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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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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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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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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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