After Covid forced the 4th and 5th grades to cancel their Montana trip, they got to participate in the first “Lewis & Clark Activity Day” on campus. In the morning, they made clay sculptures and paintings styled after Western artist Charlie M. Russell, including coloring parts of a large mural inspired by one of his paintings of the L & C expedition. In the afternoon, they portaged canoes, recorded specimens of vegetation, constructed gifts for trading, and designed a floating raft — all activities that were done on the expedition. See a Photo Gallery of both parts of their activity day together.
After researching a 19th or 20th century artist and recreating one of their paintings, the 5th graders staged their “Living Artists” show in the new Arts Building. See photo galleries of them Posing with Their Paintings and of the students and family members Interacting with the Artists.
The 1st graders performed “Rumpus in the Rainforest” for the rest of the Lower School and their families on June 2nd. See a Photo Gallery of the performers and watch a Video of their Closing Song on the SGS YouTube channel. (Contact Rick Petrini for a link to view a video of the full Rumpus performance.)