The Bulletin

Invite Friends to Join Our Eurythmy Festival

Friday, April 2011

Thursday, May 5th at 10:45am & 7:00pm

A Eurythmy Festival showcasing the work of students in grades 4 through 11 is scheduled for Thursday, May 5th. There will be both a daytime performance (from 10:45-Noon) and an evening performance (7:00-8:30pm).

Eurythmy is a feature unique to Waldorf education. The beautiful art of eurythmy introduces students to the frameworks underlying speech and music through movement. Development of concentration, spatial orientation and dexterity are enhanced as the rhythms of speech and music are experienced through the whole body.

CWS Model United Nations Team Enacts World Diplomacy

Friday, April 2011


The Model United Nations (MUN) Team is one of the many student initiative groups (SIGs) available to high school students at CWS. Students join a SIG and participate in that special interest club throughout the year.

Recently Chicago Waldorf School’s Model United Nations Team presented at a Model UN at Northwestern University. Here is a report from team member—and 10th grader—Liam Lundy:

“The conference was attended by more than 500 students from twenty-six high schools from around the eastern United States. CWS students, Cairo Fultz, Clay Shane, Nick Park-Reynolds, Rachel Osran, Vlad Yourtchenko and Seth Brav-McCabe represented Egypt in various UN bodies while Sarah Price represented the Secretary of Communications and I represented a member of the Greek Resistance. 

Next year we are looking forward to enlarging the MUN program and going to two conferences. Model UN is a great program. It offers a unique opportunity to learn about international relations, practice public speaking, develop writing skills, and have a great time while doing so. I have done MUN for three years now and my public speaking skills, writing ability and knowledge about the world have greatly benefited.”

David Massie is faculty advisor to the CWS Model UN Team. He added this reflection,
“...Representing the Egyptian delegation, our students prepared for this conference by studying Egypt’s modern history and its position on specific current issues. They arrived on campus armed with position papers they had written on their assigned topics, such as atomic energy, food and agriculture, and the international Olympic movement. Participating in this event allowed the students to practice the arts of debate and coalition building. After their four day adventure, our team felt a much-deserved sense of accomplishment…”

Other SIG opportunities for High School students include Student Council, The Green Team, Student Ambassadors, Yearbook, Amnesty International and more.

Make Flower Crowns for May Fair. Volunteers Needed!

Friday, April 2011

The beautiful flower crown on the little girl in the 2011 CWS Mayfair mailer and poster?

Someone in our community made that!

Please join the CWS community to make flower crowns this Friday, May 13 any time between 8am and 3pm, in the entrance/lobby of the Auditorium.  Stop by and make just one (or as many as you have time for!). All materials will be supplied, and helpful instructors will be on hand.

Summer Camp Opportunity For Kids

Friday, April 2011


Dive in to a summer of Waldorf-inspired activities at the Chicago Waldorf School Summer Camp

The camp is lead by CWS teacher, Ileana Valencia, who has been with the school for 20 years, is the current Chair of the Foreign Language Department, and is a trained teaching mentor. She will be joined by two assistants.

Activities include:
● Arts ● Nature Crafts ● Sports ● Explore the Neighborhood ● Beach Afternoons ●
●  Free Play ●  Weekly Field Trips ●  Age Appropriate Activities ●  And More…  ●


Enroll your children in CWS summer camp in as many week-long sessions as you wish.

The sessions run from June 13 - July 29, 2011 from 9:00am - 3:00pm
Early drop-off begins at 8:15am

  • Week 1: June 13 - June 17                   Week 5: July 11 - July 15
  • Week 2: June 20 - June 24                   Week 6: July 18 - July 22
  • Week 3: June 27 - July 1                      Week 7: July 25 - July 29
  • Week 4: July 5 - July 8

Rates: $200/week (for 30 camp hours) plus a one-time $60 supply fee
$160 for July 5-8 (week 4 has only 4 days due to the July 4th holiday)

For more information—or to receive or submit a camp application form—contact Maureen Flannery at the Chicago Waldorf School: 773.465.2662 or mflannery@chicagowaldorf.org

Summer Immersion Camp for Strings

Friday, April 2011

3rd Annual Chicago Fiddle Camp at CWS June 20-24 from 9:30am-3:00pm

The camp is run by CWS former musical instructor, Zack Kline, and is open to students looking for an immersion experience playing string instruments (violin, viola, cello & bass). The camp will run June 20-24 from 9:30am-3:00pm each day. Students will be immersed in fiddle tunes, creative exercises and improvising, as well as musical games.

