Grades 4, 5 and 6 had a wonderful first day at Glen Helen. We arrived right on time, got unpacked quickly, had lunch, and were out hiking trails by early afternoon. Some trail groups got a close up look at animals, and another explored forest ecology. Before dinner, everyone had a chance to play in the snow. They threw snowballs, tried to build a snow fort, and created a game board with their footprints to play fox and mouse tag.
After dinner, the naturalists put on fun, silly skits and sang songs. Then we went back to the dorm for hot chocolate and dessert, played games, and listened to music before finally getting into bed. It was a full and very exciting day, and they are looking forward to tomorrow.
School will be closed today. McGuffey will reopen tomorrow at the regular time. Early Care will be available as usual tomorrow.
To Glen Helen parents: Glen Helen can accommodate us tomorrow. Our schedule will shift one day. See you tomorrow between 8-8:15am. The bus will leave at 8:30am.
Your child received an order form from Scholastic Books last week. If you would like to order books, please remember the deadline to turn in your form and payment is Wednesday, November 5.
Last week the kindergartners and Lower Elementary took a tour of the new Miami University geothermal energy plant. The plant supplies all the heating and cooling for all the new buildings on Western Campus using geothermal technology.
The building has been designed with an eye toward education, with huge glass windows and color-coded pipes. Students had a great time guessing what each color represented, and asked questions about how many miles of pipe there were and how many units the power plant serves. They also got to see the green roof on top of the building.
Special thanks to Larry Davidson and his team for taking the time to give our students a tour of their facility. We’re so lucky to have this opportunity right here in our community!