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Fiesta Friday Fundraiser for White Mountain Waldorf School

waldorfBring your sombrero and dinero to celebrate Cinco De Mayo and support local education on Friday, May 5th at 6pm for the Fiesta Friday Fundraiser for the White Mountain Waldorf School at Tin Mountain Conservation Center. There will be tacos, trivia, and the White Mountain Waldorf School Annual Auction to keep you entertained throughout the evening!

Tickets are $35 per person and include delicious food and two cocktail tickets for legal adults. This event is the primary fundraiser for the White Mountain Waldorf School’s school year, so please come out and support your local Waldorf Education center!

To purchase tickets, call (603)-447-3168 or stop by the office at White Mountain Waldorf School at 1371 Rt. 16, Albany, NH.

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About the White Mountain Waldorf School

Officially founded in 1984, the White Mountain Waldorf School is a nonprofit school, located on a 75 acre campus in Albany, NH offering programs from parent/infant, nursery and kindergarten, to elementary and middle school classes through Grade 8. We instill creativity and a desire for learning through an education that balances academic, artistic and practical life skills, fostering each child’s ability to think with clarity, feel with compassion and act with purpose and social responsibility in the world.

The White Mountain Waldorf School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration, and other school administered programs.

The White Mountain Waldorf School Mission

The White Mountain Waldorf School instills creativity and a desire for learning, cultivates social responsibility and personal integrity, and supports the home and greater community.

For more information about the event or the White Mountain Waldorf School,  visit  www.WhiteMountainWaldorf.org or call 603-447-3168. 

Only 4 Days Left to Purchase White Mountain Waldorf School Tuition Raffle Tickets

On Tuesday, April 4, 2017, one lucky person will be announced as the winner of the White Mountain Waldorf School’s Tuition Raffle at the WMWS Dine to Donate at Flatbread Company in North Conway. This prize, though not carrying any cash value, is worth over $9,000.00!

The winner has the choice of sending their own child to school for free in the 2017/2018 school year, giving it to a family or friend who would like to or is already attended the school, or may donate that value back to the school and receive a receipt for a charitable donation made to the school in that amount.

This is an amazing opportunity for a new family to experience the school. We encourage anyone considering the school for their child to take a chance and buy a ticket.

It is also an amazing opportunity for a community member to truly make a difference in the lives of over a third of our school population who receive financial aid. If the winnings are donated back to the school, all the money raised will go toward giving families in need financial assistance to make Waldorf Education available to their children.

Currently, there are over a thousand independent Waldorf schools located in 60 countries. Soon to celebrate its 100th year, it is one of the largest independent school movements throughout the world. The White Mountain Waldorf School is proud to be a part of this movement; a shift in understanding that education is not just about academia but rather the development of the whole child from a physical, emotional, and cognitive perspective.

Click HERE to purchase Tuition Raffle Tickets

For more information about White Mountain Waldorf School visit White Mountain Waldorf School or call (603) 447-3168.

White Mountain Waldorf School Hires New Director of Advancement, Rose M. Heggeman

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The White Mountain Waldorf School is pleased to welcome Rose Heggeman as the new Director of Advancement.  The main focus of her work will be marketing, enrollment and fundraising. Rose is a Maine native, living in Bridgton with her husband, Jim, and their two children: Alana, age 5, and Xander, age 4, both of whom are attending the school.  Rose has a bachelor’s degree from Goddard College and spent over a decade working with the senior leadership team at Saint Joseph’s College in Maine.  She is also a registered yoga teacher and holistic health coach trained through The Institute for Integrative Nutrition.  Rose is excited be to joining the community and is looking forward to meeting all its members.

In her letter to the community, Rose expresses her enthusiasm and commitment to child development and education, as well as her passion for a Waldorf education. She explains, “Like many of you, we have joined this community because it provides a nurturing environment for child development, and a feeling of family where we can learn alongside each other, how to best cherish imagination and creativity.” Her vision for 2017 is to “discover new ways to increase engagement and provide space for members of our community to come together and strengthen our bond with each other and the greater school network of bright minds, big thinkers and problem solvers – just like our children!” The Mount Washington Valley welcomes you and thanks you for your dedication to education.

