CAT JENNINGS WELCOMES HER NEW BABY BOY
(May 20, 2002) Cat Jennings, Admissions, StoneMountain School,
Black Mountain, No. Carolina. 828-669-8639, welcomed Devon Wolf Buie-Jennings, a 7lb 14 oz. baby boy, to this world on
May 20th in Asheville, N.C. She has returned to Stone’s Mountain’s admission office as of August 5, 2002, where she is showing the Devon
the ropes. Woodbury Reports sends its congratulations to Cat.
FLYING H YOUTH RANCH BEGINS FAMILY PROGRAM
(July, 2002) Flying H Youth Ranch, Naches, WA, sponsored by
Rocky Mountain Faith Mission, 509-658-2990, is beginning a new family program that brings in whole families for a week at a time. They
also have established a scholarship fund that has enabled them to “receive into the program several single mothers with teen sons who
do not have sufficient money for tuition.”
LANDMARK SCHOOL WELCOMES CAROLYN ORSINI
(July 2, 2002) Landmark School, Prides Crossing, MA, 978-236-3010, for language-based learning disabilities, welcomes Carolyn
Orsini, M.A., as their new Director of Admission. She has directed several special education programs and is a professional educational
consultant and adjunct faculty member at Lesley College and Fitchburg State College. She will replace Veronica Kenney,
who will become assistant elementary principal at Sherborn Public Schools, closer to her home.
MISSION MOUNTAIN STUDENT IS GRAND AWARD WINNER
(July 3, 2002) Dan Bushnell, Public Information Officer for the Montana Department of Natural Resources & Conservation
announced sixteen year-old Holly Holguin of the Mission Mountain School in Condon, MT, 406-754-2580, is the grand
Award Winner of the 41st Annual Keep Montana Green Fire Prevention Poster Contest.
SOFTWARE KNOWN AS "SCUMWARE" GOES TO COURT
(July 16, 2002) Ten web site publishers, including the New York Times Company,
the Gannett Company and the Washington Post Company were granted a trial against the Gator Corporation claiming
Gator's "pop-up advertisements violated copyright and trademark laws." Among other things, Gator's software "uses the
information gathered from users to display pop-up ads over Web sites without the publishers' permission," and usually without the
user's knowledge their computer is doing this. The ads can be purchased as part of internet marketing by companies, the ads then "pop-up"
when a user visits a site with key words the advertiser identified. Woodbury Reports has heard reports of schools in this network
doing this, with pop-up ads appearing on our site without our knowledge or permission.
SALT LAKE TRIBUNE LOOKS AT WILDERNESS TREKS
(July 21, 2002) Brooke Adams, writing in the Salt
Lake Tribune, in an article titled "Frustrated Parents Seek Wilderness Treks for Troubled Teens," presented a balanced
article between the advantages of wilderness treks for struggling teens as opposed to the concerns about them.
DALE FREDERICK IS ASPEN’S NEW CHIEF EDUCATION OFFICER
(July 25, 2002) Elliot Sainer, CEO, and Susan Burden, Senior Vice President, Residential Schools, both of the Aspen
Education Group, are pleased to announce the recent hiring of Dale Frederick, Ph.D. as Aspen Education Group’s first Chief
Education Officer. Dale brings to Aspen a wealth of experience, as Superintendent of Schools in two major school districts and with
an e- learning company. Though happy their clinical programs, Aspen wishes to improve the quality of their educational product, and
are pleased to have “someone of his national caliber join the organization.”
CARLBROOK ANNOUNCES 34 STUDENTS ON CAMPUS, MORE ARRIVING
(July 25, 2002) The Carlbrook School, 434-476-2406, Halifax, Virginia, R. Grant Price, M.A., Dean of Admissions announced
there are 34 students on campus, with 6 more arriving within the next few weeks. They are also proud to present the first Carlbrook
ACADEMY AT CEDAR MOUNTAIN MOVES TO NEW CAMPUS
(July 30, 2002) The Academy at Cedar Mountain, Cedar City, Utah,
800-748-5368, has moved into its new campus at the base of Cedar Mountain. “The two new buildings include classrooms, dormitories,
cafeteria and administration offices for up to 42 students.” Also, Linda Houghton, “widely know for creating the term ‘emotional
growth education’ and former Head of King George School, is working very closely with the Academy students and faculty to further
advance the mission of the school.”
