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2011-12 Academic Calendar

Daily Schedule:
8:20 - 8:30 Morning Circle
8:30 - 10:15 Main Lesson
10:20 - 11:10 Foreign Language, etc.
11:15 - 12:00 Math
12:00 - 12:50 Lunch
12:50 - 2:55 Afternoon Lessons
PRWS Lunch Service remains at 12:20

Upcoming Deadlines:

Friday, January 20
Independent Study Proposals due for next Main Lesson Blocks

Friday, February 10
Independent Study Proposals due for Elective Block 5 & 3rd Trimester Path

Student Fundraising
Progress to Date (dark area):
$2906 of $12,000

Parent Fundraising
Progress to Date (dark area):
$6494 of $10000

January Calendar

16, Monday
6:30PM - Board Meeting

19, Thursday
7PM - Faculty Showcase!

24, Tuesday
3:15PM - Personnel

31, Tuesday
7PM - The Rooted Spoon Kitchen Table
TECH<TONIC>SHIFT - panel discussion on technology and human development

Standing Meetings
10:30AM - Thursdays
 -- Faculty Meeting
 -- Student Meeting
3:15PM - Mondays
 -- Administrative Meeting

Hot Lunch Menu
Mon, 1/16 - Pasta Alfredo
Tues, 1/17 - Quesadillas
Wed, 1/18 - Baked Potatoes
Thur, 1/19 - Rice & Veggies w/Tofu

January Hot Lunch Forms


The Whole Plate: A Return to Real Food  - the YIHS Foods & Nutrition Curriculum

Pleasant Ridge Waldorf School

Association of Waldorf Schools of North America

Waldorf Today

Great Lakes Waldorf Institute

riftless Folk School

Essential Skills Outdoor School

City of Viroqua

Driftless United Athletics

Viroqua Area Hockey Association

Viroqua's Community Radio Station

More Interesting Links

The Girls' Guide to Guns and Butter

The Story of Stuff Project

The Purdue Online Writing Lab

The Presencing Institute

14 January 2012

Thursday, January 19 will be our next Faculty Showcase event, focusing on the science curriculum at YIHS. Experience a little bit of the high school you wish you'd attended!
7PM at YIHS, third floor, Landmark Center, Viroqua. Questions? Call 608-637-6445 or

Tuesday, January 31 at 7PM will be this year's panel discussion about Technology and Human Development at the Rooted Spoon Kitchen Table, in the Viroqua Public Market. This event is free and open to the public.

Current Elective Blocks:
Robotics, Soapmaking and Carpentry

Are you Human?
- answer this week's Long Range Planning question about our meeting culture.

Click on the image to go to our webpage.

Thank You
- Mark Sandberg, for donating a beautiful drum to YIHS
- Adrian Ugo, for hooking up our washing machine

Three Rivers Waldorf School sponsors Anthroposophical Medicine talk

Many local community members have worked with Dr. Mark Kamsler, pediatrician, anthroposophical doctor, and co-founder of True Botanica. Don't miss this opportunity to explore Anthroposophical medicine as a complement to Waldorf education! Free, at Three Rivers Waldorf School next Saturday, January 21, 10AM - 12noon. Contact information: or

Rooted Spoon Kitchen Table Open House
We have kicked off the New Year full-speed ahead with the move into our new catering kitchen and special event space, Rooted Spoon Kitchen Table. We feel incredibly blessed and would like to invite you for a celebration of good food and great community on Friday, January 20, 7 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Please join us for delicious appetizers and live music—our treat. No RSVP is necessary. We hope to see you there!

Rooted Spoon Kitchen Table Launch Party
Friday, January 20th

7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Viroqua Public Market I 219 S. Main St.
Free appetizers and live music, cash bar

Sincerely, Macon and Dani

AWSNA Great Lakes Conference
February 23-25

Michael D'Aleo will be the keynote speaker for this year's Great Lakes Regional Conference at the Minnesota Waldorf School, February 23-25. Michael is the founder of the Saratoga Experiential Natural Science Research Institute in Saratoga Springs and a physical science teaching instructor at the Center for Anthroposophy in New Hampshire. This conference is open to all interested members of the community. Brochures are available at the YIHS office or at the Minnesota Waldorf School website.

Viterbo University is sponsoring a symposium on the ideas of heroes in our time--Tuesday & Wednesday, February 7-8 at Viterbo University Fine Arts Center. All events are free and open to the public. Registration is not required.
If you have questions, contact William Reese at 608-796-3708 or email
Viterbo University
900 Viterbo Drive
La Crosse, Wisconsin 54601

Driftless Folk School Classes

Visit to  learn more about upcoming classes, register online or download a registration form.

Sunday, Jan. 15
- Acid Dyeing with Kathryn Ashley-Wright

Saturday, Jan. 21
- Building a Shaving Horse with Dan Peper
- Winter Stargazing with Jacob Hundt
- Whole Hog Butchering with Garin Fons

Saturday, Jan. 28
- Log Home Building Primer with William Lasko
Our mailing address is:
500 E Jefferson St, #302 Viroqua, WI  54665. ph: 608-637-6445
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