In late February, students took part in one of nine incredible Mimimester offerings, including Math & Ceramics, Build/Engineer/Design, Decision Making in Avalanche Terrain, Creative Writing, Interior Design, and Blacksmithing. Throughout the week, students were learning through experience, working with professionals in the community, and honing their skills in a variety of endeavors.
One new Minimester offering this year was "Sleuths for Truth," a multi-disciplinary examination of what "truth" really means and how we know. Ninth grader Anna Revill said that her favorite part of this experience was talking with Judge Radda. She explained, "It was really nice of him to sacrifice some of his break to talk to us, and it really helped give me insight into the criminal justice system."
Dean of Students Robin Cameron led the "Scrubs" Minimester. She explained, "I enjoyed the opportunity to watch our students learn alongside Jackson's incredibly talented and generous orthopedic surgeons. JHCS students participated in surgical opportunities that most people don't encounter until their first year of medical school."
At the end of the week, the entire school, along with many of our generous Minimester community partners, gathered to share a meal entirely sourced locally and prepared by students in the Farm-to-Table course. It was a delicious end to an incredible week!
The Community School is grateful to the following organizations and individuals for their time and energy during Minimester 2019: Sevi Hagen, the Center for the Arts, Christian Burch, Meaghan Tozzi of Meaghan Tozzi Designs, Jessica Travis of Inside Design Studio, Slow Food in the Tetons, Haderlie Farms, Paul Rachele of Jackson Hole Mountain Guides, Elizabeth Ferguson of Habitat for Humanity, Blacksmith Steve Fontanini, Dr. Williams, Dr. Goetz, Dr. Hills, Dr. Jost, Dr. Bullington, Dr. Khoury from Teton Orthopaedics and Dr. Wilson and Dr. Domsky from St. John’s Medical Center.