High School News

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

Parents Speak: A Circle of Inclusion
presentsSide Walk Talk--Bring it Indoors!  Come together with other parents to speak freely and listen in an informal gathering.Bring any issues or simply a desire to connect  When: Monday, March 19th, 8:30-10:00 AMWhere: Library, grade school campusCoffee, tea, and pastries will be served! Sponsored by SF Waldorf Multicultural Council "Parents Speak" is a  parent-run sub-committee of the Multicultural Counciland is open to any and all interested parents at SFWS   Read More

Save the Date: Field Day in Golden Gate Park
Sunday, April 22, 10am-4pm (Earth Day) This coming Earth Day, the school community is invited to the first ever all-school Field Day, which will be held in Lindley Meadow at Golden Gate Park.  John DiDomenico (parent, grades 1 and 4) and Justin Ganz (grade school Games Teacher and high school alumni parent) are helping to organize a number of contests for students from kindergarten through grade 12.  These events might include running relays, tug of rope, sack races, long jump,... Read More

Senior Project Presentations
You are warmly invited to three days of Senior Project Presentations at the high school on Thursday, March 15, Friday, March 16 and Saturday, March 17. Come support the Class of 2012 as they give individual presentations on a subject of their choice. All are welcome! Senior Projects give students an opportunity to stretch their understanding and experience of a topic. Topics this year include everything from Restoring a 1970s VW Bug and Making a Kimono to The Use of Mathematics in Art and... Read More

SFWHS Literary Magazine’s 2012 Winter Issue now on sale!
Check out the latest 2012 Winter Issue of the HS Literary Magazine! It has a new look and title - Full Stop. Each year, the HS Literary Magazine club publishes a biannual literary and artistic magazine, a rich mix of poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and visual arts by SFWHS students. The new 70 page issue includes beautifully-crafted literary and artistic pieces by 25 students from 9th to 12th grade. Contributors include: Arianna Adabachi, Jacqueline Ahearne, Noam Baruch, Don... Read More

SFWHS Drama Club presents "You Can't Take It With You"
Want to learn how to evade income tax while enjoying friendships, family and fun hobbies like stamp collecting, fireworks manufacture, xylophone playing, candy making, impromptu wrestling and snake wrangling?  Then come see You Can’t Take It With You, the Pulitzer-Prize-winning classic, performed by San Francisco Waldorf High School Drama Club on March 23-25 at Dance Mission Theater. As timely today as when it debuted in 1936, You Can’t Take It With You is a... Read More

SFWHS Model United Nations Club
SFWHS Model United Nations Club will travel to UC Berkeley March 9-11 to participate in the 60th BerkeleyModel UN Conference (http://www.bmun.net).  We will join over 100 schools from all over the world in this three day conference, debating and discussing actual UN topics, such as the Status of Women, Disarmament, and International Security.  Our delegates--twenty students from Grades 9-12--will represent the country of Georgia. Good luck!... Read More

The Oasis 2012 Game: calling all students!
The Oasis Game will take place in Sacramento during February Break (Feb 20 - 24). This is an opportunity to create positive change in the world through community service. Rather than spending that week sleeping in, watching TV, or hanging out with friends, youth leaders from the Sacramento Waldorf School and The GreenHouse will be busy designing, planning, and implementing significant changes in the community.  This process, The Oasis Games, is a program of the... Read More

Spring Night 2014
Spring Night Auction Party: May 10, 6 - 11 pm High School Pre-Party Reception at 5:30 pm   RSVP for Spring Night   Online Auction: May 2 - May 15 Closes at 10:00 pm  Click here to veiw the Online Auction The EventWhere, when, and what Auction BenefitAll about the Online, Silent, and Live Auctions Donations of Items and ServicesIdeas for unique things (Soup/dessert of the month, visit to see your business, etc...) Class Projects What are they and how do they... Read More

Liv Leuthold (Class of 2002), UCLA Medical School
After graduating from San Francisco Waldorf High School, Liv Leuthold (SFWS Class of 2002) went to Brown University where she majored in neuroscience. Between college and medical school, she worked with Teach for America where she taught middle school special education for two years in San Jose. She is now finishing her fourth (and final!) year of medical school at UCLA and is applying for residencies in surgery. Advancement Associate Seraph White recently interviewed her about her studies.... Read More

The HS Drama Club presents..."You Can't Take It with You"
Save the Date: March 23-25 Dance Mission Theater 3316 - 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110 The students are hard at work rehearsing already and are having a lot of fun developing their zany characters and working as an ensemble. "You Can't Take It with You" is a comedic play in three acts by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart. The original production of the play opened in New York at the Booth Theater on December 14, 1936, and played for 837 performances. The play won the 1937 Pulitzer Prize... Read More

Chengdu Waldorf Grade School Receives License in China
A milestone was reached for worldwide Waldorf education on 10 January 2012 when the Chengdu Waldorf school received a full license as a grade school (as well as kindergarten) from the education authorities in Chengdu, Sichuan province. This was the result of a “Long March” and some tireless work over seven years by the whole faculty, especially the three founding teachers Li Zhang, Harry Huang, and Zewu Li (father of Mai in the SFWHS tenth grade). Zewu will be visiting the San Francisco... Read More

New Mahogany Bookshelves in HS Library
Over the Winter break, the HS received a beautiful and greatly needed gift from parent Antoine Noor Adabachi. While students and faculty relaxed into the holidays, Noor designed, built, delivered and installed 92 custom bookshelves for the southern wall of the library. The bookshelves, made of mahogany, double the current space capacity and include five columns of shelving specifically designed for book displays. The library collection had recently reached capacity due to limited shelving... Read More

Annual Fund Updates
Congratulations to K3, 3rd Grade, and 4th Grade for joining K1 and 1st Grade at 100% participation for our 2011-2012 Annual Fund campaign. This wide-based support greatly strengthens our fundraising and supports the mission of the school. Thank you! Read More

Stars Once Spoke – Eurythmy Performance
San Francisco Youth Eurythmy Troupe Program 2012Jewish Community Center SF Tuesday February 7th at 7:00 pmWednesday February 8th at 4:00 pm This new program by director Astrid Thiersch will be premiered in February 2012 with students from San Francisco Waldorf High School, 15 to 18 years old. It features choreography to music of Beethoven, Mendelssohn and Paul Winter. A special tale, The Dream Eater by Michael Ende, shows the magic side of sleep, and poems in several languages and humoresques... Read More

SFWHS Spirit Week 2012: Tuesday, January 17 - Friday, January 20
SHOW YOUR SCHOOL SPIRIT! Come support our teams! Monday - MLK Holiday - NO CLASSES/National Day of Service Day Tuesday - PJ Day - students come to school in pajamas (don't forget your robe & slippers!)Games at lunch in parking lot! Wednesday - Sports Team Jersey Day - wear a team jersey or uniformVarsity Girls Basketball Game @ Gateway, 4pmVarsity Boys Basketball Game @ Gateway, 5:30pmGO WALDORF!  Thursday - Class Color Day ... Read More

Tuition Assistance Deadline: January 13, 2012
The Affordable Tuition Program requires an annual application. Families wishing to request a grant for the first time as well as those wishing to continue with the program must have their applications submitted to PSS by January 13 to be considered in the first round of consideration. Please contact Mona Nemetz in the business office at 415-931-2750 ext.304 or mnemetz@sfwaldorf.org if you need application information or visit the "Affording a Waldorf Education" page on our website. Read More

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