March 2023

Major Blizzard Hits Area

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Snow Cancels School...AGAIN!

By Wingspan Staff

The region was rocked by a massive storm, shuttering schools for two more days. Many locations reported up to 36" of snow, for many the highest snow total in a lifetime thus far. Hopefully Spring is around the corner!

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Get Your Glow On!

By Wingspan Staff

Students had a glowtastic time Friday night dancing away with glow sticks and glowing garments. Thank you to the Student Council for organizing and running this fun school-wide event.

Women's History Month

By Wingspan Staff

Every year, March is designated Women’s History Month by presidential proclamation. The month is set aside to honor women’s contributions in American history.

Did You Know? Women’s History Month started as Women’s History Week . . .

Women’s History Month began as a local celebration in Santa Rosa, California. The Education Task Force of the Sonoma County (California) Commission on the Status of Women planned and executed a “Women’s History Week” celebration in 1978. The organizers selected the week of March 8 to correspond with International Women’s Day. The movement spread across the country as other communities initiated their own Women’s History Week celebrations the following year.

In 1980, a consortium of women’s groups and historians—led by the National Women’s History Project (now the National Women's History Alliance)—successfully lobbied for national recognition. In February 1980, President Jimmy Carter issued the first Presidential Proclamation declaring the Week of March 8th 1980 as National Women’s History Week.

Subsequent Presidents continued to proclaim a National Women’s History Week in March until 1987 when Congress passed Public Law 100-9, designating March as “Women’s History Month.” Between 1988 and 1994, Congress passed additional resolutions requesting and authorizing the President to proclaim March of each year as Women’s History Month. Since 1995, each president has issued an annual proclamations designating the month of March as “Women’s History Month.”

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New Overlook Logo Arrives

By Wingspan Staff

You may have noticed the new Overlook school logo around. Wingspan has the exclusive story as to how it came to be and who is responsible.

We spoke to the creator of the logo Tammy Bucchino, an artist and community member. She shared with Wingspan, "I have studied art since I was in grade school. I studied all through my years at Oakmont and into college. I spent many years being a portrait artist. Since I was young, I have always portrayed my heritage in my work. I am a First Nations Canada. The Eagle is a part of a series of power animals I have been working on. I have drawn an owl and red tailed hawk recently. I am currently working on a drawing of a crow. I don't always intend to sell my work, but often I get prints made just in case. I have entered my work in various art shows. I have won prizes from them. I really just do my art as a hobby."

We thank Tammy for creating an awesome logo that will take us into the future!

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St. Patrick's Day

Have you ever wondered why we spend time doing St.Patrick's day? Well you’re about to find out.

By Lucas LeGrand

Every year, on March 17th, we celebrate St.Patrick’s day. People celebrate by going to parades, wearing green, and many other things. The first St.Patrick’s day was celebrated in 1762 in Ireland by British soldiers in the Revolutionary War. The reason why? Did you know that some part of your family was living in Ireland? More than 35 million Americans in the United States of America are Irish? That’s 9 times as many people in Ireland! In the 18th and 19th century, lots of Irish people immigrated to America, and still are today. Back then though, they were treated like trash, but on St.Patrick’s day, they had a day to celebrate their ancestors. And their children have kept the traditions alive. “But was there a person named St.Patrick?”, you may ask. Yes there was. He was born in the 5th century, but when he was a child, he was kidnapped. He was sent to Ireland where he was a slave for 6 years as a Shepard. When he escaped, he went back to Ireland as a Christian priest. He became a Saint, and died on the 17th, the day when we celebrate St.Patrick’s day. There you have it. Now you all know how St.Patrick’s day is celebrated.

Cute Flower Crochet Pattern!

By Emma Barrette


  • Yellow yarn (Any kind works)

  • Green yarn ---^

  • Any color yarn for pedals

  • 3.5 mm eyes

  • Stuffing

  • Hook (Use whatever one works with the yarn)


~ MR - Magic Ring (or loop)

~ ch - Chain

~ ss - Slip Stitch

~ sc - Single Crochet

~ inc - Increase

~ tr - Treble Crochet (Yarn over twice before starting stitch)

~ F/O - Finish off

~ () - Amount of stitches at the end of round

Flower Face (In yellow)

  1. 6 sc in a MR. (6)

  2. Inc x6 (12)

  3. Sc, inc x6 (18)

  4. 2sc, inc x6 (24)

F/O and hide the tails. If you want to put face details, put them on now.

Flower Back (In green)

  1. 6 sc in a MR (6)

  2. Inc x6 (12)

  3. Sc, inc x6 (18)

  4. 2sc, inc x6 (24)

F/O and hide the tails.

Pedals (Color of your choice)

Put the flower front and back together, with stitches outwards. You will be crocheting them together, so work through both.

  1. Join the yarn. Starting in any stitch, sc through yellow and green. Sc around and ss in the 1st sc to join. STUFF LIGHTLY AS YOU GO (24)

  2. *Ch3, 6tr, ch3, ss all in one stitch. (This makes a pedal.) Skip a stitch, ss in next.* Repeat * to * 12 times You should have 12 pedals.

F/O. Weave in ends, or use to tie to a keychain! :)

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