Paws on the News – September 2017

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Sometimes getting through a regular day of school one wonders if survival is possible. For 2 days and 1 night, the middle school of Menaul headed to Camp Oro Quay and was quite literally put to the test.

Summer reading got our students in the mood for a camping adventure as each text had a survival theme. Perfect preparation for building bon fires, becoming zombie families, constructing survival shelters, and learning the ins and outs of wilderness first aid.

The purpose of camp is to help our middle schoolers get to know one another and become friends as a new year kicks off. It’s also an intentional way to connect to Menaul’s curricular goals for the year.

“Best camp ever!” said Laurie Gilbert, 6th Grade STEM Teacher and Middle School STEM Department Head. “Our theme was survival. The students learned a lot of survival skills including some first aid, emergency shelter building, and making a fire. They even cooked their own lunches on their fires! It was a beautiful setting, perfect weather, great facilities, amazing programming, super students, including responsible leadership at the campfire from our 8th graders.”

So, if you find yourself in need of a hand during the zombie apocalypse, or simply just craving a tasty s’more, look no further than one of our middle schoolers…they’ve got you covered.

Woz Delgado
Admission Assistant

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