High School News

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

Anna Lappé: Lecture and Q&A
Co-Sponsored By: Sustainability, Sustenance and Social Change: How Sustainable Food and Farming Can Nourish the World and Transform Community Thursday, November 1st, 20126:00 pm reception with sustainable food and agricultural co-sponsoring organizations7:00 pm Lecture and Q&A, book signing to follow At the San Francisco Waldorf High School, 470 West Portal, San Francisco, CA 94127 What are the environmental, economic, and social costs of our current food system? What food system... Read More

High School Theater Performances: mark your calendar!
11th/12th Grade Acting Elective The 11th and 12th grade Acting Elective presents “Five One-Act Plays and Some Random Stuff We Like” onFri Oct 26th and Sat Oct 27th in the Eurythmy Room at 7:00. Tickets are sold at the door on a sliding scale starting at $5.00 This presentation helps fund the 11th grade trip to Ashland, so please donate generously if you can! Please note, some language in this performance may not be appropriate for young children. High School Musical: Oliver! “Please sir, can I... Read More

Students participate in International Youth Eurythmy Project in Berlin
The two performances were scheduled for August 3rd and 4th 2012 at the Freie Waldorfschule Kreutzberg in Berlin, and suddenly tickets were scarce. Phones rang and emails pinged from around the world as people tried to secure the last precious seats. The secret was out, and the buzz was loud – something very special was stirring in Berlin! Both performances were sold out. The fortunate ones in the hall were indeed moved – greatly, unforgettably, and in manifold ways. The performance began with J... Read More

Stern Grove Assembly, September 28, Parents Welcome
Parents are warmly invited to a morning of activities at Stern Grove on Friday, September 28. 10:00am - 11:00am: Parent Social with coffee & refreshments11:00am-12:30pm: Assembly for Grades 1 - 12 Beginning at 10am the school will host a community reception for parents with coffee from CoffeeCSA and snacks from SFWS parent-owned Raison D'etre Bakery. CoffeeCSA.org, a Fair Trade and farmer direct coffee company, gives 10% back to SFWS for its signature SFWS blends.  As you are enjoying... Read More

The Teen Brain – Understanding how Drugs and Alcohol Affect Teens with Dr. Abby Medcal
Mark your calendar for the first Parent Council Meeting (6:30pm) and Bay Area Parents Coalition Event (7:30pm)! Monday, October 15th, 7:30 to 9 pmSan Francisco Waldorf High School470 West Portal Avenue, San FranciscoFree parking in the school lot $5 donation for parents from member schools;  $10 for others Dr. Abby Medcalf, a gifted Bay Area therapist and mother of three, will discuss how drugs and alcohol can appeal to stressed-out teens. Even minimal alcohol and drug use during high... Read More

School Photos
Student IDs and photo orders placed in advanced are here! Even if you did not order pictures in advance, Lifetouch sent proofs for you to look at, and it is not too late to order. Many of you picked them up at Back-to-School Night. If not, we will be sending them home with your student this week. To order school pictures, please go to this link: www.mylifetouch.com You will be asked for your Picture ID or Portrait ID (listed on the proofs)   Read More

San Francisco Waldorf High School Welcome BBQ
Saturday, August 25, 1pm-3pm Pine Lake Park in Stern Grove (click for map)(the western end of the grove) For students, parents, teachers, staff & friends. Please note change in day from Sunday to Saturday. (We learned mid-summer that the Grove was not available on any Sunday during the summer because of Stern Grove Concerts). For students, parents, teachers, staff & friends. Please join us to welcome new families, catch up with old friends, and kick off a new school year! A... Read More

Class of 2012 Commencement Address
On June 9, 2012, Liv Leuthold, M.D. (Class of 2002) became the first alumni to give the commencement address to our graduating seniors. To learn more about Liv, please read the interview she gave us in February 2012. On June 9, 2012, Liv Leuthold, M.D. (SFWHS ‘02, SFWGS  ‘98) became the first alumni to give the commencement address to our graduating seniors. The following is from her speech. A speech like this wouldn’t be complete without a few words on how much has changed since I was a... Read More

Administrative Forms are Due
Please return all administrative forms to the High School office.  Digital copies of forms can be found here: http://www.sfwaldorf.org/high-school/news-and-events/for-parents/forms-handbooks Read More

