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HVWS Starts School Year With Traditional Rose Ceremony



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Following Waldorf tradition, the Housatonic Valley Waldorf School, 40 Dodgingtown Road, began the school year with a Rose Ceremony to welcome 20 new first graders on September 8.

Brigitte Cadigan, the new first grade teacher, was thrilled to welcome one of the school’s largest classes to date. The Class of 2029 was also welcomed to school by their new eighth grade buddies.

For the Rose Ceremony, students from the eighth grade class present their new first grade buddies with a rose.

According to a release, Housatonic Valley Waldorf School nurtures a child’s sense of curiosity, creativity, empathy, and awe through a holistic curriculum that integrates the senses throughout the entire learning and growing process. The school’s mission is: “To provide a lasting education that cultivates resilient and creative human beings who are capable of free thinking, confident action, and deep connections with others and the world.”

The school’s pre-kindergarten and kindergarten program began the following day, on September 9. Limited spaces may still be available in several grade levels. For more information, e-mail Enrollment Director Therese Lederer at tlederer@waldorfct.org.

For more information about Housatonic Valley Waldorf School see waldorfct.org.

Housatonic Valley Waldorf School first grade student Seamus Bassett, left, receives a rose from eighth grade buddy Solana Barnes at the September 8 Rose Ceremony.
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