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Overnight STEM Trip Information Meetings

In American Academy middle school, students have the option to attend a series of overnight STEM trips in each grade (6, 7 and 8), all carefully planned by our STEM department with tie-ins to grade-level curriculum. Although these trips are NOT required, they are an outstanding opportunity for experiential learning and we are very proud to be able to offer them to our middle school students.
 
To help parents decide if a trip is right for their own student, the STEM department holds information meetings each year to share details about each trip and to answer questions -- parent and student attendance at these meetings is REQUIRED if interested in a trip! Whether you are certain about sending a student on a trip, or just getting to know what it's all about, check the schedule below and choose a day and time to hear more about it first.
 
We have two parent information meetings coming up soon: Costa Rica (grade 8) and Olympic National Park (grade 6). Meetings are not campus-specific; parents may attend whichever meeting time and location works best for either trip!
 

Costa Rica (Grade 8)

Any CP/MB 8th grade students interested in attending this year's optional STEM trip to Costa Rica should plan to attend a REQUIRED information meeting with a parent. The itinerary for this trip changed last year, so what students know from past trips may look completely different. This year’s trip is scheduled for April 29 – May 7, 2018.
 
REQUIRED COSTA RICA STUDENT/PARENT INFORMATION MEETINGS (CHOOSE ONE):
Wednesday, October 18, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm, CP cafeteria
Thursday, October 19, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm, MB cafeteria
Monday, October 23, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm, MB cafeteria
Parents may attend whichever meeting time and location works best.
 

Olympic National Park (Grade 6)

Any MB/LM 6th grade students interested in attending this year's optional STEM trip to Olympic National Park should plan to attend a mandatory information meeting with a parent. Motsenbocker and Lincoln Meadows will travel the same week this year. This year’s trip is scheduled for April 22 – April 27, 2018.
 
REQUIRED OLYMPIC STUDENT/PARENT INFORMATION MEETINGS (CHOOSE ONE):
Thursday, October 19, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm, MB cafeteria
Tuesday, October 24, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm, MB cafeteria
Wednesday, October 25, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm, LM cafeteria
Parents may attend whichever meeting time and location works best.