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April 8-16

Senior Project presentations are underway. The school community is invited to attend all of the presentations listed below and is especially encouraged to come to the Community Presentation on April 16th at 7:00 p.m. when all of the students will give brief overviews of their work. For a printable version of the schedule click here.

Here is a beautiful slideshow put together by Mairead Collins, class of 2014. The culmination of Mairead’s senior project on happiness was to lead a weekend retreat with ninth and tenth grade girls on the subject of finding their own happiness. The weekend planned by Mairead and her mentor, Joan White-Hansen, included yoga, dance, meditation, artistic work, and shared meals featuring whole, organic foods.

Presentation Schedule:

Tuesday, April 8
3:45 – Mairead Collins – Happiness: How Can I Bring It to Myself and Others?
7: 15 – Jenna Perrapato – Acting: The Empathetic Art and My Journey into a Character

Wednesday, April 9
3:45 – Vincent Gauthier – Golf Instruction: The Keys to Game Improvement
7:15 – Amanda DeBellis – Equine Spatial Dynamics–Building a Partnership with Horses through Liberty Training and Coordinated Movement Exercises
Thursday, April 10
7:15 – Noah Ranallo – Obtaining My Pilot License: How It Changed the Direction of My Life

Friday, April 11
4:00 – Emily Nelson-Foster – Athletics: How Does the Environment of Team Sports Affect the Development of Middle School Students and Help to Promote Positive Interactions Among Them?

Monday, April 14
3:45 – Ian Wheeler – Exploring the Business of DJing: How I Turned My DJing into a Business
5:30 – Jonas Powell – Fixing a Motorcycle – Learning How I Think Through Hands-on Experience
7:15 – Oliver Creech – Exploring Music and Emotion – How Does a Musician Express Emotion through Music?

Tuesday, April 15
3:45 – Marissa Guidry – Vermont Archaeology: Exploring Archaeology in Vermont and What It Tells Us About Our History
5:30 – Madi Cook-Comey – Fairy Tales – Exploring Fairy Tales from their Origins through their Modern Adaptations
7:15 – Thomas Fortin – Building a Bamboo-Framed Bicycle – Utilizing Alternative Resources

Wednesday, April 16
3:45 – Oliver Scanlon – The Process of Creating a CD and How the Process Affects the Musician
5:30 – Nancy Lewis – Sound Through Architecture: Looking into the Acoustics of the Boston Symphony Concert Hall
7:00 – Community Presentation
Unscheduled: Willa Cowan-Essig – Exploring Freakishness: What Makes a Freak?

Last year, with your support, we broke records for both sponsorship and advertising, raising over $18,000! We are hoping you will help meet the challenge of doing even better; it would be fantastic to reach $20,000 this year.

This year’s Gala performances on May 15th and 17th hold selections from Dvorak’s Mass in D, as well as orchestral and vocal pieces that will showcase our student talents. The event begins with a special Family Concert performance on Thursday evening in the beautiful St. Michael’s College Chapel, and culminates on Saturday evening with the concert followed by divine food and drink and an array of auction items guaranteed to delight the senses. We hope you can share in this one-of-a-kind event.

Please take a moment to consider how you can celebrate our community by completing this form.  For more information about sponsorships, visit our Sponsorship page.

In order to include your sponsorship on the Spring Benefit invitation, please response by Thursday April 10; however we welcome sponsors through the beginning of May.

We are deeply grateful for your kind consideration.


Thursday, April 17, 7p.m.

A chance to be re-inspired in the work of parenting, wherever you are in the journey. The Simplicity Parenting Series is an opportunity for parents of children ages 3-12 to explore ways to simplify their home life, deepen their relationship with their children, and create the family life they really want.

Anne Shapiro, a Waldorf teacher with 20 years of teaching experience, a mother of three grown children and trained facilitator in Simplicity Parenting, will lead five workshops that will help parents learn how to slow down and experience how truly joyful a simplified life with children can be.

These classes are an effective blend of warm support, learning and discussion and are based on the work of Kim John Payne, internationally renown family consultant, educator, researcher and author of Simplicity Parenting: Using the Extraordinary Power of Less to Raise Calmer, Happier, and More Secure Kids.

The Simplicity Parenting series includes Soul Fever on March 6th, Rhythm and Schedules on March 20th, Filtering Out the Adult World on March 27th and Simplicity Parenting to Go on April 17th. The workshops run from 7:00p.m. to 9:00p.m. and each costs $20 per person or $30 per couple. Classes can be taken individually or as a series. Pre-registration required as space is limited: 802-985-2827×12.

For more information, contact Pam Graham (802) 985-2827 ext. 12.


Would your child like to play in the woods, make forts and flower chains, and create art inspired by nature? Are your older kids ready for hiking, biking, swimming, fashion design or jewelry-making? Turtle Lane offers Art and Nature camps for children ages 3-8 and Adventure camps for active 8-12 year olds.  Campers of all ages will enjoy summer fun on the Lake Champlain Waldorf School’s 22 acres of fields, forests and gardens. Learn more…

If you have any questions about Turtle Lane Camp, please get in touch with Abigail Diehl-Noble, Camp Director.