP0823-2By Sharon Vanella, Head of Early School

Recently, the Early School staff had the wonderful opportunity to participate in the Montessori Educational Programs International (MEPI) Hands for Peace Conference in Kiawah, SC.  This annual Montessori conference brings together educators from around the world for two days of workshops, keynote speakers, and fellowship. For our Early School teachers, it was a time to reconnect with each other and with other Montessorians outside the four walls of our classrooms, reaffirm our love of Montessori philosophy and our reasons for choosing the Montessori path, and to learn from other experts in the field. Workshops offered throughout the conference focused on a wide variety of topics, so we were all able to choose those we found enriching, enlightening, and useful for bringing information back to the classroom and to the Charlotte Prep community.

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Young Ladies in Leadership

YLLMiddle School students participate in clubs each Friday afternoon during the final period of the day. These classes range from Rock Climbing to Jazz Band to Young Ladies in Leadership. We asked eighth-graders Ashton D. and Erin B., who serve as the co-presidents of Young Ladies in Leadership, to give us a snapshot of what their organization is all about.

By Ashton D. and Erin B., Class of 2018

Young Ladies in Leadership is a club made up of seventh and eighth-grade young ladies who aspire to be innovators in their community. In our experience Young Ladies in Leadership is not only a club but also a family. It’s a place where we can go to talk about the things going on in our lives and feel comfortable while being surrounded by like-minded girls. At our age, many young women find themselves doubting their capabilities and unique characteristics. With a club like Young Ladies in Leadership, feeling alone seems like less of an outcome. Not only does the club give us a sense of ownership, but we also get to develop social skills and interact with people who are less fortunate than we are. Continue reading “Young Ladies in Leadership”