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This year’s Annual Fundraiser, The Toast “N” Roast, raised over $55,000!

A HUGE thank you to everyone who helped organize, participated in, and contributed to this year’s wonderfully successful event! The school needs these general operating funds so we can continue to help our students succeed. It was a fun evening that also raised awareness of our mission and work with teenagers among the many guests who were learning about Wellsprings for the first time.

This year’s event honored two long-time Eugene community leaders: Kitty Piercy and Dan Bryant. Storm Kennedy again guided the proceedings as our emcee. A delicious dinner was provided by guest chef Ib Hamide of Café Soriah and LCC chef Tim Hill. The roasters were Tony Corcoran, Paul Neville, Dave Funk, and Cheryl Crumbley. Music was provided by Fuzz, featuring none-other-than Wellsprings teacher Bob Schlichting on bass!

A special shout-out goes to Kari Welch, Development Associate, who worked tirelessly in organizing all aspects of the event. A new element in the evening was the “Voices of Wellsprings” presentation. Alumna Ayashe Ruiz Buenrostro spoke about the on-going influence Wellsprings has had on her life.  She then was followed by a group of six people (students, parents, and a teacher) who each spoke about what Wellsprings means to them, in a brief but well-orchestrated and touching format. 

What a fabulous evening! Thanks to all who made it and to all who contribute to our community in so many ways, big and small.

Pictured left to right: Dennis Hoerner, Head of School, Dave Funk (roaster), Kitty Piercy, Dan Bryant.

Roasters in garb, Tony Corcoran & Paul Neville.

Present and former students.

Bob Schlichting and the mighty Fuzz!

Student Art

In Chanci’s art class the students are encouraged to explore various art mediums. The below piece was rendered in charcoal by Santiago. It pictures Sarek, a Vulcan, from the tv and movies series Star Trek.

Ever catapult a pumpkin or have your face painted?!

Last month everyone climbed aboard the Wellsprings Activity Busses and headed out to Johnson Farms for some Halloween fun. Popular attractions were Walt’s Wild Wagon ride during which tossing miniature pumpkins and trying to hit as many targets and scarecrows as you could was a great challenge. Walt’s Green House Hay Maze and the pumpkin catapult (see photo) were also popular activities. And, of course, pumpkins to bring home!

...this term! Check out this impressive selection of classes brought to you by the dedicated teachers and staff of Wellsprings!

  • Math
  • Guitar
  • Reading Circle
  • Astronomy
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Transitions
  • Globe Trotting
  • Mindfulness
  • Essay Writing
  • Government
  • Economics
  • History of Modern Era Science
  • Creating Comics
  • Drawing
  • Team Sports
  • Cooking
  • Aquaography
  • Sewing
  • Psychology
  • Film Studies
  • Health Issues
  • Singing/Songwriting
  • Natural History
  • Empires Strike Back
  • DnD
  • Do Students Dream of Electric Teachers (Lit)
  • Short Stories



November 28th & 29th
No school

December 6th 
Community Meeting
All-school problem solving

December 6th 8pm
Blackwater Holylight

WOW Hall in Eugene
Laura Hopkins (Wellsprings Alum) along with fellow band members Allison (Sunny) Faris, Sarah McKenna and Mikayla Mathew perform their HeavyPsych rock! We hear that musician, songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist Sean Lennon, son of Yoko Ono and John Lennon, calls Blackwater Holylight his new favorite band!

December 10th
Early Release

December 11th
Taiko Drums
Taikoza introduces students to the rich festival traditions of Japan. Accompanied by energizing taiko drums, colorful dances and Japanese flutes, students take a journey through different regions of Japan as they explore traditional folk songs and dances.

December 20th
Annual Holiday Celebration

December 23rd - January 5th 
School Break

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Wellsprings Way Newsletter Group: Chris Meeker & Erika Leaf (Ben LM’s parents), Dawn Meckelson, Dennis Hoerner, Gen Schaack.

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