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 click here for more information about the high school Studio Project, and be sure to contact Heidi (heidi.kohler@journeysschool.org) if you are interested in applying so she can write a letter of recommendation. 

9/10 Service Learning
On Thursday, 9th and 10th grade students had the option to spend their afternoon in service learning cleaning and repairing birdhouses on the TSS property south of highway 22. Half of the 9th and 10th grade classes participated along with all full time high school faculty.

Extended Essay Defense Presentations
Starting December 6th, 12th grade students will present and defend their Extended Essay work. The Extended Essay is a long-term independent research project in a subject of interest. The essay is a core requirement of the International Baccalaureate Diploma. Next week’s defense schedule is:
Wednesday, December 6th
12:40-1:10 - Caleb Kern - History
3:30-4:00 - Will Dykema - English
Thursday, December 7th
3:30-4:00 - Sydney Kitchen - Biology
Friday, December 8th
2:10-2:40 - Malie Curren - Film
2:45-3:15 - Forrest Bucholz - Biology

Journeys Students Simulate, Debate, and Collaborate at 12th Annual Teton County Model United Nations Conference
by Drew Overholser, Faculty

The 9th and 10th--grade Individuals and Society classes, as well as several juniors and seniors, joined over 200 other students from around Wyoming and Idaho to participate in the Teton County Model United Nations conference (TCMUN) hosted at Jackson Hole High School on November 13—14th. The two-day event was an educational and challenging experience for all those involved.
 
TCMUN is an academic simulation of the United Nations that aims to educate participants about civics, current events, effective communication, globalization and multilateral diplomacy. Students take on roles as diplomats (delegates) and participate in a simulated session of this inter-governmental organization. Participants research a country, write position papers, take on roles as diplomats, investigate international issues, debate, deliberate, consult, and then develop solutions to world problems. The underlying goal of the TCMUN is to expose students to a diversity of perspectives, parliamentary procedure and the process of international resolution making. Students often come away with an understanding of both the strengths and weaknesses of United Nations structure, yet feel empowered by the potential of a global approach to the many issues facing humans today.
 
After the conference was called to order, delegates convened to committees and began the work of setting agendas, presenting their positions, and debating UN policy. After a day and a half of committee work, delegates reconvened for an abbreviated session of the General Assembly. During this session, country delegates vote in blocs on resolutions passed in committee. This year, various resolutions were approved by the General Assembly. This was a result of the hard work and diligence of all the students involved in the conference.
 
The TCMUN ended with an awards ceremony that highlighted the performance of individual delegates. Journeys School 10th-grade student Sara McWhirter was awarded outstanding delegate for her work on the UN Commission on the Status Women representing Ecuador. Her distinction in this category was well earned and represents a major achievement; she was one of only seven delegates to take home this honor. Elisa Cink, who represented the United States on the Security Council won best position paper from Journeys School. Mary Muromcew received honorable mention in the category.
 
Special thanks go out to IC21, the teachers from other Teton County schools and the parent volunteers who helped organize this conference. And, lastly, congratulation to all Journeys School delegates for a great conference and lots of learning and fun!