Category Archives: field trip

Drawing a Symphony

In preparation for the field trip to listen to the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, students in grades 4 through 8 combined music and art one day this week. The theme of the concert is water in its various forms. Most people … Continue reading

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Secret Gardens and Public Gardens

The whole Upper Unit had a special opportunity to attend a performance of The Secret Garden at Cincinnati’s Playhouse in the Park. This acclaimed musical won several Tony awards. Before our trip, we reviewed the book and its story, as … Continue reading

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Days 3 and 4 at Glen Helen

We had more beautiful clear weather for our third day at Glen Helen. Students went out in their trail groups in the morning sunlight. Our third day’s programs included a Geology hike, where students learned about the types of rocks in … Continue reading

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Day 2 at Glen Helen

On Day 2 of the four-day program, Glen Helen students went on an all-day field trip with their naturalists. They began the day by packing their own lunches. Afterwards, they headed out in their trail groups for the day’s adventure. One of … Continue reading

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Glen Helen Adventures Begin

Our entire Upper Unit (Grades 4-8) arrived safely at the Glen Helen Outdoor Education Center in Yellow Springs for four days and three nights of science, nature, outdoors and fun. After orientation and lunch, each group headed out on the trail … Continue reading

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Hueston Woods Field Trip

Lower Elementary shared a trip to Hueston Woods with the Upper Unit. We saw Great Egrets, Blue Herron, baby geese, Cardinals, Robins, and even a Baltimore Oriole. After our bird hike, we joined the Uppers for a romp in the … Continue reading

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Postcard from Washington, DC

  Nine of our middle school students, Nancy and Susan, and Karen Staley as a parent chaperone are on a four-day trip to Washington, DC. This has been a dream for several staff and parents for a long time and we are thrilled to see … Continue reading

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Staging the Musical

Staging for Willy Wonka, Jr. is underway. Now that music and lines have been learned and memorized, each student is learning where they move on stage and when. McGuffey arranged to have groups of students rehearse at the theater at The … Continue reading

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Staying active in winter weather with Taekwondo

It can be difficult to get outside and do our usual Physical Education activities when temperatures are below freezing and there are several inches of snow on the ground. McGuffey is fortunate to live only a couple buildings away from Oxford … Continue reading

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Carnival of the Animals

Earlier in the school year, all students from Kindergarten through 8th grade participated in a unit on Saint-Saëns beloved work, “The Carnival of the Animals.” This past week, over 40 McGuffey family members attended the Cincinnati Pops performance of the … Continue reading

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