Kindergarten students of the Wyoming Valley Montessori School helped mark the start of the 2015 -2016 school term. This year marks the 45th year of operation. The school offers an authentic curriculum based on the philosophies of Dr. Marie Montessori. Back to school night for parents will be held in the great room of the school at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 10. Students, from left, first row are Abbey May ,Hanover Township; Ayza Ali, Dallas; Carver Jones, Wyoming; Marco Nardone, Moosic; Ava Hoang, Dallas; Matthew Olmstead, Exeter; Emily Werner, Wilkes-Barre. Second row: Preston Harris, Shavertown; Rowan Tworek, Pittston; Poppy Mullen, Wilkes-Barre; Piper Nat, Shavertown; Kellan Krypel, Kingston; Jonah Gottlieb, Shavertown; and Anaya Choudhry, Mountain Top.

~Published by The Times Leader 9/2/15