Calling All Champions - Journeys School Gala is 1 Week Away!
Dinner - Drinks - Dancing......and an Ice Luge!!!  Don't miss the Party!
Purchase your tickets before they are sold out - Click here to purchase
$125 per person
$2500 for a reserved table (seating for 8, specialty appetizers)
Give a Teacher a Break! - Raffle Tickets on sale here
One lucky teacher will win 2 round-trip airline tickets for travel within the lower 48 US.  Purchase raffle tickets for your favorite teacher(s) today!
Silent Auction Bidding is Live - Preview items here!
Pre Gala bidding is open until Dec. 6th at 10 pm (including Buy It Now opportunities)
5 Week Annual Fund Campaign is coming to a close!
Help us achieve 100% parent & staff giving for the 3rd year in a row!
Dec. 9 is your last date to Make Your Gift (click here)
See you on December 9th!
 
Sean Groenstein Named to All-State Honor Band!

Congratulations to Sean Groenstein (10th grade) for being named to the Wyoming All-State Honor Band! Sean is the only student from Jackson who has this prestigious honor that required many steps including a lengthy audition. Sean and other high school students from all areas of Wyoming will meet in Evanston January 15-16 for two days of rehearsing that will culminate in an All-State Gala Concert the evening of January 16. Way to go, Sean! We are very proud of you!
 
Last Call for School Photos
If you order photos by December 5, you can still get them before December 25. Also please keep in mind all photos will go offline on December 31, so be sure to place your orders before then. To order photos, please go to reactionphoto.com and choose "View Event Photos". The password is: coyote. Thank you!

Parent Information Nights
Thursday, December 7, 5:30-7:00pm
Jackson Hole Middle School

TCSD #1 is partnering with local private schools, community organizations and service providers to host Parent Connections, the first of three Kindergarten through 12th grade parenting information nights.

The first event is Thursday, December 7th from 5:30-7pm at the Jackson Hole Middle School.
Parents will have the opportunity to attend two 30 minute sessions on topics including:
-Positive discipline practices with your elementary age child
-Pre-teen/teen dating and healthy relationships
-Managing youth stress and anxiety
-Teen alcohol and drug use trends

Sessions will be lead by community organizations including Community Safety Network, Curran Seeley, Jackson Hole Community Counseling Center, Teton Youth and Family Services, Teton Literacy, and Growing Great Families/Rachel Wigglesworth. 

Come learn more about supporting your child as they grow and move through the various developmental stages and find out what community resources are available to help through this important process.

This event is free and open to all parents of 5-18 year olds.   Translation will be provided.  Childcare is not available for this event but will be available at future sessions.

 
The Studio Project
A Collaboration Between the Art Association and the Wildlife Art Museum

Middle-and High School students have the opportunity to apply for the Studio Project, a free, 6-12 week program in which students will study masterworks at the National Museum of Wildlife Art then make their own bronze sculptures.
Please see middle school or high school announcements for more details.
 
Webinar: The Power of Parent Ambassadors
Monday, December 11, 6:00 pm

In October, Geordie Mitchell joined us for a few days to talk about the power of Parents being Ambassadors for the school. Those who attended Geordie's session found it very helpful and a great way to understand how important the parent role can be in our community. Geordie has generously offered to do an online webinar for those who couldn't make the session in person. A invitation and link to the webinar will follow, but please mark 6:00 pm on December 11th  on your calendar and join us from the comfort of your home!
 
Journeys School Gear Survey
In an effort to provide families access to Journeys School Gear/Apparel/Swag, please take five minutes to complete this survey to help us determine the best way to gear your family up!
 
Community Lunch
Parent volunteers are encouraged to assist with community lunch. To volunteer, please arrive in the dining lodge at 11:55 am. All lunches include garden fresh salad, orange slices, cookies and milk.
December 8 - Pizza in Classrooms (No parent volunteers needed for this lunch)
December 15 - Beef tacos with rice and beans
December 22- No School - Winter Break
December 29 - No School - Winter Break
 
Important Dates
Saturday, December 9: Journeys School Gala and Auction
Monday, December 11: Geordie Mitchell Online Webinar, 6:00pm
Wednesday, December 20-Tuesday, January 2: No School - Winter Break