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And Then There Were Three

YIHS Building Design Competition Narrowed to Finalists 

The YIHS school design contest is off to an exciting start as the Board of Trustees selected the three top designs from a worthy field of nine entries.  The entire corporation is invited to vote for the winner at the All-School Meeting on 13 May at 5:30pm.  The event will include presentations from the finalists, a potluck dinner, and the annual Board of Trustees election.  You can check out the full submissions here, here, and here.
A wrap-up of the past week, a forecast for the weeks to come, a rumination on life among teenagers.
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Junior College Tour



Grade 9 Expedition




Truth Be Told: Because I Said So


Mothers Day Brunch


All School Meeting


That's It, It's Over
Pledge Meeting Sign Up


Don't Be the Last One!

 Please sign up for a pledge meeting as soon as possible.  Not only will this help us budget more accurately for next year, it will help you avoid the bothersome $100 penalty added to accounts without an active pledge after June 30. 
It's Never too Early...

Believe it or not graduation is just around the corner.  This year's event will be on Sunday, 1 June, at 3pm on the grounds of the Kickapoo Valley Reserve, with a potluck and afterparty to follow.   Parent duties are divided by class as follows:

Freshman Parents: Event Clean Up
Sophomore Parents: Event Set Up
Junior Parents: Potluck Coordination, Service, and Clean Up
Senior Parents: Weeping, Being Proud
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The Steiner Serial

Theosophy: Ch. 3,The Three Worlds: The Soul in the Soul World After Death

Is it next year already?

Weigh in on the proposed daily schedule for 2014-2015

Admin Review

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Click on Jim to download the May hot lunch menu and order form.
Did you misplace your Lunchbox Express?  Click the tree and enjoy.
Click David's beard for the most recent Banner's List
Click the coulee for upcoming folk school classes.
Click the Dove
for Fun Things to Do!
Welcome to the YIHS Lost & Found in the Cloud.  If you see something that is yours please come in to pick it up or contact Matt.
If you lost something click the Yang.
If you would like to find something click the Yin.
See what our old friend
Conrad is up to.
Google is great and everything but Goodsearch is a Yahoo!-powered search engine that will give us a penny every time you use it.  So far, we've made $199.66, but I bet we could pay for a main lesson block by the end of the year if we all made it our home page.  Just remember what Ben Franklin said.  One dedicated parent has made $97 all on her own!
Another way you can help our school by just going about your daily business it to name YIHS as the beneficiary of your Kwik Trip debit card dividend.  Don't have a Kwik Card?  Maybe you want one.  Check it out. 

Quote of the Week

"We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us."


Auto Appeal
The YIHS auto mechanics class will soon begin!  We need the following items
  • Socket Sets (metric or standard)
  • Wrench Sets (metric or standard)
  • Hydraulic Jacks
  • Jack Stands
  • 5 gallon buckets with lids
  • Cars, Trucks, Vans to mess around with
If you can provide one or some of these items please contact Matt.

Calling All Storytellers

The next "Truth be Told" storytelling event will be held on Saturday, May 10th at The ARK.

"Because I Said So: Stories for, about, and in spite of Mom"
There are still 7 spots available to tell your best "MOM" story!
Please contact Sheila Sherwin if you are interested in coming out to tell your story!,
Or, if you're more of a listener, buy your tickets here.
Still Accepting Applicants
For the second year Youth Initiative High School is offering a unique opportunity for those who want to learn more about student initiative in school governance, about hands-on arts, nutrition, and manual skills curriculums, about Waldorf education at the high school level, and about grassroots, non-profit, community-based organizations in general. Inquiries should be directed to Matthew Voz.
For being named the Viroqua Rotary Club Seniors of the Month:

Namthip Nilawong and Kate Buche Pattison 
For her acceptance to Cornell College:

Kate Buche Pattison 

For garnering Best in Show at the Richland Center Regional Art Show with this:

Olivia Katieb
Salman Khan, Class of 2018 
Frida Longley Dell'Oliver, Class of 2018
Bean Voz, Boarding Program Coordinator

We'll give you the shirt off our back (for $12)

to order this t-shirt contact Matt

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Community Corner

Job Opening for Good Folks
The Driftless Folk School is seeking someone organized, reliable, and friendly to become a member of the staff as the new Registrar.
 Read the details.
It's a Salon for Your Mind, Not Your Hair
Like delicious food?  Like community?  Like the earth?
If you answered yes to one or more of these questions, we suggest clicking here.
Dog Days at the Fortney Underground

To reserve tickets call 606-0840

Do Not Go Unprepared into that Good Night
   The Viroqua Healing Arts Center will be hosting a FREE class, Monday April 21st,to work on MY FINAL WISHES, a pre-planning booklet, which is a fill-in-the blank workbook for you to record your preferences for end of life and afterward. Susan Nesbit, a member of the Threshold Care Circle, will walk you through the steps of filling out MY FINAL WISHES, and answer any questions you might have surrounding home funerals. The class will give you the opportunity to reflect on your life, and write down who and what is important to you. The class is free, but there is a $10.00 fee for the booklet, MY FINAL WISHES.
Biodynamic Film Series
     The series includes keynote talks from the 2012 Sacred Agriculture Biodynamic Conference held in Madison. Speakers include Dennis Klocek, Charles Eisenstein and a panel of practical biodynamic farmers. The panel in the first film includes a grape grower, Farmer John Peterson of Angelic Organics, and Deb Soule, herbalist and author of The Roots of Healing. The first film will be shown on Tuesday, March 25th at 7 p.m. in Room 202 in the Landmark Center. Refreshments will be provided with some conversation following the film. 
     The series will continue on every other Tuesday at the same time and in the same place. After the three films from the conference the next one will explore the various initiatives coming out of Steiner’s work, and the final one will focus on Rudolf Steiner’s life. 
     We suggest a donation of $5 per event or $20 for the whole series. Contact Sarah at 637-8766 for more information. 


Poem of the Week 

for the shapes in our midst

The Poem of the Right Angle

(click to experience)
-Le Corbusier

"Youther" of the Week

Maggie Petrozzini
Class of 2017

Favorite Fictional Animal: This Guy
Favorite Sweetener: This One
Favorite YIHS Class this Year: Figure Drawing

Animal of the Week:

...amidst a flock of chickens
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