Sugar Plum Faire – Vendors Needed!

Posted by: Chris Nelson   -   Posted in: Community Spotlights, Extracurriculars, Festivals & Celebrations, News, Outreach, School Culture- Oct 13, 2017 Comments Off on Sugar Plum Faire – Vendors Needed!

Sugar Plum Faire is just around the corner! On Saturday, December 9th from 10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Bright Water Waldorf School will be hosting our annual winter event. In addition to all of the great crafts, activities and delicious chili and sweets, we’ll have vendors peddling their wares: books, handmade dolls, clothing and everything […]

Martin Luther King Jr Assembly

Posted by: Chris Nelson   -   Posted in: Community Spotlights, Diversity, Early Grades, News, Pedagogy/Educational Methods and Philosophies, School Culture- Jan 18, 2017 Comments Off on Martin Luther King Jr Assembly

  “I have the audacity to believe that peoples everywhere can have three meals a day for their bodies, education and culture for their minds, and dignity, equality, and freedom for their spirits.” “Everybody can be great . . . because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You […]

May Faire 2016

Posted by: David Bergler   -   Posted in: News, School Culture- May 02, 2016 Comments Off on May Faire 2016

Photos courtesy of Roxanne Spiegel, Terresa Davis, and Cam LaFlam

Halloween Parade

Posted by: David Bergler   -   Posted in: School Culture- Nov 03, 2015 Comments Off on Halloween Parade

Grade Eight Receiving the Baton of Service by Jayasri Ghosh

Posted by: David Bergler   -   Posted in: School Culture- Jan 16, 2015 Comments Off on Grade Eight Receiving the Baton of Service by Jayasri Ghosh

From the 50th Anniversary of Freedom Summer’s Website: “In the summer of 1964, hundreds of summer volunteers, mostly college students from across America convened in Mississippi to put an end to the system of rigid segregation. The civil rights workers and the summer volunteers successfully challenged the denial by the state of Mississippi to keep […]

Michaelmas 2014: Coming Full Circle

Posted by: David Bergler   -   Posted in: School Culture- Oct 13, 2014 Comments Off on Michaelmas 2014: Coming Full Circle

It’s 4:00 p.m. and the jubilant crowd has surrounded my teammates and I like a circle of red fire. This is where the pumpkin meets the pavement, I think to myself. Who knows what could go tumbling when too-big scarecrows get suited up in the heat of a wheelbarrow relay. I anxiously watch Michael raise […]

Guest Blog: May Faire Firsts

Posted by: David Bergler   -   Posted in: School Culture- May 12, 2014 Comments Off on Guest Blog: May Faire Firsts

By Cameron LaFlam, Communications Coordinator Novelty comes as no surprise when an event is utterly new for the participant. The first swim of summer in the salty ocean; putting pedal to metal and driveway to highway; buying and loving a pet of one’s own, whether dog, cat, fish, ferret, or bird. Over time though, the […]

If We’re All In Agreement, Can We Agree to Be Different?

Posted by: Laura Crandall   -   Posted in: Diversity, School Culture, Views- Oct 29, 2013 Comments Off on If We’re All In Agreement, Can We Agree to Be Different?

Rudolf Steiner’s verse The Healthy Social Life is often used at adult gatherings in Waldorf schools.  It reads: The healthy social life is found when, in the mirror of each human soul, the whole community finds its reflection and when, in the community, the virtue of each one is living. Undoubtedly, the verse has  inclusive sentiments, but looking […]

There is a ‘ME’ in Team

Posted by: Laura Crandall   -   Posted in: Pedagogy/Educational Methods and Philosophies, School Culture- Oct 09, 2013 2 Comments

This year, our middle school students are taking part in the Seattle Kids Marathon.  Many students in other grades are participating in a personal marathon challenge to log 26.2 miles by November 29th through walking, running, or playing.  By participating in this event, students are raising funds for their school, and are thus taking an […]

Fairy Tales: The Pedagogical Stories That Keep On Giving

Posted by: Laura Crandall   -   Posted in: Pedagogy/Educational Methods and Philosophies, School Culture- Sep 24, 2013 Comments Off on Fairy Tales: The Pedagogical Stories That Keep On Giving

Growing up, possibly only a lucky few of us escaped the Disney version of Snow White.  I know it was a favorite of mine, though I did find the evil queen scary.  To my six-year-old self, Snow White was a story of a pretty girl, a mean lady,  a gaggle of happy gentlemen, and some amazing […]