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Donna Meader-York

 

Congratulations Middle School girls, and boys! Out of 12 schools, the girls placed 3rd, and the boys placed 2nd in the regional Cross Country track meet at Moosehorn October 19. We are very proud of our kids!

Friday October 21, the students in grades Kindergarten, first, and second visited the fire station.  Students were able to see where the fire and rescue vehicles are kept, and had a tour of the fire station. They also all had a chance to sit in the fire truck. School staff wanted to foster an understanding of the dangers fire fighters face every day and develop appreciation. Fire and rescue staff spoke to the kids about the dangers of fire. Kci woliwon Indian Township Fire Department.

Twelve Middle School students traveled to Trescott this past week-end to attend a mini earth camp sponsored by Wabanaki Youth Science (WaYS). Students learned new and traditional skills that revolved around water, fish, and their offerings, and the Passamaquoddy language that coincides. Students left Friday Oct. 28 and returned Sunday Oct. 30. Mrs. Cox and Mr. Steve chaperoned the trip. Students learned to start fire without matches or lighter, and ate organic foods. They hiked, and learned which trees to harvest for making a canoe. Mrs. Cox reports that it was a fantastic and successful trip.

In partnership with Food Corp, and ITS Community Gardens, the After School Program gathered to make garlic hummus on Wednesday October 19. The students that attended learned where hummus originated, what it is made of, and how it tastes. Surprisingly, there was not one student who didn’t like it. They tried it on freshly dug carrots, cherry tomatoes, and an assortment of crackers. Our next activity with these partners is on Monday October 31, when we will learn how to press apples to make cider.

Indian Township girls’ volleyball team finished the season undefeated last week, with a win over Princeton. Princeton played hard, and made the Township girls work for the win, and win they did. Congratulations girls on an undefeated season!

Sunday night, Indian Township Tribal Government and the Indian Township community held their first Trick or Trunk event. 19 vehicles decorated and handed out candy to the children! Pizza and hot chocolate was served, and a haunted hay ride thrilled and scared kids both young and old. The evening was a huge success due to the many volunteers that planned and executed the haunted hay ride and participants who decorated their trunks. Kci woliwon to all who made this fun community event happen! 

That’s all the news for this week. Until next week, take care of yourself, and don’t stop learning! See previous page for girls volleyball photo!