Shakespeare Festival Gala Show

YMS-104-Shakespear-The-Tempest_04-FNLThe Shakespeare Festival will culminate in a Gala show at the Old Fire Hall on April 24 from 5:00 – 7:30pm, followed by a wine tasting.

Performers will be James Bradford, veteran Shakespearean actor and past company member at Stratford Shakespeare Festival; Alan Jeans, professional actor and graduate student studying drama and communities at the University of Alberta; Brian Fidler, local actor and drama instructor; and Akasha Sage, Sarah Ott, and Loughran Thorson-Looyson, all local high school actors, budding thespians and past students of the MAD program at Wood Street School.

Thank you to Sue Bogle for leading the organization of this event, and to Sarah Lewis, Martha Taylor, Leslie Raenden and Sarah Krauzig for their support. Thanks also to Yukon Government, Sarah Krauzig at Bella Décor, Rick Karp at Whitehorse Chamber of Commerce, Jessica Read at Breath of Life Yoga Studios, and Tony Zedda at Baked Café for sponsoring the event.

 

YMS students competing at Elementary School Wrestling Tournament

On April 16th 2014, Yukon Montessori students grades two through six will return to the mat to compete in the Elementary School Wrestling Tournament, the largest elementary aged wrestling tournament in Western Canada.  YMS students have been practicing weekly since the beginning of February under the watchful eye of David Eiklebloom, and are eager to show off their skills. Go Montessori Maulers!!!

YMS Ambassadors

Thursday May 16, we spent an hour or so managing an obstacle course for the Montessori Borealis Preschool program at a local park. Like our sledding day, ski day, and walkathon events held this past year, we enjoyed being with this group of future YMS students. It was great fun to see the two groups enjoying themselves together. Kudos go out to the Yukon Montessori students who were great ambassadors of fun.

Ben guiding one of the preschool students through the slackline.
Ben guiding one of the preschool students through the slackline.

A Look Back at Education Week

During Yukon Education Week in April we opened our classroom to the general public and had an extended visit from a class of grade/11/12 students from Vanier High School who enjoyed a crash course in the work we do each day. It was great to see all the students in action together.

Vanier Students at Montessori
Vanier Students at Montessori

One more photo from our day of visitors. The group in the foreground is working on analysing the part of speech of a passage from novel we are studying

Education Week Visits

Shakespeare in the News

Yukon Montessori School joined forces with students from Golden Horn Elementary School on April 4th, 2013 to celebrate the first Annual Midnight Sun Elementary Shakespeare Festival at the Old Fire Hall.  Leading up to the event the Whitehorse Star covered the days’ planned festivities.  They discussed some of the inspiration behind the event with Dominic Bradford, both Head Teacher at Yukon Montessori School, and the man behind the event’s inception. The story goes on to discuss some of the student’s preparation beforehand, as well as some details about the public event, Shakespeare – Unplugged, that followed the festival.  The full story can be found here, on the Whitehorse Star website with a subscription. On the event date, the Star was also able to capture some of the students shining moments.  Take a look at the Shakespearean celebration!

Montessori-Pix-Photo by Vince Fedoroff

 

Shakespeare – Unplugged

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*Update*

We are thrilled to announce that our Shakespeare Unplugged event at the Old Firehall was a great success!

Close to 100 people joined us for some Wine (picked out by Peter Turner), Yukon Brewing Beer, some Cheese and a fun evening of light hearted Shakespeare.

Thanks to our wonderful corporate partners and all those that bought tickets to the evening, we were able to raise $3500 for future arts & culture programming for the students.

A big shout out to our corporate partners:

* Whitehorse Chamber of Commerce (for the Old Firehall space)
* Yukon Brewing
* Baked Cafe
* Bella Decor
* Breath of Life Yoga
* Dr. Ross Phillips

Thanks also to all of our fabulous parent volunteers that helped make this happen.

Please check out some snapshots of the evening that were recently added to our Photo Gallery!