Welcome Chaya Keefe, Bright Water’s New Head of School

Posted by: Chris Nelson   -   Posted in: News- Nov 14, 2018 Comments Off on Welcome Chaya Keefe, Bright Water’s New Head of School

Dear Members of the BWWS Community, When the Board of Trustees last spring began to search for our next Head of School, we committed to finding that rarest of being: an administrator possessing both direct experience with the beauty and power of Waldorf education and a deep knowledge of how independent schools operate and thrive […]

Seventh Grade China Projects & the Waldorf Approach to Studying History: A Conversation with Seventh-Grade Teacher Mia Fioravanti

Posted by: Chris Nelson   -   Posted in: history, Middle School, News, Pedagogy/Educational Methods and Philosophies- Jun 06, 2018 Comments Off on Seventh Grade China Projects & the Waldorf Approach to Studying History: A Conversation with Seventh-Grade Teacher Mia Fioravanti

The Study of History in Waldorf Middle School We recently sat down with Bright Water Waldorf School seventh-grade teacher Mia Fioravanti to talk about the class’ China projects, which lined the wall opposite the seventh-grade classroom. The large poster-board presentations covered an array of topics: China’s climate, history, art and more, as you can see […]

Fourth Grade Swans

Posted by: Chris Nelson   -   Posted in: Art, Elementary School, News- May 23, 2018 Comments Off on Fourth Grade Swans

In between a field trip to Streissguth Gardens and Potlach the Fourth Grade took the time to paint some lovely swans, which we post below for your enjoyment. Thank you, Fourth Grade!

Grade Eight Service Projects

Posted by: Chris Nelson   -   Posted in: Middle School, News, Outreach, Student Work/Class Projects- May 23, 2018 Comments Off on Grade Eight Service Projects

Every year the BWWS Eighth Grade graduating class presents their service project work. Each student spent time with a local organization of their choice and then details their work in a live presentation to the BWWS community and through the displays pictured here. Peruse these images to share in this culminating aspect of our Eighth […]

First Grade Field Trip

Posted by: Chris Nelson   -   Posted in: News- May 16, 2018 Comments Off on First Grade Field Trip

The First Grade took a trip to Lincoln Park recently. They hiked to the beach and back, exploring nature along the way. The great outdoors is a magical classroom! (photos: Mary Plate DeJong) 

May Faire 2018!

Posted by: Chris Nelson   -   Posted in: News- May 09, 2018 Comments Off on May Faire 2018!

THANK YOU to everyone for making this a May Faire to remember! The weather was more than cooperative and our community came out in colorful May Faire style. Many dances were danced, the pocket person made her/his rounds, treasures were found, prizes caught and won and eaten… Fabulous music was presented by students and other […]

Spring Reign!

Posted by: Chris Nelson   -   Posted in: News- May 09, 2018 Comments Off on Spring Reign!

“Spring Reign is one of the largest mixed-gender youth ultimate Frisbee tournaments in the world,”* and the BWWS team participated this past weekend. From Coach McGriff: “Bright Water took 4th Place out of 16 teams in the B Division. They had three really good games on Saturday, falling just short in their second game and […]

A Window on the Eighth Grade, with Cindy Jordan

Posted by: Chris Nelson   -   Posted in: News- Apr 26, 2018 Comments Off on A Window on the Eighth Grade, with Cindy Jordan

 This June another Eighth Grade class graduates from Bright Water. This is always a joyous but bittersweet moment as students spread their wings and enter the next stage in their lives. We took this occasion to sit down with Cindy—aka “Miss”—Jordan, who took up the mantle of Grades Teacher in 2010 and held her class […]

Eighth Grade Service Presentations

Posted by: Chris Nelson   -   Posted in: News- Apr 25, 2018 Comments Off on Eighth Grade Service Presentations

When & Where:Thursday, April 26, 2018, from 6:30 – 8:30pm, Skinner Theater Grade 8 will present their final service projects on April 26th in Skinner Theater.  All are welcome to attend and learn about the fascinating ways each student spent their time with a local organization of their choice. Topics will include: Boys Scouts (how it positively […]

Cesar Chavez Assembly

Posted by: Chris Nelson   -   Posted in: News- Apr 08, 2018 Comments Off on Cesar Chavez Assembly

On Friday, March 30, the middle school celebrated the life of Cesar Chavez through music, poetry, song and story. Cesar Chavez was born in Arizona on March 31, 1927, and he dedicated his life to improving the inhumane treatment and living conditions of farm workers. He was active in civil rights and labor movements, adopting […]