Middle School News

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.

Students headed into the Middle School on Tuesday, Aug. 27 and Lower School on Wednesday, Aug. 28 posed with "frames" to celebrate their first day of school.  See photo galleries of the Middle Schoolers and the Lower School Students at the beginning of the 2019-20 school year!

 

The annual overnight trip for 6th graders took them to the Nez Perce Reservation in Central Idaho to compete their studies on rivers and dams, fish hatcheries, and religious traditions.  See a Photo Gallery of their explorations on May 28-29, 2019.

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!

Enjoy this 18-Minute Slide Show overview of the SGS Middle School during 2017-18 as well as individual photos (as babies and today) of the eighth graders as the Middle School says goodbye to the Class of 2022.

The 8th grade's Storm Garden project in front of the Middle School was completed on June 4 with the placement of additional plants and a last layer of bark.  See a Photo Gallery of their efforts that will handle runoff better, be sustainable with native plants, and looks good too!

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.

The 8th grade made their annual trip to the Olympic Peninsula's rain forest and tide pools the week of May 14-18 to put their science lessons into action.  See a Photo Gallery of this great culminating experience for their Middle School years!


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