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Donna Meader-York

On Monday November 24, Indian Township School had a very special visitor. Author, Lecturer, Climber, and Publisher, Ed Webster came to our school to share his experiences climbing Mount Everest. In an assembly, Ed spoke with Middle School students about his climbing skills, friendships, and the teamwork it takes to achieve such an adventure.

In 1988, Ed set out to climb Mount Everest as part of a team of four. Ed and his team took a never before attempted route to the summit. The route was the hardest, least tried, remote, most dangerous route any climber had ever taken before, or since for that matter. They climbed without supplementary oxygen, without two-way radios, and without any local help at all. This is the story he spoke of with the students, and this is the story of Snow in the Kingdom, My Storm Years on Everest, Ed’s latest book. Ed left two new signed copies of his book for the Library, and students are already lining up to borrow it!

For more information about Ed, you can visit his web site, Mountain Imagery, at www.mtnimagery.com. We enjoyed having Ed visit, and hopes he will visit again. Woliwon Ed!

 Some important dates to remember: December 1 is picture re-take day. If you are not happy with your child’s pictures, or, you wished to have a family photo which could not be done on picture day, then December 1st is the day to do so.

Also, on December 18, grades 3 through 6 will perform the Christmas Play. I will have the times in the next issue.

 

 From our staff and students, we want to wish everyone a happy Thanksgiving. Make sure you take the time to remember how much we have to be thankful for. I know I will. Until next week, take care of yourselves, and keep learning.