Dear Montgomery Families,
We had a great start to the new school year! I enjoyed visiting classrooms this week and observing students learning, while building relationships with their new teachers and classmates. I hope your family had a smooth transition from the summer break back into the daily school schedule.
This Wednesday is our first minimum day of the school year and students will be dismissed at 1:27 p.m. Clickhere for a complete schedule of all of the minimum days for the 2018-19 school year.
Click here to see the Instructional Calendar for the 2018-19 School Year.
On September 11th from 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m., our Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA) will hold their first meeting of the school year in room 110. Please join our PTSA by clicking here. I hope to see you at our first meeting!
I am excited to announce the unveiling of our new Genius Lab powered by SEIMENS happening on September 12th. The word genius, in this case, is not intended to reserve the space for only the best and the brightest students at Montgomery. Rather, it is to celebrate, practice, and draw out the genius in all of our students. The purpose of the space is to provide a collaborative workspace on campus designed to introduce our students to the process of making, building, creating, and innovating. The space is designed with industry in mind; by doing so, we hope to introduce students to 21st century careers in industry and technology.
The layout of the classroom reflects ideas from similar spaces in some of the hallmark companies of our time. With an open, clean, dynamic, and flexible layout, the Genius Lab will promote those same ideas in the work of the students in the classroom. There is a couch “meeting area” to encourage collaborative problem solving, sharing of ideas, and conceptualization. Several 3D printers, vinyl cutter, laser cutter, plotter, and computers provide inspiration and tools for innovation in design and engineering.
The classes held in the Genius Lab will include Project Lead the Way courses in Engineering and Coding along with FUSE, a new student-centered design program developed at Northwestern University.
We will be looking to collaborate with local industries in science and technology. If you think your company might be interested, or know someone who might be interested in working with our students, please contact Philip Prado (teacher and genius lab team member) at email@example.com.
Please see the attached flier for information regarding the unveiling event. Please email me if you are interested in attending or have any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org