Planning Ahead for Picture Day
We’re thrilled to be working with Jen Harris of JLH Photography for our school photos this year. Below, check out more information about the dates for your child’s picture taking session, and lots of details about how to order photos.
New Campus – New Traffic Flow Map!
Please familiarize yourself with this traffic map before the first day of school. If we all work together to follow this plan, drop off and pick up traffic will be much smoother and more efficient for everyone. If you have questions about your particular situation, please contact the main office at (303) 777-0531.
DWS to Relocate to New Campus on S. Pennsylvania St.
School celebrates 40th anniversary with larger campus, more amenities, including gyms, fields and theater
The Denver Waldorf School (DWS) is excited to announce their relocation to a new, larger campus at 2100 S. Pennsylvania Street in Denver. This move is an important milestone in the 40-year history of the school, and corresponds with the school’s upcoming accreditation by the Association of Colorado Independent Schools.
At more than 80,000 square feet, this new building is nearly double the size of the school’s current facility. The new campus offers two gymnasiums, a full theatrical stage, and abundant outdoor playing fields. The campus is located adjacent to Harvard Gulch Park, which provides access to natural open space that will further enhance The Denver Waldorf School’s educational programs.
“With the additional space, we can now realize our full vision for the school’s curriculum. This campus is full of amenities, including dedicated spaces for practical and performing arts, two gyms, science labs, and a library, among other highlights. We can expand our enrollment, particularly in the high school, which will foster a more vibrant experience for our students,” said Judy Lucas, the Administrative Director of The Denver Waldorf School.
DWS entered into a contract with Denver Christian Schools to buy the property. Denver Christian Schools are consolidating their three existing campuses and moving to a new location in Lakewood.
“This new campus gives our kids the chance to have a Waldorf education enhanced by even more space and greater resources. We are truly looking forward to this new opportunity,” said Anne Macomber, parent of two DWS students. DWS expects to open its doors on the Pennsylvania St. campus on August 29, in time for the start of the 2014-15 school year.
6th Grade Poets Consider Past and Future
Students in Brianna Kaiser’s 6th Grade class wrote poems that examined their experiences this year and anticipate the changes ahead in the upcoming year.
by Hugh Justice
by Max Christensen
by Makana Aiu
by Ian Rowland
by Zoe Garcia
by Alaina Johansson
by Jaden Price
by Sumanje Chigwenembe
by Walt Jones
by Nikos Salinas
by Ivy Secrest
by Sophie Clark
by Vander Georgeff
by Oliver Sumners
by Colton Opyd
by Aiden Gustafson
by Niko Sandusky
by Simone Wahl
by Annika Ceder
by Will Roberts
by Bryn Creager
by Vincent Gibbons
by Kayla Neill
by Ruby Rodriguez
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Xcel Energy Projects Near DWS
The Denver Waldorf School received a notice from Xcel Energy about upcoming maintenance work in our neighborhood. We expect this gas line repair and street maintenance to temporarily disrupt our traffic flow and change the availability of street parking. They have told us to expect street closures on Fillmore St. and 10th Avenue, and possibly other streets adjacent to the school. We appreciate your patience with this necessary city infrastructure improvement project.
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Waldorf Senior Relishes Drama Experience
by Jake Smith ’14
After 11 years of class plays at The Denver Waldorf School, I am at the pinnacle of my acting career there and eagerly rehearsing for my final production. The drama program is a vital part of the Waldorf curriculum. Each year, every class performs a play. In the early grades, our plays were recited as a class in unison and always related directly to our studies. For example, in 3rd Grade we studied the Old Testament and performed the story of Moses.
Each year, the plays are more advanced. Students progress from speaking in unison to sharing parts with other students. By Middle School each student has an individual part. Diverse Middle School productions range from Shakespeare to Broadway musicals. In 8th Grade, our class performed “Fiddler on the Roof,” by Jerry Block. I played the role of Motel the tailor, husband of Tevye’s eldest daughter. This play really bonded our class and showed me that no matter how good my individual performance was, it took the whole class to put on a quality show.
In High School, an even tighter class with more acting ability has enhanced my theater experience. As Sophomores, we put on the comedy “Servant of Two Masters,” by Carlo Goldini. I enjoyed developing better comedic timing, and after the show, a friend said it was so funny, it made him cry.
Our Junior play, Sophocles’ tragedy “Antigone,” provided the test of a more serious role. It was much more difficult to transport myself into the role of a messenger who delivers the news to a father that his son has died. However, playing this sad part made me a better actor.
This year, I am excited to go back to comedy. Our Senior class will be performing “You Can’t Take It With You,” by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman at the Bug Theatre, 3654 Navajo St., on March 6 and 8 at 7 pm. I play the part of Grandpa, an eccentric but happy old man. It will be difficult to embody an old man, but I am excited to meet the challenge.