Maine Coast Waldorf School Returns to Campus
Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Smiles, laughter, and joy were on display on a picture-perfect morning as Maine Coast Waldorf School began its 36th school year for grades 1–12. The return of familiar faces to campus was extra special, as it marked the first time the community was able to come together since March 13, the day last spring that […]

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Poems Written by Faculty Members Featured Across the State Poems Written by Faculty Members Featured Across the State
Tuesday, August 25, 2020

  Faculty members David Sloan and John Reinhart scored a rare double poetry coup and were simultaneously featured in the most recent edition of the Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance weekly newsletter, “Peavey.”  Sloan’s poem “Threshold Choir” was also highlighted on Maine Public Radio, while Reinhart’s “the cosmonaut’s heart” was recognized in the Portland Press Herald’s weekly poetry […]

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A Most Memorable Commencement A Most Memorable Commencement
Thursday, June 11, 2020

Despite a worldwide pandemic, nine weeks of no on-campus schooling to end the school year, and an actual—not virtual—downpour that delayed the proceedings, the Class of 2020 got what they most wished for last Saturday—a live, lively, (and live-streamed) graduation ceremony. Because of state-mandated restrictions limiting the size of such gatherings to no more than […]

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MCWS Distance Learning: 9th Grade African LiteratureMCWS Distance Learning: 9th Grade African Literature
Tuesday, April 28, 2020

During this quarter of 9th Grade African Literature, we studied folktales and poetry from various African countries, including Botswana, Rhodesia, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Zambia, Nigeria and Rwanda. Students wrote their own folktales and created illustrated chapbooks of poetry which shared with the class. We read Nervous Conditions, a novel by Zimbabwe author Tsitsi Dangarembga […]

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“And all shall be well . . .” “And all shall be well . . .”
Tuesday, April 14, 2020

This most special week, a week where the holy confluence of the Jewish celebration of Pesach (Passover) and the Christian Holy Week brings an intensity to everything, I wish to begin, not with hope and joy, but with the Good Friday mood of loss. With the announcement from Susan Stark and the Executive Governance Committee […]

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Distance Learning Waldorf StyleDistance Learning Waldorf Style
Thursday, April 9, 2020

One of the Seven Core Principles of Waldorf education is Relationships. The principle begins, “Human interactions constitute the heart of Waldorf education. The task of teachers at all levels is to support the developing individuality of each student and the social health of the class as a whole. Relationships are strengthened and deepened because they […]

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The Word on the Street: A Journalism Project by Two MCWS Juniors The Word on the Street: A Journalism Project by Two MCWS Juniors
Thursday, April 2, 2020

What’s wrong with the World? What’s right? Maine Coast Waldorf School juniors Satchel Kaplan and Olivia Reynolds made this video as their final journalism project for a class taught by Mr. Reinhart. Prior to the COVID-19 closure of everything in Portland, Maine, they interviewed people on the street, asking the question, “What’s wrong with the […]

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