Freezing temperatures are looming on the horizon, and so, during these last few days of autumn weather, students on the grounds team have been helping prepare the campus for winter. They’ve been raking leaves, tearing out dying foliage, transplanting plants, putting in mulch, and helping plant bulbs. Over 750 bulbs were planted, including 300 donated by parent Artie Hamann. Snow will cover everything soon, but when spring comes, look for hundreds of tulips, daffodils, hyacinths, crocuses, and other flowers brightening the beds across our campus.
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Students, staff, and community members donated 28 units of blood on Thursday, potentially saved 84 lives. Several students donated for the first time. Students also volunteered registering donors, helping them feel comfortable, and providing snacks and water afterward. This American Red Cross blood drive was coordinated by science teacher Kelly McWilliams. A second blood drive is scheduled for this coming spring. Thanks to all the students and other personnel whose dedication made this drive a success and helped save many lives.
This past Sabbath afternoon, the entire school body hiked to the overlook at Gibraltar Rock State Natural Area near Lodi. The weather was fine and we could see quite a distance over the rolling green farmland.
After hiking back down, we visited the nearby Merrimac ferry and rode over the Wisconsin River and back as walk-on passengers.
During the temporary delay caused by the bus breaking down, we enjoyed the park and watched a beautiful sunset close a great Sabbath afternoon together.
For more pictures of our trip, visit our Facebook page here.