Friday, September 2012
CWS Alumni Council is Founded
Last year saw the formation of a new Alumni Council led by Catherine Herzog, 8th grade ‘01, and Peter Starzynski, ’00. This Alumni Council ended the year with an inaugural event which included a closed-door panel with the graduating senior class, dinner with the Board Executive Committee to lay out a plan for future Alumni Relations, and a Waldorf in Chicago Happy Hour.
Alumni mix it up in a reunion amidst a Green Roof Garden
The Alumni Council was excited to welcome nearly 60 former CWS students to the Waldorf in Chicago Happy Hour held at Uncommon Ground. The night was a celebratory event focused on reunion and friendship. Alumni who graduated high school in the mid-1990’s as the first classes to graduate from the High School had the opportunity to meet and mingle with recent grads from the CWS class of 2011. Many 8th grade graduates returned to visit with former classmates and peers for the first time in over 10 years, and reconnected amidst the scenic backdrop of Uncommon Ground’s rooftop garden.
Looking to the Future
This year the alumni council is looking forward to another year of reconnecting with former students and celebrating together. Once again the Alumni Council will have a presence at school festivals including the Holiday Fair, and we hope to have several alumni-specific events.
Currently the alumni council is looking for former Waldorf students to join the Alumni Council.
The Alumni Council also hopes to have a former Chicago Waldorf School student serve on the 2012-2013 Gala Committee, and is looking for graduates to showcase in our "Alumni Profile" series. Please send us an email with a description of your latest whereabouts and activities; our community wants to hear from you and know what you are doing! This is a great way to reconnect with old friends too.
If you are interested in joining the Alumni Council for the 2012-2013 year, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Catherine Herzog at 773.465.2662 x8472 for more information.