- Saturday, April 4, 2015 at 11:00 am
Each year, eighth grade students at Housatonic Valley Waldorf School are asked to choose a yearlong project to study. This year’s class, under the guidance of teacher Leslie Lew, has now completed its culminating presentations.
Students in the class chose to study a range of topics this year. Each student worked with one or two mentors to complete their projects.
- Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Currently celebrating its 25th year, The Housatonic Valley Waldorf School will host its annual Fall Fair on Saturday, October 25, from 10 am until 3 pm.
The event will run rain or shine on HVWS’s South Campus at 1 Jacklin Road.
The HVWS Puppetry Committee will present Moonflower at 10:30 am and 11:30 am. Moonflower is a Native American tale about a journey of a courageous girl named Moonflower who loves dearly three things: the moon, her friend Bear, and the rose.
- Thursday, October 2, 2014
Continuing its celebration of its 25th year, Housatonic Valley Waldorf School unveiled a new painting, created by a teacher at the school, during its annual Michaelmas festival on Wednesday, September 24.
Emily Remensperger was commissioned to create the painting for the school by a 25th anniversary committee. According to the school’s website, “This gorgeous watercolor depicts four of our most beloved festivals: Michaelmas, Martinmas, Advent, and May Fair.”
- Friday, September 12, 2014
A traditional Rose Ceremony marked the start of the 25th academic year at Housatonic Valley Waldorf School on Wednesday, September 3.
During the ceremony eighth grade students act as mentors for first grade students and present the first graders with a rose for the first day of school.
Newtown First Selectman Pat Llodra spoke during this year’s ceremony and delivered a proclamation from the town for the school.
- Friday, August 22, 2014
Parents and family members of Housatonic Valley Waldorf School summer camp students were welcomed by a row of students looking over a fence door on the school’s campus on Friday, August 15.
Behind the row of students at the entrance, Camp Director Carrie Reilly was busy overseeing a spread of harvest feast offerings, from a sampling of fruit smoothies to vegetable soup, from pizza to salad, for parents, family members, and campers lined up to eat and celebrate.
- Monday, May 5, 2014
A gathering of Housatonic Valley Waldorf School students, faculty, staff, family members, and other invited guests welcomed spring on Friday, May 2, with traditional Maypole, and Morris & Sword dances.
All grade level students at the school began the event, an annual tradition, by performing the song “Hal ‘n Tow,” according to Patricia Campbell, who directed the students and acted as the events announcer, while dancing.
- Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Parents and children are invited to an Open House event at The Housatonic Valley Waldorf School, 40 Dodgingtown Road (Route 302), on Saturday, February 1, at 10 am.
Waldorf education is a holistic approach to education that incorporates art, movement, and music into virtually every academic subject. In the early years, play is emphasized. Play, along with teacher guided activities, allows the child's cognitive abilities to unfold in a way that strengthens their desire for learning, according to the school.
- Thursday, October 3, 2013
Housatonic Valley Waldorf School hosted its annual Michaelmas on Friday, September 27. This year marked the school’s 20th anniversary of celebrating its play.
According to the Housatonic Valley Waldorf School, the Michaelmas Festival is done every September to honor St Michael, an iron sword-bearing mythical dragon-slayer. The school explains that Michael’s legend symbolizes autumn resurgence and striving to overcome inner dragons like doubt, greed, laziness, and fears for the future.
- Thursday, August 22, 2013
After weeks of preparation, a harvest feast was held Friday, August 16, to mark the end of Housatonic Valley Waldorf School summer camp.
The summer camp at Housatonic Valley Waldorf School was offered for students between the ages of 3 and 12.
Family members were invited for the event, and food prepared by students was offered. At each table, settings were laid out, which included beeswax candles made by the students.
- Saturday, May 4, 2013
Housatonic Valley Waldorf School students, faculty, staff, families, and school friends welcomed spring on Friday, May 3, with traditional Maypole and Morris & Sword dances.
“May Fairs all over the world are very joyous celebrations,” said Patricia Campbell, who directed the students throughout the event. “It is a time for waking up the earth after winter so that crops will grow, the flowers will come out.”