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.

Craft+Bake Sale – Hosted by 2nd/3rd Grade Class

Craft+Bake Sale – Hosted by 2nd/3rd Grade Class

Friday | May 10 | 3:00 – 3:30 pm | In front of the school at pickup

(The sale will also be open at lunch/recess for Grades students.)

The 2nd & 3rd grade students will host an end of the year Craft+Bake Sale with handmade Mother’s Day cards, treats, and gifts.

The students in Ms. Kopald’s class have been studying money so this will be a very practical and fun activity for the students to try out their new money counting skills.

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

ABOUT MEGAN
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.
VIEW BASKETS HERE


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.

MORE ABOUT REV

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
NEW LOCATION!
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.