Spring has sprung at Soldier Hollow Charter School! Our kindergarten was able to welcome spring with a visit to the Tracy Aviary. The Aviary awarded a grant to Soldier Hollow, making this place based field trip an even better experience! Kindergartners were able to go on a tour of wetland birds with hands-on observations handling various feathers, beak, and feet molds.
Our 4th grade is busy getting ready for their upcoming three day Moab trip right after spring break. As a part of the preparation, they did HIT (High Intensive Training) at the Charleston Park with parent coach Mike Clough. 4th graders also wrapped up their rock unit and started their fossil unit in preparation for the Moab trip. In addition, they have researched the 5 National Parks in Utah, park rules, surviving in the desert, how to be prepared for hiking, and wilderness safety.
We had many representatives from our 5th – 8th grade classes attending the regional science fairs this week. They were: Collin Drake who won a special metric system award, Lorelei Blakley, Kayleanna Zaccardi, Marek Magleby, Zoe Peterson, Aiden Colley, and Elle Miller. We are very proud of all of them!
The highlight of the week for many students was visiting our awesome teachers who worked at Dairy Keen on Tuesday and Wednesday. Thanks to so many of our Soldier Hollow families who came out for it and contributed to teachers earning $2000 towards their classrooms. Of course, a huge thank you to Dairy Keen for providing this wonderful fundraiser for our school!