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The Class of 2015: The final Westside School Outdoor Education adventure

The first destination for the eighth grade class during their Outdoor Education spring trip week was the Hummocks Loop Trail, where they saw firsthand the recovery of the Toutle River valley since the 1980 eruption, and enjoyed beautiful views of Mt. 189 more words

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A trip down the Grande Ronde River - seventh grade spring trip!

The seventh grade class traveled to Eastern Oregon to go rafting on the Grande Ronde River during their week of Outdoor Education. After arriving, the first order of business was a game of capture the flag. 77 more words

Middle School

Will Great Scores on a High Stakes Test Land You a Job at Goodreads?

Goodreads is a website that has created a huge community of readers, and their goal is to hook up readers with books they will love. In browsing today, I came across their Jobs page. 144 more words


An Interview with Graduating 7/8th Grade Teacher, Carolyn Kaster

by Michael Gardner, Rosemary Kindergarten Parent

Recently, I had the pleasure to have an interview with local Waldorf School of Santa Barbara teacher, Carolyn Kaster , in her 7th-8th grade class room to talk with her about how she became so involved in Waldorf education When I arrived for our scheduled interview, I was immediately struck by her radiant smile and her bright green eyes, as well as the passion with which she spoke about her experiences with Waldorf education. 1,341 more words

The Child is a Wellspring of Love

Love is a guiding force within the Montessori curriculum, and something that is palpable in our classroom environments. Love guides each lesson that is taught, through the soft, gentle voice of the guide as she demonstrates how to trace a sandpaper letter with her finger, or even modeling how to use the correct vocabulary and body language when diffusing a conflict between two friends. 381 more words