Category Archives: Occupational Education

Yearbook! (Sieglinde)

Let’s finish it!

In this twice weekly, yearlong Yearbook Class, students have co-edited, designed, and will print up the 23-24 PSCS Yearbook. The theme this year is Punk! which was decided by community process. We’ve spent time studying and learning the the intersectional history of punk, both as an aesthetic, as a sound, and as a movement—and applying it to a really cool archive of the year.

Our co-editors have already worked out the layout, timeline, and have gotten us started in Canva (easy to share, easy to organize, on the cheap). We will consider adding 2-3 more folks interested in finalizing layout, writing copy, taking and organizing pictures, and creating pages/spreads in ways that capture this amazing community of humans. You will need special permission to join (from Sieglinde and the crew) and likely need to give an example/share how you will contribute in this final leg of a long journey.

The result will be printed and shared with the community in June—with enough time to sign and pass around to ooh and ahh!

Required texts/materials: Canva The instructor will procure the texts/materials.

Danny Woo Community Garden (hannah)

Volunteering at Danny Woo! One of my fave things to do, especially in the Spring. In this class, we will head up to Danny Woo Gardens (once a week), and volunteer with the folks that run the garden. Tasks include weeding, planting flowers, sorting the compost, tending to the paths, feeding the chickens, and sometimes other fun projects like using a nail gun or decorating seed packets for the community. Open to all.

Leadership (hannah)

Be a part of making change at school! We will spend time planning and facilitating our final Community Engagement Day in May, as well as envisioning and enacting other leadership opportunities for our sweet special school.

This class always includes leading “small” daily actions, like days of whimsey, the WePo, and trying to get more people to volunteer for kitchen more often. It also includes discussions about larger, systemic issues like offsite use and connection across grade levels.

This class will help you develop leadership skills including collaboration, communication, time and task management, negotiation, taking initiative, etc. Open to all.

Adulting (amy)

Paying bills.  Credit cards.  Jobs.  Paying rent.  Budgeting.  Vacations.  These are all parts of being an adult.


In this once-a-week class we will learn about all of these things (and more) so that we are better prepared to conquer adulthood.


I have some ideas of things to teach, but I will also ask YOU what you want to learn – so you will have a chance to guide where this class goes.

Shop Life (Scobie)

If you like making things, fixing things,  and  being competent with tools, you should always take as much Shop Life as you can possibly get your hands on! Here’s what we’ll be doing:

  1. Learning about tools and the skills to use them effectively and safely.
  2. Working on improving, organizing, stocking, and cleaning our ever-developing shop.
  3. Contributing to the school and our larger community with fixes, furniture, and projects.
  4. Completing projects that result in gifts you can give to yourself or others.