This week, Journeys School will be starting its 5-Week Annual Fund Campaign.
Like most annual fund campaigns, the Journeys School Annual Fund helps cover the difference, often called the “gap”, between the total cost of an annual Journeys School education and tuition. However, at Journeys School, our Annual Fund is more than just a fundraising campaign. Equally important, our Annual Fund is a time for our entire community to celebrate the impact of Journeys School and to show our support for the amazing things our staff and students will accomplish this year. In short, it is an opportunity to “Make Journeys Possible”!  Please click here to watch the video.
Our fundraising goal is $468,000 (including funds raised at our annual Gala) and an equally important goal of 100% participation! A high level of participation is a vote of confidence from our community and has a tremendous impact on gifts from outside sources such as foundations. This means that every gift is appreciated, no matter the size!
To donate online, please go to and click on the DONATE button.

Early Release
Friday, November 14, 12:15 pm?

The Journeys School Driver Provider bus routes will be adjusted for the early release schedule. The 3:35 departure time will be 12:25 on this day and then follow the regular routes. To determine afternoon bus stop arrival times, subtract 3 hours and 10 minutes from the regular route times, which you can find on the Parent Resources page of Haiku. Unfortunately the Idaho START bus does not have a mid-day route so please plan accordingly. Please contact or (307) 734-9851 if you have concerns or questions.

Early Re-enrollment Due November 14
All current families should have received early re-enrollment paperwork in the mail with a return due date of November 14th. The early re-enrollment discount allows families to secure without incurring any tuition increase for 2015-16. If you did not receive your package or if you have questions, please email or call (307) 734-3710.

Tuition Assistance Deadline
Friday, November 14

Click here for 2015-16 tuition assistance FAQ, Deadlines, and Process. Please note the deadline has been extended by one week and is now due by November 14th for current families. Questions may be directed to or (307) 734-3719.

State of the School Address on Video
Thank you to the parents who joined us for the State of the School Dinner on November 5. If you were unable to attend, you can watch Nate's State of the School Address by clicking here.

December 3rd Winter Vocal Concert
Wednesday, December 3, 6:30 pm

Everyone is invited to this event which will take place in the Dining Lodge on campus on Wednesday, December 3rd at 6:30 pm. This program was put together to honor our vocalists at Journeys School with a special program just for them—BUT everyone is invited! Honored performers that evening will be the Elementary School Choir, the Middle School Vocal Class, and the High School A cappella singers. The concert is expected to last about an hour. The evening is free and appropriate for all audiences. Bring your friends and family and celebrate the wonderful gift that is vocal music in our school. (Students participating, please dress nicely for the performance, and arrive at the Dining Lodge no later than 6:15 pm. Thank you!)

Jackson’s Got Talent!
Friday, December 12, 6:00 pm
Hotel Terra

We received word that our very own Journeys School A cappella singers were chosen to officially compete and perform in the Fundraising event called “Jackson’s Got Talent!” hosted by Habitat for Humanity and Hotel Terra. The event takes place on the evening of December 12th (the night before the Journeys School Gala) from 6-11 pm. This evening is much more than just a talent show. Organizers have a goal of raising money and awareness to aid in rebuilding homes destroyed in the November 2013 Philippines Super Typhoon, Typhoon Haiyan. You can help contribute by casting your vote for your favorite acts for a fee of $5 each at You can also purchase tickets to see the event in person on this website.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS! Journeys School Gala
Saturday, December 13

This year’s Gala is not to be missed! Featuring small plates and wood fired pizza from Sean Callari and Rosewood Kitchen and artisan desserts from Atelier Ortega. There will be unique live and silent auction items with great music and dancing! Buy your tickets today for an advanced ticket rate of $85! This price only lasts through Thanksgiving Day!!! After November 27th, the full ticket price will be $100. Click here to register and purchase your tickets. Can’t wait to see everyone there!

Free Money Management Seminar
Teton Science Schools is pleased to offer a free community seminar on money management. We have invited Ed Scheer, a Financial Advisor with Waddell & Reed to present the topic: Money Management: Identifying Issues and Opportunities. The presentation provides an overview of how proper money management can be a blueprint for your financial future and can help you pursue your future goals and objectives – including budgeting, how money works, managing risks, retirement, and other topics. We invite you to learn more about managing your money. The seminar is open to any interested participants—employees, JS/TVCS parents, high school students, and community members. Reservations required to ensure space and materials are available. RSVP to Teton Science Schools and Waddell & Reed are not affiliated organizations. Waddell & Reed, Inc. Member SIPC.
Jackson Campus, Education Center: Tuesday, Dec. 2, noon – 1 p.m. and 4:00-5:00 p.m.
Teton Valley Community School: Wednesday, Dec. 3, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Jackson Campus, Education Center: Thursday, Dec. 4, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Kelly Campus/TSS: Friday, Dec. 5, noon – 1 p.m.

Parent Resources Page on Haiku
You can always find the school calendar, bus schedules, Parent Council information, Community Lunch menus, faculty contact information, volunteer opportunities and more on the Parent Resources page of Haiku.

Community Lunch
Parent volunteers are encouraged to assist with community lunch. To volunteer, please arrive in the dining lodge at 11:40 am. All lunches include garden fresh salad, orange slices, cookies and milk.
November 14: Early Release Day - No Community Lunch
November 21: Thanksgiving Feast: Turkey Breast w/Gravy, Stuffing & Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans & Cranberry Sauce
November 28: No School - Thanksgiving Break
December 5: Spaghetti with Meatballs, Garlic Toast
December 12: Cheese Quesadillas, Black Bean Soup
December 19: Pasta Alfredo with Broccoli