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Scattergood Friends School: Visioning 2020 and Beyond - Saturday, November 8

Scattergood Students Build Models with Recyclable MaterialsYou are invited to attend a facilitated retreat on Friday, November 8, 2013, addressing Scattergood Friends School Facilities: 2020 Vision and Beyond.

Breathe Owl Breathe - Free Concert

Breathe Owl Breathe album art
Spend Halloween evening listening to the beautiful folk music of Breathe Owl Breathe resonate through our 1880's Hickory Grove Meeting House.
The event begins on Thursday the 31st at 9 p.m. and is free and open to all!  


Fall Greetings from the Head of School

Christine Ashley, Head of SchoolWelcome to the 2013-2014 school year, Friends!

In the past few weeks, we have come to recognize and truly enjoy one another as individuals and as community members. We are a community of thinkers and doers, artists and athletes, musicians, readers and poets. We are open-minded and flexible thinkers, and sometimes pretty noisy in the process! But our daily practice of seeking quiet and that of God within helps us explore and discover our different strengths and interests.

Fall Campus Open House Oct. 27. Register now!

Christine Ashley, Head of School Spend a beautiful October afternoon on the Scattergood campus! Meet students, engage with faculty and staff, sip organic apple cider from our orchards and see for yourself how Scattergood Friends School can provide an comprehensive, meaningful, whole-person high school education. All are welcome! More info...

FCNL Climate Change Conference to be Hosted at Scattergood Nov. 2., followed by Earth Walk Nov. 3

A workshop that will challenge participants to examine the drastic changes in our climate, their effect on the earth and the environment, the scientific facts related to such changes, and the way that faith influences how we talk to others about climate change. Participants will be provided the tools and connections needed to support local and national legislation to mitigate climate change.

Summer Greetings from the Head of School


Scattergood Friends School Head of School, Christine AshleyDear Friends,

I hope you are all having a great big adventure this summer, whether it is taking a bike ride down a path you have never traveled, starting a conversation with a person you thought interesting, enjoying a bus ride in a new city or country, or working a job that is hard and fun and worthwhile!

Check out Scattergood Students' Oaxaca Trip Blog!

Scattergood Students in Oaxaca, Mexico
Scattergood students Sawyer, Sophie, Oriana, Alan, Shane, Bradley, Drew and Rachael
went to Oaxaca this May!  Check out their blog at

Postcards from Students' 1,300 Mile Bike Trip

Scattergood students Alejandro, Charlotte and Sebastian and teacher Hans rode their bikes 1,300 miles from Natchez, Mississippi, back to Scattergood's campus in West Branch, Iowa. Here are "postcards" from their journey.

Scattergood Farm featured by The Iowan magazine

Lessons from the Land photography by Mark Tade
Just east of West Branch, past the Herbert Hoover Library and Museum and a quarter mile south of the crossroads where Delta Avenue bisects Highway 44, an orange and green heap of pumpkins and winter squash marks the entrance to Scattergood Friends School...


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