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Thank You Trivia Night Participants and Contributors!

More than 100 WSSS parents, faculty, friends and alumni came out on a rainy Sunday evening to test their trivia brilliance and raise money for our school on April 29. Many thanks to the following for helping to make an entertaining evening, hosted by Scott Mumford, a success with their generous donations: BWP (Beer, Wine and Pizza) for providing the space and donating a grand prize pizza dinner to one of the winning tables; Krista and Chris Reville for donating a blueberry breakfast grand prize; raffle prize donors Nichole and Shaun Evans, Tracy Fluty, Olivia Venditti and her ducks, Phaedra Zoe Stasyshyn, Tamara and Johnny Davis, Jessica Stiles, Sandy Maresca, Jennifer Haney, Children's Muse

Everyday is Earth Day at WSSS

“I sincerely believe that for the child, and for the parent seeking to guide him, it is not half so important to know as to feel when introducing a young child to the natural world. If facts are the seeds that later produce knowledge and wisdom, then the emotions and the impressions of the senses are the fertile soil in which the seeds must grow. The years of early childhood are the time to prepare the soil.” -Rachel Carson, A Sense of Wonder Two decades ago, in his book Beyond Ecophobia, renowned environmental educator David Sobel asserted “Authentic environmental commitment emerges out of firsthand experiences with real places on a small, manageable scale.” Sobel is an advocate of place-b

Senior Project Presentations Impress!

From converting a school bus into a mobile home, to learning Italian, to producing a documentary film on freestyle skiing — Waldorf School of Saratoga Springs seniors have been busy pursuing their specialized interests with some very ambitious senior projects to cap off their high school educations. This past Thursday, each student presented their senior project to family, friends and the school community. The Senior Project is the capstone to a Waldorf education. Each student spends his or her entire senior year working on a longterm project before presenting it to the public in the spring. Each year the students demonstrate the ability to devise, plan, undertake, finish and publicly prese

"Children at Play in Nature" exhibit captures an important essence of our early childhood

Just in time for Earth Day, a photo exhibit curated by the Waldorf School of Saratoga Springs early childhood faculty will don the walls of the Four Season Cafe on Phila Street through the end of April. The exhibit’s theme is “children at play in nature” and celebrates the learning, growth and wonder children experience when offered the freedom of self-directed play and direct interaction with the natural world and each other. “As educators, we observe many special, sometimes profound, moments as children create imaginative worlds and carry out extraordinary ideas,” said Waldorf kindergarten teacher Carly Lynn. “These photos allow us to see the world through the lends of childhood — to witne

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