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Welcome to the first issue of The Wellsprings Way!
Our goal for this twice-a-month publication is to share some short stories about the amazing people of Wellsprings and what they are doing here at this wonderful school. It will be fun, interesting, and a quick read! Let's go!

Guess Who at Wellsprings….!  

First Clue: This person’s first job was working with Dr. Marty Becker, "America's Veterinarian"! Dr. Becker has been on "Good Morning America" and "The Dr. Oz Show." He's the author of 22 books that have sold more than 7 million copies combined, including three New York Times best-sellers.

Second Clue: This person was a Sound Engineer for a very talented three piece band (electric bass, electric & acoustic guitar, and drums). They were a retro-rock/rockabilly group in the late 80s. That’s 1980’s to you young-uns born this century!

Third Clue: This person ran stage sound for The Uninvited (Uninvited!) and for Mitch Ryder (Mitch Ryder!) in Whitefish, MT. Check out their music! Says the mystery person, “It was so cold during the visit that our hands would burn when we were outside for just a few minutes!"

For those not on the grounds of Wellsprings to hear all the guesses being tossed about, the answer to “Guess Who at Wellsprings…!” will be in the next issue!

 


What does “The Wellsprings Way” mean to you?

I had fun asking some students and teachers this question and here are some of their answers. 

  • I may not be friends with everyone, but Wellsprings is about friendship and caring for one another. That is the most important thing.
  • How is this different from other schools? Everyone is so much nicer; we are a community.
  • It’s about friendship, working together, hanging out with people, building character, and more one-on-one attention. And the learning is tailored to each student.
  • One of our merits is being a really open community inside the school and having respect for each other. Even if people are not friends you can still work through things by talking and resolving things. I feel comfortable talking to everyone at the school because of the baseline of respect. It’s one small part of the school but one of the most quintessential parts of Wellsprings.
  • Mutual respect despite peer differences and age differences. What I love the most about working here is that the staff respects the students as equals. We meet each other eye to eye.
  • Egalitarianism: My job as a teacher is to show that I make mistakes and expect students to call me out on it. I can admit to my mistakes and apologize and I like that.
  • I let students know, be yourself and you’ll do well here. Yes, be decent and be kind to others, but most of all be yourself.







February 26th, 6:30pm
Family Night!

A great way for families to connect with teachers, parents, and students. Snacks, circle, open discussion, and individual meetings with teachers. This night has it all!

March 26th-30th
Spring Break

Need we say more?!

We want to hear your…

…thoughts, story ideas, anecdotes, suggestions, and contributions! We want to hear all of them! Just put them in the drop-box located in the front hallway!

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

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