This Fall! 8th grade trip to Washington DC
What better way is there to learn and retain valuable information about the birth of our Nation? After careful consideration and review by SPS Administration 8th Grade Teachers and parents, we are excited to announce that our 8th grade students will be traveling to Washington DC for an educational experience of a lifetime. With the assistance of Educational Travel Services, Inc. (ETSI) our tour is designed for Upper School aged students and will provide a close look at our Nation’s history and heritage.
Tentative Travel Dates: Monday, 10/9 – Friday, 10/13/17
Cost per Student: For the exceptionally low cost of $2,170 per student, minus your deposit of $500.00 which will be covered by SPS activity fees, brings per student cost for trip to $1,670.00.
Four day / two night trip includes the following:
- Round-trip Airfare from Portland
- Quality Lodging (quad occupancy)
- All Meals
- Evening Activities
- All Admission Fees
- Nighttime Security
- On-site Escort
- Tour Guides & Drivers
- Additional baggage fees my apply
- Sample Itinerary
All 8th grade students planning on taking this trip must register at www.etsi.ws. Our trip number is: 2J90.
Kids Inc. will provide after school care this coming school year
Friday, May 19
8:00am – 1:30pm
Our annual Art Show is an inspiring showcase of student work over the course of the year. At SPS, we have the privilege of offering a well-rounded education, and this event truly shows that art is not “an elective” here; it is an integral part of our students’ education. All students have the chance to visit the show and admire the art, and we highly encourage parents to come and let your child tell you about their hard work and the variety of skills and techniques they have learned. Our gym comes to life and becomes a visual feast as it transforms into a self-guided art gallery highlighting our students’ artwork at all grade levels. This event is open to the general public.
Friday, May 19
8:00am – 1:30pm
What better way to celebrate family and show off student multimedia art creations! Every spring we purposefully honor Grandparents in conjunction with our Art Show. Students invite and host their Grandparents, that come from near and far, as they join us for a reception and a self-guided tour of our school gym which is transformed visual feast for the eyes. Hope your can attend! This event is open to the general public as well.
Seven Peaks School PreK – 5th Grade (current & new 2017/2018 students are welcome)
Wed, 5/3 – Wed, 6/7
3:15 – 4:15pm
Meeting place to be determined
Register online or at office
Students must wash hands before participating
Week 1 – 5/2: Ship Building Challenge
Week 2 – 5/10: Lego Marble Maze
Week 3 – 5/17: Tallest Self-Supported Building Challenge
Week 4 – 5/24: Building with One Color
Week 5 – 5/31: Lego Car Race
Week 6 – 6/7: Creative Free Play
For more info contact: Ellie Eliopulos at email@example.com
Wednesday, May 3rd
8:30 – 10:00am
7th/8th Grade Language Arts/Humanities Classroom
SPS parents are invited to attend an informational meeting, including time to address your questions, with Megan Martin regarding our program for next year to create more in-depth, 21st-century, hands-on learning environment. As an independent school, we are continuously seeking to enhance learning while balancing common fluctuations in enrollment.
Monday, May 15th
8:30 – 9:30am
Kindergarten – 8th grade students will attend this special event and we highly encourage all interested parents, family members and friends to attend. Those outside of our school community are welcome as well! Just check-in at the front desk upon arrival. Take a moment to watch documentary trailer, The Real Stuff, with Commander Jim Wetherbee and his crew as they travel into space to repair the crippled Russian MIR Space Station.
Jim Wetherbee’s Bio
With thirty-five years of experience in high-hazard operational environments, Jim Wetherbee is passionate about helping leaders and operators in dangerous endeavors with critical mission objectives. He is the only American astronaut to have commanded five missions in space, and the only person to have landed the Space Shuttle five times.
Jim began his career as a Naval Aviator aboard the USS John F Kennedy, flying the A-7 Corsair. In his second tour, he was a test pilot in the F/A-18 Hornet. Jim has logged 345 arrested landings aboard aircraft carriers, and he has flown 20 different types of air and space vehicles.
In 1984, Jim was selected to join NASA in its tenth group of astronauts. Over his twenty-year career, he flew six times on the Space Shuttle. The five-time commander flew two missions to the Russian Space Station, Mir, and two missions to the International Space Station. In 1998, he was appointed as director, Flight Crew Operations, selected to improve the flight and ground safety in the astronaut corps.
Bringing his experience from the aerospace industry, Jim joined the oil and gas industry as a Safety and Operations Auditor. As a VP, Operating Leadership, he helped improve operating results consistently over the long-term, by emphasizing effective leadership behaviors to inspire people to perform with operating excellence.
Jim is the author of Controlling Risk—In A Dangerous World. In this book, he describes thirty Techniques of Operating Excellence, developed in the space program to help astronauts (and operators in any high-hazard environment) to simultaneously prevent accidents and improve performance.
- Bachelor of Science, Aerospace Engineering, University of Notre Dame, 1974
- Graduate, US Navy Test Pilot School, 1981
- Lifetime Member, Society of Experimental Test Pilots (since 1983)
- Honorary Member, Musicians’ Union, Local 47, American Federation of Musicians, Los Angeles, CA
- US Astronaut Hall of Fame (inducted 2010)
Sharing & caring for Hudson
Donation Drop Off
Friday, 5/5 from 12:00 – 3:00pm
Seven Peaks School Gym
Sparrow Garage Sale
Saturday, 5/6 from 8:00 – 12:00pm
Seven Peaks School Gym
Our bi-annual event is always a huge success and is open to the general public. All proceeds to our sparrow, Hudson. We encourage you to invite family, friends and neighbors to participated by donating on Friday and/or shopping on Saturday. Click here for more information and event flyer.