Spring has sprung! Middle school students enjoy a pre-Spring Break stroll. Photo courtesy of Rebecca Schwarz

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In This Newsletter: 11th Grade Monologues, 6th Grade Projects, Southern California Waldorf School Track and Field Meet, plus the Bauhaus Ball and May Faire Around the Corner!

One of the casualties of COVID was an interruption to the vibrant collaboration between the school and the parent body. As the pandemic unfolded, restrictions on gatherings and shifting priorities understandably shifted focus away from our traditional channels of parental involvement. Consequently, the vital voice of parents within our school community has been temporarily diminished.


Before the disruption of the pandemic, the Parent Association Chair served as a member of the Board so that there was open access for parents to communicate their thoughts and concerns to a peer who has a place in that realm of governance in the school.


We are happy to be able to restore that important relationship with the naming of Angelica Hinojos as a new WSOC Board member and Parent Association chair. “I feel very honored to take on the role of Parent Association Leader in hopes that I can help strengthen the connection within the community and facilitate communication between the school and the parents,” she says. “My goal is to make every single family feel heard, considered, and welcome.”


Angelica and her family joined the community in 2017. “We joined Waldorf [playgroup] and immediately fell in love with the dedication of the teachers, the energy of the children, and, above all, the community.”


Recognizing the invaluable contributions parents make to our school’s success, we are delighted to welcome Angelica’s contribution in restoring the active involvement of parents in shaping the future of our school.


Kevin McDuff

School Administrator

Waldorf School of Orange County

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6th Grade Projects

Grade 6 has been diving into the fascinating history of the Roman Empire. Their projects explored Roman fashion, weapons, road construction, and wisdom gleaned from the empire's expansion. "What do the Romans do best?" Ms. Schwarz asked her class. "They take something that has already been done and make it better."

The Southern California Waldorf School Track and Field Meet

On Friday March 22nd WSOC hosted the Southern California Waldorf School Track and Field Meet. The seven schools attending were San Diego, Pasadena, Highland Hall, Maple Village, Sparrow, Sycamore Creek and WSOC. About 175 seventh and eighth grade students competed in running events (50 meter, 100 meter, 200 meter, 400 meter, 4x100 relays and one-mile) as well as field events (javelin, shot put, discus, hammer and high jump).

Medals were handed out at the end of the day for the top three performances in all events divided by grade level and gender. WSOC was the top medal count winner with 22 gold, 20 silver and 17 bronze medals. The second closest was San Diego with 7 gold, 7 silver and 11 bronze medals.

All of the athletes put on a great show for the spectators and fellow participants.

While it is great to have won the meet, the real joy comes from the encouragement and positive cheering heard for every athletic effort that was witnessed on a beautiful day.

–Mr. Brad

Photos courtesy of Joseph Fanarof

Grade 11 Monologues

Eurythmy Hall was abuzz with students, parents, and faculty the Thursday night before Spring Break. A packed auditorium proved testament of just how much the tradition is loved.

"This is a really vulnerable moment... and it's really special," said WSOC High School Coordinator and Drama Teacher Gina Garrison as she addressed the audience. She had been guiding the students for weeks in the study of what it means to be human and the art of developing characters.

Original writing and performances explored the meaning of authenticity, the value of relationships, the quest for connection while maintaining a sense of self, and what, ultimately, makes life worth living.

Not only were these students able to showcase their remarkable storytelling abilities, but the performances themselves were demonstrations of what it means to be resilient. When things don't go as planned, they picked themselves up and carried on.

WSOC: In the Community

4th Grade Had a Whale of a Good Time

Grade 4 students donned their jackets to face the cool ocean breeze on their quest to see whales. Not all whale watching excursions are blessed with a visit from whales, but 4th graders were able to see many different types

during this trip.

Photos courtesy of Liliane Peixoto

Spirit Run for the WIN!

It was on the calendar for a while, allowing students and parents to get in tip top spirit run condition! Everyone prevailed against the temptation to sleep in, donned their green garb, and battled Newport Beach traffic.

Mr. Storm said it was truly remarkable how the community came out and moved together!

The admin team that ran the WSOC booth at the event was delighted to see so many familiar faces, and introduce new children and parents to WSOC through watercoloring.

In all, nearly $8,000 was raised that will help send the 8th grade on their highly anticipated adventure to iconic Western locales.

Photos courtesy of Kathy Christian and Joseph Fanarof

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Never Stop Learning!

Foundation Studies Sept. 2024-June 2026

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June 24-27

Educators, administrators, and parents are invited to this immersive event.

Baba the Storyteller will be hosting The Bantaba each morning of the conference!

Show Your Waldorf Spirit – and Don't Forget Breakfast!

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WSOC Calendar

April 2024

Sun 4/7 - Fri 4/12 • Senior Trip

Mon 4/8 • Spring Playgroup begins

Mon 4/8 - Fri 4/12 • Grade 11 Botany Trip

Mon 4/08, 8:45-10:30 am • Parent Study Group w/Holly Richards; Nursery –Grade 4 parents welcomed

Tue 4/09, 8:45 am - 10:00 am • Room Rep Meeting

Wed 4/10, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm • Teacher Jenell Grade 4 Parent Evening

Wed 4/10, 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm • 6th Grade Parent Evening

Fri 4/12, 8:00 am - 8:30 am • Breakfast Friday! 8th Grade Fundraiser

Sat 4/13, 7:30 am - 11:30 am • ACT test date

Mon 4/15 - Fri 4/19 • Nursery parent conferences

Mon 4/15, 8:45 am - 10:30 am • Parent Study Group with Holly Richards; Nursery through Grade 4 parents welcomed

Wed 4/17, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm • Early Childhood Information Evening

Thu 4/18, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm • Wade Cavin Parent Enrichment Event: Bridging Adolescence

Fri 4/19, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm • Middle and High School Orchestra Performance at Vivante Senior Home

Fri 4/19, 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm • WSOC Adult Education Program

Sat 4/20 • WSOC Annual Gala & Fundraiser

Sat 4/20, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm • WSOC Adult Education Program

Sat 4/20, 9:00 am - 10:30 am • Morning in the Kindergarten

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