Outdoor News

The Washington Trails Association (WTA) is now accepting applications for this summer's backcountry trail maintenance trips, featuring a trip to Mount Spokane State Park.  WTA's Youth Volunteer Vacations are 6-8 day long camping or backpacking trips for teens ages 14-18. Participants can earn up to 40 service hours per trip while learning to hike, camp and do trail work in some of the most beautiful places in Washington. No experience is necessary! No one is turned away for lack of funds, and we can loan out some gear as well.  More info is available at

The sixth graders spent a day snowshoeing around the slopes of Mt. Spokane to explore the backwoods and get some exercise!  See a Photo Gallery of them in their winter weather outfits.

Fall Colors Paint the Campus

October 28, 2019

October presented both delicate pastels and bold primary colors as the trees and bushes on campus changed with the season.  And they provided plenty of leaves for Lower School recess fun!  See photo galleries of the Fall Colors on Campus and of the 2nd Grade's Leaf Throwing Fun!

The Outdoor Club is planning to float about 68 miles down the Green River in Utah from June 16-28 next summer, exploring old mining ruins and Native American pictographs.  This trip is open to incoming 8th graders through seniors and the cost is $600 per student.  See more details on the Outdoor Club 2020 Summer Adventure Flyer.  Half of the 16 available spots have already been filled, so please fill out the trip waiver and pay Melanie Mildrew to reserve your student's place on this epic adventure! 

The 8th graders set off on a frosty morning to map the Little Spokane River between SGS and the Painted Rocks take out.  See a Photo Gallery of them starting out from Graduation Bridge and heading downstream.

The 6th graders spent their Theme Day -- Tuesday, Oct. 1 -- riding along the Centennial Trail through the Spokane Valley and taking water samples from the Spokane River to analyze.  See a Photo Gallery of them being both analytical and active!

The 7th grade's Theme Day on Oct. 1 focused on the Spokane River.  Student got to meet the Riverkeeper, clean up garbage at Peoples Park, discuss water quality, learn about point versus non-point pollution sources, hike along the Spokane River for 2.6 miles, meet with the Lands Council, and learn about storm gardens and how they mitigate pollution.  A full day!

Thank you to everyone who participated in this year's Spokane River Clean-Up on Sept. 14, including 20 SGS students and family members.  You successfully beautified our region's most treasured resource, the Spokane River.  This year, 667 volunteers cleaned up 3.81 tons of garbage and 505 pounds of recyclables from Nine Mile Falls to the Spokane Valley.  Great job!

The 7th grade's campout at Camp Spalding on Davis Lake from Sept. 18-20 included time to go learn and practice outdoor skills.  See photo galleries of them Fly Fishing, Kayaking, Climbing Rocks, and practicing Teambuilding Exercises.

Sixth grade students paddleboarded and kayaked down the Little Spokane River on Sept. 12 on an Outdoor Club activity.  They got wet, saw a lot of ducks, and even found a beaver skull -- see a Photo Gallery of their adventures.

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