AWSNASeptember 2011
AWSNA Newsletter
Dear Friends,

AWSNA's next Service Weekend will be on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota at the Lakota Waldorf School (LWS) and the Oglala Lakota College (OLC). The dates are April19-22, 2012. Our success in New Orleans serves as a light to lead us to the next place where our help can make a substantial difference. Waldorf Alumni of all sorts (parents and staff welcome as alums) can roll up your sleeves and make a difference in this world!  Have a reunion in service with other Waldorf alums. If you're wondering about where to take your class for perhaps the most memorable service experience they'll ever have, contact us soon. The Lakota Prairie Ranch Resort is the place to stay, unless you are of remarkable stamina and want to stay in the tipis at the school's Tipi Camp. Both are possibilities and the experience promises to be rich and effective for everyone who participates.     


Frances Kane            Patrice Maynard
   Administration     Development & Outreach

Honolulu Waldorf School is 50 Years Old

The Honolulu Waldorf School celebrates its 50th anniversary this year! The festivities begin on Friday, October 7 with an alumni gathering. 'Tastes and Treasures' - the school's annual feast and silent auction - is on Saturday, October 8 at the Hilton Hawaiian Village. On Sunday there will be a grand Luau on the school campus.  


Read more on Why Waldorf Works.   


Waldorf Alum Creates Apartment Therapy 

"When you marry your passion and your skill to a mission that has a greater good in mind, the world supports you."


Waldorf alum Maxwell Gillingham-Ryan has an apartment-therapy business and has also written a book about apartment cures.


Read more on Why Waldorf Works





Investigative reporter Matt Richtel researched the impact technology in the classroom has had on test scores and other factors, and comes to some interesting conclusions.


Read more on Why Waldorf Works. 



Waldorf Education Events and Conferences

Please visit Why Waldorf Works for registration and contact information or for more details. If you have a conference you'd like posted on the site, send the information to

October 7, 8, and 9, 2011: Honolulu, HI

Honolulu Waldorf School's 50th Anniversary Celebration!

Festivities include Tastes and Treasures at the Hilton Hawaiian Village and a Luau on the school's campus.


October 5-10, 2011: Chicago, IL
Teaching Sensible Science
The Research Institute for Waldorf Education, SENSRI and the Chicago Waldorf School are offering the third session of Michael D'Aleo's course on Teaching Sensible Science.

October 20-22, 2011: Ann Arbor, MI
AWSNA Great Lakes Regional Delegates' Meeting
The Rudolf Steiner School of Ann Arbor, Michigan will once again be hosting the Great Lakes Delegates' meeting.


October 21-23, 2011: Iceland

International Steiner Waldorf Parents Network

The International Steiner Waldorf Parents Network invites all Waldorf parents to the second International Steiner Waldorf Parents Network Conference this year.


October 24, 2011: Chestnut Ridge, NY    

Money as a Force in the World - Sustainability and Responsibility

Workshop from 9am to 4pm, culminating in a public round table in the evening from 7pm to 9pm. Mark Finser, John Bloom, Don Shaffer, and Scott Williams among others will be presenting.


November 4, 5 & 6, 2011: Wilton, NH


Annual Conference on Adolescence for High School & Upper Grades Teachers

Keynote Speakers: Jon McAlice, Marisha Plotnik, and John Wulsin

More events can be found at Why Waldorf Works

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In This Issue
Honolulu Waldorf School is 50 Years Old!
Apartment Therapy
NYT Education Series
Events and Conferences
About Us
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