It seems like only yesterday, that first day of school, and yet here we are halfway through the year already. With more of the year behind us, than in front of us, it might be nice to take some time and recognize some of our school and student achievements from the first three sessions of the 2010-2011 school year.
We began this year by expanding our online presence, opening up the School’s Wiki pages so that they may be accessed from outside the school. We also launched our own school blog, Field Notes: Adventures in Radical Schooling, supplying each expedition with an I-pad so that they may reflect on their experiences while in the field. Postings on this blog have been followed by our staff, students and parents as well as other progressive educators across the country.
Our students have been Sailing, Farming, Caving and Exploring cities and historical sites all across the country. NW Passage students have been heavily involved in service projects both locally and abroad; working for Feed Our Starving Children, working with elementary schools and most recently working in Guatemalan communities, building roads, homes and community buildings.
We would also like to take a moment to recognize five special students who have completed their course of studies as required by NWPHS and the State of Minnesota to Graduate. Congratulations go out to Alexander Wintle, Patrick Tighe, Cassie West, Ashley Pruesser and Tori Blake. We wish the best for our graduates and hope to see them all at our Cap and Gown ceremony on June 2nd.