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.

2nd & 3rd Grade Class Play

2nd & 3rd Grade Class Play

Thursday | April 11 @ 6:00 – 7:00pm
Ms. Kopald’s 2nd/3rd grade students will be performing their class play for family and friends.
The Creation of a New Sun
This Aztec legend is about overcoming evil forces that try to bring an end to life on earth. By using the strength and gifts of animals and the power of the four directions, one brave soul is able to free the mighty, Feathered Serpent, Quetzalcoatl and journey to the stars to bring light and life back into the world, for the SUN WILL REMAIN!

Parent Education Night with guest Megan Sullivan

Parent Education Night

Fostering Healthy Sexuality and Relationships in our Fast Paced, Media-Saturated World
with guest speaker, Megan Sullivan
Monday | April 8 | 6-8pm @ NSWS
This lively lecture is by donation.
(Adults Only – recommended for parents with children of all ages.)
The lecture is focused on fostering healthy communication between parents and children regarding sexuality. It is designed to prepare parents to meet the developmental needs of their child from a Waldorf perspective. Megan is dedicated to bringing reverence and respect to the healthy unfolding of human sexuality and relationships. This informative talk will give tools of empowerment to families as they navigate our oversexualized and media-saturated culture.
This evening will help support parents to:

  • Be prepared for questions before they come
  • Learn to hear what your child is really asking
  • Know what is appropriate at what age
  • Build open communication
  • Address safety and Internet issues

Megan Sullivan began her teaching career in 1994. Megan’s passion is helping youth develop a healthy picture of sexuality and fostering healthy relationships. She has taught sex education in Waldorf schools in Australia and USA. Megan lives in Sacramento with her husband and 2 daughters and she is currently teaching Social Emotional Learning at Sacramento Waldorf School.

Spring Silent Auction Fundraiser

Cirque Extraordinaire

Spring Silent Auction Fundraiser
Saturday | March 23 | 6-9pm
California Building | 75 Cowan Dr. | Reno, NV 89509
Purchase tickets at the door.
$85 per person / $150 per couple
Each ticket includes 2 drink tickets and appetizers.

Join Nevada Sage Waldorf’s Master of Ceremonies for a lively evening with performances by Reno Aerial Co-op. Enjoy locally sourced food and beverages provided byButter + Salt catering. Stroll through jugglers and fire performers while bidding on live and silent auction items.

This is an adult-only evening. All proceeds benefit Nevada Sage Waldorf School.

For more information contact fundraising@nevadasagewaldorf.org.

Themed Raffle Baskets

Tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20.
You can buy your raffle tickets from any parent from the school or at the school office, now until March 18, or at the silent auction event on March 23.

We kindly thank our sponsors and donors for their generous support.


Experience the Grades

Experience the Grades

Saturday | March 2 | 10am – 12pm
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.
All parents of rising 1st graders are respectfully asked to attend. 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.
We kindly ask that parents RSVP for this event (adults only, but child care may be provided should enough families need it).
RSVP at Enrollment@NevadaSageWaldorf.org 

CANCELED – Parent Education Night with guest speaker Rev Bowen

CANCELED – Parent Education Night

This lecture has been canceled – we will let you know if we will reschedule this at another date.
with guest speaker Rev Bowen
Ain’t it Pretty!
Learn why Waldorf education emphasizes creativity and hands-on learning.
Tuesday | February 12 | 6:00 – 7:30pm @ Nevada Sage Waldorf School
(This is a free event but donations are gladly welcome.)
Join us for an engaging evening with Waldorf educator, Rev Bowen on the importance of creativity and the arts as a powerful means to educate the whole human being. Learn how Waldorf education meets each stage of human development; physical, emotional, psychological, cognitive and neurological within the curriculum.
If you are asking if Waldorf is right for your family or if you are seeking more information about Waldorf’s unique approach to education, then we encourage you to attend this special evening.


Rev Bowen served as a class teacher for eighteen years at the Live Oak Waldorf School in Meadow Vista, California, where he is now in his first year serving as the Pedagogical Development Director. He taught two classes from first through the eighth grade and another class for seventh and eighth. He attained his Waldorf Teaching Certificate from the Rudolf Steiner College and his Master’s in Human Development from St. Mary’s University. He has taught various courses and workshops for Waldorf teachers, public school teachers, and homeschooling families interested in Waldorf methods and/or pedagogy.  Rev loves Anthroposophy as a spiritual path but has no interest in becoming a devotee of Rudolf Steiner. When he’s not visiting Waldorf schools, Rev enjoys listening to and making music, kayaking, snowboarding, playing (non-video) games, hiking, camping, and biking.

