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Friday, December 31, 2004

Waldorf Athlete Wins Silver Medal  
Emily Sheppard, a Waldorf school student, tied for the gold in the girls high jump in Vancouver's North Shore Secondary Schools Athletics Association (NSSSAA) Track and Field championships. Her competitor, with Marriott's Karly Neveu, made fewer attempts, which left Sheppard holding silver.
posted by John 10:11 AM


Sunday, December 19, 2004

Corvalis Waldorf Gets New Enrollment Coordinator  
Natasha Gerhart-Alexander joined the Corvalis Waldorf School as enrollment and outreach coordinator.
posted by John 9:56 AM


Friday, December 17, 2004

Brief Mention of Young Waldorf Ballerina  
There's a brief mention of Maddie Abrams, a cute 8-yr. old Waldorf ballerina. "when she grows up she would like to be a mechanic and a teacher, especially at the Corvallis Waldorf school, which she currently attends."
posted by John 9:12 AM

Pine Hill Waldorf in NH to Include Center for Anthroposophy  
Pine Hill Waldorf School in Nashua, NH got the go ahead to lease land to the Center for Anthroposophy. "Anthroposophy is defined as a system of mystical beliefs derived from theosophy, which is a religious speculation dealing with mystical aspects of God. The doctrines of theosophy incorporate aspects of Buddhism and Brahmanism," the article said.
posted by John 8:35 AM


Wednesday, December 15, 2004

New Waldorf School in Idaho receives tacit OK - December 15, 2004  
Despite a few minor concerns about traffic flow and child safety, Bellevue, Idaho approved a conditional use permit for a new Waldorf school.
posted by John 8:29 AM


Monday, December 13, 2004

Haleakala Waldorf Wins $30,000 Grant  
The Haleakala Waldorf School of Maui won a $30,000 grant from the Hawai'i Community Foundation. This award is earmarked for the school's PONO program. Pono stands for Promoting Outstanding Nonprofit Organizations, and its goal is "to create a network for empowered, self-aware, resilient executives capable of navigating change and leading the future."
posted by John 4:24 PM


Thursday, December 09, 2004

Profile of Waldorf Toy Store  
Here's an interesting profile on "Homespun," a Waldorf toy store run by parents of The Waldorf School of Lexington, MA.
posted by John 3:51 PM


Monday, December 06, 2004

Waldorf School Planned on Washington State Dairy Farm  
The Sunfield Education Association is planning a future Waldorf school on an 83-acre dairy farm.
posted by John 3:57 PM


Sunday, December 05, 2004

Profile of Advent Spiral at the Waldorf School of Baltimore (Free registration required)  
There's a detailed profile of the Waldorf "Advent Spiral" at the Waldorf School of Baltimore: "Each person makes the journey alone. After one angel in a white tunic hands you an unlit globed tea light, you follow the spiraling path as it guides you, like a sheltering arm, toward the center where the main angel stands by a tree stump, keeping watch over a long burning candle. This angel lights your globe. Then you retrace your steps, stopping to place your candle anywhere you want."

You might also be interested in what Rudolf Steiner says about spirals and the "birth of light" at Christmas time on OpenWaldorf's Advent Spiral page.
posted by John 10:27 AM

Live Oak Waldorf Builds Dragon Float for Local Parade  
The Live Oak Waldorf School built a dragon for the local "Festival of Light" parade in Auburn, CA. "The children of the Live Oak Waldorf School built the magical dragon to symbolize how light and courage can overcome darkness." You can read about how Rudolf Steiner believed that the dragon was an actual spirit being that really existed in his lecture on "Michael and the Dragon."
posted by John 10:17 AM


Thursday, December 02, 2004

German Government Subsidizes Zambian Waldorf School  
The German government funded a new wing at the Hermanus Waldorf School in Sandbaai, Zambia.
posted by John 8:29 AM


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