NEWS FROM HIDDEN LAKE ACADEMY
(August, 2002) Hidden Lake Academy, Dahlonega, Georgia,
800-394-0640, published data collected from current and graduate students, and a one year follow up study from parents of graduates
that “demonstrates HLA to be highly effective in helping students overcome the many struggles they are encountering.” They have also
received “a very generous donation” designated to be used with their Financial Aid/Scholarship Program. On June 25, their World Issues
class went on a tour of the CNN News Studios, followed by a picnic and tour of Centennial Olympic Park.
RESTRAINING ORDER ON HIGH PEAKS WILDERNESS PROGRAM
(August 1, 2002) Woodbury Reports was faxed a copy of a document from the State of Utah, Department of Human Services, Office
of Licensing, 801-538-4242, that on July 30, 2002, the Eighth Judicial District Court for Duchesne County, State of
Utah, issued an order "that Defendant is temporarily restrained from operating its outdoor youth program, High Peaks Wilderness
Program. Further hearing on this matter is set for August 9th, 2002 at 1:45 pm." On August 8, 2002, the Helena
Independent Record reported eleven teens were taken into protective custody “after social workers found them camping in cold,
rainy weather with limited food and shelter.” Shirley Tiernan, training bureau chief of the Montana Department of Public Health
and Human Services, child and family services division said, “the teens had apparently been in Utah previously, but it was
not immediately clear when they were moved to Montana.”
SALLEE STOPS BY WOODBURY REPORTS
(August 1, 2002) Marguerite Salle, CEO of Brown Schools and CEDU, took time from her busy schedule to visit the
Woodbury Reports Inc. offices in Bonners Ferry, Idaho
ADD/LD PROGRAM SEEKS GRANT-WRITER
(August 1, 2002) Kitty Petty, informed us the Bay Area nonprofit group, the Kitty
Petty ADD/LD Institute, Palo Alto, CA, 650-329-9443, needs an experienced nonprofit grant-writer, with a good track record.
NAWA’S GIRLS ON THE GO USA
(August 1, 2002) Nawa Academy, French Gulch, CA, 800-358-NAWA (6296) is offering “Girls on the Go USA, Empowerment Program”,
a fully accredited international traveling boarding school that has a one or two semester option for girls in grades 9 – 12.
UPDATES FROM HYDE SCHOOL
(August 2, 2002) Malcolm Gauld, President, Hyde
School at Bath, Maine, 207-443-5584, announced Duncan McCrann as new head of school at Hyde-Woodstock, with Bob
Felt moving from Bath to Woodstock, where he will remain as Director of Admissions. Rich Ruluck, current director of the
Summer Challenge program, will succeed Bob as director of admissions at Bath, in the fall. New programs include: Onward, is a
new two-week experiential program to prepare students to use problem-solving skills and team building, and the Serenity Program,
offered on both campuses, in which students live together in a dorm setting and meet daily with adult facilitators and are introduced
to relaxation and meditation techniques.
GWILLIAM MOVES WEST
(August 2, 2002) Ray Gwilliam Ph.D. has relocated to Mesa, Arizona from West Virginia. His business name is Family
Coaching & Consulting Inc., and he can be reached at 480-236-8084 or 9401 E. Ellis St. Mesa, AZ 85207.
NEW FACES AT KING GEORGE SCHOOL
(August 5, 2002) Rae Ann Knopf, Executive Director and Head of King
George School, Sutton, Vermont, 800-218-5122, welcomes “two highly dedicated and experienced, compassionate individuals,”
Robert Nolan, new Assistant Head of School and Vivienne Nolan, who will join the admissions team on September 1. Robert,
who has run programs for young people for the last 25 years, including time with On Track and Milestones, will oversee
daily operations of the school. Vivienne, with over 10 years of experience working with parents and young people, will assist with strengthening
communications with parents and professionals. Robert and his wife Vivienne have chosen Vermont and King George School as a place to
settle in to raise their two little girls, Fiona and Eoifa.