School Winter Assembly

School Winter Assembly

Thursday | December 20 | 6-7pm
Sparks United Methodist Church
1231 Pyramid Way | Sparks NV 89431

All families are welcome to join us for our winter assembly which will feature work from students in Grades 2-7, including offerings from our Music and String programs. Please arrive promptly and allow time to find the location and parking at this new venue.

Michaelmas Festival – Grades Early Release

Michaelmas Festival & Potluck

Friday | September 28 | 5:30 – 7 pm
(Grades Early Release 1:15 pm. Aftercare will be offered from 1:15  to 5:30 pm.)
Michaelmas, a festival of awakening the “will” and fostering “courage”, is celebrated in Waldorf schools across the globe. Michael, translates to a question, “Who is like God?” and calls on our higher forces to face our inner “dragons”. This time of year, when the summer’s sun wanes and the cold and crisp air begins to arrive, we tend to move toward the comfort of home, and so does our reflective consciousness move inward to the warmth of self. These dragons are not external monsters, but rather live within all humankind; yet, we can overcome any struggle with our awakened righteous consciousness-our spear! Join us to celebrate and rejoice in Michael ’s spirit.
Burning bright my shield and spear,
Strong and true my bow.
Against the dragons fearful might
To battle forth I go!
With mighty arm and noble heart
Firm steps I fearless take,
To conquer him who binds us all
For mankind’s sake, I rise up tall.
        -author unknown

Festival Schedule

5:30 p.m. | Community Gathering  begins in the Great Room
5:40 p.m. | Performances from the grade school students
5:50 p.m. | Potluck and Dragon bread cutting.
6:45 p.m. | Circle Dance in the Great Room
7:00 p.m | Close of Festival
*Potluck: Please bring a dish to share! Our potlucks will be in the Grade School Play Yard and are always zero waste events, so please bring plates, utensils and cups or drinks from home.

Visioning Workshop | One Day Retreat

Visioning Workshop | One Day Retreat

We strongly encourage at least one parent from every school family – grades, kindergarten and pre-K – to attend.

Breakfast social from 8:30 – 9:00am (coffee, tea, fruit, plus muffins and bagels from My Favorite Muffin)

Lunch will be provided by The Basil (vegetarian and dairy-free)

If you require childcare for the day, please contact the following qualified childcare providers; 
Maria Herrera (775) 737-8994
Ana Rincon (775) 527-4201
Alex Streuber (702) 540-1491
Lanae Riggs (775) 720-9159 

What’s your vision for our school?

Our School is Growing. Let’s build our dream school together.

All school families, faculty and board members are invited to join us for a full day Visioning Workshop to develop a unified vision for our dream school.

The day will include:

• Our history as a school

• Examples of other Waldorf schools who have turned their vision into reality

• Group Visioning of our ideal school

• Introduction of Acorns to Oaks, our campaign for growth

• Invite everyone to become involved in actively creating our vision

The Visioning Workshop will be moderated by George Hoffecker and Donna Burgess, from Hoffecker Burgess Consulting. They’ve had decades of experience helping Waldorf schools like ours develop unified, long-term visions for growth.

This Visioning Workshop will be the official kick-off to our Acorns to Oaks campaign for growth. It’s an important first step in developing a unified vision for our dream school.
We invite you to come share your ideas about how our school should grow and how we can best serve our children and our community moving forward.
Our vision will ultimately come to life in a plan for a permanent campus that can hold our students for years to come and a capital campaign that will help us raise the funds we need to make our vision a reality.
The workshop will be facilitated by George Hoffecker and Donna Burgess from Hoffecker Burgess Consulting. They’ve had decades of experience helping Waldorf schools like ours develop unified, long-term visions for growth.
We look forward to seeing you at this event and to hear your vision for the future of our school. We encourage at least one parent from every school family to attend this event.
For more information, please contact Tom Qualls at ‭tqwrites@gmail.com.
Hosted by the Site Planning and Development Committee.