Gaia Democratic School

Current News:
See Meeting and Event Calendar (below)

We are accepting students for the 2014-15 and 2015-16 school year. 

Announcing: GAiA CAMPS- Summer fun for youth age 6-16!
Summer 2015 Registration is now OPEN 
Camps begin on June 29 and run weekly (Mon. through Fri.) until Aug. 21. There are Half, Full, and Extended Day options available. See more on Camps page.

DEMOCRATIC EDUCATION Movie Night 
(series with EXCO)

Join us on Thursday, April 23rd for a special Gaia Birthday/Earth Day celebration and film showing. 6:00pm, free snacks!


School Hours are 9:30am-4:00pm

Download our 2014-15 school calendar here: 
GaiaDSCalendar-2014-2015Final.06262014.pdf
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*We are loving our new home in the First Unitarian Society at
900 Mt. Curve Ave. Minneapolis, 55403. 
Our entrance is on
Groveland Terrace, facing the back of the Walker Art Center. 

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Upcoming Meetings and Events:
Council- 4/15 and 4/29 at 5:15pm


Some of our PAST EVENTS:

Sat. Feb. 14: Love Brunch and Spa Day 
Benefit for Gaia! Brunch from 11:00-1:30, Wellness Spa from 12:30-3:00. Live piano music. Classy 
Brunch Menu, and more.

THANKS TO PIZZA LUCE for hosting a pizza party benefit for us on Dec. 8, 2013. We all had a great time!
Our EMPTY BOWLS Event November 14, 2013 was a grand evening with handmade bowls and other treasures, student created entertainment, and many delicious soups, breads, and an amazing 3 layer Gaia Cake! We partnered with the First Unitarian Society and raised money for our food program, the MCTC Homeless Connect project. We also collected warm clothing items for a local youth shelter and school supplies for Gaia kids. 

FIELD TRIPS- Fall 2014
So far this school year we have visited the Walker Art Center and Sculpture Garden, Loring Park, Lakewood Cemetery, Waldoch Farm, Thomas Lowry/Seven Pools Park, and Intermedia Arts. We also went Trick or Treating on Halloween!

Fall Equinox Field Trip 2014
Gaia's Garden!

The GAIA GARDEN GROUP planted Fall bulbs in our new garden and got the grounds ready for Winter. Thinking ahead to Spring and starting an indoor garden are current projects.
Thanks to the Jeffers Foundation school garden grant we were awarded, the Gaia Garden Group met weekly over the Summer of 2014 in the Kingfield Community Garden. In 2015 we will be gardening as part of our new Summer Camp Program!
More info on Jeffers Foundation: 
http://www.jeffersfoundation.org/

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Gaia Members receive a subscription to the School Newspaper "The Democratic Pages."
Here are some
 student created SCHOOL NEWS PAPERS  from the 2013-2014 School Year:

GaiaDSWinterNewspaper__1_.pdf

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https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B8qRT4ORt9jxRWRnc0pBck16S2RxNUNaLWFBcXJvM2RaOWpZ/edit?usp=sharing

The 2nd Annual 
Gaia Family Carnival/Open House  on July 25, 2014 was wonderful fun and featured Silly Miss Tilly, a Gaia DS Community Talent Show, art, food, games, entertainment, and more!


A GREAT time was had by all on our 
School Camping Trip at Camp Sacajawea (June 9, 10, 11 2014)! We went to the beach, did some kayaking, played lots of games, built fires, told stories, made art, cooked together, celebrated a birthday and our first year as Gaia DS.

SCHOOL PLAY- 2014
Gaia Democratic School proudly presents: 

"Spirit of the World" 

An original musical mythical production

Showing at Intermedia Arts, 2822 Lyndale Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN  
May 22-24, 2014

Two special children meet The Shadow in a modern day alley and a spectacular adventure through Babylon ensues. A mischievous band of tricksters lead the youth on a quest to recover lost symbols and save the Tree of Life. On the journey, we meet power hungry King Nimrod, mystical Queen Semaramis, their loyal Golem, a mysterious Wind Goddess, a confused beast and other strange creatures who are all part of the mythical, magical, dangerous fun.

Written and conceived by Zion BraveHeart, Performed by Gaia DS students,
Coordinated by Starri Hedges.

Our Indiegogo campaign to raise money for the play was a great success! 
Watch the student made video:

http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/gaia-democratic-school-spirit-of-the-world-youth-created-multimedia-theater/x/3425345

More Highlights in Gaia History:
Our 2013 FALL EQUINOX FIELD TRIP to Lake Harriet was a beautiful day!
Here we are at the Rose Gardens:



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Gaia Democratic School admits students of any race, color, religion, gender, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. GDS does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, or national and ethnic origin. 

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