Camp We A Successful Experience
Dedicated Staff Makes Camp WE A Geat Success
The grade 6 students spent two days together bonding, to become one strong Warrior Tribe. Grade 6 students went through 12 different stations over a two day period.
On the first day of camp, half of the students attended Beaver Creek State Park for six stations that centered on Science and Nature. The students were transported by bus as part of a grant written by Grade 6 Science Teacher Janie Morckel and Kim Lewis of the Mahoning County Green Team. As part of the grant, the students took a packed lunch that was low waist and totally recyclable. The lunches were prepared by Wendy Ramsey and the cafeteria staff. The Grade 6 teachers taught various stations with help from Beaver Creek Park volunteers.
Back at WBMS, six stations were run by the HEARTS staff and some grade level teachers. Mount Union University provided volunteers to assist the teachers, organized by Becky Hill, a Mount Education major. Stations centered on roller coaster design, graphic design, blogging, multimedia, and Warrior lanyards.
The two groups of sixth graders then joined together at 5:30 p.m. for dinner served by the middle school parent group. The dinner was prepared and donated by the Tipton Family. The menu of pasta and meatballs and salad was simply delicious! We have a great PIE that is lead by President Sherry Gibbons. After dinner, the students enjoyed several outdoor activities: Principal Roger Kitzmiller provided hayrides; Keven Williams and the Sanor Family provided a bonfire; The High School Cheerleaders, under the direction of Denise Ginocchi, led chears at the bonfire. School Counselor, Kelly Warga and staff ran a Wii Dance party in the cafeteria.
The students slept over at school and were supervised by volunteer parents who stayed on call all night! On Friday, the students switched places with half going to Beaver Creek and the other half staying at the school to complete the rest of their stations. Many students then attended the high school football game with their parents after pick-up. We had an awsome time!