End of Semester
The end of the semester is just around the corner on January 20, 2012. High school finals will take place January 16th-19th.

Winter Journey Dates
A quick reminder about the winter journey for your planning purposes: Please block off February 15-17, 2012 on your schedule for your students to participate. A reminder, too, that we will have early dismissal when we get back from the Kelly Campus at 2:30pm.

Reminders About Mornings
The Upper Parking Lot is for teachers only. If you are a high school student, please park below and walk up. If you are a parent, please drop off your student at the welcome center by 8:00am so they have plenty of time to get to the high school. Also, the high school is experiencing a rash of consistent tardies among the students. Daily practice starts at 8:15am! Please be on time!

SAT/ACT Test Preparation Course
In an effort to serve our college-bound student body, Heather Marks, Director of College Counseling, is offering an evening SAT/ACT test prep course. This course will be offered in February/March timed to prepare juniors for the March and April exams. This course may be taken by any Journeys High School student interested in preparing for these critically important college admissions tests. Please contact Heather Marks at 734-3711 or heather.marks@journeysschool.org to register.
Who: Journeys High School Students
What: 10-hour SAT/ACT test prep course
When: Wednesdays, 6-8 pm. February 8, 15, 22, 29, March 7
Where: Journeys High School
Cost: Free. Materials (SAT/ACT test prep book) and pizza dinner included.

CollegeWeekLive: FREE Online College Fairs
Attention College-bound high school students and parents! CollegeWeekLive.com, the world’s largest college fair and online admissions event website, is FREE and supported by the U.S. Department of Education Federal Student Aid office. Register now for free so you can:
• Chat live with admissions reps from 400+ colleges - show your interest!
• Find $2.5+ million in financial aid & scholarships from participating colleges
• Hear what campus life is like via student video webcasts from favorite schools
• Get great admissions advice from experts presenting live via video
• Be eligible to win scholarships from CollegeWeekLive just for logging in! See below for a partial sampling of scheduled events. (More events are listed on the website.)
February 2, 2012: Transfer Day
February 9, 2012: Test Prep Day
February 14, 2012: Florida Schools Day
March 21-22 , 2012: CollegeWeekLive SPRING
April 24, 2012: STEM/Health Sciences Day
May 8, 2012: New York Schools Day
May 9, 2012: Texas Schools Day
May 10, 2012: California Schools Day
May 15, 2012: New England Schools Day
May 16, 2012: Georgia Schools Day

Spanish Update
In conjunction with pARTners, the eleventh and twelfth grade Spanish classes will be concluding their fine arts unit with an intricate study of Frida Kahlo, her life, struggles, and artistic style. To prepare, students will watch and read various versions of her biography, then create a mixed media self-portrait with guest artist Abby Pafarath. Students are reminded to bring in personal (but okay to use!) items to add to their art project. Students will also write biographies of other well-known artists, musicians, or dancers that have been influential in the Spanish-speaking world and will present them in writing as well as orally in class. Muchas gracias a Abby Pafarath and pARTners for their help in this fun project!

Robotics Update
Ethan will take the high school robotics team to the Montana FTC Championship Tournament to be held on February 4, 2012 in Shroyer Gymnasium on the MSU campus in Bozeman. The FIRST Robotics Competition challenges teams of young people and their mentors to solve a common problem in a six-week timeframe using a standard "kit of parts" and a common set of rules. Teams build robots from the parts and enter them in competitions designed by Dean Kamen, Dr. Woodie Flowers, and a committee of engineers and other professionals.

Important Dates
Wednesday, January 18: Middle School Open House / Info Night, 5pm
Tuesday, January 31: Bring a Friend Day for Grades 3-12
Wednesday, February 1: Admissions Application Deadline
Thursday, February 2: Pre-Kindergarten Open House / Info Night, 5pm
Saturday, February 4: "Snow Ball" Gala & Auction, 6pm
Thursday, February 9: Re-enrollment Deadline
Thursday, March 1: Tuition Assistance Application Deadline