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Masquerade Ball is ‘Awesome’

On Friday, May 10th the Waldorf High School Masquerade Ball was held at the Courtyard Downtown Boston. In the spirit of a Masquerade Ball, in addition to their beautiful clothing, the students wore masks. In true Waldorf fashion, many of them were homemade. The students reported that DJ Awesome was awesome and that the dance floor was packed. Michelle Secor, faculty sponsor commented that the students had a blast. Thank you to Ms. Secor and Student Council for organizing this yearly event for our school.
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Upcoming Senior Play: "Much Ado About Nothing"

The seniors have been practicing lines day and night in preparation for their upcoming performance of Shakespeare’s "Much Ado About Nothing." Next week, while the lower grades are on their class trips, the seniors will be in rehearsal. The energy among the cast is light and playful and they have commented that everyone is working hard and coming together as a class. Mark your calendars for Monday, June 3rd at 8 pm at Waldorf High School to see what should prove to be an amazing performance. You may also see get to see some surprise faculty appearances (hint: Mr. O’Donnell, Ms. Delaney and Ms. Secor).
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Spring Arts Evening

On Wednesday evening our community came together to celebrate Spring Arts Evening. The evening began with a rousing performance by this year’s Destination Imagination team that left the audience laughing and cheering. It was followed by a series of stirring readings by the participants in the Creative Writing Elective. Not only were the written pieces themselves complex and powerful but there was clearly great thought given to the presentations themselves.
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May 2019 Main Lesson Extension Day

For main lesson extension day on Thursday, May 2, the 9th grade visited Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary in Natick as part of the Thermal Physics main lesson taught by Ms. Swanson. They toured the Saltonstall Nature Center building and learned about their green energy features that utilize thermal physics principles, such as the "sunspace" which heats air using sunlight and circulates it through the building. They also explored the woods and waterways around the sanctuary and reflected on how our local natural environments are affected by climate change.
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Boston Theatre Company Performs "Hamlet" for WHS Students

Recently, the Boston Theatre Company performed their unique female-driven production of "Hamlet" for the entire school. Professional actors from the company performed this Shakespeare play with a new twist. By reversing the gender of many of the characters, the company aimed to ‘showcase powerful women while maintaining the show’s original themes.’ The performance was followed by a talk back session with the actors.
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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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Heroes and Monsters – Grade 11 Main Lesson

What makes a hero? How have our cultural lore and storytelling used heroic narratives to define our ideal selves? How have the monsters and villains of those stories, in conflict with heroic virtue, taught us to distinguish between acceptable and transgressive behavior? In the Heroes and Monsters block, taught by Mr. Joseph O’Donnell, students explore these questions through some of the most iconic and memorable heroes and monsters in our literature: Gilgamesh and Beowulf, the first human and English stories, but also Don Quixote, Superman and Spiderman, Dracula and the Wolfman, and such anti-heroes as Jay Gatsby, Willy Loman, and Holden Caulfield. The class examines how the archetype of the hero and monster/villain has changed through time, leading to our modern iterations of the superhero, the anti-hero, and the modern monster (the vampire, man-wolf, and zombie) as the enemy from within.
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Senior Internships

For the two to three weeks in late January and early February, the seniors were out of the classroom interning in a variety of businesses and nonprofit organizations including the Massachusetts State House, a private company specializing in drone photography, a commuter ferry in Casco Bay, Maine and a sushi restaurant. Jehanne Fitzsimmons described her time interning on a commuter ferry in Maine as “a lot of work and a whole new experience”. Liz Owens spent three weeks shadowing a public defender. Before her internship she thought she might want to pursue a career in criminal law. Now she is sure of it. Ms. Anastasia Elliot, the faculty internship coordinator, praised the students' devotion and focus.
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Girls Basketball

The Waldorf High School Girls Basketball Team recently wrapped up their season. Coach Nicholl says: "Congrats to our Girls Varsity Basketball Season! Our team played their hearts out in every game and made our school community proud! We look forward to another successful season next year.” Go Comets!

Photo: (Left to right) Laylanie Matos, Coac Nicholl, Julie Oliveira, Jehanne Fitzsimmons, Symone Stevens, Olivia Knickerbocker. Missing from team photo: Saidah Bien-Aime
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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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