Detroit Waldorf Receives $100,000 Gift

“It was just so unexpected that it was one of those moments where time stood still,” Tara Tuomaala, director of development, said of the Detroit Waldorf School’s $100,000 — the largest individual gift in its 47-year history.

Click here for the full story from the Detroit Free Press.

Posted on October 18, 2013 .

Parent Spotlight - Sandy Jurek

DWS Parent, Sandy Jurek, was recently named CIO of the year by Crain's Business Magazine. Sandy is the parent of Max who is an 8th grader at DWS.


She joined Macomb County as the Chief Information Officer in August 2012 and according to the county, "has had a positive impact since day one." Congratulations Sandy!

Posted on September 27, 2013 .

Staff Spotlight - Letitia Waitkus

Meet Leticia Waitkus, DWS Special Event Coordinator. Leticia is a current parent of a DWS second grade student and heads our two biggest fundraisers of the year, the Walk-a-Thon and the spring Auction.

In her free time, Leticia enjoys cooking, gardening, hiking and kayaking.

Posted on September 27, 2013 .

Michaelmas Festival, Friday, September 27th at 11am

Michaelmas is the festival of autumn and an annual tradition at Detroit Waldorf School. Students sing harvest songs and hear the story of St. Michael who bravely tamed the dragon and is a protector of all humankind. The motif of the dragon tamer is found in the art and myths of many cultures worldwide.

St. Michael inspires qualities of courage, compassion and strong will. This celebration reminds us to awaken our inner light and to shine forth in the winter months ahead. You are welcome to join us in this year's Michaelmas Festival!  

Posted on September 20, 2013 .