Week Ten To summer's radiant heights
The sun in shining majesty ascends;
It takes my human feeling
Into its own wide realms of space.
Within my inner being stirs
Presentiment which heralds dimly,
You shall in future know:
A godly being now has touched you.
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE OWS CLASS OF 2022!
The 8th grade graduation was such a joy. It was filled with song, dance, humor and heart. This class of four was heavy on personality. Their presence at our school will very much be missed! Thank you to our first graders for delivering their final roses - the symbols of goodness, beauty and truth - marking a transition from one life stage to another.
We would also like to highlight the dedication of the parents and families who supported these graduates. They have been board members, facility managers, Parents Association reps for countless years, media volunteers, and beyond. Thank you for all of the time and energy you have given to this community!
The Spring Concert was a roaring success. Students from 4th-8th grade performed beautifully and their music filled the rose gardens in such a delightful way. Congrats to all the students on a job well done and gratitude to Orchestra teacher, Mr. Partridge, and Ensemble instructor, Mr. Ben, for your amazing leadership.
Field Day this year was, well, very wet. The day is historically filled with water games of all kinds and this year was no exception, but with the added dampness of a very rainy day.
Thank you to our faculty and parent volunteers for keeping the fun alive, no matter the weather.
Last Monday we were honored to receive a visit from four OWS alumns who recently graduated from high school. They joined our assembly, shared where they went to high school and what they will be doing next.
Innana Mabwa-Childress: Avanti High School, taking a gap year then going to the University of Washington, Tacoma Favorite OWS memory:Hard to pick one but loved being outside so much and loved the gingerbread from Winter Faire
Ziya Maherali: Avanti High School, going to Western Washington University with a potential major in Psychology Favorite OWS memory:Loved the 8th grade trip to Washington DC
Karina Greenlee: Capital High School, going to Stanford University with a potential major in Public Health/Biology Favorite OWS memory:Enjoyed Michelmas, the festivals, pressing cider and all the class plays
Aden Nevy: Avanti High School Favorite OWS memory: Hanging out as a class and going inside to play games.
Hello, my name is Katherine Willems, and I am from Lancaster, Pennsylvania. I am a graduate of Temple University with a degree in Environmental Studies. In addition to my major, I also received a minor in political science and a certificate in sustainable food systems and have 18 credits in Early Childhood Education from Millersville University. Upon finishing my undergraduate degree, I decided to travel. Through my love of working with children I was able to teach English abroad, specifically in China. While there, I was able to travel all across Asia: South Korea, Singapore, Vietnam, Thailand. After working for a year in China, I moved to Taiwan and taught English for another year there. I really enjoyed my time exploring the world, but after two years away felt ready to move back to the USA and find my place. I transitioned to working as a Kindergarten assistant at the Susquehanna Waldorf School in Marietta, PA. A short time after experiencing the Waldorf pedagogy, I found that I wished to focus on Waldorf and pursue a career in grades teaching. I am currently enrolled and will begin my Waldorf Grades training at the West Coast Institute for Studies in Anthroposophy.
In my free time I love to be outdoors. I was lucky enough to spend a summer working as a Park Ranger at Theodore Roosevelt National Park. While there, I gave dailly presentations about wildlife and history. As a lover of nature in all aspects, I am excited to explore the land of my new home and find ways to incorporate it into my teaching. I take a keen interest in hiking, camping, foraging, gardening and crafting from nature. I also spend a good deal of time crafting. I love to try new creative activities but spend a lot of time painting, drawing, embroidering, and sewing.
I look forward to an amazing year with wonderful new experiences.
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