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Upcoming School Events

After the middle school mixer on October 22nd, some high schoolers have been feeling left out. However, for these kids, there's a light at the end of the tunnel because the wind has been caught about the details of the high school mixer. Assuming this event won't be as delayed as the new school campus, it will be around the first couple weeks of November. Sadly, it will most likely be held on a weekend but we can keep hoping that it will instead be hosted after school or better yet during school! Although some kids have worried that the next mixer won't be all that exciting, it is looking very promising. As far as location goes it will be held at Dave and Busters where everyone will be supplied with an unlimited card for the games. However, if you want to be eligible to win tickets and buy cool prizes you’ll have to cough up some dough first. Regardless it should be a pretty fun few hours. There have also been mentions of table tennis and some other fun activities in case you are not that interested in the arcade games but let’s be honest, who isn’t?

School trips have recently been announced and unlike the previous couple of years, people actually want to go! These trips are being hosted for the 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, and t10th graders so if you were an aspiring 5th grader ready to go out into the world and stretch your wings then you're just going to have to wait another year.

Structurally speaking, the 6th and 7th graders will be going together to Washington DC to spend 4 days basking in true American culture and patriotism. The 9th and 10th graders are going to spend 4 days (probably including a full day of travel) experiencing Boston, however, while the itinerary leans towards a more educational perspective it can be assumed that for the $1100 to $1600 it’ll be much more than the JFK library and museum. The 8th graders lucked out this year and will be going by themselves to Philidelphia, also for 4 days, to visit valley forge and Lancaster!

For 6th and 7th graders the travel plan includes: Visiting the Arlington National Cemetery, the Iwo Jima Memorial, the Pentagon Memorial, Alexandra, Mount Vernon, the Smithsonian Institution, the Jefferson Memorial, the FDR Memorial, the MLK Jr. National Memorial, Fords Theatre and Petersen House, the White House, the National Archives, Capitol Hill, the Lincoln Memorial, The Vietnam Veterans Memorial, the Washington Monument, the WWII memorial, the Holocaust Museum, Embassy Row, and the National Zoo. For more information about the 6th and 7th grade trip to Washington DC click here.

For the 8th graders, you will be visiting: the Franklin Institute, the Rocky Stairs, the Eastern State Penitentiary, Congress Hall, the Independence National Historical State Park, Franklin Court, the Besty Ross House, Elfreth’s Alley, Valley Forge, Amish Country in Lancaster, City Hall, the U.S. Mint, Penn’s Landing/Independence Seaport Museum, and the Edgar Allen Poe National Historical Site. For more information about the 8th grade trip to Philadelphia click here.

The 9th and 10th graders will be exploring: the New England Aquarium, the “Tea is Brewing” tour, the Prudential Center Skywalk, Lexington and Concord, Lexington Green, the National Heritage Museum, the Old North Bridge Battle Site, Author’s Row, and Walden Pond, Plymouth, the Mayflower II, the Plymouth Plantation, the Museum of Science, Cambridge, the Freedom Trail, a Walking Tour of Salem, and the JFK Library and Museum. For more information about the 8th grade trip to Philadelphia click here.

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