Help us Tell Our Story!!
Over the past few months, it has been my privilege to get to know many of you and to hear your stories about what attracted you to MSCS, what helped you make the decision to enroll your child(ren), and how your children are doing here. I have also heard numerous stories about what your kids are learning, special moments with classes and teachers, and fun memories made on field trips and special events.
I have been moved by beautiful pictures, short video clips, and posts shared by family and friends on Facebook and in emails. The pictures are excellent quality, fun and informative. You are telling the story of MSCS well in some very exciting ways, and we need your help.
Our MSCS Development Committee recently created a communications task force to better tell the story of MSCS on our website, in newsletters, emails, brochures, all school publications, and by word of mouth. Here are some ways you can help:
- Send us your pictures, short video clips and brief testimonials to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Write 2 – 3 paragraphs focused on one idea or specific thing; short stories of why you chose MSCS, what your kids are learning, and how they are growing as people; share something that happened at school that helped your child academically, socially or otherwise; share pictures or videos taken in the classroom, at school events, at the farm, on the playground (either this year or previous years); and share pictures of festivals and Waldorf specific events, activities, crafts and paintings.
- The pictures and stories do not need to be perfect. We are looking for candid action shots and stories, with kids being kids, learning, growing, and having fun doing it.
- Our team has several videographers and photographers that will be taking photos and shooting videos in classrooms, at special events, and before and after school. They may ask you if you mind answering a few questions or telling a brief story on video. You are absolutely free to say yes or no. And be assured that those of you who have requested their children not to be photographed or filmed, we will honor that request.
- We are also working on some other simple and creative ways that you can tell your story on voicemail or in a semi-private setting before and after school. So stay tuned!
The stories I have heard so far are compelling, encouraging and heartwarming. Challenges are being handled with good communication, integrity, and care. The more stories I hear, the more grateful I am to be a part of this vibrant, growing, and active MSCS community. Thank you for your help! It is a pleasure to work with you.
Mike Harris/Community Development Coordinator