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JRCS 5th Annual Halloween Journey

The 5th Annual JRCS Halloween Journey Saturday, October 28, 2017 at Juniper Ridge Community School Gates open at 4:30 pm; first Journey begins at 5:00 pm The days grow colder, the nights grow longer, and that means Halloween Journey is just around the corner! This year we will be offering a full night of campfire treats, music, and of course, the wondrous and delightful Journey through magical
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Beeswax Candle Dipping

This past Friday, as a special December treat, students in grades 1st-8th had an opportunity to dip candles.  We hope that you will see these candles appear under your Christmas tree as a gift from your child. However, providing our students with a gift is not our primary reason for having them dip candles.  So it raises the question, why do we go to
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JRCS 2016 Halloween Information

Halloween is creeping up on us!  Here are the Halloween plans for JRCS for 2016: Halloween Parade At the end of the school day on October 31, 2016 we will have a Halloween Costume Parade for all students that would like to participate. Students who do not wish to participate are welcome to stand on the sidelines and enjoy the display of costumes. Children may not arrive to
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2016 Michaelmas Festival

On Friday, September 30, 2016, Juniper Ridge Community School (JRCS) will celebrate Michaelmas.  Michaelmas,  as celebrated in our school and Waldorf schools worldwide, is the festival of courage and strength and is celebrated at the end of September as summer ends, fall begins, and the days are getting shorter and colder.  To honor this event, students will gather at a school wide (grades 1-9)
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Kindergarten Rainbow Bridge Ceremony

  Kindergarten started today at Juniper Ridge Community School! Kindergarten parents gathered and watched their tender offspring cross the Rainbow Bridge to be received into the Butterfly, Cottonwood or Rainbow Kindergarten. We saw a lot of happy and excited faces and a few tears (mostly from Moms and Dads) as the children were greeted by their teachers and welcomed into the school.

Rose Ceremony

Each school year at Juniper Ridge Community School begins with a Rose Ceremony. Today, we started by introducing all the teachers that have joined us – and there were a lot! We are really growing!!  The new and returning faculty joined together on stage to welcome the school with a song. The student body then welcomed all the new students 2nd – 9th grade
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St. Lucia Day

  written by our Director of Curriculum, Donald Samson There is a very sweet custom to come out of Scandinavia that Waldorf Schools have adopted as one of their December festivals of light.  It is the celebration of Santa Lucia. This celebration is hosted by the second grade.  It is an opportunity to bring a bit of joy and magic to these dark, cold
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