Rosh Hashanah Break
Enjoy the holiday and your two days off!
Caving Trip- 6th Grade
The sixth grade students travel for three days to explore and revel in the magic of the underworld at the end of their block on Mineralogy. They will float on boats down a subterranean river and also visit the Marengo Caves exhibition walk and then suit up for a guided underground cave crawl.
September 27, 8:00 am - September 29, 3:00 pm
Marengo Caves, Indiana
Portrait photographers are taking individual and class portraits today onsite. Send your children to school with nice shirts and their bright smiles. Photographs will be taken of students in all grades 1-12 and all EC children.
Rogers Park & Lincoln Square Campuses
Early Childhood Harvest Festival
The Early Childhood faculty warmly welcome all Early Childhood and Parent-Child families from the Rogers Park and Lincoln Square campuses for this Waldorf traditional festival for our young children and their families. Join us to celebrate the harvest season with music, a dancing circle, craft-making and snacks.
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Parking lot vestibule- Rogers Park Campus
Join the crowds watching this festival in which students from grades 2-12 celebrate the principles of courage, initiative and transformation as depicted in the story of Saint Michael. To honor these essential human capacities, the elementary, middle and high school students join in parts to perform a play of St. Michael and the Princess taking on the fearless dragon. After the play, the 12th graders will “ring the iron” and the classes will collectively throw into the fire, something they've written on pieces of paper that they wish to transform in themselves. Parents are invited to attend this outdoor spectacle to witness and support the children.
1:50 pm - 2:50 pm
Sidewalk / Parking lot vestibule at Rogers Park Campus
Inclusion & Diversity Committee Meeting
Join with parents, faculty, staff and board members on this committee to support initiatives that foster and celebrate the diversity, inclusion and strength of our full Waldorf community. All parents are welcome to attend!
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Parent Evening- 5th grade
Parents meet with fifth grade teacher, Chris Kuck, for introductions to the class and review of the block schedule and class curriculum.
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5th grade classroom
High School Parent Evening
Parents meet with the HS grade advisors; 12th Grade will be in Painting Studio, 11th in Music Room, 10th in Biology Room, and 9th in English Room. The faculty advisors will make introductions to the class and review the current work in the block schedule and class curriculum. Both parents and teachers will share observations. Refreshments will be served before the meeting starts.
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
High School classrooms
Parent Evenings- 3rd, 4th & 8th grades
Parents meet with third grade teacher, Andrea Shaffer, fourth grade teacher, Danny Hallum, and eighth grade teacher, Kathy Matlin, to review the students' progress, profile the year's blocks schedule and discuss class planning.
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
3rd, 4th & 8th grade classrooms
High School Contemporary Issues Colloquium
We were prompted to organize this event by the expressed desire of the high school students to understand the current issues of our world and ask what their next step might be to make a difference. For the full day, presenters will share their areas of expertise with the students. These experts from the field share their knowledge and unique perspectives to offer glimpses of what a young person can do to “take the next step.” The day will run on the "Free University" model: the High School will divide up (not by grades or age) by student interest. The students will participate in multiple workshops and a final closing session where the whole high school will come together in the auditorium to discuss their impressions of themes/topics from the day and develop a school-wide conversation on the act of participating in change.
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
The CWS community comes together for the opportunity to socialize and appreciate the home-brewers and bakers at our school. From craft beers and ciders to kombucha teas, sample a variety of brews made by our own parents, faculty and staff. This adult-only evening is a great chance to celebrate this traditional German Festival, Waldorf-style! Admission includes 15 tasters of local microbrew and home brews, as well as the souvenir taster glass itself. Pretzels and other home-made food items complement the brews. A music DJ, t-shirt sales and raffle of tickets to Hamilton! the play will be part of the activities. Call the Main Office, 773.465.2662, for details and to purchase tickets with credit card. Alumni (over 21), their parents, guests and friends are encouraged to join our parents, faculty & staff at the festival!
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
High School Camping Trip to Camp Edwards
As an inaugurating event to solidify the new school year, the HS camping trip traditionally involves all High School students in a shared “character-building and settling-in” experience. Over these two days, the older grades and High School faculty welcome the new freshman class into the High School community with daytime workshops, outdoor class activities, communal meals, and the shared experience of camping in a retreat in the woods together (all possibly enlivened by one or two pranks as well!)
October 9, 8:00 am - October 10, 3:30 pm
Cabins & Campground in Wisconsin from 10/9 through 10/10