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The Weekender--Youth Initiative High School Newsletter


8, Saturday
2PM - Harvest Parade

10, Monday
4:30PM - Driftless United @ Prairie du Chien

11, Tuesday
3:30PM - Personnel Mtg.

13, Thursday
7PM - Long Range Planning

15, Saturday
Driftless United @ Eagle School (Tournament)

17, Monday
3:15PM - Curriculum Mtg.
6:30PM - Board Mtg.

19, Wednesday
7PM - Parent Mtg.

21, Friday
6:30PM - Harvest Challenge Dinner @ Viroqua Area Schools
The Whole Plate Teacher Training

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

Hot Lunch Menu
Mon, 10/10 - Pizza
Tues, 10/11 - Burritos
Wed, 10/12 - Soup & Bread
Thur, 10/13 - Mac & Cheese

Link to:

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

2011-12 Schedules

October 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

Driftless Folk School

Essential Skills Outdoor School

City of Viroqua

Driftless United Athletics

Viroqua Area Hockey Association


Other Interesting Links

The Girls' Guide to Guns and Butter

The Story of Stuff Project

The Purdue Online Writing Lab

7 October 2011

The chimes began again, the half hour...Spaced and peaceful and serene, with that quality of autumn always in bells
even in the month of brides.
~William Faulkner, The Sound and the Fury

The Auto Mechanics Class is ready to serve YOU!

The Auto Mechanics Class would like to borrow the following items. Please contact Matt Voz, 608-638-3466 or if you can lend us these tools for a couple of weeks:

socket sets (metric and standard)
floor jacks
jack stands

Last chance to buy a ticket for this tipi!

Parent Fundraising
Food Booth at the Harvest Parade on October 8th.
We will be selling apple pie by the slice and delicious veggie wraps.  Thanks to Erin Varney for heading up this project!

If you took some tipi raffle tickets, please turn in the stubs and money at the booth on October 8th!

YIHS Chorus Teacher featured in Concert

Come and hear our own Dodie Whitaker and other talented local musicians Linda Lieb and Vanessa Mills perform at the Westby Coon Prairie Church at 7PM on Sunday October 16. Donations will be appreciated.

YIHS Handbooks are available at school
If you did not pick up one at the All School Meeting, please stop by and get yours.
Parent Meeting, Wednesday, October 19
All parents (and exchange student host parents) are welcome at our meeting on Wednesday the 19th at 7PM.

Driftless Folk School Classes

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

Saturday, October 8:
-Build and Bake in a Portable Brick Oven with David S. Cargo
-Build a Solar Dehydrator with Dale Kittleson
-Clay for Kids with Maureen Karlstad (begins)
-Firewood Making with Vince Hundt

Saturday, October 15:
-Do It Yourself Solar Hot Water with Jon Passi
-Portable Sawmilling with William Lasko

Saturday, October 22:
-Farmstead Dairy with Cameron Genter and Daphne Kingsley
-Do It Yourself Photovoltaics with Jon Passi
-The Coop with Dan Johnson

Monday, Oct. 24 – Nov. 4
Scandinavian Log Sauna with William Lasko (Begins)

Saturday, Oct. 29
-Draft Horse Basics with Robert Schulz

Newsletter from AWSNA
Inform is a publication sent by the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America (AWSNA) to all the affiliated Waldorf schools in its membership to keep parents, teachers, board members, alumni, and all those interested in Waldorf Education informed of the current events affecting Waldorf schools nationally and internationally. View the current issue of Inform here.

is coming to Viroqua!

October 9-16 is No Impact Week
for Viroqua and La Crosse Communities

What is No Impact Week?
      The No Impact Week is a one-week carbon cleanse that allows participants to experience the difference lowering their impact can have on their quality of life, their community, and their planet! It’s about discovering how these lifestyle changes can increase personal fulfillment, health, happiness, and time with family and friends. Beginning Sunday, October 9th, participants will work through a series of eight daily challenges, from decreasing trash production to eating locally and sustainably.
      When you register, you’ll receive a fun and engaging How-To Guide, which will walk you through each day’s challenge. Get your family and friends on board too!
How to participate?
It's easy, and you can choose how much to challenge yourself.
Each person registers and participates for free!  Join the Viroqua and La Crosse communities in the Challenge: Look to the sidebar on the left for La Crosse + Viroqua. Scroll down the page to register. For the question “Which of the following best describes you?” click on Viroqua Community! All are welcome to join as a member of the Viroqua Community challenge,  even if you do not live in the city of Viroqua proper. Share photos and experiences during No Impact Week on Facebook, the link is on the La Crosse + Viroqua registration page.

The No Impact Movie, Man, and Book
      September 28, Wednesday and forward:  The book No Impact Man by Colin Beavan will be available at our local Bramble Book Store at a 15% discount. As a note, UW La Crosse has 400 copies of the book No Impact Man, which is now required reading for all entering freshman students.

       October 15, Saturday 11:00 am –4:00 pm  Living Green Expo Lunda Center/ WTC La Crosse Campus.  Free admission.
       Sponsorship:  No Impact Week October 9-16 is being financially sponsored through UW La Crosse, Viterbo University, WTC, Coulee Partners for Sustainability, and a grant. The Viroqua community has been graciously invited by the No Impact Project and these La Crosse groups to join No Impact Week . These cited institutions are all contributing funds to make this No Impact Week possible, and it would be great to show thanks from our Viroqua Community with a contribution of our own!
          Donations can be made directly on the No Impact website, or you may offer checks made out to Sustainable Markets Foundation (In memo write “No Impact Project”). My address is: Adrienne Fox  S7304 Gardner Rd. Viroqua, WI. 54665 if you’re interested.
      Any further questions?   Feel free to contact me, Adrienne Fox, at 608-675-3737 #2 or

Our mailing address is:
500 E Jefferson St, Viroqua, WI  54665. ph: 608-637-6445
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