Communications and Branding Meetings
Based on working with consultants, various board committees, staff, faculty and conducting a number of branding surveys, Jack Shea and the Communications Team have decided to offer eight informational Journeys School Communications and Branding Meetings. If you have an opportunity, please join us for one of these 30-minute meetings that are taking place at the Welcome Center over the next two weeks. If you have any questions, please contact Teton Science Schools Communications Director David Watson at 307.734.3795 or .
January 10, Tuesday, 3:00-3:30 pm (before pick-up)
January 10, Tuesday, 5:30-6:00 pm (evening)
January 12, Thursday, 8:15-8:45 am (after drop-off)
January 13, Friday, noon-12:30 pm (community lunch)
January 16, Monday, noon-12:30 pm (lunch)
January 17, Tuesday, 5:30-6:00 pm (evening)
January 18, Wednesday, 8:15-8:45 am (after drop-off)
January 19, Thursday, 3:00-3:30 pm (before pick-up)

Transition Information Sessions
We have many ways for you and your child to be informed and get excited about “moving up”! These information sessions are strongly encouraged if you have a child entering Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten, or Fifth Grade next year. School leaders and faculty members will share relevant program information so you can begin to prepare for your child’s transition. We encourage ALL parents to attend this informative session. The meetings are also available to new applicants so if you have friends or neighbors that may be interested, please share and invite them to join us. All sessions will be located in that level's classrooms. Contact with questions.
January 11, Wednesday, 5:00-6:00 pm – Elementary Information Session
January 12, Thursday, 5:00-6:00 pm – Pre-Kindergarten Information Session
January 18, Wednesday, 5:00-6:00 pm – Middle School Information Session
February 2, Thursday, 5:00-6:00 pm – Pre-Kindergarten Information Session

Admissions Applications Due February 1
The first round of Journeys School admissions applications are due February 1. Current families that have other children interested in enrolling for 2012/13 should complete their application as soon as possible to receive priority in the admissions process. Please contact for more information.

Tickets for "The Snow Ball” available now!
This year’s Journeys School Gala & Auction, the “Snow Ball,” will be held at 6 pm on Saturday, February 4, 2012 in the Nelson Family Dining Lodge. Invitations were mailed this week. If you didn’t get yours, please let Maggie Schilling or Amy Hatch know by calling 733-1313. Tickets cost $75 per person or $125 per couple, and can be purchased online. You can also purchase raffle tickets online and peruse our highlighted auction items. All proceeds benefit the Journeys School Annual Fund. We hope to see you there!

Gala help needed; Earn One, Give One opportunities for students too!
There are great opportunities for both students and parents to help out and have fun. Our generous Earn One, Give One donor has agreed to extend the campaign through the end of January so the opportunities listed below can be included. All snowflake making sessions will be held in the Welcome Center. Please let Maggie Schilling or Amy Hatch know if you’d like to participate by emailing, calling 733-1313, or stopping by the Welcome Center.
January 11, Wednesday, 1:00-3:30 pm - adult snowflake making party
January 11, Wednesday, 3:30-5:00 pm - students 5th grade and older join the snowflake making party
January 18, Wednesday, 1:00-3:30 pm - adult snowflake making party
January 18, Wednesday, 3:30-5:00 pm - students 5th grade and older join the snowflake making party
January 19, Thursday, 4:00-6:00 pm - Raffle ticket sales at Whole Grocer, 2 adults and 1-2 students needed
January 22, Sunday, noon-6:00 pm - Raffle ticket sales at Whole Grocer, three 2-hour shifts available, 2 adults and 1-2 students needed per shift
January 25, Wednesday, 4:00-6:00 pm - Raffle ticket sales at Whole Grocer, 2 adults and 1-2 students needed.

Student Raffle ticket sales: sell $100 in raffle tickets for a chance to win $50
Students and parents, we would love your help selling Gala raffle tickets to support Journeys School. Next week we’ll send home a form and envelope. If your student sells at least $100 worth of tickets, their name will be entered into a drawing for a $50 gift certificate to

We have three raffle opportunities: an iPad2, an iPad2 for a teacher, and an Instant Wine Cellar from the finest cellars in the valley and beyond. There will be two winners for the wine collection, each walking away with 50 bottles! Tickets cost $20 each, or 6 for $100, for the iPad2 and wine collection. Tickets cost $10 each for the teacher iPad2. When you purchase a ticket for the teacher iPad2, you’ll be asked to designate a teacher whose name you’d like to put on the ticket. What a great way to show appreciation for our teachers.

Class of 2012 College Acceptances
Congratulations! The class of 2012 is off to a great start with acceptances to a variety of colleges. Below is a list of college acceptances thus far.
Carleton College
Montana State University
University of Denver
University of Maryland
University of Wyoming
Western Washington University
Willamette University

Family Directory Updates
Soon you will receive an addendum to the 2011-2012 Family Directory. Please direct all changes you would like to have included in the Family Directory to Sam or 734-9851. Thank you!

Article of the Week
In an effort to provide families with current research on education and discussions surrounding “hot topics”, a weekly article is offered in Friday Announcements. Please click here to read “Why A Teen Who Talks Back May Have A Bright Future”. If you have questions or comments, please contact Travis Gay at

Community Lunch
Friday, January 13, 11:30am
Parent volunteers are encouraged to assist with community lunch. To volunteer, please arrive in the dining lodge at 11:00am. All lunches include garden fresh salad, carrot sticks, orange slices, nut-free cookies and milk.
January 13th: Macaroni & Cheese with Cream of Broccoli Soup.
January 20th: Sweet & Sour Chicken or Tofu Stir-fry (for vegetarian students), Rice & Egg Rolls.
January 27th: Spaghetti with Meat Balls & Garlic Bread.