District News

10/18/2018 - Heublein Tower Hike

Mr. Gawitt, Ms. Jorgensen, Mr. Gottier, Ms. Sodaro and Mr. Riley joined twenty CHS students on a hike up to Heublein Tower on Tuesday.  This year’s annual hike was postponed once due to last week’s rain, but the weather certainly obliged for our rescheduled hike date. Along the hike trail students were able to enjoy the views across the Farmington River valley to the far off Berkshire hills from the ridge with an elevation of 950 feet.  

One geologic formation of basalt rock served as a talking point about the geology of the area and its volcanic past.  Rocks dated in the area are 200 million years old!

Students were also able to see where General Dwight D Eisenhower was prompted at a gathering at the Tower to run for the presidency of the United States.  

All in all, it was a great day to get outside and hike, explore, socialize and learn about Connecticut’s past and present.  The CHS Search Environmental Club sponsored the hike. Students interested in the environment are always welcome to join and meetings are held on Tuesday’s at 7:15 am in Mr. Gawitt’s room.