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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There’s No Stemming the Tide of Waldorf STEM Winners at the Maine State Science Fair There’s No Stemming the Tide of Waldorf STEM Winners at the Maine State Science Fair
Tuesday, March 31, 2020

The Maine State Science Fair took place online last Saturday, March 28th, and three students from the eleventh grade competed. Lauren Eichler and Grace Kessler were finalists in the category of Behavioral Science with their project  “A Meta-Analysis of the Effects of the Lunar Cycle on Mental Health.” Aniela Holtrop was a finalist in the category of Computer Science with […]

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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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