By Cameron DeVries June 9, our final day at Lake Atitlán, was a full day for our group. We started off the day by waking up early to go on a hike up Cerro De Oro, which means “Hill of Gold” although it’s also known as the “Sleeping Elephant mountain” because that’s exactly what it … Continue reading Adios, Atitlan!
Five years ago, our school decided to establish a permanent Global Education program. Though we have long sought to teach our students about the world and help them find their place in it, we wanted to deepen and widen the relationships and connections that supported our efforts. Making Global Education part of our school was … Continue reading The Value of Families
The last few days have been great and we have a lot to share. Today, though, is about productivity. Each student is pursuing their own independent project - some want to know more about education, others about sports or the Civil War, and everyone is using Spanish and their background understandings to guide their investigations. … Continue reading Projects
Pictures don't do a place justice but they do help convey a bit of the experience. Panoramas help even more, we hope, with context. Enjoy these few.
By Jeff Elkin Today we started late in the morning and returned to the ARCAS turtle sanctuary to help paint the new hatcheries that they built with $20,000 that was donated to them by Busch Gardens and SeaWorld. We all worked together to paint the inside and outside of the low walls and pillars with … Continue reading The Value of Context
By Ashton Willcox Guat-Time On our first full day in Guatemala City, the group decided to go to a Festival run by the UN in Guatemala City first, it was interesting,however it seemed “fake” as me and both Mr.Kempe noted. Next, we decided to go to the market, as we looked around the numerous little … Continue reading Guat-Time
By Dr. Little I must say, the Guatemala trip this year has flung itself into the idea of Connections in ways I never could have imagined. Seeing a village on the coast of Guatemala suffering the effects of climate change in the same way the Junior Immersion trip sees Tangier suffering puts an exclamation point … Continue reading Connections Surround Us
By Willem Fox Today, I was leader with McKinley and I personally really enjoyed it. We started out the day with some volunteer work at IMAP, where we helped move rocks and build a terrace. We were carrying rocks and digging them up to build terraces for the trail. It was a solid hour and … Continue reading Connections that Count
By McKinley Howard The sleepiest day of the trip. That Tuesday morning everybody woke with groans. Not groans from being unhappy or upset, but groans from sleep deprivation. We all woke up around 4:40am, as the sun was just peaking through. I personally, had not been up this early in months. As everyone awoke, we … Continue reading ‘Sleepy’ days
By Mr. Kempe