Students get to choose a choral piece to share with the community and this year Class 7 & 8 chose Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen.
To see more videos from our Spring Program, check out our SGWS YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/amyhecky
The 2012/2013 school year at Spring Garden Waldorf was a great success and many thanks go to the University of Akron’s Service Learning Program. The program sends college students out to work in local schools with younger students on innovative service projects. This school year, the University of Akron worked on five different projects with the community at Spring Garden Waldorf School of Copley, Ohio.
The year of collaboration began when five students from an UA English Composition II course decided to work with SGWS to beautify our facility. The goal being to help the outside of the building reflects what goes on inside the building. The UA students gave a presentation at the end of the semester for a chance to win a $500 grant for the project, and while SGWS did not win, a member in the audience who heard the presentation became a donor to the school.
Our next project was the creation of the beautiful Day of the Dead alter displayed at our school store this last fall. The altar was built by UA Spanish students and Spring Garden eighth grade students, in celebration of one of Mexico’s most renowned traditional celebrations. According to UA, “This service-learning project provided UA learners an opportunity to engage in meaningful research, collaborate with local Spanish students, and have first-hand experience with a Mexican tradition.”
This spring, advanced Spanish Composition students collaborated with the 7th graders for a reenactment of the novel Don Quixote de la Mancha. The UA composition students served as playwrights and wrote the script for the young kids to perform as well as worked along side the students to paint scenery and create props for the performance in April.
UA students came to work outdoors on two occasions as well. Twelve UofA athletes came out for part of their Pay it Forward program. They helped remove hazard trees, moved gravel to create a pathway, painted a classroom, painted an exterior door and re-ribboned our Maypoles. A different group of U of A students came out in May to help SGWS fourth graders prepare their garden for spring planting. They brought, as all the U of A students do, a solid work ethic, a great sense of humor and an openness to complete the task at hand with energy and positivism.
Students in the UA Service Learning projects always set a wonderful example for our students.
Thank You University of Akron!
Spring is here! You are invited to join us on Wednesday, May 1st to celebrate May Day. Join us from 12:00 p.m.- 2 p.m.at the Sportsman’s Club (property adjacent to the school).
Watch this video to experience a taste of this upcoming festival.
Bring a picnic lunch and a blanket or chairs. Spend the afternoon with us welcoming spring as our younger children dance and weave maypole ribbons while our older children play music. The schedule for the day is as follows:
12:00: Picnic lunch. Bring a blanket and picnic for your family
12:45: May Day Opening. Community circle with verse
Students perform Maypole Dances
1:50: Closing verse and dismissal
We would love to see you there! Please register if you plan to join us.
So proud of all our students who share their many talents at Assembly. Here’s a wonderful video of Eighth graders, Patrick and Jackson, performing Haydn at our March Spring Garden Assembly. Great performance gentlemen!
A picture is worth a thousand words! Enjoy our school through images. Follow us on Pinterest to see pictures of everyday life at Spring Garden. http://pinterest.com/sgwaldorf/
CLICK HERE to buy your tickets today. Buy a GOLDEN TICKET for $40 and join in a chance to win $1000 on auction night! Buy a $25 raffle ticket for an opportunity to win $500 off tuition!
If you won’t be able to make it to this year’s auction, sign up for an absentee bidder paddle so someone can bid for you the night of the auction and you can get all the wonderful items in which you were interested. The catalog will be available on the SGWS website and in hard copy in the office all next week. Absentee bidder numbers are only $20 each!