News & Announcements:Parent Corner

This generation – Is it really that different?

Posted by KeriAnne Moon, Social Counselor on February 12, 2019

In my practice of clinical and academic work, I have found this question being asked over and over again – with every generation. The young ask why the elder generations just don’t get it and the elder generations state that the young are ill-mannered. Correspondingly, some references to technology are... Full Article »

Waldorf Works

Posted by Megan Jones-Smith, Parent Society on February 12, 2019

Every day, all across campus, magical, invisible beings are busily working to make this school the best it can be. If you ask our children who they are, they might answer “fairies”, “elves”, or “that gnome who lives in the corner of the classroom.” Those of us at Parent Society... Full Article »

Support the Winter Fair by Contributing to the Dessert Café

Posted by Parent Society Leadership Council on November 16, 2018

The Winter Fair is just around the corner and we need desserts donated to the Dessert Café! The Dessert Café is sponsored by the 7th grade and is a favorite for all ages at the Winter Fair. The café sells pies, cakes, cookies, fresh coffee, hot cider, and special seasonal... Full Article »

A Thank You To Austin Waldorf School Parents

Posted by Marie-Helene Harlow and Tina DeSaussure on November 15, 2018

Dear Austin Waldorf School Parents, As we approach the season of thanksgiving, it is appropriate that the faculty take a moment to thank each and every one of you for all the support you show the students, the teachers, and the school throughout the year. At the start of each... Full Article »

Parent Society: How We Can Increase Recycling at AWS

Posted by Suzanne Tejada, PSLC on November 15, 2018

One of the goals for the Parent Society Leadership Council (PSLC) this year is to figure out ways to encourage more recycling to take place on campus. There are already many efforts taking place on campus, but we want to expand these efforts even further. The kindergarten and third-grade participate... Full Article »

Honeybee Hives Now Part of AWS Campus!

Posted by Kathy McElveen, General School Leader on September 13, 2018

The Austin Waldorf School is home to two new top-bar beehives! The first one was donated by the Hays County Beekeepers Association (HCBA) and BeeWeavers of Navasota and Dripping Springs. The second one is from a school family that has moved out of state, the D’Souza’s. They are located in... Full Article »

Facilities Update: Playground and Kindergarten Revisions and Wastewater Project

Posted by Gareth Pollard, Facilities Director on September 12, 2018

The facilities staff had a busy and productive summer. We oversaw the wastewater system being connected to the city, the lower grades playground renovation, kindergarten makeovers, and many smaller projects that improved the safety and aesthetic value of our beautiful campus. Mr. Pollard was fortunate to have some very helpful... Full Article »

Parent Society Corner

Posted by Jeff Roberts on September 11, 2018

It is amazing to think that the Austin Waldorf School’s Parent Society is entering its 36th year of existence and that this year’s Leadership Council (PSLC) is the largest yet! With, count ‘em, a dozen parents as part of PSLC, the variety of experiences advocating on your behalf is unparalleled.... Full Article »

First Impressions and Development News

Posted by Melinda Biggs, Development Director on September 11, 2018

Walking around campus, first as a visitor, and then a new employee, I am surrounded by the sense of magic in the air. Austin Waldorf School is a community in the greatest sense of the word; something that I have often felt the American culture has lost. This community has... Full Article »

A Letter From Linda Burke

Posted by Linda Burke, Librarian on May 14, 2018

Dearest AWS community, It is just a few weeks until I retire. I happily anticipate more time with my family and favorite activities. Before I go, though, I offer two bits of advice. Read to your children. Read to them often and for as many years as they will let... Full Article »

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