High School News

Amnesty Club Write-a-thon is Wednesday, May 16
The Amnesty Club is holding a "Write-a-thon" on Wed., May 16, 2013 during the lunch period. They will set-up tables in Herbst Hall and show documentary films from Amnesty International, wearing Amnesty T-shirts and asking students to sign petitions and write letters to government officials on behalf of various Amnesty campaigns for 2013. More details on this student-led day of activism coming soon.... Read More

Founders’ Night Showcase 2014
Friday, May 16, 2013, 5:00 - 9:00 pm  Free timed tickets will be issued as you arrive to guide you through the evening. There will be three 45-minute musical sets repeated in our performance venues - Eurythmy Hall and Herbst Hall - beginning at 5:30 pm, 6:45 pm, and 8 pm. In between the concerts, wander through the classrooms, art studios and science labs to explore the Waldorf high school curriculum through the display of student work.  Local food trucks will be selling dinner... Read More

Sports Basement March Madness supports SFWS
March Madness continues through this weekend at Sports Basement SF Waldorf School (part of SF Schools) is leading the pack! Each year, Sports Basement has a fun and friendly competition between non-profits throughout the Bay Area, modeled off the popular NCAA Basketball March Madness tournament.  During this time, they increase giving for the non-profit community to 10% (normally 5%), while customers continue to get 10% back.  If you need something for an upcoming field trip or just... Read More

Oliver DVD's for sale
Purchase the DVD's for the 2013 SFWHS production of Oliver. The pricing for each DVD is $12.  Performance 1 with Myles as Oliver can be ordered at this link:http://kunaki.com/sales.asp?PID=PX00Z6MTRQ Performance 2 with Sophie as Oliver can be ordered at this linkhttp://kunaki.com/sales.asp?PID=PX00KGXAOE Read More

Donate to Spring Night 2013
Thank you for your interest in donating to San Francisco Waldorf School's Spring Night Benefit Auction! The Online Auction is April 17 - May 1. The Silent/Live Auction and Benefit is April 27. Online Donation FormPrintable Donation Form If you are making the same donation as last year, please use the Repeat Item Donation Form. Thank you for the generous support which enables us to continue our service to our students and families—and thank you for being a part of our community! Many in our... Read More

Tyler Iorillo (Class of 2010), Artist
When director Kelly Lacy (SFWHS Theater Program and Humanities teacher) wanted to give the high school’s production of Oliver! a more contemporary urban feel, it occurred to her to reach out to alumni Tyler Iorillo to see if he would be interested in being involved. Tyler is a SF Waldorf “lifer” who started out in Kindergarten with Dagmar Eisele and graduated in 2010 from our high school program. He is currently pursuing a combined major in Urban Studies and Illustration at the New School in... Read More

SFWHS Participates in San Francisco Urban Orchard Project
In January, SFWHS participated in a city wide event that succesfully planted over 200 trees in 25 locations including our high school campus at 470 West Portal. The tree planting was part of the San Francisco Urban Orchard Project which in turn was developed in partnership with SF Environment’s Urban Forestry and Carbon Fund programs. The goal of the program is to address both environmental and food security issues. In late 2012, Friends of the Urban Forest (FUF) was awarded the most recent... Read More

Studying the Pacific Rim in Grade 9
The 9th Grade Pacific Rim main lesson saw the class take to the road for a morning at Ocean Beach. Once there, we established a comfortable place from which to view the Pacific Ocean - its wave patterns (it happened to be the high tide) and the sky above. Students sketched their own version of the water and environment and took notes on what thoughts and feelings it brought them. These notes were then turned into original poems, done with Leslie Marmon Silko’s poem, ‘Prayer to the Pacific’,... Read More

Ed Kashi, Visual Storytelling in the Digital Age
Friday, February 8, 2013, 2:40 - 3:35 pmAll School Assembly - Eurythmy Room Award-winning photojournalist and filmmaker Ed Kashi will present a retrospective of his work documenting the social and political issues that define our times.  A sensitive eye and an intimate relationship to his subjects are the signatures of his work.  Kashi's work has taken him from India, where a superhighway connecting the country’s largest cities symbolizes its economic growth, to Africa’s Niger... Read More

"The Wish of all Wishes" Eurythmy Performance
Kanbar Hall, Jewish Community Center of San Francisco3200 California Street, San Francisco, CA 94118 Tuesday, February 5, 2013 at 7:00 pmWednesday, February 6, 2013 at 4:00 pm The world-renowned San Francisco Youth Eurythmy premieres its 18th annual performance, "The Wish of All Wishes", prior to touring in Holland and Belgium. Artistic Director Astrid Thiersch has prepared a program full of beauty and delight with poetry by Steiner, St. John, and Silverstein, music by Chopin, Schubert, Mozart... Read More

