The 7th grade's "Water Warriors" theme day on Oct. 7 included a talk with Jerry White (the Spokane Riverkeeper and former SGS Middle School teacher), cleaning up garbage around Kendall Yards, and hiking along the Spokane River to the Bowl and Pitcher in Riverside State Park. See a Photo Gallery of images from their busy day!
The 7th grade class spent several days at Camp Spalding on Davis Lake in late September. Here are photo galleries of them exploring one of four different activities together: Paddling Kayaks out onto the lake, learning to Fly Fish on the lake, Rock Climbing above the camp, and working through Teambuilding Exercises in the woods above the camp. Plus a gallery of them during their time at Camp Spalding engaging in other Group & Individual Activities.
The 5th graders, along with their teachers and some Upper School guides, launched canoes into the Little Spokane River on Sept. 10 to float to the Painted Rocks and then hike back to campus. Nobody fell in the water, and several groups of canoers were able to see moose at a safe distance. See a Photo Gallery of them launching canoes into the river.
SGS Outdoor Director Melanie Mildrew will be leading a group for The Lands Council for this year’s Spokane River clean up on Saturday, Sept. 18. "We will meet at People’s Park at 10am and clean up across the bridge as we have in the past for about 2 hours," she says. Contact Melanie at email@example.com by Wed., Sept. 15 to let her know you will help out, and then fill out and sign the River Clean Up Waiver online (parents sign for students under 18). See The Lands Council website for more details.