Mrs. Gaillot’s 4th Grade and several intrepid parents made their way to La Junta, Colorado last week for a visit to historic Bent’s Fort. According to the National Park Service, “The fort provided explorers, adventurers, and the U.S. Army a place to get needed supplies, wagon repairs, livestock, good food, water and company, rest and protection in this vast “Great American Desert.” Thanks to parent Rob Maurer for the photos.
Denver, CO, May 20, 2015: The Simpsons gave a well-crafted, comic shout out to Waldorf Education during their Season 26 finale for 2015 — “Mathlete’s Feat”, which aired May 17, 2015. The Association of Waldorf Schools of North America was pleased with the level of in-depth knowledge The Simpsons writers clearly possessed about pedagogy and stereotypes associated with Waldorf Education, which made this fun caricature both lighthearted and flattering.
After a server farm crash, Springfield Elementary loses all technology. This is when Lisa comes up with an idea that will save the school — “Learning while Doing.” Springfield Elementary becomes a Waldorf school! From there the students learn by doing in tongue-in-cheek fashion and at the end of the episode, their new Waldorf Education helps them win the mathlete rematch.
We are honored to have been featured in such a positive light in The Simpsons Season Finale and some schools are responding in-kind with Waldorf tributes to The Simpsons. A collective of handmade hats is being created to send to The Simpsons writers. The Waldorf School of Philadelphia is having students create beeswax figures of The Simpsons characters to share online and with The Simpsons execs. And the São Paulo, Brazil Waldorf school has done an amazing rendition of The Simpsons Theme Song, found here on YouTube, as a tribute to this mainstream recognition.
Do you have questions about this latest press coverage of Waldorf Education or about Waldorf Education in general? Please contact Leigh Ann Hill, Enrollment Director at email@example.com or 303-777-0531 ext. 106.
Many thanks to alumni parent Bruce Kelley for taking photos of the Seniors’ recent performance of Jabberwock.
Join the Class of 2015 for their final theatrical performance at DWS!
Poster art by Rachel Prendergast ’15.
Please join us for a dramatic evening performance of a classic Greek tragedy, performed by the Class of 2016. Friday, March 13 & Saturday, March 14 at 7:00 pm in our Festival Hall. Admission is free, and concessions will be available for purchase.
with Nancy Blanning, Alice Jordan & Tom Clark
Join us for an informative presentation about the first grade readiness process, as well as an overview of the grades curriculum at DWS.
Wednesday, January 14
in the High School Math Room
Childcare is available by request only. Please RSVP by Monday, January 12 to firstname.lastname@example.org, $8/child or $15/family.
This year, the Class of 2018 will perform a selection of four short plays for your entertainment. There will be an evening performance on Saturday, January 10th at 7:00 pm, and a matinee performance on Sunday, January 11th at 2:00 pm. Admission is free, and there will be refreshments available for purchase. Please join our freshman class for an evening – or afternoon – at the theatre!