Tenth grade students at Harborside Academy started their year with a scavenger hunt for the first day of school. They were inundated with clues to help them find various destinations – in downtown Kenosha, not at their school.
110 students participated in the annual scavenger hunt, learning about the area surrounding the school. Over two hours, teams of 15 students visited a dozen locations. They answered a riddle at each, and sent a photo of their crew back to their teacher.
Among the destinations they visited were the bus terminal, post office, Civil War Museum, and local restaurants. There were riddles involving knowledge of history or math problems.
“These are places we think students should be familiar with,” said Nicole Fish, English teacher and scavenger hunt supervisor.
The hunt began next to the school in Civic Center Park. Crews received instructions from chemistry teacher John Gransee. Eight jugs of water were issued along with clip boards, maps, and clue sheets.
World history teacher Melissa Thomas said that they water was to be used in a “water challenge” at Simmons Island. Students were to learn how people carry water in other parts of the world.
“It is also one of the academic focuses for the 10th-grade class,” she said.