News & Announcements

Yearbooks Are Now on Sale

Our 2019 yearbook is now complete and for sale! This year’s yearbook is printed in full color and available as a hard or soft cover book. There is also an option to personalize several pages of the yearbook that you order with images and text. The current pricing is $20.49 for softcover and $29.99 for hardcover, not including shipping and handling. To purchase a yearbook, please order online at https://whsmb.picaboo.com. Please make sure you are ordering a 2019 yearbook. If you have any questions or problems, please do not hesitate to reach out to Mr. Nicholl, our Yearbook Advisor at A.Nicholl@waldorfhighschool.org. Photo: Olivia Knickerbocker, Eve Bellwood & Cy Vittori-Koch working on the yearbook
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Student Council Organizes Egg Hunt

On the day before April vacation the Student Council stuffed and hid close to 70 eggs throughout the school building. During lunch, students searched for them. Symone Stephens, grade 12, discovered the Golden Egg! Inside was a homework pass - much better than candy. This is one of many fun community building events that Student Council has planned throughout the year. Thank you Student Council! Congratulations, Symone!
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Upcoming International Potluck Lunch

On Tuesday, May 21st we will celebrate the many ethnic backgrounds of our school community with an International Potluck lunch. Student Council is busy organizing this event and will provide students with more information during homeroom. At Waldorf High School we are fortunate to have many countries and cultures represented amongst our student population. We look forward to celebrating our community and, of course, eating delicious food.
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Student Masquerade Ball Planned for Friday, May 10

Masquerade balls, where people attend wearing a mask or costume, extend as far back as the 15th century. Waldorf High School students and guests are welcome to participate in this tradition at this year’s Masquerade Ball. While we would love to see you show off your creativity, masks and costumes are not required.
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First Immersives Week A Success

Waldorf High School students spent the third week in April immersed in the study of one of four subjects: Food and Nutrition, Math-Inspired Sculptural Art, The Human-Animal Connection and The Art of Architecture. Learning took place both on and off campus with trips to Codman Farm, Wolf Hollow, Lovelane Special Needs Horseback Riding Program, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Boston planned throughout the week.
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Students Brew Farm & Wilderness Tea

On the Friday before break students in the Farming & Forestry Program conducted a taste test of four different teas that they brewed from herbs they grew and pine needles they collected at Codman Community Farms. The four teas were Rosemary Thyme, Thyme Mint Pine, Pine & Rosemary Mint. The tea made from pine needles won with the thyme-mint-pine tea coming in a close second. Guided by the principles of food sovereignty, Dr. Bellwood, our Farming teacher, is working to build relationships between our students and the land and between food providers and those who consume it.
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What is Main Lesson Extension Day?

This past fall, we began incorporating "main lesson extension days" into our curriculum, which increase the opportunities for experiential learning overall in our program. During Extension Days, our faculty and students are able to take advantage of the excellent resources provided to us in the greater Boston Area. Once a month, main lesson faculty may plan an outing or extended activity for their class to enrich their learning experience and deepen their connection to course material.
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Surgery Students ‘losing dexterity to stitch patients’

In a recent article, the BBC reports that surgery students are arriving to medical school without the manual dexterity to stitch or sew up patients. Roger Kneebone, professor of surgical education at Imperial College, London says ‘young people need to have a more well rounded education, including creative and artistic subjects, where they learn to use their hands’. We imagine that Professor Kneebone would be happy with the Waldorf High School curriculum. We not only offer Practical Arts such as Knitting and Bookbinding, that directly strengthen manual dexterity, but the creative arts are infused throughout our curriculum.
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Student Council Organizes Spirit Week

All of us who live in New England know that the last weeks of March, as we wait for the warmth of spring, can feel quite long. In order to inject some energy into this time - or in their words ‘spice’ - the Student Council planned a Spirit Week. Examples of planned days include: Pajama Day, Twin Day and Student Dress Up/Teacher Dress Down Day and Games Day. Peels of laughter could be heard in the hallway every morning, as students arrived and outfits were admired. Thank you Student Council for your thoughtful planning of this week for all of us.
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Mary Ann Wells Theater & Speech Arts Fund: Thank you!

On Friday, March 15th, the "Mary Ann Wells Theatre and Speech Arts Fund" was launched immediately preceding the Grade 10 play. In introducing it, Mara White, School Director spoke of how ‘drama has been an essential part of our program since its founding’ and that former teacher Mary Ann Wells’ work in establishing our drama program is ‘woven deeply into the fabric of the school.’ Sandra Ruggiero, who taught in the classroom across the hall from Mrs. Wells, reminded us of Mrs. Wells’ humor, high expectations for her students and personal integrity. Mary Ann’s daughter, Laura Wells Conti, WHS Class of 2000, and her husband, Phillip Wells, were in attendance and recognized during the evening. It was a fitting and loving tribute to Mary Ann Wells. Thank you to all who came out for the dedication and contributed to the fund.
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