Walker in the Spotlight
The Garden Committee and FoodCorps Service Member Carolyn Wason (Miss Carolyn) presented their final of three community meals this week. With over fifty people in attendance it was clearly a success. The dinner was followed by a presentation by Mrs. Clark and Barbara Rehymeyer, Ivan Davis Library librarian, about what families can do over the summer to keep young minds nubile and engaged.
Students participated in a Bike Rodeo on Saturday at Mt View. This is the "slow race", with the last one to cross the finish line declared the winner. This was one of many different skill clinics the students participated in. This was part of the Bikes for Books program and part of the Fat Bike Clinic, which took place Thursday, Friday, and all day Saturday. Thank you to our partners, Midcoast Conservency and the Outdoor Sports Institute for sponsoring the event.
On April 25 Richard Hodges, the founder of and energy behind ReTreeUS, joined the students, staff, and volunteers of Walker School to plant eleven fruit trees, including peach and a wide variety of apple trees. Richard met with the Walker School Student Leadership Team and explained to them how he got started on this project and why he is doing it. Thank you, Richard! Thanks also to Jon Thurston and Jill Raush for helping us plant the trees, and of course our ongoing thanks to Carolyn Wason, our FoodCorps service member who arranged for Walker School to receive the trees. Without Carolyn this would not have happened.
We had our first fire drill of the year today at Walker School. This is the whole school, all one hundred of us, out on the playground. Everyone is glad to be back at school and starting to get back in the routine of things. Some people would say the firedrill is part of the school routine, while others would say it breaks the school routine. Either way, it is something we want to make sure we are good at, just in case. The kids are off to a good start!