Celebrating the Winter Spiral at Home
Tuesday, December 15, 2020

December at Maine Coast Waldorf School is marked by the Winter Spiral, often held in late afternoon or in the early evening. Since we are not able to gather as a community for our traditional Winter Spiral, we invite you to make one at home to create a mood of wonder and quiet anticipation. Lay […]

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New Staff Members Join MCWS Community
Friday, November 20, 2020

We are so fortunate to have Kendra Gaarder, RN, with us, Maine Coast Waldorf’s first full-time school nurse. Although she was raised in Northern Virginia, Kendra’s Maine roots run deep over generations. She has been based in the Portland area for the past four years and feels at home here, nestled between the mountains and the […]

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Q&A With Alumna and State Senator Mattie Daughtry Q&A With Alumna and State Senator Mattie Daughtry
Monday, November 16, 2020

Mattie Daughtry is a graduate of Maine Coast Waldorf School (8th grade, 2001) who was recently elected to represent District 24 in the Maine State Senate (Freeport, Brunswick, Harpswell, Pownal, North Yarmouth). Before her election to the Senate, she represented Brunswick in the Maine House for the past eight years. On top of that, she’s […]

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9th Grade Student Wins STEM Award 9th Grade Student Wins STEM Award
Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Congratulations to 9th grader Benjamin Pochurek, who recently won Maine Public’s “Age of Nature High School Student Challenge” for excellence in STEM. The contest, which was cosponsored by The Nature Conservancy, the Maine Education Association, and the Maine Mathematics and Science Alliance, invited high school students to submit any kind of multimedia—from poetry to sculpture–that […]

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Cross Country Continues Strong Season Cross Country Continues Strong Season
Tuesday, October 20, 2020

This past Friday the cross country team traveled to Lake Region High School in Naples for their final “regular” race of the season. The boys were fortunate – while damp and overcast, it didn’t actually rain during their race. That all changed for the girls race, when the skies really let loose and the girls […]

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Let The Games Begin! Let The Games Begin!
Friday, October 9, 2020

When the 25th annual Pentathlon Festival was canceled last spring, it was just one of many ways that COVID-19 disrupted established traditions and routines for many on campus. The festival, which is an athletic, artistic, and poetic combination modeled after the ideals of the Greek Olympics, has become a cherished fifth grade right of passage […]

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Cross Country Continues Competitive Season Cross Country Continues Competitive Season
Tuesday, October 6, 2020

The cross country team continued their competitive season this past week, traveling slightly west for their weekly Western Maine Conference race, this time against the Patriots from Gray-New Gloucester. The boys ran first with Louis Walker landing his first race as the #1 MCWS runner, coming in 2nd. Other scoring runners were John Miles Muentener […]

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Michaelmas, a festival for our age Michaelmas, a festival for our age
Tuesday, September 22, 2020

What is this festival called Michaelmas? It is called a “new” festival although it has its roots in ancient Babylonia, India, and earlier. On the very simplest of levels it is known as a harvest festival. That moment in the year when all the fruits of our planting, weeding, growing efforts have ripened and are […]

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MaineFlavor Reopening Protocols
Tuesday, September 1, 2020

My name is Susan Purcell and I’m the founder and co-owner of MaineFlavor, LLC.  Andrew Applegate (aka Bond) is MaineFlavor’s baker and other co-owner.  We operate our gourmet ice cream company from the commercial kitchen in the MCWS Community Hall, and we’re preparing to re-open our organic bakery café on Tuesday, September 8 — with […]

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