On Sunday, April 29, the 8th grade students travelled to Washington DC for their annual overnight field trip led by the Close Up Foundation.
Close Up’s mission is to inform, inspire, and empower youth to exercise their rights and accept the responsibilities of citizens in a democracy. Their Programs are designed to give students hands-on opportunities to interact with government and history in Washington, DC.
Our students and Ms. Nicole, the middle school Social Studies teacher, are spending four days participating in a fast-paced, fun-filled, educational experience in one of the world’s most dynamic cities. Students are visiting key institutions and historic sites as interactive classrooms.
They are exploring history, as well as the rights and responsibilities of all citizens today. We look forward to participating in this unique partnership each year, as we know that it provides our students with memories to last a life time and stresses the role that each of them play in our democracy.