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Chinese Calligraphy at UPWS

Chinese Calligraphy at UPWS

Both an art form as well as the traditional form of writing throughout East Asia, Chinese calligraphy employs special brushes, which Urban Prairie Waldorf Chinese Teacher, Xuefen (Glenda) Ding, tracked down and purchased in China. Using a specific vertical brush hold,...

After-school Games for 3rd Grade and up

“Games” has begun! Our Tuesday/Thursday after school program is Games. Students play and learn strategy in a variety of team-building card and board games to increase cooperation, problem solving, and the art of being a good winner and loser. Tuesday and Thursday...

Strategic Planning Initiatives

The Board continues its work in strategic planning. One current effort is a Request for Qualifications to begin planning for our next facility when our current lease expires in 2018. The Long-term Facilities Task Group, which includes Board and community members from...

2013-14 State of the School Report

The Board was pleased to oversee the third annual State of the School presentation this October, a year-to-date report on the school’s finances, curricular planning, and the ongoing establishment of our Administration. The school remains financially healthy, unfolding...

Chinese Chess in After-school Games

  Xiangqi, known as Chinese chess in the Western Hemisphere, was introduced in the after-school games program in November by Glenda Ding, Mandarin teacher and Ted Shieh, a Board of Trustees member and parent. It blends the strategic aspects of traditional chess...

Family Spotlight – The DeNeal Family

There was a time when NaTasha and Tony DeNeal considered homeschooling—a fitting school path for two entrepreneurs. But the nurturing environment, strong sense of community, and shared values make Urban Prairie  and City Garden Early Childhood Center, where Anthony,...