Speech School presents lecture

The Atlanta Speech School and its Rollins Center for Language & Learning will present the 10th Annual Montag Family Community Lecture Series for parents and education professionals on Thursday, Feb. 28th from 7:00-9:00 p.m. at the school.

The featured speaker is Dr. Paula Denton, author of “The Power of Our Words.” Dr. Denton’s interactive presentation will show parents and teachers how language can be used skillfully to help strengthen parent-child relationships and to help students learn in school. The sensible approach Dr. Denton advocates is supported by research and proven through decades of successful practice in elementary classrooms across the nation. Dr. Denton has more than 20 years of experience teaching children and educators and has authored or co-authored three books.

The Montag Family Community Lecture Series is funded through a grant from the Montag family, who are faithful supporters of the Atlanta Speech School. Tony Montag is a former Chairman of the School’s Board of Directors and continues to serve on the board.

There is no charge to attend the lecture. For reservations or more information, contact Kim Allocca at (404) 233-5332.

Ridgeview receives arts, music grant

Ridgeview Charter School has been selected as one of ten schools in the U.S. to receive “Disney’s High School Musical: The Music In You” grant from the NAMM Foundation and Disney Channel. It comes with the support of Music Theatre International and Disney Theatrical Productions.

This $5,000 grant will help fulfill the music and arts-related educational costs of Ridgeview’s upcoming school stage production of Disney’s “High School Musical.” Ridgeview was the only school in Georgia selected for this award.

Choral Director Susan Messer, Ph.D, will oversee the production. This will be the tenth show she has produced for Ridgeview. Play dates are March 27, 28 and 29 at the school.

Heart of Hope sells Valentine flowers

Heart of Hope Academy for Children with Special Needs announced the sale of flower arrangements in bouquets and vases to benefit the Make Hope Happen Scholarship Partner Program.

The students will create the arrangements with the help of volunteers and floral designers. Arrangements will range in price from $19.95 to $56.95 and may be purchased online or at the school, 3715 Wieuca Road on Wednesday, Feb. 13 from 4:30 to 8:00 p.m. and Thursday, Feb. 14 from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Delivery will be available for corporate orders over $200.00

For more information call (404) 816-3967 or visit www.heartofhopeacademy.org.

Lovett and Southface partner to create a viable sustainability plan

The Lovett School has partnered with Southface to develop a comprehensive sustainability plan. Southface is a nonprofit organization based in Atlanta that promotes sustainable homes, workplaces and communities through education, research, advocacy, and technical assistance. The partnership is a result of Lovett being awarded a grant from the Kendeda Fund through Southface’s Sustainable Non-Profits Project.

The work Lovett is undertaking with Southface is part of an effort by Lovett to become a local leader in sustainability as stated in the school’s philosophy: “Lovett values and encourages environmental awareness.” Initiatives already taking place across campus include creating biodiesel from the cafeteria’s waste cooking oil and using it to power grounds vehicles, seeking LEED certification for the new middle school and developing an organic garden on campus.