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 Posted September 20, 2002 

HYDE SCHOOL PUBLISHES
(June 10, 2002) Malcolm Gauld, President of Hyde School, Bath, Maine, 207-443-5584, four-year college preparatory school, with a strong character education and parent component, outlined the progress of schools and programs currently operating under the Hyde umbrella. He describes Hyde’s first elementary school program at their charter school in Washington, D.C., completion of the Renewal Center for families on the Bath campus, and the publication of The Biggest Job We’ll Ever Have: the Hyde School Program for Character- Based Education and Parenting (Scribner, 2002), which is now available in bookstores.

BACHMAN ACADEMY WELCOMES NEW HEADMASTER, PAUL JETTE
(July 8, 2002) Bachman Academy, McDonald, Tennessee, 423-479-4523, offering a broad base ministry for “special needs” students with ADD, ADHD, and other learning challenges, from across the nation, welcomes Paul Jette as their new Headmaster. He will oversee the day-to-day operations, drawing upon his previous experience as Headmaster of Squaw Valley Academy in Squaw Valley, CA, and more than two decades in public and private education. Founder, David Passmore has moved into the position of President/CEO for the school.

DENNIS BUDD NEW EXEC. DIRECTOR, RED ROCK CANYON SCHOOL
(July 15, 2002) Red Rock Canyon School, St. George, Utah, 800-635-4441, an adolescent residential treatment center, welcomes Dennis Budd, L.M.F.T. as their new Executive Director. As their Clinical Director, he implemented the present “comprehensive clinical services.” Leslie Budd, L.P.C., the new Clinical Director, has been the clinician who has been doing all of their psychological testing, under the supervision of Dr. Chancy Adams, Ph.D. Red Rock has implemented Positive Peer Culture over the past year, receiving “training in the purest form with the author himself, Dr. Steve Bendthro.”

MENNINGER AMONG TOP PSYCHIATRIC HOSPITAL IN THE U.S.
(July 22, 2002) For the 12th consecutive year, the July 22 edition of U.S. News & World Report magazine has named Menninger, Topeka, Kansas, 800-351-9058 among the top psychiatric hospitals in the nation. “More than one in five psychiatrists surveyed ranked Menninger first.”

WALKABOUT OFFERS PARENT SEMINAR
(July 30, 2002) Brad Matheson of Walkabout, Lehi, Utah, 801-766-3933, a licensed wilderness treatment program that employs ancient cultural rites-of-passage, reports to Woodbury Reports that starting September 9 they will offer a 4-6 hour parent seminar that assists with parenting education and the transition process.

PARENTS PICK UP TEENS FROM CAMP
(August 16, 2002) Parents of students in the High Peaks wilderness program, headquartered in Utah, picked up their children after they had been moved to Montana, then taken into protective custody by Montana officials. When Utah had ordered the program closed, the program moved to Montana until the state took the children into protective custody.

KING GEORGE SCHOOL WELCOMES NEW DIRECTOR OF OUTREACH
(August 20, 2002) Maggi Sanderson, 866-644-9540, is pleased to have joined The King George School, 800-218-5122, Sutton, Vermont as Director of Outreach. If you are not planning to join them for the Fall Tour in October, they would be happy to arrange a visit at another time.

PASSAGES TO RECOVERY OFFERS RENEWAL WEEK
(August, 2002) “In response to requests from friends and colleagues, Passages to Recovery, 800-283-8334 a recovery program set in the wilderness that specializes in helping adults 18 and over, is offering a “renewal Week” in the “majestic wilderness of the San Raphael Swell” for a from Sept 29 through October 5, 2002. It will include a sweat lodge ceremony, hiking, time for prayer and meditation, and a one night solo experience. Contact: Trilby Hoover, 866-625-8809.

POSITIVE IMPACT BEGINS MARINE SCIENCE COURSE
(August, 2002) Lynda Hendricks-Dana, Director of Educational Services, Positive Impact, Bahia de Kino, Mexico, 877-236-1114,  reports that this highly structured, residential, positive peer culture treatment program for troubled young men ages 12-18, has begun a Marine Biology course to study the bio- diversity in and around the Sea of Cortez. Residents of the PI program are painting murals in three locations in Kino, the Pargo Rojo restaurant, the outside of the Seri Indian Museum, and the courtyard and interiors of Vida, one of the program houses, and will raise funds for their service projects for the Kino Bay community.

