Kyle Wickham, a senior at ODS, has published a short story on TeenInk.com. He has distinguished himself among staff and students for his achievement in this publication. Kyle consistently demonstrates determination and pride in his work, which is evident in his newly published story. We look forward to his future accomplishments and are proud to have him here at ODS.
“A hunk of bark began to peel from the tree, moulding into the shape of a man until man of bark stood with his back to an exposed ripe patch. Something clung together, clad from bark, shouldn’t have moved with such grace.”
Our class of about ten collected grocery receipts for two weeks and this is what we found: ODS loves processed foods!
According to NPR’s food blog, our results are not far off from the US population. Processed foods have made a huge jump on the spending ladder in the past 30 years.
Still, our class encountered a difference in opinions; Are healthy foods more costly, or cheaper than processed foods? We spent the most money on processed foods, but we also bought the highest quantity of these foods. Fruits and vegetable tend to have less calories per dollar than processed foods and sweets.
Have you been out to Cascades Raptor Center? Students at ODS spent their week of Field Education with the raptors. Over the humming of chainsaws on the job site, students were able to learn and work among the resident animals.
The Raptor Center had a close call last summer when a fire on Spencer Butte forced an evacuation of resident and rehab birds. Considering the heavily wooded setting at the Raptor Center, the staff requested that ODS and Northwest Youth Corps’ CCC work to fire-proof the perimeter. One week and many chainsaws later, the Raptor Center can feel at ease about the safety of the birds.
This is a good way to make use of leftover newspaper. Try it out!
Thank you to all who contribute to theTwin Rivers Charter School. Support by the Oregon Youth Conservation Corps and its Community Stewardship Corps (CSC) program helps TRCS students gain valuable education, employment and leadership skills while learning about the environment through classroom and field-based learning. To learn more about OYCC, visit http://www.oyccweb.com/