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Into the Wild Training Rides Begin Aug. 31
As part of preparing for our 7th grade PBL project ‘Into the Wild: Learning on the Land,’ the McKinney Middle School teachers will be offering a series of training rides to help students prepare for our expedition. These are optional rides that will take place on Thursday afternoons at 4:00 pm. Teachers will be leading the trips, and it is encouraged and welcomed for parents, family, and community members to participate. We will meet in the MMS Parking Lot on the following Thursday afternoons and depart promptly at 4:00 pm:
  • August 31st - MMS to Young’s Jersey Dairy (8 miles round-trip)
  • September 7th - MMS to Clifton Road (11 miles round-trip)
  • September 14th - MMS to Old Town Reserve, Xenia (12.5 miles round-trip)
  • September 21st - MMS to Shawnee Park, Xenia (17 miles round-trip)

  • **All students are required to wear a bicycle helmet while participating in Into the Wild training rides. Adults are encouraged to participate in modeling appropriate bicycle safety.**

All training rides are weather dependent and there will be NO rain dates. Should the weather be severe enough to cancel these rides, we will communicate via afternoon announcements, the school website and/or school social media.

Any questions regarding these rides, please contact:
Kate Lohmeyer
MMS Physical Education and Health Teacher

Into the Wild: Learning on the Land is a collaborative, interdisciplinary project that all 7th grade students will participate in this fall. Students will embark on an educational journey from Yellow Springs to Loveland, travelling by bike, and camping overnight. Disciplines involved in this project are: Science, Social Studies, Math, Language Arts, Physical Education, and PBL Foundations.