About White Mountain Waldorf School
The White Mountain Waldorf School, established  in 1985, teaches children a curriculum that balances academic, artistic, and practical life skills; fostering each child’s ability to think with clarity, feel with compassion, and act with purpose and social responsibility in the world. While the school started out as a a small nursery-kindergarten, it now enrolls preschool aged children up to 8th grade students.  The school’s mission is to instill creativity and a desire for learning, cultivates social responsibility and personal integrity, and supports the home and greater community.

For more information about the White Mountain Waldorf School, visit www.whitemountainwaldorf.org. 

Introducing the Elementary Teachers of White Mountain Waldorf School  

 

Beginning this September White Mountain Waldorf School will have four new teachers in the grades, and one veteran returning in a new capacity.

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Jacqueline Leafe, who began teaching at the school in September of 2011 with grade one has now completed five years with that original group. In 2012 they combined forces with the then new and upcoming first grade. The class has become one unified class of friends and co-workers over these four years. Mrs. Leafe will now be returning to the lower grades, ushering a new group of first graders to combine with our present second grade.

With sixteen years experience teaching in Waldorf early childhood and elementary programs she brings a wealth of knowledge and warmth for the developing young child, and looks forward to forming a new class.

Bruce Cooper, an experienced Waldorf certified teacher of 14 years, will now take over and lead Mrs. Leafe’s rising grades 5/6 class. Mr. Cooper has a special appreciation for the developmental curriculum of the fifth grade and above, and is looking forward to living and skiing in the Mt. Washington valley. He and his family are moving to the northeast from Illinois where Bruce and his wife, Mari, have been teaching at the Four Winds Waldorf School for several years. Prior to this he had lived and taught in Colorado. We are honored to have Mr. Cooper come and join our community and lead this class into the middle school years.

This year we are also fortunate to have discovered Sarah Davidson, who will be teaching the combined grades ¾ class. Mrs. Davidson, resides in the valley, and is already an active parent in the school. Her interest in Waldorf education was so strong that she has now entered the formal training program through Antioch University in Keene to become certified as a Waldorf teacher.

Mrs. Davidson has experience in nutrition and health, with education, with children, and as a lawyer. She holds a doctorate in law, a certificate in nutrition, and is now preparing to immerse her positive energy into forming a wonderful educational experience for children here at WMWS.

Louis Bullard, a scientist-become-Waldorf teacher of 16 years, comes to us from 9 years of teaching in all of the grades at Pine Hill Waldorf School in Wilton, NH. Besides his classroom teaching experience, Mr. Bullard along with his wife, Helen, has been running Waldorf camps for many years. He worked at Camp Glenbrook in Marlborough, NH for 15 years. For six of those years he was assistant director. Louis and Helen also spend summers training staff for camps in China.

Mr. Bullard is looking forward to teaching the wonderful middle-school curriculum once again, this time to our grades 7/8 class at WMWS.

Heidi Miller, who also lives locally in Eaton, and has been teaching in our early childhood aftercare program, has entered the year-round Waldorf certification program as of this summer. Heidi will be our part-time educational support person this year, working in all grades to assist in academics, artistic work, and in various other teacher duties.

Mrs. Miller comes to us with a Bachelors degree in early childhood, and her Masters in education. We are excited to have Heidi Miller on board with her willingness to substitute, and immerse herself in hands-on learning of Waldorf  education while sharing her love for the children.

Alongside these new positions the elementary curriculum is supported by teachers in Music, German, Handwork, Woodwork, and Movement. These and our teachers of early childhood—parent/toddler through kindergarten—may be introduced in a future article.

Please feel free to come to meet and greet these new teachers in our Valley community. Call White Mountain Waldorf school at 603-447-3168 for information or to schedule a tour. Look up our website at http://www.whitemountainwaldorf.org.

We will be holding a meeting of parents and friends called “An introduction to the first and second grade teacher and curriculum” on August 16 At 6 PM.  All are welcome.