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.

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.