Woolman Blog

Strategies for Transitioning Beyond Woolman

Estrella Acosta, Admissions & Outreach Director
Monday, January 6, 2014

Woolman is a magical place. We often hear from students of the Semester School that coming to Woolman is a transformative experience. The land, the community, the curriculum, and the people all contribute to Woolman being a place where students discover themselves in new ways, fall in love with learning, learn to live in community, form life-long friendships, and connect deeply with the land.

Welcome to the Spring 2014 Semester!

Estrella Acosta, Admissions & Outreach Director
Monday, January 6, 2014
Staff, faculty, and interns are gearing up to welcome Woolman’s 21st semester class. We have new teachers that are excited about their second semester and plan to hit the ground running. Jennifer Stone, Peace Studies teacher, says,“I cannot wait for the spring semester to begin!

Woolman Band Opens for Michael Pollan

Estrella Acosta, Admissions & Outreach Director
Tuesday, December 10, 2013

On November 8th, Johnny Woolman and the Wombats—an eclectic mix of musically talented Fall 2013 students, interns, and faculty—had the rare opportunity to take the stage before renowned author Michael Pollan spoke to an audience of over 1,000 in Grass Valley. Pollan is a long-time hero at Woolman and his book,  The Omnivore’s Dilemma, is part of the school's Environmental Science curriculum.

Students Present Capstone Projects

Estrella Acosta, Admissions & Outreach Director
Tuesday, December 10, 2013

The Global Issues Project Presentations were a smashing success! Students truly rose to the occasion Friday night, exhibiting the hard work they've put into preparing their projects for change in their community that they plan implement when they get home. It was great to see so many members of the local and extended Woolman family in attendance.

Service Week's Scotch Broom Removal

Gray Horwitz, Environmental Science Teacher
Saturday, November 30, 2013

For the Environmental Science service project, Chris, Valentine, Lily, and Ethan worked with me to clear a large area of scotch broom.  Although we cleared a sizable area, there is still plenty back there! As we worked, we discussed the right for scotch broom to thrive, as all plants at some point in history are invasive species, vs. the idea that because we have so quickly and vastly changed the world and have taken stewardship over it, humans should keep it in balance as opposed to letting evolution take its course.

Global Issues service projects

Amelia Nebenzahl, Global Issues teacher
Saturday, November 30, 2013
The Global Issues community service project was a great success! We worked in conjunction with Reinette Senum, a friend, former mayor of Nevada City, and enthusiastic community organizer, refurbishing the town square boardwalk. The boardwalk is a place that the community has reclaimed as a communal space to gather since their town plaza was plowed through by a highway.

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