SFWHS to Present "Oliver!" in January at the Grade School Campus
Friday, January 18, 7pmSaturday, January 19, 2pm and 7pmSunday, January 20, 2pm Tickets on sale now at BrownPaperTickets.com or in the school offices. Bring in a non-perishable donation for the San Francisco and Marin Food Bank and get a $1 discount! Additional food and financial donations for the Food Bank will be collected at all performances.* Buy tickets for Oliver! San Francisco Waldorf High School's production of the musical theater classic "Oliver!" is not what you might expect if you'... Read More

SFWHS Amnesty International Club: 2011-2012 Year in Review
Last year, SFWHS’s Amnesty International club experienced many changes: first, we had a change of leadership, then we formed a new partnership and increased our level of activism. These dramatic shifts led to one of our most successful years and we were very proud of what we accomplished.  First, the change of leadership went to a junior student who had formerly served as the club’s vice-president in the 2010-2011 school year. Then, the new president changed the name of the club to the... Read More

Nathaniel Anderson-Frank (Class of 2003), violinist
Nathaniel Anderson-Frank (Class of 2003) attended SFWHS for two years while his family was in the San Francisco Bay Area.  He now sits in the fourth chair of the Philharmonia Orchestra, under the direction of Principal Conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen.  They recently played three performances at Zellerbach Hall on the UC Berkeley campus in November. Although Nathaniel only attended SFWHS for two years, he considers them “two of the most enriching years of my life, and I will always... Read More

Teaching Math: The Exeter Method
A few weeks ago, high school students began to gather before their honors math class. They began pulling their homework, a set of math problems, out of their binders, actively discussing the places that they had become stuck or were able to move forward.  One student excitedly exclaimed, “I got it!” as she began to explain her discovery of Cavalieri’s principle describing the volume of solids to the rest of her peers. (See example below). At San Francisco Waldorf High School, all Honors... Read More

High School Winter Concert 2012
Wednesday, December 5, 6-7:30 pm All SFWS families and friends are warmly invited to the annual high school music concert featuring the High School Orchestra, Jazz Band, Guitar Ensembles,World Music & Drumming Ensembles, and Concert Choir. San Francisco Scottish Rite Masonic Center2850 19th Avenue  San Francisco, CA 94132Located one block from our high school campus, with on site parking available. The high school parking lot will also be open for the evening. Come and... Read More

Tamim Ansary, Shedding Light on Afghanistan
Monday, December 10th, 2012, 1:00 pmAll School Assembly From the outside the conflict in Afghanistan has been painted as a war between pro-democracy forces and Islamist fanaticism. It is, however only one small part of the larger and much older conflict—between Kabul and rural Afghanistan, between the attraction of the modern world on the one hand and traditional Afghanistan on the other. Drawing on his Afghan and Muslim roots, author Tamim Ansary will explain a centuries-old internal... Read More

Quarter 1 Student Progress Reports
Quarter 1 Student Progress Reports were emailed to high school parents/guardians and students on Nov. 2, 3, or 4, so all families should have received the reports. If you have not found the report in your inbox, please check spam/junk folders for a subject line beginning "SFWHS", and contact our registrar, Jane Gallardo jgallardo@sfwaldorf.org or 415-213-6112 to have the report resent. Read More

Class Meetings with Douglas Gerwin, Ph.D
The Sorcerer's Apprentice: Teaching Technology in Waldorf Schools Tuesday, November 13, 7pm As recent studies show, technology works like a drug. As with any drug, it can either help by speeding up and bolstering vital processes, or it can take over the very functions it was designed to assist. In the first case, technology behaves like a dutiful apprentice to the sorcerer. In the second case, the apprentice becomes the sorcerer. How do we educate our students so that they are able to... Read More

High School Walkathon November 1
Friday, November 1: meet in Golden Gate Park SFWHS Student Council has voted to move the Walkathon to the beginning of the year! Mark your calendar for Friday, November 1 (the day after Halloween) when we thought everyone would have some sugar to walk off too. Students will meet directly in the park at Pioneer Log Cabin (please note this new location), just East of Stow Lake, off of JFK Drive (at about 17th Ave). Students arrive at 9:30am and will be dismissed directly from the park... Read More

Winter Fair Merchants
If you missed the Winter Fair or want to follow up with a vendor, please contact Heather Mitchell at wfmerchants@sfwaldorf.org for vendor contact information. Red Circle8th Grade Coffee & Baked GoodsSanta Cruz GoldBiotica KombuchaFebe’s JewelryWreath Sales  4-Car GarageWovenWearsHaikoozTurner’s Toys Waldorf CreationsFleurette Design    Fleurette Design gallery Fios da TerraTree SalesWreath Sales    Kindergarten 2 (K2)Sophie’s MarketOf Maine... Read More

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