Reduce, Reuse, Regenerate

Reduce, Reuse, Regenerate

In a balanced natural ecological system, the needs of the elements within the system do not exceed the input provided by the system itself. There is no such thing as “waste” because everything produced by the system becomes healthy input without ever being in excess...
Wishing Well, Hearth Counter, Gratitude

Wishing Well, Hearth Counter, Gratitude

During Project Week, a group of high school students built a Wishing Well in the spring area. Under Tom Myers’ guidance, they used cobblestones to build the walls and then designed and welded a metal cover, which is not yet installed as there is one final step...
From the Weather Station

From the Weather Station

In their meteorology block, 8th graders are learning about the citizen science portion of weather reporting. The National Weather Service relies on people trained as weather spotters to provide vital information which informs meteorologists in their decision-making...

Recycling, Dipping Candles for Spiral of Lights

Recycling You may have noticed that non-curbside plastics are no longer being accepted at some of the usual locations (such as New Seasons and Far West Fibers). This is because China has stopped importing US plastics due to an unreasonable amount of contamination...

Grade 2 Salve, Spring Progress

Grade 2 made healing salve and lip balm with calendula flowers that they harvested from the flower garden, dried, and infused in olive oil for four weeks. After a visit to the beehive to see where wax comes from, we combined the calendula oil with beeswax and a little...
Wildlife Grammar, Spring Demolition

Wildlife Grammar, Spring Demolition

7th Grade Grammar Mrs. Berg (Grade 7) created a grammar lesson using the photos from the wildlife camera on Mt. Hood that they visited last year. The students created speech bubbles for each photograph, and wrote a paragraph using the quotes they created for each...