DISD art students exhibit works at the Center d’Art | Culture & Leisure

“It’s floor to ceiling, every wall,” Dumas Art Center director Marti Christman said Monday as she watched art students from Dumas High School (DHS), along with teachers Selenda Hightower and Nancy Angeles, hanging pictures and displaying sculptures and other artwork in preparation for the annual art festival and student art exhibit that has become a … Read more

Zumba Instructor Maintaining Fitness Through Music in Juneau County | Juneau County Star Hours

Julie Ann Coggins, center forward, with her class at the Two Sisters Event Center in Mauston last September. JULIE ANN COGGINS/Contributed Juneau County residents looking for Zumba classes have a full-time instructor they can contact. Julie Ann Coggins, a Mauston resident for over 25 years, has been running a Zumba program for over 10 years … Read more

The unconventional life and radical vision of Maria Montessori | arts & entertainment

The unconventional life and radical vision of Maria Montessori |  arts & entertainment

Maria Montessori, the visionary behind the popular child-directed approach to education, focused her early efforts on groups that had long been excluded from Italy’s schools: children from impoverished backgrounds, kids with disabilities, those with mental illnesses. At the first school Montessori led, she worked with neglected young residents of one of Rome’s poorest, most “disreputable” … Read more