High School News

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

Coffee Tasting & Selection
Stern Grove (19th Avenue at Sloat Blvd.)Friday, 9/30, 10:00am - 12:30pmPlease join us this Friday, September 30, for an all school assembly, preceded by a unique coffee tasting event!    All School Assembly, 11:15am - 12:30pmThis special assembly is the only time of the school year when all students (Grades 1-12) meet in one location. Many classes will perform (music, theater, etc...), so it is a great time to see what is going on in the school. Although the Kindergarten children... Read More

Volunteer Opportunity: The Presidio YMCA Youth Sports Program
The Presidio YMCA Youth Sports Program is looking for volunteers to help with their Pee Wee TBall and Basketball classes. The classes our led by our own Coach Josh Allain and take place on Saturday and Sunday mornings at the Letterman Gym in the Presidio. The Saturday TBall class is 8:30am to 12pm and the Sunday Basketball class is 9:30am to 12pm. This is a great way to have a positive effect on the lives of kids and fulfill your community service requirements in the process! To learn more... Read More

SFWS at the San Francisco Symphony
September 29, 30 and October 1 The San Francisco Symphony will honor the San Francisco Waldorf School music department at upcoming performances, Thursday, September 29th through Saturday, October 1st by naming us in the concert program notes. This was made possible through a generous donation by high school parents Rick and Kim Beleson. The tribute performances include the following pieces: MOZART: Symphony No. 35 in D major, K.385, HaffnerADÈS: Polaris: Voyage for OrchestraSTRAVINSKY:... Read More

Stern Grove Assembly, Friday, September - Grades 1 - 12
Parents are warmly invited to a morning of activities at Stern Grove on Friday, September 30. Beginning at 10:15am the school will host a coffee tasting event. SFWS is partnering with CoffeeCSA.org to produce our own SFWS blends that will be for sale in the coming month. This organic, shade grown coffee comes directly from farmers in an arrangement that goes beyond the usual Fair Trade standards. Come taste the possibilities and help us choose our own blends! As you are enjoying your coffee,... Read More

Professional Directory is Online
We are excited to announce our new Professional Directory that features the businesses and services of SFWS friends and families. Copies of the directory can be found at the front desk as well as online. Read More

College Counseling Update
During the fall, college admissions officers travel across the country to visit high schools to meet with individual students.  Juniors and Seniors are strongly encouraged to attend these sessions, which we try to schedule during lunch.  If a session is scheduled during a class, the student needs to get the approval of the classroom teacher first.  Please see Ms. Rudsten for any other questions about college visits. Coming up this spring..... April 21, 2013, Case... Read More

Tdap Vaccination: Final Deadline Sept. 15
The (extended) deadline for all students in Grades 7-12 to show proof of the Tdap booster vaccination is next week. Students who have not complied with these guidelines will not be able to attend school after Sept 15. If you have not submitted current Immunization Records this year, please contact  Read More

Clipper Cards
As announced throughout the year, the Muni youth monthly pass is now only available on the Clipper card. July was the last month the paper version of the pass was sold. If a student or child (ages 5-17) still needs to get a Clipper youth card, either the youth or a parent/guardian can bring a copy of the required identification to the following places to receive a card on the spot: http://www.sfmta.com/cms/mfares/YouthClipperinformationpage.htm Read More

Make-Up Student Photo Day: Tuesday, Sept 20, 12-2pm
Students who did not have their pictures taken on Orientation can go to Room 151 on Tuesday during lunch to have their pictures taken for student IDs.  REVISED: There is no longer a password to order online! Please follow this link to order pictures anytime:www.orderschoolportraits.com/SanFranciscoWaldorfSchool. Read More

Open Campus Permission Forms
In order for students have off campus privileges on their designated day(s), we must have a signed permission form on file for this year. Please follow this link, print out the form, and return to the front desk immediately. 9th graders begin one day of off campus privileges after February break 2012. Contact Heather Malcolm at the front desk if you have any questions about forms, 415-431-2736. Read More

Thanks to everyone who attended HS Back-to-School Night!
If you were not able to make it, we do have a School Directory & Professional Directory with your name on it (contact Jessica Eicher). Please contact one of your class sponsors for an update on any important class business or announcements. 9th Grade: Ellie Capers  ext 136 10th Grade: Paolo Carini ext 120 11th Grade: Astrid Thiersch ext 121 12th Grade: Zoe Gressel  ext 152 Read More

Dolphin Scientist, Diana Reiss, to speak to SFWHS
On Wednesday, September 21st during "club period" from 2:55 to 3:35 pm, Dr. Diana Reiss, author of The Dolphin in the Mirror:  Exploring Dolphin Minds and Saving Dolphin Lives will speak to the entire student body.  Diana Reiss is one of the world’s leading experts on dolphin intelligence. In addition, as a dolphin advocate, she is a leading rescuer who helped inspire and served as an adviser for the Oscar-winning film The Cove. Parents are welcome. If you would like to come... Read More

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