High School News

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 jeicher@sfwaldorf.org.Book 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 swhite@sfwaldorf.org... Read More

SF Waldorf High School Winter Concert
Thursday, December 8, 6pm San Francisco Scottish Rite Masonic Center2850 19th Avenue  San Francisco, CA 94132-1602 Located one block from our high school campus, on site parking available.  All SFWS families and friends are warmly invited to the annual high school music concert featuringthe High School Orchestra, the Jazz Ensemble, the Guitar Ensembles, World Music and Drumming Ensembles, and the High School Choir.  Come and enjoy a festive celebration and a wonderful array of... Read More

SFHWS Chamber Choir Sings at Arden Wood
On Sunday, December 11th, members of the SF Waldorf HS Chamber Choir were featured in a Christmas program at Arden Wood, our neighbor through the trees. A full house was treated to their annual festive luncheon and music concert, and our singers followed the acclaimed Cypress String Quartet on the program. Directed by David Weber and accompanied by Lilia Zheltova, the Chamber Choir singers presented beautiful arrangements of traditional carols, and selections from Vivaldi’s “Gloria”. We were... Read More

Drama Club Production "One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest" Available now on DVD
When asked to recount the experience of directing the very successful peformance "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest", high school Drama Club teacher Ms. Lacy had this to say: This group of actors are 11th and 12th graders who signed up for this year's Acting Elective class. Last June, when I was shown the class list, I immediately thought of this play but with so little class time (24 hours) it seemed unlikely we would be able to perform the entire play. We discussed it, and decided that the... Read More

SFWHS Alumnus Ben Weber receives prestigious award for teaching Social Studies
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 every... Read More

Comments from the NACAC Conference
This September I attended the annual conference of the National Association for College Admissions Counseling (NACAC) in New Orleans.  This conference is held in a different US city each year, and several thousand high school counselors and college admissions directors and representatives meet and debate current issues on the college admissions front.  One of the most interesting sessions I attended was entitled:  “Achieving Excellence: How High Schools Without an AP or IB (... Read More

Linda Fogg Phillips, author of "Facebook for Parents" to speak at SFWHS
What Parents Need to Know About Social NetworkingLinda Fogg Phillips, author of "Facebook for Parents" San Francisco Waldorf High School is delighted to be hosting this presentation sponsored by the Parents Coalition of Bay Area High Schools. All are welcome. Monday, November 14, 2011, 7:30 to 9:00pm San Francisco Waldorf High School, 470 West Portal Avenue, SF, 94127Parking on site is available$5.00 donation is requested at the door In this ever-changing world, parents often wonder: How are... 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

The Life of Van Gogh: New Revelations
With Pulitzer Prize-winning authors Steven Naifeh and Gregory White Smith  All School AssemblyFriday, November 18th, 20112:55 - 3:35 pm *Parents are welcome to attend.  Please RSVP to Jessica Eicher at 415.213.6111 or email jeicher@sfwaldorf.org. Book signing and Reception to follow program Eurythmy Room at the SF Waldorf High School Pulitzer Prize-winning authors Steven Naifeh and Gregory White Smith will discuss their new biography Van Gogh: The Life which... 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

Paul Gilding, former CEO of Greenpeace International
The Great Disruption:  How the Climate Crisis will Transform the Global Economy All school assembly, Monday, November 7, 2011, 2:15 pm If you are a parent and would like to attend this lecture, please RSVP to Jessica Eicher at the high school.  2011 has brought with it many challenges to the global community, namely weather extremes pushing up record food prices, and political instability spiking oil prices. Until now our economy has been based on consumption and... Read More

Community Service Update
Our first Community Service Days are Monday, October 17 and Tuesday, October 18. These are also Faculty Grading Days and there are no regularly scheduled classes. If students plan to use these days for service, they should independently schedule hours with an organization of their choice. Below, please find a list of some organizations that our students work with regularly. This is in no way a comprehensive list, only meant to start you thinking! It is usually easy to register for... 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 High School Chair Pamela Hollings
Pamela grew up in Sydney, Australia, the youngest of four children and the only member of the family born in Australia. She attended a private girls’ school (most private schools in Australia remain single sex to this day) called Presbyterian Ladies College where “the girls” were reminded daily of the essential attributes of “young ladies”. There she experienced many examples of wonderful teaching and the benefits of daily singing in a broad, largely compulsory curriculum that included learning... 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

Dakin Hall Dedication Ceremony
Dakin Hall (formerly the Main Hall) will be dedicated on Thursday, October 27 from 6:30 - 8:30 PM in memory of Henry Dakin and in honor of Vergilia Dakin. Light Refreshments will be provided. RSVP to events@sfwaldorf.org, (415) 931-2750 ext. 307, or using the form below: Create your free online surveys with SurveyMonkey, the world's leading questionnaire tool. Read More

PSAT for Sophomores & Juniors
On Wednesday, October 12, 2011, we will be administering the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) to all Waldorf sophomores and juniors. The PSAT test will begin promptly so that the students need to be in school by 8:30AM. There will be no academic or afternoon art classes for the sophomores and juniors that day. However, please note that Music classes and Eurythmy will be held as usual in the afternoon. The students (who do not have extended time) will be... Read More

Artistic Submissions Wanted!
The HS Literary Magazine club is accepting submissions from students for their next issue to be published in December 2011. We welcome poetry, short stories, personal essays, chapters of novels in progress, as well as paintings, drawings, and photographs. We prefer to receive the work in an electronic form but if that is too difficult we can type it (if not too long) or scan artwork. The deadline is Friday, November 4th. Please send or give work to Mary Anne McGill. Read More

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