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News from the Center

Dorothy Henderson, Head of School
Monday, February 16, 2009

We were ready to head out early. The white van and trailer led the way and the blue van was close behind. We headed up Woolman Lane at 8:45 am on Monday morning the 26th of January. The thirteen students of the Spring 2009 Woolman Semester (and six staff) were on their Orientation/Wilderness Week to Jug Handle State Reserve. As with every trip of our program, this one proved to be unique, and not just because we left ahead of schedule!

January at Woolman

Meaghan McCallum, Kitchen/Garden Intern
Friday, January 16, 2009

The Spring 2009 Woolman Semester is in its first weeks and the campus is reawakened with young ideas and fresh energy.

The campus, nestled among pine and manzanita, is in the process of reinventing itself with expanding student enrollment, creative gardening practices, and an evolving awareness of community and consumption.

The US Economic Crisis

Matt Stenovec, Teaching Intern. Christian Hannah, Rachelle Ruiz, and Ramon Franco, Students
Tuesday, December 16, 2008

During the Democracy Intensive in October, Woolman students broke into five small groups to research different issues affecting our nation. Here is what the group looking at the current economic crisis wrote:

Our group dissected the economic crisis into four bite-sized chunks: the mortgage crisis, the credit-default swap market, the commercial paper market, and HR 1424, popularly known as the “Bailout Plan.”

News from the Center

Dorothy Henderson, Head of School
Tuesday, December 16, 2008

As I write this message, the stars are just fading in the chill December morning. Out my window I can see the outlines of the Ponderosa pines framed against the barely lightening sky. Graduation for the sixteen students of the Fall 2008 Woolman Semester is just three days away. On Monday, the final projects of the semester, their Citizens of the World research papers were presented to the community in the Meeting House.

News from the Center

Dorothy Henderson, Head of School
Thursday, October 16, 2008
The students and faculty have returned from their week-long “Food Intensive” in which they toured many different types of farming operations in Northern California. Their trip culminated in the big day when all that they learned was put into practice as they prepared a meal of local foods for our semi-annual Local Foods Banquet.

News from the Center

Dorothy Henderson, Head of School
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
The semester has begun! The night air turned cold this past weekend; some of the staff were hard to recognize wearing their first long-sleeved shirts in months. Labor Day is somewhat business as usual at Woolman and Monday is a full day here.

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