8th Grade Projects Presentation

Let’s Support These Amazing Students

One hallmark of the 8th grade year is the completion of an 8th Grade Project. These independent projects give each student the chance to study and experience something of their own choosing over an extended period of time.

CHECK YOUR INBOX ON MAY 26TH FOR A ZOOM LINK TO THIS SPECIAL ONLINE PRESENTATION!

Experience the Grades

(Adults only)

The Grades and Early Childhood Departments will host an Experience the Grades morning at our school. Parents will have an opportunity to experience the grades curriculum through hands-on mini-lessons from movement activities and blackboard work, you will be a 1st grade student and work your way up through the upper-grade levels! This is a very special event and not to be missed.

This is a glimpse into a Waldorf grades program, and much different than a “school tour.” Rather, it is a sampling of the unique aspects of the 1st – 8th grade curriculum delivery of a Waldorf school.

Reservations are required by Feb. 26, 2020.

RSVP with Amy Kopald, 3rd/4th Grade Teacher.

Waldorf100 Celebration

Our school community will gather for a spectacular day of celebrating; Waldorf education’s 100th anniversary world-wide, Nevada Sage Waldorf School is turning 20 years, and our first graduating 8th-grade class in spring 2020!

MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR SEPTEMBER 19!

  • Waldorf schools world-wide celebrate 100 years of Waldorf education
  • NSWS celebrates its 20th anniversary as a school
  • NSWS celebrates its first 8th-grade class – graduating in spring 2020
  • Councilmember Jenny Brekhus will present a Certificate of Achievement Award
  • Mayor Schieve will officially proclaim September 19, 2019 as Waldorf Education’s 100th Anniversary Year
  • Musical performances by NSWS students
  • Celebratory cake

PLUS WE WILL BE LAUNCHING OUR NEWLY DESIGNED WEBSITE!

Campus Consensus Design – Collective Work on the Architectonic Model

Campus Consensus Design: Invite to Participate

Collective Work on the Architectonic Model | Plus a potluck lunch!
This creative process is open to our NSWS parents, faculty, board, and admin.
Monday | August 5 | 9:30am – 12:30pm
(Adults only – children 10 and older can participate with their parent. There will be no childcare.)
Modeling & Shaping Campus Garden Space Layout
Potluck lunch to follow  – Please bring a salad, bread or dessert to share.

The Site Planning & Development Committee and Board of Trustees would like to invite you to come to play with clay and help shape the campus garden spaces with Oldrich Hozman.

Nevada Sage Waldorf school hired Oldrich and his team of architects to design our new school campus – in collaboration with the vision and values from our faculty, admin, board and parent body.

Please join in this creative process for part of the time or all of the time.

LOOKING AHEAD

August 8 @ 5-6pm | Final presentation of the Architectonic Model with Oldrich Hozman at Nevada Sage Waldorf School.

For more information, please contact Sacha Picerno, Site Planning & Development Committee Chair


about oldrich hozman

Oldrich Hozman was born in Prague and graduated from the Academy of Applied Arts in Architecture and Design. His designs are based in ecological and organic architecture. He supports a holistic view on the creation of a healthy environment and architecture to support the highest functioning of human beings.

Puppet Show | All the Way to Lhasa | Artown Event

Puppet Show | All the Way to Lhasa

Family Friendly Artown Event | Plus Campus Tours and Popsicle Social

Nevada Sage Waldorf School | 565 Reactor Way | Reno NV 89502

(Appropriate for children ages 3-9)

Saturday | July 6 @ 10am-12pm

Three Puppet Show performances to choose from…

Showtimes: 10am / 10:45am / 11:30am

  • Campus tours and Popsicle Social from 10am – 12:00pm
  • Tour our campus and enjoy homemade fruit popsicles in the playgarden.

A Tale from Tibet | All the way to Lhasa
How far is it to Lhasa? Very far. Up windy slopes, over mountain torrents and snow, a boy and his yak keep going. Will they ever reach the holy city of Lhasa? The boy doesn’t know, but an old woman has told him he can make it there before nightfall. Its wise and simple message will encourage children of any age who dream of a shining goal that seems “very far.”

Children ages 3 – 9 will enjoy this story as it comes alive with silk marionettes. Following the performance, delicious popsicles will be served in the playgarden.

 

Anthroposophical Architecture Lecture Series | Lecture Three

Anthroposophical Architecture Lecture Series

with Oldrich Hozman, Anthroposophical Architect from the Czech Republic

This free lecture series is open to the public. All lectures will be at Nevada Sage Waldorf School in the Great Room.

