Mountain 5th Grade Students Experience Snowshoeing At Camp May

Photo by Tony Hinojosa

Photo by Tony Hinojosa

LAPS News:

Fifth grade students at Mountain Elementary School last Wednesday got to experience snowshoeing at Camp May. 

Led by their PE Teacher, Tony Hinojosa, the Mountain School Specials Team (Art, Music, Library, PE) all worked together to give their 5th grade students the opportunity to explore the beauty of Camp May, while learning how to utilize snowshoes and search for signs of wildlife.

In order to equip 75 students, teachers and volunteers with snowshoes, the school had to gather them from three different sources. Barranca Elementary, the Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) and Los Alamos County all supplied snowshoes. The public can rent snowshoes from the County at the front desk of the Aquatic Center. 

Barranca 5th graders had a similar outing two weeks ago.

“We believe our students should experience all of the wonderful activities that our community has to offer,” Hinojosa said.

Mountain Principal Jennifer Guy thanked Hinojosa for arranging “a fantastic trip” for the students.

“The students had a wonderful time. The weather was perfect,” Guy said. “They had a great opportunity to try out snowshoeing and get some fresh air and exercise. This trip was just one of the many examples of the collaborative way our district specials teachers work together to serve our students.” 

From left, Megan Cummins, Tony Hinojosa and Natalija Velisavljevic. Courtesy photo

From left, Emily Barber, Verona Brown and Sona Akhadov. Courtesy photo

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