High School News

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

Youth Eurythmy Troupe Reports From New Zealand
An excited buzz filled the room back in September when Astrid Thiersch announced our 2012 tour destination to the Eurythmy Troupe students – New Zealand! The customary comments circulated: “It’s an island! No, two islands! It’s near Australia… more like a paradise… I think they speak English… Lord of the Rings country! … They have earthquakes… and Maoris… and bungee jumping…” We discovered that New Zealand has all of these things and more, including a thriving network of Waldorf / Steiner... Read More

Project Week 2012: Tuesday, April 10-Friday, April 13
Monday, April 9 is a school holiday and the last day of Spring Break. There will be regular high school office hours Tuesday through Friday. There will be regular sports practice and game schedules Monday through Friday. Regular academic classes will re-commence on Monday, April 16. 9th GradeProject Week is a compulsory school week. 9th grade students and faculty go out into the community together to offer service at different group sites Tuesday through Friday. 10th... Read More

Current Students and Alumni Explore Government of Self and the World
Winston Churchill said that democracy is the worst form of government-- except for all of the others. The basic question of democratic government has always been some variation of “how much is enough?” This question speaks to our individual ability to observe, reflect upon and change our own internal or self-“government,” as well as our collective ability to do the same with the formal government that interweaves and binds our cultural and economic lives. At the grade school, government... Read More

Michael "Toby" Bloom (Class of 2001), Senior Advisor for Nancy Pelosi
Michael Tobias “Toby” Bloom, SFWS GS ’97, HS ’01, is a Senior Advisor for Nancy Pelosi in Washington, DC. As Senior Advisor, he handles intergovernmental affairs, acting as a liaison between the office of the Minority Leader and state and local governments throughout the country. In this capacity he is primarily maintaining partnerships with officials and government representatives and building relationship with new mayors, new governors, and other officials. Toby has worked with Nancy Pelosi... Read More

Hot Lunch Update
Through all the dedication and talents of our parent volunteers (chefs and servers alike), Parent Council is on track to raise more than $9,000 this year.  In addition, we are happy to report that the feedback we receive from the students has been outstanding.  They are deeply appreciative of the good food served each Tuesday.  We are now in the planning stages for how Hot Lunch will look next year.  Many of the behind-the-scenes coordinators are parents of graduating... Read More

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