Malone Family $2 Million Grant
Journeys School of Teton Science Schools has been selected by the Malone Family Foundation to receive a $2 million endowment grant award. The endowment will establish a Malone Scholars program at Journeys School and will fund scholarships for identified talented and gifted students with financial need at the 7th through 12th grade levels. Please click here for more information about the grant. The below information sessions changed slightly from Nate’s original announcement. Please feel free to share this exciting news and the information sessions with friends and neighbors!

You are invited to attend one of the following Malone Scholar information sessions:
Alpine, Wyoming: May 29 at 5:30-6:30 pm, Alpine Library
Driggs, Idaho: May 30 at 5:30-6:30 pm, Teton Valley Chamber of Commerce
Jackson, WY: May 31 at 5:30-6:30 pm, Journeys School
Jackson, WY: June 7 at 5:30-6:30 pm, Journeys School

Malone Scholar Qualification Testing:
Jackson, WY: June 13 at 9:00 am-12:00 pm, Journeys School

Time for Dinner at the Bistro, Q, Osteria, or The Kitchen!
Be sure to dine out the week of May 21-27! Teton Science Schools has been invited to participate in the Fine Dining Group’s spring off-season special promotion. The Bistro, Q, and Osteria will offer “Buy one entrée, get the second for $2,” and will donate the $2 to Teton Science Schools. The Kitchen will offer an $11 tasting menu, and will donate $1 per customer that comes in to TSS. Last fall, the promotion raised $1,000-$2,000 for participating nonprofits. See you there!

Students Leadership Council Gets Crafty!
Tuesday, May 22, 3:30-5:00 pm
Upper Elementary Middle Classroom

The Journeys School Student Leadership Council will host an art project after school program on Tuesday, May 22 from 3:30-5:00 pm. All Journeys School students who are interested in creating an art project are invited to attend. The purpose of the art project is to raise money for the Student Leadership Council’s Heifer International service project. Students will create either a wire sculpture, a watercolor-over-pastel drawing, or an acrylic painting on canvas. The art pieces will then be signed and sold at the Student Leadership Council Art Gala Thursday and Friday, May 24 and 25 in the Jackson Campus Education Center (see below). All proceeds will go to Heifer International for purchase of a domestic animal for a needy community. Questions? Please contact Jill Wright ( or 734-9845) or Matt Boney.

Student Leadership Council Art Gala
Thursday, May 24, 12:00-7:00 pm
Friday, May 25, 8:15 am-2:30 pm
Jackson Campus Education Center
We are pleased to announce the First Annual Journeys School Student Leadership Council Art Gala to be held Thursday, May 24th, 12:00-7:00 pm and Friday, May 25th, 8:15 am-2:30 pm. Student work will be sold (at any reasonable price!) at the gala to raise money for the Student Leadership Council’s service project with Heifer International. If you have any questions, please contact Jill ( or 734-9845). We hope to see you there!

Mad Dog Society: Journeys School Alumni Reception
Wednesday, June 6th 4:30-5:30 pm
Jackson Campus, Welcome Center Lobby
All alumni students and their parents are invited to enjoy delicious food and beverages while connecting with faculty and friends. Stay for graduation immediately following this reception. Please RSVP to Heather Marks at 734-3711 or by May 31.

Graduation & End of Year Celebration
Wednesday, June 6, 5:30-7:30 pm
Come one, come all! The 2012 graduation ceremony will be held Wednesday, June 6 from 5:30-6:45 pm, on the school campus. All Journeys School families are encouraged to attend. Students in grades 5, 8, and 12 will be participating in the ceremony. Following the ceremony, an All-School End of Year Celebration will be held with light snacks and refreshments from 6:45-7:30 pm. Contact Sam Kitchen ( or 734-9851) with questions.

Student Achievement Celebration
Friday, June 8, 12:15-1:15 pm
Jackson Campus Dining Lodge
All parents are welcome and encouraged to join us to recognize students in athletics, performing arts, and academic extracurricular activities in grades 6-12 who spend significant time outside of school dedicated to improving their skills. Eleventh grade book awards will also be presented at this time. Many thanks to Parent Council for once again supporting the celebration with their chocolate bar awards! Contact Khale Reno ( or 734-9876) with questions.

Congratulations Marena!
Last year, Journeys High School student Marena Salerno Collins won first prize in the 2011 Teton County Library Teen Poetry Contest. This year, she won both first AND second prizes for her poems "The Solo" and "The Feeling" in the 2012 Teton County Library Teen Poetry Contest. Congratulations!

Journeys School Alumni
We are extremely proud of the impact our alumni are making in their colleges, workplaces, communities, and around the world. Please contact Heather Marks at to tell us what you are doing! Here are a few updates:

College Graduations
• Chalese Carlson (’06) will graduate from College of the Atlantic with a BA in Human Ecology. Her senior thesis is entitled Open Spaces: Aligning Aesthetics with Landscape and Ecology.
• Thinley Wangchuk (’09) will graduate from Mount Holyoke College with a BA in Architectural Engineering. She recently completed a semester abroad in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Graduate School
• This fall, Brad Poore (’06) will begin a Ph.D. program in Pathobiology at Johns Hopkins Medical School. He is completing a Teaching Assistantship in Human Anatomy at Montana State University, Bozeman.
• This fall, Kyle Krater (’03) will begin an MBA in International Business and Non-Profit Management at the Schulich School of Business at York University in Canada. He is leaving a position at the Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for Public Policy and Social Sciences at Dartmouth. He also co-founded a non-profit named Developing Education and started the travel website Le Nouveau Monde. Prior to the start of his MBA program he will intern at development think-tank Fundación Chile, which is located in Santiago.

• Kristine Quint (’10), a sophomore Literature and Creative Writing major at the University of Montana in the The Davidson Honors College, won a Jane Buttrey Memorial Scholarship which was awarded to nine outstanding Juniors who demonstrate both academic excellence and financial need.

Community Lunch
Friday, May 25, 11:30 am
Parent volunteers are encouraged to assist with community lunch. To volunteer, please arrive in the dining lodge at 11:00 am. All lunches include garden fresh salad, carrot sticks, orange slices, nut-free cookies and milk.
May 25th: Meatball Sub or Cheese Sub and Cole Slaw
June 1st: Turkey Ranch Wrap or Veggie Wrap with Sweet Potato Fries
June 8th: Pizza