Community Responsibility is one of the core values at Explorer West, and our community takes it to heart.  Every year, we spend a day in the spring to make our world a better place.  This year’s Community Service Day looked different than in years past. We couldn’t all be together in person, but we were…

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This year’s fall Explorer West Outdoor Education trip for our 7th graders was backpacking at Ross Lake in the North Cascades. Starting out the school year, campers reestablished their connections with fellow students and rekindled their relationship with the outdoors. Head of School Barbara Frailey was along on the trip and was impressed with how…

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Explorer West students held a march and rally to spread the word in our neighborhood. Before noon, students and faculty went to Roxbury Street to add their voices to millions around the world to demand action on climate change. Some students felt particularly drawn to the cause following their Fall Outdoor Education experiences.  West Seattle…

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Do you know students passionate about an environmental issue and want to share their enthusiasm with a wider audience? The 2019 Environmental Slam is the answer. Presented by the Washington Foundation for the Environment (WFFE), the Environmental Slam is a regional, community event that features presentations by middle and high school youth on local and actionable environmental…

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Explorer West Social Studies Teacher Tim Owens, has been honored as one of the top six Washington State Civic Educators for 2018. In classrooms and community organizations around Washington, civic educators are at work laying the foundations for engaged citizens. The Washington State Legislature chooses top civic educators annually. Tim Owens’ dedication to civic education…

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