Time is counting down until seventh- and eighth-grade middle school students leave for Washington, D.C. This program occurs every other year as an enrichment program led by veteran eighth grade teacher, Roselyn Newton. Students will depart Seattle for Philadelphia this Spring where they will begin five full days of touring.
They will see locations that are important to our country’s beginning, the Civil War, and our present-day government. Independence Hall, Congress Hall, the Liberty Bell, the Gettysburg battlefield, United States Naval Academy, Fort McHenry, Gunston Hall, the U. S. Capitol, the National Archives, and Arlington National Cemetery. This amazing field trip makes history come alive for students. “Students and parents will be overwhelmed with a rich and deep appreciation for the sacrifices of time and life that so many have given for the preservation of our great country,” said Mrs. Newton who has led this trip six times at Hope school. This year 26 seventh- and eighth-grade students will be seeing the sights from Hope and 11 students from Concordia Lutheran School, Seattle.
Parents and students help to supplement their trip by doing various fundraisers throughout the years. Pizza Fridays are one of those fundraisers along with car washes and restaurant sponsored dinners. Currently, the WA D.C. group is selling Taco Time coupon books for a $1 before and after school in the school lobby and at the home basketball games on 1/13, 1/16, and 1/26. If you can’t make it to a game, simply fill out the form and submit it along with your payment to the office.