High School Announcements
All School Meeting
Last Friday, October 7th, high school students led all school meeting (ASM) presenting on recent happenings in the high school including the fall backpacking journey. Seniors Griffin Reichert and Rainer McIntosh-Round served as masters of ceremonies with various other members of the high school community helping to make ASM a success. Freshmen Sara McWhirter and Ethan Barker told original stories they had created in English and both were well received. Below is a link to the video created by the sophomore class documenting the fall backpacking journey.
Coming Out Day
Tuesday, October 11th was national Coming Out Day. The high school GSA presented information on the history behind Coming Out Day and helped to explain variances in language surrounding gender and sexuality. The month of October has been designated national LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer) history month and Journeys School students in both the high and middle school are working to better educate their peers on the LGBTQ topics and designate Journeys School's middle and high schools as safe spaces for all people. Safe Space stickers were passed out to those students and faculty who choose to designate their cubby or office space as a place where anyone can relax and be fully self-expressed without judgement. Look for these rainbow stickers the next time you are on campus.
9/10 English Mini-Journey
On Tuesday October 18th, students in 9th and 10th grade English will visit the Aspen Hill Cemetery. Students have been reading Edgar Lee Masters's classic poetry collection, Spoon River Anthology. The collection creates a portrait of an Illinois farm community in the early twentieth century through the voices of over 200 former citizens interred in the local cemetery. As a final creative project for this unit, each student will create a "Snake River Anthology" of poems composed in the imagined voices of past residents of Teton County.