High School Announcements
No School For HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS on January 30
Nancy Lang and David Porter have decided to call “Head’s Day Off” for high school students on Tuesday, January 30. This will be a no-school day for only high school students. Other school levels will be in session. We are granting this day off to allow students to catch up with school work and service learning. Although there will be no classes on the 30th, teachers will not design lessons to be learned independently. This is truly a day to catch up, offer service, and rest. Students should return on January 31 caught up and ready to engage and learn.
January 31 Special Programming
On Wednesday, January 31 The Grand Teton Music Festival musicians will perform for high school students. The Festival reaches out to schools annually to provide free performances along with educational material about the instruments the musicians play and the works they perform. We appreciate the generous programming the Festival offers to our school. Following the performance, Matt Stech, Director of Student Growth and Learning, will work with high school students to present a suicide prevention workshop.
Theory of Knowledge
Seniors are wrapping up a year long journey in their TOK course by completing the final essay which will be submitted to IB and will count towards a course certificate or the full diploma. The 1600 word essay asks students to reflect on the nature of knowledge and how we know what we know. Students are given prescribed titles which are general (yet very complex!) questions about knowledge; the essay is an exploration of their ideas, claims, counterclaims, and conclusions based on class experiences throughout the last year. All essays are cross disciplinary and completely student driven. The Theory of Knowledge course is an introduction to epistemology course which students begin in spring of their junior year and is a part of the ‘core’ of the Diploma Program.
Winter Journey February 13-15
The high school winter journey will take place February 13-15 at Teton Science Schools Kelly Campus. A letter that provides an overview of our curriculum and community plans as well as the packing list will be emailed in early February. Please contact your child’s advisor if there are any needs during this time that will necessitate coming and going from the journey.
ACT Information for Juniors
Teton County Library is offering a free after school ACT prep course, beginning 2/13/18 and running weekly through 3/20/18 from 6 - 7:30 pm. The course is open to all, but registration is required and preference will be given to juniors and seniors. This course fills every year, so please encourage your students to register early by emailing Nick Grenoble at firstname.lastname@example.org. This is a great opportunity to receive free ACT support. All Journeys School juniors will be taking the ACT (at no cost to you) at school on Tuesday, March 20th, so this class lines up quite well. Reserve your spot soon!