Welcome to Desert Star Community School
All School Meeting Thursday February 23rd 3:30PM
We are pleased to invite you to a special school event on Thursday February 23rd: an All School Meeting featuring a discussion panel with Desert Star alumni and a Classroom Open House for grades 1 through 6.
On February 23rd, from 2:15 to 3:00pm, parents are invited to visit grade 1 through 6 classrooms. There will be a display of student work and a presentation by each class. Students in grades 7 and 8 will be meeting with a group of Desert Star alumni during this same time, for student to student conversation about experiences in High School and College.
Dismissal will be at 3:05pm as usual. Parents are invited for refreshments and informal community time before the All School Meeting convenes at 3:30pm. Child care and light refreshment will be provided for students remaining on campus while parents attend the meeting.
The All School meeting, hosted by the Desert Star Governing Board, will include an overview of the state of the school followed by a discussion panel with a group of Desert Star graduates who are now attending High School or College. These alumni will speak about transition experiences from Desert Star to other schools and respond to questions. An update on the roll out of the campus development project will complete the agenda. The meeting will close by 4:30pm.
We hope that you can join us for this event.
Desert Star Governing Board
Monday February 13th
6PM 2nd Grade Class Meeting
Thursday Feb 16th
HALF DAY (11:30) Parent Teacher Conferences
Friday Feb 17th
NO SCHOOL Parent Teacher Conferences
Monday Feb 20th
Thursday Feb 23rd
2:15 Open House Grades 1-6
3:30PM All School Meeting
Saturday Feb 25th
Kindergarten Open House 9am-11am
Monday Feb 27th
Open Enrollment for school year 2017-18
Tuesday Feb 28th
6PM 2nd Grade Play
Desert Star Community School offers a curriculum designed to meet Arizona State educational standards through an innovative approach that is experiential, meaningful and imaginative. Desert Star meets the needs of the whole child by engaging on many levels: cognitive, physical, social, emotional as well as the creative-imaginative.
Desert Star's educational program integrates daily curriculum content with multiple art forms such as drawing, painting, sculpting, handwork and woodwork, as well as, movement, drama and music. Effective learning flourishes in an environment which honors and respects the wonder of childhood. In this age of pervasive media and technological influences, Desert Star offers a healthy, balanced approach which draws upon both age-old traditions and cutting edge research to determine how to best teach children and meet their needs.
The Waldorf approach of "head, heart and hands" allows children to integrate and retain what they learn through experiential, multi sensory and emotionally engaging learning experiences. The education methods and curriculum are designed to invigorate the mind intellectually, engage the heart, and encourage children to work actively with the hands and body throughout the day.
Students are prepared to enter adulthood with confidence, self discipline, creative thinking, analytical skills, a joy for learning, reverence and wonder for the world.