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By Joseph Serna | September 14, 2011
COSTA MESA — Standing before the Costa Mesa Planning Commission, Ellen Kawata thanked the city and the Waldorf School of Orange County for helping her business. As owner of S3 Advisors LLC, a sustainable housing technology company, Kawata was looking for customers to recycle shipping containers into space for people to work. Along came the Waldorf School, which received the commission's approval last year to expand its campus with more than 30 of the containers. "If not for the Waldorf School and their system of developing entire beings and instilling social and environmental responsibility in those beings, we wouldn't have this chance," Kawata told the commissioners at Tuesday's meeting.
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From staff reports | September 22, 2011
COSTA MESA — The Waldorf School of Orange County plans to dedicate environmentally friendly classrooms crafted from recycled shipping containers Friday evening. Waldorf, a nonprofit private school that includes environmental consciousness in its curriculum, used the containers to expand its 2350 Canyon Drive campus near Fairview Park. The additional space, according to a news release, will allow the school to serve pupils from pre-K to 12th grade. "We may have to remind people that these classrooms were once shipping containers," Denise Ogawa, development director for the school, said in a news release.
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By Joseph Serna | February 3, 2010
Newport Beach resident Sandy Meadows remembers reading somewhere that everyone can make a difference. For some that means recycling, for others it may mean donating clothes or helping at a soup kitchen. Not for Meadows. No, for Meadows, who said she relishes a challenge, it means volunteering in the local community. A lot. After raising her two daughters, Alexis, 17, Chandler, 14, and son, Grant, 15, to school age with her husband, Rob, Meadows found a new outlet for her seemingly endless energy: volunteering more than 5,000 hours with the Newport Beach Police Department and more than 12,000 hours with the Waldorf School of Orange County in Costa Mesa.
NEWS
By Britney Barnes, britney.barnes@latimes.com | June 18, 2011
COSTA MESA — Jeremy Feck's high school experience wasn't what he had expected in middle school. There wasn't a prom, or a sports league and not much of a dating pool with only 10 students, which dwindled to seven, in the class of 2011. Even back in 2007, when he was a freshman at a public school, Feck, now 19, knew he wanted to be a part of the Waldorf School of Orange County's first high school class. "I just kind of knew that was an experience I wouldn't want to miss," he said.
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By Britney Barnes, britney.barnes@latimes.com | February 8, 2011
COSTA MESA — In a groundbreaking ceremony Tuesday morning, kindergartners sprinkled both water and wishes on the vacant lot that will soon house the Waldorf School of Orange County's new $2-million building. The private school for pre-kindergarten through 12th grade on Canyon Drive invited all 326 of its students to join faculty, parents and the community to see where it planned to erect what was said to be Costa Mesa's first building made from recycled shipping containers.
LOCAL
June 9, 2009
Submitted by Cherie Rolapp Khan Waldorf School of Orange County has presented a $1,600 check to the Environmental Nature Center in Newport Beach from the profits of the school's first jog-a-thon. Waldorf School of Orange County students got off to a running start on Friday, May 15, racing, jogging or walking on the bluffs at Fairview Park while bringing awareness to the importance of nature preservation. Teachers, parents, and children lined the course in bright T-shirts in every color of the rainbow.
NEWS
April 20, 2012
Waldorf School of Orange County's eighth-grade class was honored Friday morning with the Environmental Excellence Award by the city of Costa Mesa for starting a schoolwide recycling program a year ago. The eighth-graders introduced green products to the community at school festivals, are working on creating mini-presentation on the importance of recycling for classrooms, and have applied to start a local chapter of Teens Turning Green, a national organization....
NEWS
May 21, 2002
Deirdre Newman An innovative school in Costa Mesa is looking for a sizable chunk of real estate in Orange County to expand its campus and create a permanent home that can be customized to reflect its artistic philosophy. The Waldorf School, now behind Estancia High School in Costa Mesa, is scouting for five to 10 acres -- preferably in the Newport-Mesa area -- to expand its elementary school and add a high school, teacher training center and conference facilities.
NEWS
March 5, 2005
Michael Miller Eight years after its inception, Waldorf School of Orange County still hasn't expanded past the eighth grade. Starting today, however, that goal is on the horizon. This evening at the Sutton Place Hotel in Newport Beach, the private school will host a dinner, auction and musical theater production to raise funds for a proposed Waldorf High School. Kathy Paladino, the Waldorf theater director, said the school had gathered $30,000 in ticket sales.
NEWS
August 22, 2001
--Daily Pilot staff Memorial services for coffee mogul and Costa Mesa resident Carl Diedrich will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Waldorf School of Orange County. Diedrich, who died July 31 at his Costa Mesa home from complications of Parkinson's disease, was 86. The native of Magdeburg, Germany, decided to continue the coffee lineage of his wife, Inga Zeitz, and founded Diedrich Coffee in a single-car garage on South Bristol Street in Costa Mesa.
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By Matt Szabo | June 2, 2012
COSTA MESA - It's a pride thing for Jason Ayala. Ayala played for Whittier Elementary in the Daily Pilot Cup years ago, and now the Newport Harbor High sophomore is in his first year coaching for Whittier. One of the best players for this year's Whittier girls' fifth- and sixth-grade bronze division team is Ayala's younger sister, Katherine. "Especially since it's my sister's team, it feels pretty good coaching," said Jason Ayala, who coaches the team with fellow Harbor sophomore Jason Arroyo and Estancia sophomore Stephanie Madrigal.
