News & Announcements

AWS HIGH SCHOOL GOLF TEAM HITS HISTORIC LOWS (Hint: That’s Good!)

Posted by Mary Wilson on April 28, 2017

Team members: Seniors: Ben Callahan, John Callahan, Yuseph Ali; Juniors: Aidan Cormier and Goodwin Bell; and Freshman: Zachary Honigblum just finished a short but sweet golf season with their best ever team finish at the TAPPS 2A State Championship in Waco, TX on April 18th and 19th. The dust had... Full Article »

Dan Smith Competes in Austin Forging Competition

Posted on April 27, 2017

On April 22nd, blacksmiths from across the country attended the second annual Austin Forging Competition hosted by the Austin Metal Authority and Mobile Loaves and Fishes. Multiple teams of blacksmiths competed throughout the day to create an unforgettable event for the spectators. The proceeds from the competition benefited the resident... Full Article »

Health Tips: Lice

Posted by Jessie Morin on April 27, 2017

This time of year often brings unwanted visitors that live and thrive on the heads of children (and adults). Lice. Luckily, there haven’t been any reported cases of lice at AWS for the spring. Hooray! Now is the perfect time for prevention. Whatever magic you know how to work for... Full Article »

Meet the Summer Camp Staff!

Posted by Alex Abbott on April 27, 2017

At Camp Roadrunner and Summergarden this year you will see many friendly, familiar faces among our staff. Sky Melcer, an AWS alum and Moongarden Assistant, first started working at AWS in aftercare with Chris Eason. She has been a part of our summer programs since 2011 and now serves as... Full Article »

Third Grade Class Raises Money for School Library

Posted by Polly Coons on April 27, 2017

On March 31 and April 7, 2017, Austin Waldorf School’s third grade class raised $1,035 for the AWS library through the Annual Used Books and Fresh Cookies Sale. That is enough money for our librarian, Linda Burke, to buy around 100 new books! This year was special because it marked... Full Article »

State Basketball Champions Recognized at State Capitol

Posted on April 20, 2017

The Austin Waldorf School state basketball champions were recognized today at the capitol. Thank you Representative Paul Workman for celebrating the efforts of our outstanding basketball team!

Off-The-Record Board Meeting Notes | April 2017

Posted by Teresa Carbajal Ravet on April 20, 2017

About the Board Blog The Board Blog is a monthly blog post of the most recent Board meeting. What’s the content? A quick, easy update of the Board agenda and topics of discussion. Feeling the Rhythm Board Study of the Core Principles of Waldorf Education – Principal #5: Methodology of Teaching... Full Article »

Knitting It All Together: Handwork and Spacial Dynamics

Posted by Fonda Black on April 20, 2017

Rudolf Steiner mentioned that handwork is gymnastics in miniature. Handwork teaches very refined, minute movements that take the material world and fashion it finely, merging form and function. Spacial Dynamics is about a larger gymnastic activity: choosing, creating, and crafting one’s own Gestalt. Spacial Dynamics draws on that most overlooked... Full Article »

9th Graders Participate in State Art Meet

Posted by Robert Miller on April 4, 2017

On April 3rd, AWS students Megan Prakash, Macey Roberts and Ruby Tunney competed in the TAPPS (Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools) 2A State Art Meet in Waco, Texas. The three 9th graders entered a timed still life drawing contest wherein they worked alongside entrants from all over the... Full Article »

7th and 8th Grade Students Attend Diversity Leadership Conference

Posted by Kate Moran on April 3, 2017

This February representatives from our 7th and 8th grade attended the Diversity Leadership Conference which united 100+ youth from more than 20 Austin-area middle schools for a day dedicated to breaking barriers and stereotypes, finding unity in diversity and growing as compassionate leaders. Students and adults of diverse racial, ethnic, religious... Full Article »

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