What Our Teachers Do When Class is Out

What do our Middle School teachers do when school is over?  Yesterday, they came together to practice their painting and drawing skills here at Moraine Farm.  It was hot and humid, but that didn’t stop them from sharing ideas on how to better bring the arts to their students. Here’s the view they had, looking up one of Moraine Farms’s historic carriage roads. Connie Macleod, teaching 6th grade in the fall, captured the scene in pencil. Dianne McGaunn, teaching 7th grade in the fall, chose to focus on a particular tree with colored pencil. Anna Scalera, teaching 8th grade, using a technique called “veil painting” to achieve this landscape. To find out more about our wonderful Middle School, please contact Kelly in Admissions, 978-927-1936....

A Speech from a CAWS Alumna Honoring Her Class Teacher, Tom Braden

Salutatorian speech Rockport High School Graduation June 7, 2013 Good evening, and welcome to the Rockport High School Graduation of the class of 2013. This is a long awaited moment that my classmates and I are excited to share with our friends and families this evening. To begin, I would like you all to think of a person in your life; a person who has changed or influenced you in some way. Whether that relationship was positive, negative, long-term or short-term, I am positive that you can think of someone, or more than one person, whom you will never forget because of how they impacted your life. From what I have seen of life so far, human relationships are one of the most important parts of life. Imagine being without human relationships—people to love, to like, to dislike, to idolize, to care for, to be happy about, or sad about. I honestly don’t see how life could have purpose if we didn’t have people to share it with. When you think of such an influential person, you may think of your parents. Whether they literally made you and raised you, or whether they have been there as parent figures throughout your life, we all should have an ingrained thankfulness to our parents for all that they have done for us, and for all that they have given to us, despite the situations that we have put them through. The influential person that I thought of was a teacher. I had him as my primary teacher throughout my elementary and middle school years at the Cape Ann Waldorf School. I...

Handwork Year-In-Review

Here are some of the finished products from the school’s handwork program during the 2012-13 school year.  Thank you Mrs. Collis Puro and Mrs. Freysinger for helping the children to make such beautiful objects with their own...