Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Education notebook: Salem Montessori to host open house

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The Salem Montessori School will host an open house Thursday for parents to see the school and observe classes.

Primary and elementary classrooms will be open for observation from 9 to 11 a.m., according to a news release from the school. The open house is for parents and not children, the release said.

The school, located at 101 Corporate Blvd., serves children ages 3 to 12. It is a member of the American Montessori Society and the International Montessori Council and adheres to the educational principles of Maria Montessori.

For more information, call 387-1523 or visit

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Two Roanoke City Public Schools staffers are being honored by the Urban Professional League. Lucy Addison Middle School Principal Robert Johnson and Forest Park Academy guidance counselor Jerel Rhodes are both being honored by the group.

The Urban Professional League highlights the efforts and accomplishments of young black professionals in the Roanoke Valley, according to the school system's website.

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Woodrow Wilson Middle School eighth-grader Isabella Perez won the citywide spelling bee after 20 rounds of competition. She correctly spelled the winning word "gelato" and will compete in the regional bee next month.

In Franklin County, fifth-grader Sophea Carr won the county's divisionwide spelling bee after 17 rounds. Her winning word was "protuberant" and she also will compete regionally.

The area's regional spelling competition will be held at 10 a.m. March 16 at the Holiday Inn Roanoke.

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