Today we honor and celebrate the perseverance, rich diversity and contributions of all Indigenous peoples—from the first peoples of this place to those from across the globe who now call Oregon home. We especially recognize our local tribes including the Takelma, Shasta, Modoc, Klamath, and Umpqua as well as the almost 160 students in our schools who identify as Native American and their families. We value the individual and cultural traditions and contributions that they bring that strengthens our ASD community.
8 months ago, Web Admin
Today we honor and celebrate the perseverance, rich diversity and contributions of all Indigenous peoples—from the first peoples of this place to those from across the globe who now call Oregon home.  We especially recognize our local tribes including the Takelma, Shasta, Modoc, Klamath, and Umpqua as well as the almost 160 students in our schools who identify as Native American and their families. We value the individual and cultural traditions and contributions that they bring that strengthens our ASD community.
Today we participated in the Oregon Farm to School Crunch Day by crunching into seasonal fruits at the same time together. We were able to use fruits from our own trees at Willow Wind.
9 months ago, Debra Schaeffer Pew
Crunch!
Delicious Homegrown Lunch today! The 3 Sisters Soup was amazing. Thanks to the parents who helped and Zoe for helping the students cook!
9 months ago, Debra Schaeffer Pew
Prep
Lunch
Yum!
Fall Homegrown Lunch is TOMORROW! Second graders were harvesting, washing, and weighing carrots to help prep!
9 months ago, Debra Schaeffer Pew
Harvest
Washiing
Weighing
Working together to build roller coasters and learn about forces & motion. Fun!
9 months ago, Debra Schaeffer Pew
Roller Coaster
Roller Coaster
Finish Line!
9 months ago, Debra Schaeffer Pew
Finish Line
Today we learned the route for our new monthly FUN RUN at Willow Wind! Walking the one mile loop took us around the barn and down to the creek. Lots of fun and now we are ready for the run next week!
9 months ago, Debra Schaeffer Pew
Lining Up
Around the Bend
HAPPY BIRTHDAY DANNETTE! We are so lucky to have your help at Willow Wind.
9 months ago, Debra Schaeffer Pew
Dannette
Pressing Cider today at Willow Wind from our apples!
9 months ago, Debra Schaeffer Pew
Cider
Willow Wind has been raising Monarch Butterflies and two of them emerged this week. Students sent these beauties off into the world - Thanks Jen for helping with this wonderful project!
9 months ago, Debra Schaeffer Pew
Monarch
Miss Wheelchair Oregon visited Willow Wind for Community Friday today - thanks for coming Hannah! We all learned a lot about inclusion and access.
9 months ago, Debra Schaeffer Pew
Miss Wheelchair Oregon
The Welcome Back Picnic last night was a wonderful celebration of the new school year. Thank you to the WWCA and the Ashland Firefighters for making it happen!
9 months ago, Debra Schaeffer Pew
Dinner
Ashland Firefighers
Willow Wind students making a broom for our Greenhouse Classroom out of broom corn (Sorghum) grown in their class garden bed
9 months ago, Debra Schaeffer Pew
Broom
Broom
Today was our first FARM STAND of the 23-24 school year. New day for FARM STAND is WEDNESDAY at pick-up (1:30pm) - Stop by and pick up some produce or flowers!
10 months ago, Debra Schaeffer Pew
Farm Stand
Oregon Agriculture in the Classroom Celebrates Ashland Student's Art! Sixth grade student Emma Robison of Willow Wind Community Learning Center in Ashland was selected as one of thirteen winners in the annual Oregon Agriculture in the Classroom Calendar Art Contest. Her artwork, which features a pumpkin and sunflower farm, will be featured on the October page of the 2023-2024 calendar. The contest received 1,722 entries from students kindergarten through sixth grade across the state. The winning artwork was selected by a panel of judges based on its creativity, originality, and depiction of Oregon agriculture. The thirteen winners each received a $50 award and certificate. Pictured: Emma's artwork featuring a field of pumpkins and sunflowers on the October page of the 2023-24 calendar.
10 months ago, Web Admin
Emma's artwork featuring a field of pumpkins and sunflowers on the October page of the 2023-24 calendar.
Today was indoor play because of the smoke, but the Willow Wind students found lots of ways to have fun and enjoy their friends!
10 months ago, Debra Schaeffer Pew
Play
Drawiing
Before the Bond Construction and COVID, the Willow Wind students and staff made a mosaic - ever single person contributed. It has been re-hung and is waiting to welcome students back to campus. Thanks to the maintenance crew for helping us get it done.
10 months ago, Debra Schaeffer Pew
Mural
What's going on at Willow Wind? Irrigation work to support our gardens and trees. It's a mess now, but we are so excited for the future!
10 months ago, Debra Schaeffer Pew
Lawn
Irrigation
The NEW MURAL created by students in Sarah Lowenberg's Public Art Class was hung today at Willow Wind. It is beautiful - filled with paintings of local birds.
12 months ago, Debra Schaeffer Pew
Mural
The 8th Grade Parade through the classrooms was a highlight of the Skyrockets last day at Willow Wind. A walk down memory lane - visiting their old classrooms and greeting the younger students - We will miss them!
about 1 year ago, Debra Schaeffer Pew
With Buddies
Skyrockets