Archive for January, 2012

Spaghetti Supper Saturday Night!

Thursday, January 19th, 2012

Join Wayfinder Schools for a fabulous spaghetti dinner and cupcake sale this Saturday, January 21, from 5-6:30 at The Masonic Lodge in Rockport!

This fun, family-friendly event will include The Masonic Lodge’s famous spaghetti, scrumptious Wayfinder Schools’ salad, and best of all, our students’ very own homemade bread!

This year, students at both our campuses are baking their own bread daily, as part of our culinary arts program, which helps students learn to plan and prepare meals on a budget. For the past two years, our culinary program has focused on the local foods movement, and students have learned to plant, harvest, can and freeze their own food.

This year, they have made their own pickles, jam and applesauce, and they have invested in a community supported fisheries share. They have also become members of The Belfast Food Co-op, visited local farms, and consulted with local localvore chefs. With the guidance of our culinary instructors, each student is responsible for creating weekly meal plans, and preparing weekly meals for the entire school community. Students often incorporate dishes from their own family traditions, and by the end of the year, they have a broad range of culinary skills to take with them into their young adult lives.

Saturday’s dinner will help raise funds to support each of these students as they work toward high school completion. The dinner is $7.00 for adults, $5.00 for children and $20.00 for families.

Dinner will be followed by a cupcake sale (the cupcakes will also be made by our students), and musical entertainment will be provided by our talented Americorps intern, Tim Anderson.

This event is a great way to meet our students and staff, and to show support for these exceptional young people as they work toward their dream of high school graduation. For more information, call 236-3000.


New student art work

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012

On the cover: Art at the farm! This one one of our favorite classes of the year…building outdoor sculptures based on the work of British sculptor, photographer and environmentalist Andy Goldsworthy.

Below: This piece, created by Emma, one of our Camden students, was part of our workshops on pattern and color with guest artist Kate Russo.

Thanks to the Center for Maine Contemporary Art for sharing their Art Lab with us each Monday!