Scholastic Art Award Winners

Congratulations to SGWS current students and alumni for their participation and recognition in the Scholastic Art awards competition. Current SGWS student, Cameron Knotek-Black and alumnus Kira Cseak, Caroline Edwards, Emma Hecky and Grace Hecky all received awards. Winning students could receive three types of recognition for their work. Honorable Mention: Artwork demonstrating creative potential. Silver […]

Lady Jaguars Receive CYO Sportsmanship Award

The Spring Garden Waldorf School sixth, seventh and eighth grade basketball team, the Lady Jaguars, will be awarded The Diocese of Cleveland Catholic Youth Organization (CYO) Sportsmanship Award. The Diocese of Cleveland CYO gives Sportsmanship Awards to those teams who exemplify extraordinary good sportsmanship during their competitions/games. The Sportsmanship Award Ceremony will be held on […]

IOWA Testing at Spring Garden

  While the majority of the assessments at Spring Garden Waldorf school are done through observation and without formal testing, we do administer the IOWA Test of Basic Skills once a year, to 4th through 8th graders, for specific academic feedback. The unique unfolding of the Waldorf curriculum through the grades creates some discrepancies between […]

Expanded Parent Council Meeting

Many schools have a PTA or PTO, and here at Spring Garden we have Parent Council. The Parent Council serves as the voice of parents at our school and promotes community enrichment and communication between the faculty, Board, and the parent body at large. While parents are always welcome to attend any Parent Council meeting, […]

On The Matter of Mud – Why Waldorf Kids Get Dirty

  “We can’t blame children for occupying themselves with Facebook rather than playing in the mud. Our society doesn’t put a priority on connecting with nature. In fact, too often we tell them it’s dirty and dangerous.” – David Suzuki The National Wildlife Federation has essentially created a whitepaper on dirt to explain and encourage […]

Auction Ticket Raffle

  Win a free ticket to the auction! This upcoming Friday Morning, January 29th, enter for a chance to win a free ticket to this year’s Benefit Auction, valued at $75. Raffle tickets are $1 each and will be on sale Friday morning from 8:20 – until the start of the Assembly. After that time, […]

Chalk Drawings in the Waldorf Classroom

Enter a Waldorf school for a tour and you may be immediately struck by the beauty within the classroom.  Within that beauty, your eye will no doubt settle at the chalkboard, where the children look daily, to behold a colorful and beautiful piece of hand crafted artwork — the chalk drawing. All Waldorf teachers do […]

Coffee and Conversation: Parent Teacher Relationships

Join us at a new date To Be Determined, for Coffee and Conversation regarding parent-teacher relationships. Parents will view a webinar together, “”The Human Encounter: Parent-Teacher Relationships in a Waldorf School,” followed by a question/answer/discussion period with Royse Crall and other experienced Waldorf teachers. The relationships between our teachers and our parents represent the health […]

It’s Auction Time!

Please mark your calendar for this year’s Spring Garden Waldorf Benefit Auction on Saturday, April 23rd, 2016 at 5:00 pm. This 27th annual benefit, Come Together Together – Heads, Hearts, and Hands, will take place in Greystone Hall in downtown Akron. We’re gathering volunteers now, and if you’d like to help, please reach out to […]

GroundWorks Dance Theater Workshop

This fall, Spring Garden welcomed GroundWorks Dance Theater into our school for a second year.  The Cleveland-based theater company first hosted an in-school workshop, followed by an on-stage workshop and student performance at the downtown Akron Library auditorium.   GroundWorks spent time with our 5th, 6th and 7th graders exploring the nuances of the human […]