Rose Hall

Photos from the Rose Ceremony (Sept. 2017)

The Rose Ceremony is a beloved tradition at many Waldorf schools, including Green Meadow. On the first day of school in September, the 12th graders welcome the 1st graders into the school by handing them a rose. On the last day of school, the (now taller, older, and wiser) 1st graders reciprocate and say goodbye to the 12th graders with a rose of their own. The whole school gathers to witness both events.

Last week's Rose Ceremony took place on Sept. 6 and was, as always, a beautiful and moving rite of passage for all of our young people.

Photos by Fernando Lopez

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Why Waldorf? (Part 2 in a series)

Every week for the next several weeks, we will introduce you to a teacher, parent, or student who will share something about why they love Green Meadow and Waldorf Education. Today we hear from Jaden Laboriel, Grade 2. As you will see as you read below, Jaden is a keen observer and tells it the way he sees it.

(If you click on the title of this post, you will see a photo. Jaden is pictured on the far left, at his First Grade Rose Ceremony in Sept. 2015.)

GMWS: When did you come to Green Meadow?

JL: In Parent & Child classes.

GMWS: What are your favorite classes?

JL: Handwork & Games.

GMWS: What is your favorite thing about Green Meadow?

JL: I like the Fall Fair, because of the Dragon Run.

GMWS: What would you tell a student coming to Green Meadow?

JL: I'd say it's a good school, probably better than the one you're in. Each class is unique, the teachers are nice and really polite, we celebrate good holidays, we get to do good plays, and we have a lot of buildings. We have Rose Hall, where we watch some of the plays. We have a real ringing bell instead of the kind of bell most schools have.  We also have a good basketball team. And the kids here have good posture. The school is amazing.