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Kathryn Lundquist (Class of 2005), International Trade Commission

We recently talked with Kathryn Lundquist, SFWGS ’01, HS ’05, who has been working as an International Trade Analyst at the International Trade Commission (USITC) in Washington, DC since 2010. Her focus is trade of nonferrous metals, primarily aluminum, magnesium, and titanium and industrial materials, including cement and gypsum. Her work involves a lot of studies regarding trade issues – for instance, Congress might request a business competitiveness study to find out if another country is... Read More

Save the Date: Field Day in Golden Gate Park

Sunday, April 22, 10am-4pm (Earth Day) This coming Earth Day, the school community is invited to the first ever all-school Field Day, which will be held in Lindley Meadow at Golden Gate Park.  John DiDomenico (parent, grades 1 and 4) and Justin Ganz (grade school Games Teacher and high school alumni parent) are helping to organize a number of contests for students from kindergarten through grade 12.  These events might include running relays, tug of rope, sack races, long jump,... Read More

Grandparents & Special Friends Day

Friday, March 30, 2012 Grade School (K-8) - 9:30 am - 12:30 pm2938 Washington Street (valet parking) High School (9 - 12) - 1:30 - 3 pm470 West Portal Avenue (parking at school) Each year, family and friends are welcomed into the life of the school on this special day. Please complete the form below to let us know you will be attending. // // Read More

Spring Night 2014

Spring Night Auction Party: May 10, 6 - 11 pm High School Pre-Party Reception at 5:30 pm   RSVP for Spring Night   Online Auction: May 2 - May 15 Closes at 10:00 pm  Click here to veiw the Online Auction The EventWhere, when, and what Auction BenefitAll about the Online, Silent, and Live Auctions Donations of Items and ServicesIdeas for unique things (Soup/dessert of the month, visit to see your business, etc...) Class Projects What are they and how do they... Read More

Liv Leuthold (Class of 2002), UCLA Medical School

After graduating from San Francisco Waldorf High School, Liv Leuthold (SFWS Class of 2002) went to Brown University where she majored in neuroscience. Between college and medical school, she worked with Teach for America where she taught middle school special education for two years in San Jose. She is now finishing her fourth (and final!) year of medical school at UCLA and is applying for residencies in surgery. Advancement Associate Seraph White recently interviewed her about her studies.... Read More

Chengdu Waldorf Grade School Receives License in China

A milestone was reached for worldwide Waldorf education on 10 January 2012 when the Chengdu Waldorf school received a full license as a grade school (as well as kindergarten) from the education authorities in Chengdu, Sichuan province. This was the result of a “Long March” and some tireless work over seven years by the whole faculty, especially the three founding teachers Li Zhang, Harry Huang, and Zewu Li (father of Mai in the SFWHS tenth grade). Zewu will be visiting the San Francisco... Read More

Annual Fund Updates

Congratulations to K3, 3rd Grade, and 4th Grade for joining K1 and 1st Grade at 100% participation for our 2011-2012 Annual Fund campaign. This wide-based support greatly strengthens our fundraising and supports the mission of the school. Thank you! Read More

Stars Once Spoke – Eurythmy Performance

San Francisco Youth Eurythmy Troupe Program 2012Jewish Community Center SF Tuesday February 7th at 7:00 pmWednesday February 8th at 4:00 pm This new program by director Astrid Thiersch will be premiered in February 2012 with students from San Francisco Waldorf High School, 15 to 18 years old. It features choreography to music of Beethoven, Mendelssohn and Paul Winter. A special tale, The Dream Eater by Michael Ende, shows the magic side of sleep, and poems in several languages and humoresques... Read More

America Whitten (Class of 2009)

We recently caught up with America Whitten (SFWGS/HS ‘09), currently a junior at University of California, Santa Cruz, where she is working towards an undergraduate degree in psychology. She will be taking the GRE next summer, and upon receiving her BA she is planning to attend graduate school in abnormal psychology. America is pursuing her major through UCSC’s more demanding psychology intensive. Among the requirements for participation is the Field Study program where students gain the... Read More

Novelist Lisa See

"Forgotten History:  The Lost Stories of Women's Lives in China" All School AssemblyTuesday, February 14, 20122:45 - 3:35 pm*Parents are welcome to attend.  Please RSVP to Jessica Eicher at 415.213.6111 or email signing to follow program at the SF Waldorf High School From Lisa See's highly regarded international bestseller Snow Flower and the Secret Fan to her bestseller, Shanghai Girls, Lisa See’s novels have been infused with her Chinese... Read More

