Week of Oct. 19th-23rd in the Social Entrepreneurial Program

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This is what’s on the docket this week for the LiHigh School Social Entrepreneurial Program:

Rock of Ages Granite Quarry

Tuesday, Oct. 20:
We’ll take a long ride to Barre to visit the Rock of Ages Granite Quarry It’s almost a two hour ride, so we may be a little late returning home. I’ll send a mass email when we leave Barre so you’ll know when to expect us. Students should pack their own lunches for the day.

Wednesday, Oct 21:
After our afternoon seminar ends at 1:45pm, Stuart, Cedric, Giulia, and Kyle will drive the students down to Merck Forest in Rupert for our first camping trip of the year. We’ll hike our sleeping bags, food, and water 1.9 miles to a secluded valley on Old Town Road, where we’e rented a cabin alongside the White Creek. The cabin is a retired sugarhouse. It sleeps 15 people, and there is also space for two tents nearby (if anyone prefers to sleep in a tent).

Our cabin at Merck Forest

The low for the night is being forecast for a relatively balmy 48°, but there’s also a 30% chance of rain in the afternoon and evening, so students should bring rain gear just in case. Thankfully, we’ll be sleeping inside. Every student will need their own sleeping bag, and if they have it, a sleeping pad to make the wooden bunks just a tad softer. We’ll send a permission slip home today, so make sure it gets signed and brought back to us tomorrow please!

Thursday, Oct 22:
We’ll return from Merck sometime before noon on Thursday and close out the day normally.

Friday, Oct 23:
School will be closed for staff inservice.

Have a great week everybody!

Author: Kyle Callahan

Hi, I'm Kyle. I'm an advisor at LiHigh School. I've been involved in progressive education since I was in high school. I was an original member (and student representative) of the Progressive Program at Green Mountain College, and for my Master's degree, I attended Goddard College, which started the trend toward progressive education in the 1960s. Along with teaching at LiHigh School, I teach courses in creative writing and communications at Green Mountain College. I live with my wife and daughter in Poultney.

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