8th Grade Washington Trip 2019: News & Updates
Thursday, May 23 (Day 4): On their last day in Washington, our 8th Graders visited the World War II memorial and MLK memorial, where students held a special presentation. They ended their journey at the Newseum, where they learned about the importane of journalism and news. Then they headed home after an exhilarating week!
May 21-22, 2019 (Day 2 & 3): On Tuesday, students spent the morning at the Air and Space Museum in the National Mall. After lunch, 8th Graders headed to the Capital Building for a private tour with our representative, Donna Shalala, and staff members. Following the tour we had a private meeting with Representative Shalala. Then we visited the Jefferson Memorial and FDR Memorial led by our student presenters. Later in the evening, we bounced around at Sky Zone in Maryland. On Wednesday, they had a blast visiting Busch Gardens in Williamsburg, VA.
May 20, 2019 (Day 1): 8th Graders landed in Washington, DC early this morning and headed to Arlington National cemetery. They watched the changing of the guard and visited the gravesite of John F. Kennedy. Students made a presentation about the historical background and significance of the cemetery and memorials within it. After lunch, they visited the US Holocaust Memorial Museum. They walked and visited the gates of the White House. This evening, they will spend it visiting the Lincoln Memorial, Vietnam Veterans Memorial and the Korean War Memorial.