Tuesday News - May 28, 2013
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Senior Class Play:
And Then There Were None
Wed., Thurs, Fri., May 29, 30, 31
Community Hall, 57 Desert Rd., Freeport
$7.00 at the door
Please join us for an evening of theater, tea,
biscuits, mayhem and murder!
Recommended for ages 12 & over!
The senior class at the Merriconeag Waldorf High School will perform Agatha Christie's 1939 story (originally published under the title, Ten Little Indians) for three public performances listed above.
A mysterious host invites a diverse group of people to an island. They arrive and a gramaphone recording accuses them each of having committed murder. Soon after, they begin to die, murdered off in horrible ways echoing a children's nursery rhyme on the wall of the elegant island home. Ten little Soldier Boys went out to dine; One choked his little self and then there were nine. Nine little Soldier Boys sat up very late; One overslept himself and then there were eight...
Living Movement - Talk about Therapeutic
Eurythmy at Merriconeag
with Barbara Richardson and David Beringer
Early Childhood Center, 60 Desert Road, Freeport
All parents are welcome!
Roses & Sashes Assembly
Friday, June 7, 9:30 AM, Community Hall
All Welcome. (11:00 AM dismissal for grades 1 - 12)
Grade 12 Graduation
2013 Merriconeag Summer Camps
Camps are filling up! Reserve your place today!
For more information and to register, click here.
From the Administrator
Circus Smirkus News
A huge Shout-Out to the 7th graders who were the featured guests at The Children’s Museum and Theater In Portland on Friday morning! They certainly took a page right out of a Circus Smirkus performance as these “Smirkos” entertained and shared their talent. They patiently taught the tiny “trooper want-to-be’s” how to hula-hoop, juggle, ride a unicycle, tricks with a diabolo, and many more circus skills. Bravo to our talented 7th Graders!
“Oz Incorporated”, this years theme for Circus Smirkus and The Big Top Tour will be coming to Merriconeag. Mark your calendars to see a show on August 5th or August 6th!
Please keep in mind that the circus is a great way to sponsor children in need through the Magic Matinee Program. This is an amazing program that sponsors groups such as Big Brothers/Big Sisters, military families, a family from Make-A-Wish and more, who would otherwise not be able to attend this magical event.If you’d like to sponsor a child or group of children, please contact me at email@example.com.
Fundraising Event at Flatbread in Portland: Join us for benefit night at Flatbread in Portland on June 18th!! We’ll have raffles, and hula hoop and juggling contests with prizes from one of our new collaborators Rainbow Toys. Come join the party on June 18th as proceeds go towards our Magic Matinee program!
News From the High School
And Then There Were None: The History of a Most
Dramatic Twelve Year Journey
On Wednesday, Thursday & Friday, May 29, 30 & 31, the Merriconeag Waldorf High School senior class will be performing Agatha Christie's murder mystery, And Then There Were None (based on her 1939 novel originally titled, Ten Little Indians). Like many dramatic productions, the essence and highlight of this play is the ensemble work of the cast. However, this cast of twelve has a distinct advantage in terms of ensemble work, for the majority of the class have acted together in a play every year since first grade.
One of the hallmarks of Waldorf education is that from grades 1-8, students stay together as a group under the care and guidance of a single class teacher. Students have a variety of teachers for special subjects (French, German, handwork, woodwork, chorus, movement, instrumental music etc.) but the class teacher guides them through the traditional core academic subjects and through their school life, from the age of seven right up through the end of middle school. Along the way, drama is an important part of the Waldorf curriculum. Each year, every class performs a play that is chosen to integrate with that year’s curricular themes and topics. Read more
Jesse Saffeir and David Sloan are 2013 Maine Literary Awards Finalists: The Maine
Writers & Publishers Alliance recently announced the finalists for the 2013 Maine Literary Awards and two from Merriconeag Waldorf High School were among them. Sophomore Jesse Saffeir is a finalist in the Youth Competition, Poetry and High School Humanities teacher, David Sloan is a finalist in the Short Works Competition, Poetry. The winners of the 2013 Maine Literary Awards will be revealed live at a ceremony on Thursday, May 30 at 6:00 p.m. at SPACE Gallery in downtown Portland. Congratulations to Jesse and Mr. Sloan!
From Whaling to Weeding: Ninth Grade Trip
11th Grade Botany Intensive in New Hampshire: Two weeks ago, the 11th grade traveled to Camp Glen Brook in Marlborough, NH for our Botany Intensive. We were joined in our study of the Plant Kingdom by classes from the Monadnock and Hartsbrook Waldorf High Schools. We spent each day in a mix of field study, class work, art projects and helping grow the burgeoning Glen Brook biodynamic farm by planting blueberries and raspberries. The week culminated in a brisk summit of Mount Monadnock. We look forward to meeting again next year at Hermit Island!
High School Ultimate Frisbee:
This Sunday, June 2, Merriconeag HS (MU) will compete in the State Championships at the Cumberland Fairgrounds. Come on over and support MU - it is always a fun day!
For more info: http://www.maineultimate.org/team-schedules.
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Tues, Oct 14, 5:45 pm
Tues, Oct 14, 7 pm, Community Hall. Open Community Meeting: "Sharing the Strategic Plan"
Wed, Sept 15, 8 - 9 am. Couldn't make the Tuesday evening Community Meeting? Have more questions from Tuesday night's discussion about One Merriconeag? Please come for coffee to share your thoughts in a personal conversation with a few board members and staff. We want to hear from you.
Craft Blitz with Sandy Pearson:
Wed, Oct 15, 3:05 - 4:30 pm,M & M Room, Handcraft Building.
The items you make in this class will be sold at the Fall Fair, so on top of all these other reasons to come, you will feel good about supporting Merriconeag!
Children in grades 4 and up are welcome to attend the afternoon session if they are able to participate. We are not able to offer aftercare for younger siblings.
MS XC Race :
Thurs, Oct 16, MS Final XC Race at Twin Brook, Cumberland, ME, CCC Invitational hosted by Greely:
3:30-Boys Team of 7 Race
4:00-Girls Team of 7 Race
Early Childhood Parent Evening:
Thurs, Oct 16, 7 pm, Early Childhood Center.
Craft Social Parent Evening.
HS XC Race :
Fri, Oct 17, HS XC WMC race at St. Joseph's College.
(1:45 course walks begin, 3:00 VG, 3:30 VB, 4:00 JVG, 4:30 JVB)
See directions on blog by clicking on the link below.
EC Michaelmas Celebration:
Sat, Oct 18, 9 - 11 am, Early Childhood Center.
High School Information Evening:
Wed, Oct 22, 7 pm.
Desert Rd, Campus, 57 Desert Rd, Freeport.
Featuring Marisha Plotnik will present "From Clapping to Calculus" about how the foundation laid in the early Waldorf elementary years leads to a meaningful, rigorous and appropriate mathematics program in the middle and high school years. Evening also includes our high school teachers and students discussing our unique program and Beth Caputi,
our college guidance counselor, sharing her experience of working with our students, and why colleges are eager to have them. Bring your questions.