Category Archives: Middle School

The Sap is Flowing!

This year we are lucky to have a great Upper School student leader who took charge of continuing the maple sugaring club in Upper School. This group’s work began in the Fall and will continue through the entire school year. … Continue reading

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Maple Sugaring Club 2017

Written by club members: Jack, Alicia, and Chinara In the Maple Sugaring Club the biggest part was collecting the sap from the trees. We had to know how to identify the Maple trees. In order to identify them we looked … Continue reading

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Crazy Year For Maple Sugaring

It sure has been a crazy start to the maple sugaring year! The weather was up and down, but never up or down long enough to get the sap moving, so we put off tapping but the students were getting … Continue reading

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Maple Sugaring: Sapping Over Time

Another season has ended and the students have learned a lot. This year’s maple sugaring club consisted of a group of hardworking middle school students who took on the responsibility of running the club. While we waited for the perfect … Continue reading

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Finally Tapping Trees

Due to it being such a cold and snowy winter, we were not able to tap the maple trees until now. So, with drills, buckets, and taps in hand, the eighty Allendale Columbia Middle School students plus teachers and Pat … Continue reading

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Tents, Fires without Matches, Hiking Food, and so much more!

The constant rain did not deter the Endurance group from having a great time today. We started in the gym pitching tents, both 2-3 man and 3-4 man tents. Of course we did not use stakes, but their freestanding feature … Continue reading

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Great Day of Kayaking!

What a wonderful day to be on the bay kayaking with my Endurance group.  The weather was slightly cloudy with temperatures in the upper sixties: perfect!  We started at Bay Creek in Irondequoit and paddled through the marsh area to … Continue reading

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