High School News

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

Tickets Fore Charity: 2011 Charles Schwab Cup Championship
San Francisco Waldorf School is participant in the TICKETS Fore CHARITY program for the 2011 Charles Schwab Cup Championship. The final event on the Champions Tour in the season-long race for the Charles Schwab Cup will conclude at TPC Harding Park, San Francisco, November 2 - 6, 2011. Players such as Fred Couples, Tom Lehman, Corey Pavin, Nick Price and Tom Watson are expected to join defending champion John Cook and last year's Charles Schwab Cup winner Bernhard Langer in the field. Both the... Read More

2011-2012 Clubs Announced
First weekly Club Meetings! Sailing, Drama, Literary Magazine, Spanish Culture, Asian Culture, International Justice, Sci Fi, Knitting, Art Appreciation, Meditation, Model United Nations, Math, Yearbook, Environmental, Gay/Straight Alliance and Peer Educators all announced their clubs and encouraged 9th graders to join them. Students are also encouraged to start new clubs! Math club is participating in Math Olympiad http://www.imo-official.org/ Read More

Anything Goes DVD Avaialable
A DVD of the 2011 high school production of Anything Goes is now available for purchase ($11). Our gratitude to SFWS parent Tim Evans for all his work on this project. View the trailer here. Visit the kunaki.com to purchase the DVD. Read More

Summer Reading List 2011-2012
Familiarity with great literature and with the significant figures of history is one of the hallmarks of the well-educated person. The busy schedule and many demands of the school year sometimes make it difficult for students to read as extensively as they should. A complete list of books that will be used in Humanities courses for the school year 2011–2012 is available below. In addition, the list contains the required summer reading for each grade level; in addition. Please note that:• Books... Read More

Class of 2011 High School Commencement
On Saturday, June 11, at 11am, the Class of 2011 held their commencement exercises at the Scottish Rite Masonic Center around the corner from our high school campus. Thirty-six of the thirty-eight graduating seniors (seniors Logan Hart and Cairo Stewart were in Tennessee participating in the US National Youth Rowing Championship) proceeded to the stage accompanied by the SFWHS orchestra. SFWS Head of Administration Dan Ingoglia welcomed the audience to the Masonic Center – the first time the... Read More

High School Walkathon
SFWHS has been supporting the Inkanyezi Waldorf School in South Africa for a decade. We have raised money, donated art supplies, and sponsored their students to come and study at our school. The annual Student Council sponsored Walkathon is on Thursday, June 9 in Golden Gate Park, followed by a BBQ in Speedway Meadow. Next week, students will receive pledge forms and pamphlets to begin asking for donations. Donations will be due the day of the Walkathon, June 9. Read More

Founder's Night A Success!
We had a packed audience for our 16th annual Founders' Night this past May 13th! Once again the display of high school student work was spectacular. This showcase is a fine demonstration of how beautifully the artistic and the academic are intertwined in a Waldorf education. Check out the photo gallery from this event on our SmugMug site. Read More

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