Enroll your kids now! Early registration (before May 13) is $350, after which it is $400.
We also have discounts for CWS faculty, and for multiple siblings attending. Camp is open to violin, viola, cello and bass students of all levels. One school year of experience is necessary. Sign up sheets are at www.chicagofiddlecamp.com. Direct your questions to Zack at zack.kline@gmail.com

Save the Date! Tell Your Friends!

Friday, April 2011

CWS Senior Prom 2011 Saturday, May 7th from 8:00pm - 11:00pm

In the CWS gymnasium / 1300 W Loyola Avenue

Theme: formal black and white
Black and white attire encouraged

We encourage you to please invite your friends!
Guests from outside the school are welcome to attend.*
$35.00 per ticket (*Special price for non-CWS friends: $30 per ticket)

Contact Catherine Herzog, HS Office Manager, to purchase tickets.

Congratulations to our Seniors!

Friday, April 2011

CWS High School Seniors Receive College Acceptances

This year at Chicago Waldorf High School, 13 of our graduating seniors have applied to college, university or art school for academic year 2011-2012. The schools below have accepted our graduating seniors as of 4/14/2011. In addition, our

Seniors amassed $1.2 million+ in merit scholarships!

  Congratulations to our seniors and their families!

Here are some of the reported schools that have accepted our 13 continuing seniors:

Alfred University, NY
Baldwin-Wallace College, OH
Bard College, NY
Beloit College, WI
Bennington College, VT
Bryant University, RI
Cornell College, IA
Drew University, NJ
Drexel University, PA
Earlham College, IN
Eckerd College, FL
Emmanuel College, MA
Erskine College, SC
Evergreen State College, WA
Goucher College, MD
Hampshire College, MA
Hobart & William Smith Colleges, NY
Hope College, MI
Illinois Institute of Technology
Illinois State University
Iowa State University

Knox College, IL
Loyola University, IL
Luther College, IA
Marymount Manhattan, NY
Naropa University, CO
Northern Illinois University
Philadelphia University, PA
Rochester Institute of Technology, NY
Roger Williams University, RI
Roosevelt University, IL
Santa Clara University, CA
School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL
Skidmore College, NY
Suffolk University, MA
Temple University, PA
University of Illinois at Chicago
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
University of Oregon
University of Puget Sound
University of Vermont
Wheaton College, MA

Submitted by Diane Meinke, CWS HS College Counselor

 

Waldorf Students Fold Cranes for Japan's Tsunami Relief

Friday, April 2011


In April, numerous CWS classes as well as individual students have been participating in a nationwide effort to raise awareness and funds for disaster relief for victims left homeless by the earthquake and tsumani that struck Japan in March.

Students Rebuild is a nation-wide effort in which students fold origami paper cranes to benefit the tsunami victims as benefactors pledged $2 in relief aid for every folded crane.

By the official close of Paper Cranes for Japan on April 15, 2011, they had received cranes and wishes from all 50 United States, seven Canadian provinces and more than 37 countries — from Armenia to New Zealand! In just six weeks since the disaster, Students Rebuild tallied 700,000 cranes (and counting!) from young people worldwide.

The incredible outpouring of support inspired a $400,000 donation from the Bezos Family Foundation. Funds benefit Architecture for Humanity’s reconstruction efforts in partnership with local designers and builders in Japan. The cranes will be woven into a future art installation in Japan — a symbolic gift from students around the globe to Japanese youth.

For more information visit the webpage for Students Rebuild at www.studentsrebuild.org/japan.

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