2019

News Archive

  • 2-Hour Delay Today 11/12

    Headwaters School
    Headwaters School is under a 2-hour delay for today (Tuesday 11/12). All classes will begin at 10:30 am. 

    Drop-Off Times: 
    • Springs: 10:15-10:30 a.m. arrival & greeting in classroom
    • Creek: EE/UE arrival between 10-10:15 a.m., K/1 arrival between 10:15-10:30 a.m.
    • River: 10-10:30 a.m. arrival. See River Day Schedule for B Day Delayed Start Schedule.
    Special Notes: 
    • Shuttle leaves Creek @ 9:45 am. 
    • No early arrival for Springs and Creek.
    • Staff, please report at 10 a.m. to prepare for student arrival.
    Be safe as you come to school. 

    -Headwaters School

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  • Ted Talks: Let's Try and See What Happens

    Ted Graf
    Since its inception, Headwaters has always been willing to try different approaches to "doing school," especially when our students speak up and speak out. Before it was popular, the school was actively teaching and practicing mindfulness. Intuitively, we knew that students who could self-regulate would be better prepared to learn. Furthermore, we knew that social and emotional learning was important to us and that it was an "inside job," and that emotionally intelligent people could become peacemakers.
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  • The Current - September 2019

    Headwaters School
    Check out the September edition of The Current, Headwaters monthly newsletter.
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  • Ted Talks: On Relevance and Youth Leadership

    Ted Talks
    Following the planet-wide and student-led climate change strike on September 20, and following the UN's International Day of Peace focused on climate action as a vehicle for peace, and reflecting on Dr. Maria Montessori's 150th birthday, I am grateful to the teachers and parents who had the courage to start The Khabele School and, soon after, Primavera Montessori School nearly twenty years ago.
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  • Ted Talks: Why We Begin the Way We Do

    Ted Graf
    Over the past two summers, we have begun what I hope will be a longstanding tradition for Headwaters as we reopen school. Instead of bringing in an inspiring outside speaker to kick off the year or having an administrator give a pep talk, we look inward and invite a guide to inspire us by telling his/her teaching story.
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  • The Current - August 2019

    Headwaters School
    Check out theAugust edition of The Current, Headwaters monthly newsletter.
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  • The Current - July 2019

    Headwaters School
    Check out the July edition of The Current, Headwaters monthly newsletter.
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  • Ted Talks: Almost Ready, but First a Little More Play Time

    Ted Graf
    With July winding down and as we return from adventure and play, back-to-school preparation is picking up across our three campuses. Before highlighting some of our summer projects, I hope you have enjoyed your summer and that you have gotten to play.
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  • The Current - May/June 2019

    Headwaters School
    Check out the latest edition of The Current, Headwaters monthly newsletter.
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  • Ted Talks: An Ending is But Another Beginning

    Ted Graf
    One of the great joys of my job is that I get to participate in the end-of-year ceremonies on each of the campuses, which means that I often get to have unplanned conversations with parents, grandparents, and friends of the students.
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  • Congrats to Wondemneh Pawlose '15

    Congratulations to Headwaters alumnus Wondemneh Pawlose '15, who just graduated with a BA in International Relations, cum laude, from Goucher College. 
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  • Headwaters Student Thread | May 2019 | Issue 1

    Elliot Pearson, Headwaters 9th Grader & Louisa Baldwin, Headwaters 12th Grader
    Welcome to the first edition of the Student Thread, Headwaters student newsletter! The Student Thread is a project from the High School Community Leaders and is curated by Elliot Pearson and edited by Louisa Baldwin. We’re so excited to share our first issue with you all and continue this in the upcoming school year.

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  • Ted Talks: Why We Hope You're Curious About the AIM Results

    Ted Graf
    Why We Hope You're Curious About the AIM Results
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  • Ted Talks: Spring and All

    Ted Graf

    Ted Talks

    By Ted Graf, Head of School

    Spring and All

    (with eternal gratitude to William Carlos Williams for the borrowed title.)
     
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  • Ted Talks: Learning from People We Love

    Ted Graf

     

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  • Ted Talks: Civil Rights Day 2019

    Ted Graf, Head of School
    On Friday, January 19, I got to be a student all day; it was both memorable and moving.
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  • YOLO + Government + Economics

    In Mike Franz's Government and Economics class, the game of YOLO is central to each week. 

    But what is YOLO? What does YOLO even mean?
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  • 2019-2020 Headwaters Academic Calendar

    Headwaters School has announced the 2019-2020 Academic Calendar. New Update as of 5/8/2019.
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Springs Campus

18 months to Pre-K
6305 Manchaca Rd.
Austin, TX 78745
Phone: 512-443-8843

Creek Campus

Elementary School
9607 Brodie Ln.
Austin, TX 78748
Phone: 512-804-2708
Fax: 512-628-4810

River Campus

Middle & High School
807 Rio Grande St.
Austin, TX 78701
Phone: 512-480-8142
Fax: 512-480-0278