The fifth grade pod is named for the biggest, coldest and cleanest of the Great Lakes. Lake Superior is the largest freshwater lake on earth. It holds enough water to fill all the other Great Lakes with plenty to spare. Lake Superior's deepest point is 1,332 feet. French explorers referred to their discovery as le lac superieur, or "Upper Lake." The Chippewa Indian translation, Kitchi-gummi, signifies "Great Water". It seems appropriate for the fifth grade pod to be named after the strongest and largest of the great lakes since fifth graders are looked up to by younger students.. They are role models as visible members of the Service Squad, Safety Patrol, and the Student Council.