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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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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Every year, the eight graders at Explorer West Middle School, under the tutelage of Social Studies teacher Tim Owens, tackle their choice of social issues and complete group projects aptly named “Change The World.” This year, they raised the bar. Congratulations to each group, which researched, polled and set out to create change that matters.…

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