Thursday, September 24, 2009

School Family Reunion Planned for October 24th

The second Wellsprings Friends School Family Reunion is going to take place at the school from 12:00 noon to 3:00 pm on Saturday, October 24. Anyone who has ever been connected in any way to the school is invited to come! We hope to see you there!

Wellsprings opened its doors in 1994 with a couple dozen students. Over the years hundreds of young people have come through those doors and found their lives profoundly changed. With class sizes limited to 12, creative and well-grounded teachers who like teenagers, an 8:1 student/teacher ratio, lots of field trips, regular all-school activities, and the support of many folks in the broader community, Wellsprings has been thriving.

The very first Wellsprings Family Reunion was held on June 2, 2007, and over 80 people attended. It would be wonderful if double that number came this time!

There will be plenty of food, music, and a lot of happy re-unitings. We are also planning to have a brief program starting at 1:00 o’clock. Our theme is “Looking Back, Looking Forward,” celebrating our first 15 years and envisioning the next 15.

Please come and join us for an exciting and delightful day.

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Friday, September 18, 2009

"The King" Reappears Before Our Silent Meeting

Our morning circle was graced by the rare reappearance of "The King" himself, dressed in baby blues and looking better than ever. He came to sing to Clyde, our student who celebrates her 17th birthday today.

The King sang five of his classics including "Teddy Bear" while he gave Clyde a little teddy bear. He concluded with his sweet "Fools Rush In" as he kneeled and extended his hand to Clyde and kissed her hand.

At the end of his gig, The King asked everyone to sing "happy birthday" to our birthday girl and the whole circle joined in song. And he quietly slipped out of the room before the start of our silent meeting. Wonder if we'll ever see him again?

Click on the photos in the slideshow below to enlarge for better viewing.

Quite the "warm up" for our 15-minute silent meeting this Friday!

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Monday, September 14, 2009

2009 Graduation Photos Available

For our 2009 graduates, their families, and friends, photos of the graduation ceremony are available to view and order prints. Find them at Northwest Exposures website.

Enjoy the photos. And best wishes to our graduates! Come back and visit when you can.
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Friday, September 11, 2009

Farm to Table Class Works on Garden

On a beautiful sunny morning in Oregon, teacher Chanci's "Farm to Table" class went to work on clearing a garden space for planting a fall garden. Here are a few photos of their experience today (click photo to enlarge for better viewing):

We'll keep an eye on the progress of the garden throughout the fall term. And look forward to eating some of the produce at lunch time in months to come!

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Thursday, September 10, 2009

First Day of School 2009

This morning we had a great start for the new school year. Opening circle was overflowing with energy from the 54 students and 11 teachers and staff people in attendance. Teachers Chanci, Paul, and Judith (returning after teaching during the early years of Wellsprings) led introductions and exercises that got everyone involved (and laughing).

After a break, each teacher described the classes they would be teaching during the first term. Then each student met with their advisor/teacher to sign up for classes. What followed was a hot dog and burger lunch (cooked on the grill by teachers Bob and Tyler) which included potato salad and other goodies. The afternoon was devoted to our first community meeting of the year.

Here are a few photos taken during the opening circle (click on image to enlarge):

Welcome new students and welcome back to our returning students!

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