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A poem by Aiden

My Shadow,
A constant companion.
One who knows me as well
as I know the scars on my body.
My Shadow,
The holder of my secrets,
And the one who allows me to speak
without judgement.
They are always there for me,
Helping me walk,
Supporting me no matter what.
I guess it’s weird,
Treating my Shadow like a person,
But really,
How else should I treat my closest companion?


The Wellsprings Prom is this Saturday! The Cheshire Cat will be in attendance and ready to pose for selfies with any Prom attendees, out in the garden. A king and Queen will be crowned. And of course there will be music, food and drinks for all. Paul Schroder will be the staff Mad Hatter setting lights for the evening, while the music, DJ'd by Wellsprings Senior Jordan Gall, promises to be “curiouser and curiouser”.

Set up starts at 6.  The doors to the rabbit hole will open at 7 for two hours of merriment in Wonderland.  But it's “off with their heads” at 9. So don’t be late for this very important date!

Little Known Fact...
Hayden Christensen, who played Anakin Skywalker in the films Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002) and Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005), was in a tv show called Higher Ground..........

A student review of last month's rap concert: "Realize Anything is Possible" 

Inch by inch, row by row.......
The "Grow Your Own Wildflowers" class planted these seeds just a short time ago!

May 10th
Ballet Fantastique school outing
Alice in Wonderland brings the vivid visions of Lewis Carroll to life, combining Ballet Fantastique’s dance theater with an electro-swing soundtrack and a steampunk twist. An exhilarating, daredevil score of original music from Eugene’s High Step Society takes Alice through a raucous journey filled with theatrical invention, playful costumes, and more than a few surprises.

May 11th
Getting Ready for Prom
The weekly Community Meeting will be followed by the whole school helping to clean and prep the school for prom. Time permitting, there will be fun activities such as games (including corn hole and frisbee), crafts, and making a personal page for the yearbook if desired.

May 12th  1-3pm
Open House at Wellsprings

This is an outreach event for prospective students and their parents/guardians. There will be one more before the end of the school year. Please spread the word to anyone you know who might be interested in learning more about Wellsprings.

May 12th 7-9pm
See above article for more info.

May 18th
Community Service
The cooking class prepares 100 really tasty burritos. The student groups then head out in two Wellsprings busses to established homeless camps to hand out the good food. The other bus usually goes on to the Willamette River and this student group picks up trash along the river's edge.

May 25th
Tour of Winter Green Farm
A tour of what's currently growing at Winter Green Farm.

May 31st   5-7pm
Open House at Wellsprings

June 1st
Coast Day
The end of year trip to Heceta Head Light House and beach for walking and playing.

June 14th
Last Day of School & Trip to Fern Ridge Reservoir
The yearly celebration of a lunch BBQ, yearbook signing, and rock awards at Richardson Park on Fern Ridge Reservoir.

June 16th
Join us in celebrating the students graduating this year.

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…thoughts, story ideas, anecdotes, suggestions, and contributions! We want to hear all of them! What have you been wondering about that the Wellsprings Way team could investigate? Hit "reply" to this newsletter or put your thoughts in the drop-box located in the front hallway and we'll "get on it"!

Wellsprings Way Newsletter Group: Chris Meeker (Ben’s dad), Sequoya Tromba, Jordin Wood, Luca Kline, Ariana Woodward, Dawn Meckelson, Dennis Hoerner, Gen Schaack.

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