FREEDOM MOUNTAIN ACADEMY (FMA) OFFERS TRANSITION YEAR
(Summer, 2002) Freedom Mountain Academy, Mountain City, Tennessee, 423-727-4905, Kevin and Patricia Cullinane, co-founders, is a small, family-run, non-denominational, coed boarding school that combines academics with farm work and mountaineering adventure. They are offering a one-year program for twenty high school and post high school age coeds to learn how to transition from more structured residential programs or family homes to an independent lifestyle.

AIM HOUSE RESIDENTS VISIT COSTA RICA
(Summer, 2002) Aim House Young Adult Program, Boulder, Colorado, 303-554-0011, Daniel Conroy, Director, published their first issue of their newsletter, The AIMHOUSE Mountain. It featured news about their recent two-week surfing extravaganza in Costa Rica, with student articles expressing appreciation for Aim House’s role in their transition to a healthy life-style.

KEYSTONE NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL COURSES AT NEW DOMINION
(August 16, 2002) Tracy Smith, Director of Admissions for New Dominion School, Oldtown, Maryland, 301-478-5721, announces they will now provide accredited advanced placement courses and college credit studies at New Dominion School through Keystone National High School eSchool (internet) or textbook based curriculum.

SKYLINE JOURNEY CLAN REACHES THREE PEAKS IN A WEEK
(August 28, 2002) Mark Wardle, Skyline Journey, 866-822-8336 Nephi, Utah, www.skylinejourney.com, announced the Stone Breaker Clan “has done something very special…only one other clan last summer” made three peaks in a week: Howell, Swasey and Conger Peaks. Also, at a ceremony in Cedar City, Utah on August 31, 2002 Austin L Wardle, CEO of Skyline Journey, was presented with a certificate as the first outdoor program to be certified by the Training Institute for Emotional Growth Education. Making the presentation was Linda Haughton, Founder and President and Nate Boston, Vice President.

BOB AND CARYN WELCOME BABY DANIELLE PATRICIA HANNA
(August 23, 2002) Bob Hanna, SUWS of the Carolinas, 828-668-7590, Old Fort, North Carolina - 888-828-9770 or 828-668-7590, and his wife, Caryn, welcome the arrival of Danielle, Patricia Hanna, 5 pounds, 10 ounces, on June 25, 2002.

RAY GWILLIAM HAS NEW OFFICE
(August 30, 2002) Ray Gwilliam of Family Coaching & Consulting has relocated to Arizona. He can be contacted at 480-833-3727 or his cell, 480-236-8084, and is available to coach families, for example in helping their child transition back home from some type of emotional growth program.

NEW CLINICAL DIRECTOR AT SUNHAWK
(September 6, 2002) Kreg Gillman, Executive Director, SunHawk Academy, (800) 214-3878, informed Woodbury Reports, Inc. that Jade Bringhurst, LCSW, was recently promoted to the position of Clinical Director. Jade has a masters degree in social work from the University of Utah and has been a therapist at SunHawk since 1999. Previously he was program director for the Triangle Y Ranch camp in Tucson, Arizona, and was residential counselor at Odyssey House and the Salt Lake Valley Detention Center.

BOZAK IN TOWN
(September 6, 2002) Steve Bozak, IECA Educational Consultant from New York City, 518-373-8069, stopped by Woodbury Reports, Inc. to compare notes while visiting schools in North Idaho.

MEL WASSERMAN MEMORIAL DEDICATED
(September 9, 2002) Dedication of the Mel Wasserman memorial at Rocky Mountain Academy (RMA), A CEDU School, Bonners Ferry, Idaho, during the 20th anniversary of the founding of RMA. Shown is Dan Earle, past headmaster of RMA and past President of CEDU, who had been one of the key staff helping Mel Wasserman develop the concept of CEDU Education. Mel Wasserman started CEDU in 1967 in southern California, which expanded to north Idaho in 1982. Mel Wasserman passed away earlier this year.

BENCHMARK’S JAYNE SELBY-LONGNECKER MARRIES DONALD JAMES HARPER
(September 11, 2002) Benchmark Young Adult School, Redlands, CA, 800-474-4848, an individualized, residential school for 18-28 year-olds happily announces the “marriage of founder/ executive director, Jayne Selby-Longnecker, to Donald James Harper. The garden ceremony and reception took place on Sunday, September 1, 2002 in Redlands, California. The couple departed for an Alaskan cruise honeymoon the next day. Jayne and Don, childhood sweethearts in Chico, California, recently re-connected after the death of Jayne’s previous husband. Jayne will remain as Benchmark’s executive director, retaining her business name as Jayne Selby-Longnecker, though hopes to be considered Mrs. Jayne Harper when she is away from work. Don, who is retired from the printing business and enjoys building trades, will join the staff at Benchmark Young Adult School in our building trades department and will help out wherever he is needed.

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