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

  • Math
  • Guitar
  • Meditation
  • Reading Circle
  • Science of Everyday Life
  • Government
  • Creative Writing
  • Short Stories
  • Anatomy 2
  • Health
  • Team Sports
  • Figure Drawing
  • Literature-Animal Farm
  • Critical Thinking
  • Healthy Relationships
  • Psychology
  • Cults, Kooks, and Real Conspiracies
  • Taking Sides
  • Phone Games
  • Non-Team PE
  • Sewing
  • Biomes
  • History of Jazz
  • Love Your School
  • Small Group Communication
  • Cooking
  • Lies My Teacher Told Me
  • Senior Ketchup
  • Oceanography
  • Dungeons & Dragons
  • Hiking
  • Controlled Chaos

Working a job
by Ariana Woodward

On 4/30/2018, I went and talked to the owner of "Jim The Shoe Doctor”. I really enjoyed the quirky and alluring socks that lined the walls and screamed, 'This place has taste!'

The family-owned business repairs shoes, heels and even leather bags. They will often remake the shoes from the bottom up, and let me tell you, it's pretty fantastic, and thanks to the wonderful staff, I got to learn a little bit about how they repair customers' items.

The heels take a few tools like a heat gun that is used to warm up glue for the new heel, and it can get up to 1,100 degrees fahrenheit. Then the grinding unit will be used during that process where they'll give it a more spotless finish. Items such as straps are usually repaired in different ways using glue or other adhesives.

The prices when repairing can range from $6 to up to $160, which is quite cheap, if I say so myself. It seems like many people agree because at the moment their business has up to 7,744 people and counting each day.

Drawings from students in Chanci Herer's art class

by Ariana Woodward

Self-Portrait by Deja Williams

A poem by DJ

The lost house

There’s a house in a field
That has everything you lose
Dads left sock and his keys
Are in there too
Your old teddy bear
And your old blankie
They are all there
But don’t get cranky
They all live happily
Like one big lost family
They all hurrah!
With grandma and grandpa.
Who make them treats
And read stories all day
It’s really neat
You should come over and play!

Forecasts Were Wrong: Check Out This Week's Dystopia
by Sequoya Tromba

Well, this is a doozy!

Forecasts yesterday made the adamant (and really quite reputable claim) that our incoming dystopia was going to be that of a post-humanist authoritarian state, but unfortunately, recent investigation has led our team at the What-Is-The-World-Doing-Now station to deem our current dystopia an anarchist copper-cellophane shortage depersonalization stagnation scenario!

Well, would you look at that! Stock up on your copper and cellophane, because it's looking to be a wild ride!

To help those of you who are interested but not fully informed on this forecast lingo, an anarchist copper-cellophane shortage depersonalization stagnation scenario is a real whopper of a time, let me tell you. First off, we've got a heck of an anarchist society, because not only are we short on two of the most important resources (copper and cellophane), but we've also stripped folks of their sense of self! You know it's a freak occurrence when you've got a dystopia all about selfishness with depersonalization butting in. That's a one-in-a-million, so take care!

Lastly, we've got a stagnation scenario on our hands, and that's a real scoop to try and unpack! Put on your hard hats, because for the foreseeable future of our human race, we're not even going to know how to undo the terrible things happening to our society, nor will we ever escape it with the wonders of technology! Gee, whiz, isn't that fun? Maybe it's because we're missing all that good copper and cellophane, am I right?

Well, take a breather, because at least we won't have to worry about Big Brother or the birth of a superior artificial intelligence which overrides our consciousnesses permanently! Always gotta look on the bright side!

Catch you all later! We at the What-Is-The-World-Doing-Now station will never be on the air again, because we'll all be busy selling our cellophane supply, so good luck in the wild days to come.


May 25th
Early Release
We will have our regular morning schedule and serve lunch, then all students will be dismissed to enjoy the three day Memorial Day weekend.

May 31st   5-7pm
Open House at Wellsprings
This is an outreach event for prospective students and their parents/guardians. This will be the last Open House before the end of the school year. Please spread the word to anyone you know who might be interested in learning more about Wellsprings.

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

June 5th
Senior Dinner

A chance for all of the seniors, teachers, and staff to share experiences and accomplishments and to speak of the future.

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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We want to hear your…

…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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