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A Stellar Season for Our Track Teams

»Posted by on May 21, 2014 in Curriculum, School News | 0 comments

By Nancy Stewart, Coach and Athletic Director
Photos courtesy of Dana Welton

It has been a successful and rewarding track and field season for Spring Garden Waldorf School, with one more meet to go.

Track2On Saturday, Grade Eight athletes participated in the Cleveland preliminary meet against Akron and Cleveland schools. Congratulations to Simon Welton, who qualified in the mile for the championship meet thisThursday, May 22, at Brecksville/Broadview Heights High School at 6:00 p.m. Please come cheer Simon on as he represents SGWS!

Congratulations also to Luke Kapitan and Jerome Hume for their outstanding performances at the meet. We saw the significance of 9/100ths of a second making the difference at the end of a race.

Grade Six and Seven athletes participated in their championship meet on Sunday, with another outstanding representation for SGWS. Congratulations to Kira Cseak, Sarah Caley, Eli Hansen, Jules Christensen-Diehl, Grace Hecky, Hayden Matias, Maya Miller, Jena McIntyre, Megan May, Rominy Moss, Willa Moss, Bethany Hecky, Grace Rossi, and Andrew Scott for finishing in the top ten in their events, and to Sarah Caley for finishing first in the 400.

It has been a very successful season for the athletes! Their hard work has truly paid off. Thank you, parents, for your support and dedication. Thank you also to our coaches, Greg Beck, Tom Humes, and Bryan May, for helping lead the athletes to success.

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Parent Appreciation Night

»Posted by on May 15, 2014 in Just For Fun, School News | 0 comments


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Congratulations to our Accomplished Alumni

»Posted by on May 13, 2014 in Alumni, School News | 0 comments

Ian Lim-bonner

Ian Lim-bonner

Former SGWS student, Ian Lim-bonner (class of 06) graduated Allegheny College with honors with a BS in Environmental Science.  Ian recently interviewed with OPWALL and said, “This [job] would allow me to conduct biodiversity research in Africa, Asia, and the Caribbean (fingers crossed). Tomorrow I leave for a four week backpacking trip around Europe. Life is so good.”

Ian is not the only one heading to Europe. Julie Chlysta (SGWS Class of ‘06) and Allyson Chlysta (SGWS Class of ‘03) get to spend some time together traveling through Europe. Julie is currently studying overseas for school and Allyson has joined her for traveling.

Tim Fries, SGWS Class of 2007, is currently attending Muskingum University and has just been inducted into Kappa Mu Epsilon, the mathematics honorary society.

And we also send best wishes to SGWS graduate (‘10), Todd Rexroad, who just received the Omnova Solutions scholarship — “dedicated to math and science education today that creates innovators of the future.”

Great job everyone! Do you have some SGWS alumni news? Please email Amy Hecky:

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In Session Class Tour May 14th

»Posted by on May 7, 2014 in School News | 0 comments

InSessionMay14Experience Waldorf first hand by walking through in-session classes on Wednesday, May 14h. See our teachers doing what they love and see students loving to learn. Administrators will be available to answer questions both before and after our in-session tour which begins at 9am. Come Experience the Waldorf Difference.

Can’t come on the 14th? Click Here to Watch a Vrtual Tour of our school as seen on the TV Show Sustainable Life.


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Meet Ms. Paul – Upcoming Class One Teacher

»Posted by on May 3, 2014 in Curriculum, School News | 0 comments

Spring Garden Waldorf 2014 Auction Catalog (1)This Wednesday, May 7, at 9:00 a.m., please join us in the School Store for a tea and reception to meet next year’s Grade One teacher, Marie Paul. Ms. Paul is one of Spring Garden Waldorf School’s founding teachers, and she has extensive knowledge of both our school and Waldorf education in general.
Ms. Paul has a B.S. in Education from the University of Akron, has received her Waldorf Certification and has been with SGWS for 31 years. While at Spring Garden, she has taken two classes from Grade One through Grade Eight; in addition, she has taught a combined Grades One/Two class through Grades Five/Six; one class from Grade One through Grade Three; one class from Grade Six through Grade Eight; and the current Class of 2014 in Grades Seven and Eight.
Ms. Paul has taken numerous courses in Anthroposophy and Waldorf education over the years, and her knowledge and experience are truly one of our school’s greatest treasures. Recently, Ms. Paul was honored in the My Favorite Teacher Contest, sponsored by Barnes and Noble. Her former student, Sarah Welton wrote an essay about Ms. Paul that won the 9-12 grade essayist category.
We encourage you to stop by and say hello, especially if your child will be in Grade One next fall!

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Online Auction Time!

»Posted by on Apr 28, 2014 in School News | 0 comments

Items that were not sold on the night of the Auction are now available for bidding on our Online Auction Website. CLICK HERE to peruse the catalog of items, most of which can also be seen in the display case in the school lobby. Items will be available for bidding through May 9, 2014, unless they are snapped up by an eager bidder using the “Buy It Now” option.

Here are some of the items available:

Our Lady of The Elms Basket



Where is your middle school daughter heading for High School? If you answered, “Our Lady of The Elms,” then this basket is for you! In addition to cool Elms swag, the lucky bidder receives $500 off one year’s TUITION.
Certified David B Design Metallic Image – Museum

Akron_oh_art_museum_zThis 12 x 18” Certified, David B Design Mounted Metallic Image Print comes Framed In Black. It is signed and dated by David B Design w/ Certificate of Authenticity Label.




Learning Assessment


You are bidding on a learning assessment for your child or adolescent, which includes a diagnostic interview, psychological/psychoeducational/neuropsychological testing, review of results, and formal report, by Dr. Magleby, a clinical neuropsychologist.




$50 off Weekend Classic Party for 25
Pump_it_upEnjoy $50.00 off a party for 25 at Hartville’s Pump it Up. Having a party at Pump it Up makes planning easy. Packages include private inflatables playtime, a team of supervisory staff, setup and clean up of the party room, online invitations and complimentary paper products.



Martial Arts or Cardio Kickboxing Classes (1)

Enjoy ONE MONTH of Martial Arts Classes or Cardio Kickboxing at World Champion Martial (WCM) Arts. Gift Certificate includes a free uniform for one child. WCM focuses on building character as well as fitness and self-defense skills: improving discipline, confidence, respect and listening, and focus, as well as mental and physical coordination, balance, flexibility, and fitness. All of this is done within a martial arts curriculum that teaches life-long skills for wellness and self defense.

Child Care Credit w/Enrollment


This gift certificate is good toward enrollment fees to The Infant Connection Program – a Holistic Family Day Care Home that focuses on recognizing the child as a whole being. Holistic development of the child is encouraged. Children are guided in enviromental awareness, the opportunity to explore both their culture and creativity within the classroom and the community and much more. The Infant Connection offers meals made from whole foods, home cooked, often organic, free from hydrogenated oils, and additives.

Est. 1988 – the owner has a B.A. in Family and Child Development. For children ages Birth to 5 years old.

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