Summer 2012 issue of HS Literary Magazine on Sale!
The 2012 summer issue of Full Stop, the high school's literary and artistic magazine, is now on sale at the SFWHS and SFWGS offices as well as at The Booksmith bookstore at 1644 Haight street for $6.00. This 115 page issue includes poetry, short stories, photography, paintings, collage, block prints, and scratch board drawings by 43 students from 9th to 12th grade. Full Stop., a biannual publication, is produced by the HS Literary Magazine Club. The magazine staff are senior editor: Davia... Read More

Dr. Carini Honored for Excellence in Teaching
SFWHS Physics Teacher Paolo Carini received the Herbst Foundation’s Excellence in Teaching Award this year. The award along with checks for both Dr. Carini and SFWS were presented in front of students and faculty at the May 7th High School Assembly. Below is the text of the speech Dr. Carini made upon receiving this award: It is an honor to receive this teaching award on behalf of the many teachers, past and present, who have contributed to the success of this... Read More

Jeston Lewis (Class of 2008), Music Producer
On a bright afternoon in mid-May, Jeston Lewis, SFWS Class of 2008, came by the high school and grade school campuses to visit old teachers.  He had just graduated from Stony Brook University in New York and was briefly back in the Bay Area seeing family and friends and getting ready for a cross-country drive to Rochester, NY where he will embark on his post-college career. Jeston graduated from Stony Brook with a degree in Multidisciplinary Studies... Read More

Natural Dye Workshop with Rebecca Burgess
Sunday, June 10 9:30-3:30. At our HIGH SCHOOL CAMPUS (470 West Portal Avenue). Ecological Artist and Fibershed founder Rebecca Burgess will lead  a day long exploration in native plant dyes. Come and meet  the deep orange, sage-like greens, and sunny yellows that are offered by the native and naturalized plants of our region. Learn everything from harvesting to preparing local fibers to producing beautiful textiles with natural color from the California chaparral ecosystem.... Read More

Spring Night Report & Thanks
Event Report Thank you Fund a Need Save the Date - April 27, 2013 Financial Success Klean Kanteens for sale Photo Galleries Feedback Thank you, thank you, thank you   Thank you to everyone for coming to the Spring Night Benefit and participating in the Online Auction.  Spring Night is very important to the school as a community event and is the largest fundraiser outside Annual Fund.  We could not succeed without your... Read More

The Senior Play "The Arabian Nights" DVD now on sale
Thank you to everyone who came to see the senior class in their brilliant rendition of "Arabian Nights." The stories, costumes, and music were fantastic and now you have a chance to save this wonderful event for posterity. The production was filmed by our own Tim Evans and a DVD will be available soon for purchase at the high school front desk for $15! You can also purchase the DVD online (see link below). For those who can't wait to re-watch this fabulous production, check out the scene below... Read More

SFWS to Participate in First National Bike-to-School Day
Wednesday, May 9, 2012 May 9, 2012, is the first National Bike-to-School Day. We are encouraging both faculty and students to participate. Mark your calendar and encourage your student to participate.  National Bike-to-School Day SF Bike Coalition  High SchoolPlease contact Jessica Eicher if you are interested in organizing a group biking plan and rendezvous point. Grade SchoolSeveral faculty members have generously offered to give up their garage spaces to provide... Read More

Founders' Night Showcase 2012
Thank you to everyone who attended the seventeenth annual Founder's Night Showcase at the high-school.We hope you enjoyed the open house style exhibition of academic work, the sciences, mathematics, languages, and humanities as well as the fine gallery of work from our many art classes,and musical performances. To help you relive this wonderful night we've prepared a slideshow of photographs below! Read More

Thank You For Your Support with the Online Auction
Online Auction Now Closed Closes April 25 at 10 pm Click here to view items, make a donation, or RSVP for the Auction party. Everyone can participate in the online auction, even if you are not able to attend the Spring Night Benefit. Check out these items and more: Ten Day Thanksgiving Stay at Private, 40-Acre Estate in Hawaii     Starting Bid: $2,000   More Getaways   Other catagories:... Read More

Eurythmy DVD "Stars Once Spoke" now available!
The DVD from the JCC performance of "Stars Once Spoke" is now available for purchase online, beautifully done by parent Tim Evans. Please visit the following website to place your order ($11 plus S/H) http://kunaki.com/sales.asp?PID=PX00PIHFS5 Photo Credit: Scott Chernis Read More

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