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5th Annual Hoedown


Come enjoy a fun evening benefiting education

Syringa Mountain School presents the 5th Annual Hoedown

Time: 6:30PM -10PM

Location: The Mountain Humane Education Barn

-101 Croy Creek Rd. Hailey, ID

$50 tickets include: drinks from Warfield & Sawtooth Brewery, BBQ, line dancing with Peggy & Dale Bates, and music by Hart Gibson & DJ Johnny V.

For any further information contact Christi @ (208) 806-2880 Ext. 1



Mike Allaire

80’s Party 8-11 PM

80’s Party dress up and dance to DJ Johnny’s V’s flashback hits presented by Syringa Mountain School.
$25 for tickets at the door, includes a $5 drink ticket. Come have a fun night and support Syringa @ Whiskey Jacques’.

Playing with Clay, For a Cause

Students from the Syringa Mountain School in Hailey threw clay for a good cause on Dec. 11, making dishes for The Hunger Coalition’s Empty Bowls fundraiser next month. On Jan. 14, the handmade bowls will be filled with scratch-made soups, chili, salads, breads and desserts donated by local chefs and caterers. Sold for $20 apiece, the bowls raise money to help fight hunger in the Wood River Valley. With the help of Boulder Mountain Clayworks, guests will have more than 300 locally made bowls to choose from, including a handful made by the grade-schoolers from Syringa charter school. “We were so thrilled to have an opportunity to take part in an event that brings arts and education together with so many great valley organizations,” said Julie Evans, student support coordinator at the school. “It feels like the true spirit of giving!”

Ashley Mekeel

Ashley was born and raised in rural, northern Illinois. Ashley and her husband Keith felt drawn to move to the mountains of Idaho after a cross-country road trip in the summer of 2019. They have been living in the Wood River Valley since November of 2019. They have two puppy children who enjoy hiking adventures with Ashley.

Ashley holds a Bachelor’s of Music Education and a Master of Arts degree in Piano Performance from the University of Iowa. She holds a certified teaching license in the state of Idaho. Ashley currently runs a thriving piano studio in the Wood River Valley and enjoys collaborating with vocalists

Prior to teaching at Syringa, Ashley taught K-12 music in Shoshone, Idaho, piano at several music academies, also a community college back in Illinois. Ashley looks forward to watching her students grow as musicians.

Kristin Funk

This native Idahoan, Kristin holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from Boise State University and a Masters of Arts Degree in Educational Leadership from the University of Idaho. She taught for the Twin Falls School District for 12 years. Additionally, Kristin has developed curriculum and taught undergraduate math, reading and basic computer courses for the College of Southern Idaho. She volunteered for the American Red Cross teaching lifeguarding, water safety instruction, and CPR/First Aid courses. Now, inspired by the teachers at The Mountain School and Syringa Mountain School, Kristin eagerly adds the Waldorf philosophy to her ongoing educational instructional development. She is pictured here with the after school knitting club. Kristin is such an asset to SMS in every area she is supporting behind the scenes for us.