Fire Mountain School is undergoing a transition!
For the first time in its 33 year history there isn't a formal class for children of any age at the school due to limited enrollment.
However there is a committed group dedicated to keeping the vision of the school alive. At an annual meeting on Sunday, Oct 18, 2015, a group of 4 elders were elected to the board. Along with the current board chair, they are responsible for caretaking the school's 26 year old building and are exploring ways to use the building during this hiatus. Those joining Sarah Lippold on the board are Lane deMoll, Liz Beckman, Vivi Tallman and Barbara McLaughlin.
At the same time a committee has been formed to design a program for preschool/elementary children for 2016-17. The committee, comprised of parents who had hoped for a program this year, plans to expand to include other families and a preschool teacher from Portland who have expressed interest in helping. They welcome other participants as well. If you’d like to be on this committee or would like more information please contact Faith Deur at email@example.com
In keeping with natural cycles, we are allowing ourselves a fallow year, to regenerate the soil and grow a vigorous garden.
We thank the community for its support of Fire Mountain over the years and look forward to your continued support as we journey through this current transformation!
Inspiration received recently from a founding parent and current donor:
"FMS serves like a gentle rare wild flower, necessary to the growth of the forest of civilization and full of the heart and spirit, the beauty needed to survive in this new world."
NEWS FLASH DECEMBER 2, 2015:
We've just set up a FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN to raise $6,000 we still need of the $10,000 budget for managing the building and the institution for the coming year. Donate via Fundly or give the old fashioned way by sending a check to Fire Mountain School: 6505 Elk Flat Road, Arch Cape, OR 97102.
Fire Mountain School is an independent alternative school dedicated to assisting children in their ongoing work of exploring and making sense of the world.
Since 1983, teachers and parents have joined together to create a community structure within which children experience discovery, challenge, experimentation, risk, failure and mastery.