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YIHS Student Support Summits
Helping to keep your Jedi on the right side of the Force

Now that the end of the first main lesson block has arrived, it's time to make your reservation for a fall Student Support Summit.  Click here to claim your slot!
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Greg & Julia's Calendar Corner


First Day of Main Lesson Block 2
SAT/PSAT Administration
Student Support Conferences

Halloween Coffee House: These Monsters Need Chaperones

YIHS teens are desperately seeking chaperones for their first Coffee House of the COVID era.  It's been hard to get together the past couple years, maybe you could help make it a little easier?  If you can chaperone, please follow this link to sign up.

Get Spirited Away Next Week at YIHS
Next week, YIHS will show its spirit of unity by carrying out a series of arbitrary actions as a group, a bizarre but no less charming trope of American primary and secondary schools across the country - with a unique YIHS twist.  Here's the dress-up lineup: 

Monday- Country & Western 🤠
Tuesday-Monochromatic ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜
Wednesday-Fictional character/YIHS teacher 🧙‍♂️👮🦸‍♀️🤴
Thursday-Decade day 🕺
Friday-class theme day ❓

YIHS Haunted House: Support Student Fundraising

Our Haunted House is happening on the 29th and we are currently trying to put together all the materials we need. If anyone has any of the following things and is willing to let us have and/or borrow them that would be much appreciated. You can email so we can work out how we can pick up the materials. It would be great if you could let us know by Thursday, October 21st. If you would like the materials you lend us returned to you we will make sure to take care to return them in good condition. Thank you and again much appreciated!

-Old Sheets
-Rope and/ or clothesline
-Blue and Purple lights such as Christmas or LED lights
-Fake Blood
-Stuffed mice such as cat toys
-White NIghtgowns
-Old dolls
-Fake spider Web
-Old children's toys
-Plastic that can be laid on the ground or hung up such as tarps etc.
-A throwaway rug
-Fluorescent lights

We’re also looking for ingredient donations for our Haunted House concessions. If anyone has any of the following ingredients that they’re willing to donate we would love it if you would email and we would greatly appreciate it if you could drop them off on the second-floor landing of the Landmark Center by Monday the 25th of October. There will be a sign that says ingredient donations that you can put them under. Thank you!

-Apple Cider: 4 gallons
-Tea bags
-Popcorn: Around 10 cups
-Gluten free flour: 2 cups
-Butter: 3lb
-Sugar: 10 cups
-Eggs: 1 Carton
-Chocolate Chips: 3 bags
-Raisins: 2 bags
-Almond flour:  half cup
-Cocoa Powder: 1 cup
-Marshmallows: 3 bags
-Rice Crispy cereal: 2 boxes

Wacky Wednesday: Autumnal Olympic Games

There is no signup for next week's Wacky Wednesday as we'll all be participating in the Wacky Wednesday Olympic Games.  Put your game face on.

Seeking 9th Grade Class Parent

We're looking for a 9th-grade class parent.  If you might be interested in volunteering or want to know more information, please contact Matt.

Ancestors Day

On November 1st we will have a festival day to honor our ancestors. We've celebrated this time of the year--the confluence of Halloween, Day of the Dead, Samhain---for several years and every time we collectively create a reverent and creative day. After a much-subdued event last year, the Faculty is hoping to bring back the full experience. There will be no regular classes and we are organizing workshops and activities. If you are interested in helping out contact or you can fill out this online form: Ancestor Day sign up.

The Circus Is Coming to Town

The YIHS circus class will be putting on a double-header of a show on Friday, November 5th: 4pm and 7pm. The show is good for all ages and free-will donations will be collected. There will be concessions for sale.

If you are interested in helping set up and/or clean the space please reach out to Shawn,

If you have experience with light and sound, we would love your help with the upcoming circus class performance on November 5th. If you have portable lighting or know where I could find some, let me know.  Contact

Carpooling: Everybody Wins

Do you drive to Madison from time to time? If so, would you consider helping transport a boarding student occasionally? We are creating a list of people willing to give a ride to a student when the need arises. There is no commitment involved, but if you would be open to being asked, please let Bean know at
Thank you!

Youther of the Week

Abbie Pedersen
YIHS Class of 2024

Abbie's favorite band: This one
Abbie's favorite month: This one
Abbie's favorite fruit: This one

Very Important Updates in the Coronavirus Cupboard

COVID is a real thing that requires our attention - but we're not going to let it define us.  So we're moving our COVID information and updates out of the headlines and onto the back pages where they belong.  Each week, you'll be able to click here to view COVID news and updates that impact the YIHS school experience.  Look inside the Coronavirus Cupboard

Poem of the Week

by Oscar Wilde

Tread lightly, she is near
Under the snow,
Speak gently, she can hear
The daisies grow.

All her bright golden hair
Tarnished with rust,
She that was young and fair
Fallen to dust.

Lily-like, white as snow,
She hardly knew
She was a woman, so
Sweetly she grew.

Coffin-board, heavy stone,
Lie on her breast,
I vex my heart alone
She is at rest.

Peace, Peace, she cannot hear
Lyre or sonnet,
All my life’s buried here,
Heap earth upon it.

Thank You


for getting our Circus show ready to go

Marcia Miquelon
Reed Doerr
Rose Martinsen Burrell 


Teacher of the Month

Shawn Lavoie
Spanish, Humanities, Performance

 A leader Shawn admires: This One
An artist whose work inspires Shawn: This One
An organization whose work Shawn respects: This One
A spiritual vessel that Shawn wants you to remember: This One

Fictional Human of the Week:

Jack Worthing
Lives in The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde

Click the image to learn more about Jack/Ernest

Anthropological Survey of the Week

Which Sci-fi TV show is/was your favorite?

Star Trek

The Twilight Zone

The X-Files

Dr. Who

Last week's survey: 
Which Beatle would you want to be your dad?
John - 35%
Paul- 23%
George - 27%
Ringo - 15%

Community Corner

Need Video Services?  Consider this YIHS Alumni.

Want to Share?

We all do better when we all do better!  Share your community event or news with our community.  Just email Matt to get your event into our Community's Corner.

Garden with Henry!

Greetings from the greenhouses! 

We sure are enjoying this slow transition to fall and everything it has given us. 
There's still time to plant your spring bulbs, and our selection includes allium, checkered lilies, mediterranean bells, and other more traditional ones. 
We also have mums, pumpkins, rainbow corn, dried grasses, and cut flowers. 
Salad is growing and if you'd like to sign up for a share of it, or a Holiday Microgreen share please see links below! 

Our current hours are Mon. Wed. Fri. 10am-4pm and Sat. at the Viroqua Farmers Market 8am-12pm and at the shop 10am-3pm.

 Salad greens, deadline for sign up Oct. 30th: 

Holiday microshare, deadline for sign up Nov.8th: 

Viroqua Area Folks OG

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