MS Washington DC Trip
Philadelphia/New York City July 2015
Warriors Invade New York City!
South Winneshiek students enjoyed another fun, exciting, and educational trip to Philadelphia and New York City this summer with Ms. Downs as our tour guide. This year we chose to schedule the trip in late July instead of early June to avoid any possible conflicts with the end of the school year. The bus left the high school on July 20 at 4:30 AM and returned around noon on the 26th.
During that action-packed week, students visited Philadelphia where they had the opportunity to; view the Liberty Bell, visit Independence Hall, see the location of Ben Franklin’s house and printing press, and mail postcards from the very first post office established in the United States. They also took a stroll down Elfreth’s Alley – the oldest continually inhabited residential neighborhood in the U.S. Some students even took their picture with George Washington and sat on Ben Franklin’s lap!?
On to New York City and the island of Manhattan. Here, students toured the United Nations, viewed the city skyline from the top of Rockefeller Center, experienced Times Square, rode a ferry to Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty, walked through Central Park and visited the Metropolitan Museum of Art. They also had the opportunity to do some shopping in China Town and have dinner in Little Italy. They saw Stomp in the East Village and Wicked on Broadway after a somber and moving visit to the 9/11 Memorial and Museum.
We will be making this trip again in 2017 so start planning now! We would welcome your input as to whether we keep the trip in July or move it back to June. Please contact Mrs. Emery (email@example.com) if you have any questions or suggestions, as we will be setting the dates for the next trip before the end of this school year.