Festivals are an important aspect of Syringa Mountain School and part of our Waldorf-inspired school culture. Our festivals celebrate seasonal change, rites of passage, and values that we strive to cultivate in our students.
Our first festival of the year was Harvest Festival, also known as Michaelmas.
As Waldorf Schools of New Orleans noted:
“Waldorf Schools around the world celebrate Michaelmas, which began as a harvest festival in the Middle Ages. (Michael) is a symbol of good triumphing over evil, courage over cowardice. The celebration of this holiday teaches the importance of facing fears and strengthening resolve.
Michaelmas falls near the autumn equinox, marking the end of the harvest and the summer…This shift marks a time of turning inward, a time of gathering strength to face the growing darkness.”
We hope you enjoy this brief video showing the hard work and joy that the festival brings our Syringa community.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Enrollment Lottery – Syringa Kindergarten through 8th Grade
Hailey, ID— Syringa Mountain School opened enrollment Jan 25th, 2021, after announcing 20 students per grade, Kindergarten -4th grade, 5th/6th & 7th/8th combination class max capacity 30. All kindergarten through 8th-grade registrants will need to enroll on the digital form located on the Syringa Mountain School website. The lottery closes on March 5th. Full registration will commence after the lottery has been drawn on March 10th. Notifications will go out by email on March 17th if necessary. Any vacant seats after the lottery are drawn, will be filled on a first come first serve basis.
Syringa will offer all-day Kindergarten. Space at Syringa is limited, Idaho legislation dictates that an enrollment lottery be held annually. Full details are available at Syringamountianschool.org/lottery-information/. In general, priority is allotted in this order: returning students, siblings of returning students, Blaine County residents, outside Blaine County residents.
Syringa Mountain School addresses the state’s common core standards required by all traditional public schools and brings core values of resiliency, compassion, and sustainability in its approach to education.
Idaho Gives brings nonprofits and Idahoans together for a day of online giving and sharing. On May 7, 2020, please donate to Syringa Mountain School. Click Here to donate now!
Syringa continues to need your support. We are working hard to provide art, sustainability and movement integrated choice in education for the children who live in our valley. Your donation to our school makes it possible for us to serve these students and their families. Thank you!
Join us again by donating on May 7th, 2020 as we strive to raise the bar even higher.
Students from the Syringa Mountain School in Hailey threw clay for a good cause on Dec. 11, making dishes for The Hunger Coalition’s Empty Bowls fundraiser next month. On Jan. 14, the handmade bowls will be filled with scratch-made soups, chili, salads, breads and desserts donated by local chefs and caterers. Sold for $20 apiece, the bowls raise money to help fight hunger in the Wood River Valley. With the help of Boulder Mountain Clayworks, guests will have more than 300 locally made bowls to choose from, including a handful made by the grade-schoolers from Syringa charter school. “We were so thrilled to have an opportunity to take part in an event that brings arts and education together with so many great valley organizations,” said Julie Evans, student support coordinator at the school. “It feels like the true spirit of giving!”