Posts by thewaywardshepherd

Win a Free Ticket to the 2015 Auction

»Posted by on Jan 6, 2015 in Just For Fun, School News | 0 comments

auctionticketsWe are selling $1 raffle tickets for a chance to win entry to this year’s Annual Auction Benefit.

 

Starting on January 15th, $1 earns you one raffle ticket and one chance to be drawn as the winner of a free Auction Banquet Ticket. A $75.00 value!
Enter as many times as you like. The more entries we receive, the more tickets we will give away (One ticket drawing for every 75 entries).

 

We will begin selling the $1 raffle tickets at the Holiday Program, January 15th, but tickets can be bought anytime in the Main Office through January 29th.  The Lucky winner(s) will be announced on Friday, January 30th. Good Luck!
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SGWS Hosts Akron Children’s Card Booth at First Night

»Posted by on Dec 29, 2014 in School News | 0 comments

EarlyChildhoodConcentrationChildren at First Night can make cards for Children at Akron Children’s Hospital. Spring Garden Waldorf School will host a Children’s Hospital Card booth at First Night Akron in the John S. Knight Center from 6-9 p.m. on New Year’s Eve. At the booth, children and their parents can decorate the outside of cards with a variety of fun materials to give to patients at Akron Children’s Hospital.

Those patients, in turn, will use the cards as craft material as they make cards for friends, family and hospital staff. A coordinator of volunteer services at Akron Children’s Hospital said that January is a fairly quiet month for the children who are patients, and the cards will bring much-needed joy while allowing for the patients to interact with others. It’s truly a gift that keeps on giving!

Stop by Exhibit Hall 1 at The John S. Knight Center, the Spring Garden Waldorf School Booth, and make a card on New Year’s Eve to brighten a child’s day.

 

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One Teacher for 8 Years

»Posted by on Dec 23, 2014 in Curriculum | 0 comments

Students in Waldorf schools will ideally have the same main lesson teacher for first through eighth grade.  The one teacher approach to elementary, intermediate and middle school helps children learn by respecting and modeling authority figures. Keeping the class teacher (by no means the child’s only teacher) as a steady authority in a child’s life is beneficial to social and intellectual learning.

Class teachers also have time to learn children’s gifts and challenges and are able to serve as the child’s true learning advocate by consulting with subject teachers and parents about learning styles and techniques that suit individual children and/or work well for the class as a whole.

Here is Spring Garden Waldorf Parent, Tyra Scott’s, experience with our one teacher approach.

 

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Spring Garden Ski Club

»Posted by on Dec 15, 2014 in School News | 0 comments

SkiClubIt’s time to hit the slopes! Spring Garden Ski Club is here! If you have your own equipment it is $159.00, if you need rental it is $219. The ski club package includes:

  • A snow pass for every Saturday from 9am to 1pm
  • Five lessons for any level
  • And four pick a day/club passes good for any day, any time at Boston Mills, Brandywine, Alpine Valley, or even a snow tubing session.

These passes can be used by the member or anyone they choose to give it to!

Use our easy online registration – 3 easy steps:

  1. Just go to this link: https://www.skipeakresorts.com/ShopBMBW/ClubHome.aspx
  2. Our login is: springgarden and our password is: in your email box in the ski club email (or email Michael West).
  3. Follow the instructions provided.
  4. We are tax exempt and you don’t pay online — just drop your check payable to Spring Garden in my Michael West’s folder.

See you on the slopes!

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Scholarship for Alumnus Aramay Moss  

»Posted by on Dec 10, 2014 in Alumni, School News | 0 comments

AramayMossOur own Aramay Moss spent the summer in NYC on scholarship to Barnard College’s early college program.  She spent four weeks living in the big apple, taking classes at Barnard, and getting some amazing references from her teachers for college applications.

“Aramay was one of the strongest writers in the class and it was a pleasure to read her work throughout the course. When it came to class discussion, Aramay distinguished herself as a class leader in both examination of outside reading and peer work.” – Instructor, Jill Di Donato

Now Ms. Moss is doing the post secondary program at Akron University as a Firestone High School Junior —  taking all college classes and getting joint credit.

Congratulations Aramay!

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