Grade 6 visited a wildlife camera on Mt. Hood this week. As citizen science volunteers with Cascadia Wild (, the data we collect is shared with the forest service in order to inform development and logging regulations in the area. Look who visited our camera!

Then some REALLY wild animals showed up!

LL_westWindTYGrade 3 has been busily tending to the harvest from the annual gardens, including tomatoes, cucumbers, lettuce, edible flowers, and ground cherries (a favorite!). Next week we will hoe in the buckwheat cover crop in preparation for planting garlic later in the month. Many thanks to Westwind Gardens for donating autumn plant starts to our school.


His wonderful idea was brought to the LivingLAB Committee in picture form by Amy Jack, a parent in our high school and lower school who created the gorgeous visual above.

In hearing about this project and seeing what it might look like, two generous families and Parent Council stepped forward to help fund the renovation of the spring that is currently underway. Many thanks from all of us at PWS to the LivingLAB committee, Kelly Hogan and especially to Taggart and Jenny Siegel, PWS Parent Council and the second generous family (that prefers to be anonymous at this time).

From the initial vision, to the illustration, to the actualization – this spring project is being brought to us by PWS parents! Thank you!