REDCLIFF ASCENT BECOMES ACCREDITED THROUGH C.O.A.
(August 2, 2002) Scott Petersen, Owner/Administer of RedCliff Ascent
Outdoor Therapy Program, Enterprise, Utah, 800-898-1244, announced they have “reached the status of being accredited
through C.O.A.,” assuring that they “comply with operating treatment standards and procedures recognized by the mental health community.”
They now also offer the Fire Keepers program for 15 to 18 year-old successful graduates of their wilderness program, who would
like leadership and high adventure experience. They have also developed a program curriculum for young adults 18 to 27 years of age.
FAMILY FOUNDATION SCHOOL GRADUATES 38
(August 5, 2002) The Family Foundation School graduated 38 seniors, its largest graduating class. Thirty-five of the students
will attend a four-year college or university; the other three will attend a community college, continuing the school’s record of a
hundred percent of its graduates attending college. The school has also installed a Robbins Pulastic Floor, in the gym, providing
a safe, long lasting surface that is used by many high schools and colleges in the New York area.
SECRET HARBOR/FOSTER CARE RESOURCES PRESENT CONFERENCE
(August 6, 2002) Secret Harbor School, Anacortes, WA, 360-293-5151,
with Foster Care Resources, will present a two-day conference on September 9-10, 2002 at Skagit Valley College. The September
9th workshop is with Daniel L. Davis, Ph.D., author of “The Aggressive & Resistant Adolescent,” and the September
10 a workshop is on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, presented by Jocie Devries, Vicky McKinney, Linda LaFever and Ann Waller.
HELENE REYNOLDS PASSES AWAY AUGUST 7, 2002
(August 7, 2002) Miriam Bodin, IECA member and Certified Educational Planner,
Los Altos, California, 650-948-8651, announced that Helene Reynolds died at a hospice in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Helene, who had been battling illness for some time, “died in the presence of her husband Jack and her daughters Hannah Buck and
Sarah Reynolds, as well as her mother, sisters and brother-in-law." Memorial services will be held in Corrales, New Mexico
on August 24th at 4:00PM, and on September 21st in Princeton, NJ. "The family requests no flowers. A scholarship
fund in Helene's name will be established in due course. Helene’s family would be delighted to accept offers from attendees who wish
to speak at either of these services. They ask that you submit ideas in writing to Hanna
Buck via email, so that they may be collected and organized prior to the services.” Jack
Reynolds can be reached at: P. O. Box 3059, Corrales, New Mexico 87048. [Helene was one of the first consultants I met when
I entered this business in 1984. She had a tremendous influence in the development of the Special Needs Schools and Programs network,
and she will be sorely missed. Our sympathies go to her family, and especially to her daughters Hannah and Sarah whom we have had the
pleasure of meeting and working with over the years as Helene prepared them for working with children -Lon Woodbury IECA, CEP.]
LANDRE VISITS WOODBURY REPORTS INC.
(August 8, 2002) Lance Landre,
President of the Star of Life, also known as the C. S. Landre Foundation, Inc., Fresno, California, 559-434-2598,
email@example.com, a 501(C)(3) Non-Profit Public Benefits Corporation, stopped
by the offices of Woodbury Reports to explain his foundation is devoted to raising money to help parents needing financial help
to place or keep their children in Special Needs Schools and Programs. Landre originally had a child in a World Wide Association
of Specialty Schools and Programs (WWASP) and since he knew that group of schools, has been working with those parents, but is interested
in expanding his work to help parents in all Special Needs Schools and Programs.
