Beginning of Year

McCormick’s Creek

The school year begins with a 3-day and 2-night trip to McCormick’s Creek State Park for fifth graders through high schoolers. The younger students visit during the day. This is an opportunity to meet new students and help them assimilate into the community. It also allows old students a chance to get reacquainted with each other and ease back into the school year in a relaxed manner. Many students bring their bikes and spend hours touring the park. All ages can engage in swimming, games in the clubhouse, preparing meals together, visits to the nature center, a hayride and an all-school Capture the Flag game the last evening. This is also a time to make choices for classes for the fall semester and get organized for the new school year.