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The Weekender--Youth Initiative High School Newsletter

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Daily Schedule changes starting Monday 1/9:
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

Main Lessons starting Monday 1/9:
Grade 9: English with Jacob Hundt (cont.)
Grade 10: English with Matt Voz
Grade 11: Chemistry with Annie Bussiere
Grade 12: Psychology with Mark Sandberg

Elective afternoon blocks starting Monday 1/9:
Carpentry with Adrian Ugo
Soap Making with Robin Mari
Robotics with Tom Gullion

January Calendar

9, Monday
Back to School!

10 Tuesday
3:15PM - Personnel Mtg.

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
7PM - The Rooted Spoon
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, 1/9 - Pizza
Tues, 1/10 - Burritos
Wed, 1/11 - Soup and Bread
Thur, 1/12 - Mac and Cheese

January Hot Lunch Form

2011-12 Schedules


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

WDRT 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

7 January 2012

Faculty Showcase!
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. Questions? Call 608-637-6445 or

Are you ready for TECH<TONIC>SHIFT?
Join us on Tuesday, January 31 at 7PM for our 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.

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.

The next True Botanica order is due Friday, January 13th. To order, email Diana at or 608-637-2586.

Frustrated about arguing with your teenager? The NPR All Things Considered show of January 3 addressed the value of engaging in difficult dialogues with teens. Click on the link to listen. Key strategies? Listen, don't yell, and help them develop calm, rational arguments.

YIHS Class of 2030
welcomes Evelyn Alexandra Hundt

YIHS Currently Seeks Donations of:
Remote Control Cars (motors need to work, controllers not needed)
Noise-making electronic toys
Half-pint canning jars
1-2oz glass tincture bottles
Aseptic containers
Stainless steel kitchen rack: up to 33"W x 18-30"D

PRWS Garden Meeting
Hello and Good New Year to You!

Gardening is ever on my mind and
I look forward to sharing the new year
with renewed enjoyment and honor in the work
of stewarding a community garden.

Let's sit together,
talk, plan, eat, and drink.

Friday January 20   5:30 pm
at the Wildingways
416 E. South St.

If you can't make it, but would like to be involved,
do let me know.
If you have friends who you'd like to join us but aren't on this email list,
do let THEM know.  ~Arwyn

Help support our Hot Lunch Program!


Who are our heroes today? What does the concept of "hero" even mean?
Viterbo University is sponsoring a symposium on the ideas of heroes in our time. YIHS teacher Joel Gordon will be speaking as will Sue Kastenson of Fair Shake Reentry Resource Center.
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.

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