Middle School Science

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May 10, 2018
by Shane Boland Harrison

Spring Trip Info

May 1, 2018

Dear Families,

Time to get ready for our middle school spring trip, May 16th -18th. This year we will be traveling to Grand Rapids, MI for two nights. The highlights of the trip will include:

May 16th

  • 8:30am – leave school (bagged lunch from home)
  • 11:30 arrive Meijer Garden – eat lunch

Tour Garden / Fitness Fun in the Sculpture Park workshop


  • 4:15 -5:15 Dinner at Celebration Mall
  •  5:30 – 6:15 IMAX 3D Movie.

         Dream Big Trailer   

  • 7:00 Check into Hotel

Holiday Inn downtown GR

        Possible evening walking tour

  •   10:00 pm – lights out

May 17th

         Tour museum. See Dragons, Unicorns and Mermaids exhibit

          Ride the carousel

          Planetarium http://www.grpm.org/explore/planetarium/

          Escher’s Universe http://www.eschersuniverse.com/

May 18th

Wild Encounters Program

        Lunch at Zoo



The total cost of the trip is $260.00.

Please make a check out to The Pathfinder School for $100.00

Please put 3  – $20.00 bills in an envelope labeled with your child’s name.

Please sign the waiver form for the Airtime Park and return to office

Please go over the Behavior contract with your son or daughter,  sign and return to the office.

Thanks for your support! Please let me know if you have any questions.



May 28, 2016
by Shane Boland Harrison

Water Testing at DeYoung Conservancy Property

IMG_7790The 5th and 7th graders took a quick trip to the Leelanau Conservancy’s DeYoung Natural Area. While there we sampled a creek on the property for macro-invertebrates, measured temperature, and discussed stream health while looking at habitat. The students were astounded by both incomplete and complete metamorphosis while looking at different nymph and larval stages of the macro-invertebrates they found. These are the best types of field trips as we end the year and dreams of summer are in our heads. Over and over again we teachers heard “Awesome – this is so cool!” “Wow – that is totally gross” “There are more kinds of worms other than earthworms?” It was a great trip!


October 1, 2014
by Shane Boland Harrison

Fall Experience Pictures

We were blessed with the best weather this year at Leelanau Outdoor Center for our annual Fall Experience! 

August 5, 2014
by Shane Boland Harrison

End of School Field Trip Fun!

The end of the school year 2013-2014 came fast and furious. Great things happened both in and out of the classroom. Outside of the classroom the 5th and 6th graders went on the Inland Seas Schoolship on a foggy day in May. They learned about the importance of stewardship regarding our Great Lakes and the watershed in which they live. The middle school traveled to the Shakespeare Festival in Stratford, Ontario Canada. While there they saw A Midsummer’s Night Dream and watched Don Quixote fight a windmill in Man of La Mancha as he dreamed the impossible dream. Other highlights of this trip were a visit to the costume warehouse where the students learned about the archives and were allowed to dress up in costumes worn in some of the past plays. A workshop on stage combat was a big hit as was all the fabulous food we experienced along the way. I have decided that pictures speak louder than my printed word so I am including some of the best. Enjoy!

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