The Bulletin

Attend a Parent Education Evening

Tuesday, January 2012

For parents who want to learn what makes the middle school years (grades 6, 7 & 8) different from the early grades:

Meeting the Adolescent through the Middle School Curriculum
Wednesday, February 8th, 7:00-9:00 pm -  Lower Eurythmy Room

This evening will provide parents with a developmental picture of the adolescent and describe how the academic, artistic and practical arts curriculum prepares and inspires students for more advanced levels of inquiry and analysis.

This event will create a forum for dialogue and provides answers to parent questions about the strengths of our middle school program. Many age relevant issues will be addressed including: How do Waldorf schools understand and approach technology in Middle School? How do the changes in adolescence effect students' learning, socializing and emotional interactions? How does the curriculum meet these developmental needs? How does the Middle School curriculum prepare students for High School? These are the kinds questions we will explore in dialogue after being presented with examples of how the school curriculum supports and engages with adolescent development. Parents will have ample time for Q & A and discussions about the transitions into Middle School—and then into High School—curriculum.

For more information about this parent education evening please contact Katherine Rogers at kg.rogers@comcast.net or Lisa Payton at lpayton@chicagowaldorf.org