May 27 - school closed; May 31, 4 PM - End-of-School Program & 8th-Grade Graduation

Hawk Watch 2009

Last Tuesday, the junior class went up to the top of Afton Mountain to observe the hawk migration. We were fortunate to have good weather. The kids had a great time on the mountain, and stopped in at the visitor’s center to observe the topographical map of the area. While on the mountain, we observed many turkey vultures, but only a few hawks. Teachers Robin Luecke and Toni Ranieri talked to the class about how to identify different raptors in the sky. The class also talked about migration, weather patterns and the frequency of raptor sightings as represented on bar graphs.

A lesson in raptor identification
A lesson in raptor identification
Scanning the sky for hawks
Scanning the sky for hawks
Juniors on a giant rock!
Juniors on a giant rock!

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