Tanzania 2012

By chry_admin / August 12, 2012 / Comments Off on Tanzania 2012

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” ~ Mark Twain With that sentiment in mind, on June 26, 2012…

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Global Finals Here We Come!

By chry_admin / May 10, 2012 / Comments Off on Global Finals Here We Come!

Two teams from Chrysalis School will represent the state of Montana at the Destination ImagiNation Global Finals 2012. Competing alongside 1,200 creative problem-solving teams from around the world, the eight Chrysalis students, two team managers, and one clinician will journey from Eureka, MT to Knoxville, TN on May 22 for a week of high-level challenges…

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Chrysalis School Montana

By chry_admin / March 8, 2012 / Comments Off on Chrysalis School Montana

Chrysalis School Montana began more than a decade ago as a small home-based therapeutic program in Eureka Montana. Back in 1998, Chrysalis began with a class of eight teenage girls, founder and co-director Kenny Pannell said. Pannell has a background in community mental health. Sensing a great need, he decided to start the school as…

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Mother Daughter Retreat

By chry_admin / March 7, 2012 / Comments Off on Mother Daughter Retreat

Chrysalis held its second annual Mother Daughter Retreat in West Glacier, Montana. Seventeen mothers and daughters of the Chrysalis family met at the historic Belton Chalet just outside the entrance of Glacier National Park for an extended weekend filled with quality time together, games, outdoor adventures, good food, laughter, growth, and memory making. The Belton…

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Chrysalis Teams Excel in Destination ImagiNation Regionals

By chry_admin / March 5, 2012 / Comments Off on Chrysalis Teams Excel in Destination ImagiNation Regionals

Destination ImagiNation (DI) is a creative problem solving program that allows students in grades K-University to work on teams of five to seven people to solve both long term and short term challenges. DI promotes creative thinking and team work in students from more than 30 countries. This past weekend, three DI teams from Chrysalis…

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Instilling the Idea of Service

By chry_admin / February 23, 2012 / Comments Off on Instilling the Idea of Service

By Ken Kudick On the afternoon of January 30, the fire siren rang out in the small town of Eureka. Someone had called 911 to report smoke coming out of the eaves of a house in town. Being a member of the volunteer fire department, I rushed to the scene and was part of the…

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Joe, the newest resident of Lake House

By chry_admin / January 12, 2012 / Comments Off on Joe, the newest resident of Lake House

Companion animals often capture the hearts of our students here at Chrysalis, as the girls adopt cats and dogs to keep them company during their stay in our campus residences. After the loss of longtime Lake House feline resident Felix, a new  kitty has taken his place in the household. Joe was adopted from the …

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Waiting for the Snow

By chry_admin / December 19, 2011 / Comments Off on Waiting for the Snow

Old man winter is taking his sweet time arriving in Northwest Montana. The Whitefish Mountain Resort, or should I say The Big Mountain (as we longtime locals will always call it), was unable to open on schedule due to lack of snow. On December 10th the Adventure staff took the girls up to the mountain…

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Freezer Burn Race

By chry_admin / December 16, 2011 / Comments Off on Freezer Burn Race

To continue in our Chrysalis road race adventures, five students and two staff trained and completed the Freezer Burn in Missoula the first weekend of December. The group drove to Missoula the evening before, enjoying dinner out and a brief tour of the town and university. We woke up the next morning pleasantly surprised to…

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2011 Memories: Christmas Message from the Pannells

By chry_admin / December 14, 2011 / Comments Off on 2011 Memories: Christmas Message from the Pannells

Dear Chrysalis friends and family, We feel so fortunate to write once again about the joys and blessings of another year during this Christmas season 2011. Our spring began with an international trip to Morocco with 9 girls and 5 parents. The trip featured adventure in the form of a four day trek across the…

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