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Montgomery hosting IB orientation for students, families

Montgomery High School will host three orientation programs in the coming months for potential International Baccalaureate students. The program is designed for students in grades 6 through 10, as well as their parents. Montgomery has been an authorized IB diploma school since 1995 and is the only authorized IB high school in the North Bar area. Last year, 22 Montgomery seniors earned an IB diploma. Many other students can take individual IB classes in English, history, science, math, Spanish, French,… Read More »

Final IB orientation at Montgomery is Monday

Montgomery High School will host three orientation programs in the coming months for potential International Baccalaureate students. The program is designed for students in grades 8 through 10, as well as their parents. Montgomery has been an authorized IB diploma school since 1995. Last year, 22 Montgomery seniors earned an IB diploma. Many other students can take individual IB classes in English, history, science, math, Spanish, French, Latin, Mandarin, film, anthropology, visual arts, music, dance and theater. The IB program… Read More »

Montgomery’s Cole Larson is student of the month

Montgomery High School Student Body President Cole Larson is Santa Rosa City Schools student of the month for January. Larson has earned a 4.8 grade point average during his four years at Montgomery and hopes to attend either Yale, Georgetown, George Washington, UCLA or Cal and study international politics. Larson is a captain on the Vikings football squad and a full International Diploma candidate through Montgomery’s International Baccalaureate program. His IB diploma extended essay is entitled “The issue is not… Read More »

Organizers: Schools Plus’s ‘Night’ earns record funds for arts, sports

“A Night Under the Lights,” the annual gala fundraiser hosted by Schools Plus, pulled in $130,000 to benefit athletics, arts and drama programs in Santa Rosa City Schools’ middle and high school campuses, organizers say. The Oct. 19 fete featured dance performances by students from Santa Rosa and Maria Carrillo high schools, music performances led by students, and a show by Elsie Allen High’s drum line. The dinner was prepared by students in Maria Carrillo’s culinary program and Montgomery High’s… Read More »

Montgomery’s IB orientation program next week

Montgomery High School will host three orientation programs in the coming months for potential International Baccalaureate students. The program is designed for students in grades 8 through 10, as well as their parents. Montgomery has been an authorized IB diploma school since 1995. Last year, 22 Montgomery seniors earned an IB diploma. Many other students can take individual IB classes in English, history, science, math, Spanish, French, Latin, Mandarin, film, anthropology, visual arts, music, dance and theater. The IB program… Read More »

Montgomery High to hold two open houses next week

Montgomery High School will hold two open houses next week to inform parents and potential students about the school’s programs. Students and teachers and Principal Laurie Fong will be available to answer questions about programs and activities and International Baccalaureate coordinator Dorothy Battenfeld will be at both events to talk about Montgomery’s IB program. A host of Montgomery’s IB teachers, students, alums and Battenfeld presented details of the award-winning program to the Santa Rosa School Board earlier this month. A… Read More »

Montgomery’s IB orientation talk is tonight

Montgomery High School will host three orientation programs in the coming months for potential International Baccalaureate students. The program is designed for students in grades 8 through 10, as well as their parents. Montgomery has been an authorized IB diploma school since 1995. Last year, 22 Montgomery seniors earned an IB diploma. Many other students can take individual IB classes in English, history, science, math, Spanish, French, Latin, Mandarin, film, anthropology, visual arts, music, dance and theater. The IB program… Read More »

Nominations being taken for 2014 Jewish teen award

Nominations are being accepted for the 2014 Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Awards. The award, given to up to 10 Jewish teens – five from California, five from the rest of the U.S.– is $36,000 and winners can use the money any way they choose. The awards are based on service and community projects and are funded by the Helen Diller Family Foundation. Tikkun Olam translates to “repair the world.” In 2012, Maria Carrillo High student Daniel Rosenthal won $36,000 for… Read More »

Montgomery will be home of Linked Learning pilot program

Santa Rosa City Schools is directing a new $80,000 grant to the planning phase of a pilot program expected to be launched next year at Montgomery High School. The Linked Learning program is expected to hook up Montgomery’s green technology pathway with core English and science courses, said Debi Batini, director of career pathways and community outreach for Sonoma County’s largest school district. The green technology pathway already exists at Montgomery and operates under the direction of Len Greenwood. The… Read More »

SRCS trustees assigned graduation posts

Ceremony assignments are set to be formalized tonight for the string of Santa Rosa City Schools graduation festivities. For those interested, here is the lineup of which trustees will preside over which events. All graduations are on May 31 except for Mesa which is on May 30: Elsie Allen and Midrose, 5 p.m.: Laura Gonzalez. Maria Carrillo, 6:30 p.m.: Frank Pugh Montgomery, 6:30 p.m.: Ron Kristof Piner and Grace: 6 p.m.: Larry Haenel Santa Rosa, 6:30 p.m.: Donna Jeye Mesa, 5:30… Read More »