TRANSITIONAL LIVING CARE ACQUIRES NEW TRIPLEX
(August 14, 2002) Carol Hopwood of Transitional Living Care,
in Kalispell, MT., (406) 257-1333 announces they have recently acquired a triplex that will be available for residents
who are ready to move from the supervised TLC house to apartment living on their own. The centrally located triplex is less than a mile
away from the TLC house. As the young woman at TLC “move step by step into healthy self reliance,” they will “continue to receive professional
support, guidance and mentoring while practicing their independent living skills in the real world.”
BRUSH RANCH SCHOOL WELCOMES 2 NEW STAFF MEMBERS
(August 14, 2002) Brush Ranch School, 505-757-6114 Tererro,
New Mexico, a residential boarding school for students 12-19 with mild to moderate learning disabilities, announces their new Vocational
Director, Kevin Fancher, and Suzanne Weisman, the new Director of Admissions. Fancher will emphasize woodworking, gardening,
and culinary arts for the 2002-2003 year, bringing16 years of river guiding experience and work with young people, adults, and physically
challenged individuals. Weisman has been a college academic advisor, non-profit program manager, and coordinator for Kim Rubin’s
educational consulting practice in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
ROCKY MOUNTAIN MENTAL HEALTH SYMPOSIUM, SEPT. 5-7, 2002
(August 12, 2002) The 7th Annual Rocky Mountain Mental Health Symposium, “Youth in Crisis: Challenges to the Modern Family,”
Sponsored by Pathways Treatment Center and the Kalispell Regional Medical Center, on September 5th through September 7,
2002 features nationally-recognized presenters. Factors effecting the resiliency of children and families, and state-of-the-art psychotherapeutic
and medication therapies for anxiety and behavioral disorders, including ADHD will be covered. Registration
deadline is 8/23/02: or 866-755-4658.
SUMMIT PREPARATORY SCHOOL OPENS OCT 2002
(August 13, 2002) Jan Johnson, LCSW, Admissions for Summit Preparatory
School, Kalispell, Montana, 406-758-8100, announced this non-profit therapeutic boarding school will open in October
of 2002. Facilities include a library, full-size gym with climbing wall, indoor swimming pool, labs and horse program, with a staff
of PhD Psychologists, master’s level social workers, certified teachers and a psychiatrist. They have a 480 acres campus is near Glacier
National Park and will accept students 13 – 18 year old coeds for their college preparatory high school/professionally-led emotional
MOUNT BACHELOR ANNOUNCES GRADUATION OF 19 STUDENTS
(August 14, 2002) “The students and faculty of Mount Bachelor Academy, 800-462-3404,
Prineville, Oregon, are proud to announce” their graduation ceremony on August 24, 2002, at which time 19 students will graduate
from the program, with some also receiving their high school diploma.
(August 15, 2002) Julia Andrick announced: Rocky
Mountain Academy, Bonners Ferry, Idaho, 800-858-1933 has a web site which provides breaking news and information about
RMA’s 20th anniversary celebration on September 8-10. Ascent, Cedu’s wilderness program in Naples, Idaho, 800-974-1999
now has streaming video of program participants and parents at http://cedu-ascent.com/videos.htm.
Brown Schools’ CEO, Marguerite Sallee, clarified that they have established 175 partial scholarships based on financial
need and space availability, ranging from $4800 to $9180 annually, for Boulder Creek Academy, CEDU Mountain High and Middle
Schools, King George School, Northwest Academy, and Rocky Mountain Academy. In addition, each school can award one scholarship
that reduces tuition by 50 percent. New hires include: Roger Rinn, Ph.D., Program Director of Ascent and Director of Clinical
Services for Emotional Growth Schools and Programs, Larry Stednitz, Ph.D., School Director for Boulder Creek Academy, Scott
Hess, L.M.F.T., Clinical Director of Ascent, Terry Zion, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist for Rocky Mountain Academy, J.T. Stroder,
M.A., Academic Dean for Northwest Academy, and Majorie Timms, Ph.D., Academic Dean for Boulder Creek Academy. Former admissions
director, Pamela Broker, will assume the leadership of Milestones.