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9 Archimedes, 233
3 April Happy 238th Birthday. Washington Irving

Let's Get Ready for Next Season
Join the Team!

YIHS committees comprise the administrative backbone of our school.  Student, parent, and staff participation on our committees help ensure that our school is the best it can be.  Thank you to every individual who gave of their time and talent during the 2020-2021 school year.  We couldn’t have done it without you. 

Now it's time to deepen the bench.  If you are ready to share your time and talent with your school please register your interest using the form below.  If you want to know more, view the committee descriptions below or contact Matt Voz Deadline to volunteer is April 18th.

View Committee Descriptions
Committee Self-Nomination Form
Read Later Read Later
Forward Forward
Check your wiki!
Greg & Julia's Calendar Corner


Final Reports for Microschool #6 Due
First Day of Microschool #7

Deadline for Committee Nominations

Your Final Microschool #7️⃣ Resource

The long strange experiment is coming to an end.  Our final COVID 19 Microschool gets underway on April 12th.  Click through the links to make sure you're ready to make the most of the last.

Microschool #7 (and Maths) Map

Microschool #7 Elective Class Descriptions

Microschool #7 Elective Preference Selection Form

Let's Get This Over With

Vaccinations are now available for all persons over 16 years of age (most of you) in the state of Wisconsin.  The Vernon County Health Department will begin a self-scheduling process on its Facebook page beginning April 5.  You can also make appointments at Walgreen's, at the Mayo Clinic in LaCrosse, or through the Wisconsin DHS Community-Based Vaccination clinic in LaCrosse.

Are You Powerful Enough to Seize the Trident of Development?

If not, maybe you want to just grab a prong?  The YIHS Development office is hiring!  3 positions are available and could be combined for the right person!  Check it out and share it with your super-qualified friends.

YIHS Merch is Back with Fresh Designs

EVERYBODY wins when you buy a t-shirt or hoodie, designed and printed by YIHS senior Sebastian Danneil and his intrepid team of garment workers!  All proceeds go to YIHS, Sebastian's senior project becomes a success, you look cool, and the general public doesn't have to see your nipples anymore!  Start winning! Start shopping!

Start Winning! Start Shopping!

Personnel Committee Needs Your Help!

Every day we ask our students to lean into discomfort, to explore things about the world and about themselves that they didn't know or couldn't see.  We point out their mistakes, challenge their assumptions, and push them to do and to be better. We ask them to learn and grow, but we would never ask them to do something we wouldn't be willing to do ourselves.  That's why we are asking the YIHS community; students, parents, faculty, and community members, to share their wisdom and experience in helping our faculty better live into our values.  Please read the instructions and follow the prompts below.  All evaluations are 100% anonymous. Deadline to submit evaluations is May 9.

Click Here to Share Your Experiences with Our Staff

YIHS Pledge Meetings Are Fun!

It's time to look forward to the 21-22 school year!  Pledge season is upon us.  Please sign up for a pledge meeting today!  

Click here to schedule a pledge meeting today!

And the Band Played On...

Musicians!  Do you want to take part in solo and ensemble this year?  The deadline for submitting district solo and ensemble performances is coming up in a hurry.  Please email Shawn Neary at  today if you want your work to be evaluated this year.  We'll need to submit a scan of the music you're working on, a video of your performance, and other material- so we need to get rolling.  

Important Schedule Change - Take Note

JUNIORS AND SENIORS (and their families): The 11th grade College "Tour" and the 12th grade Expedition have been moved from the week of April 12-16 to the week of May 10-14.  I repeat 11th grade College "Tour" and 12th grade Expedition are from Monday May 10 until Friday May 14.

Got Wheels?

Gabriela Nuñez Plata, mother of Mateo in 10th grade, is coming for a visit over Spring Break and is wondering if she could borrow someone's car for the week. Contact Shawn if you have a lead.

Your One-Stop Re-Invitation Resource

YIHS students, you may have heard that the Re-Invitation Committee has been asking questions lately.  Maybe you accidentally deleted all those emails and lost all those slips of paper and forgot all those morning announcements and now you don't know what to do.  Don't fret we've got you covered.  Just click the party popper to (re)learn everything you (already) need(ed) to know.

Youther of the Week

Howl Starn
YIHS Class of 2022

Favorite Pirate: This One
Favorite Maybe Lately's Menu Item: This One
Favorite Book Series: This One
Poem of the Week

Black Cat
by Raina Maria Rilke

A ghost, though invisible, still is like a place
your sight can knock on, echoing; but here
within this thick black pelt, your strongest gaze
will be absorbed and utterly disappear:

just as a raving madman, when nothing else
can ease him, charges into his dark night
howling, pounds on the padded wall, and feels
the rage being taken in and pacified.

She seems to hide all looks that have ever fallen
into her, so that, like an audience,
she can look them over, menacing and sullen,
and curl to sleep with them. But all at once

as if awakened, she turns her face to yours;
and with a shock, you see yourself, tiny,
inside the golden amber of her eyeballs
suspended, like a prehistoric fly.


On Monday, March 22nd, our dear alumna Izzi Xiques ('15), passed away far too early.  Izzi was one of the most creative, gentle, and truly singular students YIHS has ever had the pleasure of knowing, and she will be dearly missed by so many people.  If you wish to send something to Izzi's family, you can drop it off in the north stairwell of the school this weekend.  Offerings will be mailed at the beginning of next week.  We love you, Izzi.

Thank You

for offering their homes in our time of need:
Democratic Party of Vernon County

St. Mary's Catholic Church

The Commons

Bricolage Cirkus

Viroqua Masonic Temple

Rooted Spoon Culinary

Wonderstate Coffee

Driftless Books

Teacher of the Month

Erin Fonseca

Visual Anthropology

An organization Erin would like to highlight this month: This One
A food that Erin would like to highlight this month: This One 
An artist that Erin would like to highlight this month: This One
Fictional Human of the Week:

The Headless Horeseman
Lives The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving

Click the image to learn more about The Headless Horseman

Anthropological Survey of the Week

What's your favorite handtool?




Last week's survey: 
Most sought rare Coke variety?
Coke Blak - 21%
New Coke - 15%
Green Tea Coke - 43%
Coke Life -  21%

Community Corner

Don't Stop Us If You've Heard This One Before

What's good for the goose is good for the gander.  That's why YIHS has lent its soup fundraiser to the PRWS 7th Grade class to help fund their class trip!  Make your Sunday dinner easy. Order soup and bread (made by students and families) online, and then pick up (contactless) in the greenhouse behind Pleasant Ridge.

We'll be back with more soup offerings after spring break!

Soup for You

Viroqua Area Folks OG

Lunchbox Express

Links to Our Fellow Travelers
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