Lecture One | Tuesday | May 28 @ 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Waldorf School Architecture Principles: Forms supporting children’s education, principles of “Truth”, “Beauty” and “Good” in Waldorf school architecture.
Lecture Two | Wednesday | June 5 @ 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Oldrich Hozman Presentation – Biography and Body of Work
Lecture Three | Thursday | June 13 @ 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Rudolf Steiner’s Architecture; 1st and 2nd Goetheanum
For more information, please contact Patricia Fenkell.

Anthroposophical Architecture Lecture Series | Lecture Two

Anthroposophical Architecture Lecture Series

with Oldrich Hozman, Anthroposophical Architect from the Czech Republic

This free lecture series is open to the public. All lectures will be at Nevada Sage Waldorf School in the Great Room.

Lecture One | Tuesday | May 28 @ 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Waldorf School Architecture Principles: Forms supporting children’s education, principles of “Truth”, “Beauty” and “Good” in Waldorf school architecture.
Lecture Two | Wednesday | June 5 @ 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Oldrich Hozman Presentation – Biography and Body of Work
Lecture Three | Thursday | June 13 @ 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Rudolf Steiner’s Architecture; 1st and 2nd Goetheanum
For more information, please contact Patricia Fenkell.

Early Childhood End of Year Festival

Early Childhood End of Year Festival

Grandparents and Special Friends are most welcome!
Friday | May 31 | 10:30 am (arrive by 10:15 am in the Kindergarten Play Garden)
The picnic will follow the ceremony at Mira Loma Park.
Arrival and Attire
Please arrive by 10:15 am. Punctuality is appreciated as late arrivals interrupt the flow of the festival. Kindergarten Parents, please drop your child off in his/her classroom and find seating in the playgarden. The kindergarten children from both classes will process out together. Willow children will sit in the audience area of the playgarden with their parents.
The attire for Rising First Graders should be nice: button up shirt and pants or party dresses. You may want to keep a change of clothes in your car for later at the park.
Ceremony
In this ceremony, we enjoy seeing our oldest Kindergarten children move up into First Grade in a bridge ceremony. Please be discreet if you choose to photograph or videotape your child in the ceremony. For some, they are nervous and many phones out can bring more self-consciousness.
Attendees find a seat outside near the hay bales to await the ceremony. Please help us maintain a reverent mood by keeping little ones on laps and remaining seated until the end of the ceremony. We kindly ask that guests arriving after the ceremony has begun at 10:30 enter through the Kindergarten classrooms and not through the Willow play yard.
Picnic
Immediately following the ceremony we will head off for a potluck picnic at Mira Loma Park. Tables will be there for potluck offerings. Bring a blanket and folding chairs if you like. Shade and picnic tables will be at our location. For easy breakdown, please pack your own plates, cups, and utensils in and out.
Flowers
Donations of flowers for decorating the ceremony and the picnic tables are most graciously accepted. Please bring to the school on Thursday, May 30th.
IMPORTANT |  The last day of school programming is Thursday, May 30th for ALL early childhood classes. On Friday, May 31st, there is no early care, aftercare, or regular school programming. This is a special festival day. Please attend with your child and RSVP with your child’s teacher.

Anthroposophical Architecture Lecture Series | Lecture One

Anthroposophical Architecture Lecture Series

with Oldrich Hozman, Anthroposophical Architect from the Czech Republic

This free lecture series is open to the public. All lectures will be at Nevada Sage Waldorf School in the Great Room.

Lecture One | Tuesday | May 28 @ 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Waldorf School Architecture Principles: Forms supporting children’s education, principles of “Truth”, “Beauty” and “Good” in Waldorf school architecture.
Lecture Two | Wednesday | June 5 @ 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Oldrich Hozman Presentation – Biography and Body of Work
Lecture Three | Thursday | June 13 @ 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Rudolf Steiner’s Architecture; 1st and 2nd Goetheanum
For more information, please contact Patricia Fenkell.

Spring School Assembly | Grades Early Release @ 1:15pm

Spring School Assembly

Tuesday | April 16 @ 6:00-7:00 pm (Grades early release at 1:15 pm.)
Sparks High School Theater | 820 15th St. | Sparks, NV 89431
All families and friends are welcome to join us at Sparks High School Theater for our Grade School Spring Assembly. The students in Grades 1-7 will be showcasing recent work from their classrooms, including offerings from the strings, music and games programs.
Grades students will be released at 1:15 pm. Aftercare is available for those already enrolled in this program.
The theater is at the most northern end of the High School building. To enter the theater park on 15th Street near the football field. Please allow time to find your way to this venue.