The 8th graders split into four teams and supported each other as they completed a variety of challenges in the woods above campus on April 26. See a Photo Gallery of them handling the Tyrolean traverse, web challenge, and blindfolded shapes, as well as a Photo Gallery of them rappelling down the 35-foot high Dragon Crag!
The 7th graders joined the 8th graders for their annual Battle of Gettysburg with water guns and balloons in the field next to school on June 5. Thanks, Mr. Gavin, for making sure history was never a "dry" subject. See a Photo Gallery of how, just like 155 years ago, the North won the battle!
After studying rivers all year, the 6th graders built cardboard boats and raced them across the Little Spokane River on June 5. Some proved more seaworthy than others! See photo galleries of them Building the Boats and then Racing the Boats, plus enjoy a Video of the wet and wild race action! (The Spokesman-Review also caught photos of the event and Posted Them Here.)
The 6th graders completed their studies of rivers, fish, and other religions with an overnight visit to the Nez Perce reservation in central Idaho to look at fish hatcheries and local/tribal history locations. See a Photo Gallery of them at Nez Perce sites, the Spalding Mission, Fort Lapwai, Whitebird Canyon, the "Heart of the Monster" in Kamiah, Dworshak Hatchery in Orofino, the Nez Perce Hatchery, and Lower Granite Dam.
Four teams of 8th graders spent Friday, April 27 in the woods above campus completing team-building challenges. They tackled balance beams, a Tyrollean Traverse, blindfolded tasks, and even rappeling down the 40-foot-high Dragon Crag! See a Photo Gallery of their hot, busy day, ending with setting up tents on Graduation Lawn to prepare for their Coast Trip in May. (Saturday morning's rain made the experience more realistic.)