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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Growing Connections and Social Health: A Thank You to the Maine Coast Waldorf School Community Growing Connections and Social Health: A Thank You to the Maine Coast Waldorf School Community
Monday, August 31, 2020

Written by Christine Sloan Friday evening, while viewing a virtual event, I had the privilege of watching years of building relationships come together to create an event that touched hearts and inspired action that echoed from Brunswick to Boston, from Maine to California, from the United States to Australia.  Growing to Give, a non-profit, organic […]

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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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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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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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A Third MCWS Student Wins Plunkett Poetry Honors! A Third MCWS Student Wins Plunkett Poetry Honors!
Tuesday, March 24, 2020

We recently heard the news that junior Miles Winslow finished third in the in the state-wide Plunkett Poetry Festival, organized by the University of Maine at Augusta. That makes it a clean sweep for Maine Coast with Myah Garrison, Aniela Holtrop and Miles Winslow winning first, second, and third respectively. Congratulations, Miles! We have included […]

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More Poetry Honors! More Poetry Honors!
Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Over the years Maine Coast Waldorf students have earned a number of regional—and even national—honors for their poetry.  The string continues: we just heard that two current students, senior Myah Garrison and junior Aniela Holtrop, have finished first and second respectively in the state-wide Plunkett Poetry Festival, organized by the University of Maine at Augusta. […]

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