Conserve School had more than a few visitors this past weekend for the CS5 Family Weekend. Over 40 families attended! Throughout weekend a number of events and activities were offered for families to engage in. On Friday families had the chance to shadow students in classes such as Art and History, and also meet with teachers and advisors in private conferences. With students coming from all corners of the country however, not all CS5 families were able to attend. But for that small group of students, it meant a Friday night out on the town to enjoy some good food and bowling with Graduate Fellow Jaime Bunting. On Saturday Roger LaBine, a member of the Lac Vieux Desert Ojibwa tribe, led a hands-on demonstration of traditional Native American wild rice harvesting and preparation. Families were also encouraged to borrow bikes, canoes, and other equipment from the Lowenstine Recreation Center to explore our beautiful campus and the neighboring Sylvania Wilderness Area. To conclude the busy day, CS5 students displayed their talents in a showcase performance. On Sunday the CS5 Family Weekend came to a close as families were welcome to share a delicious brunch before heading home.
Stefan Anderson, Headmaster of Conserve School, had this to say about the CS5 Family Weekend:
“This past Family Weekend was an incredibly energizing event for the teachers and staff here at Conserve School. Being present as the students shared their favorite places on campus, told stories of their adventures and let their families get an inside look at their course work was rewarding. Hearing from so many families about the positive experience their children are having reinforces the labor of love that we who are fortunate enough to work at Conserve School do every day.”
Thank you to everyone who participated in CS5 Family Weekend and contributed to its success!
Thanks to Jaime Bunting, Michael Salat, Nancy Schwartz, Cathy Palmer, and Stefan Anderson for the photos featured in this post.