Seen 'n Heard - Dec,
1997 Issue (page 3)
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GUARDIAN ANGEL MOVES
Tim and Jennifer Smith, who do transports and have a residence program, have moved to St. George, Utah. Their new phone number in
Utah is 435-656-1559.
DESISTO STUDENTS ON NBC TODAY SHOW
As of late October, several DeSisto students were to be profiled on a segment of the NBC News program TODAY, Weekend Edition. It was
to be a part of the discussion with author Dr. Lynn E. Ponton discussing her book The Romance of Risk: Why Teenagers Do the Things
They Do. DeSisto students were chosen because their schools’ philosophy of re-channeling adolescent energy into productive directions
is consistent with author Ponton’s contention in her book.
HAMPSHIRE COUNTRY SCHOOL’S 50TH YEAR
Bill Dickerman, headmaster of Hampshire Country School in Rindge, New Hampshire, 603-899- 3325, announced they will be celebrating
their 50th anniversary in 1998. They are especially interested in regaining contact with alumni who have been “lost”. They hope to
then make available a directory of names and addresses of those who have been touched by the school and would like to be included.
DOGSLEDDING IN MINNESOTA
Lorri Hanna, Executive Director of SOLTREKS, INC., Duluth, Minnesota, 218-525-5803, firstname.lastname@example.org, announced their first
planned Specialty Trek for 1998. It will be a 14 day Dogsledding Trek in the BWCA of Northern Minnesota, March 6-19. Developed for
boys, the focus will be to help them develop their awareness by looking at present patterns of behavior. The trek will be supported
by Ely, Minnesota’s Wintergreen Dogsledding Lodge owned by Paul Schurke, who has led three dogsled expeditions to the North Pole.
Soltreks is co-owned by Doug Sabo, Program Director.
PIONEER TRAIL PURCHASED
Pioneer Trail, outside Portland, Oregon, was purchased by Behavioral Healthcare Corporation (BHC) on June 3, 1997. It is now known
as BHC Pacific View RTC, 800-333-0775. Contact people are Beverly L. Leasthers, M.A., Clinical Outreach Coordinator and Robert E.
Marshall, M.Ed., CEO. (Continued) (Seen n’Heard Continued) ELAN SCHOOL WINS TRACK MEETS Deanna Atkinson, Admissions Director for Elan
School in Poland, Maine, 207-998-4660 passed on that the Cross Country team placed first in the Western Maine Regional Track Meet
for Class D on October 25, 1997, and won the State Championships for Class D on November 2, 1997. They also announced their first
tuition increase since 1989. Call Deanna for more information.
SUWS YOUTH PROGRAM
The new SUWS Youth Program, for ages 11 to 13, graduated 22 students this past summer according to SUWS Adolescent and Youth Programs
Administrative Director Sue Crowell, 888-879-7897. SUWS runs short term intensive outdoor programs in southeast Idaho. SUWS has also
included a 2 ½ day parent component to allow parents and/or guardians to join their children in the field. Sue reports parent responses
have been overwhelmingly positive.
ASPEN RANCH QUALIFIES
Aspen Ranch, 801-836-2080, has received official approval to serve publically placed students with disabilities under IDEA PART B,
by the Utah State Office of Education.
IDAHO YOUTH RANCH HORSE AWARDS
Mike Jones, President of Idaho Youth Ranch in Boise, Idaho, 208-377-2613, reports they started their horse program in 1982. There
are two parts, the riding program which is part of the Ranch’s 4-H curriculum, and the Thoroughbred breeding program which has become
“one of the largest Thoroughbred breeding farms in Idaho.” Their horses have “produced blue ribbon winners every year and in 1997
produced the Grand Champion filly along with the Reserve Champion filly and the Reserve Champion gelding.
YELLOWSTONE CELEBRATES 40TH
Yellowstone Treatment Centers, in Billings, Montana, 406-655-2100, is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year. It was founded in
1957 as Yellowstone Boys Ranch which took in boys ages 8 to 12 “hopefully keep them from ever having a reform school experience.”
Shortly they started working with older boys, and in 1980 started accepting girls under the state’s strong urging. As boys and girls
with increasingly difficult problems were referred to them, they shortly thereafter embraced “all the complexities of a full blown
medical model” and changed their name to Yellowstone Treatment Centers.
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