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Trout Lake News for Dec. 1

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Sandi Thygesen, 395-2318

Pat Arnold, 395-2233

Bonnie Reynolds, 395-2527

Laurie West, 395-9330

Classroom teachers incorporate art training in their daily lesson plans. The 7th and 8th grades have the opportunity to take a design class with teacher, Jerry Wood. Many students have found this class to be the ticket they needed to make their design dreams a reality.

There are computer design classes available for middle and high school students with Dennis Anderson. The school has approximately one computer for every two students. Most of the computers have been made by the students under Anderson's supervision, bringing the cost of the machines from over $1500 to about $450. The machines are capable of many complex functions, among them being graphic art.

The application of these skills may be appreciated in the print and design work done totally by students in publication of The Village Voice, the school newsletter distributed monthly to Trout Lake Box holders. The students do the photography, writing, layout and design of their yearbook.

Both these projects are under the tutelage of Dennis Anderson.

The school has a web site created and maintained primarily by twelfth grader, Adi Robertson. Check out the web site at to see an example of applied skills, and check out the calendar for dates of scheduled art and cultural events at the school.

The school's approach to making art available to students is very creative in that it uses a minimum of extra financial commitment, integrates art into every day experiences and supports the development of academic skills.

Ongoing art and music events are available at the Trout Lake Country Inn.

Longtime Trout Lake resident and purveyor of creative events assumed management of the Country Inn ( still known fondly by many locals and not so locals as the "Old Trout Lake Tavern") this past year. Entertainment director Jimmy Robb has been scheduling events which are posted on the web site:

Generally there is open mic on Thursday nights, live music on Friday and Saturday night, movies on Sunday night, and occasionally, showing of work of local artists.

The nature of arts in Trout Lake is generosity, so rich, varied and exciting -- so often freely given by very talented people.

Calendar of Art Opportunities Open to All and Available Free in Trout Lake December thorugh March.

Trout Lake Community Choir, Mondays, 7 p.m., call for specific details, 395- 9305

Quilting every Monday at 10 at Trout Lake Grange, call 395-2679 or 395-2889

Christmas Cantata -- Dec. 18 at 7 p.m. at Jonah Ministries, call 395-9305

Christmas Eve Service -- community singing, Dec. 24, 7, Presbyterian Church.

Art Council meeting, Jan 10, at 7 at Trout Lake School, call 395-2294

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Trout Lake Country Inn -- refer to web site --


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