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Class Highlights from 2018

Posted on November 16, 2018

The Austin Waldorf School has had an incredible start to the 2018-2019 school year. We have had numerous highlights and would like to share some of them with you!

High School

  • High school students had a busy fall with PSATs, college visits, and a camping trip at the beautiful Montesino Ranch. We are so grateful to the Mitchell family for sharing this beautiful property with us.
  • The 9th graders helped the 4th graders carve pumpkins for the Pumpkin Walk.
  • The sophomores were busy preparing for their play, The King’s Stag, an 18th Century classic Italian play.
  • 11th-grade German students held an Oktoberfest for the high school, where they served authentic German food while a polka band played for entertainment.
  • The senior class toured the Austin capital building where they made architectural sketches.

Grade School

  • The 7th and 8th-grade students drew stunning still life drawings in chalk on black paper.
  • A Dia de Los Muertos altar was set up by the 6th graders in celebration of the life and death of those individuals who have touched our lives and have moved on to higher realms.
  • The 5th graders held a stunning performance of the play, The Ramayana, based on the ancient Indian poem where the divine prince Rama struggles to rescue his wife Sita from the demon king Ravana. The 4th-grade students performed the Michaelmas play for the entire school, full of enchanting songs, dramatic storytelling, and the slaying of a dragon to save the princess.
  • The 3rd grade has been working diligently on growing vegetables in their garden, maintaining the compost pile, and learning about which flowers are helpful or harmful to our community bees.
  • With the start of fall, the first and second graders worked diligently making lanterns for Martinmas, a fall festival based on the story of St. Martin of Tours, a Roman soldier who abandoned his position of high rank and wealth to devote his life to serving the poor. During the festival, the children led a procession around our campus while singing fall songs. We, as a community, were invited to follow the lantern light through the gathering darkness.
  • Many fun projects took place this fall in the kindergarten, including creating pulled felt pumpkins that “grew stems overnight!”

As always, we are so thankful to all of the parents, grandparents, and friends who volunteered to help create these wonderful memories. We couldn’t do it without you!

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