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Seen 'n Heard - Apr, 1992 Issue (page 2).

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Valley View School Takes Students on Tour
Philip Spiva and Phil Bland, of Valley View School in Massachusetts, took a group of their students on a tour of the Far East in March.

Secret Harbor School's Work Experience Training Program Taking Off
Sue Street, at Secret Harbor School on Cyprus Island, Washington state, reports their Work Experience Training program (WET) is really taking off with the addition of a couple of large orders for planter boxes from Seattle. This program is the best way for their boys to earn spending money. The boys have to apply and be accepted to participate, and behavior must be appropriate to even apply.

Pine Meadows School Expanding to Year-Round Trips
David Hull, Executive Director of Pine Meadows School in northern California, tells me his North American Wilderness Academy is expanding to year round trips, doing trips throughout the continent.

Three Springs Outdoor Treatment Program Develops Specialized Groups
Three Springs Outdoor Treatment Program for Boys (Tennessee) has added a new group which brings them up to 52 residents as of late March. They are developing several specialized groups. Already started are Alanon and sexual abuse groups, and they are looking at others including a multicultural group for African-Americans. The program has a ropes course, and are building a new Gym and an additional classroom building.

Northstar Center Uses Community as Major Resource
Northstar Center, in Bend, Oregon, uses the community as a major resource for their program for 18+ year olds. Community service is required, which breaks up self-centered patterns. The program is just starting to place students as Interns with local businesses. This is designed to give the students some practical experience in possible career fields. The program had 8 students as of mid-March, and is still growing.

Heritage School Starts Summer School & Camp
Heritage School in Calistoga, CA, this summer will be running summer school/camp for students who want to stay with the program over the summer.

Heather Heath, M.A. in Social Work, Started at Sorenson Ranch
Therapist Heather Heath, M.A. in Social Work, started last Fall at Sorenson Ranch School in Koosharem, Utah.

Gayle Tilles, Cascade School, Takes Students to Shakespeare Play
Gayle Tilles, Cascade School Associate Headmaster, led a group of students in mid-March to Ashland, Oregon for a week of Shakespeare plays and one-on-one talks with the actors.

Mission Mountain Plans to Increase Licensing
Mission Mountain, in Montana, plans to increase their licensing from 16 to 20 this summer. They are at 15 students as of Mid-March.

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