Eighth Grade Trip
In accordance with our charter we must offer an 8th grade trip that is STEM related, the first trip scheduled for Spring of 2018 will be to Northern California. The trip will be 3 days and will include tours of technology companies in Silicon Valley, 1 day in San Francisco visiting California Academy of Sciences, Exploratorium, and the famous Pier 39 and the Aquarium of the Bay. The trip will finish with a lesson in engineering at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom.
To make a payment for the 8th grade trip click HERE.
Commitment Forms are due by October 18th, 2017
We are so excited for our first ever 8th grade trip. This trip has been designed to help give our students real world STEM experiences. We will be traveling to northern California at the end of April and will be learning and having fun. In order for your student to participate you will need to return the attached form with a $50 deposit by September 29th. The total cost of the trip will be $600 per student and each family will be obligated to pay this amount. This cost will include transportation, hotel (includes breakfast), entrance fees, and dinner. Students will be required to pay for lunches and have spending money with them. We will be working with the PTO to organize some fundraisers but we are unsure how much money will be raised to go towards the cost of the trip. We encourage families to work with their students to find opportunities at home and in your community to work to raise the money to cover the costs. If you are unable to pay this cost please talk to Mr. Nix and we can work out a plan. We will also be looking for chaperones so if you would be interested please indicate on the travel form. Chaperones will be required to pay their own way as we don’t have the funds this first year to pay for their costs.
Students will be required and expected to be responsible and obey all school rules and listen to the chaperones while we are gone. This trip is open to all 8th grade students but is not required. We will have fun activities and local excursions for students that decide not to attend this trip.
Tuesday April 24th – we will be flying with Southwest Airlines to Oakland, CA. The flight leaves Salt Lake at 6:40 students will need to be at the airport no later than 5pm. We will arrive in Oakland and go straight to our hotel. Students will be allowed one carryon bag.
Wednesday April 25th – Silicon Valley, we will be visiting a couple of technology companies. The specifics are still being worked out. We will also visit the Apple store, the Intel Museum and the Computer History Museum. We will have dinner then return to the hotel.
Thursday April 26th – San Francisco, we will be visiting the California Academy of Sciences and the Aquarium of the Bay. We will have dinner in the city and then return to the hotel.
Friday April 27th – Vallejo, we will be spending the day learning about physics and engineering at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom. We will participate in some educational lessons provided by the park then spend the rest of the day riding rides and having fun.
Saturday April 28th – we will be returning home on the non-stop flight leaving Oakland at 11:15am. Student will need to be picked up at the airport as we will not be providing transportation back to Stansbury Park.
The order and/or the activities are subject to change without notice. If they do change we will do something similar and fun.