ATTENTION 7TH GRADE PARENTS
We are now in the process of creating the fundraising calendar.
On March 30, we will hand out the tickets, calendars
and instructions for selling them.
Students that handed in their permission slip to participate in the fundraiser
will receive the amount that they requested.
Washington, D.C. November 1-4, 2016
After a full year of preparation, the 8th grade class at Edison Middle School loaded the busses on Tuesday night, November 1st for their trip to Washington, D.C. Students and chaperones alike, visited many sites and learned much about the history and government of our nation. Highlights of the trip included a walking tour of the many monuments and memorials, a visit to Mount Vernon to tour Washington’s home, and time spent at the Newseum, where students learned the role the media has played in reporting historical events as well as how our First Amendment is vital to our society. Additionally, the trip included an emotional tour of the Holocaust Museum, as well as a visit to Arlington National Ceremony to witness the changing of the guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. While there, four of our EMS students participated in a wreath laying ceremony at the Tomb, allowing our school to pay respect to the many men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice in creating and defending our nation. On the trip back to Ohio, the busses stopped in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania for a guided tour of the battlefield that served as a turning point of the Civil War, then a final stop to pay our respects to the 40 passengers who lost their lives on September 11, 2001 when their flight went down in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. It truly was a memorable trip for all and hopefully just one of many opportunities our students will have to travel and learn about their nation.