Principal’s Corner

August 6, 2015

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The “Summertide” Program at the Latham School has been in full-swing for five weeks. Led by teacher Jeff Bush and vocational aide, Fred Walters, students are visiting off campus opportunities on Cape Cod weekly. Each week presents a new outdoor opportunity in our community funded by a grant given to us by the Friends of Pleasant Bay. Thanks to their generosity, our students are able to visit and explore a variety of neat, educational places around Cape Cod. Outings thus far have included the Sandwich Fish Hatchery, Morris Island, Stony Brook Grist Mill, Wellfleet Audubon, and Waquoit Bay Reserve. For the final two weeks of Summertide, students will visit Pleasant Bay and the extremely popular Monomoy Seal Tours.
The groups embark on each outing during the late morning and return to campus at around 2:30pm. Lunch is enjoyed prior to any activities which excites the students as they are able to attend a field trip and an outdoor picnic! Students are able to interact with native animals of Cape Cod and explore various environments in nature. On one recent excursion, students were able to view crabs in their natural habitat and then were assisted in holding them. The students have been enthusiastic and motivated to attend all of the outings, as it adds excitement and lengthy amounts of time in the summer sunshine to each of their schedules.
Kara McDowell
Assistant Principal

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