A day before a long weekend, Middle School students went out into the world to grow closer as a class and to do some good.
Sixth-graders started work to restore our local dunes as part of the school's Ocean Guardian Grant. They collected seeds to grow in the greenhouse on campus and pulled non-native iceplant to make room for native plants to be planted in the spring. The students also cleaned up the beach, collecting over 700 cigarette butts and lots of plastic.
Seventh-graders got a lesson in food—who grows it and who lacks it. First, they visited local agriculture company Tanimura & Antle, where they got a close look at the fields where celery and other produce is grown. Then they headed to the Food Bank for Monterey County to sort food for the hungry in our community.
Eighth-graders went on a team-building adventure to Mount Hermon in the Santa Cruz Mountains. The treetop obstacle course and zip lines are always a favorite thrill.