Fall 2014 In September we welcomed first graders with the Rose Ceremony. They were sent off with a story of strength and adventure to begin their grade school journey. The community gathered to ring in the season of Michaelmas and embrace the courage needed to bring down our dragons.
Dear Parents, This time of year brings an opportunity for deepening in learning. Routine and rhythm have been established in the classrooms creating a calm and order that can allow class work to flourish. A new level of interest is active both in students and teachers. We can see thi
In some Native American cultures, a rite-of-passage event, called a Vision Quest, was used for an adolescent to seek purpose and meaning in his life. An individual was sent out alone, in nature, with only the bare essentials to survive. His time was spent in prayer and meditati
Welcome back to all of our students, faculty, and staff. And to all the new families that have joined us this year – welcome to our school and our community. Older students from Kathy Matlin’s class wait to welcome this year’s first grade students in the yearly Rose
Inviting Da Vinci family and friends to "like" our early childhood teacher Donna Brooks' music Facebook page. By following her, you can find out where and when she is playing next. (Psst, she will be at Bliss Wine in Wauconda this Monday evening, 5:30-8:30!) ...
Growing up in the Andersen family, there was always music in the house. In her twenties and early thirties, Donna sang background vocals in the band The I-Lites, headed by her brother, Dave Andersen. From this she branched off and picked up the guitar to showcase her vocals more in the contemporary folk band Prairie Smoke. Donna Brooks still collaborates with siblings and friends along with taking the stage as a solo performer of music and storytelling.