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NEWS
April 20, 2012
Waldorf School of Orange County's eighth-grade class was honored Friday morning with the Environmental Excellence Award by the city of Costa Mesa for starting a schoolwide recycling program a year ago. The eighth-graders introduced green products to the community at school festivals, are working on creating mini-presentation on the importance of recycling for classrooms, and have applied to start a local chapter of Teens Turning Green, a national organization....
NEWS
From staff reports | September 22, 2011
COSTA MESA — The Waldorf School of Orange County plans to dedicate environmentally friendly classrooms crafted from recycled shipping containers Friday evening. Waldorf, a nonprofit private school that includes environmental consciousness in its curriculum, used the containers to expand its 2350 Canyon Drive campus near Fairview Park. The additional space, according to a news release, will allow the school to serve pupils from pre-K to 12th grade. "We may have to remind people that these classrooms were once shipping containers," Denise Ogawa, development director for the school, said in a news release.
NEWS
By Joseph Serna | September 14, 2011
COSTA MESA — Standing before the Costa Mesa Planning Commission, Ellen Kawata thanked the city and the Waldorf School of Orange County for helping her business. As owner of S3 Advisors LLC, a sustainable housing technology company, Kawata was looking for customers to recycle shipping containers into space for people to work. Along came the Waldorf School, which received the commission's approval last year to expand its campus with more than 30 of the containers. "If not for the Waldorf School and their system of developing entire beings and instilling social and environmental responsibility in those beings, we wouldn't have this chance," Kawata told the commissioners at Tuesday's meeting.
NEWS
By Britney Barnes, britney.barnes@latimes.com | June 18, 2011
COSTA MESA — Jeremy Feck's high school experience wasn't what he had expected in middle school. There wasn't a prom, or a sports league and not much of a dating pool with only 10 students, which dwindled to seven, in the class of 2011. Even back in 2007, when he was a freshman at a public school, Feck, now 19, knew he wanted to be a part of the Waldorf School of Orange County's first high school class. "I just kind of knew that was an experience I wouldn't want to miss," he said.
SPORTS
By Matt Szabo, matthew.szabo@latimes.com | June 2, 2011
COSTA MESA — Samantha Ogawa is one of the top defenders for the Waldorf School of Orange County boys' fifth- and sixth-grade bronze division team. Don't let the division throw you off. Ogawa is assuredly a girl for Waldorf, along with five of her teammates. She and another girl, Kristina Marran-Fischer, help anchor the back line for Waldorf. Waldorf plays co-ed at the Daily Pilot Cup, Ogawa said, because it's a really small school. But nobody can tease Waldorf for having girls on its team.
NEWS
By Britney Barnes, britney.barnes@latimes.com | May 7, 2011
COSTA MESA — A sea of white-clad families sat on blankets in the grass, watching children dance around the Maypole. A folk band played as girls in white dresses and boys in all white — all wearing flowered headdresses — held hands around a Maypole topped with flowers. "It's festive," said Morgan Capristo, 14. "It's fun that all the people in the community can come together and celebrate spring and May. " The Waldorf School of Orange County, a private school for pre-kindergarten through 12th grade on Canyon Drive, hosted its annual May Faire Saturday afternoon for its students, parents and the community to come out and celebrate.
NEWS
By Joanna Clay, joanna.clay@latimes.com | March 26, 2011
COSTA MESA — When Aidan Rowe, 8, had his birthday last week, he decided some things were more important than presents. For his March 20 party, he asked his second-grade classmates at the Waldorf School in Costa Mesa to give him donations for the relief efforts in Japan. Over the past week, he's raised more than $1,000 with the help of his friends and their families. When asked why he wanted to help, the Newport Beach youngster said, "Since the tsunami and the earthquake … and since I like Japan a lot. " His mother, Chiyo Rowe, said that because the children learn Japanese in school, many of them feel a close connection to Japan.
NEWS
By Britney Barnes, britney.barnes@latimes.com | February 8, 2011
COSTA MESA — In a groundbreaking ceremony Tuesday morning, kindergartners sprinkled both water and wishes on the vacant lot that will soon house the Waldorf School of Orange County's new $2-million building. The private school for pre-kindergarten through 12th grade on Canyon Drive invited all 326 of its students to join faculty, parents and the community to see where it planned to erect what was said to be Costa Mesa's first building made from recycled shipping containers.
NEWS
By Tom Ragan, tom.ragan@latimes.com | November 29, 2010
COSTA MESA — Students from the Waldorf School of Orange County on Monday planted more than a dozen California sycamore trees in the Talbert Nature Preserve below Fairview Park. It's all part of an environmental program to return native vegetation to the Santa Ana River Valley that was once home to Native Americans and Spanish settlers and, as late as the 1940s, cattle ranchers. Orange County Parks special resource officer Sue Stoffel told the group of kindergartners to high school seniors that they'd be able to visit the preserve and see the dramatic change in the landscape as a result of their hard work.
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