The deadline for signing up for this year’s week-long trip to Washington D.C. is fast approaching (October 31). Every year we take a group of 10th-12th graders to Washington in early March as part of the Close Up program, where they meet our representatives, learn about civic engagement, room with students from around the country, and visit the extraordinary museums and monuments in our nation’s capital. With the election, this year promises to be particularly exciting. Year after year, participants describe the experience as one of the highlights of their time at South. Trip organizers, history teachers Bob Parlin and Lisa SooHoo, will be visiting a number of classes to give out more information, but if you think your child might be interested, have them attend an informational meeting during J-Block on Wednesday, October 2 in Room 2310.
Next year’s trip will run from March 1-6, and the approximately $1750 cost includes the flight to DC, 5 nights hotel accommodation, bus and Metro transportation, all Close Up programs, meals and admission to the various museums and a performance on Wednesday evening of the week. There is also some limited financial aid for those who qualify. The trip is truly an incredible opportunity for students to have a learning experience outside of the Newton. If you have questions, feel free to contact Bob Parlin or Lisa SooHoo.
Newton South High School History Department