Alumni Reunions

Join your friends at Globe Restaurant for our annual summer Alumni Reunion. Food and drinks provided by SFWS.  Saturday, June 14, 20146:30 - 9:30 pm Globe Restaurant290 Pacific Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94111 18+ for attendance. 21+ for cocktails, beer, & wine. RSVP below or on Facebook Fill out my online form. // If you are interested in participating in the planning for the alumni reunions or other alumni events, please contact Seraph White at (415) 875-7212 or Read More

Ben Weber (Class of 2003), NCSS Teacher of the Year

San Francisco Waldorf School is excited to announce that alumnus Benjamin Weber, Class of 2003, received the Outstanding Social Studies Teacher of the Year award for high school from the National Council for the Social Studies.  This achievement recognizes his outstanding work at the Marc and Eva Stern Math and Science School in Los Angeles. Ben is committed to teaching and enjoys “the immediacy of the work at hand, learning from the students and knowing that you make a difference each and... Read More

Winter Fair 2011

Thank you to all the parents, faculty and students who contributed to making a festive fair on a gorgeous, sunny day. A special thank you to Mary and Joseph Manzare (parents, grade 4 and K3) who brought their extensive restaurant expertise to us this year. The food was extraordinary and the advice for moving forward invaluable!! For more of chef Joe’s masterful cooking and menu planning visit one of his four restaurants—Globe, Zuppa, Hecho or Tres—you won’t be disappointed! Winter Fair... Read More

Allason Leitz (Class of 2010), Yole! Africa

Waldorf Alumna Helping Organize the 6th annual Salaam Kivu International Film Festival (SKIFF) in Goma, Congo   SFWS alumna Allason Leitz is currently in the Congo helping to organize the 6th Annual SKIFF, an incredibly successful film festival run by Yole! Africa.  Yole! Africa, founded in 2000 by internationally acclaimed filmmaker and human rights activist Petna Ndaliko Katondolo, provides artistic opportunities in music, cinema, dance and theatre to the youth of Goma who would... Read More

Smart Moves: Why Learning is Not All In Your Head

Presented by Carla Hannaford, Ph.DSunday, November 1310 AM - 3 PM Participants in this highly experiential, scientifically informative presentation and workshop will gain a physical and intellectual understanding of why movement, music and play are so essential for brain development, learning, memory and creativity. Participants will leave with a greater understanding of how human beings learn, as well as simple, profound movement tools to use in all areas of life - school, business, art,... Read More

The Acting Elective Class Presents "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest"

The acting elective has been working all quarter on this wonderful play by Dale Wasserman. It contains adult language and subject matter, and is not recommended for anyone under the age of 13. We're offering a second show on Saturday night only in the event that the first two shows are sold out. Please sign up for one of the earlier shows first. There is no charge for tickets, although we will gratefully accept your donations at the door! Friday, October 28, 7PMSaturday, October 29, 7PM* *... Read More

Brett Thurber (Class of 2005), The New Wheel

We love hearing from our Waldorf Alumni. At last year’s Winter Fair Brett Thurber had quite a bit of success promoting his electric bikes to interested parents in our bike friendly community. As we were collecting information for this year’s community professional directory, Brett shared the following background with us: “After graduating from the history department at UC Berkeley, and with a great deal of work, focus, and much of my lifetime savings, I started The New Wheel, a company... Read More

Back to School Night Remarks by Head of Administration Dan Ingoglia

This is a modified version of comments delivered at both the grade school (Sept 12) and high school (Sept.14) Back-to-School Nights.  We are excited to welcome you and your student to the 2011-2012 school year at SF Waldorf, our 14th year at the high school, and our 33rd year overall. Having just received LEED Gold certification for the high school campus—and we are the first educational building in SF to do so (see LEED article)—we are very pleased to welcome our high school families to... Read More

New Board of Trustees President Craig Appel

SFWS is delighted to welcome Craig Appel as the new president of the Board of Trustees. Craig takes over from Michael Gowe who has led the Board these last three years. (Thank you, Michael!) We are fortunate to have Michael continuing to serve as a member of the Board. Craig was first approached to join the Board by trustee and SFWS parent Paul Hurley when they were looking for help and expertise to strengthen the school’s structure for fundraising and broad community support. Craig, with his... Read More

SFWHS First LEED Gold Certified School in SF

As the first school in San Francisco to be awarded the coveted LEED Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council, San Francisco Waldorf High School begins the 2011-12 academic year with a tremendous accomplishment to celebrate.  The overall goal of the project was to create an environment that is in harmony with the philosophy of Waldorf Education. Perhaps the greatest reflection of this success is the fact that the building itself will be incorporated into the curriculum as an... Read More
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