Yesterday the I. McNeil and P. McNeil advisories went to Flowing Wells and worked on their conflict resolution skills through an inter advisory competitive game of capture the flag, and a blindfolded buddy game. Before the fun advisory challenges, the students enjoyed an outdoor picnic sitting in a large circle and bonding with friends of all grade levels. It was a beautiful day for the students to spend a little extra time in nature.
Fourth graders removed the remnants of summer crops from the Flowing Wells campus gardens and replanted lettuce, kale, collards, and petunias. They enjoyed watching the heavy equipment rumble in the background as old structures were removed for construction of the Jackson Cross Country Track.
The 3rd graders have been busy creating pots to be used for planting seeds. The students put their metrics measuring skills to work by cutting 10cm X 30cm strips of newspaper. These strips were then rolled onto wooden forms to create a cylinder. Then the bottom edge was folded and pressed to create the base of the paper pot. These newspaper pots will hold seedlings until they will be placed directly into the soil at the Flowing Wells Garden.
In conjunction with the preparation of the Jackson Cross Country Course and Trails themselves, demolition and site work has been underway on the Flowing Wells Campus over the last two weeks to prepare the campus for a greater number of public events. A number of existing structures including an in-ground pool, pool house, equipment shed, and kennels that had been part of the original estate have now been cleared making the FWC safer and more inviting.
This site work was made possible through the generous support of Gray and Elizabeth Jackson, and constitutes the start of the first phase of site work on the Flowing Wells Campus leading to the future development of that property as Episcopal Day School’s home for athletic events, hands-on experiential learning, and community events.
The EDS Athletic Department is excited to host its first official athletic event at our Flowing Wells Campus. On Thursday, September 22, at 4:00 p.m., the EDS cross-country team will host an Aiken-Augusta Middle School League meet on their home course.
The Jackson Cross Country Course and Trails was designed in partnership with Augusta University’s Athletic Department and cross-country team, as the AU team will also practice and host meets on the course.
The EDS cross-country team has been practicing at the Flowing Wells Campus this season and hopes the Panther Nation will come cheer them on at their home course. There are many excellent viewing areas to see the runners – don’t miss this chance to see our Panthers run wild!!
Five teams, Community Christian Academy, Westminster, Augusta Christian, Augusta Eagles, and St. Mary’s Aiken, will compete with EDS in the Augusta-Aiken Middle School League meet on September 22, 2016. The first race is at 4 p.m., with a second at 4:15 p.m.. Limited parking is available on campus, and additional parking is available roadside on Flowing Wells Road.