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Reflections on Parent Meeting:
On Monday evening March 28, Nicole Thurrell, our Wilderness and Wellness instructor presented at our high school parent evening.
She began by helping families to understand the connection between wilderness and wellness. Included in the course is Wilderness First Aid which includes CPR, soft tissue injuries, musculoskeletal injuries, shock, cold and heat injuries and much more. She shared a notion Chip Weems observed – it can be challenging to teach adolescents to take care of themselves but if we can invite them to learn to take care of others they do so willingly and apply it to themselves as well. The primitive skills such as fire from friction, shelter building, traps, and group initiatives are designed to develop patience, focus, mindfulness, planning ahead, communication, team building, trust, and having fun in healthy ways. The wellness portion focused primarily on sexual education this year and she hopes to expand the work to include substance use, eating disorders, healthy relationships, and media’s role in modern dating.
Having a great time! There is limited access to internet in Havana so we have not heard much are we are really looking forward to their return for all the stories and adventures. Please join us on May 5 from 11:00 – 12:30 to hear them present their trip.
High School Prom
Hartsbrook High School’s annual prom will be held this year in the Piening Hall assembly room on Saturday May 7 from 6.30 to 10.00pm. As is traditional, the seniors have chosen the theme—Enchanted Forest—and the junior class and their families are in charge of set-up, decorations and clean-up. Friday afternoon, May 6, will be a work period for grades 9 through 11 to prepare for the event, which features an elegant meal, outdoor activities, dancing, and other entertainment. Eleventh grade parents—and any others who may be willing—are expected to help with takedown after the event is over. Everyone is encouraged to attend and guests are welcome. The cost per ticket is $35, although if this is prohibitive for anyone, individuals should speak to Mr. Weems or Mr. Cape, the class advisers.
Tony Cape and Chip Weems
Photos from Prom 2015
High School Homework Site – resources for high school courses. Click here to see this week’s homework.