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Welcome Letter and Testing Results from Mr. Ebel

Dearest Juniper Ridge Families & Guardians, First, let me welcome back to our community those of you who have been with us over the last four years. For those of you who are new to us, and there are quite a few of you, let me formally welcome you and tell you how grateful we are that you have joined us. We really do
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The Importance of Play

The Importance of Play By Donald Samson Play is essential to development because it contributes to the cognitive, physical, social, and emotional well-being of children and youth. Play allows children to use their creativity while developing their imagination, dexterity, and physical, cognitive, and emotional strength. Play is important to healthy brain development. It is through play that children at a very early age engage
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Open Enrollment closes March 3rd

Open Enrollment closes March 3rd There is only one week left to submit Enrollment Applications for the 2017-2018 school year and be included in our first round lottery.  All Enrollment Applications must be submitted to Juniper Ridge Community School by 4 pm on March 3, 2017. Applications can be hand delivered, mailed in (must be postmarked by 3/3/17), or put in the locked drop
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A Big Thank You!

A big JRCS community THANK YOU to the members of the Parent Council and all the parents, grandparents, caregivers, friends, pets… thanks to every volunteer who contributed their time and resources to the students this year. Your gracious work has benefited students at every grade level, and your participation reflects the true spirit of Community at this community school. Your service helps provide the educational atmosphere
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The 2016-2017 School Calendar has been posted

The 2016-2017 School Calendar has been posted! You can download it here: 2016-2017 School Calendar


The Results of Waldorf Education

The Research Institute for Waldorf Education has compiled data from Waldorf graduates throughout North America. Highlights from their research show: 94% of Waldorf graduates attend college 51% of Waldorf graduates pursue advanced degrees 42% of Waldorf graduates choose science as a major in college 89% of Waldorf graduates are highly satisfied in their choice of occupation Three Key Findings About Waldorf Graduates: Waldorf graduates think for themselves and value
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JRCS hosts Eugene Schwartz

Waldorf education is the fastest-growing school movement in the world, and public Waldorf schools stand at the leading edge of that growth. Although they are nearly a century old, Waldorf methodologies continue to outpace even the most ambitious school reforms, and mainstream educators are taking notice. As the lines begin to blur between Waldorf and Waldorf-inspired schools, it is important to ask what it is that makes a school a
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PARCC Scores – A letter from Mr. Ebel

Dear Parents and Guardians, By now most of you have received your child’s PARCC test scores. I wanted to touch base with you to give you some perspective on the scores. To be honest, scores of the students in our school aren’t where the district and the state believe they should be. In many cases, they are not where we think they should be. While the Waldorf
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How to Explain the New Children

In light of the recent news from around the world Here is a helpful article on how to discuss upsetting events with our children: How to Explain the News to Your Children