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The Weekender--Youth Initiative High School Newsletter


23 - January 8
Christmas Break


9, Monday
Back to School!

11, Wednesday
7:30AM - Finance Mtg.

12, Thursday
3:15PM - Curriculum Meeting
7PM - Parent Meeting

16, Monday
6:30PM - Board Meeting

19, Thursday
7PM - Faculty Showcase

31, Tuesday
Panel Discussion on Technology

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

Hot Lunch Menu
Mon, 1/9 - Pizza
Tues, 1/10 - Burritos
Wed, 1/11 - Soup and Bread
Thur, 1/12 - Mac and Cheese

Currently Seeks
Donations of:

Remote Control Cars (motors need to work, controllers not needed)

Noise-making electronic toys

Stainless steel kitchen rack: up to 33"W x 18-30"D, height variable

Half-pint canning jars

1-2oz glass tincture bottles

Aseptic containers (rinsed)


Link to:

WikiSpaces for Parents, Students & Faculty only for weekly/final student reports.

2011-12 Schedules

January Hot Lunch Form

Other Related Links

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

Pleasant Ridge Waldorf School

Three Rivers Waldorf School

Association of Waldorf Schools of North America

Waldorf Today

Great Lakes Waldorf Institute

Driftless Folk School

Essential Skills Outdoor School

City of Viroqua

Driftless United Athletics

Viroqua Area Hockey Association


More Interesting Links

The Girls' Guide to Guns and Butter

The Story of Stuff Project

The Purdue Online Writing Lab

The Presencing Institute

23 December 2011

Human life runs its course in the metamorphosis between receiving and giving.
~ Goethe

Congratulations Jacob and Sofya on the arrival of their own Christmas star!
Evelyn Alexandra Hundt was born on the evening of Thursday, December 22. Everyone is doing well. Blessings!

Thank You
- Theresa Marquez for donating a washing machine, and Matt Voz, Adrian Ugo and Jacob Hundt for hauling it up the stairs.
- Ben Agar for the glowing juggling balls.
- Shawn Lavoie, Ben MacDonald, Tom Gullion, Dodie Whitaker, and all the CircusArts, Band and Choir students who helped make the Miracle of a Circus a success.
- Susan Nesbit for staying on top of Parent Fundraising.
- Paula Grenier for always staying to help clean up.
- Landmark Center tenants for flexibility and tolerance in the face of so much youthful exuberance.

Images from our just completed Comics Block with Peter Hodapp...

Save the Date
for our Panel Discussion on Technology coming on Tuesday, January 31. Location TBA.

Classroom Supplies requests:
Thanks to everyone who has donated supplies for our upcoming classes...we are still looking for some noise-making toys -- this might be the perfect way for an annoying toy to end up "lost"!

Supplies still needed for Soapmaking and Herbcrafting Class:
1 and 2 ounce glass tincture bottles
half pint canning jars
12 rinsed aseptic containers (the typical rice and almond milk containers)

Long Rang Planning question---

Express yourself! Click on the image above.

True Botanica orders due
The next True Botanica order is due January 9th, 2012. To order, email Diana at or 608-637-2586.

AWSNA Newsletter available
Click here to view the January issue of Inform, the monthly newsletter from the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America.

Great Lakes Waldorf Institute
in Milwaukee, WI, is offering a new course--
"Contemplative Practice: Beginning a Path of Transformation" that will start with a weekend retreat January 6-7, 2012, and continue online after that.
If you are interested in developing your own meditative practice or in exploring the Anthroposophical approach to mindfulness, this course may be for you.
For more information, please contact Lori Barian, Director of Administration,, or 414-616-1832.

Driftless Folk School Classes

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

Tuesdays and Thursdays, Jan 3 - 26
- Hand Building and Wheel Throwing with Maureen Karlstad

Saturdays,  Jan. 7-28
- Clay for Kids with Maureen Karlstad

Fridays,  Jan. 6-27
- Wine and Clay with Maureen Karlstad           

Saturday,  Jan. 14
- Garment Construction with Jessica Hooper

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, Viroqua, WI  54665. ph: 608-637-6445
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